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EA Black Friday Sales Are Live

EA’s Black Friday sales are now live across PC, PS4/PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series platforms, and gamers can save huge on some pretty great games.

Star Wars: Squadrons 

This fairly new offering, developed by Motive Studios, allows gamers to sit in the cockpits of starships from both Imperial and Rebel fleets. Crazy multiplayer battles augment a great campaign that features an all-new story taking place right after Return of the Jedi.

Available on PC (Epic Games Store, Origin, and Steam), PS4, and Xbox One, and also supporting PSVR, Oculus, HTC Vive, and SteamVR, the game sees 40% off sales across the board, starting November 20th.

  • Origin: $24 (40% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
  • PlayStation: $24 (40% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
  • Xbox: $24 (40% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
  • Steam: $24 (40% Off) from Nov. 25 – Dec. 1
  • Epic Game Store:  $24 (40% Off) from Nov. 25 – Dec. 1

Apex Legends

Free-to-play shooter Apex Legends has a slew of bundles on sale at 35% off, but if you’re a late starter who really wants to make your mark check out the Champion Edition that will become available in Season 7 for $39.99. That edition unlocks every character up to Season 7, plus some skins/charms and 1,000 Apex Coins.

  • Apex Legends – Bloodhound Bundle
    • Origin: $13 (35% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
  • Apex Legends – Bloodhound Lifeline Edition
    • Origin: $25 (35% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
  • Apex Legends – Bloodhound Lifeline Content Bundle
    • PlayStation: $13 (35% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
  • Apex Legends – Octane Bundle
    • Origin: $13 (35% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
  • Apex Legends – Octane Pathfinder Content Bundle
    • PlayStation: $13 (35% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered

With enhanced graphics and cross-platform leaderboards, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is a blast from the past that will have you battling your buddy’s best time for months. The remastered release also includes all the main downloadable content (DLC) for the game, which helps extend gameplay for those who don’t care so much about the multiplayer side of things.

  • Origin: $22 (25% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
  • PlayStation: $30 (25% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
  • Xbox: $30 (25% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
  • Steam: $22 (25% Off) from Nov. 25 – Dec. 1
  • Nintendo: $30 (25% Off) from Nov. 23 – Dec. 2

The Sims 4

The Sims 4 unleashed a ton of killer DLC for players this year, including a Star Wars crossover ‘Journey to BAtuu’ that even I – as a non-Sims player – am interested in checking out. Now’s the time to check it out, the base game is up to 88% off!

  • The Sims 4
    • Origin: $5 (88% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
    • PlayStation: $10 (75% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
    • Steam: $5 (88% Off) from Nov. 25 – Dec. 1
    • Xbox: $10 (75% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
  • The Sims 4 Eco Living
    • Origin: $20 (50% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
    • Steam: $20 (50% Off) from Nov. 25 – Dec. 1
    • PlayStation: $20 (50% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
    • Xbox: $ (% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
  • The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting
    • Origin: $5 (50% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
    • Steam: $5 (50% Off) from Nov. 25 – Dec. 1
  • The Sims 4 Journey to Batuu
    • Origin: $15 (25% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
    • Xbox: $15 (25% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3

Burnout Paradise Remastered

Burnout Paradise Remastered is a great pickup for parents who want to play with their kids. Just set up a ‘controller swap after crash’ house rule and have a blast introducing your kids to a classic open-world racer. The remaster includes the original game plus eight DLC packs, and with online multiplayer you’ll be playing it for ages.

  • Holiday Deals:
    • Origin: $5 (75% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
    • Nintendo: $30 (40% Off) from Nov. 23 – Dec. 2
    • Xbox: $5 (75% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
    • Steam: $5 (75% Off) from Nov. 25 – Dec. 1

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection 

This collection includes C&C: Tiberian Dawn, C&C: Red Alert, and the Coer Ops, Counterstrike, and The Aftermath expansions, and features native 4K support, rebuilt multiplayer, a new UI, seven hours worth of remastered soundtrack, and mod support.

