News items tagged with ea sports

Bruce Lee is Returning for EA Sports UFC 2

Bruce Lee is Returning for EA Sports UFC 2

EA Sports reveals that Bruce Lee will be returning to the UFC franchise, with the iconic martial arts star announced as part of the roster for EA Sports UFC 2. Fighting games can find huge success...

By Rob Gordon on 25 May 2018
CM Punk Confirmed for EA Sports UFC 2

CM Punk Confirmed for EA Sports UFC 2

EA Sports confirms that professional wrestler turned mixed martial artist CM Punk will be joining the roster of playable fighters in the upcoming EA Sports UFC 2. Former WWE Champion CM Punk was on...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 May 2018
EA Sports UFC 2 Trailer and Release Date

EA Sports UFC 2 Trailer and Release Date

EA Sports releases a new gameplay trailer for EA Sports UFC 2, which teases the highly anticipated UFC Women’s Bantamweight rematch between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. For the most part, EA Sports...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 May 2018
The Game Awards 2014: Nominations

The Game Awards 2014: Nominations

We have no idea what’s going on with the Spike VGX this year or even if there will be one. The annual celebrity-fueled, ad-hungry video games event was consistently chock full of controversy and dis...

By Rob Keyes on 25 May 2018
EA Sports Charging Money For Demos?

EA Sports Charging Money For Demos?

For unproven video game properties, demos can be wonderful, quality-establishing appetizers meant to provide players with a raw slice of gameplay – proving that the pre-release hype was correct,...

By Jasmine Henry on 25 May 2018
CM Punk's EA Sports UFC 2 Rating Causes Controversy

CM Punk's EA Sports UFC 2 Rating Causes Controversy

Pro wrestler turned mixed-martial artist CM Punk responds to fans on Twitter that are angry about his high overall rating in the upcoming EA Sports UFC 2. EA Sports UFC 2 has enjoyed a surprising a...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 May 2018
UFC 2 Cover Athlete Conor McGregor Loses in UFC 196

UFC 2 Cover Athlete Conor McGregor Loses in UFC 196

Current UFC Featherweight Champion and EA Sports UFC 2 cover athlete Conor McGregor loses his fight at UFC 196 in the Welterweight division via submission to Nate Diaz. Is being on the cover of EA...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 May 2018
EA Sports UFC (Be Bruce Lee)

EA Sports UFC (Be Bruce Lee)

Bruce Lee hasn’t been with us since 1973, but his legacy has left a lasting impression on a number of people. Despite being idolized for his on-screen and real-world abilities as a martial artist, i...

By Riley Little on 25 May 2018
EA is Done Making Nintendo Switch Games for Now

EA is Done Making Nintendo Switch Games for Now

On September 29th, Electronic Arts released FIFA 18 for the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, anyone that took this as a sign that EA would be supporting Nintendo’s handheld/home console hybrid on a...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 May 2018
FIFA 18: 1.6M Concurrent Users Played on Launch Weekend

FIFA 18: 1.6M Concurrent Users Played on Launch Weekend

Without a doubt, FIFA 18 was generally considered to be a highly anticipated release for those who enjoy The Beautiful Game, and for avid gamers of sports simulation titles as well, with the latest...

By Kyle Sledge on 24 May 2018
FIFA 18 on Switch Was Less Than 3% of Sales in UK

FIFA 18 on Switch Was Less Than 3% of Sales in UK

Ever since EA Sports’ former Chief Competition Officer Peter Moore revealed that FIFA 18 would be custom built for the Nintendo Switch, fans of both the Big N and the incredibly popular soccer simu...

By Kyle Sledge on 24 May 2018
FIFA 18: Best Young Players for Career Mode

FIFA 18: Best Young Players for Career Mode

With the launch of FIFA 18 upon us, soccer fans across the world have been gearing up to play the latest entry in the EA Sports franchise. Of course, once again, different players come at the game...

By Rob Gordon on 24 May 2018
FIFA 18 Character Gets Real Life LA Galaxy Jerseys

FIFA 18 Character Gets Real Life LA Galaxy Jerseys

It’s no secret that fans often don apparel with their favorite video game characters on it, but when it comes to sports games most fans opt to purchase apparel strictly for real-life athletes. Whil...

By John Jacques on 24 May 2018
Why FIFA 18 Nintendo Switch Doesn't Use Frostbite

Why FIFA 18 Nintendo Switch Doesn't Use Frostbite

Many were delighted when EA confirmed that it will be bringing FIFA 18 to the Nintendo Switch. While existing FIFA fans are excited to play the soccer sim on the go, the release would also be one o...

By Jasmine Henry on 24 May 2018
EA to Bring More Games to Switch if FIFA 18 Succeeds

EA to Bring More Games to Switch if FIFA 18 Succeeds

Following Electronic Arts‘ press conference during E3 2017, the company released details regarding the Nintendo Switch version of FIFA 18, confirming that it will lack several of the features inclu...

By Kyle Sledge on 24 May 2018
FIFA 18 for Nintendo Switch Details Announced

FIFA 18 for Nintendo Switch Details Announced

Electronic Arts has released details regarding the Nintendo Switch version of FIFA 18, confirming that it will lack several of the features included in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of th...

By Rory Young on 24 May 2018
FIFA 18 for Switch Has Some Weird Glitches

FIFA 18 for Switch Has Some Weird Glitches

A little more than six months after its launch, the Nintendo Switch is receiving an admirable amount of third-party support, especially from big name publishers. However, the hotly anticipated rele...

