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By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Sep, 2017 At 05:05 PM | Categorized As News, News, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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EA sent out the following

 

Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) launched EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18, delivering an authentic, fun and fast-paced hockey experience where the ice is a playground. Featuring new Creative Attack controls, an all-new Defensive Skill Stick, Creative A.I. and a brand-new 3-on-3 gameplay experience, NHL® 18 captures the skill and creativity displayed by today’s young superstars. On top of that, players can do it all with the most co-op and competitive multiplayer options ever delivered in an EA SPORTS NHL® game.

 

With the introduction of the NHL® THREES mode, NHL® 18 now offers over-the-top 3-on-3 hockey action complete with unique arenas and new commentary. The arcade-inspired mode features faster gameplay, bigger hits and high-scoring action that can be experienced through both couch co-op and fully competitive online team play. Featuring a new NHL® THREES Campaign Mode that can be offline or in co-op with a friend, players compete against different teams and leagues in a circuit-style journey, where they can unlock objective-based rewards as they progress through the campaign.

 

“There’s a generational shift happening in the NHL right now where younger players like Connor McDavid are bringing more speed, skill and creativity to the game than we’ve ever seen before,” said Sean Ramjagsingh, Sr. Producer, NHL® 18. “We’re so excited to bring that to life in NHL 18 with features that reflect that new NHL® like insane skill moves and faster, 3-on-3 hockey.”

 

Gameplay in NHL® 18 has never looked so good, with new Creative Attack moves, which gives players the control to execute jaw-dropping plays. On offense, creative dekes include between-the-legs moves, one-handed dekes, and the ability to branch moves together for quick play-by-play decision making. On defense, the Defensive Skill Stick gives players full control of their stick to take away passing lanes, deflect shots and poke the puck away. The tool allows players to counter attacks with poke check targeting, extended poles, and controlled stick sweeps to cover zones of the ice.

 

NHL® 18 has also expanded on the popular Franchise Mode, to include a new Expansion Draft feature that lets players reshape the entire NHL by adding and drafting a 32nd team. Through the Expansion Draft, players can run an authentic draft experience to build a dynamic roster as well as take on the front office role to manage the team, the business and the games. Start with a hometown for the 32nd team from cities across North America and Europe, then use the Creation Zone to choose an arena, design a uniform and a logo, and for the first time ever – design their very own custom mascot. Players can also use NHL Expansion Draft™ to experience the Las Vegas Knights™ first, complete with authentic rosters, uniforms and logos.

 

Finally, NHL® 18 introduces more ways to team up and compete in multiplayer than ever before. Featuring over 64 different combinations of multiplayer gameplay – including the ability to create a team of local couch players combined with online players from their own console – no other EA SPORTS game lets you team up and play with your friends like NHL® 18.

 

NHL® 18 is developed by EA Vancouver and is available now worldwide for Xbox One and PlayStation®4. To learn more about NHL® 18, visit www.easports.com/nhl/. Visit www.easports.com/nhl/buy for more information on purchase offers and to buy NHL® 18.

NHL fans, will you be buying this game? let us know what you think

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Sep, 2017 At 04:02 PM | Categorized As News, News, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today launched NBA LIVE 18, which introduces THE ONE, an all-new dynamic career experience centered around the player. The game offers a unique experience through character progression, extensive gear customization, and narrative branching – a first in the basketball videogame genre. In NBA LIVE 18, THE ONE gives fans the freedom to play how they want, where they want, and with whom they want in the quest for basketball stardom. Players can develop their own unique playstyle from 11 signature abilities and 70 different, upgradable traits, and their own personality with unique customization features including the hottest outfits and sneakers.

 

NBA LIVE 18 delivers a basketball experience with a level of player choice unlike anything that has come before,” said Sean O’Brien, Executive Producer on NBA LIVE 18. “We are giving fans a unique opportunity to build their own basketball legacy, playing on iconic courts and in Pro-Am leagues outside the traditional NBA, with a game that’s completely open and ever-changing. We’re going to continue to offer our fans new experiences through LIVE Events, where they can unlock rewards on their own or with a teammate.”

 

There are many pathways to rise up through the basketball ranks by playing in THE LEAGUE and THE STREETS. For an authentic NBA career experience, THE LEAGUE offers fans the ability to progress from rookie to veteran with their favorite NBA team while playing real NBA action including the NBA All-Star, NBA Playoffs and NBA Finals games. Just like in the NBA, players can earn MVP, All-NBA and Sixth Man of the Year awards, among others.

