New QPR striker Loic Remy has said he signed for the Premier League club after playing chairman Tony Fernandes at FIFA 12.
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Samsung has sent over word about some more of the things it's planning to do at our lovely Eurogamer Expo between Thursday and Sunday.
Samsung has announced that the final UK qualification tournaments for this year's World Cyber Games (WCG) are taking place at the... at the Eurogamer Expo! Whaddya know?
Whatever the weather outside, on the PlayStation Store it's summer. And Sony has a month of deals to tide gamers through August.
Close your eyes and guess what the top 10 video game brands in the UK are, as measured from 1996 to 2012.
EA has launched a new FIFA 12 and UEFA Euro 2012 bundle on the EU PlayStation Store, Sony has announced.
Spain's Alfonso Ramos has been crowned the 2012 FIFA Interactive World cup champion.
New Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 maps and FIFA 12 expansion UEFA Euro 2012 are the headline attractions on this week's updated EU PlayStation Store.
EA decided to launch UEFA Euro 2012 as a FIFA 12 expansion rather as a full retail release as a way of offering "loyal" fans of the franchise new content, while also bringing in new players.
Hot on the heels of news that GAME has entered administration, closed 277 stores and laid-off 2000 staff, supermarket chain Sainsbury's has announced increased stock of new games and significant price cuts.
Shoppers can pick up the following discounts, among others, from tomorrow:
PlayStation 3 console: £164.99 (was £199.99)
EA has responded to a BBC Watchdog investigation into FIFA Ultimate Team 12 disconnections.
EA has beefed up the security of FIFA Ultimate Team.
An update for the FUT and EA Sports Football Club areas of FIFA 12 goes live on Xbox 360 tomorrow, 13th March, and on PlayStation 3 on Wednesday, 14th March.
It is designed to, among other things, protect FUT accounts against phishers and scammers, EA said.
EA has released the January transfer window squads update for FIFA 12.
Go into a head-to-head seasons match and you'll download the squad update automatically.
To download manually, do this: Menu - Customise FIFA > Edit Teams > Change Squads/Rosters > Download Updates.
Microsoft is taking "aggressive steps" to combat the recent surge in Xbox Live account hijackings but also needs gamers' help to stamp out cyber-theft, according to the service's general manager.
An open letter from Alex Garden published on Major Nelson's blog today didn't explicitly reference the storied FIFA Ultimate Team exploit but did acknowledge that "account hijacking across the internet continues to grow".
"While we here at Xbox have no evidence of a security breach in the Xbox Live service, that is of little comfort to our members whose accounts have been compromised by malicious and illegal attacks," he wrote.
Update: Due to an transcription mix-up, we based the original story on EA's Q2 earnings call. The numbers were correct, but old - accurate as of the end of September.
Star Wars: The Old Republic currently has 1.7 million active subscribers, publisher EA has announced.
3DS exclusive Resident Evil: Revelaitons has entered the UK all-format charts in sixth place.
FIFA 12 has now made more money in the UK than any other sports video game ever.
FIFA 12 holds onto first place in the UK top 40 chart for a fourth week running, following another quiet seven days in January.
Modern Warfare 3 was the best selling video game in the UK last year, UKIE and GfK Chart-Track have revealed.
The best-selling UK video game during the first week of 2012 was FIFA 12. It was also last week's final top title of 2011.
UK boxed video game sales weren't as bad last year as some had expected, an annual UKIE and GfK Chart-Track report has discovered.
The best-selling UK video game during the last week of 2011 was FIFA 12.
The most pirated PC game of 2011 wasn't Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 or Skyrim - it was Crysis 2.
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Gargantuan fantasy role-playing game Skyrim is the UK's Christmas 2011 number one.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 continues to dominate the UK video games chart, its sales rising 2 per cent to secure a fourth week on top.
3DS game Mario Kart 7 was this week's sole newcomer, and finished eighth. That's higher than fellow 3DS exclusive Super Mario 3D Land managed three weeks ago, but it is much quieter now.
FIFA 12 sales improved to take the football game to second place. However, EA's game was still 55,000 sales short of rampant chart leader Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
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Microsoft is investigating complaints about its Xbox Live customer service - in particular those about refunds associated with what it insists is "phishing related fraud".
Microsoft has once again insisted Xbox Live has not been hacked.
EA has offered a workaround for FIFA 12 owners suffering game crashes after installing the 10th November patch on PS3 and Xbox 360.
A recent spate of Xbox Live account hijackings involving unauthorised FIFA Ultimate Team pack purchases are not due to a system exploit or hack, Microsoft has clarified.
A huge patch for FIFA 12 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 goes live today, EA has announced.
EA said it should make a "really positive difference in a variety of ways" to the all-conquering football game.
The headline new features include a lowering of the CPU AI in Pro Clubs, Career Mode fixes and improvements and upgrades for Ultimate Team.