By Brad Jones on 24 May 2018
FIFA 18 Patch Makes Changes to Shooting and Goalkeeping

FIFA 18 Patch Makes Changes to Shooting and Goalkeeping

Last Friday, EA Sports dropped FIFA 18, the latest installment in its perennially popular take on the beautiful game. Already, the developer has issued a patch that takes care of some of the irksom...

By Brad Jones on 24 May 2018
FIFA 18 Switch Multiplayer Can't Be Played With Friends

FIFA 18 Switch Multiplayer Can't Be Played With Friends

FIFA 18 just launched with Cristiano Ronaldo on the cover, and gamers all over the world have been quick to try out the next iteration of EA Sports’ high-selling franchise. Fans on many consoles ha...

By John Jacques on 24 May 2018
Madden NFL 16 Trailer

Madden NFL 16 Trailer

Madden NFL 16 is right around the corner, as the game is set to land on store shelves this coming Tuesday, August 25th. Despite criticisms regarding a general lack of innovation in the franchise, an...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 May 2018
Madden NFL 16 Review

Madden NFL 16 Review

With a greater focus on receivers/cornerbacks and a fantastic new Draft Champions mode, Madden NFL 16 represents a vast improvement over last year’s game in nearly every way. When it comes to recom...

By Anthony Taormina on 24 May 2018
Madden NFL 16 Cover Athlete Revealed

Madden NFL 16 Cover Athlete Revealed

Madden NFL has long been king of the sports games, and it’s backed every year by a marketing push that begins well in advance of the game’s release. Just like every other sports game on the market, ...

By Jason Gallagher on 24 May 2018
EA's Madden NFL 16 Super Bowl 50 Prediction Fumbles

EA's Madden NFL 16 Super Bowl 50 Prediction Fumbles

Despite an astoundingly accurate Super Bowl 49 prediction, Madden NFL 16‘s simualtion is routed in Super Bowl 50. Nobody could have simulated Von Miller’s performance. defeat the Seattle Seahawks 2...

By Rory Young on 24 May 2018
E3 2015: FIFA 16 Details

E3 2015: FIFA 16 Details

Each time E3 rolls around, longstanding franchises like FIFA are challenged to innovate on an annual basis. It’s a tough challenge for any developer, and last year’s huge graphical and AI improvemen...

By John Jacques on 24 May 2018
Madden Makes Fun of Seattle Seahawks

Madden Makes Fun of Seattle Seahawks

As gamers prepare for the fall season of releases, which includes some pretty high profile titles like Fallout 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, sports fans are bracing for their own onslaught. Starting n...

By Anthony Taormina on 24 May 2018
FIFA Street

FIFA Street

Game Rant’s Anthony Taormina reviews FIFA Street Time to time EA Sports has been known to take their traditional sports franchises, or just a traditional sport, and branch them out into arcade...

By Anthony Taormina on 24 May 2018
FIFA Gambling YouTubers Plead Guilty

FIFA Gambling YouTubers Plead Guilty

The crackdown on in-game currencies being used on gambling websites has begun in earnest, and a FIFA YouTuber has pleaded guilty to advertising illegal gambling. The world of FIFA video games is of...

By Cody Gravelle on 23 May 2018
Shoot Many Robots, FIFA Street, Army Corps of Hell, Lollipop Chainsaw, UFC Undisputed 3

Shoot Many Robots, FIFA Street, Army Corps of Hell, Lollipop Chainsaw, UFC Undisputed 3

Throughout the week our attention was focused on BioWare thanks to the release of multiple Mass Effect 3 trailers focusing on gameplay aspects from weapon customization, integrated storytelling,...

By Trung Bui on 23 May 2018
NCAA Football 13

NCAA Football 13

In the family of EA Sports titles, NCAA Football is like the second favorite kid, the one that can never quite live up to the reputation of the “golden child.” Sure, NCAA provides a lot of the sa...

By Anthony Taormina on 23 May 2018
Robert Griffin III Named ‘NCAA Football 13’ Cover Athlete

Robert Griffin III Named ‘NCAA Football 13’ Cover Athlete

Hot off his spectacular showing at the NFL Combine this past weekend, EA Sports has unveiled Robert Griffin III, or RG3 as he is more commonly known, as the cover athlete for NCAA Football 13. Be...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 May 2018
‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the nominees for the 16th annual Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain (D.I.C.E.) Awards. Leading the pack this year is thatgame...

By Jeff Schille on 22 May 2018
Russia Calls for FIFA 17 Ban Claiming Propaganda

Russia Calls for FIFA 17 Ban Claiming Propaganda

Russian officials threaten a potential ban of EA Canada’s FIFA 17 due to the game featuring some pro LGBTQ content produced for a recent awareness campaign. Every now and then, gaming companies joi...

By John Jacques on 22 May 2018
EA Sports: Run-Blocking Improvements in Madden NFL 11

EA Sports: Run-Blocking Improvements in Madden NFL 11

If you are a fan of football games, there was a lot to like about Madden NFL 10. The football giant underwent a huge upgrade in many areas, including the ProTak animation system, and finally deliv...

By Jason Weissman on 22 May 2018
Rio Ferdinand Is Not Happy About His FIFA 17 Stats

Rio Ferdinand Is Not Happy About His FIFA 17 Stats

Retired pro footballer and England international Rio Ferdinand is upset about his player rating in a FIFA 17 ultimate team card, which gave him a harsh passing rating. FIFA 17 seems to be winning o...

