Electronic Arts

New Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery RPG Trailer Revealed, Watch It Here

In December, Warner Bros. revealed a new Harry Potter RPG coming to mobile in 2018. It's titled Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, and we've now got our first glimpse of what the game looks like.<p>The trailer above shows off some familiar faces from the books and films, including Professors McGonagall, …

Harry Potter

Vancouver doesn't make shorlist for Amazon HQ2

Vancouver won’t be home to Amazon’s HQ2.<p>The retail behemoth announced Thursday morning that the only West Coast city to make the shortlist was Los …

John Horgan

Here Are All the Pop Culture Retrospectives You’ll Read in 2018

Has it really been 10 years since that thing you liked? Yes, yes it has.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i><p>Vinyl album sales hit another modern high last year, due in part to 72,000 people in the US buying yet another copy of <i>Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band</i>. The Beatles 1967 album …

Hunter S. Thompson

‘Anthem’ Dev Explains Game Will Have Larger Areas Than ‘Destiny’, Discussing More Than One Social Space

BioWare developers have been extremely active in the <i>Anthem</i> Reddit forums to the delight of gamers. Technical Design Director Brenon Holmes is one of …

Entertainment

The NBA Jam 25th Anniversary remake chatter is heating up | Trusted Reviews

<b>NBA Jam, the classic, arcade-style basketball game turns 25 this year. That’s enough to make any veteran of the 16-bit era feel their age.</b><p>The …

Gear & Gadgets

‘The Sims 4’ New ‘Laundry Day Stuff’ Pack Adds Washers, Dryers, And Rustic Furniture

Sims can do a lot of things that real people do. They can age through various life stages, they can get promoted at their jobs, they can get married, …

Gaming

Here’s what’s new in Star Wars Battlefront 2’s latest update

In its first patch of 2018, <i>Star Wars Battlefront 2</i> has just gotten some fancy new content. Specifically, a new Blast map and a new hero vehicle are …

Star Wars Battlefront

Star Wars: Force Arena turns 1 with 6.5 million players for its card-based battler

Netmarble Games is celebrating the one-year birthday of Star Wars: Force Arena with an in-game event that will run until January 25 on iOS and Android. Players can collect characters from the recent <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> film as well as an “anniversary coin” item. Netmarble has also revealed that …

Business

Improving Workplace Culture, One Review at a Time

With its emphasis on transparency, the jobs site Glassdoor aims to upend corporate power dynamics.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>One day in 2007, in Seattle, Rich Barton, the C.E.O. of the real-estate Web site Zillow, was getting …

Spencer Rascoff

Electronic Arts: I'm Ignoring The Negativity

Markets have overreacted to lower than expected sales for the latest Star Wars: Battlefront II game release.<p>The game title still saw competitive …

Business

Take-Two Interactive Goes Off the Beaten Path to Bolster Success

Take-Two is setting the stage to dramatically expand its game roster by supporting independent game makers.<p><b>Take-Two Interactive</b> (NASDAQ:TTWO) …

Gaming

Thor Equities snaps up Redwood City office buildings for $58 million amid Peninsula building sales frenzy - San Francisco Business Times

By Blanca Torres <br>– Reporter, San Francisco Business Times<p>Jan 12, 2018, 1:11pm PST<p>Investment deals are gaining momentum along the Peninsula with …

Real Estate

Why watch other people play video games? What you need to know about esports

Fans flood arenas wearing their team jerseys. They rush to events in search of players' autographs. But these "athletes" they're flocking to see, who spend hours in scrimmages honing their skills, are not football or basketball players — they're gamers.<p>Competitive video game playing, more commonly …

Gaming

2017 Mobile Game Awards Announced - Tabby Awards Recognizes 95 iPad, iPhone Android Games

<i>[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]</i><p><i>January</i> …

Game Design

Activision Is a 'Great Name in a Rapidly Growing Industry': Jim Cramer

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) is poised to score some major gains from the "eSports bonanza" and changing trends in the video gaming industry -- making …

Business

A new foe vows to take down loot crate greed

Beltway-based advocacy group sets itself against in-game gambling<p>Last year, video game makers inserted exploitative loot crate mechanisms into several high-profile products, a practice that has been compared to gambling and has outraged many. A new non-profit organization says it wants to take …

Gaming

You Can't Have it Both Ways: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Wednesday 1/10/18)

When good things happen, embrace them, Jim Cramer told his <i>Mad Money</i> viewers Wednesday. There are plenty of skeptics and fear mongers out there, he …

Banking

Adventure Game 'Fe' Coming Next Month

<i>Fe,</i> a new exploration-driven adventure game from developer Zoink and publisher Electronic Arts, will be released on February 16th, the companies …

Gaming

Big Names in the Video Gaming Sector: Cramer's 'Off The Charts'

The gains for video game and other gaming stocks over the past year have been nothing short of spectacular. But with signs of a pause in some names, …

Tech Industry

Star Wars Battlefront II First Week at Retail Sales Officially a Disaster

Down Drastically Compared to 2015 Battlefront Game<p>It’s been a rough ride for EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II. Earlier this year it seemed like EA had …

Gaming

Here's How Microtransactions Are Handled In EA's Next Game, UFC 3

Electronic Arts made a lot of headlines during the 2017 holiday season with its Star Wars Battlefront II's microtransaction controversy. With UFC 3 as the company's next big release, we were curious how this latest installment in EA Sports' MMA series will handle its own in-game economy. It turns …

Gaming

Electronic Arts is using dynamic difficulty adjustments in multiple games, wants to get rid of fair matchmaking | DSOGaming | The Dark Side Of Gaming

Back in October 2017, it was revealed that Activision is working on a new matchmaking system that would pair players together in order to encourage …

Gaming

Electronic Arts: 2 Reasons Why I'm Selling My Shares

I have been an investor of Electronic Arts for almost 2 years and during that time its stock had appreciated in value by 40%.<p>Throughout 2017, …

Gaming

Comcast CEO's son and gamer, Tucker Roberts, to head company-owned esports team

Tucker Roberts was like many boys of his generation in Philadelphia: He gamed.<p>Little did he know then, thanks to his family connections, the interest …

Overwatch League

A critical overview of PSX 2017: Framing the event

<b>Plenty of column inches and minutes of video will be allotted to cover this past PlayStation Experience (PSX) 2017, that is of no doubt.</b><p>Trailing the …

Gaming

How Much Can Electronic Arts Grow By 2019?

Electronic Arts has reinvented its business strategy, now focusing on releasing fewer titles but improving the hit rate. In the same quest, the company has focused on improving alternative revenue streams such as the revenue earned from in-game services including downloadable content and in-game …

SaaS

Electronic Arts to outperform in 2018, investors 'overreacted' to gamer outcry: Analyst

Electronic Arts shares should outperform in 2018 despite a recent public relations headache involving its latest "Star Wars" game, according to one …

Gaming

Engadget: Nvidia Beats Apple To The Punch

Over the weekend, a couple of slightly negative stories emerged relating to Apple. One was Nvidia beating Apple to the punch with a big screen …

Business

The 2017 Industry Focus Awards: Most Likely to Succeed and Participation Ribbon

Which companies are likely to outperform in 2018, and a few companies that skirted by just enough in 2017 to get a Participation Award.<p>The new year …

Investing

The 8 biggest video game trends for 2018

Video games are more expansive and impressive than ever before. But the industry is more sprawling, too. It ranges from big-budget blockbusters like</i> …

Gaming