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Star Wars BattleFront is on sale for 24USD

Posted on May 8, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

It is no big secret that EA’s Battlefront edition set in the Star Wars universe is pretty.  barren.  right.  now.  Most of the peopel who are still playing the game are experiencing long load match load times, low population counts, and difficulty even finding a game. Perhaps in response to this or perhaps because its spring and everyone loves a sale EA have decided to take the age old startegy of selling it for a low price to attract more people. Currently Star Wars Battle Front a game which sold for 60USD on retail is on sale for 24USD. Its a rare chance for people who may not have gotten the game (which is less than 6 months old) to get in to it before its gone forever.

Everyone who plays shooters knows that as the game ages the community shrinks, but usually you can get at least a year out of most games. Even the most recent COD has a player base large enough to support half a dozen modes or game play at once with it only taking a few minutes to get to the game. Perhaps this 60% off sale will reinvigorate the game.


Broken Deals: Cheap Xbox Ones, Games & More

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

It has been awhile since we’ve featured some amazing gaming deals here on the site. With recent releases like the new Rachet & Clank and Dark Souls III tearing up the sales charts and adding to people’s gamerscore / trophy count it is about time for us to feature some new deals. I think this week’s edition of Broken Deals might appeal to those looking to jump into the current generation or pick up a new console.

Amazing Xbox One System Deal 

First up we’ve got an absolutely stellar deal on a refurbished Xbox One console via Ebay.com. Coming in at just shy of $190 this is the cheapest I’ve seen an Xbox One console – new, refurbished or used – if you haven’t jumped on Microsoft’s latest console for exclusives like Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5 and others perhaps this is the deal you’ve been waiting for.

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Star Wars Battlefront’s First DLC will add new map and game mode

Posted on November 25, 2015 by Fionna Schweit


One of the major complaints about the newest Star Wars game is that it just doesn’t feel like battlefront one and two did. It doesn’t have the scale. There is no galaxy map to conquer, and even the large walker assault mode feels empty at times. It seems EA is looking to rememdy this with the Battle of Jaku DLC. In a recent blog post  they have announced that the newst mode, which is to be called turning point, will have massive 20 on 20 action.  The game mode will have Rebel forces pushing hard to capture a series of increasingly difficult checkpoints en route to taking an Imperial base on the surface of the planet, while the Empire’s minions must hold the line against them.

The new map will feature three control points, each of those points will need to be captured, but in a twist on classic take and hold, the rebels will be the only ones taking. I haven’t seen this mode in action, but it really sounds similar to almost every single other point based capture mode, even reminding me of the recent Overwatch Beta which had a map where you had to conquer two points one after the other. Battlefield also had its “rush” mode where you were tasked with capturing two or three points in a row to win. All of that being said, it doesnt really seem like this is a new mode, so much as it is a walker assault with out the walkers involved.  The major diffrence seems to be that the assault is timed, so its capture a point in an amount of time, then capture another, and finally the Rebels will get to assault the Imperial base. EA have said that Air speeders and AT-STs will be prominent in this mode.

EA have especially mentioned that this mode will not be as frustrating to rebels as walker assault is, specifically saying “the out come is never sure” well that one ill believe when I see it. At least this means we are getting a new tileset for a map, when asked about the new maps DICE Concept Artist Anton Grandert explained:  We wanted to portray a battle completely surrounding you, in every direction, Debris is falling from the sky, telling the story of battles above. On the surface of the planet you can see ground troops as well as X-wings, all taking part of the fight.”

perhaps most interesting of all The Battle of Jaku DLC is going to be free. The Battle of Jakku DLC will be available to anyone who preordered Star Wars Battlefront on December 1, while everyone else can get their hands on it a week later. Perhaps EA have re-considered the idea of charging the price of the full game for their DLC?


GameStop Pre-Black Friday Deals Revealed

Posted on November 21, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

GameStop has always been a leader in Black Friday video game deals. This year it seems will be no different. Offering stellar door busters beginning Tuesday, November 24, the retailer will offerPlayStation 4 hardware bundles with various extras and 50 percent off a variety of games.


