Electronic Arts

Loot Boxes

I’m Still Playing ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ for Some Reason

I went to extraordinary lengths to make it fun, but it’s so much fun.
Matthew Gault
1.12.18
Star Worst

‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ Gave EA the Most Downvoted Comment in Reddit History

280,000 downvotes in under 24 hours is an impressively awful feat.
Matthew Gault
11.13.17
microtransactions

Gamers Can't Stop Buying the Loot Boxes They Hate

Loot boxes in 'Shadow of War,' 'Battlefront II,' and 'Forza 7' are making players angry, and game publishers rich.
Matthew Gault
10.9.17
Andromeda

Video Games Like 'Mass Effect' Should Just Admit They’re Bad at Sex

BioWare’s developers struggle to incorporate believability and realism into romance and sex, but should they?
Jess Joho
3.27.17
Tedium

How Third-Party Game Devs Reverse-Engineered Their Way Onto Your Consoles (and Into Your Heart)

Third-party developers weren’t always quite so revered in the video game industry, but a pair of legal decisions helped them earn their place at the table.
Ernie Smith
3.18.17
Gaming

Myanmar Will Be Able to Play 'Battlefield 1’ After Being Abruptly Cut Off

The flaws of digital distribution come to the fore again after users in Myanmar remained banned from EA's Origin service after sanctions lift.
Leif Johnson
10.30.16
Gaming

The Voice Actor Strike Is a Powder Keg for Video Game Industry Labor Issues

"We can’t reward one set of people and not take into account 99 percent of other people who don’t have that kind of that compensation. It’s not fair to the vast majority."
Emanuel Maiberg
10.24.16
short circuit

Pre-Ordering ‘Battlefield 1’ for $150 Is a Bad Idea But I Did It Anyway

A fool and his money?
Nicholas Deleon
10.19.16
Gaming

‘Battlefield 1’ Is a Fun, Serious War Game, But Can’t Have It Both Ways

The harder ‘Battlefield 1’ tries to teach players about the horrors of war while still being fun, the more it fails.
Emanuel Maiberg
10.17.16
Gaming

'Battlefield 1' Sacrificed Historical Accuracy to Make The Great War Fun

DICE managed to make a mainstream WWI shooter, but at what cost?
Matthew Gault
9.26.16
Gaming

Disney Doesn’t Have Enough ‘Confidence’ in Video Games to Keep Making Them

Disney has canceled Disney Infinity and will no longer self-publish video games.
Emanuel Maiberg
5.11.16
Gaming

'Battlefield 1' Wins More Hearts and Minds Than 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare'

Two of the biggest shooters in video games released their first trailers this year, and there's a clear winner.
Emanuel Maiberg
5.7.16
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