Topic / Electronic Arts

Syndicate banned in Australia, EA not to appeal

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UPDATED: The upcoming reboot of the 90s game series, Syndicate, has been refused classification in Australia, meaning that Australian gamers will be unable to play the game legally and will have a tough time playing it without piracy or risky importing. The game will continue to be released overseas and it again shows how terrible lack of an R18+ game rating is for Australia. EA has officially responded to the […]

Battlefield 3 will require EA Origin no matter how you buy it

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EA will be enforcing the use of their new, Steam-like service, Origin, in the PC version of their upcoming Call Of Duty competitor, Battlefield 3. If you don’t already know (and I wouldn’t blame you), Origin is Electronic Arts brand new digital distribution platform that allows the purchasing and downloading of PC games and downloadable content. It needs a client and is very much like Steam, except for the fact […]

Xperia PLAY specs released by Sony Ericsson – to be out in March

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Sony Ericsson has officially announced the full specifications on its most awaited “PlayStation Phone”, the XPERIA Play, at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company also released the Xperia neo and Xperia pro at the event as well. The phone will feature a 4-inch display with a 5-megapixel camera that will also include flash. The phone will run on a 1GHz Snapdragon processor with a GPU that is […]

EA, Square Enix, Activision Blizzard to develop games for Project Natal

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Leading gaming publishers Square Enix, Activision Blizzard and EA have been announced as some of the game publishers to produce games for Microsoft’s latest add-on to the Xbox 360, Project Natal. Also announced as partners alongside the three were Bethesda, Capcom, Disney Interactive, MTV Games, Konami, Namco Bandai, Sega, THQ and Ubisoft. Combined together, they account for more than 70 percent of all games sold for the Xbox 360, Wii […]

Dead Space 2 confirmed?

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It looks like Dead Space 2 is likely to be confirmed, maybe in the E3 conference, as a recent find on LinkedIn could put some truth in this rumour. According to Pratik Patel, who is the Technical Director for Electronic Arts, he is the “Technical/development director for Dead Space 2/Project ETA”. But Australia, don’t get your hopes up just yet, maybe the big bad OFLC might ban the game when […]

EA’s “Spore” tops most pirated games of 2008

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While games cannot compete with the amount of pirated movies and television shows that are downloaded, EA’s Spore managed to come close to that number, even though being protected by DRM – topping the list of being the most pirated game for the year 2008, according to TorrentFreak, who complied the list. They estimate that the total downloads for the game is around 1.7 million. Second on the list was […]

When in doubt, use brute force – Red Alert 3 fails to print last digit

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EA’s Red Alert 3 has a problem, its missing the last character of the 20 character CD key for the game. But have no fear, EA has a solution – try brute force. No, we aren’t kidding. Basically, the last digit is an alphanumeric character – meaning that its either A-Z or 0-9, giving you 36 characters to choose from. "There is currently a work-around that may allow you to […]

EA to axe 600 jobs – saving $50 million

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Game publishing giant Electronic Arts (EA) will implement a cost reduction plan that will result in 600 people losing their jobs in the company, or around six percent of EA’s entire workforce. This was announced after a losses from the company increased from $195 million last year to $310 million this quarter ending on September 30. However, its not all bad news for the company. Titles like Maddern NFL 09, […]

EA reverses on Spore DRM mistake

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Electronic Arts have said that it will now apply more “liberal” protections for its new “Spore” game, created by “The Sims” creator Will Wright, by increasing the number of times the game can be installed. This comes after weeks of bad press, even though the game got rave reviews on its launch on September 7, for its DRM that were designed to keep the game from being illegally copied and […]

EA extends Take-Two offer deadline

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Electronic Arts has said that it would extend their hostile takeover of rival Take-Two by one month. The $2 billion offer expired on May 16 before the deadline. EA launched an unsolicited bid for the "Grand Theft Auto IV" publisher on 25 February for a $26-per-share, which represents a 50% premium on it’s closing price on 22 February. The extended deadline will see EA’s offer expire on June 16. Take-Two […]