Tag: Ea Games
Round Up Battlefield 2042 Reviews Share Early PC Impressions
PS5, PS4 console code not available yet
Battlefield 2042 is out tomorrow for PlayStation 5 and PS4 if you've picked up either the Gold or Ultimate Edition, but it looks like select outlets have gotten their hands on the online FPS early via PC code. Today they've been allowed to post reviews based on those few days of playtime. This opportunity...
News Battlefield 2042 PS5, PS4 Pre-Load Available Now
For Gold and Ultimate Edition buyers
If you've pre-ordered either the Gold Edition or Ultimate Edition of Battlefield 2042 on the PlayStation Store, you should now be able to pre-load the game ahead of its early access release this Friday. The option went live at midnight in your local time zone, with a 43.293GB download and install triggered. If...
News Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered Chases Down EA Play Release
Subscribers can download later this month
Criterion’s revitalised racer Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered will be the next title added to the EA Play vault, starting 24th June for all members. As is always the case with the service, members will be able to download and play the cops-and-racers classic at no extra cost, as long as they retain...
Review Star Wars: Squadrons - This Might Not Be the Game You're Looking For
Republished on Wednesday 26th May 2021: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of June's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Star Wars: Squadrons probably isn't the next title from a galaxy far, far away that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order fans were looking for. It may not even be the...
Review Battlefield V (PS4) - Multiplayer Mayhem Excuses Shallow Launch
V for victory
Republished on Wednesday 28th April, 2021: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of May 2021's PS Plus lineup. The original text follows. Battlefield V's road to release hasn’t exactly been smooth, nor typical of an EA product. After a delay for further adjustments to gameplay and the setback...
News EA Establishes New Studio to Make Next Skate Game
"Things have come full circle"
The next Skate game, confirmed to be a thing during EA's digital event last summer, is a very long ways off — so much so that the publisher has only just announced it's putting together an entirely new studio to make it. The Vancouver-based Full Circle will lead development on the title, joined by Deran Chung, Cuz...
News New Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Game Reportedly Real
More of a reimagining
New Star Wars titles are popping up left, right, and centre right now thanks to the newly formed LucasFilm Games, and one more for the future may be some sort of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic reimagining. That is according to three reliable sources, all of which reckon the project is very much in production, but not at...
News Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gets PS5 Patch, Adds 60FPS Support
Resolution set to 1200p
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the best games from a galaxy far, far away ever, and that special experience has just gotten even better on PlayStation 5. Developer Respawn Entertainment has issued an update that allows the game to run and look a lot better on Sony's latest machine. The patch is available to download...
News Dragon Age 4 Confirmed for The Game Awards, Better Not Be More Concept Art
Something of substance, please
Off the back of major departures at BioWare, the developer will debut a "special look" at Dragon Age 4 during The Game Awards on Thursday. That's all we have to go on right now — besides the image featured in the tweet below — but we pray to god this isn't another concept art presentation. This reveal needs to be...
News Star Wars: Squadrons Says No Post-Launch Content, Then Reveals Some
New map and two more ships
Star Wars: Squadrons developer EA Motive said it was "not planning to add more content" after the game's launch back in early October. And yet here we are, roughly six weeks later, with an official post detailing two new updates planned for the coming weeks that will add a new map and two more ships to pilot. We can't...
News Star Wars: Squadrons PS5 Patch Pales in Comparison to Xbox Series X Update
Other EA updates outlined, including Apex Legends
Electronic Arts has detailed the sort of enhancements PlayStation 5 owners can look forward to when it comes to its range of titles, and the results aren't entirely consistent. Apex Legends appears to come out on top the most with a performance and resolution boost up to 1440p, with even more...
News Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Joins EA Play on PS4 Next Week
Feel the Force
If you haven't already done so, it's finally time for you to check out the best Star Wars title of the PlayStation 4 generation. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order joins EA Play on Tuesday 10th November 2020, meaning you gain access to the entire game for play on PS4. At the time of review, we called the game one of the best Star Wars...
News Baby Yoda Invades Star Wars: Squadrons as TV Series Returns
The Mandalorian is back
The Mandalorian returns to streaming service Disney+ in just a couple of days and PlayStation 4 game Star Wars: Squadrons has decided to celebrate the start of the second season with some themed items. This will include new cockpit flairs, dashboard holograms, hanging decorations, and so much more. The obvious star of the...
