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Battlefront II’s Emperor Palpatine Was Quietly Removed From The Game

The Empire is without an emperor. Last week, a Star Wars Battlefront II update apparently brought back the evil Emperor Palpatine’s game-breaking ability to shoot lightning through walls. An emergency fix completely removed him from the game, and it’s unclear when he’ll return.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Easter Egg Hunters Discover A Hidden Weapon In Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1’s easter eggs include a giant shark hidden in a puddle and a dripping pipe that gave the announcement date for Battlefield V. An easter egg from last year—which initially granted a dog tag—escalated to include weapons skins and secret codes. Recently, easter egg hunters completed the last step, finding a…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Battlefield V’s Alpha Is Faster And Team-Focused

Battlefield V kicked off a closed alpha today, giving players a taste of what’s in store for the latest entry in EA’s shooter series, which will be released October 19. My coworker Paul Tamayo and I are huge fans of the Battlefield series, and have been dying to play the game. We sat down earlier […]

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We Played Unravel Two And Now We Love Yarny Even More

When Coldwood Interactive announced Unravel at E3 2015, its main character Yarny captured everyone’s heart. The adorable little yarn-man’s platforming adventures were fun, and the sudden arrival of a co-op focused sequel lets players share that fun with friends. Unravel Two is a relaxing game and a welcome return for…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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Fans Have A Lack Of Faith In Battlefront II’s Han Solo Season

Star Wars: Battlefront II is working to overcome its image problem following a controversial release. A new season of content, related to Han Solo, hit the game today. Its smattering of character skins and a map lifted from 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront provide little for those hoping the game will bounce back from its…Read more… […]

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Star Wars: Battlefront II, Six Months Later

Star Wars Battlefront II stirred up controversy at launch with grindy progression systems and questionable loot boxes. Over the last six months, the game has added new modes and done its best to win back players. Here’s where things stand today.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How Privacy Settings Compare Across Xbox Live, PSN, And Other Platforms

Earlier this week, Steam introduced a handful of new privacy options and, in a move that doomed number-crunching megalith Steam Spy, changed its default settings so that only friends can see which games you’ve been playing. In this one particular area, Steam is now ahead of the rest of the pack.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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EA Finally Unlocks Every Hero In Star Wars Battlefront II

Star Wars Battlefront II’s new update overhauls the game’s loot box laden progression system. One of players’ biggest complaints since before the game was even officially out was how hard it was to unlock iconic characters like Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader. A new patch finally unlocks every hero character in the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Battlefield 1 Players Can’t Decide If New Machine Gun Is Too Strong

Battlefield 1’s final DLC, Apocalypse, shows some of World War One’s most harrowing battles and experimental weapons. A powerful new machine gun included in the DLC is gaining popularity with the community, but forcing others to ask how long before it gets nerfed.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What could possibly make someone buy Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition on Origin instead of Steam?

What could possibly make someone buy Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition on Origin instead of Steam? Llama super hero costumes? Sure, go with that. They look a little silly, but once you see them in action, set to dramatic Final Fantasy music, they are completely ridiculous. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Battlefront II Patch Nerfs Overpowered Wookiee Warriors

Players who earn enough points during Star Wars: Battlefront II matches can play as a variety of special characters, from hi-tech Stormtroopers to the Emperor himself, but none are as deadly as the Wookiee Warrior. A new patch has nerfed these overpowered creatures and brought an end to their hairy reign of terror.Read more… Continue […]

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Battlefront II DLC Tries To Close Story Cliffhanger, Disappoints 

Star Wars Battlefront II’s latest DLC features an expanded story and new worlds from The Last Jedi. It does its best to reinvigorate the game, but it ultimately falls short.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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EA Boosts Star Wars Battlefront II’s Multiplayer Rewards

Star Wars Battlefront II has received negative feedback ever since it was confirmed that its loot crates provided in-game advantages. Since then, the game has disabled the ability to purchase crates with real money. Now, players will also receive more in-game rewards.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Star Wars: Battlefront II: The Kotaku Review

Star Wars: Battlefront II frustrates me in ways I never knew I could be frustrated. It is both a lovingly crafted companion to the films and a tangled mess of corporate meddling. There is a strong heart at the center but finding it means peeling back layers of unnecessary and infuriating nonsense.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Han Solo Is A Little Different In Battlefront II

Star Wars Battlefront II is off to a rough start with crummy lootboxes and unpopular unlockables. Thankfully, everyone’s favorite smuggler is living life with no reservations and isn’t afraid to show it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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EA Cuts Star Wars Battlefront II Hero Costs After Widespread Anger

Star Wars Battlefront II’s heroes were a little expensive to unlock. Responding to widespread criticism, a new blog post from EA outlines a major reduction in cost for unlocking the franchise’s iconic characters.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Star Wars Battlefront II Lets You Pay Real Money For Multiplayer Advantages

Star Wars Battlefront II has everything you love from the movies: lightsabers, starfighters, and loot crates. These crates are crucial to the game’s multiplayer structure but even after being tweaked in response to widespread criticisms during the beta, they’re a mess that affects balance in negative ways.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Battlefront II Brings Back Star Wars’ Most Iconic Character: Bossk

The Star Wars Battlefront II trial is available to EA Access players, which means we get the chance to run through the multiplayer as Bossk, the famous bounty hunter who is certainly not scum!Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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