The development team at EA Sports is announcing that it is celebrating seven years since the Ultimate Team mode was introduced to the series with a range of extra content for all those who own FIFA 16.
Until March 28, gamers will be able to pick up free packs, one each day, filled with some of the best players in the world at the moment, which can open up new options for all player-created teams and more ways to boost the Chemistry that defines their performance.
Featured players include the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Hulk, Alaba, Arda Turan and more.
According to the official site, EA Sports is also running an appropriately named Birthday Cup, which challenges gamers to win up to seven matches to secure ever-increasing rewards, and also allows all those who manage to get at least one victory to claim a special Electronic Arts-branded kit.
Special pack offers for Ultimate Team in FIFA 16 are also arriving every day, giving dedicated gamers more ways to improve their first eleven.
EA Sports is also thanking gamers for the fact that they have supported the mode over the course of seven years and have made it one of the most important parts of the football simulation experience.
FIFA 16 has improved its position and the AI controlled players seem to control the space a lot more realistically then they did on last year’s game.
The oppositions’ shape remains extremely disciplined throughout the whole game and no longer gifts you opportunities like it has doing on previous versions. Therefore it’s important to press your opposition players from the minute you lose the ball (AKA play the German inspired tactic of the moment ‘Gegenpressing’).
You need to pick the right player to press and it’s crucial that you maintain your defensive game even when there isn’t any immediate pressure. By pushing up the field using your (L1/LB) ‘switch player’ you can then move him to mark your opponents key ball players.
It’s important to defend from the front and consistently move your strikers and midfielders so that they’re behind the passage of play. For instance, your striker can drop deep and mark one of the other team’s creative midfielder’s and the more players you have behind the ball, the more likely it is that you will retrieve.
It’s no secret to the football world by now that Adam Johnson has found himself facing jail time. The former Sunderland player was found guilty of sexual activity with a minor and has been released by his club. Now that he’s no longer an active player, developers and publishers for the three major football/soccer games have announced plans to purge his likeness and data from their systems. Sega and Konami have already purged Johnson from Football Manager 2016 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, respectively. EA is working on doing so for FIFA 16, but the company is running into difficulty.
EA initially told Digital Spy earlier this week that a team update was released last month that removed Johnson, but technical issues prevent them from fully removing him from every game version and mode. The company has since refined its statement when speaking to Gamespot. The FIFA team has already taken the ex-player off of the England and Sunderland squads, but they need more time to fully remove Johnson from the game.
Other players are still in place, so any updates coming to your preferred football game should only be removing Adam Johnson. He faces anywhere from four to ten years in prison after being found guilty of sexual activity with a 15 year-old girl, so it’s understandable why Sunderland and game developers would want to distance themselves. Football Manager and Pro Evolution Soccer fans should already find their Sunderland clubs without Adam Johnson anywhere to be seen. FIFA players will have to wait a while before Johnson is fully removed.
Dominating the game but struggling for goals? Here are 10 top strikers to get the net bulging.
Every position on the football pitch is important. We’ve already made the argument for having a dominant midfield over all else in our best midfielders round-up and sure–your midfield can control an entire game for you.
But having all the possession isn’t going to get you anywhere if you don’t have someone to score you some goals.
Even in matches where you’re completely outclassed, one good striker can always give you a chance to snatch a point, or perhaps even three. After all, as beloved football philosopher Michael Owen once said, “Whichever team scores more goals usually wins.”
Here are 10 of the best striking options available in FIFA 16 Career Mode, from ready-made foxes in the box to potential superstars. They are Robert Lewandowski, Neymar, Alexandre Lacazette, Thomas Muller, Antoine Griezmann, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Paco Alcacer, Romelu Lukaku.
With Warlords of Draenor complete and Legion releasing this summer, World of Warcraft players are either catching up on old goals or managing their garrisons. Garrisons, the polarizing feature added in the latest expansion, may give players a way to manage a small army in menial tasks but the rewards are pronounced if a garrison is set up correctly. Unfortunately, players will no longer be able to make gold through the use of their garrisons once Legion launches.
Right now, players can generate a fair amount of gold with one or many characters that utilize the garrison and its inn, for the Alliance, or tavern, for the Horde. Having this type of building unlocks profitable treasure missions if a certain achievement is earned on the account. After the initial investment of building a garrison to tier three and buying the plans for the building, players start to recoup some of their lost gold through the treasure missions. Not to mention, the inn or tavern also lets players recruit new garrison followers with a Treasure Hunter trait that increases the amount of gold offered from these missions.
Although the feature from Warlords of Draenor is blatantly tedious and often keeps players confined to their own personal instance, garrisons were definitely lucrative. After all, the gold cost to set up a maximum tier garrison was rather substantial for some players and the return from setting up a garrison was paramount to many. Not only could they get their investment back, but the gold offered from the garrison also made the system somewhat bearable if not mandatory for World of Warcraft players looking to earn some gold.
Activision Blizzard recently showed off on Twitch a dungeon run for Alpha of their new World of Warcraft expansion called ‘Legion’. Legion is the sixth expansion of the most popular MMORPG in North America and it will follow the footsteps of controversial expansion Warlords of Draenor.
