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News Battlefield Hardline Will Play Bad Cop in New Beta Soon
Cops 'n' robbers
Battlefield Hardline should have been patrolling the streets by now, but publisher EA Games actually had the good sense to delay it, avoiding another potential Assassin's Creed Unity situation. During that extra time, developer Visceral Games has been busy improving upon the overall package – and it promises to detail those tweaks...
News EA Celebrate PlayStation's 20th Birthday with Free PS4, PS3, and Vita Games for All
Happy birthday to you
If this week's offer of a free classic PSone theme for your PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, or Vita wasn't good enough to celebrate Sony's big 20th, EA is being kind enough to toss some presents your way. To celebrate its support from the very beginning of the PlayStation's legacy, it's giving everyone a free copy of Plants Vs...
News Brothers Developer Snags a Ticket to Ride with EA
When does an indie developer stop being indie? We’ve no idea, but businessman Peter Moore seemed pretty stoked about EA Games’ acquisition of ‘indie’ developer Hazelight Studios. This team consists of the core crew behind the brilliant Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and is busy working on a game involving people in trains – or...
News Why Is the Developer of Titanfall Fronting a Panel at PlayStation Experience?
Drop a titan on it
Here’s a strange one: Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment will appear as part of a panel at PlayStation Experience this week. The Californian studio has only released one title to date – the aforementioned Xbox and PC exclusive – making its presence at a Sony-centric convention a little strange to say the least. Could...
News What Could EA's Special The Game Awards Announcement Be?
"No one will guess this one"
Geoff Keighley’s patented world exclusives are starting to take shape now, with the likes of No Man’s Sky, The Order: 1886, and Bloodborne all lined up for this week’s The Game Awards. However, the Canadian journalist still has some surprises up his sleeve – including one very special announcement from EA Games...
News Here's How to Play as Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen in Dragon Age: Inquisition
When worlds collide
Dragon Age: Inquisition has an extremely robust character creation suite, and it’s already being used to make wonderful things. One industrious player managed to authentically replicate Game of Thrones character Daenerys Targaryen in the fantasy role-playing release – and has deployed a visual tutorial to help you do the...
Review Dragon Age: Inquisition (PlayStation 4)
Everybody expects the Inquisition
BioWare has had to endure a rocky road of late. Mass Effect 3 didn't sit well with everyone, and although there was a decent game at its core, Dragon Age II missed the mark almost entirely when it came to being a worthy successor to the great Dragon Age: Origins. As a result, a lot rests on Dragon Age: Inquisition's...
Round Up Dragon Age: Inquisition PS4 Reviews Stand Trial
Truly the age of dragons
Dragon Age: Inquisition, the hotly anticipated fantasy role-playing game by BioWare, has been poked, prodded, and pushed to its limits – with critics assigning a score to the title after giving it a thorough onceover. We haven’t finished our first run through the gigantic title yet, but just so you know whether it’s...
Feature Miss the BioWare Roundtable? Here Are All the New Details on Mass Effect PS4
The BioWare N7 day roundtable stream is now over, and although we basically sat through half an hour of developers rattling off their favourite Mass Effect moments for the sake of seeing several pieces of brand new concept art, we did actually manage to nab some new info regarding the next title in the series. For starters, new alien...
Live Curious About Dragon Age: Inquisition's Co-Op Multiplayer? Watch It Streamed Right Here
Forged in the fires of friendship
It certainly hasn't received the same sort of backlash that Mass Effect 3 got when it was announced that Commander Shepard's final chapter would sport its own co-op component, but perhaps that's led to Dragon Age: Inquisition's multiplayer offering flying a little under the radar. Indeed, much like the sci-fi...
News Still Not Sure About Dragon Age: Inquisition? Make a Choice With This New Trailer
Right and wrong
As a studio, BioWare has always prided itself on interactive storytelling, and although many will argue that the Canadian developer has disappointed with its most recent releases, interesting narrative design remains a core aspect of the company's identity. It comes as no surprise, then, that the studio has saw fit to release a...
News Dragon Age: Inquisition's Producer Reckons Skyrim Changed the RPG Genre Completely
The sons of Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim may be several years old now, but it still holds enough sway to spark conversation around the 'net. Bethesda's open world RPG was a massive success, and speaking to Gamesindustry.biz, Dragon Age: Inquisition's executive producer Mark Darrah cites the fantasy adventure's popularity as a turning point for...
