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Star Wars: Battlefront II Gives Out Double XP Because Of Pandemic

The developers behind Battlefront 2 are taking up a fan suggestion on Reddit by doubling XP for players for the game for the next two weeks. They’re doing it as more and more people stay indoors to try and slow the global outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Microsoft Drops Out Of GDC, Too

Following in the footsteps of several other major tech firms including Sony and Facebook, Microsoft said today that it will no longer be attending this year’s Game Developers Conference due to the growing health risks posed by COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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You Soon Won’t Be Able to Play EA’s Official Tetris Game On Your iPhone

In a stark reminder that you rarely actually own anything you buy digitally, Electronic Arts’ iOS Tetris games will not only be disappearing from the App Store on April 21, but the games themselves will no longer be playable on iPhones and iPads—even if you paid for them.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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You Soon Won’t Be Able to Play EA’s Official Tetris Game On Your iPhone

In a stark reminder that you rarely actually own anything you buy digitally, Electronic Arts’ iOS Tetris games will not only be disappearing from the App Store on April 21, but the games themselves will no longer be playable on iPhones and iPads—even if you paid for them.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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EA Returns To Steam With Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

For the first time since 2013, PC gamers won’t have to open up Origin to purchase a big new EA release. The publisher returns to Steam on November 15 with the release of Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. This is the first step in EA’s return to Steam, with more games and the EA […]

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Respawn Is Reviving Medal Of Honor… As An Oculus VR Exclusive

Electronic Arts’ Medal Of Honor series of military first-person shooters is back in action, although not in the way you might expect: It’s being reborn as a virtual reality game for the Oculus Rift, courtesy of Apex Legends and Titanfall developer Respawn, coming in 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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New Apex Legends Axe Costs $170 In Coin Packs

They say you’ve got to spend money to make money. In the case of Apex Legends’ new event, you’ll have to spend $160 to earn the opportunity to spend $10 to unlock a $35 virtual axe. Confused? Oh, my friend, we’re just getting started.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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EA: Our Loot Boxes Are Actually ‘Surprise Mechanics’ That Are ‘Quite Ethical’

Given that 2017's Star Wars Battlefront II is broadly considered the tipping point in an anti-loot-box conversation that has recently led to a loot box bill in the United States senate, you might be forgiven for thinking that Electronics Arts games have loot boxes. Not so, says its VP of legal and government affairs;…Read more… […]

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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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