Hodgson rings changes for England’s last game   no comments

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Centre-back Gary Cahill and striker Daniel Sturridge will be the only survivors from Thursday’s 2-1 loss to Uruguay in Sao Paulo, which sealed England’s elimination in the FIFA Ultimate Team Coins group phase.

“Well, Ben Foster will play in goal,” Hodgson told a pre-match press conference at the Estadio Mineirao.

“The right-back will be Phil Jones. Gary Cahill will play centre-half alongside Chris Smalling, and Luke Shaw will play left-back.

“In midfield we will have (James) Milner, (Frank) Lampard, (Jack) Wilshere, (Ross) Barkley and (Adam) Lallana, and Sturridge will play up front.”

Southampton left-back Shaw, 18, and 20-year-old Everton midfielder Barkley will be making their first competitive starts for England.

While Hodgson is eager to give as many members of his squad a taste of World Cup football as possible, he also wants to see his side sign off with a victory.

“With a very different team and a lot of players who haven’t played in the tournament so far, I wanted everyone to go home from this tournament — or at least as many as possible — having taken part and played in a game, not just training,” he said.

“We’re very conscious of the fact that our fans are as disappointed and devastated as we are, but they are still here supporting us.

“We came into the hotel and received a lot of sympathy, kind words from them, and we really want to make certain tomorrow (Tuesday) night that they see something that they can take some encouragement from.

“And most importantly of all, it’s a top-class international on the biggest stage of all, the World Cup, so anything else than taking the game very seriously and trying to win the game in its own right would be out of the question.”

Hodgson had already announced that 36-year-old Lampard would captain the side, on what is expected to be his final England appearance, with regular skipper Steven Gerrard starting on the bench.

Lampard is expected to announce his international retirement after the tournament, but Hodgson still hopes to be able to call upon the former Chelsea midfielder in future.

“With regard to Frank Lampard, he’s 36,” Hodgson added. “We don’t know as yet what his next destination is. I would be more than happy if Frank remains available for selection because you never know when you need players.

“A quality player like him, I am sure he could serve the country well even in the future, but I haven’t had that conversation with him as such as yet.”

While there is nothing riding on the match for England, Costa Rica require a point from the game to secure top spot in Group D.

England FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Coins team to play Costa Rica: Ben Foster; Phil Jones, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw; Frank Lampard (capt), Jack Wilshere; James Milner, Ross Barkley, Adam Lallana; Daniel Sturridge

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FIFA 15 PS4 vs. Xbox One vs PC   no comments

It’s said that sports games do not make it big when it comes to graphical fidelity and excellence these days. The said notion is not only being debunked, but utterly destroyed; leading the forefront of that assault is the FIFA series. FIFA has been the touchstone for sports games for a while now, and with their latest entry, – FIFA 15 – EA Canada has made a new benchmark, well above the expectations of fans and critics. FIFA 15 takes advantage of the new consoles to the full extent and looks beautiful, to say the least.

With a plethora of crafty new refinements and tweaks, the game takes a huge leap towards realism. It may be that you may not even notice a handful of changes made in the heat of the game, but this is exactly what makes the game so excellent.

The console parity is maintained with FIFA 15 as both the consoles seem vying hard to keep their noses ahead of the other. FIFA 15 runs at 60FPS and 1080p resolution on both the consoles without breaking a stride. Screen tearing is not an issue on either console.

The animations and physics too are identical on the consoles and in the same manner, the consoles render almost all other eclectic points of contention unyielding. Thus, what’s left to fuss over and get frenzied about is the changes that the latest entry in the game has had. The pitch has received a dandy set of upgrades that make it seem all the better than its predecessor.

The 3D grass rendering received a significant overhaul with each blade popping out in utmost detail and even having dew effects on it. The grass even gets shorn off by the boots of player as they shoot the ball home. The playfield is reactive to the action happening on it, with it gradually deteriorating bit by bit as sliding tackles and and weather pattern; you can see skid marks and water getting kicked up on rainy days and even player kits get a green hue after sliding tackles.

