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  • News In-Depth ANTHEM Trailer Aims to Tell You Everything You Need to Know

    Part 1 of a new series

    Not quite clued up on ANTHEM? Well you're in luck, because the game's just dropped an in-depth new trailer that covers a number components present in the upcoming release. From the basics of the story to character progression, it's well worth a watch if you're undecided on whether BioWare's latest is for you. ANTHEM's due out...

  • News EA: 'We're Fully Committed to Making More Star Wars Games'

    Just not that open world one

    Yesterday, Kotaku reported that EA Vancouver's open world Star Wars title had been cancelled by the infamous publisher. Three sources claimed this to be true, and the project, codenamed Orca, has apparently been shelved in favour of something on a smaller scale. In response to these reports, EA has sent out a statement...

  • News EA Reportedly Cancels Open World Star Wars Game

    The force isn't strong

    Remember that supposed open world Star Wars game that was outed as EA shut down Visceral Games back in 2017? No? Maybe? Well it doesn't really matter either way, because Kotaku's reporting that the project has been cancelled. Apparently, this open world adventure started out as Visceral Games' linear Star Wars action title --...

  • News New ANTHEM Gameplay Takes Us on a Tour of the Main Hub

    Home sweet home

    When you're not out and about on missions, Fort Tarsis will act as your home in ANTHEM. Here, the camera will shift to a first person perspective, and you'll engage in conversation with various characters, pick up new quests, and generally just enjoy the atmosphere. IGN shows the place off in this latest gameplay video, and while it...

  • News Battlefield V's Second Multiplayer Chapter Kicks Off Later This Week

    Co-op, gear, and Rush mode

    Oh yeah, Battlefield V is still a thing. DICE's latest World War 2 shooter has been subject to multiple price cuts over the Christmas period, but that hasn't stopped the roll-out of the title's post-launch content in its tracks. Titled Lightning Strikes, the next free update brings with it a whole host of new modes spread...

  • News ANTHEM Dev Reiterates No Loot Boxes as Game Creeps Closer to Launch

    Let's keep it that way

    ANTHEM is just over one month away from launch, and although developer BioWare has explained the game's microtransaction system numerous times before, many are finding it difficult to not be wary of publisher EA and its money-making tactics. To recap, BioWare has always said that ANTHEM's in-game purchases will feature...

  • News ANTHEM General Exploration Gameplay Detailed in New Video

    Out and about

    In ANTHEM, you're free to explore the game's world at your leisure in between missions. As is the case with Destiny, you can pick up smaller quests as you go, or your can just zoom around the map killing enemies and finding potential secrets. You can get a taste for exploration via IGN's new gameplay video, which we've embedded above...

  • News ANTHEM Gets 15 Minutes of Uninterrupted Early Mission Gameplay

    Shoot to kill

    IGN's uploaded 15 minutes of ANTHEM gameplay, as a squad blasts its way through an early mission. We get to see a lot of traversal and a lot of combat. Graphically the game's looking incredible, but this particular demo appears to be running on a high end PC. With ANTHEM due to release next month, we're reasonably excited to get our...

  • News Two ANTHEM Demos Set to Launch on PS4 Soon

    Target locked

    If you're itching to get your hands on ANTHEM before its launch on the 22nd February, then you're going to be given two opportunities to do so before the big day. EA has two demos lined up ahead of the full game's release, giving everyone the chance to take the title for a test drive. Based on what the publisher says, both of these...




  • News Battlefield V's Microtransactions Are for Cosmetics Only, DICE Promises

    Developer outlines in-game purchases

    Battlefield V is, frankly, looking a bit messy heading into launch. Recently, DICE even produced a quick guide to explain how its new WW2 shooter all stacks up, such is the fragmented nature of its release. In case you thought it couldn't get much more complicated, the developer is back to talk about currencies,...

  • News Battlefield V's Battle Royale Mode Firestorm Coming March 2019

    Won't be there for launch

    Battlefield V is set to arrive in just under a month's time on 20th November, and EA has mapped out some of the updates coming to the game post launch. Interestingly, this includes Firestorm, the WW2 shooter's equivalent of the wildly popular Battle Royale. The mode, which is largely being developed by Criterion, won't be...

  • News Catch a Glimpse of New War Stories in Battlefield V Single Player Trailer

    Lone soldier

    If you're unhappy with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's lack of single player campaign, Battlefield V has just flaunted its solo offering. War Stories makes a return from Battlefield 1, this time highlighting several untold tales from World War 2. Check out the new trailer above. Here's the official blurb from EA: "In Nordlys, resist German...

  • News Battlefield V Single Player to Be Unveiled Tomorrow

    Play the objective

    The new Call of Duty has arrived, which can only mean the new Battlefield isn't far behind. As Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches with great success, things are hotting up for Battlefield V as EA prepares its World War 2 shooter for release next month. The publisher's next move is a reveal of the game's single player mode, and...




