The Most Hilarious Sports Game Glitches, Now In Motion

The constant progression of annual sport titles has another advantage besides the games getting more and more realistic every year. It creates moments where the players go nuts—suddenly, our ordinary game turns itself into Dragon Ball Z or Super Smash TV. We selected below a few of these from the last few years' FIFA » 2/26/13 8:00pm 2/26/13 8:00pm

EA Sports Dodges Questions It Recycled FIFA on the Wii

A week ago, Chris Scullion of Nintendo Gamer » 10/04/12 10:00pm 10/04/12 10:00pm and ripped 's Wii version chin-to-groin, for being basically indistinct from other than roster and uniform updates. Everyone knows the Wii is a dead console walking, but that does not excuse a major publisher palming off last year's release like it's something new this year.

OK, OK, This is What You'd Call a 'Roster Update'

The Wii may have been the worst console for sports video games ever—not "worst major," not "worst of its generation," flat out the worst » 9/27/12 10:00pm 9/27/12 10:00pm console for sports video games. I know it had , and that version often outperformed the high-definition consoles in reviewer scores. But the prototypical Wii sports video games were…

EA is Working to Shut Down a FIFA "Hack" Loophole That Made The Company

Last year, a ton of Xbox 360 owners began complaining that they'd been "hacked", and because much of the money stolen ended up being spent on EA's FIFA 12, it was believed the game was somehow responsible. » 8/21/12 3:30am 8/21/12 3:30am

A Transgender Transition Inside EA Sports: "Will Everyone Stare at Me?"

Going from the person most co-workers know as a man to one they will know as a woman is a challenge most people won't ever have to face. Doing it in the sports division of a video game company probably adds a ridiculous degree of difficulty.


But when EA Sports producer John Worrall became Kelly Worrall, she says that… » 5/09/12 6:01pm 5/09/12 6:01pm

Backhanded Box Quotes: "Metacritic Reviews Are Often Avenues for…

Welcome to "Backhanded Box Quotes," a collection of super pissed-off user reviews from people just like you! Whoa, whoa, don't take that personal. » 4/27/12 8:30pm 4/27/12 8:30pm This week's scan of proportionate reactions to entertainment products includes condemnation for something almost universally acclaimed and a scalding appraisal of a…

The Great Anthems of Sport Belong in Video Games

Today I wrote about "Augusta," the theme of The Masters Tournament television broadcast since 1980, and its inclusion in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13's collector's edition » 4/05/12 8:30pm 4/05/12 8:30pm. The emotional violin, piano and guitar ballad is instantly recognizable, and you're going to hear a lot of it this weekend as the tournament plays out…

FIFA Striker Sexually Assaulted by Goalkeeper, Dusts Himself Off and…

It's not the first time we've seen FIFA 12's misfiring physics engine go bananas, and it probably won't be the last. But for now, this is easily my favourite example of how something so busted can also be something so beautiful. » 4/04/12 3:00am 4/04/12 3:00am

The Week in Evil DLC

Downloadable content. Everyone hates it—but everyone buys it. Yes, even you in the comments, smart guy. Here's a look at the latest package of extensions and pre-order bonuses designed to crowbar the last dollar out of your wallet. Can you still respect yourself if you buy it? » 3/30/12 8:30pm 3/30/12 8:30pm

March Madness Hits Hockey as NHL 13's Cover Goes Up to a Vote, Too

News and notes from around the world of sports video gaming: » 3/29/12 6:30pm 3/29/12 6:30pm • Tiburon being put up to a vote, now their siblings in EA Sports Canada are getting in on the act. will also choose its cover star through a fan-voted contest. Not only that, they're adopting the model of a vast field, with 60 players beginning the…

FIFA Football Vita: The Kotaku Review

I'm still a little shocked. I mean, I love my football and I generally love my FIFA, but if you'd told me two months ago that the single best game available at the Vita's launch would be this, a handheld port of a game that's just in time for the end of the European season, I'd have slapped you in the mouth. » 2/26/12 10:00pm 2/26/12 10:00pm

Huge FIFA Roster Update Kicks Off Tomorrow

News and notes from around the world of sports video gaming: » 2/22/12 6:15pm 2/22/12 6:15pm means that when drops a post-release roster update, it's usually a whopper. That will arrive tomorrow, , the game's community manager. The title update will address the changes that took place during the January transfer window.

An Accidental Gay Romance

Some might call this a fluke, a twist of fate—a coincidence. Striker Andy Carroll makes his way down the pitch, tries to score a goal and ends up (accidentally?) scoring with Arsenal's keeper. The keeper of kisses. » 12/06/11 6:40am 12/06/11 6:40am

Alert! Video Games on the Cheap Today, Courtesy of Amazon’s Gold Box…

So, maybe you have some money leftover during this, the video game monsoon season. If you do, Amazon wants a word with you. The online shopping portal's stuffed their famous Gold Boxes full of reduced-price video games today, with seven titles up for grabs over 24 hours. Portable classic Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney… » 11/08/11 2:20pm 11/08/11 2:20pm

This has Been a Sad Year for Football Games

Owen was right. I don't think sports games are worth reviewing. But the battle between FIFA and Pro Evo, the biggest annual contest not just in sports but in all of gaming, is too big to ignore. » 10/14/11 12:00am 10/14/11 12:00am

Damned If You Demo, Damned If You Don't

As of this writing, there are at least seven YouTube videos, all with more than 100,000 views, tracking pratfalls and slapstick glitches found in FIFA 12—the latest entry in the most acclaimed and respected sports video game series of the past three years. All of these come from regular users playing a demo version… » 9/24/11 5:00pm 9/24/11 5:00pm

FIFA 12 Shows EA Works In Mysterious Ways

A big criticism of EA Sports' annual games, and one that I for the most part agree with, is that each new version is often too similar to the last. » 8/19/11 8:00pm 8/19/11 8:00pm

Here's What You Get—And What You Don't—With EA Sports' New Premium…

What is EA Sports' Season Ticket? It's a $25 VIP pass, good for a year, getting you past the velvet rope to your favorite sports game on a weekend when everyone else is still playing last year's edition. It offers a 20 percent discount on paid downloadable content. » 8/02/11 9:00am 8/02/11 9:00am