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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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Need for Speed the Run demo coming October 18

Need for Speed the Run demo coming October 18

I think one of the bestselling video games this holiday season is going to be Need for Speed The Run. This is the latest installment in the NFS franchise that has been around for many years now. The game will be coming in time for Christmas giving and has some awesome cars in it. If you need a bit more convincing that his game is worth your money, the demo is coming.

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Burnout Crash comes to Xbox 360 and PS3

Burnout Crash comes to Xbox 360 and PS3

EA has announced that the latest Criterion video game is on Xbox 360 Xbox Live Arcade on the Playstation Network for the PS3 console and is called Burnout Crash. The video game is $9.99 for PS3 owners and 800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 gamers. The game seems to be based on the Crash Mode in Burnout Paradise. The game has six different locations for players to enjoy.

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iPad fastest growing games platform as consoles shrink to 40%

iPad fastest growing games platform as consoles shrink to 40%

The iPad is the fastest growing games platform, developers EA have suggested, with consoles now accounting for just 40-percent of the games industry. "Consoles used to be 80-percent of the industry as recently as 2000" CEO John Riccitiello told IndustryGamers. "Consoles today are 40% of the game industry, so what do we really have?" He argues that the rise in casual gaming has meant that the cyclical nature of the games industry is less of an issue.

 

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 13, 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 13, 2011

Boy what an odd morning. Confusion over who has the 4G in their pockets and who doesn't, some more legal business that everyone LOVES to hear about, and of course EA will be purchasing Popcap for more than $650 million bucks, CASH! We've got some Apple news of course on the release front (think WHITE) and Google, on the other end of the spectrum, is stopping up some circles before they start. Concrete, Nokia, and believe it or not, no Windows Phone for tablets!

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FIFA 12 Football Club Reveal from E3

FIFA 12 Football Club Reveal from E3

When Matt Bilbey, Vice President of football for EA, took the stage at E3 today, we had no idea what that would mean for FIFA fans: the new Tactical Defending, the Player Impact Engine, and the biggest announcement of all the new EA Sports Football Club. Definitely some exciting announcements from EAs Matt stated, Football is the “world’s game.” Set to release on September 30th, FIFA 12 looks to deliver not only better game play, but also new social integration that will be cross-platform and also free (the club, not the game).

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Need For Speed The Run Details From E3

Need For Speed The Run Details From E3

Need for speed has long been one of the most well known racing franchises. Today at E3, EA revealed some new details that will not only build on traditional elements of the game, but also add some new twists that may potentially revitalize the game. The Autolog feature is now integrated directly into the game, so every second counts toward, or possibly against, your stats. The biggest surprise came when they announced on-foot scenes will be added to the gameplay.

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Mass Effect 3 Delayed Until 2012

Mass Effect 3 Delayed Until 2012

One of the most highly anticipated games of the year, Mass Effect 3, will be delayed by Electronic Arts until 2012. The company made the announcement on the game's Facebook page, saying they want to make sure the game is the best it can be. Mass Effect 3 was originally due out in Fall 2011. The response of fans on the page seems mostly positive, saying that it's better to make sure the game is right rather than rush the release.

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EA smacked with class-action suit over football game antitrust

EA smacked with class-action suit over football game antitrust

EA Games is the subject of a new class action lawsuit, which alleges that the game publisher has been violating antitrust and consumer protection laws with its Madden NFL, NCAA Football and Arena Football League titles since 2005. According to the suit, Electronic Arts' exclusivity licenses with the National Football League (NFL), National Football League Players’ Association (NFLPA), National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and Arena Football League (AFL) left no room for competition and allowed them to overcharge for games.

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