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E3 2017: EA/Origin Access Free Week Starts Now

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Today during EA’s E3 briefing, CEO Andrew Wilson appeared on stage to announce that it’s letting everyone try EA Access and Origin Access for a week.

EA Access is available on Xbox One and Origin Access is for PC, but PS4 players aren’t being left out. EA said there will be free trials for some of its games available on PS4 all week.

EA’s E3 briefing is ongoing. You can follow along with our EA Play liveblog for all of the other news the company has to share at the event, or watch the livestream here.

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E3 2017: Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s DLC Maps, Modes, And Characters Are Free

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Today during EA’s E3 2017 briefing, developer DICE announced more details about Star Wars: Battlefront II‘s “live service” model. As suspected, there will not be a season pass, but instead, DICE will offer seasons of themed content, which the studio won’t charge for.

The first of the four batches of content will be themed around the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It will include the characters Finn and Captain Phasma, but that’s all we know right now.

Also during the briefing, DICE released an impressive new multiplayer trailer that showed an epic battle on Theed, the capital city of Naboo. We also saw a frustratingly brief clip of Battlefront II’s new single-player campaign, which follows a soldier fighting for the Empire.

EA only discussed Battlefront II during its E3 2017 briefing today. There were no updates on the new Star Wars games in development at Dead Space studio Visceral or Titanfall developer Respawn.

We’ll report back with more details on Star Wars: Battlefront II and its new single-player mode. in the days ahead. In the meantime, follow along with our EA Play liveblog for all of the other news the company has to share at the event, and check out our E3 hub for all of our coverage.

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E3 2017: Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s DLC Maps, Modes, And Characters Are Free

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Today during EA’s E3 2017 briefing, developer DICE announced more details about Star Wars: Battlefront II‘s “live service” model. As suspected, there will not be a season pass, but instead, DICE will offer seasons of themed content, which the studio won’t charge for.

The first of the four batches of content will be themed around the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It will include the characters Finn and Captain Phasma, but that’s all we know right now.

Also during the briefing, DICE released an impressive new multiplayer trailer that showed an epic battle on Theed, the capital city of Naboo. We also saw a frustratingly brief clip of Battlefront II’s new single-player campaign, which follows a soldier fighting for the Empire.

EA only discussed Battlefront II during its E3 2017 briefing today. There were no updates on the new Star Wars games in development at Dead Space studio Visceral or Titanfall developer Respawn.

We’ll report back with more details on Star Wars: Battlefront II and its new single-player mode. in the days ahead. In the meantime, follow along with our EA Play liveblog for all of the other news the company has to share at the event, and check out our E3 hub for all of our coverage.

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E3 2017: NBA Live 18 First Trailer Revealed, Demo Coming In August

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During its EA Play event today, EA formally announced that the NBA Live series will be making its return later this year with NBA Live 18. While the company is looking to nail the fundamentals of basketball, it’s also putting an emphasis on personalization.

With NBA Live 18, EA says it hopes to bring something new to the genre–an absolute necessity, given the dominant position that the NBA 2K series currently occupies. A key feature is the somewhat RPG-esque mode called The One, where you play as your own custom character that you’re free to customize how you like. As you improve, you’re able to allot points to mold the character into the type of player you want, whether that’s a sharpshooter or a low-post bruiser.

In addition to standard games between NBA teams, Live 18 brings back a street ball mode. You’ll be able to team up with friends to participate in 5-on-5 street matches on real-life courts like those found at Venice Beach and Rucker Park.

A demo of the game will arrive at some point in August. It’ll allow you to check out The One mode in single-player and co-op, and any progress you make will carry over to the full game.

NBA Live 18 is due out this September. We’ll report back as we learn more. In the meantime, follow along with our EA Play liveblog for all of the other news the company has to share at the event, and check out our E3 hub for all of our coverage.

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E3 2017: NBA Live 18 First Trailer Revealed, Demo Coming In August

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During its EA Play event today, EA formally announced that the NBA Live series will be making its return later this year with NBA Live 18. While the company is looking to nail the fundamentals of basketball, it’s also putting an emphasis on personalization.

With NBA Live 18, EA says it hopes to bring something new to the genre–an absolute necessity, given the dominant position that the NBA 2K series currently occupies. A key feature is the somewhat RPG-esque mode called The One, where you play as your own custom character that you’re free to customize how you like. As you improve, you’re able to allot points to mold the character into the type of player you want, whether that’s a sharpshooter or a low-post bruiser.

In addition to standard games between NBA teams, Live 18 brings back a street ball mode. You’ll be able to team up with friends to participate in 5-on-5 street matches on real-life courts like those found at Venice Beach and Rucker Park.

A demo of the game will arrive at some point in August. It’ll allow you to check out The One mode in single-player and co-op, and any progress you make will carry over to the full game.

NBA Live 18 is due out this September. We’ll report back as we learn more. In the meantime, follow along with our EA Play liveblog for all of the other news the company has to share at the event, and check out our E3 hub for all of our coverage.

