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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Would You Change The Sims And SimCity?

    Today brought news that Maxis Emeryville is shutting down . The studio brought us games like Spore and SimCity, but EA has chosen to shutter the office, even while keeping other related EA studios open in Redwood Shores, Salt Lake City, Helsinki, and Melbourne. The future of Maxis' properties are... More
  • Blog Post: EA Shuts Down SimCity Studio Maxis Emeryville

    EA has shut down the studio responsible for Spore and SimCity. The news comes from Guillaume Pierre, lead gameplay scripture and a designer on SimCity (according to his Twitter profile). “Well it was a fun 12 years, but it's time to turn off the lights and put the key under the door. #RIPMaxisEmeryville... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield Hardline Premium Membership Introduces Prestige-Like System And Gameplay Advantages

    Electronic Arts and Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral Games have announced a Premium program for the game that nets you four new "super features," as well as early access to the game's story-based DLC. The program costs $50, and the four "super features" are: Masks that... More
  • Blog Post: EA Access Members Get 10 Hours Of Early Battlefield Hardline Time

    EA has a second announcement for members of its Xbox One-exclusive Access program today. Earlier, we reported that NBA Live 15 has entered the vault , making it the eighth such free-with-membership title. Today, EA has detailed it’s early play time plan for Battlefield Hardline. The publisher is... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: NBA Live 15 Joins EA Access Vault

    EA has added another title to its Xbox One-exclusive subscription service. EA Access members can now play NBA Live as part of their membership. This makes the eighth full title available in the program. Other titles available include EA Sports UFC, Battlefield 4, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, Need... More
  • Blog Post: Returning Battlefield Players Get A Bonus When Hardline Launches

    EA and Visceral have announced a loyalty program for Battlefield fans. Those that are planning on playing Hardline will get a boost pack if they’ve played at least one of three previous games in the franchise. If you’ve played Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, or Battlefield 4 and... More
  • Blog Post: BioWare Beta Testing Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch With Party Storage

    BioWare has announced a closed beta program for Dragon Age: Inquisition's Patch 5 for the PC version of the game. The patch includes customization features, a new shop called the Black Emporium, and the much-needed party storage feature. The Black Emporium contains epic weapons, artifacts, new crafting... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] EA Confirms BioWare’s 4v1 PC Title Shadow Realms Canceled

    Update: EA has confirmed our report that Shadow Realms has been canceled. The company posted an update to the game's website with details. Here is the full text of the confirmation from BioWare Austin general manager Jeff Hickman: Today I’m sharing some important news about Shadow Realms and... More
  • Blog Post: 6 Million Have Heisted And Hotwired In Battlefield Hardline Beta

    The second beta test for Battlefield Hardline comes to an end tonight, but EA and Visceral are already touting participation numbers. The duo have announced that over 6 million players have tried the game during this open testing period. The beta began on February 3 and offers three maps and modes for... More
  • Blog Post: The Next Sims 4 Expansion Will Put You To Work As A Detective, Doctor, Or Scientist

    The Sims 4 is about to get a bit larger. The game’s first full-sized expansion will be arriving in a couple of months, bringing with it a few new jobs, skills, and business opportunities. The Get to Work expansion will allow you to become a doctor, detective, or scientist. Along with the jobs,... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Battlefield Hardline Open Beta Starts Today

    You’ve heard a lot about Visceral’s take on the Battlefield series over the past few months. The game premiered at E3 2014 with a limited beta test and then went back to the drawing board with a delay . Now, you can dive back in again before the retail version arrives next month. As we’ve... More
  • Blog Post: EA's PGA Tour Slips Out Of 'Early 2015,' With Release Coming Between April And June

    EA only has one major release left in its current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2015. Back in July, when the company shared its first quarter FY2015 results , it said PGA Tour was on track for release in the current financial cycle. In the presentation slides to accompany today’s call, the... More
  • Blog Post: EA Significantly Exceeds Third Quarter FY15 Guidance, Digital Now 50 Percent Of Revenue

    EA has reported its results for its third quarter of the 2015 fiscal year. The company has evidenced strong revenue generation, exceeding its forecast by 12 percent. The publisher was targeting quarterly revenue of $1.275 billion and closed the quarter with $1.428 billion (Non-GAAP). That is down nearly... More
  • Blog Post: Download Dragon Age: Inquisition Tavern Songs And Sheet Music Free

    BioWare is bringing the sounds of Skyhold to you and, if you move quickly, you won’t have to pay a dime. The studio and publisher EA have released 10 tavern songs and their sheet music for download. Tracks include: I Am The One (composed by Inon Zur for Dragon Age: Origins) Once We Were Empress... More
  • Blog Post: Play Sims Free For 48 Hours On Origin

    EA is offering players a chance to try Sims 4 before they buy. The official Twitter account of EA's downloadable game service Origin tweeted out the offer today: "Want to try The Sims 4? You can now play 48 hours of FREE time with Origin Game Time! Go ahead and mess with life." The offer... More
  • Blog Post: Company Wants All EA Profits From Nine Sports Games Due To Alleged Patent Infringement

    EA will be heading to court to defend itself against a patent-infringement lawsuit tied to its sports titles. The suit was filed on January 15 by White Knuckle LLC, which holds a patent for updating video games based on real-world changes. The patent specifies mechanisms by which developers can update... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Theme Hospital Is Free From EA Origin

    Gaming isn’t usually a life or death matter, but in Theme Hospital… it’s still not a life or death matter. It’s just a video game, after all. Theme Hospital is the latest free game from EA via the Origin On the House program. The title was developed by Bullfrog Productions, which... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch 3 Will Fix Blocked Progression Problems

    BioWare has shared the patch notes for the upcoming third patch for Dragon Age: Inquisition. The update will be coming first to PC, with consoles to follow. This patch was designed primarily to fix bugs (rather than add new features). BioWare put focus on those problems that have impeded player progress... More
  • Blog Post: These Dragon Age: Inquisition Stats Are All About Sex

    Following yesterday’s information about dragon murder , BioWare has shared new details about player choices in the game. This time out, we find out how many of you chose male inquisitors versus female heroes. 68 percent of Inquisitors were created as males. Every platform on which the game appears... More
  • Blog Post: BioWare Shares Inquisition Stats, Including How Many Dragons You’ve Killed

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is a story of love and loss and demons. There are also dragons, and you have killed quite a few of them. Earlier today, BioWare shared some stats and tips related to the dragons of Thedas. As of earlier today, 2,602,377 of the enormous winged beasts have fallen before your Inquisitors... More
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