Tag: Ea Sports

  • News EA Sports Would Bring Back NCAA Football in a Heartbeat

    Heisman hopes

    There’s been measurable pent-up demand for new NCAA Football titles ever since the series ceased in 2013, but new legislation in California leading to revised rules may finally make it a possibility. EA Sports was forced to end the popular Madden alternative due to legal disputes surrounding player likenesses, but with the new Fair...

  • News EA Planning for PS5 As It Cans NBA Live 20

    Zero points

    Update: EA's explained that it was planning an "innovative new direction" for NBA Live 20 that would provide "new ways for players to engage, connect, and create through basketball". However, since learning more about the PS5, it's decided to postpone its plans. More details will be announced next year, as it plans to emphasise "social...

  • News No News on NBA Live 20 Days Before Basketball Season Gets Underway

    Don't got next

    NBA 2K20 is already the best-selling game of 2019 in the United States – despite it launching less than two months ago. 2K Sports’ stranglehold on the interactive basketball market is pretty much unparalleled, but for the past few years EA Sports has been making strides with its own underperforming NBA Live franchise. Earlier...

  • News Huge FIFA 20 Patch 1.05 Finally Tries to Fix Career Mode, Out Now on PS4

    Please work

    Update: FIFA 20 patch 1.05 is now available to download on PS4. It's around 1GB in size. Let's hope it works! Original story: FIFA 20 has been out for almost three weeks now, and the game's been plagued with problems since day one -- especially the oft-neglected Career Mode. Bugged team selection means that top clubs like Liverpool and...

  • Review NHL 20 - A Slightly Improved Version of the Same Game

    Video game misconduct

    Sports games have a tendency to change incrementally year-to-year. This applies to the bigger sports franchises, let alone the smaller ones, which is what NHL 20 falls under. NHL 19 was an absolute disaster of a product, underwhelming in almost every way possible, so it's with optimism that we say this is a step forward, though...

  • News FIFA 20's First Post-Launch Patch Probably Won't Have Career Mode Fixes

    Skied it

    FIFA global franchise lead Corey Andress has come out and said that FIFA 20's first post-release patch is currently "on the way" and locked in. There's no time frame on when it'll arrive, but we imagine that it'll be soon, especially if it's just in the process of being approved by Sony. However, it's "likely" that this update will not...

  • Review FIFA 20 - Seriously Shoddy Career Mode Almost Results in an Own Goal

    Wide of the post

    FIFA 20 has three core modes of play: Ultimate Team, Career Mode, and the all-new Volta. However, only one of these modes stands strong as a rock solid time sink -- care to guess which one? If you said anything but Ultimate Team, then you haven't been paying attention. Once again, EA Sports bolsters the mode that makes FIFA one of...

  • Hands On FIFA 20 Career Mode Really Needs a Patch

    Poor performance

    Poor old Career Mode, consistently left behind to stagnate as Ultimate Team gets all the attention. But hey, EA's finally made some nice improvements to Career Mode in FIFA 20, allowing for custom managers and one-on-one conversations with players, while also making a range of behind-the-scenes tweaks. However, despite all the good...

  • Hands On Madden NFL 20's Superstar KO Mode Channels NFL Blitz

    Big plays, big prizes

    One impressive Aaron Rodgers drive aside, last week’s NFL season opener between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers was a fairly mundane affair. While there’s plenty to appreciate about the defensive game, the reason we all tune in to football every Sunday is to see the big plays – and that’s what Madden NFL 20’s...

  • News FIFA 20 Demo Is Ready for Kick Off on PS4

    Get in

    The FIFA 20 demo is out now on PlayStation 4 ahead of the game's release later this month. It weighs in at around 6.5GB, and it features two modes of play: Kick Off and Volta. Volta being the kind of street-smart urban five-a-side footie that FIFA's bigging up this year (but the demo only allows for 3v3). As for Kick Off, the demo features...

