Comcast and EA may be getting ready to bring streaming video games to cable subscribers. Reuters is reporting that the two companies are finalizing an agreement to allow Comcast’s X1 users to stream EA games straight into their living rooms. The deal would affect 22 million customers in the US — likely more if Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner is approved.
EA has announced that Amy Hennig, who worked on the Uncharted franchise, has joined Visceral Games. Hennig left Naughty Dog last month, and has apparently decided to come on-board with EA specifically to work on a new Star Wars game. EA secured the gaming rights to StarWars after Disney Purchased it from LucasFilm, then shuttered their in-house game development team.
Come April 4th and all of the games at EA's Origin game store will be available as digital downloads only. What this means is that the store has phased out discs, hence shoppers will no longer be able to buy a physical collection. The digital downloads will be available for PC and Macs.
If you are a PC gamer, you may be aware that on occasion EA will give away free games via Origin. Sometimes these are really cool games, and other times they are stuff that we might not buy otherwise. If you are a fan of horror-themed shooters, you will appreciate the latest game freebie that EA is offering.
One of EA Games' servers has been infiltrated by hackers who are using it to run an Apple ID phishing website. The information was revealed by the folks at Netcraft, which points out the server in question was commonly used to run an outdated version of WebCalendar known to have several security vulnerabilities.
EA Sports has announced a new game called 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The game will hit North America on April 15 for the Xbox 360 and PS3 game consoles. EA Sports says that the game is tweaked to capture all the excitement of the biggest game in soccer, or football as it's known in most of the world. The game promises multiple improvements on FIFA 14.
Each year the folks at EA run a prediction using the Madden NFL football game to choose which team will win the Super Bowl that year. While using a video game to predict the outcome of the big game sounds sketchy, it's surprisingly accurate. Last year the Madden NFL prediction chose the Ravens as Super Bowl champions, and that prediction was correct.