Tag Archives: electronic-arts

Arkane: We’ll move on from EA project cuts

GamesIndustry.biz interviewed Raphael Colantonio during last week’s Game Connection in Lyon about the loss of the EA project: “We’re moving on,” said CEO and creative director Raphael Colantonio. “We do have some reserves, some cash that allows us to wait for a while, to find deals and reassign staff. But the right deals – that’s […]

Bad news

I originally posted this on Thursday night, but I forgot that some people in Lyon might read this before the company meeting where all was explained, so I took it down for a while. This evening I noticed three industry friends twittering about being sorry for their friends’ loss. I was worried – what was […]

EA Loosens Spore’s DRM, Account Restrictions

EA Loosens Spore’s DRM, Account Restrictions. That’s nice, but those were the least of my worries. I care about what software is being installed on my Mac, and how it might affect its stability. Most Mac applications don’t even have an installer, let alone DRM. If I wanted crap like that, I’d still be using […]

Why I am not buying Spore

It’s the DRM, of course. Just like many, many people on Amazon.com: Spore is now apparently the most pirated game ever. The Washington Post has a nice article explaining the issue. Loyd Case gives his personal view, based on his long experience with PC gaming, here. (Thanks Mark for both articles.) Spore is joining a […]

Skate / Burnout Paradise

I played the demo of Skate, the game I didn’t like the first time I glanced at it. My experience went something like this: Start game. Do I want to do a tutorial? Sure, sounds good. Learn controls. Hey! This actually seems kinda logical. Randomly fumble my way through the tutorial stages. The tutorial dude, […]

Nice viral ad

I didn’t realize it was an ad until the end. Even if the ball is CG, it’s still cool. (Thanks, Cyberwoo!)

Electronic Arts Makes Bid For Take-Two

Read all about it. I hear some people slitting their wrists. Wait, wasn’t EA never going to release a game like GTA, ever? Because their role model is Disney? Tisk. Probably inspired by the Blizzard, sorry, Vivendi – Activision deal, which was announced while I was in Lyon and I completely forgot to mention here. […]

Spore is coming to the Mac

I realize this may not interest a lot of people, but I am glad to read that Spore will be released for the Mac. Oh, and Call of Duty 4, but I’ll just play that on an Xbox 360 if I’ll play it at all. (Maybe I really should give one of them new-fangled World […]

Grand Theft Scratchy is no more

According to this article Rockstar Games’ objections to the ‘Grand Theft Scratchy: Blood Island’ part of Electronic Arts’ upcoming Simpsons game (reported earlier) go beyond some people complaining about a poster at the Games Convention in Leipzig. The satirical reference to GTA is apparently not even a game you play: “The game begins with Bart […]

Rockstar Games lacking sense of humor?

According to this article, someone from Rockstar Games objected to the ‘Grand Theft Scratchy’ posters for EA’s upcoming Simpsons game that were displayed at the Games Convention in Leipzig this year. I kind of find that hard to believe. First of all, GTA has been parodied a billion times already. Second, Rockstar Games generally does […]