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EA putting 'a lot of resources' toward preventing another 'FIFA hack' season

Electronic Arts made over $39 million in just three months off FIFA 12's Ultimate Team DLC last year – a 69 percent increase from the same period the year before – but it also created a lot of headaches for consumers (and us) with what came to be known as the "FIFA hack." "We learned a...

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FIFA 13 'skill games' show off minigame skill

Remember all the drills you had to do in little league soccer? Well, EA thinks you'll want to experience that all over again in video game form through the latest FIFA iteration. Call it "training" if you want....

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FIFA 13's Move support demonstrated

The PlayStation 3 version of FIFA 13 will support the PlayStation Move, and the special controls were demonstrated during Gamescom press conference. Players will be able aim precision passes, paint paths for teammates to follow, shoot with a flick of the wrist and add spin by turning the Move. For...

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FIFA 13 adds real-life developments in-game with Match Day

FIFA 13 will have a feature called Match Day that incorporates real-world developments into the gameplay, through the running in-game commentary. Match Day will also affect gameplay, with team figures changing to reflect the real world numbers, and in-game stats reflecting on-pitch performance....

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EA @ Gamescom: Crysis 3, SimCity, Army of Two and more

If you're lucky enough to find yourself at Gamescom next week in Germany, playable demos of Crysis 3 and SimCity will be headlining EA's lineup. Aside from those two, there will also be demo stations at EA's booth for Need for Speed: Most Wanted, FIFA 13, FIFA Manager 13, Medal of Honor: Warfighter...

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EA Season Ticket expands with 'over $100 of PDLC' for use in Ultimate Team mode

Nope, "PDLC" does not stand for "Penguin Downloadable Costumes," as much as we want it to. Unfortunately, in this instance, it stands for "paid downloadable content," and EA Sports' $25 "Season Ticket" is adding a smattering of said content to its value proposition in its coming line of annual...

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FIFA 13 launching with Wii U, gets all touchy

EA announced FIFA 13 for Wii U at today's EA Summer Showcase event, and the game's live demo features new touch controls using the Wii U GamePad. Among the new GamePad-oriented features is Team Management Control, in which players can perform substitutions, select formations, and control individual...

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FIFA 13 with Kinect lets the ref hear, react to your foul mouth

FIFA 13 is integrating Kinect in a variety of voice-controlled scenarios, allowing players to choose formations, make substitutions and call plays as they happen live, as the above video demonstrates. Kinect will also enable the referees to "hear" it when you react poorly to a bad call, and while...

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FIFA 13 GameStop pre-order perks make Messi so happy he could skip

Details for GameStop's North American FIFA 13 pre-order bonuses are in, and they look shockingly familiar. GameStop pre-orders will receive one gold pack per week for 24 weeks, each of which consists of 12 items, including players rated 75 and up, contracts, stadiums, staff and badges, along with...

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Open wide and scream for FIFA 13 launch dates, UK pre-order info

FIFA 13 is scheduled to launch on September 28 in the UK, placing the US date, supposedly, on September 25. The FIFA 13 Ultimate Edition will give UK buyers 24 FIFA Ultimate Team gold packs, one per week for 24 weeks and with a value of more than £15. Each gold pack includes 12 items, such...

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