Battlefront II, The Sims 4, And More Head To EA Access and Origin Access

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Battlefront II, The Sims 4, And More Head To EA Access and Origin Access

Subscribers to EA's early access services have a new batch of titles on the way, with a couple of older titles also available free of charge.

In a blog post on the publisher's official site, EA announced upcoming titles Star Wars: Battlefront II, Need for Speed: Payback, and the Xbox One port of The Sims 4 are available before launch through EA Access and Origin Access between October and December. In addition, Mass Effect: Andromeda and Dead Space 3 are available for free through both services.

Started in 2014 exclusively on Xbox One, EA Access offers a selection of the company's upcoming titles to subscribers as many as five days before launch for $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year. Other perks include free downloads of select titles published by the company, as well as a 10-percent discount on all digital content from the publisher. Origin Access launched a year later for PC, offering the same services and benefits for the same prices.

Battlefront II, The Sims 4, And More Head To EA Access and Origin Access

about X hours ago from
Battlefront II, The Sims 4, And More Head To EA Access and Origin Access

Subscribers to EA's early access services have a new batch of titles on the way, with a couple of older titles also available free of charge.

In a blog post on the publisher's official site, EA announced upcoming titles Star Wars: Battlefront II, Need for Speed: Payback, and the Xbox One port of The Sims 4 are available before launch through EA Access and Origin Access between October and December. In addition, Mass Effect: Andromeda and Dead Space 3 are available for free through both services.

Started in 2014 exclusively on Xbox One, EA Access offers a selection of the company's upcoming titles to subscribers as many as five days before launch for $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year. Other perks include free downloads of select titles published by the company, as well as a 10-percent discount on all digital content from the publisher. Origin Access launched a year later for PC, offering the same services and benefits for the same prices.

Microsoft Announces Four Xbox One S Bundles

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Microsoft Announces Four Xbox One S Bundles

Microsoft has announced four new Xbox One S bundle options depending on where you live: Microsoft is introducing Xbox One S bundles for Minecraft, Rocket League*, Halo**, and a Starter Bundle.

Each one features a 500GB Xbox One S, a controller, and limited-time trial vouchers for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. They sell for $279, with a release date "in the coming weeks."

Not all of the bundles are available in territories around the world (click the source link for which ones).

Microsoft Announces Four Xbox One S Bundles

about X hours ago from
Microsoft Announces Four Xbox One S Bundles

Microsoft has announced four new Xbox One S bundle options depending on where you live: Microsoft is introducing Xbox One S bundles for Minecraft, Rocket League*, Halo**, and a Starter Bundle.

Each one features a 500GB Xbox One S, a controller, and limited-time trial vouchers for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. They sell for $279, with a release date "in the coming weeks."

Not all of the bundles are available in territories around the world (click the source link for which ones).

Super Mario Odyssey Commercials Show New Footage, And Also A Musical

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Super Mario Odyssey Commercials Show New Footage, And Also A Musical

Nintendo released Super Mario Odyssey commercials in both the U.S. and Japan, with the U.S. one having an extended version that functions as a musical based on the game's New Donk City aesthetic. 

Here's the music, which features a CG Mario dancing along live-action performers, and a camera-obscured Pauline singing the game's main theme, Jump Up, Super-Star!

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Super Mario Odyssey Commercials Show New Footage, And Also A Musical

about X hours ago from
Super Mario Odyssey Commercials Show New Footage, And Also A Musical

Nintendo released Super Mario Odyssey commercials in both the U.S. and Japan, with the U.S. one having an extended version that functions as a musical based on the game's New Donk City aesthetic. 

Here's the music, which features a CG Mario dancing along live-action performers, and a camera-obscured Pauline singing the game's main theme, Jump Up, Super-Star!

(Please visit the site to view this media)

Line Rider Stage Perfectly Syncs Up To Mountain King

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Line Rider Stage Perfectly Syncs Up To Mountain King

This is an odd, but strangely satisfying video to watch. Youtuber Doodlechaos has synchronized the entirety of Mountain King to a level he has drawn in the game.

Doodlechaos says in the description that he took about a month to draw the level which is perfectly synced to the song. If you don't immediately know the name Mountain King, you might best remember it from nearly every Christmas commercial about jewelry or cars.

Line Rider itself was a browser game around 2007, letting players draw lines for a character to sled down successfully. The game eventually got so popular that it received a remake on DS, but then quickly faded from public consciousness. 

Line Rider Stage Perfectly Syncs Up To Mountain King

about X hours ago from
Line Rider Stage Perfectly Syncs Up To Mountain King

This is an odd, but strangely satisfying video to watch. Youtuber Doodlechaos has synchronized the entirety of Mountain King to a level he has drawn in the game.

Doodlechaos says in the description that he took about a month to draw the level which is perfectly synced to the song. If you don't immediately know the name Mountain King, you might best remember it from nearly every Christmas commercial about jewelry or cars.

Line Rider itself was a browser game around 2007, letting players draw lines for a character to sled down successfully. The game eventually got so popular that it received a remake on DS, but then quickly faded from public consciousness. 

NISA Apologizes For Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana Localization, Promises Fixes In November

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NISA Apologizes For Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana Localization, Promises Fixes In November

The localization of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana on the PlayStation 4 and Vita has been heavily criticized, prompting an apology for NIS America president Takuro Yamashita with assurances that it will be fixed soon.

The game, first in the series to be handled by new NISA rather than the series' usual localizer XSEED, has been the butt of many jokes on the internet over the quality of its English language version. Area names like Crevice of Archeozoic Era were changed to the much more awkward Archeozoic Big Hole. It got to the point where Japanese press were picking up stories on the uniquely strange quality of the localization.

Yamashita issued a statement today apologizing for the quality of the localization and promising to do better.

NISA Apologizes For Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana Localization, Promises Fixes In November

about X hours ago from
NISA Apologizes For Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana Localization, Promises Fixes In November

The localization of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana on the PlayStation 4 and Vita has been heavily criticized, prompting an apology from NIS America president Takuro Yamashita with assurances that it will be fixed soon.

The game, first in the series to be handled by new NISA rather than the series' usual localizer XSEED, has been the butt of many jokes on the internet over the quality of its English language version. Area names like Crevice of Archeozoic Era were changed to the much more awkward Archeozoic Big Hole. It got to the point where Japanese press were picking up stories on the uniquely strange quality of the localization.

Yamashita issued a statement today apologizing for the quality of the localization and promising to do better.