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EA ups Star Wars Battlefront 2’s post-game rewards

EA’s ongoing efforts to appease the Star Wars Battlefront 2 naysayers have now seen it increase the rewards received by players after completing a match. Early testing seems to suggest that the amount of credits handed out after a game has roughly doubled. The best performers in each match will …

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 cosmetic system discovered after EA said canon prevented it

A deactivated cosmetics system has been found hidden away in the PC version of Star Wars Battlefront 2. A Redditor has found a currently inaccessible ‘change appearance’ option that allows various characters to rotate between as assortment of skins. The discovery itself would be of limited interest were it not …

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EA share dip wipes $3 billion from publisher’s value

The Star Wars Battlefront 2 controversy is hitting EA’s bottom line. CNBC reports that the company’s share price is down 8.5 per cent so far this month, wiping around $3bn off its value. In contrast, its larger rivals have seen share prices increase, as have the wider markets. It’s not …

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Belgium Gaming Commission says loot boxes ARE gambling and wants them banned in Europe

Governments from both sides of the Atlantic have said they intend to take down video games loot boxes. PC Gamer reports that after declaring it was investigating loot boxes last week, the Belgium Gaming Commission has decided that they ARE a form of gambling. Furthermore, as a form of gambling …

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Analyst says gamers are ‘undercharged’ and EA should increase Battlefront 2 prices

In an almost admirable act of overt trolling, one US analyst has argued that EA’s decision to temporarily halt microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2 was a mistake. “The handling of the launch by EA has been poor,” KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Evan Wingren, as reported by CNBC. “Despite this, …

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Call of Duty: WWII is still No.1 as Star Wars Battlefront 2 charts at No.2

The controversial Star Wars: Battlefront 2 has debuted at No.2 in the UK Top 40. It’s not yet clear how sales compared to that of its predecessor, although note that the first Battlefield charted at No.1 in November 2015 and boasted the largest ever UK launch for a Star Wars …

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EA insists loot boxes are not gambling despite Dutch and Belgian investigations

In the hours leading up to its decision to suspend Star Wars Battlefront 2’s loot crate spending, EA has argued that the system is not a form of gambling. This is despite the news that two European countries are investigating just that question. Gamasutra reports that Belgian Gaming Commission general …

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EA pulls microtransactions from Star Wars Battlefront II… for now

Publisher EA has bowed to the ever-growing pressure being heaped on Star Wars Battlefront II by disabling the game’s microtransactions completely. The move can be seen as a victory for the vocal critics who have being piling on the publisher non-stop for the last couple of weeks. EA, however, has …

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EA doesn’t rule out big Star Wars Battlefront 2 changes in heated Reddit AMA

EA’s somewhat bold Reddit AMA panned out much as you might expect, with the publisher not saying a huge amount in the face of extreme hostility among participants. The move came after a recent EA statement in defence of the spiralling Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box controversy became the …

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