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  1. Armenius

    Electronic Arts and Valve Announce Partnership to Bring EA Access Subscription and EA Games to Steam

    After leaks earlier last week, EA has officially confirmed via press release that they will be releasing games on Steam once again. Not only that, but EA Access will also be available through Steam starting in Spring next year. The first new EA game to be released on Steam will be Star Wars...
  2. Armenius

    Guinness Book of World Records creates new record just for EA: "Most-downvoted Comment on Reddit"

    Shortly prior to the release of the much-maligned Star Wars Battlefront II, an EA representative on Reddit tried to address the concerns players had with the time sink required in the game to unlock new characters that included the predatory real money microtransaction system to reduce that...
  3. Armenius

    EA joins The Khronos Group, will collaborate on Vulkan

    In what the article calls a surprise move, EA has joined The Khronos Group as a contributing member for Vulkan, NNEF, and gITF. After being one of the first to support the move to low-level graphic APIs with Mantle and later DirectX 12, EA is a latecomer among the bigger publishing houses to...
  4. F

    Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

    The Trailer is out, it's a little late but here you go. This trailer costs $4.99 to watch, but in all seriousness will EA actually deliver or will we get another bomb?
  5. Armenius

    Battlefield V's battle royale Firestorm is now live

    The long-awaited Battle Royale mode for Battlefield V went live this morning on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To differentiate itself from other Battle Royale games on the market, Battlefield V has players complete radiant objectives throughout the game in order to gain access to the best...
  6. cageymaru

    The Latest Battlefield V: Firestorm Reveal Trailer Details Battle Royale Mode

    Electronic Arts has released the Battlefield V: Firestorm reveal trailer that details the game's new 64-player Battle Royale mode. It will feature a ring of fire that slowly creeps in to shrink the map, squad revives, artillery strikes, combat vehicles, high-reward objectives that offer the best...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Respawn Bans Over 355,000 Apex Legends Cheaters

    Over the weekend, the developers behind the surprise battle royale hit Apex Legends claimed they've banned over 355,000 cheaters though the game's Easy-Anti-Cheat system. That's significantly more than the 16,000 cheaters they reportedly banned in February, but like the PubG devs, they reiterate...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    EA Will Skip the E3 2019 Press Conference

    Following in Sony's footsteps, EA just announced that they're skipping the press conference at E3 this year. In its place, they'll have multiple livestreams from game developers at their EA Play event the weekend before E3 starts ups. EA claims this is what their player base wants, and...
  9. cageymaru

    Anthem Is a Buggy Mess

    Bioware's newest game Anthem seems to be a buggy mess as it has been accused of crashing PlayStation 4 gaming consoles to the point where Sony is issuing refunds for the game's purchase. Some are reporting that their PlayStation 4 consoles no longer work after Anthem crashes the console. Luckily...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Apex Legends Hits 50 Million Players

    In a tweet that Eurogamer spotted, Respawn's CEO revealed that Apex Legends has hit 50 million players merely 4 weeks after the surprise launch. Roundhill Investments has been tracking the progress of Apex Legend's meteoric rise, and notes that it took Fortnite almost 5 times as long to hit 50...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Respawn's Star Wars Game Will Be Revealed on April 13

    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is already scheduled to come out his fall, but unlike Respawn's last big release, they aren't going to drop it without an official announcement first. On the official Star Wars news feed, Disney revealed that EA and Respawn will "pull back the curtains" on April 13...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Post Release Reviews of Anthem are Still Mixed

    Anthem had a rather complicated release schedule, so complicated that EA had to publish a 4 by 5 chart just to let players figure out when they can play the game. But as of February 22nd, Anthem is out for pretty much everyone, and the gaming press has had a whole weekend and a few weekdays to...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    EA Australia and ArenaNet Hit With Significant Layoffs

    Apparently, its layoff season in the gaming industry. Activision-Blizzard let hundreds of employees go earlier this month, and now, gamesindustry.biz reports that EA and ArenaNet are losing a significant number of employees as well. EA Australia is behind a number of (relatively) high profile...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    Today's Battlefield V Patch Adds DLSS and Optimizes Ray Tracing

    EA DICE posted a big update to Battlefield V today. Among other things, the developers added a "new system that will ensure consistency between TTK (Time to Kill) and TTD (Time to Death) regardless of the network performance issues," and fixed quite a few bugs and exploits. But the devs also...
  15. cageymaru

