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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…


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…


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 –…


FIFA 21 Best Strikers | Top Wingers and Forwards to add to your squad

There’s no replacement for an out-and-out striker. FIFA 21 is all about goals, and if you’re going to outscore your opponents through an entire barnstorming season, then you’ll need some serious firepower up front. Here are some of FIFA 21’s best strikers, forwards, and wingers to help you do just that. Forwards can take on a lot of roles in modern football. It used to be that the number 9 was the focal point for the entire team, but now they can be more valued for their link-up play with inside forwards – like Roberto Firmino at Liverpool – or…


Not all FIFA 21 progress will transfer from current-gen to next-gen

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 8 October 2020 16:37 GMT Not all of your FIFA 21 progress will transfer from current-gen to next-gen, according to EA.EA has offered up some information on what will and will not transfer from the current-gen version of FIFA 21 to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.According to the company, all progress and content within FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and progression in Volta will transfer from PS4 to PS5 and from Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S.However, as Eurogamer notes, progress within all other modes will not. This includes Online Seasons, co-op Seasons, Career Mode, and Pro Clubs….

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Star Wars: Squadrons will feature HOTAS support on consoles

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 12 September 2020 20:03 GMT Fans of HOTAS will be pleased to know they will be able to use the peripheral to pilot ships in Star Wars: Squadrons.Support for hands-on throttle-and-stick will be available for Star Wars: Squadrons.Players can expect a day one console patch which will add support for the peripheral. HOTAS was already confirmed for PC users.The good news for HOTAS fans came from the game’s creative director, Ian S. Frazier. Special thanks to @gamedevpat, @Casier98, @ChristianCimon2, and JF Bertrand for going above and beyond with a bunch of extra hours and problem-solving to…

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Madden NFL 21 Deluxe and MVP Edition get up to 25% discount on PC

By James Pickard, Thursday, 10 September 2020 15:52 GMT Madden NFL 21 Deluxe and MVP Editions on PC have been given discounts of up to 25 per cent over at Amazon US.It’s a fitting and timely discount on the sports sim given this year’s NFL season kicks off later tonight with the Texans vs Chiefs. Let’s go Mahomes, I need you to justify my late third-round pick in fantasy!Anyway, back to the deal. On the Amazon store page, you can choose between the Origin or the Steam version as both have been dropped to the same price. Be sure to…

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EA adds free agent Colin Kaepernick to Madden 21, free weekend coming

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 21:19 GMT Colin Kaepernick has returned to a Madden game for the first time since the 2016 season.EA has announced Colin Kaepernick has returned for Madden 21 as a free-agent quarterback.The news was announced today on Twitter by the official Madden account. pic.twitter.com/R2agq5B64p — Madden NFL 21 (@EAMaddenNFL) September 8, 2020Kaepernick has been a free agent since the end of the 2016, and is a political activist known for kneeling during the national anthem.“Colin Kaepernick is one of the top free agents in football and a starting-caliber quarterback.”The team at EA SPORTS, along…