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We have been pretty lax with the content lately, but fear no more, 2015 will be the year of NerdSynq #Yanerdme. I am here to share with you the 2015 promo of the RadioShow, a few clips to wet your whistle to see how we are behind those microphones.  If you haven’t checked the show out you can find it on both iTunes and Podomatic–but here are the links and the video for your viewing pleasure!

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Such powerhouse teamsFor those of you who partake in the Facebook gaming world, you might see it as a quick release from your work day or some time after work playing a couple games with friends. Sometimes you spend real money on the game to gain an upper hand on friends and family members in said games. Then one day a company releases a statement announcing that as of June 14, 2013 the game will cease to exist. Any remaining real life money you put into the game should be spent by said date because you are not going to be getting any of it back.

Here is what was posted on Facebook on the Sims Social page:

The Sims Social is Closing Down

The decision to retire older EA games is never an easy one to make but in order to re-allocate servers and resources to more popular titles we are removing The Sims Social from Facebook. Players who still have a balance of in-game currency are encouraged to spend it before the game is shut down on 14th June and is no longer available for play.

So it’s pretty much a huge FUCK YOU to the consumer, showing once again how great of a company EA is. Even though I am a fan of the athletic titles that they put out, I don’t like how they just shit on everyone around them. But it’s no wonder they were awarded the Worst Company in America for the second year running. That, my friends, is what is called a repeat champion! The readers of The Consumerist, a consumer-watchdog website, had a bracket style tournament of the worst of the worst. They beat out such powerhouses as AT&T, Wal-mart, Comcast, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Bank of America. In the final round, EA beat Bank of America with a 78% vote.

EA could not be a worse company even if they tried. So many people love the Sims platform and play it on Facebook, but EA wants to get rid of a game that is making them money? So what if it’s old. Sims 3 released in fuckin 2009 and you are still making expansions. Shit, they are releasing The Sims 3: Island Paradise, the 10th expansion, in June! So obviously people love the game. Just make expansions of the Facebook version as well. All you gotta do is change the main version into a crappier Facebook version. You guys are good at putting out crap. Let the people keep their in game money that they spent real money on and ride this thing out. You have over 5 million monthly users. If even half of them spend $1 a month, you just made 2.5 million fucking dollars. And all along I thought EA was just in it for the money…..

For those who don’t believe, read about the shutdown for yourself.

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EA’s CEO of 6 years. John Riccitello, is leaving his post at the Publisher as of March 30. The EA board of Director have assigned longtime executive, Larry Probst, as executive chairman until a replacement can be found. Probst has been in a leadership position since 1991, and was CEO from 1991 to 2007. This move comes at an interesting time considering the problems the company has suffered as of late. The awful launch of Sim City may have been the breaking point for shareholders, specifically because of the financial hit the company has to take to make amends with customers. EA is currently offering a free game on Origin to launch purchasers of Sim City. EA is offering Battlefield 3, Bejeweled 3, Dead Space 3, Mass Effect 3, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Need For Speed Most Wanted, Plants vs. Zombies, and hilariously, Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition. All great games, with exception of Medal of Honor, but I guess they have to do something with it don’t they. Between the horrible performance of Star Wars: The Old Republic, the Bioware doctors leaving their post, and the Mass Effect 3 debacle, I can’t say I find this surprising. I’m actually impressed he lasted this long, specifically because The Old Republic was his big bet and he lost, big time. At any rate we wish Mr. Riccitello all the best, and await EA maybe making a good decision and appointing Peter Moore CEO.

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A possible cover image for Battlefield 4 has leaked online, and needless to say, it looks pretty familiar. It makes some bit of sense that EA would like to keep some of the aesthetic of the previous entry, but it makes you wonder if this apparent lack of artistic innovation has leaked into the game. Either way, we will find out March 26th. Keep it locked here for the up to the minute news on Battlefield 4, that is if you can pull yourself away from Bioshock Infinite of course.