Join us at 12:00 PM PDT for EA’s E3 2014 media brief. In addition to the following livestream, our editorial staff will be liveblogging direct from the event.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:58 pm

Ok, thanks for joining us, everybody! Be sure to check out our livestream of the Ubisoft media brief in an hour!

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201412:57 pm

Wow, that was underwhelming.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:56 pm

One way to keep people from jumping over to the Ubisoft conference

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:56 pm

Hahaha. They know how to play to the audience.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:54 pm

The action was pretty intense.
Beta today?? *applause*

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:54 pm

Launching beta for Battlefield today

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:53 pm

And they still made no money.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:53 pm

Yeah, I really wonder how they’re going to handle deaths and spawns in this. But so far the action in here is sweet.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:52 pm

There is zero collateral damage.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:52 pm

It’s amazing how expansive these levels are.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:52 pm

3rd floor. Housewares, men’s cologne and rocket launchers.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:51 pm

Jebus… What kind of package is this?? The suitcase from Pulp Fiction??

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:51 pm

Now we watch buildings fall down.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:51 pm

Jump on a motorcycle from a zip line level of badassness here.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:51 pm

Oh man. The freaking crane.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:51 pm

Who was the idiot who drove into battle in a tanker truck? #selfdestructFTW

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:50 pm

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:49 pm

This doesn’t seem like a game where respawns would work. I wonder how that’s handled.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:49 pm

The money is leaking out. Damned bullet-holes.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:49 pm

@Justin: Casualstrike

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:48 pm

Do they have a “one life” aka no-respawn mode?

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:48 pm

Alright, this is looking pretty good. If it’s heavily objective based like Payday but with the weapon and vehicle diversity and map size of BF, I’m sold.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:48 pm

Counterstrike mashed up with NFS Rivals

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:48 pm

We’ve got counterstrike.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:47 pm

I don’t see any pedestrians.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:47 pm

ha-HA EA I see what you did there…

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:47 pm

So this is totally Payday but good?

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:46 pm

This is looking like a Battlefeild I’ll play. I’m over the war-porn theme in FPS’s.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:46 pm

“Let’s take a game that is a clone of other games, and turn it into a totally different kind of clone!”

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:45 pm

I wonder if this is going to have a Payday feel.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:45 pm

True urban combat – the only thing is, I want to see guns be more real.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:45 pm

Wow! SOMEONE is excited.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:45 pm

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:44 pm

The stands look crazy-good.

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201412:44 pm

Here we go. Hardline.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:43 pm

I think there should be a ‘puppy slaps’ mode in all sports games

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:42 pm

I’d play it. Not in love with it, but I admire the engine and where they’ve been able to take it.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:42 pm

Show the football hooligans!

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:42 pm

Corner flag physics! .. Yeah, no, can’t get into this. Just not for me.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:41 pm

OH! FOOTball… I thought he meant football. *face palm*

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:41 pm

FIFA15 should come with a yellow and red card in the box.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:41 pm

FIFA Crybaby Edition.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:40 pm

Might not be big in the US, but this is still big.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:39 pm

The only thing I needed from Mirror’s Edge 2 was not runny jumping, and I’m getting it.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:38 pm

“Parkour artists.”

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:38 pm

Nice hand to hand!

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:38 pm

Ah Mirror’s Edge!…FP…R?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:38 pm

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:37 pm

We need a Mirror’s Edge- Minecraft edition.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:37 pm

Wassup Mirror’s Edge? Will play the hell out of you.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:37 pm

EA is lifting Microsoft’s “We’re listening” line.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:36 pm

Its nice to have some Mobile games that aren’t cards or super-Tetris though.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:36 pm

Dawngate’s more pick the hero, then pick what role to put them in.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:35 pm

Dawngate looks kind of strict as far as teams. Pick a role and pick a hero based on that role? I dunno, I’m skeptical of every MOBA.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:34 pm

I’ve gotten some hands on with this. Pretty good for a MOBA fan. Real customizable. But MOBAs are MOBAs, not everyone loves ‘em.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:33 pm

Ah, Dawngate.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:33 pm

Is there an “Imposing your will” button?

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:32 pm

You know what they need? More NFL footage.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:32 pm

FMV Madden for Sega CD.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:32 pm

At least they know their weaknesses.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:32 pm

Madden’s additions look fantastic, I am far from sold on them working properly

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:32 pm

I like that they’re straight up admitting that being defense on older Maddens wasn’t fun.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201412:32 pm

Hopefully they fix the psychic DBs.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:32 pm

Coming next to Madden: silently sobbing players!

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:30 pm

Sports is ‘meh’ to me but my sports friends are getting excited about this.

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201412:30 pm

QTE Madden

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201412:30 pm

Now the obligatory Madden talk.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:29 pm

NO LETS TALK ABOUT PGA DAMMIT

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:29 pm

It’s a mega-minigolf game.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:29 pm

They will do anything to make this exciting, won’t they?

