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EA kicks the hornet’s nest, plans to stop paying license fees for the rights to guns

EA won't pay gun makers anymore to depict their weapons in video games, but it will still depict their weapons. The publisher believes it shouldn't have to pay for that privilege anymore than authors pay to write the word 'Colt.'
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Rule the world through tourism in ‘Civilization V’s’ “Brave New World”

Senior producer Dennis Shirk and lead programmer Ed Beach of Firaxis walk us through what's new and what's changed in Brave New World, the upcoming expansion pack for Civilization V.
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Sony adding Indie Games category in the PlayStation Store

Sony continues to support indie development on its PlayStation platforms, with a new Indie Games category in the PlayStation Store. To celebrate, a few games within the new category are on sale for a limited time.
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Splinter Cell multiplayer brings back “Spies vs Mercs” with a twist, and extends the co-op

Ubisoft Toronto’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist offers some familiar multiplayer modes, with a new twist.
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‘The Sims’ creator Will Wright calls ‘SimCity’ launch debacle ‘inexcusable’

Maxis founder and SimCity creator Will Wright spoke recently about EA's "inexcusable" SimCity launch disaster and the state of the game industry, which he sees as having an "unpredictable" future.
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‘Eternal Darkness’ successor ‘Shadow of the Eternals’ is open for funding

Canadian studio Precursor Games seeks $1.5 million for development of Shadow of the Eternals, an 'spiritual successor' to Eternal Darkness with a story that spans 2,500 years of human history and cause players to 'question their own…
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‘Assassin’s Creed’ creator Patrice Désilets parts ways with Ubisoft… again

Patrice Désilets and Ubisoft have parted ways once again. The publisher claims that the Assassin's Creed co-creator "left the studio," though Désilets describes his departure as a "termination" that he will "vigorously" fight.
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Wolfenstein: The New Order brings back B.J. Blazkowicz this fall

Check out our full written Wolfenstein: The New Order review. Wolfenstein returns. Bethesda Softworks confirms today that Wolfenstein: The New Order will be coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and “next-generation consoles”…
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Five corners of the Star Wars universe that you didn’t know about

Electronic Arts is now locked into a multi-year partnership with Disney that will see some of the publisher's top studios delivering Star Wars games. Here are some of the Expanded Universe locations we'd like to see visited.
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Disney and EA team up to make Star Wars games

Electronic Arts will develop and publish Star Wars games aimed at core gamers across multiple genres and platforms. Meanwhile, Disney retains select rights "within the mobile, social, tablet, and online game categories."
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EVE Online’s second decade begins today with a peek at the future

As EVE Online turns 10 today, key players at CCP Games take a look at where the franchise has been and where it is headed as the second decade dawns. First up is a game-changing Dust 514 update, to be followed soon by a new creative…
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Next-gen Xbox won’t require always-on Internet, alleged internal memo states

Microsoft's Xbox successor won't require an always-on Internet connection, according to an allegedly leaked internal memo that was sent out to the company. A statement released to Digital Trends refuses to comment on the memo, stating only…