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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... >>