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The New Need for Speed’s City is “Twice the Size” of Rivals

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Some new details have revealed for the world players will inhabit in EA’s upcoming Need for Speed game. that gives players an idea of just how big it is. The city of Ventura Bay is “roughly twice the size” of Need for Speed Rivals’s Redview County.

“From the tightly packed streets of downtown, where you seek out that perfect donut spot, to the sweeping valley roads where high speed and long drifts are the norm. Race through the industrial district with your crew in tow or seek the thrill of the chase within police hotspots.”

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Need for Speed will launch on November 3, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

 

Source: Need for Speed

FIFA 16 Will Include Women’s National Teams

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EA Sports has revealed that the next game in the FIFA franchise will include Women’s National Teams for the very first time. Players will be able to choose from 12 National Teams, 8 of them who are included the FIFA Women’s World Ranking top ten nations. The following teams below can be used in Match Day, an Offline Tournament, and Online Friendly Matches.

  • Germany
  • USA
  • France,
  • Sweden
  • England
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Spain
  • China
  • Italy
  • Mexico.

The announcement over on EA Sports website, offers a few details on the process of adding the female athletes.

“Over the course of past few months, we worked with each federation to capture head-scans, facial features and hairstyles of all the players included in-game. In some cases, this meant taking our mobile headscanning unit to a number of different tournaments and events around the world.”

“Additionally, we invited members of the Canadian and US national teams to our Capture Lab in Burnaby, BC to record player movement and help in the development of new player models.”

Head over to the site’s dedicated features page to learn more. Fans can expect more gameplay info on June 15th at this year’s E3 event.

 

FIFA 16 will launch on September 25, 2015 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 3.

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EA Officially Reveals New Need for Speed Game with Teaser Trailer

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EA has officially announced the next game in the popular Need for Speed franchise. The new game, simply titled Need for Speed, is expected to release this fall for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. You can check out the official teaser and game’s description below. According to said teaser, all footage was “captured in-game”.

“The new NFS game will feature deep customisation, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game.”

 

The first gameplay trailer will be revealed on June 15th. Stay tuned.

Star Wars Battlefront’s Tie-in Novel, ‘Twilight Company’ will Release this Fall

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If you are excited for EA and DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront and are a fan of reading, then you’ll be glad to know the hotly anticipated shooter will be receiving a novel tie-in later this year.

Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company will release on November 3rd, 2015 and is being written by Alexander Freed. No stranger to Star Wars, Freed’s past work includes Star Wars: The Old Republic, Blood of the Empire and Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Lost Suns, a series of web comics that tied-in to the 2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic video game.

The novel will be published by Del Rey books and considered canon. The official description is below, courtesy of the star wars wiki:

The Galactic Empire endures. Despite the destruction of its terrifying Death Star by the Rebel Alliance, its oppression spreads undiminished across the stars.

Under the direction of the Emperor and Darth Vader, an army of highly trained, single-minded stormtroopers quashes dissent and destroys resistance.

But on worlds like Sullust, Coyerti, Haidoral Prime, and untold others, Rebel forces fight in the trenches, determined to maintain hope against the unrelenting Imperial war machine…

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You can pre-order ‘Twilight Company’ at select retailers including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Star Wars Battlefront will release on November 17, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

You’ve Got Some Imagine Dragons in Your Battlefield Hardline Launch Trailer EA

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EA has released the official launch trailer for Battlefield Hardline, ahead of its March, 17 release. The trailer, seen below, offers fans a closer look at the game’s singleplayer campaign.

Its a glorious mixture of high octane action, explosions and cop drama, all set to Imagine Dragon’s “I’m So Sorry”. Check it out below.

 

Now I have this song on repeat.

Battlefield Hardline launches on March 17, 2015 for PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Battlefield: Hardline Achievements Revealed

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Visceral Games’s first entry in the Battlefield franchise isn’t out until next month, but the 360 and Xbox One achievements are available online for all to see. You can view them below and thank Xbox achievements for posting them. I’m sure the PS3 and PS4 trophies will be the same, with the exception of the Platinum.