  • News EA Is Considering Free-to-Play Games After Fortnite's Success

    Who's next?

    During EA's most recent earnings call, CFO Blake Jorgensen stated that the company is "interested in experimenting" with free-to-play games. This, of course, follows on from the gigantic success of Fortnite -- a title that was brought up numerous times during the presentation. Jorgensen was asked whether a game like...

  • News EA Didn't Force BioWare to Make ANTHEM, Says Former Dev

    BioWare wanted to do it

    It's no secret that EA isn't exactly held in high regard by gaming enthusiasts here on the internet. When BioWare announced that it was creating something completely new in the form of ANTHEM -- a game that appears to be a far cry from the developer's usual RPG-based output -- many onlookers suggested that EA had "forced" the...


  • E3 2018 ANTHEM Won't Have PvP, Can Be Played Single-Player, Is Always Online

    All the details

    So, ANTHEM is starting to look a lot like Destiny, but unlike Bungie's divisive sci-fi shooter, ANTHEM won't actually have any kind of competitive multiplayer component. Speaking to Game Informer, BioWare's Mark Darrah confirms that the game will only feature friendly co-op play when it comes to online shenanigans. You'll also be...

  • E3 2018 Jedi: Fallen Order Is EA's Next Star Wars Game, Launching Late 2019


    Although we didn't actually get to see the game in any capacity during EA's conference, it's now confirmed that the publisher's next big Star Wars title will be called Jedi: Fallen Order. And yes, as if the name didn't give it away, you'll be playing as a Jedi, which means lightsabers and all that. Fallen Order is actually Respawn...

  • E3 2018 First Proper ANTHEM Gameplay Features Big Damage Numbers

    Rumble in the jungle

    Well, here's our first real look at ANTHEM in gameplay form. BioWare showcased around four minutes of the title during EA's EA Play press conference, and the footage gives us a decent enough idea of how the third-person shooter will function. It's got a bit of exploration, some action, and a brief look at the various...

  • E3 2018 ANTHEM Launches on PS4 in February 2019

    Suit up

    BioWare's co-op enabled third-person shooter ANTHEM got a confirmed release date at EA's EA Play press conference, and as promised earlier in the year, it'll be launching in the first quarter of 2019. We actually got a "deep dive" of ANTHEM during the rather dire presser, with members of the BioWare team going over some details about the...

  • Guide What Time Is EA's E3 2018 Press Conference?

    And what to expect

    Ah, good old Electronic Arts. Despite being one of the world's biggest video game publishers, EA can never seem to get its E3 press conferences right. For a few years now, the company has splintered from the Los Angeles event in order to host its own "we promise this has nothing to do with E3" showcases, but everyone still...

  • Feature EA's Best and Worst E3 Moments of the PS4 Generation

    Taking the bad with the good

    The EA showcase has been an E3 mainstay for generations now, but its conference always goes one way or the other. In recent years, it has been synonymous with the "worst conference of the show" award, whether that's thanks to factors outside of the games themselves, or a lacklustre showing in terms of reveals. These are...


  • Poll What Do You Think of Battlefield V?

    Back to the beaches

    Last week we had our look at Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and earlier this week, we got our first glimpse of Battlefield V during an admittedly terrible live reveal event. If you missed it, you can find our coverage by clicking through here. As was heavily rumoured, Battlefield V throws players into World War II. We only got a...

  • News EA 'Pushing Forward' with Loot Boxes, Working to Protect Revenue Stream

    Wilson weighs in

    The various Ultimate Team modes in EA’s sports games now generate more income than brands like The Sims and Battlefield, so it’s no surprise to see the publisher double-down on lucrative loot boxes – despite the threat of government regulation. Both Belgium and the Netherlands recently declared the divisive “card...



  • Poll What Are Your Thoughts on EA These Days?

    Still the big bad guys?

    Electronic Arts. EA. One of the biggest video game publishers in the world and also, it's fair to say, one of the most controversial. Over the last decade or so, EA has made a lot of headlines -- not all of them positive. This console generation in particular has seen the company come under fire numerous times because of the...



  • News ANTHEM Sounds Like It Could Be Make or Break for the Once Great BioWare

    Hopefully it works out

    Let's not beat around the bush: BioWare's been trying to navigate an increasingly slippery slope for a good few years now. Once one of the very best role-playing game studios in the world, the Canadian company has had it rough in recent times, with the likes of Mass Effect: Andromeda failing to propel the beloved...

