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News UK Sales Charts: The Evil Within Can't Shoo FIFA 15 from Summit
How many scalps has EA Sports’ soccer sim claimed in the UK sales charts now? FIFA 15 has occupied Chart-Track’s top spot for several weeks since launch, and nothing appears capable of unsettling it – not even Shinji Mikami’s spooky survival horror, The Evil Within. Bethesda’s blockbuster instead finished in second this time, one...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 15 Brushes Aside Alien: Isolation and DriveClub
FIFA 15 is a bit like a Jose Mourinho team at the minute: stubborn and utterly unbeatable. Despite the release of Alien: Isolation and DriveClub last week, neither could unsettle the soccer sim from its perch at the top of the UK sales charts. The former debuted in second, which may disappoint publisher SEGA a little seeing as it...
News UK Sales Charts: None Shall Pass FIFA 15, As Shadow of Mordor Enters in Second
Lord of the league
FIFA 15 fought off its first big competitor for the title this week, remaining at the summit of the UK sales charts – despite the excellent Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor deploying on Friday. The Lord of the Rings spin-off entered in second, netting the biggest ever British launch for a game based on the fantasy franchise. The...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 15 Kicks Destiny Off the Top
Got some balls
That didn’t last long, did it? To be fair, a quick glance at the release calendar would have told you that Destiny wouldn’t be dominating the UK sales charts forever – especially with FIFA 15 looming on the horizon. And, unsurprisingly, it’s the soccer simulation that’s knocked Bungie’s first-person shooter off the top,...
Round Up FIFA 15 PS4 Reviews On Target Yet Again
No Hazard here
Much like one of a handful of Premier League teams from several years ago, EA Sports’ scarily popular FIFA franchise is no stranger to the final stages of the Champion’s League – after all, the soccer series has been dominating European sales charts for some time now. And it looks like FIFA 15 will not buck that trend, with this...
Too few men on the ice
Last year, when EA made it apparent that NHL 14 would be the only sports game to be skipping out on arriving on the (at the time) next generation of consoles, some people were distraught – this author included. Why would the publisher miss out on introducing NHL to the PlayStation 4 as soon as possible? It was explained to...
Review Madden NFL 15 (PlayStation 4)
It’s Madden Season, so it's time to pone your rivals and show them what you're made of on the gridiron — well, the virtual gridiron, at least. Unlike previous titles, this year’s release of the American football simulator makes some pretty massive changes to the way that the game is played. Madden NFL 15 has taken inspiration...
Review EA Sports UFC (PlayStation 4)
Figurative knock out
From its inception in the early 90s to calls for a ban on what Senator John McCain called ‘human cockfighting’, Ultimate Fighting Championship exploded in popularity in the mid-2000s, and its following shows no signs of diminishing. As such, there have been a number of video game tie-ins over the years, but it is with the...
Weirdness Mike Tyson Wants You to Own the Most Garish PS4 Yet
Suits you, sir
There are plenty of custom PlayStation 4 consoles doing the rounds, but this Bruce Lee themed unit is arguably the gaudiest to date. Part of a promotion for the recently released EA Sports UFC, the bright orange unit comes with a matching DualShock 4 and a copy of the game. It also includes the aforementioned martial artist’s...
E3 2014 FIFA 15 Brings Emotion to the PS4 and PS3 on 26th September
There was plenty for sports fans to get excited about in Electronic Arts' E3 press conference today, with several of its long-running franchises being given the star treatment. Of particular note was FIFA 15, which received a remarkably dramatic trailer purporting that this year's soccer-sim will be the most 'emotional' entry yet...
E3 2014 EA Sports PGA Tour Goes Beyond the Boundaries of Golf
You sunk my battleship
Now that Tiger Woods is no longer on the box, it seems that EA Sports has been given the creative freedom to go a little bonkers with its first next-gen golf simulation. Indeed, the boringly named PGA Tour's first trailer shows a combination of famous courses and fantasy ones – including one which takes place near to a...
News So, EA Sports Is Not Giving Up on This NBA Live Lark on PS4
Publisher's got balls
This author will openly admit that he doesn’t know his basketball from his netball, but that doesn’t mean that the sport isn’t all the rage in various parts of the world. It’s little wonder, then, that EA Sports is still eager to muscle its way into the slam dunking space with NBA Live 15 for the PlayStation 4 – the...
