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The Electronic Arts-sponsored Humble Origin Bundle has earned over $8.6 million in charity donations since its launch earlier this month, breaking previous sales records and emerging as the biggest-selling Humble Bundle offering to date. The record surpasses last year's Humble Indie Bundle V, ...

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Electronic Arts' digital distribution portal Origin will now support a limited "Great Game Guarantee" return policy. Those with buyer's remorse within 24 hours of launching a game for the first time, or seven days after purchase without activation, have the option to return the EA game for a refund...

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Like many gamers who grew up playing the popular titles in the 1990s, Massively's Jef is understandably excited that Chris Roberts, creator of Wing Commander, is working on an original space sim MMO called Star Citizen. Jef is so thrilled, in fact, that he started a column anticipating the title. ...

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EA's Vice President Andrew Wilson told GamesIndustry International at E3 this year that the company plans to "really re-establish Origin as a service to gamers, not as a means to drive transactions." Wilson was on the initial team that planned out Origin, which he said was originally designed as...

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Victory Games' Command & Conquer, built on EA and DICE's Frostbite engine, is launching as a free-to-play game later this year through Origin. Tim Morten, development director, says that while Command & Conquer will require an internet connection, it makes for a more nimble game that can ...

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Mac SimCity fans hoping to grab a copy of the popular lifestyle game next week are going to be disappointed with EA today. The gaming company confirmed that it is delaying the launch of SimCity for the Mac from the original June 11th date to sometime in August. A post on the SimCity blog claims t...

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Capcom announced today that its globe-trotting, pogo-jumping platformer DuckTales Remastered is coming to PC platforms via Steam, Origin, Impulse, GamersGate, Green Man Gaming, and "numerous other places PC gamers download their wares." Helmed by Double Dragon: Neon developer WayForward, DuckTal...

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Is your gaming world a Perfect World? If you're one of the publisher's legion of players, then prepare to encounter Perfect World's latest initiative. It's called Arc, and it's a gaming platform that seeks to tie together PWE's account system, games, and news. Similar to Steam, Origin, and other...

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As part of an ongoing sale, EA has dropped the price of several downloadable titles on Origin, offering up to 50 percent off of recent releases such as Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution. Through April 30, Origin users can pick up a digital copy of Tomb Raider for $25, or for just a few bucks more ...

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EA announced today that the latest version of SimCity will be arriving on the Mac platform on June 11, 2013. Lucy Bradshaw, senior vice president and general manager of EA's Maxis Label, said that "We didn't want to make any compromises when it came to the Mac, so we created a native version th...

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Security research firm ReVuln has discovered a fairly simple way (in theory, at least) for unscrupulous folks and their hacking machines to execute malicious code on your computer, by way of EA's Origin platform. The exploit takes advantage of Origin's uniform resource identifier -- the protocol th...

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Electronic Arts' Origin service began a "player appreciation sale" today, with over 200 titles up to 70 percent off for a week. The sale includes digitally distributed games for PC and Mac, as well as physical goods for consoles, PC and Mac. Coincidentally, this also reduces the value of EA's apolo...

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Despite all of its launch complications, EA Maxis' series reboot SimCity has managed to sell over one million copies since launching two weeks ago. EA reports this is the biggest launch for the franchise, the majority of players – 54%, EA says – choosing to download SimCity. In fact, EA...

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Though EA's official stance on SimCity's persistent Internet connection has been that it's absolutely required for the core game to function, a report from Rock, Paper, Shotgun claims that is not the case. An inside source who asked to remain anonymous told RPS the online servers are "not handling ...

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