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Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play limitations detailed

Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play limitations detailed

We've known for a while now that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play, but at first, neither BioWare nor Electronics Arts wanted to get into details when it came to restrictions for free players. Today, we might be finding out why the companies kept these details a secret for so long. BioWare has listed the free-to-play limitations on the SWTOR official site, and as it turns out, players who don't want to pay anything to play are going to have a lot of restrictions to deal with.

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Battlefield 3: Aftermath hits PS3 on November 27

Battlefield 3: Aftermath hits PS3 on November 27

Ready for more Battlefield 3 DLC? Electronic Arts shared more details about the game's upcoming expansion, Aftermath, with Joystiq today, along with a brand new trailer that gives us a brief look at what to expect. Most importantly, Aftermath adds a new game mode, and this one sounds quite a bit different from the game modes that have been introduced in the past.

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Borderlands 2 makes strong showing on September software chart

Borderlands 2 makes strong showing on September software chart

We already took a look at gaming hardware sales for September, so now it's time to pore over the software chart for the month. Unsurprisingly, Madden NFL 13 took the top spot for the month of September, selling over 2.55 million copies according to NPD (via NeoGAF). NPD told GameSpot that Madden NFL 13 sales managed to climb 11% over Madden NFL 12 sales in its first month, which is definitely good news for Electronic Arts and its yearly football franchise.

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Visceral Games reportedly working on new MOBA title

Visceral Games reportedly working on new MOBA title

Multiplayer online battle arena games - "MOBA" for short - are all the rage these days, and it looks like Dead Space developer Visceral Games is ready to get in on the action. IGN has discovered a series of Visceral job postings on the Gamasutra jobs board that all suggest the developer is looking to craft a free-to-play MOBA title. The game would presumably be released as part of EA's Play4Free division, which means that it could launch on social platforms like Facebook.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 4, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 4, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone - just one more work day to go and then we'll have arrived at the weekend. Today we received a pair of invites from Microsoft - one for a Windows 8 launch event happening on October 25, and another for a Windows Phone 8 event happening on October 29. We also learned today that Samsung intends to update the Galaxy S III to Jelly Bean "soon," but sadly, we still don't have a specific date to speak of. We were also told today that HP will be hiring more than 50 developers to work on Open webOS, which is definitely something to get excited about.

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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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Mass Effect Trilogy announced for 360, PS3, PC

Mass Effect Trilogy announced for 360, PS3, PC

If you've somehow managed to miss out on BioWare's three Mass Effect games, then good news: BioWare and Electronic Arts announced a new Mass Effect Trilogy bundle today. The compilation naturally features all three games in the Mass Effect series, so it should be perfect for those who have yet to jump aboard the Mass Effect bandwagon.

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BioWare working on new next-gen IP, more Mass Effect on the way

BioWare working on new next-gen IP, more Mass Effect on the way

Yesterday, we found out that BioWare co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka will be leaving the video games industry (possibly for good), which left fans with some burning questions about the future of the studio. In an effort to reassure us that things will be business as usual at the studio from here on out, BioWare Montreal and Edmonton general manager Aaryn Flynn has published a BioWare Blog post of his own, giving us details on some upcoming projects BioWare is currently working on.

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BioWare co-founders to exit games industry

BioWare co-founders to exit games industry

Today is a sad day for BioWare fans, as studio co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka both announced that they will be leaving the company to pursue other interests. They aren't just leaving the company they founded either, but the games industry altogether. Both Zeschuk and Muzyka announced their departure from the industry in separate posts on the BioWare Blog, and it seems that we might be saying goodbye to both of them for good today.

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Dragon Age III: Inquisition announced, built on new engine

Dragon Age III: Inquisition announced, built on new engine

We all knew it was coming eventually, and today BioWare and Electronic Arts confirmed our suspicions by announcing the next Dragon Age game. Dragon Age III: Inquisition is its name, and even though we don't know much about it at all, there are still a few talking points to get excited about. For starters, it'll be landing sometime in late 2013, but don't be fooled into thinking that this latest installment is being rushed out the door.

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Electronic Arts tried to purchase Valve in the past

Electronic Arts tried to purchase Valve in the past

When you say "Electronic Arts" and "Valve" in the same sentence, most gamers will likely point to the digital distribution tussle currently going on between the two. Electronic Arts wants its platform, Origin, to become one of Steam's biggest competitors, and Origin has garnered a lot of negative comments in the past couple of years because of that. Valve and Electronic Arts have always had a seemingly close relationship though, and it might surprise some to hear that at one point, Electronic Arts was considering purchasing Valve, as The New York Times is reporting today.

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Electronic Arts reveals release date for Battlefield 3: Armored Kill

Electronic Arts reveals release date for Battlefield 3: Armored Kill

After weeks of teasing, Battlefield 3's latest DLC pack, Armored Kill, finally has a release date. Actually, Armored Kill has a total of four release dates, with PlayStation 3 players getting it before everyone else. PlayStation 3 players who are also subscribed to Battlefield Premium will be the very first to get Armored Kill, with the DLC launching for them on September 4th.

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