The playfield is reactive to the action happening on it, with it gradually deteriorating bit by bit as sliding tackles and and weather pattern; you can see skid marks and water getting kicked up on rainy days and even player kits get a green hue after sliding tackles.

Player models have been done dexterously and the arduous efforts show, especially when it comes to star players. It’s hard to miss the realistic hair, and facial expressions of players that range from a grimace to a sneer, a smile to a dejected frown amongst a surfeit of others that affect a player’s countenance.

Players’ chests heave rapidly as they make a strenuous run for the goal, with their hair bouncing in concordance with their movement. The stadiums have been redone with some nicely detailed additions to the easily overlooked trivialities.

The crowds now get pumped up with their chanting and even commentators prattle accordingly. Collision physics seems improved as player impacts seem a tad more believable; still not excellent, but they are a vast improvement over the last game. The goalposts teeter as a powerful shot hits them and the corner flags too, go down with a ball hit.

A new lighting system promises a richer look to the whole game as player skins, kits and other ambience objects react to the stadium lights and the natural light. Ambience occlusion doesn’t seem to be in place although soft shadows do a nice job of lending depth to objects. Depth of field is a new addition to the game, with out of focus objects receiving a blurry appearance.

The texture mapping is obviously improved and so is there a noticeable step up in the anti-aliasing used; possibly a mid-level MSAA. The one difference that does manifest in the console deadlock is the motion blur effect, which is entirely absent on the Xbox One. While the absence does give sharp and slick visuals, it comes at the cost of realism.

The texture mapping is obviously improved and so is there a noticeable step up in the anti-aliasing used; possibly a mid-level MSAA. The one difference that does manifest in the console deadlock is the motion blur effect, which is entirely absent on the Xbox One. While the absence does give sharp and slick visuals, it comes at the cost of realism.

To much of our dismay, FIFA 15 is one game that doesn’t give PC users a chance to cater to their hubris with more fervour. The highest graphics settings at best match up to the new gen console versions only and it retains the motion blur too. In addition, the anti-aliasing is bolstered a slight bit but it makes a marginal difference that won’t manifest itself unless upon a close perusal of game footage.

The PC can run the game beyond full HD if you have a good enough graphics card and an appropriate TV. Another queer thing is that across the new consoles and even the PC, anisotropic filtering gets affected considerably with even short distances. What it means is that the grass loses its three-dimensional awesomeness even if you look a few feet beyond a vantage point. Of course, all the aforementioned things are showcased mostly in replays and close-ups.

What it means is that the grass loses its three-dimensional awesomeness even if you look a few feet beyond a vantage point. Of course, all the aforementioned things are showcased mostly in replays and close-ups.

The older generation of consoles can not bag all the goodies mentioned above, but they have done their part in maintaining the brilliance that they are capable of.

The PS3 and the Xbox 360 run at a consistent 30FPS but are affected by a slight horizontal screen tearing and the usual jaggies make the game their home, but that’s because the systems’ hardware doesn’t allow them to throw the aliasing out the window.

Nonetheless, the textures are visible improved as are player movements, although the physics doesn’t seem to have as significant an upgrade. The lighting and shadow effects remain the same as that of the last game, albeit with a few tweaks.

But in the larger perspective, the old gen doesn’t manage to present a radical difference with FIFA 15 in comparison to FIFA 14, having reached its maximum potential a fair bit of time back.

Written by adminer on October 1st, 2014

FIFA 15 Dominates UK Chart   no comments

Electronic Arts’ FIFA 15 has shot to the top of the UK game charts after singlehandedly accounting for an extraordinary 80 percent of all game sales last week.

The seemingly unstoppable sports franchise, now in its 21st year, also managed to take 87 percent of all game software revenue at retail. Next-gen systems accounted for 54 percent of those sales, while Xbox 360 and PS3 took a combined 45 percent.

FIFA 15′s dominance means Destiny falls to second place, shuffling Disney Infinity to third.

