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Amazon Reportedly Not Looking to Acquire Electronic Arts ‘Today,’ At Least

There was a series of reports and rumors swirling around the internet this morning about Amazon looking to acquire publisher Electronic Arts and all its subsidiaries. So just in case you saw only one part of the entire saga: it doesn’t look like Amazon is going to bid on the…

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Amazon Reportedly Not Looking to Acquire Electronic Arts 'Today,' At Least

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EA’s Bad Single-Player Games Tweet Relies on an Outdated Narrative

If you were on Twitter in the past week, you may have seen an incredibly tone deaf tweet from Electronic Arts’ Twitter account riffing on a meme to dunk on people who play single-player games. You know, like Mass Effect, Dead Space, or Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, which are developed by teams…

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EA's Bad Single-Player Games Tweet Relies on an Outdated Narrative

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EA is Donating to Charities For Pride Month After Employees Threaten Walkout

EA and its support of queer people, most notably trans people in the midst of attacks on their bodily autonomy, has been a big story this week as we begin Pride Month. Specifically because employees had to threaten a walkout to be allowed to publicly voice support for trans people…

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EA is Donating to Charities For Pride Month After Employees Threaten Walkout

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EA Employees Threaten Walkout Over Whitewashed Trans Pride Support [UPDATE]

It’s Pride Month, and workers at EA aren’t happy with the company’s lack of a public-facing comment regarding attacks on trans rights happening in America. So it sounds like a walkout is in order. GameIndustry.biz reports that EA employees took part in a Slack discussion regarding the company’s “vague plans”…

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EA Employees Threaten Walkout Over Whitewashed Trans Pride Support

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The Sims 4 Now Lets Players Choose Pronouns

Maxis Studios and publisher Electronic Arts are finally adding a much-requested feature to The Sims series: preferred pronouns for your Sims. While you have been long able to choose your Sim’s sex, clothes, and overall physical appearance, fans have been asking Maxis for the ability to choose how the game and…

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The Sims 4 Pronouns

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EA Reportedly Seeking Sale, Held Talks With Disney, NBC

Electronic Arts has reportedly joined the ranks of big-name publishers seeking acquisition. According to a report by Puck, EA has spoken to companies like Amazon, Disney, and Apple as it pursues sales options, while talks progressing with NBCUniversal recently fell through. Though it fizzled out, a possible deal between EA…

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Dead Space Remake Releases in January 2023

Last year, Electronic Arts asked Dead Space fans to tune in to EA Play, their infrequent but sometimes annual summer show, for something that would surely knock their socks off. They weren’t kidding, because the announcement of a Dead Space remake excited not just fans of the series, but prospective fans who…

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Electronic Arts and FIFA Officially Cut Ties

[Note: For the rest of this article, I’ll be referring to soccer as football. Yes, I know some of you find that confusing, but it will be more confusing if I didn’t, so I suggest dealing with it and moving on.] For over a year now, there have been rumors…

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A Mobile Free-to-Play Lord of the Rings Game is in Development at EA

I imagine there’s a number of people out there with fond memories of the the Lord of the Rings movie games made by Electronic Arts. By my own recollection, they were pretty good for licensed movie titles during the PlayStation 2 generation and likely provided a lot of younger players with…

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Electronic Arts x Middle-Earth

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EA Shares Accessibility Patents and Sets New Precedent for Disabled Gamers

Recently, Electronic Arts announced efforts to expand accessibility across gaming through its new patent pledge. This industry-first initiative grants any developer royalty-free access to five technology patents that include features which benefit disabled players. As more studios emphasize the importance of accessibility within their games, this move by EA demonstrates…

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EA Makes Apex Legends’ Ping System and Other Accessibility Patents Free to Use

In an effort to make accessibility features more, well, accessible, EA is opening up five of its game development patents so other developers can use them in their own games. In a post on its official site, the company says it’s allowing other developers to use these features royalty-free, so…

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Five Cozy Things I Love So Far About The Sims 4 Cottage Living

Releasing July 22, Cottage Living will be the newest expansion pack for the popular life simulation game The Sims 4. As its name suggests, the DLC embraces everything about farming, gardening, and living off the land as your Sims live nestled away in a cute cottage in the English-inspired countryside. I’ve been…

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EA Acquires Playdemic as it Continues its Mobile Expansion

EA continues to expand its mobile studios, as the company has bought out Playdemic from Warner Bros. and AT&T. According to EA’s press release on the acquisition, the company spent $1.4 billion bringing the Golf Clash developer into its ranks. Warner Bros. released a statement as part of the press…

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When is Electronic Arts’ EA Play Show?

A few years ago, publisher Electronic Arts pulled out of E3 to host their own show on the side, but it would not be shocking if you never realized that. EA’s show, where they have revealed games like Jedi Fallen Order in the past, was so close in proximity to the…

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Next Battlefield Will Be Revealed in June as a “True Next-Generation Game”

Despite rumors that the latest entry in the Battlefield series would be announced last week, Electronic Arts hinted this week that the actual reveal would take place in June. During an investor call today, CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed that to be the case, calling the game a “true next-generation game,” which might…

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EA’s Gaping Maw Acquires Glu Mobile for $2.1 Billion

It’s one thing to know that big companies in the video game industry make a whole lot of money, it’s another to be reminded of it when a company makes an acquisition to the tune of more money than I’m ever going to see. Like when Microsoft casually acquired Bethesda…

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Next Need for Speed Delayed as EA Moves Criterion to Battlefield Support

Last year, Electronic Arts told Gamesindustry.biz that they were internally reshuffling their studios to bring the long-running Need for Speed back to Criterion, the studio which developed that and the Burnout games during their heyday. It was welcome news to fans of that decade of racing games from EA as it…

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Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

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Anthem Next Has Been Cancelled

In the years since Anthem‘s release, both Electronic Arts and BioWare have been fairly transparent about the fact that the mission-based jetpack-shooter did not land with either critics or the audience. BioWare, the developers behind classic titles like Mass Effect and Dragon Age, implied that they were going to do their best…

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Anthem Tomb Door Challenges

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ICYMI: Everything That Happened During EA Play 2020

EA’s digital replacement for its customary E3 presentation took place earlier this afternoon, and if you didn’t get to see the brief, 45 minute presentation as it happened, you honestly didn’t miss much. There was a Star Wars, three indie games were shown off, and someone that works at EA…

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Star Wars: Squadrons Puts the Focus Back on the Damn Spaceships

People have wildly varying opinions about basically everything in the Star Wars universe: the movies, the books, the comics, the games especially, but we can all agree on the spaceships. No matter how good or bad the media that contains them may be, the actual spaceships in Star Wars are…

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