When Luis Suarez took a chomp out of an Italian defender during the World Cup this year, I'm sure a possible ban was probably racing through his troubled head. He was banned not long after - a sentence he's still currently serving, both physically and digitally.
Believe it or not, I used to play football back in my golden years. I’m not the hugest fan when it comes to watching the sport though; there are too many people dying, then respawning conveniently after the ref has awarded the free kick. Still, I did enjoy playing it, and I often miss doing so. If only I could somehow get back into it… if only there was some way to marry my passion for gaming with the kicking of the ball…
It may be a yearly game, but FIFA isn’t exactly a game with only a year’s work poured into it, something that Gavin emphasised one night while beating me with a chair leg after I made one Liverpool joke too many. FIFA 15 is on the way, and already, EA is working in advance on not one, but two new successor games for the following seasons of football action.
Pro Evolution Soccer 15 is coming soon, and like they did with the last one, Konami is promising that this year’s one will be the best. For a starter, this one’s being co-developed by a UK studio, so it won’t have that odd, pervasive Japaneseness about it. We’ve got a bunch more news on the game, as well as a bit of off-screen footage of the game in action.
I’ve been waiting for Konami to release a video showing PES 14 to be a game I could actually play; something simple about simply putting a ball in a net. Today is not that day. In the third tutorial video, Konami details Pro Evo 14’s Heart system, which impacts your digital players’ emotions and stuff.
Pro Evolution Soccer, once the premier name in football games, has largely been superseded by FIFA in terms of tech, features, and probably fun; almost like a microcosm of games in general, with Japanese games falling behind Western ones. Konami wants that to change with PES 14, which now runs on the same engine that’ll be powering the next Metal Gear Solid.
Zombies, zombies… ZOMBIES. Finally a game that has them right where they belong. It’s not an RPG, it’s not a survival horror, and it’s not some kind of emotional whatever. It’s Undead soccer!
We have this discussion every year, but it never gets old. FIFA and PES are once again going head to head, but this time, it looks like PES 2013 might be the best looking football game out this year.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new FIFA street game kick around on major platforms, and that has most likely been due to previous attempts being considerably less than stellar. Developer EA Canada is busy polishing the game for its release date in March, and claim to have learnt from past mistakes made in previous titles.
I don’t get sports games - mostly because I don’t get sports, but it’s easy to recognise quality when you see it, and FIFA 12 just oozes it. Sure, it might have a few odd buggy glitches (as youtube is only to happy to let you know), but that doesn’t mean it’s not one of the finest representations of the beautiful game..or whatever it is you hooligans like to call it.
How’s it doing in the way of reviews? Nothing short of exceptional, really. Take a look after the jump.
Man, what a weekend of awesome, awesome football â€“ or soccer, if you prefer. While both are perfectly acceptable when referencing the beautiful game, purists believe the term â€œfootballâ€ to be the only correct term â€“ with many believing itâ€™s an American term to help differentiate between proper football and that hand-egg stuff they play.
Theyâ€™re wrong. Soccer â€“ originally socca - as it turns out was an Oxford slang bastardisation of â€œassociation footballâ€ that gained prominence in the late 1800â€™s â€“ a time when the English were still busy colonising everything. It stands to reason that the term still employs use in its former colonies; the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Generally though, the international community prefers it be called football â€“ and calling it soccer might get you punched in the face.
I seem to have gone off on a rather large tangent here though, because the point of this post was to announce the winners of this weekendâ€™s Pure Football competition. Winners after the jump, clicky click to see if youâ€™ve won!
Europe, as a whole, is passionate about
soccer football. With the beautiful game being the most popular sport in the region it makes sense that videogame adaptations would be pretty popular.
Just how popular? 1.7 million units in just one week. Thatâ€™s pretty damned popular!
Especially for a game with an angry porcine-human hybrid on the cover.
Pro Evolution Soccer - The Official Football Video Game of Liverpool FC.
All my dreams are coming true at once. Liverpool beat United on the weekend and now Konami have confirmed their partnership with Liverpool FC.
Anybody who watched the game on Saturday would have seen the PES 2009 advertisements. These were different to the advertisements at all the other stadiums and there is a reason for this.