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INTERVIEW: Jeff Karp, EA

EA’s ‘casual’ division EA Play may not, at first glance, be the cutting edge of the company.It looks after family oriented products like The Sims (11-years-old and counting) and Harry Potter (the ninth EA game adaption of that came out last week). But it’s actually at the centre of its …

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EA not inviting Steam to the Battlefield 3 party

In the latest development on the seemingly bubbling feud between publisher EA and Valve’s digital retail portal, claims are circulating that Battlefield 3 will not be available to buy through Steam. As spotted by Joystiq, EA published a list of digital retailers through which the game will be available. EA’s …

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Mass Effect 3 gets Origin-exclusive content

Publisher EA is making good on its promise to reward those who shun rival retailers and buy direct from its own portal by dishing out freebies with upcoming RPG Mass Effect 3. It has announced that the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game purchased on the Origin Store will include …

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Origin on iOS mirrors Xbox Live feature set

Publisher EA has for the first time detailed exactly how its freshly launched content portal Origin will work on iOS. The system bears more than a passing resemblance to Microsoft’s Xbox Live. And it won’t support Apple’s Game Centre wither, with EA clearly hoping to forge its own network of …

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EA: Valve pulled Crysis 2

Publisher EA has denied that it took the decision to remove Crysis 2 from Valve’s download service Steam. Yesterday it was reported that EA had taken the game off Valve’s portal and instead put it on its own Origin download service, complete with the slogan "Buy Now – Only on …

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Crysis 2 yanked from Steam

In a move that was perhaps always an inevitability, publisher EA looks to have played its next move in its strategic kerfuffle against Steam. Kotaku reports that recent shooter Crysis 2 has suddenly disappeared from Valve’s online portal. It can still be found, of course, on EA’s new Origin store. …

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EA announces Steam rival

Publisher EA has today launched a direct rival to leading PC digital distribution portal Steam. Called Origin and described as "direct-to-consumer gaming platform", the etailer launches with over 150 titles to choose from. It will also be the only outlet from which certain limited editions of EA titles such as …

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