  • Review Madden NFL 20 - Personality Traits Add X-Factor to Annual Update

    King of the fling

    What makes an NFL superstar stand out? For the Carolina Panthers’ starting quarterback Cam Newton, it’s his ability to scramble out of the pocket, picking up essential yards for his team without needing to fling the pigskin or hand the ball off. Meanwhile, the New York Giants’ Rookie of the Year running back Saquon Barkley...

  • News FIFA 20 Finally Adds Custom Manager Creator, and You Can Be Male or Female

    Hair transplant, too?

    For anyone who plays career mode in FIFA, this is going to be a very welcome change. When playing as a manager in past games, you'd have to choose an avatar from a frankly awful roster of pre-made middle-aged men. Most looked daft, the rest looked terrible. Thankfully, that's no longer the case in FIFA 20. This year's release...

  • News NBA Live 20 Delayed as EA Sports Plans New Approach

    Free-to-play?

    Basketball is big business, but EA Sports has taken a drubbing from 2K Sports’ uber-popular NBA 2K franchise over the past decade or so. Many felt that NBA Live 20 may have been cancelled after the publisher made the unprecedented move of patching a roster update into last year’s instalment – despite the sequel appearing in a...

  • News French Legend Zinedine Zidane Fronts FIFA 20 Ultimate Edition

    More FUT Icons announced

    After revealing the cover stars of the standard and Champions edition for FIFA 20, EA purposefully made us wait a little longer before we could find out whose mug would grace the front of the Ultimate edition. Now we know, because joining Eden Hazard and Virgil van Dijk will be the legendary French midfielder Zinedine Zidane...

  • Hands On NHL 20's PS4 Beta Shows Promise

    A step forward

    EA's NHL franchise hasn't exactly had the best console generation. After skipping the first year of the PlayStation 4 altogether, NHL 15 tripped out of the gate with a pretty weak effort. This in and of itself is pretty normal for sports games, but they tend to improve drastically as the generation rolls on. Unfortunately, that never...

  • News Eden Hazard and Virgil van Dijk Are FIFA 20's Cover Stars

    Attack and defend

    EA Sports has revealed which players will grace the cover of FIFA 20. The Standard Edition of the upcoming footie sim will boast ex-Chelsea legend and now fresh Real Madrid signing Eden Hazard, while the Champions Edition will feature Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, quite possibly the best defender in the world right now So what...

  • News NHL 20 Gameplay Trailer Shows off Improved Shooting, Transitions, and More

    Cool as ice

    While EA gave us our first glimpse at the cover of NHL 20 during the 2019 NHL Awards ceremony, one thing that was absent was a proper look at the gameplay. This is no longer the case, as a rather lengthy trailer has finally dropped, offering a look at the game in action. The NHL franchise, probably more than any of EA's other sports...

  • News FIFA Enters New 'Long-Term' Partnership with Liverpool FC

    VVD 99 rated or we riot

    As predicted by disgruntled Manchester United fan and Push Square editor Sammy Barker in a previous article, Liverpool FC have indeed signed a deal with FIFA creators EA Sports. Previously, the Reds had an agreement with Konami and Pro Evolution Soccer, but as we all know, FIFA is where the real money is, and with Liverpool...

  • E3 2019 FIFA 20's Volta Custom Character Mode Will Not Have Microtransactions 'At Launch'

    This better not be a dummy

    'Volta' is a new style of play in FIFA 20. It's got a lot in common with the old FIFA Street games, focusing on small, urban matches that highlight tricks, flicks, and tasty trainers. And in the game's Volta World mode, you're free to make your own custom character. Naturally, as you play through the mode, you accumulate...

