Here's a look at the stories everyone will be talking about today.
Electronic Arts promoted Andrew Wilson to CEO last week, and the company said yesterday that two other executives are assuming the roles he vacated at the top of EA Sports and Origin. EA Games executive vice president Patrick Soderlund will take over as the head of EA Sports, while EA Labels president Frank Gibeau will run Origin and the company's mobile division. In a leaked memo sent to Polygon, the changes were confirmed and a number of others detailed including the fate of Peter Moore and Lucy Bradshaw.
Slavery isn't a topic that games usually touch on. But Thralled, a game being made by a group of current University of Southern California students and recent graduates, looks to convey the emotional suffering caused by slavery. It's a side-scrolling iOS title in which the protagonist, a runaway African slave, is try to keep from being caught along with her baby.
We reviewed EA Sports' latest soccer game, FIFA 14. It's another great entry in the franchise, highlighted by important changes to controls and AI as well as some awesome menus. Now we're really excited to spend some time with the next-generation version of the game.
If you've backed more than a few Kickstarter campaigns for video games, you know that their development is often marked by delays. Russ Pitts argues in an op-ed piece that that's likely going to be the norm, not the exception, because game development is a messy process.
And of course, Valve's making its second announcement regarding living-room gaming today at 1 p.m. Eastern, following the Sept. 23 reveal of SteamOS.