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DICE “surprised” by “very strong reaction” to Battlefield: Bad Company cash for weapons scandal

Speaking to videogaming247, DICE producer Jamie Keen has said that the EA developer was taken aback by the fierce reaction to plans to charge for weapons in Battlefield: Bad Company, but that listening to the community is paramount for those working on the franchise. “We were slightly surprised by the strength of the reaction,” he […]

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EA Games Studio Showcase headlines

  • Portal was offered to XBLA and rejected, says Valve

    Speaking to GI at the EA Games Studio Showcase in London last week, Valve’s Doug Lombardi revealed that Portal was offered to Microsoft for inclusion on XBLA, but was knocked back. “We’d love to do that. Right now it’s something we’d love to do. I’d love to sell Portal on Xbox live,” said Lombardi. “[But] […]

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  • EA acquisition allowed Mythic to delay Warhammer Online, says Drescher

    Speaking to videogaming247 at yesterday’s EA Games Studio Showcase in London, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning associate producer Josh Drescher said the MMO could have shipped a year ago had Mythic not been acquired by EA. “We certainly could have shipped the game a year ago and we probably would have done fine in the […]

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  • BioWare aims to make secret MMO "the most compelling experience ever delivered", says boss Muzyka

    Speaking to videogaming247 at yesterday’s EA Games Studio Showcase in London, BioWare head Ray Muzyka said that the developer’s as yet unnamed MMO will be “most compelling” gaming “experience ever delivered,” assuming the development team achieves its targets. “I think the idea of emotion and narrative in an online game, combined with the best of […]

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  • BioWare has seven development teams, says CEO Muzyka

    Speaking to videogaming247 at yesterday’s EA Games Studio Showcase in London, BioWare boss Ray Muzyka revealed that the mega-studio has plenty of in-development games left to talk about. “We have seven project teams in development,” he said. “There’s a lot of other stuff as well. There’s a lot of stuff we haven’t talked about yet.” […]

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  • BioWare is "proud" of Mass Effect sex content, says boss Muzyka

    Speaking to videogaming247 at yesterday’s EA Games Studio Showcase in London, BioWare boss Ray Muzyka said the studio was “happy” and “proud” of the sexual content of Mass Effect, saying its inclusion was tasteful and showed the RPG was an innovator in the field of games as an emergent art form. “It’s the same content, […]

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  • Mass Effect's emotional lessons will be brought forward into Dragon Age, says BioWare boss

    Speaking to videogaming247 at yesterday’s EA Games Studio Showcase in London, BioWare CEO Ray Muzyka said that the lessons learnt from the “digital acting” in Mass Effect are most definitely crafting the much-anticipated swords and sorcery RPG, Dragon Age, set for PC release in 2009. “Dragon Age is like BioWare’s bread and butter,” he said. […]

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  • Battlefield Heroes beta sign-up begins May 6

    Speaking at yesterday’s EA Games Studio Showcase in London, EA DICE confirmed in a presentation that an invitation-only closed beta sign-up will begin for Battlefield Heroes on May 6. You can hear streaming audio of the entire presentation right here.

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  • Conquest mode to be included in Battlefield: Bad Company

    Speaking at yesterday’s EA Games Studio Showcase in London, EA DICE confirmed that Conquest mode will be made available as DLC for the game after it ships in June. No specific date was given for the mode’s release other than “soon” after the game ships. You can hear streaming audio of the entire presentation here.

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  • No new Portal this year, says Valve

    Speaking at the EA Games Studio Showcase in London yesterday, Valve’s Doug Lombardi confirmed that there won’t be a new Portal this year. “In typical Valve tradition, it won’t be Portal with different colours,” he said, speaking to Eurogamer. “I think that when you hit something like that, you have two choices: you can quickly […]

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  • EA Games Studio Showcase: Battlefield Heroes presentation and one-on-on interview – streaming audio, new shots

    EA showed off free-to-play shooter Battlefield Heroes today at its spring showcase in London, revealing a ton of stuff about character customisation, close beta dates, micro-transactions and more. You can listen to the full presentation below. For our one-on-one interview will Ben Cousins, the DICE game’s executive producer, hit the play button below. Screens after […]

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  • EA Games Studio Showcase: Mass Effect PC presentation and one-on-one with Ray Muzyka – streaming audio and new shots

    The PC version of Mass Effect looks amazing. EA showed the game off at its spring showcase today in London, the presentation being handled by BioWare boss Ray Muzyka himself. Muzyka showed the alien sex scene, bare ass and all. For streaming audio of the entire presentation, hit the play button below. For our one-on-one […]

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  • EA Games Studio Showcase: Mercenaries 2 presentation – streaming audio

    Mercenaries 2: World in Flames was shown off in a presentation in London this afternoon, and the action title is looking very sweet. Apparently the ethic for the title is, “Can I? Yes! I can!” As you do. For streaming audio of the full presentation, including hearing senior producer Jonathan Zamkoff being shot in the […]

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  • EA Games Studio Showcase: Battlefield: Bad Company presentation and one-on-on interview – streaming audio, new shots

    Battlefield: Bad Company is out of beta and looking fine. EA showed the shooter off at its spring showcase in London today, giving plenty of reasons why killing people in the virtual face is still a good thing. For streaming audio of the full presentation, hit the play button below. For our one-on-one interview with […]

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  • EA Games Studio Showcase: Left 4 Dead presentation – streaming audio and new shots

    Valve’s zombie shooter, Left 4 Dead, was shown off today at EA’s spring showcase in London in stellar form. For streaming audio of the entire presentation, hit the play button below. Loads of info in there on the “AI director”, ten new weapons, persistent ranking and more. Update: We’ve edited off the EA bit at […]

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  • EA Games Studio Showcase: Warhammer Online presentation and one-on-one interview – streaming audio

    EA showed a brand new presentation of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning at its spring showcase in London today. Apparently you’re going to be “fighting all the time.” Which is nice. For streaming audio of the entire presentation, hit the play button below. For our one-on-one interview with Josh Drescher, the EA Mythic MMO’s associate […]

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