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Madden tournament shooting victim files suit against EA and venue

Madden tournament shooting victim files suit against EA and venue

Last week's mass shooting tragedy in Jacksonville, Florida at a bar hosting a tournament for the Madden 19 video game left three people dead and 11 others wounded. Now, one of the victims that was shot twice and survived has filed a lawsuit against EA, the developer/publisher of the football game, and the venue that hosted the tournament. The suit alleges that the game company "failed to provide a safe and secure environment" for the event.

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Battlefield 5 open beta release date is right around the corner

Battlefield 5 open beta release date is right around the corner

The press conference NVIDIA held at Gamescom today was pretty much all about the company's new 20 series graphics cards, but in between talks of neural networking and ray tracing, there was a surprise announcement. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang took a quick moment to tell us when Battlefield 5's open beta will launch. It was one of those blink-and-you-miss-it moments, but it still gave us the details we want to know.

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Battlefield 5 Gamescom trailer is packed with action, teases battle royale

Battlefield 5 Gamescom trailer is packed with action, teases battle royale

With Gamescom right around the corner, EA and DICE have delivered a new trailer for Battlefield V. This new trailer centers around the "Devastation of Rotterdam," and is action packed pretty much from start to end. If you were looking for some explosions to start your Thursday, you've come to the right place.

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EA Origin Access Premier subscriptions are now available

EA Origin Access Premier subscriptions are now available

EA's Origin service has competed with Steam for years at this point, but now we're seeing it take a page out of Netflix's book as well. Today, EA launched a new service called Origin Access Premier, which allows subscribers to play the company's newest titles without a purchase in return for a monthly subscription fee. Other gaming companies have tried similar subscription services, with Sony and Microsoft most notable among them.

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EA clarifies that Battlefield 5’s multiplayer modes will be playable at launch

EA clarifies that Battlefield 5’s multiplayer modes will be playable at launch

Publisher EA revealed some big information this week on the upcoming Battlefield 5, and at first it didn't all sound like good news. A new blog post on the status of the game's development stated that the flagship multiplayer mode, dubbed Grand Operations, wouldn't be available on launch day. Fortunately for fans of the WWII-themed shooter, this detail turned out to be incorrect; unfortunately it wasn't clarified until after the news was widely reported.

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EA Origin Access Premier launches next week

EA Origin Access Premier launches next week

Back at E3, EA made a rather surprising announcement that revealed a new subscription tier for its Origin Access service. Dubbed Origin Access Premier, this new tier will give subscribers full access to the company's latest releases. In many cases, in fact, a Premier subscription will grant users early access to EA's new titles like Battlefield V and FIFA 19, allowing those subscribers a chance to play them before everyone else.

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Battlefield V closed alpha begins tomorrow on PC: What you need to know

Battlefield V closed alpha begins tomorrow on PC: What you need to know

Battlefield V won't be out for several months yet, but some lucky Battlefield veterans are going to get the chance to check it out early. EA and DICE have announced a closed alpha test for Battlefield V, offering up a work-in-progress look at some of the game's multiplayer modes. EA detailed the closed alpha today, explaining topics like who is eligible for to participate, when it will kick off, and what kind of PC you'll need to run it.

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EA gives Battlefield 5 women backlash a blunt ultimatum

EA gives Battlefield 5 women backlash a blunt ultimatum

Vocal gamers who aren't happy with women being included in Battlefield V have an easy solution, EA's chief design officer has said, but they might not like it even more. Electronic Arts showed off the latest installment in the Battlefield franchise back in late May, and the controversy around its decision to include women on the battlefield has persisted all the way to E3 2018 this week.

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EA at E3 2018: Everything you need to know

EA at E3 2018: Everything you need to know

It’s the world’s largest gaming event this week but even before things formally started, old Electronics Art already dropped a few things for those hungry for the latest and juiciest gaming news. And there was definitely a lot, unsurprisingly, ranging from the well-timed FIFA 19 soccer/football game to new Star Wars content. To save you the hassle of digging through the haystack, here are the noteworthy announcements EA made over the weekend.

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EA Origin Access Premier subscription gets pre-launch games

EA Origin Access Premier subscription gets pre-launch games

EA is offering gamers a new PC subscription gaming option, Origin Access Premier, with the promise of all of the company's newest titles for a single monthly payment. The new package was announced at EA PLAY at E3 2018, and will include brand new games like FIFA 19 and Battlefield V.

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E3 2018 press conference schedule and what to expect

E3 2018 press conference schedule and what to expect

One of the largest gaming trade shows of the year is nearly upon us. Though E3 2018 doesn't officially kick off until Tuesday, June 12, most major publishers will host press conferences packed with their biggest announcements ahead of time. Electronic Arts is leading the charge this year, unofficially kicking off E3 tomorrow, June 9. EA's show begins four days of announcements from big game publishers, and with so much happening in such a small amount of time, it can be hard to keep everything straight.

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SlashGear’s E3 2018 Wishlist

SlashGear’s E3 2018 Wishlist

E3 2018 is nearly upon us. We’re just a couple weeks away from the big show, and the stage is already set for a lot of major publishers. Nintendo, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda, and Sony have all announced that they’re hosting press conferences this year, and as always, we can expect to see more of games that have already been announced along with (hopefully) a few surprises. E3 is definitely a time for these companies to go big with their announcements, so knowing the sky is the limit, here’s what we’re hoping to see at the event.

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