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  • Blog Post: Xbox One Commercial Invites You To Play

    Microsoft's efforts to market the Xbox One will be going into overdrive soon, and one of its first commercials invites you to play. You will see references to Titanfall, Ryse, Forza, FIFA, and a cameo from Mr. Spock himself, Zachary Quinto. The Xbox One launches November 22, and when it does, you... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto V Takes The Top Spot On Xbox Live

    Despite its online issues, Grand Theft Auto V still managed to jump to the top of the Xbox 360's most played list for the week September 30. Xbox Live's Major Nelson's list, which he posted recently on his blog , tracks games played by people who are signed into Xbox Live, even if they aren't... More
  • Blog Post: Update: Next Generation FIFA To Appear At Xbox Reveal, UFC Likely

    Update: EA's official UFC Twitter account has revealed that news on that franchise will be shared tomorrow. It's not as explicitly tied to the Xbox reveal as the FIFA announcement, but we wouldn't be surprised if the two are part of an EA Sports segment at the event. EA's official FIFA... More
  • Blog Post: EA Outlines Future For Sports Slate

    Sports has been a huge part of Electronic Arts success, and not surprisingly, it will remain so for the foreseeable future. During yesterday's earnings call the company talked about what's in store for some of its sports franchises. The call referenced fiscal year 2014 (as opposed to the calendar... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 03/15/13

    It’s the weekend again, and that means it’s time to unwind. Some editors will finally take a stab at the new Tomb Raider game. Others are going back in time to play some Super Nintendo greats, and a Dragon Ball Z role-playing game. Jason Pfitzer : This weekend I will be trying my utmost to... More
  • Blog Post: EA Retires Online Services For Its '11 Sports Lineup

    If you are the kind of gamer that likes to wait a year or two to buy your sports games then you might want to know that EA will soon be shutting down it's online servers for many of the games it released a couple years ago. On January 11, EA will be retiring the online service for the following titles... More
  • Blog Post: FIFA 13 Boasts Biggest Launch of 2012

    According to EA’s internal sales data, FIFA Soccer 13 is continuing to sell strongly with over 4.5 million games sold across all platforms worldwide in the past five days, making it the biggest videogame launch of 2012 thus far and the biggest sports videogame launch of all time. Sales for FIFA... More
  • Blog Post: FIFA 13's Cover Athletes Announced

    Barcelona's Lionel Messi graces the cover of FIFA 13 here in North America, and the game features one or more other superstars on its covers around the world. Messi, of course, will be the main star on all the covers in all the regions, but he will be flanked by one or more others depending on which... More
  • Blog Post: EA Sports Details FIFA Social Network Updates

    Electronic Arts is updating its EA Sports Football Club to, "drive a deeper connection for millions of fans to the world’s sport." There will be a new rewards system introduced with FIFA Soccer 13, you will be able to share updates through Facebook, and a there will be new iOS app and... More
  • Blog Post: EA Adding Social Functions To FIFA Street

    All you have to do is make yet another account on yet another digital retail service and you can share videos with all of your friends who have done the same. Not only can you share the videos you take of the awesome (or terrifically stupid) things that you pull off in-game, but you can track your friends'... More
  • Blog Post: Meet Your FIFA 12 Cover Athletes

    I'll forgive our American readers for not knowing about these guys. I'm told that the gentlemen gracing the various worldwide covers of EA's annual soccer series are rather big deals the sport the rest of the world means when they say football, though. As is traditional, the many regions... More
  • Blog Post: Japan Getting Shadows Of The Damned Via EA/Sega Distribution Deal

    Shinji Mikami and Sega are no strangers. The designer and publisher crossed paths with Vanquish, and will do so again with Shadows of the Damned according to a new deal Sega has involving distributing EA games in Japan. The first game to be released under this new deal is the grindhouse murderfest Shadows... More
  • Blog Post: Sequels Sell: Dragon Age 2, Crysis 2, Dead Space 2 All Hit Over 2 Million Sales

    Ever feel like you're drowning in sequels? We feel you. Sequels are big business, though, and Electronic Arts has the evidence to show it. As part of its announcement of results from the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, EA revealed that Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2, and Dead Space 2 have all surpassed... More
  • Blog Post: EA Sports' Persistent ID To Be A Paid Subscription?

    This month EA Sports stated that it was working on a cross-title, cross-year persistent ID system that would chronicle your progress as a player of the label's games. Now new information purports to unveil details about this program and reveal that it's a paid subscription program. Pastapadre... More
  • Blog Post: Will EA Also Fire Sexist Commentator?

    Ex-soccer player and FIFA commentator Andy Gray has been a staple for EA Sports' soccer franchise, but will that be coming to an end given Gray's recent firing at Sky Sports? Last weekend, Gray was reprimanded by Sky Sports after he made some sexist comments about a woman referee in an English... More
  • Blog Post: EA Teases First FIFA 12 Features

    Coming off the critical and commercial success of FIFA 11, EA Canada producer David Rutter says the team is already hard at work delivering "an enormous shopping list" of improvements for the next title in the popular soccer series. Speaking to OPM UK, Rutter shed light on studio's plans... More
  • Blog Post: FIFA Celebrates 100 Million With Free Download

    100 million is a quantity that you'll probably never fully realize in your lifetime. 100 million sneezes? Probably not. 100 million lunches? Not even close. Despite the fact that you'll never experience this number, EA Sports' FIFA franchise has already hit that mark in its 18-year existence... More
  • Blog Post: Landon Donovan Makes It A FIFA 11 Hat Trick

    Fresh off a good showing in the World Cup and an impressive loan stint at Everton, Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan has been picked to be one of the stars on the North American version of FIFA 11. Alongside Donovan are Real Madrid's Kaka and Arsenal's Carlos Vela. This is the third time... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Takes To The Pitch With Pure Futbol

    Just in time for the World Cup, publisher Ubisoft is throwing its hat into the soccer genre with Pure Futbol, a five-on-five arcade-style footy title featuring 17 international teams comprised of current soccer stars and legendary players. Ubisoft Vancouver is handling the development duties for the... More
  • Blog Post: EA's World Cup Begins In April

    Get your flares ready, because EA Sports has just announced that its 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is hitting stores on April 27 in advance of the international soccer tournament that starts in June. This standalone title features all 199 countries that took part in WC qualification, as well as the... More
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