Father: My Teenager Spent $4500 On FIFA Microtransactions image
Microtransactions are how a lot of software companies are making a lot of bank on fallible customers. Jeremy Hillman, a communications director at World Bank, learned the hard way about microtransactions when his 13-year-old son purchased $4,500 worth of digital goods in EA's FIFA.
William Usher 2015-03-19
Sony Pulls FIFA Sponsorship image
In an age where image can be everything and ad revenue can determine whether the lights stay on or not, Sony has decided to make a move that has a few people scratching their heads and others nodding in approval. For those who didn't know, the electronics giant has pulled their sponsorship from FIFA.
William Usher 2014-12-01
Microsoft Changes Their Tune On Xbox One Scandal; FTC Could Be Investigating  image
A few days removed from the very controversial and legally questionable acts that followed paid-endorsements for Microsoft and Electronic Arts products, has reaped some very interesting results.
William Usher 2014-01-23
EA And FIFA Renew Vows Through 2022 image
It looks like EA Sports and Federation Internationale de Football Association (Or FIFA to those of us who prefer fewer syllables) are enjoying a comfortable relationship in the world of video games as both entities today have announced an extension of their licensing agreement carrying all the to Dec. 31 of 2022.
Ryan Winslett 2013-05-08
EA Shutting Down The Sims 2 Servers For PC, Mac image
A list of new games have been outed as part of EA's public service announcement for game server retirements. Majority of the games are from two years back but one title that stands out as part of the shutdown is The Sims 2...yes, The Sims 2, one of the most popular mainstream niche titles that managed to garner a wide following and tons of subcultural communities.
William Usher 2012-12-31
Weekly Recap Sept 29th: NBA Live 13 Canceled, Borderlands 3, Slender: The Arrival Coming image
Electronic Arts cancels NBA Live 13. Gearbox already has their sights on Borderlands 3 and Slender gets a sequel. These stories and more in this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.
William Usher 2012-09-29
FIFA 13 Detailed, First Screenshots Emerge image
Electronic Arts has officially confirmed the next installment in their multi-billionaire dollar franchise, FIFA 13, via its first details. The game's first screenshots has also been released.
Zak Islam 2012-05-08
Illegal Video Game Downloads Increase By 20% image
Apparently the mentality of download-first and (maybe or maybe not) buy-later is spreading worse than a venereal disease at a celebrity retirement home. A new report from the BBC suggests that illegal video game downloading has increased by 20%.
William Usher 2011-11-13
EA Sports' VP Says Sports Games Will Surpass FPS With Player Engagement image
EA Sports' executive vice president, Andrew Wilson believes that persistent online events and challenges from the interactive sports genre will soon surpass the FPS genre when it comes to player engagement and gameplay longevity.
William Usher 2011-10-13
Fantasy Tennis Adds New Missions, Clothes And FIFA Gear image
Alaplaya's free-to-play sports MMO, Fantasy Tennis, received some interesting updates in the latest patch, including a single-player campaign and FIFA gear?
William Usher 2010-06-02
Games Vs. Movies: Wrath Of The Sequels image
Big budget movies are often original and push for something exciting in a genre that has yet to be done, or is highly anticipated (i.e., superhero films, remakes or graphic novels.) $100 million dollar games happen to inflect a specific trend for a very specific demography, sometimes bypassing some things such as storylines or character depth.
William Usher 2008-05-06
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