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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

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

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".