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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!

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20132:00 pm

Well done, EA.

Sam Vary Sam Vary June 10, 20131:59 pm

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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:58 pm

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

Manny Costa June 10, 20131:58 pm

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

Sam Vary 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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:57 pm

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

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.

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.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:56 pm

YES! Mirror’s Edge 2!

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:55 pm

Mirrors Edge 2 closing the show, babY!!

Sam Vary 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.

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:55 pm

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

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 Sam Vary June 10, 20131:55 pm

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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:54 pm

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

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 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

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:53 pm

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.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:52 pm

Manny Costa June 10, 20131:52 pm

If only online experiences could actually be this organized.

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:52 pm

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

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:50 pm

The pseudo-military talk is a bit much

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:50 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:49 pm

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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:49 pm

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

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:48 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:48 pm

You can use your tablet, not surprisingly.

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:48 pm

Commander mode gives you a birdseye view in Battlefield

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:47 pm

I want Bad Company 3 :(

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:47 pm

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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:45 pm

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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:44 pm

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

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:44 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:43 pm

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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:41 pm

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

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.

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.

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:37 pm

Started from the bot–Wait Drake is really here?

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!

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:35 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:35 pm

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

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

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:33 pm

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:32 pm

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

Sam Vary 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.

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

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.

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:31 pm

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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:31 pm

Dribbling tech is semi impressive nonetheless

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:30 pm

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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:29 pm

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

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:29 pm

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 Sam Vary June 10, 20131:28 pm

Wow cool spoken word poetry jam intro to NBA Live 14

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:27 pm

EA Sports games for Xbox One and PS4 game being shown

Sam Vary 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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:26 pm

Sports time!

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:26 pm

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

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:25 pm

Sam Vary Sam Vary June 10, 20131:25 pm

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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:24 pm

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

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:24 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:23 pm

Dragon Age Inquisition time!

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:23 pm

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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:22 pm

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

Sam Vary 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!

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:21 pm

Game looks as beautiful as previous NFS games.

Sam Vary Sam Vary June 10, 20131:20 pm

This looks way more fun than Forza

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:19 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:19 pm

Can call in a helicopter using tablet

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:19 pm

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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:18 pm

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

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:17 pm

Manny Costa June 10, 20131:17 pm

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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:17 pm

Trailer for driving game, new Need for Speed?

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:16 pm

Star Wars Battlefront is bacK, folks!

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:15 pm

EA touting their new engines

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:14 pm

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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:13 pm

Similar to two hours ago, TitanFall still looks great.

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:12 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:12 pm

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

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

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:11 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:11 pm

Peggle 2! Also, TitanFall enters the building.

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:10 pm

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

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:10 pm

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.

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:09 pm

Boss fights! Continues to impress!

Sam Vary Sam Vary June 10, 20131:09 pm

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

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:08 pm

Sam Vary Sam Vary June 10, 20131:08 pm

“Here comes the boss wave” – Disco Zombie

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:08 pm

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

Sam Vary Sam Vary June 10, 20131:07 pm

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

Breanna Goodman June 10, 20131:07 pm

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:07 pm

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

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

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:05 pm

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is the name.

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:04 pm

Starting off with a trailer for new Plants vs. Zombies

Jay Malone June 10, 20131:03 pm

Peter Moore melting my heart!