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
If one of your FIFA 15 game mode is Career favorite Write down a list of the most promising young players that we’re about to give. The career mode is one of the most played mode in Fifa 15 allows each player to create their own winning team and make it grow from game to game along with the value of players bought. If you have a pioneering spirit, I like to experiment and gamble on new promises well keep an eye on this list of young players. Everyone, have a wide margin of growth and promise good business.
The most promising names in Fifa 15 are first of four young men who promise the largest margin growth: T. Stegen and Scuffet, Courtois and De Gea. On the halfway line you have the choice between: Rodriguez, Januzaj, Meyer, Markovic, Pogba, Tielemans and Verratti. In defense trust in Shaw, Laporte, De Sciglio and Varane while attacking stakes with his eyes closed as of Neymar and El Sharawy, perhaps the best known, but also on Depay, Berardi, J. Campbell and Zivkovic.
The list of young players with more room for growth that we’ve given you can use it both in the career mode that nell’Ultimate Team. If you prefer the experience you bet on Messi, Robben, C. Ronaldo, Ribery, Ibrahimovic, Suarez, V. Persie Falcao, Bale and Lewandoski.
For the midfield looking for Xavi, Iniesta, Schweinsteiger, Modric, D. Silva and Hazard. In defense of FIFA 15 offers the best Kompany, Hummels, J. Boateng, Chiellini, Lahm, S. Ramos and T. Silva. Now you have no more excuses, we only accept winning teams.
Fifa 15 has a slew of teams from many different countries and leagues. As already were not enough, the game also features two teams locked, which can be achieved only by catalog items. Not yet unlocked teams? Check out the tutorial.
In the game’s main menu, go to “Catalog” option. Note that you must be connected to the internet.
In “Gameplay” tab, search for “2014 AT & T MLS All-Stars Team.” Note that you must have gotten at least until level 14 to unlock the team.
To unlock it, click A / X on it and select “Redeem Now”.
To unlock the team of superstars sponsored by Adidas, search for “adidas All-Star Team,” also in the Gameplay tab. To open this team you must have gotten to level 24.
Repeat the same process and click “Redeem Now” to release the team.
To use times, go to a quick game or online game against a friend. Teams can not be used in online competitive modes, or career. Both teams can be found in the league “Rest of the World” (Rest of World).
MLS side, you will find a team of the best players from last season in the American Soccer League. Among the major superstars are Bradley, Yedlin, Dempsey and superstars Henry and Cahill.
In the Adidas team level is even higher, with a lineup built by superstars sponsored by the German company. Some of the names are Bale, Suarez, Xavi, Neuer, Van Persie and Argentine Lionel Messi. The bench is also packed with stars.
Every week, FIFA 15 Ultimate Team will collect the best players from the world club and football matches. Since FIFA 15 released, it is the seventh week of Team of the Week on FUT 15, according to the matches last week, we are going to predict the Team of The Week 7 players.
Last weeks score:12/18. Formation: 3-4-1-2
Goalkeeper: Ron-Robert Zieler. Multiple keepers could of received this spot but we decided to go with Bundesliga’s player of the week which was Zieler. Neuer also received the same rating as Zieler but we decided against that and played it safe. Courtouis, Lopes and Colo-Colo’s Vilar all stand a chance.
Defenders: Pepe(CM), Naldo(CB), Danilo Avelar(LB). Pepe must be in after Madrid beat Barca 3-1. Deciding on that player however is a lot harder than it may appear. Benzema was the MOTM after he received an 8.5 from Marca. We decided to snub him though in favor of Pepe due to positional spread.
Naldo, we should be in line for our first SIF this year after Naldo came up with a goal and assist in Wolfsburg’s 3-0 win. We are yet to see a SIF though so we are yet to know what EA are classing as an acceptable gap this year.
Danilo Avelar scored twice as Cagliari won 4-0 and although one of his two goals was a penalty. But he kept a clean sheet will be enough to see him get into the side this week.
Midfielders: Vincenzo Grifo(RM), Alexis Sanchez(CAM), Carlos Eduardo(CAM), Alexandre Song(CDM).
