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Moore: Sports titles "often misguidedly slighted" for creativity

Posted: 17.01.2011 by Technet2k

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EA Sports boss Peter Moore is defending the sports genre by saying it's often criticised for a "lack of creativity." There is only so much they can do after all.

Moore also dismisses the notion that 'boxing is dead' by chest thumping Fight Night Champion, and urges "all of the "'haters'" to give it a try.

Battlefield 1943 makes $16m for EA, FIFA Ultimate Team $45m

Posted: 09.12.2010 by Technet2k

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Bless those DICE developers because the digital release of Battlefield 1943 only went and pulled in revenue of $16m for EA, launching on XBLA and PSN.

There's still a PC version coming apparently. The other top performer was FIFA Ultimate Team DLC cashing up $45m in profit for FIFA 09 and 10.

EA Sports' FIFA 11 patch tomorrow, game should be "even better"

Posted: 11.11.2010 by Technet2k

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Have you been feeling a little down in FIFA 11's gameplay experience? If so then tomorrow is a great day for you as the big patch leaves EA Canada.

The studio lists one big mouthful of changes and tweaks made to the virtual footie game, as PS3 gets it tomorrow and Xbox 360 mid-next week.

EA register new SSX domains

Posted: 10.11.2010 by Technet2k

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Published EA have been busy stamping their name on several SSX website domains, and they give away subtitles 'Deadly Descent' and 'First Descent'.

These 5 new sites would suggest a SSX entry or two from EA, don't you think? Thanks Internet. The arcade snowboarding franchise hasn't wiped out yet.

FIFA 11 "a landmark achievement"

Posted: 05.10.2010 by Technet2k

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EA Sports are celebrating FIFA 11's global launch as it clears $150m in sales its first week making it the largest sports videogame release ever.

Over 2.6m copies were sold its opening week with the first 2 days of FIFA 11 on sale being EA Sports busiest online with over 18.6m sessions.

2K Sports adjust basketball star's rating in NBA 2K11, may do more

Posted: 28.09.2010 by Technet2k

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The in-game rating system for 2K Sports' NBA 2K11 had one Washington Wizards center a little upset, he was a mere 59, but now he's flexing at 64.

Yeah those numerical digits mean a lot to professional types and 2K Sports says if others "have an issue" to drop them a twitter. Moaning = adjustment.

In-game ads are working say EA

Posted: 15.09.2010 by Technet2k

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A study commissioned by EA for Gatorade reveals that in-game ad campaigns boosted product sales by 24 percent, in select EA Sports title.

100k households were quizzed that bought at least 1 of 6 EA Sports games, and noted their consumer habits before and after Gatorade adverts.

Championship Manager "on hold"

Posted: 07.09.2010 by Technet2k

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Beautiful Game Studios has put the PC Championship Manager series "on hold" while the developer looks to build their business up elsewhere.

Boss Roy Meredith says the "decline in boxed copies" for PC is too dangerous, so they're looking to iPhone and MMO. Unsure when it will be back.

Konami dates PES 11 October 8th in the UK, "ultimate evolution"

Posted: 19.08.2010 by Technet2k

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Huge overhauls to PES are being lauded by Konami who has just dated PES 2011 for October 8th in the UK for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

The PS2, PSP and Wii versions will arrive later in October. The studio has put in "truly open gameplay" this time around, it "has to be experienced".

EA "don't see" motion with FIFA

Posted: 18.08.2010 by Technet2k

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EA Sports boss Peter Moore says you should "never say never" but right now the FIFA franchise won't be doing motion tech or any 3D.

There's a lack of "obvious relevance" of those techs to FIFA right now, and even calls it "disruptive". It's too gimmicky and mini-game like.

FIFA 11 lets you play as the Goalie

Posted: 17.08.2010 by PRBot

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GUILDFORD, UK, 17 August 2010 - Electronic Arts announced today that EA SPORTS has developed a new feature called Be A Goalkeeper for FIFA 11 that will enable fans to experience the thrill of playing as the keeper, and for the first time in a football videogame, will place control of all 22 players on the pitch in human hands.

The new feature will be available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 when FIFA 11 is available in stores September 28 in North America and October 1 in Europe and Asia.[/style]

EA Sports scrap FIFA's Manager Mode, replaced with Career Mode

Posted: 28.07.2010 by Technet2k

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The 'Manager Mode' introduced by FIFA 10 wasn't well received and so EA Sports have ditched it in favour of a new 'Career Mode' instead.

Footballers created in FIFA 11's Creation Centre will be available to manage in Career Mode, which includes leaderboards among friends.

PES and FIFA enjoy "healthy rivalry"

Posted: 22.07.2010 by Technet2k

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The popularity tackling between PES and FIFA is a "healthy rivalry," says PES man Jon Murphy. It helps both franchises rise to the challenge.

Last 2 years have been "very difficult" for the team, feeling they had missed the mark each time. This year's PES 2011 "something very different".

EA's planning to reveal new games tonight

Posted: 20.07.2010 by JamieSI

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EA's revealed that it will be announcing a bunch of new games tonight.

The company's annual Studio Showcase will be streamed live by GameSpot at 1 PST, which is 9.00pm BST here in the UK.

FIFA 11's "next-gen game" comes full strength to PC say EA Sports

Posted: 09.07.2010 by Technet2k

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There's to be no dumbing down of FIFA 11 when it arrives on PC the same time as its console cousins, pledges EA Sports; a full package.

It "took two years" but they're finally "able to deliver" the next-gen experience on desktop as well as console. The game boots out October 1st.

EA's FIFA 11 retails October 1st

Posted: 07.07.2010 by Technet2k

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The latest FIFA instalment from EA Sports - FIFA 11 - will be in European shops October 1st while the US gets it earlier on September 28th.

EA has added a 'Creation Centre' which lets you make players and teams from scratch, and even share them. You can now set custom chants too.

Shaun White 'hated' game character

Posted: 06.07.2010 by Technet2k

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What's this?! Boarding pro Shaun White hates a game character? Yes, his very own first appearance in Shaun Palmer Pro Snowboarder.

It was the "worst experience" he had because it looked nothing like him, and didn't even adopt his snowboarding style. They just took his name.

Peter Moore: "There's no plans for a SSX reboot"

Posted: 23.06.2010 by JamieSI

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EA Sports boss Peter Moore has confirmed that there are no plans to resurrect the SSX series of snowboarding video games.

"SSX is a fabulous piece of intellectual property. You never say never, but there's nothing to say right now," Moore told Eurogamer.

FIFA 11 'redefines authenticity'

Posted: 09.06.2010 by Technet2k

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EA Sports boasts that FIFA 11 is "set to redefine player authenticity" when it releases this year. It's all thanks to their new Personality+ feature.

It "distinguishes" the footballers from each other by "utilizing a database" that analyses and grades their skill-set over "36 attributes and 57 traits."

Active Network claims 'EA Sports Active 2.0' infringes a trademark

Posted: 07.06.2010 by Technet2k

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Publisher EA is being sued by California-based Active Network because they claim 'Active' is theirs to use for sporty products, and EA is stealing.

That's the gist of it anyway. Now that EA's Sports Active has online features the Active Network feels threatened and wants 'Active' removed.
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