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Has EA Sports broken FIFA 14 by trying to fix it?

frugtkompot

5 years ago

I thought FIFA 11, 12 and 13 were some of the best ever.

But there's something off about 14. It feels like FIFA; but at the same time doesn't quite feel like FIFA. Might just be a poorly balanced game overall. I think the comment about FIFA fixing a problem by breaking something else is true. The main problem of FIFA 14 isn't overpowered strategies but rather the poor positioning, tackling and intelligence of defenders and goalkeepers.

When they focus on improved attacking runs, why not simultaneously also focus on better defending positioning? Otherwise you're gonna have an unbalanced game. That much is obvious.

I think there may have been a little too much focus on next-generation and mobile versions this year.
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Next Xbox Reveal: live report and live video

frugtkompot

5 years ago

Microsoft: We'll conquer your TV completely. But only in the USA.

Sony: Ok, we'll take the rest of the world.

Nintendo: Wait, what?
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New PS3 Firmware update coming tomorrow

frugtkompot

6 years ago

The download speeds are horrendous in Denmark too.

The latest Battlefield 3 patch at 1.4GB took me 500 minutes to download. How that is even possible on my 10mbit connection, I don't know.

You would think this is a problem with my internet connection, But I only ever experience problems when downloading from PSN.

This alone is what worries me about PS4 (larger games, larger patches). Will Sony actually be capable of providing a better service for next generation, considering they have done nothing to fix this persistent issue for PS3?
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DICE working on multiple Battlefield 3 fixes

frugtkompot

6 years ago

Nerf the FAMAS! Make another gun the best gun, then nerf that and buff what you nerfed the last time!

... Or maybe work on some of the critical issues that has been there since release. This is more important than constantly tweaking the balance - which is all things considered actually not bad.
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Live Microsoft E3 Xbox conference

frugtkompot

7 years ago

Hell. Bring on EA's conference.
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frugtkompot

7 years ago

Organized combat with voice control?Admittedly. That's cool.
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frugtkompot

7 years ago

Well, well, well. What do you know. Tomb Raider looks great - aside from the QTE's.
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frugtkompot

7 years ago

Modern Warfare 3 looks largely like Modern Warfare 2. Can't really decide whether that's good or bad.Hopefully it'll bring at least a new idea or two, considering how many "new" people have actually worked on this.
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frugtkompot

7 years ago

Please reconnect controller?That's pure awesomeness.
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Homefront racks up 1 million sales

frugtkompot

7 years ago

Technically, Homefront is not a post-apocalyptic shooter.
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Batman: Arkham City

frugtkompot

7 years ago

Most wanted game of the year.
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MotorStorm: Apocalypse

frugtkompot

7 years ago

I would have liked a little more description of how online works, seeing as a lot of the interviews I've seen have touted the online part as a "reinvention" of the genre.

That's the problem for racing games to me compared to FPS'. They still haven't quite nailed that deep online experience that progresses over a longer time.
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Battlefield 3

frugtkompot

7 years ago

I'm not only expecting one of the best MP's ever - I'm expecting one of the best overall military games ever. Bring it on!

Lovely preview by the way.
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Modern Warfare 3 reveal for GDC

frugtkompot

7 years ago

Strangely, what I'm finding most interesting about this project is discovering who's actually making it.

My guess is on Sledgehammer, though I do wonder where that leaves the rebuilt Infinity Ward for the future.
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No multiplayer for Batman: Arkham City

frugtkompot

7 years ago

I can guarantee that I'll agree if this game is just half as good as the first one, which is among the best of this generation.
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DiRT 3: “The Americanisation might have gone too far.”

frugtkompot

7 years ago

Sounds really promising. I was very delighted with DIRT 2's handling and general racing. The one thing holding it back is - as he mentions - too much repetition of tracks and events. Especially those that weren't so interesting (some of the X-GAMES events).