The PlayStation 3 version of zombie FPS Dead Island debuts at number five on this week's Japanese sales chart.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the overwhelming favourite to claim this year's UK Christmas number one spot, according to bookmakers Ladbrokes.
FIFA 12 outsold PES 2012 by a factor of 25 to one based on equivalent first weekend sales, claims EA.
EA has released the FIFA 12 console patch, and removed the controversial goalkeeper exploit that blighted online matches.
Online, you were able to control your team's goalkeeper, leaving the skilled AI to handle the outfield players.
Here's what the patch does:
Top EA executive Peter Moore sees the Nintendo 3DS as being "aimed at younger consumer".
Xbox 360 exclusive Forza Motorsport 4 has entered the charts top, kicking football phenomenon FIFA 12 down to second place.
UPDATE: Microsoft has told Eurogamer that it's aware of a few incidents of "unauthorised access" and is working with the relevant individuals to remedy the situation.
Phenomenally popular football game FIFA 12 has beaten strong opposition from newcomers Rage and Dark Souls this week to remain top of the UK all-formats software chart.
EA will release a patch for the console versions of FIFA 12 in two to three weeks.
It will implement "big corrections", senior community manager Romily Broad revealed on the latest episode of the FIFA 12 podcast.
Sooner than that, EA will issue a fix for FIFA Ultimate Team, the add-on experience that's played on the internet and within the main game.
The first round of FIFA Interactive World Cup '12 qualifiers will take place at Sony's PlayStation Access event in Manchester from tomorrow until Saturday.
FIFA 12 sold an estimated 3.2 million copies worldwide in its first week on sale, EA has announced.
That total, "based on internal estimates", makes it the biggest launch in EA Sports' history, with sales up 23 per cent on last year's game.
It's unclear whether EA is counting 879,000 sales of the iOS version in its sums.
EA's gargantuan FIFA 12 sales make it the third biggest UK video game launch ever.
FIFA 12 ousts previous third-place holder Grand Theft Auto IV. In their release weeks, only Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops sold more.
This year FIFA 12 sold 18 per cent more during its launch period than FIFA 11, which translates into 34 per cent more revenue.
EA Sports' annual footie fiesta FIFA 12 has stuck the boot in to last week's number one Gears of War 3, landing top of the chart.
Currently, the cheapest place in the UK to buy FIFA 12 is Shopto.net. The online giant is selling the 9/10 football fiesta for £37.85.
An upscaled version of Resident Evil: Code Veronica headlines this week's PSN Store update. It's available for £15.99.
FIFA 12 arrives to download on Friday - for the privilege of saving yourself a walk to the shops you'll pay £54.99 on PlayStation 3 and £31.99 on PSP.
Battlefield 3's open beta rolls out on Thursday, while gamers can help themselves to PSN-exclusive shooter Rochard, freemium role-player Free Realms and new Dead Nation DLC from today.
Wesley tackles Tom.
243 Game and 165 Gamestation shops will open at midnight on Thursday 29th September to sell FIFA 12, before the game's general release on Friday morning.
The official UK midnight launch takes place at Game's flagship store on Oxford Street, London.
The first person to buy the game gets a brand new LG 3D LED Monitor TV. Game will give away three more of the TVs at the Oxford Street store on the night.
EA Sports' annual football giant FIFA 12 lands this week for every platform under the sun. Versions for 3DS, DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 arrive in an otherwise quiet week for retail releases, as other titles stay clear of the beautiful game.
Early FIFA 12 kick-off for subscribers.
By now, the millions of fans who sign up for a new FIFA every year must have grasped the fact that, for the foreseeable future, EA's football sim is all about evolution rather than revolution. Ever since the series began turning things around in FIFA 08 the emphasis has been on bringing the in-game football experience as close to the real thing as possible. Every new feature or tweak focuses on authenticity, and even the reactions and chants of the different stadium crowds are region-specific.
But how close to reality does this game need to be? Elements of realism have the potential to impress, but shouldn't have a negative impact on one of the medium's main draws: wish-fulfilment. A Fulham FC fan's pleasure at recognising a chant from Craven Cottage has to be married to their ability to take the Cottagers all the way to a Champions League final.
The big new features in FIFA 12 that tap into those disparate desires are the new Head To Head Seasons and EA Sports Football Club. The latter is a new online social network, of sorts, with an RPG element attached to it. Players earn XP for everything they do in the game, and those points count towards the position in the FIFA 12 online league of the club they support. It also offers scenarios and live challenges based on real-world instances similar to the Scenario Mode in FIFA World Cup 2010. They're season-long and there's no extra fee to access them.
The FIFA 12 demo has been released on Xbox Live Marketplace and on PC.
Featuring the elastico-chop.
Sony Ericsson believes the Xperia Play smartphone is powerful enough to hold its own in the near future - and poured cold water on calls for an Xperia Play 2.
Form and morale systems expanded.
EA Sports reckons its Season Ticket subscription offers great value to the right gamer, and that feedback has been "pretty good".
