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FIFA 16’s Ultimate Team Career Modes Get Revamped

At Gamescom 2015, EA Games had their press conference where they went through the titles that will be releasing soon. And one of those games is FIFA 16, the top soccer game in the market.

But one of the challenges with a yearly video game series is making the next installment different and innovative, and EA Sports has done so with FIFA 16 with the FIFA Ultimate Team mode and Career Mode getting some improvements.

In FIFA Ultimate Team Draft, fans can compete in single player or online in a single knockout string of four games to achieve rewards – the more games won, the better the reward to utilize in your FUT Club. Once fans enter a Draft using virtual coins, FIFA Points, or a Draft Token, they will choose from one of five formations, then a captain, and then go on to fill out the rest of their 23-man squad by selecting a player from a choice of five in each position.

Fans will be tested as they choose between picking the best players and creating a team with the right chemistry before they enter their games.

“We are delivering unprecedented depth and innovation to the franchise this season by bringing several new ways to play across Career Mode, Ultimate Team, and through the introduction of twelve Women’s National Teams,” said David Rutter, VP and GM, EA SPORTS FIFA. “We think fans are going to be equally as excited with all the new ways as they have been with the gameplay in FIFA 16 . From hands-on gameplay events across the world, we’ve heard resoundingly positive feedback on the balanced and exciting experience we are building in FIFA 16 .”

This feels similar to what EA Sports is doing with Madden NFL 16 and its Draft Champions mode . In it, players draft from randomized players of three and try to fill out a team. This seems like the same principle only with virtual currency.

In Career Mode, Pre-season Tournaments will help managers grow transfer budgets and get their team in good form ahead of competition that counts. Managers will select from three of nine tournaments presented at the start of each season before jumping into their domestic campaign. Player Training will assist in the development of youth and squad players in between matches. Fans will select from more than 30 drills and put up to five players through their paces to improve faster. This opens up new ways to play, especially for those managers looking to develop youth players and transfer them to other clubs.

With the new and revamped features, FIFA 16 looks to stay atop the soccer simulator market. We will see how everything comes together when FIFA 16 releases this Fall.

In the meantime, check out the new trailer for FIFA 16 below and let us know your thoughts on these features.

FIFA 16 brings in Messi for “No touch dribbling”

FIFA is one of those annualised franchises that comes along like clockwork, containing a great number of improvements and refinements that are nearly impossible for somebody looking from the outside to see. Each game, then, looks exactly the same to them; like it’s been copied and pasted from the last one. This is pretty much the sort of thing that happens with other such games, notably Call of Duty.
Truth is, there’s a great deal of work that goes in to these annualised games, and the teams behind them are constantly working to add, improve or overhaul things that appeared in the last game. Even for the casual observer, there are a few things coming to FIFA 16 that promise to shake things up, even though they’ve largely been in the series for years: Here’s one such thing; no-touch dribbling.

Though he’s not the only chap in all of footballdom who does this sort of thing, Lionel Messi is rather prodigious at magically moving the ball about, faking turns and passes. It’ll be more fluid, allowing you to control the player on the ball with and without the ball. I have no idea what I’m talking about, so here’s Messi explaining it himself:

Something you’ll definitely notice in FIFA 16 is the inclusion of women, which required quite a bit more work than just slapping women’s heads on already captured body. As Peter Moore explained to Gi.Biz:

Yeah, I mean there’s a different articulation of movement that women, when you watch a women’s game it’s different. Can I tell you why it’s different? No, but I just know I’m watching women. It’s only on the motion capture, and where you capture the data, that you figure out what it is and our motion-cap guys would tell you something about the movement of the hips and all this stuff, I won’t get into it.

Then you need to face down the Alex Morgans, the Abby Wambachs, bring the Brazilians in, bring the Swedes in, bring the Portuguese in. It takes a lot of time and effort. You also need a marketing platform, and the Women’s World Cup is that marketing platform, and it all came together nicely for us.

What do you think? Will the inclusion of “no touch dribbling” make a real difference to the game? What of the inclusion of women?

FIFA 16 Will have Improved Gameplay Mechanics and Agile Defenders

According to EA Sports producer Nick Channon, developers are making improvements to gameplay systems within Fifa 16 to take everything up a notch.

We have heard similar statements before, so take things lightly.

Developers wanted to use this year to take a step back and look at the game as a whole. Look at everything that we do, all the systems that we have… how do we bring the level up everywhere and how can we innovate? It’s as simple as that really, we’re looking at every system within our game and innovating within them all.

