Star Wars: Squadrons is $40 because it doesn't have the 'breadth' of bigger EA games

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Star Wars: Squadrons is $40 because it doesn't have the 'breadth' of bigger EA games

Electronic Arts said in June that the upcoming starfighter sim Star Wars: Squadrons will have "zero microtransactions," which was kind of surprising given the number of cosmetics that pilots will apparently be able to spiff up their ships with. Also surprising is that the purchase price is $40, significantly lower than, for instance, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, or the new Madden and FIFA games, all of which clock in at $60. Even Battlefield 5, which is coming up on two years old, costs more than Squadrons.

Splinter Cell is reportedly coming back—as an anime series on Netflix

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Splinter Cell is reportedly coming back—as an anime series on Netflix

Earlier this month, Fraser made his displeasure over Ubisoft's handling of the Splinter Cell series very clear, describing its shabby treatment of Sam Fisher and friends as "elaborate trolling" that's been stringing fans along for seven years. Well folks, I'm here to tell you that it's not done with us yet: There's still no sign of a new Splinter Cell game, but Variety reports that Ubi has signed a deal with Netflix to make a Splinter Cell anime series.

3v3 hero shooter Rocket Arena is free to play for the weekend

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3v3 hero shooter Rocket Arena is free to play for the weekend

Rocket Arena is a colorful and boisterous 3v3 arena hero shooter that arrived earlier this month. With small maps, short rounds, and no deaths—rockets don't hurt you, they just knock you briefly out of play—the action is pretty much constant from start to finish. You can watch a preview below (and here on YouTube) from when I tried it out back in June.

Drone Swarm lets you command 32,000 drones in space

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Drone Swarm lets you command 32,000 drones in space

Rather than smashing together big armadas, Drone Swarm's space battles pit 32,000 individually simulated drones—controlled by you—against alien ships determined to wipe out the last humans. It's also a collaboration between developer stillalive and 451 Media, co-founded by Michael Bay, which produced the story trailer, above.