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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Apex Legends: Iron Crown Collection Event

Iron Crown Collection limited time event for Apex Legends starts today with new challenges, mode, skins and more.

At launch on early 2019, free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends came out dominating other established genre favorite titles like Fortnite, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Blackout mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

That fire somewhat died down by the time Season 2, which prompted developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts kicked-off Iron Crown Collection event recently through a massive mid-season update.

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Apex Legends: Iron Crown Collection Event

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With lots of new features packed, Iron Crown Collection event has gone live now as an official trailer is dropped.




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Latest Apex Legends event unloads a slew of new area, challenges, gameplay mode, skins and tweaks to popular shooter title. For upcoming two weeks, players will be able to enjoy these balance changes and roam around new map area.

Although it is a competitive squad-based play at heart, limited time Solos mode is introduced to appeal to lone wolves within community. You can go up against 60 players in a free-for-all style match just like any other battle royale shooter.

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Apex Legends Adds Solo Mode

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Then in Town Takeover, you will explore new Octane-themed areas in Gauntlet map from Kings Canyon. It has jump pads, ring of fire and upward ramps to make things interesting and has potential to be more lore focused in future.

A bunch of new skins for players and weapon are making their way into Apex via Iron Crown Collection Packs. You can earn these top-tier loots by completing specific challenges or purchase them with real-world money.

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Octane-themed Town Takeover

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Other than making slight UI and UX tweaks, developers are intending to keep Solos mode as it is at start and change a few things to make adjustments if Respawn ever brings back the mode in future after Iron Crown Collection event is over.

Titanfall spin-off title Apex Legends is now in full swing with their limited time Iron Crown Collection event on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that started with a bonus XP weekend opening to run until August 27, 2019.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Jedi: Fallen Order is Very Similar to Sekiro

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order combat system is "very similar" to From Software's latest title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

After much anticipation, fans got their long-awaited reveal of single-player action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts at E3 2019, which is set within Star Wars franchise.

Also, a 26-minute long gameplay walkthrough was presented to audience that involves using The Force and lightsaber. Respawn recently confirms to have drawn inspiration for its combat mechanics from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

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Jedi: Fallen Order is Very Similar to Sekiro

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Although gameplay demo shown at E3 only gives an idea of how things will play out but not much on how things would feel. Then upon reveal of an extended clip, people started comparing it to From Software's latest release.

Then in a recent interview with Edge Magazine, lead combat designer Jason De Heras stated what Respawn is designing for Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay is very similar to what Sekiro allowed players to do, which was inspiring.

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About combat flow in the game, De Heras had the following to say about Fallen Order in his lengthy interview.

They let you attack, they let you roll, they do all this for free – and then the AI will tell you if you’re doing the correct thing. It just confirmed to us that you don’t have to limit everything the player does; let them have a little more agency, and then let the AI give them a slap on the wrist or a punch in the face. It was a positive thing for us to know there was a game that was similar to ours. Very similar.

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Sekiro is known for its punishing difficulty so much so than typical From Software games; it eventually sparked debate among critics, developers and players about whether or not it is keeping people from entirely enjoying the game.

However, it turns out to be less difficult than previous titles by same developer and gotten rid of stamina bar from Dark Souls series, which actually used to put a limit to how many actions player could perform before they need to take a break.

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From Software made it so that players could block and slash as much as they want in Sekiro or traverse relentlessly using grappling hook device without ever having to worry about a stamina gauge that would ran out and slow them down.

There are many games out there that tried and mostly failed at mimicking what developers have accomplished with Dark Souls series. Respawn is not looking to copy anything in particular but to take lessons and improvise on it.

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To make players feel powerful enough when wielding a lightsaber as Jedi Cal Kestis but still make things challenging for him, developers decided to add fodder enemies that will go down in a single hit, like blaster carrying basic Stormtroopers.

Then there are some baddies who can outright block your strikes and fight back pretty well, notably the Purge Troopers we have seen in demo. They will scale up in-game difficulty of facing enemies and will do better than regular troopers.

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De Heras continues saying, every enemy that you come across in Fallen Order that are capable of blocking has a guard meter, which is similar to Sekiro's guard system and once you manage to break it, you are in for an instant kill with a single hit.

Game director Stig Asmussen of Jedi: Fallen Order has also expressed his appreciation for From Software games even before from the days of making Demon's Souls and especially noting of his all-time personal favorite King's Field II.

