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Fans to decide FIFA 17’s cover star

EA is letting its players choose which football player is going on the cover of FIFA 17. The publishing giant is opening voting today (Wednesday, July 5th); polls will be closing on July 19th. Four options are available to consumers – Reus, Hazard, Martial and Rodriquez. This isn’t the first …

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EA: ‘Story Mode is the biggest new addition to FIFA since Ultimate Team’

Each and every year, around E3 time, EA reveals what’s new with the latest FIFA. Usually, these are tweaks to the physics and core gameplay, or – recently – innovations within the lucrative Ultimate Team mode. But this year’s changes to FIFA are more significant than we’ve seen in years, …

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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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