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Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon out for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360

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The Jaws of Hakkon downloadable add-on for Dragon Age: Inquisition has gone live for PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360. The expansion adds a new region, Thedas, which provides the stage for a new story arc set within the main campaign. The new land also hosts additional legendary armor and weapons.

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EA and Ghost Games rebooting Need for Speed for PC, PS4, and Xbox

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EA has tasked Ghost Games with rebooting Need for Speed for PC and the new console generation. Scheduled to launch this fall, Need for Speed will feature “deep customization, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative.” The game is said to pull from all eras with research and development provided by Speedhunters. A teaser has been released, and posted below, but series fans will have to wait until June 15 for the first official trailer.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition gets free DLC with dragons, characters, kit

Dragon Age Inquisition (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Two DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dragon Age: Inquisition received two new free downloads, the Dragonslayer Multiplayer Expansion and The Black Emporium. Dragonslayer adds new maps, three new characters (an Avvar Skywatcher, a Virtuoso, and the Raider Queen of the Eastern Seas, Isabela), and dragon battles to multiplayer. Black Emplorium adds four high-level stores to access strong weapons, accessories, crafting materials, and schematics. The latter also adds the Mirror of Transformation to the war table, offering players the chance to alter their character’s facial appearance.

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Star Wars Battlefront to launch for console, PC on November 17

Electronic Arts has released a new trailer announcing that Dice’s Star Wars Battlefront will be released on November 17. The game will feature solo, co-op (couch and online), and 40-player versus missions across Endor, Hoth, Sallust, and Tatooine. Players will be able to play as characters from the original trilogy, including Boba Fett and Darth Vader, as well as pilot speeder bikes, snow speeders, AT-ATs, Tie fighters, and the Millennium Falcon. The video runs a little over two minutes long and features a forest battle powered by the game’s engine, showcasing a handful of the different abilities, vehicles, and races.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon debuts for PC, Xbox One

Dragon Age Inquisition (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

New single-player downloadable content is now available for Dragon Age: Inquisition, the Jaws of Hakkon. The $14.99 add-on, available first for PC and Xbox One as a timed exclusive, supplements the original game with a new story arc surrounding the last Inquisitor’s quest to hunt down a dragon. Players will be able to explore a new area, Thedas, as well as acquire new legendary armor and weapons.

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EA announces, details Battlefield Hardline Premium Edition

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EA released details about a Premium Edition of Visceral Games’ upcoming shooter Battlefield Hardline. The membership program offers monthly rewards, access to exclusive events, special items, two weeks early access to the game’s four story-themed digital expansion packs, and new content. The new content is a mixture of features and stat-boosting items and includes Competitive Play, Gun Bench, Masks, and Legendary Status. The full list of all the extras is available below.

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BioWare releases 10 free tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Fans of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s ballads can take them on the go today with the release of several of the game’s tavern songs. All 10 of the tracks, performed by Elizaveta and composed by Raney Shockne, are being made available for free. Additionally, BioWare has released the sheet music from each track, which musicians can also use to enter a recently launched Fan Celebration Contest. The songs can be downloaded from the official site and will be free until February 9.

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Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta coming for all platforms

Battlefield Hardline (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360) Open Beta Announcement - Screenshot 7

EA has announced that Battlefield Hardline’s second beta will be open to all players and accessible across all platforms. The date of the next round of testing wasn’t announced, but it was noted that there won’t be a cap on level progression and that there will be two maps and two modes. Conquest will offer the chance for up to 64 players to battle it out as cops and criminals, while Hotwire will focus on mixing combat with high speed.

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Titanfall Deluxe Edition launches for PC, next week for Xbox One

Titanfall (360, PC, Xbox One) PC and Xbox One Deluxe Edition Announcement - Header

EA has released a deluxe edition of Respawn’s latest shooter Titanfall. The new bundle includes the original game plus all three downloadable packs. The drops—Expedition, Frontier’s Edge, and IMC Rising—bolster the original’s roster of 15 maps with nine new additions. Deluxe Edition is out today for PC for $39.99 and will launch digitally on November 25 for Xbox One for $49.99.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition deploys its agents to console and PC

The inquisition begins! Sort of. EA has announced the release of BioWare’s latest role-playing game, Dragon Age: Inquisition. No one is being boiled alive, but players will be tasked with making difficult decisions that have an effect on the progression of their party and the storyline. As a rogue, mage, or warrior inquisitor, players must track down and stop those who are sowing seeds of discontent across the realm. To that end, agents can be assigned tasks, keeps looted, and strongholds attained. Multiplayer is also supported for up to four players in co-op quests that are set outside of the main storyline.

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