EA's Gamescom 2014 briefing Finished

So they saved the best for last, right? EA's show probably lingered a little too long on demos for Dragon Age and The Sims, but we did get to see the intriguing Shadow Realms as well as a first look proper at Battlefield Hardline's single-player, which seems more Far Cry than Call of Duty. Here's all the news as it happened.

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  • valentynlyevyentsov 2 years ago

    Oh boy! I think that demo just left a Far Cry taste in my mouth. I think I like it, but is it Battlefield? I don't know.
  • Ajent 2 years ago

    A bit lame in my opinion
  • technotica 2 years ago

    I guess the big companies are jsut as jaded as us, no need to put any effort into it anymore.
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    Well, I can't pretend I'm actually disappointed, but it would have been nice to have a few pleasant surprises in there.
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    Still want Bad Company 3 or Battlefront more. There's no pleasing us. >
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    Well that was shit!
  • TheEarlOfZinger 2 years ago

    No mass effectNo battlefrontI'm out.
  • alimokrane 2 years ago

    what a rubbish conference....
  • Dewin 2 years ago

    No pga! /cry
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    Its ridiculous that they have to say stability.That should be a god damn given
  • technotica 2 years ago

    But-- I am at work, I can#t play games :( (but I can watch video streams!)
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    Sad
  • VandelayIndustries 2 years ago

    Stability!!! :D
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    so, nothing really new then? WAs hoping they might have at least mentioned EA Access and even threw in an extra game or wo into the vault.
  • TeaFiend 2 years ago

    WHERE WAS MY MASS EFFECT REMADE FOR PS4?
  • LilDeamon 2 years ago

    No Battlefront? Well it'd only be disappointing anyhow.
  • mothercruncher 2 years ago

    In 1080peeeeeees?Please.
  • TheLittlestHobo 2 years ago

    Stability is now a feature!
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    No... No Battlefront? But... Dah... Oh... okkkkk :(
  • fletch7100 2 years ago

    Baysplosion
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    Innovation
  • slowdog1976 2 years ago

    so are we calling it Bay-ttlefield now?
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    So much stuff cribbed from other games. Haha, stability! is a feature now!
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    stability? fffppp. I'm sure
  • technotica 2 years ago

    So that's what a SWAT mission looks like, I wonder why they never put those on TV.
  • mikaelselander21 2 years ago

    STABILITY, EVERYONE!
  • LilDeamon 2 years ago

    INNOVATION
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    The other team wouldn't patrol though.They would be hiding in boxes etc.
  • JensWeissflog 2 years ago

    I see someone was inspired by the Rainbow Six demo at E3.
  • IcemanAFC 2 years ago

    Rainbow Six has been sold to EA
  • blarty 2 years ago

    I'm not a fan of B and Q garden centres but that's no reason to shoot the shit out of it
  • LilDeamon 2 years ago

    Well all know that like at E3, the multi player won't play out like this at all.
  • smirny 2 years ago

    They've invented counter strike?
  • slowdog1976 2 years ago

    @blarty "HAYULP HAYULP!!"
  • slk486 2 years ago

    Need for Speed meets Battlefield?
  • TeaFiend 2 years ago

    @MothFlesh cause the team making BF: Polis made Dead Space.
  • Samael_Blackwing 2 years ago

    I wonder if the cars will control like cars, or like previous battlefields
  • elaniel 2 years ago

    Well they just pissed on Rainbow Six with that mode.
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    eSports! I got a full house!!!
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    counter strike anyone?
  • the_sas_man 2 years ago

    Counter Strike: Hardline
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    Counter Strikkkkkkeeeeeee....
  • Olemak 2 years ago

    This one should have Camaros at least.
  • technotica 2 years ago

    Need for Speed: Battlefield
  • MothFlesh 2 years ago

    He's wearing a Dead Space T-shirt...
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    I wonder if this single player will have two ways to play, from a cop or robber perspective. Would be cool if it has.
  • blarty 2 years ago

    Wacky Races!
  • Demonakinale 2 years ago

    I'm not seeing much destruction, like that giant gas tank or that smaller gas canister explosions.
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    TO be honest, that looked fun.
  • Samael_Blackwing 2 years ago

    Oh look, you can shoot too!
  • technotica 2 years ago

    @samael Ah ok, so purely a gameplay thing
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    Magically appearing rappel line...
  • the_sas_man 2 years ago

    It's like a poor mans Tango & Cash
  • Samael_Blackwing 2 years ago

    @technotica There must be a trophy/achievement for beating the game without kills
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    Well thank god he got the non-lethal out of his system
  • Vanmunt 2 years ago

    seriously... he can hear a bullet but not somebody walking up behind him. who employs these people, no wonder the bad guys always lose. they should look into their recruitment policies.
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    Theoretically, I don't mind them trying to take BF single-player in a different direction, but this is weak sauce compared to Bad Company.
  • blarty 2 years ago

    @SpaceMonkey77 - you do now
  • Shreddedloops 2 years ago

    This is very Far Cry 3
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    From Executive Producer MICHAEL BAY
  • Olemak 2 years ago

    Exploding barrels!
  • slk486 2 years ago

    Arresting people in an FPS? How refreshing :)
  • technotica 2 years ago

    Why use non-leathal weapons on enemy combatants? What benefit does that have in a combat scenario?
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    @blartyThis is stealthy. Don't see guns blazin...
  • elaniel 2 years ago

    So you retain scanner, handcuffs, coins, and your badge?
  • RevanNL 2 years ago

    But can you eat frosted donuts in the game?
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    obligatory crossbow!!
  • IcemanAFC 2 years ago

    FPS Splinter Cell - Sam's back
  • Belkeri 2 years ago

    They are not only deaf but blind as a bat too.
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    BF Hardline single player.Different options to tackle a task, like Payday 2.Don't taze a bro.
  • blarty 2 years ago

    Bertie, BF single player has always been torn apart in reviews s the weakest link, why shouldn't they try something smaller and more stealth focused?
  • mikaelselander21 2 years ago

    @Pandy Isn't that what American cops do nowadays?
  • Samael_Blackwing 2 years ago

    One pistol is all it takes.
  • LilDeamon 2 years ago

    Bloody screen so real
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    @zlobot ha ha
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    But... he was one guy... with a pistol... they were two guys.... with assault rifles...
  • zlobot 2 years ago

    It's good that you punched him after he surrendered.
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    Punches surrendering man in the face! What?
  • blarty 2 years ago

    If there's no Columbo homage in this game, then it's no sale....
  • elaniel 2 years ago

