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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning confirmed to be prequel to MMO

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning confirmed to be prequel to MMO

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the single-player role-playing game due for release by Electronic Arts on 10 February, is the forerunner to a MMO that has been in development since 2006. There had been confusion over whether developer 38 Games would continue... >>

EA Daily Deals wish you an 'appy Christmas

EA Daily Deals wish you an 'appy Christmas

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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

FIFA 12 hits Android as Sony Ericsson Xperia Play exclusive

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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

Battlefield 3 Tanksis help London commuters to work on launch day

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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... >>

APP OF THE DAY: FIFA 12 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: FIFA 12 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

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There are some things you can rely on 100 per cent. The jammy bit in a jam doughnut will always be at the other end of the bit you bite into first. The queue you're not in will be the fastest. And EA will release a new version of FIFA a month or two after... >>

FIFA 12
4.5 stars

FIFA 12

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It's harder to write a FIFA 12 review than you might think. It was doddle when Pro Evolution Soccer was a viable contender, but it's been a fair few generations since that particular franchise has been in the same stadium, let alone on the same pitch.So,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

APP OF THE DAY: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 review (iPad / iPhone / iPod touch)

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He may have been more famous of late for having ill-begotten dalliances with ladies and trees, but Tiger Woods is still a top notch athlete and sportsman. His golf may not be as awe-inspiring as it was in his heyday, but his technique and ability should... >>

FIFA 12 full game, available on Xbox Live this weekend

FIFA 12 full game, available on Xbox Live this weekend

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EA Sports Season Ticket holders will be able to download the full version of FIFA 12 from Xbox LIVE on Saturday 24 September, 6 days ahead of its official release. The EA Sports Season Ticket was announced back in August, and this is the first big title... >>

FIFA 12 iPad pictures and hands-on

FIFA 12 iPad pictures and hands-on

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FIFA 12 iPad will turn your tablet into a football console game capable of making any iPhone owner weep tears of joy. First demoed at E3, FIFA 12 for the iPad will let you use the Apple device as a screen, while using a Bluetooth-connected iPhone or iPod... >>

Battlefield 3: Operation Guillotine pictures and hands-on

Battlefield 3: Operation Guillotine pictures and hands-on

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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 CEO gives 3D gaming a dressing down

EA CEO gives 3D gaming a dressing down

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The CEO of Electronics Arts, John Riccitiello, has given 3D gaming somewhat of a dressing down, casting doubts regarding its profitability. When 3D saw its re-emergence back in 2010, the web was awash with excitement on how it was going to change the... >>

Rooney and Wilshere get FIFA 12 cover honours

Rooney and Wilshere get FIFA 12 cover honours

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The team sheet is in and EA are going for two up top rather than a lone striker. No, we're not talking formations - we're referring to the FIFA 12 cover stars; Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere.Rooney keeps his place from last year's title, but little Jack... >>

Physical games dying out as digital demand booms

Physical games dying out as digital demand booms

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EA Sports boss Andrew Wilson has warned that retailers like Game face entry to the "corporate graveyard" as digital gaming demand continues to gather pace on their physical high-street counterparts.Wilson, speaking at the Develop conference in Brighton,... >>

EA mobile gaming gets a power-up with PopCap acquisition

EA mobile gaming gets a power-up with PopCap acquisition

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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.As... >>

EA announces cross platform mobile and PC connectivity for Origin network

EA announces cross platform mobile and PC connectivity for Origin network

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EA's Origin download and social network has finally found a home on mobiles - with the company announcing that it would function on both PC and smartphones. Origin is EA's gaming download store and social network, similar to Valve's Steam except with... >>

EA on search for female face for Need for Speed

EA on search for female face for Need for Speed

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Electronic Arts has announced a competition for female petrol heads complete with 10,000 euro prize pot. The aim is to find a new female face for the Need For Speed franchise. The competition begins with a UK regional competition, which can be entered... >>

