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EA Thinks Learning to Play Games is Too Difficult

“Challenge Everything”, EA said, including, it seems, the difficulty of its own games. Richard Hilleman, EA’s Chief Creative Officer, took part in a group interview at the D.I.C.E. summit in Las Vegas on Thursday, where he…

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EA Will Charge You Money For Petrol in Need for Speed: No Limits

As part of EA’s latest money-grab, the next Need for Speed mobile game is to feature in-app purchases (IAPs) for petrol. The ‘freemium’ game, called Need for Speed: No Limits, will offer players the opportunity to…

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Origin Users Complain of Account Breaches

Users of Origin, EA’s digital game distribution portal, have reported unauthorized access to their accounts, with activity including game purchases, game playing, and in-game currency farming. A number of users have complained about the abnormal activity…

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SimCity 2000 Available for Free

Great news for city simulation aficionados: EA is offering SimCity 2000 for free until the end of Thursday. SimCity 2000 offers all the fun of the franchise, with none of the always-on DRM and server failures…

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It Happened to Me: EA Origin Hacked, In-Game Content Purchased

Last night I was informed via email that I had purchased 3 different games from Origin, as well as an in-game item. This is not a common practice for me to purchase multiple games at one…

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EA Celebrates PlayStation’s 20th Anniversary With 3 Free Games

What better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the PlayStation, than by giving out free games? EA is doing just that, giving out 3 free games – but they’re only available until 9PM ET /…

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The New Mass Effect Title Will be “Epic in Scale”, Feature Explorable Planets & More

There’s a new Mass Effect game being worked on over in the BioWare studios, but we are being told that the next Mass Effect game will be “epic in scale” and that it will focus much…

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Xbox Live Hit by DDoS Attack

On Monday, Xbox Live Gaming Servers were taken offline by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, with a hacker group known as Lizard Squad taking responsibility. Microsoft will receive a wonderful Christmas present from us.…

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Origin Mega Sale: Far Cry 3 for Just $7.48, and Much More

Origin is currently running their Mega Sale, with games up to 75% off. The massive Mega Sale includes games like Mass Effect for $2.49, or Far Cry 3 for $7.98; but there’s also some older titles…

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Specs Revealed, Promises 4K, Mantle and More.

BioWare have been working hard on the latest entry in the massively popular Dragon Age series and with the November 18th release date rapidly approaching, PC gamers have been eager to find out the answer to…

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PlayStation 4 Now Dominates PC For Most Registered Battlefield 4 Players

While the Battlefield series may still be considered a PC title, given that it was on the PC where the series started, the games audience has definitely started to shift over to consoles. Battlefield 4 is…

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EA To Rake In Over $1 Billion From DLC and Add-Ons This Year

The story with EA and DLC is one familiar to gamers on all platforms: 1) EA make and release a game 2) They add new content and features, that probably should have been in the base game…

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Battlefield 4’s next Update Will Be Focused on Core Gameplay

Hooray! Another Battlefield 4 update, where loads of things are fixed but it seems whenever things are fixed, some already fixed stuff breaks, maybe not this time. (fingers crossed) The next update to hit Battlefield 4…

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Battlefield 4 Free on Origin for 1 Week

The latest Battlefield is now free to play on Origin for a whole week! That’s right, a whole week, 168 hours of EA’s latest FPS blockbuster for free. Don’t worry if you haven’t instantly jumped onto…

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Sony Turn Down EA Subscription Plan

Xbox One games look set to have the option of a Netflix style subscription from EA, paying $5 per month to gain access to a small set of EA titles such as Battlefield and Fifa. However,…

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EA Launches a $30 per Year Unlimited Gaming on Xbox One

Console games are expensive, to expensive for many people to try and play as many games as they would like to. EA seem to have understood this and launches a new service for Xbox One for…

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The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection Comes Bundled with SecuROM

EA have released the full collection of the beloved Sims 2 and decided to give the full package away to anyone who had the base game on their Origin account. Because of the popularity of this…

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Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth Out For Premium Members Today

Are you a Battlefield Premium member? Well if you are as of today you will be able to access the new Dragon’s Teeth DLC for Battlefield 4. The new DLC pack is available to buy and…

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Testing AMD’s Mantle: Battlefield 4, Thief and PvZ Garden Warfare

Introduction “Mantle is Game Changing” is AMD’s tagline for their newest low-overhead API. Mantle has been in the news constantly since AMD publicly released the concept on September 26th last year in their public live stream.…

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Investigation Started After EA Caught Spying Via Origin Client

EA representatives have begun an investigation after it was discovered that the Origin Client is file snooping. With privacy concerns being a hotter topic than ever before in light of scandals such as the NSA, this…

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Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth DLC Gets Teaser Trailer, Coming July 15th

Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth is the latest DLC for the base Battlefield 4 game. The new DLC will launch July 15th for Battlefield Premium members and 2 weeks later for everyone else. EA and DICE have released a…

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DICE Announces Battlefield 4 Battlefest

EA Studio, DICE, has announced a month long “festival” of gaming on Battlefield 4. It involves free camos, double XP events, daily screenshot contests and an overall stunt video challenge. The prize for the winner of…

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EA Says Origin Isn’t Designed To Compete With Steam

EA’s COO Peter Moore recently conducted an interview with the publication Games Industry International revealing interesting things about EA’s thought process with Origin. Firstly, he claims that Origin is not designed to compete with Steam because Origin operates…

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Sims 4 Fans Angered By Omission of Toddlers and Pools – DLC Gone Too Far

Anyone who knows anything about the Sims series knows that EA take the absolute biscuit when it comes to DLC. They release a slimmed down base version of the game then milk the living crap out of Sims…

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EA Adds AMD Mantle Support To Three New Game Titles

AMD recently announced that it will be partnering with EA to bring Mantle to new game titles. AMD already works with EA to bring Mantle to titles such as Battlefield 4 but in the near future…

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EA: Unjust Punkbuster Bans Were Given In Battlefield Games, Investigation Underway

EA recently made an announcement on its support website where it revealed some players of Battlefield games were incorrectly banned. The number that have been banned remains unknown but it is significant enough for EA to…

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Scamming Site Offering ‘Free’ Origin Game Keys Discovered

A site offering free game keys for Origin users has been discovered, where users have the freedom to browse through all the games available on Origin and request a ‘free’ key which will be delivered to…