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FIFA 13 Wii U uses the WiiPad for touch-based passing, kicking and tackling, plus real-time manager options like substituting players and changing positions. Also if you take off your shirt and run around screaming after you score a goal, EA sends you a nice email – okay, we made that last on...

November 21st 2012 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 launched across the globe last week and, as sure as the Queen combines her corgis like Voltron into one giant corgi to ride around the palace, the game debuted in the top spot. We're not projecting the right gravitas here. The game didn't just premiere at the top spot in t...

November 19th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Halo 4 grabbed the top spot on the UK charts, but it did so showing the hesitancy everyone had about the franchise's new custodian. According to Chart-Track, Halo 4, the first installment by Microsoft's 343 Industries, was the 18th biggest launch in terms of first week sales. Halo 3 and Halo: Rea...

November 12th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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In good guy news, EA Sports is putting up $500,000 worth of in-game advertising for Movember, free of charge. You may have already spotted the ads, which will run this month, in the latest iterations of FIFA, Madden, and NHL.Movember's been going for several years now, but in case you're yet to lin...

November 5th 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Red-coat murder simulator Assassin's Creed 3 is publisher Ubisoft's biggest launch ever in the UK. According to Chart-Track, along with the previously mentioned achievement, AC3 is also the second biggest launch of the year (behind FIFA 13, natch). This fifth installment in the franchise (1, 2, Bro...

November 5th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Electronic Arts posted a net loss of $381 million for the second fiscal quarter ending September 30, a year-on-year increase of 12.1 percent. Net revenue also suffered a slight decline, down to $711 million from $715 million for the same period last year.The company did enjoy an upswing in digital...

October 31st 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Electronic Arts announced massive sales for its Battlefield and FIFA franchises as part of its second quarter earnings today. Battlefield 3 Premium, which had over 1.3 million subscribers in late July, now has surpassed 2 million.The publisher also announced that FIFA 13 has gone on to sell 7.4 mil...

October 30th 2012 at 4:38pm 0 Comments
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Lionel Messi looks absolutely delighted to be Amazon's video game deal of the day. His game, FIFA Soccer 13, is $39.99 on PS3 and Xbox 360 today, leading off a series of limited-time Gold Box deals.Still upcoming today are discounts on Skyrim, Sleeping Dogs, Dead Island, and Theatrhythm: Final Fant...

October 30th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Shock and awe, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, which is receiving some of the worst reviews of the season so far, took first place in the UK last week. This is either a sign of the media's impotence or a hat tip to the brilliance of publisher EA that it withheld review copies until launch. A similar si...

October 29th 2012 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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Welcome to the fourth consecutive week of FIFA 13 topping the UK Charts. No need to feign surprise. Also, don't expect FIFA's run to end by next week, unless Medal of Honor: Warfighter shocks and awes us all. Then again... there's always Forza: Horizon. Racing games can be a wild card on the U...

October 22nd 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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FIFA 13, which had a record-setting debut, maintains its premier position on the UK charts. The game saw a 72 percent decline in sales in its second week, but from a historical perspective, FIFA 13 is going to have a long tail and be in the top of the charts for quite a while.Taking the second spot...

October 8th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments