EA Sports has finally dished the dirt on the upcoming FIFA 11 at their GamesCom press conference
The biggest new headline announcement is the ability to play as the goalkeeper in new 11v11 online team play. Elsewhere, EA were keen to hammer home the points of refinement, personality and improved passing. FIFA 11 looks to be all about improving on the quirks of the previous games, rather than..
EA's just confirmed during their GamesCom press conference that England footballer David Beckham will be joining the EA Sports Active 2 team
David has always worked hard to stay in excellent shape and has inspired people around the world to make fitness a priority, said Jens Uwe Intat of EA. Were excited about this collaboration with David as the high value he places on fitness makes..
We're a few weeks away from gamescom now, when one can assume that FIFA 11 will be completely blown wide open
We know the game's a few months off, and we know that Kaka's the global cover-star. This trailer seems like a grab at mind-share more than anything. It's almost like, "HEY, YOU LIKE FIFA DON'T YOU!?! WELL, DON'T FOGET THERE'S ANOTHER ONE COMING OUT REAL SOON. ENJOY THIS 30 SECONDS OF..
EA's confirmed that Real Madrid "superstar", Kaka, will grace the cover of FIFA 11 worldwide
Apparently, the midfielder is thrilled about this news. Ive always been a fan of EA SPORTS and especially the FIFA series, he "said" in a totally-not-canned press release. Being on the FIFA 11 cover is a great honor for me since very few players have this opportunity, and there have been..
While The Fight: Lights Out is far from perfect, our hands-on time with the game made us realise that there's something in this "motion controlled beat 'em up" thing
It's genuinely satisfying when you throw a punch and watch it connect on screen. A perfect game for motion control punching would be the recently announced Fight Night: Champion. Sadly, in an interview with Eurogamer, EA's distanced..
NBA Jam is officially heading to the PlayStation 3
EA's just confirmed it. But it's not what you think... While NBA Jam will be heading to the PlayStation 3, it won't be the full version and you'll have to buy NBA Elite 11 to get it. EA's Jordan Edelstein explained: Were still holding back the Remix Tour for the Wii consumer, and thats about 20 hours of gameplay, he told ESPN. But for the..
SCEA's confirmed that they've teamed up with EA Sports to release a new Madden NFL 11 hardware bundle next week
The pack, which is likely to stay a US exclusive for obvious reasons, includes a black PSP-3000 and a copy of the game. It'll cost just $159.99, which is pretty decent if you're in the market for a PSP. There are more details over at the PlayStation Blog.
EA's just announced the next entry in the Fight Night franchise, Fight Night: Champion
The game's due in 2011. According to developers EA Vancouver, the biggest bullet-point is the game's new single-player mode, which will break the mold of what is expected in a single-player sports game. Players will be introduced to an entirely new way to step between the ropes and experience the drama,..
Boom to the power of boom! No longer will you have to put up with sub-high definition visuals in your NBA Jam... Because it's just been rated for the PlayStation 3. Granted, the rating was carried out by a German board (and those guys are probably too high on World Cup fever to be thinking straight), but it's vary rare that a professional classification division would rate a product that..
EA's confirmed that FIFA 11 will launch in Europe on October 1st
The Americans will get it a few days earlier on September 28th. They think football is played with the hands though, so y'know. EA's also revealed one of the game's new features. The Creation Centre allows you to create players and teams using a web-based application on FIFA's official site. You'll be able to give players distinctive..
Are you loving the sound of vuvuzelas or detesting them? FIFA 11's got you covered either way
One of the game's newest features will allow you to tweak custom audio settings. Users will be able to upload sound clips — "Fivvvve Cantonas" — and mix them into the stadium ambience in accordance to events in the match. Which is basically amazing.
Sorry, we switched off during Peter Moore's presentation of EA Sports MMA during EA's press conference last night
Does it look dull? Hell yeah it looks dull. But that's only because we're not the intended audience. Sure we like the UFC games — they're fine. But they don't exactly fill us with blistering excitement. For those that care: EA Sports MMA is coming out October 19th on the PlayStation..
EA's released a new developer video which highlights FIFA 11's new Personality+ features
The new features' purpose is to give variation between players of different skills, and the tech demos EA have to show off are very impressive. One example shows a player of low skill turning on the ball and scuffing his shot into the ground, where a more skillful player is able to turn and volley the ball into..
FIFA games are really, really good
Seriously, ever since FIFA 08 (roughly), EA Sports have been on a roll with the franchise. The thing is, FIFA screenshots are really, really boring. This first screen from FIFA 11 is no exception. It's Chelsea vs. Arsenal. It's John Terry. Wooohooo.