Forwards: Samuel Eto’o(CF), Besart Berisha(ST), Gonzalo Higuain(ST).
Substitutes: Fabricio(GK), Oktay Delibalta(CM), Cedric Bakambu(RM), Marc Pugh(LM), Flavio Paixao(RM), Palmi Rafn Ralmason(RM) and Joe Garner(ST).
There’s no stopping FIFA 15 Coins in the British charts as EA Sports’ big game placed first, second, fourth and fifth in the individual formats chart last week. The PS3/PS4 version of Minecraft sold really well and managed to rocket from 9th to 2nd place, while Bayonetta 2 was the best placed new release in 7th. Further down the charts Civilization: Beyond Earth came in 18th with Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2015 one place below. In the case of Civ we expect UK residents have now firmly opted to buy their games on Steam and Ubisoft’s dance title typically has decent legs if not spectacular opening weeks. Out of the top 20 Singstar: Ultimate Party came in 32nd.
1. FIFA 15 / EA Sports
2. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition / Sony
3. The Evil Within / Bethesda
4. Destiny / Activision
5. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor / Warner Bros.
6. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel / 2K Games
7. Bayonetta 2 / Nintendo
8. Forza Horizon 2 / Microsoft
9. Alien: Isolation / Sega
10. Skylanders Trap Team / Activision
11. Driveclub / Sony
12. Minecraft: Xbox Edition / Microsoft
13. Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes / Disney
14. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo
15. F1 2014 / Codemasters
16. The Borderlands Collection (1 & 2) / 2K Games
17. Watch Dogs / Ubisoft
18. Civilization: Beyond Earth / 2K Games
19. Just Dance 2015 / Ubisoft
20. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare / EA Games
Individual formats (units):
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1. FIFA 15 / PS4
2. FIFA 15 / Xbox 360
3. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition / PS4
4. FIFA 15 / Xbox One
5. FIFA 15 / PS3
6. Bayonetta 2 / Wii U
7. The Evil Within / PS4
8. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel / Xbox 360
9. Driveclub / PS4
10. Forza Horizon 2 / Xbox One
Auch Profifußballer zocken FIFA 15. In einem neuen Video zeigt Publisher Electronic Arts ein kleines Turnier zwischen Spielern des englischen Erstligisten FC Chelsea. Im Turnier stehen sich die Teamkollegen César Azpilicueta und Loïc Rémy sowie Nathan Aké und Weltmeister André Schürrle gegenüber. Eindrücke aus den spaßigen Matches erhaltet ihr nach nur einem Klick auf den folgenden Stream. Darin erfahrt ihr außerdem, welches der beiden Teams das FIFA 15-Turnier schließlich für sich entscheiden konnte.
FIFA Coins ist seit dem 25. September im Handel erhältlich. Die aktuelle Fußballsimulation von Electronic Arts lässt sich unter anderem auf PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 und PlayStation 3 spielen. Wie gut der EA-Kicker geworden ist, lest ihr in unserem ausführlichen Test zu FIFA 15. Wer die Fußballsimulation vor dem Kauf ausprobieren will, hat anhand einer Demo die Möglichkeit dazu. Die Testversion wurde kurz vor dem Release von FIFA 15 auf PC und Konsolen veröffentlicht. Der Download lässt sich über Origin, Xbox Live und PlayStation Network starten.
Viele weitere News, Videos und Screenshots findet ihr auf unserer Themenseite zu FIFA 15. Dort halten wir auch erste Tipps für euch bereit. In einem ausführlichen Guide zu FIFA 15 verraten wir etwa, wie ihr ein gutes, aber günstiges Team im populären Spielmodus FIFA Ultimate Team zusammenstellt. In einem separaten FIFA 15-Tipp gehen wir auf das Trading für bis zu 1 Million Münzen ein.
For EA Sports, “Madden NFL” likely is its flagship franchise, but the “FIFA” titles generally are the most consistently good each year.
And this year is no different with “FIFA 15,” which was released in September for virtually every console and handheld system gaming has to offer. Like “Madden,” “FIFA” largely has figured out the formula for soccer games, and justifying the purchase of a new year’s edition comes down to how much the tweaks improve the experience.
