Theme Hospital Free on Origin

Theme Hospital Free on Origin

EA have announced on their Origin service that Theme Hospital is completely free for a limited time. The game is available through Origin’s ‘On the House’ promotion. To grab your copy of Theme Hospital, simply download the Origin desktop client, hover over the free games tab and click on the ‘On the House’ Button, then redeem your copy of Theme Hospital. How long Theme Hospital will be free for is […]

EA has released the SimCity BuildIt Infographic

EA has released the SimCity BuildIt Infographic

According to the SimCity BuildIt Infographic players have logged more than 8,300 years of gameplay It may have only been three weeks since EA’s Helsinki studio released SimCity BuildIt for the iOS but the game has already been downloaded more than 15,500,000 times according to EAs recent SimCity BuildIt Infographic.  15,500,000 downloads in three weeks means that that’s 725,000 new majors a day at 300,000 every hour and 500 new […]

Visceral Games Announces New Details on the Battlefield Hardline Beta

Visceral Games Announces New Details on the Battlefield Hardline Beta

Battlefield Hardline’s upcoming beta will be available to all players on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, Visceral Games’ Steve Papoutsis has announced. According to Papoutsis’ blog post, the Hardline beta will feature new weapons, gadgets and maps, while two modes—Hotwire and Conquest—are also being included for players to experience. Courtesy of EA’s official website, a brief outline on Hotwire and Conquest can be found below:  Hotwire: […]

BioWare Finally Comment on in game Lag Issues Within Star Wars The Old Republic

BioWare Finally Comment on in game Lag Issues Within Star Wars The Old Republic

Today, BioWare have finally commented on the lag issues which have been plaguing Star Wars The Old Republic for some players since the release of the Shadow of Revan expansion on December 9th. Many players have been reporting frame rate issues, connection lag and significant ability delay on the official forums. One particular thread has received forty nine pages and counting of players reporting issues. BioWare community manager Eric Musco […]

Origin rep says EA found no indication of account database breach

Origin rep says EA found no indication of account database breach

Earlier this week, a considerable number of PC gamers who use Origin, Electronic Art’s online store, reported suspicious behavior pertaining to the security of their account. Users of EA’s online service noticed that purchases were being billed to their account for games they never bought. EA subsequently confirmed that it was investigating the concerning matter. After further investigation into the unauthorized game purchases affecting some users, an EA representative has […]

EA replied to a fan petition to remove Anita Sarkeesian from Mirror’s Edge 2 game development

EA replied to a fan petition to remove Anita Sarkeesian from Mirror’s Edge 2 game development

EA has replied to a fan petition about Anita Sarkeesian’s involvement with Mirror’s Edge 2 development on Change.org Just a short while ago, EA replied to a fan petition that wanted to “Remove Anita Sarkeesian from Mirror’s Edge 2 game development”, stating that the petition itself was based on false information. The petition itself was put onto Change.org by Danielle Bristol over three months ago and the reasoning behind it according to the petition […]

Twitter on death, rape threats directed at EA exec – “Not against the rules”

Twitter on death, rape threats directed at EA exec – “Not against the rules”

Peter Moore, the chief operations officer at EA (Electronic Arts) – who has also worked at Microsoft and Sega, has been the victim of a number of death and rape threats directed towards both him and his family. In a level-headed response to the situation, Moore promptly reported the abuse and online harassment to Twitter. However, upon investigation of Moore’s report regarding online death/rape threats toward him and his family, the […]

Jamie N Commons Composing Main Theme Song for Battlefield Hardline

Jamie N Commons Composing Main Theme Song for Battlefield Hardline

Electronic Arts and Visceral Games have announced that British musician Jamie N Commons will be collaborating with them for the upcoming first-person shooter title Battlefield Hardline. Commons’ latest single, “Karma,” will serve as the main theme for next year’s Battlefield Hardline, and the musician has had Alex Da Kid — who’s worked with renowned artists such as Eminem, Dr. Dre, B.o.B and Hayley Williams — producing the song he exclusively […]

NBA Live 15: EA Sports honors terminal cancer-stricken player with personalized cover

NBA Live 15: EA Sports honors terminal cancer-stricken player with personalized cover

For those of Gamer Headlines’ readers that don’t know, Lauren Hill is a freshman college student and Division III collegiate basketball player at Mount St. Joseph’s University. However, she also suffers from a form of rare, incurable brain cancer known as DIPG (Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) and has only a few weeks to live.  Earlier in November, EA Sports and NBA Live 15‘s game development team announced that they wished to […]

Origin Servers shutdown by DDoS attack

Origin Servers shutdown by DDoS attack

Editor Update: This report is quite late, the servers have been back up for a while now. Within the last couple hours there have been reports of a DDoS attack on EA’s servers. This has rendered Origin’s services offline as of many people on Twitter. Other EA services have also been affected by the situation. The Lizard Squad known for several DDoS attacks over the last few months have claimed […]