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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 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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600hp BMW M5 revealed in Need For Speed Payback

600hp BMW M5 revealed in Need For Speed Payback

The new BMW M5 may be one of the most hotly-anticipated cars of 2018, but it's debuting in an unusual place: Need For Speed Payback. Thanks to a promotion between the German automaker and Electronic Arts, the new sports sedan will be seen for the first time - as a playable car - in the upcoming game set to be released on November 10. Indeed, it'll be a much cheaper way of getting your hands on some serious horsepower.

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The Sims 4 release date announced for Xbox One and PS4

The Sims 4 release date announced for Xbox One and PS4

After three years of exclusivity on PC, Electreonic Arts has announced that The Sims 4 will finally make its way to consoles. Today the company announced the release date for the both the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. While The Sims 4 won't be landing on consoles until November, those who are subscribed to EA Access will be able to check it out just a little bit early.

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E3 2017: All major announcements from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and more

E3 2017: All major announcements from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and more

E3 2017 officially kicks off today, but from here on out, big announcements will likely be few and far between. Like every E3 in recent years, major game companies have opted to host press conferences before the event begins, which is where they make all of their big announcements. There were six big press conferences of note this year - Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Bethesda - and what follows are the biggest announcements from each of them.

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Star Wars Battlefront II detailed: The Last Jedi content, offline play, more

Star Wars Battlefront II detailed: The Last Jedi content, offline play, more

Perhaps the biggest game shown during EA's E3 press conference today was Star Wars Battlefront II. The first game in this Battlefront revival showed a lot of promise, but was ultimately criticized for its lack of content. EA is looking to address those criticisms with Battlefront II, announcing today that it will finally feature a single-player campaign.

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EA announces A Way Out, a new game that’s entirely co-op

EA announces A Way Out, a new game that’s entirely co-op

EA's E3 2017 press conference is underway, and though we're seeing a lot of what we expected (sports games, mostly), there was at least one surprise during the show. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons director Josef Fares took the stage to introduce us to his new studio and that studio's first game, A Way Out. A Way Out seems to be a rather unique game, much like Brothers was at the time, as it'll be a purely co-op experience.

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E3 2017 Schedule: Press conferences for Nintendo, Microsoft, and more

E3 2017 Schedule: Press conferences for Nintendo, Microsoft, and more

E3 2017 is quickly approaching, and though the show doesn't get off to an official start until Tuesday, June 13, major game companies will be starting their festivities early. This usually happens every summer, but this year, companies are getting started well in advance, with the first press conference being held on Saturday. For those watching the show from afar, these press conferences are where most of the news will come from, so here's when you can expect each major press conference to go down. SlashGear will be covering all of these events, so stay tuned.

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The Sims Mobile will offer core Sims gameplay on iOS and Android

The Sims Mobile will offer core Sims gameplay on iOS and Android

Here in 2017, The Sims certainly seems to be one of those perennial game franchises. The series has been going strong since 2000, but its success has been mostly limited to the PC platform. Electronic Arts is looking to change that later this year by launching The Sims Mobile on Android and iOS.

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New 5-minute Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer features combat and abilities

New 5-minute Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer features combat and abilities

Mass Effect: Andromeda is just over a month away from release, and series fans are eagerly counting down the days. Just in time to tide players over, developer BioWare has released a lengthy new trailer that includes details on combat, weapons, abilities, and other new features. With five minutes of gameplay footage, it's one of the best looks we've had at the sci-fi RPG so far.

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