For “FIFA 15,” gameplay was the major focus, and the changes make the experience better, for the most part. Player movement looks and feels more realistic, from the way they change direction to the new animations. Goalkeeper play is improved, too — once post-release patches are downloaded and installed.
Not all the tweaks work. EA Sports touts new emotions and attitudes toward each teammate on the field that change organically based on the game’s events. Perhaps they are changing the way the game plays, but any effect is hard to notice.
Game modes feel the same, for the most part. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because Career Mode, Ultimate Team and the other mainstays remain top notch. It’s easy to get sucked into the solo modes just as fun to play locally or online with a friend.
It all adds up to another win for one of gaming’s premier sports franchises, as “FIFA 15″ will be in the running for Sports Game of the Year.
EA Sports has announced that the second title update for FIFA 15 is available now across PlayStation 4 and PC, with an Xbox One release due in the coming days.
Targeting wayward goalkeepers and the stuttering issue found on the PS4 version of the footie simulator, the sophomore patch also addresses and fine tunes other problems found by the community, including the make-or-break Goal Line technology.
Here’s a comprehensive list of those fixes, courtesy of EA:
Adjustments and improvements to shooting and goalkeepers.
(PS4) Fix for fans experiencing stuttering during online and offline gameplay.
Added ability to call out the keeper in Pro Clubs.
Fix for instances where Player Instructions in Seasons mode were not carrying over into gameplay via Team Management.
Further improvements to Player Search in Career Mode.
Adjusted Legendary difficulty in gameplay.
Improvements to Goal Line Technology.
Fix for match length issues in FIFA Ultimate Team Single Player Seasons matches.
Updated real-world injuries and suspensions in Match Day Live.
Improvements to ‘Looking Ahead’ audio in Career.
Fixes to Player selection in Team Management in multiplayer matches.
Tuned player specific audio speech in all modes.
(XB1) Improvements to motion blur effects.
(XB1) Fix to the display of FIFA Ultimate Team Legend players in the EA SPORTS Football Club widget.
This update follows up on FIFA 15’s first post-launch patch. Released just last week, it aimed to fix several of the game’s teething problems such as camera problems and that all-important 12th man, the noise and reactions of the home crowd.
EA’s latest entry into the evergreen franchise currently sits atop the UK’s all-format charts, and shows no signs of budging. With little to no releases from now until Sunset Overdrive and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, it seems safe to assume FIFA 15’s reign will last into the beginning of next month.
Currently available to download for PlayStation 4 and PC, FIFA 15’s sophomore patch is available right now, with EA confirming that the update will arrive on Xbox One “soon.”
EA Sports are putting out patch a for FIFA 15 to improve the behavior of goalkeepers and fix some shooting issues plaguing the title. The PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the game are already updated with this fix with the Xbox One patch coming soon, according to the official forums.
These two important aspects of any football (sorry… soccer) game are often a hotbed for criticism and general disapproval from the game’s avid community. As is often the way with FIFA release, and as a result with FIFA 15, the re-balancing patch is turning into something of an annual holiday like Easter or Halloween. The initial release of FIFA 15 had some fairly lackluster shooting mechanics in place and goalkeepers didn’t behave in the shining way they were advertised to do so.
This patch hopes to address these problems, with EA stating that ”Our commitment to improve the FIFA 15 experience is ongoing, and regular feedback from our fans helps us prioritize and identify future improvements” as a way to reassure the FIFA 15 community that they are going to be well catered for. They also added that some praise for their community, saying “Thanks again for your continuous feedback on Twitter, Facebook, and the EA Forums. We appreciate this feedback and encourage you to record and share with us of any aspects you’d like to give your opinion on.”
A full list of the patch notes can be found below.
– Adjustments and improvements to shooting and goalkeepers.
– (PS4) Fix for fans experiencing stuttering during online and offline gameplay.
– Added ability to call out the keeper in Pro Clubs.
– Fix for instances where Player Instructions in Seasons mode were not carrying over into gameplay via Team Management.
– Further improvements to Player Search in Career Mode.
– Adjusted Legendary difficulty in gameplay.
