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New 80s-themed trailer shows off Apex Legends Season 8’s chaotic new character Fuse

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 19:35 GMT New content is dropping with a bang!Our latest look at the upcoming Apex Legends Season 8 is, well, pretty chaotic.The 1980s-styled trailer for the new content – dubbed Mayhem – showcases the new playable character entering the fray, Fuse, whose whole thing seems to be that he’s Australian, a bit mental, and really into explosions. Like, he’s basically Apex Legends’ version of Junkrat, right? Oh and – spoilers – but the trailer ends up with him straight up bottling Mirage, which I can get behind to be honest because Mirage is…

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Pick up GTA, Fall Guys and League of Legends goodies in Prime Gaming this month

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 8 January 2021 11:55 GMT Amazon is giving away more than 35 games for free in January.Folks subscribed to Prime Gaming can score content for the likes of GTA, Fall Guys as well as both League of Legends and Legends of Runeterra this month.For GTA, Prime Gaming mmebers are receiving access to the Sonar Station from the Kosatka submarine, as well as $1 million of in-game currency every single month. This is apparently to celebrate GTA Online’s recent huge Cayo Perico Heist update.The Fall Guys Winter Warmer costume bundle is still available to Prime Gaming subscribers,…

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EA’s Respawn working on new IP following Jedi: Fallen Order success

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 12:05 GMT This would be the developer’s second property.EA’s Respawn studio is apparently working on a brand new IP.That’s according to a now-deleted job ad on the developer’s website – spotted by VGC – in which the company was hiring for a “generalist software engineer” for its “new IP incubation team.” The post didn’t give much about this new project away, aside from a reference to “new, practical technologies to enable ‘adventuring forever’,” whatever the hell that means. Sure sounds like it will be a service-based project.This would be the second intellectual property…

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Apex Legends most popular characters have been revealed

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 29 November 2020 15:58 GMT Respawn has shared a little bit of data with us this weekend that lifts the lid of which characters get chosen the most in the on-going battle royale game Apex Legends.Earlier in the week, Respawn put out a tweet that asked players to guess which playable Apex Legends characters enjoyed the highest pick rate in the title.Moreover, the developer tasked players with ranking which Legends they thought were more popular, on a scale of 1-5. Despite the developer’s insistence, it would get back to curious players within the hour, the studio…

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Respawn refuses to crunch team for Apex Legends

By Alex Calvin, Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:21 GMT Apex Legends maker Respawn is trying to update the game without breaking its staff.Developer Respawn Entertainment has said that it won’t make its staff work long hours to increase the amount of content for Apex Legends. In an AMA event on Reddit, game director Chad Grenier replied to someone accusing the studio of being “extremely slow” with new updates for the free-to-play battle royale title.“We also refuse to crunch the team, so we’ll probably be slower at making content than if we worked 15 hour days but that’s just not something…

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Apex Legends director says the game will probably expand “beyond battle royale”

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 1 November 2020 19:58 GMT Respawn Entertainment game director Chad Grenier says that Apex Legends will “probably” expand “beyond battle royale”.In an interview with Eurogamer, Grenier revealed that Respawn is already planning for content up to Season 12 of Apex Legends, and that – in the future – the game may even go further than being a battle royale.“Right now we’re a battle royale game. I think if you look into the future, we have a lot of conversations of, you know, should we expand beyond battle royale?” Grenier says in the interview.“We have this roster of…

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Apex Legends Season 7 gameplay trailer shows off the new map

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 30 October 2020 16:50 GMT This new Apex Legends trailer gives you a look at the new map coming with Season 7.Along with a look at the new Olympus map in Apex Legends, the trailer shows off the new Trident hovercar, and the new Legend, Horizon,  an astrophysicist with a master of gravity.It also shows a quick look a The Clubs feature, which will give players a new way to establish a community and squad up with others.The game is also getting a new Battle Pass which comes with the Legendary Prowler Polished Perfection skin and…

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Apex Legends comes to Steam next week, but the Switch version has been delayed

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 26 October 2020 10:50 GMT Apex Legends finally has a release date on Steam.Respawn has confirmed that Apex Legends will arrive on Steam November 4 with the launch of the game’s Season 7. All progress will carry over from the Origin version, so you should be okay to switch.The developer recently showed off three new weapon charms designed with help from Valve, themed after Half-Life and Portal. All three will be free to players who log into the game through Steam, for a limited time following launch.Unfortunately, Respawn also announced that the game’s Switch version is…


EA faces loot box lawsuit in Canada for games including FIFA

By Alex Calvin, Thursday, 22 October 2020 17:07 GMT Electronic Arts is being sued in Canada over its use of loot boxes.The lawsuit first appeared in Business in Vancouver’s Who’s Getting Sued article – as spotted by The Patch Notes – which show that a class action lawsuit is being brought against the publishing giant.The Notice of Civil Claim – filed on September 30th by plaintiffs Mark Sutherland and Shawn Moore – argues that EA is not only operating an unlicensed gambling business, but that the company has also been unjustly enriched in the process. They are suing EA on…

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Apex Legends cross-play beta kicks off October 6 alongside new LTM

The promised cross-play for Apex Legends is coming rather soon, and you can participate in a beta for the feature.You will be able to participate in the Apex Legends cross-play beta October 6 through Origin for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.The feature will be enabled by default and will allow you to group up with players on other platforms. You will also be able to use voice-chat. Cross-progression will not be part of this update.How it will work, is players on PS4 and Xbox One will be auto matches while those on the PC will remain together due to configurations….

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Prime Gaming adds new SNK games, Apex Legends skin, Rocket Arena and more

Prime Gaming is handing out some more bonuses for Amazon Prime subscribers in September.As well as the opportunity to try out more games, you will also be able to claim even more in-game loot in various titles.From now through until October 10, Prime members can add EA’s recently launched (and quickly forgotten) title, Rocket Arena, on PC via Origin.Final Strike Games and EA Originals collaborative team-based shooter has failed to get much traction with players since it launched earlier this summer, but maybe a shot in the arm via this Prime Gaming giveaway will be able to attract a few…

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Apex Legends Season 6 gameplay shows off new hero, crafting, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 15 August 2020 20:47 GMT With Apex Legends Season 6, the World’s Edge has been revamped with new pathways, rocket launch sites, Blast Walls, and more changes.In Season 6 of Apex Legends, you can expect improved play on the lava side of the map and other changes.According to Respawn, other changes include better options for rotating out of chokepoints, and a new map mechanic to “promote some new combat scenarios.” You can check out all the changes coming to the map here.Along with information on map changes comes a new gameplay trailer showing off the new…

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New character teased for Apex Legends Season 6

It appears that a new character could be coming to Apex Legends Season 6 judging by a recent tease posted on Twitter. The official Apex Legends Twitter account recently posted a tweet featuring a short voice clip, titled “New message: Received 13:02.” You can check out the tweet below. [NEW MESSAGE: RECEIVED 13:02] pic.twitter.com/Ay2djpH9D3 — Apex Legends (@PlayApex) August 4, 2020“Hey, it’s Williams,” says the voice in the recording. “Man, P – you already done? You ever sleep? Hiatus is coming up soon. I’ll swing by this weekend – drinks are on me.”For those who don’t know, Williams refers to…