    So all their gear was taken yet they have handcuffs on their person?
  • the_sas_man 2 years ago

    Arrests Rodney King style...
  • JensWeissflog 2 years ago

    Battlefield goes Far Cry!
  • zipster00 2 years ago

    Ah....Battlefield
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    Star Wars: Bounty Hunter says hi to the scanner...
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    Somebody's been playing Metal Gear Solid.
  • LilDeamon 2 years ago

    Next-gen choices
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    And the scanner wasn't taken then?
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    Ill say again, could be a good looking Fallout game!
  • zipster00 2 years ago

    Sorry what games is this?
  • MrTomFTW 2 years ago

    YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR THIS TIME MENDOSA. I'M TAKING YOUR GUN AND YOUR BADGE.
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    @pandy yes Pandy I believe he did.how can they say things like that when there is sod all going on
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    Wow! That gunplay looks terrible.
  • the_sas_man 2 years ago

    Oh god...this feels so much like playing an undercover cop...
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    I don't mind cuff strangling, 24 style. Where Mwoarwan??
  • Vanmunt 2 years ago

    where is this set... the deaf prison?
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    @pandy hahaha
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    Did he just say, "You decide the way you want to play" after a full minute of walking through empty corridors.
  • king2001 2 years ago

    Why is he just walking through open doorways?
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    I don't want to strangle a man :(
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    You know, that frostbit engine would make a good Fallout game...
  • MrTomFTW 2 years ago

    YOU'RE OFF THE CASE MENDOSA!
  • superjag86 2 years ago

    Why didn't Marcus unlock Nicks cuffs?
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    Problem is that this doesn't have to be. I don't mind some story, but EA are likely to smother Bay style stuff over its bread.Meanwhile we all wait for Battlefront, which is probably delayed because of the flicks now.
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    Battlefield: Cutscene*DUDUDUNDUUDUNDUN*
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    So your team mates are opening all the doors again. yay!
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    Did I hear them say they were wrapping up with this? Where is Battlefront? Where is Mirror's Edge?
  • slowdog1976 2 years ago

    i recognize that voice. any ideas?
  • Samael_Blackwing 2 years ago

    Can I play with the girl?
  • magicpanda 2 years ago

    It's a fucking mod. Only Star Wars can save BF now.
  • LilDeamon 2 years ago

    Time is money, friend
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    Isn't that the weird texan from Hitman Absoultion whos frames you and goes "YEEHAW"
  • Samael_Blackwing 2 years ago

    Hey, I care about Battlefield campaigns!
  • the_sas_man 2 years ago

    "There will be tons of replayability"Most ambiguous comment of the show!
  • spliffhead 2 years ago

    Fat Dog Mendoza?
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    Dear EA,No one cares about Battlefield Campaigns.Yours sincerely,Gamers.
  • MrRockyRaccoon 2 years ago

    @dizzy he's been sent from the future, not sure he's to protect or destroy
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    Setting itself apart form othe Battlefield games... by being delayed until it is finished.
  • XanderSan 2 years ago

    A game they're so confident in that they delayed it for months immediately after letting people play it!
  • loadstone007 2 years ago

    Battlefield Hardline looks boring. Will probably skip it this year...
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    More Payday Battlefield....
  • Samael_Blackwing 2 years ago

    Ah, PC can now ride the TV, TV, TV buzz as well.
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    Will Xbox players be invited to that beta?
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    Battlefield hardline is one game I will not be getting. After Bf4..
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    Shadow Realms is .....well I'll try get excited later, perhaps.
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    Battlefield... ZZZZZZzzzzz
  • Dizzy 2 years ago

    Is this guy a drone?
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    4v1 on WiiU makes sense, but on PC/PS4/XBO why isn't it 10v1, 50v1?
  • loadstone007 2 years ago

    C&C please!!!
  • Samael_Blackwing 2 years ago

    It will play like a TV sseries? Must be Xbox exclusive, then.
  • the_sas_man 2 years ago

    When does the Next Generation kick in?#Underwhelmed.
  • MonkeyFunker 2 years ago

    Are EA recycling Sony's lighting from yesterday?
  • saispag 2 years ago

    last year?
  • adofessex 2 years ago

    This doesn't sound like a classic Bioware game.
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    PC Only I presume?
  • XanderSan 2 years ago

    There should be a caveat to saying 'Original IP' if you are kinda just going with the current online gaming trends.Also playing like a TV series? I don't think that has ever worked.
  • Dewin 2 years ago

    So its a modern day Neverwinter.
  • Dizzy 2 years ago

    Anyway... I like 4v1... so this could be interesting... but TBH, a lot of PR nonsense in that announcement.
  • Old_Books 2 years ago

    Online. Of course, this is EA.
  • Samael_Blackwing 2 years ago

    4v1 - like evolve, fable - BUT ALSO almost every multiplayer-focused Wii U game in existance.
  • Daeltaja 2 years ago

    Was just playing Crawl last night too, another one.
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    Certain gaming minds think alike, if we know our games. Points to Rob P.
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    4v1 seems a bigger thing.evolve and fable legends rip offs
  • blarty 2 years ago

    Secret World with a bit of Heroes and a smidge of Shadowrun, ok then
  • Daeltaja 2 years ago

    Wtf is with all the player controlled boss games?
  • TeaFiend 2 years ago

    "the only game with four versus one gameplay" like Fable and Evolve.
  • Widge 2 years ago

    No snap judgments from me here. Will be interested in seeing how this manifests.
  • Dizzy 2 years ago

    4v1... oh Fable ripoff.
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    So, Evolve then...
  • alimokrane 2 years ago

    That looked rubbish, sorry.... Bioware... what on earth?
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    Oi Rob! I got there first!
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    Yeah, I'm get that Secret World vibe too.
  • TeaFiend 2 years ago

    Jeff Hickman looks business boss as fuck.
  • TheLittlestHobo 2 years ago

    It's a CG trailer ... first look?
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    So, Buffy, then.
  • kamps09 2 years ago

    The Secret World?
  • magicpanda 2 years ago

    Secret World rip off?
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    Halo font!
  • Dizzy 2 years ago

    Oh dear... teenagers vs monster.
  • adofessex 2 years ago

    The Secret World, Bioware style?
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    This is all very "Secret World"
  • XanderSan 2 years ago

    You guys remember you made a Sonic RPG once right?
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    Lol. I won't be playing it then. Thanks Van.
  • TeaFiend 2 years ago

    "Dawngate and the Old Republic are two games". Oh, surprise.
  • blarty 2 years ago

