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  • News Battlefield V's Release Schedule Is So Ridiculous There's Now a Guide

    You can play up to 11 days early

    We recently ran a Soapbox about how bigger games now have two release dates, but Battlefield V has four or more. The official release date is 20th November, but if you order the Deluxe Edition you can play from 15th November. That’s not massively different to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey or Shadow of the Tomb Raider...

  • News EA Motive Founder Jade Raymond Departs Montreal Studio

    'We wish her all the best'

    In a surprise move, former Ubisoft executive and EA Motive founder Jade Raymond has left the behemoth publisher. Games Beat reports that Samantha Ryan – who’s currently in charge of Maxis, BioWare, and EA’s mobile studios – will take over, fronting all of the company’s North American sub-units apart from Respawn...

  • News EA Games Up to 80 Per Cent Off in NA PS Store Sale

    It's in the savings

    EA’s slashing the prices of its various games, with a new PlayStation Store sale in North America cutting costs by up to 80 per cent. PlayStation Plus subscribers can get the recently released NBA Live 19 for as little as $23.99, while older titles like Battlefield 1 ($5.19) and Star Wars Battlefront 2 ($9.99) can be yours for...

  • News Battlefield V Open Beta Test Is Now Live on PS4

    The call of duty

    Attention, soldiers! EA has just announced that its open beta test for Battlefield V is now live in all regions. You'll be able to play from today, tackling the new Rotterdam map in Conquest mode, and Arctic Fjord on both Conquest and Grand Operations. No clear ending time or date has been provided, but we're sure it'll continue...

  • News New Battlefield V Trailer Gives Us the Lowdown on Single Player, Multiplayer Modes

    Details battle royale mode

    There doesn't seem to be a huge amount of excitement surrounding Battlefield V, but it's looking pretty strong in this new video. Titled 'This is Battlefield V', the trailer talks us through all the game's various modes, and it looks impressive. We even learn how the game's battle royale mode, named Firestorm, will work...

  • News Battlefield V Open Beta Available to Download Now on PS4

    Rally the troops

    The open beta test for Battlefield V might not be starting for a few days (or tomorrow if you've pre-ordered), but it's available to download and install on your PlayStation 4 right now. EA has given everyone a chance to get the beta ready ahead of its launch, so if you're planning on getting involved, you should set it downloading...

  • News EA to Support Jacksonville Victims' Families with $1 Million Donation

    Livestream planned next week

    EA has pledged a $1 million contribution to the families of the victims involved in the shooting in Jacksonville last week. For those of you who don’t know, players had gathered to play Madden NFL 19 as part of a qualifier event for the publisher’s Madden Classic series when a gunman fired off shots, killing two...

  • Gamescom 2018 Battlefield V Introduces the Company

    Action men and women

    EA’s making a meal out of Battlefield V’s new Company feature, but what it boils down to is customisation. Across the first-person shooter's two factions – Britain and Germany – you’ll be able to completely personalise the title’s four main classes. This expands to both cosmetic changes and ability upgrades, allowing...

  • News Battlefield V's Explosive New Trailer Teases Battle Royale Mode

    Ring of fire

    We said yesterday that Battlefield V's Gamescom trailer would be bombastic, and here it is, featuring all the explosions you could possibly squeeze into two minutes. It looks visually stunning and chaotic on a grand scale -- something of a series trademark. Perhaps the most notable thing about this trailer, however, is the last 20...

  • News Battlefield V Gamescom Trailer Explodes onto the Scene Tomorrow

    "Devastation is coming"

    Oh yeah, Battlefield V is on the way this October. It's difficult to keep track of all these big, end-of-year releases, as 2018's last few months are absolutely stacked. Anyway, DICE's World War 2 shooter looks set to appear at Gamescom 2018, as its trailer is being teased ahead of time. That's right, a brand new trailer...

  • News Electronic Arts Executive Patrick Söderlund to Exit

    The legend leaves

    Patrick Söderlund, the somewhat scary Electronic Arts executive who you will almost certainly recognise from various press conferences over the years, has decided to depart his role as Chief Design Officer at the publishing giant. The Swedish suit got his start as CEO at developer DICE, but eventually worked his way up the...

  • News Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown Fronts Madden NFL 19

    Made of Steeler stuff

    The Pittsburgh Steelers’ superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown will be the face of Madden NFL 19, on the back of a season where he registered over 100 receptions for around 1,600 yards. The six-time Pro Bowler is one of seven players with a 99 rating in the game, and is the first star to be featured without his helmet on...

