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Battlefield 1 Is Bringing in Female Soldiers for New Expansion

Battlefield 1 is launching a new expansion called In the Name of the Tsar and the developer is introducing female soldiers with the new expansion. According to developer DICE, In the Name of the Tsar will showcase the Russian army during WW1 and one of the battalions of the Russian army at the time was called the 1st Russian Women’s Battalion of Death, an all-female combat unit formed in May of 1917. The Women’s Battalion of Death is represented by the Russian Scout class. Details at EA Play, more info: https://t.co/vADTEbP6re https://t.co/VrRuBGVMeK — Battlefield (@Battlefield) May 22, 2017 In Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar, the 1st Russian Women’s Battalion of Death will be represented by the Russian Scout class. The developer has published a poster for the expansion which showcases art for the game’s upcoming female soldiers. The new Battlefield 1 expansion currently has no release date but the developer has announced that it will be showcased at the upcoming EA Play on June 10. [Source: Battlefield (Twitter)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Battlefield 1 Female Soldiers Confirmed for Next Expansion

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Battlefield 1 DLC Adds Female Soldiers

Battlefield 1‘s upcoming DLC In The Name Of The Tsar will open up the Eastern Front with the addition of the Russian Army. In doing so, it will bring an underrepresented group to the battlefield: women. Who will kick your ass. In a tweet yesterday, the official Battlefield Twitter account confirmed that the Russian Army’s scout class would be represented by members of the 1st Russian Women’s Battalion of Death. The Women’s Battalion was initially formed as a propaganda initiative to raise morale. They were commanded by Maria Leontievna Bochkareva and fought most prominently during the Kerensky Offensive, Russia’s final offensive campaign of the Great War. With an estimated 6,000 Russian women combatants in World War One, their addition to the multiplayer campaign makes sense in spite of commenters who object to their historical immersion being broken. Advertisement “[You’re] kidding me,” one Twitter poster said. “Barely any women fought.” Adding women soldiers fits with Battlefield 1’s tone, which included a single player campaign featuring African American soldiers from the Harlem Hellfighters infantry regiment, a woman Bedouin protagonist, and soldiers from various fronts across the world. World War One was, as the READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Star Wars Battlefront II Developers Talk Massive Worlds and Moral Dilemmas

[embedded content] Following last week’s video, The Story of an Imperial Soldier, Sony has released another Star Wars Battlefront II trailer, this time focusing on Massive Worlds and Moral Dilemmas. In the video, EA Motive Game Director Mark Thompson says: One of the big differentiators for Battlefront is the idea that most of the time you’d be playing as a trooper or a pilot, but there are these moments where you get to become one of the iconic heroes of Star Wars. Lucasfilm Creative Executive Steve Blank adds: We have a great relationship with EA in general, and we’re constantly talking to them about the future of Star Wars and gaming and what that looks like and wanting to tell stories in that space. Thompson also says DICE is handling multiplayer, Criterion is doing space battles, and Motive is making the campaign. Star Wars Battlefront II releases on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will be playable at EA Play next month. [Source: PlayStation (YouTube)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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New Battlefront II Video Explores Massive Worlds and Moral Dilemmas

A new video for Star Wars Battlefront II highlights the game’s gigantic worlds along with the moral gray area that the developers are exploring with characters. …Read More The post New Battlefront II Video Explores Massive Worlds and Moral Dilemmas by Logan Moore appeared first on DualShockers.

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Star Wars Battlefront II “Story of an Imperial Solder” Video Released

[embedded content] Sony has published a new video showcasing this year’s Star Wars Battlefront II, which is set to release on November 17, 2017. In the new video, entitled “The Story of an Imperial Soldier,” Game Director Mark Thompson talks about telling a story from the side of the Empire, specifically from the point of view of an Imperial Soldier, including one of the game’s protagonists Iden Version. Something we really wanted to get into in the story is to kind of get inside and meet the people inside the Empire. So it’s not just a faceless Storm Trooper who’s part of a legion who all believe in the same thing uniformly. Star Wars Battlefront II is to release for the PlayStation 4 and other platforms on November 17, 2017. Unlike 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront, it will feature a single player campaign and will cover the entire Star Wars saga including the prequel, original, and sequel trilogies. [Source: PlayStation Blog (US)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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New Video for Battlefront II Features Developers Talking About the Game’s Imperial Focused Story

In a new video, members of the Battlefront II team talk about the decisions that went into creating the game’s story. …Read More The post New Video for Battlefront II Features Developers Talking About the Game’s Imperial Focused Story by Logan Moore appeared first on DualShockers.

