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Electronic Arts, the major video game company behind 'Madden' and 'Apex Legends,' is laying off about 350 employees (EA)

Electronic Arts will lay off about 350 of its 9,000 employees, according to a statement from CEO Andrew Wilson. EA is America's second-largest video game company in North America. The largest, Activision-Blizzard, laid off 800 employees earlier this year. Based on their most recent earnings report, Electronic Arts has been falling short of sales goals, but the company's stock has been rising since the release of "Apex Legends" in February. California-based video game maker Electronic Arts wil...


The first huge update to 2019's biggest game is worth every penny (EA)

The first major addition has arrived in "Apex Legends," the wildly popular new Battle Royale game. The "Wild Frontier" expansion includes the first new character, Octane, and the game's first Battle Pass — a massive set of unlockable items tied to your level. At $9.50, the Battle Pass is an inexpensive way to add a lot more content to an already-excellent game...especially since "Apex Legends" itself is a free download. The first major content update to "Apex Legends" arrived this week, and i...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Sony, Battle pass, Apex Legends


Apex Legends Octane guide: How to play, abilities, and lore

Apex Legends' newest legend Octane ran so fast in the Titanfall 2 gauntlet that he blew off his legs. Now dropping into Kings Canyon with prosthetics, Octane's ability set is still centered around speed. Here's how to play as Octane. The post Apex Legends Octane guide: How to play, abilities, and lore appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, EA, How-to, Respawn Entertainment, Titanfall, Apex Legends, Apex Legends Guides


Epic Games CEO says Apex Legends hasn’t made a dent in Fortnite

In the wake of Apex Legends, which has briskly grown to 50 million players, many have wondered whether Fortnite has felt the impact. But Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney told GamesBeat that Apex hasn’t really made a dent. Without being asked about Apex Legends, Sweeney said “an Apex Legends worth” of players have come over to Fortnite. “We’re very close to hitting 250 million Fortnite players,” said Sweeney. “Since Apex Legends came out, we’ve gained an Apex Legends worth of Fortnite players, which...
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The long-awaited first Battle Pass for 'Apex Legends' has finally arrived — here's how it works and what's in it

"Apex Legends" has been available for just over one month, and it's already amassed over 50 million players across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game is from the Battle Royale genre shared by other smash hits like "Fortnite" and "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds." Since its explosive launch, fans have been clamoring for information of the upcoming Battle Pass, which enables players to earn "over 100" new items by completing objectives in the game. On Tuesday, the first Battle Pass finally ...
Tags: Trends, EA, Pacific, Respawn Entertainment, Battle Royale, Battle pass, Apex Legends, Apex Coins, Apex Packs 18 Wild Frontier


ThinkComputers Podcast #170

This week on the Podcast we talk about our review of the GTX 1660, a very sexy keyboard from Cooler Master, NVIDIA making DXR ray tracing available on 10 series GPUs, and more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #170 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Halo, Tech News, Nvidia, Cooler Master, Roccat, Turtle Beach, Borderlands 3, GTX 1660, SK630, Apex Legends, DXR Ray Tracing


Apex Legends Season 1 Battle Pass Launches Today

The highly anticipated Apex Legends Season 1 Battle Pass has launched today! With it you get two options, the normal Battle Pass for 950 Apex Coins ($10) and the Battle Pass Bundle for 2800 Apex Coins ($30). So what all do you get in these Battle Passes? The post Apex Legends Season 1 Battle Pass Launches Today appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, All News, Gaming News, Pc Gaming, Respawn Entertainment, Respawn, Battle pass, Apex Legends, Season 1


Apex Legends Cheaters Get Hardware Banned

Respawn Entertainment, the developer of massively popular team-based FPS “Apex Legends”, has implemented measures within their title that aim to prevent cheating players from ever accessing their game ever again. The solution deployed by Respawn seems to not only ban select cheater IP addresses but also goes out of its way to ban the hardware […]
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‘Apex Legends’ Season 1, New Character Octane Arrive Tomorrow

“Apex Legends” Season One officially starts tomorrow, bringing with it the game’s first Battle Pass and new character Octane, the PlayStation Blog reports. Rumors of Octane’s existence have circulated around the internet for a while now, and today developer Respawn Entertainment confirms he’s the first new character debuting in the hero-based battle royale title. Octavio […]
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Apex Legends season 1 Battle Pass drops tomorrow: Here’s what you need to know

