Rage Quit: EA CEO John Riccitiello Resigns

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In the wake of what may be one of the biggest PR disasters in recent history, EA Chief Executive Officer John Riccitiello has announced his resignation effective March 30th, 2013. Larry Probst has been appointed Executive Chairman, effective immediately. (more…)

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Review: Real Racing 3

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Electronic Arts | 1.8 GB | FREE

Simulation racing games are special because they really don’t run cross-platform. The Xbox has had Forza Motorsport. The Playstation has always had Gran Turismo. Nintendo has… Um… And of course, iOS has always had Real Racing to be their simulation racer. Real Racing 3 promises two main features over its predecessor, real tracks, and time delayed multiplayer action. Besides that, is it really worth the trouble?   (more…)

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Application Review: Need for Speed: Most Wanted

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Last year, Electronic Arts published Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed. This game, although it didn’t have the crispest of graphics, still impressed me with its track-focused racing. This year, NFS decided to go back to the cop-dodging ways. And with that, Most Wanted was brought back.  (more…)
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Application Review: Mass Effect: Infiltrator

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Almost 3 years ago, Electronic Arts published the first installment of Mass Effect for the iOS platform. It was devastating to quickly find that, although it did help players in the main console game, it was 2D and really didn’t live up as well as it should have. BioWare, the developers behind Mass Effect, came back in the year 2012 to release the first, proper, 3D version of Mass Effect that users didn’t even know they fathomed for. This game does deliver well in the gameplay, but the replay can be a bit crippled.  Read on for the full review… (more…)

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Application Review: Madden 12

Practically every owner of a gaming console or an iDevice, has heard of Madden, the most popular simulation football video game to date. This is due to the decades-old legacy of John Madden. This legacy has continued to thrive with yearly revisions on a multitude of consoles–including iDevices. With such a large brand name, it comes at a hefty price to owners of previous versions.  Read on for the full review: (more…)

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EA Buys Chillingo, Fails to get Top Developers

EA, one of the largest game publishers in the world, has purchased Chillingo for $20 million. Chillingo is well known for publishing Rovio’s Angry Birds and ZeptoLabs’ Cut the Rope, two of the best selling App Store games of all time. But, EA was not able to acquire either of these developers during the buyout. It’s unknown if this was a decision made by EA or Rovio/ZeptoLabs, but these two devs would have been an impressive addition to EA’s portfolio.

This is the second major acquisition of an indy app developer that has been made recently, and it looks like many will soon follow. There is a ton of money in mobile apps, so large publishing studios are looking to get a piece of the action. Hopefully, this will not affect the quality of the apps, or their dedication to the community.

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Tapulous hits back at EA – Metallica Revenge released.

It’s a battle of the music games recently on the App Store. TTR3 came out, and then Rock Band, and now Tapulous have played the heavy-metal card: Tap Tap Revenge, Metallica Edition.

Not only is this possibly the hardest TTR yet, (the songs of Metallica are well known for being quite pacey and loud..) but they’re shaken things up a little bit, and I’ll explain how:

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TTR vs Rock Band (part 2)

In reference to my earlier post about Rock Band and Tap Tap Revenge, iPod.Touch (coincidentally my IRL brother) has put together a fairly detailed and interesting comparison of the two games, for those of you who are still undecided on whether to part with $10. You can read all about it after the break, and I’ll update this post later with a video I’m currently uploading of RB vs TTR too.

See you after the jump!

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Rock Band released to the App Store, TTR to see competition?

EA Games have released Rock Band Mobile for the iPhone. This version of the game sees some amazing artists such as OK Go, Foo Fighters, Blink 182, All American Rejects and more (list after the break.)

However, this game comes just a week after the release of Tap Tap Revenge 3. Both music games have similar gameplay, similar artists, but each have their own benefits (level up your avatar, online multiplayer in TTR. Bluetooth multiplayer and play different instruments in Rock Band)

Another main difference is the price – Rock Band is 10 times more expensive than TTR3. ($10 to $1)

So will the big brand name of “Rock Band” manage to beat the game designed specifically for the iPhone platform? Keep watching those paid charts! Links and songs after the break.

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