By John Jacques on 22 May 2018
FIFA 17 Guide: How to Get Skill Points

FIFA 17 Guide: How to Get Skill Points

Looking for how best to get Skill Points in FIFA 17? Look no further than this guide, which reveals what you need to know to get the most out of Skill Points from Pro Clubs play. Although FIFA 17 h...

By Rob Gordon on 22 May 2018
NBA Live 15

NBA Live 15

In late 2014, EA Sports hoped to revitalize their NBA Live brand with NBA Live 14, the first basketball title the developer had delivered in almost three years. Unfortunately, while NBA Live 14 had...

By Anthony Taormina on 21 May 2018
FIFA 17 Players Uncover Evidence of 'Rubber Banding'

FIFA 17 Players Uncover Evidence of 'Rubber Banding'

A Redditor has discovered code within FIFA 17 that seems to indicate the game secretly adjusts difficulty depending on how a game is going, something the studio said it hadn’t done. Members of the...

By John Jacques on 21 May 2018
The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

Leading up to E3 2012, many of the big game announcements were unveiled early, from Star Wars 1313 to Gears of War: Judgment. Still, there were a few pleasant surprises during the five major pres...

By Rob Keyes on 21 May 2018
FIFA 17 Review

FIFA 17 Review

FIFA 17 impresses with its commitment to making changes to a tried-and-tested formula, delivering both in terms of quality gameplay and depth of surface-level content. All too often, it’s easy to...

By Rob Gordon on 21 May 2018
News Wrap Up: Xbox One Covers, Ubisoft MMO, GT6, Minecraft & More!

News Wrap Up: Xbox One Covers, Ubisoft MMO, GT6, Minecraft & More!

It’s time to play catch-up on a few key games that are releasing later this year and share some fun news bits for some of our recent favorites. We’re going to look at the Xbox One covers of Quant...

By Rob Keyes on 21 May 2018
FIFA 17 Free Weekend Announced for Xbox One

FIFA 17 Free Weekend Announced for Xbox One

Xbox One gamers who have yet to test their skills in FIFA 17 will now have a chance to kick off at no charge, as the EA Sports title is now available for several Free Play Days. The no-charge trial...

By John Jacques on 21 May 2018
Rory McIlroy Replaces Tiger Woods in New PGA Tour Game

Rory McIlroy Replaces Tiger Woods in New PGA Tour Game

Gamers that also happen to be fans of golf didn’t have a very eventful 2014, as Electronic Arts announced that it would be taking a year off from Tiger Woods PGA Tour in what many assumed to be a bi...

By Riley Little on 21 May 2018
FIFA 17 Was Top Selling UK Retail Game for 2016

FIFA 17 Was Top Selling UK Retail Game for 2016

FIFA 17 fights its way to the top spot in the United Kingdom’s top selling games of 2016, continuing the FIFA franchise’s tradition of dominating UK sales charts. Football may be king in the Unite...

By John Jacques on 21 May 2018
FIFA 17 Christmas Event Returns

FIFA 17 Christmas Event Returns

The FIFA 17 Christmas event called FUTmas begins, granting players additional squad building challenges, mystery packs, and more! FUTmas is back for FIFA 17 players this year, a celebration that gi...

By John Jacques on 21 May 2018
FIFA 17 Guide: How To Dab

FIFA 17 Guide: How To Dab

Fancy showing off a world class goal in FIFA 17 with a very special celebration? Check out this guide for how to pull off the Paul Pogba-approved Dab and celebrate in style. Even though FIFA 17 is...

By Rob Gordon on 21 May 2018
Rumor: Nintendo Switch FIFA is a PS3/Xbox 360 Port

Rumor: Nintendo Switch FIFA is a PS3/Xbox 360 Port

Following the Nintendo Switch Presentation on January 12, rumors are circulating that FIFA for the Nintendo Switch will be a port of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Last night, the Japanese-based s...

By AJ Caulfield on 21 May 2018
Madden NFL 17 Predicts Patriots Win Super Bowl LI

Madden NFL 17 Predicts Patriots Win Super Bowl LI

EA Sports announces the results of its annual Madden NFL Super Bowl simulation, claiming that this year’s game will end with a 27 to 24 Patriots victory over the Falcons. A few days from now, the N...

By Jason Gallagher on 21 May 2018
New Xbox One Bundles

New Xbox One Bundles

Microsoft heavily relied on Titanfall in its launch window, using it to market an Xbox One bundle that included the game. As the console continues to lag in sales behind its primary competitor in S...

By Rob Keyes on 21 May 2018
EA Sports Season Ticket Enters Its Final Season

EA Sports Season Ticket Enters Its Final Season

With the advent of a new generation of consoles, it is often the case that the services populating those devices receive face-lifts. Sometimes these changes are minor and cosmetic, but in other c...

By Ryan Blanchard on 21 May 2018
FIFA 15 (Goalkeepers)

FIFA 15 (Goalkeepers)

FIFA 15 is already poised to offer the most realistic and emotional experience the series has ever seen, with new gameplay being based off of player emotions, realistic pitch environments with a com...

By John Jacques on 20 May 2018
Madden NFL 17 Review

Madden NFL 17 Review

Madden NFL 17 doesn’t move the series forward in any significant ways, but it provides one of the most polished NFL football video game experiences to date. Even though Madden NFL is one of EA’s b...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 May 2018
'FIFA 15' Review Roundup

'FIFA 15' Review Roundup

It hasn’t been all smooth sailing for EA Sports’ next-gen simulations this year, but few franchises are as dependable as FIFA. With FIFA 15 bringing stadiums and player faces, and promising some...

