E3 2016: Watch the EA Play Livestream here

It starts at 1 p.m. PDT / 4 p.m. EDT

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Electronic Arts decided to bail on E3 this year in favor of its own EA Play event. If you aren't one of the lucky ones in the area and with a ticket to attend in Los Angeles (or London) this afternoon, the good news is that you will be able to see it right here when it begins at 1 p.m. PDT / 4 p.m. EDT.

We are expecting more news on Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and more, so stay tuned. We'll be watching too and bring you the news as it happens in case you can't watch.

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    June 12, 2016 10:55 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, E3 2016: Watch the EA Play Livestream here

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      June 12, 2016 1:04 PM

      looks like they are running a little late...

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      June 12, 2016 1:07 PM

      I'm pretty stoked to see some youtubers like Xfactor play Battlefield 1.

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      June 12, 2016 1:08 PM

      here we goooooooooooooooooooooooo

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      June 12, 2016 1:10 PM

      Been looking forward to this. I need to see BF1

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        June 12, 2016 1:15 PM

        I hope they're playing on PC, just giving people like Snoop Dogg a controller and still letting guys like Xfactor go ham with M+KB.

        Though it would probably put people on a more level playing field if everybody was forced to use a controller. Even so, I hope they would still have everybody on PC's with 1080's in SLI so we can see how pretty the game can be.

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          June 12, 2016 1:21 PM

          Sadly I bet it will be on console or at least with a controller.. :/

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      June 12, 2016 1:17 PM

      titanfall2 SP confirmed, yay. battlefield 1 and mass effect later on :D

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      June 12, 2016 1:24 PM

      fuckin lol, this Madden segment isn't bringing a shingle down, let alone the house.

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        June 12, 2016 1:24 PM

        "Please clap"

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        June 12, 2016 1:26 PM

        oh... tournaments. they have to seed it with money to make it work, like the mobas. no one cares otherwise :D lololol

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      June 12, 2016 1:24 PM

      Nobody cares about madden....

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      June 12, 2016 1:25 PM

      Lol all the players on stage hardly anyone claps.. Haha

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      June 12, 2016 1:26 PM

      N 7 TIME

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        June 12, 2016 1:31 PM

        More disappointing than the ending of Mass Effect 3.

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          June 12, 2016 1:32 PM

          yeah that was pretty shallow but like... oh well. they have to blitz through all the things.

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          June 12, 2016 1:32 PM

          Almosst!

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          June 12, 2016 1:32 PM

          It was an amazing story... until they completely fucked it up.

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        June 12, 2016 1:31 PM

        neat :D

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        June 12, 2016 1:41 PM

        Some good art and a nice look at the engine. That close up of a Asari looked pretty cool. I would have liked to have seen a gameplay trailer, though. But they are probably in crunch time trying to get it out.

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      June 12, 2016 1:35 PM

      Cringe is high so far

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      June 12, 2016 1:37 PM

      FIFA.... wow no one cared even a little. lmao

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        June 12, 2016 1:39 PM

        Oh hell yeah Jose, cringe forgiven.

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          June 12, 2016 1:40 PM

          yow. so now this is veering into "your son also plays soccer? right?" ok wow. this offshoot is more than all of mass effect. fuck this presentation entirely you stupid fucks

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        June 12, 2016 1:40 PM

        why do you think they had part of the event in London?

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      June 12, 2016 1:41 PM

      DONT CAREEEEEEEEE

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      June 12, 2016 1:43 PM

      Yeesh, that soccor coach bit was perhaps the most awkward thing ever.

      "What team does your kid play as in FIFA?"

      "I dunno."

      "..."

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      June 12, 2016 1:45 PM

      Wondering if we'll see other EA games during Microsoft or Sony's presentations. This seems really really weak.

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        June 12, 2016 1:48 PM

        yah nothing surprising here really.. more of the same from EA

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      June 12, 2016 1:47 PM

      EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES EXPERIENCES

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      June 12, 2016 1:50 PM

      I dont get why these events dont use professional speakers.

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      June 12, 2016 1:51 PM

      that chicks eyes are scary.

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      June 12, 2016 1:52 PM

      coming in 2018? pffffft

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      June 12, 2016 1:55 PM

      this better be KOTOR 3 or I will end the universe

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      June 12, 2016 1:55 PM

      Bethesda save us today please!