    At least it appears that someone is talking about PC gaming at Gamescom.
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    BRB, currently not signing up to the beta
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    Dawngate seems like so much filler.
  • TheLittlestHobo 2 years ago

    why would you play Dawngate over DOTA2??
  • slk486 2 years ago

    Why do all MOBAs look like bloody WoW? Yuk.
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    "challenge conventions" and "new moba" do not belong in a sentence together.Such a ridiculously bloated genre.
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    I want them to challenge the conventions so hard that it becomes Warcraft 3
  • Turambar 2 years ago

    Freedom of choice until the community starts shouting down your choices...
  • Old_Books 2 years ago

    A MOBA. How unique.
  • TeaFiend 2 years ago

    So, SWTOT was announcing that it still exists, honest still existing?
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    damn maybe not
  • LilDeamon 2 years ago

    Show me some real games
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    ...another moba....
  • Vanmunt 2 years ago

    @spacenope.
  • Samael_Blackwing 2 years ago

    Hoping for TOR on PS4 and Xbox One with cross platform multiplayer
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    Does that SW game have controller support? Anyone.
  • Carpetfluff 2 years ago

    Your friend's step sister makes $85 an hour turning tricks on her webcam...
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    Star wars for next gen consoles maybe?
  • adofessex 2 years ago

    Today we announce a Star Wars, F2P MOBA!
  • magicpanda 2 years ago

    Do you still have to buy parts of the fucking interface or UI?
  • MonkeyFunker 2 years ago

    By re-inventing the old republic, does that mean it's not the "old" republic anymore?
  • TeaFiend 2 years ago

    Adding a free-to-play "option".
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    Star Wars again?!
  • Samael_Blackwing 2 years ago

    Pac-man based minigame in the Fifa engine with a Suarez theme, please!
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    sigh...
  • TheLittlestHobo 2 years ago

    @alicejconti she's an EA free-to-play developer?
  • alimokrane 2 years ago

    Wake me up when something exciting gets announced. I should really be doing some work right now....
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    making Howard look like a massive champion of goalkeeping there.
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    So, have we actually seen gameplay of this yet?
  • LilDeamon 2 years ago

    Augh god enough with FIFA, show more Sims
  • Zomoniac 2 years ago

    They keep showing Hugo Lloris standing on his line. I thought they said this was more realistic?
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    But is the referee a wanker?
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    Great, another bloody CG trailer!
  • desc 2 years ago

    @alicejconti guess she looks good on a webcam then eh?
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    @WidgeYou won't have to worry. Plenty of real goals at the weekend.
  • MonkeyFunker 2 years ago

    Ha, Torres on the bench again :)
  • the_sas_man 2 years ago

    Why do rain droplets always look like long white lines from Microsoft Paint?
  • XanderSan 2 years ago

    Unsung? Wasn't the US goalkeeper basically the most talked about thing of the World Cup?
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    Fifa is worth loads and that didn't need all the hullabaloo like the sims did :D
  • Vanmunt 2 years ago

    Do you have to pay for demo?
  • nofriendo 2 years ago

    Is the ref still rubbish though ?
  • QPRobbie 2 years ago

    Immersion, emotion and responsiveness - that's a triple whammy of EA-speak right there
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    EA Australian Rules football next, Believe!
  • Carpetfluff 2 years ago

    To be fair, at least they haven't e-sportsed it up.
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    Lol. Goal line tech has only been in EPL from early last season, so the game is just reflecting that. Chill.
  • vicvipor 2 years ago

    I can kinda see what their going for, theres a chance you could get a goal only for it to not count, that would be more authentic but then is that adding dice rolls to some close to the line goals?
  • Widge 2 years ago

    STOP SHOWING PEOPLE SCORING AGAINST LIVERPOOL.
  • Dewin 2 years ago

    Piss off Fifa! PGA tour, lets go EA!!!
  • MrRockyRaccoon 2 years ago

    Does everyone have to speed talk their presentation now because of the huuuuge sims spot??
  • Carpetfluff 2 years ago

    So the game was guessing before now? Sheesh.
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    @widge I think its so it shows you like it does on tv. Same with offsides etc.
  • XanderSan 2 years ago

    HAHA! Hasn't the Goal Line thing been in there all the time? It's a computer! The computer uses the computer to figure out if it's a goal!
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    I wish someone would put this much effort and detail into something I was personally interested in. Or I wish I cared about football.
  • king2001 2 years ago

    Bony at the LibertyGO SWANS
  • elaniel 2 years ago

    New EA word: "Authenticity"
  • Widge 2 years ago

    I'd expect a FUCKING COMPUTER GAME to know when something is a goal or not.
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    Goal line technology? Are you fucking serious?!
  • Belkeri 2 years ago

    But have they given Suarez the ability to bite opposing players?
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    A tribute? To themselves? Eh?
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    "this is the best FIFA ever"Oh, wow, really? I'm totally surprised you'd say that!
  • XanderSan 2 years ago

    When I was at Gamescom 2011, the line for Fifa was enormous. I could not understand it at all.
  • TeaFiend 2 years ago

    Does David Rutter move like a Sim?
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    Innovation my ARSE!
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    @the_sas_man shhhhhhh lol
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    ......of course, we segway into Fifa 15...
  • DrJiggles 2 years ago

    Why do EA even bother doing conferences lol
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    @loadstone007 reload the page chum. it should be at the latest moment
  • desc 2 years ago

    Doesn't he look happy :)
  • the_sas_man 2 years ago

    watches 10 people type "hit refresh"
  • Old_Books 2 years ago

    FIFA? zzzzz
  • DasFx 2 years ago

    lets get peter schmeichel on stage !
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    I can't take the comment 'complete dribbling' seriously...
  • Turambar 2 years ago

    All the studios and franchises that EA has bought and they give us this shit.
  • loadstone007 2 years ago

    You see FIFA? I'm still seeing the fucking SIMS
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    UrghSo from an awkward and stilted presentation to a presentation of a bloody sport game.*yawn*
  • slk486 2 years ago

    Fifa zzzzz
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    Oh goody, more fucking sports!
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    Fifa.......oh the joys
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    I'm remembering the line from The Incredibles, "When everyone is special, nobody will be.". This looks so dull and meaningless.
  • Belkeri 2 years ago

    Well, that was painful experience.
  • loadstone007 2 years ago

    SHUT UP WOMAN and go cook
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    @teafiend that was exactly what I was thinking.bang the trailers on youtube and social media.the people watching gamescom want to see surprises and new stuff. Not a massive showing of this?
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    @loadstone007Are you one of those people that thinks the only worthwhile games involve lots of guns and trash talk?
  • Baihu1983 2 years ago

