Tag: EA

EA CEO: Big changes and lineup additions in store over next couple of years

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson said that the massive game publisher is planning to expand its lineup of titles in the next couple of years in an analyst call today. Wilson said on the call that EA had decided to postpone its NBA Live game for the fiscal year that ends March 31, 2020. Instead, […]

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EA reports strong quarterly results on Apex Legends, FIFA, and Madden growth

Electronic Arts reported earnings that hit expectations for the second fiscal quarter ended September 30, thanks to strong games like Apex Legends, FIFA 20, and Madden NFL 20. EA reported adjusted earnings per share of 97 cents on revenue of $1.277 million. That compares to analyst expectations of adjust EPS of 80 cents on revenue […]

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Why Electronic Arts games are coming back to Steam (probably)

Electronic Arts is probably going to announce soon that it is bringing its games back to the Steam PC gaming portal. Last week, the Madden and Battlefield publisher posted a teaser on Twitter. The video shows an EA coffee mug with steam coming off the top. And since then, some more evidence points to EA […]

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EA’s Madden NFL 20 documentary debuts today on The CW

The CW Network, Electronic Arts, and the National Football League (NFL) announced the premiere of a one-hour primetime esports special, the EA Sports Madden NFL 20 Classic, will be airing today at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on the CW. The Madden NFL 20 Classic (presented by Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew) was the largest tournament in Madden […]

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EA launches cloud gaming technical trial

Ken Moss, chief technology officer at Electronic Arts, announced today that the company has begun a technical trial for a cloud gaming service. In launching the trial of the service, EA is joining the bandwagon for cloud gaming, which Google has been evangelizing in advance of its Stadia service launching in November. “The collective enthusiasm […]

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Xbox rolls over Nintendo to lead a sleepy August for gaming industry TV spend

The summer slump for gaming brands continued in August, with the industry’s estimated total spend coming in around $3.6 million, down from July’s $6.2 million. Xbox surpassed longtime frontrunner Nintendo to claim 30.7% of the industry outlay, followed by Rockstar Games with 28.8%. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution […]

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Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville hands-on — It’s time for cute combat

Close to the 10th anniversary of the zany Plants vs. Zombies, Electronic Arts is launching a new game in the series: Plants vs. Zombies: The Battle for Neighborville. Yes, there will be zombies on your lawn again. I played the game at the recent Gamescom fan event in Cologne, Germany, and it brings back some […]

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Why video games are shooting down the Hollywood model

Not that long ago, big video games used to get sold like big movies: a flashy trailer, lots of messageboard hype, some fan conference sneak previews, and then a big make-or-break release date. Those early sales numbers determined whether something was a big hit like Grand Theft Auto V, or a big flop like Transformers: […]

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FIFA 2020 and Megan Rapinoe? 1,100 fans petition EA to put women’s soccer star on cover

Megan Rapinoe is the star of the U.S. women’s soccer team, which won the 2019 World Cup. And now fans are petitioning Electronic Arts to put her image on the cover of its next video game, FIFA 2020. Fan Darren Holland started the petition on Change.org after IGN (another gaming news site) posted a mock […]

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EA Patches Origin Vulnerabilities That Could Put Millions At Risk

Check Point Research and CyberInt spotted vulnerabilities in EA’s Origin platform which if exploited could have put millions of the company’s users at risk. Hackers could have hijacked and exploited millions of Origin accounts had they exploited the vulnerabilities. The cybersecurity companies had alerted EA which moved quickly to address the matter. Advertising EA happens […]

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Check Point Research: Origin patches flaw that could have exposed millions of player accounts

Electronic Arts appears to have dodged a cybersecurity bullet that could have resulted in the takeover of millions of players of accounts for its Origin online gaming service. Check Point Research and CyberInt investigated a chain of vulnerabilities that, once exploited, could have exposed the user accounts. They informed EA of the problem, and the […]

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Gaming’s Climate Dread in a 4K Streaming Ecosystem

In 2003, the landscape of New South Wales, Australia, was turning inside-out. Persistent droughts were sucking the earth dry while open cut mining left scars in the ground tens of meters deep. Reflecting on the destabilizing events, the philosopher Glenn Albrecht coined the term solastalgia, describing it as a “form of mental or existential distress […]

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order hands-on — Better Call Saw! Or maybe not

The most important revelation from the Electronic Entertainment Expo gameplay reveal of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order wasn’t the cool lightsaber attacks or your adorable BD-1 droid companion. It’s the apperance of Saw Gerrera. Seeing the radical resistance fighter was a nice surprise for hardcore Star Wars fans. But it makes sense considering the game’s premise. […]

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EA adds indie games RustHeart, Lost in Random, and new Hazelight project to Originals label

Electronic Arts is continuing to expand its partnerships with indie developers. Today, the publisher revealed that it’s adding three new games to its EA Originals program: RustHeart, Lost in Random, and a new game from A Way Out developer Hazelight Studios. The news came from a small panel EA hosted during its EA Play fan […]

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