One of the “Door buster” deals, good November 24 and 25 only, is the Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 bundle with a free copy of Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition. You can also get a free console carrier backpack with the purchase the Star Wars Battlefront PS4 system. Other deals include a perplexing set of LED video game themed watches for 5$ the Zelda Hyrule edition New Nintendo 3DS for $199.99, and a set of Tritton Kama headlets for Xbox one and PS4. Select games will also be 50% off for the duration of the sale.


Also of note are is he Borderlands Handsome collection for 399$ and over 2500 games for under 20$  I also personally think the line of backpacks (perhaps an addition from the lineup of Thinkgeek?) also look really cool. Dont miss these and other great deals on Black Friday, and keep it tuned to Brokenjoysticks for all your needed Black Friday deals coverage!


Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass Priced at $50

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

Just when we thought we had all the Star Wars news we could handle EA has released the price for their season pass. The price will be 50$ The four map packs that have been announced so far. The Collection of maps is quite expensive but if you calculate the total cost of each DLC to be 15$ you actually get a bit of a discount. EA is sweetening the pot with another added incentive. Players who buy the DLC season pass to Star Wars Battlefront will get two week early access to the maps before the release and an exclusive emote. The emote will say “shoot first” in a reference to the iconic original Cut of Star Wars Episode 4 where Han Solo shot Greedo first.


50$ seems like a lot but its become fairly standard for most season passes that contain this number of map packs. EA is also giving a nod to its player base by giving out the maps early to loyal customers who pre-purchase the season pass. The season pass will also be available to anyone who buys the Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition which clocks in at whopping 140$. Both are currently available on the Origin store for pre-order.



A Computer Capable Of Running Battlefront Is Much Stronger Than You Can Possibly Imagine

Posted on October 6, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

The force must be strong with EA as they prepare to launch the Open Beta for Star Wars: Battlefront on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Ahead of Thursday’s official kick off the publisher has posted the minimum and recommended specs for game on its official Origin page.

The recommended specs are probably going to shock a lot of people considering they are recommending an NVIDIA Geforce 960 & an  Intel i5 6600 both of which are top-shelf components costing about $300 USD a pop and both of which were only released in the last few months.  If you want to go with the minimum specs they’re recommending only a Geforce 660 or higher *phew*. Oh and the 16GBs of RAM is a little absurd if you ask me!

Is your PC up to the task? Perhaps you’ve squirreled away some money into your Death Star construction fund and can use some of it to upgrade your rig.

My computer falls squarely in-between the minimum and recommended. My processor is older (and is an AMD which has no recommended specs) and I’ve only got 8GBs of ram but at least my graphics card clears the recommended mark.

We’ll have full impressions of the Star Wars: Battlefront beta when it launches later this week. Oh and we’ll be playing it across multiple platforms to try and bring you the most comphrensive coverage possible.

Minimum PC System Requirements

OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
Processor (Intel): Intel i3 6300T or equivalent
Memory: 8GB RAM
Hard Drive: At least 40 GB of free space
Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
Graphics card (ATI): ATI Radeon HD 7850 2GB
DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection

Recommended PC System Requirements

OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
Processor (Intel): Intel i5 6600 or equivalent
Memory: 16GB RAM
Hard Drive: At least 40 GB of free space
Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection


Star Wars Battlefront In-Engine Trailer & Details Revealed

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Over the weekend Electronic Arts revealed the first in-engine trailer for their upcoming reboot of the Star Wars: Battlefront series during the annual Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim California. If you were expecting a gameplay trailer you might be a little disappointed as the trailer released by EA is full of up-close shots of in-engine assets and cinematic cuts. There is no doubt that the trailer is absolutely gorgeous and action packed but the looming question is of course ‘does it represent the final game?’ with no gameplay footage available that is a question we don’t have the answer to right now.Read More


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