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Dragon Age Lead Producer Out as EA's BioWare Keeps Bleeding

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By CCN Markets: Fernando Melo, the lead producer on the upcoming Dragon Age title, is leaving BioWare. This is especially shocking as it's happening a mere three days after the news that Ben Irving, Anthem's lead producer, departed the company. BioWare has been going downhill ever since it was acquired by Electronic Arts. Maybe BioWare should consider parting ways with EA, much like Bungie did...

Trump Blames Video Games for Mass Shootings, Research Finds No Link

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The United States is still in shock following two deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. A lone shooter, identified by authorities as a 21-year old white male, opened fire inside a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas killing 20 people. Thirteen hours later, another mass shooting was reported in Dayton, Ohio, killing nine. Police are treating the El Paso shooting as an act of "domestic terrorism...

Electronic Arts Rises on Earnings Because Games Are Killing It

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Electronic Arts delivered middling earnings and a revenue beat, which investors apparently approve of enough to send the stock higher by 5 percent in after-hours trading.   With the gaming industry constantly going through changes, it’s critical to stay on top of what the numbers say and mean in order to avoid getting caught in an unexpected downdraft. Earnings Were Good but Not Great There...

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's Ridiculous Explanation for Forgettable Hero

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars fans could count on video game adaptions that lived up to the pedigree of the tentpole franchise. Knights of the Old Republic 1 and 2, for example, were both critical and commercial successes upon release. Since then, the franchise has seen diminishing returns, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order seems to be succumbing to the same culture of...

Three Hot Gaming Stocks Appear Ready to Skyrocket

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As U.S. indices hit all-time highs, you probably don’t want to look at stocks that are also trading at or near their all-time highs. Instead, you might want to discover names that are far from their all-time highs but are showing signs of bullishness. It’s actually even better if you can find fundamentally sound equities that have gone through a significant correction and are now turning the...

'Responsible' EA Dismisses Gaming Addiction, Deems Loot Boxes Ethical

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By CCN Markets: Addiction is a variation of passion—one which impairs general life functions. Addicts are commonly willing to sacrifice basic needs or core obligations to sate their hunger for the next fix. As a recovering gaming addict, I find it troubling that, despite gaming addiction having been both a factor in my own development and recently added to the ICM and DSM, two diagnostic manuals...

Activision-Blizzard Employees Doomed By Fortnite's Dominance

Activision-Blizzard employees are preparing for major destruction as the company is planning to lay off hundreds this week. The game maker’s deteriorating financials have been on full display over the past several months. Its flagship games are being dethroned by the competition. The most formidable player in the space is the free-to-play Fortnite. The pink slips could start being doled out after...

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