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I am moving on, a goodbye of sorts

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That’s right, I am moving on. I am not leaving blogging behind though. I have just started up a new blog that has been in development since the new year, I am launching it tomorrow and it will feature some cool features which will be revealed as I post more and more stuff down the line. However if you are looking for a preview head on over to http://www.enforcingthecode.com and check it out. It is still a work in progress and it may change over the rest of today as you are navigating the website.

But overall I am excited to be shifting over to the new site because it has sat there getting various changes throughout the past 3 months and this is as good as it is going to look with as little coding as I know. However if I knew as much about coding as I know about graphic design or even blogging I could have probably made a pretty bad-ass looking website for myself.

Anyway the main reason I am leaving this one behind is because I wanted to venture on my own and see what success I could have without the wordpress.com constraints, such as file upload sizes, the limited bandwidth, and just an overall lack of true features that it truly takes to run a technology based website which is why it was important for me to really move on and get working on a site that would be able to deliver on a host of different features I have implemented on the website over at Enforcing The Code.

I have a follow button and I am trying to incorporate as many as the wordpress.com features as possible to make it as seamless of a transition as possible for all of my readers and for myself because that was my main reason for going to wordpress.org, but we will see how it works out.

I would like to thank everyone who has viewed and liked my blog here for the last 14 months, I hope to serve you all on the new site, and it should allow more opportunities than I have now with ELECTROSPORTS. I hope to see you all on the new site, because it will be the same as this outside of a new look and name.

Thank You,

Kevin

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Ubisoft announces that The Crew will be released in fall 2014, new gameplay video

SAN FRANCISCO — April 8, 2014 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that The Crew will be available this fall for Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC.

The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving game that takes gamers on a reckless ride throughout a massive, open-world recreation of the United States brimming with exciting challenges and populated by other real players.

The Crew’s premiere gameplay trailer, released today, shows four cars, each in a different iconic region of the United States, forming a crew to continue their journey together across the living, breathing open-world.

The Crew is now available for pre-order in two different editions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Limited Edition will grant early access to rides that will prepare gamers for any road—and off-road—conditions. Players who pre-order this edition will receive early access to the BMW Z4 sDrive35is, Mini Cooper S, and Dodge Ram SRT-10 and their respective sets of full custom and performance parts. The Muscle Edition, which can only be pre-ordered at GameStop, will include all early unlock content from the Limited Edition and will also grant exclusive early access to the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. Both Editions include 10,000 bonus Crew Credits. Players can pre-order The Crew for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at their local retailers.

For more information on The Crew, please visit: http://thecrewgame.com

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2012-13 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,256 million. To learn more, please visit http://www.ubisoftgroup.com.

©2014 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. The Crew logo, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Xbox One is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies and is used under license from Microsoft.
“Playstation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Watch_Dogs Previews around the Web

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I came across a few previews for Watch_Dogs yesterday after the latest trailer was launched, and the May 27th release date was announced, and overall my excitement for the game is renewed because the previews came back positively. Unfortunately being a small blog I am not afforded the same opportunity to play the game or any other games for that matter before its release so I along with others obviously have to read previews from other outlets that have been given the chance to play these games.

So as I was reading them, I tried to get a gauge on the game and like I mentioned above they all came back positive, so there is nothing I am concerned about because there was nothing to report judging from what I read in terms of glitches or hiccups except for this one little piece which can be read below from the Polygon preview:

I hacked the front gates open, and then turned on the sound device. A guard walked over to figure out what it was, and I set off the explosion, blowing him off his feet and killing him.

A bug prevented the other guards from noticing the explosion outside, so I was able to slip in and hide behind a wall. Using the cameras in the compound, I scouted the area, tagging all of the bad guys. I skipped my view from the cameras mounted high above the courtyard to ones mounted on the vest of a guard, using his patrol to help locate the computer.

Certainly this would be a cause for concern typically if you read the entire preview and spotted where it said that, but with a little less than three months before the game ships, I think that the bug will be fixed before the release.

Once you read the preview pieces below if you haven’t come across them already I think you will share in my excitement for the game. Of course over the next couple of months I hope we got more information and videos to tide us over to the release of Watch_Dogs.