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:29 pm

HAHA OR…. battleships.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201412:29 pm

Now comes the push for the Frostbite 3 Engine, coming to a golf game near you.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:29 pm

AND SUDDENLY A BATTLESHIP

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:29 pm

New places for Golf? Like what? A grassy feild?

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:29 pm

Open world golf game, I guess.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:29 pm

No Tiger Woods.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:29 pm

Golf without infidelity too,

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:28 pm

ahh golf. Time to make a sammich

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201412:28 pm

It looks like the game Motorstorm tried to be.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:28 pm

So early they don’t have a name

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:27 pm

Early, early stuff here, he wasn’t kidding.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:27 pm

Burnout with diverse vehicles actually sounds pretty awesome.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:27 pm

….?
Ah, Burnout.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:26 pm

HELICOPTER BURNOUT!

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:26 pm

He said “Let’s be honest” twice in 10 seconds.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:26 pm

Burnout?

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:25 pm

Can you bring life to this presentation?

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:24 pm

I honestly didn’t know NHL was so dramatic.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:24 pm

Love the jersey separation.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:24 pm

I just don’t think there’s been that much room for improvement since Blades of Steel on NES.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:23 pm

Yeah, but can you cut a goalies leg with your skate? #Habs

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:23 pm

Woo, puck physics!

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201412:23 pm

“Almost everything” will be changed for NHL 15. Sooooo is it no longer a hockey game? Confused.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:22 pm

Is it just me or has the look of UFC not changed since it began?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:22 pm

EA Sports cavalcade… zzzzzzzzzz

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:22 pm

Fighting dead guys. Not cool, EA.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:21 pm

Their movements feel a bit forced at times.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201412:21 pm

Be the water…why UFC fighters feel that Bruce Lee started MMA.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:21 pm

UFC game, Bruce Lee gettin’ worked

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:21 pm

Bruce for the win… Or I call BS.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:19 pm

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:18 pm

She killed him. That’s horrid. The Sims 4 is a death simulator.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:18 pm

I hope I don’t get ANY Facebook notifications from this game.

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201412:18 pm

“He dies of laughter” Wut.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:18 pm

Control over death.
The true appeal of Sims.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:17 pm

lol death

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:17 pm

Chuck tried to party, grandma wanted to fight and ruined everything.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:16 pm

Old lady beating up someone named Chuck

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:16 pm

It’s nice to see that community buildings aren’t just rabbit holes in The Sims 4.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:16 pm

Well… EA doesn’t really create IP…
They wait for someone else to do that and then buy the ground out from under them.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:16 pm

That exercise isn’t for abs, it’s quads.

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201412:16 pm

I’ll admit it, I don’t get the appeal of The Sims.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:15 pm

Showing off new Sims now, at the gym?

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:15 pm

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:14 pm

I do like trees.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:14 pm

Spencer just lit up like a Christmas tree.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:14 pm

Apparently the new IP is centered around a tree

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:14 pm

It’s interesting to hear how the Edmonton team describes building a game. Start with the world and characters and build from there.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:13 pm

The team in Edmonton clearly works at the bottom of a well, or an interrogation room.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:13 pm

Team in Edmonton developing brand new game

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:13 pm

Lucious, they said you can fall in love with new characters. Did you fall in love last time? Did you? Really?

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:12 pm

Showing “conceptual prototype” video for new Mass Effect

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:12 pm

Nobody expects the Inquisition!

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:12 pm

N7 is on the air.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:12 pm

OMGOMGOMG!!!

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:11 pm

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:11 pm

Oh Sarah. You’re such a wildcard.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:10 pm

Glad to see pausing coming into play. It’s good to see a real choice and balance between action and strategy.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:10 pm

Tactical combat is always good. It’d be nice if it isn’t required to survive, though.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:10 pm

Yep.. they’re doing a mix of turn based and action again. However, that only worked for the PC last time they did it. I wanna see the interface.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:09 pm

Take that back, no live demo.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:09 pm

I wonder if we’ll have to craft equipment from its bones.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:09 pm

I wonder how jarring changing characters can get.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:08 pm

Did he say the dragon was high?

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:08 pm

Live demo, folks.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:08 pm

Powerful Narratives. Open-World. Yep, get those bingo cards filled out.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:08 pm

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:06 pm

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:06 pm

And the award for most dramatic upright bass entrance…

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:05 pm

Nice.. more DA. :D

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:05 pm

Mike: lol

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201412:05 pm

Buzzword buzzword buzzword

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:05 pm

“A commitment to saying commitment over and over”

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:04 pm

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:03 pm

Time for the Star Wars conference.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:03 pm

First sign of a Gungan and I’m OUT.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201411:57 am

Star Wars!!!

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201411:52 am

Looking forward to NHL.