    Apex Legends Hits 25 Million Players and 2 Million Concurrent Peak in Its First Week

    Vince Zampella of Respawn Entertainment has announced that Apex Legends has surpassed the 25 million player mark in its first week. Also the peak number of concurrent players during that week was 2 million over the weekend. He also announced that Season One starts in March and there will be a...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    Respawn to Launch "New Twist on the Titanfall Universe" Following Apex's Popularity

    In their Q3 2019 Earnings Conference Call, EA seemed to be quite happy with their recent Respawn acquisition. They repeatedly mention Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order as one of their leading upcoming titles, and Andrew Wilson mentioned that Apex had "nearly 600,000 peak and current users in the...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Disney Comments on EA Star Wars Partnership

    EA has an exclusive license to produce Star Wars games, but there's been plenty of outrage on the internet focused on what they've chosen to do with that license. Multiple promising projects, like another KOTOR or a "Star Wars Uncharted" game have allegedly been canceled or turned down, while...
  18. cageymaru

    Electronic Arts Stock Falls 14% After Missing Q3 2019 Earnings Estimate

    Electronic Arts stock fell 14% in after hours trading as the gaming giant missed its Q3 2019 earnings estimate. EA reported revenue totaling $1.61 billion compared to the Refinitiv estimate of $1.75 billion. Earnings were $1.95 per share compared to the analyst estimate of $1.94 per share. EA...
  19. AlphaAtlas

    EA Files New Jade Empire Trademark

    PCGamesN spotted a trademark application for what could potentially be a follow up to Jade Empire, Bioware's far eastern fantasy RPG. While generally overshadowed by KOTOR, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Bioware's other IPs, the 2005 RPG was Bioware's first original setting. It came to PC 2 years...
  20. AlphaAtlas

    Bioware Supposedly Tried to Make a KOTOR Sequel

    Ever since Obsidian published Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Star Wars fans have been asking for another proper sequel to the series. While we did get The Old Republic from Bioware's Austin studio, the WoW-like MMO gameplay and other aspects tend to turn off fans of the older...
  21. cageymaru

    Nexon Is up for Sale According to Reports

    According to reports, video game publisher Nexon is up for sale. Nexon founder Kim Jung-joo and his wife Yoo Jung-hyun are seeking to sell their 98.64% equity stake in the company. But the sale is complicated as NXC only own 47.98% of shares in Japan. "Nexon Korea is a wholly owned subsidiary of...
  22. AlphaAtlas

    EA Allegedly Cancels Open World Star Wars Game

    Citing "three people familiar with the matter," Kotaku claims that a long running Star Was project under development in EA's Vancouver office has been canceled. This "open world" Star Wars game allegedly inherited some art assets from Visceral Games' Uncharted-like Star Wars game, which itself...
  23. AlphaAtlas

    BioWare Shows Off Anthem at CES

    As the game approaches release, Bioware is showing off more and more of Anthem. Over the weekend, IGN gave us a 15 minute look at one of Anthem's missions, and EA has revealed even more in their official CES 2019 trailer. Check out the 4k footage here. Check out the latest exclusive 4K Anthem...
  24. AlphaAtlas

    Mass Effect Andromeda 1 Year Later

    Mass Effect Andromeda is over a year old now. The game is still hits GPUs pretty hard, hence we've used it in some of our 2018 video card reviews, but the public's general opinion of the game remains mixed at best. EA has all but dropped support for the game, with no singleplayer DLC on the...
  25. AlphaAtlas

    Battlefield 5 DLC Delayed Due to Technical Issues

    As we reported yesterday, Battlefield 5's "Overture" was supposed to launch today. But on the official Battlefield Twitter, the developers announced that the new DLC has been delayed due to an unspecified issue. As of now, there's no concrete timetable for the free DLC's release, but the...
  26. AlphaAtlas

    Princess Leia's Only Hope is Coming to Battlefront 2

    On Wednesday, EA uploaded a trailer for Battlefront II: Battle of Geonosis, which gives us our first look at EA's take on Obi-Wan Kenobi. Overall, it looks pretty good. In fact, Eurogamer points out that some of the game's CGI scenes look markedly better than the movie scenes they're trying to...
  27. AlphaAtlas

    C&C Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert are Getting Remasters

