The freemium business model takes yet another blow, this time across the pond in the UK. The country's self-policing ad standards body came out with a verdict that finds EA Games guilty of using misleading advertisements in trying to sell its now controversial Dungeon Keeper mobile game. Fortunately for EA, they might not have to pay any price.
This afternoon Titanfall is nabbing an update for both its Xbox One and PC iterations, this update bringing about some major changes for all players. This is not a DLC pack that costs cash - instead it’s one of many free updates that’ll be coming to Titanfall players around the world through the lifespan of the game.
This afternoon there’s been a false alarm announcement by a supposed hacker group suggesting they’d breached Origin, lifting thousands of emails and passwords. In fact the emails included in a leak come up in Google searches as far back as several years ago, meaning the list was likely harvested from several already-public lists. EA suggests that "there is no truth" to the idea that there was a hack and that "it was an artificially generated list that has nothing to do with Origin."
This afternoon the folks at PlayfightVFX have released the second clip and first E3 2014 teaser trailer for the live action movie series Titanfall. This is the same Titanfall you’ve been playing as a game on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the PC through Origin, this time made into a live action series of videos. This one minute and 25 second segment shows you what the rest of the series is aimed at looking like - as close to the game as possible.
This afternoon the folks at DICE, Visceral Games, and Electronic Arts have released the Battlefield Hardline Beta for all to join in on. This is a closed Beta, which means not everyone in the world is invited in, but is also open in the sense that you’ll be able to stream your gameplay live and upload gameplay videos at will.
It’s clear already that E3 2014 is all about the games - everything from the newest in new oddities to the most tried-and-true franchises are coming in with heat. Today DICE have revealed their next hero title: Star Wars Battlefront 3. This game keeps the classic form of Star Wars, Battlefront fun, and makes with the next-generation excellence while they’re at it.
This week the folks at E3 2014 running events are ready and willing to bring you their presentations straight to you at home. You’ll be able to watch presentations on your Xbox One or PlayStation 4, you’ll be able to engage with Twitch, and you’ll be able to roll with the punches here on SlashGear as well! This is one E3 that you’ll not want to miss - but better yet, one you won’t have to miss either!
The game Battlefield Hardline has been made official by EA Games, and details have spilled which essentially detail the entire game, top to bottom. A gameplay demo session earlier this month with EA had players suggesting that there’d be a big "S.W.A.T." element to be dealt with. From what we’re seeing in a leaked gameplay video today, it doesn’t stop there - Battlefield Hardline is all about tossing you in on a war on crime.
The next Battlefield game will be called "Battlefield: Hardline." This fact has been dug up in EA Games own servers by the folks at GetBBlog and searcher Koen V. In the source for the latest release of Battlelog - the CSS file, to be precise - a number of logos, screens for backgrounds, and images of weapons and symbols have been found. There’s also a Visceral Games logo of a skull and their name: this team has been rumored to be working on the next Battlefield game for weeks.