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      June 12, 2016 1:56 PM

      Jade Raymond is going to make you her bitch

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      June 12, 2016 1:56 PM

      Yay BF1 the only thing so far I give a shit about.

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      June 12, 2016 1:58 PM

      EA: "We're working on Star Wars. Deal with it."

      Wish they showed more what's coming up. But definitely interested in what Respawn and Visceral are doing.

      Thought that glance at X-Wing fling in VR was a surprise.

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      June 12, 2016 2:02 PM

      I guess no battle is ever the same

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      June 12, 2016 2:02 PM

      Haven't they promised dynamic weather in previous BF games?

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      June 12, 2016 2:04 PM

      bf1 looks great

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      June 12, 2016 2:05 PM

      Great trailer!

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      June 12, 2016 2:05 PM

      Why are they releasing Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 a week apart? Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

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        June 12, 2016 2:07 PM

        I could see either one of them being delayed a few months.

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        June 12, 2016 2:08 PM

        Take a bite out of COD Infinity Wardfare

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          June 12, 2016 2:09 PM

          Yeah that's my assumption they're trying to outright crush it.

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      June 12, 2016 2:08 PM

      Are they done or is the stream down? Just died for me when they cut to London.

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        June 12, 2016 2:09 PM

        Still going on the youtube stream

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        June 12, 2016 2:09 PM

        Done. GB is doing some post-conf discussion on their stream.

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      June 12, 2016 2:09 PM

      oh the cringing

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      June 12, 2016 2:11 PM

      For a game coming out in March of 2017, I really expected to see a lot more of Mass Effect: Andromeda. I thought we'd see equal amounts of that and Titanfall 2.

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      June 12, 2016 2:19 PM

      I give zero shits about celebrities I just want to see decent gameplay.

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        June 12, 2016 2:20 PM

        yah it's gonna be amateur hour in this gameplay footage..

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          June 12, 2016 2:21 PM

          Yeah it is. I was hoping they'd just go with a couple teams of actually good players.

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        June 12, 2016 2:20 PM

        this is painful how bad it is.

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          June 12, 2016 2:22 PM

          What do you expect man, it's the same shit every time and I'm sure they know it. They just doing anything to kill time.

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        June 12, 2016 2:22 PM

        Seriously - who wants to watch all these newbs play this game? wtf

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        June 12, 2016 2:23 PM

        lol... Snoop Dogg really.

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        June 12, 2016 2:32 PM

        They should stick with having professional games media play this stuff, like Polygon.

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      June 12, 2016 2:19 PM

      Lol this stream holy fuck

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        June 12, 2016 2:23 PM

        I just thought of one way to make this stream better, just sitting here on my couch:

        Ask some of these celebrities about one of their favorite Battlefield moments (I'm assuming they've all played one of the previous games). At least they'd have something to say. Instead of "yeah uh, I don't know anything about this game and I'll be pretty bad"

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      June 12, 2016 2:21 PM

      Flashbacks to the 360 reveal. Holy fuck.

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      June 12, 2016 2:23 PM

      Terry crews, PC MASTER RACE!

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      June 12, 2016 2:30 PM

      Oooh! I see mice and keyboards!

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      June 12, 2016 2:30 PM

      Well at least it looks like they are playing on PCs... I bet every one of them are using 360/XB1 controllers.

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        June 12, 2016 3:02 PM

        Yep.... Last night I showed non pc gamers doom on my pc and they all went for the controller

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          June 12, 2016 3:12 PM

          haha yah i helped a co-worker build an awesome gaming rig last year... he grew up on consoles so he of course used a Xbox 360 gamepad. Tried to get him to use keyboard & mouse but he claimed he was better with the controller.

          Sure you are now but mouse is soo superior, just takes a little practice.

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      June 12, 2016 2:30 PM

      That stream and celebrity introduction went from bad to fucking amazing by the end. Jamie fox looked like he was losing his god damn mind.

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      June 12, 2016 2:31 PM

      ahahaha, xfactor keeps checking the scoreboard, what a nerd

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      June 12, 2016 2:32 PM

      Holy shit it's gorgeous

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        June 12, 2016 2:33 PM

        yeah it does lookk awesome

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      June 12, 2016 2:33 PM

      lol did that plane just bought off the windmill?

