Sunday, November 9, 2008

FIFA 09 still shakes only Europe

What are the best-selling games in America, Japan, and Europe (UK, France, Germany) this week? And where is the FIFA 09 place in tops, according to most obvious conclusion: the majority of game lovers live in Europe..

Nintendo Wii
North America: 1. Wii Fit (Nintendo), 2. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 3. Wii Play (Nintendo), 4. Wii Music (Nintendo), 5. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (LucasArts).

Japan: 1. Shape Boxing: Wii Enjoy Diet! (Rocket Company), 2. Wii Fit (Nintendo), 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 4. Wii Music (Nintendo), 5. Wii Sports (Nintendo).

Europe: 1. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo), 2. Wii Play (Nintendo), 3. Wii Fit (Nintendo), 4. Carnival: Fun Fair Games (2K Games), 5. FIFA 09 All-Play (Electronic Arts).

Xbox 360
North America: 1. Gears of War 2 (Microsoft), 2. Gears of War 2 Limited Edition (Microsoft), 3. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (LucasArts), 4. Fallout 3 (Bethesda), 5 Fable II (Microsoft).

Japan: 1. Grand Theft Auto IV (Capcom), 2. Tales of Vesperia (Namco), 3. Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation - Platinum Collection (Namco), 4. Assassin’s Creed - Platinum Collection (Ubisoft), 5. The Idolm@ster - Platinum Collection (Namco).

Europe: 1. Gears of War 2 (Microsoft), 2. FIFA 09 (Electronic Arts), 3. Fable II (Microsoft), 4. Gears Of War 2 Limited Collectors Edition (Microsoft), 5. Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar).

PlayStation 3
North America: 1. Resistance 2 (Sony), 2. LittleBigPlanet (Sony), 3. Resistance: Fall Of Man (Sony), 4. Fallout 3 (Bethesda), 5.Metal Gear Solid 4 : Guns of the Patriots (Konami).

Japan: 1. Grand Theft Auto IV (Capcom), 2. LittleBigPlanet (Sony), 3. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Special Edition (Konami), 4. Tears to Tiara: Kakan no Daichi - Limited Edition (Aqua Plus), 5. Valkyria Chronicles (Sega).

Europe: 1. FIFA 09 (Electronic Arts), 2. LittleBigPlanet (Sony), 3. Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar), 4. Fallout 3 (Bethesda), 5. James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace (Activision).

PlayStation 2
North America: 1. Jak 3 (Sony), 2. Lego Batman (Warner Bros.), 3. Rock Band Special Edition (MTV Games), 4. Madden NFL 09 (Electronic Arts), 5. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Activision).

Japan: 1. Devil Summoner: Raido Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon - Plus Edition (Atlus), 2. Tales of the Abyss - Best of Collection (Namco), 3. Wrestling Angels: Survivor 2 - Special Edition (First Try), 4. Devil Summoner: Raido Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon (Atlus), 5. Hokuouki (Idea Factory).

Europe: 1. FIFA 09 (Electronic Arts), 2. Lego Batman: The Videogame (Warner Bros.), 3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (Konami), 4. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 (THQ), 5. SingStar Singalong with Disney (Sony).

North America: 1. Fallout 3 (Bethesda), 2. Spore (Electronic Arts), 3. Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa (NCsoft), 4. World of Warcraft Battlechest (Blizzard), 5. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (Electronic Arts).

Japan: 1. Chaos;Head (Nitro Plus), 2. Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu (Bandai Namco), 3. Clannad: Full Voice (Key), 4. Final Fantasy XI: The Vana’diel Collection (Square Enix), 5. Monster Hunter Frontier Online Season 3.0 Premium (E Frontier).

Europe: 1. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (Electronic Arts), 2. Fallout 3 (Bethesda), 3.Far Cry 2 (Ubisoft), 4. Spore (Electronic Arts), 5. The Sims 2: Apartment Life Expansion Pack (Electronic Arts).

Nintendo DS
North America: 1. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo), 2. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 3. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (Nintendo), 4. Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir (Nintendo), 5. Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! (Nintendo).

