Posts Tagged ‘EA’

Review: Need for Speed Payback

by Nazih Fareson November 19, 2017
Back in 2015, the Need for Speed reboot ​​didn’t really convince racing game or even franchise fans. Everyone had their own issue with the game, whether it was an open world that may be too limited, a weird driving engine, or maybe its unbearable script and actors. The game though was based on good ideas, […]

Review: EA Sports FIFA 17

by Nazih Fareson October 7, 2016
Every year it’s the same ritual, especially when it comes to sports game. With every new season and championships start, EA Sports showers us with American Football, Hockey and as most of you guessed it, it’s time now to check out FIFA 17. Long awaited ever since the reveal of a new engine and gameplay features, […]

Review: Unravel

by Nazih Fareson February 11, 2016
In the shades of the Electronic Arts’ AAA releases, Swedish-based Coldwood Studios had a smaller project, which was unveiled with great amaze at E3 2015. Unravel is the name of the game, letting you play as a small creature of wool, lost in the middle of our universe, which seems immense in his eyes. Between platforming and reflex, […]

Do Game Developers Have an Ethical Responsibility to Players?

by Mazen Abdallahon February 17, 2014
Most people on social media have heard about the rage-inducing mobile game Flappy Birds and the developer’s surprising decision to take it down. For those of you that don’t know, Flappy Birds was a ridiculously simple phone game where you had to guide a little bird through openings in the Super Mario Bros pipes. And […]

Understanding Video Game DRM: Why we need it

by Mazen Abdallahon June 22, 2013
Couple of weeks ago, I discussed DRM and I tried to approach the reasoning behind it. I mentioned that I understood it existed for a good cause but that it wasn’t the right way of going about things. Now, I find myself challenging that point of view. Here’s the thing. Right now the industry is at […]

Understanding Video Game DRM

by Mazen Abdallahon June 12, 2013
Put down the pitchforks people, I don’t actually support DRM and I hate the restriction it creates. This piece is more about understanding this oft-maligned creature, sorta like Silence of the Lambs. I was watching bits and pieces of E3 footage with some friends and we got to the famous video where Jack Tretton kicked […]

The Wii U-Turn

by Nazih Fareson June 8, 2013
Disappointing sales, lack of games, Electronic Arts’ disinterest and PR fiasco… Nintendo’s console is going through a difficult period, while Sony and Microsoft are preparing to unveil their next generation consoles at the E3 Expo 2013. What’s going with the Wii U? Is the Wii U suffering the same fate of the Dreamcast? Abandoned by […]

Stop Turning Games into Shooters

by Mazen Abdallahon April 16, 2013
How come nobody ever wants to make the next Call of Duty a dating sim? So, if you’ve been following the news recently, the shooter based on X-Com has vanished off the face of the earth. For those of you who don’t know, X-Com is a classic turn-based strategy title. Recently, two games were announced […]