News Mass Effect Legendary Edition Gets Korean Age Rating
Make it official EA
Yeah, you can announce this thing now EA. Mass Effect Legendary Edition has just received an official age rating over in Korea, very strongly indicating that this remastered collection is absolutely a thing. If you remember the latest rumour from a couple of weeks ago, this is the same name that Venture Beat's Jeff Grubb hinted...
News Don't Expect Star Wars: Squadrons to Get Any Post-Launch Content
A self-contained game
Star Wars: Squadrons hasn't exactly launched with a whole lot of multiplayer content, and that situation isn't going to get any better in the future. While it did release at a reduced $40 price point, EA Motive has basically ruled out any significant post-launch support of any kind. There probably will be patches for bugs and...
News Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered Confirmed for Release This November
Plus reveal trailer
Update: As expected, EA has now confirmed that Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered will speed onto PS4 on 6th November 2020. It will indeed support cross-play and contain all major DLC. It'll cost £34.99/$39.99 and is already available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store. Check out the announcement trailer above if you're...
Review Need for Speed Payback - A Fine Racer Bogged Down By Microtransactions
Republished on Wednesday 30th September 2020: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of October's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. We’re not sure about The Fast and the Furious, but Need for Speed Payback sure will make you furious fast. Ghost Games has spent two years tuning up...
Rumour Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Now Planned for Early 2021
First game causing problems
Yep, the long rumoured Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster is once again back in the news and this latest slice of information appears to have both a positive and negative takeaway. What is now being dubbed Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, this collection of the original trilogy of titles has now apparently been pushed back...
News The Sims 4 Travels to a Galaxy Far, Far Away in Star Wars Expansion
Journey to Batuu
Whether or not you’re a fan of the most recent films, it finally feels like there are some good Star Wars games coming out. Last year’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a fantastic return to form, and the upcoming Star Wars: Squadrons looks set to continue that trend this holiday. Then in 2021 we have LEGO Star Wars: The...
News Rocket Arena Added to EA Access After Two Weeks, Price Plummets
Update: Well, we hope you didn't pick up Rocket Arena for its new bargain bin price point, because it's already been added to the EA Access Vault. This means subscribers can download and play the full multiplayer game at no additional cost. Titles usually take several months to hit the service, but we're guessing the publisher is...
News Rocket Arena Is the Explosive Spawn of Overwatch and Fortnite
Please be excited
How many hero shooters does the world need? One more, according to EA, as it’s bringing Rocket Arena to the PlayStation 4 from 14th July. “Rockets rule everything in Rocket Arena, an explosive 3v3 shooter where you’re never out of the fight,” the summary explains. “Master your hero’s unique rockets and abilities to...
Live Watch the EA Play 2020 Livestream Right Here
We don’t think it’s unfair to say that EA Play, typically, is the worst of the E3 press conferences, so there’s not a fat lot of enthusiasm for this standalone iteration of the event. Nevertheless, EA Play 2020 will get underway from 4PM PDT / 12AM BST, and we’ll be streaming the entire thing live on this page. EA Play...
Review Star Wars Battlefront 2 - Disappointing Campaign Is Bested By Entertaining Multiplayer
Iden Versi-oh no
Republished on Monday 28th May 2020: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of June's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Star Wars Battlefront 2 has had quite the journey to release, hasn’t it? From the promise of more and better content at its E3 showing to the whole
News The Sims 4 Saves the Planet in Eco Lifestyle Expansion
The Sims 4 may be a travesty on the PlayStation 4, but the core game is so good that we’ve carried on playing it despite our gripes. It’s exciting, then, to learn that an all-new environmentally friendly expansion is on the horizon, named Eco Lifestyle. This is the title’s ninth major add-on, and it focuses on the new city map of...
Soapbox The Sims 4 Is a Travesty on PS4
Escapism at its worst
The Sims may have been usurped by Minecraft and Fortnite in recent years, but I grew up as part of the generation that was obsessed with The Sims 2. I’m not afraid to admit that it’s been a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine over the years: I sunk countless hours into the PC version growing up, but also owned copious...
News Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Felt the Force of Retailers' Cash Registers
All in order
EA has had a pretty dismal generation in general, but Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order represents a rare success story for the firm. Not only has the PlayStation 4 title attracted plenty of critical acclaim, but it’s also been a big financial success for the publisher – proof that it’s still possible to produce a great single player...
