‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ may actually be good for you

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If you’re one of the many gamers who has plowed hundreds of hours into Animal Crossing: New Horizons this year, that could have made a positive impact on your well-being. Oxford University researchers used data from the Nintendo Switch smash h…

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‘FIFA 21’ update reportedly allows players to set microtransaction limits

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FIFA 21 will reportedly allow players (and/or their parents) to set limits on the amount of virtual currency they can buy. The latest patch notes mention a feature called Playtime, which is set to go live today on PC and November 17th on conso…

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A new ‘Mass Effect’ game is in development alongside a remastered trilogy

By bioware, ea, engadget, games, gaming, mass effect, mass effect legendary edition, ps4, ps5, remaster, video games, xbox one, xbox series s, Xbox Series X

The rumors of more Mass Effect were true, and then some. BioWare has revealed that it’s not only working on the long-expected remaster of the original trilogy, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, but that the “next chapter of the Mass Effect univer…

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‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ hits EA Play on November 10th

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Game Pass Ultimate members will have another big title to check out on their Xbox at no extra cost when EA Play becomes a perk on that service next Tuesday. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be available to EA Play subscribers on that date too…

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‘Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered’ arrives on November 6th

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EA has revved up its engines for a remastered version of Need For Speed Hot Pursuit. It’ll land on PC, Xbox One and PS4 on November 6th, almost 10 years to the date after the original game was released. Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered wi…

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EA removed a FIFA microtransaction ad that was aimed at kids

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EA has pulled an ad that marketed FIFA microtransactions to kids in UK toy store Smyths’ magazine. The ad suggested children “use FIFA Points to open packs,” through which they receive a random selection of players in the Ultimate Team (FUT) m…

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‘Apex Legends’ season six trailer offers a peek at Rampart’s abilities

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Although Respawn hasn’t detailed all of the newest Apex Legends character’s abilities just yet, a season six gameplay trailer offers a peek at the tricks Rampart has up her sleeve. It seems she can place down barriers and turrets with which sh…

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EA is rebranding Origin and Access subscriptions as EA Play

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EA is rebranding its Access and Origin Access subscription services. Starting August 18th, EA Access and Origin Access Basic will be known as EA Play, and Origin Access Premier will be called EA Play Pro. The services will have a fresh look to…

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EA allows ‘Madden NFL 21’ Xbox Series X upgrades until ‘NFL 22’ arrives

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When EA first introduced an option to upgrade the Xbox One version of Madden NFL 21 to the Xbox Series X release for free, it gave players until March 31st, 2021 to make the decision. That’s not much time if you aren’t dead set on buying the S…

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EA Play and the Steam Game Festival have been pushed back one week

By ea, ea play, ea sports, eaplay, electronic arts, electronicarts, engadget, fifa 21, gaming, george floyd, madden nfl, madden nfl 21, News, nhl 21, steam game festival, steamgamefestival, summer game fest, summergamefest

EA is postponing its summer game showcase. The digital version of EA Play was originally scheduled for June 11th at 7 PM ET. Instead, it’ll take place at the same time a week later on June 18th.— Electronic Arts (@…

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Apex Legends’ brings back duos and Kings Canyon permanently

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The next Apex Legends event is about to get underway and while that might only last for a few weeks, Respawn is bringing back a couple of key features on a permanent basis. The original Kings Canyon map will join the current World's Ed…

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‘Apex Legends’ tournaments get a new online-only schedule

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Respawn and EA's dreams of establishing Apex Legends as an esports staple aren't going according to plan. The Apex Legends Global Series team is moving its events online "for the time being" due to the COVID-1…

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Fox Sports will air a ‘Madden NFL 20’ tournament on March 29th

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Fox Sports’ NASCAR esports race was a success, and it’s betting that it can repeat that achievement with football. FS1 is planning to air its first ever Fox Esports Madden NFL Invitational on March 29th at 7PM Eastern. The two-hour event will pit p…

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‘Command & Conquer Remastered Collection’ arrives on June 5th

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Real-time strategy fans won’t have to wait much longer to pit the GDI and Brotherhood of Nod against one another in 4K. EA will release Command & Conquer Remastered Collection on Steam and Origin on June 5th. The collection includes both Command…

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Google and Adidas prep smart insoles that tie into ‘FIFA Mobile’

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Your swift-footedness in real life could soon translate to the games you play. The combination of an official teaser and a Footy Headlines leak has offered a peek at Adidas GMR insoles that use a Google Jacquard tracking tag to not only measu…

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The first ‘Apex Legends’ map is returning for a weekend-long event

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If it’s been a while since you played Apex Legends, you may want to take some time to return to the game this weekend. Starting today through to February 24th, Respawn Entertainment is bringing back Kings Canyon, Apex’s original map, as part of a sep…

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