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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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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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EA completes SimCity server upgrades

EA completes SimCity server upgrades

After the disastrous launch of SimCity last week, Electronic Arts and Maxis moved quickly to try and get the game back up and running after servers crashed due to overwhelming demand. This led to download failures for many gamers, and some pre-orderers weren't even able to get access to the download at launch. However, EA has announced that they've finished upgrading to the newer and faster servers.

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EA offers all SimCity owners a free game

EA offers all SimCity owners a free game

EA's SimCity launched with disastrous results. EA wanted to prevent piracy of the game, so they added the Always-On DRM feature that would require players to login to its online servers in order to play their game. While the Always-On DRM feature is good for protecting against piracy, it resulted in an unmitigated login disaster for SimCity. Many gamers were unable to login, downloads were severely slow, people weren't able to unlock their games, and many were unable to enjoy a game they've anticipated for so long.

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EA tells affiliates to “stop actively promoting” SimCity

EA tells affiliates to “stop actively promoting” SimCity

You know things are really bad when Electronic Arts is actively suspending all of its marketing efforts on SimCity. The publisher has sent an email to its marketing affiliate partners asking them to "please stop actively promoting the game" until further notice. Specifically, EA's Origin says they have "deactivated all SimCity text links and creative," and they're asking affiliates to remove all promotional material from their websites.

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Civitas is the DRM-free SimCity game you’ve always wanted

Civitas is the DRM-free SimCity game you’ve always wanted

The SimCity launch earlier this week didn't quite go as planned, as Electronic Arts experienced problems across the board, mostly due to servers crashing. Many gamers experienced download failures and weren't able to play the game on launch day. Because of the outcry, a team of game developers is looking to make a SimCity clone, called Civitas, but they need your help to fund the project.

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SimCity still plagued with server issues, Amazon suspends digital orders

SimCity still plagued with server issues, Amazon suspends digital orders

If you haven't discovered yet, SimCity's launch on Tuesday didn't really go as planned, as the overwhelming demand from customers has been wreaking havoc on Electronic Arts's servers, and while the company expected the issues to be resolved by the end of the launch day, many gamers are still experiencing problems. Because of the ongoing server issues, Amazon has suspended digital download orders of the game.

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EA exec says not all future EA games will USE micro-transactions

EA exec says not all future EA games will USE micro-transactions

In late February, EA chief financial Officer Blake Jorgensen said that EA would be using micro-transactions for all of its PC and console games in the future. That statement polarized many gamers who came out and condemned EA for leaning on micro-transactions. The problem many gamers have with micro-transactions is a fear that games will push players into micro-transactions to be able to play effectively.

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EA announces downloadable co-op demo for Army of Two The Devil’s Cartel

EA announces downloadable co-op demo for Army of Two The Devil’s Cartel

EA has announced that there will be a new downloadable co-op demo available for Army of Two The Devil's Cartel. The downloadable demo will be available on March 12 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gamers. The Devil's Cartel is the second game in the Army of Two franchise and is designed to celebrate cooperative game play.

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Real Racing 3 for iOS Review

Real Racing 3 for iOS Review

After a successful launch of Real Racing 2 towards the end of 2010, the racing simulator kept gamers’ interest for over two years, and now a third installment is back. However, there are a few changes that make this threequel noteworthy. First of all, the game is now completely free to download, which sounds almost too good to be true, but developer Firemonkey and publisher Electronic Arts have decided to take the freemium route this time around. Plus, there are all new cars and tracks to race your way around. I ended up spending some time with the game, attempting to make my way up to elite status, and there a lot of things I liked about it, but there were also a lot of things that I didn’t like. Let’s break it down now.

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EA COO accuses website of fabricating Dead Space rumor [UPDATE]

EA COO accuses website of fabricating Dead Space rumor [UPDATE]

Yesterday we reported that it was rumored that Electronic Arts canceled Dead Space 4 after the publisher discovered poor sales of Dead Space 3. However, it turned out to be false, and the yet-to-be-announced game hasn't been canceled, according to EA officials. Furthermore, EA's COO Peter Moore has accused a video game website for fabricating the rumor in the first place.

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EA and Dice launch Battlefield 3: End Game DLC

EA and Dice launch Battlefield 3: End Game DLC

EA and developer Dice have announced that the fifth and final digital expansion pack for the video game Battlefield 3 is now available. The DLC is available for Battlefield 3 Premium members on the PlayStation 3 now. Battlefield 3 Premium members on the Xbox 360 and PC will be able to get the download content on March 12.

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