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West Ham United sign FIFA player Sean “Dragonn” Allen

Premier League football club West Ham United have signed their first eSports player, Sean “Dragonn” Allen. Allen is a professional FIFA player, and considered to be one of the top competitors in the world. He came second at the 2016 FIFA interactive World Cup, where he narrowly lost to Mohamad …

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VfL Wolfsburg signs English 22-year-old for FIFA eSports team

Bundesliga team VfL Wolfsburg has signed an English youngster to play as part of its FIFA eSports team. The BBC reports that David Bytheway from Wolverhampton is now an official employee of the club, and is one of two players signed to compete for it in FIFA tournaments. He even …

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90-minute football gaming special to air on BBC Radio 5 this evening

BBC Radio 5 will air a 90-minute special dedicated to the history and impact of football video games this evening. Starting at 19:30, the show will be hosted by Dan Walker and Julia Hardy, and features guests including England women’s captain Steph Houghton, FIFA YouTuber Spencer Owen, Sports Interactive boss …

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Adele’s 25 pips FIFA 16 to become the biggest UK entertainment launch of 2015… if we pretend digital doesn’t exist

Unsurprising, Adele’s 25 album was the UK’s biggest entertainment product of 2015 with 2.6m sales, according to retail trade body ERA. But it was very close between the smash hit album and the video game FIFA 16. FIFA 16 sold over 2.5m units, and was on sale for a much …

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FIFA and COD favourites to take Christmas No.1

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is currently the bookies’ favourite to be this year’s Christmas No.1. Activision’s shooter currently has the highest odds, coming in at 6/4 from both Ladbrokes and William Hill, while Paddy Power gives Black Ops III an 11/8 chance of being the top game this …

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FIFA 16 UK digital revenue hits £4.5m in September

EA’s smash hit FIFA 16 dominated the digital market just as much as the physical one, new figures from SuperData reveal. The console versions of the game were downloaded almost 85,000 times by the end of September, generating more than 4.5m. That revenue included microtransactions made via the game’s Ultimate …

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Mario Maker down to second in Japanese charts as FIFA vanishes from Top Ten

RPG 7th Dragon III Code: VFD has shot to the top of the Japanese software charts in its first week. Sega’s new title outsold Super Mario Maker by almost four times last week, as Nintendo’s DIY game for the Wii U slipped to second. Meanwhile, former third place title FIFA …

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FIFA 16 debuts in third in Japanese retail charts as Mario Maker returns to top

Wii U exclusive Super Mario Maker is riding high once again in Japan, as it fought off competition from Uncharted and FIFA to take the chart top spot. The DIY Nintendo title’s closest competitor came in the form of newcomer Pro Yakyu FamiSta Returns, which placed second, according to the …

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FIFA YouTubers robbed by online thieves

Six YouTube stars known for their hugely popular FIFA videos have been targeted by hackers. AnesonGib, W2S, Nepenthez, Nick28T, Bateson87 and matthdgamer have a combined audience of more than five million YouTube subscribers and post guides, tips and more video each week, with each video often seeing hundreds of thousands …

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