Tag Archive | "EA"

PvZ2 F2P? OK

Monday, June 3, 2013

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PvZ2 F2P? OK

Tweet As much fun as we’ve had with the new Facebook iteration of horticultural tower defense game Plants vs. Zombies — namely, Plants vs. Zombies Adventures — we’ve continued to hungrily desire the full-fledged sequel that PopCap announced a while back. It’s the sort of game we could easily see ourselves shuffling across a crowded lawn to [...]

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Thursday Appdate: Tetris Blitz

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Thursday Appdate: Tetris Blitz

Tweet One could start this examination with a brief look back at the ubiquity of Tetris, but anecdotal experiments are much more fun: start humming Korobeiniki right now, wherever you are. See how many people either join in, or ask why you’re humming the Tetris music. Bonus points for you, by the way, if you knew the [...]

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Tiny Brains Coming to Big Conventions and New Consoles

Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Tiny Brains Coming to Big Conventions and New Consoles

Tweet Want to try out Tiny Brains? Unless your brain is actually tiny, the answer is plainly ‘yes.’ If you’re not interested in a “3D co-op action puzzle game in which up to four players can take the role of tiny (but super-powered!) lab animals,” then there’s something wrong with you and we at Frisky Mongoose cannot [...]

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EA Stops Fish from Playing, SimCity Social Closing June 14

Monday, April 15, 2013

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EA Stops Fish from Playing, SimCity Social Closing June 14

Tweet Looks like I won’t be playing SimCity Social for the writing, or for any other reason, anymore. Yesterday, EA made the sad announcement that it was closing down its Playfish line of Facebook games, including SimCity Social, The Sims Social, Pet Society, and others. Those three are scheduled to go offline on June 14. In an [...]

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Tiny Brains Have Tiny Trailer

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Tiny Brains Have Tiny Trailer

Tweet A week ago, we told you about how TriplePoint client Spearhead Games was debuting with a new title that implied some mean things about themselves. This week, though, the team with Tiny Brains has revealed that they have the smarts and foresight to show a little bit of their co-op puzzling gameplay in a new [...]

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Assassin’s Creed and Dead Space Developers Have Tiny Brains

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Assassin’s Creed and Dead Space Developers Have Tiny Brains

Tweet Look, don’t go yelling at me for the headline; I’m just telling you what the developers said themselves. Former members of the EA, Eidos, and Ubisoft teams — including folks who worked to develop games in the Dead Space and Assassin’s Creed series — have banded together to form Spearhead Games (a TriplePoint client), and now [...]

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EA Asks Origin Partners to Stop Promoting SimCity

Friday, March 8, 2013

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EA Asks Origin Partners to Stop Promoting SimCity

Tweet If you haven’t been following the recent launch of SimCity, EA’s latest incarnation of the classic civic design simulator, well… it’s been rough. After a long campaign of promising the always-on requirement wouldn’t lead to a repeat of the Diablo 3 disaster, it led to precisely that. Players are understandably furious, and the press has been [...]

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I Play SimCity Social for the Writing

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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I Play SimCity Social for the Writing

Tweet “SimCity Social?” they ask me. “Sure, it’s got the SimCity branding and all, but isn’t it just another click-and-wait Facebook game?” Though I know the look of skepticism it will produce, my reply is, “Oh, I play SimCity Social for the writing.” Since I can feel your dubious smirks already, let me explain this. [...]

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PopCap Lays Off 50 Employees, Re-evaluates Global Operations

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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PopCap Lays Off 50 Employees, Re-evaluates Global Operations

Tweet The horde of developers responsible for Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled has grown a little thinner. EA-owned PopCap Games confirmed this morning that it is laying off 50 employees from its Seattle headquarters and re-evaluating its need for a satellite office in Dublin. PopCap offered an explanation for the move via its official blog. According [...]

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Free Game of the Day, 8/21/12 — The Simpsons: Tapped Out Returns with New Tricks, Old Gameplay

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Free Game of the Day, 8/21/12 — The Simpsons: Tapped Out Returns with New Tricks, Old Gameplay

Tweet The Simpsons: Tapped Out opens in the right way — with The Simpsons. That is to say, the first thing you’ll see after booting up the game is a cartoon cut-scene that could be straight from the desk of Matt Groening. It’s almost like the game knows its only chance of winning over the fickle (but [...]

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Real Racing 3 Hits a New Graphical Gear on iOS

Friday, August 3, 2012

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Real Racing 3 Hits a New Graphical Gear on iOS

Tweet In a post-Infinity Blade world, gorgeous visuals on iOS don’t carry quite as much of a punch. HDR lighting, tessellation, particle effects — we’ve seen it. But once in awhile, it’s still hard to do anything but raise both eyebrows and say, “that’s running on a phone?!”. Such is the case with Real Racing [...]

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Gaming News Roundup—Friday, August 3

Friday, August 3, 2012

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Gaming News Roundup—Friday, August 3

Tweet Hitting the web today in gaming news: EA alleges Zynga copied their hit Sims game and files suit accordingly and TechCrunch reports on Google Ventures-backed MediaSpike’s effort to bring product sponsorship to social games. Also, German developer Gameforge enjoys the release of three new mobile games, Venture Beat wonders when mobile games’ big day [...]

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