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EA’s Origin launches “Great Game Guarantee”

Ever bought a game and realised it was kind of ‘sucky’, or didn’t work how it should? EA are setting a standard on such matters, by offering a “Great Game Guarantee” on their Origin Store — allowing players to request a refund within the first 24 hours after launching a game. The guarantee will apply

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Battlefield 4 Outed, Trailer and Gameplay Released

Following a press event yesterday, Battlefield 4 now has an official TV-spot as well as an accompanying 17-minute gameplay trailer. Sadly, all of the gameplay shown is from the single-player. The game has been announced for PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 systems with an assumed release on the next Xbox console this fall (next-gen release

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EA launch Origin player appreciation sale

EA appreciates you, apparently. They’ve just launched a huge ‘player appreciation’ sale on the Origin store, announced on the Origin Insider Facebook page, the week long sale will offer up to 70% off on over 200 of their digital titles. Heading over to the UK storefront just now, it labels it as an ‘up to

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EA CEO John Riccitiello has stepped down

John Riccitiello has stepped down as CEO of EA today, giving away leadership to Larry Probst, to help oversee the leadership transfer as Executive Chairman. Riccitiello has cited the reason for his decision stems from problems that EA have faced by coming in at the lower end of the financial estimations they had given shareholders.

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Choice of free games for SimCity buyers detailed

If you bought SimCity, and heard that EA were going to offer a free game download through Origin as an apology for the launch issues, you were probably wondering which game that would be. Something we raised on this week’s podcast. The good news is there’s a choice as to what you take.

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Battlefield 4 unveiling, March 26 [UPDATED]

Polygon’s Samit Sarkar just reported that Battlefield 4 will be unveiled on March 26 at a event based in San Francisco. Polygon’s source is straight from Battlefield series publisher Electronic Arts via an invitation to the event which reads “Please join us to celebrate a new era of Battlefield”. Fan site BF4Central is reporting that a teaser video

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A digital distribution Pick ‘n’ Mix: Ubisoft games on Origin, EA games on Uplay

Despite your digital distribution qualms and preferences, choices are a good thing, right? It seems that’s how Ubisoft and Electronic Arts see it, with news today that the two companies are to start selling their through each others digital sales platforms. From today, a bunch of Ubisoft’s titles will be purchasable on EA’s Origin platform,

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Fourteen new Sim City screenshots released

For those lucky enough to have landed a place in the recently launched SimCity beta, this isn’t for you. For the rest of us, however, EA have released fourteen new screenshots for the upcoming Sim City reboot, showing everything from fires being fought, to Vegas-like casino cities

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Latest Sim City video shows off multi-city mode

SimCity‘s new multi-city mode allows you to influence nearby cities, as well as having them influence yours. Some aren’t so keen on the Sim City multi city idea, but starting a region, inviting your friends, and then proceeding to help (or perhaps not help) your friends out with the things you’re doing in your own

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Origin Advent Calendar sale starts tomorrow, 50% off everything on Christmas Day (with an asterisk)

I’ve avoided mentioning it on Ironhammers so far this year, but on the same day that the other half has asked me to fetch an artificial tree from its box in the shed (there’s spiders in there, apparently), Christmas gets in first mention for 2012 (and I almost made it to December beforehand). EA have

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