Disabled videogame advocacy group AbleGamers has given EA Sports' football title FIFA 13 their mainstream Game of the Year. The group admired the game's controls and AI adjustments that made the game accessible to both physically and mentally handicapped gamers.
On the 11th January, Electronic Arts will be shutting down online support for their 2011 branded EA Sports titles, as well as The Sims 2 a few days later.
Looks like World Wrestling Entertainment, aka the WWE, won't be getting the $45M owed to it by publisher THQ, thanks to the loan being unsecured. This was revealed in the bankruptcy filing by THQ.
Konami's PES 2013 will be receiving its next patch this December 20th, announces PES team leader Jon Murphy. Patch 1.03 will improve on the "acceptable" 2v2 mode to make it "even more intuitive".
The update also addresses the "overall balance of the game" with "a few aesthetic improvements here and there," thrown in for good measure. New goal celebrations have been added too.
FIFA 13's Ultimate Team servers were taken down last night. Now back online, EA has indicated it was in the process of axing cheaters from the system.
EA Sports' FIFA 13 continues to experience trouble with its Ultimate Team and so the publisher has "temporarily disabled" the service while they "work to resolve an issue" causing the headaches.
This means Ultimate Team's " online gameplay, trading, store purchasing, the Web App" and mobile app are all "unavailable during this time." Team of the Week is delayed.
2K Sports seems to have pulled the plug on its old online servers. Users playing All-Pro Football 2K8, NHL 2K10, College Hoops 2K8 and the year-old NBA 2K12 multiplayer have noticed a lack of online support across the last three weeks.
Publisher Konami's social network tie-in app for PES 2013 goes live today as the myPES app creates a direct connection between the sports game and mega-huge Facebook.
It provides fans a "vast addition of stats and achievements" for both online and offline games. It also lets you join or create regional groups or private leagues. Social networking strikes again.
Electronic Arts has announced that a new patch is now available for the PC version of FIFA 13. The major fix in the patch is removing the "invisible ball" glitch in which the soccer ball would inexplicably become invisible during play.
According to the official Tony Hawk Facebook page, the next downloadable content pack for Tony Hawks' Pro Skater HD will be delayed a few weeks.
The BBC program Watchdog aired a segment about numerous bugs in FIFA 13 that included crashes, invisible players, balls, the loss of paid content for FIFA Ultimate Team, and that Electronic Arts was ignoring user complaints.
EA Sports has announced that FIFA 13 has sold 7.4 million units in its first month of release. This was revealed during EA's quarterly financial report. Fellow sports game Madden NFL 13 was its second best selling game.
The anti-monopoly class action lawsuit against EA Sports will be moving to the courts, according to court docs which accuse the publisher of “an unlawful and anti-competitive series of exclusive agreements with the National Football League, the NFL Players Union, Arena Football League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association."
EA Sports has warned players of FIFA 13 that their Ultimate Team is being targetted by opportunists looking to "steal your account information." The publisher has posted a security guide for users.
They warn of the usual things like that EA "never ask you for you login", and to be mindful of harmful phishing emails or "copycat websites". Having a decent password is another priority.
Today PES 2013 gets a title update for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC as Konami add a new Widget system for the online portion so it's far easier to keep tabs on friends and kick off some matches.
There's now also the option of conceding an online match at half-time to help alleviate abrupt exits. Konami also offer more free DLC in the form of updated rosters, UEFA stuff and new designs.
FIFA 13 is set to receive another batch of tweaks. Players continue to have problems with various aspects of the game, including Ultimate Team, Seasons and Online Friendlies.
EA Sports has announced that their premiere footie title, FIFA 13, has sold over 4.5M units worldwide in over 40 countries across all platforms in just 5 days. The sold 1.23M units in its first two days of release in the UK alone.
Just hours after the NFL agreed to a new contract with their referees, a rumor popped up stating that Electronic Arts will have real-life referee likenesses in Madden NFL 14.
PC gamers who haven't picked up Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, which is currently available in Europe but has not yet been launched in North America, can check out a new demo now available for it.
EA Sports has released a new developer diary for their upcoming footie title, FIFA 13. The dev diary focuses on the audio side of things, from the Career Mode Radio to the commentary.