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      June 12, 2016 2:37 PM

      Lol snoop smoking a blunt

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        June 12, 2016 2:43 PM

        His secret weapon has been deployed.

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        June 12, 2016 2:56 PM

        when isn't he?

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        June 12, 2016 5:49 PM

        Fun fact: Cordozar Broadus Jr (AKA Snoop Dogg) back in 2007 was part of some research into long term marijuana usage.

        Scientists found that he had smoked so much marijuana in his life that delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol(THC) made up over 40% of his blood, and that all the xrays they performed had a bizarre green tint on the films.

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      June 12, 2016 2:38 PM

      This looks incredible.

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        June 12, 2016 2:44 PM

        Sure does! That zeppelin crash was pretty thrilling.

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      June 12, 2016 2:39 PM

      Fuck it I'm in day one

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      June 12, 2016 2:43 PM

      Fuck, ok I need to upgrade my pc for this

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      June 12, 2016 2:47 PM

      This game is starting to sound like the next level. Dynamic weather, the airships can crash anywhere on the battlefield and totally change the landscape.

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        June 12, 2016 2:48 PM

        Looks like the most destruction possibly ever in a battlefield game.

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      June 12, 2016 2:52 PM

      They switch so fast it's hard to really get a good look at gameplay. Also show me planes assholes.

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      June 12, 2016 2:53 PM

      Is the streaming quality bad or is it just my Xbox 360?

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      June 12, 2016 2:54 PM

      FULLY CONTROLLABLE AIRSHIP HNNNNNNG

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        June 12, 2016 3:15 PM

        Wait, it's fully controlable? Are you sure? I get the distinct impression that it's more like a set piece with a few mannable guns. It crashed in exact the same location during the EA Play trailer and the first match all the celebs were playing.

        The crash looks very, very much like their Levelution thing to me.

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          June 12, 2016 3:16 PM

          Crashed in a different spot in the second round.

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            June 12, 2016 3:24 PM

            Yeah, that doesn't mean there's a pilot, though. Could follow a set path and still crash dynamically depending on where / when it is shot down. Definitely didn't seem like a static thing to me

            It would probably be pretty boring to control one, they move so slow. Plus it would open up the floodgates to griefers taking it clear off the map like the carriers in 1942.

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              June 12, 2016 3:26 PM

              Honestly they never really stuck on anything long enough to tell. Plus I wanted to see more airplanes.

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              June 12, 2016 3:26 PM

              Maybe it can be restricted to a boundary within the map?

              I'm just worried about there being only one airship and giving one team an unfair advantage.

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              June 12, 2016 3:35 PM

              It is pilotable as stated by the commentators, it just doesn't pilot very well and you have to plan ahead.

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      June 12, 2016 2:55 PM

      BF1 gameplay looks a lot like a BF3/4 reskin. I think the action is too hectic and chaotic to really work for me. It has a spastic quality to it.

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        June 12, 2016 3:01 PM

        Have to agree

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        June 12, 2016 3:02 PM

        The ground game definitely looks more frantric than I thought it would. Didn't see many bolt action rifles or the like. Just lot of bullets being dumped like modern weaponry.

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          June 12, 2016 3:13 PM

          yah map bounds seemed pretty tight too... seemed smaller than some of the BF4 64 player maps.

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            June 12, 2016 3:15 PM

            It's hard to tell from these views, but it looked fairly big. There was a whole trench section which I thought was the main crux of the map at first, and then they moved into a village and countryside and I haven't really seen those trenches since.

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              June 12, 2016 3:17 PM

              Looked like there were a starting point on the edge of the map.

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      June 12, 2016 2:58 PM

      The rain looks good.

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      June 12, 2016 3:25 PM

      Looks fuckin fun, see you on the Battlefield.

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      June 12, 2016 3:42 PM

      Saw the vid of BF1 it looks hot. The Frostbite engine sure looks nice, combat looked solid and the gameplay as well.

      Hope it has a good SP campaign as well.

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        June 12, 2016 3:52 PM

        Yeah I really hoping for a solid SP campaign

        Love the frostbite engine.

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          June 12, 2016 4:09 PM

          Same man, I just don't have time for MP so I hope every year that the SP will own.

