With Next-Gen Nearing What Are Your Current Plans Regarding Sports Games?
With only five weeks until the launch of next-gen the four sports titles on-hand for release have shown and described very little of substance to convince consumers that they should be considered for purchase. Outside of FIFA 14, which by appearing at various conferences resulted in lengthy gameplay videos making it to the public, they've either barely been seen and disappointed (Madden NFL 25) or have been kept hidden (NBA 2K14, NBA Live 14).
Back in early August the polls showed a signi...
What Were Your Favorite Sports Games of the Generation?
With the current generation essentially now having come to a close for sports titles - there will still be releases on the 360 and PS3 for years but they'll no longer be of primary development focus - it allows for an opportunity to look back on it as a whole before next-gen gets here in November. The genre has gone from offering wide variety to being very limited in scope during those eight years with only a handful of sports games still alive.
Over the coming weeks I'll be kicking off a...
Second FIFA 14 Patch Coming This Week
Another patch for FIFA 14 is expected to arrive this week for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 and is already available on the PC.
Unlike the first, which was limited to fixing a few issues identified prior to the game releasing, this update takes into consideration consumer feedback since then. That includes balancing some aspects of gameplay and addressing certain instances of freezing.Â (more…)...
First Patch Out Now for FIFA 14
EA Sports released a relatively minor patch today for FIFA 14 that addresses some general stability issues and delivers a few fixes to game modes including the Skill Games and Creation Centre. Those items were identified early on allowing them to be included in a patch made available just a day after the game came out.
Work continues on other areas including gameplay for the next patch. EA addressed that in a statement today.Â (more…)...
FIFA 14 Now Available to Download for Season Ticket Subscribers
Subscribers to the EA Sports Season Ticket program can now access the early release digital download of FIFA 14 on both the Xbox 360 and PS3.
The digital copy of FIFA 14 will expire early Tuesday (6am ET) after which a retail or digital copy will have to be purchased to continue playing. All game saves and achievements will transfer over.
The Season Ticket costs $25 and runs for a period of one year â€“ providing over three days of early access and a 20% discount on any DLC purchased f...
Andrew Wilson Named EA CEO
Executive vice president of EA Sports Andrew Wilson has been elevated to CEO of Electronic Arts. Former chairman and CEO Larry Probst had been holding the position on an interim basis since John Riccitiello resigned in March.
Wilson outlined three areas he will be focusing on:
1. Continued transformation for our digital future;
2. Delivering amazing games and services across platforms; and
3. Instilling a culture of execution that will drive profitable growth.
Promoting from within ra...
Release Dates Announced for Three EA Next-Gen Launch Games; Is NBA Live 14 Getting Pushed Back?
Electronic Arts has made official the release dates for three of their upcoming games on the Xbox One and PS4. Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, and Battlefield 4 will be out on November 12 for the PS4 and November 19 for the Xbox One.Â (more…)...
Demo for PES 2014 Now Available
The demo for Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 arrived today for both the Xbox 360 (can be queued up for download here) and PlayStation 3 in advance of the originally announced dates.
Featured in the demo are games with five minute halves and adjustable difficulty. There are 11 teams to choose from: Spain, France, Italy, Germany, England, Portugal, Manchester United, FC Bayern, Santos FC, Colo-Colo, and Boca Juniors. Performance Training is also accessible to help in getting accustomed to the con...
Demo for FIFA 14 Available Now
The demo for FIFA 14 is out now on the Xbox 360 (queue it up for download here) and has since also arrived on the PS3. It released for PC yesterdayÂ through the Origin store.
Eight Teams are included in the demo which features Camp Nou stadium: Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Boca Juniors, and New York Red Bulls. Games have three minute halves with adjustable difficulty. The Practice Arena is accessible as is the opportunity...
NHL 14 Now Available to Download for Season Ticket Subscribers
Subscribers to the EA Sports Season Ticket program can now access the early release digital download of NHL 14 on both the Xbox 360 and PS3.
The digital copy of NHL 14 will expire early Tuesday (6am ET) after which a retail or digital copy will have to be purchased to continue playing. All game saves and achievements will transfer over.
The Season Ticket costs $25 and runs for a period of one year â€“ providing over three days of early access and a 20% discount on any DLC purchased for...