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EA has launched a ‘Netflix for Games’ service on Xbox One

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EA has announced a new service called “EA Access” for Xbox One users that will give subscribers am option to play all the games that they want from a limited catalog for $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year if you buy all 12 months up front. Some of the games include Madden 25, Battlefield 4, Peggle 2, and FIFA 14.
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Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) reports Q1 profit rises

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Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) has reported an increase in Q1 profit, which is largely driven by titles purchased for new generation consoles. EA’s earnings and revenues for the quarter were ahead of Wall Street estimates. However, EA lowered its full year 2015 guidance due to a delayed launch of Battlefield Hardline and Dragon Age Inquisition.

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Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) reportedly making a video game streaming deal with Comcast

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Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) is reportedly making a deal with Comcast that would allow the game developer to stream games through the cable service network, according to Reuters. EA has been testing the service for over two years now. The games would be streamed through X1 – Comcast’s operating system that supports voice commands and Internet applications. The EA deal is supposed to make purchasing a video game through the service as “easy as ordering a movie on pay-per-view.” Time Warner Cable and Comcast are expected to merge after approval by the Federal Trade Commission. This would give EA access to even more than Comcast’s 22 million users.
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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.
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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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