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E3 2017: BioWare’s New IP Revealed As Anthem With First Teaser Trailer

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Today during EA’s E3 2017 briefing, the company officially announced BioWare’s new IP, called Anthem.

Anthem’s platforms have not been announced, but it is presumably in the works for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Prior to its E3 reveal today, Anthem had only been described as an action IP “built around a live service” that features a “disruptive new social design.” An effort to bulk up that part of the game was cited for a delay that pushed the game back to the current fiscal year, which runs through March 2018.

For more, check out our hub for all of our E3 coverage.

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E3 2017: Watch Need For Speed: Payback’s Fast And Furious-Style Gameplay Demo

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Following its recent announcement, Electronic Arts has now shown off more of Need for Speed: Payback. During its EA Play press conference, the company showcased a gameplay demo that provides a sense of what to expect from the game.

The demo consisted of a section we saw in the announcement trailer, where the player has to chase down a tractor trailer. A player in a Mustang pursues the truck, which is accompanied by “house enforcers”–a group of vehicles that need to be taken out in order to access the truck itself.

These enforcers are dealt with by slamming into them, which reduces what amounts to a health bar and causes them to flip into the air for a spectacular–if somewhat drawn-out–slow-motion sequence showing their fiery crash. This is reminiscent of the Burnout series, which makes sense given Ghost Games is comprised of many members of ex-Burnout developer Criterion.

With the enforcers dealt with, you’re able to slam into the truck itself, triggering one of a number of cutscenes during this entire sequence. When it’s complete, there’s destruction littered all over the road and you’re able to get close enough to the truck for your passenger (picked up at the gas station) to jump on the semi truck’s trailer and get inside. Moments later, a Koenigsegg comes flying out of the back and control shifts to that character as they make their escape from an arriving police force, which includes a helicopter.

EA had previously said that you would control three different characters, though it wasn’t apparent that this would happen so seamlessly during the course of a single mission. The trailer also drives home what EA meant when it described this as an action driving game, as the heist-style sequence feels like something straight out of a Fast and Furious movie.

Need for Speed: Payback is slated to arrive on November 10 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on EA’s E3 announcements, check out our EA Play liveblog and head over to our E3 hub for all of our coverage.

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E3 2017: EA Reveals A Way Out, New Co-Op Action Game From Brothers Dev

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During EA’s E3 2017 press conference, we saw the debut of a new game from Hazelight, which features the creators of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Teased back at The Game Awards in 2014, A Way Out is a co-op-only action/adventure game focusing on the exploits of two escaped cons who have to work in tandem to evade the police and other criminals.

As the first title from Hazelight, which opened back in 2014, the developers of A Way Out have kept the focus on parallel gameplay mechanics from Brothers, yet have upped the ante for this one–including a grittier and darker story to follow. Set in what looks like the ’70s, A Way Out focuses on the story of two convicts who are on the run, and going from prison escape, to getaway chase, to seemingly another caper, the story will follow these two characters as they come to grips with their past, all while trying to stay one step ahead of the law.

Unlike Brothers, however, A Way Out is only playable in co-op with another player. Either through local or online co-op, players will always have another person to experience the game with. During one section, one player with have to drive a getaway vehicle, while another stays in the back to shoot at oncoming vehicles. It looks to be a pretty clever take on the style of gameplay that was present in Brothers, controlling two unique characters with different perspectives, but expanded considerably.

Slated to arrive in early 2018 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, A Way Out looks to be an exciting and original debut from Hazelight.

We’ll report back with more details on A Way Out in the days ahead. In the meantime, follow along with our EA Play liveblog for all of the other news the company has to share at the event, or watch the livestream here.

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E3 2017: FIFA 18 Spotlights Real And Fictional Stars At EA Play 2017

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FIFA 18 was among the games showcased today during EA’s pre-E3 EA Play event. One of the focuses was on a returning fan-favorite mode from last year, The Journey.

FIFA 17 (along with NBA 2K16) are credited for the recent wave of story modes in sports games. It proved to be a success as FIFA 18 will also feature a narrative-driven single-player campaign. Moreover, it continues the journey of the fictional player from the last year’s game, Alex Hunter, a Premier League footballer who looks to emerge from the shadow of his legendary, albeit equally fictional grandfather, Jim Hunter.

The video montage shown at EA Play paints a picture of the growing reputation of Alex, showing a mix fans and cynics among his peers. There are also hints that Alex is seriously considering leaving the Premier League for Major League Soccer and the LA Galaxy.

Other notable FIFA 2018 reveals include:

  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s involvement in the game aside from being the cover athlete. His specific form and play style looks to be authentically captured given the time he’s spent motion capturing his movements specifically for FIFA 18
  • FIFA 18 marks the second year the series will run on the Frostbite engine.
  • Fans can play three days prior to its official launch through early access.
  • Out for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on September 26, 2017.

We’ll report back with more details on FIFA 18 in the days ahead. In the meantime, follow along with our EA Play liveblog for all of the other news the company has to share at the event, or watch the livestream here.

