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Mass Effect 3 Launching Holiday 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 & PC Simultaneously

Mass Effect 3 Launching Holiday 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 & PC Simultaneously

Over the weekend, the TV station Spike hosted the most recent edition of the Video Game Awards, or VGAs. While the show is all about rewarding the best games launched this year, it also has a main focus on world premieres, showcasing the epic games that will be made available to gamers all over the world in the coming months. One of the larger titles shown off was developer BioWare's Mass Effect 3. And while the game's announcement trailer was probably enough to get gamer's excited for the final installment in the series, it just keeps getting better.

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EA Hits 100 Million Lifetime Sales of FIFA, Offers Free Download in Celebration

EA Hits 100 Million Lifetime Sales of FIFA, Offers Free Download in Celebration

EA had some good news to pass around the offices today, as the company has come forward to announce that their line-up of FIFA video games has reached quite the significant milestone: 100 million lifetime units. The FIFA soccer franchise has seen many iterations over the years, and it's usually considered one of the best, if not the best football (soccer is the American term for European's football, remember) titles available for consoles. Considering the numbers announced today, they must be doing something right.

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Military Exchanges Still Won’t Sell EA’s Medal of Honor

Military Exchanges Still Won’t Sell EA’s Medal of Honor

Electronic Arts' upcoming title, Medal of Honor has been through the ringer a few times over the last few months. With the developer's decision to include the Taliban as part of the multiplayer experience, in hopes that it would instill the "realism" of war, groups all over the United States (and the world) raised their voices against the decision. And then, GameStops on military bases and Military Exchanges decided that they wouldn't sell the title, either. Well, EA and Danger Close decided that they'd listen to the out-cry, and they changed the title 'Taliban' to 'Opposing Force' in the multiplayer section of the title. But, it may have been too little too late.

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Medal of Honor Developers Change Taliban to Opposing Force in Multiplayer

Medal of Honor Developers Change Taliban to Opposing Force in Multiplayer

Video games creating some kind of controversy isn't new. Ranging from first amendment rights, to whether games are art or not, they manage to get into the news one way or another. For publisher EA and developer Danger Close, their upcoming title Medal of Honor was gaining quite a bit of press, thanks to its multiplayer mode. As EA representatives were putting it, "If someone's the cops, someone's gotta be the robbers." In the case of the upcoming title, that would mean the robbers would have to be Taliban forces, and that's exactly what the developers put into the title. But, activists, military families, and friends of those in the Armed Forces raised their voices, and now the developers have changed their minds, opting for "Opposing Force" rather than "Taliban."

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EA: Nintendo’s 3DS is Magical and Incredibly Cool

EA: Nintendo’s 3DS is Magical and Incredibly Cool

Out of all the many video game companies out there, EA's COO John Schappert is one of the most outspoken individuals you can find. Which, in cases like this, lead to some very interesting, and telling, scenarios. For example, while the Nintendo 3DS isn't even out yet, there's plenty of speculation about whether or not it's going to be a success, or just disappear into the shadows of forgotten tech. If you ask EA's COO, well, you'd get an answer.

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