 

In THE STREETS, fans can push their career further on legendary Pro-Am courts where competitive challenges and matchups await, including LIVE Events – new, regularly updated challenges that are in-real time to battle opponents in competitive or co-operative games for unique rewards – to build a career in the streets through challenging tournaments and throwback challenges. Games can be played on iconic courts such as Rucker Park in New York City and in leagues such as The Drew in Los Angeles.

 

In addition to playing in THE STREETS and THE LEAGUE, players will be able to play in the WNBA, another first for the basketball genre. The WNBA’s full roster of teams and players will be available in WNBA Play Now, with the teams and player skills specifically balanced to reflect the unique playstyle of the league and its players.

 

Players looking for a deep and rich basketball experience on their mobile device can also check out NBA LIVE Mobile, available as free-to-download* on the App Store SM and Google Play™.

 

NBA LIVE 18 is developed by EA Tiburon and is available now in stores and for digital download worldwide for Xbox One and PlayStation® 4.

 

The EA SPORTS™ brand is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. The EA SPORTS studios create connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through videogames, including Madden NFL football, EA SPORTS FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™ and EA SPORTS UFC®.

 

For more information about EA SPORTS games, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit http://www.easports.com to connect, share and compete.

 

*NETWORK FEES MAY APPLY.

 

NBA Live fans. Will you be picking up the game? Let us know what you think of it!

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Sep, 2017 At 09:19 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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American McGee’s Alice series is one with a large cult following. Many have wanted another game, which hasn’t happened but if things go right, that may change.

According to his twitter account, American McGee has began pitching a new Alice game to EA, tentatively titled “Alice: Asylum”. McGee is asking for fan support to show EA there is indeed demand for the game.

This proposal will include artwork, design outline, and financial/business model. When this proposal is finished (and assuming all the numbers and constraints make sense) it’ll be sent to EA. You can show your support for this effort by signing up to the mailing list below.

Are you a fan of the Alice series? Then you just may want to show your support.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 1 Sep, 2017 At 12:36 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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EA sent out the following

 

Join the Russian army with legendary Hussars and partake in battles set across freezing archipelago and treacherous snow covered ravines! Starting on September 5, Battlefield 1 Revolution and Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners can jump into exclusive two-week early access to Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsarthe most extensive expansion in Battlefield history. Winner of the “Best Add-On/DLC” award at this year’s gamescom, the expansion includes six all new Russian themed maps, new weapons, vehicles, two new epic Operations, the new Supply Drop mode and much more.

 

Along with the In the Name of Tsar update, HDR10 support will also added for the first time, and those with HDR capabilities will notice an expanded contrast ratio and color palette with more realistic and natural visuals, more similar to what the human eye would register.

Battlefield 1 is getting some great DLC. Have you been enjoying the game? Let us know!

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Aug, 2017 At 03:47 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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FIFA 18 looks to be a great port on the Switch all things considered. The game will run at 60 FPS both in docked and handheld mode.

Andrei Lazarescu, the supervising producer  has also confirmed that FIFA 18 will feature a 1080p resolution when docked, and 720p in handheld mode..

 

“We spent a lot of time actually understanding what the console is. In dock, what we’re seeing right now, for example, is 1080p run running at 60 frames per second. When you plug out and you play in handheld it’s 720p. We spent a lot of time making sure that transition happens seamlessly and you still get 60 frames per second.”

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Aug, 2017 At 11:28 AM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that the EA Originals title Fe will be launching worldwide in early 2018. Developed by the award-winning Swedish studio Zoink Games, Fe is a new type of wordless platformer full of sounds. Through Fe, a small cub that suddenly awakes in the forest, players will discover a world they will never want to leave as they use sound to communicate, connect with nature, identify friendly and unfriendly creatures and interpret their own narrative along the way.

 

“We wanted to create a game that gives the feeling of exploring something special,” said Klaus Lyngeled, CEO and Creative Lead at Zoink Games. “We would spend hours in the woods as kids, and while it felt scary at first, eventually the strange sounds became familiar — you become part of nature and the forest feels like home. Players will realize similar feelings as they play through Fe. Wherever and however the game is played, we ensure it will be a unique experience of discovery, unlike anything played before.”

 

“Through Fe, Zoink has reminded us that everything is connected. They have created a game where the magic and beauty of nature, and all its creatures, come alive,” said Patrick Soderlund, EVP of EA Worldwide Studios. “This game and this studio embody the spirit of the EA Originals program that we started a little over a year ago – the freedom to create, and to bring uniquely innovative and memorable games to players all over the world.”

