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  • E3 2018 Lift the UEFA Champions League Trophy in FIFA 19 This September

    Surprise?

    In what will come as a surprise to just about no one at this point, Electronic Arts has today confirmed that FIFA 19 will indeed include the official Champions League license.  This has long been held exclusively by Konami for their competing Pro Evolution Soccer franchise, but rumours have been swirling since April that EA...

  • E3 2018 Five Time Champions League Winner Cristiano Ronaldo Fronts FIFA 19

    CR7

    Five time Champions League winner Cristiano Ronaldo will once again grace the cover of FIFA 19, fresh from Real Madrid’s latest victory in the prestigious club competition. This is the second time that the former Manchester United forward has appeared on the front of EA Sport’s flagship footie franchise, having rocked up on Pro Evolution...

  • News FIFA 18's Free World Cup Update Available on PS4 Now

    Back of the net

    With the globe about to descend on Russia for the 2018 World Cup, EA Sports has just dropped FIFA 18’s latest update, adding the famous international tournament to the title’s roster of modes. This means that starting from today, you’ll be able to live out your dream of watching Marcus Rashford score the winner for England in...

  • News Madden NFL 19 Enters the End Zone on 10th August

    Terrell Owens snatches Hall of Fame cover

    Madden NFL 19 will kickoff on 10th August on the PlayStation 4, with EA Sports promising an improvement on the “success of last season”. Six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Terrell Owens will front the Hall of Fame Edition, which will retail for $79.99 in the United States, and will include early access (7th...

  • News Dutch Commentator Says Champions League Will Be in FIFA 19

    They are the champions

    Our immediate thought when Konami announced that it had lost the UEFA Champions League license is how EA will almost certainly play the famous club competition’s anthem at some point during its E3 2018 press conference – and Dutch commentator Evert ten Napel has just put the odds of that happening sky high. Speaking as...

  • News FIFA 18 World Cup Update Launches in May for Free, Adds New Game Modes

    Back of the net

    As last week's leak suggested, FIFA 18 will be getting an official World Cup update next month. EA spills the beans in a new blog post, which reveals that the update will add new World Cup-flavoured modes while also revamping existing components. So, what's in store? For starters, we're getting an official World Cup mode, which sees...

  • Rumour FIFA 18 World Cup Update Is About to Kick Off

    Scouted on the PlayStation Store

    It looks like FIFA 18 is getting a World Cup update in the near future, if a North American PlayStation Store leak is anything to go by. The store listing was soon removed, but not before screenshots were passed around social media. Said screenshots show the one and only Cristiano Ronaldo in his...

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    Review EA Sports UFC 3

    Chat crap get banged

    You’ll need a strong stomach, but EA Sports UFC 3 simply feels good. Dana White’s snowballing brand of mixed martial arts is not known for pulling its punches, and the third instalment in EA Sports’ series hits similarly hard, with wince-inducing haymakers breaking noses like they’re breadsticks. Industry leading...

  • Interview FIFA 18's Tom Holkenborg on Scoring Soccer

    A little more conversation

    Recently we got the chance to chat with composer Tom Holkenborg about his work on the soundtrack for the narrative portion of FIFA 18, as well as his extensive history working with EA, his love of soccer, and how to capture the appropriate sound for a given sequence. Tom has contributed to numerous EA titles, dating back a...

  • News After the Battlefront 2 Scandal, EA UFC 3's Beta Sounds Like a Disaster

    Here we go again

    With the games industry still a little raw after the whole Star Wars Battlefront 2 fiasco, it might have been smart for EA to delay UFC 3’s beta based on some of the early reports regarding the game. Alas, it’s blundered ahead regardless – and it may just be about to walk headfirst into the fist of another controversy. From...

  • News EA Sports UFC 3 Submits to PS4 on 2nd February

    Fight night

    EA Sports quietly announced UFC 3 this week, KOing any hopes of a new Fight Night for the time being. The sequel, due out worldwide on 2nd February, will feature Irish gobshite Conor McGregor on the cover – but don’t tell him we said that as he could probably murder us with his little finger. The headline new feature in this latest...

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    Review FIFA 18

    Bang in form

    Surprise surprise, FIFA 18 is another rock solid entry in EA's footie sim series. Why wouldn't it be? It feels like the developer pretty much nailed its formula years ago, and ever since, it's just tweaked and added things little by little with each annual instalment. This year's title is no different. It looks better, it plays better,...

  • News FIFA 18 PS4 Patch 1.03 Out Now, Buffs Keepers, Reduces Shot Accuracy

    Keeping those 7-0 games to a minimum

    FIFA 18's first big update is now available to download on PlayStation 4. Patch 1.03 weighs in at 1.2GB, and while it doesn't appear to include any especially huge changes, it does seem to make a few tweaks to various aspects of the game. Here are the patch notes, anyway: Added the following in FIFA Ultimate...