Mass Effect Andromeda Update 1.07 Fixes SOS Quest Crash & More

Just over a week after update 1.06, BioWare has released Mass Effect Andromeda update 1.07 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, which is “just a hotfix.” It looks like the size of the Xbox One patch is around 875MB. The PS4’s Update History only says 1.07 contains “various bug fixes and stability improvements,” but according to Producer Michael Gamble, you can expect these three notable fixes: Athletic outfit available mid-playthrough, fixed a crash with the SOS quest. Fixed >1080p UI placement. EA’s Help Forum previously listed these as the patch notes, but has since deleted them: Fixed issue where server would auto disconnect when sending strike teams on APEX missions. Fixed a crash on UNC Outlaw when nearing outpost of signal source. (Kadara S.O.S.) The Athletic Casual Outfit will now unlock for all entitled players (Deluxe edition content) Fixed an issue which prevented completion of the Nomad upgrades / Shield Crafting quest. Please travel back to the Tempest in order to trigger completion. According to a recent report, the Mass Effect series has been put on hold and developer BioWare Montreal is now a support studio. [Source: Michael Gamble (1), (2), GameSpot, EA Answers, Reddit] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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FIFA 17 Update 1.09 on PS4 Just Includes General Stability Fixes

[embedded content] Weighing in at 455MB, FIFA 17 update 1.09 is now live on PlayStation 4. According to the message that pops up when you go to play FIFA 17, the update includes “general stability fixes.” The message adds, “Thanks to those who’ve provided feedback. Throughout the course of the FIFA 17 season we’ll provide you with more information and updates if and when they become available.” This is the same update that went live on PC last week. As EA revealed in their latest financial report, FIFA 17 has seen more than 21 million total players, and more than 12 million players have tried out The Journey story mode. FIFA 18 is scheduled to release by the end of September 2017 on consoles and PC. Expect to hear much more about this year’s FIFA, as well as EA’s other games, during the EA Play live broadcast on June 10. [Source: Chris Owen, Reddit, FIFA Forums] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Madden NFL 18 Launches on August 25 for PS4 & Xbox One, Tom Brady Is the Cover Athlete

[embedded content] Madden NFL 18 is releasing worldwide on Friday, August 25 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, EA announced today. By pre-ordering the G.O.A.T. Edition for $79.99 USD, you’ll receive three-day early access to Madden NFL 18 on Tuesday, August 22, as well as one of five G.O.A.T. players of your choice for Ultimate Team. Tom Brady is the cover athlete for Madden NFL 18, marking the first time Brady has appeared on a Madden game cover. With New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on the front of Madden NFL 17, this also marks the first time in Madden history that teammates have been on the cover in back-to-back years. In his statement, Brady said he doesn’t believe in curses: The Madden NFL 18 cover is a great honor for me. Especially since I have been playing the game since growing up next to EA headquarters in the Bay Area. I’m not one to believe in curses, so I’m ready to take the challenge head on like always! It doesn’t stand a chance!!! And here’s the description for Madden NFL 18: Madden NFL 18 takes a significant visual leap with the power of the Frostbite engine. Play each matchup to your specifications by selecting from three new READ FULL STORY…

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Tom Brady Is On Madden 18's Cover And Life Is Hell

This sucks. Here’s EA: Advertisement The Madden NFL cover was one of the few career accolades that had previously eluded Brady, and now he adds the honor alongside his multiple NFL championships, MVP awards, Pro Bowl appearances and more. This also marks the first time in Madden NFL history that teammates have graced the cover in back-to-back years, after last year’s game featured Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. “The Madden NFL 18 cover is a great honor for me,” said Tom Brady. “Especially since I have been playing the game since growing up next to EA headquarters in the Bay Area. I’m not one to believe in curses, so I’m ready to take the challenge head on like always! It doesn’t stand a chance!!!” Fuck that. Here are some photos: (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) (AP READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Madden NFL 18 Stars Tom Brady on the Cover; Coming August 25th