EA bigwigs confirmed a list of software due to be shown at this year's E3 event last night, claiming that one big "marquee" title would be shown in 3D
Seeing as how the Playstation 3 is the only system set to support 3D this year (if you discount Nintendo's new 3DS anyway) we can't imagine what EA has to show - but we're secretly keeping our fingers...
Bye used game sales
Seriously: bye. EA's just announced that they're set to introduce an "Online Pass" that includes access to "online services, features, and bonus content" with every new EA Sports game starting Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11. If you buy a copy of the game where the online pass has already been redeemed (i.e. you bought the game used), well guess what? EA are going to..
Look, we're British
We're sorry. When someone says football we think of the sport where you, y'know, play with your feet. Not that other game people call football that's absolutely not football. Take the cover for Madden 11, which features Drew Brees (apparently). It shows the man holding a ball in his hand. Football. Mmmhm. We wanted to tell you...
It's probably impossible to make a commercial flop when you've got an official license adorning the package of your product
Particularly when it's a game based on the massive event that is the World Cup. But EA's turned over a new leaf in recent years, taking a new found interest in the quality of the products they release. As such, the FIFA video...
Ready you get your World Cup on? Of course you are
.. There's what, two or three months to go? E3, World Cup and Summer? It's going to be the best ever, yo. If you really want to speed up time to the start of June, you might want to get into the World Cup spirit a little early, y grabbing the demo for FIFA World Cup 2010 which is due on the PSN tomorrow. The demo'll feature Italy vs. Spain only..
We've never watched MMA in our life, but we're perfectly aware it's a hot topic across the 'States right now
Hence the showdown between THQ's UFC Undisputed franchise and EA Sports', erm, EA Sports MMA. Much of this has caused a war of words regarding which "talent" signs up to EA's game. People that know more about this stuff than we do would probably be interested to know that Joachim..
Is it wrong that we're stoked for EA Sports Active 2
0</a>? EA Sports' foray into the fitness field was previously a Wii-exclusive, but the company have announced today that the game will hit Playstation 3 with a few neat little peripherals to boot. The game will launch with two motion sensors and a heartbeat monitor (amazing, right?) when it launches in the Fall. "Players" will be..
Stocks in Tiger Woods may have dropped in recent months, but golf video games with well implemented motion controls have become no less fun
Thus, it's extremely exciting to hear that Tiger Woods 11 will include support for Sony's upcoming Playstation Motion Controller to "give gamers an authentic interactive swing experience". There aren't any concrete details on the implementation yet,..
What to say about FIFA World Cup 2010 - it's a FIFA game designed to cash-in on this year's World Cup
The difference being - FIFA games are actually properly amazing these days, suggesting even if it's only a small enhancement over FIFA 10, it's still going to be really fun. Plus this trailer has amazing music. Makes us feel all summery, despite the freezing temperatures outside.
It's pretty much official at this point: EA Sports Active is heading to the Playstation 3
Speaking at a financial call last night, EA's John Schappert confirmed that the Wii exclusive is heading to "multiple platforms." Careful use of words there John, but we're totally going to assume you mean "Playstation 3". Yes. See you at E3.
Smashing consensus that Sony's Playstation Motion Controller is a "Wii copy", EA Sports' Peter Moore has claimed the experience with Sony's device is "different" to that with Nintendo's
Its a different experience than Wii and were watching it with great interest. As you might imagine, were working on stuff in particular on what sports can bring to it, said Moore. One thing weve..
Remember the excellent "Ultimate Team" DLC for FIFA 09? We gave it 3/4 and were quite taken with it earlier this year
Well, EA have just announced an updated version of the DLC for FIFA 10. The DLC has been made over with a "redesigned chemistry system built around player relationships". The DLC's coming in February and will cost just...
Fifa 10 has sold pretty darn well
Pretty amazingly well actually. EA claim that the game is the fastest selling sports game of "all time"; selling 1.7 million copies in its first week. EA also went on to describe the game as their biggest "European launch in history". The high sales figures can probably be attributed to the...
Alongside the American Playstation Store's huge overnight update, Playstation Lifestyle bring news that EA Sports have been added to the roster of "publisher pages" -- i
e. they have their very own section within the Playstation Store. They join Capcom to be the second publisher to get their own branded portion of the Playstation Store. Currently on...