 

In Fe, players will be enchanted by the natural surroundings as they uncover secrets, complete side quests, and meet the mystical creatures of the forest. Players will climb, glide and dig as they voyage through the open experience meeting, interacting and rescuing plants and animals from the Silent Ones, the machine antagonists that are threatening the forest. Through unparalleled freedom of exploration in a world full of discoveries to uncover, players will become Fe and never want to leave.

 

Fe will be launching worldwide in early 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Origin for PC and Nintendo Switch. Fe is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on Fe please visit https://www.EA.com/Games/Fe.

 

This is an absolutely gorgeous looking game and Zoink is doing some amazing work. Kudos to EA as well, for helping get this game made. The help given to indie studios is a good thing and leads to some great work being done.

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Football season is around the corner, but you can be in the game 24/7 with Madden Mobile. The offseason programs are over, rosters have been reset and it’s time to try your hand at being the Greatest of All Time. Today, Madden Mobile has been updated to include new stadiums and uniforms, better graphics, along with tons of other ways to win the field from your mobile device.

 

New features like Welcome to the Greatest Season, will give you access to training drills at Brady Camp with the GOAT himself and even replay his comeback game in Super Bowl LI. With Locker Items you can make upgrades on everything from coaches to cleats, and Player Training ensures that you can reach the next level by increasing a player’s OVR.

 

Ready to get in the game and live out your football fantasy? Longshot is the first narrative storyline in a mobile sports game. Play through Devin Wade’s prequel story in Madden Mobile before jumping into the full journey in Madden NFL 18 on August 25th.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 10 Aug, 2017 At 07:20 PM | Categorized As News, News, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced that the NBA LIVE 18 free demo* will launch tomorrow for all players with Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus accounts, August 11th on Xbox One and PlayStation® 4. In a franchise first, all progress and unlocked content coming out of the experience will carry over into the full game when it launches on September 15th. In addition, players who pre-order NBA LIVE 18 will get 33% off the retail price ($59.99) at participating retailers**.

 

In the NBA LIVE 18 free demo, players will experience The Rise, the prologue section of The One – an all-new way to pursue your legacy, centered on the player and defined by your choices.  Progress made in The One during the free demo can be carried over into the full game, so players jumping in early can continue their experience when the full game launches.  Players in the free demo will also be treated to specially-timed Live Events – limited-time activities with special rules, rewards and characters, only available in The One. Rewards earned in weekly Live

 

Events will also carry over into the full game, giving players reason to regularly come back and check out the new events in order to earn new rewards. The free demo rounds out with a Play Now experience between the NBA Finals rivals Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.  The NBA LIVE 18 demo is available to all players with Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus.

 

NBA LIVE 18 will also feature Houston Rockets superstar James Harden as the cover athlete.  Harden has always been a wholly unique individual, staying true to himself and reaching stardom through his skill and authenticity.  Through intense dedication to the sport and his fiercely competitive nature, Harden embodies The One for Houston and its fans.

 

“When I heard about working with EA SPORTS and being the cover athlete of NBA LIVE 18 I was pretty excited for the opportunity,” said Harden. “NBA LIVE 18 is all about creating your own identity and making your mark on the league, and I can definitely relate to that. If anybody knows about creativity it’s me.”

 

Harden started his career as the first player ever drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Since joining Houston in 2012, Harden has been a powerhouse in the league, finishing his first season with an average of 25.9 points and 5.8 assists per game, and growing into a perennial all-star and one of the league’s most-dominant players.

 

EA Access members receive an additional 10 percent discount*** when they purchase a digital version of NBA LIVE 18 on Xbox Live.

 

Players who need even more basketball in their lives can also check out NBA LIVE Mobile, available as free-to-download**** on the App Store and Google Play.

 

NBA LIVE 18 is developed by EA Tiburon and will be available worldwide September 15 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

 

The EA SPORTS™ brand is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. The EA SPORTS studios create connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through videogames, includingMadden NFL football, EA SPORTS™FIFANHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball and EA SPORTS UFC® franchises.

 

For more information about EA SPORTS games, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visitwww.easports.com to connect, share and compete.

 

*REQUIRES PERSISTENT INTERNET CONNECTION, EA ACCOUNT, ACCEPTANCE OF EA USER AGREEMENT AND PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY, AND A XBOX LIVE GOLD OR PLAYSTATION PLUS SUBSCRIPTION (BOTH SOLD SEPARATELY). MUST BE 13+. DEMO IS PRE-RELEASE SOFTWARE, MAY CONTAIN ERRORS/DEFECTS AND IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY.

