Battlefield: Hardline Beta Weekend Review

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I was pumped to see this title come up for beta on my Xbox one console and immediately queued it up for download. My usual console buddies jumped at the chance to try it out as well. We all were impressed with the gameplay trailer a few months earlier. We’ve played hundreds of hours in Call of Duty games but most recently had concentrated on Battlefield 4. After a short break from that title, getting the squad back together seemed like a great idea. Besides, who didn’t grow up playing cops and robbers?

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EA and Disney strike up Star Wars video games deal

LucasArts may be out of the picture but that doesn’t mean parent company Disney has forgotten about making Star Wars video games. By the power of Electronic Arts, we could see some titles in the future that fans can be proud to play. I get into more detail about this in the video below!

EA and Disney strike up Star Wars video games deal

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Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello steps down

After about six years of questionable decision-making, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello is resigning from his position as well as the Board of Directors.

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello steps down

The news became official on the EA site where the decision was stated as being a mutual one. Riccitiello made the following statement in his resignation letter.

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SimCity and the faultiness behind always-online DRM

That’s all I can stands and I can’t stands no more!

"Blow me down, Maxis!"

“Blow me down, Maxis!”

This latest debacle involving the ever so popular </sarcasm> practice of always-online DRM (digital rights management) with SimCity is the last straw. When will companies learn to employ an alternative to piracy? Are we, the consumers, going to stand for this total lack of regard for our enjoyment of a paid product?

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Microtransactions and Their Role in Full-Priced Retail Games

There are expectations when playing games on certain platforms. PC games are likely to have loads of modding capabilities, for example. Another common feature that is found in mobile or Facebook games are microtransactions; purchases you make from within the game. These usually range anywhere from exclusive items to more in-game money.

It makes sense to include this financial model into small and addictive games, but what about full-priced retail titles? Seems like EA is taking a chance on that very idea with the upcoming Dead Space 3.

Microtransactions and Their Role in Full-Priced Retail Games

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Is the ‘Dead Space’ franchise “too scary”?

Remember those commercials for Dead Space 2 stating that “your mom’s gonna hate it”? Well it looks like the mothers of America can raise their rolling pins in triumph. Electronic Arts has declared that the decision to include co-op into Dead Space 3 was to make it less scary.

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Electronic Arts planning to go completely digital in the near future

Gamestop has something to fear now. Electronic Arts has officially declared that they plan to go completely digital in the near future. That means big time franchises like Madden, Battlefield, and Mass Effect will not have used physical copies available to purchase.

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