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