Japan: 1. Kirby Super Star Ultra (Nintendo), 2. Wagamama Fashion: Girls Mode (Nintendo), 3. Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo), 4. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Nintendo), 5. Avalon Code - includes original drama CD & materials set (Marvelous).

Europe: 1. Professor Layton and The Curious Village (Nintendo), 2. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? (Nintendo), 3. More Brain Training (Nintendo), 4. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo), 5. Cooking Guide: Can’t Decide What To Eat? (Nintendo).

PlayStation Portable
North America: 1. Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow (Sony), 2. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Rockstar), 3. LEGO Batman (Warner Bros.), 4. Star Ocean: First Departure (Square Enix), 5. God of War: Chains of Olympus (Sony).

Japan: 1. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G - Best of Collection (Capcom), 2. Don’t Be So Bold Just Because You Are Heroes Part 2 (Sony), 3. Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (Square Enix), 4. Mega Man Powered Up - Best Price! (Capcom), 5. Maplus Portable Navi 2 (Edia).

Europe: 1. FIFA 09 (Electronic Arts), 2. Lego Batman: The Videogame (Warner Bros.), 3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (Konami), 4. God of War: Chains of Olympus (Sony), 5. The Simpsons (Electronic Arts).


Saturday, October 18, 2008

FIFA 09 or PES 2009?

Which to buy: Pro Evolution soccer 2009 or FIFA Soccer 09? Maybe You should have them both, maybe none of them...Read here and decide Yourself.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

FIFA 09 release dates

Are You waiting? FIFA 09 will be release in

*Australia on October 2, 2008
*Europe on October 3, 2008
*North America on October 14, 2008

Available platforms: PC, Mobile, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox.

Download FIFA 09 demo here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

FIFA 09 is on it's way

FIFA 09 is on it's way to our hearts. And EA is teasing us by telling one secret by another about this new creature. This time they unveils new Adidas Live Season for FIFA 09 that will dynamically update player form in-game to mirror real world performance.

According to official site, a global network of football scouts will monitor every player throughout the season to supply accurate team data each week. FIFA 09 demo available world wide on September 11th.

Electronic Arts today announced a new premium service for EA SPORTS™ FIFA 09 called adidas Live Season that will redefine the football videogame experience by dynamically updating player form in-game on a weekly basis so that player attributes mirror real-world performances.

FIFA 09 will now feel and play differently throughout the entire 2008-2009 season matching the weekly rhythm of football. The new service will be available for Barclay’s Premier League, La Liga BBVA, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Serie A and Mexican Primera Division on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PC.

FIFA 09 is now powered with dynamic real-world data and analytics, lifting the game to new heights of authenticity for football fans and gamers connected online. The adidas Live Season service is based on how real players performed in the most recent real-world matches. Gameplay will change dynamically as the performance of players and football teams in the real world experience the highs and lows during their campaigns.

Andrew Wilson, Vice President & Executive Producer for the FIFA 09 had this to say:
“This is an ambitious and completely unique feature that has never been attempted before for football videogames. The game will feel and play differently each week. With adidas Live Season if Ronaldinho has a great match on the weekend you’ll feel the difference when you pick up the controller as his in-game attributes increase.”

A global network of football scouts will monitor every player in the adidas Live Season leagues throughout the season to supply accurate and in-depth player and team data each week. Player attributes will be impacted and player performance will change dynamically. The adidas Live Season service is downloaded into FIFA 09 each week and will run from the launch of the game to the end of the 2008-2009 season.

Gamers with Xbox Live or PSN subscriptions will have access to one league of their choice for a free trial from the moment they activate it to the end of the 2008-2009 season.

A FIFA 09 demo will be available for download on September 11 worldwide on the PLAYSTATION®Network and Xbox LIVE™.

Monday, April 7, 2008

UEFA EURO 2008: new videogame for European Championship and its greatness

EA traditionally decided to ease waiting for European Championship. In a few days
the official and exclusive licensed videogame of UEFA EURO 2008™ will be released. You can practice on demo already.