– Improvements to Goal Line Technology.
– Fix for match length issues in FIFA Ultimate Team Single Player Seasons matches.
– Updated real-world injuries and suspensions in Match Day Live.
– Improvements to ‘Looking Ahead’ audio in Career.
– Fixes to Player selection in Team Management in multiplayer matches.
– Tuned player specific audio speech in all modes.
– (XB1) Improvements to motion blur effects.
– (XB1) Fix to the display of FIFA Ultimate Team Legend players in the EA SPORTS Football Club widget.
Last week, EA had updated to fix the bugs of FUT 15 app for Android and iPhone. But everything hasn’t gone smoothly for some as I played it after the latest update. FIFA Ultimate Team Coins still hold some problems since the update. Here are some details.
The update offered off-the-pitch improvements and immersive full-screen support, but since downloading the latest FUT 15 update, problems with disconnection or not being able to connect to the server remain. A look at user reviews on the Google Play Store and App Store app descriptions also reveals a similar story.
For example on Google Play, one player wrote. “Haven’t been able to connect since the update. I just updated the game and since that I have been unable to start the game. After the load screen it just stays on the connect to server and stays that way. This is a big issue for me despite the fact that it is a really enjoyable game. Plus I had a whole 84+rated psg team which I built after putting in a lot of hours in the game, I hope I don’t lose my team. Please fix EA, the game is best on the market if you guys respond to some of our issues. My recommendation to all others is don’t update yet.”
Another Android app use said: “ when I log into Facebook my game crashes and says status 409 called 1002 and I can’t log in so I had to uninstall then reinstall and it still said that error so EA please help me out.”
Overall the game is good. However, whenever I go to bid on a player, or am half way through a game, or have scored a message pops up saying cannot connect to ultimate team server. Meaning I have to play the game 3 or 4 times but it still uses up my contracts.
Though, according to use reviews, these problems listed above are not affecting all players. But since some players are complaining on the internet, and I myself encountered with these problems, that means there are really something wrong. I hope EA can see this and fix the problems as soon as possible.
The games have been terrible and GamerGate has muddied the name of gamers everywhere, but is 2014 so bad it will leave lasting damage?
For the last few months I’ve been joking that the end of year review for 2014 will be more akin to writing an obituary for the games industry. But somehow things have managed to get even worse in the last few weeks, and there no longer seems any point waiting till December in order to confirm 2014 as a complete and utter disaster for video games.
The initial problem was simply that this year’s crop of games has been extremely disappointing. That’s not at all unusual for the first full year in a new console’s life, but the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, like the Wii U before them, have had an especially poor start.
None of their launch games have impressed and despite the PlayStation 4’s overwhelming sales success its line-up of exclusives this year has been shamefully uninteresting. This has culminated in just a single first party game for the whole of Christmas: Driveclub, which almost two weeks after launch still doesn’t work properly.
Opinions on their exact quality vary but major new franchises Watch Dogs and Destiny have both been disappointingly bland and unambitious, while the equally anticipated Titanfall has proven to have a half-life of mere weeks. Even FIFA 15 has been the worst reviewed entry in the series for years, while the much anticipated survival horror revival has already stalled thanks to the flawed Alien Isolation and The Evil Within.
This is a subjective list of course, but although everyone will have their own opinion on each individual game it’s impossible to argue that the cumulative effect is anything other than grossly disappointing. If you don’t own a Wii U or a PC, and especially if you don’t tend to like indie games, then the year’s harvest of great games is undeniably the worst in living memory.
And this at a time when all video games companies should have been making their best effort. The traditional games industry is currently under attack from all sides, with mainstream audiences increasingly happy to rely on smartphones and tablets for their gaming fix – rather than machines actually conducive to playing games on.
I’ve personally made this point to execs at both Sony and Microsoft but this new generation of consoles seems to be the worst prepared for, not the best. That’s despite having longer than ever to get ready (given how long the last generation lasted) and having the fumbled launches of the 3DS, PS Vita, and Wii U as case studies in how not to launch a new console.
