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.
Looking forward to NHL.
First sign of a Gungan and I’m OUT.
Time for the Star Wars conference.
“A commitment to saying commitment over and over”
Buzzword buzzword buzzword
Nice.. more DA. :D
And the award for most dramatic upright bass entrance…
Powerful Narratives. Open-World. Yep, get those bingo cards filled out.
Live demo, folks.
Did he say the dragon was high?
I wonder how jarring changing characters can get.
I wonder if we’ll have to craft equipment from its bones.
Take that back, no live demo.
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.
Tactical combat is always good. It’d be nice if it isn’t required to survive, though.
Glad to see pausing coming into play. It’s good to see a real choice and balance between action and strategy.
Oh Sarah. You’re such a wildcard.
N7 is on the air.
Nobody expects the Inquisition!
Showing “conceptual prototype” video for new Mass Effect
Lucious, they said you can fall in love with new characters. Did you fall in love last time? Did you? Really?
Team in Edmonton developing brand new game
The team in Edmonton clearly works at the bottom of a well, or an interrogation room.
It’s interesting to hear how the Edmonton team describes building a game. Start with the world and characters and build from there.
Apparently the new IP is centered around a tree
Spencer just lit up like a Christmas tree.
I do like trees.
Showing off new Sims now, at the gym?
I’ll admit it, I don’t get the appeal of The Sims.
That exercise isn’t for abs, it’s quads.
Well… EA doesn’t really create IP…
They wait for someone else to do that and then buy the ground out from under them.
It’s nice to see that community buildings aren’t just rabbit holes in The Sims 4.
Old lady beating up someone named Chuck
Chuck tried to party, grandma wanted to fight and ruined everything.
Control over death.
The true appeal of Sims.
“He dies of laughter” Wut.
I hope I don’t get ANY Facebook notifications from this game.
She killed him. That’s horrid. The Sims 4 is a death simulator.
Bruce for the win… Or I call BS.
UFC game, Bruce Lee gettin’ worked
Be the water…why UFC fighters feel that Bruce Lee started MMA.
Their movements feel a bit forced at times.
Fighting dead guys. Not cool, EA.
EA Sports cavalcade… zzzzzzzzzz
Is it just me or has the look of UFC not changed since it began?
“Almost everything” will be changed for NHL 15. Sooooo is it no longer a hockey game? Confused.
Woo, puck physics!
Yeah, but can you cut a goalies leg with your skate? #Habs
I just don’t think there’s been that much room for improvement since Blades of Steel on NES.
Love the jersey separation.
I honestly didn’t know NHL was so dramatic.
Can you bring life to this presentation?
He said “Let’s be honest” twice in 10 seconds.
Burnout with diverse vehicles actually sounds pretty awesome.
Early, early stuff here, he wasn’t kidding.
So early they don’t have a name
It looks like the game Motorstorm tried to be.
ahh golf. Time to make a sammich
Golf without infidelity too,
No Tiger Woods.
Open world golf game, I guess.
New places for Golf? Like what? A grassy feild?
AND SUDDENLY A BATTLESHIP
Now comes the push for the Frostbite 3 Engine, coming to a golf game near you.
HAHA OR…. battleships.
They will do anything to make this exciting, won’t they?
It’s a mega-minigolf game.
NO LETS TALK ABOUT PGA DAMMIT
Now the obligatory Madden talk.
Sports is ‘meh’ to me but my sports friends are getting excited about this.
Coming next to Madden: silently sobbing players!
Hopefully they fix the psychic DBs.
I like that they’re straight up admitting that being defense on older Maddens wasn’t fun.
Madden’s additions look fantastic, I am far from sold on them working properly
At least they know their weaknesses.
FMV Madden for Sega CD.
You know what they need? More NFL footage.
Is there an “Imposing your will” button?
I’ve gotten some hands on with this. Pretty good for a MOBA fan. Real customizable. But MOBAs are MOBAs, not everyone loves ‘em.
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.
Dawngate’s more pick the hero, then pick what role to put them in.
Its nice to have some Mobile games that aren’t cards or super-Tetris though.
EA is lifting Microsoft’s “We’re listening” line.
Wassup Mirror’s Edge? Will play the hell out of you.
We need a Mirror’s Edge- Minecraft edition.
Ah Mirror’s Edge!…FP…R?
Nice hand to hand!
The only thing I needed from Mirror’s Edge 2 was not runny jumping, and I’m getting it.
Might not be big in the US, but this is still big.
FIFA Crybaby Edition.
FIFA15 should come with a yellow and red card in the box.
OH! FOOTball… I thought he meant football. *face palm*
Corner flag physics! .. Yeah, no, can’t get into this. Just not for me.
Show the football hooligans!
I’d play it. Not in love with it, but I admire the engine and where they’ve been able to take it.
I think there should be a ‘puppy slaps’ mode in all sports games
Here we go. Hardline.
The stands look crazy-good.
Wow! SOMEONE is excited.
True urban combat – the only thing is, I want to see guns be more real.
I wonder if this is going to have a Payday feel.
“Let’s take a game that is a clone of other games, and turn it into a totally different kind of clone!”
This is looking like a Battlefeild I’ll play. I’m over the war-porn theme in FPS’s.
So this is totally Payday but good?
ha-HA EA I see what you did there…
I don’t see any pedestrians.
We’ve got counterstrike.
Counterstrike mashed up with NFS Rivals
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.
Do they have a “one life” aka no-respawn mode?
This doesn’t seem like a game where respawns would work. I wonder how that’s handled.
The money is leaking out. Damned bullet-holes.
Who was the idiot who drove into battle in a tanker truck? #selfdestructFTW
Oh man. The freaking crane.
Jump on a motorcycle from a zip line level of badassness here.
Now we watch buildings fall down.
Jebus… What kind of package is this?? The suitcase from Pulp Fiction??
3rd floor. Housewares, men’s cologne and rocket launchers.
It’s amazing how expansive these levels are.
There is zero collateral damage.
Yeah, I really wonder how they’re going to handle deaths and spawns in this. But so far the action in here is sweet.
And they still made no money.
Launching beta for Battlefield today
The action was pretty intense.
Beta today?? *applause*
Hahaha. They know how to play to the audience.
One way to keep people from jumping over to the Ubisoft conference
Wow, that was underwhelming.
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