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition, meanwhile, continues to demonstrate its staying power by climbing to forth. The other new entry in the top ten chart, the 3DS RPG Fantasy Life, which entered at eighth.

The full top ten all formats chart, compiled by GFK Chart-Track, follows:

FIFA 15

Destiny

Disney Infinity 2.0

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Watch Dogs

The Sims 4

Fantasy Life

Minecraft: PS3 Edition

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare

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FIFA 15 is top of the UK chart   no comments

Official figures from Chart-Track show EA’s annual behemoth sold around as many copies as FIFA 14 did during its launch week in 2013.

Unlike FIFA 14, FIFA 15 launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at the same time as previous generation platforms, so to create a direct comparison Chart-Track has added in the launch figures for FIFA 14 on PS4 and Xbox One to the figures for its first launch on last generation consoles (FIFA 14 on PS4 and Xbox One launched alongside the consoles last November).

Doing so, Chart-Track found FIFA 15 sold around the same number of units week one as FIFA 14 did, with a six per cent jump in revenue. The PS4 and Xbox One versions of FIFA 15 accounted for 54 per cent of all sales units of the game, with PS3 and Xbox 360 holding strong with 45 per cent.

If we compare FIFA 15 week one to FIFA 14 week one without adding in week one sales of the PS4 and Xbox One versions of FIFA 14, then FIFA 15 is up 15 per cent in unit sales and up 23 per cent in revenue.

FIFA 15 accounted for 80 per cent of all video game software sales last week, and 87 per cent of revenue. As expected, Bungie’s first-person shooter Destiny drops down to second place.

It should be noted that unlike FIFA 14, FIFA 15 did not launch on PlayStation 2 or PlayStation Portable. And Chart-Track does not include download sales.

Meanwhile, Level 5′s Nintendo 3DS role-playing game Fantasy Life debuted at number eight.

Here’s the top 10 in full:

FIFA 15

Destiny

Disney Infinity 2.0

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Watch Dogs

The Sims 4

Fantasy Life

Minecraft: PS3 Edition

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare

Written by adminer on September 29th, 2014

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FIFA 15 Demo Break The Record   no comments

It is such a breaking news that more than 5.5 million people download the FIFA 15 Coins demo, though FIFA 15 full game has shipped to North America. That break the record for any EA Sports demo ever released. 5.5 million is the number of people who have played the demo on one or more of the available platforms. The demo is still available to download. It can be higher than 5.5 million.

As planned before, FIFA 15 has hit the North America on September 23. EA SPORTS unsurprisingly says the professional soccer game will raise the bar for the franchise.

“ We believe we have built a game in FIFA 15 that delivers the most immersive and responsive gameplay experience ever in the FIFA franchise, and we can’t wait for the millions of fans to start their season and experience all of the innovations.” EA SPORTS executive David Rutter said in a statement.

Wii, 3DS and PlayStation Vita versions of FIFA 15 are also in the works, and will be released later on. If you’re not into console or PC gaming or want to complement your big screen experience, you can also now download FIFA 15 Ultimate Team for iOS, Windows, and Android devices. It’s a free game that lets you earn, trade and collect soccer superstars like FIFA 15 cover star Lionel Messi.

As we said before, FIFA 15 would be the best ever. Every FIFA fan is looking forward to this brand new game. A good beginning is half done. FIFA 15 demo break the record of numbers of download, so will FIFA 15 be far away? If you are a football fan, and has played FIFA game before, you must experience the FIFA 15 this time. It is worth your wait.

Written by adminer on September 24th, 2014

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‘FIFA 15′ for PC launches with bug that breaks the game   no comments

FIFA 15 launched on Tuesday to mostly rave reviews of the console versions, but a recent bug spotted on the PC version that makes the game virtually unplayable. Those with the computer version of FIFA 15 are claiming that several times a game, when the ball is at midfield. A large scrum occurs where everyone from both teams (including the goalies) will converge on the ball.

