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Real Racing 3 to Be Supported by in-Game Purchases

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Real Racing 3 to Be Supported by in-Game Purchases

If you're a fan of mobile gaming, and like cars or racing games you are probably already familiar with Real Racing from EA. The Real Racing franchise already has two titles in the history books with the most recent being Real Racing 2, which currently sells on the iPhone for $4.99. EA announced this week that the next version of the game will be called Real Racing 3 and will launch on February 28.

The game will be available for iPhone, iPad, and Android users on the same day. The big change in this version of the game is that it will be free to play. Naturally, the game will have a number of in-game purchases that will cost real money to make your playing experience better.

This is the first game in the franchise that you haven't had to purchase upfront to play. The downside to the freemium push for mobile games is that they can actually cost you more to unlock games and features than you would've paid if the game was simply a purchase upfront title. How much the in-game purchases will cost and what you will need to purchase to play remain to be seen.


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Newswire: New EA subscription service lets you pay for games forever instead of just once

Source: The A.V. Club

EA announced today that it’s launching an online subscription service called EA Access. Members of the program will receive access to a library of EA games for $5 a month or $30 a year, only on the Xbox One. (No PS4 or PC availability has been announced yet, but if this venture proves to be a success, it’s unlikely that Microsoft’s exclusivity will be permanent.) Major studios have long been frustrated by ...
Source: The A.V. Club   Full article at: The A.V. Club 2 days ago, 3:42pm CDT


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EA unveils subscription plan for access to its Xbox One games

Source: Ars Technica

EA For all the ways that digital distribution has revolutionized how we get games, the actual process of buying those games in the console space has mostly changed very little—it's still a matter of paying up front and downloading a game that you can play "forever." EA announced today that it is throwing that model on its head by offering an "EA Access" subscription to Xbox One owners. The program gives access to some of the publish ...
Source: Ars Technica   Full article at: Ars Technica 2 days ago, 1:39pm CDT

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EA Access gives players multiple triple A games for $5 a month

Source: Eurogamer

EA has announced a new service for Xbox One that will give subscribers access to multiple triple A games for $4.99 (about £3) a month - or $29.99 (about £18) a year.Dubbed EA Access, this service is being rolled out today in a beta for a limited number of players. The beta will grant subscribers unlimited access to FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4 with more titles to come.Additionally, EA Access members will receive 10 per cent off digitally purchased EA games on Xbox One ...
Source: Eurogamer   Full article at: Eurogamer 2 days ago, 1:21pm CDT

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Extraordinary game companies: The rise of Tencent

Source: Develop Magazine

For the last decade, the competition to be the largest game publisher in the world has been a two-horse race: EA versus Activision. However, following the unveiling of its 2013 financials earlier this year, a new company not only entered the competition, but effectively reduced it to a one-horse race.Chinese media and telecoms giant Tencent has now swept past EA and Activision and is accelerating away at a rate Western publishers can only dream of.Gaming represents the most imp ...
Source: Develop Magazine   Full article at: Develop Magazine Jul 16 2014, 3:35am CDT

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EA exec mounts a ridiculous defense of his company’s shamelessly sleazy practices

Source: BGR

As we've noticed in the past, EA is a widely disliked company among many gamers not just because they make mistakes but that its executives can never own up to their mistakes in a remotely honest manner. Case in point: In an interview with Games Industry International, EA mobile boss Frank Gibeau admits that EA botched the launch of Dungeon Keeper for mobile phones and tablets but he offers the single mos ...
Source: BGR   Full article at: BGR Jul 10 2014, 12:29pm CDT

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While developers like EA and Activision made a splash at E3 2014, one developer sneaked under t ...
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E3 2014: Activision vs. EA


The big question everyone always asks right after E3 is "who won?" Taking a look at the two biggest developers in video gaming, EA and Activision, and what they brought t ...
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How do you solve a problem like Xbox One?

Source: Develop Magazine

“Xbox LIVE is perfect.” It’s Summer 2006, I’m eating curry in London and I’ve just heard those words for the second time in one night. I’ve heard them from two really smart people. One was Larry Probst, the chairman of EA. The second was from Bing Gordon, who was one of The Two Other Most Influential People in the entire company.Looking back, they were right. And from that night forward, I pretty much switched from being a largely PlayStation gamer to go ...
Source: Develop Magazine   Full article at: Develop Magazine Jun 6 2014, 4:22am CDT

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