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EA announces eSports division with focus on Madden, Battlefield, FIFA

EA announces eSports division with focus on Madden, Battlefield, FIFA

Mega-publisher Electronic Arts (EA) has announced the creation of its own Competitive Gaming Division (CGD), a new arm that will focus on professional gaming, often known as "eSports." The division will be headed by Peter Moore, who previously served as EA's chief operating officer and the president of EA Sports, and have a goal of developing eSports opportunities around its own gaming properties, including Madden NFL, Battlefield, and FIFA.

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EA promises free DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront

EA promises free DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront

EA and Dice have gotten a lot of flack for Star Wars: Battlefront, partially because of the season pass that they're offering. Namely, people don't want to have to shell out over $100 just to get the same, full game that everyone else will be playing. In fact, the DLC that they've announced for the season pass appears to have more content than the base game itself. The good news is that for those that don't want to pony up the extra cash, there's still more free content on the way.

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Star Wars: Battlefront season pass gets you 16 maps, and a custom emote

Star Wars: Battlefront season pass gets you 16 maps, and a custom emote

Season passes are the new fad for AAA games. Buying one is a way to give money to a publisher up-front, in exchange for a discount on DLC that will come out over a period of time. Sure, it saves you some money, if you plan on buying all of the DLC, but it turns your $60 game into a $110 game. So what does the season pass for Battlefront get you?

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DICE gifts classic Dragon Valley map to Battlefield 4 players

DICE gifts classic Dragon Valley map to Battlefield 4 players

With Battlefield Hardline having been out for almost 8 months, and Battlefront's release date just around the corner, you'd think that EA would be ready to drop support for Battlefield 4, right? Well, back in September, they debuted a new map for all Battlefield 4 owners for free, which was a surprise. And they're gearing up to do it again.

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Star Wars Battlefront comes early for EA Access Members

Star Wars Battlefront comes early for EA Access Members

There's no denying that this year is the year of Star Wars. We're getting our first new movies in over a decade, and the first ones with the original cast since the 80's. EA has been hard at work on ressurecting the Battlefront series, and the next iteration is set to launch in just two weeks. If you're wanting to get in on the action a little early, we know how.

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst delayed until May 2016

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst delayed until May 2016

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has been delayed until May 2016, project Senior Producer Sara Jansson has announced. In a statement made Thursday, Jansson said the ambitious plans they have means a lot of work, and, unfortunately, that work can’t be wrapped up in time for the original February 23rd launch date. Rather, the title will now be launched on May 24, 2016 instead, giving the team an extra three or so months to get everything in place.

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Star Wars Battlefront beta extended to October 13

Star Wars Battlefront beta extended to October 13

Good news for Star Wars fans who didn't have the chance to play the Star Wars: Battlefront beta — or those who simply didn't get enough play time — over the weekend, as EA has decided to extend the testing period to Tuesday, October 13th. It seems all platforms the beta is available on, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, have been experiencing some server problems over the weekend, so EA and Battlefront developer DICE are looking to conduct some additional infrastructure tests before the game's debut on November 17th.

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A Mass Effect theme park attraction is coming in 2016

A Mass Effect theme park attraction is coming in 2016

Following the news of two new Star Wars attractions coming to Disneyland, and game developer Ubisoft planning to open a theme park in Malaysia, comes word that a Mass Effect-themed attraction will open in California next year. BioWare, the developer of the critically acclaimed sci-fi RPG trilogy Mass Effect, has revealed on its blog that the game series is the inspiration behind a new attraction opening in 2016 at the Great America park.

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Titanfall to get free-to-play version in Asia

Titanfall to get free-to-play version in Asia

Titanfall, the hit mech-based first-person shooter originally released for Xbox and PC last year, is probably the last title you'd expect to go free-to-play, but that's what's happening. But don't expect it to be showing up on your smartphone or tablet, where free-to-play games are a dime-a-dozen. Instead, Titanfall will be getting a special PC release just for the Asian market, where the free-to-play genre is huge, thanks to a partnership between the game's makers and Japan's Nexon.

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Comcast, EA partner up for cable TV-based game streaming

Comcast, EA partner up for cable TV-based game streaming

Cable giant Comcast has just announced a partnership with video game publishing giant Electronic Arts to launch a game-streaming service for its cable customers. Dubbed Xfinity Games, the service is launching as a public beta today, and will allow users to play games from their X1 set-top box while using a smartphone or tablet as a controller. Comcast says the service is aimed at families and casual gamers, and will feature 23 titles at launch. X1 customers can sign up for the beta at xfinitygames.com, and are said to be notified of entry within a few days.

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New Need for Speed game will require constant online connection

New Need for Speed game will require constant online connection

Now that it has been revealed that a new entry in the Need for Speed game series is coming this year and will act as a "reboot" of the franchise, players have been wondering what they can expect this time around. Publisher EA has recently taken to answering some questions on Twitter, and yesterday stated in one reply that the game will require and internet connection at all time to be played. This sort of thing may sound familiar, as it was a controversial part of Microsoft's initial announcement of the Xbox One console.

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EA’s Star Wars Battlefront falls victim to 4chan trolls

EA’s Star Wars Battlefront falls victim to 4chan trolls

Star Wars. It's a popular franchise, incase you didn't know, adored by millions of fans around the world. Among those fans are a large number of people who also love video games, and the Star Wars Battlefront game series has a special place in their heart. That's why the new, upcoming Star Wars Battlefront from publisher EA has stirred up controversy among some loyal fans, who argue the new game is sorely lacking features the last entry, released in 2005, had. That why the infamous trolls at imageboard site 4chan have taken to domain squatting to show EA what's what.

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