The bug not only makes for a messy looking game as far as everyone bumping into each other but if the gamer can come out of the mass with the ball he’s going up against an unguarded goal. YouTube user Koldo Sagarzazu was one of the first to document this pretty massive and possibly game breaking mistake, but there have been plenty of other people who have noticed the issue as well.

Small issues with a game on launch day are to be expected from time to time, especially with a game as popular as FIFA 15 but those issues, usually, aren’t game-changing programming errors. At the time of this article, there was a 13-page long thread dedicated solely to people who were looking for an answer as to how and when EA will be issuing a fix for FIFA 15 on the PC. EA did issue an acknowledgement in that thread saying developers were aware of the problem and no one needed to lodge a complaint anymore.

The statement also said FIFA 15 for the PC is getting a patch “very soon” though the company neglected to say exactly when it might be. The statement doesn’t seem to have tamped down the anger over the mistake, with people continuing to complain even after EA’s response. It probably doesn’t help that the original question is marked as solved and links only to the a statement that the company knows about the issue.

At this point, it doesn’t appear the bug is affecting FIFA 15 for the Xbox versions, or FIFA 15 for the PlayStation versions. The issue appears to be limited to the PC iteration of the title. Not having the same kind of problems in the console version is cold comfort for those who are only looking to play the it on their computer for any number of reasons. It would certainly be in EA’s best interest to make fixing the midfield scrum bug a top priority in order to keep FIFA 15′s launch day a happy one.

Written by adminer on September 23rd, 2014

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FIFA 15 Midnight Release Locations   no comments

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FIFA 15 releases Tuesday, Sept. 23 which usually means Gamestop, Best Buy, Walmart and others will have the game available at midnight for gamers to get their hands on these games early enough to be the envy of their friends.

Gamestop will have exclusive content for EA Sports’ premiere soccer/futbol sim. If you buy FIFA 15 through Gamestop you will have access to three different goal celebrations. Kiss the Wrist, stand Tall, and the ever famous Flag Kick will be available for your strikers if you buy FIFA 15 via Gamestop.

If you pre-order FIFA 15 through Gamestop you can get up to $15 worth of FUT Gold Packs to build your ultimate team to challenge the world.

Check out Gamestop’s store locator for where you can find your local Gamestop and pick up FIFA 15.

If Best Buy is your video game store of choice, they are having some pre order deals as well. According to their site, you can get the following:

“Pre-order the standard edition of FIFA 15 and receive up to 15 gold packs over 15 weeks to build your dream club in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.

Pre-order FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Edition and receive up to 40 gold packs over 40 weeks, the Adidas All-Star Team, the Adidas Predator collection (five pairs of predator boots), and three new celebrations. You will also get Lionel Messi on loan for your first 5 season games.”

Check out which of the Best Buys near you are opening at midnight for the release of FIFA 15 by checking their online store locator.

If you’re getting your copy of FIFA 15 from either Target or Walmart then you’ll need to call your local store and find out if they’re doing a midnight release or not. Sometimes the Target/Walmart strategy can pay off since they’re not the sites most gamers go to for midnight releases and the lines can be shorter. However, every location is different so your local store might not be doing a FIFA 15 midnight release. Use the Target store locator and Walmart store locator to find out which place near you will let you get your hockey on at 12:01 a.m.

Written by adminer on September 22nd, 2014

FIFA 15 Best Young Players in Career Mode   no comments

Posted at 5:56 pm in FIFA 15 Coins,FIFA Coins

Fans need not wait any longer as the FIFA 15 Best young players in career mode list is right here. The list consists of players who are aged 21 and below which is the ideal age to pick up a player in your team to see him grow massively in the following seasons. Some of these names are already familiar with the fans, while others are not.

These potential ratings are measured by the kind of performances these young players have put up over the last 12 months for both club and country and also by considering the scouting reports of some of the world’s top scouts.