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Here is a key-part of Jason De Heras talking about Fallen Order combat system with Game Informer.




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Despite drawing inspiration from and being "very similar" to Sekiro for having almost same-styled posture system, Fallen Order would not likely to be as tough as the former and even casual players will probably be able to have a good time.

Respawn Entertainment is eyeing towards releasing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order later this year during holiday season and is currently scheduled to launch on November 15, 2019 worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Plants Vs. Zombies 3 Announced

PopCap and EA just announced newest sequel of lawn defense game, Plants Vs. Zombies 3 for mobile devices.

Following a direct sequel and two third-person shooter spin-offs, developer PopCap Games and publisher Electronic Arts are all set to make a comeback in zombie-battling experience with upcoming free-to-play mobile game Plants Vs. Zombies 3.

Currently, a pre-alpha version of the game is launched on Google Play store already that has no micro-transactions in it yet and whether or not they will add this highly controversial feature in it are not confirmed by publisher as well.

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Plants Vs. Zombies 3 Announced

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Back in 2009, Plants Vs. Zombies was launched on Mac and PC platforms as a tower defense title that received immense popularity overnight. It is a comedic take on zombie apocalypse, where players defend their home from zombies using plants.

As soon as Electronic Arts got involved, they shifted towards a free-to-play approach from Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time and started to update it in following years with new enemies and worlds under a premise of time-travel.

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Since "in-app purchases" is listed on store entry, we can bet that there would be some loot box like aspects in PVZ3. EA has released the game on Android devices to get early feedbacks on combat system because it is still in pre-alpha state.

Plants Vs. Zombies 3 marks to be third mainline entry in PVZ franchise of lawn defense titles. Official announcement also stated there would be limited number of downloads available during pre-alpha, so player may have to check in more than once.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Tale of the Taco Update

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 introduces "Tale of the Taco" weekly event series in a latest update.

If you haven't been playing third-person shooter title Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 by developer PopCap Games and publisher Electronic Arts for some time, it would be a nice time to get back at it for some new event.

In a latest update Tale of the Taco, a series of awesome community challenges unfold that involves more plants shooting up zombies in the name of lawn defense and is available for players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Tale of the Taco Update

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Years ago, Crazy Dave has created a giant taco out of his love for the food and then launched it onto outer space. That tortilla fold is coming back now with intent to crush land on Town Hall and unleash crispy havoc among all.

This sudden arrival of space taco has brought us a series of community challenges that would be running for weeks and offer rewards. Starting from July 16, Tale of the Taco would continue for all PVZ: GW2 players until September 2, 2019.

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Rain of Flavors Challenge

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During this time period, players would take on different challenged each week in GW2 and earn unique rewards upon completion. Whenever a new challenge is on, you can check on set goals and made progress in Progress-O-Meter.

Rain of Flavors is a variation of Suburbination mode where ice cream cones will randomly fall on places from sky and then explode. Capture the Taco game mode is back again in Taco Panic to serve chaos over a single taco.

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Capture the Taco Mode is Back

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Then there are Dairy Disaster, Hot Headed Rumble, Devious Cheese, Snack Attack and Farewell Taco to keep you busy until it all ends. Prove your worth as a taco warrior and sow your loots in coins or legendary items within chests.

However, once a week is passed, its rewards are gone for good and no one can do anything about it. So, you probably would not want to miss any of it whenever they are ongoing and enjoy full action of each eventful week.

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Tale of the Taco Event Roadmap

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Although PopCap Games and Electronic Arts originally introduced Plants Vs. Zombies to PC platform as a tower defense game in 2009, they eventually moved to third-person shooter genre for its Garden Warfare spin-off series.

Experience twists of existing modes in Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 in entire Tale of the Taco community event and have fun with your buddies in amazing action-filled zombie shooting throughout this summer season.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Apex Legends Season 2 Launch Trailer

Respawn releases official launch trailer for free-to-play battle royale shooter title Apex Legends Season 2.

Although mech Titans are not coming anytime soon to Titanfall series spin-off and free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends, they sure will be featuring some new surprises for players in upcoming Season 2 when it launches on July 2.

Today, developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts released a new trailer video for upcoming season that is titled "Battle Charge", which probably teases at a new Legend and environmental hazards into the arena.

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Apex Legends Season 2 Launch Trailer

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Brand-new Season 2 official launch trailer for Apex Legends showcase overhaul Respawn has in store for players.