  • News Fe Brings Its Beautiful World to PS4 in February

    No lootboxes here

    Courtesy of today's Nintendo Direct Mini, we now know that Fe will launch on PS4 on 16th February. This is the latest title in the EA Originals scheme which was kicked off by Unravel, and continues even further with A Way Out in March. You can check out five whole minutes of Fe gameplay below. Will you be giving Fe a shot when...




  • News Star Wars Battlefront 2's Single Player Campaign Will Last 5 to 7 Hours


    So, Star Wars Battlefront 2 has a single player campaign, and by most accounts, it's looking quite promising -- but how long will it take you to complete? According to producer David Robillard, the story mode will be pretty standard in terms of length, clocking in at around five to seven hours. Robillard told Press Start: "We...

  • News Of Course ANTHEM Will Have a Beta Before Launch

    Why wouldn't it?

    ANTHEM, BioWare's big budget third-person shooter role-playing thing, will be getting a beta at some point before launch. The game's still a while away yet -- it's currently got a vague Fall 2018 release window -- but with projects like this, the developer is always going to be looking to the future and planning things out well in...



  • News Try 10 Hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda for Free on PS4

    Progress carries over, too

    EA and BioWare have slapped a free trial for Mass Effect: Andromeda on the PlayStation Store. The download offers up 10 whole hours of the divisive sci-fi title, so if you've been on the fence, you might want to give it a shot. The trial will be available until the 1st November, so you've got a good few months to think...

  • News Star Wars Battlefront II's Multiplayer Beta Kicks Off In Early October

    Early access with a pre-order

    EA has announced that Star Wars Battlefront II's multiplayer beta will begin on 6th October and last through until 9th October, with PS4 players who pre-order the game getting two days early access on 4th October. The beta will feature two modes: Galactic Assault on Naboo and Multiplayer Starfighter Assault. Galactic...


  • E3 2017 We Just Got a Little More Hyped for ANTHEM

    Mass Effect 1 and 2 lead writer is working on it

    We just got a bit more hyped for ANTHEM - the gritty sci-fi third person shooter that was revealed at EA's showcase. Why? Well, it turns out that Drew Karpyshyn's working on it. Karpyshyn was lead writer on both Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, and he also wrote the Mass Effect expanded universe novels...

  • E3 2017 ANTHEM Is Aiming for a Fall 2018 Release

    Nope, not spring

    Oh, so it turns out that ANTHEM is farther away than we initially thought. The sci-fi shooter from BioWare was shown off during Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference a few hours ago, and based on what we saw, the project looked reasonably far along. However, Business Wire has the game pegged for a fall 2018 release, so it's a...

  • E3 2017 Gritty Sci-Fi Open World Shooter ANTHEM Gets First Gameplay

    Mech it happen

    BioWare went ahead with a full gameplay demo of ANTHEM at Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference, and it looks pretty cool. There's a definite Destiny vibe here, with the science fiction and the shooting and the co-op and the loot, but again, it looks promising. You can check out the footage above. What do you make of ANTHEM? Suit up...

  • E3 2017 BioWare's ANTHEM Due Spring 2018, Not Exclusive to Xbox

    Important details

    BioWare's brand new intellectual property, ANTHEM, was revealed yesterday during EA's totally-not-E3 press conference. All we got was a very brief teaser trailer, so admittedly we don't have much to say about the project just yet, but what we do know is that it's going to be blown open at Microsoft's show tonight. The fact...

  • E3 2017 Gritty Sci-Fi Title ANTHEM Is BioWare's Next Game

    The makers of Mass Effect are back

    BioWare's new property was revealed earlier at EA's totally-not-E3 showcase via a brief teaser trailer. The game's called ANTHEM, and it appears to be some sort of gritty sci-fi title. It uses the Frostbite engine, and we'll be seeing more of it tomorrow at Microsoft's press conference. Got any first...

  • News Surprise! Mass Effect: Andromeda's Development Was a Mess, Says Report

    Space balls

    For many, Mass Effect: Andromeda was and still is a bitter disappointment. The title launched back near the end of March, and it was met with largely lukewarm reviews and an absolute thrashing from gamers across the internet. Almost three months later and it's barely being talked about anymore. To put it bluntly, Andromeda has...

  • News Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 Patch 1.08 Makes Jaal Bisexual, Fixes a Few Things

    More bang for your buck

    BioWare has detailed Mass Effect: Andromeda's next patch. Update 1.08 doesn't contain the biggest list of fixes that we've ever seen, but there may be a few points of interest for those still playing the game. The headline here is that the patch allows for Angaran squadmate Jaal to be romanced by male Ryder. Previously, Jaal...



  • News EA Slaps a Date on Its E3 2017 Broadcast

    EAsy does it

    Believe it or not, E3 2017 is now only a couple of months away. Gaming's biggest media event opens its doors on the 13th June, but as previously reported, EA won't actually be hosting a press conference at the show this year. Instead, it'll have an "all-new broadcast experience", set to take place on Saturday 10th June. We imagine that...