EA hopes football fans will buy both FIFA and FIFA Street.
Eurogamer is proud to announce the 10 nominees for its Game of the Show, gamescom 2011!
A FIFA 12 demo will be released on 13th September, EA has announced.
The full FIFA 12 game launches on 29th September.
Demo platforms weren't mentioned during EA's Gamescom conference. Presumably the date covers both PS3 and Xbox 360.
EA has announced that FIFA Ultimate Team will come on the FIFA 12 disc on 29th September.
Gameplay! Injuries! Headlines!
FIFA 12 will be a timed Xperia Play (Android) exclusive, Eurogamer can reveal.
Xperia Play owners can play the football game this "holiday" (autumn), whereas all other Android device owners will have to wait until 21st February 2012.
On Xperia Play, FIFA 12 will apparently run at 60 frames-per-second thanks to the machine's extra graphical clout. Audio has been polished up for Xperia Play, too.
Last week, John decried the rise of the free-to-play game and, by extension, its cousins in the murky world of digital business models: micro-transactions and downloadable content.
Wayne Rooney's real-life hair implants mean that EA Sports, in the name of authenticity, will give the Manchester United striker more hair in FIFA 12.
Brazilian waxes lyrical.
Update: EA Sports has explained to Eurogamer why the EA Sports Season Ticket is only available on Xbox 360 in Europe.
"While we have not reached an agreement for the program with Sony Europe," EA said, "we're pleased to be able to offer EA Sports Season Ticket for both PS3 and Xbox 360 in North America and Xbox 360 in Europe."
Original story: The vision EA Sports vice president Andrew Wilson presented to Eurogamer of a paid subscription service has come true - EA Sports Season Ticket has launched.
England stars Jack Wilshere and Wayne Rooney are on the cover of FIFA 12, EA has announced.
There will "absolutely" come a time when you'll want "access" to EA Sports content via monthly or annual subscriptions, label vice president Andrew Wilson predicted to Eurogamer.
Kinect will not encroach upon the core FIFA football-match gameplay, EA Sports vice president Andrew Wilson has told Eurogamer
Get the blues.
Here's a question to ponder: will there ever be a FIFA release that feels absolutely complete? That's not to say that any FIFA game, at least in the recent PES-bashing era, has seemed like it's short-changed its audience. It's just that every single year EA Sports kicks out a new FIFA game and, over the last four years, the engine of every new entry in the series has benefited from a ton of tweaks and tucks which improve the in-game experience to the point that going back to the previous year's model seems almost unthinkable.
Those willing to stump up for a FIFA 12 pre-order will net themselves some complimentary Ultimate Team packs, EA has announced.
FIFA 12 will have two commentary teams: one comprising Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend, the other Alan Smith and Martin Tyler.
Authentic player responses on the pitch.
FIFA 12 is as good on PC as it is on console, EA has insisted.
FIFA 12 launches in the UK on 30th September, EA has announced.
In a press release detailing the PC version, EA announced FIFA 12 launches in the US on 27th September and worldwide on 30th September.
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Nintendo 3DS, PC, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 versions are planned. A DS version is not mentioned.
EA Sports shows first FIFA 12 PC screen.
EA has confirmed Kinect support for FIFA – indeed it's set to incorporate the motion-sensing tech into the series for next year's game. But what about PlayStation Move?
It's an early bird special this week, with many of the biggest upcoming games available to pre-order now for really low prices. With all the new announcements coming out of E3, it looks like we've got an exciting year of gaming ahead of us, and this is your chance get in on the fun at discount prices.
Want to play FIFA using your body as the controller? You'll have to wait a bit. EA told Eurogamer this week that Kinect support for the series isn't planned until the launch of FIFA 13 next year.
Latest pictures from this year's footy title.
Peter Moore has announced that four forthcoming EA Sports titles will feature Kinect functionality.
EA has slapped a hefty £54.99 RRP on the standard edition of FIFA 12, according to high street retailer GAME.
For fans of the beautiful game, the purchase of a new FIFA has become as much a seasonal ritual as the purchase of their team's new football shirt. It's safe to assume both products will be well-tailored and relevant for a whole 12 months, but when there's talk of one of them offering "revolution not evolution" there's a hollow ring of marketing speak.
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EA has formally announced FIFA 12, "a revolutionary not evolutionary" next step for the series.
The crux of the "transformation" stems from a Player Impact Engine that EA has been beavering away at for two years.
"The Player Impact Engine processes decisions continuously in real-time at every point of contact on a player's body to create an infinite variety of natural and believable outcomes in every collision," EA explained.
Booking a look at this.
New Imogen the gallery.
Take a look at the console version.
A video of FIFA 12 has leaked onto YouTube.
The Nintendo 3DS version of FIFA 12 does not feature online play, EA has confirmed.
Has Street Football mode, touch controls.
We've told you it's going to be bigger, and we've told you it's going to be longer, but so far we haven't been able to tell you about the games.