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The trailer opens up with Bangalore, Caustic, Gibraltar, Mirage, Octane and Wattson chasing each other on King's Canyon map. From a nearby high ground, a character named Crypto gets busy on a laptop in isolation and goes through strings of code.

Soon an EMP explosion causes the Repulsor tower to fall over and it makes Wattson really worried. Containment field around them goes down letting winged dinosaur-like creatures called Flyers and Leviathans to stomp all over the map.

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Up until now, those fields were a fence that was holding such prehistoric beasts off the island and worked as a defense against them. Whether or not it going down is up to Crypto still remains to be seen in forthcoming future.

Apparently, none of those beasts are after any Legends directly but that doesn't mean your arena is safe from being wrecked and developers may have come up with this idea just to make change to King's Canyon map for next season.

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L-STAR Machine Gun

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Season 2 Battle Pass will include changes to airdrops, emote, new hop-ups, new engineer type Legend Wattson, Ranked Leagues mode, unique weapon L-STAR machine gun and possible structural changes to map upon release.

Respawn is looking forward to scale up player count for their battle royale shooter with enticing content updates and Apex Legends Season 2 is days away from launching on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One to introduce a slew of changes.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Extended Gameplay Demo

Respawn reveals an extended version of E3 2019 gameplay demo video for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Though first gameplay footage for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has been revealed earlier at E3 2019 event, developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts actually showed an extended cut to press behind closed doors.

Now that E3 press conference is finally wrapped up, Respawn decides to showcase that lengthy segment of Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay walkthrough to public with a 26-minute long video to offer a more in-depth look at challenges and combat system.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Extended Gameplay Demo

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Ride along with lone Jedi Cal Kestis in this newly released Fallen Order gameplay video in his war against Galactic Empire.




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Instead of starting his journey by meeting with rebel extremist Saw Gerrera (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), we see protagonist Cal Kestis emerging from a swamp-like location of Kashyyyk after his buddy droid BD-1 sweeps their surrounding for trouble.

He manages to climb his way up on top of an AT-AT walker and after its Stormtrooper guard is blown out, he gets into the combat vehicle. Inside he peeps on a few guards that he dispatched shortly using The Force and his lightsaber.

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He sneaks into main cockpit and took control after knocking the pilots unconscious and then we see some vehicle combat mechanics in action. Cal then blasts off another AT-AT by surprise and rain on heavy fire on nearby Imperial establishment.

He eventually met Saw Gerrera after his vehicle crashes and a cut-scene starts where they exchange about why they are on Kashyyyk. Cal came looking for Wookiee general Tarfful and Saw is here to disrupt supply runs of The Empire.

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Soon, his mentor Cere Junda and companion Greez Dritus joins them but Saw is skeptical about his claim of being a Jedi. However, they proceed on how to rescue a group of slave Wookiees from that Imperial refinery and campaign is resumed.

Looking for a power source, he came across a giant spider-like creature and a couple of Flame Beetles that was been dealt with. It was from here when we step into E3 2019 demo footage and rest of it just continues as shown earlier.

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Considering everything they revealed so far are from alpha stage of development, Fallen Order looks impressive and perhaps one of the best in prospect of other Star Wars games EA made so far upon acquiring franchise license from Disney.

Of course any fans can't help but notice some close similarities gameplay drawn from games like Shadow of the Colossus and Uncharted at times but all are hoping that it somehow works and not become another generic title for cheap cash grab.

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Set in Star Wars universe, Jedi: Fallen Order takes place following events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, right after executing "Order 66" to purge Jedi order and features actor Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless) in role of  Cal Kestis.

Upcoming single-player action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the most-anticipated games this year for fans, which is currently scheduled to arrive on November 15, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Battlefield V: Tides of War Chapter 4: Defying the Odds Details

EA Play 2019 live event unveils roadmap 2019 for Battlefield V including new gameplay, maps and updates from EA DICE.

Although Battlefield V couldn't quite live up to be the first-person shooter game everyone hoped for it to be but developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts never stopped pushing more content to keep players engaged.

Through their EA Play live-stream, DICE announced a roadmap for 2019 that kick-starts as part of their free live service, Tides of War. Starting from June 27, Chapter 4 of BV will include new gameplay, multiplayer maps and more.

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Battlefield V: Tides of War Chapter 4: Defying the Odds Details

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Ahead of Chapter 4: Defying The Odds, take a glimpse of what to come to Battlefield 5 from EA Play 2019 live event.




