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Electronic Arts’ Battlefield V has been rife with controversy ever since it launched, but a new uproar is brewing, and it has to do with the Linux community. But you may ask, what the heck does Battlefield V have to do with Linux, as it is a Windows-only game? Well, therein lays the controversy. Some Linux gamers are so adamant about playing Battlefield V on their systems that they are using WINE in conjunction with DXVK to run the game in an emulated mode.  DXVC in essence enhances WINE to further improve DirectX performance and compatibility. But this same trickery used to run Battlefield V on Linux systems has run afoul with Electronic Arts’ anti-cheat protocols enabled... Read more...
If you have been on the fence about giving Origin Access a whirl, Electronics Arts has an offer that might be tempting enough to pull you in, at least for a month. From now until December 16, new subscribers can sign up and pay $0.99 for the first month, after which the price reverts back to its normal $4.99/month fee. EA is hoping to lure users over to its subscription for the holidays. Maybe you will have some downtime from work, and if that is the case, getting cozy with over 200 games for a buck is not a bad proposition, especially if you live a part of the world where it's cold and snowy outside. This latest offer applies to the Basic tier, which gets you access 243 games, early access to... Read more...
Your eyes are not playing tricks on you, nor are we with any fancy Photoshop manipulation. The image you see above is a real listing on Steam for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is notable because Electronics Arts is the publisher. As has been speculated recently, EA confirmed it is making a comeback to Steam, ending a long hiatus in favor of its own Origin digital distribution platform. "This is the start of an exciting partnership with Valve that will see us innovating for PC players around the world," said Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts. "Through our subscription, great games and more, we’re excited to bring players in the Steam and Origin communities together with access... Read more...
Enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) wherever possible is generally recommended—it helps keeps the hackers at bay, even if your password has been compromised. Better security is a reward in and of itself. Electronic Arts is taking things a step further, though, by gifting a free month of Origin Access who lock down their EA accounts with 2FA. The publisher calls this "Login Verification," but it's the same as any typical 2FA scenario—when you log into your account, EA will send a unique code to your preferred email address, or via text message to your mobile device. You can also opt to receive an automated phone call. Whatever the case might be, that additional step is required... Read more...
Electronic Arts had gamer hopes high when it first announced the Anthem. Those hopes were smashed for many players when the launch of the high-profile game was botched, leaving the game broken and gamers unhappy with what was delivered. Anthem is now moving into The Vault, meaning it is playable in its basic version for those with subscriptions to EA Access or Origin Access Basic. Anthem Standard Edition can be played as much as the players want, as long as the subscription is maintained. Players will get access to the Ranger, Interceptor, Colossus, and Storm javelins. EA is also giving some tips to new players of the game, suggesting that players will want to check out the quick start guide... Read more...
EA's popular life simulation game called The Sims 4 has been around for half a decade now, and the game is available on PS4, PC, and Xbox. As the years went by, rather than spend time building a new Sims game, EA has added new content packs to bring new features to the game for fans to enjoy. A new expansion for the game has an official trailer and launched today. The Sims 4: Realm of Magic will launch on September 10, which is today, for PC and Mac. The expansion will launch on October 15 for console gamers. The video below is the official trailer for the Realm of Magic game pack. The game pack will allow players to go to Glimmerbrook, which is described as a quiet town with family homes and... Read more...
EA doesn't have the most stellar of reputations in the gaming community and it is known for squeezing every possible penny out of gamers with very expensive microtransactions. One such money grab has landed EA a dubious distinction in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most downvoted comment on Reddit. The comment that earned EA the world record was one posted about the videogame Star Wars Battlefront II that launched in 2017. The official post from EA that inspired the record-setting 683,000 downvotes had to do with the microtransaction hell that EA created for gamers who wanted to unlock iconic characters like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Gamer backlash against EA was intense due... Read more...
