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News: EA Explains Why It's Abandoning Dedicated Handhelds For Smartphones And Tablets

EA Explains Why It's Abandoning Dedicated Handhelds For Smartphones And Tablets

"You have to make some hard calls when you've got only so many people"

EA's support for Nintendo platforms is pretty lacking in general right now, but the 3DS and Wii U aren't the only systems the publisher is turning its back on — it has all but retreated from the dedicated portable console market, instead choosing to put its efforts into the...

News: Ubisoft and EA Lock In Their E3 Presentation Details

Ubisoft and EA Lock In Their E3 Presentation Details

Get hyped for 9th June, all you third-party fans

Ubisoft and EA have given the final word on when they'll take the stage for E3 press conferences in 2014. The two third-party publishing giants will have their media briefings on 9th June; EA will show off its latest projects first at 1pm Pacific / 4pm Eastern / 9pm UK / 10pm CET, while Ubisoft will...

News: EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's "Stupid" Wii U April Fools Prank

EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's "Stupid" Wii U April Fools Prank

The person in charge of the Frostbite Engine Twitter could be in trouble

Yesterday was April Fools Day, that one day of the year when media outlets are allowed to let their imaginations run riot and create some truly outlandish — and totally fictional — news stories. You'll no doubt have seen our Nintendo VR prank, and — to save you the...

News: Electronic Arts CEO Discusses The Company's Plans For Virtual Reality At SXSW

Electronic Arts CEO Discusses The Company's Plans For Virtual Reality At SXSW

Virtual reality is becoming a solid reality

The trend of virtual reality gaming has been picking up speed ever since the Oculus Rift was demoed at E3 back in 2012. Although VR has been done in the past, it left gamers wanting a better experience. Though the Oculus Rift is not on the market yet, we've seen some pretty interesting demos of games like...

News: EA's Peter Moore States That "Nintendo's A Great Partner" In Reaction To Claims of "Dead" Relationship

EA's Peter Moore States That "Nintendo's A Great Partner" In Reaction To Claims of "Dead" Relationship

"I know where I, as the COO, and my company stands on this relationship"

Just recently an EA source was quoted as saying Nintendo was "dead" to EA "very quickly", after an initial show of support for the Wii U at E3 2011 and during its early months on the market. It was a source that wanted to be anonymous but, nevertheless, was cultivated by the...

News: Nintendo Was Dead To Us Very Quickly, States EA Source

Nintendo Was Dead To Us Very Quickly, States EA Source

"We don't really make games for kids"

When Nintendo announced the Wii U, one of the first publishers to pledge its allegiance was EA, which promised "unprecedented" support for the new console. That quickly dissolved to nothing, with EA's only contributions coming in the first months of the Wii U's lifespan. It has — for the time being, at least...

News: EA: Being Voted The Worst Company In America Was "A Wake Up Call"

EA: Being Voted The Worst Company In America Was "A Wake Up Call"

CEO Andrew Wilson wants to focus on "making great games"

If you're a Nintendo fan, then the chances are you probably don't think much of EA right now. Following assurances that the company would enjoy an "unprecedented relationship" with the creator of the Wii U, EA has practically abandoned Nintendo, to the point where its sales across Wii, Wii U...

News: EA Executive: Shigeru Miyamoto is 'Falling Down on the Job'

EA Executive: Shigeru Miyamoto is 'Falling Down on the Job'

Says consoles' demands are making consumers turn to mobile

Lately, it seems Nintendo has received its fair share of disparaging remarks from EA representatives, along with unflattering comparisons to Apple. And now today, at D.I.C.E. Europe, came the one-two combo of an EA executive unflatteringly comparing Nintendo to Apple. EA Chief Creative...

News: FIFA 14 on 3DS is Officially Just a Kit and Roster Update

FIFA 14 on 3DS is Officially Just a Kit and Roster Update

It's called "Legacy Edition"

Those paying attention earlier today may have spotted FIFA 14 in the European Nintendo Download update, which is nice. Unfortunately it's priced at €49.99 / £39.99 on the 3DS eShop in the region, which is almost as ambitious as Ubisoft's download pricing of Splinter Cell Blacklist on the Wii U eShop. Of course, the...

News: EA Executive Repeats That The Company is "Platform Agnostic", Cites "Tremendous Relationship" With Nintendo

EA Executive Repeats That The Company is "Platform Agnostic", Cites "Tremendous Relationship" With Nintendo

Apart from the no Wii U games thing, that is

At times we exist in a Twilight Zone in video game land. A major publisher will say something and we'll think "oh, that's nice", and then we'll look at what's actually happening and think, "eh?" It's a bizarre world where words uttered have little relation to reality, where straight lines and honest...

News: EA: Frostbite 3 On Wii U "Not Impossible"

EA: Frostbite 3 On Wii U "Not Impossible"

Publisher wants to dish out "omnidirectional" support

Electronic Arts has had a strange relationship with Nintendo ever since the launch of the Wii U. There are currently four games from the publisher residing on the system but it seems the support - at least in the short-term - has all but dried up. The company is naturally offering support for...

News: EA Outlines Its Reasons for Lack of Wii U Support

EA Outlines Its Reasons for Lack of Wii U Support

From "unprecedented" to "unsupported"

To say that EA's lack of support for the Wii U has been to the detriment of the fledgling console would perhaps be an understatement. With the absence of the powerhouse publisher's massive library of big-name franchises, from EA Sports to Battlefield to more casual titles like PopCap's various series, the...

News: EA: We're Not Writing Off Wii U

EA: We're Not Writing Off Wii U

"We’ve launched four games. We’re proud of them"

Electronic Arts has enjoyed a rather inconsistent relationship with the Wii U since it launched last year. Following promises of "unprecedented support", the publisher has so far delivered four titles for the console and doesn't appear to have any big-name releases on the horizon. However, like...

News: EA Will "Jump Back In" If Wii U Becomes A "Viable Platform"

EA Will "Jump Back In" If Wii U Becomes A "Viable Platform"

"We're a rational company"

A lot has been made of the lack of third party support from certain developers in recent weeks and Electronic Arts has been right at the centre of it all. The company has already said it has no games in development for Wii U, including its annual sports titles such as FIFA 14,

News: Need For Speed Rivals Not Screeching Onto Wii U

Need For Speed Rivals Not Screeching Onto Wii U

It'll only be available on rival consoles

A couple of days ago, EA announced the next game in the Need for Speed series. This one will be known as Need for Speed Rivals and is being developed by Swedish studio Ghost Games. This iteration is set to come into view later this year and features an open-world environment where players can either take...

News: Rewind, EA Is In Fact Developing Games For The Wii U

Rewind, EA Is In Fact Developing Games For The Wii U

Um, what?

It's been less than a week since we brought you the news that Electronic Arts confessed it had zero games in development for the Wii U. This didn't sit particularly well with you lovely readers, especially when Senior Software Engineer and Architect at EA, Bob Summerwill, blasted Nintendo's latest console on Twitter. Time to backtrack...