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First map, Al Sundan is set on South African desert and is inspired from War Story mission Under No Flag. There are lots of open spaces within its sandbox for having a classic experience and turn the tides of battle by utilizing everything at your disposal.

Al Sundan is designed for having all-out action in multiplayer mode where gameplay is mostly focused on large distance combat. This vehicle-based map will provide more fighting grounds for players and will be rolling out in June 27.

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Vast Desert Map Al Sundan

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Following video is a brief introduction of new Marita Map before stepping in and butt heads against Axis army.




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Marita Map is what comes up next in July 2019, where Allied forces are making a last stand against Axis to continue "Battle of Greece". Vehicular combat is ditched for sake of a heavily infantry-focused action for all soldier classes.

Situated on a mountain ridge, players can leverage their position on hills or multi-storied households of this rural town. Vertical environment of Marita will make encounter with enemy teams more up close and personal.

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Then in August, Tides of War will drop two new close-quarter 5v5 maps Lofoten Islands and Provence. Lofoten is a costal island with an explosives factory in it and Provence is set on a small town of French region under Axis occupation.

Operation M├ętro originally debuted in Battlefield 3 and is now re-imagined for Tides of War Chapter 4 as Operation Underground. Going below street levels, you are about to take the fight to a ruined underground railway in October 2019.

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Operation Underground Map

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More updates will be deployed for Firestorm fans in terms of gameplay and its maps by mid-June. More custom skins and weapons are going to be added to Battle Royale while loot system and matchmaking improvements are inbound as well.

Defying the Odds would eventually lead to Chapter 5 of B5, which will feature iconic World War II conflict between Japan and U.S. squads. Arriving on fall 2019, the fight will reach to Pacific shores in classic Battlefield map Iwo Jima.

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Battlefield V Roadmap 2019

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Despite stepping away from showing up in E3 2019, EA has showcased their ambitious plans for delivering contents for community. Whether or not fans appreciate it, these upcoming campaigns and maps will keep players engaged.

Battlefield V is already out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for everyone to enjoy on their preferred platforms. Lately, EA and DICE has added it to Origin Access Vault and BV is about to join EA Access on PS4 from next month.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Demo

EA and Respawn shows off first official gameplay demo video of upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Kicking off their presence in E3 2019, developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts dropped a much anticipated gameplay trailer for upcoming Star Wars action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

People were concerned about its gameplay ever since the game was officially revealed months ago. Showcased today during EA Play live-stream, Fallen Order is heading towards PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on November 15, 2019.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Demo

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First ever gameplay demo footage of Jedi: Fallen Order shows Padawan Cal Kestis in action with his Force powers.




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In his quest to become a Jedi, Cal Kestis reaches on Wookiee planet Kashyyyk with his Buddy Droid-1 to meet with rebel extremist Saw Gerrera (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and takes on a mission to rescue a group of Wookiees.

Set in third-person perspective, he immediately is on his way by Force-pull a metal door and engages Imperial Stormtroopers nearby with his lightsaber. Cal can perform double-jump, use Force to push or pull enemies and objects to his will.

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He pulled a Stormtrooper from his position to impale with lightsaber and then threw it like a projectile that came bouncing back like a boomerang. Cal even came across what seems as an Inquisitor, who probably served as a sub-boss character.

Apparently, lightsabers are used for couple of tricks and they are used more efficiently for melee combat. Players can unlock newer abilities through an experience system and skill tree aside from often being assisted by companion droid BD-1.

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Fallen Order takes place during a dark period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, where any surviving Jedi were being hunt down and being killed by forces of Empire but Padawan Cal Kestis managed to escape their grasp.

EA shows off gameplay footage of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from alpha stage of development and it clearly means that there are rooms for changes and improvements, which they would be wise to make according to fan feedback.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Apex Legends Comes to Mobile

Electronic Arts wants to bring free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends to Chinese market and mobile devices.

In last few years, Battle Royale genre of games were already dominated by Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, February 2019 saw the arrival of Apex Legends that instantly become everyone's new favorite shooter title.

After conquering major gaming platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts now wants to bring this free-to-play shooter title for players on mobile devices.

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Apex Legends Comes to Mobile

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During their recent quarterly earnings call, EA has revealed that since the game has been a very successful project so far, they intend to and currently negotiating terms to bring Apex Legends to China and on mobile in future.

