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Star Wars Battlefront 2 update brings the big changes fans demanded

Star Wars Battlefront 2 update brings the big changes fans demanded

Fans were, to put it mildly, not happy with the changes EA had made to Star Wars Battlefront 2. The progression system had relied heavily on microtransactions, essentially forcing players to choose between either spending additional real-world money on a game they already paid for or failing to progress in the game. Many people boycotted the game as a result, some even reaching out to Disney in an effort to disrupt its relationship with the game company. Things, finally, are changing.

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Major League Soccer launches own esports league for FIFA 18 World Cup

Major League Soccer launches own esports league for FIFA 18 World Cup

The worlds of traditional professional sports leagues and esports just got a bit more overlap. Major League Soccer (MLS) has announced a new partnership with EA Sports to create its own esports league, dubbed eMLS, which will be tied to the worldwide competition for FIFA 18. eMLS will feature 19 of MLS's 23 clubs, with each real-world team selecting a professional gamer to represent them in competition.

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Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season download out right now, go!

Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season download out right now, go!

Today the first free DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront II was released to the public, just in time for the release of The Last Jedi. This update adds a whole bunch of The Last Jedi content - but also adds to the main single-player storyline for the game. This bit is called Battlefront II Resurrection, and it's also available free in the same The Last Jedi Season download today.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 release day in-game purchase updates

Star Wars Battlefront 2 release day in-game purchase updates

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 had some changes announced this week just before release day. As such, we're going to run down what you're going to need to expect from the game when release day arrives. Instead of the mess of a set of in-game micro-transactions originally available in the early release of the game, all in-game purchases have been turned off, for now.

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Battlefront 2: Reddit meme-troopers just saved the day …for now

Battlefront 2: Reddit meme-troopers just saved the day …for now

This week Reddit changed the mind of EA on a game they were just about to release called Star Wars: Battlefront II. This game was looking amazing at first, then the public turned sour at EA's reveal of in-game transactions. After days of bad press from game and tech blogs and a massive front-page-fiasco on Reddit, EA "heard you loud and clear."

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 in-game purchases suspended, for now

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 in-game purchases suspended, for now

Rebels can rejoice and celebrate as their days of virtual protests have created enough disturbance in the Force to force the Empire of Arts to relent and reconsider its bid for supremacy and money. It, however, be too soon to call it a complete victory, as the Empire ominously hints that it will be back, but perhaps in a way that will catch gamers unaware. For now, however, would-be players of Star Wars: Battlefront II can rest assured that they won’t have to pay to win, as in-game microtransactions have been temporarily put on hold.

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Madden and FIFA may not be yearly releases forever

Madden and FIFA may not be yearly releases forever

How would you feel if Electronic Arts suddenly decided that Madden and FIFA weren't going to be yearly releases anymore? Those two game series have seen yearly releases for quite some time now, and while some players accept that this is the way sports games works, others lament the fact that they need to buy a new game every year just to stay up-to-date with things like roster changes. Regardless of how you feel, Electronic Arts chief Andrew Wilson envisions a future where his company may drop yearly Madden and FIFA releases.

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EA closes Visceral Games as part of Star Wars game overhaul

EA closes Visceral Games as part of Star Wars game overhaul

EA's Visceral Games, the studio behind games like Dead Space, is being closed down and its team members shipped off to other EA teams to work on other projects. This was announced as part of a larger revelation regarding the Star Wars game Visceral was working on; that game isn't going anywhere, but it is going to be reworked in a big way. EA explained that its action-adventure game, should it progress the way it has been, would be a 'story-based, linear adventure game,' and that's just not going to work out.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta loot crates are making fans angry

Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta loot crates are making fans angry

The Star Wars Battlefront game released in 2015, while beautiful to look at, left a lot to be desired. The lack of a campaign turned many players away, and those who stuck with the title had a list of complaints: DLC fragmentation, hero tokens, and lack of customization among them. The team behind the game had vowed to solve those issues in the game's sequel, Battlefront 2, which is being released next month. The public beta, though, just hints at more problems.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer shows onslaught of epic events

Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer shows onslaught of epic events

This week the folks pre-ordering the game Star Wars Battlefront 2 have begun to flip directly out over the trailer you're about to see. This trailer shows a number of epic additions to the game, centering on ability modifiers and looks inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. These "looks" are for both Kylo Ren and Rey, bringing the user directly in to the film ready to roll this December.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Starfighter Assault gameplay revealed

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Starfighter Assault gameplay revealed

Electronic Arts has just revealed a gameplay trailer for Starfighter Assault in Star Wars Battlefront 2, the sequel to EA's Star Wars Battlefront game released a couple years ago. The trailer shows epic space battles taking place in the universe's various spacecraft, as well as some brief looks at characters including a major Jedi and Sith.

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The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs expansion pack brings pets on November 10

The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs expansion pack brings pets on November 10

EA has announced a new expansion pack for The Sims 4 called 'Cats & Dogs,' and it is exactly what it sounds like. This expansion pack will be available for The Sims 4 players on Windows PC and Mac starting this upcoming November, and it'll bring with it a bunch of dogs and cats for the game. Players will be able to give their Sims a friendly pet (for two) for their daily virtual lives.

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