By Andrew Dyce on 20 May 2018
Madden Bowl Winner Fined for Inappropriate Tweets

Madden Bowl Winner Fined for Inappropriate Tweets

Madden Bowl winner Chris ‘Dubby’ McFarland receives a $3,000 fine following his win at the eSports competition, due to inappropriate content posted to his Twitter feed. The world of eSports is, slo...

By Rob Gordon on 20 May 2018
Madden NFL 17 Glitch Turns Field Goal into Touchdown

Madden NFL 17 Glitch Turns Field Goal into Touchdown

Players discover a glitch in Madden NFL 17 that causes missed field goals caught by the other team to be considered a touchdown, and one that makes passing impossible. A common problem with annual...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 May 2018
Rob Gronkowski Shows Life After the Madden Curse

Rob Gronkowski Shows Life After the Madden Curse

Madden NFL 17 cover star Rob Gronkowski and EA pair up to create a comical ad poking fun at the iconic Madden Curse, revealing the true reason why the cover stars are ill-fated. Playing any sport...

By Sarah Fields on 20 May 2018
NBA Live 14

NBA Live 14

1505 days and two cancelled games stand between EA Sports’ release of NBA Live 10, and the next game in the series. NBA Live 14 is supposed to be EA Sports’ triumphant return to the court after t...

By T.J. Lauerman on 17 May 2018
Johnson vs. Newton: Final Voting for ‘Madden NFL 13’ Cover Begins

Johnson vs. Newton: Final Voting for ‘Madden NFL 13’ Cover Begins

For NFL fans it has all come down to this. Two superstar players must enter, but only one can have the dubious honor of being crowned the Madden NFL 13 cover athlete. Will your teams’ star player wi...

By Anthony Taormina on 17 May 2018
Calvin Johnson Wins ‘Madden NFL 13’ Cover Vote

Calvin Johnson Wins ‘Madden NFL 13’ Cover Vote

The dust has settled, the votes have been counted, and we finally have a winner. After surviving a daunting 64-player tournament-style fan-vote bracket, Calvin Johnson has been named the Madden NFL...

By Anthony Taormina on 17 May 2018
Madden NFL 13

Madden NFL 13

For football fans across the country there are several key events that take place over the course of a single year — the Draft, the Super Bowl, and of course the release of Madden NFL. With the D...

By Anthony Taormina on 17 May 2018
‘Madden NFL 13’ Wii U Tech & Features Are Inferior to PS3/Xbox 360 Versions

‘Madden NFL 13’ Wii U Tech & Features Are Inferior to PS3/Xbox 360 Versions

When Electronic Arts announced shortly after E3 2012 that it had EA Sports officially took the wraps off its Wii U lineup and, as expected, Madden NFL 13 was announced, alongside the other pillar...

By Jeff Schille on 16 May 2018
‘Madden NFL 13’ Predicts Super Bowl XLVII Win for Baltimore Ravens

‘Madden NFL 13’ Predicts Super Bowl XLVII Win for Baltimore Ravens

After a stumble two years ago in their prediction of the Steelers over the Packers for Super Bowl XLV, EA Sports was back in expert form by accurately naming the New York Giants the winners of Super...

By Anthony Taormina on 16 May 2018
Calvin Johnson’s Official ‘Madden NFL 13’ Cover Revealed

Calvin Johnson’s Official ‘Madden NFL 13’ Cover Revealed

Here it is, what we’ve all been waiting for, the cover of Madden NFL 13. While it’s been about two weeks since 64-player tournament (that was decided by the fans), it is only today that we finally s...

By Anthony Taormina on 16 May 2018
Madden Creative Director Departs EA Sports

Madden Creative Director Departs EA Sports

The creative director of EA’s flagship football franchise, Madden, has announced via his Twitter feed that he is no longer an employee of the company. Rex Dickson had been working in the role for t...

By James Lynch on 11 May 2018
Nominees Announced for 2012 Canadian Videogame Awards

Nominees Announced for 2012 Canadian Videogame Awards

The third annual Canadian Videogame Awards takes place in less than a month and the nominees for this year’s awards were unveiled earlier this week. With a growing presence of developers in Canada,...

By Rob Keyes on 10 May 2018
NHL 15 (Teaser)

NHL 15 (Teaser)

With the second round of the Stanley Cup play-offs well underway, there’s no better time for Electronic Arts to give puck aficionados a glimpse at what awaits them in the next installment in its NHL...

By Riley Little on 28 April 2018
NHL 15

NHL 15

Despite being viewed as some of the most formulaic and dependable game titles – or perhaps, because of it – annual sports simulations tend to be criticized as charging full-price for little more...

By Andrew Dyce on 28 April 2018
Madden NFL 15 (Gameplay)

Madden NFL 15 (Gameplay)

Although much of the buzz surrounding E3 concentrates on anticipation of news about long-rumored projects (Tomb Raider 2 potentially?), that doesn’t mean franchises that deliver annual releases are...

By Denny Connolly on 28 April 2018
Top 20 Games to Watch

Top 20 Games to Watch

The toughest and yet most fun part of looking into the future of video games, is trying to pick which games are your most anticipated. It’s especially difficult nowadays with an average of 1.5 ma...