Although there is not much detail to look at, it appears that the game would likely to debut on Android and iOS devices. In order to tap into a huge audience in world of mobile gaming, they wish to explore the Chinese markets at the same time.

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Given how Battle Royale and free-to-play games becomes popular in past over a very short time, it was about time that Electronic Arts take steps toward mobile gaming territory just like Epic Games did with Fortnite Battle Royale.

Mobile gaming and Chinese market has been a lucrative aspect for video game developers and publishers these days. So, it is safe to say that Titanfall series spin-off is currently heading towards a direction for a better future up ahead.

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The game is currently suffering from a huge decrease in player count due to developers taking a strict position against cheating and banned nearly a million players and not adding much content through Season 1 Battle Pass.

Respawn has been quiet for some time regarding updates for Apex Legends but publisher EA plans on to tackle this problem by adding more engaging content in Season 2, which will be revealed at EA Play event in June.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Will Be Revealed at EA Play and E3

Respawn will reveal gameplay video of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at EA Play and E3 2019 on next month.

After making its most anticipating reveal back at Star Wars Celebration 2019, developer Respawn Entertainment announced upcoming single-player Star Wars action-adventure game Jedi: Fallen Order will be out on November 15, 2019.

Although fan-response towards Fallen Order was quite positive in general, no gameplay footage has been shown in the reveal trailer and CEO Vince Zampella recently announced to showcase more of the game at EA Play and E3 2019.

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Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Will Be Revealed at EA Play and E3

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Despite publisher Electronic Arts telling everyone that they would not feature any loot boxes or micro-transactions and entire game will be focused on a single player campaign, people simply can't take their word at face value given their past records.

Since publisher EA has horribly failed to meet expectation with Star Wars Battlefront II and then cancelled development for Star Wars game titled "Project Ragtag" in past, all are anticipating for Jedi: Fallen Order with high hopes.

RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teaser Poster Leaked

By next month, eager fans and players would all have their much expected exclusive first-look at some actual gameplay to get hyped for and Respawn has confirmed showing up at two events then in a post on Twitter.



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EA Play event usually kicks-off with video presentation and just before E3 each year but EA has decided to do things a bit differently in 2019 and getting rid of their presentation part to replace it with live-stream showcase from June 7-9.

Set right after the tragic events of Order 66 that purged almost every Jedi member throughout the galaxy except lone Padawan Cal Kestis, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be launched in late 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Origin Access Adds 12 EA Star Wars Games

Electronic Arts have added 12 new Star Wars games to Origin Access, Including original Star Wars Battlefront II.

To celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4th, dedicated fans from all over the world observes an unofficial holiday each year since 2011 that grew upon a popular catchphrase from Star Wars franchise and became an iconic part of fandom.

Being an exclusive licensed partner of Disney for publishing Star Wars games, Electronic Arts just added some notable greatest PC games from the renowned series to collection of their Origin Access monthly subscription service.

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Origin Access Adds 12 EA Star Wars Games

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In their latest addition, EA has included 12 classic Star Wars games to Origin for their valued members to enjoy for May the Fourth celebration. Now there are more than 25 games from a galaxy far away for players to jump into on PC platform.

Just by choosing a Basic or Premier membership for $4.46 and $16.77 respectively, players can enjoy instant access to collection of games at Origin Access. Otherwise, annual subscription for Origin comes for $24.99 and $111.85 only.

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Newest games that have been added to Origin Access vault and have a look at them to decide which one you want to jump on board with.

  1. Star Wars Episode I: Racer
  2. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  3. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
  4. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  5. Star Wars: Dark Forces
  6. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Saga
  7. Star Wars: Rebellion
  8. Star Wars: Republic Commando
  9. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
  10. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  11. Star Wars: Starfighter
  12. Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance

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Since fans were not quite happy with how EA was rolling out Star Wars games in recent year, at least it was a slightly wise move to let people have a chance to go back to glory days for having fun with classic titles that defined the series.

Pretty much every old-school fans with Origin Access would love to indulge themselves with original Battlefront II, Jedi Academy and Republic Commando. If not, there are still more than 100 titles for members to try out and keep them busy for a while.

RELATED: Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Will Be Revealed at EA Play and E3

After their disastrous run with Star Wars Battlefront II in 2017 and cancelled game "Project Ragtag" under Visceral Games that was under development, EA has lost their credibility of producing decent Star Wars titles to fans.

