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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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Battlefield 4 announced, launching this fall

Battlefield 4 announced, launching this fall

It seems like only yesterday when Battlefield 3 was announced and launched, but Electronic Arts has announced that the next installment in the series, Battlefield 4, will be launching this fall. The game will be coming to Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and the Xbox 360. The publisher confirmed, however, that the game won't be heading to Wii U.

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Electronic Arts to launch Fuse on May 28th

Electronic Arts to launch Fuse on May 28th

Electronic Arts and Insomniac Games has finally announced a launch date for its upcoming 4-player co-op shooter, Fuse. The game is set to be released on May 28th in North America, and May 31st in Europe. The game will be available for both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. The game was expected to be released earlier, however it was delayed because there were still aspects of the game that needed to be "polished".

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Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello resigns

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello resigns

In what may seem like a surprising move (or maybe not, considering the circumstances), Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello will be stepping down from the big wig position, as well as giving up his position as a member of the Board of Directors. The resignation will go into effect March 30, and Larry Probst will assume acting CEO until the company finds a replacement.

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EA lists free games offered as apology for SimCity fiasco

EA lists free games offered as apology for SimCity fiasco

Earlier this month, Electronic Arts announced that it would be providing those affected by the SimCity server issues a free video game of their choice based on a short list of games that the publisher would release later on. Today, EA has listed the games that SimCity owners can grab for free, but choose wisely, since you can only pick one.

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EA lied about SimCity not being offline-capable

EA lied about SimCity not being offline-capable

It seems like SimCity is just full of bad news. SimCity has received a lot of negative feedback for its ridiculous Always-On DRM feature. At first, EA stated that the Always-On DRM was added mainly because of security issues, but now its saying that it was added because the developers envisioned SimCity as "always-connected". Lucy Bradshaw, the General Manager of EA's Maxis label, stated that they had designed SimCity "with multiplayer in mind". By having the always-connected feature, they were able to create essentially an MMO.

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Dead Space 3 claims top spot in February game sales

Dead Space 3 claims top spot in February game sales

Dead Space 3 has been doing well in the market place. The game launched at the beginning of last month, and was the top selling game throughout February. The game sold around 605,000 copies in February, knocking Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 down to second place. Other games Dead Space 3 beat include: Crysis 3, NBA 2K13, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Aliens: Colonial Marines 2013, Just Dance 4, Far Cry 3, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, and Madden NFL 13.

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Battlefield 4 event to be held on March 26th

Battlefield 4 event to be held on March 26th

Battlefield lovers rejoice. Electronic Arts and DICE are going to be holding a special event for Battlefield 4 on March 26th at 7:00 p.m. PST. The Battlefield 4 event will take place in San Francisco, California at the 2013 Game Developers Conference. The invitation, received by Gamespot, says, "Please join us to celebrate a new era of Battlefield." Nothing else was mentioned on EA's invitation.

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Real Racing 3 sees 14 million hours of gameplay since launch

Real Racing 3 sees 14 million hours of gameplay since launch

When Real Racing 3 launched last month, it took a bit of heat over its new freemium model that Electronic Arts implemented for the first time in the game's series. While you can get the game for free this time around, you could end up paying a ton of money for in-game upgrades and faster repairs. However, that doesn't seem to be stopping most gamers.

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Video game sales dropped 25-percent in US last month

Video game sales dropped 25-percent in US last month

According to NPD Group, video game sales dropped 25-percent in February, with sales declining across the board: games, hardware, and accessories. This is despite two games that were launched last month by Sega and EA, and is representative of consumers' shift from traditional gaming to mobile gaming via tablets and smartphones.

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