But unfortunately 2014’s poor quality games aren’t even the half of it. If ordinary people, those that play the odd game of FIFA or Call Of Duty – or Candy Crush or Clash Of Clans – ever felt uncomfortable with being called a gamer before, then the term must now have been poisoned beyond all redemption. And the reason for that of course is GamerGate.
The sociological studies needed to explain what GamerGate is and how it came about will no doubt keep psychologists in business for years to come. The Wikipedia entry is as good as any at explaining the basics, and shows how the whole movement is based on nothing but the ravings of a female developer’s ex-boyfriend and a level of misogyny that you’d find hard to credit existing in the Middle Ages, let alone the modern day.
And yet still some moderate gamers claim that GamerGate is a valid movement, that it’s vaguely stated goal to improve journalistic standards is important enough to ignore the threats of murder and rape as the actions of a vocal minority. They certainly are that but the sheer level of hatred immediately invalidates concerns over whether Game X has received too high a review score or not.
Where this outpouring of hatred has come from is certainly the most baffling part of the whole controversy. It’s tempting to suggest that gamers have become so bored and disenchanted with the last 12 months or so of releases that it’s literally driven them mad, but that risks trivialising the issue.
Taking a step back the real explanation is that this doesn’t really have anything to do with video games at all. After all, no well-known games or publishers have been named by GamerGate’s proponents and instead almost all the victims of their attacks are female developers, feminist commentators, and those that would support them.
Much of the abuse comes via Twitter and in that context GamerGate must merely take its place amongst the litany of other abusive campaigns. In this sense it’s easy to see GamerGate gate as having nothing more to do with video games than the harassment of Caroline Criado-Perez has to do with the literary appreciation of Jane Austen.
But unfortunately gaming is a perfect breeding ground for bigotry and misogyny, with its in-built tribalism, innumerable niches, and traditionally male audience. The concern often voiced by GamerGate proponents is that SJWs (social justice warriors – which, incredibly, is used as an insult) are attempting to pervert and alter the gamer identity, and to focus too much on non-traditional games and cultural criticism within reviews.
What the former is actually supposed to mean in practice is largely a mystery. The whole problem with this year in particular is that there have been too few non-traditional games, just the usual obscure indie releases and dull, predictable blockbusters. If the only attempts at big budget new franchises this year are Titanfall, Watch Dogs, and Destiny then describing them as non-traditional or pro-feminist propaganda is too ludicrous even for GamerGate.
Which brings us full circle to why 2014 is the worst thing to happen to video games since the industry crash of 1983. In short nobody is happy. While decades of studies has failed to find any connection between video games and real-world violence the general public now believe that GamerGate has provided all the evidence they need. Or certainly enough to colour their opinion of gaming for good.
GamerGate followers are furious about issues that seem to exist only in their own heads; while the ordinary, sensible gamers have much more prosaic concerns. All they want is for their hobby’s name not to be dragged through the dirt and for some decent games to play. Which may also be the only way out of the problem.
This year has had some great games after all: Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, and Dark Souls II may all be sequels but they’d be regarded as classics on even the most bumper of years. And there’s every reason to hope that forthcoming games such as Sunset Overdrive, Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, and others will also be good.
It might not be enough to turn around the year as a whole but at least it offers a chance to enjoy some new video games that offer the kind of imagination and excitement that is the reason people play games in the first place.
But while 2015’s release schedule should hopefully wipe away the memory of this year’s line-up the damage left by GamerGate will be not be so easy to repair. Especially not when the best advice to combat it is simply to try and be as nice as possible to other people, particularly when online.
That might sound like a trite pleasantry, but the fact that suggesting people be nice to each other is seen as simplistic and naïve is part of the problem. So next time you start typing out a hateful – or merely disrespectful – tweet, comment, or forum post try to remember that the person you’re insulting at the other end of the Internet isn’t just a username, they’re a real human being with feelings and heartfelt viewpoints of their own.
Rather than getting drawn into a spiral of virtual mud-slinging why not just leave Twitter alone for a while and go and play a video game instead? There might not be that many good ones this year but there’s nothing as exciting, unpredictable, imaginative, visceral, cerebral, or sociable as a good video game. And it’s easy to lose sight of that in what is definitely video gaming’s annus horribilis.