EA posts new trailer for upcoming game ‘Need for Speed: No Limits’

By Cody Lee on Jan 5, 2015

EA mobile today posted what it is calling the “Official Gameplay Teaser” for its upcoming Need for Speed: No Limits title. Like the previous teaser, it runs about 30 seconds long, but this time there’s a lot more in-game footage, and a lot less Ken Block.

Unsurprisingly, the new Need for Speed is being built by Firemonkeys, the combined teams of Firemint and IronMonkey Studios, who both have extensive backgrounds in racing. The game will have a heavy focus on street racing and vehicle customization. Read More


EA Mobile teases upcoming game “Need for Speed No Limits”

By Cody Lee on Nov 21, 2014

EA Mobile has posted a new teaser trailer for its upcoming game “Need for Speed No Limits.” The game is being built by Firemonkeys, the combined teams of Firemint and IronMonkey Studios, who both have racing backgrounds.

The video features professional rally driver Ken Block, of the Hoonigan Racing Division, playing the new Need for Speed on his iPhone 6. The gameplay footage shown is fairly impressive, flaunting sharp graphics and intense gameplay. Read More


Real Racing 3 updated with new Maserati vehicles, new events and more

By Cody Lee on Nov 4, 2014

Two months after its ‘Classic Lamborghini‘ update, the folks at EA have posted another new version of its popular Real Racing 3 game today that brings about new vehicles from both Maserati and Ferrari, new bonus events, and much more.

The new vehicles include the Maserati Trident, the GranTurismo MC Stradale, and its limited edition race-spec counterpart. The update also features the LaFerrari—Ferrari’s first production car equipped with the F1-derived hybrid engine. Read More


Hackers caught using EA Games servers to phish for Apple IDs

By Cody Lee on Mar 19, 2014

According to a new report from security research firm Netcraft, Electronic Arts’ servers have been compromised. Two websites from the video game publisher’s domain have been hacked and are now hosting phishing pages setup to steal Apple ID and credit card information.

It works like this: when a potential victim arrives at one of the pages, they are asked to enter their Apple ID and password. Once completed, they’re taken to a second page which asks for personal details and credit card info, and then redirected to the official Apple ID website… Read More


Real Racing 3 update adds real-time multiplayer, new cars and more

By Cody Lee on Dec 17, 2013

Hot on the heels of its major Ferrari update last month, the folks at EA have posted another new version of its popular Real Racing 3 game this week that brings about two new supercars, new Vertex events and new features.

Perhaps the biggest addition in today’s update is the new Real-Time Multiplayer mode, which runs through Game Center. Now you can race with up to 4 of your friends completely live, in various events and tournaments… Read More


Original Plants vs. Zombies updated with support for iOS 7, 4-inch displays

By Cody Lee on Oct 3, 2013

Those of you who weren’t impressed by Plants vs. Zombies 2 or its ‘freemium’ business model will be happy to hear that EA has updated the original PvZ game with support for the latest devices and firmware.

Posted late last night, Plants vs. Zombies version 1.9.9 includes support for the recent iOS 7 software update, as well as the larger resolution for the 4-inch displays found on newer iPhones and iPod touches… Read More


EA denies reports that Apple paid to delay Android version of Plants vs. Zombies 2

By Cody Lee on Sep 25, 2013

Electronic Arts-owned studio PopCap released the highly anticipated sequel to its popular Plants vs. Zombies game on the 16th of August, and it only took them two weeks to rack up a staggering 25 million downloads.

As you can imagine, this played out very well for Apple, as the game has been and still is an iOS-exclusive. And according to a report, the Cupertino company paid EA a ‘truckload’ of money to make that happen… Read More


EA announces it’s bringing freemium model to mobile FIFA titles

By Cody Lee on Aug 20, 2013

Sorry FIFA fans, it looks like the popular soccer (futbol) game is going freemium this year. Electronic Arts made the not-so-surprising announcement during its Gamescom press conference in Germany this morning.

This means that when FIFA 14, or whatever it’s going to be called, hits mobile devices later this year, it’ll utilize EA’s free-to-play business model. So while it’ll be free to download, it’ll likely be rife with in-app purchases… Read More


Plants vs. Zombies 2 now available for download

By Cody Lee on Aug 14, 2013

At this point, it seems like we’ve been waiting on ‘Plants vs. Zombies 2’ for forever now. First previewed back in March of this year, the sequel to PopCap’s popular tower defense game was supposed to launch in July, but was delayed until ‘late summer.’

Then a few weeks ago, the title was soft-launched in two countries: Australia and New Zealand, with no explanation when we would see the title stateside. But never fear, the wait is over. ‘Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time’ just hit App Stores worldwide… Read More


Real Racing 3 Prestige update adds Mercedes-Benz and Bentley vehicles, more

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 2, 2013

Developer Firemonkeys and publisher Electronic Arts thus far issued two major content updates to Real Racing 3, enriching the experience by adding hundreds of new events along with an assortment of new vehicles.

Today, the dynamic duo released a third tentatively named ‘Prestige’ update along the same lines. If you’re a fan of high-speed racing games, the Prestige update should make you happy.