    Get off the stage lady...oh yeah we need a sims trailer after all that!
  • slk486 2 years ago

    Her enthusiasm for the Sims is incredible :)
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    after the obligatory trailer
  • Vanmunt 2 years ago

    downloading it right now...
  • loadstone007 2 years ago

    Sims should be an iOS game ONLY. This shit deserves to be mobile
  • TeaFiend 2 years ago

    The people who buy Sims do not know Gamescon exists.
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    "I'm going to take a shower right now"After having to sit through that cringeworthy presentation, the feeling is mutual Peter.
  • desc 2 years ago

    *wow* Lord help us.
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    Can you make Venus Dicktraps?
  • blarty 2 years ago

    What hallucinogenic substances are the Sims team taking on a daily basis?
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    Plants vs Zombies and sims crossover?
  • loadstone007 2 years ago

    WHY SO LONG, WHYYYY
  • TeaFiend 2 years ago

    Would vegivores eat cowplant?
  • Old_Books 2 years ago

    Seriously EA, how much more of this shite.
  • blade2333 2 years ago

    Do they have sex?
  • JensWeissflog 2 years ago

    Please EA, just stop. Can we rather watch that NHL video four times in a row?
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    This is beyond a joke. Fuck off EA!
  • blade2333 2 years ago

    Can you get your SIMS naked?
  • MrRockyRaccoon 2 years ago

    Seriously is this still going on? It's making Sledgehammers fake trash talk look acceptable
  • the_sas_man 2 years ago

    It's like a camp version of a Clockwork Orange
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    I feel sick
  • DasFx 2 years ago

    wtf am i watching...
  • SpaceMonkey77 2 years ago

    Morning people.''Shut up and eat your pancakes, byatch.''
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    waiting for the complimentary 'Reach around' option
  • Baihu1983 2 years ago

    Seriously EA..
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    Awkward.
  • TeaFiend 2 years ago

    If Peter Moore came to my house to talk about the Sims 4 I would be depressed.
  • MonkeyFunker 2 years ago

    "Mr Pancake, I know you're sad, but to cheer you up I'd like to offer you a job at EA"
  • ludodown 2 years ago

    Would love 'Dead Space 4: What Made it Good in The First Place' (provisional title). Please do it EA.
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    @spamdangled That part I am fine with.Its all the silly mazeyness and general daftness that isn't appealing.
  • loadstone007 2 years ago

    @baihu1983 haha
  • TeaFiend 2 years ago

    This feels like what would happen if children ran the world. Mr Pancake.
  • blarty 2 years ago

    People forget that the Sims is a huge franchise, not for everyone of course, and these trailers and demos are cheesy, but it's massive
  • Baihu1983 2 years ago

    Would rather watch some Kinect demonstrations
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    The sims sells itself.It doesn't need all this.Next please.
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    @shiftymorganYep. It has a massive hardcore community making new items, houses, etc. Architects even use it.
  • Vanmunt 2 years ago

    Game of show...
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    @blade2333 lol nice.
  • MonkeyFunker 2 years ago

    "This is terrible". Couldn't have said it better myself
  • blade2333 2 years ago

    THIS IS SICK
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    Honestly I am finding this really grating.Do people really go this far with the sims?
  • the_sas_man 2 years ago

    The Hungry Games... *shoots self*
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    I see what you did there...
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    Goog god they can turn even the most interesting game look boring
  • Baihu1983 2 years ago

    Even Moore looks bored
  • TeaFiend 2 years ago

    Is the assistant called King? I guess the Tekken tournament was not that profitable.
  • Belkeri 2 years ago

    I'd say that the Sims would be one helluva boring eSport game.
  • blade2333 2 years ago

    All he needs for his stadium are a couple of dodgy Scousers asking you for a quid to watch your car. Scum.
  • DasFx 2 years ago

    i think we need two stagehooks right now
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    Better get a punching bag to vent after Liverpool get it wrong this year :D
  • DasFx 2 years ago

    next!
  • loadstone007 2 years ago

    Sims is such a retarded franchise....
  • blade2333 2 years ago

    Premier League on Saturday mornings!
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    *snore*
  • TheEarlOfZinger 2 years ago

    zzzz
  • blade2333 2 years ago

    Doesn't look realistic to me.
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    All onboard for Bertie-time!
  • the_sas_man 2 years ago

    ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz........
  • Baihu1983 2 years ago

    Do EA ever learn?
  • Carpetfluff 2 years ago

    It's nice they always have built in bathroom breaks in these things.
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    I was hoping there was a halo tattoo for a moment there :D
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    This so painfully rehearsed. Do they not realize how fake they seem?
  • king2001 2 years ago

    Top Tip Martin!
  • Shoozle 2 years ago

    Bertie-time sounds like a really pleasing experience.
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    FFS EA, shows us gameplay! I don't care about creating Sims.
  • Carpetfluff 2 years ago

    I was going to joke it looked like Merkel, but they were actually pandering to the crowd...ugh.
  • king2001 2 years ago

    @shiftymorganI can't even see the Sims!/badumtssh
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    WTF that looks nothing like Angela Merkel
  • Turambar 2 years ago

    It's hard to be disappointed by an EA conference. I expect them to be bland as fuck from the outset.
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    I can't see what the fuss is with sims anymore.
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    I wonder if they have the balls to announce the pricing for swimming pools
  • king2001 2 years ago

    S-S-S-Studi-o-o-o-o-o
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    Oh God, there's that 'innovation' word again.
  • Vanmunt 2 years ago

    EA stream brought to you by Max Headroom
  • loadstone007 2 years ago

    NHL is shit. Who gives a fuck
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    Hi, Peter!
  • Carpetfluff 2 years ago

    Worst german ever.
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    Did they get the meerkat to this? "Will be availables ins stores"
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    I don't give a shit about NHL!
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    There are european hockey teams O_o?
  • Carpetfluff 2 years ago

    Oh well...I have to go out anyway. I'll check for highlights later.
  • TeaFiend 2 years ago

    Did they just announce Titanfall?
  • MrRockyRaccoon 2 years ago

    @vanmunt it's more like a flip book , 56k is way too smooth for what I'm seeing!!
  • Vanmunt 2 years ago

    those are some nasty tats...
  • valentynlyevyentsov 2 years ago

    Ugh... sports. Nuff' said.
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    Oh god, that commentary is going to be cringe-worthy.
  • Belkeri 2 years ago

