The King is dead. Long live the King.
Ten years ago, I wrote one of the most wrongheaded articles of my career. In a review of 2005’s Blitz: The League for Slate, I predicted that Madden NFL’s then-new monopoly on the National Football League’s license for video game football would restore variety to the virtual gridiron. Surely the single-minded pursuit…
Not only is this the first year you’ll be able to play as women’s teams in FIFA 16, it’s also the first year they’ve made the cover of one of the biggest video games on the planet. Nicely done, EA.
For the first time ever, NCAA athletes will be compensated for their name, image and likeness after U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken approved a $60 million settlement for athletes who were featured in EA Sports’s NCAA Football video game series.
FIFA 16, a video game in which players must navigate the ins and outs of a corrupt organization, will finally allow players to use women’s national teams.
Every year, the folks at EA Sports rig a game of Madden to predict the Super Bowl. They're usually right—they've nailed something like eight of the last 11 winners. This time, it's safe to say that EA just rigged the actual Super Bowl.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Did you ever play football/soccer as a kid? If so, you'll know that there is a single formation and tactic that's used across the planet. Namely, everyone runs straight at the ball. It's a tactic that's drummed out of you by your teens, but it seems to have snuck back into FIFA 15 on the PC, and is now affecting some…
Every year I download the demo of the latest FIFA game, play it for a bit, nod then put it away and wait for the actual game to turn up before I start putting serious hours in. This year, I can't stop playing the demo.
Remember that awesome Madden glitch that rendered one of the game's players - LB Christian Kirksey - as a tiny little man? Taking the joke and running with it, EA Sports have released a trailer telling the story of "Tiny Titan" (who actually plays for the Browns).
NHL 15 is supposed to be a sequel to last year's entry in EA's long-running hockey series, but it takes some serious steps backward. Dedicated fans aren't happy.
Scouts said he was too small for the NFL. Well, Titans LB Christian Kirksey sure showed them.
Here are Özil and Thomas Müller, two stars of Germany's national soccer team, acting weird in FIFA. This time their body parts are not glitching through the 5th they're just trying to impress each other.
EA pulled out the big guns for their Madden 15 commercial, bringing in Kevin Hart, Dave Franco, Colin Kaepernick, and a pool full of dolphins for what might be the weirdest and/or best advertisement in video game history.
Sebastien Enrique is the lead producer on the PS4 and Xbox One versions of FIFA 15. He’s been at EA Sports since FIFA 06 - in other words, when the series was still awful - and he’s been there to see its rise to greatness.
I'm a little unsure as to where this actually originated - every retweeter is repeating the same "OMG SO REAL" joke - but hey, enjoy it regardless.
Pre-order DLC? Pfft. Who needs that when you can get delicious nuts with your purchase.