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Paramount Television Options Rights for Battlefield

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LOS ANGELES, CA (July 11, 2016) – Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to one of the most successful and dynamic videogames, Battlefield™, from DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio. Michael Sugar, 2016 Academy Award winner, and Ashley Zalta from Anonymous Content will serve as executive producers.

The Battlefield series has consistently been praised by critics for its world-class multiplayer gameplay, and is recognized for delivering the premier all-out war experience across land, sea and air. The award-winning Battlefield franchise has amassed more than 60 million players worldwide since debuting in 2002, and the franchise continues to boast highly-engaged audiences across its catalogue titles.

“Paramount TV actively seeks smart content from all sectors that will resonate with audiences and translate to compelling programming,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV. “EA’s Battlefield has an incredibly dynamic narrative, coupled with a loyal fan base, which will allow us to bring this exciting and unique property to the small screen. We look forward to working with EA and Anonymous Content and thank Michael Sugar for his tenacity in bringing us this exciting project.”

“Battlefield has a tremendous built-in, engaged fan base, making it a highly coveted piece of IP primed for long-form adaptation,” said Michael Sugar, partner, Anonymous Content. “Together with EA and Paramount TV, we’ll develop the Battlefield TV series with the same commitment to robust storytelling that has made the game such a runaway success for nearly fifteen years.”

“Battlefield is one of the most loved properties among our players,” said Patrick Söderlund, Executive Vice President, EA. “We are thrilled that Anonymous Content and Paramount TV will look to introduce fans to Battlefield through a new medium.”

Battlefield continues the partnership between Anonymous Content and Paramount TV, which have a first-look production deal for scripted television programming across broadcast, premium cable, cable and online audiences. This marks the organizations’ entrée into content based on a videogame franchise.

“Michael’s track record speaks for itself,” added Patrick O’Brien, Vice President of EA Entertainment. “Combined with his passion for Battlefield, we cannot imagine a better team than Anonymous Content and Paramount for this project.”

Watch the Battlefield 1 Official Reveal Trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7nRTF2SowQ

Star Wars: The Old Republic Announces Dark vs Light In-Game Event

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June 23, 2016 – The battle between the dark side and light side of the Force grows stronger in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Today, BioWare and Lucasfilm reveal details of a new in-game event where players take on exciting challenges in the fight for control of the galaxy. The summer-long event begins June 28 and is open to Star Wars: The Old Republic players* interested in earning legendary rewards and changing the fate of the galaxy:

  • Start a new character, choose a side and join the battle!
  • Earn epic new rewards including the formidable Victor’s Titan Turret Tank, Victorious Pioneer’s Armor Set which gives +50% XP Boost and Force-Bound
  • Dark vs. Light Packs stocked with dark and light side themed items
  • Your choices make the dark or light side grow stronger and determines which Companion reward is unlocked for players who complete the Eternal Level either the merciless Darth Hexid Companion (dark side) or the valiant Master Ranos Companion (light side)

The outcome of everyone’s dark and light side decisions will determine the state of the galaxy as the future of Star Wars: The Old Republic evolves this Autumn. So be sure to check here to see which side is dominating and stay tuned for more details!

There’s never been a better time to jump in and play Star Wars: The Old Republic. From heroic missions that force you, as the Outlander, to make life and death decisions in the latest Knights of the Fallen Empire story expansion, to intense Force battles across the galaxy, now is the time to experience the deep storyline and exciting gameplay that puts you at the center of your own personal Star Wars story.

Choose your path to Legendary now.

Check out the amazing rewards you can earn with your heroic efforts: www.swtor.com/blog .

Join the Dark vs. Light Event: www.swtor.com/dark-vs-light .

Play Knights of the Fallen Empire: www.swtor.com/fallen-empire .

*Some in-game challenges require a paid subscription to access

E3 2016 Press Conference Schedule

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Here is the list of the upcoming E3 2016 press conferences from the big players of the convention. Just click the link and you will be taken to the streaming page where you can watch each one live!

Sunday, June 12

EA Play Press Conference 1:00PM PST
Bethesda Showcase 7:00PM PST

Monday, June 13

Xbox E3 Briefing 9:30AM PST
PC Gaming Show 11:30AM PST
Ubisoft E3 Press Conference 1:30PM PST
PlayStation Experience 6:00PM PST

Tuesday, June 14

Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 9:00AM PST

The Sims 4 Dine Out Expansion Pack Announced

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June 7, 2016 – Tired of eating at home? Looking to pursue a new endeavor? Well now is the time with The Sims™ 4 Dine Out*, introducing a slew of new gameplay possibilities, ranging from sending your Sims out for a delicious meal out on the town, to opening up a restaurant of their very own.

Now you can expand your Sims’ palate with an assortment of new experimental cuisine, in addition to creating and managing a variety of restaurants. Hire staff, set the perfect menu, evaluate your sim’s chef skills, and invest in advertising to grow their business and turn a profit.