Review Titanfall 2 - One of PS4's Most Inventive First Person Shooters
Republished on Wednesday 27th November 2019: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of December's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. Sometimes a game will come along and blow away any expectations you held for it. DOOM is a prime example from earlier in the year, with a sublime...
News Battlefield V Storms the Pacific with Two New Maps This Halloween
Wake Island in December
After a quick teaser trailer yesterday confirmed that Battlefield V's next chapter of content was on its way, developer DICE has now lifted the lid on the game's trip to the Pacific. Chapter 5 bri
News Returning to ANTHEM May Just Be the Scariest Thing You Can Do This Halloween
Trick or treat?
Halloween is a holiday flush with abandoned areas, so perhaps it’s not all that strange that BioWare has opted to celebrate the season. The oft-forgotten ANTHEM has launched a new event to pull players back in; named the Season of Skulls, the looter-shooter’s latest content drop finds the folk of Bastion “rising up against the...
News EA Tries to Cover Up FIFA 20's Broken Career Mode by Deleting Forum Posts
FIFA 20 actually releases today, but one of its flagship modes isn't in the best shape. Career Mode has a long, long list of issues that either turn its take on realism into a bit of a joke or break the game entirely. It's gotten to the point where huge megathreads are having to be created on EA's Help website that detail every problem, but...
News Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Returns This Thursday with New Trailer
As part of Triple Force Friday
We're looking forward to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order a lot more than others seem to be. Despite its lacklustre showing at E3 2019, everything that has been revealed and spoken about since has us hyped. We're awaiting our next slice of footage, however, and it'll arrive later this week on Thursday. As part of Triple...
News BioWare Reveals What's Next for ANTHEM, and Proceeds to Announce Absolutely Nothing
This isn't our favourite dev on the Citadel
Ah yes, BioWare is still trying to keep its failed looter-shooter alive. ANTHEM is dead in the water, but in an effort to keep its tiny community engaged, the former Mass Effect developer has issued an update on its blog pertaining to what lies ahead of the game. The problem is, head of live service Chad...
News ANTHEM Comes to EA Access on PS4 Today
For those that are still curious
And there it is, ANTHEM is now a part of Electronic Arts' subscription-based service on PlayStation 4, EA Access. It was an inevitable addition, but Bioware's failure of a looter shooter can now be enjoyed alongside a long list of other PS4 titles for £3.99/$4.99 a month. It should be found within the Vault tab on...
News FIFA 20 Thinks Lionel Messi Is the Best Football Player in the World
FUT ratings are in
Who is the best football player in the world? The rivalry between Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Piemonte Calcio's, that's Juventus to me and you, Cristiano Ronaldo has had its flames stoked once again as FIFA 20 reveals the top 100 cards you can earn in FIFA Ultimate Team at the launch of the game. It's the Argentine maverick who...
Guide FIFA 20 - Best FUT Players
Get your coins out
Who are the best FIFA Ultimate Team players in FIFA 20? Who are the best players in FIFA 20? A footballer's rating is always an important part of considering whether they belong in your world-beating team or not, and so it's probably a good idea to know who's best and who belongs with the rest. These are the top 50 FUT players in...
News Need for Speed Heat Debuts a Ton of Gameplay and Customisation
I said right now
It's what we were all looking for when it was first announced, but Need for Speed Heat has finally delivered on a good slice of gameplay. Shown above, the trailer debuted at Gamescom Opening Night Live hits the streets with footage of races and car customisation. The sanctioned races under the heat of the daylight sun kick things...
News Forum Poster Is Successful in Requesting a Mirror's Edge Catalyst Pre-Order Theme Be Put on the PS Store
Will be added in the next two weeks
ResetEra user Genetrik didn't pre-order Mirror's Edge Catalyst when it released on PS4 in the summer of 2016, meaning he missed out on an exclusive theme that only those who secured their digital copies early would gain access to. The user in question still wanted to purchase the theme over three years later,...
News Need for Speed Heat's Collector's Edition Includes a Car, an A5 Notebook, and a 'Premium Cardboard Box'
£99.99 price point
Line up, line up folks! If you've ever wanted to get your hands on a "Premium NFS Cardboard Box", then you can consider yourself a lucky little devil. Need for Speed Heat's Collector's Edition has just been revealed, and its contents are somewhat interesting and humorous. Exclusive to GAME in the UK, the most expensive version...