  • News This Is the Greatest Squad You Can Assemble in FIFA 18 Ultimate Team

    Squad goals

    With an average rating of 90 and a chemistry of 100, this is the best possible squad you can build in FIFA 18’s Ultimate Team mode. The squad – number crunched by bookmakers bwin – has a perilous La Liga-led front three, including Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, and ol’ plastic chops Cristiano Ronaldo. They’re backed by a midfield...

  • Deals Buy a PS4 with FIFA 18 for £200 from Amazon UK

    Or get up to £25 off any gaming goods

    We suspect it’s going to be one of the hottest bundles of the holidays in Europe, but Amazon UK is giving you a little extra incentive to nab a PlayStation 4 Slim with FIFA 18 right now. The retailer has launched a series of discount vouchers for video games which work in the following ways: £5 off a £40...

  • News The FIFA 18 Demo Kicks Off on PS4 Later Today

    Get in

    Get your laces tied and your legs stretched, the FIFA 18 demo is smashing one off the PlayStation 4 later today. It'll feature 12 playable teams: Manchester City, Manchester United, Athletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, LA Galaxy, Toronto FC, Boca Juniors, C.D. Guadalajara, and Vissel Kobe...

  • News No Prizes for Guessing Who the Highest Rated Player in FIFA 18 Is

    Never heard of him

    EA Sports has revealed the ten highest rated players in FIFA 18, and you won't be winning any of our precious custard creams for guessing who's sitting pretty at number one. Yep, it's none other than old Ronny himself, with an overall rating of 94. We suppose having his face on the game's box wasn't enough, eh? Here's the full...

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    Review Madden NFL 18

    Gronk star

    Yes, the football season may have just started in the UK, but across the pond, something different is going on: the football season is about to start. Not the one with feet or balls, mind you, but one even more complicated and technical, a sport in which “PA Max Protect” actually means something. To a new player, the prospect of...

  • News FIFA 18's Overhauled Career Mode Has Cutscenes and Dialogue Options

    Putting the man in manager

    We've always been fans of FIFA's career mode -- taking Liverpool to the top of the league and keeping them there because they can't bloody do it in real life -- so we're happy to hear that the simulation's getting some significant overhauls in this year's edition. Indeed, FIFA 18's career will actually incorporate...

  • Gamescom 2017 Fresh FIFA 18 Trailer Is Surprisingly Stylish

    All flair

    EA's pushed out a new trailer for FIFA 18. Cut to the beat of Blue Monday by New Order - yeah, it's a little weird - the video's surprisingly stylish. At least, as far as the annual footie sim is concerned. It's also got plenty of Ronaldo, as you'd expect. Are you looking forward to kicking off in FIFA 18 next month? Aim for the...

  • News Brazilian Ronaldo's Weird Wedge Haircut Will Be in FIFA 18

    Reverse receding hairline

    There are few things that this author remembers as a 13-year-old, but Ronaldo’s ridiculous haircut at the 2002 World Cup is one of them. Even non-football fans will be familiar with the wedge that he waltzed into the tournament sporting – it’s arguably one of the most iconic hairstyles in the sport, along with the...

  • News Sony Is Going in Hard with a Range of FIFA 18 PS4 Bundles in Europe

    Ronaldo Edition launches three days early

    Sony's got the marketing rights for FIFA 18, and it's not letting them go to waste. The Japanese giant will be releasing a range of PlayStation 4 bundles here in Europe as it attempts to offer up an attractive deal for every kind footy fan. It's kicking things off with the Ronaldo Edition bundle on the 26th...

  • E3 2017 Alex Hunter Returns in FIFA 18 Story Mode

    Fittingly called The Journey: Hunter Returns

    EA today announced the return of Alex Hunter to this year's FIFA 18 story mode. Last year's 'The Journey' was a surprisingly excellent mode, following Hunter's rise from the youth ranks to the first-team of your chosen Premier League club, capturing the imagination FIFA fans around the world.  In...

  • E3 2017 Madden NFL 18 to Feature Full Story Mode

    Longshot

    Following in the footsteps of FIFA 18, this year's Madden NFL 18 will feature a story mode called Longshot. It stars the acting of Mahershala Ali from House of Cards fame and Scott Porter from the American football TV series Friday Night Lights.  On the official website, publisher EA had this to say: "After three years away from...

  • News FIFA 18 Partners with PlayStation, Scores Its First Trailer

    We hope you like Ronaldo

    It's true, then: EA Sports is partnering with Sony and PlayStation for FIFA 18. The footy sim's first real trailer confirms as much, featuring PlayStation branding at the start and end of the video. Oh, and it's got loads of Ronaldo as well. Probably a good job that he ended up winning the Champions League the other night,...