If that hasn’t sold you on it, you never played C&C back in the day.

  • Holiday Deals:
    • Origin: $13 (35% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
    • Steam: $13 (35% Off) from Nov. 25 – Dec. 1

Madden NFL 21

  • Madden NFL 21
    • Origin: $36 (40% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
    • Steam: $36 (40% Off) from Nov. 25 – Dec. 1
  • Madden NFL 21 Standard Edition Bundle
    • PlayStation: $35 (42% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
    • Xbox: $36 (40% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
  • Madden NFL 21 Deluxe Edition
    • Origin: $36 (55% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
  • Madden NFL 21 Deluxe Edition Bundle
    • PlayStation: $36 (55% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
    • Xbox: $36 (55% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
    • Steam: $36 (55% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
  • Madden NFL 21 Super Deluxe Edition
    • Origin: $45 (55% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
  • Madden NFL 21 Super Deluxe Edition Bundle
    • PlayStation: $45 (55% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
    • Xbox: $45 (55% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
    • Steam: $45 (55% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1

FIFA 21

  • FIFA 21 Gen 4
    • Origin: $36 (40% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
    • Steam: $36 (40% Off) from Nov. 25 – Dec. 1
  • FIFA 21 Deluxe Edition
    • Origin: $36 (55% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
  • FIFA 21 Deluxe Edition Bundle
    • PlayStation: $36 (55% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
    • Xbox: $36 (55% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
    • Steam: $36 (55% Off) from Nov. 25 – Dec. 1
  • FIFA 21 Super Deluxe Edition Bundle
    • PlayStation: $45 (55% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
    • Xbox: $45 (55% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
    • Steam: $45 (55% Off) from Nov. 25 – Dec. 1
  • FIFA 21 Standard Edition Bundle
    • PlayStation: $35 (42% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
    • Xbox: $36 (40% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
  • FIFA 21 Super Deluxe Edition
    • Origin: $45 (55% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 1
  • FIFA 21 Switch Edition
    • Nintendo: $35 (30% Off) from 23-Nov – Dec. 2

NHL 21

  • PlayStation: $35 (42% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
  • Xbox: $36 (40% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
  • NHL 21 Deluxe Edition Bundle
    • PlayStation: $36 (49% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
    • Xbox: $38 (45% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3
  • NHL 21 Super Deluxe Edition Bundle
    • PlayStation: $40 (50% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
    • Xbox: $40 (50% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30

UFC 4

  • UFC 4
    • PlayStation: $36 (40% Off) from Nov. 20 – Nov. 30
    • Xbox: $36 (40% Off) from Nov. 20 – Dec. 3

Gamescom – Star Wars: Squadrons Single-Player Trailer Unveiled

Star Wars: Squadrons brings back the height of space combat for Star Wars fans – namely the Star Wars: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter days, a time that all too many of today’s fans never had the chance to experience.

The good news is that EA’s upcoming space shooter looks better than even those halcyon days of yore, with incredible graphics and sound effects that are 100% true to the movies. Obviously a lot is going to depend on how the game plays and how the ships handle in combat, but I have a lot of faith in Motive Studios to get it right.

We don’t have long to wait to find out, with the game shipping on October 2nd, 2020. That’s only 36 days away – though that’s going to feel like about six months thanks to it being 2020…

Here’s the trailer to get you amped up!

EA’s Annual EA Play Event Hits June 18th

EA’s annual EA Play event runs this Thursday, with Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller hosting the festivities.

Gamers can get a look at news from EA and updates on their key franchises, which…yes…includes Apex Legends but not Titanfall 3 – but we can hope for an announcement, right?

You’ll see EA Sports FIFA, Madden NFL, and all of us Canadians can hope to see a couple seconds of EA Sports NHL if they have time to include it…

The event promises world premieres and some first looks at gameplay from unreleased titles, so check it out by tuning in here on Thursday, June 18th at 4 pm PDT.