EA: Pre-order FIFA 12 to enjoy free goodies

EA: Pre-order FIFA 12 to enjoy free goodies

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EA wants to make sure lots of people pre-order the latest edition of FIFA, FIFA 12 when it comes out later this year.How do we know that? Because those that do order before the 27 September in North America and 30 September in the rest of the world will... >>

Shadows of the Damned
3.5 stars

Shadows of the Damned

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Shadows of the Damned is - unquestionably - one of those “love it or hate it” experiences. Admittedly, the “hate it” side is holding most of the ammunition. The result of a collaboration between Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil, and Suda51,... >>

PopCap being picked up for over $1 billion

PopCap being picked up for over $1 billion

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PopCap, the mastermind behind the hugely addictive Plants vs Zombies and Bejeweled is set to be bought for in excess of $1 billion. Current rumours point to Electronic Arts as the buyer. Zynga had allegedly been involved in the deal but as TechCrunch's... >>

E3 Quick Play: Mass Effect 3

E3 Quick Play: Mass Effect 3

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Available for the first time on three platforms – Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, Mass Effect is back (well kind of if you count a March 2012 release date being back). Still will it be any good, will the wait be worthwhile, and what happens to Commnander Shepard?... >>

E3 Quick Play: Battlefield 3

E3 Quick Play: Battlefield 3

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Battlefield is back and ready for you to play the third instalment of the multiplayer game, but can it compare to the second outing, will it beat Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and has it got enough to take out Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon... >>

E3 Quick Play: Need for Speed The Run

E3 Quick Play: Need for Speed The Run

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EA has brought the Need For Speed franchise back once again, this time with Need for Speed The Run, a game that for the first time involves you getting out of the car. Wait, what? That’s right there are elements you control that aren’t behind a wheel,... >>

The Sims gets Social with Facebook

The Sims gets Social with Facebook

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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 Origin PC download store to rival Steam

EA Origin PC download store to rival Steam

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Electronic Arts is taking on digital download store Steam by creating its own download store for gamers looking to get the latest EA titles.Called Origin and available at www.origin.com, gamers can find, purchase and download all the best content from... >>

E3 2011 preview: The hottest games to watch out for

E3 2011 preview: The hottest games to watch out for

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The year’s biggest gaming convention, E3 2011, is about to kick off in Los Angeles (on Monday 6 June) and the great and the good of the gaming world will be there, including Pocket-lint.And while there are still plenty of surprises to be had, a few... >>

Shadows of the Damned hands-on

Shadows of the Damned hands-on

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If there was one word to describe EA's forthcoming darkly humorous horror shooter, that would be "bonkers". Admittedly, thanks to Dizzy Rascal and a whole generation of teenagers and clubbers, it's an overused adjective at the moment, but never has it... >>

FIFA 12 for 3DS adds 3D street football

FIFA 12 for 3DS adds 3D street football

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Konami has had a long old time to get its claws into 3DS football-sim fans with its PES 2011 3D title. But now there's a new kid in town, and a familiar nemesis for the Pro-Evo series.That's right, we're talking EA with FIFA, who has announced that FIFA... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Dead Space review (iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Dead Space review (iPad 2 / iPad / iPhone)

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On the whole, the App Store is awash with cuddly, sweet, garishly coloured applications, featuring characters that you'd rather hug than dismember. And even when you're asked to commit some kind of genocide - usually on the pig population - they laugh... >>

EA slashes prices on Dead Space for iPad and other iOS apps for EAster

EA slashes prices on Dead Space for iPad and other iOS apps for EAster

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EA Mobile, the application arm of the software company, is offering a large selection of its iPhone and iPad games at discount prices over the Easter bank holiday weekend (in the UK, at least).Including such games as Dead Space and Dead Space for iPad... >>

Portal 2
4.5 stars

Portal 2

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In less capable hands, Portal 2 could have been a disaster. As part of Valve’s mighty Orange Box, the original felt like the sort of brilliant support act you sometimes find on a stadium tour, threatening to blow the main band - Half Life 2: Episode... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #38

Pocket-lint Podcast #38

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In the Pocket-lint Podcast this week, we talk about what happened when we threw Dan out of a perfectly good plane (mostly, the repercussions for him, his instructor and half of the English green belt), what's expected of the HTC Sensation, and Adobe's... >>

