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  • Blog Post: [Updated] EA Partners, Other Divisions Facing Closure

    [Update #2] Kotaku has received a memo sent by interim CEO and Executive Chairman Larry Probst to the EA staff. The memo details the streamlining taking place, including a consolidation of marketing functions underneath chief operating officer Peter Moore. This also sees the collapse of all label marketing... More
  • Blog Post: Respawn's Game A No Show At E3

    Just like last year, developer Respawn Entertainment won't be showing off its first project at E3 next month. "Some of us will be present at E3, but we won't be showing anything or doing any press related to the game," a spokesperson told Joystiq. Respawn first formed in April 2010... More
  • Blog Post: Update: Co-op Bots Shine In Portal 2 Box Art

    Update: Valve has provided us with official North American box art and we can now confirm uniformity amongst the territories. The gallery below has been updated to include these images. Original Story: The franchise’s standalone debut means that some tangible Portal cover art is in order, not just... More
  • Blog Post: EA Announces Three New Indie Dev Deals For EA Partners

    The EA Partners program has allowed the huge publisher to team up with some equally big developers, including Valve, Epic, and Insomniac. But it has also given EA the opportunity to put out smaller downloadable titles from up-and-coming indie developers like Hothead and Klei. The latest EA Partners deals... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Band Getting 2,000th Track Next Week

    MTV Games and Harmonix have been churning out weekly Rock Band DLC since the series launched in November 2007. Nearly three years later, the in-game music catalog has hit an impressive milestone. Next week, when Jimmy Hendrix's album Are You Experienced is made available for download, there will... More
  • Blog Post: Bulletstorm Box Art: The Boot Loves You

    Do you love the boot? Because the boot wants to take you out to the old barn and teach you a thing or two about the world. I love this box art. Not because it's good, but because it so ably channels the sci-fi B-movie feeling that Bulletstorm embraces. And because I want to get to know the boot better... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: New Alice: Madness Returns Video & Screens

    What is with EA and horror games these days? I remember when the company refused to publish M rated titles. Now most of their games take players to hell. Or in Alice: Madness Returns' case, a hellish version of Wonderland. American McGee (director of Alice: Madness Returns) was on had at this year's... More
  • Blog Post: EA Announces Shadows Of The Damned For PS3, 360

    This year's Tokyo Game Show kicked off in grotesque style with Electronic Arts announcing Shadows of the Damned, a psychological action thriller from Grasshopper Manufacture. Shadows of the Damned features an all-star development team consisting of executive director Suda51 (Killer 7), creative director... More
  • Blog Post: Get A Load Of This Keyboard Thing

    So you think playing a keyboard is easy stuff, eh? Don't be fooled , knucklehead. There's a lot to absorb. Fortunately, MTV Games and Harmonix have come to the rescue. In this short video, the Rock Band 3 team, explains how the keys correspond to the flashy stuff on your screen. (Don't worry... More
  • Blog Post: Want To Know What Respawn Is Working On? Don't Hold Your Breath

    With the speed that things often move at in the games industry, it's easy to forget how much time and effort it takes for things to happen in the real world. For example, despite reporting on it heavily, I had almost forgotten that the crazy Infinity Ward drama - which involved a large number of... More
  • Blog Post: Crysis 2 Invading New York March 22

    Console gamers will get their first chance to wield the awesome powers of the nanosuit early next year. According to the official Crysis 2 tweet , you can look forward to kicking some alien ass and saving what's left of a decimated New York City on March 22. Though you'd think Fed Ex could handle... More
  • Blog Post: Eddie Riggs, You Lived Your Life Like A Candle In The Wind

    ...never knowin' who to cling to when the rain set in. *sniff* Okay, kids, this one hurts. Destructoid is reporting that video game rocker Eddie Riggs, star of DoubleFine's Brutal Legend, has been found dead. He was not, sadly, found drowned in a pool of his own vomit (that's the way he would... More
  • Blog Post: Bad Religion, The Stooges Are Next Rock Band DLC

    Do you like upsetting your parents? Boy, will their wigs flip when they hear this crazy punk music pumping from your TV speakers. Now who's grounded?! Rock Band DLC for the week of July 19 • Bad Religion – “New Dark Ages” • Bad Religion – “No Control”... More
  • Blog Post: 38 Studios Reveals Project Mercury At Comic Con

    38 Studios – formerly Green Monster Games – the development house founded by Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling, announced that it would be revealing its upcoming RPG at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. The development house previously talked about releasing an MMO, but apparently... More
  • Blog Post: APB Facing Console Port Challenges

    Like many MMOs before it, the original plan for APB was to release it on both consoles and PCs. But unlike Cryptic's Champions Online, which allegedly ran into problems regarding how much of a cut Microsoft would receive of the subscription fees, APB developer Realtime Worlds is running into a more... More
  • Blog Post: Respawn and Insomniac MIA

    The EA press conference had plenty of content to keep us engaged, with footage of Medal of Honor, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Crysis 2, and The Old Republic. Two known contributors were notably absent, though. EA Partners recently announced collaborative efforts with both Respawn Entertainment and Insomniac... More
  • Blog Post: What's (Re)spawning At E3

    Ex-Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella were rumored to be prepping an E3 announcement for their newly formed studio, Respawn Entertainment. What would it have been, if the original source wasn't totally fake? We've got some ideas, both reasonable and terrible. Talent Acquisition... More
  • Blog Post: APB Intro Details San Paro’s Struggle

    All Points Bulletin developer Realtime Worlds has given us a sneak peek at the title’s opening cinematic, setting the stage for the action-centric game. The video – told through quick cuts of local news coverage – shows the city of San Paro in conflict. The assassination of Mayor John... More
  • Blog Post: A History Of EA Partners

    In light of EA Partners' just-announced deal with Insomniac, we're revisiting a story from Game Informer Magazine that details the origins and philosophy of Electronic Arts' deal-sealing branch. Back in our August 2009 issue (#196), EA was more than happy to talk about all of the high-profile... More
  • Blog Post: Insomniac And EAP: We Talk With Ted Price And David DeMartini

    Today’s announcement that Insomniac and EA Partners have entered into a partnership raises loads of questions. What does this mean for the future of PlayStation exclusives Ratchet & Clank and Resistance? How long has this deal been in the works? Are they ready to give up any details on this... More
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