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A New Hope: How Going Free To Play Brought Redemption To Star Wars MMO

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You've heard the rumblings before. Free doesn't work. Or perhaps it was that free doesn't work for big time franchises. More specifically for video games, you may have heard that when a game goes from paid to free it's a sign that it's a dead game. The mantra persists,...
A New Hope: How Going Free To Play Brought Redemption To Star Wars MMO

Must See HDTV (March 4th - 10th)

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We begin this week for a vital PSA aimed at the fan of ABC's Zero Hour -- that show has been cancelled after airing just three episodes. In other news, fresh iterations of SimCity and Tomb Raider arrive this week for some old-but-new-again gaming. Look below for the highlights...
Must See HDTV (March 4th - 10th)

Age Of Empires II HD Is Coming To Steam, And We're "Reeeaady"

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Gaming isn’t quite cyclical, thought it would seem that the big trend this winter is to remake old-school games from the 90′s for newer platforms. EA just released a brand new version of a personal childhood favorite, SimCity, and now it would appear that Age Of Empires II HD...
Age Of Empires II HD Is Coming To Steam, And We're "Reeeaady"

EA announces Mac SimCity for June 11 as Cheetah Speed finally returns

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We've known about plans for a Mac port of EA's SimCity reboot since last August, but today EA announced the date Apple fans would be able to play the company's flawed city-building simulation: June 11. Players who have already bought the PC version of the game—either as a download...
EA announces Mac SimCity for June 11 as Cheetah Speed finally returns

The inescapable ’80s: 8-bit, SimCity, and Wing Commander all make a comeback

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I do everything I can to not dwell too much on the 1980s and early 1990s, but sometimes I just don’t have any other choice. I think it’s a generalized problem you experience as you get older: try as you might, you can’t completely abandon your formative years, full of...
The inescapable ’80s: 8-bit, SimCity, and Wing Commander all make a comeback

SimCity for Mac pushed back to August

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To put it mildly, the EA Maxis team has learned a few hard lessons about launching only when ready. The company is putting that theory into practice: it's delaying the launch of SimCity for Mac from June 11th to August. The OS X version just isn't "ready for primetime,"...
SimCity for Mac pushed back to August

SimCity PR nightmare escalates

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SimCity PR nightmare escalates: Tero Kuittinen for Fox News: The ambitious goal of having SimCity populated by "real people" may thus be backfiring quite spectacularly -- partly because the Sims don't act rationally, but also because of the complications of trying to find the shortest route to nearest job, home...
SimCity PR nightmare escalates

Next SimCity requires Net to start

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Catch the new developments for the long-awaited mother of all simulation games. [Read more]...
Next SimCity requires Net to start

iRadio Announcement at WWDC Looking Likely After Sony Signs On

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AllThingsD briefly reports that Sony Music has agreed to a deal to bring its content to Apple's rumored streaming radio service, informally dubbed "iRadio". The development comes following word that Apple was pushing hard to complete deals in time for an announcement at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote next...
iRadio Announcement at WWDC Looking Likely After Sony Signs On
Microsoft's next Xbox could take over your TV just like Google TV

These 13 Brands Totally Dominated The Super Bowl Blackout On Twitter

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While advertisers were surely freaking out during the Super Bowl power outage about the impact the delay would have on their $4 million ad buys, their social media teams were scrambling to craft hilarious Twitter responses at a moment's notice. Oreo got the most attention for its speedy response with...
These 13 Brands Totally Dominated The Super Bowl Blackout On Twitter

Review: Microsoft Flight looks beautiful, might as well stay grounded

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Microsoft Flight is the current incarnation of a long and illustrious franchise of games, dating back to 1977. Unlike SimCity, you can start playing Microsoft Flight for free: Simply download the game and embark on a series of missions planned to both teach you the basics of flight, and...
Review: Microsoft Flight looks beautiful, might as well stay grounded

Sims Dev to Make TV Shows

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Game developer Will Wright, best known as the man behind SimCity (and other Sim games) and Spore, has signed a deal with the Science Channel to create programming for the cable station. These are not games, they're TV shows, though they'll have interactive online components. I've always divided people into...
Sims Dev to Make TV Shows
Week in Gaming: Big news for big-name games, little guys still fighting a battle

How Facebook search ads change the competitive landscape for businesses

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For years of search marketing, companies have had to bid on their own keywords to protect their brand and avoid losing traffic to competitors. Now they’ll probably have to do it for Facebook, too. Facebook announced its plans to offer search-based advertisements called Sponsored Results last month and recently we’ve...
How Facebook search ads change the competitive landscape for businesses