Apex Legends' first season kicks off March 19 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The Battle Pass comes in two versions, with the base version costing around 10 bucks. Seasonal rewards include a bevy of new loot such as legendary skins. The post Apex Legends season 1 Battle Pass drops tomorrow: Here’s what you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, EA, Respawn Entertainment, Apex Legends, Apex Legends News


Everything we know about Apex Legends season 1 Battle Pass

Apex Legends' first season kicks off March 19 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The Battle Pass comes in two versions, with the base version costing around 10 bucks. Seasonal rewards include a bevy of new loot such as legendary skins. The post Everything we know about Apex Legends season 1 Battle Pass appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, EA, Respawn Entertainment, Apex Legends, Apex Legends News


The long-awaited first Battle Pass for 'Apex Legends' arrives this week — here's how it works and what's in it

"Apex Legends" has been available for just over one month, and it's already amassed over 50 million players across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game is from the Battle Royale genre shared by other smash hits like "Fortnite" and "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds." Since its explosive launch, fans have been clamoring for information of the upcoming Battle Pass, which enables players to earn "over 100" new items by completing objectives in the game. On Tuesday, the first Battle Pass finally ...
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Launch Pads Coming to Apex Legends

It appears that Launch Pads will be making their way to Apex Legends. Just the other day when playing I discovered one by the Market, and it seems Respawn Entertainment is testing them out before officially unveiling them. The post appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
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Apex Legends cheaters reportedly being kicked out with permanent hardware bans

Respawn Entertainment has reportedly started issuing permanent hardware bans against Apex Legends cheaters. The studio is raising the bar on how cheating in online multiplayer games should be dealt with. The post Apex Legends cheaters reportedly being kicked out with permanent hardware bans appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Respawn Entertainment, Apex Legends


Electronic Arts took a huge gamble by paying the world's most popular gamer $1 million to play its new game for a day. Here's why it was worth every penny (EA)

To help promote the surprise launch of "Apex Legends," Electronic Arts paid Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, and several other professional gamers to play and stream the game on release day. Reuters reports that Ninja was paid $1 million to help promote the game; he currently has the most popular stream on Twitch.TV with more than 13 million followers. Electronic Arts says that partner influencers were only paid for the first 24 hours "Apex Legends" was online. The game is sti...
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Respawn seems to be teasing the next Apex Legends character

Jump pads, the ultimate ability for the leaked Legend Octane, have started to appear in Apex Legends. Octane hasn't arrived yet, but the jump pads seem to suggest the new legend will join the fight very soon. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, EA, Respawn, Apex Legends, Apex Legends Octane


There’s Already an ‘Apex Legends’ College Scholarship

Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale game “Apex Legends” launched less than two months ago, but it already has a college scholarship. Becker College announced on Thursday it’s partnering with Team Genji and Helix Esports to offer the nation’s first “Apex Legends” esports scholarship program. Helix is holding North America’s largest amateur tournament for the game in […]
Tags: News, North America, Respawn Entertainment, Becker College, Apex Legends, Helix Esports, Team Genji


First Apex Legends esports scholarship takes you from filthy casual to pro

Massachusetts-based Becker College is the first college in the nation to offer a scholarship for Apex Legends. The path-to-pro program gives players $5,000 upon admittance to the school. The post First Apex Legends esports scholarship takes you from filthy casual to pro appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, College, Massachusetts, Trends, Scholarship, Esports, Becker, Becker College, Apex Legends


Facebook is launching a new gaming hub and app to try and lure gamers to the social network (FB)

Facebook is launching a new hub for gaming content on the social network. The company is putting video-game streaming, groups, casual games, and other gaming-related material in a specialised tab in the app. The company has doubled down on community-centric content in recent months as it attempts to move past the scandal-ridden News Feed. But Facebook may face an uphill struggle against better-established competitors like Twitch and Discord. Facebook is launching a new hub for gaming content ...
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Having Issues Playing Games on PC? Update Windows 10 

If you’ve noticed that some of your games on Windows 10 have been particularly unresponsive in the last week, you aren’t alone. Microsoft confirmed that a recent Windows 10 update, patch KB4482887, introduced a bug that dramatically increased lag. Don’t sweat it, though. Microsoft has, thankfully, dealt with the issue…Read more...
Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, Lifehacks, Pc Gaming, Windows Update, Destiny 2, Apex Legends


Ninja Made $1 Million for Promoting ‘Apex Legends’ (Report)