          Man It be epic if they really put a lot of effort this time in the SP I really hope so.

          I would die for a open world BF SP game with full advancement/progression , gear , all that good stuff , and a solid story.

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        June 12, 2016 4:09 PM

        The Frostbite engine is frankly insane, those coders DICE have locked up in a room are so damn good.

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          June 12, 2016 4:14 PM

          The engine's good for some things, not so good for others.,

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            June 12, 2016 4:19 PM

            The only non-shooter I've played on it is Need for Speed Rivals, and it did look a little too much like BF4 lighting-wise. That was an early one though, they may have improved things since then.

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          June 12, 2016 4:18 PM

          And it runs so good on PC's, especially compared to some other engines. The Core2Quad machine I played the Battlefront beta on had no business playing that game, but it did, and quite well on high settings.

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            June 12, 2016 4:28 PM

            Mirror's Edge Catalyst beta was a dog for me, hope the final version is better.

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              June 12, 2016 4:34 PM

              Yeah, if you're running ultra settings on anything less than a high end card, you're gonna hit some framerate issues.

              It still looks great on medium settings though, or you can use the resolution scaling option and run it at 900p like the PS4.

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                June 12, 2016 4:40 PM

                It looked like butt and ran like butt is on medium & low settings for me, where something like BF4 or SWBF is flawless on ultra. Why I didn't grab it on release. Will have to see how it fares after an upgrade.

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                  June 12, 2016 4:49 PM

                  1440p monitor?

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                    June 12, 2016 6:13 PM

                    Close, 2560x1080

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                      June 12, 2016 6:14 PM

                      Well, not really that close, just the same amount of horizontal lines to a 2560x1440. Still about a million less pixels overall.

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                        June 12, 2016 6:28 PM

                        Still sad to see it run that shitty at that res. Didn't they have a 970 recommended for the game?

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                          June 12, 2016 6:33 PM

                          Yeah, probably.

                          I tried cranking everything up and it still looked pretty bad and blurry for how it poorly it ran, though. Single digit FPS on high, and lucky to get ~30 on the lowest settings. Like I said, could have been the beta. Seemed like an unoptimized mess to me, with some real bad texture streaming and pop-in on top of it all.

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                            June 12, 2016 6:37 PM

                            Par for the course imo. I loved the first game and will just wait a few months to buy this game. Everything should be worked out by then.

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                            June 12, 2016 6:38 PM

                            How much VRAM? The only reports I've seen of people getting performance that bad is with 2GB and less cards

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                              June 12, 2016 6:38 PM

                              2GB! that could very well be it. I'm gonna be getting an 8GB card soon hopefully. So all should be well.

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                                June 12, 2016 6:45 PM

                                Yeah, on hyper settings at 1440p I think it uses the entire frame buffer of the GTX 1080.

                                You can use the VRAM usage limiter in game, but I've seen complaints about it.

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                          June 12, 2016 6:36 PM

                          Yeah, probably for the high settings preset on a 1920x1080 monitor. The extra on the left and right for 21:9 is significant

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          June 12, 2016 4:43 PM

          Totally they are amazing, Frostbite is one of my fav game engines with out doubt, the biggest thing is it runs really really well/fast on the PC with insane visual and features.

          That is one thing that most don't realize how difficult it really all is in a game engine development. It is one thing to have a engine to be able to produce beautiful visuals, which is a tough/complicated task on its own. But its a whole other thing to have your game engine run at a very high visual output/target and have it all running efficiently, fast and also takes advantage of certain hardware like multi core CPUs , leverage/consume your GPU etc properly, etc. Its all really insane if you stop to breath and think about it.

          In short game engine development is really fucking hard, I love all the guys that do it and the Dice crew specifically own at their craft I would love to meet them one day.

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      June 12, 2016 5:09 PM

      Holy shit the verge posted such a horrible clickbait article about EA and them being "tone-deaf about Orlando". Like, wow. That is next level pathetic.

      I'm more upset they threw up an article like this so quick right after a long-planned conference than I am about anything EA did or did not say. I wear they probably had the damn thing written before the conference even started.

      Throw on your ad blocker. http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/12/11914658/electronic-arts-e3-press-conference-gun-violence

      Also lol
      http://chattypics.com/files/iPhoneUpload_r1gl9z66pb.jpg