  • News You Can Download and Play FIFA 17 for Free This Weekend on PS4

    Get in

    If you feel like you need some football in your life now that the season's over, you may be interested in FIFA 17's free weekend. Indeed, you can head over to the PlayStation Store right now and give it a shot without spending a penny. The free period will come to an end on the 5th June. We suppose it's a pretty strategic move as far as EA's...

  • Rumour Sony May Have Scored FIFA Marketing Rights from Xbox

    Back of the net

    Football is fudging huge here in Europe, and do you know what else is massive on these shores? PlayStation. It always made sense for Microsoft to be marketing partners of the FIFA franchise, then, because between Champions League sponsorship and general dominance in Europe, soccer games are already associated with Sony’s system...

  • News FIFA 17 Was the World's Best Selling Console Game in 2016, Says EA

    Champione! Champione!

    Football – the version played with the feet rather than the hands – is the most popular sport in the world, so it's no surprise to see FIFA 17 utterly dominate the sales charts around the globe. EA announced as part of an earnings call overnight that the latest iteration of its soccer simulation was the best-selling console...

  • News FIFA's Story Mode Will Return for a Second Season This Year

    Don't stop believin'

    Who would have thought that FIFA 17's story mode The Journey would actually turn out to be a success? The single player option which saw players assume the role of budding star Alex Hunter played a big part in the soccer simulation's marketing, and was warmly received by critics and consumers alike. Unsurprisingly, then, the...

  • News FIFA 17 Will Be Free-to-Play on PS4 This Weekend Only

    Back of the net

    Footy fans rejoice: FIFA 17 will be completely free-to-play on the PlayStation 4 this weekend – though there will be a catch. While you'll be able to gain access to the entire game, a portion of The Journey campaign mode will be blocked off, preventing you from seeing the story through. You'll obviously need to cough up if you...

  • News FIFA 17 PS4 Patch Makes the Computer a Little Less Defensive

    Get off the bus

    We've seen complaints floating around the web for a few weeks now with regards to the defensive capabilities of FIFA 17's artificial intelligence. Supposedly, computer controlled players are pretty bloody good at winning the ball back, and in some cases, they're almost a little too good. As such, the highlight of the game's first...

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    Review FIFA 17

    Signing of the summer

    Another year, another FIFA review, although this time around, there's actually a reasonable amount of new stuff to talk about without having dig deep into the finer - and frankly quite boring - technicalities of tweaked gameplay mechanics. Taken as a whole, FIFA 17 is the biggest step forward that the sports series has seen in...

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    Review NHL 17

    Returning to the first line

    With NHL 17 being the second version of EA's hockey sim to be released since the shameful PlayStation 4 debut that was NHL 15, fans of puck-based sports were rightfully expecting the good work done in last year's edition to carry on through and be improved upon even further to really bring the franchise into the current...

  • News Iceland Isn't in FIFA 17 Because EA Didn't Offer Enough Money For the Rights

    Ice cold

    If you kept up with this summer's Euro tournament, you'll know that Iceland did incredibly well for a team made up of relative nobodies from a very sparsely populated country. One of the lowest ranked sides in the tournament, Iceland made it all the way to the quarterfinals - and they even knocked out England to get there. Naturally, the...

  • News FIFA 17 Gets Some Great Graphical Upgrades Thanks to New Engine on PS4

    Stay frosty

    FIFA 17 is in under the microscope in Digital Foundry's latest comparison video, as the publication takes a look at how the newly implemented Frostbite engine impacts the game's graphics. Now EA's primary engine, Frostbite has powered current-gen titles like Dragon Age: Inquisition, and it's being used for upcoming games such as...

  • News Manchester United Youth Player Fosu-Mensah Isn't Impressed with His Face in FIFA 17

    Good job he hasn't played PES

    Timothy Fosu-Mensah has a bright future ahead of him, breaking into Manchester United's first-team alongside fellow youth talent Marcus Rashford under the watchful eye of the flat-faced Louis Van Gaal last season. But despite Jose Mourinho sticking with the Dutch junior this term, the youngster hasn't been awarded the...

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    Review Madden NFL 17

    Lynch pin

    Sports games: the bane of most people's E3 conferences. They're the games that people that call themselves "Serious Moe" play. It's easy to write Madden and other sports games off as "just a roster update" – and, at times, this can be true – but the long-lived American football series has been steadily evolving over the past couple of...

