Apex Legends Severely Punishes Cheaters

  Many of us have dealt with cheaters in our time and Respawn, like us, has had enough of it. According to a Reddit thread, Apex Legends cheaters have been hit with permanent hardware bans. Dropping the Hardware Ban Hammer This is more than your run-of-the-mill account suspension. If someone is caught cheating, both theirContinue reading “Apex Legends Severely Punishes Cheaters”

Apex Legends Launches Battle Pass and New Character Octane Tomorrow

  Apex Legends, the newest contender in the Battle Royale scene, is launching its first seasonal Battle Pass and first new character, Octane, March 19th.   The Wild Frontier Pass The Wild Frontier Pass will be available for 950 Apex Coins ($9.50). The pass will unlock three character skins for Lifeline, Wraith, and Mirage immediately.Continue reading “Apex Legends Launches Battle Pass and New Character Octane Tomorrow”

The Biggest Games of E3 2018 – Confirmations, Rumors and Some Wild Speculations …

E3 2018 is now just weeks away, so here are our top picks of the games we know that are coming, what might be making an appearance, and what we hope is coming from each of the major players. If something new is announced, we’ll add it to this article. First though, here are allContinue reading “The Biggest Games of E3 2018 – Confirmations, Rumors and Some Wild Speculations …”

A Way Out Review (Xbox One)

A Way Out is an interesting fusion of the narrative-driven, quick time event-heavy sort of gameplay that has seen its rise thanks to publishers/developers like Telltale Games shepherding these kinds of experiences into the mainstream gaming sphere, paired with the gritty crime and prison dramas that lit up the silver screen decades ago. Similar toContinue reading “A Way Out Review (Xbox One)”

Electronic Arts CFO responds to Battlefront II controversy … again

Following the massive community backlash against Electronic Art’s ‘microtransaction-based revenue model’ for its release of Star Wars: Battlefront II, the company CFO, Blake Jorgensen, has responded once again to the outcry and the resulting decision by EA to turn off all microtransactions just a few days before the game’s release. Addressing the 37th Nasdaq Investor Conference,Continue reading “Electronic Arts CFO responds to Battlefront II controversy … again”

EA Faces ‘Day of Reckoning,’ Loses $3 Billion in Stock

As reported by CNBC, Electronic Arts shareholders are applying distance between themselves and the company, which has resulted in EA seeing a drop in stock by 8.5 percent, the equivalent of 3.1 billion dollars of shareholder revenue. The stock had been in a steady decline for a few months prior, though it still remains valued atContinue reading “EA Faces ‘Day of Reckoning,’ Loses $3 Billion in Stock”

Making a Good Tie-In/Franchise Game: The Rules

Living in the age of mass markets and huge entertainment franchises, it seems a while since there was a decent game released that actually respected the source material and the license the studio managed to get it’s hands on. With the upcoming release of Star Wars: Battlefront II, EA’s second attempt to generate a successfulContinue reading “Making a Good Tie-In/Franchise Game: The Rules”

The Business Problem with AAA Publishers

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the mainstream gaming market will be aware of the complaints that have been circulating over the last couple of years. The seemingly constant focus on pre-ordering, franchise milking, and the shoe-horning of DLC at the expense of actual creativity has many pining for the ‘old days’ where aContinue reading “The Business Problem with AAA Publishers”

Grue Games Acquired By Seismic Games

Seismic Games have announced today that it has acquired Grue Games in a partnership that brings together a creative, technical and development talent. Grue’s CEO and former Studio Head of Beachhead (Activision Blizzard), John Linden, will take on the new role of President and Trey Watkins, Grue’s Chief Creative Officer, leading the former Grue developmentContinue reading “Grue Games Acquired By Seismic Games”

A Handful of Games Arrive on EA Access

Electronic Arts announced last Thursday that they will release a new patch of games on their subscription-based EA Acces platform. They first added a bunch of smaller Xbox Live Arcade games by PopCap, such as Heavy Weapon, Bejeweled 2, Bejeweled 3, Feeding Frenzy, Feeding Frenzy 2 and Zuma. Bioware also claimed that they will addContinue reading “A Handful of Games Arrive on EA Access”

New The Sims 4 Expansion City Living Trailer

The latest expansion to The Sims 4 just got a new, shiny trailer. The new expansion will be set in a metropolis, along with its cultural diversity, flashing lights and karaoke nights. The expansion will be released November 1st, and it is simply called City Living. City Living introduces players to the thriving city San Myshuno, alongContinue reading “New The Sims 4 Expansion City Living Trailer”

No Mass Effect Remastered Says EA Executive Peter Moore

Not long ago the fans of Mass Effect were given a statement, hinting that the remastered version of Mass Effect is not totally out of the question. This statement was made by non other than the Executive Vice President of Electronic Arts Patrick Söderlund, who gave an interview to Game Informer. According to Game Informer, SöderlundContinue reading “No Mass Effect Remastered Says EA Executive Peter Moore”