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EA Origin goes dark in Myanmar, embargoes cited

EA Origin goes dark in Myanmar, embargoes cited

It’s not unusual for online services or content to be restricted to certain countries. Netflix and YouTube, for example, are notorious for such. Copyright and licensing negotiations are usually cited as the reasons behind those prohibitions. More controversial, however, are when such restrictions are put in place because of political reasons. Such is allegedly the case when EA, without very little warning, blocked access to its Origin games in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, later citing embargoes and sanctions imposed by the US against certain countries.

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Mass Effect trilogy might get remastered after all

Mass Effect trilogy might get remastered after all

These days, you don't have to look very hard to find news of the latest video game re-release, as publishers race to remaster their old games and launch them once more for current generation hardware. Nearly every publisher in the industry has hopped on the remaster bandwagon, save for one hold out: Electronic Arts. That may all be changing soon, with EA indicating that it's considering remastering the lauded Mass Effect trilogy.

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Titanfall 2 beta dates and details revealed for Xbox One and PS4

Titanfall 2 beta dates and details revealed for Xbox One and PS4

We still have a couple of months left to go before Respawn and EA unleash Titanfall 2, but before the full game launches, the developer and publisher duo will be giving players an early look at the title through a beta test. We knew the beta test was incoming, but now we've got dates, details, and unfortunately, some bad news for PC players, with Respawn saying the beta test will only be taking place on Xbox One and PS4.

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Star Wars Battlefront ‘Bespin’ DLC now available

Star Wars Battlefront ‘Bespin’ DLC now available

Star Wars Battlefront owners who have been waiting for the latest DLC pack to arrive can download it now. Bespin, the newest expansion pack, became available as of yesterday (and right on time). The DLC takes gamers to the vast and sparkly clean CloudCity, where they can battle it out in five new maps with a couple of new weapons and several new star cards, as well as a pair of new heroes.

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst DRM locks you out if you upgrade your computer too many times

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst DRM locks you out if you upgrade your computer too many times

One of the nice things about PC gaming is the fact that over time you can upgrade your system piece-by-piece, in order to achieve better performance. This means faster load times, better graphics, and higher resolutions. Unfortunately, it also means heavy-handed DRM that can lock you out of your favorite games.

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The Sims 4 update frees up gender customization options

The Sims 4 update frees up gender customization options

The Sims 4 has received a free update that is removing gender customization options, allowing for players to set up a more diverse range of Sims that express the features they want. If you want a female Sim with a manly walking style, a male Sim with a feminine voice, or any other arrangement, this update makes it possible.

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Mirror’s Edge is getting a TV adaptation

Mirror’s Edge is getting a TV adaptation

The original Mirror's Edge game was released in 2008 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and it went on to earn good reviews from critics and praise from fans. Now, eight years later, we're only a week away from developer EA releasing the sequel/reboot, Mirror's Edge Catalyst. However, we may be getting even more of Mirror's Edge, its future dystopian world, and freerunning parkour hero Faith in the future, except in the form of a TV show.

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Mass Effect Trilogy comes to EA Origin Access Vault

Mass Effect Trilogy comes to EA Origin Access Vault

When EA first launched Origin, there was a lot of backlash from PC gamers. With Steam dominating the PC platform, many people thought it was unnecessary for a publisher to open their own store, which only supported their titles. However, since then, EA has had a fair amount of success with the store. One of the big successes has been Origin Access, which just added a few great titles to its roster.

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Battlefield 1 trailer analysis reveals more WWI historical accuracy than expected

Battlefield 1 trailer analysis reveals more WWI historical accuracy than expected

Battlefield 1 took the FPS world by surprise a little over a week ago, with its debut trailer revealing a World War I setting, albeit with a sort of alternate timeline take on things. While some gamers were surprised that developer DICE would take its flagship series so far back in time when all the other war games have moved on to modern and futuristic settings, the history buffs on YouTube channel The Great War went with the flow and instead made a detailed breakdown of the trailer's historical accuracy.

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Mass Effect theme park attraction opens in California in May

Mass Effect theme park attraction opens in California in May

Fans of the sci-fi RPG game series Mass Effect are still in for a wait until the next title sees release in 2017, but at least now they have the option of visiting a theme park attraction to get their fix. First announced last year, California's Great America amusement park will open the Mass Effect attraction on May 18th, just in time for the summer crowds. The attraction was developed in cooperation with Mass Effect's publisher, EA.

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst delayed until June

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst delayed until June

If you're looking forward to Mirror's Edge Catalyst, then you're probably pretty excited for this weekend. The closed beta will begin tomorrow, and will last for five days. Unfortunately, while some people may be playing the game as early as this weekend, everyone is going to have to wait a bit longer for the game's full launch.

Today the game's Design Director Erik Odeldahl announced that the game would be receiving another delay. This is the second time that the game has been delayed. The game was originally slated to be released in February, and was pushed back until May 24th. Thankfully this delay isn't quite as long.

The game is now set to be released to the public on June 7th here in the US. I'm not quite sure just how much work can be done in those extra two weeks, but EA feels that it will be necessary, in order to address player feedback from this weekend's upcoming closed beta.

No one is ever excited to hear that a game has been delayed, but I really don't mind. Sure, I'll have to wait a bit longer. However, I'm of the mind that a delayed game is far better than a buggy launch.

Source: Mirror's Edge

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Must-Have PC Games of 2016

Must-Have PC Games of 2016

While I tend to keep up with the latest console releases, I'm a PC gamer at heart. I like having a good computer with a nice screen that's going to play games with the graphics turned up as high as I can get them. I also like how easy it is to find games on the cheap, thanks to Steam sales, Humble Bundle specials, and countless others.

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