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E3 2017: New Battlefield 1 Maps Coming Soon, Including Those Set At Night

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While on stage at EA’s E3 2017 press conference, the developers behind Battlefield 1 unveiled their plans for new content that begins this month. Leading up to the launch of the In The Name of The Tsar expansion this September, EA and DICE aren’t leaving the World War I shooter in the wings, and they’re actively preparing the game for regular updates for Battlefield Premium members.

A total of eight new maps will release over the next few months, including six tied to the Tsar expansion. Two French-themed nighttime maps will debut beginning this month; Nivelle Nights launches in June and will be followed by Prise de Tahure in July.

The Russian-themed expansion In The Name of the Tsar will follow in September. While there is no single-player component, six new maps, including new weapons vehicles, and more will be added. Moreover, the Tsar expansion will also mark the debut of female soldiers for players, which is a first for the series’ multiplayer.

Starting this month, this content rollout is looking to reignite interest in Battlefield 1, leading up to the launch of the expansion in September. For more info on Battlefield 1 and other titles from EA’s press conference, check out GameSpot’s E3 hub for updates about all the latest from EA.

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E3 2017: Madden 18 Trailer Reveals Longshot Story Mode Featuring House Of Cards Actor

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Today during EA’s E3 2017 briefing, the publisher released a new trailer for Madden NFL 18, revealing a mode called “Longshot.” A story mode of sorts, Longshot follows an aspiring football player trying to make it to the NFL but having a hard time doing so.

He’s on his last legs and his prospects aren’t looking good. But with the help of a character played by Oscar-winning House of Cards and Moonlight actor Mahershala Ali, players will persevere and grind their way into the highest level of competition.

It looks like college football will be a part of Longshot Mode, as the trailer showed two licensed teams, Oregon and Texas. EA’s NCAA Football series was put on indefinite hiatus years ago after a lawsuit.

Longshot sounds familiar to FIFA’s The Journey mode, which follows an up-and-coming footballer’s journey to the highest level of competition.

Madden 18 launches in August for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It features New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the cover.

We’ll report back with more details on Madden 18 and its Longshot Mode in the days ahead. In the meantime, follow along with our EA Play liveblog for all of the other news the company has to share at the event, or watch the livestream here.

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With Its Deadline Looming, PaRappa Creator Shows Off New Project Rap Rabbit Concept Video

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Project Rap Rabbit is still raising money on Kickstarter, but the team behind the rhythm-based adventure game, slotted for PlayStation 4 and PC, is now giving a first look at gameplay in the concept trailer above.

The video is based on a prototype of the game, but it shows off some of Project Rap Rabbit’s music style and rap mechanics. If it has a familiar feel, that’s because it’s being developed by the creators of classic rhythm games PaRappa The Rapper and Gitaroo Man.

The game follows Toto-Maru, a rabbit meets farm boy, and his sidekick Otama-Maru on their quest to save the world. The planet is becoming an increasingly hostile place, thanks to some nastly looking “overlords,” and the heroes need to create peace by “embracing the strength of music and by using the magic of rhythm and rhyme.” The art style takes players to an alternate world, inspired by 16th century Japan, and promises to blend traditional Japanese artwork and modern rap culture.

The developers have raised roughly US $180,000 of their $1.1 million goal, and with just nine days of fundraising to go it’s looking increasingly unlikely they’ll fundraise successfully. They’ll only receive their Kickstarter funding if they reach their goal by that deadline. As a stretch goal, the team has committed to making a version of the game for Nintendo Switch if they exceed their goal and raise $1.5 million.

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E3 2017: EA Press Conference Liveblog

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E3 2017 doesn’t “officially” start until Tuesday, but the festivities begin today with EA’s press briefing at 12 PM PT. You can watch the stream live here on GameSpot, but if for whatever reason, you can’t watch the show, you can also follow along with us in our liveblog below.

The start times for EA show is June 10 at 12 PM PT (3 PM ET/8 PM GMT), and the publisher has already confirmed several of the games we’ll learn more about, including:

And a lot of content from the presentation has already leaked as well, including some Battlefront II gameplay and information of a possible new IP form Bioware.

Read along below (or head over to our video version) to follow along as everything is announced!

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E3 2017: Xbox One S Price Cut Announced, Starts Tomorrow

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Microsoft is cutting the price of the Xbox One S, though it might not be a permanent price drop. Starting on June 11, the day of the Xbox E3 briefing, Microsoft will offer the console for only $250. That’s a price drop of $50, and it brings the system in line with the PS4 Slim’s temporary price cut. It remains to be seen if the Xbox One S price drop is only for a limited time.

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The Xbox E3 2017 briefing is expected to bring news on Project Scorpio, including its official name, price, and release date. We’re also expecting to hear about new games and see more footage of already-announced titles.

The briefing kicks off at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET on June 11. GameSpot will host a livestream and liveblog for the event, and we’ll also have all the news broken out as it happens.

Microsoft’s E3 briefing will run for 97 minutes, which is longer than usual. Here’s a roundup of the biggest Xbox games we hope to see at the show. Keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest.

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