  • News FIFA 17 Becomes the Official Video Game Partner of Manchester United

    #FIFA17IsRed

    Love it or loathe it, Manchester United is a commercial juggernaut – that much was evidenced by the sponsor-laden red carpet that was rolled out for Paul Pogba this week. And if you wondered why fictional footballer Alex Hunter signs for the Red Devils in FIFA 17's forthcoming story mode, then this may explain a thing or two: EA...

  • News Marco Reus Makes a Run for the Front Cover of FIFA 17

    German efficiency

    FIFA 17's cover star has been revealed, no doubt prompting a cheer from Borussia Dortmund fans. After a long public voting process, you can look forward to seeing Marco Reus' mug on the upcoming footy sim's box. He beat Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, and Manchester United's Anthony Martial to the punch...

  • News Players Are Apparently Smarter Than Ever in FIFA 17

    Space ace

    Your computer controlled teammates will supposedly be smarter than ever before in FIFA 17 - a statement that comes as no real surprise since EA Sports seems to say it almost every year. According to the footy sim's latest trailer, the artificial intelligence can manage and use space on the pitch impressively well, darting into the open...

  • News Make Sure That Anthony Martial Is FIFA 17's Cover Star

    He came from France

    As is the case almost every year, you can vote for the face of FIFA 17 right now. Fortunately, Liverpool's bargain bin Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, is not in the running this year – with Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus, Chelsea's Eden Hazard, and Manchester United's Anthony Martial in the...

  • E3 2016 FIFA 17 Dev Went to BioWare for Help with Footy Sim's New Story Mode

    Worlds colide

    FIFA 17 has its very own story mode - something completely new to the long running series. Separate from the traditional career mode, 'The Journey' will follow wannabe star Alex Hunter, who you'll play as throughout. As Alex, you'll have control both on and off the pitch, as you decide how the narrative plays out through interviews...

  • E3 2016 You Can't Make Your Own Character in FIFA 17's Story Mode

    You gotta be Alex Hunter

    EA has officially revealed a new mode in FIFA 17 called The Journey. After spying the trailer - which you can watch through here - we had assumed that the mode would allow you to create your own character and therefore act as a new spin on the traditional player career mode. As it turns out, though, this doesn't appear to...

  • News FIFA 17 Kicks-Off in September on PS4

    Powered by Frostbite

    A game can change, as Ray Winstone says on those irritating betting ads. But it's also true of FIFA 17 it seems, as this year's edition of the footie sim will be powered by Frostbite on the PlayStation 4 – a first for the franchise. The game's due out on 27th September in North America and 29th September in Europe, and...

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    Review EA Sports UFC 2

    Not a Rousey success

    As the famous Greek philosopher Aristotle once said: "Kick, punch, it's all in the mind." Or, in the case of EA Sports UFC 2, the sequel to EA's first major MMA outing: "Kick, punch, it's all in the controls." See, while this year's adaptation of the popular bloodsport is as brutal as ever, the core fighting gameplay seems to...

  • News Football Teams Are Signing Pro FIFA Players Now

    But the transfer window's closed?

    Are you any good at FIFA? You may be getting a call from Pep Guardiola, Louis Van Gaal, or Jurgen Klopp any minute, because it looks like football teams are starting to sign up top gamers. BBC Newsbeat reports that Wolverhampton-based PlayStation pro David Bytheway – that ain't a real name, surely? – has been...

  • News EA's Cover Curse Continues with Ronda Rousey

    Not so rowdy

    EA Sports UFC 2 was officially announced this week, with superstar Ronda Rousey revealed as the cover athlete. Call it a coincidence, but she was knocked out for the first time by Holly Holm in last night's UFC 193 in Melbourne. This isn't the first time that the headline attraction to an EA game has suffered a dramatic fall from...

  • News EA Sports UFC 2 Will Bring Better Brawls to PS4 in Spring 2016

    Ronda Rousey spearheads the next entry

    After being teased last week, EA Sports UFC 2 has been revealed officially via a new trailer, which showcases new cover star Ronda Rousey - the first female fighter to be on a UFC game cover. The female Brock Lesnar doesn't talk about the actual game's features that much, though we do see some amazing hair...

  • News EA's Ready to Get Sweaty with New UFC Game

    Cuddle up

    Once upon a time, Ultimate Fighting Championship games were a big deal. We distinctly remember one entry from THQ tearing up the charts – but then the publisher went on to milk the series, and interest waned. Since then, EA Sports has become the custodian of the license, but while its previous UFC game certainly had some positives, it...

  • News NHL 16 Update Brings New EASHL Mode, Gameplay Tweaks

    Face-off

    A new NHL 16 update is live and it features EASHL club challenges as well as presentation and gameplay changes, EA has announced. The new Club Challenge in EA Sports Hockey League will let you select a specific team to go head-to-head against. Completed games in the new mode will count towards your pro's personal stats and player badge...