Giant Bomb's 2013 Game of the Year Awards: Day Five
All things must come to an end. Until they happen next year.
DICE "Not Moving onto Future Projects" Until BF4 Fixed
The company's latest shooter remains in tatters for most players.
Apple, EA Deny Relationship Over Plants vs. Zombies 2
Both companies publicly deny exclusivity was paid for on iOS.
Apple Denies Paying EA to Delay Plants vs. Zombies 2 on Android [UPDATED]
Frank Gibeau, head of EA Labels, told EA employees the delay was due to a "truckload" of money from Apple.
Andrew Wilson Is Your New EA CEO
The 39-year-old executive will pick up where John Riccitiello left off.
Electronic Arts' E3 2013 Press Briefing: You Gotta Have Faith
Though EA largely delivered the expected (and the occasionally unrequested), at least one new game seemed to get people talking.
Major Publishers Silent On Xbox One Used Game Policies [UPDATED]
Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega were the only companies even willing to issue a vague response.
Respawn Entertainment’s First Game Is Titanfall
A leaked magazine cover confirms much of what we already knew, including Xbox exclusivity.
EA Ditches Online Passes for Future Games
One time use codes for online features will no longer be included in EA titles.
EA Cuts Ties With Gun Manufacturers
No official link between gun creators and publisher, but EA shooters to include real guns.
Giant Bombcast 05-07-2013
Ryan mistakes Bob Hoskins for dead; Jeff loves Riff-Raff; Vinny loves sleep; Brad loves Dota 2; Patrick loves Ellen; the gang learns what the best console is; the Shmoo is real.
EA Will Make All Your Star Wars Games Now
The publisher has struck a deal with Disney to grant them the exclusive license for the franchise.
You Won't Have John Riccitiello to Kick Around Anymore
EA's beleaguered CEO has stepped down from the company.
Maxis Apologizes for SimCity Launch Issues
Studio is promising changes, and offers a free game, too.
The Guns of Navarro: Nothing Is Static
Yes, Alex is still talking about SimCity, its troubled launch, and flexible review scores. Why? Because it's interesting, dammit.
The Guns of Navarro: Would You Like Another Microtransaction?
Alex wanders through the wild and woolly hinterland of microtransactions, only to come away with an all-too-familiar feeling.
EA Giving Medal of Honor a Break, Delays Fuse
Publisher taking MoH "out of rotation," but still committed to yearly shooters.
Battlefield: Bad Company Will be a TV Series, Maybe
Fox and Happy Madison are working with EA to produce an hour-long action comedy based on the franchise. Yay?
Mass Effect Trilogy in a Single Package This Fall
Plus, PS3 owners to eventually have access to the original game.
Greg Zeschuk, Ray Muzyka Are Leaving BioWare
The co-founders of BioWare, the faces of the studio, are on their way out.
Long Suspected Dragon Age 3 Now Has Subtitle
Sequel is built on DICE's Frostbite 2 engine, ensuring better-looking blood.
And Now Medal of Honor: Warfighter Has Bin Laden-Themed DLC
EA and Danger Close will honor the sacrifices of our troops and their families by letting you shoot your friends in places that Bin Laden used to hang out in.
Bummer Morning: Nintendo Power Closing, PopCap And Funcom Layoffs [UPDATED]
PopCap hasn't yet commented, but Nintendo Power news seems legit.
Uh Oh, Electronic Arts Files Lawsuit Against Zynga
Someone start busting out the popcorn .gifs.
Army of Two Getting a 'Mature, Gritty' Reboot for Some Reason
The Devil's Cartel will still feature cooperative dude merc-ing, this time amid the drug wars of Mexico.
Star Wars: The Old Republic Going Free to Play This Fall
The first 50 levels of BioWare's Star Wars MMO will be free to all players later this year.
Mass Effect 3 Wii U Includes Extended Cut DLC, But...
...EA isn't sure if players will have the option to view the original endings.
Continued Shakeups on The Old Republic Team
EA says BioWare Austin layoffs are part of the plan, confirms Rich Vogel's departure.
Pre-Ordering Medal of Honor: Warfighter Gets You Access to Battlefield 4 Beta, Which Suddenly Exists
I guess this counts as a product announcement? Sort of?
THQ Outlines Financial Fallout of Ending UFC Deal
Company expects to spend $1.1 million on severance packages.
EA's E3 2012 Press Conference: Connecting Players by Any Means Necessary
EA showed expected games, made a few desperate pleas, and announced at least one surprising thing, all while connecting you to things.
Battlefield 3 'Premium' Service Offers New and Exciting Way to Give EA Money
This Call of Duty Elite-looking service offers DLC, exclusive items, and...server queue priority?
Activision, Electronic Arts Settle Over Infinity Ward Lawsuit
The rest of the lawsuit still goes to trial on May 29.
Tidbits From Electronic Arts' Q4 Financial Results
$80 million invested into next-gen development, upcoming layoffs, and more sequels.
Need for Speed Set to Become a Movie for Some Reason
Will this movie finally tell the tale of Razor Callahan the way it was meant to be told? Probably not, but we can dream.
Play Origin Games Offline, Even If You’re Banned
New option should give players more control over their purchases.
Crysis 3 Officially Exists, Will Be Out Next Spring
Newest sequel will take place inside the urban jungle of New York City.
Everybody Hates EA, Apparently
The game publisher overwhelmingly takes the trophy for "Worst Company in America," according to voters on The Consumerist's poll.
Sticking the Landing
Patrick's lengthy conversation with Entertainment Weekly writer Jeff Jensen on that ending, the concept of fan entitlement, and the perils of player agency.
When It's Over, It's Over
Mass Effect 3's ending has sparked an enormous debate, one that highlights the problem with endings, the role of creators, and what it means to be a fan.
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