Below are links of previews done around the web, I sorted them by personal favorite previews, that way if you are on a time crunch you can try to read the best of the previews now, and possibly the rest later.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/hacking-and-hentai-one-ridiculous-hour-in-the-watch-dogs-sandbox/1100-6418125/

This is a hilarious preview, at least I thought it was funny, it was witty and sarcastic all in one. It was easily my favorite preview.

http://www.polygon.com/2014/3/6/5477236/watch-dogs-hands-on-video-interview-release-date

Another well done preview, and this also has a video that has interviews with the development team which also revealed why the game was delayed.

http://www.gameinformer.com/games/watch_dogs/b/xboxone/archive/2014/03/06/watch-dogs-hands-on-preview.aspx

This is a nice 3 page/section preview done by Game Informer, it is broken down into sections such as information on the game, hands on impressions, and so on.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/06/how-watch-dogs-wisely-separates-itself-from-gta-5

Marty Silva of IGN reports his impressions of Watch_Dogs, another worthwhile preview.

Watch Dogs to be released May 27th (Translated from French)

PARIS – March 6, 2014 – Today Ubisoft revealed that its highly anticipated action-adventure open world game, Watch Dogs, released worldwide on May 27, 2014 Playstation 4 , Playstation 3, Xbox One ® , Xbox ® 360 and PC. Wii U ™ version is released at a later date . Players who purchase Watch Dogs on Playstation ® or Playstation ® 3 ™ 4 will have access to 60 minutes of additional gameplay.

“We are excited to reveal to players around the world the new release date of Watch Dogs ,” said Geoffroy Sardin , Vice President Sales & Marketing EMEA at Ubisoft. “We are quite convinced that the extra time given to the development team to refine and perfect the game is really worth . ”

“We are very excited about the launch of Watch Dogs on PS3 and PS4 ® ® and are confident it will stand as one of the biggest games of 2014,” said Michael Pattison , Vice President , Sony Computer Entertainment Europe . “This is a unique and visionary game and we are confident that the exclusive content available via the Playstation Network will not only excite the players, but also show that Playstation ® is the preferred platform for playing Watch Dogs. ”

Watch Dogs in , the player will play Aiden Pearce, a talented hacker whose violent and criminal past caused the loss of his family. Driven by the desire for revenge, he will track relentlessly those responsible for this tragedy. With its smartphone, it will be able to monitor and hack everything that surrounds it, including CTOs , the monitoring system of the city of Chicago. Aiden can access the cameras, download confidential information about its targets, controlling traffic lights to cause accidents … and much more! With its smartphone, the city becomes the ultimate weapon to quench his thirst for revenge.

More information about Watch Dogs are available on the official website , Facebook page and Twitter account .

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a world leader in the creation , publishing and distribution of video games and interactive services. The Group owns a portfolio of internationally recognized brands such as Assassin ‘s Creed , Just Dance , Rayman , Far Cry series or video game Tom Clancy . Ubisoft teams , through its global network of studios and distribution subsidiaries , are committed to offer players unforgettable experiences and original game on all popular platforms, including consoles , mobiles, tablets and PCs . For the year 2012-13 , Ubisoft generated sales amounted to EUR 1 256 million. For more information , please visit : http://www.ubisoftgroup.com .

© 2014 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Watch Dogs, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and / or other countries.

“PlayStation” , “PS3 ” and ” PS4 ” are registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Microsoft , Xbox , Xbox One are registered trademarks or trademarks Either of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and / or other countries.

Wii U is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2012 Nintendo.

WATCH DOGS™ SORTIRA LE 27 MAI 2014 (French)

PARIS – 6 Mars 2014 – Ubisoft révèle que son très attendu jeu d’action-aventure en monde ouvert, Watch Dogs, sortira dans le monde entier le 27 Mai 2014 sur Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox® One, Xbox® 360 et sur PC. La version Wii U™ sortira à une date ultérieure. Les joueurs qui achèteront Watch Dogs sur Playstation®3 ou Playstation® 4™ auront accès à 60 minutes de gameplay supplémentaire.

