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EA Origin’s first year "a huge success"

A year after EA first unleashed its digital download service Origin, the company’s senior VP of global e-commerce David DeMartini has christened its first 12 months as a huge success”. When you consider where we started from, which we kind of say was a standing start, we’ve got 12m downloads …

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EA: Sim City due February 2013

The new retail Sim City game will reach PC gamers next February, EA has announced. It made the announcement during its E3 press conference today. The game will be released over Origin and through physical retail. Sim City is one of two new games in the series, the other is …

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EA offers free publishing deal to crowd-funded projects

Having already squared off against Steam in the triple-A sector, EA now wants Origin to hold its own in the indie game scene. The publisher has announced that it is to offer free distribution for games funded by crowd-source initiatives. This would include schemes such as Kickstarter, which has risen …

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EA’s Origin boasts 11 million members, $150 million earned

Along with many other tidbits in today’s EA Q4 report are some new figures regarding the publisher’s digital distribution service Origin. The service currently carries 11m registered members and has generated $150m in revenue (non-GAAP) during the fiscal year from March 31st, 2011 to April 1st, 2012. Additionally, EA’s cross-platform …

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EA reneges on Origin block policy

Users who have been banned from EA’s Origin network will now be able to access the single player content of any games on their account. That’s after EA decided to review the terms and conditions of its Origin user agreement. Previously any ban from origin resulted in account holders being …

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