News You'll Be Able to Submit to EA Sports UFC's Slick PS4 Visuals Next Week
Hey good lookin'
There are undoubtedly some lookers in the pipeline for the PlayStation 4, but EA Sports UFC is definitely towards the top of the pile. The popular North American publisher recently released a gameplay video showing off the title’s photo realistic visuals, and you’ll be able to experience them for yourselves when a demo for the...
News FIFA 14's World Cup Update Will Kick Off a Little Later Than Expected
Rio you're disappointed
EA Sports has put the boot in its plans to launch FIFA 14’s post-release World Cup update today. The new iteration of Ultimate Team had been set to deploy later, but writing on the popular soccer simulation’s official forums, a spokesperson for the publisher revealed that it has encountered some “unforeseen issues”...
News FIFA 14 Is Going to the World Cup Thanks to a Free FUT Update
Summer is here
Mega publisher EA must be feeling generous, because the fantastic FIFA 14 is getting a free update that adds an entirely new FIFA Ultimate Team mode that's based upon the upcoming World Cup. Available to download on 29th May on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, the patch will slot the new take on FIFA's most popular mode into...
News Move Along DriveClub, EA Sports UFC May Actually Be PS4's Best Looking Game
While the PlayStation 3 continued to impress throughout its lifespan, it started to reach its limits around the release of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves way back in 2009. We’re not saying that titles like The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls weren’t exceptional, but they never quite caused us to stare in disbe
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Tops, Minecraft PS3 Digs Deep
The release of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition at retail outlets last week means that Mojang’s mega creation is likely to occupy two slots in the top ten moving forwards, as Sony’s version tussles with Microsoft’s for sales superiority. The blockbusters finished third and fourth respectively this time around, with PlayStation 4...
Review EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (PlayStation 3)
A place in the sun
Summertime is often a period where people like to make memories. Whether it's creating moments of happiness with friends or taking the time to clear out your ridiculous gaming backlog as the sun blazes outside, there's no time quite like it. However, what usually makes summer all the more enjoyable – especially if you're a footy...
News Madden NFL 15 Looks Practically Petrifying on the PS4
If looks could kill
It’s that time of the year where this editor starts panicking over who’s going to review the latest American Football game. While our UK-based office is brimming with footy fanatics, the majority of this team has a fondness for the wrong kind of beautiful game, and that’s likely to cause problems when Madden NFL 15 touches...
News This Is What Bruce Lee Looks Like in EA Sports UFC
He's in the game
Hot on the heels of last night’s leak, EA Sports has entered the dragon with a brand new trailer teasing the inclusion of Bruce Lee in its upcoming mixed martial arts simulation. As previously hinted, if you pre-order the upcoming EA Sports UFC for the PlayStation 4, you’ll be able to play as the kung-fu king – and
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Sprints in Front of inFAMOUS: Second Son
On fine form
inFAMOUS: Second Son’s reign at the top of the UK sales charts appears to be over, as EA Sports’ uber-popular soccer simulation FIFA 14 has scored its 11th spell at the top of the league. Sucker Punch’s superhero excursion actually dropped out of the European qualification spots entirely, finishing up in sixth – a slightly...
News Bruce Lee Plays the Game of Death in EA Sports UFC on PS4
If you’re a fan of sweaty men in small pants but don’t enjoy the theatrics of wrestling, then we’re assuming that you’re a bit of a UFC boffin. Fortunately for you, in the wake of THQ’s complete and utter capitulation, EA Sports has been busy beavering away on a title based upon the popular mixed martial arts property – and...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Reclaims League Leadership
Back of the net
Unlike the current Manchester United team, FIFA 14 has managed to make a not-so-dramatic comeback to reclaim its position at the top of the UK sales charts. The soccer simulation – alongside first-person shooter Call of Duty: Ghosts – managed to topple last week’s frontrunner Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, which dropped all...
News Sorry, You Won't Be Winning the World Cup on Your PS4
Wait until 2018
As expected, EA Sports is working on a World Cup-themed title to tie in with this summer’s event – but it won’t release on the PlayStation 4. The publisher confirmed EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil for the PlayStation 3 yesterday, but has stressed in a statement today that the game won’t be kicking off on Sony’s latest...
