Tag Archives: EA

Mass Effect Andromeda could paint humanity as the aggressive coloniser

An EA survey has suggested that Mass Effect Andromeda might take a somewhat surprising narrative route. Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way, where players will lead the fight for a new home in hostile territory — where WE are the aliens — …

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EA promotes Laura Miele to EVP of global publishing

FIFA publisher EA has announced that Laura Miele is joining its executive leadership team next month. The firm’s CEO Andrew Wilson announced Miele’s promotion in a blog post on its website, saying that her new role would be effective start Q1 2017 (April 1st). This is also when Peter Moore …

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EA apologises for giving Muslim UFC fighter a Christian victory celebration

UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has lambasted EA for giving his avatar a religiously inappropriate celebration in UFC 2. Eurogamer reports that in the game Nurmagomedov, who is a practising Muslim, can at times after a victory make the sign of the cross over his chest. The animation can be triggered …

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Is E3 in trouble?

MCV speaks to Rich Taylor, the senior vice president of E3 organiser ESA, about the recent loss of Activision and EA from the expo’s show floor. EA and Activision have both decided not to hold a booth at E3 this year. It has raised questions within the trade over the …

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Finally, EA backs virtual reality with Star Wars ‘experience’

Electronic Arts is the second major third-party publisher to develop a Virtual Reality project. Despite attracting support from a number of high profile developers, including Crytek, Rebellion and Creative Assembly, big third-party publishers have been reluctant to jump into the VR sector. Take-Two told MCV that it was waiting to …

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Plants vs Zombies card collecting spinoff incoming

EA’s Plants vs Zombies series is branching out into a third genre. Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes follows the template laid down by other card battlers by allowing players to amass a team of heroes and fending off against rival decks. Old characters will also be joined by a new cast. …

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ESA hits back at E3 critics, but is considering inviting consumers

A defiant ESA, the organiser of E3, says the LA expo is ‘essential and critical’ to the games industry. Its comments come after Activision joined EA in not renewing its E3 booth for 2016. The two businesses follow the likes of Sega, Bandai Namco and Disney in no-longer booking space …

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Adam Johnson cut from Football Manager and PES, EA working to do the same

Disgraced Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson is being expunged from the world of games. 28-year old Johnson faces a prison sentence after being found guilty of sexual activity with an underage girl. Due to the nature of his crime football game publishers are currently working to remove him from their titles. …

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Mass Effect: Andromeda slips to 2017

The next instalment in BioWare’s epic sci-fi RPG series will miss its Christmas 2016 release date. As reported by VG247, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen told attendees at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference that the game will be out in the first quarter of 2017. The holiday 2016 …

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