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E3 2010: EA Hints at 3DS Online Functionality

EA Hints at 3DS Online Functionality

Friends list, sports updates and potentially even achievements

We already know that 3DS will include a WiiConnect24-like mode whereby users who carry their console around in sleep mode will still be able to interact with other consoles, exchanging information and downloading content anywhere they go. An interview with EA producer Ryan Stradling over at the Nintendo E3 Network seems to hint that the..

News: Madden NFL 11 Franchise Mode Gets Upgraded

Madden NFL 11 Franchise Mode Gets Upgraded

Football returns to Wii with single-player improvements

Last year's Madden NFL 10 for Wii was one of the series' best multiplayer entries yet, with the Showdown and Huddle-Up modes bringing casual gamers into the gridiron action quickly. Its single-player elements, sadly, were not quite so well-developed, but for this year's instalment EA is promising a far improved Franchise mode that it's calling..

News: EA CEO Has Seen 3DS, Confirms It Is Cool

EA CEO Has Seen 3DS, Confirms It Is Cool

Take that, watertight NDA!

As the head of one of EA, one of the world's largest publishers, John Riccitello is very much an Important Man in the games industry. That said, it's no surprise he's been able to have a look at Nintendo's upcoming 3DS, nor that he's unable to say much about it. What he can tell you, though is that it's cool. It’s like one of these things here where with Nintendo where..

News: Sims 3 for Wii Goes Multiplayer, Loses Construction Mode

Sims 3 for Wii Goes Multiplayer, Loses Construction Mode

Quizzes and preset houses for EA's life sim

On PC, The Sims games are sprawling simulators of life's big choices: ambitions, careers, a family and how to decorate your life in the most opulent fashion you can afford. The upcoming version of The Sims 3 on Wii will lose the last part as everybody's favourite chore simulator gets a refresh. A GamePro preview reveals that players will be unable to..

News: Accio! Two Games Conjured from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Movies

Accio! Two Games Conjured from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Movies

Last wizard adventure to come in two parts

We haven't yet had Lego Harry Potter: Years 1 to 4 but fans of the boy wizard and whichever-of-his-friends-you-still-think-is-alive needn't worry about getting short-changed on the magic happenings this year, with EA and Warner Bros. announcing two new Potter titles are on the way. Based on the final two films in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly..

News: NHL Slapshot Includes Wii's First Dinky Hockey Stick

NHL Slapshot Includes Wii's First Dinky Hockey Stick

See Wayne Gretsky hold it and smile

In a move that's caused someone, somewhere to curse why they didn't think of it first, the next NHL Slapshot game is coming to Wii complete with a very fetching mini hockey stick peripheral, as modelled by Wayne Gretsky and family here. As EA's first foray into Wii ice hockey you'd expect it to take on the more arcadey vibe of the company's other sporting titles..

News: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 to Offer More Authenticity to Your Game

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 to Offer More Authenticity to Your Game

With features old and new

Last season's Tiger Woods instalment offered gamers an intuitive and engaging golf game with very little to be disappointed at; and if you're not familiar with it, you can read our Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 review to find out why. Given all that the game has accomplished, what new features can EA implement this season? Let's find out as we go over some game details and soak..

News: NBA Jam Developers Gives Game Insights

NBA Jam Developers Gives Game Insights

...as well as their "slam dunk" faces

Gamers were delighted when the beloved NBA Jam series was announced to be making a return to consoles; specifically, the Wii. With game details and screenshots being fed to us carefully and slowly, it's time to call "timeout" and sit back to watch the latest development video. Creative director Trey Smith and art director Rob Hilson talk about how the..

Hands On: 2010 FIFA World Cup

2010 FIFA World Cup

We go hands on with EA's upcoming footie title and chat with producer Tristan Jackson

Last week, Nintendo Life headed over to EA's UK headquarters for a kick-about with their impending blockbuster 2010 FIFA World Cup. With the world's biggest sporting tournament only a few months away, gamers have been keen to see how they can grab a slice of World Cup glory from their living rooms, and from what..

News: Boom Blox Team Lose Some Bricks

Boom Blox Team Lose Some Bricks

Re-location costs some their job

Several members of the development team for the Boom Blox series have lost their jobs, according to recent reports. EA have stated that a relocation of a small project from LA to the UK has resulted in the lay-off of a small number of staff and that all eligible employees will receive severance pay and outplacement...

News: EA Tees Up Golf Club Peripherals for Wii

EA Tees Up Golf Club Peripherals for Wii

Living rooms, beware

With Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 due out in June, EA have announced that they are releasing a line of sports accessories for the Nintendo Wii, including realistic golf clubs for its Tiger Woods PGA Tour series. These golf clubs will stretch out to 36 inches, so if you're playing the Wii in your bedroom this may not be such a fantastic idea. There will also be tennis rackets for..

First Impressions: Need for Speed Nitro

Need for Speed Nitro

Leader of the pack?

There are very few serious driving games of note on Wii - the machine is undoubtedly missing its Forza Motorsport, Gran Turismo or Race Driver: Grid - and EA's latest in the Need for Speed franchise does little to address this problem. Whilst 360 and PS3 owners can play the generally well-received NFS: Shift, Nintendo gamers are being given a very different racer in the form of..

News: Wii Version of Madden NFL 10 Selling Poorly

Wii Version of Madden NFL 10 Selling Poorly

Wii owners are not feeling the love for Madden 10.

It's certainly no surprise that EA's newest Madden release Madden NFL 10 is selling like hotcakes at retail, but it seems this sales success doesn't include the Nintendo Wii version of the game. Although the game has sold nearly 2 million copies since its launch two weeks ago, the Wii version of the game has only sold a mere 67,000 copies to date..

Podcast: Episode 7 - EA Interview Special!

Episode 7 - EA Interview Special!

We chat to EA about Dead Space: Extraction and Spore Hero!

It's a genuine bumper episode of the podcast this month, weighing in at a mighty 32m 06s! It's chock-full of quality content as well, as we talk to the producers of Dead Space: Extraction and Spore Hero about their upcoming releases, getting some juicy information out of them in the process! We also grab a quick chat with Baby Dave of Pint..

News: Wii Is "Fool's Gold"

Wii Is "Fool's Gold"

Industry bigwigs all agree: review scores are immaterial on Wii

The Wii's well into its life cycle now, but it seems some people in the industry are still cottoning onto what makes a Wii game sell like there's no tomorrow - the magic word of "marketing". Speaking to Eurogamer recently, one undisclosed "high profile member of an industry-leading developer" stated: It's fool's..

Interviews: Kyle Gray talks Henry Hatsworth & indie plans

Kyle Gray talks Henry Hatsworth & indie plans

Nintendo Life catches up with the man behind one of the most creative DS games to find out if there is life after EA.

If you've read our review then you'll know that Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is one of the most creative and fun games you can play on the DS right now; the blissful combination of gorgeous 2D visuals, top-quality platforming action and brain-bending puzzle gaming..

News: More info extracted on Dead Space prequel

More info extracted on Dead Space prequel

Executive producer Steve Papoutsis talks co-op play, controls, characters and carnage

Since being announced in early February, Dead Space: Extraction, the Wii-exclusive prequel to Electronic Arts' "action horror" hit of last year, has become the subject of much discussion, debate and even scepticism. Fans and critics alike are divided on whether the nail-biting atmosphere of the original..