It’s no doubt that FIFA 13 is an amazing game. But who’s out there that’s going to push it to it’s limits? In a year that could see us move into the next generation of gaming we look to see if FIFA really does have any competitors out there to take it to the next level.
The FIFA 13 TOTY is finally available in packs and you can check out the upgraded ratings and dates they are in packs below.
The FIFA/FIFPro World XI for 2012 was voted for by over 50,000 FIFPro professional players and the winners were announced during a glitzy awards ceremony yesterday.
The following players made 2012′s World XI and will also for FIFA 13′s TOTY (Team of the Year) meaning you’ll be able to get your hands on greatly updgraded in form versions of the players (if you’re lucky enough or and Ultimate Team high roller!)
We’ll update the ratings and times as they become available but we expect defenders, midfielders and forwards to be available in packs for 2 days at a time.
The Ballon d’Or ceremony is tonight and that means that the most exciting in form players all year will be released on Ultimate Team in the form of the FIFA 13 Team Of The Year (TOTY).
EA Sports FIFA’s frontman Lionel Messi is favourite to pick up the Ballon d’Or award for a record forth year in a row with Barcelona team-mate Iniesta and Real Madrid’s Ronaldo close behind.
It’s the FIFA World XI that we’re all really interested though as each of the players chosen will receive their highest rated in form Ultimate Team card to date and not only be a beast on the pitch but also worth a fortune in the transfer market!
When I first got my hands on the FIFA 13 guide I was told that it would be updated throughout the year. It makes sense, the game was relatively new when the first edition of the guide was released and gameplay online evolves all the time and new techniques (and I hate to say it, glitches) appear all the time.
Obviously the fundamentals of FIFA 13 are going to remain the same but just like in any game or sport it’s the players that adapt and fine tune their game that will dominate online in the long term.
Yesterday Joey dropped me an e-mail to tell me he’d just released the 2nd edition of his successful guide and added some great resources.
In Joey’s own words:
Over the Christmas period, until the 2nd January 2013, you’ll be presented with a new “Happy Hour” like Christmas offer in FIFA 13 Ultimate Team.
These offers will last for 24 hours and will be refreshed daily at midnight (UK time).
The offers will be similar to the ones offered at FUT Happy Hour and will include things like All Player Silver Packs, Jumbo Gold Packs and Premium Gold 13 Packs.
We’ll certainly be keeping a close eye on the offers to see how creative EA SPORTS can be as each day and each new offer goes by.
After being in the shadows of their iPhone using peers, Android users have long awaited the release of the EA SPORTS Football Club Android app.
The wait is finally over as the FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Android app has hit the Google Play Store.
EA SPORTS™ FIFA online producer Garreth Reeder spoke to FIFA.com recently about what inspires the team to deliver new and exciting changes to FIFA each year and where they get their ideas from for improvements and new features year after year.
Garreth talks about how valuable the feedback they get from the top players is, how quickly they adapt to new games.
He also mentions how the more accessible and fun format of the FIWC will enable the best players to rise to the top.
When you download the FIFA 13 Dream Draw gamerpic from the Xbox Marketplace and then purchase FIFA Points in Ultimate Team you’ll be entered into the dream draw to win a fantastic day out at a Premier League football match!
On 11th January 2013 the FIFA 11 online servers will be shut down for good. EA retire the online services of games when the number of players is fewer than 1% of all peak online players across all EA titles.
FIFA 11 brought us Personality Plus (where stars took on the emotions and mannerisms of their real life counterparts), a revamped Career Mode that let us play as just your Pro, as a manager or as player manager, Creation Centre and co-op celebrations.
It was also the first FIFA that let you play “Be A Goalie” allowing for true 11 vs 11 gameplay in Pro Clubs. (Some argue even today that FIFA 11 was still the most enjoyable FIFA for Pro Clubs).
Wow, Christmas has come around fast! And that usually means it’s round 2 of FIFA topping the UK sales charts.
EA SPORTS’ marketing elves have been on the case again tempting gamers (and their parents) to splash out on the number one football game in the form of the FIFA 13 Christmas TV Advert.
Forget the gameplay, the graphics or the AI, new boots are where it’s at. And this week there’s been some new boots added to FIFA 13!
Second only to hairstyles in the “Most talked about” subject in FIFA, football boots in FIFA 13 get an unusually high amount of attention.
Maybe it’s because if you look good you’ll play with more confidence on the pitch, maybe it’s because you don’t want them to clash with your handbag.
Whatever the reason, for all you football fashionistas out there, here’s the new boots added to FIFA 13 this week. (Oh, and there’s a ball too…)
As Christmas looms, EA SPORTS reveal the launch of an exclusive FIFA 13 Bonus Edition.
The FIFA 13 Bonus edition will come with 2200 FIFA Points that you’ll instantly be able to redeem to purchase FIFA Ultimate Team packs (up to 22 gold packs) although wise FIFA gamers will save them for Happy Hour!
The Wii U makes it’s way to our shop shelves in plenty of time for Christmas and along with it comes EA SPORTS FIFA 13.
FIFA 13 on the Wii U boasts “new ways to play” taking advantage of the Nintendo handheld’s motion controls including:
Lift and Look – lift the Wii U up and get a view from a different perspective during set pieces for example.
Point and Pass – point to where you want to play the ball.
Tap and Tackle – time your moment and tap the screen to make the tackle.
Shake and Shoot – shake the Wii U to take a shot. (We’re not quite sure how the aiming works with this one…)
Reiterating their promises in their recent letter to BBC’s Watchdog, EA SPORTS have released another FIFA 13 major update all the details of which can be found below.
The FIFA 13 patch is live and availabe to download for PC players but PS3 and Xbox 360 console players will have to wait a little longer due to EA SPORTS needed to role out console updates via Sony and Microsoft respectively.
EA SPORTS have made an official response to the recent report on FIFA 13 on Watchdog.
The BBC consumer affairs program, Watchdog, followed up on a number of complaints of bugs in EA SPORTS’ flagship game including grievances from 14 year old Semir from Suffolk regarding occurrences of an invisible ball and invisible players making the game “rather frustrating”.
According to a survey of over a thousand newly single people, around 12% of people said FIFA 13 was the reason their relationship ended.
That’s over 1 in 10 people that blamed FIFA 13 for their recent break up!
Digital Spy went on to reveal that:
“Of those 12%, 43% said that one person in the relationship was guilty of spending more time with FIFA 13 than their partner.”
It’s not just the lads that are guilty. 13% reported it was the girlfriends that were playing the game too much!
Doesn’t your partner understand that your only 3 points from Division 2? Don’t they understand that your only 50XP from unlocking a blue afro!? Use our top tips to get back “in the game” if FIFA 13′s taking over.