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Star Wars Battlefront Beta set for October 8th

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Electronic Arts has announced that the Star Wars Battlefront beta will launch on October 8th. Details on game modes below.

Battlefield Hardline is Heading to the EA Access Vault Next Month


Battlefield Hardline will release on the EA Access Vault next month. This was spotted by a Reddit user MovingTarget3. EA Access is available on Xbox One only and allows subscribers early access to EA titles. It also lets them play select EA games for free. Via: VGChartz

Rumor - EA is Looking into Purchasing CDProjekt RED

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A new rumor has popped up that EA is looking into purchasing independent developer CDProjekt RED. According to an employee of the company, EA’s suits have been in the offices of the Polish developers. However, it could be a publishing deal as well says the anonymous developer. Remember, this is a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt. Source: DSOGaming

Madden NFL 16 is $39.99 on Amazon Right now


Despite just launching in late August, Madden NFL 16 has been temporarily discounted to $39.99 on Amazon. You can get the PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, or Xbox One version for that price. Grab your copy right here.

Star Wars Battlefront - Drop Zone mode Detailed


DICE and EA has detailed a new mode called “Drop Zone.” It is very similar to a “King of the Hill,” style mode seen in a lot of multiplayer games. Drop Zone will have 8vs8 multiplayer mode where Rebel and Empire teams battle to capture and control drop pods falling through the atmosphere onto the planet. You can get the full breakdown here.

NFL on Xbox: Professor of Game Day Evolution (Humor)


Xbox One is evolving NFL game day by bringing your Fantasy Football, Next Gen Stats, and personalized highlights all to your TV. Track and manage multiple fantasy teams, get real-time alerts and notifications, and discover new ways to follow your favorite players with Next Gen Stats such as top speed, distance traveled, and more. Welcome to the Evolution of Game Day.

Madden NFL 16 | Madden: The Movie (Humor)


It’s Madden Season. Again. Don’t believe us? Watch what happens when you assemble a team of playmakers, including: Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Julio Jones, Rob Gronkowski, Colin Kaepernick, Antonio Brown and Rex Ryan.

Mass Effect Andromeda | E3 Trailer Analysis, New Story Details & Combat Hype! | PE NewZ

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Peter Moore Explains why Star Wars Battlefront Doesnt have a Full Single-player Campaign


Star Wars Battlefront will not have a full single-player campaign like previous games in the franchise. EA COO Peter Moore explains why below.

“Very few people actually play the single-player on these kinds of games” going on with “that’s what the data points too.”

Star Wars Battlefront launches this November on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Source: TheGamesCabin

Mass Effect Andromeda has all new Characters, Combat has a Similar feel to Previous Games


Details are skim for Mass Effect Andromeda, which was revealed at E3 2015. But Bioware’s Chris Wynn has revealed a few tidbits to help the long wait till holiday 2016. On Twitter, Wynn said that having familiar faces in this game “story-wise, wouldn’t make much sense.” Moving on to combat, Wynn stated “there are some new elements that make it more dynamic,” but will have an “overall similar feel.”

Mass Effect Andromeda launches on PS4, Xbox One and PC in holiday 2016.

Via: PSU

EA Drops Patrick Kane from NHL 16 Cover Amid Sexual Assult Allegations


The Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has been removed from the cover of NHL 16 due to the ongoing allegations of sexual assault levied against him. EA released a statement ont he decision via Twitter:

Unravel - Gamescom 2015 Gameplay Trailer (1080p)


In the first extended gameplay reveal we show how this puzzle-platform game, Unravel, plays and how you can use yarn to solve environmental puzzles. The puzzles are all physics based, so how you choose to tackle things is really up to you, and your creativity.

Source: RajmanGaming HD

Star Wars Battlefront - Darth Vader Trailer @ 1080p HD


Check out the latest Star Wars Battlefront trailer featuring the Dark Lord himself, Darth Vader.

Source: RajmanGamingHD

Star Wars Battlefront - “Blast” Team Deathmatch Mode Revealed


Star Wars Battlefront will feature a 10v10 online team deathmatch mode called “Blast”. Rebel forces will battle Imperial factions in this 20 player game mode. The side who gets 100 kills first or has the most at the end of 10 minutes wins.

“One battle you’ll be fighting within interior levels on Endor or Sullust,” said lead level designer Dennis Brännvall. “In the next battle, you might find yourselves among Tatooine’s dusty canyons, or inside the undeniably cool Ice Caves on Hoth.

“My favorite is the verticality of Tatooine, fighting by the Sandcrawler.”

“As in other Star Wars Battlefront game modes, the key to success is choosing a hand with a weapon layout that suits you and the battle conditions,” said Brännvall. “Also, you’ll find weapon pickups strewn across the map, and since there are no vehicles or Heroes & Villains joining the fight, the strategic value of these pickups is quite high.

“Whether you pick up a Droid scanning for nearby enemies or a turret that’ll control a zone for you, the pickups can really turn the tide of a Blast match. They are not around every corner though, so keep your eyes peeled.”

Via: VG247

Rookies React to Madden 16 Ratings (Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston & more)


Some of the top NFL rookies give their reacting to their ratings in Madden NFL 16. Some of them are pretty funny!

Source: EA Sports

Madden NFL 16 1TB Xbox One Bundle Announced


Microsoft has announced a brand new Xbox One bundle that comes with Madden NFL 16 and 1TB of hard drive space. The bundle will hit store shelves on August 18th and will be priced at $399.99. It also comes with 1 year of EA Access. Via: VGChartz

New Kingdom Hearts 3 Info set for D23 Expo this August


Disney Interactive has announced their lineup of games for next month’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. See the full lineup below. 

Comcast & EA Launch new Games Streaming Service “XFINITY Games”


Comcast and Electronic Arts are joining forces to launch XFINITY Games, a new video game streaming service. There will be 23 games initially offered, which include: Monopoly, FIFA Soccer 13, NBA JAM, Plants VS Zombies, World of Goo, Zuma’s Revenge and PGA Tour. More games will be added as time goes on. Full details can be found here.

Dragon Age Inquisition is $17.99 at GameFly

Dragon Age Inquisition

Dragon Age Inquisition is $17.99 (used) on PS4 and Xbox One. You can grab your copy over on GameFly here

Future Dragon Age Inquisition DLC Only Coming to PS4, Xbox One & PC, Save Importer Announced

Dragon Age Inquisition

EA is cutting off Dragon Age Inquisition owners on PS3 and Xbox 360. The firm has announced that all future DLC will only be made available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. However, last-gen owners will be able to download a save importer tool that will allow them to transfer over their Dragon Age Inquisition save files to current-gen platforms.

Did you begin your Dragon Age: Inquisition adventure on a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 console and want to upgrade to a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? We’ve got great news! With our brand new Save Importer feature, you can migrate your old saves, and continue your adventure without starting over from scratch.

All future Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One only, so we designed our Save Importer feature to help make the transition to a new console as easy as possible.

If you’re a fan of third-party titles and don’t have a PS4, Xbox One or decent PC…. I think its about time to upgrade. Companies like Ubisoft, Square Enix and EA are leaving the Xbox 360 and PS3 behind!

Source: VGChartz

Madden NFL 15 is $19.99 at Best Buy (PS4, Xbox One, PS3 & Xbox 360)


Madden NFL 15 is currently $19.99 on all platforms at Best Buy. You can grab the title right here!

Star Wars Battlefront - E3 2015 Demo Gameplay (60fps) [1080p]


Check out this demo gameplay for Star Wars Battlefront on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Source: Ubisoft