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SimCity to get an option to play offline

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Electronic Arts has decided not to force users into playing SimCity online. In the newest version of the game, there has been several connection-related issues that caused many users to be upset. SimCity required a connection to a server that contains some of the data needed for the game. EA will soon offer a full download in the next update so that users can play offline.

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EA Sports To No Longer Create Tiger Woods PGA Games

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For the last 15 years, Electronic Arts (EA) and PGA Tour golfer Tiger Woods has worked together on games.  However, that partnership is ending as confirmed by EA in a blog post.
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Need For Speed Rivals Is Coming To PS4 And Xbox One On November 22nd

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Electronic Arts has announced that Need For Speed Rivals will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 22nd.  NFS Rivals is also going to be available on older consoles like the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.  The November 22nd date applies to North America.  It will be hitting PS4 in Europe about a week later.  NFS Rivals lets you play the role of sports car drivers and the cops, hence the name “Rivals.”  There are two career experiences involved in the game.
[Source: Ubergizmo]
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Andrew Wilson Named As CEO Of EA

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Electronic Arts (EA) has named Andrew Wilson as the CEO of the company.  Wilson is the former executive vice president of EA Sports.  Wilson has been working at the company for 13 years and oversaw EA’s online portal Origin along with leading popular sports franchises like Madden and FIFA.
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SimCity Mac Version Gets Hit With Installation Issues

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Around 6 months ago, the new version of SimCity was launched on the PC and it was plagued with launch issues.  Electronic Arts has released the Mac version of SimCity this past week and it also ran into launch issues.  Fortunately, those issues have now been resolved.
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EA’s Plants vs. Zombies 2 Hits Over 16 Million Downloads Worldwide

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Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) has announced that Plants vs. Zombies 2 has hit the #1 app on the App Store in 137 countries worldwide.  Plants vs. Zombies 2 is the sequel to PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies.  Plants vs. Zombies 2 is initially exclusive to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.  The game launched this past Thursday.  Plants vs. Zombies 2 has been downloaded over 16 million times since then.  This is one of the largest openings on the App Store for a mobile game title ever.  The one day downloads figures doubled EA’s previous mobile record.

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Electronic Arts Reports That Their Top Retail Partner Is Apple

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In the past, Electronic Arts heavily relied on brick-and-mortar stores selling their products.  Digital sales are on the rise now though.

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EA Loses An $11 Million Lawsuit Against Robin Antonick

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According to Kotaku, a jury has ruled that Electronic Arts used code and features developed by the designer of the first John Madden Football, Robin Antonick.  The code was used in Madden games that were published into the mid 1990s.  Antonick was not paid royalties, nor was he given credit.  The jury ruled that EA is required to pay $11 million in damages and that amount may be increased.
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