The EA conference: What did we see? 
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Matthew Figueira
August 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

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Today was the official start of Gamescom, and we attended the EA conference. Did they have any special announcements up their sleeves?

The conference kicked off with some Dragon Age Inquisition. I have n0 experience with this particular series, but man, does it look really good. It was a visual treat, with atmospheric rain and shiny helmet effects for days. The gameplay looks really neat too. There is a tactical camera which allows you to plan out what your party will do in combat. It can be used at will, meaning you can adjust your strategies on the fly.

EA are generally associated with sport, and boy did they have sport news to announce. Unfortunately, none of us in attendance really care much for the simulated art of human theatre, but fans will more than likely enjoy what Fifa 15 and Fifa World will bring to the football table this year. There was also some NHL15 on show. It looks really good in terms of visuals. Still, it’s something we wouldn’t personally enjoy, but fans will probably adore.

There was also Sims. So much stuff on Sims. There were 4 people on stage doing SOMETHING on their PC screens, we just had no idea how it tied in with the demonstration. Titanfall made an appearance too with some upcoming content. I honestly couldn’t muster up any enthusiasm for it. There are no local servers, which thus results in zero interest on my part.

There was actually a new IP called Shadow Realms shown. It looks like it will pay homage to some good old fashioned Pen and Paper RPG, with somebody fulfilling the role of the game master, and others facing any trials they may set.

Battlefield Hardline was the last game on show. People may be scoffing at the cops and robbers multiplayer, but the single player really might be something special. It looks a lot like Far Cry, and it looks really good. I like that it doesn’t seem to be following the typical “you’re a soldier, go shoot stuff” formula. Some new  multiplayer was revealed too. It reminds me of Counter-Strike, with 5 v 5 one life only gameplay that involves rescuing hostages.

If you couldn’t care less about what I just typed, you can watch me waffle with the others instead. And that’s about it. There was nothing really mind blowing, the above is all that really stood out for me. Did anything stand out for you?

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    “I have n0 experience”

    Hey Matty – you found one of Geoff’s missing zeroes. Well done boykie!

    • Kensei Seraph

      I thought he had been playing too much Bl2 and half expected the rest to be in haiku.

    • http://www.themovies.co.za Rinceable

      BWAHAHAH! Winner!

  • Admiral Chief Beta Tester

    AWESOME HAI

  • Admiral Chief Beta Tester

    Can barely hear….

  • Spaffy

    Check die header ne? Going all Kardasian to … uh something else there

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Yes Geoff. ASIAN DRIVERS AMIRITE!

  • Hammersteyn

    People are assholes, at least the one guy tried to duck

  • Sith JJ

    EA: Creating best value for money games – as long as they’re free.

  • Guest

    That placement though… :/

    • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

      lol

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      GLORIOUS!!

    • hairyknees

      haha our COD man is always in the most random places in these headers :P

  • WhiteRock

    Next time take some muscle – would love to see someone face plant in front of the camera due to a sneakily placed foot…or fist.

  • Ryanza

    Moar those nayR’s, Geoff, who keeps on walking in front of the camera.

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