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Electronic Arts titles preloaded on PlayMG portable

The MG portable gets a little help from EA Mobile

PlayMG Corp and Electronic Arts have announced a partnership to preload select EA Mobile titles on the MD portable system this holiday. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and NBA Jam have been chosen as the games that will be loaded on every shipped MG portable for free. Both titles were chosen to appeal to the 5 to 18 year old demographic.

"It is a testament to the 'more game' mission of MG to have secured a partnership with the world's leading mobile games publisher, making MG a gaming system with access to great premium franchise game titles," said PlayMG founding partner Taylor Cavanah. "We are excited to be able to provide these great EA titles with no set up. Kids open up their MG, and just start playing."

This deal with Electronic Arts is a good step for the company and its fledging portable. In an earlier interview with GamesIndustry International, PlayMG founding partner T. Scott Edwards said that exclusives were coming down the pipeline.

"We hope to work very closely with developers, big and small, to help fuel the redesign of gaming. That will likely include some exclusives in the future," Edwards told us.

The MG is expected to retail for $169, but consumers can pick up the device for cheaper if they support the current KickStarter campaign.

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Dave Herod Senior Programmer, Codemasters4 years ago
Are EA also going to pledge the remaining 96% of the Kickstarter target they're trying to raise as well?
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Paul Shirley Programmers 4 years ago
Just checked my Xperia Play backup folder and found Tetris,Battlefield BC2,Deadspace,FIFA 10,FIFA 12,Need For Speed Hot Pursuit,Need for Speed Shift & The Sims 3 - all given away free. Not sure if my copy of SimCity was bought or not.

Have to wonder if EA ever actually sell Android games?
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Nuttachai Tipprasert Programmer 4 years ago
What? Are you telling me that they trying to sell this device for real? I thought the previous news was some kind of late April's Fools joke or something.
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Thomas Dolby Project Manager / Lead Programmer, Ai Solve4 years ago
They're just about halfway through their kickstarter and they're only just out of the gates on their funding (as Dave said, about 4%), maybe they'll step back and realise this is a device with no big future before people lose too much money over this.
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