Real Racing 3 gains three new cars, adds fresh new events and more

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 5, 2016

Electronics Arts and Firemonkeys today pushed a brand new content update to Real Racing 3, their popular racing game for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV.

Bumped to version 4.2, the game has introduced three new powerful cars: the Hennessey Venom GT—the fastest accelerating production car in the world according to Guinness—along with the 2015 BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R and 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL.

In addition, players can now take on the all-new Front Runner special event for their chance to win the aforesaid Hennessey Venom GT and participate in other events to bring home that classic 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL or the new 2015 BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R. Read More

 

EA announces Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, a collectible card game set in the PvZ universe

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 10, 2016

Super publisher Electronic Arts today announced Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, a new installment in its popular Plants vs. Zombies series that “takes you beyond the backyard.” A collectible card game, Heroes lets you choose from hundreds of characters across the Plants vs. Zombies universe, including new roster favorites from Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 like Super Brainz, Z-Mech, Citron and Rose.

Featuring comic-style narrative that tells the story gradually as the game progresses, Heroes challenges you to assemble an all-star Plants vs. Zombies team to outwit opponents in battle. The game soft-launched in New Zealand ahead of its upcoming worldwide release. Read More

 

Real Racing 3 finally arrives on the new Apple TV in new ‘Daytona 500’ update

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 16, 2016

Electronic Arts’ and Firemonkeys’ Real Racing 3 has amassed over a hundred million downloads across iOS and Android platforms thus far. Yet, up until today this premium game was not available as a native app for the new Apple TV—despite the fact that rival Gameloft’s Asphalt 8 is one of the most downloaded Apple TV games. A new update to the free-to-play racing game, now available in the App Store, changes all that with native support for the Apple TV.

What’s more, the Apple TV game gives players the ability to race each other in a split-screen ‘Party Play’ mode. In addition, this version of Real Racing 3 sports newly added Daytone 500 content across platforms so you can drive the NASCAR Sprint Cup cars and race your opponents on the all-new Daytona International Speedway track. Read More

 

The Sims 2: Pet Stories hits Mac App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 17, 2015

Tired of good ol’ Sims? How about Sims with pets? Based off of The Sims 2 engine, this classic Sims title returns to the Mac—courtesy of Electronic Arts and Aspyr Media—with updated graphics and several other enhancements and is available for the first time on the Mac exclusively through the Mac App Store.

With native display support for Retina and 4K Macs, gesture support for zoom and rotate, drastically improved performance and other tweaks, you can now care for and train those lovable yet unpredictable pets as you compete for Best in Show at the most important local pet show of the year. Read More

 

Electronic Arts releases Need for Speed: No Limits in App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 1, 2015

Electronics Arts’ newest racing game on mobile, called Need for Speed: No Limits, is now available in the App Store as a freemium download. Created by developer Firemonkeys which brought you Real Racing 3, this new game challenges you to become a reckless yet respected driver.

A stable of sports cars available in No Limits include the Subaru BRZ, BMW M4, McLaren 650s, Porsche 911 and many more. Unlike previous Need for Speed Games, No Limits is big on customization. Read More

 

EA silently pulls nearly two dozen classic iPhone and iPad games from App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 11, 2015

Electronics Arts, the world’s top developer and publisher of video games and one of the most prolific makers of mobile games for the iPhone and iPad, has quietly removed a bunch of classic iOS titles from both the App Store and Google’s Play store.

As first reported by TouchArcade, hit games such as the original Real Racing, Need for Speed Shift, Flight Control, Mass Effect: Infiltrator and many more can no longer be purchased in the App Store, nor will they be supported going forward. Read More

 

EA debuts ‘Get To Work’ expansion for The Sims 4 featuring three career paths and more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 31, 2015

Publisher Electronic Arts on Tuesday launched the first major expansion pack for its popular life simulation game for Mac and Windows PCs, The Sims 4. “It’s time to take your career to the next level,” says EA, revealing that the add-on is all about different career paths your Sims can take.

In addition, entrepreneurial types can now build and manage their own retail stores and earn money by selling all sorts of items. You can set prices yourself, hire and manage employees, customize uniforms and work to make the final sale.

EA says there’s no limit to the type of retail business that can be created, from clothing boutiques to art galleries, or bakeries to bookstores. Read More

 

EA releases ‘The Sims 4’ for Mac after missing 2014 launch

By Jake Smith on Feb 17, 2015

Electronic Arts has finally released the anticipated “The Sims 4” for Mac, as previously announced in January. The Sims 4 was initially available for Windows in September, but it’s taken several months for the company to launch a Mac version of the game, and lead to the company missing its original 2014 deadline. Read More

 

Porsche reveals its latest car, the Cayman GT4, right within Real Racing 3

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 6, 2015

German automobile manufacturer Porsche has become the first car maker to reveal a premium vehicle in a video game.

As reported by AppAdvice, an update to Electronic Arts’ Real Racing 3 contains the worldwide reveal of the Porsche Cayman GT4, a sports car with the distinctive mid-engine layout, marking the first time a real car has been unveiled through a mobile game. Read More

 

‘The Sims 4’ landing on Mac in February, after missing 2014 launch

By Jake Smith on Jan 13, 2015

Electronic Arts announced on Tuesday that its title “The Sims 4” will launch for Mac in February. The game house had previously promised a 2014 launch for the hit game on Mac after previously releasing it for the PC, but didn’t meet its own deadline. Read More

 

Gameplay video shows SimCity BuildIt in action

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 19, 2014

Following its confirmation in September that work was underway on SimCity BuildIt for iOS, the latest installment in the popular city-building franchise, Electronic Arts today shared the first gameplay trailer for the forthcoming iPhone and iPad simulation.

“Meet your citizens’ needs to keep them happy, or make questionable choices and feel your citizens’ wrath,” EA Games Mobile said.

The game features countless buildings, quality 3D graphics with a gorgeous 360-degree view of your city that you can zoom, rotate and pan around, a variety of natural disasters, unlockable buildings and much more. Read More

 

EA Sports releases FIFA 15 Ultimate Team for iPhone and iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 23, 2014

EA Sports, formerly a marketing gimmick of Electronic Arts but now a brand that creates and develops sports video games, on Tuesday released FIFA 15 Ultimate Team as a freemium download in the App Store.

Coming in at a massive 1.06 gigabytes, this iPhone and iPad game features authentic football action backed by Electronic Arts’ massive marketing budget and whiz-bang campaign, with licensed player and team names, motion-captured animations and other goodies. Read More

 

Real Racing 3 ‘Classic Lamborghini’ update brings racing school, 8-player multiplayer and more

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 17, 2014

Wednesday morning, Electronic Arts’ Real Racing 3 for the iPhone and iPad has received another Lamborghini-themed update bringing out several new features, cars, tracks and other content, including classic Lamborghinis such as the limited-edition Miura and the legendary Countach.

Fans of multiplayer gaming should appreciate that the free-to-play game has introduced a new eight-player, cross-platform multiplayer mode with real-time racing and drafting.

Jump past the fold to learn about other enhancements in this update. Read More

 

EA confirms SimCity BuildIt coming to iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 11, 2014

Electronic Arts, the world’s top games publisher, announced yesterday that it’s readying SimCity BuildIt, the latest installment in the popular city-building franchise, for Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Once again, the game will task you with building a city of your dreams, with the choices you make evolving your city in a variety of ways.

“Meet your citizens’ needs to keep them happy, or make questionable choices and feel your citizens’ wrath,” the company wrote. Pricing and availability information will be publicized in due time. Read More

 

Real Racing 3 ‘Speedrush TV’ update now available

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 12, 2014

After adding Le Mans prototype and ‘open wheel’ vehicles, in addition to such perks as iOS 7 controller support, car customization, the Aston Martin lineup and more, Australian developer FireMonkeys and super publisher Electronic Arts today issued another update to their free-to-play Real Racing 3 racer for iOS.

Now available in the App Store, the new ‘Speedrush TV’ update challenges you to land a job driving dangerously for a TV commercial. Also included in this update: the Audi R8 V10 Spyder and Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, racing agent Natalia who provides guidance on your career and brand new vinyls allowing you to display your national pride… Read More

 

The Sims 2: Super Collection is available now in the Mac App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 8, 2014

As Electronic Arts is gearing up to release the PC version of Sims 4 on September 2 , the latest installment in its iconic life simulation game, Aspyr Media has now released the ultimate Sims 2 collection pack on the App Store.

Featuring all of the content from the original game, in addition to six expansion packs and three ‘Stuff Packs’ never before packaged together, The Sims 2: Super Collection can be exclusively purchased through the Mac App Store as a $29.99 digital download.

The game has been rewritten from the ground up with modern hardware in mind, featuring a new renderer and support for native resolutions. As a cherry on top, you can import a neighborhood from SimCity 4 Deluxe, play around with custom content via the ‘Body Shop’ and much more… Read More

 

Real Racing 3 gains Le Mans Prototypes, night racing, split-screen multiplayer and more

By Christian Zibreg on May 27, 2014

I don’t think people give Electronic Arts and Firemonkeys the credit they deserve for relentlessly updating free-to-play Real Racing 3, one of the finest racing titles available in the App Store.

Following its February 2013 debut, the freemium game has thus far received at least a dozen content updates, each of which is a winner in its own right. For example, in mid-April it’s brought us open-wheel vehicles and other treats.

Today’s ‘Le Mans’ update puts you behind the wheel of the Le Mans Prototypes – the ultimate endurance racing cars. It also includes the eagerly-awaited night racing mode on the classic Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, the ability to link up to four devices via Bluetooth for an immersive split-screen multiplayer and much more… Read More

 

Apple, Google offering game developers special incentives for exclusivity

By Jake Smith on Apr 21, 2014

Competition between Apple and Google not only covers smartphones and mobile operating systems, but the App Store and Google Play app marketplaces, as well. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday the two companies have been working to sway game developers over to their own platforms exclusively with special incentives.

Having an exclusive game title on an app marketplace could help smartphone users feel as if they’re on the best platform, a task Apple and Google have been working hard at since 2008. Both companies have reportedly offered game developers premium placement on the App Store and Google Play, for exclusivity in return. Read More

 

Deluxe Edition of Sim City 4 launches as $19.99 Mac App Store exclusive

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 11, 2014

The Mac edition of Sim City, an open-ended city-building video game which debuted on the PC back in 2003, was released in August of last year.

Previously available as a boxed product, Aspyr Media on Friday announced that SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition has made a triumphant return to the Mac. The game’s available in the Mac App Store as a digital download that’ll join Steam and other Mac digital outlets in coming weeks.

Deluxe edition of Sim City includes both SimCity 4 and the Rush Hour expansion pack, which gives you more control over your city’s transportation options and challenges you to build out a region of cities. And, you get two bonus disasters: UFO attack and Autosaurus Wrecks.

On top of all the goodies you’ve come to love about Sim City, Deluxe edition includes a nice Mac-exclusive feature allowing your iTunes library to be played in the game.

The $19.99 game can be found exclusively in the Mac App StoreRead More

 

This Friday, EA’s Origin distribution platform will finally go all-digital

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 1, 2014

Super publisher Electronic Arts is finally bidding a fond farewell to optical media as its Origin platform is going all-digital this coming Friday, April 4.

For those unfamiliar with Origin (formerly EA Download Manager), it’s a digital distribution software that lets players purchase DRM-enabled games for desktop and mobile and download them to their system using the Origin client.

Origin for Mac has been available since February of last year and now the Origin game store will be entirely digital downloads for PC and Mac, the publisher announced… Read More

 
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