FIFA 18 gamers claim to have discovered an ingenious way of telling what's in a FIFA Ultimate Team pack.Fans who have been playing the early access beta wrote on the FIFA sub-Reddit that if there's a flash of light before the pack opening animation starts, the player will not be a walkout.In contrast, a smoother transition and no flash of light guarantees the player will be a walkout star.FIFA 18 developer EA has completely overhauled the pack openings this year.The developer released footage showing off the improved feature earlier in the month, which saw star players - including Cristiano Ronaldo - get 'packed' to an impressive fanfare of fireworks. NOT PICKED YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL TEAM YET? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Rather than just walk out, players now show individual traits - so Ronaldo runs out and does his trademark celebration, while Dele Alli does the 'Dele wave'.Players are flanked each side by huge billboards that reveal their rating, while fireworks are let off … [Read more...] about FIFA 18: Gamers have found an easy and quick way of telling what’s in a FIFA Ultimate Team pack
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FIFA 18 gamers will be treated to reworked Ultimate Team pack opening animations as EA takes the fight to PES 2018.EA released footage showing off the improved feature, which saw star players - including Cristiano Ronaldo - get 'packed' to an impressive fanfare of fireworks. NOT PICKED YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL TEAM YET? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Rather than just walk out, players now show individual traits - so Ronaldo runs out and does his trademark celebration, while Dele Alli does the 'Dele wave'.Players are flanked each side by huge billboards that reveal their rating, while fireworks are let off in the background.Now for some even better news - you may not need to wait until September to get you hands on the game.In fact, there are five ways you may be able to get your hands on it early – some of which won’t cost you a penny.Let’s kick off with the cheapest and, arguably, hardest one. Closed beta EA is doing another closed beta this year – due … [Read more...] about FIFA 18: EA overhauled FIFA Ultimate Team pack openings this year
One of the biggest talking points about FIFA is pack openings.FIFA 17 was largely praised for the way it dealt with player pack reveals, but fans are expecting even more in FIFA 18.In fact, some are so eager to see new pack opening animations that they've created their very own. And they look spectacular.YouTuber DTT posted footage of one such creation on his channel - showing what would happen if you 'packed' Cristiano Ronaldo.Here's how it plays out.The card is first displayed in the centre of the screen - with no information on it.The card then disappears to reveal the main score that flashes on to the screen.It then fades into the screen to land on the card.Little by little the player details are revealed until...... The player is finally revealed.Now, it's certainly pretty and would no doubt go down a storm but if we're being picky, a walkout would make it even better.Rumours have it that the new pack animation may form part of the FIFA Ultimate Team reveal at Gamescom … [Read more...] about FIFA 18: This is what FIFA Ultimate Team pack opening should look like
FIFA 17 is now here! What a time to be alive.And there is a brand new addition for this game – 'The Journey' mode, where you play as wonderkid Alex Hunter. So, who is this Alex Hunter?Hunter, 17, is your fictional playable, character who is a promising academy prospect looking to make his breakthrough in the Premier League.Young Alex is looking to make his mark in the top-flight, and it's your job to make it happen in the single-player, cinematic mode.In 'The Journey' you can choose to play at any club during the 2016/17 season, for real managers and alongside some of the best players in world football.Hunter's storyline is that he is a 17-year-old "with humble roots in Clapham". His grandfather is English legend Jim Hunter, who netted 20 goals in the 1966-67 season. Is Alex Hunter really just based on Marcus Rashford?There are many similarities between Hunter's storyline and Rashford's astonishing rise form nowhere, HOWEVER the storyline was … [Read more...] about FIFA 17: Who is Alex Hunter? And is his storyline just based on Marcus Rashford?
FIFA and Uefa have been accused of turning a blind eye to the fact no drugs tests have been carried out in Spanish football for over a year.The World Anti-Doping Agency have revealed neither of the game's governing bodies have taken any action to ensure players in La Liga are using performance enhancing substances.Not one WADA-compliant test has been carried out in Spain since the National Anti-Doping Organisation of Spain (AEPSAD) was banned after they failed to meet the require standards. Keep up to date with ALL the latest football news, gossip and rumoursBut despite repeated calls from WADA, Fifa and Uefa have refused to take any responsibility for implementing a new testing programme - leaving Spanish football without anyone testing to see if players and clubs are cheating.In a statement, WADA said: "The lack of testing in a country with one of the leading football leagues worldwide for a period of almost 12 months is alarming, and will do little to instil confidence in … [Read more...] about Drugs tests in Spanish football have not been carried out for a year – but Fifa and Uefa have failed to take any action
THE superstars of FIfa's Team of the Year posed for a selfie with host Eva Longoria.. as all Premier Leauge stars all missed out on being selected.A total 26,516 players worldwide voted for the FIFA-FIFPro World 11 – with 1884 professionals from England voting.Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba both missed out on the FIFPro XIThe world’s most expensive player, Paul Pogba, who was part of the team in 2015, was one of those who failed to make the 2016 dream team. Keep up to date with ALL the football news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary.Leicester’s Jamie Vardy was the only Englishman to make the 55-player shortlist and he came 13th among the forwards.In total 15 Premier League players made the shortlist.They were Claudio Bravo, David De Gea, Hector Bellerin, David Luiz, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Mesut Ozil, Dimitri Payet, Pogba, David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexis … [Read more...] about FIFPro World XI: Paul Pogba and Jamie Vardy both miss out on honour as no Premier League players make Real Madrid and Barcelona-dominated team
FIFA 18 fans are about to have even more good news - but it's bad luck for everybody else.UEFA have introduced a new rule that no longer allows patterns on the grass in stadiums - supposedly because it makes it harder for officials to judge if players are offside.So it's goodbye to that huge fox at Leicester City's King Power stadium. Sad times indeed.But for FIFA 18 players, the lack of pitch patterns will be welcomed - as they've been causing headaches for the past few months, quite literally.FIFA 17 players complained the designs meant they couldn't see what was happening on the pitch and were, on the whole, extremely disorientating.Not only that, but shadows - which EA may have to tone down this year - made it hard to see where the ball was.Gamers are so happy about that they've started off a sub-Reddit in celebration.Time will tell whether EA manages to sort the pitch patterns before FIFA 18 is launched on September 29.Either way, FIFA gamers will be rejoicing as they will … [Read more...] about FIFA 18: Why UEFA’s new pitch ruling is bad news for anyone apart from FIFA players
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi may be at the top of their games right now but time waits for no man.Sooner or later they'll begin to slow down. IS YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL TEAM RUINED? THEN DREAM TEAM WEEKENDER IS JUST THE CURE! So, how good would they be at the end of their careers? Would Ronaldo still have his blistering pace? Would Messi still be as agile?We pick out seven world class players and see how well they withstand the effects of ageing on FIFA 17 Career Mode - with the help of YouTubers Rich Leigh and JoseManu.Let's kick off with Ronnie. Cristiano RonaldoThe Portuguese legend is some way off his best when he reaches 39 years old.His overall rating is 66, his acceleration is down to 18 and his agility is rated '1'. EXCLUSIVE DREAM TEAM OFFER: BET £5, GET £20 FREEThe only decent stats are ball control, volleys and penalties - but even they are far from spectacular. Lionel MessiHow the mighty have fallen.Messi at 40 years old has a 57 rating - with … [Read more...] about FIFA 17: How good are Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and co in a few years time?
TOTTENHAM star Dele Alli has picked his perfect XI on FIFA 18 – and there’s room for only ONE team-mate.Star striker Harry Kane is the only other player to make it into his starting team, although Mauricio Pochettino is managing the side and three other Spurs players make the bench.Alli selected his team for ‘Squad Battles’ a game mode that allows players of the game to face his side until October 15.The England star will also be rated at 99 overall – above the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – if you play his side.Alli features wide on the right behind the strike force of Kane and Ronaldo.On the opposite flank is Messi, while former Spurs star Luka Modric partners Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal in midfield. The back four features former Spurs team-mate Kyle Walker on the right, Real Madrid skipper Marcelo on the left and a centre-back pairing of Sergio Ramos and Jerome Boateng.Manuel Neuer plays in goal.Mauricio Pochettino is the … [Read more...] about Dele Alli picks FIFA 18 dream team with Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo in attack
FIFA 18 was released at midnight yesterday evening and here is the best deals and cheapest places to buy the game.SunSport have looked at where you can purchase the game in a number of stores across the country. FIFA 18 on PS4 - £59 FIFA 18 on Xbox One - £59 FIFA 18 on Switch - £55 FIFA 18 on PS4 - £54.85 FIFA 18 on Xbox One - £54.85 FIFA 18 on Switch - £49.85 FIFA 18 on PS4 - £49.99 FIFA 18 on Xbox One - £49.99 FIFA 18 on Switch - £49.99Click here for Dream Team's complete guide to Fifa 18 FIFA 18 on PS4 - £49.99 FIFA 18 on Xbox One - £49.99 FIFA 18 on Switch - £ 59.99 FIFA 18 on PS4 - £52.99 FIFA 18 on Xbox One - £52.99 FIFA 18 on Switch - £47.99 FIFA 18 on PS4 with free Now TV one month entertainment pass - £49.99 FIFA 18 on Xbox One with free Now TV one month entertainment pass - £49.99 FIFA 18 on Switch - £54.99 BUNDLES PS4 with … [Read more...] about Fifa 18 PS4 and Xbox: Best prices and bundles to buy from Tesco, Asda, Argos, Game, Morrisons, ShopTo and Smyths