Since we won’t be having the luxury of playing with the likes of Messi and Ronaldo in our favourite teams, and considering the fact that those superstars will start to fade away in the game in a few years, gamers clearly understand that going for these young talents is the way ahead. So here is the list :

#30 Angel Correa (Club – San Lorenzo de Almagro)

Age: 19 | Preferred position: CAM | Current FIFA 15 rating: 75 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#29 Marco Verratti (Club – Paris Saint-Germain)

Age: 21 | Preferred position: CM | Current FIFA 15 rating: 80 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#28 Marquinhos (Club – Paris Saint-Germain)

Age: 20 | Preferred position: CB | Current FIFA 15 rating: 77 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#27 Michy Batshuayi (Club – Olympique de Marseille)

Age: 20 | Preferred position: ST | Current FIFA 15 rating: 76 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#26 Mattia De Sciglio (Club – AC Milan)

Age: 21 | Preferred position: RB | Current FIFA 15 rating: 76 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#25 Luke Shaw (Club – Manchester United)

Age: 19 | Preferred position: LB | Current FIFA 15 rating: 75 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#24 Raheem Sterling (Club – Liverpool)

Age: 19 | Preferred position: RW | Current FIFA 15 rating: 80 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#23 Mateo Kovačić (Club – Inter Milan)

Age: 20 | Preferred position: CM | Current FIFA 15 rating: 75 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#22 Mauro Icardi (Club – Inter Milan)

Age: 21 | Preferred position: ST | Current FIFA 15 rating: 76 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#21 Julian Draxler (Club – FC Schalke 04)

Age: 20 | Preferred position: LM | Current FIFA 15 rating: 80 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#20 Juan Fernando Quintero (Club – FC Porto)

Age: 21 | Preferred position: CAM | Current FIFA 15 rating: 78 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#19 Alen Halilović (Club – FC Barcelona B)

Age: 18 | Preferred position: CM | Current FIFA 15 rating: 65 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#18 Romelu Lukaku (Club – Everton)

Age: 21 | Preferred position: ST | Current FIFA 15 rating: 80 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#17 Ross Barkley (Club – Everton)

Age: 20 | Preferred position: CAM | Current FIFA 15 rating: 78 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#16 Lucas Piazon (Club – Eintracht Frankfurt)

Age: 20 | Preferred position: LW | Current FIFA 15 rating: 76 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#15 Julian Brandt (Club – Bayer 04 Leverkusen)

Age: 18 | Preferred position: LW | Current FIFA 15 rating: 70 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#14 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Club – Arsenal)

Age: 21 | Preferred position: RM | Current FIFA 15 rating: 78 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#13 Richairo Živković (Club – Ajax)

Age: 17 | Preferred position: ST | Current FIFA 15 rating: 69 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 86

#12 Simone Scuffet (Club – Udinese)

Age: 18 | Preferred position: GK | Current FIFA 15 rating: 71 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 87

#11 Domenico Berardi (Club – Sassuolo)

Age: 20 | Preferred position: RW | Current FIFA 15 rating: 74 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 87

#10 Stephan El Shaarawy (Club – AC Milan)

Age: 21 | Preferred position: LW | Current FIFA 15 rating: 80 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 87

#9 Adnan Januzaj (Club – Manchester United)

Age: 19 | Preferred position: LM | Current FIFA 15 rating: 75 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 87

#8 Lazar Marković (Club – Liverpool)

Age: 20 | Preferred position: RM | Current FIFA 15 rating: 78 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 87

#7 Meyer Maximilian (Club – FC Schalke 04)

Age: 18 | Preferred position: CAM | Current FIFA 15 rating: 75 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 87

#6 Juan Manuel Iturbe (Club – AS Roma)

Age: 21 | Preferred position: RW | Current FIFA 15 rating: 77 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 88

#5 Raphaël Varane (Club – Real Madrid)

Age: 21 | Preferred position: CB | Current FIFA 15 rating: 81 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 88

#4 Memphis Depay (Club – PSV Eindhoven)

Age: 20 | Preferred position: LW | Current FIFA 15 rating: 78 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 88

#3 Aymeric Laporte (Club – Athletic Club de Bilbao)

Age: 20 | Preferred position: CB | Current FIFA 15 rating: 81 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 88

#2 Youri Tielemans (Club – Anderlecht)

Age: 17 | Preferred position: CM | Current FIFA 15 rating: 73 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 88

#1 Paul Pogba (Club – Juventus)

Age: 21 | Preferred position: CM | Current FIFA 15 rating: 83 | FIFA 15 potential rating: 89

Written by adminer on September 19th, 2014

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Free FIFA 15 trial due today for EA Access subscribers   no comments

Full FIFA 15 Coins game to be made available for a limited amount of time before release.

