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EA revises Origin suspension policy

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EA revises Origin suspension policy

EA has revised one particularly sticky bit of its account suspension policy, which previously restricted single-player games for bad behavior in multiplayer modes. Under the revised policy, players can still access their campaigns regularly by opting to play offline.

Read more: How to enable the Offline mode »

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Battlelog hits iOS App Store

Battlelog hits iOS App Store

Just in case you're one of those people who need to obsessively check on his or her Battlefield 3 stats while waiting for the bus, EA has released a Battlelog app for iOS devices. The free app is now available, and keeps track of your friends' activity, leaderboards, and news.

Read more: Full list of Battlelog iOS features »

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EA denies massive layoff reports

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EA denies massive layoff reports

EA has denied reports of widespread layoffs, after rumors circulated over the weekend that the company was preparing to let go of 500-1,000 positions. Even in its denial, though, EA seems to make room for some amount of job losses as studios and projects shift.

Read more: 'There are no lay-offs as such' »

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Star Wars: The Old Republic update rewards level 50 players

Star Wars: The Old Republic update rewards level 50 players

Star Wars: The Old Republic seems to have faded from the collective gamer consciousness a bit. Not coincidentally, BioWare has announced various perks coming alongside the new Legacy 1.2 update, which seem squarely aimed at attracting new players and bringing old ones back into the fold.

Read more: 30 days free for level 50s »

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Mass Effect 3 patch results in Xbox 360 crashing bugs

Mass Effect 3 patch results in Xbox 360 crashing bugs

After a full month and plenty of shrugging resignation, a patch to fix your Shepard's face in Mass Effect 3 finally hit on Monday. But you know what they say: mo' patches, mo' problems. (Yeah, I know no one says that.)

Read more: BioWare 'investigating' crashing bug »

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Mass Effect 3 multiplayer promos lack Sony approval

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer promos lack Sony approval

BioWare has been pumping out a steady stream of weekend events for it's horde-like Mass Effect 3 multiplayer mode. So far, though, not a single one of them has appeared on the PlayStation 3. So what's the deal? BioWare's latest promo announcement reveals that Sony hasn't approved of it.

Read more: 'Sony will not allow us' to run the promotion »

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Crysis 3 announced, coming to PC, PS3, and Xbox 360

Crysis 3 announced, coming to PC, PS3, and Xbox 360

Crysis 3 has been announced--but only after a series of leaks forced publisher Electronic Arts to confirm the game's existence. "The best kept secret in shooters just can't be contained," the publisher confirmed.

Leaked boxart which appeared briefly on Origin showed off a Nanosuit-wearing soldier in yet another urban environment. This time, though, he's carrying a bow and arrow.

Read more: More information coming on April 16th »

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BioWare enamored with Kinect after Mass Effect 3

BioWare enamored with Kinect after Mass Effect 3

If you listen to Weekend Confirmed, you probably heard Jeff Cannata raving about the Kinect functionality in Mass Effect 3. It was dubbed as "Better with Kinect," and that title doesn't seem to be an empty marketing gesture if BioWare's own enthusiasm for the device is any indication.

Read more: 'It feels like the future of interactive storytelling' »

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Mass Effect 3 multiplayer weekend rewards promotions

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer weekend rewards promotions

BioWare has two successful Mass Effect 3 multiplayer weekends under its belt, so why not go for a third? This time the game plans to reward you for promoting your multiplayer characters, along with a collective reward if enough players promote theirs during the period, in an event dubbed "Operation Raptor."

Read more: Prizes for promotion 2 characters, 150K collectively »

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SimCity to use always-on DRM, no mod tools at launch

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SimCity to use always-on DRM, no mod tools at launch

SimCity looks to finally scratch that itch after a long absence -- with some new features to boot -- but the times they are a-changing in some less favorable ways as well. The game will use the contentious always-online DRM method, even during private, single-player games.

Read more: Plus, Maxis on mod tools »

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Battlefield 3 PS3 server rentals priced

Battlefield 3 PS3 server rentals priced

Battlefield 3 is getting a large patch on the PlayStation 3 today, adding a number of tweaks and fixes. One of the biggest updates comes in the form of server rentals on the console, for customized configurations and smoother play. Today, DICE has outlined the pricing plans and how it will move forward with the servers.

Read more: Range from $1.49 to $64.99 »

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Battlefield 3 patch brings console server rentals, PS3 anti-aliasing option

Battlefield 3 patch brings console server rentals, PS3 anti-aliasing option

Battlefield 3 is rolling out a massive game update, set to hit the PlayStation 3 on March 27. The PC and Xbox 360 versions will follow sometime soon after. While the patch packs loads of tweaks for weapons and vehicles in general, some of the biggest changes come to the consoles.

Read more: Server rentals, reduced PS3 input lag, and more »

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Mass Effect 3 gets 'N7 Bounty' bonus XP weekend

Mass Effect 3 gets 'N7 Bounty' bonus XP weekend

Last weekend's N7 Challenge in Mass Effect 3 was a success, granting bonus items for those who took down Reapers on Silver and a community item for collectively going full-genocide with a million Brute deaths. That was only the beginning of BioWare's multiplayer plans, as this weekend players are getting another opportunity for bonuses, this time in the form of XP with the "N7 Bounty - Operation Fortress."

Read more: 25% bonus XP across all enemies, maps, challenge levels »

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Mass Effect 3 faces getting fixed in next patch

Mass Effect 3 faces getting fixed in next patch

With all the talk of endings and closure, you might have forgotten the other controversy dogging Mass Effect 3. Some users were unable to import their custom Shepard's face upon starting the game, and EA's suggestion to remake your face wasn't exactly satisfying. That problem is set to be fixed with an upcoming patch.

Read more: 'I don't want to give even a rough idea of the date' »

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Mass Effect 3 team to provide 'clarity' and 'closure,' details in April

Mass Effect 3 team to provide 'clarity' and 'closure,' details in April

Even if you've tried to avoid spoilers, you've probably heard by now that fans are a bit miffed at the ending of Mass Effect 3. The trilogy's conclusion has inspired a level of fervent outrage and activism that real problems like poverty and world hunger could only dream of. BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka wants you to know that they have heard your pleas, and they are working on something to ease your worries. But, what? Spoilers follow, obviously.

Read more: Team working on 'content initiatives' »

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