Electronic Arts

EA dumps Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions hours ahead of launch

November 17, 2017

I sense a disturbance in the Force, as if a million voices cried out in anger and were suddenly victorious. With only a few hours remaining before it officially launches in the US, EA have announced that Star Wars Battlefront II will no longer offer paid microtransactions.

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Games Review: Star Wars Battlefront 2 (Xbox One X, 2017): Tempted, but not quite giving in to the Dark Side

November 14, 2017

Star Wars Battlefront II, a game mired in launch window controversy. Is it as terrible as the screaming denizens of the internet would have you believe or is it all being blown out of proportion? For our Battlefront II review, we thought we’d split it into two discrete components — the single player campaign, reviewed by […]

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Games Review: Need for Speed Payback (Xbox One X, 2017): Grind before fun

November 13, 2017

If I can communicate anything to you about Need for Speed Payback, it’s this: when the game first asks you to pick a car, choose wisely. Choose wisely, because you’re going to have that car for a really, really long time.

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EA and DICE retool Star Wars Battlefront II‘s loot box and progression systems

November 1, 2017

Following player ire regarding Star Wars Battlefront II‘s implementation of loot box and XP progression systems during the game’s last beta period, Electronic Arts and developer DICE have announced a re-balancing of both systems in time for launch.

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EA shutters Visceral Games, in-development Star Wars title delayed indefinitely

October 17, 2017

Electronic Arts have closed the doors on in-house developer Visceral Games. The publisher announced the closure in a blog post from executive vice president Patrick Söderlund, along with the news that they would be making rather sweeping changes to Visceral’s still unnamed Star Wars adventure game. 

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EB Expo’s return to the Gold Coast is a successful one

October 10, 2017

This weekend saw the EB Expo return to its roots, overtaking the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre for the first time in five years. It was, by all accounts, a successful homecoming.

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Games Review: NBA Live 18 (PS4, 2017) is a step forward for a series overshadowed by the competition

September 22, 2017

Do you remember the last time you played an entry in the NBA Live series? Me either. More or less off the radar for about a decade at this point, the series is back in the public eye this year with NBA Live 18, a basketball sim with a clear desire to leave the series’ average reputation behind.

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Video Games Review: Madden NFL 18 (PS4, 2017) is somehow both the same game and a very different one

September 5, 2017

As of this filing, I will have now reviewed fully three instalments of the Madden NFL series for this website. Reviewing sports titles, as I’ve mentioned in previous reviews, is one of the easier aspects of the gig as a games critic — the games don’t change much year-to-year and they are, by and large, quite […]

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Video Games Review: Mass Effect: Andromeda (PS4, 2016) isn’t great, it’s just good and that’s okay

March 29, 2017

Mass Effect has been a series on my personal review Bucket List for quite some time. I wasn’t yet working as a journalist and critic when Mass Effect 3 was released in 2012 and so Bioware’s big post-Shepard return to the series, Mass Effect: Andromeda, was in my sights. Having finally crossed this particular item off my bucket list, […]

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EA officially announces Star Wars Battlefront II

March 29, 2017

Though its existence has been something of an open secret for a while now, Electronic Arts have formally announced the follow-up to their 2015 shooter Star Wars Battlefront. Moreover, Star Wars Battlefront II will have its first official showing at Star Wars Celebration 2017.

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Video Games Preview: Space Politics and Alien Sex Make A Grand Return In Mass Effect: Andromeda

February 23, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is going to be one hell of a game. From the moment I was introduced to the space-bound crew of the Ark Hyperion, hurtling as we were to realms unknown, I knew I was in this for the long haul. I will admit to having little prior experience with the Mass Effect […]

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Here’s the new Mass Effect: Andromeda teaser direct from CES 2017

January 5, 2017

Bioware general manager Aaryn Flynn took the stage during Nvidia’s press conference during CES 2017 today to debut the latest look at the hotly anticipated sci-fi RPG, Mass Effect: Andromeda. You can check out the new trailer, running on Nvidia’s very latest GTX graphics hardware, after the jump.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda finally confirms March launch date

January 4, 2017

Ahead  of their appearance at Nvidia’s keynote address at CES 2017 today, Bioware and Electronic Arts have unveiled the official release date for their upcoming sci-fi RPG Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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New Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay trailer demo’s the fight for a new home

December 2, 2016

The wait for footage from Bioware’s space-faring role-player Mass Effect Andromeda has been an excruciatingly long one, but it seems the gates are slowly beginning to open. The latest gameplay trailer debuted during The Game Awards last night and takes us on a guided tour of some the galaxy’s most hostile planets.

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Hold onto your butts: Bioware is going to drop a new Mass Effect Andromeda trailer in the next 24 hours

November 7, 2016

Happy N7 Day, Australian Mass Effect fans! With November 7 deemed the annual Mass Effect date of note, it makes sense that EA marketing would want to make the most of it and give the long-suffering, information-starved community a little something-something. Good news: the official Mass Effect Twitter account has confirmed a new Mass Effect Andromeda trailer is imminent.

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“You’re the new Pathfinder.” Mass Effect Andromeda‘s new trailer is here!

November 7, 2016

Following yesterday’s announcement of a new Mass Effect Andromeda trailer, EA and Bioware have delivered on their promise. The new cinematic trailer times in with a number of other Mass Effect related announcements for N7 Day. You can check out the trailer in full below the jump.

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Mass Effect 2 and 3 now available on Xbox One

November 7, 2016

The entire original Mass Effect trilogy is now compatible with Xbox One Backwards Compatibility. Both titles dropped for the console as a part of EA’s N7 Day celebrations.

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EA bails out of E3 2016, creates own seperate event EA Play

January 28, 2016

EA continues is longstanding tradition of marching to the beat of its own rather odd drum, announcing today that they have released their booth space at this year’s E3 Expo in favour of holding an event of their own the weekend prior.

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Games Review: Battlefield Hardline (PS4, 2015)

March 22, 2015

Battlefield Hardline takes the venerable combat FPS series in some pretty new directions. Eschewing military combat for a cops-vs-robbers angle, Hardline works hard to make the most of it’s premise. If you’re reading this review, it’s probably to find out what the game’s multiplayer is like – Battlefield’s multi has long been it’s big draw. […]

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Games Review: Dragon Age Inquisition (Xbox One, 2014)

November 24, 2014

Where do you start with a game like Dragon Age: Inquisition? Bioware have unleashed on an unprepared world a game with so much to see and do that it defies belief. Bioware have taken the lessons they learned from Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II and their mechanically similar Mass Effect series and applied them […]

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