There are 40 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
On the Job 20
Complete the Prologue in single-player
Pressure Applied 20
Complete Ep. 1: Back to School
Bumpy Ride 20
Complete Ep. 2: Checking Out
Deal? What Deal? 20
Complete Ep. 3: Gator Bait
Good Guys 20
Complete Ep. 4: Case Closed
You Probably Have Questions 20
Complete Ep. 5: Gauntlet
Snow Blind 20
Complete Ep. 6: Out of Business
Hollyweird 20
Complete Ep. 7: Glass Houses
From Their Cold, Dead Hands 20
Complete Ep. 8: Sovereign Land
Some Damn Fine Fireworks 20
Complete Ep. 9: Independence Day
Served Cold 20
Complete Ep. 10: Legacy
Keep Digging, Detective 20
Complete any case file in single-player
By the Book 20
Do a Non-Lethal takedown on 10 criminals in single-player
You Tazed Him, Bro! 20
Stun 5 criminals with the T62 CEW in single-player
Watched, Dawg 20
Identify 10 warrants with the scanner in single-player
You’re Getting Good at This 25
Reach Expert Level 5 in single-player
Damn Thing Doesn’t Work 25
Disarm 2 alarm boxes in single-player
Cape and Ears Not Included 25
Climb a total of 10 meters with the grapple gun in single-player
Fast Rope Expert 25
Travel a total of 90 meters with the zipline crossbow in single-player
Almost an Expert 25
Reach Expert Level 10 in single-player
True Detective 25
Complete 3 case files in single-player
Motley Crew 25
Tag all criminals visible from the rooftop in Ep. 1: Back to School
Real Action Hero 25
Kill a criminal in Independence Day from mid-air after escaping the penthouse
Their Own Medicine 25
Steal a T62 CEW from the back of a police cruiser in Ep. 5: Gauntlet
Graceful Exit 25
Don’t get spotted in the Ep. 5: Gauntlet
Knock Knock 25
Blow up the meth lab in Ep. 5: Gauntlet
A Craftsman’s Tools 25
Find your weapons in Sovereign Land before instigating combat in the trailer park
Hollywood Hideaway 25
Find Roark’s hidden room in Ep. 7: Glass Houses
BYOB 25
Use the BBQ to take out the chef in Ep. 7: Glass Houses
Social Climber 25
Find the hidden access to the mansion grounds in Ep. 10: Legacy
Case Closed 25
Complete all single-player episodes on Officer difficulty
Super Cop 25
Complete all single-player episodes on Veteran difficulty
Blue Eagle 50
Complete all single-player episodes on Hardline difficulty
Bring ‘em to Justice 25
Capture all warrants alive in single-player
Dare Devil 25
Jump the dirt bike into the mansion grounds in Ep. 10: Legacy
One Good Cop 25
Reach Expert Level 15 in single-player
World’s Greatest Detective 50
Complete all case files in single-player
The Big Score 25
Win 5 Heist and 5 Blood Money matches in multiplayer
Electric Company 25
Take down 25 enemies with the T62 CEW in multiplayer
Menz in the Hood 50
Kill 25 enemies with a MAC-10 and 25 with a Double-Barrel Shotgun in multiplayer

Battlefield: Hardline launches on March 17, 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

Via: Xbox Achievements

Here is Every Map and Mode in Battlefield Hardline

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Visceral Games’ upcoming Battlefield title is set to release in a couple months. EA has released more info on the game’s multiplayer component. Battlefield Hardline will launch with 7 game modes and 9 maps. Below you’ll find the list of maps and modes, along with their descriptions. Sorry no Rush mode in this version.

Modes:

Conquest

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A Battlefield staple, Conquest is based on the idea of controlling a base. Capture a base by standing near a flag on foot, in a vehicle or in the skies – if your team owns more flags than the enemy you’ll slowly reduce their tickets, which are their ability to respawn. The first team to run out of tickets loses.

Team Deathmatch

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Team Deathmatch is infantry only and has the easiest objective to understand: shoot the enemy team more than they shoot you.

Heist

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Heist is all about pulling off that big job or that perfect score. The criminals are trying to infiltrate a cash-filled vault, and the cops must regulate them. Once the criminals break in, they have to nab two bags of cash and jam out with them back to each of the two base points.

Blood Money

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A huge pile of loot has been intercepted in transit. The criminals are fighting to steal the money, while the cops are trying to secure it as evidence. Each team is trying to secure the money in their team’s vault – but it’s not safe there. Raid the enemy team’s vault to help your team score the most money.

Hotwire

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The criminals are trying to steal a list of marked cars while the cops are trying to repossess them. Use your driving skills to catch up with the enemy, and bring a friend riding shotgun to take them down.

Rescue

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Rescue is one of two competitive modes. This is a cop-centric mode that lets you step into the boots of a SWAT operative tasked with saving innocent lives from the hands of criminals. Lead your team carefully into dangerous environments and get the hostages back to safety. Be careful though, because there are no second chances in this mode.

