Android Rant: Why not run on the reference platform at least…?

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OK, so I’m on a Nexus 4, which is a very nice smartphone.

Imagine my surprise when I had to find out that a game that I previously bought – FIFA12 by Electronic Arts – would not work on the Nexus 4?

Don’t get me started on the fact that months after FIFA 13 is out for every platform in the world it still is nowhere to be seen for Android (and not a word by EA why that is the case).

But shouldn’t a company like EA not at least make sure that their stuff runs on Google’s reference platform devices? I can understand that there may be incompatibilities with some of the Android devices, but the select few that run the reference system?

Can I get my money back?

Command & Conquer for FREE!

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EA has a present for all Command & Conquer fans to celebrate their anniversary:

“In order to give back to the fans for over 12 years of devotion we are putting together a 12th Anniversary celebration during the month of September. However, as any Command & Conquer fan knows, the true party starts today, August 31st, which marks 12 years since the original Command & Conquer launched way back in 1995.

To kick the celebration off, today we have a special surprise which we are certain new and old Command & Conquer fans will enjoy. We are providing the original Command & Conquer as a free download, compatible for Windows XP! This is the same version included with the collectors pack Command & Conquer: The First Decade, and is now available for you to download for free!”

Get it while you can!