    Following backlash against C&C Rivals, EA confirmed that some kind of PC Command and Conquer remaster was in the works last month, but the conformation was short on details. Yesterday, EA went into a little more detail on their website. Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Command & Conquer: Red...
  28. cageymaru

    Battlefield V - Official Launch Trailer

    Here is the official launch trailer for the game Battlefield V. I tried to ignore it, but after watching Twitch streams of it last night, I'll be in the trenches on November 20th. RTX on / RTX off! Battlefield V is out worldwide November 20. Battlefield V is World War 2 like you've never...
  29. AlphaAtlas

    Battlefield V is Live a Day Early

    DICE seems to be following Bethesda's lead, as they've launched the Battlefield V for Origin Access Premier members a little earlier than planned. Earlier today, forum member spaceman noticed that the game seems to launch, while others are reporting general Origin weirdness. Twitch is filled...
  30. AlphaAtlas

    Battlefield V's Launch Maps Revealed

    Battlefield V isn't launching with Battle Royale, but there will still be plenty to do at launch. Battlefield developers DICE just uploaded a video showing off the maps Battlefield V will launch with. Check out the reveal video here. In Battlefield V, you'll fight through the unexplored...
  31. cageymaru

    The Battlefield V PC System Requirements Have Been Released

    The Battlefield V PC system requirements have been released. The recommended spec is as follows. OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later. Processor (AMD): AMD Ryzen 3 1300X. Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent. Memory: 12GB RAM. Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB...
  32. cageymaru

    EA Discusses the Battlefield V Progress and Economy Systems

    EA has created a blog post about the upcoming Battlefield V progression system and economy. They explain how unlocks through game play and real world currency will work. They emphasize that neither Battlefield Currency or real-world money will give a player an unfair advantage over another...
  33. AlphaAtlas

    Titanfall Devs Have More Than One Game in the Works

    After poor Titanfall 2 sales, the future of Respawn and the Titanfall series seemed grim. But in their Q2 2019 Earnings Call, EA confirmed that Titanfall developers Respawn will release more than one game next year. We already know that Respawn is working on a Star Wars Game, but EA's CEO said...
  34. AlphaAtlas

    EA Announces Project Atlas Cloud Gaming Initiative

    Hot on the heels of Microsoft's xCloud announcement, EA formally announced their own cloud gaming project. According to EA, "Project Atlas" is more than just a streaming initiative, and already involves over 1000 EA employees. In addition to streaming to multiple devices, EA wants to use the...
  35. AlphaAtlas

    Battlefield V Won't Launch With Battle Royale

    According to EA's own roadmap, Battlefield V won't launch with its advertised "Firestorm" battle royale mode. Assuming everything goes according to plan, Firestorm will come alongside chapter 3 of Battlefield's "Tides of War" service "starting in March" of 2019. Battle Royale comes to...
  36. AlphaAtlas

    EA Defies Belgian Lootbox Law

    Back in April, Belgium declared that in-game lootboxes are illegal "games of chance." Publishers like Valve, Blizzard, and 2K ripped lootbox systems out of their games, even though some of them weren't happy about it. However, EA is apparently holding their ground. The Belgian news organization...
  37. DooKey

    Battlefield 5 Has Been Delayed By a Month

    EA is delaying the Battlefield 5 release by a month and it will now be available on November 20th. They say this delay is because the core gameplay needs to be adjusted. Gameplay tempo, soldier visibility, and player friction are the areas they are looking into. I have to agree on the soldier...
  38. DooKey

    EA Establishing the Jacksonville Tribute

    As everyone knows, 4 people were killed and 11 wounded at a Jacksonville Madden tournament when one of the losing gamers went postal. This didn't sit well with the gaming community and it's not sitting well with EA. They have established the Jacksonville Tribute and will donate $1M to the...
  39. DooKey

    EA’s Subscription Service Origin Access Premier Launches Next Week

    EA is going to start signups for their new Origin Access Premier service next week. This service will set you back $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year. Your subscription will allow you to play their newest games for that price and also offers play five days before launch. The current Origin...
  40. R

    Battlefield V Alpha PC Requirements Announced

    EA and DICE have announced the PC requirements for the upcoming Battlefield V closed alpha. These are not necessarily the final requirements, but are specifically for the alpha test. For both minimum and recommended you need a 64-bit install of Windows 7 or above, and 50GB of drive space...
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