« Nous sommes ravis de pouvoir révéler aux joueurs du monde entier la nouvelle date de sortie de Watch Dogs », a déclaré Geoffroy Sardin, Vice-Président EMEA Ventes et Marketing chez Ubisoft. « Nous sommes tout à fait convaincus que le temps supplémentaire accordé à l’équipe de développement pour peaufiner et perfectionner le jeu en vaut vraiment la peine. »

« Nous sommes très excités quant au lancement de Watch Dogs sur PS3® et PS4® et sommes confiants qu’il se distinguera comme l’un des plus grands jeux de 2014 », a déclaré Michael Pattison, Vice-Président chez Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. « C’est un jeu unique et visionnaire et nous sommes convaincus que le contenu exclusif disponible via le Playstation Network ne va pas seulement exciter les joueurs, mais également montrer que Playstation® est la plate-forme privilégiée pour jouer à Watch Dogs.»

Dans Watch Dogs, le joueur incarnera Aiden Pearce, un hacker de talent dont le passé violent et criminel causa la perte de ses proches. Animé par le désir de vengeance, il traquera sans relâche les personnes responsables de cette tragédie. Grâce à son smartphone, il sera capable de surveiller et de hacker tout ce qui l’entoure, notamment le ctOS, le système de surveillance de la ville de Chicago. Aiden pourra accéder aux caméras de surveillance, télécharger des informations confidentielles sur ses cibles, contrôler les feux de signalisation pour provoquer des accidents… et bien plus encore ! Grâce à son smartphone, la ville devient l’arme ultime pour assouvir sa soif de vengeance.

De plus amples informations sur Watch Dogs sont disponibles sur le site officiella page Facebook et le compte Twitter.

 

À propos dUbisoft

Ubisoft figure parmi les leaders mondiaux de la création, édition et distribution de jeux vidéo et de services interactifs. Le groupe possède un riche portefeuille de marques de renommée internationale telles que Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Rayman, Far Cry ou encore la série de jeux vidéo Tom Clancy. Les équipes d’Ubisoft, à travers son réseau mondial de studios et de filiales de distribution, s’engagent à offrir aux joueurs des expériences de jeu originales et inoubliables sur l’ensemble des plateformes populaires, dont les consoles, mobiles, tablettes et PC. Pour l’exercice 2012-13, le CA d’Ubisoft s’est élevé à 1 256 millions d’euros. Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur: www.ubisoftgroup.com.

 

©2014 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Watch Dogs, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.

“PlayStation”, “PS3” and “PS4” are registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox One are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Wii U is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2012 Nintendo.

Watch Dogs Trailer and Release Date Set

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Today Ubisoft revealed the release dates for all versions of Watch_Dogs except for the WiiU version and that date is May 27, 2014.The WiiU version will come out on a later date.

Accompanying that news was a new Watch_Dogs in a trailer that tells more about the story of Watch_Dogs where it is learned that he is seeking revenge for his daughters death. The trailer doesn’t say how the 6 year old was killed but there is no doubt that the game will offer a lot of details into that as we progress, and since it has been learned that this was a family ordeal I would not be surprised if his wife was also murdered as well, granted there is no evidence to support this as there is with the daughters tombstone, but I don’t recall seeing Aiden Pearce’s wife anywhere in screens or videos leading up to this. So it would make sense to assume that the wife was also a victim of the hit on Aiden Pearce.

You can watch the trailer below for the roughly two and a half minute story trailer.

Overall I was underwhelmed by it, I was hoping for more. I mean it is nice to have an idea of what the game centers around now, but overall it still looks a lot like the same game. Perhaps the IGN coverage on the game later today will bring more info as to what really is happening in the game.

Overall though, it is nice to see the game back on the radar, but is it too late? I will do a piece on that and release it soon.

Video Game News; March 5th

Video Game News

  • There is an expectation that there will be new Watch Dogs material coming out this week, according to a report from Gamespot it might feature a trailer along with the release date on the “new” game. I am interested to see if they improved the visuals, if anything that was the weakest point of the game. Well that and to this point we really do not know a whole bunch about the game as a whole outside of Aiden Pierce is out to do damage to those who somehow harmed his family. The game looked and sounded fantastic before the delay, but if there was one weakness that Ubisoft had, it was the lack of real info on the game.
  • On Tuesday Rockstar Games released its “The Business Update” for GTA Online. The release offers 3 more new cars, a couple more weapons, a new jet, and a collection of new clothes.
  • SCEA has put out a couple of new blogs on Operation Sports this week, the first one dug into your Universal Profile and Stubs which is virtual currency but not used like it was in NBA 2k14, you can read that here, and the second one released today goes into Online Franchise which can be read here.
  • A notable release this week was South Park: The Stick of Truth was has released to some good fan fare, it was released on Ps3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag Mobile App Info

Learn how you can extend your Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag gameplay with this new second screen experience.  Game director Ashraf Ismail walks you through key features, including the interactive world map, game progress tracker and treasure map.  And see how the Kenway’s Fleet feature will take your Black Flag experience outside the living room, enabling you to manage your fleet and send ships in trading missions throughout the world.

