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Apex Legends duos mode is returning – and there’s even more good news

Apex Legends duos mode is returning – and there’s even more good news

Apex Legends' duos mode has proven to be quite popular with players, but the problem is that it's only ever available for a limited time. Respawn has made a habit of bringing duos back to the game for a few weeks at a time before removing the mode entirely and putting players back in their three-man parties. Duos is one again returning to Apex Legends next week, but when it does come back, it'll be a permanent addition to the game.

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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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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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Electronic Arts just dropped a GDC bombshell

Electronic Arts just dropped a GDC bombshell

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has a lot of people on edge, and it's been driving companies to drop out of major trade shows. We saw that happen with MWC 2020 before the event's organizers pulled the plug on the show entirely, and now we're seeing the same thing happen with the upcoming Game Developers Conference, which is scheduled to go down next month in San Francisco.

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Kings Canyon returns to Apex Legends, but not for long

Kings Canyon returns to Apex Legends, but not for long

When Apex Legends season 4 launched earlier this month, it brought a revamped World's End map with. That map will be the primary map for the first half of the season, after which point it'll switch back to Kings Canyon - the original (and only) map Apex Legends launched with last year. Those who are anxious for the return to Kings Canyon got some good news today, as the map is returning to the game for a limited time.

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Apex Legends duos mode returns for Valentine’s Day event

Apex Legends duos mode returns for Valentine’s Day event

Apex Legends kicked off its fourth season on February 4th, and today, we'll see the start of a new event. Like Fortnite, Apex Legends will be hosting a Valentine's Day event that will feature special unlocks and cosmetics to purchase. Perhaps most importantly, though, it'll mark the return of a popular game mode: Duos.

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BioWare is officially redesigning Anthem

BioWare is officially redesigning Anthem

When it launched about a year ago, Anthem quickly became known as a disappointment in the gaming world. Throughout the past year, BioWare has been working toward fixing Anthem's numerous problems, but today, the company announced something huge: it's reworking many aspects of the game. It sounds like by the time everything is said and done, Anthem may play completely different from how it does now.

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Apex Legends season 4 patch notes detail Revenant, World’s End changes

Apex Legends season 4 patch notes detail Revenant, World’s End changes

Apex Legends season 4 has arrived, and with it comes Revenant and something of a revamp to the World's End map. That isn't all that season 4 is bringing along with it, as Respawn has published a hefty set of patch notes that detail all of the nerfs and buffs going live today. Today is the first anniversary of Apex Legends, and it seems that Respawn is celebrating that in a big way.

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Apex Legends shows off season 4 gameplay in new trailer

Apex Legends shows off season 4 gameplay in new trailer

Apex Legends season 4 is nearly upon us, and following the new season's launch trailer, Respawn has released a gameplay trailer to give us a taste of what to expect. There still aren't a ton of specifics about season 4 out there, but with the update landing tomorrow, we expect to learn all about the new season soon. With that in mind, think of this gameplay trailer as something of an appetizer to tomorrow's patch notes.

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This is why EA won’t give up on microtransactions

This is why EA won’t give up on microtransactions

Electronic Arts shared its latest round of financials today, and in it, we learned just how much money it's earning from live services. In other words, we learned how much the company is making from things like loot boxes and microtransactions - purchases that are meant to monetize a game post-launch. As you might expect, EA is raking in cash from microtransactions.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is officially a single-player hit

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is officially a single-player hit

If there was any question that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a success for Respawn and EA, it's been answered beyond a shadow of a doubt. In its most recent quarterly earnings call, Electronic Arts revealed that Fallen Order has exceeded its expectations, selling 8 million copies since launch. That's a big deal for any game, but in this case, gamers are hoping that it sends a message to EA that there's still a market for single-player games that lack a live service component.

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Limited edition Xbox One X taps Nike and Madden just in time for Super Bowl

Limited edition Xbox One X taps Nike and Madden just in time for Super Bowl

Perhaps more than anyone, Microsoft loves its limited edition consoles, so with the Super Bowl quickly approaching, it probably shouldn't be surprising to see a new Xbox One variant. This one is the result of a team up between three companies: Microsoft (obviously), EA, and Nike. The result is an Xbox One X that carries Madden NFL 20 branding and features a design based on Nike's special edition Nike x Madden NFL 20 Air Max 90 shoes.

The Xbox One X itself is mostly while, with a red base and red and blue specks on the front of the console. On the top, we've got that aforementioned Madden 20 branding next to the familiar Nike swoosh, with red and blue patterns that appear on the snaps of the Air Max 90s.

The controllers sport similar red and blue color schemes, showing the same patterns we see on the console and the swoosh as well. If you like red, white, blue, and football, this could very well be the console for you (assuming, of course, that you're also in the market for an Xbox One X).

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like you'll actually be able to buy this console. Microsoft's announcement today doesn't say anything about when the console will be available to buy, only mentioning a giveaway that kicks off today at 8:00 AM PT and runs through February 8th at 7:00 PM PT. To enter, you'll need to retweet the Xbox contest tweet - which doesn't appear to be live at the moment - and use the #NikeMaddenNFL20XboxSweepstakes hashtag (which is quite the mouthful) when you do.

Once the entry period is over, one person will win a pair of these new Air Max 90s, along with the Xbox One X, a pair of controllers, and a copy of Madden NFL 20. If you're planning to enter the giveaway, good luck, because it seems like that'll be the only way to snag this console.

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