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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... >>