  • News You Can Customise ANTHEM's Damage Floaties to Your Tastes

    Music to our ears

    Is this the official term now? Damage floaties? Hmm, it works, we suppose. So yes, there’s been some criticism of ANTHEM’s number indicators, which pour off enemies when you fill them with lead. But the good news is that BioWare is making them totally customisable: you can turn them off entirely, you can make them smaller (or,...

  • News ANTHEM's Full E3 2018 Gameplay Demo Does Massive Damage

    Looks riveting, lads

    It won the E3 2018 Best Action Game award, so here’s 20 minutes of ANTHEM to feas—uh, sorry, just fighting to keep our eyes open. Yes, the big new game from BioWare in all of its flashy, multi-million dollar glory is here. Watch the video for classes, matchmaking, loot, and bosses with health bars bigger than foot-long...

  • News Amy Hennig Leaves EA, Goes Independent

    "Ragtag" Star Wars game now open world

    With EA closing Visceral Games last year and its Amy Hennig-fronted Star Wars game, codenamed "Ragtag", being handed over to EA Vancouver, it appeared that the future of the project was in doubt. Now, in an interview with Eurogamer at this year's Gamelab conference, Hennig has announced that she left EA in...

  • News Unravel Two Demo Available This Week on PS4

    It takes two

    Unravel Two was one of EA's only real surprises at its EA Play press conference, announcing that the sequel would be ready to purchase immediately. Now the publisher has released a demo on the PlayStation Store, so you can try your hand at this cutesy co-op adventure before you buy. The demo consists of the game's first two levels, and...

  • Guide FIFA 19 - Everything We Know So Far

    The beautiful game

    EA announced the inevitable FIFA 19 during its E3 2018 press conference, along with a ton of information about what we can expect from this latest entry. The biggest new feature ties into EA's recent acquisition of the Champion's League licence, which provides a new mode based on the hottest European competition. In this guide,...

  • Guide Battlefield V - Everything We Know So Far

    Battlefield Royale

    EA finally revealed Battlefield V at its press conference during E3 2018, and it's pretty much as you expected it. It takes place during World War 2, features one of those crazy popular Battle Royale modes, and a bunch of systems have been tweaked to emphasise team play. In this guide we'll run you through everything we know...

  • Guide ANTHEM - Everything We Know So Far

    More than just Destiny 3

    EA finally revealed more about the enigma that is the upcoming shooter MMO ANTHEM during this year's press conference at E3 2018. We now know that it's a shared-world shooter like Destiny 2, that it features a single player story to follow, and that there's a bunch of usual BioWare trimmings like classes, statistics, and...

  • News EA Gives the Middle Finger to Those Against Women in Battlefield V

    "Accept it or don't buy the game"

    You may have noticed the backlash to Battlefield V regarding the game's inclusion of women. Using the hashtag #NotMyBattlefield, passionate fans have been making their distaste for this abundantly clear, calling it "historically inaccurate". EA has now made its stance on the matter in an interview with Gamasutra at...

  • E3 2018 BioWare Intends to Return to Mass Effect in the Future

    Dragon Age prototyping taking place

    ANTHEM, with the greatest of respect, does not look like a BioWare game. Well, not in the traditional sense, anyway. Many fans are wondering what the future holds for Mass Effect, then. Is this the studio’s new direction – or is there a chance it could return to its dialogue-heavy role-playing franchise in the...

  • E3 2018 Unravel Two, Out Now, Is Local Co-Op Only

    Just the two of us

    A quick note for those of you planning to pick up Unravel Two, which was announced and released hours ago: there’s no online co-op. Despite the game having a big multiplayer focus, it can currently only be played in local multiplayer. There is, obviously, a single player option as well. This means that you’re going to have to...

  • E3 2018 Where the Hell Was Skate 4 at EA's Press Conference?

    Face plant

    There was a big, skateboard-shaped hole in EA’s big E3 2018 press conference today: where was Skate 4? Expectations, as they so often are, were raised to astronomical levels earlier this week when the publisher unceremoniously re-enabled Skate 3’s servers on last-gen consoles. Many, perhaps not unreasonably, assumed that it signalled...

  • Talking Point Does Days Gone Need a New Release Date Already?

    ANTHEM invades the party

    You’ve got to feel for Sony Bend sometimes. The studio can’t ever seem to catch a break with Days Gone, but in the wake of a positive Game Informer cover story campaign and a decent release date reveal earlier this week, everything was looking good for the PlayStation 4 exclusive. And then ANTHEM just announced that...

  • Round Up What Did EA Announce at Its E3 2018 Press Conference?

    A full recap of Electronic Arts' show

    What did EA announce at its E3 2018 press conference, then? Well, despite having a rather lengthy running time, the latest EA Play 2018 event was surprisingly short on software reveals and showcases. ANTHEM was, as you’d expect, the biggest game on stage – but here’s the full roster of reveals that the...

