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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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EA will challenge €10 million fine in The Netherlands over FIFA loot boxes

EA has yet again found itself in hot water for including loot boxes in FIFA.In 2018, the Kansspelautoriteit, Netherland’s Gaming Authority, held an investigation into loot boxes and their relation to gambling in ten games. The Ksa found four of them to be in violation of gambling laws in the country.At the time, the Ksa didn’t reveal the four offending games, though FIFA is believed to have been among them. Nevertheless, the Gaming Authority gave everyone until June of the same year to make the necessary changes, or risk facing fines. Now, the Kansspelautoriteit has announced that everyone except EA…

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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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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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Interview with British freestyle football champion Andrew Henderson on joining gaming platform Bast and his freestyle career: ‘Overcoming the adversity of my injury made me more determined to become world champion’

Andrew Henderson suffered a serious leg injury at age 16, before going on to become one of the world’s best freestyle footballers. Now, he’s on new gaming platform Bast where fans can play against him online. But what’s his history in gaming and freestyle and how did his career lead him to collabs with Ronaldo, Messi and more? Dominic Sacco asks him in this interview. Please tell us about yourself and how you got into freestyle football. I grew up in Cornwall, now live in London. I have always played sport and played some many different sports growing up. I…

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FIFA 21 New Icons List: Every Ultimate Team Legend Revealed

With the end of the longest football season ever fast approaching, it’s almost time for the latest refresh to EA’s flagship franchise and a new batch of Ultimate Team Icons with FIFA 21. FIFA 21 has already been confirmed as a cross-generation title, and while you can claim a next-gen upgrade for free, we know that the current-gen version will drop on October 6, 2020. FIFA 21 New Icons11 new legends grace the pitch in Ultimate Team for FIFA 21. While there are some classic names in there, this year’s crop leans heavily into noughties nostalgia and includes players that…