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EA has a strong lineup of games this year, and a few have leaked out.   We have some known quantities – Madden 25, Battlefield 4, The Sims 4, UFC 13 (trailer right here),  Dragon Age III: Inquisition, just to name a few, but we’ve also got a few potentials like Mirror’s Edge 2 and maybe even Titan Fall.  EA isn’t often light on their games list, and they typically have a few surprises during their brief.  We’ve got a team ready to go and seated in the Orpheum Theater.  Let’s get this Liveblog started!

The event starts at 1 PM PDT- join us for our liveblog then!

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20132:00 pm

Well done, EA.

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Sam Vary June 10, 20131:59 pm

That was great. Color me impressed. And no missing audio!

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:58 pm

EA is done! I had Mirror’s Edge, I’m happy.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Manny Costa June 10, 20131:58 pm

Star Wars: Battlefront AND Mirrors Edge 2!? Today is a good day indeed.

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Sam Vary June 10, 20131:57 pm

Using the same Frostbite 3 engine as Battlefield 4 of course – can’t wait. Ah yes, then Mirror’s Edge is right up your alley ;) God bless the Swedes / DICE

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:57 pm

Mirrors Edge 2 closing the show was a brilliant idea. Coming whenever it’s ready!

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:57 pm

Thar she blows! trailer being shown, looks gorgeous. Art style returns, doesn’t seem to be any combat.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:56 pm

Hey, I’m just happy whenever I see girls in a role other than damsel in distress/eye candy.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:56 pm

YES! Mirror’s Edge 2!

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:55 pm

Mirrors Edge 2 closing the show, babY!!

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Sam Vary June 10, 20131:55 pm

Yeah, it was a girl Breanna, but they negated rumors that you’d get to play as her.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:55 pm

Large building toppled, it looked fine, I suppose. No longer impressed by just fine visuals.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:55 pm

The destruction looks even better than previous Battlefield titles. Whoa was that a girl at the end?

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Sam Vary June 10, 20131:55 pm

Jaw-dropping jump off a collapsing skyscraper – that was dope.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:54 pm

Oscar Mike. I just say that over and over. BUILDING IS GOING DOWN.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Manny Costa June 10, 20131:54 pm

The sense of scale in this game is amazing. I can’t believe how massive this is.

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Sam Vary June 10, 20131:53 pm

Oh come on, you’ve *got* to pretend you’re actually well-versed in military lingo when you use Teamspeak – preserves the fantasy

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:53 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:53 pm

Still running trailer for Battlefield, looks exactly how you imagine a new Battlefield would look. As you see thanks to the great Breanna and her screenshots below.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:52 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Manny Costa June 10, 20131:52 pm

If only online experiences could actually be this organized.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:52 pm

All of this is a bit much. No one talks like this while playing Battlefield.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:50 pm

The pseudo-military talk is a bit much

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:50 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:49 pm

If only they had 64 different screens running on camera. That would be something.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:49 pm

64 players playing live in this Battlefield demo! That’s pretty cool.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:48 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:48 pm

You can use your tablet, not surprisingly.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:48 pm

Commander mode gives you a birdseye view in Battlefield

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:47 pm

I want Bad Company 3 :(

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:47 pm

Battlefield 4 coming out, possibly finishing the show. No Mirrors Edge 2?

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:45 pm

The fighters aren’t incredibly awful speakers like I expected. Game launches in Spring 2014

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:44 pm

MMAi system, lets fighters alter strategy in the middle of the fight

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:44 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:43 pm

Showing off some UFC while some champions stand behind Dana White.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:41 pm

Fifa looks like Fifa, so they have my attention. Here comes Bruce Buffer. Because, why not?

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:39 pm

Absolutely awesome that Drake took time out of making a new album to come to E3 and introduce a Fifa designer. That is just cool as hell.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:38 pm

He gets a lot of hate for being popular but Drake has always seemed like a really cool guy. Love his music, now pimping Fifa.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:37 pm

Started from the bot–Wait Drake is really here?

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:36 pm

Trailer seems the same as the one we saw back at Microsoft’s unveiling of the Xbox One. Not much new. Up next: Fifa!