    Refreshing brought it back to realtime.
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    Refresh the page! It works!
  • elaniel 2 years ago

    Why show us a CGI Titnfall trailer when we already know what the game looks like?
  • loadstone007 2 years ago

    ANNOUNCE IT FOR PS4
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    and then it cut that person (abbie I think?) off
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    @deborahmjea does she work for EA?
  • DreadedWalrus 2 years ago

    Fuck. Broken again, now in a different way.
  • Vanmunt 2 years ago

    lets stream like its 1991, 56k dial up baby.
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    ah ffs, paused completely
  • Gedeye 2 years ago

    Well it's a little more stable now but I seem to be at least 4 minutes behind RP
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    Now it's just gone to Titanfall
  • Carpetfluff 2 years ago

    Working but way behind, I'm still seeing Dragon Age so we're two games behind. Oh, now it's skipped halfway into the Titanfall presentation...lol.
  • Belkeri 2 years ago

    Aaaaand pause. Good grief!
  • valentynlyevyentsov 2 years ago

    ...and there it is again. :/
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    Stream is behind, not live.
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    wait, did the stream just rewind about 30 seconds there?
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    I'm still seeing DAI
  • king2001 2 years ago

    Seems better now albeit about 5 minutes behind!
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    So Bertie's now about 3 games ahead of us, which makes the live chat officially filled with spoilers
  • Martinfg 2 years ago

    @valentynlyevyentsov I believe the game started developement in 2004 (Or before) running on a "RED engine".
  • jonharrispro 2 years ago

    ....I stand corrected!
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    seems to be working again...
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    Seems ok now
  • DreadedWalrus 2 years ago

    I think it's fixed! It is for me, anyway.
  • MrRockyRaccoon 2 years ago

    This new black screen audio only game looks promising!
  • JensWeissflog 2 years ago

    @Rocky5 Yeah, it is. Doesn't work there either.
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    Yep, EA site is knackered too.
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    @Rocky5 nope, EA's own... GG EA.
  • DasFx 2 years ago

    09:14Martin Robinson It's a problem EA side, I'm afraid. Bertie's our one reliable link into that room!
  • jonharrispro 2 years ago

    IGN stream seems to be pretty stable.
  • valentynlyevyentsov 2 years ago

    @synful_deusMass Effect did though. Well, whatever DA used back then it looks quite a lot better now.
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    Can someone please take House to one side and give him a smack please? This stream is awful.
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    @magabicool even EA site is doing it.it seems a cock up by them.
  • Rocky5 2 years ago

    This on twitch?
  • DoomedSeraph 2 years ago

    Yeah, balls to this. I'm off. Will catch it on youtube later.
  • Martinfg 2 years ago

    @Zealuu2 All delivered in stunning and cinematic 3 fps.
  • Carpetfluff 2 years ago

    We're also way behind so we're not even seeing screenshots of what Rob's describing yet. Heh. Spoilers!!
  • Magabicool 2 years ago

    IGN is no different it seems
  • shiftymorgan 2 years ago

    The EA stream. Just like battlefield 4, all hype and not working.
  • synful_deus 2 years ago

    @valentynlyevyentsovDragon Age never used UE3...
  • jonharrispro 2 years ago

    aaaaaaannnnnnnnnnd it's dead!off to IGN I go
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    Watching Dragon Age and I was reminded of the infamous "every time you press a button something awesome has to happen" design mantra. For all their attempt to show depth it looked really shallow, with effects going off everywhere."Wow this boss is really tough!"What?! Within 3 seconds he only had a sliver of health left!
  • jmcoo7 2 years ago

    Must admit I was looking forward to this but it seems kinda lame, might skip it after all.
  • Zealuu2 2 years ago

    This stream fills me with confidence in EA and their ability to deliver unique and exciting experiences in a technologically innovative way
  • JensWeissflog 2 years ago

    Does this stream come through Battlefield servers?
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    Did the giant enemy crab have a weakspot?
  • king2001 2 years ago

    480p/10fps confirmed
  • jonharrispro 2 years ago

    Yay! another unwatchable stream!
  • Carpetfluff 2 years ago

    No Rob, you're seeing it. We're seeing screenshots.
  • valentynlyevyentsov 2 years ago

    Yeah. it's laggy. "sigh"
  • loadstone007 2 years ago

    HAHA King2001!
  • dredd97 2 years ago

    you need to buy the gamescom dlc pack to fix the stream ;)
  • loadstone007 2 years ago

    EA are so cheap the stream is barely working... pausing every few seconds for 5-10 secs
  • king2001 2 years ago

    Do we need to subscribe to EA Access for a smoother stream?
  • MonkeyFunker 2 years ago

    Jeez, this is like watching a Quicktime trailer from 2001.
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    who is hosting this stream?
  • valentynlyevyentsov 2 years ago

    I'm quite happy that they've dropped UE3 and have now adopted the Frostbite engine. The results look stunning.
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    Stream keeps stuttering. Sort it out EA!
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    The streams are particularly awful this year.
  • Belkeri 2 years ago

    The game pausing started to pause the stream. Nasty game.
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    Stream dying here.
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    It is pretty, though.
  • FaceInTheCrowd 2 years ago

    Yup hitching for me
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    Yeah, Stream is dying.
  • loadstone007 2 years ago

    It keeps stopping... FIX THE STREAM!
  • Carpetfluff 2 years ago

    Nope, doing it for me too, every other seconds
  • JensWeissflog 2 years ago

    Yeah, it's stuttering.
  • king2001 2 years ago

    Yup dropped a bit there
  • Martinfg 2 years ago

    @Pandy Yeah, i also think it look pretty good.
  • the_sas_man 2 years ago

    starting to get bored of this already...
  • Zealuu2 2 years ago

    Just me the stream is hitching for now?
  • Ubersnug 2 years ago

    The stream stuttering a pausing for anyone else?
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    ...sorry. I dropped off for a moment there.
  • Pandy 2 years ago

    I love RPGs, but this is just...
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    @MonkeyFunker Nah, not at launch, thats part of the Fluffy Pillow dlc.
  • Carpetfluff 2 years ago

    Wearing flaming swords always seems so impractical.
  • valentynlyevyentsov 2 years ago

    @spamdangledWell, it does look more "cartoonish," for the lack of a better word. I much prefer realism. The Sim creator looks wicked though!
  • Zomoniac 2 years ago

