Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 1 And 2 Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 1 And 2 Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

Two “holiday-appropriate” games have been added to the Xbox One backward compatibility list. It’s Star Wars Day, and now you have two more ways to swing a lightsaber on Microsoft’s console.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II are now playable on Xbox One. These are available in addition to the three games that joined the program earlier this week.

If you don’t happen to own these two Force-powered games, you can get them on sale right now. Both are priced at $4.99 (regularly $19.99) for a limited time.

EA Is Giving Away Battlefield 4 And Hardline Premium To Access Members

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EA Is Giving Away Battlefield 4 And Hardline Premium To Access Members

Yesterday, we reported that EA is giving away a DLC pack each for Battlefield 4 and Hardline. The publisher is also giving its Xbox One and Origin Access members something extra.

If you happen to a member of EA Access on Xbox One or Origin Access on PS4, you now get all of the DLC for both games as part of your membership. Each includes four DLC packs and additional battlepacks.

You can read more about Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline in our reviews. On Friday, EA will be announcing details about the next game in the franchise. You can read up on that here.

Rainbow Six Siege Dust Line Expansion Adds Two Navy SEALs On May 11

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Rainbow Six Siege is about to get its second DLC drop. Dust Line adds two United States Navy SEALs and a new environment to the mix.

Valkyrie is a defensive operator that brings with her sticky cameras to better monitor the enemy. Blackbeard is a more offensive fighter, with a shield and rifle.

Full details will be revealed on May 7 on the Rainbow Six Siege Twitch channel preceding the league final. The new DLC will drop first for season pass holders on May 11.

God Of War 3 Director Stig Asmussen Leading Star Wars Game At Respawn

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God Of War 3 Director Stig Asmussen Leading Star Wars Game At Respawn

EA isn’t letting any opportunity slip away with regard to its Star Wars license. Star Wars Battlefront out (and getting DLC support), Visceral’s Star Wars project led by Amy Hennig is lingering in the shadows, and now Respawn is working on the franchise in partnership with EA.

In a joint announcement today, EA revealed that Respawn is working on a third-person action game set in the Star Wars universe. The game is being led by God of War 3 director Stig Asmussen, who joined Respawn in 2014.

“Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Vince Zampella and his group,” writes EA studios executive vice president Patrick Söderlund. “Their obsession with making games that feel amazing has helped make Titanfall one of the most successful new game launches of this generation. And now, with a new team led by Stig Asmussen, we get to see what they can do when you combine that great attention to gameplay with the power of Star Wars.”

The Division’s Update 1.2 Is All About More, Better Loot

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The Division’s Update 1.2 Is All About More, Better Loot

The Division is going to be more “generous” with its loot drops, according to a live stream broadcast this morning. The team says that the upcoming 1.2 update, which is as yet undated, includes no nerfs and only boosts.

The patch is in the testing phase right now, but when it’s implemented, high-level players will have reason to return to the Dark Zone. Players with 200 gear score or better will be shunted into a new bracket. 

There, they’ll find gear scored at 204 to 240. Items that drop will do so more frequently and be of better quality. That also means players will need to surmount tougher onslaught from NPCs.

There Are Lots Of Star Wars Games On Sale This Week

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There Are Lots Of Star Wars Games On Sale This Week

Tomorrow is Star Wars Day, because May the 4th be with you. Get it? Each year, fans celebrate their love of the franchise, and retailers sell you a bunch of stuff.

If you’re in the spirit, now’s a good time to fill in your Star Wars game collection. There are a number of deals running on PC and console, and we’ve gathered up as many as we could find so you can save some space bucks.

SteamSteam is deeply discounting Star Wars games right now. You can nab classics and more contemporary games for 40 to 75 percent off normal prices.

Moto Racer 4 Brings The Series Back To Consoles This Fall

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Moto Racer 4 Brings The Series Back To Consoles This Fall

Developer Delphine is bringing back the Moto Racer series in this fourth installment – the first one that will be on home consoles since the PlayStation days.

Moto Racer 4 comes out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac on October 13 (all screens shown are works in progress), and features track and offroad two-wheeled racing over 15 single- and multiplayer modes. The game is also being overseen by the series' original designer, Paul Cuisset.

The modes include situations such as Golden Helmet, where you have to hit the player with the helmet to claim it; King of the Hill, which gives everyone but the race leader extra turbo to catch up; and Ghost Bike, a single-player mode where you cannot touch other bikes or go off the track.

Hologrid: Monster Battles Kickstarter Hopes To Recapture Star Wars Holochess Magic

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If you’ve seen Star Wars: A New Hope, chances are you remember the scene in which the droids and Chewbacca are playing a game of Holochess. A Kickstarter led by Phil Tippett, the visual effects master who created that game’s monsters, may bring a similar experience to your tabletop.

Using existing augmented reality technology (and an iPad or Android tablet you might already have), Hologrid: Monster Battles is a tactical miniatures game that uses cards on a large game board. The digital miniature monsters pop up on top of the cards when viewed through the tablet app. You’re forgiven if Sony’s short-lived Eye of Judgment comes to mind.

Hologrid: Monster Battles uses the same techniques Tippett used in creating Holochess as it was seen in both A New Hope and last year’s The Force Awakens. The monsters are first created as physical maquettes and then photographed from every angle to create a digital mesh.

See Fire Emblem's Fates' Upcoming Map Pack 2 In Action

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See Fire Emblem's Fates' Upcoming Map Pack 2 In Action

Fire Emblem Fates is getting another injection of DLC starting on Thursday, and a new trailer shows off what to expect.

You can check out the trailer below which shows off some of the new maps and story that will be part of the DLC, which will be available for either Conquest or Birthright.

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Blizzard Yanks Competitive Play Ahead Of Overwatch's Open Beta

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Blizzard Yanks Competitive Play Ahead Of Overwatch's Open Beta

The newly introduced mode designed for hardcore fans will be sitting out this week's open beta.

In a post on Battle.net, Blizzard game director Jeff Kaplan explained that Overwatch's Competitive Play mode will not be featured in the open beta, and will not be brought back until sometime after the game launches. Kaplan says that the studio received a lot of feedback on the mode during the closed beta and is temporarily pulling it from the game to, "rework the system and make it better."

Competitive Play is meant as a destination for Overwatch's more serious players, allowing them to rank up through a series of tiers and divisions over month-long seasons, similar to Heroes of the Storm or Hearthstone. In its initial state, players needed to reach level 25 before they could even participate in Competitive Play in the first place, so its exclusion from the weeklong open beta isn't all that significant. However, the fact that it won't be returning until after launch suggests the mode may be undergoing significant changes.