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  • EA to bring micro transactions to every console and PC game
    Gaming

    EA to bring micro transactions to every console and PC game

    By 28 February 2013

    Gamers the world over are going to be fairly cheesed off about Electronic Arts' latest decision to bring micro transactions to console and PC games.  The controversial move was announced by Blake Jorgensen, the games developer's CFO, at a Morgan Stanley...

  • Real Racing 3 hands-on preview: Taking mobile racing to a new level
    Apps

    Real Racing 3 hands-on preview: Taking mobile racing to a new level

    By 14 February 2013

    A weight of expectation rests on the shoulders of Real Racing 3, the latest instalment of the popular mobile racing game from EA. It was developed by the newly formed Firemonkeys studio in Australia, and Pocket-lint sat down with Michael De Graaf, its...

  • EA boss doesn't expect PS4 or Xbox 720 to be backwards compatible
    Gaming

    EA boss doesn't expect PS4 or Xbox 720 to be backwards compatible

    By 13 February 2013

    Electronic Arts' chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen has revealed a few details from an insider's perspective about the next generation of consoles, affectionately dubbed Xbox 720 and PS4. And those hoping to play their current Xbox 360 and PS3 titles...

  • EA launches Origin game marketplace on Mac to take on Steam
    Online

    EA launches Origin game marketplace on Mac to take on Steam

    By 8 February 2013

    EA has announced that its Origin game distribution platform for Mac is now available for the masses, weeks after being made available in alpha. Origin hopes to take on Steam in providing a marketplace for Mac-compatible games and social features for...

  • EA kills Medal of Honor brand
    Gaming

    EA kills Medal of Honor brand

    By 31 January 2013

    Medal of Honor is no more. EA has repeatedly failed to reignite the series with sales being lost to the likes of Call of Duty and its own Battlefield franchise. The last game, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, was a particular dead duck for EA, receiving near...

  • EA Sports MVP Carbon by Monster headphones pictures and hands-on
    Gaming

    EA Sports MVP Carbon by Monster headphones pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2013

    The gaming headset market has been growing rapidly of late. Thanks to the proliferation of multiplayer online game experiences, players are ditching the flimsy earpieces that tend to come with their consoles and taking up beefy cans instead. So it comes...

  • EA iPhone and iPad app Christmas sale is here, FIFA 2013 now 69p
    Gaming

    EA iPhone and iPad app Christmas sale is here, FIFA 2013 now 69p

    By 20 December 2012

    EA has kicked off its annual Christmas sale in the UK and the US, reducing the price of its games by up to 90 per cent, meaning 55 games from the publisher are either now free or just 69p. Games selling for 69p include FIFA 2013, Need for Speed Most Wanted,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Need for Speed Most Wanted review (iOS)
    Gaming

    APP OF THE DAY: Need for Speed Most Wanted review (iOS)

    By 5 November 2012

    The Need For Speed franchise is back and this time it's NFS Most Wanted on the iPad and iPhone. So buckle up, hit the gas and hold on tight: you’re in for the ride of your life. Or so claims the marketing blurb on the iTunes app page. Can it be that...

  • FIFA 13 Nintendo Wii U preview: What does the GamePad offer?
    Gaming

    FIFA 13 Nintendo Wii U preview: What does the GamePad offer?

    By 19 October 2012

    Look carefully at the picture above. What do you see? Sure, it's FIFA 13 on the Nintendo Wii U, but look a little closer and you'll notice an aiming reticule on the Wii U's GamePad, just one of the clever features that's coming to FIFA 13 on Nintendo's...

  • 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...

  • Dead Space 3 preview
    Gaming

    Dead Space 3 preview

    By 25 July 2012

    Dead Space 3 is aiming to be the biggest and best Dead Space game yet, as you step into the shoes of Issac Clarke to take on the Necromorphs. Dead Space 3 is the fourth instalment in the Dead Space game series (Extraction knocked the numbers off).  We...

  • EA: 100 per cent digital download company in near future
    Gaming

    EA: 100 per cent digital download company in near future

    By 3 July 2012

    Following on from the news yesterday that Sony had acquired cloud gaming service Gaikai, which may affect content delivery on the PlayStation 4, Electronic Arts labels boss Frank Gibeau has told Gamesindustry International that the software giant is...

