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Brace Yourselves, Battlefront II’s Microtransactions Are Coming Back

If you didn't know Star Wars: Battlefront II was in trouble, then I do wonder where you've been. The game was launched amid mass controversy over the loot box-based microtransaction systems implemented, with accusations levelled at publisher EA including a system trying to milk gamers for as much money as possible. Read More >>

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EA Has Turned off Microtransactions in Battlefront II, But Only Temporarily

People have been stirring up an unholy shitstorm for the past few days, after it was discovered just extensive microtransactions had been woven into the fabric of EA's new Star Wars game Battlefront II. Last night, just before launch, EA confirmed that microtransactions had been switched off. For now anyway. Read More >>

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Congratulations to EA for Posting the Most Hated Comment in Reddit History

While Reddit sometimes overstates its value as a space for authentic conversations online, the massive community-driven website has served as a kind of town hall where everyone from everyone from Elon Musk and Barack Obama to a dildo manufacturer have responded to questions from completely un-vetted strangers. Sometimes it goes well. For Electronic Arts, the new owner of the most hated comment in Reddit’s history, not so much. Read More >>

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Star Wars Battlefront’s Fighter Squadron Mode is Everything I’ve Ever Wanted

I really miss X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter. I miss it every day. It was a high point in my childhood, flying around setting S-foils to attack position and adjusting laser fire patterns and blasting bad guys. It’s not quite as fully fledged a space dogfighting experience, but the Fighter Squadron mode in Star Wars: Battlefront looks like it’ll be amazingly good fun, and very pretty to boot. Read More >>

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EA Adds Women’s Teams to FIFA 16

In news that some might argue should have happened years ago, Electronic Arts has announced that it's adding women's international football teams to FIFA 16. Read More >>

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4chan Cybersquats on EA’s Star Wars Domain

If you're going to make a game based around a world renowned gaming franchise, it behooves you to make sure you've paid top dollar for every single conceivable variation on its URL. This is a lesson that Electronic Arts is finding out the hard way as members of 4chan's /v/ board have demonstrated this afternoon. Read More >>

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Titanfall is Free to Play for 48 Hours

Looking to counteract the hysteria around the Steam Summer Sale, EA is letting PC gamers on its Origin service play the amazing Titanfall for 48 hours, starting this weekend. [Origin] Read More >>

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It’s Hard to Believe This War Movie is Made From Battlefield 4 Gameplay Footage

EA, get these guys a job -- in this two minute clip they're doing a better job of selling the Battlefield series than all the hours of official pre-rendered promotional glitz put together. Read More >>

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Is EA Cheating the Google Play App Rating System With Dungeon Keeper?

EA isn't exactly always the most well-loved of developers, despite its games regularly topping the charts. Bug-filled launches of high-profile titles like Battlefield 4 and SimCity have caused significant consumer backlashes in recent times. But it now seems EA may be employing shady tactics to ensure its new Dungeon Keeper mobile app avoids public criticism. Read More >>

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EA Shocks Gamers With “Free” Android and iOS FIFA 14

EA's annual FIFA mega-franchise has arrived on Android and iOS, with the publishing giant making the shock move of releasing this year's mobile version of FIFA 14 for free. We suspect there may just be one or two in-app purchases lurking inside it, though. Read More >>

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EA’s Just Announced a New Star Wars: Battlefront Game

The news just keeps coming in tonight: EA have just confirmed that the ridiculously awesome Star Wars: Battlefront series will live on, despite Lucas Arts being shut down by Disney a few months back. EA will make the most of their exclusive license to develop Star Wars films to create a new instalment in the Battlefront series, based on the Frostbite 3 ultimate-destruction engine. Read More >>

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EA Man Claims Xbox One and PS4 are a Whole “Generation” Ahead of PC

Well that's one way of putting the PC Sim City mess behind you. The aggressive posturing about the power of the next-generation of home consoles comes from EA man Rajat Taneja, the game giant's Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, who says Xbox One and PS4 are "a generation ahead" of the best gaming PCs. Read More >>

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Bug- “Fixing” SimCity Update Bursts Your City’s Poop-Pipes

As if SimCity players haven't had enough of putting up with EA's always-on DRM nightmare of a game, there's now a new form of excrement to deal with thanks to a bug that breaks the city's sewers and introduces many more problems than it's supposed to fix. Read More >>

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EA Launches Battlefield 4 Complete With an Insane 17-Minute Trailer

Yep, Battlefield 4, the originally-named successor to EA’s Battlefield 3, has landed. Well, not quite landed -- we’ll have to wait until autumn to be able to actually, y’know, play the game, but until then, there’s the mother of all trailers to salivate over. Read More >>