eSports has been growing since its inception, and will continue to grow for some time to come as well. In fact the mobile eSports leagues are just starting to really materialize and will most likely grow to be as big as PC/console eSports leagues. Today eSport just got a little bigger with the announcement of EA’s own eSports initiative called their Competitive Gaming Division.
Need for Speed: No Limits has had a new driver and car added to it in the latest update. The driver is Ken Block and the car is his ridiculously awesome 1965 Ford Mustang named Hoonicorn. This is all part of the update that brings the Xtreme Racing Championships to Blackridge.
EA Mobile today has announced a new Star War game that will be heading to mobile devices later this year called Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. This particular game is a turn-based RPG-style title where players will be able to collect some of their favorite characters from the Star Wars franchise and use them to take out their enemies.
Electronic Arts is planning to release an update next week for their newly released title Need for Speed No Limits. This update will probably bring new content to the game, but what is confirmed is the extra visual enhancements that will be arriving for Shield tablet owners.
In other EA and Star Wars news, EA has decided to release a new Star Wars Battlefront companion app which has plenty of features that one would expect from an app of this nature, as well as a new mini-game you game play called Base Command. Users will be able to earn in-game credits that can be used to unlock Star Cards, blasters, and more in the actual Star Wars Battlefront game.
EA’s Real Racing 3 has received an update today in celebration of the McLaren victory at Le Mans 20 years ago in 1995. Part of this update will put players in the driver’s seat of the car that won that race years ago, the legendary McLaren F1 GTR which is still a damn sexy car even by today’s standard.
The lack of consumer ownership of digital content has long been a precarious condition that gamers have had to accept if they wished to purchase and play their favorite software titles. Be it an unfavorable end-user license agreement (EULA) or digital rights management (DRM), corporate entities have endeavored to convey that consumers do not own digital content, but rather license the content for an indeterminate period of time, during which the rights holder can terminate said license with impunity. Don’t believe me? Here is a snippet of Rockstar Games’ lengthy EULA.
After recalling a list of their games earlier this week, EA is now listing some of their current games at the low price of a dime. They’ve marked down the cost on about a dozen of them, with most of them falling under the Chillingo name. There are some noteworthy games on this list as well, including Monopoly, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and the formerly-to-be-removed Dead Space.
With all the stealth skill of Sam Fisher hanging from the rafters in a shroud of darkness, Electronic Arts snuck into your favorite app store and permanently removed several titles from their online catalog with little ruckus, fanfare or announcement. As of September 1st, Electronic Arts has taken down a rather lengthy list of titles.
Right now if you live in select regions then you are able to download and play the newest Need for Speed game since it is currently in a soft launch on Android. The rest of the Android world has to wait for the game’s global launch which we now know is happening in the very near future.