News Need for Speed Heat Is Official, Coming to PS4 on 8th November
Survival of the fastest
It's not quite an entire series reboot, but Need for Speed Heat is now officially a thing. EA just got done debuting the announcement trailer, which you can check out for yourself above. It's coming to PS4 on 8th November worldwide, and the footage shown looks like a return to form. The cops can play dirty this time at...
Guide What Time Does the Need for Speed Heat Reveal Trailer Go Live?
Need for Speed Heat is almost certainly the name of the next entry in EA’s arcade racing series. It's about to be revealed by the publisher, and we're pretty excited to see what this instalment is going to look like. It's the 25th anniversary of the franchise, so here's hoping EA and Ghost Games can push the boat out. But what are all...
News EA Removes All Traces of Previous Need for Speed Games Ahead of Tomorrow's Reveal
YouTube channel scrubbed
Bit of a weird one this - EA has removed any and all traces of previous Need for Speed games from its YouTube channel. It comes at an interesting time too, with the announcement of the franchise's next iteration set for tomorrow. Head on over to the official Need for Speed YouTube channel right now and you'll find
News ANTHEM 1.3 PS4 Patch Finally Adds Cataclysm Event, But Nobody Seems to Care
New story missions
Remember ANTHEM? It has been a hot second since Bioware's failure of a looter shooter was in the news cycle, but it looks like the studio is still trying to right the ship with another substantial patch, for now at least. Update 1.3.0 finally adds the end-game Cataclysm event to the game - something that was originally promised to...
News A New Need for Speed Game Is Releasing in 2019, But This Leak Is a Fake
EA has confirmed that a new entry in the Need for Speed franchise will launch this year, but a leak via an Austrian retailer that popped up this morning about it is completely fake. Online shop gameware.at posted listings for a Need for Speed Heat, but as noted by Twitter account The Nobeds
Rumour EA Is Hosting a Press Conference at Gamescom 2019
Need for Speed reveal, surely?
We can't imagine it being the most exciting hour of our lives, but here's something to look forward to. EA is apparently hosting a press conference at next month's Gamescom in Germany where it'll lift the lid on details and footage of its upcoming titles for the rest of 2019. According to FifaPlay, a fansite dedicated...
Review Sea of Solitude - Gorgeous Graphics, Generic Gameplay
Message in a bottle
The EA Originals program has been going strong these past couple of years. As its most high profile release, A Way Out was a fairly major success thanks to its unique take on co-operative gameplay, while smaller titles such as Fe and Unravel have helped to somewhat diversify EA’s portfolio beyond sports titles and Battlefield...
News Apex Legends Season 2 Is Out Now on PS4, New Battle Pass Detailed
Three new content types
Apex Legends kicks off its second season of content today, introducing the likes of a new Legend named Wattson, ranked leagues, a new LMG, and animals that roam the Kings Canyon map. A new Battle Pass is also part of the line-up and the video above details how it has improved since the game's first season. Three new content...
News EA Believes Loot Boxes Are Ethical, Deems Them Surprise Mechanics
EA is undoubtedly at the heart of the ongoing loot box row, but the publisher is pleading innocence when it comes to intervention. Speaking with politicians in the UK this week, the publisher’s VP of legal and government affairs Kerry Hopkins likened loot boxes to blind-packed toys, and explained that internally the organisation...
E3 2019 EA Announces Three New Titles as Part of Its Originals Program
Hazelight, Zoink, and Glowmade titles
So, let us get this straight. EA wrapped up its EA Play 2019 livestream a couple of hours ago, but decided to focus on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay and updates for its existing titles instead of new game reveals. Now, those reveals we had hoped for have come about via an IGN article detailing three new...
Round Up What Was Announced at EA Play 2019?
Updates, updates, updates
What was announced at EA Play 2019? Well, the show was completely devoid of new game reveals, instead focusing on gameplay for upcoming games and updates on current titles. Highlights included Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Apex Legends, and Battlefield V. Here's a full round up of everything EA had to show. What Was...
E3 2019 The Sims 4 Brings Island Living to PS4 Next Month
The Sims 4 took to the stage at EA Play 2019 today to announce its latest expansion pack, Island Living. It's coming to PS4 next month on 18th July, and fans will want to check out the announcement trailer above. The island of Sulani will play host to a ton of activities, from work to relaxation. There'll be alcoves to explore, an...