By Rob Keyes on 28 April 2018
'NHL 15' Demo Impressions

'NHL 15' Demo Impressions

To date, the developers at EA Sports have shown that when it comes to the NHL series, no improvement or advancement is too small to matter. After years of pushing their game’s mechanics and physi...

By Andrew Dyce on 28 April 2018
'NHL 15': First Free Update

'NHL 15': First Free Update

EA Sports has taken heat over this year’s release of NHL 15 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a game which lacks many basic features that were in last year’s game. It appears EA is attempting to mak...

By Jason Gallagher on 28 April 2018
NHL 15 (Next-Gen Players)

NHL 15 (Next-Gen Players)

There’s one thing that even the most casual fan of video games knows about a new generation of consoles: the games are much, much prettier. And in the case of sports simulations, that means game exp...

By Andrew Dyce on 28 April 2018
NHL 15 Missing Features & Modes

NHL 15 Missing Features & Modes

Although most EA Sports fans got their first take of the next-gen with last year’s games, NHL fans were unfortunately left to wait an extra year. Thankfully, though, the time has come for NHL 15...

By Anthony Taormina on 28 April 2018
FIFA 18: The Journey Trailer Teases Transfers

FIFA 18: The Journey Trailer Teases Transfers

After the success of the single player story mode of FIFA 17, known as The Journey, many fans were wondering exactly what FIFA 18 would do with the mode in its second year. Now, EA has revealed a l...

By Rob Gordon on 25 April 2018
FIFA 18: How to Pull Off El Tornado Skill Move

FIFA 18: How to Pull Off El Tornado Skill Move

With FIFA 18 pulling off the coup of having the renowned Cristiano Ronaldo on its cover, many fans were wondering exactly how EA Sports would be making the Real Madrid star into a must-have player...

By Rob Gordon on 25 April 2018
FIFA 18: Why Features Were Cut from Switch Version

FIFA 18: Why Features Were Cut from Switch Version

FIFA 18 may be coming to the Nintendo Switch when it launches come September 29, but it won’t necessarily be the fully featured soccer game fans might be expecting. While the game’s major selling p...

By Rory Young on 25 April 2018
FIFA 18: Top 10 Best Free Kick Takers

FIFA 18: Top 10 Best Free Kick Takers

In any iteration of FIFA, having a quality free kick taker in the starting line up can make the world of difference to the end result of the match. After all, it only takes on well-placed set piece...

By Rob Gordon on 25 April 2018
FIFA 18 Gameplay Trailers Shows Atmospheric Focus

FIFA 18 Gameplay Trailers Shows Atmospheric Focus

As expected, FIFA 18 made its gameplay debut at the Electronic Arts Press Conference in Los Angeles today, revealing a several slick cuts of new cover athlete Cristiano Ronaldo (and others) darting...

By John Jacques on 20 April 2018
NFL Blitz

NFL Blitz

Game Rant’s Anthony Taormina reviews NFL Blitz There was a time and a place when NFL Blitz was a force to be reckoned with. A powerhouse of the late 90s arcade scene, Blitz enjoyed a luxurious care...

By Anthony Taormina on 16 April 2018
EA Sports Announces new HD ‘NFL Blitz’ Coming January 2012

EA Sports Announces new HD ‘NFL Blitz’ Coming January 2012

What was first a rumor 11 months ago, today EA Sports has announced the return of NFL Blitz, a new HD version of the game that will be available via digital download in January 2012 on the Xbox L...

By Matt Rowland on 16 April 2018
Spike VGAs 2011: Ray Rice Unveiled as ‘NFL Blitz’ Digital Cover Athlete

Spike VGAs 2011: Ray Rice Unveiled as ‘NFL Blitz’ Digital Cover Athlete

Amidst all the big Spike Video Game Awards trailer reveals and awards festivities, EA Sports unveiled its cover athlete for NFL Blitz to be none other than Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice...

By Anthony Taormina on 16 April 2018
Madden NFL 15 (Tiny Titan)

Madden NFL 15 (Tiny Titan)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SP4rC81kBM You might think that a series with the heft of Madden NFL wouldn’t need much in the way of advertisement, but a tongue-in-cheek new trailer released by EA...

By Brad Jones on 09 April 2018
Madden Predicts Super Bowl Outcome

Madden Predicts Super Bowl Outcome

Last night saw millions of viewers around the world glued to the drama of Super Bowl XLIX. After a competitive game that either side could quite realistically have won, a climactic interception saw...

By Brad Jones on 09 April 2018
Madden NFL 15

Madden NFL 15

Now that EA Sports has (somewhat) moved past the growing pains of the Xbox One and PS4 many are wondering whether the next iterations of their popular titles will deliver on expectations. Luckily...

By Anthony Taormina on 08 April 2018
Madden Super Bowl Prediction

Madden Super Bowl Prediction

[UPDATE: Madden NFL 15’s prediction was spot on. The New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 and Julian Edelman made the game-winning score.] Although the game used to be a solid barome...

By Anthony Taormina on 08 April 2018
EA Takes Care of Lions Fan

EA Takes Care of Lions Fan

Electronic Arts isn’t exactly the most popular company in the game industry. For years, the publisher has been embroiled in a number of controversies, including shady day-one DLC sales and the bo...

By Christopher Gates on 08 April 2018
‘FIFA 12’ Predicts LA Galaxy To Win MLS Cup

‘FIFA 12’ Predicts LA Galaxy To Win MLS Cup

It takes a good sports game to entertain the masses – but it takes a great one to be able to predict the future. That’s exactly what EA Sports tried to with the FIFA franchise already, predicting the...