  • E3 2019 EA Sports Dishes the Dirt on Madden NFL 20 Gameplay

    Run-Pass-Option revised

    EA Play 2019 didn’t prove to be a vintage curtain raiser for E3 2019, but we were treated to some new Madden NFL 20 gameplay details. In addition to the Face of the Franchise campaign mode – which you can read more about

  • E3 2019 Madden NFL 20 Will Make You the Face of a Franchise

    From college to king

    Everyone wants to play quarterback, but only an elite few get the opportunity. Madden NFL 20’s new campaign mode will see you become the face of a franchise, as you work your way through the college ranks and into the draft. There’s a trailer embedded above featuring Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes, as he gives a...

  • News FIFA 20 Doesn't Look Like It'll Kick Off on the PS3

    Full-time for last-gen Legacy Edition

    You may not believe it, but FIFA 19 launched on the PlayStation 3. The soccer simulation released in cash-grabbing Legacy Edition form, of course, but it was still available on Sony’s last-gen console. However, it looks like EA Sports may finally be done with the ancient console, as there’s no word of older...

  • E3 2019 FIFA 20 Reveal Goes All-In on Street-Based Volta Mode

    The return of FIFA Street, kind of

    FIFA 20 has just got its official reveal trailer, and it's clear that this year, there's going to be a heavy emphasis on its FIFA Street-esque 'Volta' modes. 'Volta' is what EA Sports is calling smaller, urban football matches, and they seem to make up a big part of 2019's package. To some extent, Volta is going...

  • E3 2019 FIFA 20 Release Date Set for Late September

    Kick off

    And just like that, FIFA 20 has been officially announced alongside a release date. This year's instalment will be fully unveiled tomorrow (that's the 8th June) at 3:00pm UK time. And yes, that's a couple of hours before EA's EA Play livestream begins. FIFA 20 is set for release on the 27th September, but are you ready to hit the pitch?...

  • News Kansas City Quarterback Patrick Mahomes Fronts Madden NFL 20

    New campaign mode sees you become a franchise's face

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and no-look pass master Patrick Mahomes will front Madden NFL 20, which is due out 2nd August. The headline new feature this year is the Face of the Franchise: QB1 Career Campaign, which will see you working your way through college, before facing the draft and...

  • News FIFA 19 Rebranded for Champions League, And CR7's Gone

    Ronaldo removed from cover

    Europe’s premier club competition the Champions League resumes next week, and FIFA 19 has been given a facelift to celebrate. However, the soccer simulation will move forward without Cristiano Ronaldo on its cover, as the Juventus striker’s been replaced by an image of Brazilian forward Neymar, who’s flanked by Kevin...

  • News Usain Bolt Could End Up in FIFA 19

    An especially pacey winger

    Usain Bolt, the world record holding sprinter who, in his prime, was pretty much the fastest human on the planet, may soon end up in FIFA 19. The former athlete, now 32 years old, has been pursuing a career as a professional footballer over the last few years, and recently, he scored two goals in a pre-season friendly for...

  • News EA Sports Closely Monitoring Cristiano Ronaldo Allegations

    Portuguese forward under-fire

    Juventus forward and global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is embroiled in a scandal, and it’s reached the point where some of his principal sponsors have been forced to come out and comment. Alongside sportswear giant Nike, publisher EA Sports has said that it’s “closely monitoring the situation” after rape...

  • Review FIFA 19 - Well Drilled... Unlike Jose Mourinho's Man Utd Team

    Good touch for a big lad

    Spend just a few minutes with FIFA 19 and you'll wonder if EA has just re-released FIFA 18 with Champions League licensing. At first it can feel very familiar – more so than usual – but give it a couple of hours and you'll start picking up on all the little things, all the subtle improvements that EA Sports has carefully...

  • Review NHL 19 - Ice Hockey Deserves Much Better

    Puck off

    The NHL series is a weird one. Years ago, when 2K had its own NHL series, there was a competition for attention between the two franchises that drove both series’ forward as time went by. But without the competition that NBA Live deals with or the massive install base of Madden, NHL usually comes off as the series that is generally...