UEFA EURO 2008™ features stunning visual representations of the world's best players, playing in a more accessible, faster-paced and responsive version of the market-leading EA SPORTS™ soccer engine, and all of the teams and official stadiums that will be part of UEFA EURO 2008™. Take on the challenge of leading one of over 50 European national teams to glory as UEFA EURO 2008 recreates all of the drama and excitement of the official tournament in Austria and Switzerland, invites EA. Play as your favorite country from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the championship tournament.

Before You read more, please, take a look at the trailer.

A new game mode called Captain Your Country enables gamers to customize them on the pitch and wear the shirt of their national team. Work through eight status levels to earn the captaincy of your team and then lead your country into battle for championship glory against your rivals. Go online in Battle of the Nations to earn status points for yourself and your country in a competition for global supremacy. Go for the biggest upsets to earn the most points and then watch you and your country move up the leader boards. Face the challenge and pressure of competing in the championship rounds in the EURO Online Knockout Draw to test your skills against the world's best.

UEFA EURO 2008 captures the look and feel of the journey from qualification to the finals with rain and mud dynamics that impact playing conditions, real-time player ratings that change based on player performance, and a penalty kick mode that re-creates the elation and agony of a penalty shoot-out as if you were on the pitch. Experience the thrill of scoring the goal that sends your country through to the next round and then choose how to celebrate it with all-new interactive user-controlled celebrations.

Captain your country, play alongside your heroes, and inspire them to championship glory in the official videogame of UEFA EURO 2008™.

Key Features

* Win UEFA EURO 2008 ™ - Compete as one of 52 teams from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of UEFA EURO 2008™ in Austria and Switzerland.

* Captain Your Country - Play as yourself on the same team with up to three friends, all playing individual positions on the pitch. Compete collaboratively to win games but compete against each other for the captaincy. Develop your player through eight status levels to earn the captaincy of your country and the right to lead your team.

* Create Yourself - Play alongside your heroes by customizing yourself in game. Place your name on your jersey, then earn experience points to enhance your skills and reputation.

* Battle of the Nations - Represent your country online against your rivals around the world to win global supremacy. Earn individual and team points. Think your nation is the best? Now you can prove it!

* EURO Online Knockout Draw- Battle gamers from other nations online in 16-team single elimination tournaments to gain points for your nation.

* Enhanced Penalty Kicks -- Experience the challenge of a penalty shoot-out as if you were on the pitch. Master your nerves to score the goal that puts your team in the UEFA EURO 2008™ final.

* Interactive Celebrations - Score a goal and then control your player's movements and actions to celebrate the way you want to.

* Dynamic Rain and Mud - Winter weather from across Europe is authentically re-created to simulate real-world playing conditions. Experience driving rain that creates sloppy, muddy pitches which dramatically impacts passing and player performance.

* Home & Away Match Strategy- CPU mimics international soccer by creating strategic, defensive formations for away teams intent on playing for a draw.

* Authentic Stadiums - Compete in all 8 official stadiums of UEFA EURO 2008™.

* Team Managers - Watch reactions from team managers on the sideline as they shout encouragement or become disappointed in your team's performance.

* EA SPORTS Soccer Engine - An evolution of the market leading EA SPORTS soccer engine with enhanced goalkeeper AI, collisions, and trapping that make this the best-playing EA SPORTS soccer game.

* Story of Qualifying - Play the qualifying campaign and step up at key defining moments to lead your country to Europe's biggest prize. Complete team and individual tasks.

* Dynamic Player Ratings - Real-time player ratings change based on actual player performance, simulating the momentum swings of a real season.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Fifa 09 torrent download

It's funny they already boast they provide full version of FIFA 09 torrent donwloads. Go on guys!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Players' faces in FIFA 09

These ones will be the official FIFA 09 Players' faces, they say.


Thursday, January 31, 2008

FIFA 09 - Next generation hope

“We have the first official information of FIFA 09," quotes

"In a games 2008 preview the German games magazine GameStar (02/2008) has written a small text about the new EA Sports games:

In 2008 there will be new versions of the big EA-Sports series again, that means NBA Live 09, Madden NFL 09, FIFA 09 & Co. There aren’t available lots of details up to now, but the developpers have announced that the PC versions will get the technic of the much more beautiful console versions - finally! The original licences of the leagues will be included again, too. With other words: FIFA 09 will use the NextGen technic on the PC, too!

