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Blizzard takes Diablo 3 Auction Houses offline after gold dupe bug creates economic chaos

Blizzard has taken the <i>Diablo 3</i> gold and real-money Auction Houses offline after the game's 1.0.8 patch, which went live earlier today, introduced a gold duping bug that led to players amassing up to trillions in gold, causing serious problems with the <i>Diablo 3</i> economy.<p>"After the release of Patch …

Pachter: Is demand for Star Wars games still there?

Industry analyst Michael Pachter has questioned the viability of Star Wars games after massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic saw subscriber figures fall before going-free-to-play less than a year after launch.<p>Speaking on Bloomberg TV, the Wedbush Securities …

After 1,000 layoffs, EA could find itself short-handed for Star Wars games (analysis)

Electronics Arts just laid off 10 percent of its staff and let go of chief executive John Riccitiello. Now it is about to take on a huge challenge: Making games for the legendary Star Wars franchise.<p>Can EA pull it off? Or will it find itself stretched thin — and maybe even forced to cancel some of …

Papo & Yo Overview | Polygon

Latest Stories View all news<p>By Samit Sarkar on Mar 03, 2015 03.03.15<p>This month's suite of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers includes Valiant Hearts: The Great War and the brand-new game OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood, Sony announced today. Sony...<p>By Dave Tach on Apr 23, 2014 04.23.14<p>The …

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7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

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EA Gets Rights to Star Wars Games, The Sims 4, and Wolfenstein: The New Order - TGS

SimCity moves 1.6 million copies despite troubled launch

Electronic Arts built it — and the people came.<p>Earlier today, publisher EA announced results for its fiscal fourth quarter. The company missed on earnings but hit its revenue targets. As part of those earnings, the company revealed that it sold 1.6 million copies of the city-building game …

First 'Ender's Game' Movie Trailer Live: What About A Video Game?

<i>An Ender’s Game film has been long-coming, but Orson Scott Card’s book is better suited for a video game adaptation.</i><p>Orson Scott Card’s landmark science fiction novel <i>Ender’s Game</i> will finally see a theatrical release, and the first trailer for the new movie has hit the internet. You can watch the …

Patrice Desilets' bumpy ride: Former Assassin's Creed director fired after returning to Ubisoft, promises a 'fight'

Patrice Desilets was the creative director of Ubisoft's first two massively popular Assassin's Creed games. When he left in June 2010 to start a new studio with THQ, working on an open-world action game titled 1666 and a mysterious (and now canceled) project called Underdog, it made waves in the …

Tomb Raider's Shipwrecked DLC released today with two new maps

<i>Tomb Raider</i>'s downloadable content expanded today with two new multiplayer maps available in the Shipwrecked Multiplayer Map Pack, according to a post on the game's official blog.<p>The maps include Lost Fleet, which turns a beached ship into a battleground, and Himiko's Cradle, which takes place on a …

The Old Republic monthly revenue has doubled since free-to-play switch

Since Star Wars: The Old Republic added a free-to-play option in November, monthly average revenue has doubled, Electronic Arts revealed today in a post-earnings financial call. Specific figures were not mentioned.<p>EA Labels president Frank Gibeau said the massively multiplayer online role-playing …

Disney already planning first new titles in EA Star Wars agreement

Disney is already planning the first new titles to be developed as part of its recently announced multi-year licensing agreement with EA, senior executive VP and CFO of Disney Jay Rasulo during today's Disney Q2 financial earnings results.<p>Disney remained mum on what these titles will entail. The …

Star Wars: The Old Republic monthly average revenue 'more than doubled' since going free-to-play

Monthly average revenue for <i>Star Wars: The Old Republic</i>, BioWare's massively multiplayer online role-playing game, has more than doubled and subscriptions have increased since adopting the free-to-play model last year, Electronic Arts president of labels Frank Gibeau revealed in an earning's call …

Remember Me pre-order bonuses include Street Fighter moves and a comic

Pre-order bonuses for <i>Remember Me</i>, Dontnod Entertainment's upcoming third-person action game, include a batch of moves inspired by Street Fighter and a comic, according to a post on Capcom Unity.<p>Those who pre-order the game through Steam, Amazon or Best Buy will receive a pack of "pressens," <i>Remember</i> …

EA not planning on shipping new Star Wars games before April 2014

Electronic Arts is not planning on shipping a new Star Wars title in its current fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2014, according to executive chairman Larry Probst.<p>The publisher said in its quarterly investor call today it will factor in expenses related to developing new Star Wars games in its …

No new EA Star Wars game until after March 2014

Gamers excited about the new Star Wars games from Battlefield studio DICE and Dead Space developer Visceral Games may want to get comfortable.<p>During a post-earnings financial call today, Electronic Arts chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said the firm will not publish any new Star Wars games …

NBA Live Will Be a Next-Generation Title

In Electronic Arts' quarterly earnings call today, Frank Gibeau, the president of EA Labels, strongly indicated that EA Sports' troubled <i>NBA Live</i> …

EA: DICE, BioWare, and more presenting next-gen games at E3

Electronic Arts is sealed in a bubble. The company can’t talk specifics about the next generation of video games because it is under a nondisclosure agreement, but the pressure is building — expect it to pop at the Electronic Entertainment Expo gaming trade show in June.<p>For having to stay so quiet …

EA has 11 big titles, 15 mobile games coming in the next year (but no Star Wars)

Electronic Arts acting chief Larry Probst said in an analyst call today that the company has 11 major games coming in the next fiscal year as well as 15 mobile games.<p>These titles include Battlefield 4 and The Sims 4 (coming in early 2014) as well as new versions of familiar franchises such as EA …

Avalanche Studios was in negotiations for a 'massive Star Wars open-world game' (update)

Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios was at one point close to signing a deal to develop a "massive Star Wars open-world game," according to current and former officials at the company.<p>EA and Disney announced yesterday that they had signed an exclusive licensing agreement for Star Wars games, and …

ENDER'S GAME Trailer Revealed w/ News!

Mobile Watch List - Star Command, Angry Birds Friends and Heads Up

This week on the Mobile Watch List heralds the arrival of the long-awaited and much-anticipated Kickstarter success, <i>Star Command</i>. Oh yes, and more Angry Birds and a game brought to you by Ellen.<p><b>Star Command (iOS, Coming soon to Android)</b><p>After two successful Kickstarter campaigns, <i>Star Command</i> is …

Grand Theft Auto 5 review

Forget everything you think you know about remastered video game rereleases, because new-gen Grand Theft Auto 5 punches the rule book, steals its …