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Brian Allen has been covering entertainment online and in print for over a decade. He lives in Cedar Hill, Texas with his wife and three kids. Follow him on Twitter @GameDropping.

Madden NFL 15 enters EA Access Vault

Just a week after NBA Live 15 became an All Access Vault title, Madden NFL 15 has followed. EA Sports UFC, Battlefield 4, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, Need For Speed Rivals, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, and Peggle 2 are also free for EA Access members to download and play. While is much newer more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of March 4, 2015

It is March 5 in Dallas, Texas and we are snowed in. Really, I’m not joking. It’s almost time to fill out NCAA basketball brackets and all three of my kids are home because the roads are too icy for them to go to school. And my friends who work in offices that are closed more »

Infinite Crisis March update includes login rewards, upgraded AI

Get ready for battle with a whole bunch of new upgrades in Infinite Crisis. Turbine wants you to log in every day, and now you’ll get rewards for doing so. They’ll include things like Crisis Coins and shiny new costumes for your champions. Log in, play on and rack up. Players who battle the AI more »

Evolve adding Observer Mode soon

2K’s was born to be shoutcasted, and a new mode is on the way to make that easy. Observer Mode allows custom matches with one to five players to add a sixth player who can watch the proceedings. You can make that selection at the hunter/monster selection screen. That observer will be able switch between more »

Valve’s Steam Link coming in November

Valve has all kinds of interesting stuff to reveal this week. We already told you about the Vive VR device. Now Valve has announced Steam Link, a device which will allow Steam Machines, Windows PCs, Macs and Linux PCs to stream content from any PC or Steam Machine on the same home network. Pictures appeared more »

Wolfenstein: The New Order gets standalone prequel

Last year’s was a critical and commercial success for Bethesda. So naturally they’re returning to that universe with Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a prequel that will show how B.J. Blazkowicz began his Nazi-killing ways. The prequel is set in 1946, with the Nazis about to win World War II. In Part One, Rudi Jäger and the Den more »

Job Simulator is first title for the Vive VR device

We first heard about Valve and HTC’s partnership yesterday. Now Owlchemy Labs has some ideas about what we should do with the darned thing. It has revealed Job Simulator, which takes place in a future that sees most tasks done by computers. Job Simulator will allow the citizens of 2050 to experience what the good more »

Solforge’s Reign of Varna expansion is live

One of my favorite digital card games, Solforge, has just dropped its latest expansion. Reign of Varna includes 48 shiny new cards, new game mechanics and a single player campaign mode. The new cards can come from booster packs, legendary chests and prize packs as well as good ol’ Reign of Varna booster packs. Solforge is more »

EA explains Battlefield Hardline Premium

EA’s big gamble with its Battlefield franchise arrives March 17. Now the publisher has dropped details about the premium membership for players who really want to be cops – or robbers, we’re not judging. For $50, players will get early access to four expansions, each fleshing out the game’s story a little more. Each expansion more »

Valve and HTC partner for virtual reality headset

Valve is going all in with VR, announcing a partnership with HTC for a headset called the Vive. It uses two 1200 X 1080 displays that will refresh at 90 frames per second. According to HTC it can track a user’s physical location in a spot up to 15 feet by 15 feet . The more »

Xbox Live Update for the week of February 25, 2015

highlights this week’s arcade releases. It’s on both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. The game features two interwoven stories that will take place over four episodes, starring Claire Redfield and Moira Burton. She’s the daughter of Barry Burton, best known for his horrible B-movie quotes including: “Jill, here’s a lockpick. It might be more »

Sony’s Spring Fever promotion has lots of goodies for PS4, PS3 and Vita

Although it doesn’t feel like in most of the country right now, spring is on its way. If Icemageddon has hit your place, Sony will soon have a bunch of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Vita games to warm your heart. From March 3 – April 21, Sony will release a new game every week, more »