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  • Blog Post: EA Wants To Match You With A Free Copy Of Bejeweled 3

    EA is making another game available for free, and all you need is an Origin account to take advantage. Right now, you can download a copy of Bejeweled 3 from the digital delivery storefront. Bejeweled 3 from PopCap is a match-3 game offering puzzles, an endless mode, and a more relaxing “zen”... More
  • Blog Post: EA Working On Wearable Gaming Technology That Could Be Moved Over To Apple Watch

    Apple only officially announced its Apple Watch today , but Electronic Arts already has ideas for the wearable technology. In an interview with CNET , Frank Gibeau – head of EA's mobile efforts – confirmed the company's interest in Apple's new device. Gibeau said that EA has two... More
  • Blog Post: The Future Of The Sims Franchise Hinges On Success Of The Sims 4, Says Maxis

    The Sims fans have only just begun their latest adventure, with the release of The Sims 4 last week. There’s a long way to go before the next entry, as the franchise is known for numerous expansions large and small (The Sims 3 had 11 major expansions). In a now-deleted comment on the official Sims... More
  • Blog Post: EA Embraces Madden NFL 15's Bizarre Tiny Titan Glitch In New Video

    There's a strange glitch in Madden NFL 15 where Cleveland Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey shows up on the field as a tiny player. In the video below, from EA, you see Kirksey accepting of his role as the Tiny Titan, playing up the strange bug that makes him shrink in the game. For our review... More
  • Blog Post: PopCap Founder John Vechey Leaves Studio After 15 Years

    PopCap co-founder John Vechey has announced his departure from the studio he helped found 15 years ago. Vechey took over the role of CEO in January of this year. Vechey’s co-founders, Dave Roberts and Jason Kapalka both left the studio earlier this year. They followed colleague Brian Fiete, who... More
  • Blog Post: Report: The Sims 4 Has A Hilarious Anti-Piracy Measure

    Those unscrupulous souls who are playing pirated copies of The Sims 4 may find it difficult to get very far into the experience…or at least appreciate their surroundings. PC Gamer reports that what began as a supposed bug is actually a form of copy protection. Playing an illegitimate version of... More
  • Blog Post: A New Way To Taunt With Madden

    Taunting your opponent is half the fun, either in real-life football or in Madden, and EA Sports is giving you a new tool to do this. The GIFerator is an EA website that lets you create GIFs using Madden NFL 15 images. The website has you select a team, background, and gives you 40 characters to send... More
  • Blog Post: Peggle 2 Coming To PlayStation 4

    Peggle 2 was initially a timed exclusive for Xbox One . Then it came to Xbox 360 . Now, after waiting patiently, PlayStation 4 owners can get in on the ball-bouncing and Ode-to-Joying. The good news comes from a tweet from the official Peggle Twitter account: It's official! We're excited to announce... More
  • Blog Post: EA Has Billion Dollar Hopes For Ultimate Team And Other Extras This Year

    Each quarter, we report on EA’s success with post-launch monetization of its sports franchises. The Ultimate Team model gives the publisher an in-road to wallets in way that doesn’t impact the core experience, but offers fantasy fans a way to build their own club. It’s big business... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Age: Inquisition Will Have Multiplayer

    BioWare proved that multiplayer can work well in its RPG offerings with Mass Effect 3. The developer has announced today that it’s looking to replicate that success with the upcoming release of Dragon Age: Inquisition. The news was announced via IGN , and the offerings are similar to the wave-based... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall Free Again Via EA Origin ‘Game Time’ Program

    If you have yet to give Titanfall a try on PC, EA is giving you the perfect opportunity to take one of Respawn’s giant, walking tanks for a spin. You can grab the game now as a free download and play for 48 hours from the time you first boot it up. EA is offering this through the Game Time program... More
  • Blog Post: Play Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Free For 72 Hours

    PopCap’s lighthearted take on the competitive shooter genre is a mashup that must be experienced to be understood. Thankfully, if you’re looking for that taste of brains or broccoli, you can get it without paying a dime. EA’s Origin service rolled out a “ Game Time ” section... More
  • Blog Post: Fans Compile List Of Missing Features From The Sims 4

    An enthusiastic, invested community has always been one of the strengths of The Sims series. However, for the upcoming Sims 4, Electronic Arts may be lamenting these fans' attention to detail, since it has resulted in a list of 89 things that have been cut from previous entries. The post on Sims4News... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Age: Inquisition Is A Perfect Game For A Photo Mode

    Yesterday, we had the chance to play Dragon Age: Inquisition here at Gamescom. The content was similar to what Joe wrote about in a preview that went live yesterday (so be sure to check that out ). This allowed us to spend some time experimenting with the game and poking at some of its features. One... More
  • Blog Post: The Sims 4's Gallery Will Foster A Creative Community, May Not Be Monetized

    This morning at EA's Gamescom press briefing , we got our first look at The Sims 4's new gallery in action. The feature is an evolution of the Exchange that integrates Sim and room sharing into the experience. The Gallery also creates an easier way for creative fans to focus on the part of the... More
  • Blog Post: EA And BioWare Announce Multiplayer-Only Shadow Realms For PC [Trailer Added]

    BioWare is moving in a slightly different direction with the title it's been teasing for a the past couple of weeks. Shadow Realms is a 4v1, online multiplayer game that pits heroes against a diabolic shadow lord. The villain can place traps, possess monsters, and work to whittle the heroes down... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield Hardline Single Player Revealed [12-Minute Video Added]

    At EA's Gamescom press conference, Visceral Games showed single-player gameplay for the very first time. (The image above is from multiplayer. New screens are expected soon.) The scene opens on what looks like some kind of illicit undercover deal. The player character, Miami detective Nick Mendoza... More
  • Blog Post: Two New Battlefield Hardline Multiplayer Modes Revealed [Trailer Added]

    EA closed out its Gamescom 2014 press briefing with two brand new modes for Battlefield Hardline. Hotwire involves high speed car chases, as criminals and cops hang out the windows with weapons blazing, weave in and out of traffic, and crisscross the countryside. Rescue is a five-on-five, eSports-focused... More
  • Blog Post: Goalies Revamped For FIFA 15 [Trailer Added]

    EA detailed some of the new ways goal keepers can react in the latest FIFA entry. EA did extensive mo-capping to include several new save animations. Goalies are said to have more advanced A.I. that will better read and react to the situation at hand, like advancing aggressively on the ball when appropriate... More
  • Blog Post: The Sims 4 Create-A-Sim Demo Available Now (Killer Cow Plants Later)

    The Sims 4 was a highlight of EA's Gamescom 2014 press briefing, with new features. We've seen the push-and-pull customization and the new emotional tailoring. We've also seen the build mode that is easier than ever, but today we got a look at the new gallery. As players upload their homes... More
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