    In are party?
  • MonkeyFunker 2 years ago

    Can you be a Spaniard in this game? No-one expects a Spanish Inquisitor.
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    @valentynlyevyrntsovDowngrades?! Lol, no.
  • slowdog1976 2 years ago

    wait. cest? does that mean its @ 11 in uk? just woken. brain not working yet
  • valentynlyevyentsov 2 years ago

    Does anyone find it annoying how they've downgraded The Sims 4's graphics compared to the previous iteration?
  • MonkeyFunker 2 years ago

    "And I can't wait for Aaron to guide you through the extended DLC"
  • Ferral 2 years ago

    Yeah, they do now. It was originally done by EA though many moons ago!
  • slk486 2 years ago

    Pretty sure InXile has the Bards Tale franchise.
  • Ferral 2 years ago

    I would love to see EA bringing back some of their really old franchises, games like Bards Tale & Neromancer
  • valentynlyevyentsov 2 years ago

    Oh I didn't want to mention this but I'm still pretty bummed about that Tomb Raider exclusivity stunt they pulled at MS's conference yesterday. :(
  • MonkeyFunker 2 years ago

    A Pur-cheese sandwich?
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    @MartinFG one minute
  • iceytoa1 2 years ago

    Didn't they say there'd be more SW:BF at Gamescom?
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    EA's GAMESCOM sheet:paid-for shrieking audience membersA huge focus on a load of tedious annual sports sequelsBioware showing how they're excited to continue dumbing down Mass Effect.BattlefieldSome self-congratulatory sales figuresThe announcement of a multiplayer mode for Mirror's Edge which absolutely noone wants.
  • valentynlyevyentsov 2 years ago

    @MonkeyFunker Yeah, mine is is. Probably just the audio though. Let's hope it picks it up once the conference starts!
  • kamps09 2 years ago

    @Martingfg2 minutes to go.
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    @Martinfg in 2 minutes
  • Martinfg 2 years ago

    So when is this starting? (I live in a very different time zone)
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    @valentynlyevyentsov OK!
  • slowdog1976 2 years ago

    i can only find here and ign to watch this. that cant be right, surely
  • MonkeyFunker 2 years ago

    Anyone else's stream stuttering like Norman Collier? (if you're too young, ask your dad).
  • valentynlyevyentsov 2 years ago

    I hope we get to see some more Mass Effect footage and Mirror's Edge as well. These two beauties are at the top of my list as far as EA games are concerned.
  • slk486 2 years ago

    Looking forward to more cardboard boxes in my Silent Hill games, by the way.
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    @valentynlyevyentsovNope, PS4 only
  • valentynlyevyentsov 2 years ago

    @Baban_Iesu Nah! :p
  • Banyans 2 years ago

    Is the EA briefing pay to watch?
  • slk486 2 years ago

    @spamdangled: Yeah, not for the weak of heart :)
  • valentynlyevyentsov 2 years ago

    I was wondering if it's on PS3 as well. Is it? (P.T. demo)
  • Martinfg 2 years ago

    Man, baby showers are fucked up
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    @valentynlyevyentsov You silly Billy. Go to sleep
  • slk486 2 years ago

    If they can just get the sports and Sims over in the first 10 minutes...
  • spamdangled 2 years ago

    I played the PT demo last night in the dark at 2am.It makes Amnesia look like a baby shower.
  • valentynlyevyentsov 2 years ago

    Top of the morning to y'all! (4:00 AM here):D
  • Baban_Iesu 2 years ago

    Good morning, friends!
  • saispag 2 years ago

    Hope they announce what the next EA Access locker games will be, or set out some sort of road plan for it - eg 1 game every 2 months, all sports games added 6 months after release. Would just be good to have a rule set or foundation for it
  • slk486 2 years ago

    I suppose some Inquisition is inevitable, but welcome :)
  • TheEarlOfZinger 2 years ago

    I'd love some mass effect info.
  • VideoGameAddict25 2 years ago

    I bet they will bang on about FIFA 15 being innovative.
  • Shoozle 2 years ago

    I didn't even know EA was having a conference. Probably gonna miss it so it's a good thing I don't care for any of their games other than Criterions newest title.
  • kamps09 2 years ago

    Glad im still alive. That P.T. demo was scariest thing i`ve ever played.
  • DreadedWalrus 2 years ago

    "I imagine both are just lending their names to the project".You won't be saying that when you see Pyramid Head spiralling through the air to avoid bullets, and James Sunderland questioning the ethics of the military-industrial complex.
  • Xs1ght 2 years ago

    Will they actually show FIFA gameplay? Or more pre-rendered BS? I'm also expecting no demo for PS4 due to this EA Access s**t.

Our live coverage has now ended. Here's what you missed: Updating...

08:03 By Martin Robinson

Good morning! I woke to the news that the PT teaser was actually for a new Silent Hill game, which was great.

08:03 By Martin Robinson

08:03 By Martin Robinson

Never forget.

08:04 By Martin Robinson

Pretty cool that Kojima's onboard - as has been rumoured for a good few years - and is working with Del Toro. I do kind of feel sorry for the studio that's actually doing all the work, as I imagine both are just lending their names to the project.

08:05 By Martin Robinson

Meanwhile, in Cologne, the games industry wakes up still reeling from tuckgate yesterday. Whose side will EA take when they walk up to the stage in just under an hour?

08:50 By Martin Robinson

Ten minute warning!

08:51 By Martin Robinson

I'd actually dozed off for a bit after listening to this hold music for a couple of minutes.

08:51 By Martin Robinson

The tragedy is we're probably missing Peter Moore's warm-up routine, which has become a staple of EA conferences in recent years.

08:54 By Martin Robinson

Moore has already weighed in on the great tuck debate, providing some sage advice.

08:55 By Robert Purchese

Hello and good morning everybody! I'm in the audience, which is on the show floor, and I have a sheet here telling us what we're going to see (way to spoil the fun).

08:56 By Robert Purchese

We're going to see, as Moore mentioned, Battlefield: Hardline, Dawngate, Dragon Age: Inquisition, FIFA 15 and The Sims 4. We're also apparently going to see NHL 15, SWTOR and Titanfall...

08:56 By Robert Purchese

"As well as a few surprises."

08:58 By Robert Purchese

I'm sandwiched between two very big people. It's... cosy.

09:00 By Martin Robinson

Star Wars: The Old Republic making an appearance? That's a blast from the past. Maybe they'll just execute the servers live on stage.

09:01 By Robert Purchese

We're off! It's Andrew Wilson, EA boss, on stage. He's looking incredibly sharp in a black ninja ensemble, with slicked hair and tight trousers.

