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.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201411:52 am

Looking forward to NHL.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201411:57 am

Star Wars!!!

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:03 pm

First sign of a Gungan and I’m OUT.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:03 pm

Time for the Star Wars conference.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:04 pm

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:05 pm

“A commitment to saying commitment over and over”

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201412:05 pm

Buzzword buzzword buzzword

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:05 pm

Mike: lol

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:05 pm

Nice.. more DA. :D

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:06 pm

And the award for most dramatic upright bass entrance…

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:06 pm

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:08 pm

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:08 pm

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

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:08 pm

Live demo, folks.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:08 pm

Did he say the dragon was high?

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:09 pm

I wonder how jarring changing characters can get.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:09 pm

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

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:09 pm

Take that back, no live demo.

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.

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.

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.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:11 pm

Oh Sarah. You’re such a wildcard.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:11 pm

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:12 pm

OMGOMGOMG!!!

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:12 pm

N7 is on the air.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:12 pm

Nobody expects the Inquisition!

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:12 pm

Showing “conceptual prototype” video for new Mass Effect

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, 201412:13 pm

Team in Edmonton developing brand new game

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.

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.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:14 pm

Apparently the new IP is centered around a tree

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:14 pm

Spencer just lit up like a Christmas tree.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:14 pm

I do like trees.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:15 pm

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:15 pm

Showing off new Sims now, at the gym?

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201412:16 pm

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

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:16 pm

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

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.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:16 pm

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

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:16 pm

Old lady beating up someone named Chuck

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:17 pm

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

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:17 pm

lol death

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:18 pm

Control over death.
The true appeal of Sims.

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201412:18 pm

“He dies of laughter” Wut.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:18 pm

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

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:18 pm

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

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:19 pm

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:21 pm

Bruce for the win… Or I call BS.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:21 pm

UFC game, Bruce Lee gettin’ worked

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201412:21 pm

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

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:21 pm

Their movements feel a bit forced at times.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:22 pm

Fighting dead guys. Not cool, EA.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:22 pm

EA Sports cavalcade… zzzzzzzzzz

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:22 pm

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

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.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:23 pm

Woo, puck physics!

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:23 pm

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

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, 201412:24 pm

Love the jersey separation.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:24 pm

I honestly didn’t know NHL was so dramatic.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:25 pm

Can you bring life to this presentation?

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:26 pm

Burnout?

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:26 pm

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

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:26 pm

HELICOPTER BURNOUT!

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:27 pm

….?
Ah, Burnout.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:27 pm

Burnout with diverse vehicles actually sounds pretty awesome.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:27 pm

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

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:28 pm

So early they don’t have a name

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

ahh golf. Time to make a sammich

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:29 pm

Golf without infidelity too,

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:29 pm

No Tiger Woods.

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:29 pm

Open world golf game, I guess.

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

AND SUDDENLY A BATTLESHIP

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201412:29 pm

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

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:29 pm

HAHA OR…. battleships.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:29 pm

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

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:29 pm

It’s a mega-minigolf game.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:29 pm

NO LETS TALK ABOUT PGA DAMMIT

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201412:30 pm

Now the obligatory Madden talk.

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201412:30 pm

QTE Madden

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:30 pm

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

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:32 pm

Coming next to Madden: silently sobbing players!

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201412:32 pm

Hopefully they fix the psychic DBs.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:32 pm

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

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:32 pm

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

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:32 pm

At least they know their weaknesses.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:32 pm

FMV Madden for Sega CD.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:32 pm

You know what they need? More NFL footage.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:33 pm

Is there an “Imposing your will” button?

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:33 pm

Ah, Dawngate.

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.

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, 201412:36 pm

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

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:36 pm

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

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:37 pm

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

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

We need a Mirror’s Edge- Minecraft edition.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:38 pm

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:38 pm

Ah Mirror’s Edge!…FP…R?

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:38 pm

Nice hand to hand!

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:38 pm

“Parkour artists.”

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.

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, 201412:41 pm

FIFA Crybaby Edition.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:41 pm

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

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:41 pm

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

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:42 pm

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

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:42 pm

Show the football hooligans!

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.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:43 pm

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

Lex Tyler Lex Tyler June 9, 201412:44 pm

Here we go. Hardline.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:44 pm

The stands look crazy-good.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:45 pm

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:45 pm

Wow! SOMEONE is excited.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:45 pm

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

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:45 pm

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

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!”

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.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:47 pm

So this is totally Payday but good?

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:47 pm

ha-HA EA I see what you did there…

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:47 pm

I don’t see any pedestrians.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:48 pm

We’ve got counterstrike.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:48 pm

Counterstrike mashed up with NFS Rivals

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.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:48 pm

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

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:49 pm

@Justin: Casualstrike

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.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:50 pm

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:51 pm

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

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:51 pm

Oh man. The freaking crane.

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:51 pm

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

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:51 pm

Now we watch buildings fall down.

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:51 pm

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

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:52 pm

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

Spencer Campbell June 9, 201412:52 pm

It’s amazing how expansive these levels are.

Justin Pauls Justin Pauls June 9, 201412:52 pm

There is zero collateral damage.

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.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:53 pm

And they still made no money.

Jay Malone June 9, 201412:54 pm

Launching beta for Battlefield today

Lucious Barnes Lucious Barnes June 9, 201412:54 pm

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

Victor Grunn Victor Grunn June 9, 201412:56 pm

Hahaha. They know how to play to the audience.

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn June 9, 201412:56 pm

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

Keith Schleicher June 9, 201412:57 pm

Wow, that was underwhelming.

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!