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:35 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:35 pm

New cover shown off featuring Adrian Peterson. First trailer with actual gameplay being shown

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:34 pm

I love me some Madden, so I’ll admit this is candy to me. New system that increases player senses

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:33 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:32 pm

At least it’s actual games, and not just fantasy league integration ;)

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Sam Vary June 10, 20131:32 pm

I don’t play sports games. I play NHL. Which I have a sinking feeling they’ll skip. Bah humbug.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:32 pm

Breanna: I play and love sports game, this isn’t too interesting. NBA Live will never match up to NBA 2K

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:31 pm

I imagine this would be more interesting to me if I played sports games. Although the almost real time updates sound cool.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:31 pm

I love sports, but sports game trailers are some of the most boring things to watch.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:31 pm

Dribbling tech is semi impressive nonetheless

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:30 pm

Sorry but dribbling was far from the problem with the NBA Live series

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:29 pm

Why is a Cavs player doing motion work in the Magic arena?

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:29 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:28 pm

By that, I mean dribbling for NBA Live 14. Out comes Kyrie Irving, Shooting Guard for the Cleveland Cavs.

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Sam Vary June 10, 20131:28 pm

Wow cool spoken word poetry jam intro to NBA Live 14

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:27 pm

EA Sports games for Xbox One and PS4 game being shown

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Sam Vary June 10, 20131:26 pm

If I don’t see some NHL love in this next bit I’m going to be disappointed

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:26 pm

Sports time!

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:26 pm

I like the way British voice over lady says any word ever.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:25 pm

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Sam Vary avatar 30x30 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Sam Vary June 10, 20131:25 pm

I like the way the British voiceover lady says “torn asunder”

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:24 pm

Dragon Age launches in fall 2014. First trailer being shown now

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:24 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:23 pm

Dragon Age Inquisition time!

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:23 pm

Small video talking about the new Need for Speed movie. In theaters Spring 2014

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:22 pm

Aaron Paul? What are you doing!? Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad onstage!

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Sam Vary June 10, 20131:21 pm

Yeah, but also seems kind of chaotic, like a bit of a visual overload – still impressive though. OOH AARON PAUL!

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:21 pm

Game looks as beautiful as previous NFS games.

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Sam Vary June 10, 20131:20 pm

This looks way more fun than Forza

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:19 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:19 pm

Can call in a helicopter using tablet

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:19 pm

Now showing gameplay, race begins in singleplayer and ends in multiplayer

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:18 pm

Need for Speed: Rivals. I guess that and Kinect Sports Rivals are going to be… rivals. Right?

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:17 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Manny Costa June 10, 20131:17 pm

The news of a new battlefront makes me all types of happy.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:17 pm

Trailer for driving game, new Need for Speed?

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:16 pm

Star Wars Battlefront is bacK, folks!

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:15 pm

EA touting their new engines

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:14 pm

Looks like it could be fun, but I’m not seeing anything really original.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:13 pm

Similar to two hours ago, TitanFall still looks great.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:12 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:12 pm

“There are so many games these days that are retreading old ground.”

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:11 pm

Zampella making the rounds today, wonder how much he really missed doing all this E3 work. “Inside TItanfall” video happening now

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:11 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:11 pm

Peggle 2! Also, TitanFall enters the building.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:10 pm

I want to own this game like RIGHT NOW. Looks incredible!

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:10 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:09 pm

I’m a little ashamed at how much time I put into the original PvZ…and how strangely fun this game looks.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:09 pm

Boss fights! Continues to impress!

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Sam Vary June 10, 20131:09 pm

This way too much fun to watch – can you imagine how exhilarating the game will be?

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:08 pm

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“Here comes the boss wave” – Disco Zombie

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:08 pm

Apparently the whole thing is now third person behind the back? That’s absolutely fantastic!

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Sam Vary June 10, 20131:07 pm

I love the animations here – very vibrant and .. squishily satisfying

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:07 pm

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 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:07 pm

Behind the back view on the peashooter plant, killing zombies. This is all kinds of unique.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:06 pm

Already loving the focus on PvZ. Not something you expect to see a lot of at a press conference, now showing gameplay. Absolutely hilarious nods to Modern Warfare

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:05 pm

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is the name.

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:04 pm

Starting off with a trailer for new Plants vs. Zombies

 EAs The Download E3 2013 Press Brief Liveblog Jay Malone June 10, 20131:03 pm

Peter Moore melting my heart!