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EA bans FIFA player for life after they sent racial abuse to footballer Ian Wright

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:55 GMT This follows the teenager being spared a conviction in a court ruling this week. Publisher Electronic Arts has issued a lifetime ban to a FIFA player who sent racial abuse to the footballer Ian Wright.As reported by Eurogamer, 18-year-old Patrick O’Brien lost a game in FIFA Ultimate Team last year while they were using the Ian Wright icon card. So, they did the only logical thing: send the real Ian Wright a load – 20 messages – of racist abuse via Instagram in May 2020. The case obviously went to court,…

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Switch – upgrading is a bit messy

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:40 GMT Follows the pro skater himself begging Crash Bandicoot to come to more consoles.Last year’s remaster of the classic Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 has been confirmed for release on new platforms.Publisher Activision has revealed that the title is coming to both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on March 21, in addition to Nintendo Switch at some point later in 2021.Microsoft and Sony’s new machines can play the games at 120 frames per second at 1080p, or at 4K with a 60fps frame rate.People who already own the digital deluxe…

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Gran Turismo 7 delayed to 2022

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:08 GMT You didn’t expect to be playing Gran Turismo 7 this year, did you?Gran Turismo 7 has, quite unsurprisingly, been pushed back to 2022. The delay was revealed in a GQ interview with PlayStation head Jim Ryan.According to Sony, it has to do with production challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.“GT7 has been impacted by Covid-related production challenges and therefore will shift from 2021 to 2022,” a Sony representative said. “With the ongoing pandemic, it’s a dynamic and changing situation and some critical aspects of game production have been slowed over the…

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Blood Bowl 3 coming to PC and consoles in August 2021

Cyanide Studio’s newest video game interpretation of Games Workshop tabletop game, Blood Bowl 3, is launching in August this year.In a new statement, publisher Nacon has announced that Blood Bowl 3 will come to PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch this summer.The announcement about the American Football-inspired Warhammer-based game was made, unsurprisingly, off the back of the Superbowl hype that built up until last night, and whose hangover-like effects you can see on the internet today.Check out the new Blood Bowl 3 trailer below, showing off a fictional in-world beverage called…

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Destruction AllStars — Muting Voice Chat | How to mute other players and turn off voice chat

Destruction AllStars launched this week exclusive to the PlayStation 5, where it’s available for free on PS+ until the end of March.Despite its fairly positive reception, there’s one problem that threatens to drown out the rest of the conversation surrounding the game. Which is ironic, because that problem is voice chat. Specifically, that voice chat is enabled by default in Destruction AllStars, and can’t be turned off in-game.Anyone who’s spent any amount of time in the public lobbies of an online game probably knows why this is a less than ideal situation — compounded by the fact that on the…

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Snoop Dogg, bad play, and broken chairs: Madden NFL 21’s debut as the home of the Pro Bowl was brilliantly stupid

Last weekend, the NFL took a surprising virus-inspired twist: a game usually played in the real world was played inside Madden 21 on Xbox. To be clear, this wasn’t exactly an important game. In fact, it’s not even technically part of the proper league year. But, nevertheless, a yearly NFL staple match-up was played inside a video game – and the results were a whole lot of dumb fun.For those uninitiated, the game in question was the Pro Bowl. The Pro Bowl takes place after the conclusion of the regular season and championship games, but before the Super Bowl. It’s…

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Destruction AllStars Character Abilities | Every Car and Hero Breaker explained

Destruction AllStars is a PlayStation 5 exclusive vehicular combat game, free for PS+ subscribers throughout February and March 2021. You can count the number of PS5 exclusives currently available to play on the fingers of one hand, so the excitement surrounding the release of Destruction AllStars is understandable.Looking and feeling a bit like a crossover between Rocket League and Overwatch, Destruction AllStars sees its heroes begin a match with their car. But once their vehicle is destroyed by their opponents, a hero must play out the rest of the match on foot — a tricky but far from impossible challenge.There…

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EA Sports is bringing college football back

Electronic Arts has announced college football is coming back to EA SPORTS. The partnership allows for EA Sports to be the exclusive developer of simulation college football video games, and the development of EA College Football is just getting started.Release timing will be announced as the project progresses in the years ahead. For those who never stopped believing…#EASPORTSCollegeFootball pic.twitter.com/2vDUYnbXEJ — EA SPORTS (@EASPORTS) February 2, 2021EA SPORTS developed college football games from 2005-2014, and since its last release, college football has been one of the “most-requested games by fans from EA Sports.” “We’ve heard from the millions of passionate fans…

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Roller Champions closed beta coming to select European countries next month

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 18:01 GMT Ubisoft will host a closed beta for Roller Champions in select European countries in February.The Roller Champions closed beta will go live on February 17 and run through March 1.It will only be available in the countries noted in the image at the bottom of this post.The closed beta is an opportunity to get an early taste of what the game has to offer and provide your feedback. You can sign up here to be among the first players to try it out.Progression will not be saved, but beta players will…

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Riders Republic will miss its February 25 release, delayed to later this year

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 14 January 2021 18:12 GMT Ubisoft has delayed Riders Republic.Originally slated to release on February 25, the multiplayer game Riders Republic had now been moved to later this year. An exact date was not provided by Ubisoft, but it did say the delay will provide the team with additional time to deliver the “best fun-fuelled experience” to players.From the makers of Steep, in the game, you will compete in PvP races with around 50 other players using bikes, skis, snowboards, wingsuit, and a rocket wingsuit. It features an open-world centered around American national parks including Bryce…

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Sony announces PlayStation Black Friday 2020 deals

By Henry Stockdale, Friday, 20 November 2020 17:14 GMT You wouldn’t think Black Friday actually starts next week with all the deals going live today, but despite recently launching the PlayStation 5, Sony have now released their own set of offers today. Now live via Amazon and PlayStation Direct, there’s quite a range of options from older PS4 classics to this year’s biggest hits. Having launched their own PSN and PS Plus discounts today as well, there’s plenty of additional offers elsewhere too.Anyone already subscribed to PS Plus is also entitled to free shipping via PlayStation Direct, so if you aren’t,…

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Someone made Hogwarts in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 15:35 GMT A dedicated fan has built a rather magical skate park in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remastered.Redditor Skramblez turned Hogwarts – the infamous school from the Harry Potter series of books and films – into a skate park via Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Remastered’s custom level creation. You can check out his video right here, but the creation features the Great Hall from the magical world, as well as the crazy magical staircases that help young wizards get around the castle.This isn’t Skramblez’s first foray into…

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EA will challenge €10 million fine in The Netherlands over FIFA loot boxes

EA has yet again found itself in hot water for including loot boxes in FIFA.In 2018, the Kansspelautoriteit, Netherland’s Gaming Authority, held an investigation into loot boxes and their relation to gambling in ten games. The Ksa found four of them to be in violation of gambling laws in the country.At the time, the Ksa didn’t reveal the four offending games, though FIFA is believed to have been among them. Nevertheless, the Gaming Authority gave everyone until June of the same year to make the necessary changes, or risk facing fines. Now, the Kansspelautoriteit has announced that everyone except EA…

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FIFA 21 Best Defenders | Quality centre backs, left backs, and right backs to add to your team

FIFA 21 is a goal-fest, so if you’re going to stem the flow and solidify your back line, then you need some serious defensive talent. The best defenders in FIFA 21 tend to have a couple of things in common: enough pace to keep up with nippy attackers, and a dominantly high strength stat to bully others off the ball. For centre backs, height is a big consideration, since they need to be strong in the air both from corners and open play. While left backs and right backs with high dribbling – and even 4 star skill moves –…