News Wookie Here! Star Wars: Battlefront Blasts onto PS4 Next Holiday
Battlefield developer DICE’s long-awaited Star Wars: Battlefront reboot will steer its X-Wing onto the PlayStation 4 next holiday, publisher EA Games has announced. The company declared the tidbit on Twitter, shortly after Australian gaffer Andrew Wilson shared the news with investors as part of a financial meeting. Apparently, everyone...
News Battlefield Hardline Plays Good Cop, Bad Cop on PS4, PS3 in March
Battlefield Hardline’s spell in the slammer appears to be coming to an end, as publisher EA Games has announced as part of an investors meeting overnight that the Visceral Games developed first-person shooter will be put on probation soon. Following its delay earlier in the year, the release will now walk free on 17th March...
News Your Custom Character's a Bit of a Badass in Dragon Age: Inquisition
Don't mess with the best
We're only a month away from the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, and it seems like developer BioWare is starting to go all out with promotional material for its open world RPG. After hosting an interesting live stream that featured the game's character creation system, the Canadian studio's gifted us with a new trailer...
Review FIFA 15 (PlayStation 4)
Straight down the middle
Reviewing FIFA tends to get harder as the years pass, especially when there are no new gameplay innovations or drastic blueprint alterations to shout about. Last year's entry felt like a step up purely because of the graphical and technical improvements that came courtesy of new hardware, but FIFA 15 is obviously unable to...
News PlayStation Plus Members Will Be Able to Try Battlefield 4 for Free
Sadly, only on PS3
Perhaps in an attempt to claw back some potential consumers after Battlefield 4’s atrocious launch, EA Games has announced an initiative that will allow you to play the afflicted first-person shooter for free on the PlayStation 3 for a week in North America. This will provide you with access to the full game, including its...
Live See All New Gameplay and How You'll Create Your Own Character in Dragon Age: Inquisition
Want to start drumming up some hype for Dragon Age: Inquisition? If so, this upcoming live stream may be just the place to start. Hosted by creative director Mike Laidlaw and producer Cameron Lee, developer BioWare's stream will begin at 18:00PM BST – that's 10:00AM PT and 13:00PM ET for you Americans. So, what's going to be...
News Peggle 2 Bounces onto PS4 with a Platinum Trophy Next Month
After a small spell of exclusivity on Microsoft's machines, Peggle 2 is finally set to break blocks on the PlayStation 4 next month. Following fast in the wilted leaves of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, the bounce-'em-up will deploy on 14th October in North America and 15th October in Europe. And, as you'd expect, it will run in...
News Need for Speed: Rivals - Complete Edition Parks Up on PS4 in October
Fast and furious
The likes of DriveClub and The Crew may rule the road this year, but EA’s not going to miss out on an opportunity to re-release last year’s Need for Speed game while the newest one is cooking behind closed doors. The no-nonsense Need for Speed: Rivals – Complete Edition is due out on 21st Oct
Review Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PlayStation 4)
A real grower
Years of cultivation at PopCap Games has led to the growth of its latest title, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. This series has long been known as a popular tower defence title – however, the developer has now planted its roots into new soil by changing the format slightly. As its Call of Duty spoofing name may indicate, this...
News PewDiePie Kickflips PS3 Classic Skate 3 Back to Life
Videos inspire reprint four years on
PewDiePie: hilarious and harmless, or scourge of the gaming community? Adored by his legions of subscribers and seemingly hated by everyone else, the Swedish YouTube star always seems to split opinion. But whatever your take on the gurning personality, it's impossible to deny his influence. The success of the...
Gamescom 2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Looks Remarkably Pretty in These New Trailers
Nobody expects the Dragon Age: Inquisition
EA started its fairly lousy Gamescom conference this morning with a lengthy demo of incoming RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition. Some fairly juicy details were also dropped, including the news that the game features nine classes, with more than 20 specialisations, as well as over 200 weapons and spells, and all...
Gamescom 2014 FIFA 15 Demo Kicking Off on PS4 and PS3 Soon
Load of old dribble
One of the few highlights in EA Games’ dreadfully drab Gamescom 2014 press conference today – which should illustrate just how bad the showing was – is that FIFA 15 is getting a demo on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 ahead of its release next month. Why is this news? Well, because the upcoming Madden NFL 15 is not...
Gamescom 2014 Lay Down the Law with Battlefield Hardline's First Single Player Footage
Shoot the guns
EA's conference at Gamescom today was a little dry, to the say the least. The perennially unpopular publisher closed out its show with a brand new single player trailer for Battlefield Hardline, which you can view down below. After a hairy altercation with a particularly nasty foe, our quick witted hero Nick Mendoza finds himself...