Monday, January 14, 2008

A few tips about saving replies

Today I'd like to share with You some tips about saving Your best episodes in FIFA'08:

1)Although the ability to export game's episodes in format which lets You to watch the clips on casual video players is great, this feature isn't perfect yet. The quality of the exported clips can be described only as semi-satisfying and it will be a compliment. However, You can improve the quality by going to MY FIFA - GAME SETTINGS - SYSTEM and adjusting the options there. Pay maximum attention to Output Video Resolution and Output Video Quality. Here we have my visual example way:

Both low

Both medium

Both high

Keep experimenting with these two and other options by Yourself, but have in mind that low quality doesn't recompense high resolution and vice versa:)

2)This one could look too simple but I should say that I lost some of my great moments just because I hadn't think of it. When saving, be sure that the end of Your episode is before the cursor in the saving bar - don't rewind it to the beginning of the episode. I'd saved a few of my first beautiful episodes in this style and when I wanted to watch them, I saw only the scene how my guys rejoice the goal. Only then I noticed that the most important thing is that blue line.

3)When You are watching Your recorded clips, You can choose the point of viewing. For example, if You want to see only how the goalkeeper behaves in the episodes above, You can focus only on him. You can save Your clips with different angle of viewing too - just select it before exporting.

4)And the last tip - once saved Your episodes don't boast and take part in the top FIFA'08 episodes contest:)


More tips: player morale, match experience, young talents

Dear Z. Rishinho,

thank You for the great comment on the my tips for manager mode. Sorry that I didn't answer You in comments area but You've raised some points which are worth to be mentioned in a separate post.

One thing I learnt quickly was that investing in young players is great, especially for a side like AC Milan, who's pretty much OAP's, wrote Z. Rishinho.

I agree with You, but also want to emphasize that my experience shows to search new talents by scout is more useful in many cases. Those guys somehow have better abilities than those from Your's club academy.

Another interesting point you'd might want to talk about is match experience(which I understand), and how it relates to earning points/attributes (which I don't understand), suggests the commentator.

Match xp...So, as I understand, You know that the better the footballer play, the more xp points he gets in the ends. It also depends on the time spent on square. For example, a player had played three approximately normal matches and gained, for example, 10 points. Now You can bring him on the bench but he will still have those 10 points. Then, if You let him to play longer than just to run across the stadium, he will earn some more points. One day, after the whole this crusade, he will gain 100 xp points and his OVR will be heightened.

It is interesting that the OVR are risen
altogether and here is my thoughts why. I think it depends on the player's position. Defender and forward can have the same OVR, but defender will be better in tackling, as well as forward will be better in dribbling.

The formula how different abilities sums the OVR, I guess, also depends on the player style - those icons with 10 numbered shirt, hands grabbing the ball. etc. For example, if a player is an attacking winger (an icon with running leg) who is very fast and have an amazing dribbling, perhaps at first these abilities will be heightened by xp points.

Maybe there are some more advantages with match experience in game modes like Co-op seasons but I don't play them (I've a few times already stated my opinion about playing with one footballer)

Also, what do you think is the best way to improve player morale?I've noticed changing the squad round, making so many substitutes isn't a good thing.Getting players into the team of the month? That's amazingly good.

Talking about this point I can't exclude the fact that attributes of some players (for example Sneijder) are heightened when they are taken from the positions where they got used to play (in Sneijder's case position - CM, normal rating 86) to others (Sneijer - for example in CAM his OVR is 90). However, these are only the numbers. Maybe they gain some temporary improvements but they lose the position where they fit the most.

p.s. I'm very happy that EA mistake with Alexandre Pato has helped You so much. On the other hand, I understand the creators: one scenario is they just didn't want to bother writing a programme for only one player, the other scenario - they just hadn't plan Ancelloti's human factor.