Upon revealing of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at Star Wars Celebration last month, many are willing to give them one last chance. An official gameplay showcase for Fallen Order is announced to be taken place at EA Play and E3 2019 next month.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Apex Legends Bans 700,000 Cheaters

In a never-ending battle with cheaters, Respawn has banned over 700,000 players on Apex Legends so far.

Set within the fictional universe of Titanfall series, free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends by developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts became an instant hit upon launch and managed to amass 50 million players in a month.

However, one thing the game has been suffering from other than issues like constantly losing its player count is cheaters and Respawn is actively playing a vigilant role with EA to prevent them from ruining experience for others.

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Apex Legends Bans 700,000 Cheaters

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When Apex was initially launched, developers had to ban 16,000 cheaters right off the bat and that number has been increasing. Attempts to create over 300,000 new accounts have been thwarted and more than 4,000 cheat seller accounts are banned.

Above mentioned figures are just from past 20 days on PC platform and Respawn has blocked 770,000 players since release. Of course, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are not completely above cheating but those are much easier to keep an eye on.

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After deploying a reporting tool in Season One update, detecting issues regarding aim-assists, speed boosts, x-ray vision and other performance-enhancing mods selling became easier and more than half a million players got booted for such illicit activity.

Cheating in competitive multiplayer games is a constant problem and developers have teamed up with security and fraud unit of Electronic Arts in order to continue crusade of delivering a clean and healthy environment for players to enjoy the experience.

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Although developer team has refused to share how they are fighting the battle but they are attacking cheaters and its sellers from any and every possible angle they can with every resources and tools they can get their hands on.

Despite losing much of early momentum, Apex Legends has still great potential for eSports but much of that possibility is threatened by cheating and CEO of Respawn, Vince Zampella intends to release more seasonal updates to retain players while they continue this fight.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Revealed

Trust only in the Force because Respawn Entertainment and EA have officially revealed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Even though we all got an early look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order teaser poster via a leak on Amazon listing, no one is any bit of less hyped about what developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts would have unveiled today.

Aside from an anticipated wait for title reveal of Star Wars: Episode IX movie from sequel trilogy, Fallen Order remains to be one of the most anticipated parts of Star Wars Celebration 2019 and a teaser is finally revealed via a Twitch live-stream.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Revealed

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Witness how Cal Kestis adapts into a galaxy dominated by Galactic Empire on the first official reveal trailer of Jedi: Fallen Order.




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Chronicling an aftermath of tragic Jedi purge throughout the galaxy, a lone Padawan makes it out and tries his best to blend within society and he is trying to survive by abiding to certain rules while surrounded by enemies everywhere.

He somehow finds something similar to a ship behind a hidden bunker like place; most probably by climbing on to the cliff side he was scaling previously seen in leaked teaser poster and it probably has some message for him or any survivors.

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Keeping a low profile, Cal socializes and avoids detection from scouting Stormtroopers but life eventually brings him to a situation where he had to choose between saving a life by using the Force and blow up his cover or letting someone he know, die.

Inadvertently, he crosses paths with Second Sister Inquisitor and tried to run unsuccessfully as we see him being chased down Imperial army. Although help came along as some rebel force and he picks up a broken lightsaber seen from first teaser image.

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Lone Jedi Cal Kestis

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So far, Fallen Order looks pretty impressive but we still have to look at some gameplay footage as we simply cannot trust EA after Battlefront II. Though ahead of reveal, EA did confirm that there would be no micro-transactions in their upcoming Star Wars game.

Respawn has already proven their worth to video gamers by delivering massively popular game series like Apex Legends and Titanfall, which is the only reason players have been waiting to see this single-player story come to life.

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Another Tweeter user Nibel has posted out an image earlier before official announcement that stated the game will become available on November 15 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which eventually turned out to be true.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order casts actor Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless) to portray Cal Kestis in a post-Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith period where Empire Palpatine has wiped off most of Jedi members by executing "Order 66".

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teaser Poster Leaked

Thanks to a T-shirt listing on Amazon, teaser poster for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is leaked ahead of official reveal.

Fans of Star Wars from all over the world have gathered now at Star Wars Celebration 2019 for eagerly anticipated official live-stream reveal of upcoming action-adventure video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on April 13.

However, an unforeseen Fallen Order teaser poster on a T-shirt has been accidentally leaked via an Amazon listing from official Star Wars store just ahead of worldwide unveiling on Twitch and that product page now already removed.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teaser Poster Leaked

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Courtesy of Twitter user Wario64, we at least have a look at teaser poster for Jedi: Fallen Order featured on the T-shirt.