  • E3 2016 EA Unveils New Program To Help Foster Indie Talent

    Indie apologists queue here

    Perhaps the only surprise at EA's E3 press conference this morning was the firm's announcement of a new program to help support independent developers. Titled EA Originals, the plan is a response to the success of Unravel, and aims to foster talented and unique small developers. In a canned

  • E3 2016 Zoink! Games' 3D Platformer Fe Looks Fetching and Fanciful

    Fe-fa 2017

    In what is becoming an annual tradition, EA wheeled out a nervous indie developer to show off a charming platformer at its E3 press conference today. Fe by Zoink! Games sees you playing as an adorable woodland creature who must collect the songs of the forest. Or something like that, anyway. It must also be said tha

  • E3 2016 Here's Your Annual Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 No-Show

    Fly into the sun

    Three years, three huge disappointments from BioWare and EA. Once again, the Canadian studio brought virtually nothing of Mass Effect: Andromeda to EA's press conference, turning up to the show with a new behind-the-scenes trailer. Unheard of! To be fair, the video does feature little bits and pieces of gameplay, but there's...

  • E3 2016 FIFA 17 Has a Full Story Mode

    Rising star

    This is quite interesting, we suppose. According to a newly released trailer, FIFA 17 will have a full story mode dubbed The Journey, complete with cutscenes which will feature your own custom player. Okay, so maybe it's a bit cheesy, and some of the character models are rather strange looking, but having a much more involved single...


  • News Mass Effect Developer May Be Branching Out with an Action Game


    Founded over two decades ago, BioWare is a development studio that's become synonymous with the role-playing genre. It's the company behind modern franchises like Dragon Age and Mass Effect, both of which allow you to shape your own story through player choice and interactions with diverse casts of characters. When we think of BioWare, we...

  • News EA Boss: I Absolutely Rejected Battlefield 1

    Good job he changed his mind

    Battlefield 1 is taking the series back in time, to a past without robot limbs and orbital strikes. The game's historic angle has caught the attention of many, but apparently, the title's core concept didn't always seem like a good idea to EA Studios boss Patrick Soderlund. During the publisher's recent investor...

  • News BioWare Confirms Mass Effect: Andromeda will Warp to PS4 in Early 2017

    A galaxy not too far away

    Since earlier this year, we've known that Mass Effect: Andromeda won't be launching in 2016. However, in a statement on the official Mass Effect website, BioWare's general manager Aaryn Flynn has confirmed that the game will ship in "early 2017". Okay, so it's not huge news, but at least the developer's taken the time to...

  • News Consoles Like PS4 Will Die Out Sooner or Later, Reckons EA's Peter Moore

    Here we are again

    One conversation that never seems to end in this industry, the ultimate fate of consoles like the PlayStation 4 is always up for debate. Will similar machines still exist five, ten, or twenty years from now? Or will we be past the point of relying on boxes that sit beneath our televisions? According to EA's always talkative Peter...


  • Rumour Battlefield 5 Is Going to Blow Up Next Week

    Bringing the boom

    Technically, Battlefield 5 hasn't been officially announced yet, but it's looking more and more inevitable that the shooter - which we know is currently in development - is going to be revealed very soon. According to German publication Play3.de, official sources have confirmed that the game's going to be shown next Friday, the...

  • News Titanfall 2 Teaser Trailer Confirms PS4 Release

    Hype thrusters engaged

    Well, we've known for a while now, but it's finally been officially confirmed: Titanfall 2 is coming to PlayStation 4. EA's just launched a teaser trailer online, which reveals that a big gameplay blowout is coming on the 12th June. In other words, the shooter's going to play a big part at the publisher's E3-esque show in...


  • News Mass Effect Andromeda's Main Character Looks like a Mass Effect Character

    Shiny new artwork from BioWare's latest

    It's been a while since we posted some desperate Mass Effect: Andromeda news, so we thought we'd go ahead and share some shiny new renders of the game's main character, who's apparently called Pathfinder. While the renders provide our best look yet at the protagonist, the design comes as no surprise...

  • News EA Is Making an Absolute Killing from Microtransactions


    Additional digital content is a big part of business for many a publisher these days. For more niche titles, for example, premium DLC offerings are a good way to rack up some extra dosh, while blockbusters often use DLC packs and season passes to find more success after launch. Okay, so that's a pretty simplistic way of looking at things...


  • Poll Is the Force Strong with the Star Wars Battlefront Beta?

    Pew pew pew

    So, the Star Wars Battlefront beta's been out for about a good few hours now, and we dread to think how many imperials have been cut down by laser fire from across the map. The free download's obviously attracted a lot of attention already, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from DICE's rather authentic tie-in - but what do you think...





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