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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 27, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. We've all made it through another work week and now it's time to kick back, relax, and check out the tech stories that made headlines today. So we'll start with this - Apple's OS X Mountain Lion racks up over 2 million downloads in 48 hours. And the next big story comes from Google - Project Glass details and Google+ hangout coming Monay. And if you're in the mood for some good news for smartphone shoppers, how about this? Best Buy lowers iPhone 4 price to $50 on contract.

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Battlefield 3 Facebook ads led to 440% return for Electronic Arts

Battlefield 3 Facebook ads led to 440% return for Electronic Arts

When publishers are ramping up on advertising for an upcoming game, Facebook ads don't seem like a natural place to start. If EA's success with Facebook ads for Battlefield 3 is anything to go on, however, maybe they should be. In a recent investor call - Facebook's first one since its IPO - Facebook COO Sheryl K. Sandberg highlighted Electronic Arts' success in using Facebook ads to push the extremely popular game, saying that Electronic Arts spent $2.75 million on ads and now attributes $12.1 million in sales to the marketing campaign.

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Battlefield 3: Armored Kill gets new gameplay trailer

Battlefield 3: Armored Kill gets new gameplay trailer

Depending on who you ask, Battlefield 3 is the game to beat when it comes to military shooters. There's just one tiny problem: while Activision and Treyarch have really stepped it up with their Modern Warfare 3 DLC offerings, EA and DICE have been falling behind with Battlefield 3's. Sure, we've got Back to Karkand and Close Quarters, but those didn't really add anything that plays to the grand scale we know Battlefield is capable of. Enter Armored Kill, which takes the battle from cramped indoor locations and moves it to sprawling outdoor arenas that are perfect for some vehicular combat.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 30, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 30, 2012

This week we're getting to a point where the new iPad has seen its initial run of insane popularity and we're easing back into news about all other things electronics. That said, it appears that there's quite a bit of shakeup in the rest of the industry over the past few weeks, a lot of items coming to a head in the past 24 hours. Over at Foxconn in China, the FLA is investigating and subsequently making workers mad at their findings - less overtime for you! T-Mobile is being punched in the stomach over some un-asked-for ads in the status bar and SEGA is seeing one gigantic loss in their most recent earnings call. Meanwhile BlackBerry isn't doing so well either.

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Three Battlefield 3 expansions announced for 2012

Three Battlefield 3 expansions announced for 2012

This year you're going to be pumped up to the max if your favorite video game is Battlefield 3, not because the game is just awesome in and of itself, but because three new expansions for the game are coming out before this year's end! Each of them are set to bring you a whole new level of pain, their name describing just such a reality: Close Quarters, Armored Kill, and End Game. Will you be able to resist dropping a bit more cash on each new installment?

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Online Multiplayer Gaming Is the Bane of My Existence

Online Multiplayer Gaming Is the Bane of My Existence

Over the last couple days, I’ve been playing Battlefield 3, a game that Electronic Arts said prior to its launch, could go head-to-head with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and win. But after playing through the majority of the single-player campaign, I can tell you without any reservation that it can’t do anything of the sort. In fact, Modern Warfare 3 has a much, much better single-player experience.

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Do you suck at Modern Warfare 3? Hire a virtual bodyguard

Do you suck at Modern Warfare 3? Hire a virtual bodyguard

The multiplayer components of popular shooters like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 are fierce. New players are often mercilessly slaughtered by veterans, and moving from the single-player campaigns to the online arena can be a traumatizing experience. So, what's a dedicated player with low self-esteem and some spare Great British Pounds to do? Hire a virtual bodyguard to cover your back.

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Battlefield 3 sells 5 million copies in week one, breaks EA record

Battlefield 3 sells 5 million copies in week one, breaks EA record

Battlefield 3, the latest from EA's military shooter game franchise, launched last week and has since sold a record 5 million copies worldwide, generating more than $300 million in estimated revenue. It has become EA's fastest selling title in the the company's 29-year history, outselling the combined week one sales of all previous 17 Battlefield games.

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Levetron Mech4 modular gaming keyboard rejects spills and noobs

Levetron Mech4 modular gaming keyboard rejects spills and noobs

We've all been there. An all-night session of Team Fortress 2 or Borderlands. An epic raid in World of Warcraft. A no-holds-barred, winner take all showdown in Yu-Gi-Oh Online. If you're in the bad habit of spilling your over-caffinated gaming fuel all over your expensive inputs, then AZiO's Levetron Mech4 keyboard might just be for you. Its spill-proof drainage design is a lot like high-end Lenovo Thinkpads, allowing you to power though a Level 4 Sprite disaster and keep racking up the headshots.

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