He noted that developers have been actively listening to feedback from player, particularly regarding better midfield-play and defending.

Balance between attacking and defending is improved and players will notice defenders doing better to keep up with the wingers.

In Fifa 15, we saw players like Messi, Ronaldo, Bale running past defenders with ease, but due to increased agility, defenders will give a hard-time to attackers in Fifa 16.

Check out the full video interview above and let us know if you are impressed with Fifa 16 or not. Fifa will release later this year on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

Video: Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, Ryan Mason take on fans in ‘FIFA 15’ challenge

Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane and Ryan Mason tried to prove that their skills on the pitch are transferable to virtual ones by taking on fans in a game of FIFA 15.

The England internationals challenged two supporters, both of whom wore Spurs shirts for the occasion, to play a match on the popular videogame.

Kane and Mason both led the way at half time by a single goal, leaving the two young fans the task of coming from behind to claim the win.

Watch the Tottenham duo take on the challenge in the video below:

THE FIFA RACE AGAINST PACE SERIES THREAD

So back in FUT 13, I ran a series called The Race Against Pace where I managed to take 2 teams of <60 pace players all the way to the Division 1 title. I thoroughly enjoyed doing it and it certainly opened my and some viewers’ eyes to the players we exclude from the player selection process because of their pace.

Now for FUT 15, I’ve decided to bring the series back. With the likes of Emenike, Ibarbo and Doumbia being so prominent in the community, I thought it’d be good if someone tried to highlight the OP nature of some of the slower players on the game. Who said being OP was all down to pace?

So the rules:
– I play with each team for 5 games: Keeps the series fresh but allows me to try out the players for a sufficient time.

– If I win 3 or more out of the 5 games with the team, 5k will be added to a budget which will then be up for grabs at the end of the series.

– No player in any of the teams is allowed >60 pace! (No chemistry styles or exceptions or anything)
I plan on doing 3 games per episode (with the exception of the 1st introductory episode) and keep the vids relatively short as I don’t want the episodes to drag.
I hope you guys like the concept I’m proposing and appreciate the fact that I’m trying something different. I’ll probably have this as an official thread which I’ll update with new episodes as I release them. If you wanna head over to my YT channel then the link is in my sig and be sure to leave suggestions for teams that you’d love to see featured in the series.
Thanks and hope you enjoy

FIFA 15 SQUAD BUILDER: SWEATY SERIE A HYBRID TEAM

After the recent FIFA 15 Ultimate Team squad builders going down with viewers and subscribers alike, we decided to do a sweaty overpowered hybrid Italian Serie A team that will win you loads of tournaments and gain you plenty of promotions on FUT. Take a look at our HD video below where we build the team of players that like creating and scoring sweaty goals.

We were unable to put a price tag on how many coins this squad would cost you to put together due to the market prices changing from day to day. There’s also a very good reason why we couldn’t attach a cost as well and that’s explained in-depth in the actual video. As usual, i’ll take you through every single player and tell you why they were included into the team but i also give you loads of alternatives that are on the bench and in the reserves to as an added bonus.

I recommend which chemistry styles you should apply to each player in their respective position too just like i always do and then go into a match and test out these tanks in action on the pitch. If you’re not one for spoilers then you should stop reading on now as the full list of players that were part of this starting eleven can be seen below.

GK – Samir Handanović (Inter Milan)
LB – Patrice Evra (Juventus)
CB – Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)
CB – Nemanja Vidić (Inter Milan)
RB – Martín Cáceres (Juventus)
CM – Paul Pogba (Juventus)
CM – Radja Nainggolan (AS Roma)
CM – Arturo Vidal (Juventus)
CAM – Francesco Totti (AS Roma)
ST – Víctor Ibarbo (Cagliari)
ST – Seydou Doumbia (AS Roma)
As you can see from the final starting lineup it’s completely OP in every sense of the word! The reason the Victor Ibarbo card is still the Cagliari one and not his transferred AS Roma one is his old card he’s a striker and the new one he’s a right winger which is no good with this particular formation I’ve chosen.

Seydou Doumbia however has his new winter transfer card included as he is now eligible for Serie A squads compared to his previous card which was for the Russian league and CSKA Moscow. With the legend that is Totti in Cam and his IF (in-form) you can’t really go wrong as he’s got an incredible shot on him and the ability to be a world class playmaker too. He also is the captain of this team and takes almost all of the set-pieces too.