Crosshair

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This is the second competitive mode. In Crosshair, a former criminal turned state’s witness is on the run from his former crew. The criminals are trying to erase the VIP’s face from the world, while the cops are trying to get him out safely. Once again, there are no second chances – one death and you are out for the match.

Maps:

Downtown

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The heart of downtown Los Angeles is a jumping environment – the streets, the buildings, the cars – are all open to criminal deeds. The police have shut down the city center, and a heated confrontation is about to break out.

Bank Job

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Money is the root of all evil. The criminals are plotting a ruthless assault on a high-security bank vault. But, they messed up and triggered a silent alarm and the police are jamming to the scene of the crime.

The Block

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What looks like a liquor store and bail bonds office, is actually a front. This is home to a notorious criminal ring. The police know better than to enter The Block without backup.

Dust Bowl

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The small desert town of Joad is off the beaten path and well-known for meth trafficking problems. The cops have had enough and are on the scene to shut it all down.

Hollywood Heights

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A mansion high in the Hollywood Hills looks ripe for a little crime. The criminals have started a wildfire in the nearby hills to distract the police. Do you think that’ll work?

Growhouse

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The cops located an illegal underground marijuana grow operation. The cops are raiding the place, but the criminals aren’t going down without a fight. After all, this is precious cargo for them.

Derailed

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The industrial side of Los Angeles is home to many shady dealings. A criminal ring has set up shop in the warehouses and scrapyards, where they’re trying to make that money from illegal doings.

Riptide

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A drug smuggler’s haven, this high-tech and expensive island crib is being ransacked by the police. A chain of small islands is connected by bridges and waterways, providing multiple access to it.

Everglades

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Battlefield Hardline will launch on March 17, 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

Source: EA

Battlefield 4 Isn’t Over Yet.. Final Stand was Just the tip of the Iceberg.. But are Gamers Ready??

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Yes the title does read correctly, EA is planning more for Battlefield 4. But what does that mean exactly? More guns, maps, camo, gadgets, paints, *gasp* KNIVES!! Well we don’t know specifically yet what all is to come. But EA has stated that Final Stand will not be the Final DLC for Battlefield 4. Now this game had a rough start I will admit. I was anxious for them to fix the servers, get the DLC out, and everything else upon launch especially fixing the Net-code. Hell I even got premium. At the start it didn’t seem worth it, Every time I got killed in 1 bullet w/o a head-shot, or every time I had to restart (A.K.A Re-Set up my classes, options, etc..)And even before they fixed it I knew I was playing a broken game as much as I denied it all, and I still played it too, but it was still broke.

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Many gave up on this game, and many stopped playing EA games all together which may be a bit far fetched but it had that impact, and I can kind of understand why. With technology ever increasing,  gamers and many more rely on companies to give us what we want and what is advertised, not broken Net-Code or glitchy servers. And sometimes that is what we get anyway. But it is from those high expectations from gamers that we truly see what a company is made of. It took time but EA did finally fix a lot of issues pertaining to BF4, Some issues still exist but it won’t ever be a perfect game I can tell you that right now, because where ever comes a fix for a game,  a new glitch/bug will arise to take it’s place.

But the real question is, Are gamers ready and willing to get this second batch of DLC? Or even more so, if they offer Premium, will gamers get it? Well after all gamers went through, expecting a great game and getting a bunch of Net-Code issues, I highly doubt some people will come back for the second batch and sure enough they have either already moved on to Battlefield Hard-Line or gave up entirely and went to play the new Call of Duty *Pukes* ugh, sorry, I’m umm, I’m sick. yeah I’m sick.  But either way a lot of gamers won’t be there for this second batch as much as gamers who stuck by the game will be. I know ill be ready for it. Will you? Check out funny moments from BF4 below and as they all say, see you on the battlefield.

EA’s Gift For Sony’s 20th Anniversary

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It’s Sony’s 20th anniversary and what better way to celebrate then free games right? Nope, I’m not kidding either! For this weekend only head over to the Playstation Store and grab 1 or all 3 free games that EA is offering. For the PS Vita you can pick up Need for Speed Most Wanted, on the ps3 players can snatch up Mirror’s Edge, and finally on ps4 players can head into battle with Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare.

 

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All 3 are great games and how lucky are we that EA is giving them away for free?! But, be sure to get them downloaded quickly, as they are only free through the end of Playstation Experience on Sunday!

 

Thanks so much EA and Happy Anniversary Sony!

