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  • EA announces Need for Speed Rivals for Xbox One and PS4
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    EA announces Need for Speed Rivals for Xbox One and PS4

    By 23 May 2013

    Fresh from its commitment not to make any games for Nintendo's Wii U, EA has announced more titles for the PS4 and Xbox One. Need for Speed Rivals will be about winning races against, you guessed it, rivals. The theme sounds a bit like Most Wanted, which...

  • Free game list for disgruntled SimCity owners confirmed: Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3 and more
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    Free game list for disgruntled SimCity owners confirmed: Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3 and more

    By 18 March 2013

    So, you bought SimCity and found the whole launch situation and subsequent bugs to be too much to bear. Well as EA previously announced, it's giving you a free game to make up for it. We've got the list, so here are your choices: - Battlefield 3 (Standard...

  • SimCity (2013) review
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    SimCity (2013) review

    By 15 March 2013

    From the time EA announced that SimCity would need an always-on internet connection there was some rage brewing in the fan community. It's understandable rage too, because SimCity is the latest in a line of games that is loved, and still played by many,...

  • SimCity offline mode would be trivial to implement
    Gaming

    SimCity offline mode would be trivial to implement

    By 13 March 2013

    According to an anonymous developer who has "close ties" to the game, it wouldn't be difficult for EA and Maxis to allow users to play offline. With the server side having only minimal involvement in the game, particularly in single player mode. In a...

  • Hands-on: SimCity review
    Gaming

    Hands-on: SimCity review

    By 25 January 2013

    SimCity 2000 is one of the best games of all time. You might disagree, but if you do, then, well, you're wrong. The sim-plicity of the concept didn't stop it from being an amazing game. The hours you could happily sit in front of it were staggering. Back...

  • EA gives away thousands of games by mistake
    Gaming

    EA gives away thousands of games by mistake

    By 15 October 2012

    The generous folk at Electronic Arts gave away thousands of free titles over the weekend through its Origin store. Only they didn’t mean to.  The saga began with EA thanking a select few gamers for taking part in a survey by sending them a code that...

  • Medal of Honor Warfighter preview
    Gaming

    Medal of Honor Warfighter preview

    By 12 October 2012

    Medal of Honor has been gradually edging its way back to great things for a few years now. Next in line to try to steal the Call of Duty crown: Medal of Honor Warfighter. Resting on the graphical laurels of Battlefield 3's Frostbite 2 engine, on the screen...

  • EA Daily Deals wish you an 'appy Christmas
    Apps

    EA Daily Deals wish you an 'appy Christmas

    By 5 December 2011

    EA Mobile is getting into the Christmas spirit, announcing EA Daily Deals; a multi-platform app bonanza that will see big name titles getting discounted and going free in the Apple App Store and the Android Market. Every day from now until 2 January 2012,...

  • Battlefield 3: Operation Guillotine pictures and hands-on
    Gaming

    Battlefield 3: Operation Guillotine pictures and hands-on

    By 16 September 2011

    We took a short trip out of the office to see EA Games at its swanky Guildford office. The purpose of this visit was to play a segment from a Battlefield 3 single player mission. To say we were excited is a bit of an understatement. What follows may contain...

  • EA mobile gaming gets a power-up with PopCap acquisition
    Gaming

    EA mobile gaming gets a power-up with PopCap acquisition

    By 13 July 2011

    EA, already a massive player in the mobile gaming arena, has purchased Bejeweled publisher PopCap Games in a deal that could be worth up to $1.3 billion. EA has paid $650 million, plus $100m in stock, with the deal expected to be finalised in August....

  • The Sims gets Social with Facebook
    Gaming

    The Sims gets Social with Facebook

    By 7 June 2011

    One is a virtual world full of oddballs where the aim is to manipulate the popularity of your subjects....and the other is a popular game from EA. That's right, it's time for two virtual worlds to collide with The Sims Social being released onto Facebook...

  • EA unveils its Windows Phone 7 line-up
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    EA unveils its Windows Phone 7 line-up

    By 14 October 2010

    One of the key features that Microsoft was keen to big-up at the Windows Phone 7 launch on Monday was the Xbox LIVE game hub on the console and, in particular, the games partnership with EA. And now EA has revealed exactly what WP7 Xboxers can expect...

  • Medal of Honor drops Taliban option
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    Medal of Honor drops Taliban option

    By 1 October 2010

    Electronic Arts has decided to ditch the controversial playable Taliban option from the forthcoming reboot of Medal of Honor, after bowing to pressure from the US military as well as friends and relatives of soldiers involved in the War in Afghanistan....

  • VIDEO: Fifa 11 - teaser trailer
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    VIDEO: Fifa 11 - teaser trailer

    By 6 August 2010

    The only thing that could have made this teaser trailer, that EA has released for Fifa 11, any more brilliant is for them to have used a footballer who actually looked decent over in South Africa. After all, whilst Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite (or...

  • EA slashes cost of iPhone games for limited time
    Gaming

    EA slashes cost of iPhone games for limited time

    By 22 June 2010

    EA has, seemingly, celebrated the launch of iOS 4 by offering up some of its best gaming titles for the iPhone at basement prices. There's a number of decent games available in the App Store for just 59p, down from as much as £3.99 previously. Titles...

  • EA brings FIFA to Facebook
    Gaming

    EA brings FIFA to Facebook

    By 11 May 2010

    EA Sports stories are like buses. You wait ages for one and then two come in quick succession. Hot on the heels of the news that EA plans to charge secondary owners of its sports titles to access online content, the game-giant has also announced that...

  • EA to charge for online content on pre-owned sports titles
    Gaming

    EA to charge for online content on pre-owned sports titles

    By 11 May 2010

    EA is planning to charge gamers for accessing online content on its sports titles. Starting with next month's release of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, an online passcode will be provided with the game when bought new. Once this code has been used, subsequent...

  • Modern Warfare developers sign up with EA
    Gaming

    Modern Warfare developers sign up with EA

    By 12 April 2010

    Following the massive spat between Call of Duty: Modern Warfare creators Infinity Ward and the game's publisher Activision, the two former heads of Infinity Ward - Jason West and Vince Zampella - have created a new studio backed by Activision's arch-rival...