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There was also a bit of previously known information on the game in its item listing description that is given below.

Get ready for a brand-new action adventure game coming to you this Holiday 2019 with this official Star Wars Jedi: Fallen order teaser poster tee shirt. An original Star Wars story, Jedi Fallen Order follows a surviving Padawan and is set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. This official Jedi Fallen Order teaser poster has just been revealed at Star Wars Celebration Chicago and the tee shirt is now available, hot off the press, right here on Amazon!

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There is a humanoid figure wielding a lit blue lightsaber climbing on a mountain surrounding snow while being accompanied by a small bipedal droid that is either projecting or scanning some rune like marks on a cliff of their side.

On background, there is a crashed Star Destroyer a little far from where they are standing and several T.I.E. Fighters are scouting over it, most probably are looking for the lone Jadi who survived an attempt of their extinction by Galactic Empire.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Logo Teaser Poster T-Shirt

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This single-player Star Wars game is focused on a single Padawan who somehow managed to evade certain doom when Senator Palpatine executed "Order 66" during the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith to eradicate all Jedi.

We are not far away from getting a full reveal of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order by developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts on a panel discussion at Star Wars Celebration Chicago and will get something cooler to look at.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teased

An official teaser image for upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order by EA and Respawn Entertainment has been revealed online.

Fans of Star Wars video games are eagerly waiting for a peak into upcoming third-person action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts that was announced back in E3 2018.

With Star Wars Celebration on the horizon, official Twitter account for Star Wars decided to tease fans with an early look at what they are getting into by revealing an official image and promises to do a full reveal in a Twitch live-stream on April 13, 2019.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teased

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This week marks the anticipated return of annual Star Wars Celebration to bring countless devoted fans from across a galaxy far, far away to celebrate and reunite in spirit of Force that binds entire community together.

Here is what they teased fans in a single image that signals of a great comeback of Star Wars games to its former glory.



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We can see a battle-worn and badly damaged lightsaber that is still glowing in a faint blue light while lying still on a stone surface that has some circular ancient runes carved on it and it comes with a caption saying "Don't stand out."

Story premise for Jedi: Fallen Order is set shortly after the tragic events of "Order 66" from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith where many Jedi members were killed off and focuses on a Padawan who somehow survived the purge.

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EA previously announced more than a month ago that they will officially unveil Fallen Order to their audience, which is expected to release later this year during holiday quarter of 2019, most presumably sometime around September.

Players are undoubtedly very excited to get an exclusive first-look at some action-packed cinematic trailer and maybe even a few set of images of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order when it will finally be streamed live at 11:30 AM PT of April 13.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

Firestorm Battle Royale mode will bring new aspects to last-man-standing shooter and comes to Battlefield 5 on March 25.

Though first-person shooter Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts didn't fare well when it was released back in November 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, many hoped for the post-launch content to change that.

Battlefield fans were hoping that upcoming Battle Royale mode Firestorm would really shake things up for good and we even had an early peak at it from a leaked footage. We saw an official introductory video of what it is about and now there is more.

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Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

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A more detailed gameplay trailer has been dropped by EA for players to know more about what they are getting into.




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We saw four player squads dropping in parachutes from above and then immediately forced to engage in a combat within a massive sandbox where they all race against a deadly ring of fire quickly consuming everything on its path of destruction.

Firestorm mostly embraces different gunplay mechanics of BV along with combat vehicles, destructible surroundings and impressive visuals. It offers you a wide array of different rides at launch, including a tractor with mounted cannon on its back.

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Whether you are roaming on land, sky or water, with or without assistance, always have a look out for someone trying to ambush on you even if you are in an armored vehicle, because enemies can always fire up some anti-vehicle weapon at you.

You will also be looking for common, rare and epic weapons throughout the map while sometime even came across strongboxes or safes to get the best loots available but chances are, there will be some risks of going after them as well.

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Firestorm Combat Vehicles

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Struggle for survival is real in this World War I era based last-man-standing shooter title but there are some powerful land vehicles stored in lockup houses that would take some effort to open before you get some advantage over your opponents.

Basically, this gameplay trailer is an extended version of the official Firestorm reveal trailer for Battlefield V that DICE released about a week ago with detailed definition for things and stuffs, with additional footage capturing the intensity of the 64 players Battle Royale mode.