A complete list of key features includes:

  • Creating or customizing unique restaurants, ranging from a classic diner to an upscale Italian bistro;
  • Owning and managing a restaurant, while hiring staff, setting the menu and prices, and chatting up diners to improve customer satisfaction;
  • Sending Sims out to enjoy a delicious meal while on a romantic date, spending quality time with family, or playing it solo;
  • Stepping outside your Sims’ comfort zone with an assortment of new experimental cuisine that looks almost too good to eat!

The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack is now available as a digital download for $19.99 on PC and Mac via Origin™. For more information about The Sims 4 ™, follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and visit our homepage at http://www.thesims.com.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Launch Trailer

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – June 7th, 2016 – DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, today announced the official launch ofMirror’s Edge™ Catalyst, available in retail stores and as a digital download on Xbox One, Origin™ for PC, and PlayStation®4. The game invites you to step into the shoes of Faith – a self-assured Runner thrown into a struggle against the oppressive Conglomerate in the city of Glass. Explore Glass from the beautifully lit rooftops to the dark and gritty tunnels below. Run free in the city districts with Faith at the center of it all. Through the first-person perspective, use your fluid movement and combat skills to master the environment and become the catalyst of change.

“We are excited to see players explore the city of Glass and experience the thrilling adventure we’ve crafted for the last few years,” saidMirror’s Edge Catalyst producer, Amo Mostofi. “Players will also get a competitive experience through the Social Play features and the online challenges coming from our team and from the community. They’ll also be able to keep an eye on the city and their friends’ performances through The Beat, available on Mirrorsedge.com or as a companion app on mobile devices.”

Watch the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst “Why We Run” Launch Trailer here, and discover more about the game at http://www.mirrorsedge.com.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst launches June 7th (North America) and June 9th 2016 (worldwide) on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Origin™ for PC, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

EA Access members receive a 10 percent discount when they purchase a digital version of the game on Xbox Live, and Origin Access members get a 10 percent discount when they purchase the game through Origin*.

Join the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst conversation on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter®.

EA Play 2016 Press Conference on June 12

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June 7, 2016 – Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) reveals the latest details about EA PLAY including the press conference and all the games that will be playable at the show. EA will broadcast its press conference live across Los Angeles and London June 12 at 9:00pm BST, kicking off the events of EA PLAY LA at The Novo in L.A. Live and EA PLAY LONDON at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith. Hosted by CEO, Andrew Wilson, in LA and Chief Competition Officer, Peter Moore, in London, the press conference will showcase some of EA’s most anticipated games launching later this year and next, with a few surprises from games beyond that. Fans across the world will be able to tune into the press conference livestream at 9:00pm BST on http://www.ea.com/play2016.

EA Announces Battlefield 1

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – May 6, 2016 – Today DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, announced Battlefield™ 1. Only inBattlefield 1 will you bring a horse to a tank fight and squad-up with your allies in epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players. Through ever-changing environments at the dawn of all-out war, no battle is ever the same.  Battlefield 1 will launch on October 21st, 2016 Worldwide on Xbox One, Origin™ for PC and PlayStation®4.

Battlefield 1 takes you across multiple and varied locations in a bid to fight your way through immersive battles. From tight urban fights in a besieged French city, to big open spaces in the Italian Alps and frantic combats in the deserts of Arabia, discover a world at war through an adventure-filled campaign.

In a true multiplayer sandbox experience, take to the skies and engage in high-octane dogfights through treacherous landscapes, or have a battleship obliterating the coast from the sea, and engage in some of the biggest battles ever seen as empires clash for supremacy.

“The game will deliver a fresh experience full of what makes Battlefield great, with a multiplayer sandbox, immersion, epic scale, authenticity, team play and an ever-changing world full of unexpected Battlefield moments,“  said Aleksander Grøndal, Senior Producer, DICE. “We’re inviting players on an epic journey across a war-torn world, taking them to the Great War and providing something both varied and unique in Battlefield 1.”

Set against the backdrop of World War 1, witness the birth of modern warfare, as the Great War saw a furious arms race with new machines and weapons created to get the upper hand during the most technologically divergent war of all time. Feel the intensity and immersion as Battlefield 1takes advantage of this modern arsenal to deliver the experience fans love, but with a fresh and modern twist.

Watch the first look of Battlefield 1 here, and discover more on the future of Battlefield at www.battlefield.com.

Fans can also sign up to become a Battlefield Insider here. Get early access to the Battlefield 1 public beta, in-game rewards, exclusive content and sneak peeks at news about Battlefield (plus news about other EA games, services, and events).
Battlefield 1 will launch on October 21st, 2016 Worldwide on Xbox One, Origin™ for PC and PlayStation®4.

EA Access and Origin Access members can play Battlefield 1 for a limited time before launch with Play First Trials. EA Access members receive a 10% discount when they purchase a digital version of the game on Xbox Live, and Origin Access members get a 10% discount when they purchase the game through Origin*.

Join the Battlefield conversation on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter®.