I absolutely adored the Trailblazer and Rally events, but found that the 6-7 tracks or so just wasn't enough to keep me motivated as I progressed up the difficulty.

If anything, I'd like a larger focus on online play. It canbecome so lonely to play these events against static computer drives. I'd love something that'd immerse you deeper into the online experience. Sounds like they haven't found that yet though, which is why I'll probably rent this rather than buy it.
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Lovefilm targeting "many platforms"

frugtkompot

7 years ago

Perhaps they should innovate in other countries too. Instead of letting us Scandinavians rot with a horribly integrated streaming service.

Hopefully the new ownership from Amazon will push this forward a little faster.
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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception revealed

frugtkompot

7 years ago

Why are so many convinced that the focus on multiplayer will be at the expense of singleplayer?

ND's done nothing to make us doubt them. I'm sure the singleplayer will be just as rich, as we've become accustomed to from them.
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iPad 2 rumoured for February 2011

frugtkompot

7 years ago

You gotta laugh at the skeptics in here, voicing their "rage" or "disgust" at such a "lame" Apple product. I do wonder if these people have even tried an iPad, or if they're just too biased to see what it's all about. It's a remarkable experience, and if you think it's to due with "consumerism", then you're in for a world of suck next year, as virtually everyone tries to emulate the success Apple have had with the iPad.

Apple always updates annually, and they keep support on old products for quite a few years after that anyway. You may as well get used to it.
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Are you the best FIFA player on PS3?

frugtkompot

7 years ago

And uh, how does one sign up for this?
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Multiplayer BF:BC2 update incoming

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Yeah, indeed. Otherwise good post, although it's a shame they've weakened both of my favourite weapons - the AN-94 and M60 :(
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EA: Medal of Honor a "clear success"

frugtkompot

8 years ago

"Consumer feedback has been strong".

Nonsense. Consumer feedback has been harsh and poor, because MOH is nothing more than a decisively mediocre title.
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LOVEFiLM confirmed for PlayStation 3

frugtkompot

8 years ago

If anything, let's hope it pushes this market forward in Europe.

If we're lucky here in Denmark, this will reach us just before 2020. Good days!
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EA dismisses poor MOH review scores

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Cronan, you're not gonna be able to spend time on multiplayer, if you rent it. EA charges you for MP, if you have'nt bought it new.
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Lovefilm app heading to PlayStation 3?

frugtkompot

8 years ago

layleelee. That sucks. Is it that difficult for them to look at what Netflix is doing right, and then copy that?

It's not like Americans are the only citizens interested in online video services.
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frugtkompot

8 years ago

Please, please, please be true! And please, please, please be made availablde outside of UK too.
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Medal of Honor Multiplayer

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Already pre-ordered.

Who said Bad Company 2 didn't do close quarters combat well? I never read that statement anywhere.
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Ten minutes of BioShock Infinite

frugtkompot

8 years ago

I didn't like the first one, and didn't play the second, but this looks absolutely riveting.
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BioShock Infinite reveal trailer

frugtkompot

8 years ago

New environment, same uninspired gameplay surely. Nice trailer though.
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FEAR 3 exclusive trailer

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Going against general opinions here, but i Think it looks pretty good. Although its impossible to say without some actual gameplay.
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FIFA 11

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Sounds good. But it's always all promises. There are many other aspects than these that needs fixing too.

Having said that, nothing beats FIFA for playing with friends. I will buy this. Again.
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COD sub-based by end of the year?

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Haha. Seriously? I love this quote:

""While the shift has been great for consumers, who are enjoying an unprecedented, and largely free, game experience, it has been devastating for publishers and shareholders, who are seeing sales and profits decline."

How much money was it that COD:MW2 made?