Star Wars Squadrons Hits PC, PS4, Xbox One On October 2

Here’s some Monday morning excitement for the Star Wars fans out there, EA is dropping a Star Wars title this fall that looks a whole lot like the classic TIE Fighter games…

The game, Star Wars Squadrons, features a full single player campaign but I’d bet the meat and potatoes of this is going to be the 5 vs 5 multiplayer….in spaaaaaaaaaace.

That probably makes more sense if you watched a lot of The Muppet Show growing up.

The game also supports VR for PS4 and PC, and I’m curious how that’s going to feel. In the past VR titles with a lot of quick movement have had issues with motion sickness, so it’ll be interesting to see if they’ve hammered out that problem.

Here’s the press release – see you in the asteroid fields this October:


EA, MOTIVE AND LUCASFILM ANNOUNCE STAR WARS™: SQUADRONS, AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2

Become an Elite Pilot in the Star Wars™ Galaxy and Master the Art of Starfighter Combat from the Cockpit

Redwood City, Calif. – June 15, 2020 – Calling all pilots! Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), Motive Studios and Lucasfilm today announced Star Wars™: Squadrons, an immersive, first-person space dogfighting experience set in the beloved Star Wars™ galaxy. Star Wars: Squadrons will feature thrilling 5v5 multiplayer dogfights, monumental fleet battles, and an original story set during the final days of the Galactic Empire and the rise of the New Republic after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™. The game will launch October 2, 2020 on PlayStation®4, Xbox® One, PC via Origin™, Steam and the Epic Games Store, and will be playable via Virtual Reality (VR) on PlayStation® 4 and PC with cross-play support. Tune into EA Play Live on June 18 at 4:00pm PT for the gameplay reveal of Star Wars: Squadrons.

“We created this game for every Star Wars fan who has ever dreamt about soaring across the galaxy in their favorite starfighter,” said Ian Frazier, Creative Director, Motive Studios. “Through the collaboration of the teams at Motive and Lucasfilm, we’ve been able to create a high-fidelity starfighter experience with an authentic storyline that invites Star Wars fans to explore never-before-seen corners of the galaxy in their own ship. We’re excited to show all this in action this week at EA Play Live.” 

In Star Wars: Squadrons, players will enlist as starfighter pilots, stepping into the cockpits of iconic starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets. They’ll plan skirmishes with their squadron in the briefing room before taking off for space battles across the galaxy. Players will engage in strategic 5v5 multiplayer space battles with the goal of demolishing the opposing flagship in Fleet Battles and will feel the rush of first-person multiplayer combat as they work with their squadron to defeat as many opponents as possible in Dogfights. Pilots will triumph as a team, adjusting the composition of their squadrons to suit their playstyles as they progress, crushing their opponents and completing objectives across known and never-before-seen locations, including the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan.

Star Wars: Squadrons will offer rich cosmetic and gameplay customization options with rewards and bonuses that are earned solely through gameplay. As players move up the ranks, they’ll earn components such as weapons, hulls, engines and shields to customize the performance of their starfighters; and gain cosmetic items to customize their cockpit, ship exteriors, and appearance of their pilot. In addition, players will be able to squad up with their friends and play against others, regardless of platform, as cross-play will be supported on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and VR.

Star Wars: Squadrons will also feature a single-player story that brings to life events following the Battle of Endor when the Rebel Alliance has successfully destroyed the Death Star II. Through the story, players will learn what it means to be a pilot as they battle from the alternating perspectives of two customizable pilots, one serving in the New Republic’s heroic Vanguard Squadron, while the other fights for the Galactic Empire’s fearsome Titan Squadron. The authentic story features a diverse cast of original characters, as well as some cameos from familiar faces in the Star Wars galaxy.

Star Wars: Squadrons is available now for pre-order* and lands on retail and digital storefronts on October 2 for $39.99. EA Access** and Origin™ Access Basic** subscribers can enjoy up to 10 hours of play time at launch, along with 10% off the purchase of the full game. Origin Access Premier** subscribers will get full access to Star Wars: Squadrons on PC along with all the benefits of Basic as long as they subscribe. For more details, visit https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/squadrons

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