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  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by zritic
    +11 +1

    Analyst predicts EA's 'Battlefield V' will be a 'serious disappointment,' citing weak preorders

    EA's most important nonsports game for this holiday season is struggling, according to Cowen. The firm reiterated its market perform rating for Electronic Arts shares, citing weak preorders for the publisher's "Battlefield V" title. "EA's Battlefield V currently appears to potentially be headed for serious disappointment," analyst Doug Creutz said in a note on Monday. It is lagging far behind "Call of Duty," "Red Dead Redemption 2" and "Assassin's Creed," he added, and by slightly more than it was two weeks ago in the case of the first two.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by rexall
    +4 +1

    Battlefield V preorders are below expectations, but it isn’t going to bomb

    Some of the hype around Battlefield V is starting to turn sour. In a note to investors (as The Wall Street Journal spotted), analyst Doug Creutz of investment firm Cowen & Co. said that the game’s preorder numbers were looking weak compared to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2. Then on August 14, former DICE boss and long-time Electronic Arts executive Patrick Söderlund left the publisher. This has caused a lot of speculation among the fan community on forums and YouTube.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by mariogi
    +23 +1

    EA shuts down Maxis Emeryville, studio behind SimCity

    Electronic Arts is closing Maxis, the studio behind the SimCity franchise, EA confirmed in a statement to Polygon today, following reports on Twitter from now-former employees of the...

  • Video/Audio
    3 years ago
    by mtnrg
    +11 +1

    The Sims 4 Spa Day: Official Trailer

    Treat your Sims to a day of pampering with The Sims 4 Spa Day! Learn more about this Game Pack: http://o.ea.com/40382 Take your Sims to the spa for a revitalizing massage or work on the all-new Wellness skill with some yoga. Choose from 4 pre-built venues, build one of your very own, or bring all the tranquility into your Sim’s home with all-new objects and furnishings.

  • Deal
    3 years ago
    by a7h13f
    +1 +1

    EA Weekend Sale at GOG.com 60% off SimCity 4, Theme Hospital, Dungeon Keeper 2, Jade Empire, Alpha Centauri, Medal of Honor and more.

    ENTIRE EA CATALOG 60% OFF!

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by messi
    +17 +1

    EA Origin Server Outage Reported

    Yes… there is a problem with EA’s origin server. There is no way to know when it will be back up…but if you are getting Error messages…or “you hav been logged out,” you are not alone. As in millions of players. So…chillax. Do something else and don’t panic. It is likely another DDOS attack…which seems to be part of the new “fun” hackers from Russia have these days. But, hey…just two more weeks and this madness will be over? Maybe…

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by messi
    +17 +1

    EA goes from cautious to “bullish” on Nintendo Switch support

    As Nintendo continues to celebrate an incredibly strong launch for its hybrid Switch console, a looming question remains about whether major third-party publishers will lend significant software support to the system. In a recent earnings call, mega-publisher Electronic Arts suggested that strong hardware sales may be convincing the company to give the system a second look.

  • Expression
    10 months ago
    by hiihii
    +10 +1

    Why People Hate EA? Ten Simple Reasons

    IGN wrote a corporate apologists editorial a few days ago pretty much saying that all this "hate" for EA is really unfounded. The article completely overlooks every consumer complaint leveled against the company, and there are 10 simple reasons why people hate EA and it doesn't take a genius to figure it out.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by drunkenninja
    +15 +1

    Star Wars game U-turn after player anger

    It took 40 hours of game play or an extra payment to unlock Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, among others.

  • Expression
    10 months ago
    by geoleo
    +16 +1

    You Might Not Believe How Much Games Cost Back in the '90s

    The recent controversy surrounding EA and their insane monetization schemes in Battlefront 2 has drawn the battle lines once again with angry consumers and gamers on one side, while developers and gamers (but not THOSE kind of gamers) making impassioned pleas for understanding. Somehow, after years of feature creep (loaned heavily from exploitative pioneers like free-to-play mobile games and MMOs) the camel's back has broken now that you have to earn credits and craft cards just to play a Star Wars character in a dang ole' Star Wars game.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by kong88
    +1 +1

    This Dumb Industry: No, We Didn’t Beat EA

    So over the past week the big story has been the massive backlash against EA for the loot box mechanics on Star Wars: Battlefront II. According to some very conservative estimates, it would take 40 hours of continuous play to unlock Darth Vader as a playable character. This is assuming you save every single point of in-game currency and don’t spend any of them on other things. Then you’d need another 40 hours to unlock Luke Skywalker. Even if you’re just going to save up for a simple loot box, it will take three hours of play.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by zritic
    +8 +1

    Lucasfilm oversees Electronic Arts Star Wars games with weekly meetings

    It's easy to think that Star Wars: Battlefront II is the sole result of Electronic Arts' work. That publisher taken the lead on developing and promoting the sci-fi shooter, which is available now on PC and consoles. But Lucasfilm is involved with everything.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by tukka
    +14 +1

    Meet the 19-Year-Old Who Spent Over £10,000 on Microtransactions

    At the height of the controversy surrounding microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II, a Reddit user who goes by the name Kensgold posted an open letter to publisher EA and other developers in the video game industry. “I am 19 and addicted to gambling,” he wrote. Kensgold wasn’t talking about roulette tables or online poker. He was talking about spending over £10,000 on in-game purchases over the last several years.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by cone
    +15 +1

