Seven senior members of Firemonkeys, the Electronic Arts-owned studio behind iOS hits like Real Racing 3, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and The Sims Freeplay, joined forces onstage at a panel at the PAX Australia gaming convention on Sunday to discuss their high-profile creations, daily routines, and life under EA.
It's surely difficult to craft the follow-up to the most spectacular iOS racing game ever produced, and doubly so when ditching a price point for a divisive free-to-play model. Electronic Arts attempts both with the anticipated Real Racing 3, and largely succeeds on both fronts, delivering a hugely impressive free racer. You've never played a free mobile racer that's half as robust or refined as Real Racing 3. Building upon the fantastic previous iteration, the game pumps even more gloss and detail into its simulation, providing a great sensation of speed and realism as you blast through real-world tracks in licensed super cars.
Hey, the weekend is here! And we wouldn't want you to go away empty-handed, which is why we've rounded up five stories making the rounds that you might have otherwise missed today. So go ahead, kick back with a drink (or two) and bask in the glow of all the tech news for this fine Friday, August 3, 2012!