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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 14, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 14, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday, folks. It was a busy day today, and there's plenty of news to cover, so let's get right into it. It appears that the worldwide mobile phone market is falling a little bit year-over-year, and the Motorola DROID RAZR HD might be launching sometime in October. Fisker is currently at work investigating the fire that claimed one Karma EV over the weekend, and we received word of another EV catching fire during the Pikes Peak Hill Climb that took place in Colorado this past weekend as well.

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SimCity closed beta registration now live

SimCity closed beta registration now live

It's been nearly 10 long years since SimCity 4 was unleashed, and next February, we'll finally be getting a new installment in the main franchise. Electronic Arts and Maxis seem to be making a number of changes with in SimCity, and if you want to check it out ahead of time, you might be pleased to know that you can now register to be in the upcoming closed beta. Of course, you may not get in, but you'll never know unless you try.

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Dead Space 3 release date targets early February 2013

Dead Space 3 release date targets early February 2013

We already told you that Electronic Arts used its Gamescom press conference to reveal Battlefield 3 Premium Edition, but it was also there that the release date for Dead Space 3 was announced. The latest installment in the excellent Dead Space series will launch on February 5, 2013 in the US and February 8 in Europe, so get ready to go to war with the Necropmorphs all over again. Electronic Arts also announced that those who pre-order Dead Space 3 will be getting a free upgrade to the Limited Edition, which includes two DLC bundles.

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Electronic Arts announces Battlefield 3 Premium Edition

Electronic Arts announces Battlefield 3 Premium Edition

It's Gamescom week, and Electronic Arts has kicked things off by announcing Battlefield 3 Premium Edition. No, that isn't a typo - Battlefield 3 is indeed getting a new edition, 10 months after release. As the name suggests, this new version of Battlefield 3 comes packed with a membership to Battlefield Premium, so if you've held out on buying Battlefield 3, this might be worth checking out.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 13, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 13, 2012

Another Monday is in the bag folks, so give yourselves a pat on the back. We're starting things off tonight by having a look at the latest iPhone rumors. Current whispers are telling us that pre-orders for the next iPhone will become available on September 12 - the same day that Apple is expected to reveal it - and that it'll become available at AT&T later on in the month. We also caught a glimpse of the reported logic board in the next iPhone, and it seems that this new logic board is leaving room for a larger battery and LTE capabilities.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 3, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 3, 2012

Welcome to the weekend, everyone! We're about ready to dive into the weekend ourselves, but not before we deliver the evening wrap-up. As with every other day this week, today gave us some more news about Apple's patent trial with Samsung, with Judge Lucy Koh interviewing each and every one of the jurors to make sure they weren't being swayed by any outside influences. Apple's senior VP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller took the stand today to convince the jury that the iPhone's design was unique, while the company's legal counsel did its best to make sure that Samsung didn't share any iPhone sales numbers. Judge Koh also said that Apple wasn't allowed to keep its customer survey results a secret, so Samsung did get a bit of news that could help it out as the trial progresses.

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Electronic Arts taking Zynga to court over The Ville

Electronic Arts taking Zynga to court over The Ville

Well what do we have here? Apparently Electronic Arts thinks Zynga ripped off The Sims Social and is now taking the social games giant to court. More specifically, Electronic Arts claims that Zynga committed copyright infringement with The Ville, which does look quite similar to The Sims Social. Of course, we've known that EA has felt this way about The Ville for a while now, with EA complaining about the similarities between the two since The Ville launched in June.

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BioWare details Leviathan and Firefight Mass Effect 3 DLC

BioWare details Leviathan and Firefight Mass Effect 3 DLC

Mass Effect 3's multiplayer is definitely a fun way to pass the time, but if you're like me, you bought Mass Effect 3 for the single player story. Disappointingly, single player DLC has been hard to come by with Mass Effect 3, while BioWare seems to release multiplayer DLC every other week. That's all about to change with BioWare's upcoming Leviathan and Firefight DLC, and today the studio dropped some details on both in a post on the BioWare blog.

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