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The Sims 3 University Life expansion pack now available

The Sims 3 University Life expansion pack now available

If you're a fan of EA's game The Sims 3, a new expansion pack for the game has launched this week. The expansion pack is called The Sims 3 University Life and is available to download for Windows and Mac gamers now. If you buy the Origin download version of the upgrade pack you'll get some exclusive items, but it is available as a physical retail game as well.

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Activision is pulling away from licensed games

Activision is pulling away from licensed games

Activision has announced that they will be moving away from the licensed games, meaning there will be fewer games from the James Bond, Transformers, Men in Black, and Spider-Man series. Rumor has it that James Bond will be seeing its end really soon. Activision is following the same move that Electronics Arts made back in 2008. EA Games president, Frank Gibeau, said at the time that "the days of licensed-based, 75-rated games copies are dead like the dinosaur."

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Gears of War creator promises future with “true horror games”

Gears of War creator promises future with “true horror games”

Those who are fans of true horror games may like where this is going. It has been said that more "true" horror games will come when we finally make the move from disc to digital. The comments come by way of Cliff Bleszinski, who many will recognize from not only being a creative director with Epic Games, but also one of the people behind the Gears of War franchise. The interesting part here, the comment from Bleszinski came at the end of some rather normal Dead Space 3 talk.

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SimCity hosting another closed beta on February 16

SimCity hosting another closed beta on February 16

EA and Maxis are gearing up for another closed beta for their upcoming SimCity reboot. The companies hosted the first closed beta late last month, and now they're going for a second round. The beta will begin at 9 am ET on Saturday, February 16 and will run until 9 am ET on Sunday, February 17. Sign-ups for this second beta close on February 11, so be sure to get your name in ASAP.

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EA’s Origin gaming distribution service arrives on Mac

EA’s Origin gaming distribution service arrives on Mac

Macs weren't very well known for being gaming machines just a few years ago, but things have changed drastically. More and more developers are bringing their games to OS X, and Valve's Steam gaming service has been available for Mac for quite some time now. This time around, EA's own Origin service is ready for Mac gamers.

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Dead Space 3 now available, DLC coming in March

Dead Space 3 now available, DLC coming in March

The time has come, folks. The latest installment in the Dead Space series has arrived. Dead Space 3 is now available for purchase at retail stores in North America, as well as on EA's Origin gaming service. Plus, Electronic Arts announced that DLC is coming for the game next month for $10 to prove that there's even more to come after the initial release.

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SimCity four-day beta starts January 25

SimCity four-day beta starts January 25

While SimCity won't officially release until March, it turns out that eager gamers who may not be able to wait that long will be able to play a little bit of the new game later this month. EA Games and Maxis have announced that they'll be hosting a beta throughout the weekend starting on January 25 and ending on January 28.

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Crysis 3 coming to North America February 19, Europe February 22

Crysis 3 coming to North America February 19, Europe February 22

We've already gotten a good look at Crytek and EA's upcoming Crysis sequel, and to say the least, we're pretty excited for yet some more graphics-intensive first-person shooter action. We've already been giving a rather vague release window of February 2013 for the game, but it's finally been announced that Crysis 3 will officially release on February 19 in North America, with a European release happening on February 22.

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Maxis offers inside look into SimCity with 9-minute video

Maxis offers inside look into SimCity with 9-minute video

We know you're excited for the SimCity reboot that's coming out in February. We haven't seen a new SimCity since 2003 when SimCity 4 was released, and Maxis and Electronic Arts know that you've been waiting patiently. That's why the developers have decided to offer its fans an inside look at the upcoming game with a 9-minute video on YouTube.

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Peter Moore to replace John Riccitiello as EA CEO?

Peter Moore to replace John Riccitiello as EA CEO?

Are you in the mood for a whopper of a rumor? Let's hope, because we've got one here for you: anonymous sources tell Game Front that Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello is about to be let go, and that current EA Sports boss Peter Moore will step in to take his place. It goes without saying that you should probably take this with a grain of salt (or five), but if this is true, it could mean huge things for Electronic Arts, which has been experiencing some stock price woes recently.

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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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