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is now available on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will release on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and on Windows PC on November 19.

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit the Assassin’s Creed Official Website (www.assassinscreed.com) and facebook.com/assassinscreed.

And for the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, visit the UbiBlog: http://www.ubiblog.com.

**Ubisoft has recently launched its new press site, http://www.ubisoft-press.com, which contains product info, release dates, fact sheets, screen shots, videos, developer team backgrounders and more. Moving forward, please use this as your primary resource for obtaining assets as we will be discontinuing FTP links in the future. Visit http://www.ubisoft-press.com to “register now” and input all of your information and please note it will take up to 48 hours to process.

About Assassin’s Creed
Initially launched in 2007, the first five Assassin’s Creed games have sold more than 57 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, mobile games, novels, as well as a feature-length movie currently in development.

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 29 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2012-13 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,256 million. To learn more, please visit http://www.ubisoftgroup.com

Battlefield 4 out for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, today announced that Battlefield 4™ is now available in retail stores for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC, as well as a digital download on Origin™. Powered by the advanced technology of DICE’s proprietary Frostbite™ 3 engine, gamers will experience the all-out-war and epic moments possible only in Battlefield 4. The game lets players wage war across land, air and sea with unparalleled vehicular combat, dynamic environments and a new level of destruction. Console players can start the battle today on current-gen and upgrade to next-gen for as low as $9.99* when those systems launch in November. Players will also be able to transfer their multiplayer stats at launch of the next-gen consoles so they can hit the ground running.

Winner of more than 30 industry awards, Battlefield 4 has been praised as “glorious chaos” by GameSpot while Yahoo! Games states it “looks amazing and packs innovative multiplayer enhancements.” With its award-winning, best-in-class multiplayer, Battlefield 4 delivers the bleeding edge of interactive technology and gaming.Battlefield 4 has received a 9.5 from GameTrailers.com, 9.0 from Joystiq.com, 8.75 from Game Informer Magazine and 8.5 from IGN.com.

Battlefield 4 features an engaging single-player campaign and epic multiplayer online action. In the single-player,Battlefield 4 puts players in the boots of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Daniel Recker, member of the Tombstone squad. The world is on the brink of chaos, China is the tinderbox and the player is the inadvertent spark that could ignite a global conflict. Navigating the turmoil around them as they fight to save the final hope for peace between U.S., Russia and China, players will engage in combat on foot and by operating land, sea and air units.

In multiplayer, Battlefield 4 offers a wide range of unique experiences. The varied and distinct maps, thrilling game modes and dynamic destruction ensure that no two games will be the same. Battlefield 4 players engage in close quarters squad-based combat and in vast battles commandeering tanks, jeeps, jets, helicopters and naval units. Whether in a jet dogfighting the opposing team or onboard an attack boat in a joint strike with squad mates, the freedom of choice is always present in Battlefield 4 multiplayer. Players will lead their team to victory by running and gunning at the frontlines, locating the perfect sniping position, or repairing critically damaged vehicles. Battlefield 4 lets players be more and do more on the battlefield to deliver an entertainment experience that is unrivalled.

Fans looking to get the most out of their time on the battlefield can also join Battlefield 4 Premium. As Battlefield 4 Premium members gamers will receive themed digital expansion packs, two-week early access to each pack, plus additional content and new updates every week for only $50**. Battlefield 4 Premium includes the five expansions Battlefield 4 China Rising, Battlefield 4 Second Assault***, Battlefield 4 Naval Strike, Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth and Battlefield 4 Final Stand. Fans that purchase Battlefield 4 Premium on current-gen consoles will also carry their membership forward on next-gen platforms.

In addition to current gen consoles and PC, Battlefield 4 will also be available for the PlayStation®4 starting November 12 in North America and November 29 in Europe, and for Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft starting November 19 in North America and November 22 in Europe.

