Electronic Arts News


Shackcast Episode 012: What A Time To Be Alive

By Asif Khan, Nov 17, 2017 4:55pm PST

We chat about Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions problem, Rocket League on Switch, GameStop's stock, The Game Awards nominations, and more


"Nintendo is hitting it out of the park repeatedly. Good time for gaming and I'm glad they ..."

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Alters the Deal and Removes Microtransactions (For Now)

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 16, 2017 5:40pm PST

Pray they don't alter it any further.


"Which North American/north-western European AAA studio can you point me to that isn't ..."

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 94 comments

Is Star Wars Battlefront 2 Pay to Win?

By Bill Lavoy, Nov 16, 2017 3:00pm PST

Can you pay real money in Star Wars Battlefront 2 to get an in-game advantage?


Star Wars Battlefront 2 Devs Discuss Progression System, Fan Rage in Reddit AMA

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 15, 2017 12:30pm PST

The Star Wars Battlefront II Reddit AMA just wrapped up. How do you think it went?


"Another translation: We’re pretty sure all you nerds are going to buy it anyway, and the ..."

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Review: The Dark Side Clouds Everything

By Greg Burke, Nov 13, 2017 3:01pm PST

Star Wars: Battlefront II offers a bigger package than its predecessor, but is the Force strong with its single-player campaign and multiplayer offerings? Our review.


"the rationale I use to avoid being seduced by it is the fact that future games will only look as ..."

- Amusatron see all 11 comments

EA Cuts Battlefront 2 Hero Unlock Cost by 75% After Complaints

By Charles Singletary, Nov 13, 2017 1:41pm PST

Reviewers and players have been heard loud and clear, it seems, as Dice's Executive Producer has released a statement detailing some significant changes to the multiplayer.


"Yep and you have to buy the game before you can even play it. Fucking ridiculous"

- _jon see all 59 comments

EA Acquires Respawn Entertainment For Over $300 Million

By Asif Khan, Nov 09, 2017 2:25pm PST

Standby for moneyhats.


"It's funny how all this comes full circle. They were at EA doing Medal of Honor, then dipped out ..."

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EA Sports Games May Adopt Subscription Model, Says CEO

By Charles Singletary, Nov 09, 2017 10:15am PST

EA's CEO Andrew Wilson envisions a world where FIFA and Madden live off of updates or subscriptions instead of yearly releases.


Mass Effect N7 Day Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary (and Little Else)

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 07, 2017 9:45am PST

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Mass Effect franchise, but there's little for BioWare to celebrate on this N7 Day.


"yeah, try to keep the positive vibes. they went away from renegade/paragon which was a mistake, ..."

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Yub Nub! EA Removes Epic Star Cards From Battlefront 2 Loot Crates

By Charles Singletary, Oct 31, 2017 10:43am PDT

The loot wars that started once players got their hands on the Battlefront II beta have finally ended...maybe.


"H1Z1 had the pay to drop crates. A mechanic so well though out it destroyed the playerbase ..."

- Kojak2000 see all 9 comments

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Campaign Preview: Inferno Squad Strikes Back

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 19, 2017 9:00am PDT

One of the biggest unknown quantities regarding Star Wars Battlefront II was the game's campaign. Shacknews recently had a chance to go hands-on with the opening minutes of the game's story and meets Iden Versio for the first time.


"I'm super interested in everyone's take on the single-player. In my old age I'm terrible at ..."

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EA Shutters Visceral Games, 'Significant Changes' Coming to Star Wars Game

By David Craddock, Oct 17, 2017 1:00pm PDT

Amid uncertainty over the fate of the studio's Star Wars game, EA is in 'discussions with Amy [Hennig] about her next game.'


"Does EA shutdown studios at a greater rate than studios normally shutdown?"

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Battlefield Franchise Celebrates 15 Years with Double XP Across Four Games

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 12, 2017 8:55am PDT

Battlefield is celebrating its 15th birthday by offering double XP across four of the franchise's games, as well as with Battlefield 1's October update.


The Sims 4 Prepares Four Expansions Packs for Console Release Day

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2017 11:10am PDT

The Sims 4 base game will be ready for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November, but it looks like publisher EA will have some expansions ready to go that same day, as well.


"Every Sims after one has gotten progressively worse about it. I remember looking at The Sims 3 a ..."

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Trailer Offers Multiplayer Overview

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 26, 2017 9:50am PDT

Star Wars leading man John Boyega offers new information on all of the different multiplayer modes coming to Star Wars Battlefront II in a new trailer.


"This game actually looks like Battlefront 2 with HD graphics..... they should do a classic map ..."

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