Posts Tagged ‘FIFA 17’

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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FIFA 17 Update 1 Booted Onto PC

For all you FIFA 17 [official site] fans out there, EA has released the first patch for the game that looks to take care of some pesky glitches and bugs. As before, the game centers around the game of English football (see Madden for American football, which I really don’t know much about either despite living here) in which the objective is to get the ball into a goal 8 yards in width. Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: FIFA 17

Some years a new FIFA game arrives with barely anything to write about bar balance adjustments that might form a monthly patch in many other games. FIFA 17 isn’t one of those years. The latest iteration of EA’s football giant boasts a new, glossy mode called The Journey in which you take control of Alex Hunter, watch his ascent through his first season in the Premier League in mo-capped cutscenes, and make occasional decisions via a BioWare-style dialogue wheel. It’s an exciting addition and no doubt compelling even if it’s also a bit shit.

As per the rest of the game.

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The RPG Scrollbars: A Questline Of Sport

God, I hate sport. In other news, let’s talk sport! The fate of any successful game or genre is to be picked apart for reusable pieces, until it’s hard to remember a time when they owned it. Adventure games for instance began as one of the few genres with interesting stories and conversations and characters, before slowly being absorbed into RPGs, which now routinely offer much of the same experience minus the puzzles but with the option to shoot people in the face if they annoy you. In turn, sports games – FIFA 17 most recently – are increasingly turning their attention to RPGs to see what they might be able to add. Sadly, no sign of frost mages and dragon-based pitch invasions. Yet.

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FIFA 17 Out Today, Lets You Try The New Journey Mode

There’s a FIFA 17 demo available for download. It includes twelve teams to play in friendly matches, but also a taste of the game’s new ‘Journey’ mode. This is where you take control of a single young footballer and try to guide them to stardom, complete with Mass Effect-style dialogue wheel during cutscenes. I’ve had a play.

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Racy: F1 2016 Teases Multiplayer Championship Mode

Upcoming racer F1 2016 [official site] will be getting a new Multiplayer Championship mode, which will allow up to 22 players to race over the course of a whole season, overtaking each other and hitting the pit stop and generally having a great time, while you get repeatedly lapped by all your best friends. Because you are rubbish.

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FIFA 17 Adds Story Mode With Alex Hunter’s Journey

E3’s procession of press conferences brought the news that FIFA 17 [official site] will be getting a story mode and I’m… kind of excited about that.

The mode is called The Journey and the E3 trailer follows Alex Hunter (which manages to be both an EXTREMELY videogames protagonist name and an EXTREMELY footballer name). He’s been causing flurries of excitement at the exit trials (they’re sort of showcase matches for young players hoping to catch the attention of scouts from various clubs) due to his footballing prowess.

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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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