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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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Apex Legends for Nintendo Switch release delayed until 2021

Apex Legends for Nintendo Switch release delayed until 2021

Electronic Arts has delayed the release of battle royale game Apex Legends for the Nintendo Switch, the company revealed, instead first gearing up to release the game on Steam in coming weeks. This delay will push the Switch release into 2021, leaving fans to play the title on the two big gaming consoles (PlayStation and Xbox), as well as on PC. As always, the game remains free to download.

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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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EA Play, formerly known as EA Access, is coming to Steam

EA Play, formerly known as EA Access, is coming to Steam

Valve has always been accused of trying to monopolize the PC games distribution market, especially after Epic Games' colorful statements last year. Warranted or not, it may have helped push the company to change a few things and open its doors to more of its competitors. Considering it was a long time coming, it may have been presumed that EA will never make good on its promise to bring its subscription service to Steam. That is finally happening this month but there's a bit of a catch.

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Apex Legends will soon offer gun charms exclusively for Steam players

Apex Legends will soon offer gun charms exclusively for Steam players

Later on this fall season, Respawn's hit battle royale game Apex Legends will be released on Steam, giving PC players a new way to download and play the game. That release will be joined by a special perk restricted to those who download the title on Steam: exclusive gun charms. Electronic Arts is showing off all three charms ahead of their release in the coming months.

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Apex Legends Season 5 will feature ‘Broken Ghost’ as first Quest

Apex Legends Season 5 will feature ‘Broken Ghost’ as first Quest

The arrival of Apex Legends Season 5 will also bring a new game expansion called Quests, the first of which has been detailed. Called 'The Broken Ghost,' this Quest will revolve around the new character Loba, a thief who was properly introduced earlier this month. Players will be tasked with finding nine pieces of an artifact and more, including daily challenges.

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Battlefield V final standalone update detailed: June release expected

Battlefield V final standalone update detailed: June release expected

Battlefield V Senior Producer Ryan McArthur has dropped some new details about the game and its future, explaining that the team is aiming to push out a new update in June. The current "Into the Jungle" chapter is scheduled to end on April 29; fans can expect one more standalone update with new content, weapons, and what are vaguely referred to as 'game tweaks.'

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EA suspends live game competitions: Apex Legends and FIFA impacted

EA suspends live game competitions: Apex Legends and FIFA impacted

EA is back with a new update on its live gaming competitions and the way they're being impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The company said in a statement on Friday that is suspending all of its live competitive game events, including ones planned for hit games Apex Legends, FIFA 20, and Madden NFL 20. The suspension includes third-party events that are licensed by EA.

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Command & Conquer Remastered Collection marks the game’s 25th birthday

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection marks the game’s 25th birthday

We're at the point in gaming history when iconic titles are being celebrated with both nostalgia and remastered versions. The newest to join that ranks is Command & Conquer from EA, back when it was still actually called Electronic Arts. Now that the genre-defining franchise is a quarter of a century old, the publisher is giving gamers a chance to relive those good old days, this time with support for modern hardware, including 4K displays.

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adidas GMR puts Google Jacquard in shoes to gain FIFA in-game stats

adidas GMR puts Google Jacquard in shoes to gain FIFA in-game stats

Bridging the physical and digital worlds has always been a dream for many tech companies, especially when it can create new experiences that, in turn, generate sales or customer engagement. That dream is even bigger for games that want to extend their reach beyond computers and phones. adidas, Google, and EA Sports may have just made that dream come true in an odd yet ingenious way that involves putting a small tracker inside your adidas shoes.

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EA postpones Apex Legends Texas event over coronavirus

EA postpones Apex Legends Texas event over coronavirus

On Friday, Electronic Arts announced that it has postponed some Apex Legends events and cancelled some FIFA 20 events. The reason is due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has already forced some other game matches to be postponed or cancelled. The online Apex Legends Global Series tournament will still happen, though.

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