The next event in Apex Legends is the Voidwalker themed, and will happen September 3rd through the 17th. The event will center on Wraith's past, and it will bring with it lots of content, including a new town takeover, a limited-time mode, challenges, and more. Voidwalker will also have a limited-time mode called Armed and Dangerous. The Armed and Dangerous limited-time mode limits available weapons to snipers and shotguns and loot is harder to come by. EA is asking Apex Legends players to keep a lookout for in-game surveys and to give feedback. It says the plan is to roll out more of these modes in the future. The Wraith Town Takeover starts with Syndicate construction crews uncovering part... Read more...
Do you feel the need… the need for speed? Ghost Games, an EA Studio, just announced the upcoming release of Need for Speed Heat. The game will reportedly include more customization options and a more immersive narrative. Need for Speed Heat will take place in the fictional city of “Palm City”. Players will race in a competition referred to as “Speedhunters Showdown” during the day to earn money or “Bank”. Players will also be able to compete in underground races at night to build up their reputation or “Rep”, while outrunning a police task force. The game also includes more customization options than its predecessors. Riley Cooper, Creative... Read more...
Amazon Prime Day is right around the corner, and while the usual assortment of discounts and bargains will be in full swing, Twitch Prime is planning to gift subscribers exclusive in-game Apex Legends content. This will include a unique Legend skin and weapon skin, along with three more exclusive Apex Legends skins throughout July and August. So far this year, Twitch Prime has gifted free games and in-game content worth over $2,000. Ethan Evans, executive vice president of Twitch Prime, told GamesBeat that he hopes to "eclipse last year's total" of more than $3,000 before 2019 comes to a close. "Our goal has always been to be the best deal in gaming. Being a subscriber should be a no brainer... Read more...
Another day, another report on vulnerabilities in the software that many of us use on a daily basis. This time around, researchers from Check Point and CyberInt rallied together to detail a number of exploits that they discovered in the Origin client used to deliver games to consumers. Origin is an Electronic Arts property. What makes the latest Origin exploit rather dangerous is the fact that it does not require intervention from the user with respect to handing over their logins or passcode information. In this case, the exploit allows an attacker to steal tokens associated with oAuth Single Sign-On (SSO) and TRUST routines in place with the EA Games user login process. As a result, Check... Read more...
Apex Legends fans have a lot going on right now to soak in. This week dragons have turned up in the game that drop loot when shot, but some wondered how you actually kill them and what might happen if you do. A lot more is going in the Apex Legends world right now, including hints at a new Legends for players to enjoy. It wasn't long ago that a new Apex legends character was revealed called Wattson. Just recently, however, dataminers have dug up some details on the next character added to the game and rumors say it will be a character called Crypto.  Crypto is a character that is believed to have been hiding in plain sight since the game launched. Crypto was also part of the leak in March... Read more...
Confession time: I'm an avid watcher of Judge Judy. I think she's rad, and her style of mediating disputes definitely falls into the 'firm but fair' category. One of her favorite sayings is, "Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining." That's also the title of her book, incidentally, and I'm reminded of it when watching Electronics Arts' Vice President of Legal, Kerry Hopkins, explain that loot boxes are actually just "surprise mechanics." According to Hopkins, Loot boxes (excuse me, surprise mechanics) are "quite ethical" too, akin to Hatchimals, the popular toy that delights kids with a plush toy hatching from a plastic egg. Or if you prefer, substitute Kinder Egg or LOL Surprise, which... Read more...
Apex Legends is an always-evolving game that continually has new content in the works to keep players happy. New content for Season 02 will land next month and will bring a new Legend called Wattson. About a month ago, a new update was teased that was going to bring with it new performance enhancements. Now something new has popped up in the game that has players excited: dragons. A video has turned up on Reddit that shows players jumping into the game to find a dragon, dubbed "flyers," circling overhead. Naturally, the player immediately runs to find a weapon and starts to shoot the dragon as it flies. We see the numbers popping up as the dragon takes damage. Eventually, the dragon drops some... Read more...
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