Who likes The Enemy? No, we don't either, but if you ignore their dodgy signatures on the box of your shiny new video game -- perhaps you'd be interested in winning a copy of Fifa 10
Hell yes, that's more interesting right? Of course it is. You can jump over to PepsiMaxCast.com for all the details you'll need to win the game. Warning: You will have to listen to The Enemy in the process.
If you, like us, can't wait to get your hands on the latest version of EA Sport's FIFA 10, perhaps you'd like to know that a demo is scheduled for launch on September 10th (17th if you're in North America)
The demo will contain Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Marseille, and Chicago Fire allowing you to play an exhibition match. The full...
FIFA 09 was a fantastic football game
Probably the pinnacle of this generation. FIFA 10 will try to build on that by not changing too much, but improving everything that came before. The biggest new addition is the 360 degree dribbling, which removes the 8-direction dribbling of virtually every football game in the past and gives you full control over your player's movement. We're seriously looking..
We're just writing to let you Americans know that FIFA "Soccer" 10 has been delayed in the USA
It's so weird seeing that "Soccer" word stamped on the front. Whatever. If you guys care (we're aware you don't) the game lands in your region on October 20th, a few weeks later than the October 2nd date in the UK. Strangely, the USA cover leaves in Frank Lampard but removes Rooney and Walcott..
Grand Slam Tennis is already available on the Wii
It was meant to be coming to the Playstation 3. Despite Peter Moore insisting the game will arrive eventually, the title has been delayed indefinitely while EA shift their focus to a Holiday release iteration of EA Sports Active for the Wii. Perhaps they'll end up integrating Sony's Playstation Motion Controller for the game. If that's the case, the..
Here's the FIFA 10 boxart for the UK
Featuring the faces of Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, Chelsea's Frank Lampard and Arsenal's Theo Walcott. Gone is Ronaldhino into the realms of mid-life mediocrity. Other regions will get an alternative cover (Schweinsteiger is on the German cover for example). No doubt a range of people are pissed about the...
This is a bit of a weird one really
Lowly Swindon Town are to be sponsored by EA Sports' latest and greatest FIFA 10. The team are floundering in England's third division - England's League 1 - and aren't likely to pull it much extra exposure for the game. Still, having a video game splashed across a shirt for a full year is a pretty big deal for the industry.
It's certainly a rumour that could shift consoles for Sony
The Madden games are a big deal in the US and August is just close enough to the end of the summer and the start of the Holiday season to make a Playstation 3 Slim bundle a massive marketing attack from Sony. According to the 1-Up Podcast it could happen. David Ellis suggested on the 1-Up podcast that the PS3 Slim is gonna be in August..
Who would have thought? The week the movie goes on to make a gajillion copies, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince the video game leap frogs four other games in the UK charts to take the top spot
Fellow movie tie in Transformers: The Revenge Of The Fallen props up second place with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 sitting in third. If you've just seen the Harry Potter movie and are thinking about getting..
We're mighty excited about Fifa 10
Despite being just another football game, the last release was an accomplished piece of interactive sporting and these type of games can only get better. We hope they tidy up the menu system personally. Still an October 2nd release has been announced. That's the same day as the PSP Go. Expensive October this year methinks.
EA will patch Fight Night Round 4's controls for free sometime in September
EA also announced new content for the game which will be available for free next month; there'll be a new gym, new gameplay sliders and a bunch of new equipment. The new gameplay sliders will allow players to tweak the Counter Punch Window, Boxer Stamina and Punch Accuracy...
EA's excellent Fight Night Round 4 has held the UK charts top spot for the second week running
The boxing game sits just above EA Sport's other release, Tiger Woods' PGA Tour 10. Completing a hat-trick for EA, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince landed in 10th.
We're still not used to the subsequent years after a video game franchise not being "oh-something"
Meh, whatever. Here's the first trailer for FIFA 10. Apparently it's all using in-game graphics — we presume the slow-down and depth of field effects won't be present in the final product. We loved FIFA 09 though, we just hope they can fix the occasional clunky animation. Sure, the game looked good..
A rumour spawning from the mixedmartialarts
com</a> forums suggests that any fighters looking to join EA's upcoming MMA release will be blacklisted by the UFC. So essentially, any fighter that signs up to MMA will never be endorsed by the UFC. Considering the sales of UFC 2009 Undisputed it kind of makes sense. But it all just seems a bit sinister. We'll keep you posted on any developments..
In an interview with Gamasutra, Peter Moore claims Sony's Playstation Motion Controller will aid EA's "Sports" franchises "very positively"
Moore says that EA are already making plans to bring its "licensed products" and "fitness products" to the new interface. He reckons the new controller is a "huge opportunity" and states "it would be very cool" to bring..