Top Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins was reportedly paid around $1 million to play and promote “Apex Legends” at launch by Electronic Arts, according to an unnamed source of Reuters. Ninja, a streamer with over 13 million followers on Twitch, is best known for streaming a different battle royale game: Epic Games’ “Fortnite.” Electronic Arts […]
Tags: News, Electronic Arts, Respawn Entertainment, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, Video Game Industry, Apex Legends, Reuters Ninja


ThinkComputers Podcast #169

This week on the podcast we talk about our review of the GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, price drops on both GPUs and DRAM, more Apex Legends news and more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #169 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Tech News, Intel Graphics, ThreadRipper, Bfv, GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1660, Apex Legends, Mushkin Redline


Apex Legends review

Apex Legends has amassed incredible popularity, bringing features and an approach that we haven’t quite seen before. We’ve decided to see if it still shapes up a month later. The post Apex Legends review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Respawn Entertainment, Battle Royale, Free To Play, Apex Legends


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Google told dozens of employees in its laptop and tablet division to find new jobs at the company, raising questions about its hardware plans. The restructuring involves Google's "Create" division, which is responsible for developing and manufacturing the Pixelbook laptop and Pixel Slate tablet amongst the company's wider swath of "Made by Google" products. A leaked email revealed that Elon Musk must approve all new Tesla hir...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Netflix, Huawei, Bernie Sanders, Weibo, Alexa, Trump, Sanders, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Facebook Facebook, Amazon Alexa


‘Apex Legends’ Datamine Leak Reveals 10 Possible New Characters

A dataminer recently uncovered the possible names and images of 10 new “Apex Legends” characters, VG 24/7 reports. Last one to not spam you but user Surgent179 edited your mock-up with their respective characters (if we are right) pic.twitter.com/Z4ttx50Db3 — whipped mccree (@frozenfroh) March 11, 2019 Reddit user FrozenFroh posted the images on Monday. One […]
Tags: News, Reddit, Respawn Entertainment, Apex Legends, Possible New Characters


'Apex Legends' has banned more than 350,000 players for cheating during its first month online

"Apex Legends" has banned more than 355,000 players for cheating since the game was released on February 4, 2019. Because "Apex Legends" is a free game, many of those players could be repeat offenders, but the game's creator, Respawn, says it's working with experts to develop new methods to deal with cheaters. Other popular battle royale games have had issues with third-party hacks and cheaters too; "Fortnite" sued a pair of YouTubers for selling cheat software last year. "Apex Legends," the ...
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'Apex Legends' banned more than 350,000 players for cheating during its first month online

"Apex Legends" has banned more than 355,000 players for cheating since the game was released on February 4, 2019. Because "Apex Legends" is a free game, many of those players could be repeat offenders, but the game's creator, Respawn, says it's working with experts to develop new methods to deal with cheaters. Other popular battle royale games have had issues with third-party hacks and cheaters too; "Fortnite" sued a pair of YouTubers for selling cheat software last year. "Apex Legends," the ...
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Respawn Has Banned 355,000 Cheaters From Apex Legends

In just a month Respawn Entertainment has banned over 355,000 cheater in Apex Legends on PC alone! The game is powered by the Easy-Anti-Cheat tools on PC and Respawn is fighting an "ongoing war" with cheaters. The post Respawn Has Banned 355,000 Cheaters From Apex Legends appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, EA, All News, Gaming News, Respawn Entertainment, Cheaters, Respawn, Apex Legends, Anti-cheat


Respawn Banned 355,000 ‘Apex Legends’ Cheaters in ‘Ongoing War’

Respawn Entertainment banned over 355,000 cheaters in its hit battle royale game, “Apex Legends” on PC via Easy-Anti-Cheat. But, the studio stated that the fight against cheaters is an “ongoing war” in a Reddit post Friday. “As of today we’ve banned over 355K players on PC through Easy-Anti-Cheat,” Respawn community manager Jay Frechette wrote in […]
Tags: News, Reddit, Electronic Arts, Respawn Entertainment, Battle Royale, Respawn, Apex Legends, Respawn Ente, Jay Frechette


The 8 best games of 2019 so far

The first quarter of the year used to be a dead zone for major video games, but times have changed. From surprise hits like "Apex Legends" to long-anticipated blockbusters like "Kingdom Hearts 3," the first few months of 2019 have been filled with great games. So, what to play? These are the best of the bunch so far. In the past, the first few months of the new year were dependably bereft of major game launches — a perfect time to catch up on the cavalcade of major games that inevitably arriv...
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