 

** Restrictions apply, see https://www.easports.com/nba-live/disclaimers for details and territories.  Outside the US and Canada, promotional benefit may be provided via rebate or gift card.

 

***CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY.  SEE EA.COM/EAACCESS/TERMS AND EA.COM/EAACCESS FOR DETAILS.

 

**** NETWORK FEES MAY APPLY. IN-APP PURCHASES AVAILABLE.

This is quite interesting, and EA is taking new steps with their series. Will you be checking this out?

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 3 Aug, 2017 At 02:34 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced that WNBA teams and players* will be playable in NBA LIVE 18, launching this fall on Xbox One and PlayStation®4. The WNBA will be available in WNBA Play Now, and teams and player skills have been specifically balanced to reflect the unique playstyle of the league and skills of its players. This is the first time the official WNBA’s roster of teams and players will appear in a video game, and will be available only in NBA LIVE 18.

 

“We are extremely proud to partner with the WNBA and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) on this groundbreaking occasion,” said NBA LIVE Executive Producer Sean O’Brien. “The WNBA is home to some of the most incredible athletes on the planet, and we’ve been working hard to integrate them into our game in an authentic and meaningful way. This is only a taste of what we have in store, and look forward to working with the league on more great integrations in the franchise in the future.”

 

“We are delighted to collaborate and make history with EA as NBA LIVE 18 becomes the first video game to feature the WNBA’s full roster of teams and players,” said WNBA President Lisa Borders. “With EA’s expertise and ingenuity, the game will provide a terrific platform to showcase the players and the league, enabling fans to experience the WNBA in a new, exciting way.”

 

“On behalf of the players, we believe that combining technology and entertainment is a powerful way to not only recognize and value our brand of basketball but to also increase fan connectivity and engagement,” said Nneka Ogwumike, WNBPA President/LA Sparks.

 

In order to incorporate the league’s teams and players, the NBA LIVE 18 team conducted head scans of star athletes like Maya Moore, Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi, Tina Charles, Sylvia Fowles, Alisha Gray, Chelsea Gray, Jonquel Jones, and Alyssa Thomas, and held motion capture sessions with 2017 WNBA Draft first overall pick, Kelsey Plum, among others. Additionally, game creators fine-tuned player ratings and skill moves in order to present the league and its stars in the most authentic way possible. Fans will be able to experience the best of the WNBA when NBA LIVE 18 launches this Fall.

 

NBA LIVE 18 is developed by EA Tiburon and will be available worldwide this September for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

 

EA Access members receive a 10 percent discount** when they purchase a digital version of NBA LIVE 18 on Xbox Live.

 

The EA SPORTS™ brand is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. The EA SPORTS studios create connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through videogames, including Madden NFL football, EA SPORTS™FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™ and EA SPORTS UFC®.

 

For more information about EA SPORTS games, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com to connect, share and compete.

This is really cool news and is a great addition to the game. Adding WNBA content will allow more variety and options for players and as such, shake up the gameplay in a good way.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 2 Aug, 2017 At 12:35 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Today, EA and Respawn Entertainment announced the release of the Titanfall® 2 Ultimate Edition, available now worldwide for digital download on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Originfor PC. Packed with content, the Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition is the best way for players to jump into one of the most creative, action-packed games of 2016. With the Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition, players will get access to all the content from the Titanfall 2 Deluxe Edition, including Scorch and Ion Prime Titans, Titan Warpaints, and more. Fans will also receive the brand-new Jump Start Pack that unlocks all Titans and Pilot Tacticals, 500 tokens to redeem on loadouts, cosmetics, and gear, ten 2XP tokens, and the Underground R-201 Carbine Warpaint. In addition to all the content included in the Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition, players will also be able to download all Titanfall 2 post-launch DLC for free.

 

Titanfall 2 builds on the signature Pilot and Titan combat the series is known for and provides a deeper, more robust experience that once again delivers innovative, unique, and exciting gameplay. In single player, Titanfall 2 delivers a carefully crafted action-adventure experience filled with innovative gameplay mechanics and a story focused on the relationship between a Pilot and his Titan. In multiplayer, fans can dominate the competition in fast paced, adrenaline-fueled action that includes a variety of gameplay modes sure to satisfy all appetites.

 

Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition is available for digital download only in the PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace and Origin for PC. For more information on Titanfall 2, join the conversation on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

Titanfall 2 was an amazing game that sadly did not get the recognition it deserved. Hopefully with this release, more people will consider giving the game a shot.

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