By John Jacques on 15 March 2018
‘FIFA 12’ Predicts Another Dominating MLS Season for LA Galaxy

‘FIFA 12’ Predicts Another Dominating MLS Season for LA Galaxy

EA Sports has once again turned to one of their sports franchises in an attempt to predict the outcome of a full season, this time with the MLS regular reason and FIFA 12. Last year, FIFA 11 pred...

By Anthony Taormina on 15 March 2018
Wii Version of ‘FIFA 13’ Almost Identical to ‘FIFA 12’

Wii Version of ‘FIFA 13’ Almost Identical to ‘FIFA 12’

While it could be argued that the Wii versions of many of EA Sports‘ highly anticipated franchises like Madden and NHL get a bad rap, their port of FIFA 13 for Nintendo’s console is the worst yet...

By Anthony Taormina on 15 March 2018
Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

The complete list of 2011 Spike Video Game Awards nominees have been announced! Every year since 2003, Spike has honored the best in video gaming with a ceremony celebrating all that we love. The...

By Tyler Schirado on 15 March 2018
Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

The wave of major new video game releases has finally settled as 2011 winds down and we prepare to celebrate the new year. But before we look forward to an even bigger year of gaming in 2012, l...

By Rob Keyes on 11 March 2018
FIFA 15

FIFA 15

It was expected that EA Sports would introduce the world to the latest iteration of the FIFA series during their conference at E3 2014, and the company delivered with a trailer reminiscent of their...

By John Jacques on 17 February 2018
Madden NFL 18 Predicts Super Bowl 52 Winner

Madden NFL 18 Predicts Super Bowl 52 Winner

Not too long from now, the New England Patriots will take on the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Super Bowl 52. In order to mark the occasion, EA Sports has y...

By Kyle Sledge on 01 February 2018
EA Sports UFC

EA Sports UFC

Prior to the collapse of THQ and the sale of all of the company’s assets, a deal was struck between the now defunct publisher and Electronic Arts that saw the latter gain control of the rights to th...

By Riley Little on 29 January 2018
EA Sports UFC 2: How to Play as Joe Rogan

EA Sports UFC 2: How to Play as Joe Rogan

Added as a mystery fighter in the first update to EA Sports UFC 2, gamers can unlock motor mouthed UFC commentator Joe Rogan for play by using the infamous Konami Code. While MMA had its start in d...

By Evan Hopkins on 29 January 2018
Rumor Patrol: New ‘NFL Blitz’ Coming from EA Sports

Rumor Patrol: New ‘NFL Blitz’ Coming from EA Sports

According to the latest rumor, EA Sports and developer Tiburon are working on a new NFL Blitz for 2012. While this is definitely just a rumor at this point, it makes some sense. No, a lot of sens...

By Christian Spicer on 05 January 2018
Watch the Electronic Arts E3 2017 Press Conference Live

Watch the Electronic Arts E3 2017 Press Conference Live

Update: Electronic Arts’ E3 2017 Press Conference has ended. Check out the full show below, or keep up with the latest E3 2017 news. This year, E3 2017 will kick off with EA Play, the second annual...

By Anthony Taormina on 24 November 2017
5 Improvements We Want in FIFA 18

5 Improvements We Want in FIFA 18

Each year, EA Sports makes an effort to wow fans of FIFA with improvements upon its lucrative annualized title. The last few years saw some significant improvements with the introduction of the Fro...

By John Jacques on 19 November 2017
Madden and FIFA May Stop Being Annual Releases

Madden and FIFA May Stop Being Annual Releases

Although we currently receive new installments of popular sports series such as Madden, FIFA, and NHL on a yearly basis, new comments from EA suggest that this business model might not continue to...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 14 November 2017
SuperData: Cristiano Ronaldo Can Boost FIFA 18 Sales

SuperData: Cristiano Ronaldo Can Boost FIFA 18 Sales

It’s been a busy week for international superstar Cristiano Ronaldo: the 32-year-old Portuguese player has led Real Madrid to trophies in both La Liga and the UEFA Champions League, smashed in an i...

By John Jacques on 30 October 2017
Interview: Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner on Gaming as Team

Interview: Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner on Gaming as Team

Microsoft Canada recently provided Game Rant with the opportunity to sit down for a brief interview with Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner. The skilled youngster was front and center for a re...

By Riley Little on 19 October 2017
NHL 18 Review

NHL 18 Review

There’s something very different in the way that Electronic Arts handles the NHL series when compared to its other sports titles, with the hockey experience often getting the short-end of the stick...

By Riley Little on 13 October 2017
FIFA 18 Will Be Custom-Built for Nintendo Switch

FIFA 18 Will Be Custom-Built for Nintendo Switch

EA Sports Chief Competition Officer Peter Moore reveals that FIFA 18 for Nintendo Switch will be custom-built for Nintendo’s innovative new gaming console. One reason often cited when people ask wh...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 October 2017
Here's the First Glimpse of FIFA Running on Nintendo Switch

Here's the First Glimpse of FIFA Running on Nintendo Switch

A brand new and Japan-only commercial for the Nintendo Switch showcases the first-ever footage of EA Sports’ blockbuster FIFA franchise running on the home/portable console. It won’t be long now un...

By Riley Little on 02 October 2017
FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch Misses Two Crucial Features

FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch Misses Two Crucial Features

EA Sports announced FIFA 18 yesterday, with Cristiano Ronaldo as its cover star. The game will be released on PC and consoles, however, the Nintendo Switch version of FIFA 18 will be missing two cr...

