Posts Tagged ‘EA’

Consumer Outrage Hurts Stocks, Wipes Out $3.1 Billion In EA Value

It’s not just Disney and consumers who have a reason to be angry at Electronic Arts. Following a consumer revolt over its aggressive microtransaction strategies in Star Wars Battlefront 2, and despite Electronic Arts showing major growth over the past year up 52% year over year, its shares took a tumble after news that the […]

Community: How To [Not] Play Battlefront II

This may not be particularly surprising, but poking fun at Battlefront II is what all the cool kids are doing this week. The news this week is picking up on a story regarding Battlefront II and its AFK (AFC if you’re on Xbox/Playstation) problem, notably surrounding the cause of this shall-we-call-it player behavior anomaly. Polygon […]

[Not Massive] Titanfall 2 Trial Coming Soon

Titanfall 2 is a fantastic shooter whose success has been hampered thanks to the poorly timed launch between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. To bring more eyes to the game, Electronic Arts will be releasing a trial for PC and Xbox EA Origin/Access players on November 30th with the trial rolled out […]

[Column] EA Access Is A Pretty Good Deal

EA Access is a side-service available for Xbox One that trades a subscription for access to numerous Electronic Arts titles. $5 monthly or $30 annually grants access to the EA Vault, a number of full games, and ten hour trials of games that recently released or in many cases haven’t been released yet. There are […]

EA Gutting Play4Free Amidst SWTOR Growth

Electronic Arts has announced that a handful of titles from their free to play library will be shutting down this year. The list includes Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, Fifa World and Need 4 Speed World. Servers are set to shut down in about 90 days. Star Wars: The Old Republic continues to enjoy an “enthusiastic […]

EA Denies Origin Breach, Change Your Password Anyway

Electronic Arts has denied that the Origin service was the victim of a security breach, in a statement to PC Gamer. The statement comes in response to an article published earlier from a surge in users reporting unauthorized games being purchased on their accounts. “We found no indication at this point of a breach of […]

Ultima Forever Shutting Down August 29th

With Mythic Entertainment dead and buried, the last remnants of the company are beginning to fall. Ultima Forever is the latest domino to fall, with Electronic Arts announcing that the servers will come down on August 29th. While the past year has certainly been quite the adventure – in Britannia and beyond! – that adventure […]

Warhammer Opens All Accounts For Last Push

  Warhammer Online shuts down December 18th, and to send off the game with style Mythic has decided to open up all accounts for a last month and a half of bashing in skulls. There will even be some people playing Warhammer. A post on the official website notes that all accounts in good standing […]

EA Shuttering BattleForge

BattleForge is a real time strategy game developed by Electronic Arts and centers around the idea of your units being represented by trading cards in an odd merger of Pokemon and Rise of Nations. Originally launched as a subscription title, BattleForge joined EA’s Play4Free library alongside Battlefield and several other titles, offering the base deck […]

EA Introduces Origin Guarantee

Who ever heard of being able to return a digital download? The rare case on Steam, maybe, but otherwise you’re pretty much out of luck when it comes to digital purchases. Electronic Arts has unveiled the Great Game Guarantee, a new system that allows customers to return products that they don’t like, for a full […]