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EA’s pursuit of happiness

As always, Q4 will be a blockbuster season for EA. Kicking off this year’s festivities this Friday is FIFA 18, which will then be followed by Need for Speed Payback on November 10th and Star Wars: Battlefront II a week later on November 17th. However, even though these triple-A physical …

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Battlefield 1 expansion They Shall Not Pass detailed

DICE has revealed its first Battlefield 1 expansion, entitled ‘They Shall Not Pass’. Releasing in March 2017, the expansion will feature new maps, weapons and a new playable French army faction. In a blog post on Battlefield’s website, DICE content lead Jonas Elfving and Battlefield 1 creative director Stefan Strandberg …

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FIFA 17 tops SuperData’s October digital charts

EA was the big winner this October, with four games in SuperData’s Top Ten for digital games, representing over 18.5m in revenue. FIFA 17 kept its No.1 spot with digital revenue hitting 8.85m for the month. This is roughly what the title made after just two days in the September …

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PS4 Pro may give players an advantage in some online games

It seems that PS4 owners may be getting a helping hand compared to vanilla PS4 players in some online titles. Digital Foundry found that in EA shooter Battlefield 1, on PS4 Pro the game at times was running at a framerate nearly 50 per cent higher than on older hardware, …

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Battlefield 1 debuts at No.1

After three weeks at the top, FIFA 17 has been pushed down to No.2 by another EA title, as Battlefield 1 debuts in top spot. According to GfK, this new entry in the franchise has outsold the combined week one sales for both 2013’s Battlefield 4 and 2015’s Battlefield Hardline. …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Q4 line-up merchandise

There’s a lot to be excited about during the last quarter of 2016. As well as a wealth of new hardware, including virtual reality headsets, slim versions of existing consoles and a more powerful PlayStation 4, there’s a rather diverse line-up of blockbusters coming to shelves in the coming months. …

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Battlefield 1 beta breaks records

The recent open beta for DICE’s upcoming Battlefield 1 has broken EA records. The studio has revealed that the game was played by 13.2m people, making it the biggest in the publisher’s history. That also beats the numbers boasted by Blizzard’s record-breaker Overwatch (9.7m) and Ubisoft’s The Division (6.4m), as …

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Camo-coloured 1TB Xbox One S confirmed for UK

Two Battlefield 1 Xbox One S bundles have been priced and dated by Microsoft. The 300 1TB bundle is a GAME exclusive. It includes a camo-coloured console, controller and stand, as well as a download code for the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition of EA’s shooter and one month’s EA Access …

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EA: No longer the most evil company in games

About a year ago, MCV ran an interview with EA’s then-COO Peter Moore. The piece talked about the firm’s ‘player first’ mantra; a way of thinking that saw the publishing giant put its fans at the centre of everything that it did. EA isn’t the first company to adopt the …

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