09:02 By Martin Robinson

Tucked, of course. Neatly so.

09:02 By Robert Purchese

We're kicking off with Dragon Age: Inquisition! We're going to see an extended demo in a location called Fallow Mire. Aaryn Flynn, general manager of BioWare, is going to talk us through it.

09:03 By Robert Purchese

It's the biggest and most ambitious game they've ever made at BioWare Edmonton, he gushes.

09:03 By Martin Robinson

And rack up one for the untucked crew. Scruffy bunch at BioWare. Score draw as it stands.

09:04 By Robert Purchese

The sheet tells me the demo will be 20-30 mins and in it we'll see the War Table, where you'll command your Inquisition from.

09:04 By Robert Purchese

You can name the items you make! Bertie's Blunt Bludgererer!

09:05 By Robert Purchese

We're seeing the Inquisition Skyhold, your customisable fortress. He's fiddling around with the War Table, picking a mission. We're going to be a human female inquisitor. Solus, Blackwall and Cole are in are party.

09:05 By Robert Purchese

Cole is the character who may be a demon, Blackwall the Grey Warden and Solus a nomad Elf with a love of the magical Fade world.

09:06 By Robert Purchese

He's buying abilities for the Inquisitor warrior that he's playing. There are more than 200 spells and abilities, he says again. Combat! Numbers above heads!

09:09 By Robert Purchese

The demo is showing us tactical - paused - combat, as we scale a rainy castle and take on some barbarians. Now we're fighting the boss!

09:10 By Robert Purchese

He's a big horned fellow - a Qunari? - and the party need better tactics to take him down. The fighters are going to tank the boss while Solus and Cole take down the archers, in other words.

09:11 By Robert Purchese

Menus glorious menus. Poisoned, sundered - various battle states appear in words above the boss's head. That speaks to the tactical combination play between classes. The party loot an axe from the boss.

09:12 By Robert Purchese

Some northern accents in full flow here. I wonder if Sean Bean is tucked away in a nook and cranny somewhere.

09:13 By Robert Purchese

The demo is over, the rescue mission complete. DAI has almost one million lines of dialogue, and one completionist playthrough by a tester clocked in at 150 hours. This is an RPG that "defines the future of BioWare".

09:14 By Martin Robinson

It's a problem EA side, I'm afraid. Bertie's our one reliable link into that room!

loadstone007 says:

It keeps stopping... FIX THE STREAM!

09:14 By Robert Purchese

We're seeing the challenge we have to overcome for the first time. There's a magical being at the top of a tower, because we've never seen that in fantasy before. It's some bloke in service to The Elder One.

09:15 By Robert Purchese

"You are the mistake. You should never have existed." This refers to your Fade Rift abilities, your special-ness.

09:15 By Robert Purchese

Morrigan! A giant enemy crab! A giant dragon! Gravelly laughing. A rousing trailer.

09:16 By Robert Purchese

Apologies!

Carpetfluff says:

No Rob, you're seeing it. We're seeing screenshots.

09:16 By Robert Purchese

Onto Titanfall now. There's nothing on the sheet for this. They're talking about how they've been updating it. How they've been inspiring Call of D... Oh wait what?

09:17 By Robert Purchese

More free updates are planned that will introduce new features and modes. They're revealing their third map pack today IMC Rising. Adds 3 more maps, coming this autumn.

09:19 By Robert Purchese

"We've really only just begun to explore the Titanfall universe." Watching a bombastic trailer cinematically capturing the promise of Titanfall (but not necessarily the reality).

09:20 By Robert Purchese

Hold onto your seats it's NHL 15!

09:20 By Robert Purchese

This is next-gen hockey with emotion. It's all been rebuilt and there's more stick control and player control than ever before. "Hockey is a tough sport and you have to be mentally equipped."

09:21 By Robert Purchese

It's got next-gen crowds. They hold signs up and presumably get very drunk and fight each other. A level of immersion you've never experienced before in a sports game. Live recorded commentators!

09:22 By Robert Purchese

NHL 15 demo available 26th August for everyone. Full game out 12th September in Europe.

09:23 By Robert Purchese

You can fight other players! The all-important feature is in. It sure looks pretty. And meaty.

09:24 By Robert Purchese

Peter Moore is on stage trying out his German! Applause! "Not bad for a lad from Liverpool!"

09:25 By Robert Purchese

His blue shirt matches the colour of the screen behind him. Deft choice, Pete, deft choice. We're moving onto Sims 4 and to a live demo. It sounds like Moore is going to play too.

09:26 By Martin Robinson

If you refresh the browser you'll sync up and be in Bertie-time - they're up to the Sims 4 now.

09:27 By Robert Purchese

They're crafting German Chancellor Angela Merkel! This is a live demo. Now there's a topless Peter Moore character! "That's what I saw in the mirror this morning, that's for sure," he says. He's got some tattoos. "Flip that around - we don't have a tramp stamp." Oh Peter!

09:28 By Robert Purchese

He looks like a muscular Ming the Merciless. Now they're giving him personality traits. Bodybuilder, because he trains for marathons... Now they're picking his walk style. It's very camp.

09:29 By Robert Purchese

They're in Build mode now building Peter Moore's house. Brand new in Sims 4 is the ability to pick up the entire house and move it.

09:30 By Robert Purchese

You can browse other people's homes and someone has built a pyramid. "OK Rachel time out. To hell with a Bat Cave, I need a man stadium - that's what I need!"

09:31 By Robert Purchese

If you can see his avatar in the bottom left of the screen it's fantastic. We're in Live mode now. "I look like Dan Aykroyd in Ghostbusters - what's going on?!"

09:32 By Robert Purchese

Yes, that, um, happened.

the_sas_man says:

The Hungry Games... *shoots self*

09:33 By Robert Purchese

"Everybody looks a little gloomy," observes Moore. He's talking about the characters in the same, silly, not the audience.

09:34 By Robert Purchese

Why, they're just pretending to eat - the food is still sitting on their plate! They're pretenders!

09:35 By Robert Purchese

Are you all caught up now and is the stream working?

09:36 By Robert Purchese

Peter's avatar is attempting to hug another character, but the other man is not having it. Peter's having to do a dance to impress him. "What am I... Am I kneading bread there? We nearly broke into a Twerk."

09:36 By Robert Purchese

Peter has enticed Bob.

09:37 By Robert Purchese

You're seeing it here first: a cow plant. An actual cow plant. It's eaten a cake and now it's eating Moore. 20 minutes long, this demo, says the sheet. Come on come on. And it's over!

