Electronic Arts Cuts Staff At Visceral Games To Focus On New Star Wars Title

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in electronic arts, other starwars games | 0 comments

According to Game Informer, it has been confirmed , that EA has laied off  a smaller number of staff over at Visceral. “We made a small staffing change in our Visceral studio today to support the needs of the studio’s two current development priorities: content for Battlefield Hardline Premium and an unannounced Star Wars project,” an EA representative told us via email.  “We are working to ensure the smoothest transition possible for the impacted employees.” Electronic arts did mention anything about Amy Hennig and Todd Stashwick, who are leading the work on a still not official named Star Wars game, so we don’t know if they are affected by these changes. EA declined to share specific numbers impacted by the change. In April, Visceral’s Steve Papoutsis left EA after 14 years. Scott Probst currently leads Visceral’s efforts, including work on follow-up content for Battlefield Hardline and the upcoming Star Wars game. [Via Jedi...

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SWTOR Basics – F2P vs Preferred vs Subscriber vs Expansion Purchase Explained in Details

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in Free to play, Guide, SWTOR | 0 comments

  This video will explain to you the most important differences in the different models for SWTOR. What the limitations of F2p are, how you change form one mode to another. What is included in Subscription, in Expansions, deals and bundles. How referral links work, what do players win when using it. And much more.

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If EA Created a New Star Wars Game

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in discussion, electronic arts, other starwars games | 0 comments

We love Star Wars games around here and most of you will know that there has been no shortage of ideas for them but very few that make it to completion and then stick around for any period of time for people to actually enjoy them. This can be very frustrating for the Star Wars gamer fan. How many games in the past couple of years have we seen scrapped? (Stop it already developers!) So here is a question to ponder: If EA was to create a new Star Wars game that isn’t part of an existing series (like Battlefront, Rogue Squadron, etc.) what would you want it to be about? If you could write the plot and script for a new Star Wars game, what would your game be about? Would you be looking for something with more of a Star Wars Galaxies feel to it or would you go in a completely different direction? Looking for a first person, action RPG style? Looking for something with a lot of side-quests and major story plots? Something with more of a simplistic WoW-questing feel? A mixture of Halo and Borderlands? SWTOR with a single-player focus? Ship to ship combat? Some of these things have been done before, some fans have been asking for. Mass Effect: Star Wars edition? KOTOR 1 and 2? While there have been many games already released with a Star Wars theme and still many more that would lend themselves well as a Star Wars theme, we would like to see something completely original and unique at some point. This can prove difficult when you’re working with a label like Star Wars, whether within or outside of the expanded universe. There will always be certain expectations that fans have and trying to meet those must be difficult for game developers. Let us know in the comments what you want to see if EA created a new Star Wars...

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Origin users reporting unauthorized purchases appearing on their accounts

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in electronic arts, origin | 0 comments

Origin users are reporting unauthorized game purchases on their accounts, pointing to EA’s platform falling victim to a hack. The reports first surfaced on Reddit and it is unclear as to how widespread this issue is. It could be that just a handful of users had poor passwords and had their accounts hacked, but another major and possible scenario is that Origin itself got hacked as a whole and that the hackers are now using their financial details to make unauthorized purchases. Some are looking at the November hacking of Origin, which was made by group DerpTrolling. They reported to have stolen information from over 1.7 million Origin accounts, but nobody really took this threat seriously. Maybe the group actually did get some valuable information, and after seeing the success of Lizard Squad and their hacking of Playstation Network and Xbox LIVE, have decided to take the next step. The good news is that EA customer support appears to be handling the situation well, although obviously some people are having more (or less) luck in that regard than others. Origin also now supports two-factor authorization similar to that of Steam, which when active will send a security code via email or text message whenever the account is logged into from an unrecognized device. Even if you haven’t run into any difficulties, I’d strongly recommend turning it on: You’ll find it in the “Account and Privacy—Security” section of the Origin drop-down menu. So While EA is investigating these reports, general recommendations include the obvious steps: Removing all credit card information stored on accounts Changing passwords Activating Origin’s two-step security authorization for unknown devices Digital property is as good as your account’s security. No effort is enough when protecting your gaming investments and we should all be really careful. It’s also important to remember how Origin’s support doesn’t always work as we’d like it to. Play it...

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EA Opens new Star Wars Website

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in electronic arts | 0 comments

Leland Chee (Manager of the Holocron over at Lucasfilm Story Group), posted an interesting tweet Yesterday. Unknown to most people, Electronic arts, have now started a website for all thing related to upcoming Star Wars video games in development by EA. Over a year ago, EA and our partners at Lucasfilm and Disney reached a multi-year, multi-title exclusive licensing agreement for the creation of new Star Warsgames aimed at core gamers across consoles, PC, mobile and tablets. Today, we’re excited to be launching a new Web Site for EA’s Star Wars games. StarWars.ea.com is a singular destination for Star Wars fans to learn more about the exciting new games in development at EA. Right now, you can find new videos and the latest on Star Wars™ Battlefront™ from DICE, and Star War™: The Old Republic™ from BioWare. This will be pretty interesting to follow for now on. You can check it out your self...

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