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EA Aquires iOS Games Developer Firemint

File this under disappointing news of the day. According to TechCrunch, EA has purchased the very popular Australian iOS game developer Firemint. The company boasts a workforce of 60 employees, and is best known for their games Real Racing 1 and 2, and Flight Control.

All of these titles had a high degree of polish, and have been updated several times since their respective releases. In fact, Real Racing 2 HD saw a notable update a couple of weeks ago that added 1080p video output using Apple’s new Digital AV Connector and an HDMI cable. It was the first game in the App Store to include this feature.

That is what bothers me the most about this news. Firemint was a developer known for pushing the envelope of what iOS devices can do. Real Racing 2 was one of the first games in the App Store to really show off the iPhone 4’s Retina Display, and I have already mentioned their latest innovation on the iPad 2. These innovations are what mobile platforms need, but unfortunately, innovation certainly isn’t one of EA’s hallmarks.

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EA iPad Games on Sale for up to 70% Off This Weekend

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Those crazy kids at EA are at it again – this weekend they’ve all of their iPad games on sale for up to 70% off. The occasion this time is the launch of the iPad 2, and once again there are some big titles included in the sale:

To celebrate the launch of iPad 2, we’re offering up to 70% off on EVERY EA game optimized for iPad, including Madden NFL 11 and Mirror’s Edge, plus FIFA 11, ROCK BAND Reloaded, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, TETRIS®, RISK, MONOPOLY, SCRABBLE, and Pictureka! This unprecedented sales event also features the critically acclaimed iOS landmark, Dead Space – now available at 30% off.

Definitely some great savings on some great iPad games here. EA have been running a number of these killer sales over recent months, and this weekend – March 12 and 13 – offers another chance to pickup some top-selling games at a fraction of their normal price. For more details check out EA’s page on the sales here: http://www.ea.com/news/ipad-games-sale

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