Last year, Sports Interactive moved its management simulation/obsession Football Manager over to Steam, citing rampant piracy of the game. At the time, figures the developer cited said for every one person who bought Football Manager 09, four others acquired it illegally.
If I was in a pitch meeting with this story as a screenplay, I'd say it was The Last Starfighter meets Moneyball with a little bit of Cool Runnings. Vugar Huseynzade, 21, of Sweden, got a job as a supporting manager despite having no experience managing a football team, other than in Sega and Sports Interactive's …
I love sports. I love video games. That doesn't mean I automatically love sports video games, because as a non-American, most professional and polished titles don't really appeal.
Football Manager, Sega's famous sports strategy sim that's renowned across Europe for being so addictive it destroys marriages, is now available on the iPhone.
Every year around this time, the Queen's New Year Honours list is released, honouring those from the United Kingdom who are, well, worth being honoured. This year, plenty of video game types made the cut.
Sports Interactive's Football Manager 2009 has gone gold, hurrah. To ramp up the launch, SI and SEGA Europe are planning to release not one, not three but two demos. The 'Strawberry' demo will be released at midnight on Sunday 2nd November and will be available to download (PC Only) via Steam. It will feature clubs…