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Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day is nearly here - that's May the 4th (be with you), 2021. In the mix this year is an avalanche of temporary price cuts for Star Wars games on multiple platforms. For consoles, that means Xbox and PlayStation Star Wars games on the cheap. It also means the very, very few Nintendo Switch Star Wars games are down to prices that you might actually want to pay.

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ORIGIN RestoMod Limited Edition PC is a disappointing paint job

ORIGIN RestoMod Limited Edition PC is a disappointing paint job

Retro consoles might be the trend in gaming these days but they hardly the only ones in that line of business. Going by a different name, car enthusiasts have been creating modified restored classics for ages. PC maker ORIGIN is taking a page out of that book, not to mention the name, with a new limited edition gimmick for old-school PC lovers. The RestoMod PC, however, is pretty much a powerful modern desktop that looks old only on the front and not in a very exciting way at that.

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Star Wars: Squadrons release date, price, and VR cross-play revealed

Star Wars: Squadrons release date, price, and VR cross-play revealed

Today we're taking a peek at the release details of Star Wars: Squadrons. This is the newest EA Games / Motive Studios release in the Star Wars universe, centered on 5v5 dogfights in starfighters piloted by New Republic (rebellion) pilots and pilots fighting on the side of the dying Galactic Empire. Now that the Death Star II has been destroyed, and both Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine along with it - things are different, and attitudes have changed.

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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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The Sims 4 free on PC for a short time, via Origin

The Sims 4 free on PC for a short time, via Origin

It's no secret that Electronic Arts likes to give away free games through Origin. Usually, these games are classics from way back in the day, making these giveaways good for a hefty dose of nostalgia. This week, however, the free game is quite the whopper, as EA is giving away copies of The Sims 4 to anyone who wants them.

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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 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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Origin EON15-S is an entry-level gaming laptop with some bite

Origin EON15-S is an entry-level gaming laptop with some bite

Can you buy a gaming laptop for a dollar less than $1,000? If you asked that question just a few years ago, the answer would be a resounding no. Trying to make gaming laptops more accessible, and therefore expanding its customer base, Origin is putting out the EON15-S, a customizable laptop that, while not exactly a powerhouse, can still be considered a decent machine for gaming. And all for a sweet price tag of $999.

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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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Battlefield 1 trailer revealed with WWI-style madness

Battlefield 1 trailer revealed with WWI-style madness

This morning the folks behind the Battlefield series have brought a trailer for what might be their most ambitious project yet. This is Battlefield 1, so called - sort of - because it takes place during World War 1. This isn't the same WWI you've been taught about in school, however, it's a sort of alternate dimension where oddities can happen. This is what they call the "Dawn of All-Out War". We're looking... a bit... forward to it.

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Get two Battlefield DLCs and Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, courtesy of Origin

Get two Battlefield DLCs and Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, courtesy of Origin

I'm the kind of guy that's always on the lookout for a good deal. This is especially true with games, as I've come to accept the fact that many of my games will never get played until completion. So why spend a lot on one when there might be a good deal later? Well nothing beats free, and currently Origin is serving up some freebies that you might want to check out.

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Origin Access is now available in Europe

Origin Access is now available in Europe

When you live in places outside of the US, you're probably used to seeing something really cool get announced, only to find that it isn't available in your country. Such was the case when EA announced their new Origin Access program. Well, those in Europe who were upset at the lack of availability of the service in their region will be happy at EA's latest announcement.

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