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Football Manager 2012

5 years ago

Quick Pitch: Football Manager 2014 Trailers

I exist outside of popular culture*. I've only just started to watch The Shield, and I mostly listened to Use Your Illusion II this weekend. So I had to Google 'Gareth Bale' to find out why everyone was talking about him, which in turn reminded me that Football Manager 2014 is coming out, and that I should get with the times. The managerial machination sim…

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6 years ago

Foot-to-Ball Commander 2013 Demonstration Edition

This year as with every year, there is a brand new edition of Sports Interactive's management goliath Foot-to-Ball Commander. The 2013 version is out next week, in fact. New features this year include over 17 new types of decomposing tobacco breath odorants to add to your manager's Unhinged Bellow attack, the option to hurl the most racist members of your premiership team into the heart…

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7 years ago

Feature: The first defeat

Ian Football, Part 4: Accrington Stanley

The continuing misadventures of first-time manager Ian Football, leading hapless team Worcester City FC to their uncertain future in Football Manager 2012. Previous installments are here. I knew it was going to happen sooner or later. Hell, I even knew that it was going to happen more often or not. That didn't make it any less painful when, for the first time, my team lost.…

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Feature: An fool in Football Manager 2012

Ian Football, Part 2: Gardening

I am playing Football Manager 2012. I have never played Football Manager before. I only know a bit about football. I'm a bit scared. This post is in character as Ian Football, newly-crowned manager of Worcester City Football Club, a team deemed to have suffered a "32 year barren spell." The first in this series is here. The next post, by the way, will be…

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Feature: The adventures of Ian Football & Worcester City

Ian Football, Part 1: “Barren Spell”

A sad truth: it would, perhaps, be all too easy to pen another RPG diary. It's all about the anecdotes, rather than discovery and learning. I've had an itch to start work on another mega-long feature for a while, but I've struggled to identify a game I'd like to do it with - I want to surprise myself, not repeat myself. So, when a Twitter…

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Byte vs Brick: Week Ending Nov 4

Every single damn week, I can't remember if it's called 'Byte vs Brick' or 'Brick vs Byte.' My failing memory terrifies me. Though my girlfriend is vaguely appreciative of it, as it allows her to tell me the same anecdotes repeatedly with me having no clue I've heard them before. At least, she claims she's my girlfriend; I can't rightly recall if that's the case…

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Byte vs Brick: Foot-to-ball vs Battle-to-field

Last week was a big, big week for on-off gamer-enrager EA, with the absurdly highly-promoted Battlefield 3 finally launching - but to mixed reviews, technical woes and bewildering media outlet favouritism. Was it enough to put DICE's latest at the top of the charts? In the UK, that's a resounding 'yes' - it topped the all-formats charts as well as the PC chart individually, with…

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Feature: Hairdryer-to-face

Wot I Think: Football Manager 2012

My proud home city of Manchester still trembles from the result of the weekend’s derby, with legions of red-shirted, red-faced men weeping openly in the streets and doubting all that they previously held true. There are far more seisimic events in the world of foot-to-ball though. I’ve been attempting to overturn the order by means of Football Manager 2012 and here’s Wot I Think.

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In Need Of Management Now: Football

Emergency! Emergency! A demonstration version of Foot-To-Ball Manager 2012 has inserted itself into one the tubes of the internet, and needs you to remove it then safely store it upon your own personal computer. If you are bold and daring enough to attempt to resolve this crisis, I beseech you to point your browser device here forthwith and then take any steps necessary to download…

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Football Manager Fans Give DRM Red Card

The news horn of Eurogamer sounds a clear note of DRM alarm as it points out this voluminous thread on the Football Manager 2012 forums. The situation nothing like as venomous as other DRM solutions we've seen of late, being a one-time only Steam activation, but it has nevertheless been greeted with scorn by thousands of players. Publishers Sega have responded defending the DRM solution,…

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Foot-to-Ball Manager 2012th Edition

You foot-to-ball chaps sure don't get bored easily. I'd get fed up of any game after 2012 years - why, I'd even be willing to bet my ardour for X-COM would have cooled by just the 819th sequel. There's no stopping plucky Brit studio Sports Interactive though: they've just announced Foot-to-Ball Manager 2012, which as is the custom contains a raft of new features, improved…

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