Feature Mad About Madden - Then and Now
It's (still) good
With the United States bracing itself for its annual football frenzy in the form of the elaborately named Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend, we’re avoiding predictable prophecies regarding likely victors, and instead looking a little closer to home. While the game of American Football has always remained something of an underground...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Continues Cup Run with Convincing Win
Draws Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition next
We’re running out of ways to make these UK sales charts posts interesting. Perhaps we should start talking about the weather, rather than the fact that FIFA 14 has enjoyed its ninth week at the summit of the best sellers list. Anything would be more interesting than a top three that hasn’t changed in...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Ends 2013 at the Top of the League
This week’s UK sales charts are more predictable than a Manchester City home win, with FIFA 14 finishing the year in first position. Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, and Grand Theft Auto V predictably rounded out the top five
Review NBA Live 14 (PlayStation 4)
It’s been a long time since EA Sports actually followed through and tossed a new NBA Live title onto consoles, with nothing but a line of cancelled releases filling the space since NBA Live 10. However, with a new generation of consoles arrives the ideal opportunity to revive the dormant franchise properly. Sadly, the awful NBA Live 14...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Dribbles Away with the Christmas Number One
'Twas the last chart before Xmas
Good old dependable FIFA 14 has sprinted towards Christmas at the summit of the UK sales charts, meaning that it’ll surely fancy its chances for the Premier League crown this season. The title enjoyed a sudden burst of commercial energy to the tune of 17,000 units, which allowed it to topple last week’s...
Review FIFA 14 (PlayStation 4)
Through on goal
EA Sports' annual football franchise has enjoyed a good run of late, maintaining steady form over the past few years. The PlayStation 3 version of FIFA 14 was another solid step in the right direction, even if it was more about evolution rather than revolution, as we described in our review. Now, the game makes the jump to Sony's new...
Review Madden NFL 25 (PlayStation 4)
Doesn't quite drop the ball
Madden NFL 25 is a celebration of one of gaming's most iconic franchises – and on its silver anniversary, EA Sports delivers a decent experience that will get fans chanting. This is a largely lifelike release with real drama, energy, pain, and sweet victories – and the power of the PlayStation 4 boosts the release by...
News EA Sports Clubs Tiger Woods, Teases PS4 PGA Tour Title
End of an era
EA Sports may have stuck with Tiger Woods during the darkest period of his career, but the publisher has finally decided to step away from the sporting hero after 15 years. The company’s golf chief Daryl Holt said that the firm had made a “mutual decision” to end its long-running partnership, making this year’s Tiger Woods PGA...
Review FIFA 14 (PlayStation 3)
Now comfortable and confident with its position right at the very top of the football gaming league, FIFA remains a solid and reliable choice this year. But with Pro Evolution Soccer slowly but surely closing the gap between itself and EA's consistent franchise, does FIFA 14 do enough to secure its lead? The short answer is yes –...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Boots Grand Theft Auto V from the Top of the League
Grand Theft Auto V may be the fastest-selling entertainment product of all time, but it’s already been toppled in the UK sales charts. Unsurprisingly, FIFA 14 latched onto a through ball straight to the summit, and brushed aside Rockstar Games’ critically acclaimed opus with relative ease. Despite this, though, the EA Sports...
Review Madden NFL 25 (PlayStation 3)
Ditching its typical naming pattern for something a little more celebratory, Madden NFL 25 marks the silver anniversary for EA Sports' massively popular American Football series. However, even though this is still a great game, it's not quite the commemoration that you may have wished for, offering plenty of tweaks and enhancements, but...
GamesCom 2013 FIFA 14 Demo Kicks Off on 10th September
Top of the league
You’ll be able to test out FIFA 14’s improved footwork from 10th September in North America and 11th September in Europe, when a demo for the upcoming soccer simulation is set to launch on the PlayStation Network. The full game’s due out a couple of weeks later on the PlayStation 3, and at launch on the PlayStation 4. Those...
News You'll Never Walk Alone in FIFA 14, as Liverpool Teams Up with EA
Liverpool FC fans will be happy to know that their beloved team will be getting special treatment in FIFA 14. The Merseyside squad have had their likenesses scanned into EA's upcoming release, so you won't have to worry about one of those weird custom-made faces popping up on the team sheet. The reason for the reported three-year...
News EA Sports Shoots and Scores with First FIFA 14 Footage
Back of the net
EA Sports has predictably whipped in a timely slice of footage from the upcoming FIFA 14. The game – which is due out on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 later this year – features a handful of improvements over its predecessor, including ‘Precision Movement’, which means that you can no longer pirouette on the spot like...
