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Battlefield V’s Latest Map Is Faster And Furiouser

Thus far, Battlefield V’s post-release content has included an extra story mission and tank-focused multiplayer map. That map released in December, leaving players waiting eagerly for months for new battlefields. Last week, Battlefield V sneakily released a new map set in Greece called Mercury. Its idyllic coastal…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Battlefield V’s Getting More Generous With Ammo

Since launch, Battlefield V’s been stingy with ammo and supplies. The game has a controversial “Attrition” system that limits the available resources for players in an attempt to force team cooperation, but also can lead to players getting trapped without resources. The latest patch adds changes to make resupplying…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Battlefield V’s New ‘Fortress’ Mode Is Just The Bloodbath It Needed

Battlefield V changed the series’ pace with a move towards faster gameplay full of action-hero vaulting and devastating rocket strikes. There was less grim and mud crawling, more arcade-y polish. A new limited-time game mode called Fortress makes things messy again, as waves of players attempt to conquer heavily…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Star Wars Battlefront II Players And Developers Pay Tribute To Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew

Earlier this week, we learned that Star Wars legend Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in multiple films, had passed away on April 30, 2019. Many of his fellow actors, friends, and fans have mourned the loss and now Star Wars Battlefront II fans and developers are paying tribute in-game. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Change To EA’s Community Management Safety Policies Was Badly Needed, Sources Say

The video game giant Electronic Arts says it is improving its systems for elevating safety and harassment issues that emerge from its player communities in order to ensure the company addresses them. The changes have been a long time coming and are desperately needed, sources tell Kotaku.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Star Wars: Battlefront II’s New Mode Is Fun, When It Works

Yesterday, Star Wars: Battlefront II finally received its long-awaited new game mode, Capital Supremacy. It offers a large-scale battle set in the Clone Wars era modeled after the original 2005 Battlefront II’s Conquest mode. While it can be exciting to play, it’s currently held back by matchmaking issues and the fact…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Report: EA Paid Ninja $1 Million To Stream Apex Legends

These days, it’s not uncommon to see big companies promote their games by cutting deals with top YouTubers and streamers, but how much does one of those deals cost? In the case of chameleon-haired Twitch king Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, the number could be as high as $1 million.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Teenagers Say EA Brushed Off Reports Of Sexual Harassment By Sims Influencer

Last week, a Sims streamer and YouTuber in EA’s Game Changer program was accused by several people in the community of sexually harassing minors online. Although he stepped down as a Game Changer on March 5, people in the Sims community are still left wondering why this wasn’t addressed months ago, because some of the…Read […]

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For A Brief Period, Anthem’s Loot System Was Much Better–Then BioWare Fixed A Bug

For a short while over the weekend, Anthem was practically showering players with loot. Players thought this might be the result of changes that came in Saturday’s big 1.0.3 patch, but it turned out it was a bug. Now, despite welcome improvements from the new update, players are back to the same toilsome grind, with…Read […]

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Most PC Stores Have Terrible Controller And TV Support

I prefer to play many PC games on my TV with a controller. Some games, like Far Cry New Dawn, just feel better to me when played using a gamepad on my big TV. Yet, while we now have more stores on PC, with Epic Game Store, Steam, GOG Galaxy, Uplay and others, many of […]

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Anthem: The Promise Vs. The Reality

The launch of BioWare’s new multiplayer loot shooter has been anything but smooth. Anthem is a pretty game undermined by bugs, frustrating user-interface obstacles, and a world that feels static and lifeless. There’s a lot BioWare can do to continue improving it, some of which could include incorporating stuff that …Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Anthem’s Loot Is Not In A Good Place

Anthem has a lot of problems, and while some run deep, others feel like avoidable missteps. How the game handles its loot falls into that second category. As we get farther into the game’s post-launch life, a lot of its end-game feels like reliving the dark days immediately following Destiny 1’s release.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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