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GDC 2020 shrinks as EA, Hideo Kojima, PlayStation and Facebook all pull out

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(Image credit: Future)Update: Electronic Arts has provided a statement regarding its GDC 2020 presence.We are continuing to monitor the situation and will adjust guidelines to our employees as we feel is appropriate. ...

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EA canceled a third Star Wars game, codenamed Viking, before it was ever revealed

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Last year, EA canceled an unannounced Star Wars project that was once envisioned as a Battlefront spinoff.Codenamed Star Wars Viking, the game was intended to salvage some of the assets from Visceral's canceled Star Wars project, codenamed Ragtag. ...

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EA Motive is hiring for its unannounced new IP

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EA Motive is hiring a technical architect for its upcoming unannounced IP.The Montreal-based EA Motive has already seen some upheaval in its brief five years as a studio. ...

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EA has jacked up the prices of lots of old games on Steam

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EA might be just returning to Steam after a long hiatus, but many of its older games have continued to be sold on the platform for years.It seems to have been the regional prices that have been hit, with the US prices remaining the same. ...

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Patrick Mahomes and EA mock the 'Madden Curse' after the Chiefs' Super Bowl win

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Well my Super Bowl 'simulation' using a 1987 DOS football game couldn't have been more wrong, but I wasn't the only one whose prediction failed.The dreaded 'Madden Curse' tripped over its own feet and landed face-down in the turf as well, leaving the Super Bowl winning Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and EA Sports both asking: "What curse? ...

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Apex Legends is still coming to mobile and China, EA says

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Electronic Arts announced in May 2019 that its hit battle royale Apex Legends would be brought to mobile devices, and that it would also released in China.Nearly a year down the road, neither of those plans have come to fruition, but the company confirmed during today's Q3 earnings call that the wheels are still turning. ...

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PS5, Xbox Series X "will blow people's minds," says EA

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EA is apparently impressed with what they've seen from next-gen consoles, as the company recently called the PS5 and Xbox Series X "substantially" more powerful than current-gen consoles.Sony and Microsoft's respective next-gen consoles are both set to arrive Holiday 2020, setting up a potentially difficult situation for gamers looking for the latest and greatest hardware. ...

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EA Made Almost $1 Billion From Microtransactions Last Quarter

Gaming giant Electronic Arts reported earnings for its holiday quarter today, and the company performed ahead of expectations.In particular, revenue from EA's microtransaction bucket--called Live Services--reached nearly $1 billion. ...

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A Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic sequel is reportedly in the works at EA

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A Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic sequel is apparently in development at EA, according to a new report from Cinelix, the same source that accurately leaked the existence of the Obi-Wan TV show last year.Citing two separate sources it claims are close to Disney's Star Wars plans, a new take on BioWare's RPG has been greenlit by publisher Electronic Arts, one designed to "integrate elements from the first two games in order to bring certain things into the current Star Wars canon. ...

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Tetris returns to Android and iOS after EA’s version shuts down

Just days after EA announced that its mobile Tetris games will shut down on April 21st, new Tetris developer N3twork released an officially licensed version of the popular puzzle game for both Android and iOS.The new N3twork app isn’t the 100-player Tetris Royale app that the developer is also working on; rather, it’s an extremely basic mobile Tetris game. ...

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Tetris returns to Android and iOS after EA’s version shuts down

Just days after EA announced that its mobile Tetris games will shut down on April 21st, new Tetris developer N3twork released an officially licensed version of the popular puzzle game for both Android and iOS.The new N3twork app isn’t the 100-player Tetris Royale app that the developer is also working on; rather, it’s an extremely basic mobile Tetris game. ...

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Sea of Solitude, Worms WMD, Mable & the Wood and Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds come to EA Origin Access this month

First off, Jo-Mei Games' loneliness-fuelled adventure Sea of Solitude is making the leap from Origin Access Premiere to the cheaper Basic tier.There's also a very good TED talk about the game's goal of tackling loneliness. ...

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Command And Conquer Remastered Features Re-Recorded Audio After EA Loses Tapes

In the recording below, you can hear Kia Huntzinger returning to the role of EVA, the game's announcer, explaining what's happening during the match.Huntzinger is re-recording the dialog to match up to what players heard in the original game. ...

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EA Is Closing The Servers For Fight Night Round 4

Electronic Arts is closing the multiplayer servers for its boxing game Fight Night Round 4.An update on EA's website confirms that the servers for the 2009 Xbox 360/PS3 game will close on March 9, 2020. ...

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is EA's fastest-selling Star Wars game on PC

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is now EA's fastest-selling digital launch for a Star Wars game, and its best-selling Star Wars game on PC, based on its first two weeks.It's also received positive reviews mostly across the board, including our own Fallen Order review, so I guess the series really did just need another singleplayer game. ...

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EA doesn't see Microsoft's xCloud as a Project Atlas competitor

So far, testers have been able to play the likes of Titanfall 2 and Unravel, but EA won't be exclusively sticking with Project Atlas.It's already announced games for Microsoft's xCloud, and it's expected to release some on Stadia. ...

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Jedi: Fallen Order feels like EA's last chance to prove it deserves Star Wars

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When Disney gutted LucasArts and turned it into a licensing house in 2013, EA scored the 10-year Star Wars contract that all the other big publishers surely wanted.The third, Jedi: Fallen Order, will be out on Friday. ...

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Skate 4 is looking less likely than ever, as EA abandons trademark once again

Caroline Womack, Associate at video game law specialists Morrison Rothman LLP, also told GamesRadar that EA may have filed the new Skate trademark since the original one was up for renewal, and there was a chance it could be denied by the USTPO.However, once that latter filing's renewal was approved, EA likely let its newer Skate trademark expire simply for legal convenience. ...

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Dragon Age 4 is "probably" coming in 2022 or later, says EA

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During EA's Q2 2020 fiscal yearly earnings report call, chief operating and financial officer Blake Jorgensen said Dragon Age 4 will "probably" release after the studio's fiscal year of 2022.This means that April 2022 is currently earliest release date window for BioWare's next entry in the Dragon Age franchise. ...

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Despite Loot Box Controversy, EA's Star Wars: Battlefront Games Are Hugely Successful

The Star Wars: Battlefront series from Electronic Arts is a tremendous commercial success, despite all the hullabaloo about loot boxes and microtransactions.The publisher confirmed in its latest earnings report that the 2015 Star Wars: Battlefront and its 2017 sequel Battlefront II have combined to sell 33 million copies. ...

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