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EA aims to be a “100% digital” company

EA aims to be a “100% digital” company

Say what you will about EA, but the company definitely seems to be thinking ahead. Head of EA Labels, Frank Gibeau, has told GamesIndustry in an interview that EA will “be a 100% digital company, period.” Talking about the gaming industry and the rise of digital media, Gibeau believes that selling digital products directly to the consumer via the internet is the way of the future.

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EA Games CEO promises “mobile won’t kill consoles”

EA Games CEO promises “mobile won’t kill consoles”

This week at CTIA in the second full day's Keynote series, John Riccitiello has been introduced as not only the current CEO of Electronic Arts, but as a frequent participant in CTIA and the whole mobile world as well. He began speaking on how Electronic Arts would be a proponent of innovation and change in the mobile industry with games, of course. Showing an intense series of images in rapid succession with maddeningly loud dance music, he showed essentially how EA games has not just a few, but an absolutely giant amount of games out at the moment with mobile potential.

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CTIA 2012 Keynote Day 2 with Spotify, Firefox, VISA, and EA: We’re here!

CTIA 2012 Keynote Day 2 with Spotify, Firefox, VISA, and EA: We’re here!

This morning we're live at the second full day of CTIA 2012 in New Orleans at the Day 2 keynote with no less than CEOs and Presidents of Spotify, Mozilla Firefox, Visa, and Electronic Arts. We'll be hearing from Daniel Ek, CEO and co-founder of Spotify and Gary Kovacs, CEO of the Mozilla Corporation. We'll also be hearing from John Partidge, President of VISA Incorporated as well as John Riccitiello, CEO of Electronic Arts (aka EA). Stick with us for the next hour (and the rest of the day, of course) for all the hot CTIA 2012 action!

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Star Wars: The Old Republic sees sharp player decline

Star Wars: The Old Republic sees sharp player decline

EA launched Star Wars: The Old Republic just before Christmas to positive reviews and a warm reception from the MMO community, positioning it as a competitor to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft. Is the galaxy far far away starting to falter already? During a recent earnings report, EA announced that SWTOR’s subscriber base has dropped from 1.7 million to 1.3 million in just two months.

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EA recants on Rock Band

EA recants on Rock Band

Though earlier this week hundreds of owners of the iOS app Rock Band were sent a message with a death notice on it for months end, EA games now says nay. This message we're speaking about said quite specifically that on May 31, the game Rock Band would "no longer be playable on your device" - now Electronic Arts is saying that the message itself was a complete error. Speculation for this chain of events includes EA reacting to backlash from their own announcement as the gaming world was certainly not happy at the news once it dropped this week.

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SimCity 5 previewed and detailed

SimCity 5 previewed and detailed

EA and Maxis confirmed last month that they would be bringing SimCity 5 to eager gamers sometime in 2013, bringing with it revamped graphics and new social networking features. The Game Jar had a hands-on preview with the game, and described in detail the mechanics of the refreshed franchise as well as typical gameplay.

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Crysis 3 official: due Spring 2013

Crysis 3 official: due Spring 2013

We saw the leak just the other day, and now EA and Crytek have announced the third game in the series, Crysis 3. The game will follow the story of Prophet, who returns to New York only to discover that the city has been covered by a Nanodome constructed by the Cell Corporation. The game will be powered by the now famous CryENGINE, which reached version 3.4 just three days ago ahead of the game’s announcement.

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EA’s Mass Effect 3 far outselling on Xbox 360 over PS3

EA’s Mass Effect 3 far outselling on Xbox 360 over PS3

Mass Effect 3 will hardly be the first video game to have sold more units on the Xbox 360 than the PS3. There are more Xbox 360 consoles in households so that simply stands to reason. But few games are being outsold on the Microsoft platform by a margin as large as this one. In fact, the Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 3 is moving units at a rate of four-to-one over the PS3 edition.

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Crysis 3 art leaked on Origin: game info coming April 16th

Crysis 3 art leaked on Origin: game info coming April 16th

Has your PC been yearning for another game that would set the fans ablaze and bring the GPU to its knees? You won’t have to wait much longer to satisfy its sadomasochistic desires. The third title in the Crysis series was leaked this morning on EA’s own digital download website, Origin, providing eagle eyed forum dwellers a peek at some artwork, along with pricing for the game.

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New Mass Effect 3 ending coming in Extended Cut DLC

New Mass Effect 3 ending coming in Extended Cut DLC

Were you one of the many people who played Mass Effect 3, only to have your hopes, dreams... nay, your very soul crushed by the ending? Was it so earth shatteringly mediocre that you just had to complain to BioWare? They definitely heard you. The company has just announced that they’ll be bringing an Extended Cut of Mass Effect 3 in the form of a downloadable DLC. The new pack will “expand upon the events at the end” of Mass Effect 3.

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