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Check out the European cover art for Burnout Paradise: Remastered

Kick the tires, baby!

Burnout Paradise: Remastered was one of the many titles revealed for Switch during this week's Nintendo Direct mini. We got a look at the North American cover art for that reveal, and now we have the European cover as well. Not really anything different here, but a nice cover is a nice cover!

Thanks to Sephiroth_FF for the heads up!

Burnout Paradise Remastered Coming To Switch

Burnout returns to Nintendo's hardware

Today, on the Nintendo Direct livestream, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) and Nintendo announced that Burnout™ Paradise Remastered will be available on Nintendo Switch consoles this year, inviting players to wreak havoc and unleash automotive anarchy anywhere, anytime.

Fully optimized and enhanced for the Nintendo Switch in 60 FPS, including pinch-and-pull map control for ease of navigation, Burnout Paradise Remastered transports players back into the world of Paradise City to tear it up in the ultimate driving playground online with friends or on-the-go. Alongside the original base game, players can also enjoy the eight add-on game packs released during the Year of Paradise*, including the extension to the drivable world with Big Surf Island.

“We want to give players more choice by delivering games they love to the platforms they want to play on,” said Steve Pointon, SVP, 3rd Party Content. “Burnout Paradise Remastered is a high-octane, action-packed experience for a whole new generation of players on the Nintendo Switch who can soon experience the excitement of an open world racing game anywhere, anytime.”

Burnout Paradise Remastered delivers the complete original game and all additional main DLC packs ever released, including the Cops and Robbers pack, Legendary Cars, Burnout Bikes, and Big Surf Island, with new locations, challenges, and vehicles to discover. Send cars launching, spinning, and scraping through the city, and wreck friends online or join forces to demolish hundreds of online challenges.

Soccer teams using FIFA 20 and Football Manager to play out cancelled games

Kick it!

Just the other day, we shared a story about NBA teams using NBA 2K20 to play games that would have happened in their regular season, if it weren't for the coronavirus coming in and ruining the fun. It seems that other sports are taking the same sort of interest in continuing their season virtually.

Various Soccer teams over in the UK are continuing on with their planned matches, albeit in the much safer video game environment. Games have been played out through both FIFA 20 and Football Manager, showing what might have happened if the athletes actually got to take to the pitch.

With the way things are going right now, it's likely we'll have quite a few weeks of virtual matches to keep sports fans entertained!

Ubisoft, Devolver Digital, and others share their revamped plans following E3 2020's cancellation

The show must go on...somehow

With E3 2020 not moving forward as planned, numerous publishers are now scrambling to figure out what they'll do instead, if anything. Polygon reached out to a number of those publishers to see what their plans are as of now, and you can read up on the details below.

Electronic Arts

- EA is “reviewing” changes for EA Play 2020
“We’ve continued to follow the coronavirus developments around the world very closely. Clearly the situation is evolving by the day, and we’ve been reviewing how it will change our plans for EA PLAY 2020. We will share more soon.”

Devolver Digital

“The week of E3 has always been a big part of what we do are are genuinely bummed about the cancelation of the event itself. Lots to juggle but right now we plan on having a livestream Devolver Direct / press conference and possibly more.”

Ubisoft

- the company is “exploring other options for a digital experience.”

Fortnite and FIFA take home wins at the Game Shakers Awards 2020

Shaking things up

The Game Shakers Awards, now in its 3rd edition, is an integral part of the Esports BAR Cannes event, the global business arena for esports, at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. The awards celebrate the work of individuals and organisations, both endemic and non-endemic to the world of esports, for their outstanding contribution to the global mainstream success of the sector.

This year’s event, hosted by Trevor “Quickshot” Henry, (shoutcaster for League of Legends at Riot Games), was attended by international guests and delegates who were addressed by NaDeSHot (CEO, 100 Thieves) via a heartfelt video message to express his happiness at winning the prestigious Shaker of the Year Award. Stars of the esports world, including Laure Vale (host of League of Legends Worlds 2019, international esports journalist and consultant at BeIn Esports) and Yuli (LEC referee and Twitch streamer) presented the awards, with the ceremony streamed live on Twitch, Ginx Esports TV, Jovem Pan and BBL, and in replay on ES1.

The Game Shakers Awards 2020 Winners:

Shaker of the Year: Nadeshot, CEO, 100 Thieves

Media Shaker: Fortnite

Brand Shaker: Louis Vuitton / Riot Games

Sport Shaker: FIFA

Community Shaker: Astralis Group

At the ceremony, Awards Ambassador, NBA star, Tony Parker, highlighted the importance of education in esports and congratulated the award winners, saying, “I want to congratulate all the winners on their incredible achievements. It’s been a privilege to be named as Awards Ambassador as the work of the Game Shakers is so aligned with my own passion for education in esports. We have to aspire to be the best in our field and that’s what education can provide.” Parker was honoured at the event, including the founding of his Tony Parker Adquat Academy, with a Shaking Up Initiative special recognition award for his work in promoting education in esports.

