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Interviews: Electronic Arts - Madden NFL Football (3DS)

Electronic Arts - Madden NFL Football (3DS)

The development team tackles our tough questions

Sports and video games go together like quarterbacks and cheerleaders, and that's why we at Nintendo Life are excited that Madden NFL, one of the longest-running and most popular American football franchises, is among the 3DS launch line-up. We've been tossing the pigskin back and forth across the office to get ourselves pumped, and our first-string..

News: EA Weed-Whacks Gardens from Production

EA Weed-Whacks Gardens from Production

Looks like you'll have to go outdoors after all

It sure looked pretty, but EA announced at a recent event in New York City that they have cancelled production of their bucolic horticulture simulator Gardens, once slotted as one of EA's 3DS launch titles. While those who were looking forward to a more relaxing handheld experience will certainly...

News: Enter The Masters Tournament in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12

Enter The Masters Tournament in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12

Golf franchise makes a return with some new features

EA Sports President, Peter Moore, made it clear that he was disappointed with the sales performance of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the Wii, even though it was a critically-acclaimed title. Whatever the cause of the sales numbers was, it was evident that EA Sports would have to do something special if interest is to bounce back up on the golfing..

News: EA: Nintendo Needs to Drop Wii Price, Help Third Parties

EA: Nintendo Needs to Drop Wii Price, Help Third Parties

Just a couple of suggestions from John Riccitiello

Whether it's the top priority or not, Nintendo is undoubtedly looking to pick up declining profits with the upcoming 3DS. However, in response to the Move and Kinect peripherals for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 respectively, launching new hardware might not be the only answer if Nintendo is to...

News: The Sims 3 Will Make Use of the 3DS StreetPass Mode

The Sims 3 Will Make Use of the 3DS StreetPass Mode

For getting rid of... we mean, exchanging Sims with other players

Not satisfied with just bringing The Sims 3 to the Wii and DS, EA will also be allowing gamers the option of raising their family in 3D too when it launches in Japan for the 3DS in Spring 2011. Famitsu has published some game details on the latest instalment of the life-simulation strategy game and it looks set to utilise the 3DS..

News: EA's Gardening Game on the 3DS Renamed and Rated

EA's Gardening Game on the 3DS Renamed and Rated

Perfect for gamers who live in apartment blocks

Back in September, we reported on EA announcing its first 3DS title that's currently in the works. The gardening game, previously known as My Garden, has now been renamed and rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. Gardens is now the second 3DS title that's been passed by the ESRB, the first being Madden NFL Football, also published by EA..

News: Madden NFL Football at 3DS Launch is Part of EA's Gameplan

Madden NFL Football at 3DS Launch is Part of EA's Gameplan

Gridiron action coming in first half of 2011

E3 2010 gave us a laundry list of third-party titles that are in development for the Nintendo 3DS and since then, we've been steadily learning more about them. We've not seen much of sports games yet but EA is changing all that. The publisher has announced that its upcoming Madden NFL Football game will be getting its retail release in the first half of..

News: NBA Jam Exclusive to HMV in UK

NBA Jam Exclusive to HMV in UK

Only available from the dog

If you've been waiting anxiously to pick up EA's NBA Jam revival in the UK, you're going to want to heed His Master's Voice and head to your local HMV, as gaming's other purple retailer has nabbed the game as an exclusive. Not only does this mean you won't be able to find it in-store at Gamestation or Game, you can't buy it from other online retailers either: neither..

News: EA Builds Sims 3 Trailers for Wii and DS

EA Builds Sims 3 Trailers for Wii and DS

Get ready to meet your new family

The Sims is quite popular, apparently. Popular enough for Electronic Arts to bring the nonsense-speaking humanoids back to Wii and DS in the form of The Sims 3. Both consoles will receive bespoke versions of the virtual life simulator, each with its own modes, challenges and objectives. The Wii version is set to include the series' first ever multiplayer mode,..

News: NBA Jam Man Disappointed by Gamers' Negative Attitudes

NBA Jam Man Disappointed by Gamers' Negative Attitudes

Try to contain your surprise

Trey Smith, Creative Director of recent Wii slam-a-jamma NBA Jam, is an old head in this industry, having been working on games for the best part of a decade. He must have seen his fair share of problems in his team, but when quizzed by the MTV Multiplayer blog what did he state as the number one biggest problem affecting the games industry? Gamers with bad attitudes..

