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NBA Live 20 isn’t happening anymore, huge changes promised

NBA Live 20 isn’t happening anymore, huge changes promised

There are a few things in life that are as consistent as the waxing and waning of the moon and one of them is a yearly dose of an NBA game for EA Sports. Sure, there have been years when the publisher bowed out of a release but that's all in the past, right? Not quite because, apparently, NBA Live 20 isn't coming this season, which is to say it won't be coming at all. Instead, EA is practically promising the heavens and beyond for the still unannounced next-gen consoles.

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EA Games back on Steam, at last

EA Games back on Steam, at last

Electronic Arts and Valve announced a partnership to bring EA Games-distributed games to Steam, at long last. They also announced that they'd be bringing the EA Games-specific gaming subscription service to Steam. Per Valve's Game Newell, this partnership with EA will "bring their great games and subscription service to Steam" as well as "open up our communities to each other in an unprecedented way."

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Final Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer echoes Dark Forces

Final Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer echoes Dark Forces

This morning the folks at EA and Respawn released their final trailer for the game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. This trailer shows the main character Cal Kestis, Jedi Padawan, in trouble. He's living in a time immediately following Order 66, and you know what that means - fun for everyone!

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EA cloud gaming will have a public test no one expected

EA cloud gaming will have a public test no one expected

Cloud gaming is slowly but surely taking hold of the industry but, despite the popularity of Google Stadia and Microsoft's Project xCloud, there is still no top player, especially considering none have become available just yet. That means there is still room for other companies to still take hold of the market. It seems that Electronic Arts is slowly getting ready for an eventual launch of its Project Atlas by starting a public test of its game streaming service tonight.

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Need for Speed Heat trailer eclipsed by ‘I Said Right Now’ meme

Need for Speed Heat trailer eclipsed by ‘I Said Right Now’ meme

There's a new trailer for Need for Speed Heat, a racing game that's trying very hard to be Grand Theft Auto Vice City. That's GTA: Vice City, the vibe of that game, turned into a Sneed for Speed Heat game that'll be rolling out in November of 2019. But the real news here is the extremely viral nature of the meme embedded within the trailer - one you'll find at approximately 0:21 of the video. I should also mention TRIGGER WARNING here, because this police officer is essentially issuing a threat, one that (given the game's content outline) will most likely be a precursor to police brutality and physical harm.

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Respawn will balance Apex Legends updates to avoid burnout

Respawn will balance Apex Legends updates to avoid burnout

Apex Legends developer Respawn has provided some transparency on its update plans for the hit battle royale game, making it clear that it won't follow Fortnite creator Epic Games' lead. In a statement, Respawn's Drew McCoy said the company will release 'thoughtful updates' during game seasons, but won't compromise its work culture or risk burning out employees in order to rapidly release new content.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to offer a rare single-player experience

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to offer a rare single-player experience

Some conventions have become so normal and so ingrained these days that you almost have to explicitly state something that was, a few years ago, the norm. That's half of gamers' reaction when the next Star Wars Jedi title and trailer were finally revealed, following the first trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. To assure fans of the franchise that this won't be a money grab, the game is now being heavily advertised as a strictly single-player activity with no microtransactions involved.

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Star Wars Battlefront II gets new Capital Supremacy mode on March 26

Star Wars Battlefront II gets new Capital Supremacy mode on March 26

On March 26, aging game Star Wars Battlefront II will get an update that brings a new mode called "Capital Supremacy" set during the Clone Wars era of the franchise. The game mode will be set in Pipeline Junction West on Geonosis, as well as in the interior of the Separatist Dreadnought and Republic Attack Cruiser capital ship. According to EA, players can expect non-linear ground battle gameplay.

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Over 350K Apex Legends cheaters banned, Respawn working on PC crashes

Over 350K Apex Legends cheaters banned, Respawn working on PC crashes

The battle royale genre has been successfully shaken up thanks to the arrival of Apex Legends, with Respawn's team shooter hitting 50 million players in its first month. But that rapidly growing player-base means more than a few cheaters are jumping in as well. Fortunately the developer is on top of things, for the most part, revealing that several hundred thousand players have been struck down by the ban-hammer.

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Apex Legends only took 3 days to reach 10 million, Fortnite took 2 weeks

Apex Legends only took 3 days to reach 10 million, Fortnite took 2 weeks

Apparently, gamers aren't tired of battle royales just yet. The young genre, led by the likes of Epic Games' Fortnite and lone wolf PUBG, is the hottest thing in gaming these days and anyone and everyone is trying cash in on it. Just three days ago, game developer Respawn Entertainment, makers of Titanfall, launched its free-to-play version set within the same universe and within that time frame, it reached a player milestone that Fortnite also did only after two weeks.

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Anthem demo open to all players this weekend

Anthem demo open to all players this weekend

This weekend sees the release of another demo for Anthem, the multiplayer third-person shooter/RPG from BioWare and EA. But unlike last weekend's "VIP" demo, which got off to a rocky start thanks to heavy server loads and other technical difficulties, this weekend anyone can give it a try on PS4, Xbox One, or PC, getting a taste of the game before its release on February 22nd.

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Amazon Alexa, The Sims 4 collide in new skill, in-game assistant

Amazon Alexa, The Sims 4 collide in new skill, in-game assistant

It seems that Amazon has found a new niche market for Alexa that goes beyond smart home automation. Last October, it collaborated with Ubisoft in order to bring Alexios, a new Alexa skill designed specifically for the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey game. This time, it has worked with Electronic Arts not for a new game but for an expansion that is smashing the real world and the virtual world together. Unfortunately, there’s now funny The Sims incarnation of the real-world Alexa even if there is an incomprehensible one in-game.

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