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EA pulls SimCity from Indian Origin store following technical exploit

EA has removed SimCity from the Indian Origin Store after users outside India found a technical loophole that allowed them to purchase the game at a significantly lower price. Due to a technical exploit that is being abused by some users, EA has had to temporarily remove SimCity from the …

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EA "aggressively undergoing server maintenance" to fix SimCity woes

The clock is ticking ahead of the UK launch of SimCity at midnight. The game has endured a torrid start to life so far thanks to a combination of always-on internet DRM and Origin server woes. The result has been multiple reports of gamers being locked out of the single-player …

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EA promises a smooth UK launch for SimCity

The server woes that darkened SimCity’s US launch yesterday will not be repeated when the game hits the UK this Friday. That’s according to EA, which has vowed to correct the wrongs of yesterday’s mistakes by the end of the week. "We’re making changes to prevent further issues and are …

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Origin servers spoil SimCity’s US launch

Many PC gamer’s worst fears have come to fruition with news that EA’s Origin servers have crippled the US launch of SimCity. It’s yet another example of a primarily single player game being borked by a publisher’s insistence of implementing internet-centric DRM in a title. RockPaperShotgun reports that gamers trying …

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Origin’s I Love Games Sale offers up to 70% off

Origin is offering up to 70% off on a range of games from EA and third parties as part of its ‘I Love Games’ sale. Up for grabs at 70% discount are games such as Dead Space 2, Crysis 2 Maximum Edition and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The majority …

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Origin approaches 40m users as Mac client goes live

EA’s digital download service Origin is approaching 40m registered users across PC and iOS. A decent jump, that, from the 30m registered users it reported in October 2012. Around 500 titles are currently available on Origin including key EA exclusives such as Battlefield 3 and the upcoming Crysis 3. Interestingly, …

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