Well, it’s about time. EA have announced that the next iteration of the popular football video game FIFA will for the first time include womens international teams. We will see players from teams from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden and the United States of America in Fifa 2016.
Current England Womens team captain Steph Houghton was on hand to celebrate as she will be featured in the game herself: “To be one of the first female players included is something we’ll always be able to look back on. Hopefully it will help raise the profile of the women’s game even further”
With the rise in popularity of Womens Football over the past few years, it’s great to see EA take the initiative and include the girls in a game that is undoubtedly a male dominated sport and game genre. You can take a look at a demo below showing the virtual women players in action:
SSX may be the last EA title Game and Gamestation stock. It has been confirmed that Game will not be releasing the highly anticipated game due to supply issues. For those who per-ordered the game, you will have the chance to have £5 worth of rewards points added to your Game loyalty card. Unfortunately it looks like Mass Effect 3 isn’t the only title that Game won’t be stocking with other titles like Fifa Street or Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 also looking unlikely to be released through the Game Group. The collectors edition of Mass Effect 3 will be available instead through other retailers such as Amazon.
On Monday we reported that EA’s SSX would have a demo released the following day for North America PS3 owners with Europeans having to wait until later in the week. The demo was also stated to arrive on Xbox 360 but, at the time it was unknown whether it would only be available to those with Gold Live accounts.
With the demo now out on Xbox Live, we can now confirm that yes, you do need to have Xbox Live Gold member status to download the demo. If you haven’t got Gold already, Microsoft have an offer on where you can get 2 months Gold for £2. Which, if you can’t wait until release day to try the game, is a really good deal, especially as 48 hour trial codes unfortunately don’t allow you to download the demo.
It’s not long until EA’s SSX is released but, for those of us who can’t wait any longer (myself included), an SSX demo will be released tomorrow 21st February for Xbox 360 and for PlayStation 3 users in North America, while other countries will see the demo later in the week. The demo will let you play as Zoe and Mac will be unlockable through a referral program but, the details on that are yet to be released. There will be two tutorials you can play through as well as two events and skydiving.
Crysis 2 was scheduled for release on the 22nd of March, but that doesn’t mean anything to people who want a game and will release a game into the gaming world for us heathens to play ahead of time.
So a late developement build of Crysis 2 has gone up on certain sites, it includes the full game, including multiplayer. It also includes the DRM Solidshield master key files, which only handles the online activation. No one is sure where the leak came from, but it’s especially damaging because the game is near to being declared gold and shipping to retailers.
Activision fired a shot at its biggest rival, accusing fellow publisher Electronic Arts of “hijack[ing] Activision assets for personal greed and corporate gain.”
Activision is seeking $400 million from the three defendant parties.
Kotaku has the full text of the 39-page document, which claims that the Medal of Honor publisher “set out to destabilize, disrupt and to attempt to destroy Infinity Ward.”
I for one wished I could have sued EA back when they bought all rights to NFL games a few years back. It looks like EA might be a bully in the the video game world, hopefully no more after this lawsuit.
EA have stepped up and at last confirmed the official release dates for the PS3 version of previously Xbox 360 exclusive title Mass Effect 2. The company have confirmed that the game will be available on January 18 2011 in North America and on January 21 2011 in Europe.
With the upcoming release of Fifa 11, EA spokesman and senior VP Jens Uwe Intat has boldly announced that the FIFA series of games are superior to rival football game series Pro Evolution Soccer (PES).
“Over the last couple of years, FIFA has been an excellent performer and we continue to grow market share over Konami. It also shows that our products do get better – FIFA’s Metacritic scores keep going up. We have a clearly superior product over Konami, which we did not have in the last generation.”