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EA Blames Star Wars Canon For Its Greedy, Wretched Battlefront 2 Design

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There are a lot of ways that EA could deal with its Battlefront 2 program. The company could announce it was redesigning the progression system so that early players didn’t have a huge advantage over those who bought the game later. It could bring its microtransaction ideas back, but use them for cosmetic upgrades that don’t affect gameplay. But being EA, it decided to double down on the worst aspects of game design. And now…

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MP blames death threats on paper's headline

Ex-Tory minister Anna Soubry says her office has received 13 death threats since a newspaper front page named her as one of 15 “Brexit mutineers”. The pro-EU Remain supporter said the police took the threats seriously and had passed two cases to prosecutors. She said she had been “really quite frightened” and blamed the threats on Wednesday’s Daily Telegraph front page. The paper’s editor defended what he called “the legitimate actions and language of a free press”. The story concerned Conservative MPs planning to rebel against the government’s bid to…

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Freeview blames air pressure for TV disruption

Freeview has said that high air pressure is the cause of disruption being experienced by some of its users in England and Wales. The service provides access to digital TV channels through aerials, making it possible to watch programmes without a satellite or cable subscription. The Downdetector website indicates the issue began on Tuesday evening. Some viewers have complained they missed The Great British Bake Off final as a consequence. Freeview said it was unable to remedy the problem until weather conditions changed. “We recommend that you do not retune…

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Strachan blames genetics for Scotland failure – is it a claim based on fact?

“Genetically, we are behind,” said Scotland manager Gordon Strachan after his side missed out on a World Cup play-off place on Sunday. But is Strachan’s claim backed up by fact? The Scotland boss said that while Sunday’s opponents Slovenia might not have been technically superior, they had the “height and strength” that the Scots were unable to combat. Statistics looking at the top 50 teams in the world during 2015 show that world and European champions Spain were the shortest, Scotland second and Portugal, who went on to win Euro…

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Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp blames Reds' draw with Spartak Moscow on bad luck

Jurgen Klopp’s side wasted a number of chances in their 1-1 draw with Spartak Moscow Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp bemoaned his side’s bad luck as yet more chances went begging in the 1-1 Champions League draw at Spartak Moscow. Philippe Coutinho scored a well-worked first-half equaliser to cancel our Fernando’s free-kick but, despite dominating the attacking play, the Reds had to settle for a point in the Russian capital. “We are not the most lucky team in world football but we did very well in creating…

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News: Ryanair blames passenger luggage for delays

Ryanair has revealed new reduced checked bag fees (and increased check-in bag sizes) to encourage more customers to check in bags and reduce the number of customers with two bags at the boarding gates. The carrier argues too many customers are currently using its improved two free carry-on bags service, and with high load factors there is not enough overhead cabin space for this volume of carry-on bags. The situation is causing boarding/flight delays, Ryanair said. To encourage more customers to check-in some bags and reduce the volume of carry-on…

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Antonio Conte blames Aaron Ramsey’s quick-fire strike for Chelsea FA Cup final loss

Antonio Conte singled out Aaron Ramsey’s quick-fire goal as the key reason for his side’s FA Cup final loss to Arsenal. The Blues fell behind to a controversial early Alexis Sanchez goal before Victor Moses was dismissed for a second bookable offence after diving in the penalty area. But despite Diego Costa scoring an equaliser with a quarter of an hour remaining, Chelsea immediately fell behind again, as Ramsey restored the Gunners’ lead. And Conte felt his side’s failure to keep the scores level for a longer period was too…

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