Xbox One users signed up with EA Access will soon be able to get a go on the full version of FIFA 15 when a free trial joins the service later today.

A tweet from EA posted on Wednesday evening confirmed the news:

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While it’s not yet known how long you’ll be able to trial FIFA 15 for, past trials for Madden NFL 15 and NHL 15 both lasted for 6 hours.

If you try out FIFA 15 via EA Access you’ll be given the option to pre-order the game at a 10% discount.

Launched in July this year EA Access is an exclusive service on Xbox One that as well as giving players free advanced trials and discounts for upcoming games, offers unlimited access to games held in the Access Vault. Games to be added to the Vault so far include FIFA 14, Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed Rivals.

All this is available as long as you’re a paid up subscriber to the service. Subscriptions cost £3.99 / $4.99 for a month or £19.99 / $29.99 for a full year.

According to EA, Access members clocked-up a total of 245,000 hours on Madden NFL 15 prior to the game’s release last month.

Written by adminer on September 18th, 2014

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EA Removing Trade Offers In FUT 15   no comments

It is known that player trading in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team is unavailable. EA announced that while players legitimately trade cards among each other, the process “became one of the methods used by coin sellers to sell and move coins.”

Trade offers were a way for users to exchange items with one another directly rather than relying on the game’s auction mechanism. In theory this allowed for barter deals, but in practice most people used trade offers to share items with friends-stuff like coins and players that would otherwise take the second player a long time to obtain.

However, EA’s decision to remove trade offers has more to do with a third category of user. “Account phishers also abused Trade Offers by moving stolen players and coins after wrongfully gaining access to unsuspecting FUT player accounts. This will also address “bid bumping”, where people would try and trick others into bidding far more than they wanted for a player item.” the developer said.

It is part of concerted campaign to cripple the coin-selling black market that has grown to great prominence in recent installments of the game and which is closely linked to account hacking. Starting this year, coin sellers will have their accounts banned and buyers will be subject to a “three strikes” system, with punishments ranging from a warning to full account ban for persistent offenders. The collateral damage to honest trading caused by removing trade offers in service to this campaign was obviously seen as a necessary evil.

In related news, EA also announced that the maximum number of transfer targets in FUT 15 after unlockable EA SPORTS Football Club boosts are applied would be 50, meaning you can only ever bid on that many items at once.

EA has working hard to perfect the FIFA 15 not only adding new features to the game, but also create a favorable game-play and trading environment. We are happy to see these changes, though it does cause some inconvenience. But a fair and faithful trading is important.

Written by adminer on September 17th, 2014

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FIFA 15 removing trade offers from Ultimate Team mode   no comments

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Electronic Arts announced that it has disabled a key feature in FIFA 15′s Ultimate Team mode in an attempt to crack down on the harmful trade of in-game currency.

In recent FIFA series games, players could exchange in-game items, coins, and players with friends using the Trade Offers feature. Finding that coin sellers often used the service to shuttle ill-gotten currency between accounts, EA removed the feature from this year’s game. The coin-selling market is tied to account hacking and phishing, and functions in previous FIFA games could be exploited to cheat players out of cash by artificially inflating auction bids.

EA’s Ultimate Team revisions supplement recent changes to its cheating policy, which gives coin buyers three strikes before they’re permanently booted from FIFA online play. Sellers are dealt harsher penalties, and risk being banned from all EA-published games for coin selling and farming.

Written by adminer on September 16th, 2014

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