  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted demoed at E3 (trailer and video)
    Gaming

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted demoed at E3 (trailer and video)

    By 6 June 2012

    Need for Speed Most Wanted is the latest game in the racing series and sees you having to outrun the cops once again. If you’re after more of the same it looks as if you're in the right place, with the trailer and gameplay video showing at E3 offering...

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 swings on to Android
    Gaming

    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 swings on to Android

    By 1 June 2012

    Android users can now see how they measure up as a professional golfer with the arrival of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 on Google Play.  The game has finally arrived on the Android platform having already been available to Apple users, and enables gamers...

  • Battlefield 5 Google Project Glass concept shows us future of AR gaming (video)
    Gaming

    Battlefield 5 Google Project Glass concept shows us future of AR gaming (video)

    By 18 April 2012

    Half spoof, half a look into a possible future for the Google Project Glass Project, ThereIsaCanal has released a video on what it believes Battlefield 5 would look like on Google Glasses. The duo behind ThereIsaCanal - who like making Battlefield 3 videos...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Burnout Crash review (iPad / iPhone)
    Gaming

    APP OF THE DAY: Burnout Crash review (iPad / iPhone)

    By 16 April 2012

    Burnout Crash is the latest game from EA, Criterion and the Burnout franchise. It sees you crashing your way to the perfect pile-up on the iPad and the iPhone, but is the app a car wreck? We've been playing to find out. Burnout Crash Format iPad / iPhone...

  • Mass Effect Infiltrator to benefit from new iPad Retina Display
    Gaming

    Mass Effect Infiltrator to benefit from new iPad Retina Display

    By 9 March 2012

    Electronic Arts is planning on creating enhanced versions of some of its best-selling iOS games in order to make the most of the new iPad's dramatically improved screen resolution and graphics processing. Nick Earl, the games giant's senior vice-president...

  • SimCity to return in 2013 (video)
    Gaming

    SimCity to return in 2013 (video)

    By 7 March 2012

    Get your high-visibility vest out of the draw and put on your hard-hat as you're about to get building - SimCity style. EA has confirmed that SimCity will return in 2013 and has released a teaser trailer with footage from the new game. Actually, as it's...

  • Mass Effect 3 is out of this world, literally (video)
    Gaming

    Mass Effect 3 is out of this world, literally (video)

    By 2 March 2012

    This week Mass Effect 3 became the first video game in Space, after BioWare launched the game, literally, ahead of it going on sale next week. BioWare, the game's developers, teamed up with the Project Aether team at University of Houston and students...

  • Syndicate review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Syndicate review

    By 23 February 2012

    Cementing yourself in the hall of gaming history requires a title to be filled with moments so unique, that it becomes instantly unforgettable. The tram sequence of Half Life, Metal Gear Solid 4’s ending, these are moments that elevate the idea of a...

  • Game Center for Mountain Lion: Apple to take desktop gaming seriously
    Gaming

    Game Center for Mountain Lion: Apple to take desktop gaming seriously

    By 16 February 2012

    Apple has announced that it is to making gaming on a Mac a lot easier and take it a lot more seriously, detailing a number of new gaming features in OS X Mountain Lion, which is expected to be released in the summer. Rather than turn to the likes of EA...

  • Mass Effect 3 hands-on
    Gaming

    Mass Effect 3 hands-on

    By 6 February 2012

    Any chapter in the Mass Effect story has a responsibility to shoulder. In a time when so many games are over in a 6-hour flash and rely heavily on multiplayer for any sort of longevity, Mass Effect 3 has to deliver the thick storytelling that practically...

  • 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,...

  • FIFA 12 hits Android as Sony Ericsson Xperia Play exclusive
    Gaming

    FIFA 12 hits Android as Sony Ericsson Xperia Play exclusive

    By 1 December 2011

    FIFA 12 has landed on Android at last. Well, on one Android device, at least - the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The latest big catch for the PlayStation phone is available until the new year, exclusively on the Gingerbread device, and won't cost a penny....

  • Battlefield 3 Tanksis help London commuters to work on launch day
    Gaming

    Battlefield 3 Tanksis help London commuters to work on launch day

    By 28 October 2011

    Battlefield 3 is now out for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, and to celebrate, publisher Electronic Arts unleashed a fleet of unique taxis onto the streets of London. Called Tanksis, for obvious reasons, the customised 16 tonne Abbot tanks offered lifts to commuters...