According to Battle Net two teams of WOW streamers composed of top players and YouTubers ran two dungeons of the Legion Alpha. The dungeons were Maw of Souls and Halls of Valor. The official Warcraft Twitch channel has a recording of the February 11 exhibition Dungeon Race between Europe and North America. Europe is composed of Fat Boss TV’s Treckie, Bellular, Qelric, Loz, and Alex. While Towelliee, Killars, Monkioh, Tattva, and Tov of Line of Sight Gaming composed North America.
Towelliee of North America showcased the new Vengeance Demon Hunter. The Dungeon run is under the World of Warcraft Legion Alpha to help showcase the game itself and the skills of participants.
The streamers who raced through it during the live Twitch session showed the bosses and the tactics that can be used against them. The stream ended with the defeat of the tentacled female final boss. The team from Europe emerged as the victor with a time of 17:22:06.
The World of Warcraft Legion expansion is expected to come out on or before September 21st, 2016 and will cost $49.99. The expansion will include pre-purchase bonuses from level boosts to early access for new classes.
World of Warcraft: Legion, the upcoming expansion is currently in the alpha testing phase. New content is added to the alpha all the time for players to dive in and try out.
It’s called Maw of Souls, and it takes place on a massive ship that is navigating the Vyrkul afterlife. Players start on land before being transported to the hull of the Vyrkul ship known as the Naglfar. It’s filled with all the typical World of Warcraft goodness: there are numerous boss battles, plenty of trash mobs and loot to be had.
However, the final boss isn’t something you see every day. Once players reach the end, a massive kraken woman appears and starts destroying the ship with her tentacles. It’s a drawn-out fight and a hectic-looking one at that, but it sure does look cool.
Although the dungeon only went live on the game’s alpha build last night, more than a few players have already completed it and uploaded videos for all to see.
Of course, the entire dungeon is subject to change in the upcoming months as Blizzard prepares Legion for release. The expansion doesn’t yet have a release date, but it is expected to launch sometime in the summer of 2016.
FIFA 16 is lots of fun as you can learn to play in just a few games but taking a penalty, which looks easy, can be very difficult as it usually doesn’t go the way you want it to. You may take the worst shots, wasting a good opportunity. The majority are soft and to the middle, so many players just let the goalkeeper sit there for an instant save.
Penalties happen regularly in FIFA 16 as the referees don’t make the smartest decisions. We often see them call a foul when the team has the chance to keep moving the ball or a penalty when your opponent is barely touched. These happen a lot in Ultimate Team.
To take a decent kick, all you have to do is get some power in and keep the stick pressed to the side you want. Don’t keep it pressed throughout the kick as it will be a guaranteed miss. Just get some power while pressing the stick and let it go. You can also chip it for a beautiful score, but don’t try that on Ultimate Team unless you see your opponent moving the goalkeeper to the sides. And make sure you select the player with the best penalty stats.
A gamer has brilliantly recreated Dele Alli’s wondergoal against Crystal Palace on FIFA 16.
Alli, 19, as good as wrapped up the Premier League goal of the season award when he controlled the ball, flicked it over Palace’s Mile Jedinak and finished on the volley from 20 yards.
The teenager’s stunning strike helped Spurs to a 3-1 win at Selhurst Park, with Harry Kane and Nacer Chadli also scoring for the visitors after a Jan Vertonghen own goal had given Palace the lead.
It hasn’t taken long for a YouTube and FIFA wizard to replicate Alli’s moment of magic — and it’s almost perfect.
The digital re-enactment even includes the original commentary, although nitpickers will notice that there’s no sign of Harry Kane on the far side of the pitch.
England striker Kane crossed to Christian Eriksen, who nodded into Alli’s path, and the ball did not touch the ground from Kane’s foot to the back of Wayne Hennessey’s net.
With the upcoming release of the first ever Warcraft film this June and the release of Legion, the next World of Warcraft (WOW) expansion, shortly afterwards in September, fans of Blizzard’s flagship series have a lot to look forward to this year.
After its inception in 2004, WOW became almost synonymous with the term “Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game” (MMORPG). The game had over 12 million subscribers at its peak in 2010 (the year of its third expansion, Cataclysm), and became almost definitive of the genre and online gaming in general.
However, since that peak in 2010, WOW’s popularity has steadily declined. Gamespot reports that, in November, Blizzard said that they had 5.5 million subscribers. This was a loss of 100,000 since the previous report three months prior, and Gamespot reports that the company now stands at a nine-year low for subscribers.
5.5 million is definitely not a bad number, but it is a substantial drop from the 12 million of WOW’s prime, and suggests a substantial shift in the current MMORPG market. Blizzard also claims that this will be the last time they provide subscriber numbers, and that this information will no longer be divulged in the future, as they look to other forms of data to understand their success.
One of the major changes introduced in response to this drop in subscribers was the company’s decision to increase the number of expansions they release. Gamerant reports that Blizzard has announced intentions to release one expansion per year, which is a substantially more frequent rate than their previous expansions (the game currently has six expansions, and has been out for 12 years, for an average rate of one game every two years).wow gold