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The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection free through Origin this week

After recently ending official support for the PC version of 2004's The Sims 2, Electronic Arts is now offering all Origin users a copy of The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection for free, through the end of the month. Users can redeem the expansion-bundled freebie by entering the code "I-LOVE-THE-SIMS"...

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EA Sports UFC adds three fighters, finishes the fight

EA Sports UFC received a free update this week that adds three fighters to the next-gen mixed martial arts game. Of the three new fighters, two are in the bantamweight division, as bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw joins the roster along with Takeya Mizugaki. The third addition is in the...

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EA's revenue climbs to $1.21 billion in Q1 2015

Electronic Arts reported a net revenue of $1.21 billion for the first quarter of the fiscal 2015 year (a three-month period that ended on June 30). That represents just over an eight percent increase compared to the company's revenue in the previous quarter ($1.12 billion) and a 27.9 percent...

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Madden 15 ranks the NFL's top ten rookies

EA Sports kicked off its annual player ratings reveal yesterday with a list of the top 13 rookies in the Madden NFL 15. The first-year athletes are led by Houston Texans' outside linebacker and first overall draft choice Jadeveon Clowney, whose 83 overall rating comprises stats like 88 speed, 95...

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Sims dev hiring for 'unique, emerging IP'

A recent Maxis (The Sims, SimCity) job posting for a Senior Designer sounds like the studio is in the early stages of creating a new brand in the creative genre. The job posting notes the candidate should have an "understanding [of] other games in the creativity space, including Little Big...

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Sims 4 gameplay walkthrough reveals Premium membership

EA and Maxis have a new trailer for The Sims 4, and it contains at least one surprise; though maybe not the sort of surprise you're happy to see. During the 20-minute gameplay walkthrough - which you can check out below the break - we see a the image above, which advertises a "Premium" membership...

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FIFA 15's global cover star just lost the World Cup

FIFA 15's cover athlete is Barcelona's Lionel Messi, marking the Argentinian footballer's third consecutive year on the series' box (his fourth being 2012's FIFA Street). Messi will be the lone global star on the game's cover, though EA says regional editions will include local heroes alongside...

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DA: Inquisition meets up with old friends, gives them orders in 13 minutes of gameplay

Dragon Age: Inquisition Creative Director Mike Laidlaw is back with more gameplay footage of BioWare's upcoming fantasy epic, and this time the eye candy is story-flavored. Mmm. While Laidlaw's last walkthrough in the lands of Thedas was focused primarily on combat - including a battle with a...

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Become a student of football in Madden 15

The "overhaul" to Madden 15's defensive controls announced in June is intended to make players more successful on that side of the ball, yet that won't help those new to the sport itself. For that, the development team at EA Tiburon is turning to the game's Skills Trainer mode to help players...

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EA addresses exclusion of toddlers and pools in The Sims 4

The Sims 4 producer Rachel Franklin addressed fan concerns in a recent blog post, explaining why the latest game in the series lacks previously introduced features like pools and the toddler life stage. Franklin explains that The Sims 4's redesigned technology base required the team to focus on...

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