    Petition to Remove EA’s Star Wars License Reaches 80K Signatures

    Petition to Remove EA’s Star Wars License Reaches 80K Signatures Early last week, a petition surfaced with the intent of requesting that LucasFilm parent company Disney remove the Star Wars license from Electronic Arts. As can be expected, Star Wars fans were frustrated with the studio’s handling of the franchise for Battlefront 2, especially as it pertains to microtransactions and loot boxes. When we first reported on the petition, it was gaining steam and had about 19,000 signatures, but now it has exploded. It’s only a few days later, and now the petition is up to 82,000 signatures and climbing.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by zyery
    +15 +1

    Analyst cuts EA profit estimates after social media uproar leads to 'Star Wars' game sales plunge

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch lowers its price target and profit forecasts for Electronic Arts due to poor sales of its "Star Wars" title.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by geoleo
    +18 +1

    Star Wars Battlefront II: NPD Reports Reveal Sequel Sales Less By 50 Percent In The US

    Star Wars Battlefront II’s controversial lootbox implementation and the broken progression system has been a hot topic ever since the open beta dropped, and it seems that it has resulted in the sales dropping down considerably. A perfect example of what gamers can achieve when we vote with our wallet. Star Wars Battlefront II has gotten such a negative perception that even the casuals are now starting to avoid it. Baby steps , but definitely ones in the right direction.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by TNY
    +2 +1

    EA's Destiny-like 'Anthem' delayed until 2019, says report

    If true, you can file this under "u" for "unsurprising." According to a report (via GameIndustry.biz) sources from within EA's BioWare studio have claimed that Anthem has been pushed back to 2019, after being announced as a fall 2018 title. The same report claims that BioWare is feeling intense pressure due to events revolving around Mass Effect Andromeda and Star Wars Battlefront II, both of which were notorious for disappointment.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by 66bnats
    +2 +1

    Respawn's Star Wars Game Could Be Released by March 2020, EA Unsure When Battlefront 3 Will Be Released

    Though EA hasn't announced definitive plans for the future of its Star Wars games and their releases, the company's executives offered some idea of when players might expect Respawn's upcoming action game, as well as the next Star Wars Battlefront sequel.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by sasky
    +17 +1

    Disney Might Take Star Wars License Away from Electronic Arts

    In May 2013, Disney licensed the rights to make Star Wars video games to Electronic Arts, and the company immediately assigned projects based on the franchise to some of its top studios. However, rumors are circulating that Disney is not happy with how Electronic Arts has handled the Star Wars license, and may license the brand out to some of the company’s competitors, particularly Activision and Ubisoft.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by jasont
    +3 +1

    EA Details New Progression System For Battlefront II

    EA and DICE have detailed the changes being made to Star Wars: Battlefront II's progression system after hastily turning off the ability to buy virtual currency at the game's launch last year. The most fundamental change is that progression is now linear, meaning that star cards and all gameplay-impacting items are now earned as set rewards for leveling up. Experience points are doled out for characters, classes, and ships that give you skill points at level ups to unlock or upgrade star cards.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by rexall
    +1 +1

    Star Wars: Battlefront 2 2.0 update unlocks all hero characters and ships

    Electronic Arts unveiled its plans for sweeping changes to Star Wars: Battlefront 2 last week, including an overhaul to the progression system that removes Star Cards from crates, a return of the Crystals currency, and limits on what you can buy with them—which is to say, cosmetic items only. The update went live today, revealing that it's also unlocked all hero characters and ships: No more having to grind your face off for credits before you can start chopping people to bits as Darth Vader.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by spacepopper
    +1 +1

    EA Finally Unlocks Every Hero In Star Wars Battlefront II

    Electronic Arts has just unlocked all of the heroes in the game, meaning you will no longer have to go through Battlefront 2's awful progression system to play as Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader -- beloved characters who were available for FREE and without all of the extra work (or cash) in the first Battlefront. This doesn't excuse Electronic Arts for its initial plan to drain players of every last penny with its predatory microtransactions, but it's something.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by Pfennig88
    +2 +1

    EA Is Hiring For An Open-World Star Wars Game

    A job listing at EA’s Vancouver Studio was recently spotted, which indicates that the studio is already hiring for a Star Wars open-world project that will include online features. GameSpot discovered the listing via EA Vancouver’s career page. The job opening is for a lead online engineer, who will “lead a team to deliver online features for a Star Wars open-world project.”

  • Expression
    5 months ago
    by timex
    +3 +1

    EA trains AI-agents to play Battlefield 1

    A new blog post published by EA details efforts to create capable AI-agents to play Battlefield 1 multiplayer. The blog post takes the form of an interview with EA SEED (Search for Extraordinary Experiences Division) Technical Director Magnus Nordin. For some background, Nordin joined SEED when it was founded two years ago. He has been working as a computer scientist for 20 years but most recently has been inspired by Google DeepMind achievements in getting computer AIs to teach themselves to play and beat old Atari games.

  • Current Event
    3 months ago
    by hedman
    +4 +1

    EA announces Sea of Solitude

    EA at their EA Play conference at E3 2018, announced Sea Of Solitude as part of their EA Originals indie project. You can check out the trailer below: It is developed by Cornelia Geppert and her passionate team at Jo-Mei Games in Berlin, Germany. We follow Kay, on her journey as she finds out that her biggest enemies...