To join the conversation on Battlefield 4, please visit http://www.facebook.com/battlefield, follow us on Twitter® atwww.twitter.com/battlefield and #BF4, or sign up for the official Battlefield newsletter at www.battlefield.com. To order Battlefield 4 on Origin, visit www.origin.com. Press assets for Battlefield 4 are available athttp://info.ea.com.

* At participating retailers, please see http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-4/next-gen-upgrade for more details

** See http://battlefield.com/battlefield-4/premium for details.

*** Available first on Xbox One

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players and in over 200 countries.

In fiscal year 2013, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.8 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available atwww.ea.com/news.

Origin, The Sims, Need for Speed, Mass Effect, Battlefield, Battlefield 4 and Frostbite are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. or its subsidiaries. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.

New Assassins Creed IV Black Flag Trailer

Titanfall coming March 11, 2014

VAN NUYS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that Titanfall™, the debut game from acclaimed independent videogame developer Respawn Entertainment, will be landing on store shelves beginning March 11, 2014 exclusively for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system and PC. Already the winner of more than 80 coveted awards from critics around the world, Titanfall is winning over fans with its thrilling, dynamic first-person action gameplay featuring elite assault pilots and agile, heavily-armored, 24-foot titans. Crafted by one of the co-creators of Call of Duty and other key designers behind the Call of Duty franchise, Titanfall delivers a brand-new online experience that combines fluid, fast-paced multiplayer action with heroic, set-piece moments found in traditional campaign modes.

“Since we revealed the game in June we’ve been absolutely blown away by the reaction to Titanfall,” said Vince Zampella, a Co-Creator of Call of Duty and Co-Founder of Respawn Entertainment. “The feedback we’re getting from fans around the world is fueling our team as we head towards March and motivating us to deliver an experience that lives up to the hype.”

In addition to the standard edition of the game, the Titanfall: Collector’s Edition (SRP $249.99) will include an exclusive collectible 18” hand-crafted Atlas titan statue with diorama and battery-powered LED lighting, a full-size art book featuring more than 190 pages of rare concept art, and an exclusive full-size schematic poster of the Atlas titan. The Titanfall: Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order now at select retailers.

Set in the near future on a distant frontier torn apart by war, Titanfall drops players in the middle of a conflict between the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) and the Militia. The action is rapid and varied – featuring parkour-style wall running, massive double jumps and the ability to hijack titans. The freedom to shift back and forth between pilot and titan allows players to change tactics on the fly, attacking or escaping depending on the situation and extending the action vertically to new heights.

Titanfall and the Titanfall: Collector’s Edition will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on March 11, 2014 in North America, and beginning March 13, 2014 in Europe. For more information on the game and how to pre-order, please visit www.titanfall.com. Join the conversation on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/titanfallgame and #Titanfall, or on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/titanfallgame. Press assets are available at info.ea.com.

About Respawn Entertainment

Founded in 2010, Respawn Entertainment is an independent videogame development studio based in Van Nuys, California. The studio was formed by Vince Zampella and Jason West, former co-founders of Infinity Ward and two of the co-creators of the multi-billion dollar franchise Call of Duty™. Titanfall is the studio’s debut title. More information about the company is available at www.respawn.com.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.

In fiscal year 2013, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.8 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available atwww.ea.com/news.

The Sims, Need for Speed, Mass Effect, Battlefield and Battlefield 4 are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission. Titanfall is a trademark of Repawn Entertainment, LLC. Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.

Watch_Dogs Delayed

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Today Ubisoft dropped a bomb shell announcing that Watch_Dogs had been delayed until Spring of 2014. The news came with the accompanying blog post which has been pasted below.

Our ambition from the start with Watch Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming. It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until spring 2014.

We know a lot of you are probably wondering: Why now? We struggled with whether we would delay the game. But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune each detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the way you respond on the web, at events, press conferences and other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion keeps us motivated.

We can’t wait to see you in Chicago next spring. We are confident you’ll love this game as much as we love working on it.

Obviously this will be disappointing to anyone like me who was looking forward to getting is as a release date game for their next generation console. However at the same time there is still Battlefield 4 which looks amazing. So it is not a huge deal in the long run, it just limits the usability of the next generation consoles since not everyone will be spending huge money on games outside of maybe one or two at launch.

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