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New SimCity Gameplay Shows Casino, Multi-City Strategy

Back in October, SimCity Lead Designeer Stone Librande previewed the franchise reboot with a walkthrough. It featured a look at how players will start out building a simple city, the frustrations associated with city planning, and how the different layers in the game can provide an abundance of information. Today, Librande is back, giving players a look at a much …

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Crysis 3 Web Video Series Begins December 12th

Electronic Arts (EA) and Crytek today announced a new online video series that will “set the stage” for the upcoming Crysis 3. Titled The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3, the series is a collaborative effort with Albert Hughes, one half of the Hughes Brothers director team famous for movies such as Dead Presidents, From Hell, and The Book of Eli. …

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Dead Space 3 Pre-Order Exclusives Revealed

It’s a sad fact of life for current gamers that they won’t be able to acquire every bit of content for a game unless they purchase it three or four times. The retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses that have grown common in the past few years are the new normal going forward and a source of pain for OCD, completionist gamers. EA …

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New SimCity Trailer Shows Creativity and Consequences

The new SimCity is on the way, and multiplayer or not, the game promises to capture the old-school feeling of creating a city and fending off natural disasters. Mix that with the quirky style Maxis has developed over years of work on The Sims games, and a certain kind of gamer will almost certainly be playing the upcoming title well …

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Crysis 3 “Hunter Edition” Pre-Order Bonuses Announced

Last month, Crytek released a look at how the multiplayer aspect of Crysis 3 is shaping up. The game currently supports up to 12 simultaneous players on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and up to 16 on the PC. Game modes include Crash-Site and Hunter Mode, which pits two hunters against a larger group of troopers, who also become …

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Battlefield 1942 Now Free on Origin

In celebration of the game’s tenth anniversary, EA and DICE have made Battlefield 1942 available for free via Origin. The game is available for download now in the demos section of Origin. “When we launched Battlefield 1942 ten years ago, we had lofty ambitions to create a first-person shooter that would push the boundaries of innovation, creativity and design,” said …

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New SimCity Trailer Shows Tornadoes, Meteorites, and UFO Attacks

Two weeks ago EA released a developer preview demonstrating to gamers how the new SimCity will play. Once players get their roads, power stations, and sewers constructed, though, the real game begins. Today EA released a new trailer showing off four of the natural disasters included in the game, any of which can bring even the most well-planned city to …

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NBA Live 13 Canceled At The Last Minute

NBA Elite 11 has kind of turned into a big joke among the sports gaming community. EA Sports had hoped to reinvent the basketball franchise to take on 2K Sports’ immensely popular NBA 2K series. Needless to say, the project was canceled at the last minute. EA transferred the game to another team and gave them a year off to …

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SimCity Social Officially Launches On Facebook

The world of social gaming just added a behemoth to its ranks. This behemoth has a very familiar feel to it and a name that carries a ton of weight. SimCity Social is finally out and available to play on Facebook! The simulation stays on the straight and narrow as far as SimCity goes and a lot of people will …

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EA President Says EA Gaming is Going 100% Digital

Gamers have known for years now that the transition to all-digital gaming is coming. For PC gaming, that transition has already largely taken place, with services such as Valve’s Steam, OnLive, and EA’s Origin. However seeing the future coming and hearing an executive at one of the largest video game publishers in the world confirm it are two different things. …

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Battlefield 3 To Get Week Long Double XP Event

It looks as though EA/DICE have really found their stride when it comes to how to get people to buy and stay in their little world called Battlefield 3. Offer an absurd amount of double XP events! This time anyone can gain access to the double XP extravaganza for 2 1/2 days, but to get the entire 6 days of …

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Battlefield 3 Premium Gets 800,000 Subscribers In 2 Weeks

In news that is sure to infuriate many people and alienate even more, EA/DICE has announced that 800,000 people have signed up for their brand new Battlefield 3 Premium service. Doing some math, this means that EA/DICE has made $40 million from this service. This will mean that something like this will become the norm for nearly every first person …

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