Posts Tagged ‘FIFA 16’

YouTubers plead guilty to FIFA gambling offences

Remember back in September when those two geezers were charged with operating an illegal gambling firm and advertising unlawful gambling, using the digital currency of FIFA 16 to let folks bet on real world football games? You do, because you have a prodigious memory. Well, that pair had been pleading not guilty to all charges, but now they’ve changed their plea to guilty, the BBC report.
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YouTuber Charged With Promoting FIFA Gambling Site

Craig ‘Nepenthez’ Douglas is a YouTuber with over 1 million subscribers

Two men have become the first to be charged under UK gambling laws for promoting gambling with a videogame currency on YouTube. Craig ‘Nepenthez’ Douglas, 31, and his off-screen business partner Dylan Rigby, 33, have been charged at Birmingham magistrates’ court with promoting a lottery and advertising unlawful gambling, while Douglas also faces the charge of inviting children to gamble.

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It’s Electric: FIFA 16’s Ultimate Team Chemistry Fixed

Maybe Behold the Kickmen is correct to have the ref kiss players when they do a goal. Maybe football is about pashing. I’m certainly seeing a lot of FIFA 16 [official site] players excited that EA have released a patch to fix “inconsistencies in chemistry and fitness”. Ultimate Team lads are now well fit and the chemistry is palpable. I finally understand why they call it “the beautiful game”.

That, or the FIFA patch fixed a nasty bug making players worse than they should in the microtransaction-laden FIFA Ultimate Team mode.

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FIFA May Have Had A “Handicap Glitch” For Seven Years

Ever played a competitive game and been so convinced that something fishy was going on? The game was ignoring your inputs; the computer had quietly had nerfed your side; rubberbanding was giving your opponents an unfair chance. According to the FIFA community, you might have been right sometimes.

Members of the FIFA 16 community think they’ve found a way in which the game isn’t giving players the high stats it should. It might be a bug, it might be a deliberate balance measure, or it might be nothing at all, but it involves items you buy with real money and it fits squarely within my area of interest.

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Perfectly Spherical Balls: Fifa 17 Moves To Frostbite

Football finally stopped recently, when Pepe’s Injured Aura and the rest of the plucky Real Madrid scrappers won the Champions League in a penalty shoot-out. It all starts again on Friday, of course, with the first game of Euro 2016, but football definitely stopped for a minute there. It might have been a half a minute if you’re interested in the Copa América, which kicked off the weekend just gone.

The point is, football never stops for long and EA know that, which is why they’re already teasing next season’s FIFA [official site]. Big changes may be afoot, as the game is moving to DICE’s Frostbite engine. Destructible pitches incoming?

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What Are We All Playing This Weekend?

Merry weekend, one and all! May you have a wonderful Saturday, and a calm Boxing Day. Why, perhaps you’ll even manage to get away from your friends, families, and loved ones after dinner to squeeze in a cheeky video game or two before you all wrap up and head out carolling! Here’s what we’ll be playing when we can sneak away:

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FIFA 16 Is A Game Of Marvellous Imperfections

According to the wise folks of digital football, there’s a new king in town. Or rather, an old king who has returned to reclaim his crown. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 has been receiving rave reviews and with FIFA head honcho Sep Blatter once again making headlines for all the wrong reasons, there’s no better time for a changing of the guard.

I’ll get to Pro Evo soon. Early impressions of FIFA 16 [official site] suggest Konami’s kick ’em up might have to fight hard for my affection.

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How FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Is Addressing Coin Glitching

FIFA is that game series I play while the rest of RPS shake their heads and sigh slightly. FIFA Ultimate Team is the mode I spend money on, using real currency to buy virtual football stickers which heal bruises on virtual footballer’s thighs, while the rest of RPS wrestle me to the ground and try to get the debit card out of my hand before I bankrupt myself. The fight will intensify: FIFA 16 [official site] is making changes to FUT, which includes lifting the artificial caps FIFA 15 introduced for price ranges on the player trading market. There’s a video explaining the changes below.

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Real-Time Tactical Action: FIFA 16 Demo

Our Graham often writes posts about EA’s FIFA games, but as he’s off on holiday this week (sitting in a quiet, dark room, for all I know), I’ll have a crack at this one. Hey there, FIfans! (I imagine that’s the term.) EA yesterday released a FIFA 15 FIFA 16 [official site] demo, so we might finally answer the question on all of our lips: have they managed to keep the action lively for the sixteenth game (sixteen! can you imagine?) in their real-time tactical series? I strapped on my leg armour to find out.

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Why Playing FIFA Causes So Much Aggression

“I’ve been playing FIFA competitively since 09 but it’s only as of about January this year I learned to control my aggression towards it,” says David Bytheway. Bytheway, a competitive FIFA player from Wolverhampton, reached last year’s FIFA Interactive World Cup final in Rio De Janeiro, but fell at the last hurdle to Denmark’s August Rosenmeier.

The game finished 3-1 with Bytheway squandering a first half lead, compounding the disappointment of missing out on not just the $20,000 prize money, but also an invitation to the 2014 Ballon D’or – FIFA’s prestigious real life world player of the year awards ceremony.

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Oceans Recede – EA To Release UK Games On Thursday

It is with a mixture of hope and utter despair that I greet the news from EA that they will be aligning UK releases with the rest of Europe, and putting out new games on a Thursday in RPS’s mother isle. Hope, because of what it represents in terms of a major publisher pushing back against the control of retailers. Despair because it’s still two bloody days later than America.

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