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EA Sports hiring for new Austin studio

EA Sports has announced it will open a new studio in Austin, Texas that will create around 300 jobs. The studio joins EA Sports’ existing offices in Tiburon, Florida and Burnaby, British Columbia. It’s part of the publisher’s plans to expand its sports game label. "It’s an exciting time for …

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No Move support for FIFA 13

Despite its recent pledge to introduce widespread Kinect support into its sports catalogue, EA Sports has said that PlayStation Move integration remains off the cards. "We have not focused on PS Move for FIFA, but that’s not to say we won’t," senior vice president of worldwide development Andrew Wilson told …

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Kinect Sports passes 3m sales

As well as revealing an eye-watering 60 per cent year-on-year increase in Xbox 360 console sales in the US last month, Microsoft has also announced some high-profile Kinect successes. Rare’s Kinect Sports has now sold over 3m units with Harmonix’s Dance Central has exceeded 2.5m unit sales. The platform holder …

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Xbox 360 agrees product placement deal

Sky1 sports panel show A League of Their Own will from tomorrow feature an Xbox 360 as part of a product placement deal between Microsoft and the broadcaster. In December of last year Ofcom finally gave the nod to legal product placement on UK TV shows. The change came into …

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NINTENDO: NBA Jam on show at conference

Speaking at the Nintendo E3 press conference, president and CCO of Nintendo America Reggie Fils-Aime has pointed to the forthcoming NBA Jam as a case in point to demonstrate the Wii as a choice destination for sports games. While little else is known about the title, it is set to …

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EAs Online Pass is too cheap

All publishers will eventually adopt the model being pioneered by EA that sees those who either buy pre-owned versions of its games or pirate them punished by locking them away from key features. That’s the belief of MCV readers’ favourite Michael Pachter, who added that in his mind the $10 …

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EA Sports reveals Online Pass

EA Sports boss Peter Moore has lifted the lid on what the company is calling the Online Pass – it’s own take on the DLC code system that rewards those who buy brand new copies of its games. Much like the tactics already employed with fellow EA releases such as …

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Football Manager Live gets reboot

Sports Interactive has re-booted Football Manager Live to breathe new life into the MMO. The game launched in January last year but hasn’t enjoyed the success its developers were hoping for. Football Manager Live has also been dominated by a handful of players, making it unattractive to new gamers. To …

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THQ announces Big Beach Sports 2

Mini-game franchise Big Beach Sports will return with a second outing for the Wii this summer, publisher THQ has revealed. The game is currently in development at Jet Black Games. Big Beach Sports 2 will feature five new outdoor games touching on more traditional sports such as rugby, cricket, disc …

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EA Sports confirms reorganisation

Publisher EA has confirmed details of a high-level reshuffle at the top of its EA Sports division following the departure last week of Steven Chiang. Former head of the company’s Global Online Group Andrew Wilson will now head up worldwide development for EA Sports, while 13-year EA veteran Pauline Moller …

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