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Dead Space 3 claims simple No.1

Dead Space 3 claims simple No.1

EA’s action horror title Dead Space 3 has, in the words of UKIE GfK Chart-Track, “comfortably” claimed the No.1 spot this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2013 at 9:00AM in News
BioWare: Don't think of the next Mass Effect as Mass Effect 4

BioWare: Don't think of the next Mass Effect as Mass Effect 4

The Mass Effect game currently in development will not star Commander Shepard and will likely not be a prequel or a sequel to the existing trilogy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2013 at 9:37AM in News
Metacritic names EA as 2012's top publisher

Metacritic names EA as 2012's top publisher

EA has been named as the most critically successful publisher of 2012 by reviews aggregation site Metacritic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2013 at 3:02PM in News
Riccitiello: Games and violence aren't linked, but the perception they are is damaging

Riccitiello: Games and violence aren't linked, but the perception they are is damaging

EA CEO John Riccitiello has said that the games industry must work harder to challenge the belief that video games and gun violence share a link.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2013 at 10:16AM in News

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Packaged sales down and digital up as EA claims iOS crown; FIFA smashes records

Packaged sales down and digital up as EA claims iOS crown; FIFA smashes records

EA has reported a decline in revenues for FY13 Q3 with a surge in digital sales unable to offset a decline in physical games sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2013 at 9:28AM in News
EA ditches Medal of Honor IP as Battlefield goes annual

EA ditches Medal of Honor IP as Battlefield goes annual

The Medal of Honor series has been taken “out of rotation” by EA after sales of the most recent release Warfighter were “well below expectations”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2013 at 9:01AM in News
PC gamers told not to expect enhanced Dead Space 3 performance

PC gamers told not to expect enhanced Dead Space 3 performance

The PC version of Dead Space 3 will offer little in the form of graphical plusses over the console releases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2013 at 12:57PM in News
BioWare "was mature enough to handle the EA bear hug"

BioWare "was mature enough to handle the EA bear hug"

The EA acquisition process has been described as “well meaning but vigorous” by the former boss of EA-owned studio BioWare.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2013 at 10:10AM in News

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MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

There are stirrings about the newly implemented R18+ rating this week, with the first titles to merit the new age rating being classified.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jan 25th 2013 at 4:28AM in News
South Park creators attempt to block Stick of Truth auction as THQ bidding war begins

South Park creators attempt to block Stick of Truth auction as THQ bidding war begins

South Park Studios is attempting to stop the sale of the publishing rights for its new game, The Stick of Truth.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 23rd 2013 at 9:23AM in News
Prince Harry: Rubbish at exams, great at video games

Prince Harry: Rubbish at exams, great at video games

EA’s FIFA series has been name-dropped by Prince Harry in a range of interviews made public following his return from serving in Afghanistan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2013 at 11:09AM in News
American McGee says EA tried to "trick" gamers with Alice: The Madness Returns marketing

American McGee says EA tried to "trick" gamers with Alice: The Madness Returns marketing

The developer of Alice: Madness Returns has criticised the game’s publisher EA for its handling of the title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2013 at 3:56PM in News

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EA exec says perceptions of sexism in the games biz are a "cop-out"

EA exec says perceptions of sexism in the games biz are a "cop-out"

“It’s easy to blame men for not creating an attractive work environment – but I think that’s a cop-out. If we want more women to work in games, we have ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2013 at 9:55AM in News
Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Monster Hunter 3 dated for Wii U

Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Monster Hunter 3 dated for Wii U

Two key titles have been given UK release dates for Nintendo’s Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2013 at 3:12PM in News
EA marketing push for sci-fi shooters

EA marketing push for sci-fi shooters

As the blockbuster-packed Q1 takes shape, EA is ensuring that Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3 stand out with ‘triple-A’ marketing campaigns and pre-order incentives.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Jan 17th 2013 at 11:56AM in News
Yet another UK No.1 for FIFA 13

Yet another UK No.1 for FIFA 13

EA’s FIFA 13 has claimed its sixth No.1 in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2013 at 9:01AM in News

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MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

So far this year, the first ever R18+ game has been classified, long-form games criticism takes strides and we interview IGN's Ian Chambers.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jan 11th 2013 at 4:49AM in News
EA Origin UK boss Roger Walkden joins Microsoft

EA Origin UK boss Roger Walkden joins Microsoft

EA Origin's UK chief Roger Walkden has joined Microsoft Studios.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 10th 2013 at 2:54PM in News
SimCity: Still playing God after 23 years on the market

SimCity: Still playing God after 23 years on the market

Maxis is returning to the franchise that made it famous with the upcoming SimCity, the first full game in the series for ten years. The label’s general manager Lucy Bradshaw ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 10th 2013 at 11:59AM in News
We reveal the 100 best selling games of 2012 in this week's MCV

We reveal the 100 best selling games of 2012 in this week's MCV

This week's MCV is now available to view online – and it boasts our huge review of the year where we discuss the seven games that defined 2012.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 10th 2013 at 11:28AM in News
FIFA 13 grabs its fifth UK No.1

FIFA 13 grabs its fifth UK No.1

Having dropped off the top of the listings back in October, EA’s FIFA 13 is back at the top of the Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2013 at 2:35PM in News
EA decides against Wii U port of Crysis 3 for "business" reasons

EA decides against Wii U port of Crysis 3 for "business" reasons

Crytek will not be bringing Crysis 3 to Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2013 at 12:22PM in News
Future Crysis titles may abandon the FPS genre

Future Crysis titles may abandon the FPS genre

Crysis 3 is unlikely to be the last in the series… but it could turn out to be the series’ last first person shooter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2013 at 3:00PM in News
GAME hosting EA lock-in events; Play Dead Space 3 early

GAME hosting EA lock-in events; Play Dead Space 3 early

UK retailer GAME is to host a number of “EA lock-ins” across the country.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2013 at 2:29PM in News
Revealed: The UK's Top 20 bestselling games of 2012

Revealed: The UK's Top 20 bestselling games of 2012

Call of Duty: Black Ops II was 2012's biggest selling game of the year at UK retail.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 4th 2013 at 1:17PM in News