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EA ditches Online Pass for future games: In-app purchases save used game market

EA ditches Online Pass for future games: In-app purchases save used game market

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A lot of negativity has surrounded in-app purchases of late, with many criticising the act of charging extra for additional content in mobile and console games. However, it could well have saved an area of the games market that was slowly disappearing:... >>

EA says Wii U isn't powerful enough for next-gen games

EA says Wii U isn't powerful enough for next-gen games

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Nintendo's Wii U console could miss out on next-generation gaming content from EA because of its lack of power. The new console, which has experienced relatively poor sales since launch, is unlikey to match the PS4 or Xbox 720 for power when they arrive.EA's... >>

FIFA 23 on its way, as EA extends licensing deal

FIFA 23 on its way, as EA extends licensing deal

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Electronic Arts has extended its licence with FIFA to run until 31 December 2022, which effectively means we'll see a FIFA 23, although on what formats we can only guess: PlayStation 5? Xbox 1440?The company has been publishing FIFA-branded football games... >>

Electronic Arts announces 1.6M SimCity users, $1.04 billon in Q4 revenue

Electronic Arts announces 1.6M SimCity users, $1.04 billon in Q4 revenue

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Gaming giant Electronic Arts is out with its Q4 financial results, beating Wall Street estimates with $1.04 billon in revenue for the quarter. Wrapping up its 2013 financial year, the company says it gained a non-GAAP digital net revenue of $1.7 billion,... >>

EA new home for Star Wars games

EA new home for Star Wars games

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Electronic Arts is the new publisher for Star Wars PC and console games. Although Disney will itself publish mobile, social, tablet and online games based on the franchise it acquired from George Lucas, all other titles will be developed and released... >>

Electronic Arts announces Sims 4 for Mac and PC in 2014

Electronic Arts announces Sims 4 for Mac and PC in 2014

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Electronic Arts has announced that The Sims 4 will be available in 2014, supported on Mac and PC. Details for the title, other than it will be developed by Maxis, were light, but the company said more details would be made in the near future. "The Sims franchise... >>

SimCity version 2.0 update hitting 22 April, will be inaccessible for 'a few hours'

SimCity version 2.0 update hitting 22 April, will be inaccessible for 'a few hours'

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SimCity will get its first major update since launching earlier this spring to address several issues that have accompanied the online-only game. When it first launched, server downtime resulted in many angry gamers, prompting free games being awarded... >>

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

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

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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)
4.0 stars

SimCity (2013)

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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

SimCity offline mode would be trivial to implement

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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 conversation... >>

EA makes U-turn on its move to use micro transactions in every game

EA makes U-turn on its move to use micro transactions in every game

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EA has changed its mind about a controversial recent decision to include a micro transactions system in every game.Blake Jorgensen, chief financial officer of EA Games made the U-turn statement: "I made a statement in the conference along the lines of... >>

EA to bring micro transactions to every console and PC game

EA to bring micro transactions to every console and PC game

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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... >>

Crysis 3 now out, so here's a Pussycat Doll in her undercrackers and real-life exploding arrows (video)

Crysis 3 now out, so here's a Pussycat Doll in her undercrackers and real-life exploding arrows (video)

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Crysis 3 has been released by Electronic Arts for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC today and to celebrate, the publisher body-painted Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts in a skin-tight (literally) Nanosuit to celebrate. Which is nice.But I'm a Celebrity... and Dancing... >>

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

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

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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

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

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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

EA launches Origin game marketplace on Mac to take on Steam

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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

EA kills Medal of Honor brand

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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... >>

Hands-on: SimCity review

Hands-on: SimCity review

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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 Sports MVP Carbon by Monster gaming headphones launched

EA Sports MVP Carbon by Monster gaming headphones launched

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Monster has teamed up with EA Sports to bring us the EA Sports MVP Carbon by Monster, seeing the headphone company launch its first gaming accessory.Partnerships between game and headphone companies are nothing new - there are the Gamecom Commander headphones... >>

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

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

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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)

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

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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?

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

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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

EA gives away thousands of games by mistake

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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

Medal of Honor Warfighter preview

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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... >>

FIFA 13 Demo now available for PC - Xbox 360 and PS3 to follow today

FIFA 13 Demo now available for PC - Xbox 360 and PS3 to follow today

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A demo for FIFA 13 is now available for download on PC through EA's own Origin service, and Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will go live later this afternoon.Unlike former demos for the best-selling football game franchise, not only does this one allow you... >>

New FIFA 13 video starring Joe Hart, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Messi (obviously)

New FIFA 13 video starring Joe Hart, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Messi (obviously)

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The Premier League season has kicked off and we’re only weeks away from the arrival of FIFA 13, so it’s the perfect time for EA Sports to release its latest advert for the next installment of its football gaming franchise.The usual suspects make an... >>

Command & Conquer to return in 2013 as free-to-play title (video)

Command & Conquer to return in 2013 as free-to-play title (video)

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BioWare's long-awaited Command & Conquer Generals 2 is to become part of a larger, groundbreaking project, as Electronic Arts has announced that next year's instalment in the hugely successful real-time-strategy series is going to be free-to-play.Simply... >>

Yep, Real Racing 3 really is for iPad, iPhone and Android (video)

Yep, Real Racing 3 really is for iPad, iPhone and Android (video)

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A short while ago, EA Mobile announced that it was combining two of its Australian mobile games development studios into one, hence IronMonkey and Firemint became Firemonkeys (not Ironmint). Now that new super studio has teased its latest iOS and Android... >>

Dead Space 3 preview

Dead Space 3 preview

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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

EA: 100 per cent digital download company in near future

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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... >>

Yep, these FIFA 13 screens really are from the iOS version

Yep, these FIFA 13 screens really are from the iOS version

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FIFA 13 is coming in late September and having played it at E3 in Los Angeles in June we can assure you that the number of tweaks and additions EA Sports has made to the franchise are set to make for the best football game on the planet.However, that... >>

Pre-order FIFA 13 Ultimate Edition now and you'll get exclusive bonus material

Pre-order FIFA 13 Ultimate Edition now and you'll get exclusive bonus material

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Football fans, whether you’re still recovering from England’s humbling defeat to Italy or whether you’re already looking forward to the Euro 2012 final on 1 July, EA Sports has a little something to whet your appetite.Pre-order the FIFA 13 Ultimate... >>

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

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

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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

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 swings on to Android

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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 to... >>

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

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

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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)

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

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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

Mass Effect Infiltrator to benefit from new iPad Retina Display

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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)

SimCity to return in 2013 (video)

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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... >>

SSX
4.5 stars

SSX

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Of all the games we played on the PS2, it was SSX and SSX Tricky that swallowed up the most hours. We would pour away time flipping, grabbing and grinding in some of the best-designed tracks ever witnessed in a video game. But SSX got tired. Like Tony... >>

Mass Effect 3 executive producer Casey Hudson talks to Pocket-lint

Mass Effect 3 executive producer Casey Hudson talks to Pocket-lint

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The grand finale in a gaming series that has driven its fans to near Star Wars levels of obsession has arrived. Mass Effect 3 is here and it's sapping away every waking moment of our day as we fight our way through to the conclusion of Shepherd’s story. In... >>

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

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

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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
4.0 stars

Syndicate

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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

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

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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

Mass Effect 3 hands-on

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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... >>