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Maxis has a dedicated team exploring taking SimCity offline

EA’s controversial PC and Mac title SimCity could yet have an offline future. Maxis Emeryville studio MD Patrick Buechner confirmed in a blog post that the developer is actively exploring the possibility, which has been called for by fans ever since the game made its troubled arrival earlier this year. …

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E3 2012: Nintendo says 3DS XL talk is "speculative"

Nintendo has done little to douse the fires of speculation by describing the speculative report of a new 3DS as… speculative. MCV yesterday reported that Japanese news outlet Nikkei believes that the platform holder will tonight unveil a redesigned 3DS with a bigger screen. It adds that the machine will …

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Sony DADC builds bigger distribution centre

Sony DADC is building an ‘enhanced’ distribution centre in Enfield after the original was burnt down during the London riots last year. The CD and entertainment goods manufacturer and distributor will construct the building on the same site in North London, which it says will boast ‘more capacity, technology investment …

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EA: Fewer and bigger brands strategy is already paying off

Electronic Arts gathered key retail and media partners in West London last week for its annual Showcase event, where it put the spotlight on its biggest releases for the year and discussed some headline strategy points. During a brief introductory speech, UK marketing director Stuart Lang outlined the company’s four …

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EA promises ‘fewer, better, bigger’ titles

EA has begun 2011 in much the same way as it did in 2010 – by promising fewer, better and bigger titles going forwards. The mantra was repeated by both CEO John Riccitiello and COO John Schappert in a conference call to investors, according to Gamsutra. The claims, though, are …

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EA: Digital to overtake physical in 2011

The switch from boxed to digital goods is going to happen far quicker than most of the industry has expected, according to EA CEO John Riccitiello. In fact, the outspoken exec thinks that even by the end of this year digital revenues will exceed revenues from the sales of physical …

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EA takes aim at Activision

It might take a year or two to accomplish, but EA is intent on knocking Call of Duty from its perch. EA Europe SVP Jens Uwe Intat has told MCV that the firm wants the resurgent Medal of Honor to outgun Activision’s powerhouse series. The first Medal of Honor in three …

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Dragon Age bigger than Mass Effect

Rob Bartel, the principal designer at BioWare, has told MCV that last year’s PC and console release Dragon Age was the most successful game the studio has ever produced – trumping high-profile sci-fi release Mass Effect in the process. The boast also places Dragon Age above the likes of Star …

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Pre-owned ‘a bigger problem than piracy

As EA is set to implement a divisive $10 pay-wall in a bid to curb pre-owned sales of its games, one experienced UK developer believes the threat of second-hand sales must be addressed. In fact, Blitz Games Studios co-founder Andrew Oliver believes that piracy is not the biggest problem facing …

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Iwata dismisses iPad

It’s a bigger iPod Touch” – that’s the conclusive verdict of Nintendo president Saturo Iwata when asked for his thoughts on Apple’s new iPad by The New York Times. There were no surprises for me,” the exec added, going on to state that he doesn’t believe the machine will pose …

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