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Electronic Arts obtains exclusive rights to Star Wars games

Electronic Arts obtains exclusive rights to Star Wars games

In a piece of news that informs on the future of Star Wars video games after Disney shut down LucasArts last month, Disney and Electronic Arts have signed a multi-year agreement that will see the game publisher obtain exclusive rights to the Star Wars video game franchise, allowing them to make Star Wars video games from here on out.

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Plants vs Zombies 2 coming in July: details still a mystery

Plants vs Zombies 2 coming in July: details still a mystery

If you've been waiting impatiently for the Plants vs. Zombies sequel, the wait is almost over. Electronic Arts-owned PopCap Games has announced that Plants vs. Zombies 2 will be releasing sometime in July, and the game studio has released a trailer to celebrate the announcement, but don't get your hopes up, as it doesn't reveal any gameplay.

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The Sims 4 unveiled by Maxis and EA

The Sims 4 unveiled by Maxis and EA

Maxis and Electronic Arts, the makers behind the fiasco that was SimCity, are back in action as they have revealed The Sims 4, which will be the latest installment in the life simulation series that we've all grown up with over the years. The game is set to release for PC and Mac sometime in 2014 with more details to come soon.

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Electronic Arts confirms more layoffs on the way

Electronic Arts confirms more layoffs on the way

Electronic Arts sent out an "organizational update" today notifying the public of another round of layoffs made by the game publisher. No specifics were mentioned, but it certainly seems that Electronic Arts is having some tough times, and a lot of re-organization is going on for the Redwood City-based company.

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SimCity getting first major update on April 22

SimCity getting first major update on April 22

After the whole fiasco with the release of SimCity earlier this year, it seems that things have finally settled, and players are now able to build their cities in peace. However, there's going to be another server shutdown come Monday, but only to make room for the game's first major update, which is set to hit April 22.

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Electronic Arts shutting down three Facebook games

Electronic Arts shutting down three Facebook games

In what is most likely one of the steps in Electronic Arts' pan to do some re-organization, the game publisher has announced that they will be shutting down three more of their Facebook games, which include The Sims Social, SimCity Social, and Pet Society. These three titles will see their doors close on June 14 this year.

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Electronic Arts experiences layoffs at Montreal studio

Electronic Arts experiences layoffs at Montreal studio

Just a few weeks after the resignation of Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello, the game publisher has reportedly issued a round of layoffs at its Montreal mobile-development studio. The studio employs around 300 people total, and it's said that the studio will be heavily impacted, although it's uncertain how many employees the company is letting go exactly.

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SimCity for Mac launching June 11 with cross-platform support

SimCity for Mac launching June 11 with cross-platform support

After the disastrous launch of SimCity last month, we're guessing that Electronic Arts lost a lot of customers, but Mac users have yet to get their hands on the game, and we knew a Mac version would be coming. Electronic Arts has announced that SimCity for Mac will release on June 11 with cross-platform support, meaning that a single copy of the game will work on either Mac or PC.

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EA named Worst Company in America second year in a row

EA named Worst Company in America second year in a row

After reaching the semi-finals for this year's "Worst Company in America" poll by Consumerist, EA's Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore published a blog post saying that the company "can do better" and "will do better." However, that statement alone didn't stop voters from picking EA as the Worst Company in America for the second year in a row.

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EA responds to “Worst Company in America” poll

EA responds to “Worst Company in America” poll

Electronic Arts has been taking a lot of heat lately, mostly over the recent SimCity fiasco that left many gamers unable to play the game, which led the company to the semi-final round of The Consumerist's "Worst Company in America" poll. However, EA isn't taking all of its criticism lying down. Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore has addressed the poll and says that the company "can do better."

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Real Racing 3 update to offer new cars, new events, and iCloud support

Real Racing 3 update to offer new cars, new events, and iCloud support

Firemonkey and Electronic Arts have announced an update to Real Racing 3 that will hot iOS and Android soon. There's going to be new cars, new events, iCloud saving functionality, and a new "Hunter" game mode. Plus, there's going to be "many extra features and tweaks" coming to the new racing game. No release date has been announced, but the folks behind the game say that the update will be "available soon."

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EA says freemium model is most popular amongst gamers

EA says freemium model is most popular amongst gamers

Electronic Arts' Real Racing 3 was the first time that the series had gone to a freemium model, with in-app purchases being the money-maker for the company. However, while users can download the game for free, many folks weren't too pleased that restrictions were put on the game because of the $0.00 price tag. However, EA thinks that's what gamers want most.

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