 

GTA Censorship Is A Wake Up Call To Video Games Industry

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Everyday there is a new issue in the community, whether it be the in the gaming community, Youtube community, or even national community issues, they all tend to have a common set, Censorship. We all hate being censored, it’s true, but yet there is always someone or something that will shut out your censorship freedom. It’s been going on for awhile but gamers and video game developers everywhere are just now starting to take notice, why? Well if you read my resent post,  Targets in Australia removed GTA 5 from their shelves. But why? Who would vote to do this?

Well ironically it is the sites that publishers have been supporting, and the funny part is these sites are not supporting the games like they should be, in fact some of the sites like Gawker, Vox Media, and UBM TechWeb are some of the few in question, because they too in fact are pushing for stores to remove certain games from store shelves. And while Publishers do nothing they lose millions to these sites who push to remove the consumer ability to purchase these games in stores, “YOUR right” may I add to retain the ability to purchase these games. WAKE UP, because before you know it the rights we fought for will be gone in a heartbeat and video games won’t be as censorship free as they are now.

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Battlefield 5 Set For 2016 Release

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In a recent comment from EA CFO, Blake Jorgensen, at the 2014 UBS Global Technology Conference (via Gamespot), Jorgensen talked about having already seen Battlefield 5, and that it’s a “fun, new Battlefield.” While the upcoming installment in the Battlefield franchise “Battlefield Hardline” focuses on cops and robbers, Battlefield 5 is going to take us back to a more familiar military setting.

Although Battlefield 5 isn’t set to release until 2016, according to EA CEO Andrew Wilson, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This allows more time for Battlefield 4 to continue growing and be fixed. While also giving Battlefield Hardline a chance to give gamers a fresh take on the franchise. And much like other games such as Assassin’s Creed, NBA 2K, Madden, or COD which are pushed out almost every year, EA felt that waiting until to 2016 to release Battlefield 5 would allow players to catch their breath from the fatigued franchise.

 

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Extensive details on Battlefield 5 have yet to be released, but Dice is promising “More features. More extras. More destruction.” All of that according to an article on IGN. This all sounds like positive news as EA and Visceral games prepare for the Battlefield Hardline launch set for March. Even though Battlefield Hardline was delayed, EA is confident in it working properly day one, unlike the issues with Battlefield 4 at launch.

Many gamers may have lost hope in EA aside from some of it’s sports franchises. I for one though still believe that EA can and will continue to improve. It’s been shown with their constant dedication to fixing Battlefield 4. And with recent games such as Dragon Age dropping, I have nothing but confidence in EA. I understand that Bio Ware was involved in Dragon Age, much like Visceral was in Dead Space and is going to be in Battlefield Hardline. This just shows you gamers, that EA is going to push and work hard to bring you the best games possible!

Be on the look out for more Battlefield Hardline coverage and all things EA right here!

 

Battlefield Hardline Development Inspired By TV Shows and Movies

 

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EA currently has a busy schedule ahead of itself in the upcoming months. With the release of Dragon Age Inquisition set for this coming Tuesday, November 18th and the ongoing development of Battlefield Hardline, there’s so much going on within the studio. Although Battlefield isn’t set to release until March 2015, there is still so much to be done and so many questions from gamers on what to expect.

Many people had the opportunity to play the beta for Battlefield Hardline, including myself. And while most of the gameplay elements are what you expect from FPS games, it was the creative cops and robbers aspect that kept me and many others interested. It’s nice to see a game that is familiar to many have a unique twist in it. The multiplayer aspect appears to be fun but, it’s the campaign that has gamers intrigued. In a recent interview with the EA staff, Creative Director of Hardline, Ian Milham sat down and answered some questions regarding the upcoming installment in the Battlefield franchise.

Within this interview Milham went on to describe that many of the games campaign aspects were drawn from TV shows and also movies. In one quote Ian Milham said that the TV show that most influenced the game was “Justified.” He also said that they tried to use, “Cop dramas that focused more on characters rather than the procedures or units.” The game was also influenced by dialogue and tone of movies based off of books by Elmore Leonard, according to Milham.

 

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The Miami drug war is a very appetizing setting that will draw the interest of many. This game appears to have the making of a movie or TV show and I expect this to be very captivating. Especially, with the team at Visceral working on it. Visceral is well known for its work in the Dead Space series and looks to deliver in Battlefield Hardline.

Stay tuned here at RGN for all news regarding Battlefield Hardline and other EA games.

For the rest of the interview, finish reading it on the EA blog.