Report: EA and Comcast exploring video game streaming partnership

Want EA-Comcastto play Madden on your big screen TV, but don’t have an Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Wii U? Comcast might have a solution.

The cable giant and video game publisher Electronic Arts are reportedly finalizing an agreement that would let customers of the cable giant stream EA games through their cable box.

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Google, Apple battle for mobile gaming exclusives

Microsoft pvz-2vs. Sony is no longer the biggest battle in the video game world. These days it’s Apple vs. Google — and it’s proving to be a lucrative fight for game makers.

Just as the console giants regularly battle it out for third-party exclusive games, the kingpins of mobile are turning their sights on game developers as they look to widen their market share.

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10 awesome video games you’ll never play

Whether cancelled gamesdue to poor execution, game-crashing bugs, or corner-cutting development, sometimes the game you’ve been looking forward to the most turns out to be a waste of time and money. But nothing’s more wasteful than a great game that never comes out.

No matter how good a game might look in previews, publishers routinely kill off titles for a variety of reasons, often to the consternation of players. The latest victim? World of Darkness, an online vampire game that held tremendous promise. But instead of turning us into undead legends, it’s just another awesome game we’ll never get the chance to play.

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Last gen consoles aren’t going anywhere

With last-genthe rush of next generation titles being pushed these days, you might think that Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 in your entertainment center is quickly becoming outdated equipment.

And while it’s true that the previous generation of consoles are past their peak years in terms of exclusive releases, game publishers say they have no plans to abandon the platforms anytime soon.

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Why customer service at video game companies seems so bad

Every gaming customer serviceindustry has its critics, but few are quite as vocal as an enraged video gamer whose game has just inexplicably stopped working—especially when a new console or game is involved.

With consumer expectations set high, and the demand for instant gratification pressing, irritating problems—like new games going on the fritz, or screens blacking out—can be magnified, and consumers’ tempers can be short. Customer service wait times can feel epic, and some problems never seem to get fixed.

Add the echo chamber of social media, and one can get the impression that video game companies are uniquely bad when it comes to customer service. But is that true?

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Microsoft looks to ‘Titanfall’ to boost console sales

Sony titanfallmay have gained an early lead in the battle of the next generation consoles, but Microsoft is launching its counteroffensive—and it’s a big one.

“Titanfall,” a new game from the creators of the “Call of Duty” juggernaut, hits shelves on Tuesday. It’s expected to be one of the biggest games of 2014. And it’s exclusive to Microsoft systems.

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EA brings offline mode to SimCity ten months late

Nearly simcity-offline-modea year after a disastrous launch plagued with server woes and bitter player complaints, the troubled SimCity is finally getting an offline mode.

EA announced the change Monday, saying developer Maxis is “in the late stages” of developing the mode. The company did not give an estimate of when offline play would be available, saying it plans extensive testing before doing so.

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EA acknowledges flaws in Battlefield 4, halts future projects

EA’s BF4 bugsbiggest game of the year is broken, and the publisher is taking extraordinary steps to get it fixed.

Players of military shooter Battlefield 4 have reported several big issues with the game, including a bug that applies damage from a single bullet multiple times, killing the player instantly (quickly dubbed the “one-hit kill” by players). As a result, EA has said it will not work on any planned expansions to the game until the core product is running smoothly.

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