Caught Flatfooted by Xbox 360, EA Sports Vows It Won't Happen Again

Few sports video games are truly timeless. Even the best—MVP Baseball 2005, NFL 2K5—show their age and shortcomings immediately, and more than their contemporaries in other genres. It's the special burden of sports titles, tasked with reflecting both the state of the art and the state of reality inside a one-year… » 6/16/13 7:30pm 6/16/13 7:30pm

Playing a Video Game to Remember an Historic Day in Sport—or to Forget It

We're all familiar with the conventional wisdom that at halftime of a championship sporting event, the local water system is strained by fans' long-postponed evacuations of a beer or three. Well, after full time of a major fixture, FIFA's Internet pipe is likewise overflowing with teeth-gritting angst and cathartic… » 6/17/12 4:00pm 6/17/12 4:00pm

So, What the @$%& is the Deal With Swearing in FIFA 13?

In Microsoft's E3 keynote yesterday, a demonstration of voice-command Kinect support in FIFA 13 yesterday left the impression that if you're on the adverse end of an official's decision and you swear at the judgment, you could draw a booking for dissent. It sure looked that way on the video. There was a bleep and an… » 6/05/12 7:30pm 6/05/12 7:30pm