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Zynga COO quits: Game over for John Schappert

Zynga chief operating officer John Schappert has left the company as it struggles to recover from its poor financial performance and plummeting stock. The online gaming biz said in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission that Schappert was off, but the firm was keen to point out that his exit had nothing to do with …
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EA sues Zynga over ripping off Sims Social

Electronic Arts has launched a legal crusade against troubled online games company Zynga, claiming that The Ville is a direct rip-off of the game Sims Social by EA subsidiary Maxis. "This is a case of principle. Maxis isn't the first studio to claim that Zynga copied its creative product. But we are the studio that has the …
Iain Thomson, 3 Aug 2012
Tomb Raider Trilogy

Tomb Raider delayed for quality improvement

Lara Croft's rousing return to current-gen consoles has been pushed back to 2013, so developers at Crystal Dynamics can make Tomb Raider "the best game of their careers", apparently. The latest instalment of Tomb Raider was pegged for release this autumn, and while fresh content will be revealed at next month's E3 expo, the …
Caleb Cox, 14 May 2012

iOS Rock Band gets back together

EA's iOS version of Rock Band isn't breaking up, after all. Yesterday we reported that players of the app were seeing a message advising them of the game's demise. EA has since stated that's not the case and has sent us a statement to this effect: "Rock Band for iOS will remain live - the in-app message users received …
Battlefield 3

EA asks for customer opinion on Origin

EA wants to know why some gamers have voiced disapproval at its Origin service, creating a blog to encourage discussion on the matter. The blog, Continuing the Origin Conversation, invites users to comment on their best and worst features of the software, as well as anything they'd like to see implemented in future. Origin …
Caleb Cox, 3 May 2012
The Register breaking news

EA unplugs Rock Band for iOS

The iOS version of Rock Band will go out of tune forever on May 31. Users have spotted the image below when they try to play the game. Rock Bands iOS death screen EA has confirmed the news in its help forums that the servers underpinning the game will go the riff boneyard on May 31. In case the company does a naughty, we …
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Telefonica recruits EA to lure punters with games, deals

Telefonica Digital, the service branch of O2's owner, has signed a content deal with Electronic Arts in the hope of cementing customer relationships with bundled deals. The contract allows Telefonica Digital to create promotions based around EA games including The Sims, FIFA and Monopoly, with the stated intention of turning …
Bill Ray, 17 Apr 2012
Crysis 3

EA confirms Crysis 3 release

Electronic Arts officially confirmed Crysis 3 today and revealed the "sandbox shooter" will explode onto shop shelves in spring 2013. Crytek's third installment is set in a futuristic plant-ridden New York City, trapped under a "Nanodome" by the corrupt Cell Corp. Crysis 3 Here, our protagonist, Prophet, must navigate seven …
Caleb Cox, 16 Apr 2012
Fifa 12

SHOCK! FIFA 12 goalie does it doggy style with striker

We don't usually report glitches in games unless it has unintentionally hilarious results - think dragons flying backwards in Skyrim. But when it involves a goalkeeper appearing to get down and dirty with a striker in FIFA 12, we thought it too rib-tickling a mishap not to pass on. Check it out below. Certainly tops Vinnie …
Caleb Cox, 4 Apr 2012

Portal 2 prevails at Bafta game awards

EA enjoyed considerable success at last Friday's British Academy of Film and Television Videogames Awards 2012 when several of the publisher's games snapped up prestigious statues. The accolade of Game of the Year went to Valve's highly-rated puzzler Portal 2, a title EA helped distribute, while Battlefield 3 - its fastest …
Caleb Cox, 19 Mar 2012
Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3

Review I had my doubts whether any game could live up to the amount of hype seen surrounding Mass Effect 3’s release. I shouldn't have been concerned though, I love it. The twisting compelling narrative; the authentic character interaction; the seamless integration of cut scenes and action and, last but definitely not least, the awe- …
Lucy Orr, 9 Mar 2012
Mass Effect 3

Game turns back on Mass Effect 3

High street retailer Game has revealed it will not be stocking EA's upcoming mega-release, Mass Effect 3. "We currently have a supply issue with regards to Mass Effect 3, which means that Game and Gamestation will not be able to fulfill orders for Mass Effect 3 at this time. We want to give customers as much notice about this …
Caleb Cox, 29 Feb 2012


Review Cyberpunk's lasting appeal is often attributed to its familiar tropes: dystopian near-future settings, rapid technological advancements, massive societal upheaval and, of course, alienated loners living off-the-grid. But it's not the conventions that sustain the genre, but its allegories. Syndicate Rooftop rampage They …
Andrew Bailey, 24 Feb 2012
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Review Like a mage's potion, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is based on a tried and tested formula: the essence of Fable II, a dash of Oblivion, the gizzards of God of War. And let's not forget the vital binding agent, of course: a liberal dose of Tolkien's legendarium. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Circle of strife That's not to …
Andrew Bailey, 9 Feb 2012
Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars MMO sales pip past 2 million mark

EA revealed today that since the game's release in December 2011, over 2m copies of Star Wars: The Old Republic have been sold, with 1.7m users actively subscribed. The figures show that unique logins stand around 1m every day, with an average playtime of roughly four hours. Star Wars: The Old Republic Still in the red, …
Caleb Cox, 2 Feb 2012
Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia partners with EA in major WinPho game push

CES 2012 CES 2012 Week With the reveal of Nokia's Lumia 900 out the way, the Finnish phone giant turned its attention toward a new partnership with EA which will see over 25 popular games made available for Nokia handsets. The full list of titles has yet to be revealed, but as you can see in the video below from EA Mobile's YouTube …
Caleb Cox, 13 Jan 2012
Star Wars: The Old Republic

Fans lose grace with Star Wars MMO

Star Wars: The Old Republic fans are getting hot under the collar after it emerged that they may not be able to continue playing the game with pre-release "Early Access" code once the title hits shop shelves. That might not matter so much if developer Bioware hadn't said such a so-called "grace period" would be in force. Star …
Caleb Cox, 14 Dec 2011
Battlefield 3

Iran bans Tehran invasion first-person shooter

EA's Battlefield 3 has been outlawed in Iran, with police allegedly arresting shop owners that secretly stock the game. If reports are to be believed, Iranian cops are cracking down with a vengeance, raiding shops and arresting owners found to be selling pirated or imported copies of Battlefield 3, Agence France-Presse reports …
Caleb Cox, 29 Nov 2011

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