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News: Senior EA Employee Caught Out Criticising Wii U On Twitter

Senior EA Employee Caught Out Criticising Wii U On Twitter

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Not too long after Electronic Arts admitted that it currently had nothing in development for the Wii U, Senior Software Engineer and Architect at EA, Bob Summerwill, took to Twitter to voice his opinions on the system. Summerwill, who has been with EA since 1999 and worked on titles such as FIFA 11,...

News: EA Currently Has No Games In Development For The Wii U

EA Currently Has No Games In Development For The Wii U

We're just as confused as you are

Despite having an "unprecedented partnership" with Nintendo just a couple of years ago, Electronic Arts seems to be making no effort with games for the Wii U at the moment. Speaking to Kotaku, a representative for the company said the following: We have no games in development for the Wii U currently. However,...

News: EA Developing Frostbite Engine For Mobile, But Not Wii U

EA Developing Frostbite Engine For Mobile, But Not Wii U

Sign of the times?

As we're all painfully aware, DICE's Frostbite engine isn't coming to the Wii U — which means that owners of the console will be missing out on titles in the Battlefield and Star Wars series. The reason given is lack of power, which makes the move to develop Frostbite for "all major mobile platforms" all the more surprising...

News: EA Announcing More FIFA 14 News Tomorrow

EA Announcing More FIFA 14 News Tomorrow

Back of the net

The football season is slowly drawing to a close, which can only mean one thing: EA will soon be announcing its next FIFA title in preparation for the next campaign. Fans of the series will be pleased to hear EA will be revealing more news on FIFA 14 tomorrow, on the same day as Nintendo Direct. Coincidence? Probably, yes. [tweet...

News: EA CEO John Riccitiello Resigns

EA CEO John Riccitiello Resigns

Decision made after poor financial results

Electronic Arts' John Riccitiello has handed in his letter of resignation and will be stepping down from his position as chief executive officer on 31st March 2013 after being in charge of the company for six years. Larry Probst, who was the publisher's CEO from 1991 to 2007, will be the man in charge...

Rumour: EA Looking into Taking on More Sports Franchises

EA Looking into Taking on More Sports Franchises

It's most likely UFC, though

Publishing behemoth Electronic Arts certainly has a fair amount of sports franchises under its belt. It seems the company hasn't reached the last notch just yet though, as chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen has suggested it could take on a couple more franchises. During the recent Wedbush Technology Conference,...

News: Crytek: Crysis 3 Was "Very Close To Launching" On Wii U

Crytek: Crysis 3 Was "Very Close To Launching" On Wii U

The game was running on Nintendo's system

EA published Crysis 3 in February on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Unfortunately, Wii U missed out on the futuristic first person shooter, but that hasn't stopped people holding out hope for it. Back in January, Cevat Yerli, CEO and founder of Crytek, the game's developer, said Nintendo and EA did hold...

News: EA Plans For a Future With Micro-Transactions in All Games

EA Plans For a Future With Micro-Transactions in All Games

"Buy a truck, a gun, whatever it might be"

Some of us in the Nintendo Life team and, we're sure, throughout the community, remember the days when you'd buy a game once and have the full product right there in your hand. The march of time and technology waits for no-one, of course, and we now have extensive download options, additional paid DLC and,...

News: Tiger Woods Is Skipping The Wii U This Year

Tiger Woods Is Skipping The Wii U This Year

In the rough

Thanks to its motion-sensing controller, the Wii managed to deliver several compelling instalments in EA's Tiger Woods series. Despite the lack of graphical fidelity when compared to the 360 and PS3 versions, the Nintendo editions still managed to hold their own, primarily because the Wii Remote allowed more immersive gameplay...

News: FIFA Brand Passes £1 Billion in UK Sales

FIFA Brand Passes £1 Billion in UK Sales

Mario is third, but results are only from 1996 onwards

When it comes to the UK software sales charts, FIFA is often King. While some like to pick on Nintendo's fairly regular entries from Mario, for example, FIFA is an annual affair that, from year to year, promises revolutionary improvements to shake up the series. FIFA 13 did represent a genuine...

News: Need For Speed: Most Wanted Screeching On North American Wii U Consoles March 19th

Need For Speed: Most Wanted Screeching On North American Wii U Consoles March 19th

Update: New Wii U exclusive features detailed

EA's popular racing title Need For Speed: Most Wanted will be hitting the Wii U in North America on March 19th. This is just a short while after the Japanese launch, which is due to occur on the 14th of the same month. The game was originally launched on PS3 and 360 last year, and met with a positive...

News: Wii U Version Of Need For Speed: Most Wanted Will Feature Off-Screen Play

Wii U Version Of Need For Speed: Most Wanted Will Feature Off-Screen Play

Japanese release date confirmed as 14th March

We know that Need For Speed: Most Wanted is coming to the Wii U in 2013, but up until recently there was no solid indication of when that would be. That's now changed as EA Japan has listed the release date as 14th March in that region - presumably North American and European dates will follow shortly...

News: Go for Goal with These FIFA 13 Wii U Shots

Go for Goal with These FIFA 13 Wii U Shots

Golden boots

FIFA 13 was confirmed for release on Wii U yesterday, and after a brief run out at EA's Summer Showcase here are the first screenshots. They show off several of the new functions, such as lifting the GamePad to take direct control of set pieces, on the fly stat checking and those all-important touch screen management options. Remember:...

Talking Point: Another Look at the News - 3rd August

Another Look at the News - 3rd August

We're on our soapbox

It's been a relatively busy week of Nintendo news, culminating in the EA Summer Showcase that was more of a polite presentation, in terms of Wii U at least. Once again we take a look at some of the news of the past week and give a personal spin, ranging from optimism to shouting from on top of our soapbox, depending on the...

News: Mass Effect 3 Set to Launch Alongside Wii U

Mass Effect 3 Set to Launch Alongside Wii U

Ready for takeoff

Don't worry about missing out on any backstory if you jump into the Mass Effect series for the first time on Wii U; Mass Effect 3 will include an interactive mode that fills in the most important parts and lets you make key choices to shape your character. That's better than nothing, right? Speaking at EA's Summer Showcase,...