With Vidal, Pogba and Nainggolan making up the central midfield roles on the pitch you will have most of the possession of the ball for the 90 minutes as well. Let us know what you think of this squad builder by leaving a comment in the section below and all feedback is welcomed.

WeView Verdict: FIFA 15

Despite being the biggest selling game in the UK last year, the response to FIFA 15 in this week’s WeView was much less than that of Destiny, with only several responses to choose from.

The verdict? It’s not as good as you expect, it seems that many people were underwhelmed by the offerings of this year’s instalment in the football series, so let’s get on with it…

FIFA Pro Clubs – absent from the last generation versions – was the only redeeming factor for JustTaylorNow: “it’s not perfect but it’s brilliant, it keeps me coming back.” Taylor didn’t see any improvements over FIFA 14 though, with some glaring issues returning.

“I think the movement of the ball is the biggest difference compared to FIFA 14″ said double-o-dave – as it should be, ball momentum is definitely something they tried to improve with this instalment. Unfortunately, the new animations “look a bit rushed and unfinished” which makes the visuals seem almost like a “leap backwards”.

BrendanCalls simply stated “If you want a football simulator by PES, if you want a fun football game buy FIFA”, a statement which was echoed in other comments. Psychobudgie even called PES a “fun and an excellent approximation of the game” in comparison to FIFA.

As someone who doesn’t usually buy FIFA games, coruscant loved FIFA 15 – perhaps because they didn’t have the direct comparison to 14 which seemed to affect some opinions. “I loved it. I loved the improved graphics, especially the crowds, and the physics, especially how players battle for the ball and can tug each other’s shirts etc – much more realistic.”

Cam_manutd was very disappointed with the game: “It is a lazy effort from EA in which their solid foundations built with Fifa 09 are starting to wane. Pro Clubs and Ultimate Team remain to be among the best football modes out there. But for single minded players, Fifa is severely lacking.”

After reading the other comments, double-o-dave wanted to add to his opinion a bit, and came up with this summary:

“It seems you may as well stick with FIFA 14 if you’ve already got it. I’m pretty sure these were my thoughts when I first got ’15, might explain why I’ve hardly played it. I can’t really see the major upgrade that this was suppose to be over ’14.

So, it’s a bit of an underwhelming verdict for FIFA 15, and given how much people discussed the brilliance of PES, it looks like we’ll have to add that to the poll and see how it fares. There were two Buy It votes, two Sale It votes, one for Plus It, and one for Avoid It this week. We’ve updated the poll below so you can get choosing next week’s title, and we’ve got Surgeon Simulator coming up tomorrow.

FIFA 15 Mobile And Console Titles Released: FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Out Now Free For iOS, Android, And Windows Phone

FIFA 15 has officially launched in North America today, and it is joined by mobile game FIFA 15 Ultimate Team on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

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The mobile title is free on the App Store, Google Play, and the Windows Phone Store. As the name implies, it brings an Ultimate Team mode to mobile devices while still offering on-field gameplay.

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team also comes with a new quick simulation mode, a match of the week to try for yourself, and controller support for certain devices that work with smartphones. EA has traditionally published annual mobile FIFA titles alongside the console versions that you had to pay for–it remains to be seen if this will replace the usual mobile release, but seems unlikely they will launch two FIFA 15 mobile games.

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The Ultimate Team mode is incredibly popular, and bringing it as the focus of the mobile version makes sense. It can also be easily monetized through microtransactions, providing EA with more of a reason to emphasize the mode on a platform familiar with in-app purchases. The game itself is now live at no cost nonetheless, so check it out on your mobile device if interested.

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

FIFA 15 bug sees every player run to halfway line

A handful of FIFA 15 players have found a rather irritating, yet funny, bug in their copies of the game.

Released on Tuesday (September 23) in North America, a number of players have reported a strange issue in which all of the players run to the halfway line.

Affected players see their match begin with no sound, before the players amass – including the goalkeepers – as if to have some kind of massive brawl in the center circle.

EA has posted several potential fixes on its forums, including using the ‘repair game’ option on Origin, trying to disable Origin, and trying to play with keyboard and mouse controls instead.

However, there is yet to be a solution to this particular problem.

Others have suggested that the fault is due to an anti-piracy system by EA to catch out those who have downloaded the title illegally, but affected users have insisted that they have paid full price for the game.

FIFA 15 is released on Thursday (September 25) in Europe, and a day later in the UK. It is available on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, 3DS and Vita.