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Dead Space 1, 2, 3, Ignition now on EA Play, Xbox Game Pass

Dead Space 1, 2, 3, Ignition now on EA Play, Xbox Game Pass

Assuming you saw the Dead Space remake news on EA Motive, you know that now is a great time to take a peek at those long-unused Dead Space games you have lying around. Or, if you've never played any Dead Space game before, now might be a great time to jump in on the whole series, courtesy of either EA Play or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. These subscription services are serving up a healthy dose of the most deadly off-world games this side of ALIEN.

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Are Apex Legends: Emergence trailers better than the game?

Are Apex Legends: Emergence trailers better than the game?

Watching the latest Apex Legends: Emergence launch trailer, we've got to ask - are these trailers so well made that they eclipse the game? This trailer features the song "Ghost" performed by Marvin Brooks and remixed by 2WEI, and it's another masterpiece. Much like the launch trailers that've shown the various new characters and layers of the game in the past few years, this trailer makes the game look like a brilliant work of art - because the trailer itself is a brilliant work of art. And it's not even the full trailer - it's a teaser for the "gameplay trailer" that'll take place on July 26, 2021.

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Battlefield 1 now free on Prime (with some hoops)

Battlefield 1 now free on Prime (with some hoops)

This months' Amazon Prime Gaming free download setup is live with the games Battlefield 1 (now) and Battlefield V (soon) on PC. Much like previously offered "free" games through Prime Gaming, the user must fulfill several requirements before they can make with the downloading and the playing of the game. The word "free" is thrown around a lot in today's wild world of downloadable and playable games for PC - the definition of "free" isn't always the same from platform to platform.

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Apex Legends new hero Seer revealed before Emergence

Apex Legends new hero Seer revealed before Emergence

The next season of Apex Legends is upon us, and with its release comes a new legendary character with a pair of bright, shiny eyeballs. "A woman will rise bearing the mark of the moth," says the story. "Her firstborn will be a cursed child." It is according to the legend passed to us by the creators of the game and the lore that "everything he touches will be changed..." and that "this cannot be unseen."

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FIFA 22 promises to deliver realistic gameplay in October

FIFA 22 promises to deliver realistic gameplay in October

Team contact sports might be one of the most challenging video games to make when it comes to simulating reality. In addition to the AI controlling players on both sides, players have become more discerning and demanding when it comes to imitating the fluid and sometimes unpredictable movement of athletes, especially those that are supposed to mimic real-life people. That is the challenge that EA Sports is rising to meet with FIFA 22 and its "next-gen HyperMotion" tech that will be launching next quarter.

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The EA hack was worryingly simple

The EA hack was worryingly simple

EA Games' huge game theft, which saw source code for FIFA 21 and other key titles stolen, hinged on a $10 cookie and some disturbingly simple social engineering, according to the hackers responsible. Electronic Arts confirmed it had been the victim of the cybercrime earlier this week, with around 780GB of data - including game code and more - yanked from its servers.

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FIFA 21 loot boxes revealed to have an aggressive EA push

FIFA 21 loot boxes revealed to have an aggressive EA push

Just like IAPs or in-app transactions, loot boxes have become one of the "dirty words" in the gaming industry. Unlike other forms of microtransactions, however, loot boxes have also come under legal scrutiny. Companies like EA have even been fined over such widespread yet also unpopular game mechanic, but it hasn't stopped EA from pushing through with that line of business. In fact, a new leak reveals that EA was intentionally trying to steer FIFA 21 players that way, which, on second thought, might not be that surprising after all.

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Xbox Series X gives 120 FPS Boost to Battlefield, Titanfall, Star Wars Battlefront

Xbox Series X gives 120 FPS Boost to Battlefield, Titanfall, Star Wars Battlefront

If you're using an Xbox Series X or an Xbox Series S, a feature called FPS Boost enables next-level visuals for games of several sorts. This feature was developed by the Xbox "backward compatibility team" - meaning it was made to make older games look new. It doesn't automatically work with all titles, all the time - it needs to be enabled on a per-game basis by the developers of said games. Lucky for us, a whole bunch of big-name games just had the FPS Boost switch turned ON!

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Star Wars Squadrons free update delivers TIE Defender, B-Wing, new loadouts

Star Wars Squadrons free update delivers TIE Defender, B-Wing, new loadouts

Today Star Wars Squadrons delivered a lovely free content update. It's not often that an update such as this appears for a major game - but here it is. The two ships you'll gain access to in the update are some of the strangest vehicles in the Star Wars universe: the TIE Defender and the B-Wing.

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Star Wars Squadrons gets 4K, 120fps on Xbox Series X only

Star Wars Squadrons gets 4K, 120fps on Xbox Series X only

New console hardware almost always means more power. That power, however, is lost if the software, that is, games, don't take advantage of it. That naturally requires releasing new titles and updating old ones that exploit all that new processing muscle, which is what EA is doing for Star Wars Squadrons running on next-gen, actually now current-gen, hardware. But just as these new consoles aren't exactly equal, neither are these next-gen improvements that could leave some feeling a bit jealous.

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Xbox Game Pass adds EA Play in Xbox Series X and S subscription bundle

Xbox Game Pass adds EA Play in Xbox Series X and S subscription bundle

Xbox Series X and Series S are coming and Microsoft isn't taking any chances that you might not want to sign up to Xbox Game Pass, with a huge bundle deal that is set to include EA Play. The two new consoles - both of which will go up for preorder on September 22, Microsoft confirmed today - will get to take advantage of a new $15 per month Ultimate subscription deal.

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EA pulls UFC 4 in-game commercials after massive backlash

EA pulls UFC 4 in-game commercials after massive backlash

Advertisements have been around since the earliest days of mass media and they have reviled just as long. While some ads can be tasteful, ingenious, and even entertaining, most are just "in your face" attempts to grab consumers' attention. While those have more or less been accepted facts of life in some media, like print and the Web, other channels actually have ways to make consumers' voices be heard, something that EA Games learned the hard way in its latest attempt to put full-on commercials in the middle of a video game.

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