Apple Preparing to Begin Shipping Fifth-Generation iPod Touch to Customers

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At last month's media event, Apple introduced the fifth-generation iPod touch, a revamped version of the device offering the same 4-inch display found in the iPhone 5 and a number of different color options. While Apple immediately began taking pre-orders for the device, availability was set for a rather vague...
Apple Preparing to Begin Shipping Fifth-Generation iPod Touch to Customers

Avid Gamer (And Minnesota Vikings Punter) Chris Kluwe Does The Math On How Much EA's SimCity Debacle Cost EA

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Oh, EA. I would imagine that there are more than a few execs and PR people who are hoping their employer is siphoning off a bit of its $5 billion market cap and putting it towards time machine R&D. With this post-facto mulligan tearing a new hole in the spacetime...
Avid Gamer (And Minnesota Vikings Punter) Chris Kluwe Does The Math On How Much EA's SimCity Debacle Cost EA

Facebook widens Sponsored Results test, makes search ads available through API and Power Editor

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Facebook is expanding its test of search-based ads today by making Sponsored Results available through the Power Editor tool, according to an update received by some of the social network’s partners. We’ve also confirmed that Sponsored Results have been added to the Ads API. Sponsored Results allows businesses to buy ads...
Facebook widens Sponsored Results test, makes search ads available through API and Power Editor
The DeanBeat: King overtakes Zynga as the largest social gaming company

Shorter Maxis: no, seriously, there will be a Mac version of SimCity, and it will be the same.

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Shorter Maxis: no, seriously, there will be a Mac version of SimCity, and it will be the same.: seldo: Yes, it will be the same. Exactly the same. Yes, identical. Compatible. Unioned. The same. How many ways do we have to say this? Now. Now. Now. Now. Now....
Shorter Maxis: no, seriously, there will be a Mac version of SimCity, and it will be the same.

Component Suppliers Say Apple Has Ordered Parts for 10 Million 'iPad Minis' in 4Q 2012

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While some sources have indicated that production challenges with components for Apple's forthcoming "iPad mini" will limit launch supplies of the device, The Wall Street Journal now reports that many component suppliers are moving ahead to meet Apple's plans to build more than 10 million units of the device during...
Component Suppliers Say Apple Has Ordered Parts for 10 Million 'iPad Minis' in 4Q 2012

UK top 20 video games chart

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Tomb Raider makes a blockbuster debut, leading a raft of new releases including SimCity into the top fiveUKIE Games Charts © compiled by GfK Chart-TrackGamesPS3XboxWiiguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms &...
UK top 20 video games chart

SimCity Social finds a home on Facebook, destiny winks in approving fashion

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Given that "City" is in the name, SimCity has always felt like a title in need of a social platform. Fast forward a score or so since its inception, and fate seems to have finally played out. SimCity Social was just announced at E3 today, bringing the heralded city-building...
SimCity Social finds a home on Facebook, destiny winks in approving fashion

New SimCity Is Under Construction, Will Arrive in 2013

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It's back! EA announce a new version of everyone's favorite city simulator that will come to the PC sometime next year...
New SimCity Is Under Construction, Will Arrive in 2013
EA pulls the plug on 3 Facebook games

Apple's 3D Maps and Imagery Seeing Incremental Improvements

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Following last week's open letter from Tim Cook in which he promised that Apple "will keep working non-stop" until the iOS 6 Maps app meets customers' standards for quality, Apple has indeed been making improvements to the service. While there is certainly a ways to go, it is clear that...
Apple's 3D Maps and Imagery Seeing Incremental Improvements

SimCity for Mac arrives June 11, players get OS X and Windows copies with 1 purchase

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EA announced on Wednesday that the latest version of its hit SimCity franchise would land on Apple's Mac platform on June 11.    ...
SimCity for Mac arrives June 11, players get OS X and Windows copies with 1 purchase

Downtown Vegas: Where Better To Build A Company Than In A Giant Start-Up?

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Today is my first full work day in my new downtown Vegas home. I’ve spent countless hours down here over the past few months, but there’s a palpably different feeling now that this is where I actually live. It’s very exciting. As I wrote yesterday, my decision to base The...
Downtown Vegas: Where Better To Build A Company Than In A Giant Start-Up?
EA's stock price rises 5 percent on buyout rumor

EA planning to release a big social game this quarter

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Electronic Arts’ No. 2 executive Peter Moore said that the company plans to release another “big social title” during the current first-fiscal quarter ending June 30. In a conference call with analysts, Moore said that EA will release the game this quarter, but he declined to name it. Rumors have...
EA planning to release a big social game this quarter
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