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    PS4

    Review NBA Live 19

    Basketbawl

    When it comes to sport simulation video games, it’s clear that EA Sports is king. It has the crown in just about every major sport, and this was the case for many years with its NBA Live series. Live was the standard bearer for close to 15 years, but during the jump from the PlayStation 2 to the PlayStation 3, it began to lose its grip,...

  • Round Up FIFA 19 PS4 Reviews Aim for the Top Corner

    What a hit

    FIFA 19's out next week on PlayStation 4, and so the reviews have started filling the stands. All in all it's looking like another in-form year for EA Sports' wildly popular football sim, with high scores across most of the board. As for our own review of FIFA 19, we should have one for you in the near future. Twinfinite - 4.5/5:...

  • Hands On FIFA 19 Demo - Five Things We Learned

    Pep talk

    The FIFA 19 demo has been out since last week to give fans of the FIFA franchise a chance to have a feel of the game before its 29th September release date. It’s worth noting that the demo is an old build and the full version of FIFA 19 will feel more fluid according to the EA Game Changers who were present at the game’s final capture...

  • News PlayStation Store Down on PS4, Could Be to Do with FIFA 19 Demo's Launch

    Kick off

    Well, the PlayStation Store seems to be down for many on PS4. At first it seemed like a random issue, but then we realised that the playable demo FIFA 19 just launched. Coincidence? Possibly not. It's difficult to really pinpoint the problem, but it seems feasible to us. The annual arrival of the FIFA demo is always a big deal, and you can...

  • News Top 100 FIFA 19 Players Revealed in Full, Arguments Erupt as Expected

    Salah 88?!

    EA Sports has finished revealing the top 100 players in FIFA 19 based on overall ratings, and needless to say, fans of just about every football club in the world have something to say about the rankings. The top ten looks like this: 10. Toni Kroos 9. David De Gea 8. Luis Suarez 7. Sergio Ramos 6. Eden Hazard 5. Kevin De Brunye 4. Luka...

  • News FIFA 19 Demo Will Feature Kick-Off, The Champions League, and The Journey

    The big game

    EA Sports has spilled the beans on what's in the upcoming FIFA 19 demo, which is due to launch on PlayStation 4 later this week. It'll let players try out the overhauled Kick-Off mode as well as the final chapter in The Journey, FIFA's story mode. We imagine that you won't be able to play much of The Journey, but it should give you...

  • News FIFA 19 Demo Kicks Off Next Week on PS4

    Back of the net

    As is yearly tradition, a playable FIFA demo will be added to the PlayStation Store before the latest game is released. The FIFA 19 demo is set to take to the pitch in just under a week from now, on the 13th September. If previous years are anything to go by, it'll offer up a handful of teams picked from Europe's top leagues, and...

  • News Mass Shooting Reported at Madden NFL 19 Tournament in Florida

    Multiple fatalities confirmed

    A shooting has occurred at a Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville, Florida today, with multiple fatalities confirmed. Videos on social media reveal harrowing scenes from the event, where attendees had gathered to play EA Sports’ latest American football game. The Jacksonville County Sherriff’s Office confirmed...

  • Gamescom 2018 Kick On with 15 Minutes of Gameplay from the Latest FIFA 19 Build

    An upgrade?

    Gamespot's uploaded 15 minutes of FIFA 19 gameplay, and as far as we're aware, it's the latest build of the game. As previews promised, we did spy a handful of new animations, and the general flow of play maybe looks a bit more fluid? It's hard to tell without playing the game ourselves, but it does seem that way in the video...

  • Gamescom 2018 FIFA 19's Story Mode Finale Is Split Across Three Characters

    The champiooooons

    FIFA 19's story mode will feature not one, not two, but three distinct characters, the game's latest trailer reveals. In the last two games, The Journey has focused on Alex Hunter, and while he's still at the centre of this one as he attempts to find Real Madrid yet more European glory, you'll also play as returning...

