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Anthem Suffers Crippling Blow as Lead Producer Exits BioWare

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By CCN Markets: Anthem's lead producer, Ben Irving, revealed that he is set to depart from developer BioWare, marking a further somber note in the title's short, but turbulent history. Taking to Twitter to announce the news earlier today, Irving explains he will be moving to an as of yet undisclosed company, but still within the gaming industry. (1/3) After 8 amazing years at BioWare I have made...

Need For Speed Countdown Teaser Revealed in Smart New EA Marketing Shift

A mysterious countdown has appeared on the Need For Speed portal on EA's website teasing a big announcement for the long-running racing franchise. The countdown is slowly trickling down to 10 am EST on Wednesday with all signs pointing to a reveal. Whether this means a trailer or a handful of screenshots remains to be seen.   We do know the announcement coincides with a strong Need For Speed...

Apex Legends: 'Iron Crown' Solo Mode Proves There's an 'I' in 'Team'

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Apex Legends took the gaming world by storm when it launched in February, amassing millions of players and briefly becoming the most popular game on Twitch. The Respawn/EA juggernaut revolutionized the team-oriented Battle Royale genre so much that its biggest competitors were quick to take note and copy the best aspects of it, such as the respawn mechanic. Faithful to its ever-surprising nature...

Battlefield V: EA's Forgotten Giant Receives Nasty Earnings Call Snub

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It's that time of year where the corral of gaming heavy hitters release oft-soporific statistics amid lengthy earning calls to prove their commercial solvency to boards and investors. On cue, EA delivered an optimistic take at the end of last month, covering all its popular intellectual properties including Apex Legends, FIFA, and The Sims, but with one blaring omission - Battlefield V. While...

Zinedine Zidane Scores FIFA 20 Ultimate Edition Cover

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EA Sports announced today that retired French soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane will be featured on the cover of the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 20, slated for release in September. The one, the only, Zizou 🤩 🙌 On the cover of the #FIFA20 Ultimate Edition and in #FUT20 as an ICON 💪 Pre-Order the Ultimate Edition by August 5 to get a guaranteed #OTW player -> pic.twitter.com/DNbkzNQxHT — EA...

EA FIFA Shudders at the Loss of Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus

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As news spread of Konami prying the exclusive rights to Italian Series A soccer team Juventus for PES 2020 from FIFA 2020, EA's share value dropped by 3.5%. The new deal allows PES 2020 to feature the club name Juventus and its associated badge, jerseys, and playing grounds, while EA must resort to using the less glamorous, not to say fictitious, Piemonte Calcio club name. Nevertheless, FIFA 2020...

Call of Duty Goes Cross-Platform While Battlefield Rots In EA Hell

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By CCN: As first-person shooters continue to dominate player interest with Call of Duty Blackout, Fortnite, H1Z1, and other battle royale titles taking hold in younger players, Battlefield is rotting in a ditch somewhere. The dev team can save the franchise if they are willing to listen to the community, but their players are frustrated from years of existing in EA's 'freemium hell'. Call of Duty...

EA's Apex Legends Gets Insane 10 Million Players in 3 Days, Can it Become Bigger than Fortnite?

Electronic Arts Inc. shares are rising, and it seems to be gaining lost grounds with its latest title, Apex Legends, amassing millions of players within a short period. Watch Apex Legends Gameplay Below + First Impressions The Canadian gaming giant saw its stock rise by 16 percent on Friday, after announcing that Apex Legends, it's Fortnite competitor had gained 10 million players and 1 million...

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