News: NBA Jam Roster Features Obama, Beastie Boys and More

NBA Jam Roster Features Obama, Beastie Boys and More

It wouldn't be basketball without politicians

Remember NBA Jam's bizarre roster of characters featuring everyone from Warren Moon to Bill Clinton? The upcoming NBA Jam for Wii isn't about to disappoint in that regard, with its presidential qualifications fulfilled neatly by one Barack Obama and other unexpected players hidden away. As well as Obama,...

News: New Trailer for NBA Jam Remix Modes is Nothing But Net

New Trailer for NBA Jam Remix Modes is Nothing But Net

What crazy play modes await us?

When we caught up with Pete Trenouth, a producer of NBA Jam for the Wii, he was wasn't quite ready to spill the beans on the upcoming Remix Modes, but now EA has released a trailer that showcases the weird and wonderful play modes that we'll be slammin' and jammin' to when the iconic basketball game makes its return next month. As well as the classic two-on-two,..

News: Peter Moore Disappointed With Tiger Woods 11 Sales on Wii

Peter Moore Disappointed With Tiger Woods 11 Sales on Wii

Has EA shot itself in the foot?

EA is one of the industry's juggernauts, thanks to its array of sports franchises that release a game a year across all platforms. Whilst that is potentially lucrative, it's also a double-edged sword as each instalment needs to have significant improvements over the last, otherwise gamers won't have any incentive to...

News: EA's Budding Line-Up of 3DS Titles Starts With My Garden

EA's Budding Line-Up of 3DS Titles Starts With My Garden

No need to water your 3DS, do that in-game

The upcoming 3DS clearly packs a punch in the visuals department in more ways than one, and instead of portraying more human forms of photo-realism, EA has decided to introduce itself to the party with a gardening simulation as its first release on the platform. My Garden (a working title), is exactly what it sounds like. Offering a variety of different..

News: Rock Out in this Rock Band 3 DS Trailer

Rock Out in this Rock Band 3 DS Trailer

Hear "Walking on the Sun" for the 400th time

How do you shrink a multiplayer music experience to a portable handheld console? Guitar Hero: On Tour offered a guitar grip and successor Band Hero even came with a silicone sleeve to make drums easier to use, but the DS's upcoming Rock Band 3 is taking a less accessory-based approach, being only...

News: Rejected! No Online Play for NBA Jam

Rejected! No Online Play for NBA Jam

Couch multiplayer only

When we interviewed NBA Jam producer Pete Trenouth earlier this year, he wasn't sure if online play would make it into the final release. Regrettably EA Sports' Community Manager Alain Quinto has confirmed via Twitter that the game will not ship with online play. Q: Will NBA Jam have an online multiplayer mode on the Wii? If...

News: NBA Jam Spreads Boss Battles on Your Basketball

NBA Jam Spreads Boss Battles on Your Basketball

Magic, Rodman and more will school you

We recently got chance to play a little two-on-two with NBA Jam and came away a little dizzy but thoroughly entertained nonetheless. Although no fresh information was given during our hands-on time, a recent interview with the game's creative director Trey Smith has smashed the backboard of secrecy and set the NBA Jam information scoreboard on fire. Smith..

First Impressions: NBA Jam

NBA Jam

It’s on fire!

This is truly a golden age fans of remakes of classic gaming titles: Kirby, Donkey Kong, Mario and Sonic are all still rocking 2D like it’s 1994, and EA’s keen to get a piece of the two-dimensional pie with NBA Jam. A throwback to the classic basketball title of old, NBA Jam features the same two-on-two action as its predecessor,...

News: EA Boss Lavishes 3DS with Praise

EA Boss Lavishes 3DS with Praise

It's "incredibly cool" and "magical", you know

Just in case you thought the world had forgotten about 3DS since the newsplosion that was E3 2010, EA reminds you the machine is coming with a few choice words. The company's Chief Operating Officer, John Schappert, spoke to IndustryGamers and bestowed high praise on the machine, calling it "incredibly cool" and "magical". Mr..

News: EA Tagging DSiWare with Need For Speed: Nitro-X

EA Tagging DSiWare with Need For Speed: Nitro-X

Graffiti and driving: a natural combination

EA unveiled several upcoming games yesterday during the their Studio Showcase press conference, and while most of the announcements were related to HD consoles, PC and iPhone, the company slipped in a little sumthin'-sumthin' for DSiWare. Need for Speed: Nitro-X continues the Nintendo-exclusive spin-off series that started off on Wii and DS last November..