Posts Tagged ‘online team play’
  • FIFA 09: Online Team Play
    Posted October 21st, 2008 at 7:08 am 43 Comments
    Last night I had my first opportunity to get some time with Be a Pro: Online Team Play in FIFA 09. This year FIFA has expanded up to 10 vs 10 with only the goalie being CPU controlled. Also implemented is the Club system seen in NHL 09 and NBA Live 09. In my first game I took on the LB position for Milan going up against Barcelona. The game ended in a 1-1 tie when Barcelona scored with just a few minutes remaining. It seems there is no OT in OTP. The game was completely full...20 differen...
  • NBA Live 09 OTP Night Recap
    Posted October 15th, 2008 at 10:47 am 80 Comments
    Last night I was finally a member of a victorious group in the NBA Live 09 Pasta Padre club. I had felt doomed after having lost most of the games with the EASHL club and starting up with Live and having lost every game previously. It was a really good feeling to get the win, especially since we played well as a team from start to finish and despite the continued overly fast pace it was probably the most controlled matchup thus far. After a rough start the club seems to have settled down ...
  • A Few More Thoughts on Club OTP
    Posted October 10th, 2008 at 3:39 pm 102 Comments
    After playing some more Online Team Play tonight in NBA Live 09 I realized I forgot a few things in my initial write-up. There were also some thoughts that came to mind since then. I included a few screens of the club area and the grading that is done after a game is completed. I've also added a poll to vote on the current team assigned to the club. So far club Pasta Padre is struggling but enjoying it despite that. (more…)...
  • NBA Live 09: OTP Clubs
    Posted October 9th, 2008 at 7:39 am 56 Comments
    With the first opportunity to try out NBA Live 09's Online Team Play Clubs last night we were able to get a feel for how things are shaping up. The games were fun, just as they were last year. There were some issues though that will hopefully be fixed in the near future. These impressions and suggestions have been passed on to EA for that purpose. I've included videos of the first two games that I was involved in broken down by half. Both times club Pasta Padre was the Blazers and took on...
  • NBA Live 09 OTP Club Attempt #2
    Posted October 8th, 2008 at 5:24 am 140 Comments
    With the server issues yesterday we were unable to begin for the Pasta Padre OTP Club. Having reached the club lobby the game was unable to match us up against an opponent. So we will take a second attempt at it tonight at the same time (5PT/8ET). Meet up in the lobby by hitting X once entering the club area. For those of you on the PS3 a joint Pastapadre & NCAA Strategies Club is up and running. Make sure to leave your PSN name if you would like to be included. Specify whether you ar...
  • Pasta Padre Live 09 OTP Club
    Posted October 7th, 2008 at 12:03 am 287 Comments
    *Update: While we were able to get in our club lobby the game couldn't find an opponent to connect to. This is likely due to the server issues being experienced right now. We'll try again tomorrow at the same time. With NBA Live 09 now available we can begin to fill up the Pasta Padre Online Team Play Club (Xbox 360). After how successful OTP was last year it has gotten even better in 09 with the addition of clubs and ranked games, tracking of individual stats, and being graded on individ...
  • NBA Live 09 OTP Screenshots
    Posted August 18th, 2008 at 2:03 pm 80 Comments
    EA Sports has sent over a batch of new screenshots featuring the Online Team Play in NBA Live 09. Last week I was able to detail the improvements made to the mode. These screens show some gameplay with the new meter displaying how well your player is performing, club joining and inviting, the trophy room, blog area, user scouting, and the recap screens following the game. You can find all of the screenshots in the gallery. If you have any questions about the mode or what is seen in the sc...
  • NBA Live 09 Online Team Play Improvements
    Posted August 14th, 2008 at 2:28 pm 102 Comments
    Online Team Play is easily the aspect of the NBA Live 09 that I am most excited about. EA knew it was a big hit not only by the overwhelmingly positive response from gamers last year but also by seeing how online usage quadrupled after being released. Producer Julien Carron even talked with me about the list I published of how the mode could be improved and how a good deal of those suggestions were met. This year you'll be able to form "Clubs" which will have their own ranking system. A l...