Fifa 09-10 Megathread

Jan 29, 2009
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FIFA, also known as FIFA Football or FIFA Soccer, is a series of football video games, released annually by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports label. While there was no major competition when EA released the first titles in their Madden NFL and NHL series, football video games such as Sensible Soccer, Kick Off and Matchday Soccer had been developed since the late eighties and were already competitive in the games market when EA announced a football game as the next addition to their EA Sports label.

When the series began in late 1993 it was notable for being the first to have an official licence from FIFA, the world governing body of football. The latest installments in the series contain many exclusively-licenced leagues and teams from around the world, including the English Premier League and Football League, Italian Serie A, Spanish Primera Liga, the Australian A-League and US Major League Soccer, allowing the use of real leagues, clubs, and player names and likenesses within the games.



The main series has been complemented by additional installments based on single major tournaments, such as the FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship, and UEFA Champions League, as well as a series of football management titles.

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FIFA 10

There’s little doubt that Americans are not as interested in soccer as the rest of the world. But that doesn’t stop them from buying and playing soccer videogames. In the U.S., the Major League Soccer has its own set of stars, and two of them will grace the cover of the North American release of FIFA Soccer 10.

Electronic Arts today announced that Cuauhtémoc Blanco of Chicago Fire and Sacha Kljestan of Chivas USA will be featured on the front packs of FIFA Soccer 10. The pair will join Chelsea’s world-class midfielder Frank Lampard, who will also appear on the cover of European releases.


Blanco, who has represented Mexico at two FIFA World Cups, is a midfielder for Chicago and two-time MLS All-Star. His ‘Blanco Bounce’ move, in which he jumps with the ball held between his feet to escape defenders, is a featured skill in FIFA Soccer 10.

Kljestan is an attacking midfielder who has appeared in 12 matches for the full U.S. National Team. In his third year in MLS, Kljestan led Chivas USA in scoring, named Team MVP, chosen as an MLS All-Star, and played for the United States Olympic Team.


FIFA Soccer 10 will feature the first-ever true 360-degree dribbling system to give players finer ball control. The new Freedom in Physical Play concept allows players to perform wider dribble touches and new the new collision sharing creates less predictable possessions.


The game is set to hit retailers in North America on October 20 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, PC, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, and Wii.

Source: psu.com
 
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mobius387

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Feb 16, 2009
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A Swindon FIFA fanatic has entered in the record books for playing the game non-stop for 24 hours.

Joe Embling, 18, was one of 12 FIFA fans chosen to take part in the Guinness World Record-breaking challenge in London's Victoria station.

The event was organised by Stryxa.com, which gives FIFA 10 fans the chance to compete online using PS3 or Xbox 360. Members can pit their skills against each other in the league for a £10,000 prize fund.

Embling told This Is Wiltshire: "I am very happy to have been selected. I couldn't wait to take part.

"I'm a massive FIFA fan and got plenty of sleep in before the event and now I'll be bringing a Guinness World Record back home with me."

Joe was one of 12 players selected to take part in the challenge, all at the same time and playing the gaming marathon for 24 hours.

Neville Langston, founder of Stryxa.com, said: "This is the first time anyone has brought FIFA players together into an official international network of divisional leagues, offering everyday people the opportunity to prove their passion for football and gaming in one level playing field.

"Like the World Cup, it is perhaps the greatest test of tactical prowess, team management and flair for the game that will deliver a Stryxa league winner.

"It's all about players proving their metal in an official capacity and that is why it is so exciting to celebrate our launch with the setting of an official World Record."
 
Apr 17, 2009
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San Diego, CA
EA Server Shutdown Notifcation: FIFA 09

FIFA 09 has had an unachievable platinum trophy for over a year now. "Real World Winner" was taken away when FIFA 10 came out. On February 8, 2011, the rest of the online trophies (including the Ultimate Team DLC) will become unavailable as well since EA will be shutting those servers down.

The list of online trophies is below. If you are still playing this game or have it in your collection, then you may want to get what you can while the servers are up. Below is a list of the affected trophies:

Core Game:

Director in the Making
Pictures speak louder than words
Ranked Winner
1st Time Out
The Poon Sang
The Gipson Curse
The Venhola Ice
Duo-Hedgeidecimal

Ultimate Team DLC:

World Champion
Online Champion
Silver Packs
Gold Packs
Bigger Venue
The Collector
Best of the Best
Club Tournament Mastery
Online Tournament Mastery
Solid Gold