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Anthem Has Me Wondering What A ‘Release Date’ Even Is Anymore

Anthem releases today—even though plenty of folks have been playing it since last week. As games continue to evolve through patches and players pay for early access to fully priced titles, I find myself asking oddly philosophical questions: When is a video game “finished,” and when are games actually “released”?Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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I Made A Sex Club In The Sims And Everyone Got Pregnant

I’ve been playing a lot of The Sims 4 recently. There was a huge sale on Origin, so I bought about 75 percent of the expansions and various other DLC, and though I started fairly tamely (I made myself! And then my housemate!) it didn’t take long until I was double-fisting mods and cheats into […]

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Tips For Playing Apex Legends

Apex Legends might have a boring name, but it’s a lot of fun to play. Respawn’s battle royale ditches Titanfall’s giant mechs but plays around with the genre in exciting ways. It can be daunting to start up any new game, especially a battle royale. Here are some tips to help you find your bearings […]

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Players Are Split On Battlefield V’s Weaker Guns

At launch, Battlefield V moved at a faster pace than previous games in the series. Not only could you run around quicker than before, but you could kill enemies faster, needing only a handful of bullets. This week, the game rolled out some changes to that gameplay rhythm, alongside a new hardcore playlist, and it […]

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Patrick Söderlund, Who Made $48.3 Million Last Year, Leaves EA

Longtime executive Patrick Söderlund, who spent nearly 20 years working at Electronic Arts in various positions, is leaving the publisher this year, after receiving a $20 million bonus in 2017 that was granted in an attempt to get him to stay. He made $48.3 million last year, according to SEC filings.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Respawn’s Star Wars Game Is Called Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 

Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind the awesome Titanfall 2, shared details on their upcoming Star Wars project today at the EA Play press conference. It will be called Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and take place during the time between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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It Took Six Minutes For E3’s First Battle Royale Announcement

Battlefield V bring the series back to World War Two and, dear God, has playable women. EA revealed more details today at the EA Play press conference including a closer look at the game’s multiplayer. And of course, that means a battle royale mode.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Former BioWare Studio Head Talks About Life Under EA

At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Jason Schreier and I sat down with Aaryn Flynn, formerly of BioWare, to talk about his time working under EA on games like Dragon Age: Inquisition and Anthem.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Revisiting Dead Space’s Perplexing Final Boss Fight

Dead Space brims with apprehension and panic—its tight spaceship corridors provide little place to run as monsters challenge the player to adapt quickly or get torn to shreds. The game’s final boss, a giant zombie slug, throws all of that out. Dead Space’s final boss fight isis a loud, bombastic battle that clashes…Read more… Continue […]

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EA CEO Defends The Publisher’s Recent Slate Of Games

From an outside perspective, the past half-decade has looked rocky for Electronic Arts. A string of flops and PR disasters like Star Wars Battlefront II and Mass Effect: Andromeda, combined with moves like the shutdown of Visceral Games, has led to a lot of outrage toward the mega-publisher. EA’s perspective, however,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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‘Fuck The Oscars’: Watch A Way Out Director’s Rant At The Game Awards

Josef Fares, director of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and the upcoming A Way Out, delivered a spirited, invigorated, profanity-powered speech at The Game Awards this evening, covering his real and true feelings on the Oscars and loot boxes. I can’t do it justice. Just watch and enjoy.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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