Acknowledging that they've rested on their laurels as EA Sports' FIFA siphoned off their fans, Konami's gunning "to win back the hardcore," with Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, a senior executive vows.
Landon Donovan's miracle goal on Wednesday did far more than propel the United States to the World Cup's knockout stage. It's made America the No. 1 soccer video game market on the planet.
Spain emerged as champion from EA Sports' simulation of the World Cup final in 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, with England losing on penalty kicks in a semifinal with Brazil and the Americans falling in the round of 16.
EA's modern-day shooter Battlefield Bad Company 2 may not have been able to stand toe-to-toe with competitor Modern Warfare 2, but it's accounted for itself regardless, selling an impressive five million copies. A feat FIFA 10 was able to double.
Four American gamers lost to non-Americans in the second annual Gillette EA Sports Champions of Gaming Tournament in New York City last night. But then, in a twist, two pro athletes beat two of the tournament-winning gamers.
EA Sports tucked news of tomorrow's global release of its FIFA World Cup 2010 demo inside some marketing copy about the game's soundtrack, which no one cares about. Talk about burying the lede.
Once the World Cup begins in June, gamers with the 2010 FIFA World Cup edition will be able to download and replay actual scenarios from the tournament, hours after they happen.
EA Sports doesn't sound enthusiastic about integrating Project Natal or PlayStation Move motion control into its FIFA series, with the game's producer saying the soccer experience they can supply for such a game "isn't particularly authentic."
No disc - game, CD, DVD, whatever - sold more in 2009 than Modern Warfare 2, in the U.K. anyway, where the game bested phenomena such as Lady Gaga and Susan Boyle, and standbys like James Bond and Harry Potter.
Sometimes I wonder if, in the future, a sports commissioner raised among our generation will fire up NBA 2K37 at the end of a terrible week, and let his cares melt away in a league where nothing bad ever happens.
Ragequitting has been a strong topic of discussion as EA Sports Canada looks to FIFA 11's development, with the studio envisioning a system of reward and penalty for those who complete matches versus those who quit from a losing position.
EA Sports released another seven screenshots of its upcoming FIFA World Cup 2010, offering a look at the Italian, Spanish and American sides, and some wacky French fans.
With at least one potential game of the year exclusively nesting on the Playstation 3 and a price drop under its belt, the PS3 has had a pretty darn good year.