By Jasmine Henry on 02 October 2017
FIFA 18 Reveal Trailer Confirms Ronaldo Cover Art

FIFA 18 Reveal Trailer Confirms Ronaldo Cover Art

EA Sports has debuted the official reveal trailer for FIFA 18, confirming that Cristiano Ronaldo will be the game’s featured player of the year. Ronaldo, prominent member of the Real Madrid C.F. te...

By Rory Young on 30 September 2017
Madden NFL 18 Formation Breaks the Game's AI

Madden NFL 18 Formation Breaks the Game's AI

When EA Sports unveiled the first teaser trailer for Madden NFL 18, many fans hoped that the game would see enhanced offensive and defensive artificial intelligence that would make gameplay more se...

By AJ Caulfield on 25 September 2017
NHL 18's Threes Mode Offers Madcap Multiplayer

NHL 18's Threes Mode Offers Madcap Multiplayer

NHL 18 makes all kinds of improvements to the tried-and-tested gameplay that hockey fans have come to expect. However, it also brings something wholly new to the table — a hectic, arcadey mode call...

By Brad Jones on 18 September 2017
An All-Star Team Consulted on Madden NFL 18 Story Mode

An All-Star Team Consulted on Madden NFL 18 Story Mode

Longshot is the name of the single-player campaign included in Madden NFL 18, a surprisingly engrossing story about an athlete who learns to pick himself up after his football career seems all but...

By Brad Jones on 26 August 2017
Madden NFL 18: Don't Sleep on Longshot Mode

Madden NFL 18: Don't Sleep on Longshot Mode

Narrative-based single-player campaigns are the hot trend when it comes to sports games. First there were 2K’s efforts, then EA got on board with the likes of The Journey in FIFA 17, and The One in...

By Brad Jones on 24 August 2017
How NBA Live 18 Got Stephen A. Smith's Dialog Right

How NBA Live 18 Got Stephen A. Smith's Dialog Right

Today, basketball fans can get their hands on the demo for NBA Live 18 and make a start on its single-player campaign, The One. In order to inject the experience with some realism, EA Tiburon calle...

By Brad Jones on 21 August 2017
NBA Live 18 Cover Features James Harden

NBA Live 18 Cover Features James Harden

EA has announced that James Harden of the Houston Rockets will appear on the cover of NBA Live 18. What’s more, players will be able to start their experience with the game tomorrow when a demo dro...

By Brad Jones on 15 August 2017
Nintendo Switch FIFA Will Be Playable at E3 2017

Nintendo Switch FIFA Will Be Playable at E3 2017

Publisher EA says that FIFA will be playable on the Nintendo Switch at its EA Play E3 event in June. While gameplay footage has been shown, this will be the first time players will have a chance to...

By Weston Albert on 07 August 2017
NHL 18: Cover Athlete Revealed for Upcoming Hockey Game

NHL 18: Cover Athlete Revealed for Upcoming Hockey Game

Sports fans get to look forward to the unveiling of a new athlete for the cover of their favorite sports games every year, and last n...

By Riley Little on 27 June 2017
FIFA 17 Glitches Recreated in Real-Life

FIFA 17 Glitches Recreated in Real-Life

Fans of FIFA 17 banded together to recreate glitches from the game in real life, resulting in an absurd video with many twitches, in...

By John Jacques on 20 June 2017
Madden NFL 18 Cover Features Patriots' Tom Brady

Madden NFL 18 Cover Features Patriots' Tom Brady

Just recently, the video game developer EA Sports officially revealed that the cover for the next entry in the long-running football...

By Kyle Sledge on 31 May 2017
Peter Moore Writes Farewell Letter to Games Industry

Peter Moore Writes Farewell Letter to Games Industry

This week marked the end of an era for games industry luminary Peter Moore. After serving as corporate vice-president of Microsoft In...

By AJ Caulfield on 31 May 2017
FIFA 17: Best Young Players for Career Mode

FIFA 17: Best Young Players for Career Mode

Looking for the best young players for FIFA 17’s Career Mode? Check out this handy guide to give players all the answers they need to...

By Rob Gordon on 31 May 2017
FIFA Producer Sheds Light on Player Ratings

FIFA Producer Sheds Light on Player Ratings

EA Sports producer Michael Mueller-Moehring gives some insight into the process of establishing ratings for the 18,000 players that c...

By Brad Jones on 17 April 2017
Pikmin 3 & NHL 14

Pikmin 3 & NHL 14

With Comic-Con 2013 coming to San Diego next week, it’s time to play catch-up on a few key news items from the last few weeks befor...

By Rob Keyes on 10 April 2017
WWE 12, SSX, Prototype 2, Serious Sam 3, NFS: The Run &  SWTOR

WWE 12, SSX, Prototype 2, Serious Sam 3, NFS: The Run & SWTOR

Game Rant is serving up a smorgasbord of trailers and videos from all of the recesses of the video game industry. Today you will find new trailers for Prototype 2, WWE ’12, Serious Sam 3: BFE, Need f...

By Tyler Schirado on 07 April 2017
Rumorl: Nintendo Switch FIFA is a PS3/Xbox 360 Port

Rumorl: Nintendo Switch FIFA is a PS3/Xbox 360 Port

Following the Nintendo Switch Presentation on January 12, rumors are circulating that FIFA for the Nintendo Switch will be a port of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Last night, the Japanese...

