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Checking out F1 2021 online with the Logitech G29 Racing Wheel

By Dorrani Williams 16 July 2021 16:17 GMT I’m still no Lewis Hamilton, but I’m having fun. As I’ve been saying for a while now, I’ve got a new love for Formula 1 racing and have been really enjoying my time playing F1 2021 – so much so that I’ve gone out and purchased a racing wheel to give me a more authentic experience.Now make no mistake, I’m driving the cars in automatic with the majority of assists turned on but already it’s miles better than using a controller (I was playing on PS5, and the DualSense is no slouch).Watch…

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Next-Gen Sports Games On PC Always Suck, This Is Nothing New

This year, fans of EA Sports titles like FIFA and Madden who play on PC—and there are more of us than you think!—are upset that those games will be ports of the last-gen versions, and not of the fancier editions appearing on the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Eurogamer published a story earlier today collecting some of this disappointment and frustration, from game forums to Reddit, following the reminder this week that the PC versions of Madden 22 and FIFA 22 will once again be based on the PS4 and Xbox One versions.FIFA fans were particularly upset, because EA Sports…

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Only the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 22 will come with a next-gen upgrade

By Dom Peppiatt 12 July 2021 17:09 GMT If you buy the Standard Edition of FIFA 22 on PS4 or Xbox One, you will not be able to upgrade to the next-gen versions for free – that privilege is locked behind the more expensive version.Unlike last year’s FIFA 21, where you could upgrade your game for free if you purchased it on the last generation of hardware, only FIFA 22’s Ultimate Edition ($99.99 / £89.99) will come with Dual Entitlement, making it more expensive for players that plan to upgrade their hardware in the coming year to get started with…

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Codemasters leadership resign four months after EA’s acquisition

By Dom Peppiatt 7 July 2021 11:01 GMT EA has announced that Codemasters‘ CEO Frank Sagnier and CFO Rashid Varachia are stepping down following the publisher’s acquisition of the studio earlier in the year.The duo will leave Codemasters at the end of July. As per a statement released by EA, the duo’s departure was always part of the overall plan regarding the takeover, but things have been sped up due to the speed at which the British racing game group has been integrated into EA’s wider company structure following the completion of EA’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Codemasters back in February 2021.“Since joining…

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EA to host a series of broadcasts this month leading up to EA Play Live

By Stephany Nunneley 1 July 2021 18:43 GMT Electronic Arts will host a series of broadcasts this month leading up to EA Play Live on July 22.Today, EA announced EA Play Live Spotlight, which is a series of digital panels connecting players with the people who make games.Watch on YouTubeThroughout the month of July, there will be five different broadcasts: four individual Spotlights and one main show. Spotlights will be like panels and will discuss everything from shooters to sports games.Here’s the schedule: July 8 at 10:00am PT / 7:00pm CET: The Future of First-Person Shooters July 13 at 10:00am…

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FIFA 21 is coming to EA Play and Xbox Game Pass next week

By Sherif Saed 30 April 2021 13:45 GMT FIFA 21’s turn to join the EA Play library is almost here.EA has announced that the full game of FIFA 21 is joining the standard tier of EA Play beginning May 6 on all platforms. This also means that it’s going to be available as part of Xbox Game Pass on PC, and Game Pass Ultimate on Xbox.Watch on YouTubeTo celebrate the launch, EA Play members will get access to unique in-game challenges and rewards, as well as FIFA Ultimate Team kits and Volta Football gear. EA Play members also get a…

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On the day of F1 2021’s reveal, new owner EA jacks up regional Steam prices vs last year’s game

News of EA’s first F1 game as Codemasters’ new owner was soured after a massive disparity in regional pricing became clear.Overnight, Codemasters announced F1 2021, this year’s version of its long-running, official Formula 1 racing game. The game is due July 16 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.Watch on YouTubeThe announcement is fairly exciting. For one, this is Codemasters’ first game under EA Sports, having recently finalised a $1.2 billion acquisition deal. The few F1 2021 features revealed so far are also interesting. This year’s game introduces two-player co-op for career mode.F1 2021 will also expand…

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EA bans FIFA player for life after they sent racial abuse to footballer Ian Wright

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 17:55 GMT This follows the teenager being spared a conviction in a court ruling this week. Publisher Electronic Arts has issued a lifetime ban to a FIFA player who sent racial abuse to the footballer Ian Wright.As reported by Eurogamer, 18-year-old Patrick O’Brien lost a game in FIFA Ultimate Team last year while they were using the Ian Wright icon card. So, they did the only logical thing: send the real Ian Wright a load – 20 messages – of racist abuse via Instagram in May 2020. The case obviously went to court,…

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Snoop Dogg, bad play, and broken chairs: Madden NFL 21’s debut as the home of the Pro Bowl was brilliantly stupid

Last weekend, the NFL took a surprising virus-inspired twist: a game usually played in the real world was played inside Madden 21 on Xbox. To be clear, this wasn’t exactly an important game. In fact, it’s not even technically part of the proper league year. But, nevertheless, a yearly NFL staple match-up was played inside a video game – and the results were a whole lot of dumb fun.For those uninitiated, the game in question was the Pro Bowl. The Pro Bowl takes place after the conclusion of the regular season and championship games, but before the Super Bowl. It’s…

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EA Sports is bringing college football back

Electronic Arts has announced college football is coming back to EA SPORTS. The partnership allows for EA Sports to be the exclusive developer of simulation college football video games, and the development of EA College Football is just getting started.Release timing will be announced as the project progresses in the years ahead. For those who never stopped believing…#EASPORTSCollegeFootball pic.twitter.com/2vDUYnbXEJ — EA SPORTS (@EASPORTS) February 2, 2021EA SPORTS developed college football games from 2005-2014, and since its last release, college football has been one of the “most-requested games by fans from EA Sports.” “We’ve heard from the millions of passionate fans…

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EA details next-gen updates for Star Wars: Squadrons, more

Next-gen consoles are almost here, and EA has provided a list of games that are getting next-gen enhancements.EA has broken down which games will be upgraded and which will be backward compatible with next-gen systemsWith backward compatibility on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, you’ll also be able to play a slew of EA games including Star Wars: Squadrons, UFC4,  NHL 21, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, The Sims 4 and its add-on packs, as well as Apex Legends.Here’s a breakdown of the newest games and what you can expect next week when the console’s launch.Star Wars: Squadrons will…

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EA faces loot box lawsuit in Canada for games including FIFA

By Alex Calvin, Thursday, 22 October 2020 17:07 GMT Electronic Arts is being sued in Canada over its use of loot boxes.The lawsuit first appeared in Business in Vancouver’s Who’s Getting Sued article – as spotted by The Patch Notes – which show that a class action lawsuit is being brought against the publishing giant.The Notice of Civil Claim – filed on September 30th by plaintiffs Mark Sutherland and Shawn Moore – argues that EA is not only operating an unlicensed gambling business, but that the company has also been unjustly enriched in the process. They are suing EA on…

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FIFA 21 Best Defenders | Quality centre backs, left backs, and right backs to add to your team

FIFA 21 is a goal-fest, so if you’re going to stem the flow and solidify your back line, then you need some serious defensive talent. The best defenders in FIFA 21 tend to have a couple of things in common: enough pace to keep up with nippy attackers, and a dominantly high strength stat to bully others off the ball. For centre backs, height is a big consideration, since they need to be strong in the air both from corners and open play. While left backs and right backs with high dribbling – and even 4 star skill moves –…