Guide When Is EA's Gamescom 2014 Press Conference?
Learning the art of electronics
You could be forgiven for thinking that EA isn’t having a Gamescom 2014 press conference – after all, that E3 2014 showing wasn’t the most memorable, was it? Alas, as has become tradition for the publisher, it’s allotted itself a few hours of stage time in order to chat about a handful of its upcoming projects...
News The Man in Charge of Mass Effect Has Boarded the Normandy SR-2
Veteran hangs up his N7 armour
PlayStation 4’s first Mass Effect game didn’t look in a particularly mature state at Comic-Con earlier this year, so it’s concerning to learn that Casey Hudson – the man in charge of the franchise – has departed BioWare before the sequel’s even been properly announced. In his
Talking Point Would You Pay for an EA Access Subscription on PS4?
In the game
Whether you like it or not, gaming is gradually becoming much more service driven. The wheels have been in motion for a while, with Season Passes and long-tail downloadable content business models designed to keep you spending more on a single game for longer. However, the announcement of EA Access overnight – a PlayStation Plus-esque...
News EA Access Exclusive to Xbox One as It Doesn't Represent 'Good Value' for PS4 Owners
Sony comes out swinging
We don’t think that Sony and EA Games are on the best of terms. After the latter promised an unprecedented partnership [Haha – Ed] with Microsoft for the launch of the Xbox One, we’ve always got a sense that relations are a little, well, strained. And a statement from the platform holder regarding the mega publisher’s...
News Mass Effect's PS4 Debut Still Stuck in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Years away, apparently
You won’t be playing the next Mass Effect title for some time, as BioWare has revealed that its upcoming intergalactic adventure is still years away. The snippet was supposedly stated during a San Diego Comic-Con panel overnight, which was attended by Phil Hornshaw from GameFront. A
News EA Cuffs Battlefield Hardline and Throws Away the Key Until 2015
Dragon Age also dragon behind schedule
With several of its blockbuster titles not due until next year, EA's non-sports lineup for the rest of 2014 consisted of the ambitious Dragon Age: Inquisition and the unexpected yet thrilling Battlefield Hardline. Sadly, instead of taking a risk and pushing forward with these titles' pre-established release...
News This Mass Effect 4 Panel Comes with Commander Shepard's Endorsement
Hero's favourite public forum at Comic-Con 2014
Hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 follow-up Mass Effect 4 is in a weird sort of promotional limbo right now, strangely nestling somewhere between announced and unannounced. We know that the game exists, for example, but we don’t really know a whole lot about it – and that makes its inclusion in the...
Weirdness Garrus, What Are You Doing in Doctor Who?
Mass Effect's popular Turian must have hopped into the TARDIS
Doctor Who will always baffle this particular editor. The low-budget BBC sci-fi series is a British institution like James Bond and Bourbon biscuits, but has always prompted a raised eyebrow from this dismissive scribe. Alas, a new trailer for the latest episode in the never-ending...
News What Happens When Battlefield 4 Meets Independence Day?
Not that Independence Day
Battlefield 4 may be more broken than world politics, but that’s not stopping EA Games from celebrating Independence Day in style. Swedish studio DICE has added a slew of firework displays, patriotic jet trails, and glitter to the Dawnbreaker map in its maligned first-person shooter, all of which seem perfectly...
News EA Eagerly Anticipating PS4 and Xbox One's Christmas Clash
"We sit in the sweet spot"
In truth, the console wars can be kind of exhausting. If you spend much time on multiformat sites or message boards, you’ll probably find yourself wading through a lot of bickering before you get to the content that you’re actually looking for. However, this back-and-forth actually excites third-party publisher EA...
News Will Mirror's Edge 2 Make You Puke with PS4 Peripheral Project Morpheus?
Don't look down
The original Mirror’s Edge worked incredibly hard to put you in free-runner Faith’s shoes, employing numerous animations to make you feel like you were sprinting across rooftops and balancing on narrow beams. This level of first-person immersion seems like a perfect fit for virtual reality, with Project Morpheus presumably set to...
News Battlefield Hardline's Beta Goes Harder for an Additional Week on PS4
Put your hands up
The end of the Destiny Alpha may be giving you intergalactic sized withdrawal symptoms, but Battlefield Hardline’s beta is still, er, going hard. The folks over at EA Games have opted to extend the PlayStation 4 shooter’s pre-release test for an additional week, meaning that you’ll now have until 12:00PM PST on 26th June to...
Rumour Is Titanfall 2 Stomping onto PS4 in the Near Future?