  • E3 2018 NBA Live 19 Gets a Flashy Debut Trailer During EA Play

    Slam dunk

    Coinciding with the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA final last night, EA squeezed in the announcement trailer for NBA Live 19. Check out the trailer above. As alluded in the trailer, the game will feature NBA league play as well as street basketball. Returning is The One, a mode in which you create your own unique player and guide...

  • E3 2018 Linger in Loneliness With Sea of Solitude, Coming Early 2019

    Exploring loneliness

    Electronic Arts has announced the next game in its EA Originals program, titled Sea of Solitude. Described as an adventure that focuses on exploration, the story explores a character named Kay as she tries to find out what happened to her. "On her search to change, she soon finds out that her biggest enemies are not the huge...

  • E3 2018 EA Surprise Releases Unravel Two Today

    Yarny's back right now

    The announcement of the first Unravel title at EA's E3 2015 show is one of the few bright spots in EA's often uneven shows. The game looked delightful at announce, and ultimately ended up being a rather good game, with wonderful visuals and an exceptional soundtrack. So it's very exciting to see EA greenlight a sequel from...

  • E3 2018 EA Teases New Star Wars Battlefront 2 Content, The Clone Wars

    But no gameplay just yet

    EA has announced new content arriving for Star Wars Battlefront 2 after months of speculation. New characters will be added to the roster, including fan favourites Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, General Grievous and Count Dooku. Along with the unveiling is the title for their next season named The Clone...

  • Talking Point Did the EA Play 2018 Press Conference Hit the Right Notes?

    This is the ANTHEM

    Electronic Arts has just wrapped up its E3 2018 curtain raiser with its EA Play 2018 press conference, where it showed off new gameplay footage of ANTHEM and Battlefield V. But the real surprises were Unravel Two and Sea of Solitude. But what did you think of the publisher’s show this year? Did it improve on last year’s...

  • E3 2018 Check Out Battlefield V Multiplayer in New Trailer

    Boom

    As you might've expected, Battlefield V received an explosive new trailer during EA's E3 2018 press conference. You can view it above. Focusing on the multiplayer side of the game, the trailer showcases the variety of vehicles, the impressive destruction, and the ability to move around weapon emplacements. As ever, it looks visually stunning...

  • E3 2018 Battlefield V to Include Battle Royale Mode

    Of course

    During its brief showing on the stage at EA Play, developers from DICE confirmed that Battlefield V will include a Battle Royale mode, because of course it will. DICE says that Royale will be "unlike anything you've played before", as it brings Battlefield's "core pillars of destruction, team play, and vehicles" to the popular mode...

  • E3 2018 Unravel 2 Gets an ESRB Rating

    Could include co-op

    Developer Coldwood Interactive has always stated that it's working on a sequel, but it looks like Unravel 2 is poised for its grand unveiling at this evening's EA Play event. The title's ESRB rating has appeared on the board's website, along with a brief description that hints at some sort of co-op. The description reads: "This...

  • News Skate 3's Restarted Servers Spark Skate 4 Speculation

    E3 2018 announcement inbound?

    Remember a while back when a group of Skate fans rallied together to spam the message "#Skate4" on all of EA's Instagram posts? And then an EA employee Tweeted out the hashtag, which of course went viral? Rumours surrounding a possible Skate 4 have been on and off for some years now, but a fresh clue has emerged, and...

  • News Brand New ANTHEM Assets Unearthed Ahead of E3 2018

    Throw all your hands up

    ANTHEM, the new Destiny-esque co-operative game from Mass Effect developer BioWare, is shaping up to be one of the biggest games of E3 2018 – even though there are question marks over its ability to deliver something new and original. And in less than a week’s time, you’ll be learning a lot more about the title at...

  • News EA Amps Up Anthem Ahead of E3 2018 With Short Teaser

    "Something is out there"

    As Push Square's very own Sammy Barker points out in his latest Talking Point, many publishers are making announcements and teasing games before E3 has even started, and EA has just joined the party. In a recent Tweet, the third party giant has announced that BioWare's new, mysterious sci-fi project Anthem will indeed be...

  • News Battlefield V Leaves Season Pass and Pay-to-Win in the Trenches

    Returns to World War 2 on 19th October

    EA just wrapped up Battlefield V’s awful reveal stream, which made last week’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 showcase look like a masterpiece. In truth, we’re not sure why the publisher decided to put this show on at all: it hired out a fancy set purely to put three awkward looking devs on stage for 30...

