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17-year-old secret message found in Dungeon Keeper code

Just prior to the July 1997 launch of EA's classic labyrinth-building simulation Dungeon Keeper, a designer slipped a secret message into the game's executable code. That message remained secret until now. "I am writing this at 4AM on Keeper's last day," reads the all-caps text. "I look around...

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Europe wants better safeguards on in-app iOS purchases

It appears the European Commission isn't thrilled with Apple's slow movement to provide more safeguards from accidental in-app purchases made on its devices. The administration issued a press release today discussing joint action from the firm and member states to enforce better protection for...

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Gibeau: EA 'innovated too much' with Dungeon Keeper

EA's reboot of Dungeon Keeper rubbed new and old fans the wrong way with an aggressive approach to monetization – it's a free, mobile app heavy on microtransactions and shifty five-star rating schemes. The original game's creator, Peter Molyneux, dubbed the reboot "ridiculous," and in June,...

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UK regulator rules 'free' Dungeon Keeper ad was misleading

The UK's Advertising Standards Agency upheld a complaint against EA today, ruling the publisher misled customers by promoting its mobile Dungeon Keeper game as "free." The British authority told EA to ensure future adverts are upfront about what limits there are to "free gameplay" and how in-app...

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EA's CEO on lessons learned from mobile Dungeon Keeper

With Dungeon Keeper's frequent ultimatum of giving into micro transactions or waiting hours to make another move, EA's mobile revival of the evil lair builder didn't win over many fans, new or old. Its reputation as one of the least player-friendly examples of free-to-play gaming was rampant...

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Original Dungeon Keeper free in GOG.com Valentine's Day sale this weekend

Dungeon Keeper Gold is available for free on GOG.com this weekend. The 1997 PC strategy game that includes the Deeper Dungeons expansion joins 29 more games on the distribution service's Valentine's Day sale, with Dungeon Keeper 2 discounted to $1.49. Those looking to redeem the freebie offer...

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Molyneux on new Dungeon Keeper: 'This is ridiculous'

EA's received hefty doses of criticism following the launch of its free-to-play mobile version of Dungeon Keeper, thanks in particular to the game's reliance on microtransactions. One person voicing displeasure with the game recently is Dungeon Keeper's original creator, Lionhead Studios co-founder...

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Dungeon Keeper Android makes it difficult to rate app less than 5 stars

Players who did not enjoy EA's free-to-play Android version of Dungeon Keeper found themselves unable to voice their displeasure in the days following its release, as Pocket Gamer discovered that the game actively discourages less-than-perfect ratings via Google Play. After playing Dungeon...

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GOG weekend sale is full of winners from the distant past at low, low prices

"As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth's final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting...

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EA games now on GOG, starting with Privateer, Dungeon Keeper, and Ultima Underworld

During CD Projekt's ongoing streaming press conference, the publisher revealed that Electronic Arts is going to join the roster of companies opening up their vintage catalogues to the DRM-free retro store Good Old Games. The first announced games include Wing Commander Privateer, Dungeon...

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