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Electronic Arts’ Impressive List of BlackBerry 10 Games

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While bigger game publishers generally lagged a few weeks or months before supporting the latest BlackBerry devices in the past, they now seem to be hitting the ground running with BlackBerry 10. EA Mobile has announced the availability of several big titles on the new BlackBerry platform showing that the big publishers have faith in the new platform’s ability to generate mobile game sales.
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10 Must-Have Games for Your BlackBerry PlayBook (+5 Honorable Mentions)

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The PlayBook is shaping up to be a great gaming device. The form factor makes it portable and there are a few companies like Gameloft and EA pumping out some quality content. With support for Marmalade and Unity, there are some cool indie games hitting the PlayBook as well. For all the hate that the PlayBook gets, from a BlackBerry user perspective it’s great to have such complementary devices. Some people would carry a BlackBerry for work and an iPhone for play, and now you have a BlackBerry and a PlayBook. They go together nicely. So to fill your gaming time, here are 10 games you must have.
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EA Launches MADDEN NFL 12 for the PlayBook

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RIM is doing a great job attracting getting premium content to the PlayBook. So far, BBX and the tablet OS looks like it has everything that game developers need to make graphic-rich games. The most recent premium game to launch on the PlayBook with RIM backing is EA’s MADDEN NFL 12. The football game is currently going for $6.99USD.
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RIM Launches More Free Apps for Loyalty Giveaway: Bejeweled and Shazam Encore

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In appreciation for BlackBerry users’ loyalty through the recent service outages, RIM has rolled another set of its free premium apps that will continue to be released over the next month and remain free of charge until the end of 2011. This wave of free premium apps includes mobile game hit Bejeweled and music app Shazam Encore.

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Crazy Taxi by EA Now Available for Curve, Bold, Style, Tour and Torch

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EA is making a huge push into the BlackBerry space. The company is bringing everything from retro titles to the latest console games and we now have Crazy Taxi, originally by Sega. Crazy Taxi is a great arcade game that has made its way to mobile and is now available for your BlackBerry. The game is a lot of fun and has you driving around the city in search of more fares and cash. You have to pick up and drop off as many fares as you can while exploring the open-world racing environment.

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EA Acquires PopCap Games for $750M

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The mainstream, multi-platform game developer giant known as Electronic Arts has acquired PopCap Games, a major contender in the online world of casual and social gaming. In one fell swoop, EA came that much close to their goal of being worth $1bn. Earlier this week, PopCap and EA settled on an acquisition price of $750 million. While some analysts are questioning the high price of the acquisition,urchase, CEO of EA, John Riccitiello insists that the price was fair and just. “Acquiring PopCap extends the leadership we have established since the investment in our flagship casual site, Pogo. It adds to our momentum on the mobile and social platforms and accelerates us toward our goal of achieving $1 billion in digital business in FY12,” he said.
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