News FIFA 14 Ignited by New Engine on the PlayStation 4
The beautiful game
FIFA 14 will kick off on the PlayStation 4 later this year – and it will be powered by a brand new engine named Ignite. The first footage of this was showcased during Microsoft’s big Xbox One reveal yesterday, but EA Sports has since confirmed that the demo reel applies to Sony’s next generation system as well. We’ve...
News FIFA 14 Kicks Off on PS3, Vita Left Sitting on the Sidelines
Real ball physics amongst the improvements
EA Sports has called up the next entry in its premium soccer simulation series, revealing that FIFA 14 will launch on the PlayStation 3 later this year. Strangely, both the PlayStation 4 and Vita have been forced to keep the bench warm for the time being, with the publisher stating that “additional...
News FIFA 13 Dribbles to 4.5 Million Sales in First Five Days
Back of the net
FIFA 13 has proved its dominance in the football genre by selling “over 4.5 million units across all platforms” in just five days. Unsurprisingly, more than one million of those sales took place in the UK within the simulation’s first 48 hours available. Anecdotal aside: there wasn’t a copy of the game to be found in our...
News EA Canada Gets to Work on EA Sports UFC
EA Canada, known for its work on the Fight Night series, will be behind EA Sports' new licensed UFC game. It's provisionally known as EA Sports UFC. A new 'Fighting Team' has also been created at EA because of the UFC licence acquisition. Fight Night Round 3 and Fight Night Champion gameplay design lead Brian Hayes has taken up the role...
News FIFA 13 Kicks Off on 28th September
If you’re still reeling from England’s premature exit from the European championships this weekend, then we imagine the last thing you’ll want to read about is football. Still, EA thought it was appropriate to reveal the UK release date for the upcoming FIFA 13 today, so here we are. Don’t worry, we keep seeing Ashley...
News NBA Live 13 Slam Dunks PS3 This Fall
Back in the game
Remember NBA Elite? EA Sports sure hopes you don’t. During its E3 press conference this evening, the publisher announced NBA Live 13, which is set to shoot some hoops on PS3 this fall. EA promises the title will capture “the future of basketball”. We wonder what the future of basketball could possibly entail – hoverboards,...
News EA Promises "Game-Changing Innovations" for FIFA 13
Now the English Premier League has ended, EA Sports has kicked off the information offensive for FIFA 13, coming to PS3 and PS Vita later this year. The publisher revealed new features it believes will change football games. Again. First up is the new artificial intelligence system, which EA says is its "most sophisticated" AI...
News EA Kicks Off Euro 2012 with New Trailer
All for one
EA’s booted up the first footage of its licensed UEFA Euro 2012 expansion pack for FIFA 12. The content – set for release on 24th April for £15.99 – will see EA’s club-focused soccer sim transformed into a patriotic party, with all of the international teams from the summer tournament included, in addition to a host of new modes...
News Euro 2012 DLC Due to FIFA 12's Continued Popularity
On the ball
Video game fans can be a fickle bunch. After years of campaigning for the demise of bi-yearly summer spin-offs, now gamers are starting to question why the upcoming UEFA Euro 2012 tournament isn’t getting its own standalone game. For those that haven’t been keeping track, EA announced earlier this week that its Euro 2012 offering...
News Watch Wayne Rooney Play Golf in New Tiger Woods Trailer
As good as the Tiger Woods titles are every year, it must be a difficult task for EA’s marketing group to make each new release seem fresh and different. This year, for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, the publisher's trying an interesting tactic: put footballers in the game. No, we’re not joking. Catch the trailer below for footage of Wayne Rooney...
News FIFA 12 Scores Free January Transfer Update
EA’s updated FIFA 12’s squad and player roster in order to reflect the changes made during this year’s January transfer window. The update – enabled by loading up a Head-to-Head seasons match – includes Gary Cahill’s switch to Chelsea, Louis Saha’s transfer to Everton and Bobby Zamora’s arrival at QPR. The update also...
News Prove Your Skills with FIFA Street
While this FIFA Street trailer is supposed to highlight all of the game’s various game modes and rule-sets, we found ourselves unable to see past the vast array of tricks on display. We’ve never been to a street football match so we can’t commentate on what actually goes on, but having spent many years playing kick-about in the school...