EA Sports

The EA Sports FIFA series will now be known as EA Sports FC

May 11, 2022

EA Sports has revealed this morning that it will be dropping the FIFA brand in favour of a new title moving forward, announcing EA Sports FC. The name change will take place next year, meaning that FIFA 23 will indeed serve as the last EA Sports football game to bear the name. This news isn’t […]

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FIFA 22 Review: Once more with feeling

September 28, 2021

FIFA 22 takes the term “next-generation” pretty seriously. And it should. With every new console generation, the FIFA franchise takes major steps forward. New hardware presents an opportunity to reinvent FIFA‘s visuals, mechanics and add a range of new game modes. However, I wouldn’t blame fans for feeling disillusioned with the series in recent years. Most […]

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F1 2021 Preview: New season, new publisher, same strong sim

June 3, 2021

F1 2021 is the first game in the long-running Formula 1 racing series following EA’s acquisition of developer Codemasters. While the vast majority of the game retains the same look and feel of F1 games past, F1 2021 makes a few important strides toward accessibility that are in line with the modern EA Sports ethos. […]

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UFC 4 Review: The best UFC game to date, but not for the reasons you think

September 1, 2020

Much of the foundation EA’s UFC series that was laid back in 2014 has developed nicely, but each sequel, while an improvement, felt like an authentic experience that frustrated fans, and alienated others. Solid mechanics and slick visuals impressed, but a clunky ground game left fans like myself, sticking to strikes and knockouts to avoid […]

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February’s PSPlusPlays comp will focus on FIFA 20

February 7, 2020

Are you a gun at FIFA 20? If so, you’ll want to get involved in this month’s #PSPlusPlays competition on your PS4. So what do you have to do to get involved? Just complete this month’s challenge: Showcase your best one-two pass play with a mate in FIFA 20. Nail it, and you could win yourself […]

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FIFA 20 Review: Good fundamentals

September 28, 2019

There’s no better herald of the end-of-year video game rush than the arrival of a new FIFA game, and arrive it does with FIFA 20. There is a specific audience for these games — bring up FIFA around a group of gamers and third of them will immediately lose interest, another third remain neutral, and the remaining third […]

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Games Review: Madden NFL 19 doesn’t iterate much on last year and that’s perfectly fine

August 24, 2018

I’ve brought this up before but it bears repeating: while it’s easy to think of sports sims as lazy annual rehashes, upgrading or altering a few aspects of a game to justify their existence, the truth is that that’s rarely the case. Madden NFL 18 strode boldly into new territory, finally making the jump to […]

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Four Aussies are playing for a spot in the FIFA eWorld Cup Playoffs tonight

May 11, 2018

Esports fans: Gfinity Esports Australia are hosting the FIFA 18 Global Series Qualifier tonight and you’re not gonna want to miss it. Four Aussie players are in the mix, all fighting to preserve their spot on the road the 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup.

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Games Review: EA Sports UFC 3: A worthy opponent

February 4, 2018

EA Sports UFC 3 marks EA’s the third tilt at creating an authentic, complex mixed martial arts experience. While it’s not a total knockout punch, it’s safe to say UFC 3 provides hardcore and casual fans alike with a reasonably accessible fighting sim.

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Games Review: NHL 18 (PS4, 2017) is a solid sim that is content to rest on its laurels

September 25, 2017

NHL 18 wants to be a mirror to this year’s Stanley Cup — no bells, no whistles, no brawls or bullshit, just great skillful hockey. That’s what it wants, and it’s a noble goal, but sadly the puck never quite finds the back of the net.

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Games Review: NBA Live 18 (PS4, 2017) is a step forward for a series overshadowed by the competition

September 22, 2017

Do you remember the last time you played an entry in the NBA Live series? Me either. More or less off the radar for about a decade at this point, the series is back in the public eye this year with NBA Live 18, a basketball sim with a clear desire to leave the series’ average reputation behind.

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Video Games Review: FIFA 17 (PS4, 2016)

October 20, 2016

GOOOAAAAL. With the usual patronising phrasework out of the way, let’s talk about football.

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E3 2016: FIFA 17 getting Creed-esque story mode

June 12, 2016

FIFA 17 is set to introduce a complete story-based singleplayer mode according to a trailer released at the EA Play press conference ahead of E3 2016. Dubbed “The Journey”, the mode will take players through all of the trials and tribulations that come with being a Premier League footballer.

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E3 2016: EA unveils brand new esports initiative at EA Play

June 12, 2016

Electronic Arts have revealed a huge push towards the esports market with plans for major tournaments and big money prize pools, plus publisher support for community- and user-staged events.

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Video Games Review: EA Sports UFC 2 (PS4, 2016)

March 21, 2016

I am probably the last person on earth who should be reviewing a UFC video game. I’ve never seen a UFC fight and I only know names like Ronda Rousey because my social media feeds never stop talking about her. I’ve never even been in a fist fight in my entire life. It would seem, […]

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Video Games Interview: EA Canada’s Brian Hayes talks UFC 2‘s post-launch plans, Bruce Lee and more

March 21, 2016

With EA Sports UFC 2 now unleashed upon the masses of fans eager to live out their fantasies of personally stepping into the octagon, we got the opportunity to chat to the game’s creative director Brian Hayes via email.

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Mike Tyson is EA Sports UFC 2‘s mystery fighter

January 22, 2016

Despite the fact that the last time Mike Tyson fought professionally was over ten years ago, he will nevertheless make his mixed martial arts bow as an unlockable fighter in EA Sports UFC 2 this year.

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EA Competitive Gaming Division marks big move into eSports, Peter Moore in charge

December 12, 2015

Electronic Arts has made a huge stride into the world of competition eSports with the launch of the company’s latest branch, the EA Competitive Gaming Division. The announcement was madeby current EA CEO Andrew Wilson.

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Video Games Review: NHL 16 (PS4, 2015)

September 21, 2015

History has not been kind to many games in EA Sports’ NHL series. Last year’s NHL 15 proved another disappointment, dropping a number fan-favourite modes and unexciting, sometimes buggy gameplay. After such a sound drubbing from critics and fans alike, EA Canada have spent the last twelve months attempting to address the laundry list of […]

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EA wants to know which Matildas player you would like to see on the cover of FIFA 16

July 3, 2015

After announcing that one of the Westfield Matildas women’s football team would be appearing on the local cover of FIFA 16 alongside Messi, EA have decided to ask the game’s Australian fans to vote for their favourite. Fans can head over to the official FIFA 16 website now to cast their vote for midfielder Katrina Gorry, defender Stephanie Catley […]

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Foxtel to broadcast Aussie FIFA 15 competition, PlayStation 4 National Premier League April 29

April 24, 2015

16 Australian gamers, celebrities and sporting legends will compete in a live game of FIFA 15, broadcast on FOX Sports from Melbourne’s Federation Square next week, Wednesday April 29. The player list is comprised of nine winners from the Fox Fans League who survived qualifying heats at various Westfield shopping centres nationally, with each PS4 […]

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