The content pack features some high speed cars from Mercedes-Benz and Bentley, more than 180 new events, twilight racing and the highly requested Time Trial mode. I’ve included more information and a video after the break… Read More


Plants vs. Zombies 2 to be delayed until ‘later in the summer’

By Cody Lee on Jun 26, 2013

Bad news this afternoon for Plants vs. Zombies fans. Electronic Arts has announced today that the highly anticipated sequel to PopCap’s popular lane defense game will not launch next month as it had originally anticipated.

A few weeks ago, PopCap announced that the game, officially titled ‘Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time,’ would be released on July 18. But it appears EA—its parent company—thinks it needs more time to fine tune things… Read More


Major ‘Dubai’ update released for Real Racing 3

By Cody Lee on May 29, 2013

Good news this afternoon for Real Racing fans. Electronic Arts has released the massive ‘Dubai’ update we told you about earlier this week, and it is now available in the App Store. The update features everything you’d expect from a franchise racer, including new car-makers, new car models, and new tracks… Read More


Real Racing 3 now available in the US App Store

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 27, 2013

It’s been a long wait, but it’s finally here. Real Racing 3 has officially landed in the US App Store as a free download. A couple of weeks ago, we spent some hands-on time with the game, and came away blown away by the graphics. Some of you guys might not dig the game’s new freemium approach — an approach that ditches paying up front in favor of paying for in app purchases — but only time will tell if this negatively impacts the game’s reception.

Real Racing 3 features tons of new cars, tracks, and all sorts of upgrades for your vehicle of choice. It’s a polarizing title due to the fact that iOS’ most popular racing game franchise has taken an abrupt turn towards the freemium model. But even if you don’t appreciate the new approach, you owe it to yourself to download this game just to take in the visuals. Real Racing 3 is eye candy in its most concentrated form. Read More


Real Racing 3 hands-on

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 14, 2013

EA surprised us and dropped the Firemonkeys developed Real Racing 3 a few weeks earlier than its scheduled release in some territories. We were fortunate enough to be able to go hands-on with the highly anticipated sequel to iOS’ darling racing game franchise.

While we’re just beginning to progress through the game, some things were readily apparent. Yes, Real Racing 3 is a so-called freemium game, and EA is hoping that you will open your wallets as you make speedy progress through the game. We also found that the “online” experience is heavily watered down. In fact, I’d hesitate to actually call it online at all, as it’s actually more of an asynchronous affair, which pits you against your friend’s “ghost” racers instead.

Although the freemium aspect and the lack of true realtime head-to-head play may disappoint, the game tries to make up for it with its stunning visuals. This is hands-down the best looking iOS game I’ve ever seen or played. It’s just an absolute visual overdose. The game looks wonderful on the iPad mini, and the iPhone 4, but to really appreciate its beauty, fire it up on a Retina enabled full-sized iPad. Trust me when I say this, you’ll be picking your jaw up off the floor. Read More


Firemonkeys posts new Real Racing 3 Developer Diary video

By Cody Lee on Jan 16, 2013

I’ve been looking forward to the new Real Racing title, Real Racing 3, ever since Firemonkeys first unveiled it last August at the EA Summer Showcase press conference. The graphics in the trailer they showed off were very impressive.

We haven’t heard much about the game since then, as it seems like the developers are really taking their time with the racer. But judging by this new Developer Diary video the team just posted, all of that extra work is really going to pay off… Read More


EA kicks off Labor Day sale, knocks most iOS games down to $.99

By Cody Lee on Aug 30, 2012

Great news for all of you folks waiting for the next big app sale to grab some iOS games. Electronic Arts has just kicked off its Labor Day promotion, shaving prices on a number of their most popular titles.

And don’t worry, this sale is much better than the recent Back to School one. Most everything has been discounted down to $.99, and there are dozens of both iPhone and iPad games to choose from… Read More


EA’s Back to School promotion knocks 80% off popular iOS titles

By Cody Lee on Aug 10, 2012

Looking for something to do this weekend? Beat the heat by spending your long Saturday, or lazy Sunday, afternoon indoors playing video games on your iPhone or iPad.

And if you don’t have any cool games to play, EA has you covered. The studio has taken up to 80% off some of its most popular iOS titles as part of its Back to School promotion… Read More


First Real Racing 3 trailer surfaces with amazing graphics

By Cody Lee on Aug 3, 2012

Great news for all of you iOS gamers out there, Firemonkeys has just taken the lid off of Real Racing 3. The title is one of the most popular racing franchises, if not franchises in general, in the App Store.

This will be the first game out of the new mobile development studio, which is made up of Firemint and Iron Monkey staff — two independent studios that were recently acquired by Electronic Arts… Read More


Electronic Arts teases upcoming FIFA 13 release

By Cody Lee on Jul 10, 2012

Football, known to Americans as soccer, is by far and wide the most popular sport on the planet. So it’s no surprise that Electronic Arts’ FIFA is one of the world’s best-selling video game franchises.

The series’ latest iteration, FIFA 13, is expected to hit all major platforms within the next two months. And EA has started to tease the release, by posting beautiful screenshots of the iOS version… Read More


The Simpsons: Tapped Out now available in the US App Store

By Sébastien Page on Mar 3, 2012

Last month we told you about The Simpsons: Tapped Out, a new EA game that was supposed to make its way to the App Store. Turns out the game was available in many countries overseas, but for some reason, it wasn’t available in the US quite yet.

Simpsons fans can now rejoice as The Simpsons: Tapped Out is now available for the price of free… Read More

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