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Just prior to the July 1997 launch of EA's classic labyrinth-building simulation Dungeon Keeper, a designer slipped a secret message into the game's executable code. That message remained secret until now. "I am writing this at 4AM on Keeper's last day," reads the all-caps text. "I look around the...

July 18th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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It appears the European Commission isn't thrilled with Apple's slow movement to provide more safeguards from accidental in-app purchases made on its devices. The administration issued a press release today discussing joint action from the firm and member states to enforce better protection for cons...

July 18th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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EA's reboot of Dungeon Keeper rubbed new and old fans the wrong way with an aggressive approach to monetization – it's a free, mobile app heavy on microtransactions and shifty five-star rating schemes. The original game's creator, Peter Molyneux, dubbed the reboot "ridiculous," and in June, E...

July 10th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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The UK's Advertising Standards Agency upheld a complaint against EA today, ruling the publisher misled customers by promoting its mobile Dungeon Keeper game as "free." The British authority told EA to ensure future adverts are upfront about what limits there are to "free gameplay" and how in-app pu...

July 2nd 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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With Dungeon Keeper's frequent ultimatum of giving into micro transactions or waiting hours to make another move, EA's mobile revival of the evil lair builder didn't win over many fans, new or old. Its reputation as one of the least player-friendly examples of free-to-play gaming was rampant close...

June 29th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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EA's received hefty doses of criticism following the launch of its free-to-play mobile version of Dungeon Keeper, thanks in particular to the game's reliance on microtransactions. One person voicing displeasure with the game recently is Dungeon Keeper's original creator, Lionhead Studios co-founder...

February 10th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Players who did not enjoy EA's free-to-play Android version of Dungeon Keeper found themselves unable to voice their displeasure in the days following its release, as Pocket Gamer discovered that the game actively discourages less-than-perfect ratings via Google Play. After playing Dungeon Keeper...

February 7th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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A year and a half ago, EA Games announced plans to make single-player game Dungeon Keeper into an MMO. After the initial announcement -- which was met with no small amount of skepticism -- things were pretty quiet on that front for a long time. EA recently confirmed that plans for the Dungeon Keepe...

June 1st 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Joystiq's sister site Massively.com has all the news you'll need about MMOs. Here's the best, brightest, and most interesting stuff from the last week, all in one convenient place for your MMO minute. EA licenses Dungeon Keeper MMO, for ChinaElectronic Arts h...

December 3rd 2008 at 3:00am 0 Comments