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EA’s Origin is on the way out, but its replacement sounds a whole lot better

EA’s Origin is on the way out, but its replacement sounds a whole lot better

Last month, EA announced a fairly major change to its subscription services, revealing that it would unify them under the name of EA Play. The company's subscription service was previously known as EA Access on console and Origin Access on PC, with a third, more expensive subscription known as Origin Access Premier, so some kind of unification was certainly in order. With that announcement, the basic subscription was rebranded to EA Play across all platforms, while the premium subscription became EA Play Pro.

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EA Play launches on Steam: How to sign up

EA Play launches on Steam: How to sign up

As promised, Electronic Arts has brought EA Play to Steam. EA Play - which was known as Origin Access on PC and EA Access on consoles up until last week - is a subscription service that gives players a number of perks. On PC, this is the first time that it's been available outside of Origin, so this is a pretty big move for EA.

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EA Access and Origin Access are making a major change

EA Access and Origin Access are making a major change

For a few years now, Electronic Arts has offered a subscription service that serves up perks like early trials of upcoming games and access to a collection of the company's older titles. EA's subscription services are available across a number of platforms, whether its Xbox One, PC, or PlayStation 4 (eventually, we'll be able to count Steam among the supported platforms as well). Today, EA announced that its subscription services will be getting a rebrand next week.

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Apex Legends is getting a new character and a major addition in Season 6

Apex Legends is getting a new character and a major addition in Season 6

Apex Legends Season 6 is quickly approaching, and it'll be bringing a new character with it. Today, Respawn Entertainment and EA revealed Rampart, a character described as "an expert modder who made her name in underground fight clubs." We don't know anything about Rampart's abilities yet, but we do catch a glimpse of her in the launch trailer for Season 6, which is named Boosted.

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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 cross-play, Steam and Switch versions coming this Fall

Apex Legends cross-play, Steam and Switch versions coming this Fall

Despite how the Internet has connected us and made us closer, gaming is still pretty much like walled gardens separated according to platform boundaries. Even those games that are actually available across platforms mostly let you play only with others on the same platform. There is, however, a growing desire among gamers to be able to play with friends on other platforms. At its EA Play Live event, EA Games is promising to give Apex Legends players that and more this coming Fall, expanding the battle royale's reach across more platforms.

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Star Wars: Squadrons gameplay trailer puts you in the pilot’s seat

Star Wars: Squadrons gameplay trailer puts you in the pilot’s seat

There are often two or three things that Star Wars fans would probably like to be in a game adaption of the space opera franchise. One is to be a Jedi Knight or even a Sith, something that most Star Wars games have already delivered on repeatedly. The other is a space fighter pilot, either for the Empire or the Rebel Alliance, a fantasy that EA Games will soon try to fulfill in Star Wars: Squadrons coming later this year.

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EA Originals adds three more indie games including Rocket Arena

EA Originals adds three more indie games including Rocket Arena

Electronic Arts has announced new deals that will bring three new indie games to its EA Originals label that was announced in 2016. At the time, EA had said that it would work with small developers in order to help them make their games available to a larger audience. The company seeks out a few projects every year for its EA Originals, with the latest announcement revealing three new additions.

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Star Wars: Squadrons confirmed after leak: full reveal details

Star Wars: Squadrons confirmed after leak: full reveal details

It looks like a new Star Wars game is on the way, and this time around, we'll get to hop in the cockpit of various Star Wars fighters and do battle in space. The game leaked on the Microsoft store earlier this morning, and after that cat was let out of the bag, EA confirmed the title by scheduling a trailer premiere on YouTube for Monday, June 15th.

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Need for Speed Heat is the first EA game to get crossplay

Need for Speed Heat is the first EA game to get crossplay

Need for Speed fans got some good news today on multiple fronts. The first, and perhaps most important, bit of news is that Need for Speed Heat is getting cross-platform multiplayer. Not only is this the first Need for Speed game to feature crossplay, but it's the first game from Electronic Arts to feature it as well.

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Command & Conquer Remastered Collection modernizes two RTS classics today

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection modernizes two RTS classics today

Back toward the end of 2018, Electronic Arts announced that it was working with Petroglyph on remastering the Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Command & Conquer: Red Alert. Since that announcement, we've seen some glimpses of the games in development, but now they're ready for primetime. Electronic Arts launched the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection today, which is available through both Steam and Origin.

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A bunch of Electronic Arts games just went live on Steam

A bunch of Electronic Arts games just went live on Steam

Years ago, many of Electronic Arts' PC games could be found on Steam. New EA releases were published there frequently, but then one day, Electronic Arts decided that it wanted to take the fight to Steam, launching Origin as a storefront all its own. Many of EA's existing games were left on Steam after Origin launched, but from that point on, all of the company's new games were only accessible through Origin.

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