09:38 By Robert Purchese

An announcement! The Sims 4 Create a Sim demo is available at thesims.com now for everyone. The sims you create can be ported into the full game.

09:39 By Robert Purchese

Did someone order another The Sims 4 trailer?

09:40 By Robert Purchese

Mike MCabe, executive producer of FIFA World, is out talking about... FIFA World! It's a free downloadable game for PC. An average of half-a-million games per day, apparently.

09:42 By Robert Purchese

A new engine is coming before the end of the year. It adds complete dribbling, such as babies do. You can transfer all your players and stuff into the new engine and you'll get a reward if you've been playing so far.

09:42 By Robert Purchese

It's David Rutter, Mr FIFA, talking about FIFA 15.

09:43 By Martin Robinson

Rutter, untucked once more. We know where his allegiance lies.

09:43 By Robert Purchese

The usual roster of boasts about unmatched authenticity. "We've no doubt this is the best FIFA ever." There's "immersed" again. Ding ding ding!

09:44 By Robert Purchese

The Turkish Super League is back with all 18 teams, and there's more detail than ever from the Barclay's Premiere League, which Arsenal will comfortably win this year actually.

09:44 By Robert Purchese

An important question!

Belkeri says:

But have they given Suarez the ability to bite opposing players?

09:46 By Robert Purchese

Goalkeepers have been reworked for FIFA 15 - something that's taken two years to make. A demo is coming out next month.

09:47 By Robert Purchese

I wonder if the sweeper keeper fad championed by Neuer is present and correct.

09:47 By Martin Robinson

Demo is free on all platforms - good news after the recent Madden/EA Access story.

09:48 By Robert Purchese

There's Joe Hart, who's replacement had a shaky game in the Charity Shield this weekend passed.

09:48 By Robert Purchese

The changes to goalkeepers mean there are new ways to score. Keeper AI means they'll dive in and do things without you specifying. Maybe they'll go bonkers like Jens Lehmen.

09:51 By Robert Purchese

Matt Bromberg on stage talking about SWTOR now, which is played by 1 million people each month. Galactic Strongholds digital expansion coming as we know. Nothing else new in that brief presentation.

09:53 By Robert Purchese

BioWare's brand new IP about to be shown. An action-RPG. It's in development at BioWare Austin, the SWTOR studio.

09:54 By Robert Purchese

Looks roughly modern day. In a city. But people with crazy powers. A big demon, lots of magic. "Everything dies, let's begin with you." Shadow Realms is its name.

09:54 By Robert Purchese

That's a good way of putting it.

adofessex says:

The Secret World, Bioware style?

09:54 By Robert Purchese

That's a good way of putting it.

adofessex says:

The Secret World, Bioware style?

09:55 By Robert Purchese

It's an online RPG. 4v1 gameplay. (Some of my updates are dropping, sadly.) Story is at the heart of the game and it's continuously updated.

09:56 By Robert Purchese

The narrative is going to be released episodically, and will play out like a TV series. Oh.

09:57 By Robert Purchese

"We want to build Shadow Realms with your help." Available for PC late next year, but we can play it today. I will, after this.

09:57 By Robert Purchese

You can sign up for the closed alpha for Shadow Realms now at the game's website.

09:58 By Robert Purchese

Battlefield Hardline now, with Steve Papoutsis, general manager of Visceral Games. My sheet says we're going to see two new multiplayer modes: Hotwire and Rescue.

10:00 By Robert Purchese

Oh and hello - the debut of Battlefield Hardline single-player. Some people meeting in a place out of town, guns pulled, Nick Mendosa has been caught.

10:01 By Robert Purchese

Oh no the deal she brokered has gone awry. Old white man mentions he's not racist he just doesn't like the guy. OK then.

10:02 By Robert Purchese

You, Nick, are in a cell. Markus is trying to get you out. He does but you're cuffed. You're navigating a decomissioned missile silo. The pacing is different in this Battlefield campaign, and so is the experience, says Papoutsis.

10:03 By Robert Purchese

You're not doing a lot but stumbling around with cuffs on. Sneaking up on a baddie, strangling him with the cuffs. It's up close and in your face. "As you can see, you can get through a lot of our game with non-lethal means," adds Papoutsis. "You can decide how you want to play."

10:04 By Robert Purchese

Sneaking again but this time you're armed. Pistol-whipped baddie falls to the ground. This is stealth gameplay and you're using a bullet casing to cause a distraction so you can sneak up and whack another baddie. Oh, now the shooting has started and you have a shotgun.

10:04 By Martin Robinson

When I think Battlefield, I think dynamic, open spaces with loads of crazy stuff going on. That's why people love the series, surely? I'm pretty sure you can have a slice of that in single-player, too.

10:05 By Martin Robinson

I certainly don't think sub-CSI drama and stealth sections.

10:06 By Robert Purchese

The game is giving you a choice - how do you want to approach this outpost filled with armed enemies? You're using a new gizmo to tak people and recon, and eavesdrop. It's like a Sneakoscope from Harry Potter obviously.

10:07 By Robert Purchese

Freeze is a new feature. You can hold people up and isolate a confrontation before it spreads to a big gun fight - all signs that this is a stealth-focused affair.

10:08 By Robert Purchese

There's lovely detail on the environment. I can almost smell those... whatever animals they are, skinned and hung up to dry. There's a tazer, another non-lethal option.

10:09 By Robert Purchese

How to confuse a burly armed man lesson one: throw a bullet casing and he'll walk dumbly forward looking for the cause of the sound. A combo take down sees him off without much fuss.

10:11 By Robert Purchese

We've been held up! But he's walked too close and now we're using him as a human shield. Now the stuff has hit the fan. BOOM! Explosions, machine guns, spurts of blood, cover torn to pieces, heavy breathing.

10:12 By Robert Purchese

The demo ends with a mash-up of what's to come, including plenty of urban environment stuff. "Choice is going to really mix up the experience. It's up to you to choose you're path."

10:12 By Robert Purchese

Now the two new multiplayer modes mentioned earlier are being unveiled: Hotwire and Rescue.

10:13 By Robert Purchese

There are also going to be two new maps, Gator Hunt and Growhouse, debuted.

10:13 By Robert Purchese

We're seeing Rescue in action first, the hostage-rescuing mode. You're SWAT. You've got three minutes - you're against the clock.

10:14 By Robert Purchese

Teamwork essential as you work in and out of the building. It's not a straight look at gameplay but a collection of gameplay moments.

10:15 By Robert Purchese

Now we're being asked to go play some games. That sounds like that's that. Thanks for joining us!