Warp hands-on

Warp hands-on

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In the past, digitally-delivered games have often been overshadowed by their more expensive, boxed counterparts, yet anybody who's been following the titles appearing on XBLA and PlayStation Network lately will have seen some amazing games that can proudly... >>

Alice: Madness Returns hands-on

Alice: Madness Returns hands-on

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American McGee is back, and he's brought Alice with him. Alice: Madness Returns is the long-awaited sequel to the strange and twisted take on Alice in Wonderland that was released at the end of 2000.Memorable for its inventiveness, beautifully gothic... >>

Portal 2 hands-on

Portal 2 hands-on

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The original Portal was almost an afterthought, a bonus game for those who bought The Orange Box mainly for Half-Life 2 and its episodic extensions. However, the first-person puzzler was so addictive and ingeniously paced that it ended up overshadowing... >>

Shift 2: Unleashed - Need for Speed
4.5 stars

Shift 2: Unleashed - Need for Speed

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With 2009’s Need for Speed: Shift, Electronic Arts did the unthinkable; not just producing the first decent Need for Speed game in donkey’s years, but a sim-style racer that was a credible rival to Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo. Sure, the handling... >>

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
4.5 stars

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters

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For the first time in Pocket-lint’s memory, Electronic Arts has removed Tiger Woods’ image from the front of the latest in its PGA Tour golf game franchise, opting instead to make a tournament the star. But then, there’s no better golf tournament... >>

Crysis 2
4.0 stars

Crysis 2

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Let’s kick off with the bad news: Crysis 2 is flawed. It has been streamlined and dumbed down in its transition to consoles, and the results will inevitably disappoint some fans of the PC-only original. The vast open jungles, swamps and icy wastes of... >>

EA slashes iPad game prices

EA slashes iPad game prices

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You may or may not be aware, but there is the little matter of the iPad 2 launch in the UK on 25 March.The device goes on sale at 5pm UK time in the Apple Stores (1am online) and, to celebrate, EA has slashed the prices of all of its iPad titles, with... >>

7 days living with... FIFA 11

7 days living with... FIFA 11

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First up a confession: I'm a total PES devotee. I've been playing Konami's football franchise ever since it burst onto the PS2 back in 2001. I've bought and played every version since, and consider myself something of a PES connoisseur.Before that I'd... >>

Dragon Age 2
3.5 stars

Dragon Age 2

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At the beginning of 2010, it was hard to imagine that Mass Effect 2 would feature quite so heavily in so many people’s Game of the Year round-ups. The first game was decent, but still a little disappointing. The sequel, however, was a masterpiece -... >>

Fight Night Champion
4.0 stars

Fight Night Champion

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Whether you’re a boxing fan or not, you have to admire what EA Sports has done with the Fight Night series. With Round 3 it created a game that helped define sports games for the current console generation, with pretty damn close to photorealistic graphics,... >>

Bill Gates more influential than Martin Luther King Jnr

Bill Gates more influential than Martin Luther King Jnr

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Bill Gates has topped a top ten list of "world changers", according to Dragon Age 2 publisher Electronic Arts (no, really). A survey of Brits under the age of 25 puts Microsoft founder and chairman Gates at the summit, with Facebook-supremo Mark Zuckerberg... >>

Bulletstorm
4.5 stars

Bulletstorm

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We’re not sure how Bulletstorm manages it, but there’s something about this Epic/People Can Fly co-production that’s brilliantly retro and excitingly fresh at the same time. For all its headline-grabbing Skillshots and ultra-violent spectacle, Bulletstorm... >>

EA Need for Speed Underground on BlackBerry Playbook hands-on

EA Need for Speed Underground on BlackBerry Playbook hands-on

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RIM is clearly trying to make owners of the new BlackBerry PlayBook feel like they can have fun too, with the promise of EA’s Need for Speed Undercover and Tetris shipping pre-installed on the device from launch.We nipped along to the RIM booth at... >>