I call bullshit. Get outta here!
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No Assassin's Creed in 2011 - Ubisoft

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Stealth-em-up? More like brute-force-em-up.
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inFamous 2: first gameplay footage

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Looks like a great improvement over the first one!
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Sony "keen to look into" ICO/Shadow HD

frugtkompot

8 years ago

If making money ensures that Sony continues to revive old classics in a better-than-ever format, then count my money in.
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Medal of Honor multiplayer trailer

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Okay. I'll admit it. That was an epic trailer.
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Sony unveils MotorStorm: Apocalypse

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Not to forget that Sony will likely focus a lot on Move at E3, so they're getting the sequels that we sort of know are coming out of the way before.

I'm hoping for a surprise or two still. Preferably something original.
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COD: Black Ops MP preceded campaign

frugtkompot

8 years ago

It'll be a loose assembling of set pieces, where some are awesome and some are shit. Just like MW2.

COD is all about the multi. Treyarch knows that, IW knows that, Activision knows that - and honestly, we know that too.
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Natal to be renamed Wave, says report

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Irrelevant surprises anyway.

What's more interesting is what games they'll have out for it.
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Mubi film service comes to PS3

frugtkompot

8 years ago

4 people?I'm sure there's a hell of more people eagerly awaiting a good streaming service in most of Europe.
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LittleBigPlanet 2 announcement

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Well, that should be interesting.
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Bad Company 2 patch next week

frugtkompot

8 years ago

The M60 will still there, but it'll be harder to run'n'gun with - as it should be - and it'll allow other LMG's to be useful too.

Looking forward to the game being balanced. It'll be so much better because of it.
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Infinity Ward HR rep joins Respawn

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Money.

It's that simple.
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Football Manager for iPhone tomorrow

frugtkompot

8 years ago

I think that's an interesting platform to engage in. Practically, it could work really well - especially on the iPad.
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Crysis 2 writer slams Modern Warfare 2

frugtkompot

8 years ago

"The plot is shit, but so are the levels.
I still haven't finished it, - I played some last week and found myself defending a series of fast food establishments for 30 minutes.
Couldn't hear what the fuck I was supposed to do because of all the explosions, so just followed the arrows to defend whatever burger place the Russians were attacking next."

I'll agree with this. That level is atrocious, but also by far the worst one in the game. There's a lot of pessimism surrounding this game, and rightly so, but while the story is garbage, there are actually some of the single player levels that by themselves work quite well. Especially the snowy ones. If anything describes MW2's campaign it's "uneven". It goes from shit to great to shit to great.

Considering the amount of pessimism surrounding this game, I do think it'll hurt the next entry in the series. I can only speak for myself of course, but I at least won't be getting it on release date again.

It sells well because it has a lot of awareness in the more casual sectors, where most people just enjoy a quick spin on the multiplayer.
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DICE doesn't want to charge for maps

frugtkompot

8 years ago

I don't see how they can charge for vehicles.

Scenario: Upon entering shiny new tank, you'll get an error message saying "Stop! You do not have a driver's license for this tank. Visit our store". I don't see that likely to happen. I think game-items are more likely to be player skins, weapons or other stuff of micro stuff that doesn't change the flow of the game, but will perhaps interest the most devoted.

I think this is a really good signal by DICE; and there has been numerous instances, where map packs have fragmented the community. It doesn't happen in Call of Duty because the player base is so enormous, but it's been seen in both MotorStorm and KillZone 2, where new maps are played in the few weeks after release while interest is high, but soon forgotten after that, meaning that any late-purchasers will rarely get a chance to play their purchase anyway.
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Bad Company 2 SP DLC possible

frugtkompot

8 years ago

+1 to wanting more maps with emphasize on vehicular combat.
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Sony "surprise" sequel reveal this week

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Remember guys. The promo states that it's a "surprise reveal" that we won't see coming. So it's unlikely to be R3 or KZ3.
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Battlefield: Bad Company 2

frugtkompot

8 years ago

Nope.
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Sony Europe comments on GT5 delay

frugtkompot

8 years ago

I don't care too much for GT5, but holy smokes it must have cost Sony a ton of money with such a long development process.
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