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Star Wars: The Old Republic costliest game ever to produce

Star Wars: The Old Republic costliest game ever to produce

At nearly six years in production, hundreds of programmers, artists, contract workers, and writers, $200 million USD spent on the newest and grandest game by Electronic Arts' BioWare, Star Wars: The Old Republic is coming up now as the most expensive game to produce of all time. The Electronics Art studio BioWare hopes that the Old Republic will be able to grab all of that cash back on not only the $60 purchase price for the game as well as the $15 a month users will be paying to stay connected to the MMORPG's online servers. Be you a Jedi or a Sith, or something in between, know this: you're now part of the most costly game ever produced.

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Nokia: Unlocked US Lumia 800 in February, 20 game EA deal incoming

Nokia: Unlocked US Lumia 800 in February, 20 game EA deal incoming

Nokia has confirmed that the Lumia 800 will be coming to the US as an unlocked, SIM-free device in February, with the T-Mobile Lumia 710 going up for order on January 11. Meanwhile, Canadian would-be Nokians will be able to grab the Lumia 710 on Rogers and the Lumia 800 on TELUS, though release dates haven't been confirmed. The Finns are hoping to differentiate themselves from their Windows Phone platform-pals, too, with news that a deal with Electronic Arts (EA) will see twenty of the "most popular" titles from the publisher brought to Windows Phone, launching initially as Lumia exclusives.

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EA Games $0.99 App Store sale begins

EA Games $0.99 App Store sale begins

EA Games has kicked off its App Store games sale, offering dozens of iPhone and iPad apps for under a dollar as the company prepares for the holiday season. Titles in the promotion (which has started with a £0.69 sale in the UK, and is expected to spread to the US imminently) include FIFA 11, Mirror's Edge and Transformers: Dark of the Moon HD on the iPad, as well as Need for Speed Undercover, SimCity Deluxe and Ultimate Mortal Kombat on the iPhone. Check out the full list after the cut.

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Need for Speed The Run busts out with Michael Bay trailer, PS3-exclusive cars

Need for Speed The Run busts out with Michael Bay trailer, PS3-exclusive cars

The hottest racing game just around the corner is also the next in a legendary series: Need for Speed The Run is blasted out today, not for the first time ever, but certainly in a massively impressive way as we get to see two exclusive autos for the Playstation 3 version of the game and a high-action Michael Bay directed trailer for the game as well! This next generation car jamming game follows racer Jack as he tears across the country from San Francisco to New York in a series of the fastest cars on earth. With the main character voiced by Sean Faris and an in-game $25 million dollar cash prize on the line, can you resist it?

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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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