It's a secret
Pseudo Xbox One exclusive Titanfall is a strange game. The first-person shooter – created by ex-Call of Duty makers Respawn Entertainment – was championed as the second coming of your chosen religious prophet for an outrageously long time, and then it just disappeared in the blink of an eye. As far as we’re aware, the title’s...
Round Up What Happened During EA's E3 2014 Press Conference?
It's in the post
It was never going to be easy for EA Games to follow Microsoft’s content heavy press conference, and the popular third-party publisher did feel a little short on ideas as a result. While titles such as Battlefield: Hardline, FIFA 15
E3 2014 Criterion Games Reaches for the Sky with a New and Broadly Ambitious Project
Boats, helicopters, ATVs, oh my
Cars and Criterion Games have gone hand in hand for years. It's hard not to imagine a racing game from the studio that doesn't involve sleek, expensive sports vehicles or obsessively rendered depictions of car crashes like in Need for Speed or Burnout. However, since the developer's surprising announcement that it...
E3 2014 PS4 Parkour-'em-Up Mirror's Edge 2 Lands with a Stylish Makeover
Back in black
Since its first venture, Mirrors Edge 2 has been on the wish list of many staffers here at Push Square towers – and during EA's press conference, we were given the first juicy details on the free-running action. Heroine Faith returns, with a new minimalistic wardrobe – ditching her bulky bag for a new body belt. Her sleek yet cool...
E3 2014 Star Wars: Battlefront Aims to Bring the Galaxy to Life Like Never Before
The opportunity of a lifetime
DICE has been behind one of the most recognisable shooter franchises of all time with Battlefield, which continues to press on as seen with the recent reveal of Battlefield Hardline. So, since EA acquired the rights to produce Star Wars games, there was no doubt that it would utilize DICE's talents, which was confirmed...
Live Watch the EA E3 2014 Press Conference Right Here
How are your hype levels holding up? Good, because we’ve barely even scratched the surface of this year’s E3 convention. With rival platform holder Microsoft done and dusted, it’s now down to third-party publisher EA Games to impress. This year, it’s promising six major reveals, with annual franchises such as FIFA and...
E3 2014 You've Got to Have Faith in This Mirror's Edge Image
Light up, light up
While the likes of The Last Guardian and Uncharted PS4 are sending the folks at Push Square towers gaga, it’s free-running follow-up Mirror’s Edge 2 that has this particular editor applying weird eyeliner patterns and jogging on the spot. And in order to reaffirm that the release will be maki
News Battlefield Hardline Cleans Up the Streets on PS3 and PS4 This October
Welcome to the jungle
EA really needs to sort out these leaks. As it stands, Battlefield Hardline, presumably one of its big E3 surprises, has all but been revealed before the event has even started. First it was a leaked logo, and then an internal trailer, and now the official release da
News Have a Little Faith! PS4 Sequel Mirror's Edge 2 Will Appear at E3 2014
Mirror’s Edge 2 may have been a certainty for EA Games’ sizeable E3 2014 showing ever since it revealed that it’d have six titles on display, but that assumption has now been confirmed courtesy of Spike’s always entertaining All Access Live schedule. Specifically, the itinerary mentions “updates” on the DICE developed
News Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Sows Its Seeds on PS4 This August
Definitive edition will run in full 1080p
As teased earlier this week, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is set to shuffle onto the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 imminently. The re-release will run in full 1080p at 60 frames-per-second on Sony’s next-gen format, making it the definitive vers
News Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Looks Set to Root Down on PS4
Lettuce know when it's coming out
Microsoft may have sprayed weed killer on the PlayStation 4 last year, but that doesn’t appear to be preventing Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare from blossoming on Sony’s next-gen machine. With the Redmond-based manufacturer’s timed exclusivity window seemingly up, EA Games is cur
News SWAT's This? Battlefield Hardline Unravels a Robbery on PS4, PS3
Spin-off shooter out this year
On the tail of yesterday’s rumours, EA Games has removed the handcuffs from police themed first-person shooter Battlefield Hardline. The title – which will be properly debuted at E3 next month – is due out on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 later this year, and will represent a “brand new” series in DI
Rumour Battlefield Adopts a Hardline in Police Themed PS4 Spin-Off
These leaks have got to Sting
Dead Space developer Visceral Games appears to be swapping corpses for cops, as strong rumours suggest that the studio is deep into development on a police-themed first-person shooter named Battlefield: Hardline. A different take on DICE’s legendary series, the game’s logo was uncovered on an EA Games server earlier...