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8 years ago

Origin To Delete Inactive Accounts?

A number of readers have written in to express concern about this clause in the terms of service for Electronic Arts' new digital distribution, Origin. Here's the key bit: "If you have not used your Entitlements or Account for twenty four (24) months or more and your Account has associated Entitlements, your Entitlements will expire and your Account may be cancelled for non-use." The "entitlements"…

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Devolver Scrap Own Digi Distro For Sam 3

Some astonishing controversy from Friday that escaped our gaze - Devolver Digital, they publishing Serious Sam 3: BFE, have announced that they've scrapped their planned proprietary digital distribution service, Krundle, and instead are opting to use Steam. And not Origin. The press release, containing their reasoning and what could have been (including features such as "Free-to-Play-for-Fifty-Bucks games wherein the consumer is free to play the…

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The Fade: Dragon Age II Gone From Steam

Oh, I hope this isn't a sign of a dark, headline-writing times to come. I don't want to spend the rest of 2011 writing 'Game X Gone From Steam' every other day. The latest departure from the packed ranks of Steam is EA and Bioware's Dragon Age II - and right on the eve of the launch of its new DLC Legacy. Something which may…

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Feature: Market Warfare

Digital Battlefield: No Steam Release For BF3?

Over the weekend, or at least I noticed it over the weekend, EA stuck up "A list of digital retailers who will be selling Battlefield 3" onto Battlefield.com. I had a good look at it at, but it's curiously now been taken down. It included the likes of Gamersgate, Impulse, Direct2Drive, and EA's own (sort of) brand new download service, Origin. Nearly 100 different digital…

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Feature: The origin of specious argument

Content Wars: Origin/Steam Scuffle Unfolds

We never got a proper answer about what dark force it was which led to a few EA games - most noisily Crysis 2 - suddenly vanishing from Steam last month. Valve have kept entirely mum about their side of the story, but EA claim it was Valve who wielded the axe, due to a mystery transgression of Steam's terms and conditions. Of course, all…

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EA vs Ultima IV

Back in the late 90s, EA rereleased Ultima IV as freeware. Sort of. If you didn't download it from an officially authorised host, you're still technically committing piracy - even though the game is indeed freely available. It's a long story, documented exhaustively here, but the sudden upshot of it is that EA are cracking down on sites that have been hosting it for bloomin'…

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12 years ago

The Making Of: Harvey Smith

[At this point in these postmortem features, I decided to mix it up a little for PC Format. Since they were integrated into the mod-section of the magazine - with the subtext that they were inspirational things for readers thinking about becoming games developers - I thought a look at how a designer got to be a designer could be fun. Luckily, Harvey, who's previously…

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