Electronic Arts discontinues Online Pass, a controversial form of video game DRM
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EA Opening New Los Angeles Game Studio

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Electronic Arts Inc., fresh off announcing it cut 10 percent of its workforce to trim costs, is investing in a new Los Angeles studio for its Stockholm-based DICE game developer with the goal of poaching talent from rivals like Activision Blizzard Inc. The DICE unit, purchased by EA in the...
EA Opening New Los Angeles Game Studio

EA Opening New Los Angeles Game Studio

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Electronic Arts, fresh off announcing it cut 10% of its workforce to trim costs, is investing in a new Los Angeles studio for its Stockholm-based DICE game developer with the goal of poaching talent from rivals like Activision Blizzard....
EA Opening New Los Angeles Game Studio

Twitch takes its video-streaming app for gamers to the Xbox 360, but it's for spectators only

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Launched in 2007, Justin.tv is one of the stalwarts of Web-based video streaming, which is why we were particularly interested when it branched out a gaming-focused offshoot called Twitch back in the summer of 2011. Just to recap, Twitch is a video-streaming platform-cum-social community for gamers, claiming more than 34...
Twitch takes its video-streaming app for gamers to the Xbox 360, but it's for spectators only

Mobile apps news roundup: WeChat now has 190M MAU, PvZ 2 launching in July, Amazon launches Appstore in China and more

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WeChat now has 190 million MAU – Tencent’s deputy general manager Hou Xiaonan revealed on the final day of the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Bejing that the company’s messaging app WeChat now has 190 million monthly active users (MAU). This put’s WeChat on par with U.S. messaging app...
Mobile apps news roundup: WeChat now has 190M MAU, PvZ 2 launching in July, Amazon launches Appstore in China and more

EA Says It's Going To Keep Using Manufacturers' Guns In Its Games -- It's Just Done Asking Permission

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Given the current climate surrounding guns, violent video games and all points where the two intersect, it's not surprising that a large developer like EA would attempt to distance itself from gun manufacturers. No, EA isn't going to stop making video games with real-life weapons in them. It's going...
EA Says It's Going To Keep Using Manufacturers' Guns In Its Games -- It's Just Done Asking Permission

EA Reboot Cost 900 Jobs

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So those “hard but essential changes” and “difficult organizational decisions” Electronic Arts announced back in late April, but refused to explain in detail? It did so last night during its fourth-quarter earnings call, and they’re not pretty. Since announcing that organizational update on April 25, EA has sacked 10 percent...
EA Reboot Cost 900 Jobs

Dekko wants to take augmented reality beyond a 'marketing gimmick'

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US startup raises $3.2m of funding and hopes its 'real-world operating system' will leave rivals in the shadeUS startup Dekko has raised $3.2m of funding to fuel its ambitions for technology that it describes as a "visual layer for wearable computing devices".It sounds (and looks) like augmented reality technology, but...
Dekko wants to take augmented reality beyond a 'marketing gimmick'

Game On: Ouya Raises $15 Million in New Funding

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Ouya, the Android-based game console that received nearly $8.6 million from its Kickstarter campaign, is getting more money to put toward game development and its upcoming retail launch. The Los Angeles-based startup announced today that it has raised $15 million in new funding, led by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers....
Game On: Ouya Raises $15 Million in New Funding

Ouya games console follows Kickstarter funding with $15m VC round

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Claims 'increased demand' for Android-powered device's retail launch as it adds industry veteran Bing Gordon to boardOuya made the games industry sit up when it raised $8.6m on Kickstarter in 2012 to make and launch an Android-based games console. Now the company is turning to a more-traditional source for more...
Ouya games console follows Kickstarter funding with $15m VC round
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