  • News Sony's Readying an Entire Line of FIFA 19 PS4 Bundles in Europe

    Sweet six

    Sony’s got to be rubbing its hands together right now. The PlayStation 4 may be nearing its fifth anniversary, but the Japanese giant’s barely had to budge on price – and it’s got a lineup this holiday that’s surely going to mean that it enters its sixth year on the market in an incredibly strong position. The company’s also...

  • Soapbox Madden NFL’s Longshot Is the Kind of Direct-to-DVD Drama I Adore

    Baffling in the best way

    Okay, we’ve got to talk about Madden NFL’s Longshot mode, because I feel like this is flying under the radar. I quite like FIFA’s rags-to-riches stories, depicting the rise of Clapham’s finest forward Alex Hunter, but I absolutely love Devin Wade and Colt Cruise’s pursuit of NFL stardom. Playing through Homecoming,...

  • News Alex Hunter Signs for Real Madrid in 'Dramatic Finale' to Story Mode

    Hala Madrid

    Fictional footballer Alex Hunter’s story will conclude with The Journey: Champions in FIFA 19, with EA Sports confirming that this year’s release will mark the “dramatic finale” of the single player campaign. The star from south-west London will sign for Spanish team Real Madrid over the course of the plot, where he’ll...

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    PS4

    Review Madden NFL 19

    Play of the game

    Six months since the Philadelphia Eagles snatched Super Bowl LII from Tom Brady’s greedy clutches, a new season of the NFL beckons, with a fresh crop of rookies all eager to ply their trade in one of the league’s 32 teams. EA Sports, as has been the case for decades now, has also returned with a new entry in its annual Madden...

  • News FIFA 19 Is the Latest Game to Get a Battle Royale Mode

    Well, kinda

    FIFA 19 will spice up the ol’ series mainstay Exhibition with a few nifty new options this year. In addition to being able to play FA Cup and Champions League matches, complete with all of the custom presentation and commentary you’d expect of such occasions, you’ll also be able set up mini-series events (‘Best Of’ matches,...

  • News Colin Kaepernick's Name Scrubbed from Madden NFL 19

    It's not in the game

    Colin Kaepernick, the ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback who’s caught up in a political hurricane, has had his name scrubbed from a song on the soundtrack of Madden NFL 19. The song, Big Bank by YG, has various profanities which have been digitally edited out in order to maintain the American football game’s age rating –...

  • News Leaked FIFA 19 Gameplay Looks a Lot Like FIFA

    Who'd have thunk

    Around ten minutes of FIFA 19 gameplay has hit the 'net via Reddit, showcasing a Europa League match between Manchester City and Manchester United. They must have been booted out of the Champions League early? Unsurprisingly the gameplay looks very... FIFA. There are some of those new animations on display, though, an

  • News FIFA 19's New Player Animations Sound Like a Real Step Up

    Pass and move

    A bunch of FIFA 19 previews have just hit the 'net, and there seems to be one main talking point: EA Sports has really taken the game's animations to the next level. Indeed, everyone who's played the latest build of the upcoming release reckons the way that players move and animate has been improved rather dramatically. Hopefully this...

  • E3 2018 FIFA 19 Reimagines Pulling the Trigger with an Advanced Shooting System

    A speculative effort

    EA Sports has a reputation for releasing annual FIFA titles with the slightest of adjustments over the previous year’s version. While it’s been confirmed that this year’s entry – which launches on 28th September – will include the official UEFA Champions League license, the developer has also made its customary tweaks...

  • E3 2018 Saquon Barkley Rips Through a Stubborn Defence in Madden NFL 19 Trailer

    First down

    Madden NFL 19’s reveal trailer goes big on New York Giants’ rookie running back Saquon Barkley, as it rattles off some clichés while showing Eli Manning handing off to his new man. There’s not a whole lot to glean from this cinematic footage really, and there was even less meat to the title’s on-stage presentation: Pittsburgh...