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Games, guerrilla marketing, and E3

Do the abundance of recent retail leaks signal a new age of clandestine advertising?

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Anthem reeks of EA’s stifling over-ambition

Anthem looks great on the surface, but under the hood there is cause for concern

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Should we be worried about game servers shutting down?

The multiplayer portion of your favourite games won’t be around forever

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Are Star Wars games doomed?

Are Star Wars games redeemable, or have they fallen to the dark side?

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EA vs. The People: Round 2

UFC set to feature loot boxes despite consumer uprising

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Skate 4: A New Hope?

Why EA’s recent indiscretions with Star Wars may re-open the door for the fan favourite

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Traps to watch out for in the AAA space

A publisher-by-publisher guide for what to guard against in the coming years

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Why FIFA is the root of the lootbox infection

‘It’s in the game’ has never sounded more sinister

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Review: Star Wars: Battlefront II

A game that promised to be marmite but delivered mediocrity

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EA temporarily disables all microtransactions in Battlefront II

Players can currently only progress with gameplay

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EA deserves no praise for lowering microtransaction costs

Star Wars: Battlefront II remains a symbol of EA’s contempt for the consumer

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Review: FIFA 18

Does FIFA justify yet another purchase?