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The first Titanfall arrives on Steam, utterly broken

When you’re dropping heavy machinery from orbit, a few dings and bangs are to be expected. Unfortunately, Titanfall‘s long-overdue arrival on Steam left it more than a little smashed up. Early reports from the mech battlefields suggest the 2014 game is pretty much unplayable, locking its fascinating experimental multiplayer campaign behind server issues and broken software. (more…)

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Star Wars: Squadrons fires up two new ships and custom matches in December

I admit that I don’t exactly know my A-Wings, B-Wings, or Z-Wings from one another. If you know which of those are real and which I accidentally made up, you may be interested to hear that Star Wars: Squadrons will be adding one of them in December. Oh, and a new Empire starship too. Before that, a November update will also bring a new map and components. (more…)

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Star Wars Squadrons is getting a new map, two new Starfighters, more

Motive has announced what’s in store for Star Wars Squadrons players this month and December.For Star Wars Squadrons players this month, you can expect a new map with update 3.0 on November 25.The new map is Fostar Haven for multiplayer which you will remember from the single-player story. In this update, the map will be added to Fleet Battles and the Dogfight mode.It has been updated from its story mode to provide a new experience that should fit well with the other six maps.With the update comes four new components. For Fighters and Bombers, you’ll be able to use the…

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Concept art for next Mass Effect game surfaces in new art book

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 20:49 GMT A look at the next Mass Effect has been shown off in some concept art pulled from the pages of a new art book.Called Bioware: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development, the book shows off concept art for the next Mass Effect game, which Bioware is currently working on.The images were posted to Tumblr by Felassan (thanks, Eurogamer) and are noted as being “a look at the next Mass Effect.”While the images aren’t of the best quality, you still get a decent look at the concept art.Along with concept…

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More artwork from the next Mass Effect has surfaced

Hello and welcome to the corner of the RPS Treehouse where we sit and chant, “Mass Effect! Mass Effect! Mass Effect!” to will news about BioWare’s sci-fi series into being. This week, our dark magic has summoned three (3!) new images of some lovely artwork for the next Mass Effect game, which the developers revealed they were working on during their N7 Day celebrations. Oooh but what can we decipher this time? Well, I already said it about the first teaser image, but I reckon these new ones even further suggest that Mass Effect 5 will be a sequel to…

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The Sims 4 Snowy Escape expansion is out now

A slopes getaway isn’t in the cards this winter but hey, The Sims 4‘s new expansion Snowy Escape is out today to virtually cart you off to the mountains. The new expansion pack adds a new world with three neighborhoods, Lifestyles and Sentiments systems, and a lot of new building objects and clothing choices. (more…)

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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 reduces battle pass grind… again

Apex Legends ‘ seventh season added in lovely things like a new map and character. However, it also brought about some rather unwelcome changes to the game’s battle pass, making it superbly grindy to level up. Respawn Entertainment made it so the XP required to gain a level was substantially higher than previous seasons. After a lot of backlash, they recognised the issue and made attempts to improve it last week. It still wasn’t quite enough, though, and now they’ve made further changes to lessen the grind – with even more on the way next week. (more…)

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition remasters Shephard’s stellar trilogy next year

Talk about the worst-kept secret in the galaxy. After months of rumbling and speculation, BioWare today announced the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, bringing all three (quiet, Andromeda) Mass Effect games into one remastered collection next year. While not full remakes, the Legendary collection spruces up Commander Shephard’s ageing space saga with better visuals, smoother performance, and all the extra DLC packed into the Normandy’s cargo bays. (more…)

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EA is releasing a remaster by March and people think it’s Mass Effect

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 6 November 2020 16:48 GMT US publishing giant Electronic Arts is planning to release a remaster of one of its games in the coming months.In its presentation for investors for the three months ending September 30, the firm says that it is looking to release a remaster, alongside a brand new title via its EA Originals indie publishing label by the end of the 2021 fiscal year.In English, that means that EA wants to have these games out by the end of next March.Rumours have been circulating about a remastered version of the original Mass Effect…

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You can preload Apex Legends on Steam right now

Remember when Respawn said Apex Legends would launch on Steam on November 4th? Well, that’s not entirely true for folks here in the UK. For us, Apex lands on Steam alongside its seventh season at 4am GMT (a much more convenient time of 8pm PT for our US pals). Fortunately, the free-to-play battle royale is already available for preload on Valve’s store, so at least you’ll be able to have a go of all of Season 7’s exciting new things straight away in the early hours – I reckon the new map is definitely worth staying up for. (more…)

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Mass Effect voice cast reunite for a “very special” N7 Day panel

Ah, N7 Day. A time for Mass Effect fans to come together and be sad because there hasn’t been a new game in the series since 2017 (even then, we don’t particularly like talking about that one). This year could be different, though. On Saturday the 7th November, a couple of BioWare developers and a bunch of voice actors from the Mass Effect trilogy are holding a “very special” panel. (more…)

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Wot I did on my holidays in The Sims 4 Snowy Escape DLC

This year for my holidays I was going to go on a road trip around a European country before it became too late, but then this summer became a bit of a write off. Enter the latest DLC for EA’s blockbuster life sim The Sims 4, a combined winter wonderland and chill hiking holiday. Snowy Escape is set in the “Japanese inspired” Mt. Komorebi, and the headline is that your Sims can do loads of winter holiday stuff. Having had access to a preview build, I have already shared my thoughts that Snowy Escape may actually be the precursor to…

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Anthem devs propose new skill trees, artifacts and a Destiny-style UI

Oh dang, they’re really giving this Anthem comeback a proper shot aren’t they? 3 months after we last checked in with BioWare’s beleaguered loot ’em up, the studio has returned with a fresh look at the game’s revamped UI, along with a new approach towards character skills and robot-suit loadouts aimed at fixing the base game’s seemingly-limited build options. (more…)


Apex Legends is getting a Championship Edition

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 20:08 GMT Today, Respawn and EA announced a Champion Edition for Apex Legends and it will be available in time for the start of Season 7.The Championship Edition for Apex Legends features all characters up to Season 7, along with over $100-worth of cosmetics, including Legendary skins and a Legendary gun charm.It also comes with 1,000 Apex Coins.Starting Season 7, you can find the Champion Edition on PC, Origin, PS4, and Xbox One.It will run you $39.99 and comes with the following:The Champion Edition 9 character unlocks (all Legends up to Season 7):…

Puyo Bock holds the secret to naming Star Wars: Squadrons pilots

I’ve never understood Star Wars names. On one hand, you’ve got perfectly normal blokes with names like Luke or Ben, and then someone will stroll on up and deadpan introduce themselves as “Dash Rendar” or “Wedge Antilles”. It’s enough to have you wondering where they come up with these names. In the case of one Star Wars: Squadrons pilot, at least, there’s a good chance the name came from the mind of a comedy writer’s 20-month-old kid. (more…)