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BioWare’s ambitious Anthem is off to a rough start as players bring servers to their knees

The gaming world is excited to play Anthem, BioWare's answer to Destiny and other big-budget online shooters — but an exclusive preview weekend for the mech-flying game has struggled to get off the

The Sims gets its own in-game Alexa-style assistant, Lin-Z

There’s nothing like The Sims to log off from reality for a bit. Getting away from the increasingly ubiquitous world of smart assistants, on the other hand, is a different matter entirely. EA announ

EA apologizes for ‘unfortunate mistake’ of cutting Colin Kaepernick reference from ‘Madden’

EA became the subject of online scrutiny this week when it was discovered that the gaming giant deleted a reference to Colin Kaepernick on the soundtrack for Madden 19. The former 49ers quarterback wa

GameFly to shutter streaming service this month

GameFly, the video game rental company, will be shutting down its streaming service at the end of the month, Variety reported earlier this week. This closure comes just over three years after the st

EA launches premium subscription with latest Battlefield and Fifa

Video game company EA is slowly switching its business model to recurring subscriptions. The company just launched Origin Access Premier for $15 per month or $100 per year. This subscription is only a

Here’s what EA announced at E3 2018

Good afternoon, downtown L.A.! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the giant banners with gun toting cyborgs have been unveiled. That can only mean one thing: it’s time for E3! Electronic

FIFA and EA announce the first eWorld Cup

Esports are showing no sign of slowing down, as the segment continues to grow. Today, EA and FIFA announced their intentions to replicate one of the world’s greatest athletic events in the world

EA Denies Data Breach After List Of Compromised User Accounts, Emails Pops Up Online

EA is downplaying reports of a possible data breach circulating online, saying that it currently has no indication that a list of user account credentials appearing on the site Pastebin were obtained

Sony And EA Experiment With New Business Models For Older Games

This week, both Electronic Arts and Sony revealed or began to roll out new services that have been described to various degrees as "Netflix for gaming." That description, while catchy and useful for g

The Battlefield Hardline Closed Beta Starts Today

First-person shooter fans, rejoice: EA decided to surprise everyone at E3 today by announcing that the closed beta for Battlefield Hardline is available today for a limited number of gamers on the PC

Titanfall For Xbox 360 Pushed Back Again, Now Launching On April 8th

Sorry, Xbox 360 owners. EA hates you. <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/03/11/xbox-live-down/">Titanfall </a>is delayed again. According <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ea.com/news/titanfa

Both Apple And EA Deny Money Exchanged To Keep Plants Vs. Zombies 2 Off Android

Apple and EA are both categorically denying a report that surfaced late yesterday that money exchanged hands to keep Popcap hit Plants Vs. Zombies 2 an exclusive to iOS. Reached for comment on the mat

Penguin Children’s Is Turning Plants vs. Zombies Into Books, E-Books

Following last's year <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/04/30/eas-popcap-heads-into-merchandise-with-plants-vs-zombies-toys-underwear-more/">expansion</a> into merchandise including toys, unde

Electronic Arts Cuts Jobs At Montreal Studio Less Than Two Weeks After CEO’s Resignation

Electronic Arts is laying off staffers at its Montreal office in another round of job cuts. The news comes less than two weeks after CEO John Riccitiello resigned, citing the company's financial under

SimCity Arrives On Mac June 11, 1.3M PC Copies Sold So Far Despite Connection Requirements

SimCity is making its way to Mac, as promised, but now EA has put a specific date on when that will happen. The city-building simulator will arrive on OS X June 11, EA revealed in a press release toda

SimCity Gets Paid Advertisements Because If There’s One Thing That Game Needs…

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/03/07/we-built-this-simcity-on-a-shaky-foundation-of-drm/">Sim City</a>, EA's beleaguered sim game that, for a time, was probably the most cursed title in the

EA Apologizes For SimCity Disaster, Says It Was “Dumb” And Offers Free Game To Players

Electronic Arts’ SimCity was easily the most anticipated game of the season, but its launch was an unmitigated disaster because the DRM solution Electronic Arts and Maxis dreamt up means users h

We Built This SimCity On A Shaky Foundation Of DRM

EA's anticipated SimCity launch has officially become a cavalcade of fail. Amazon is temporarily suspending sales of digital copies of the game in the face of massive negative buyer feedback, with the

Zynga And EA Settle Legal Battle Over ‘Unmistakable Copy’ Of The Sims And ‘Anti-Competitive’ Practices

According to InsideSocialGames, Zynga and EA have settled their legal dispute over the former’s alleged copying of EA’s popular game “The Sims.” It was clear to many that once

Light On Revenue At $1.18B, EA Barely Squeaks Out A Win For The Quarter, With Digital Up Thanks To Battlefield 3 & FIFA

Electronic Arts has just reported lower-than-expected third-quarter fiscal year 2013 earnings today, missing on revenue but just squeaking out a win on EPS. Revenue came in at $1.18 billion for the qu
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