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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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Mass Effect: Andromeda season pass a no-go, but DLC is still likely

Mass Effect: Andromeda season pass a no-go, but DLC is still likely

Mass Effect: Andromeda is on the horizon, but unlike so many other Electronic Arts games, don't expect to see a season pass launch alongside it. Mass Effect: Andromeda won't have one, breaking with a convention that has seen increased popularity in recent years. That's especially true for the games Electronic Arts publishes - both Battlefield 1 and Star Wars: Battlefront has season passes available before launch day.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda March release confirmed with new trailer

Mass Effect: Andromeda March release confirmed with new trailer

The CES expo isn't usually the place for big video game announcement, but Nvidia’s presentation saw not only the debut of a Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer with two minutes of new gameplay footage, but also confirmation of the game's long-awaited release date. Developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts revealed that the sci-fi RPG will come to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 21st, with a March 23rd release for those in Europe.

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Star Wars: Battlefront goes free on Xbox One for EA Access members

Star Wars: Battlefront goes free on Xbox One for EA Access members

Rogue One hits theaters this week, and so the currently most popular Star Wars game, Battlefront, is getting all the perks ahead of time. Game owners just got access to the Rogue One DLC on December 6th, and now some Xbox One owners are getting another special perk: free access to the game, assuming they have an EA Access subscription. The subscription, of course, provides access to the EA Access game vault.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda cinematic trailer takes us back to a galaxy in peril

Mass Effect: Andromeda cinematic trailer takes us back to a galaxy in peril

It's N7 day - Mass Effect's November 7 "holiday" - and that means the arrival of the newest cinematic trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda. Obviously, there's not a lot of gameplay to be seen in this trailer, though there are what appear to be a few in-game shots. For the most part, though, what we're seeing here sets the stage for the next chapter in the Mass Effect franchise.

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Star Wars Battlefront sequel slated for fall 2017 release

Star Wars Battlefront sequel slated for fall 2017 release

Electronic Arts hasn't finished rolling out DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront yet, but that's not stopping the company from talking about the next game in the series. Speaking during a call to investors, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen told an inquiring analyst that the sequel to 2015's Battlefront reboot will arrive "a year from now." That seems to heavily suggest a fall 2017 release window.

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EA Origin goes dark in Myanmar, embargoes cited

EA Origin goes dark in Myanmar, embargoes cited

It’s not unusual for online services or content to be restricted to certain countries. Netflix and YouTube, for example, are notorious for such. Copyright and licensing negotiations are usually cited as the reasons behind those prohibitions. More controversial, however, are when such restrictions are put in place because of political reasons. Such is allegedly the case when EA, without very little warning, blocked access to its Origin games in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, later citing embargoes and sanctions imposed by the US against certain countries.

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