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Battlefield 3 Patch Features Mass 26 Dart Fix!!! Battlefield 3 Patch Features Mass 26 Dart Fix!!!
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DICE is continuing to support their game as much as they can. For some people it is really not enough, for others it is ok. I’m fine with it because I know that they will keep patching it to make …

Battlefield 3 Premium Laid Out in New Document Battlefield 3 Premium Laid Out in New Document
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The information about the new Battlefield 3 Premium is coming like an avalanche now. It started this morning with a big oops by the European Playstation Blog that had erroneously put on their store update that Battlefield 3 Premium was …

Dead Space 3 All But Confirmed For E3 2012 Dead Space 3 All But Confirmed For E3 2012

E3 is only a few days away now with EA scheduled to make some big announcements on June 4 during their press conference. One of those announcements has been rumored to be a new entry in Visceral Games’ excellent Dead …

Battlefield 3 Premium Confirmed By Sony For June 4th Battlefield 3 Premium Confirmed By Sony For June 4th

Oops….It looks like Sony may have just made a fairly major boo boo. On the update for the European PS store, They have the Close Quarters DLC pack listed for June 4th. What they also have is a listing for …

Game Industry Rallies Together To Find Jobs For Laid Off 38 Studios Employees Game Industry Rallies Together To Find Jobs For Laid Off 38 Studios Employees
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I’ve been hesitant to cover the recent news regarding Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios and Big Huge Games, developers of the excellent Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and the state of Rhode Island. The hesitation wasn’t out of any feeling that the …

Battlefield 3 Premium Is A One Time DLC Bundle Battlefield 3 Premium Is A One Time DLC Bundle

I reported last week that Battlefield 3 was going to get a premium subscription service ala Call of Duty Elite. The service would have had a yearly subscription service. As it turns out the premium service will be a one …

Battlefield 3 Announces Double XP Weekend On Facebook Battlefield 3 Announces Double XP Weekend On Facebook

Battlefield 3 has given us many joys in our life in the 6 months since its launch. From C4 to flying tanks, to the most awesome jet play in a videogame in a long time. Well now we are getting …

Star Wars: The Old Republic Down 400,000 Subscribers Star Wars: The Old Republic Down 400,000 Subscribers
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Electronic Arts’ (EA) fourth quarter fiscal year results were released yesterday, and they contained some disappointing news for EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic. The massively multiplayer online (MMO) game now has 1.3 million subscribers, a significant drop. During EA’s …

EA F2P Games Released For Ubuntu Software Center EA F2P Games Released For Ubuntu Software Center

Linux has the tendency to get no love from the major video game publishers. Well today we get news that the Free to Play games Lord of Ultima and Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances are coming to the Ubuntu Software …

EA And Nexon Discuss FIFA Online, Buyout Rumors Untrue EA And Nexon Discuss FIFA Online, Buyout Rumors Untrue

Remember when the Internet lost its collective minds last week when rumors began to swirl that Nexon, the South Korean publisher of free-to-play titles, offered to buy EA? Yeah, that’s not what happened. After a South Korean newspaper, translated by …

Rock Band For iOS Not Dead After All Rock Band For iOS Not Dead After All

It was first brought to light on Reddit that people who paid the $4.99 on the Apple app store for Rock Band were being pushed a message that said: “Dear Rockers, On May 31st, Rock Band will no longer be …

Notch Says EA is Destroying Gaming Notch Says EA is Destroying Gaming
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Speaking out on Twitter, Minecraft and indie game producer Notch has said he and other indie game makers are trying to save gaming while “EA is methodically destroying it.” @notchMarkus PerssonEA releases an “indie bundle”? That’s not how that works, …

EA Pulling Rock Band From App Store EA Pulling Rock Band From App Store

There are a lot a couple of people angry today at EA for announcing in an in app popup that the game will go offline on May 31st and will no longer be available to play, even to those people …

Electronic Arts To Lay Off 500-1000 People Electronic Arts To Lay Off 500-1000 People

Through several sources it was reported today that due to poor showings from EA, including a stock dive and being rated as the worst company in America, that they will lay off 500 people across the entire company. This represents …

EA Voted “Worst Company in America” EA Voted “Worst Company in America”

Readers have voted Electronic Arts (EA) the “Worst Company in America” in The Consumerist’s 2012 poll. The videogame publisher won out against last year’s winner, Bank of America in the final round of The Consumerist’s yearly March-madness style tournament poll. …

Kingdoms of Amalur Getting New DLC This Month Kingdoms of Amalur Getting New DLC This Month

Kingdoms of Amalur is one of the few RPGs that seem to be getting DLC right these days. Mass Effect 3 had day one DLC that was already on disc and Final Fantasy XIII-2 just keeps on adding new costumes …

Mass Effect 3 Ships 3.5 Million In First Few Days Mass Effect 3 Ships 3.5 Million In First Few Days
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Have you picked up your copy of Mass Effect 3 yet? If so, have you left your recliner yet? Still wringing every little drop I can out of GDC GOTY Skyrim, I’ve not had the chance to progress any further …

Mass Effect 3 Launching Into Space Mass Effect 3 Launching Into Space
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Mass Effect 3 is already shaping up to be one of the biggest releases this year. Electronic Arts, in what is perhaps one of the best marketing stunts ever, is taking Mass Effect into its natural element – outer space. …

League Of Legends Rally Against SOPA League Of Legends Rally Against SOPA
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One thing that can be said about the SOPA/PIPA bills is that it’s been effective at galvanizing factions of protesters of all types to come together against the them. Now it appears that the gamer legion is stepping into the …

EA Acquires Playfish For (Maybe) $400 Million
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Social network games – and by extension, social networks themselves – received a strong endorsement this morning as a major acquisition was announced.  Electronic Arts has bought Playfish, a maker of said games, for at least $300 million.

Barry Cottle, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA Interactive, explained in a statement, "Social gaming, with its emphasis on friends and community, is seeing tremendous growth and this is the right time to invest to strengthen our participation in this space."

Karaoke Gets the Internet Radio Treatment

Electronic ArtsInternet radio sites aren’t the only ones facing recording industry woes. Even Karaoke performances are coming under fire. Users of "The Sims On Stage" (a site owned by Electronic Arts) were recently greeted with the following message: