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
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
By Joe Rossignol on Jun 20, 2014
This week is shaping up to be an exciting one in terms of App Store sales from major developers. Halfbrick Studios is still offering its entire game lineup for free for a limited time, Sega has discounted all Sonic games to 99 cents and now Electronics Arts is offering a massive sale on over 40 apps.
EA has slashed the price on dozens of its iPhone and iPad games to just 99 cents, with the regular prices ranging between $1.99 and $9.99. We’re not sure how long this impromptu sale will last, so get downloading quick if there are any classic EA games for iPhone and iPad missing from your collection. Here is a complete list of the apps on sale… Read 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
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
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 Store… Read More
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
By Cody Lee on Mar 19, 2014
According to a new report from security research firm Netcraft, Electronic Arts’ servers have been compromised. Two websites from the video game publisher’s domain have been hacked and are now hosting phishing pages setup to steal Apple ID and credit card information.
It works like this: when a potential victim arrives at one of the pages, they are asked to enter their Apple ID and password. Once completed, they’re taken to a second page which asks for personal details and credit card info, and then redirected to the official Apple ID website… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 4, 2014
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already since Electronic Arts released its free-to-play Real Racing 3 in the App Store. On the downside, a year is a long time in mobile so aside from avid fans, many casual gamers may have by now stopped enjoying this otherwise excellent racer.
If you needed an excuse to re-download and fire up Real Racing 3 on your device, Electronic Arts is celebrating the game’s first anniversary and has marked the occasion by issuing a fresh content update today. It contains a bunch of new goodies, including support for the physical iOS 7 controllers helping turn Real Racing 3 into a more of a console experience.
Some of the surprises include deep car customization options along with a brand new Photo mode to go with it. “After seeing everyone creating amazing screenshots with Replays, we’re excited to see what players do with Photo mode,” developer Firemonkey teased.
As a bonus, you can now drive Aston Martin sports cars and everyone gets to grab a free 1972 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7. Jump past the fold for the full reveal… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 14, 2014
This week’s Free App of the Week on the App Store is Max Axe, an over-the-top endless runner where you kill beasts by drawing with your finger to throw axes. If this sounds a little underwhelming, the official Apple Store app in its ongoing promotion is now giving away Electronic Arts’ excellent take on the classic Tetris game. Having played countless Tetris versions over the years, Twintris for the Amiga 500 was by far the most fun I’ve ever had smashing simple geometric shapes down to clear the lines.
Electronics Arts’ modernized mobile Tetris edition is the closest thing to Twintris. It’s a highly recommended download so fire up the Apple Store app and claim your free copy now, here’s how… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 30, 2014
In keeping with its promise of rebooting the 1997 cult classic Dungeon Keeper on iOS, super-publisher Electronic Arts on Thursday brought the game out of soft-launch. Created in partnership with Mythic Entertainment, Dungeon Keeper for the iPhone and iPad is now available worldwide as a free-to-play download from the App Store. The original game was the final project of the famous game designer, Peter Molyneux, before he left Bullfrog to form Lionhead Studios in 1997.
Dungeon Keeper challenges you to build up the baddest dungeon on the block and protect it from a bunch of invading heroes who are after your treasure. On top of that, Horned Reaper – the game’s protagonist and star of the Dungeon Keeper games (created by Mark Healey) – is an uncontrollable, powerful demon who must be kept busy at all times. Otherwise, he’ll become angry and start attacking your creatures… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 18, 2013
Every holiday season, we will generally see a number of iOS apps and games go on sale. Developers know that a lot of folks are about to get new iPhones, iPads or iTunes gift cards, and they like to take advantage of the App Store rush.
And it looks like Electronic Arts is first to the party this year, as it has just kicked off a massive $1 game sale. That’s right, the high-profile publisher has discounted several of its most popular iPhone and iPad titles down to just $0.99… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 22, 2013
Electronic Arts’ Ferrari-focused Real Racing 3 update is out for a little more than a month and earlier this week the super publisher pushed another update which will make Ferrari fans happy and glued to their iPhones and iPads.
Building on the new racing tracks, events and Ferrari’s racing cars from the previous update, the Enzo Ferrari lineup has now joined Real Racing 3‘s selection of extreme performance cars.
The latest update also adds other perks and goodies, including cinematic race replays (finally!), four new event series with a total of 100+ new events, weekly time trial tournaments and more. Your promo clip and other highlights are after the break… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 14, 2013
Hot on the heels of the major Ferrari update last month, the folks at EA have posted another new version of its popular Real Racing 3 game this week that brings about more new cars, new events and new features.
As for the cars, some new Ferraris have joined the family including the 458 Spider, the 599 GTO, and the prestigious Enzo. And as for the new events and features, there’s now weekly time trials and race replays… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 25, 2013
Electronic Arts-owned studio PopCap released the highly anticipated sequel to its popular Plants vs. Zombies game on the 16th of August, and it only took them two weeks to rack up a staggering 25 million downloads.
As you can imagine, this played out very well for Apple, as the game has been and still is an iOS-exclusive. And according to a report, the Cupertino company paid EA a ‘truckload’ of money to make that happen… Read More