‘FIFA 19’ has a lot more to offer than just Champions League

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‘FIFA 19’ has a lot more to offer than just Champions League

In a matter of weeks, Europe's biggest annual soccer competition, the Champions League, went from one video game franchise to its bitter rival. When UEFA ended its partnership with Konami, an agreement that allowed Pro Evolution Soccer to offer the club tournament, it was only a matter of time before EA jumped on the chance to add the competition to its FIFA franchise. The addition of Champions League will undoubtedly give FIFA 19 more depth, especially in its "The Journey" story mode, but the updates to gameplay are equally as important.

Ben Heck's Atari 5200: Making a better controller

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Ben Heck's Atari 5200: Making a better controller

Felix is revisiting his retro gaming console, the Atari 5200. Unfortunately, after sitting in a barn for years it's missing its controllers and has gone rusty. Time for Ben to give the console a teardown to see what state the hardware is in, and rebuild new game controllers from scratch with the help of Autodesk Fusion 360 and Arduino. Would you design it differently? What retro consoles do you have lying around? Let the team know on the element14 Community.

Hands on with 'Command & Conquer Rivals'

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Hands on with 'Command & Conquer Rivals'

The Command and Conquer franchise made its PC debut all the way back in 1995. In the two decades since, the game has garnered a rabid following with dozens of sequels and spinoffs. In 2018, the C&C experience returns to mobile with the free-to-play Command and Conquer Rivals, which EA debuted ahead of E3 2018 on Saturday. I was afforded a brief hands-on with the title during the EA Play event and this C&C strongly reminds me of the original. In that I had no clue as to what I was doing through most of it and lost almost immediately to a 12-year-old.

'Command & Conquer' mobile game wants in on that 'Clash of Clans' money

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'Command & Conquer' mobile game wants in on that 'Clash of Clans' money

If you were looking for a full-scale return of the Command & Conquer franchise, this probably isn't it. During the EA Play presentation at E3, the publisher revealed the new mobile game Command & Conquer: Rivals, a simplified 1v1 combat game built for small-scale smartphone play. It takes all the trappings of the venerable RTS and crams them into a format made popular by the wildly financially successful Clash of Clans.

'Unravel Two' is a cooperative sequel and it's out right now

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'Unravel Two' is a cooperative sequel and it's out right now

Yarny is back, right here and right now. Unravel Two is the sequel to 2016's Unravel, an adorable and emotional platformer starring a tiny character made out of bright red yarn, developed by indie studio Coldwood Interactive. The new game introduces a second, blue Yarny. Players are able to control both characters or puzzle out the entire thing with a friend in co-op mode. And best of all, Unravel Two is available today, published via EA Originals.

Origin Access Premier service gives you EA's latest games

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Origin Access Premier service gives you EA's latest games

Whatever you think of EA's Origin Access, it has an obvious limitation: you're getting the back catalog, not the latest titles. You'll have a better option going forward, though. EA has revealed Origin Access Premier, a new subscription option that will provide the publisher's hotter titles to Windows gamers before their official launch date. It'll start with Madden NFL 2019 (yes, it's returning to PC) and will include big-name releases like Battlefield V, FIFA 19 and Anthem. It's not yet clear how much this will cost, but it'll be available later in the summer. There's little doubt that EA is matching Microsoft's same-day availability for titles on Xbox Game Pass.

'Madden' returns to PC this fall

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'Madden' returns to PC this fall

With Madden 18, EA introduced "Longshot," which brought a story mode to the popular football franchise. This year, the big news (at least for right now) is that the game will return to PC when its annual installment arrives this fall. This is the first time you've had that option in about 10 years. So far at E3 2018, EA hasn't gone into a ton of detail about the other changes we'll see in Madden 19 -- like if that story mode will return -- but we're sure to hear more soon.

Of course ‘Battlefield V’ is getting a battle royale mode

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Of course ‘Battlefield V’ is getting a battle royale mode

EA started off its EA Play show at E3 answering a question on everyone's lips: Will Battlefield V follow the shooter vogue and have its own battle royale mode? Yes, yes it will. While the game's leads introducing the feature offered no details, the franchise's Twitter account tweeted that it will have team play and vehicles. Time will tell if the game puts its own spin on the mode or is just trying to cash in on the zeitgeist, but at least it won't have loot boxes.