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Iceland's not in FIFA 17 because it rejected EA's low-ball offer

One of this year's feel-good stories in soccer (football, fútbol, the beautiful game) was Iceland's run to the quarterfinals of Euro 2016 earlier this summer. The tiny Nordic country improbably made it through the group stage before ...   read

 
 
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Doing the Dew unlocks Titanfall 2's 1v1 mode

[Update: A rep for EA has provided the following statement on the promotion: "Players will also earn Coliseum tickets by playing multiplayer. The Mountain Dew and Buffalo Wild Wings promotions are just another way for fans to get ticke...   read

 
 
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Nab Mirror's Edge, Saboteur, or Spore for cheap on GOG

EA is adding some DRM-free titles to GOG today for all you Origin-averse out there, and they'll be on sale at a decent discount for the next week. You can get half off the original Mirror's Edge and The Saboteur. I was real interested in th...   read

 
 
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The best FIFA 17 deals are probably on Xbox One

We're less than a week away from the release of FIFA 17 and it's looking like Microsoft's Xbox One is winning the "console of choice" war. For the Xbox One copy of the game, you'll receive physical props and a gift card, while the FIFA 17 X...   read

 
 
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DICE is tweaking Battlefield 1's Conquest mode

A whole mess of people played the Battlefield 1 beta. 13.2 million, to be more precise. While many of us just used the limited experience to find out if Battlefield's move to WWI was indeed a good one (and to have fun with horse-related hij...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 1's PC specs shouldn't give you shell shock

Now that Battlefield 1 has peeked its head up out of the trenches long enough to have a beta, we know what kind of armaments PC players need to stand a chance in no man's land. EA actually published minimum specs prior to the beta, but...   read

 
 
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We get to blow up the Death Star in Star Wars Battlefront next week

The long-awaited Death Star expansion for Star Wars Battlefront drops this Tuesday for folks who have the season pass (and those who are about to give in at last). Finally, everything's coming up [you]! The DLC's main addition is Battle St...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 1 had one of the biggest betas ever

As it turns out, people really want to turn the clock back to 1914. Or, they really want to get a sneak peek at one of this year's biggest video games. It's one or the other. Whichever it is, EA DICE's Battlefield 1 had a wildly succes...   read

 
 
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EA was working on its own Pokemon competitor during the DS era

According to Australian developer Nic Watt, who once worked at Electronic Arts, there was a "Pokemon killer" in the works from the publisher during the Nintendo DS era. The revelation comes by way of his appearance on the "GameHugs" podcast...   read

 
 
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The Sims boss is now in charge of Mass Effect developer BioWare

Mega-publisher Electronic Arts issued "an organizational update" yesterday announcing the formation of EA Worldwide Studios, a "central studios organization led by Patrick Söderlund," who was the head of EA Studios for the past three y...   read

 
 


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Review: Madden NFL 17

While our copy of NHL 17 arrived safe and sound, Madden 17 was lost in the mail. No biggie though, because as a football fan (the sport moreso than the league these days) I'm willing to shell out for a refresher at the start of the NFL...   read

 
 
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Review: NHL 17

I got out to a blazing start in the first game in Franchise Mode with my beloved Colorado Avalanche. Somewhere toward the end of the first, centerman Carl Soderberg netted the team's third goal of the period. Things couldn't have been going...   read

 
 
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The first official Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay looks a lot like Destiny

The first ever official gameplay for Mass Effect: Andromeda has jetpacking, platforming, and looks a little like Destiny, at least to this games blogger, though I'm told there was platforming in the original Mass Effect. Looks pretty ...   read

 
 
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The best theme song in video game history comes from an unlikely place

Before Sony used "Take Me Out" in that great, futile PSP campaign, Franz Ferdinand's 2004 hit showed up in EA's NFL football game, Madden. For the last 15 years or so, the series' soundtracks have been filled with licensed music, an eclecti...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 1's upcoming beta doesn't require PS Plus, but it needs Xbox Live Gold

If you have "Insider Early Access," you're already happily participating in Battlefield 1's beta session, which features the Sinai Desert map. For the rest of you, you'll have to wait until August 31, when it hits open status. It'll feature...   read

 
 
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Titanfall 2's tech test returns tomorrow with improvements

The Titanfall 2 technical test returns tomorrow, August 26, and if you felt let down by what you played of the mech game's multiplayer last weekend, you should be able to spot some improvements. These are the patch notes from Respawn Entert...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 4 has adopted a new user interface on consoles

DICE has rolled out its new "centralized" user interface for Battlefield 4 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The revised UI is the same one we'll see in Battlefield 1 this October and in fact if and when you own both games, it'll be possible ...   read

 
 
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Take 20% off Madden 17 without using Prime or Gamers Club Unlocked

Another year, another Madden, but this year there's a launch-week discount for those without Amazon Prime or Best Buy GCU. Today, the Xbox One and PS4 copies of yesterday's release of Madden NFL 17 are 20% off on Newegg's eBay pag...   read

 
 
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Respawn responds to harsh Titanfall 2 feedback

I didn't get around to trying the Titanfall 2 multiplayer "tech test" over the weekend, but I sure heard a lot about it from folks who did. Players who viewed the sequel as a step down on multiple fronts made themselves loud and clear. Now,...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 1 is getting a customary FPS Season Pass

EA has announced the season pass for Battlefield 1, and it looks like it's going to run you $50 for four expansions. The first of which is due in March 2017 (five months after the game is released, so maybe wait before buying it?), titled "...   read

 
 
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Star Wars Battlefront's next DLC mode is a run on the Death Star

The destruction of the Death Star is well-trodden territory for Star Wars games, but that doesn't mean I'm tired of doing the iconic trench run. It's a classic! And it's where the next Star Wars Battlefront DLC will take us in September wit...   read

 
 
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EA reverses position on remasters, hints towards Mass Effect

One year ago, noble mega-publisher Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore said of the recent trend of remastering slightly older games and re-releasing them on current console hardware, that, it "feels like pushing stuff out because you've run out...   read

 
 
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This month's Battlefield 1 open beta has two modes

As a series, Battlefield usually shows well in trailers given the sheer spectacle of its multiplayer. Case in point: this one for Battlefield 1! You've got horses, tanks, planes, and a ferocious-looking armored train all clashing in a sand...   read

 
 
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Horses are okay, but Battlefield 1's tanks and planes look better

Mama didn't raise no fool. We've heard about all about Battlefield 1's horse-riding options, but I'll politely decline. See these tanks? Yeah, sign me up for one of those. Call me crazy, but I feel a little bit safer inside the impenetrabl...   read

 
 
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Titanfall 2's single-player brings Pacific Rim cheese in the best ways

Earlier this week I drove up to Bumfuck Nowhere, California (Chatsworth, I guess) to visit Respawn Entertainment and see just what the heck was going on with Titanfall 2's single-player. After two dusty hours of traffic, my battery died fro...   read

 
 
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