I didn't know there was a final boss in Fifa 13, but there he is, and he's guarding the goal like something straight out of Dark Souls, ready to wipe out the entire field with a single kick (if he can stand up). » 7/22/13 8:30am 7/22/13 8:30am

FIFA is a beautiful representation of the beautiful game, but that all falls apart once you hit the series' sluggish and confusing menu screens. So hats off to Brazilian fan/designer Rodrigo Bellão, who has a nice and clean idea for improvements. » 5/13/13 1:23am 5/13/13 1:23am

Hilarious FIFA Fails Fall Down—but They Don't Flop

FIFA, we kid because we love. You are one of the Big Four—the best sports video games each year. But you know the risks of having a real-time physics engine: It means the occasional noggin' knockin' (and salad-tossin') in this anthology of wild moments via Rooster Teeth's Achievement Hunter. (NSFW language.) » 5/06/13 11:00am 5/06/13 11:00am

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

Record Smashed as Arsenal Beat Spurs 190-Nil

Guinness and video games have made quite a partnership over the years, to the point where many of their honours now sound more like adverts. (Yes, I'm deliberately writing in UK English here.) Here, however, is one that harkens back to Guinness' old-school marathon and milestone roots: Shattering the record for… » 2/02/13 2:00pm 2/02/13 2:00pm

Footballer Makes Million-Dollar Move After Playing a Video Game With…

Queens Park Rangers offered a club-record sum to acquire Loïc Rémy, the French international footballer, from Marseille, but to hear the striker tell of it, the money wasn't the deciding factor; it was a video game. » 1/17/13 7:30pm 1/17/13 7:30pm

EA Sports' Dream Appliance Has Arrived: The Internet-Enabled Fridge

Seven months ago at E3, I sat down with EA Sports' boss, Andrew Wilson, for an annual chat that always features a lot of big-picture spitballing because of where and when it takes place. I forget what question brought this up, but I'm now looking at my notebook from that day and I see the words "Internet-enabled… » 1/12/13 5:00pm 1/12/13 5:00pm

Did Sports Video Games Really Get Any Better in 2012?

Earlier this week, Metacritic bemoaned 2012 as a year of poorer review scores for video games than the one preceding it. Fewer titles surpassed the all-important 90—which practically guarantees job security to those who developed or greenlit the project—than in 2011. Interestingly, the three console platforms' average… » 1/06/13 4:30pm 1/06/13 4:30pm

This Was 2012's Most Accessible Game For Disabled Gamers

AbleGamers, a "a nonprofit that helps gamers with disabilities", has revealed their winners for its 2013 accessible game of the year. » 1/03/13 3:00am 1/03/13 3:00am

The Sports Video Games of the Year

Rarely considered for overall video-game-of-the-year honors, the uncommon diversity of sports video games, and the unique demands placed on them to recreate both a real-world sport and the real-life experiences associated with it, support their own class of awards more than any other genre. These are Kotaku » 12/23/12 4:00pm 12/23/12 4:00pm's Stick…

When Only 42 People Are Playing Madden on the Wii U, It's Not a Sports…

Around halftime of a game on an NFL Sunday is a good time to take the temperature of the Madden NFL crowd. It's like the water department analysis that shows everyone flushing the john when the Super Bowl goes to the break. In this case, online gamers, many of whom have their consoles running and connected to the… » 12/16/12 5:30pm 12/16/12 5:30pm

A Game Every Year, but Never a Game of the Year

The Video Game Awards celebrated 10 years of giving out hardware on Friday. Bet you didn't know, or at least you forgot, who was the first winner of its Game of the Year award.

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Which Does Soccer Faces Better: Fifa 13 or PES 2013? Let's Find Out!

There are two big soccer games out: Fifa 13 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2013. Kotaku already provided advice on the differences so perhaps you could make your choice. But if that wasn't enough, why not judge the games on which one can render things like Wayne Rooney's head better? » 10/05/12 8:01am 10/05/12 8:01am

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.

Japan, The Country That Isn't FIFA Crazy

Ask your typical Japanese gamer what a soccer video game is, and he or she will immediately say Winning Eleven » 10/01/12 6:40am 10/01/12 6:40am, or as it's known in the West, . That is soccer game in Japan.

The Week in Anger

Or outrage, or scorn. Video games are just one pushcart in the vast marketplace of ideas, where everyone shouts down the quality of the goods. Then again, sometimes the merchants deserve the berating. So let's recap the week's most noteworthy reactionary topics, scoring them for the outrage they summon and the… » 9/28/12 8:00pm 9/28/12 8:00pm

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…

If You're Mexican, You Can't Speak Spanish to FIFA 13. But You Can…

Mexicans cannot speak commands in their native tongue to their team in FIFA 13 » 9/26/12 10:00pm 9/26/12 10:00pm—but French-speaking Canadians can—in the version of the game now being sold to the three nations of North America.