The foot-to-ball season is over! What does that mean? More foot-to-ball! 2014 is a World Cup year, which means we get to experience the sport being played at the highest level combined with naturally increased levels of drama, excitement, disappointment and tabloid controversy. Who will become this tournament’s national pariah? It’s anyone’s game!
It also means EA has another opportunity to stick you/me for more money in exchange for basically the same game. This year they’re offering up the World Cup not as an expansion or a standalone product at least, but as a free addition to the microtransaction-funded FIFA14 Ultimate Team mode. This is good, because it’s technically free. This is bad, because it’s “technically” free. There’s a trailer below which explains everything. Sort of.