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With EA Access, Microsoft brings Xbox One vision back from the dead

It's been more than a year since Microsoft began course-correcting its vision for the Xbox One. Now, with the EA Access subscription service, the company has a way to salvage it.

By July 30, 2014

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Micropayments, mega angst, and the future of console games

Sony and Microsoft have delivered their next-gen visions, but with this caveat: more microtransactions. Cash grab or survival strategy, it will surely generate controversy as 2014 rolls along.

By December 19, 2013

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Mochi Media bets big on micro-transactions

There is real money to be made in virtual goods and micro-transactions provided that game developers deliver high-quality products to users.

By July 21, 2009

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Grand Theft Auto V multiplayer to contain microtransactions

In a move sure to rile up the microtransaction-hating gaming community, Web users discover that in-game currency can be purchased with real-world cash in Grand Theft Auto Online.

By September 25, 2013

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EA's limited edition Dead Space 3 watch

Fight the horrors of poor time management with this CEC Engineer-class horological masterpiece.

By February 3, 2013

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Fruit Ninja dev building up Bricknet

Fruit Ninja is poised to be transformed into an all-singing, all-dancing marketing machine, as developer Halfbrick capitalises on the popularity and riches generated by the smartphone game.

By October 4, 2012

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Star Wars: The Old Republic adds free-to-play

With a dwindling player base, EA swings the "freemium" pendulum toward the Star Wars: The Old Republic massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

By July 31, 2012

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More Android owners paying for items via their phones

Almost 35 percent of Android smartphone owners are now using mobile-payment apps to pay for goods and services, says research firm NPD.

By May 8, 2012

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Can the U.S. prevent a digital sneak attack?

How vulnerable is America's tech infrastructure? Security experts gathered in New York City to discuss cyber threats -- and how to stop them.

By April 19, 2012

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Tiny oxygen generators improve cancer treatments

Researchers at Purdue are implanting miniature devices in tumors to generate oxygen and boost the effects of both radiation and chemotherapy.

By August 31, 2011