By AJ Caulfield on 14 January 2017
Madden NFL 17 Doesn't Know Where the Sun Goes

Madden NFL 17 Doesn't Know Where the Sun Goes

Madden NFL fan Eloy discovers an issue in Madden NFL 17 where the sun sets in the east instead of the west when playing at the Los Angeles Rams’ Memorial Coliseum. As the latest entry in t...

By Dalton Cooper on 11 October 2016
Enter Game Rant's FIFA 17 Giveaway

Enter Game Rant's FIFA 17 Giveaway

We have chosen our FIFA 17 Giveaway winners – CONGRATULATIONS to Ari and Alan! Game Rant is back with another giveaway, and this contest is open to EVERYONE. For this contest we have 2 (TWO...

By Dalton Cooper on 19 September 2016
Download FIFA 17 Demo and Try Out New Campaign Feature

Download FIFA 17 Demo and Try Out New Campaign Feature

Soccer fans can now download a demo of FIFA 17 that gives players a sneak peek at The Journey, which is EA Sports’ attempt to add a story to the traditional FIFA experience. When EA showed...

By Jason Gallagher on 15 September 2016
NHL 17 Review

NHL 17 Review

The latest hockey video game from EA Sports finally gets the series back on track, with NHL 17 giving fans almost every thing they could ask for from the series. It’s been a rocky few years...

By Riley Little on 08 September 2016
E3 2016: FIFA 17 Trailers

E3 2016: FIFA 17 Trailers

FIFA 17 receives a pair of trailers during EA’s E3 2016 presentation, showing off the soccer game’s new features and an intriguing new gameplay mode known as The Journey. Many gamers will...

By Rob Gordon on 07 June 2016
EA Chief Creative Director Leaves

EA Chief Creative Director Leaves

The chief creative director at Electronic Arts, Richard Hilleman, leaves EA after spending the last 33 years with the company, where he helped create the EA Sports label. It’s the end of an era at El...

By Dalton Cooper on 19 May 2016
Top 5 Appearances By Presidents In Video Games

Top 5 Appearances By Presidents In Video Games

Ah, the democratic system. Nothing brings Americans together quite like the muck-raking, insult-slinging race to determine who will be the next recipient for the blame of a nation over things the Pr...

By Evan Hopkins on 05 April 2016
Conan Fights Conor McGregor in UFC 2

Conan Fights Conor McGregor in UFC 2

In a true battle for the ages, late night host Conan O’Brien takes on featherweight champion Conor McGregor in UFC 2 for the latest episode of Clueless Gamer. Conan O’Brien has faced off with some hu...

By Brad Jones on 11 March 2016
EA Makes $1.3 Billion A Year On Extra Content

EA Makes $1.3 Billion A Year On Extra Content

EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen reveals that EA makes over a billion dollars a year directly from extra content alone, with half coming from one series alone. Jorgensen made the claim whil...

By Cody Gravelle on 03 March 2016
Madden NFL 16 Predicts Panthers Super Bowl Victory

Madden NFL 16 Predicts Panthers Super Bowl Victory

Electronic Arts’ annual Madden NFL simulation is predicting a Super Bowl 50 victory for the Carolina Panthers over the Denver Broncos, by a score of 24-20. The Super Bowl approaches and EA isn’t goin...

By Rory Young on 08 February 2016
FIFA 16 Women's Soccer Teams

FIFA 16 Women's Soccer Teams

The FIFA game series prides itself on the level of real-world content available in-game. Last year’s FIFA 15 included every English Premier League stadium, as well as over 200 scanned player faces....

By Rob Gordon on 09 June 2015
Madden NFL 16 Cover Vote

Madden NFL 16 Cover Vote

Every year, fans of the Madden series look forward to not just news on gameplay features and changes, but also to who is selected as the game’s cover athlete. There’s usually much debate over which...

By Dalton Cooper on 07 June 2015
D.I.C.E. Awards Winners

D.I.C.E. Awards Winners

It’s D.I.C.E. awards time again. Last year saw big wins for the likes of The Last of Us, which won 10 awards including Game of the...

By Rob Gordon on 05 March 2015
'FIFA 16' Already in Development

'FIFA 16' Already in Development

FIFA 15 is already pushing boundaries when it comes to improved next generation visuals and player intelligence, which requires plenty of forethought and planning on the development stage. It also tu...

By John Jacques on 03 February 2015
EA Sports UFC (Bruce Lee)

EA Sports UFC (Bruce Lee)

Prior to the closure of THQ, the company sold off its UFC license to Electronic Arts in the hopes of staying afloat. While everyone knows how that strategy panned out for the now defunct publisher,...

By Riley Little on 07 June 2014
15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

Even with the PlayStation Vita less than two weeks away and the floodgates of Mass Effect 3 news inbound, it’s hard to forget (or stop playing) the games of 2011, one of the best years for indie an...

By Rob Keyes on 19 February 2012
E3 2011 Awards: Nominations

E3 2011 Awards: Nominations

[Update: The Game Rant Best of E3 2011 Award Winners have been announced!] Leading up to E3, the Game Rant team put together a pair of lists of our most anticipated confirmed games E3 2011 and our...

By Rob Keyes on 13 February 2011
FIFA 15 Punishments for Hackers

FIFA 15 Punishments for Hackers

EA Sports is breaking out the ban hammer for potential FIFA 15 scammers and coin bots, and they aren’t being very lenient this time around either. In a recent post on their website, the publisher o...

By Anthony Taormina on 01 January 1970