Hi, welcome to this week’s gaming news recaps! This week there have been a few important announcements, so read on to keep up to date with the latest.

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EA Announce New Subscription Programme
Video games company Electronic Arts this week announced a new subscription programme for the Xbox One called “EA access” that starts at just $4.99 a month. This service is being rolled out in beta to a limited number of players for now, but will launch for everyone on the Xbox One soon. Players with EA access membership will unlock The Vault, which is a collection of EA’s biggest games on the Xbox One, ready for you to download and play. Whilst the beta is running, players will have unlimited access to four great EA games: FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2, and Battlefield 4, with more titles being added soon. Additional benefits include the fact that EA access members will save 10% on purchases of EA digital content for Xbox One offered through the Xbox games store. The membership will also allow players to experience trials of new EA games up to five days before the release date, starting with upcoming title Dragon Age: Inquisition. You can follow EA access on Facebook, Twitter, or on their official site for more information.

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Flappy Birds Is Back In New Multiplayer Version
Vietnam-based indie video games studio Gears have launched a multi-player version of the hugely popular and addictive Flappy Bird game. The game, which is called Flappy Birds Family, is exclusive to the Amazon App Store for Android, and has been released less than 6 months after the original game was removed from stores by its creator Dong Nguyen. Flappy Birds Family features a person vs person mode, ghost-like enemies, and other obstacles. It also supports Amazon’s Fire TV remote and its dedicated video games controller – the game now reminds players to push a button rather than tap a touch-screen. You can download Flappy Birds Family here for free and if the game comes to iOS or Google’s play store, I’ll be sure to let you know.

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Nintendo Direct Video For Hyrule Warriors Coming Soon
Nintendo will host a special Nintendo Direct video presentation focusing on upcoming hack-and-slash game Hyrule Warriors, according to a tweet from Nintendo’s twitter account. The presentation will be broadcast through Nintendo’s website on Monday, August 4th at 11.00pm ET, and will feature new details on the Wii U title and presumably more character reveals. Hyrule Warriors features characters from across the Legend Of Zelda franchise, and the current roster includes Link, Princess Zelda, Impa, Lana, Midna and Agitha from Twilight Princess, Fi from Skyward Sword, and Princess Ruto, Darunia, and Sheik from The Ocarina Of Time. The game invites players on a journey to protect and reclaim recognizable landmarks while cutting down entire legions of enemies. Hyrule Warriors is set to be launched in Japan on August 14th , Europe on September 9th, and in North America on September 26th.

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Playstation Plus Reveal Free Games For August

Fez and Crysis 3 are leading the lineup of six games that will be available free to Playstation Plus subscribers in August, Sony have announced. Polytron’s Fez will be free to download on Playstation 4, along with Road Not Taken, the upcoming puzzle game from Spry Fox. Crysis 3 and Proteus will be available to players who own a Playstation 3, and Dragons Crown and Metrico will be the two free titles on the Playstation Vita. Sony will make all six aforementioned games free on the first Tuesday of the month, August 5th, which happens to be the release date for two of the titles in question: Metrico and Road Not Taken. When the six new titles go up this month, all of July’s free games will return to their original price. Three of August’s free titles will also be supporting Sony’s cross-buy program, with Proteus and Dragons Crown across the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita and Fez across all three Sony platforms. This means that these games, when picked up as free Playstation Plus titles, can be played on all the other Playstation systems.



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