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Marvel says it wants developers to tell new stories with its characters

New media that's based on existing characters from another medium almost always runs into something of a stumbling block. Even though it's a new project, it's often beholden to the canon of the original. Those stories caught on for a reason...   read

 
 
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Overwatch wins big at the 20th D.I.C.E. Awards

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences held the 20th annual D.I.C.E. Awards last night in Las Vegas, and unlike last year, the game of the year selection isn't bound to shock. It was Overwatch! Other highlights include Uncharted 4: ...   read

 
 

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Oculus exec warns developers about going all-in on VR right now

The annual DICE Summit is taking place in Las Vegas right now, which means that video game executives from all over the world are gathered together to talk shop. These are the industry's most influential decision-makers, and you best believ...   read

 
 
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Spread holiday cheer by taking down the Death Star for double XP

Star Wars Battlefront may not be the most fully featured game around, but it definitely covers a lot of the highlights from the original trilogy. Sadly, most of those highlights are locked behind a season pass, so many gamers won't ever hav...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Battlefield 1

[Due to a last minute code and an international trip later this week, our Battlefield 1 review is going to be handled differently from normal. I played through the campaign and a little bit of multiplayer, which I'll tell you about here. Ch...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 1's campaign sure looks shiny

Battlefield 1 has a campaign...I guess. I've never been one to associate the Battlefield series with single-player, even with Bad Company being eight years old. To me, the series has excelled at multiplayer; the basic concept is just so rif...   read

 
 
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Celebrity Dungeons and Dragons campaign will be live-streamed to theaters

I've written before about how much I've enjoyed the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) over the last several years. For me, one of the highlights of every show is the live Dungeons & Dragons game featuring Penny Arcade's creators, Mike Krahulik an...   read

 
 
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Xbox EA Access members get first dibs on Battlefield 1

Exclusive games seem to be a dying breed, but there's always those tiny, niggling exclusives between the big players. Xbox has had a history of getting FPS-related exclusives, and it looks like the trend will continue with the highly antici...   read

 
 
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Watch the Battlefield 1 livestream right here

Now that the EA press conference is over, they've segued directly into a Battlefield 1 livestream. After dropping that amazing trailer at the end of their stream, I could not be more excited! World War I is a weird-ass war, and it will...   read

 
 
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First, brief look at the Dead Space dev's Star Wars game

Former face of Assassin's Creed Jade Raymond took to EA's E3 press conference stage to talk about next year's Star Wars Battlefront, which her studio Motive is working on with DICE, and will include stuff from the new films. Raymond's...   read

 
 


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PC Port Report: Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Mirror’s Edge is my jam. It was one of the first Xbox 360 games I really fell in love with, and since then I’ve clocked hundreds of hours across the 360 and the PC versions speedrunning, doing time trials, trying out mods, and g...   read

 
 
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World War 1 'wasn't the most obvious choice' for Battlefield, says EA boss

EA Studios boss Patrick Soderlund has admitted he wasn’t too keen on the idea of “trench warfare” and Battlefield 1. As reported by Gamespot, it took persistence by development team DICE to obtain the go-ahead to deve...   read

 
 
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Battlefield titles on sale as Battlefield 1 pre-order open

EA is discounting Battlefield titles this week because, well, that's all everyone is going to be talking about this weekend now that you-know-what has been revealed. From now until May 11 at 10:00am Pacific, Battlefield 4 and Battlefie...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 1 goes backwards to World War I: 'It isn't just trench warfare'

I'm sitting here eating a "house-made energy bar" in a theatre room in EA's Bay Area office staring at a DICE/EA logo while waiting for a presentation to confirm all the news about the new Battlefield that leaked this morning, because Battl...   read

 
 
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Did EA Access accidentally announce the name of the next Battlefield game?

A tweet from the EA Access team may have unwittingly revealed the name of the next Battlefield game. Or not. That’s the fun with rumours - we’re never quite sure, right? Responding to a query on Twitter (via VideoGamer), the off...   read

 
 
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#Icarus is the new #Darksiders2

I spent part of my day playing the Mirror's Edge Catalyst beta. Pretty good! I'm basically in agreement with Steven's recent preview. Outside some of the junk that DICE shoved in, probably at the behest of EA to satiate the masses that...   read

 
 
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Mirror's Edge Catalyst recommended PC specs are rough

A pal just explained to me that 16GB of RAM is "the new standard," so maybe you're all immune to the sticker shock, but I've still only got 8GB of RAM, damn it, so a literally doubled recommendation? That's pretty big. I wonder how much lon...   read

 
 
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Come peep glimpses at Mirror's Edge Catalyst gameplay

Just last week two Mirror's Edge Catalyst developer diaries focused on "Combat" and "Movement," but today's focuses on "Gameplay" and -- wait, what? So help me if combat and movement aren't part of gameplay (also, if combat is a big part o...   read

 
 
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Fallout Shelter convinced Bethesda to make more mobile games

Last year's E3 Eve surprise reveal and release of Fallout Shelter was a good move for Bethesda. The mobile game was an immediate hit, and it didn't take long before it was wildly profitable. Within days, it had supplanted Candy Crush S...   read

 
 
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Gaming is 'only limited by the bastards with the money,' says Guillermo del Toro

The DICE 2016 talk between director Guillermo del Toro and game designer Hideo Kojima just wrapped up (watch the replay here), and there were a few awesome quotes from both creators.  "The storytellers look ahead to see what they can d...   read

 
 
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Bethesda has three 'big' and 'different' projects in development

Bethesda's supposedly working on some pretty unexpected stuff. Todd Howard, director of both Fallout 4 and Skyrim, says that the developer-side of the business has three projects that are quite unique. Speaking at DICE in Las Vegas tod...   read

 
 
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DICE reveals what game it's working on next

Development director Dan Vanderlind has confirmed that DICE is working on an all-new Battlefield game. Though he didn't go into the details of what the new project entails, he did confirm that though some team members are staying on to cont...   read

 
 
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Breaking Benjamin frontman hates Star Wars Battlefront

Within the first thirty seconds of the video linked below, Breaking Benjamin founder Benjamin Burnley admits to punching his Xbox One to the point where there is damage visible on the console. This comes on the heels of a much-publicized In...   read

 
 
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There will be more free DLC for Star Wars Battlefront in the future

After launching with no single-player content and only 12 multiplayer maps, EA has announced what sort of things to expect from Star Wars Battlefront’s coming DLC. The first bit of new content will be the free Battle of Jakku pack com...   read

 
 
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There's a $329 PS4 Star Wars Battlefront bundle on eBay

It's Tuesday and it's another big release day. If you've digested all the Star Wars Battlefront reviews (e.g. this one here) and you still want in on the action, particularly on the PS4, then here's a worthwhile pre-Black Friday deal f...   read

 
 



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