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  • 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...

  • Review NBA Live 19 (PS4)

    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...

  • Review Madden NFL 19 (PS4)

    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...

  • 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...

  • Review EA Sports UFC 3 (PS4)

    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...

  • Review FIFA 18 (PS4)

    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...