Esports BAR Director, Arnaud Verlhac, said, “Esports is a strand of entertainment that has exploded and continues to boom, so it’s an exciting time for the industry and these awards. Individuals and organisations like those winning the Game Shakers Awards are doing fantastic work in bringing the sector into the mainstream. We look forward to growing The Game Shakers again next year.”

EA job listing gives hope for Frostbite Engine support on Switch once again

Getting chilly in here

There have been a few times now where it seemed like EA was going to get Frostbite support up-and-running on Switch, only for nothing to come of it. Job listings in the past that mentioned Switch support and the engine in general, but again, we never saw any games get released. Now we once again have some potential evidence for Frostbite Engine support on Switch, but will it actually come to fruition this time?

EA Motive has a new job listing up (discovered by Doctre81) looking for a rendering engineer. The job listing mentions two things that are important to Switch fans. First up, the listing specifically says that general experience with the Switch (and other hardware) would make for an ideal job candidate. Second, the listing says that the employee would be working with the Frostbite Engine specifically.

It certainly seems like a convincing bit of evidence, but again, we've been down this road before. Let's hope things work out this time, and EA actually throws some support the Switch's way.

New lawsuit claims EA's FIFA series is pay-to-win

Gotta pay to play

Another day, another lawsuit against EA for the FIFA franchise. This time, we have two lawyers in Paris who say that FIFA only allows you to "win" the game's Ultimate Team mode by spending real-life money. Check out a statement from one of the lawyers below.

In this game, everyone wants to have a dream team to go as far as possible. My client spent €600 in five months without ever getting a big player. The developers of this game mode have created an illusionary and particularly addictive system. The more you pay, the more you have the possibility of getting big players. We believe that a gambling game has been integrated into this video game because buying packs is nothing more than a bet. It is the logic of a casino that has entered their homes. Today, an 11 or 12-year-old teenager can, without any restriction, play FUT and commit money because there is no parental control system in this mode. Belgium and the Netherlands have already taken up this issue.

EA has been here before, and will likely come away unscathed from this legal battle. We'll keep tabs on the courtroom action and see what happens.

EA says they're pleased with Switch's success, will hear more in the future


During Electronic Arts' latest earnings call, COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen was asked if the company is planning to put additional games on Nintendo Switch. This is in response to the system selling well over 52 million units. The executive said...

''We are very pleased with how well Nintendo has done with Switch. I mean, people love the platform, they enjoy it, it’s great.

We are always looking and discussing with Nintendo what else we can put on the platform and as you can imagine, as the platform grows, our interest in adding content grows for that platform.

But we’re also conscious of the fact that the top-selling titles by a long shot are all Nintendo software, which is fabulous software, but it helps us balance sort of the realities of how big our markets can be there, but trust that we’re looking at that.

You will hear some more things in the future about what we’re putting on the platform, and we’re very pleased with how it’s grown alongside the growth of both Sony’s and Microsoft‘s platforms.''


EA has currently five games listed on their offical website, of which three are FIFA titles. While you could say that there are offering games than before, I think it is reasonable to say that not many features were added to these versions. Fe and Unravel Two were perfect fits for Nintendo Switch, and we can only hope that these efforts will continue coming to the platform.

EA says they're 'always discussing' support with Nintendo, will have more to share about Switch support in the future

Let me guess...more FIFA?

EA said they wanted to take a wait-and-see approach with the Switch to make sure it was worth their time. Many people consider that statement to be flat-out false, as the Switch has been killing it for nearly 3 years now, and EA hasn't put out much of anything for the platform. While they still won't confirm any games for Switch, COO Blake Jorgensen does seem to hint at something in the works. Check out the statement he shared below.

“We are always looking and discussing with Nintendo what else we can put on the platform, and as the platform grows, our interest in adding content grows for that platform. But we’re also conscious of the fact that the top-selling titles, by a long shot, are all Nintendo software. Which is fabulous software, but it helps us balance the realities of how big our markets could be there. But trust that we’re looking at that, you will hear more things in the future about what we’re putting on the platform.”

MySims Camera removed from the 3DS eShop in Japan

Electronic Arts has removed their DSi camera application MySims Camera from the 3DS eShop in Japan. As far as we know, the app was removed without notice. No word on whether it will be yanked from NA/EU in the near future.

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