  • News Battlefield V Teaser Trailer All But Confirms World War II Setting

    In case there was any doubt

    Battlefield V, or Battlefield 5 as some sites have taken to naming it, will be officially unveiled later this week – and in order to amp up enthusiasm, publisher EA has released a teensy snippet of footage to get you in the mood. You can watch all 10 seconds below: While it doesn’t show much other than a grizzled...

  • News Battlefield V Reveal Will Be Livestreamed on 23rd May

    V for victory

    Battlefield V, the next instalment in the first-person franchise, will be revealed live on 23rd May. You’ll be able to tune in live from 13:00 PT, with comedian Trevor Noah taking on hosting duties. And that’s really the sum of what we know so far. Rumours recently suggested that Battlefield V may have a Battle Royale mode,...

  • News European PlayStation Store Weekend Sale Offers Discounts on Select EA Games

    Wallets at the ready

    The European PS Store has been treated to yet another sale, this time focusing squarely on titles from Electronic Arts. With the deals only active for the weekend, it could be worth a quick look to see if there's anything you fancy playing over a lazy couple of days. There are some quite significant savings to be made here,...

  • News New Battlefield Game to Be Unveiled Later This Month

    "Battlefield will never be the same"

    Of course a new title in the Battlefield series is on the way, but we'll have some idea of what it is later this month. Players discovered a hidden room in Battlefield 1 that, after some digging, revealed a morse code message that led them to this website. The morse code also said, "On May 23, Battlefield will...

  • Rumour Battlefield V Has a Battle Royale Prototype in the Works

    Of course

    Hot on the heels of reports coming out of Activision that Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII will have a Battle Royale mode in lieu of its traditional single player campaign, word is that DICE is scurrying to get in on the gold rush, too. According to Games Beat, citing “someone with knowledge of the studio”, the Swedish developer already...

  • News Burnout Paradise Remastered Patch Smashes onto PS4 Today

    Update: Available now

    Criterion Games has revealed on Twitter that a patch for Burnout Paradise Remastered will be barrel rolling its way to PlayStation 4 today. The headline fix will be to the corrupted save files, which seemed to be a pretty widespread issue. Stats in online play will also be addressed, and we're hoping the game's hard crashes...

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    Review A Way Out

    It takes two

    In keeping with A Way Out's theme of co-operation, this review has been written by Senior Staff Writer Stephen Tailby and Reviewer Alex Stinton, and sees them discussing their joint experience. What follows is their thoughts on the game, presented in a conversational manner. Enjoy. Stephen: So, A Way Out, then. It's Josef Fares'...

  • Rumour An Open World Star Wars Game is in Development at EA Vancouver

    Search your feelings, you know it to be true

    It wouldn't exactly be a surprise to learn that EA is working on an open world Star Wars game, but thanks to a job listing for EA Vancouver, we now have a pretty big clue that suggests exactly that. EA Vancouver took over development duties on Visceral Games' Star Wars project after the publisher closed...

  • Guide Can You Play A Way Out in Single Player on PS4?

    And is the co-op local or online?

    A Way Out is the latest game from Josef Fares, the man who brought us the rather excellent Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. While Vincent and Leo's adventure looks very interesting, something not everyone is clear on is just how you can play it; is it purely co-op, or can you, in fact, play alone? Is it local co-op...

  • Round Up A Way Out PS4 Reviews Stage a Prison Break

    Co-op king?

    A Way Out is one of the more interesting titles of the year; a story-driven set-piece laden spectacle played entirely in online or offline co-op. Published by EA and directed by Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons creator Josef Fares, this prison break escapade has always stood out from the crowd – even when Fares has been told to shut his...

  • News A Way Out Breaks Free with Cinematic Launch Trailer

    Home free

    Experimental co-op adventure A Way Out stages a prison break amid a wave of anticipation on the PlayStation 4 this week, and publisher EA has capped off the hype with a concise launch trailer. The cinematic clip demonstrates the title’s two-player format, while showing off a vast variety of scenes from the release, including a motorcycle...

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    Review Burnout Paradise Remastered

    Paradise

    It’s not so much the destination but the journey that makes Burnout Paradise Remastered sing like Avril Lavigne in her punk princess pomp. Glittering yellow gates beg to be smashed; crimson coloured billboards linger precariously at the end of ramps, begging to be kissed by your bonnet. And all this while you’re en route to the...

  • News Star Wars Battlefront 2 Revamps Entire Progression System Amid Controversy

    Microtransactions coming back for costumes

    Star Wars Battlefront 2 is being ripped up and reassembled following an enormous backlash at the backend of last year. Set to roll out on 21st March, developer DICE has been busy revamping pretty much everything to do with the release’s progression, presumably as part of a last-ditch effort to win back...