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Football Manager 2013 – 13 New Video Blogs

In the run-up to the launch of Football Manager 2013, Sports Interactive’s Studio Director Miles Jacobson presents a series of video blogs detailing a number of the game’s new and improved features.

Below are all the 13 video blogs so far. Have a look at them…

1. FM Classic 1 – Introduction

2. FM Classic 2 – Pre-Match

3. FM Classic 3 – Match Day

4. FM Classic 4 – Challenges

5. FM Classic 5 – Unlockables

6. Finance

7. Getting Started

8. GUI and Usability – Part 1

9. GUI and Usability – Part 2

10. 3D match Engine #3

11. Misc #1

12. Misc #2

13. Misc #3

You can also have a look at the previous 15 video blogs over here.

FIFA 13 Sells 7.4 Million Copies In Four Weeks

Electronic Arts (EA) have announced as part of its most recent quarterly financial report that FIFA 13 has sold 7.4 million copies in four weeks since its release.

Madden NFL 13 was right behind it as the second best-selling game in September in the west, though no figures were given. Also of note was that Battlefield 3’s Premium service had surpassed 2 million subscribers. It had 1.3 million as of July.

FIFA sold more than 4.5 million copies across all platforms in its first five days at retail – making it not only the UK’s biggest game launch of the year, but also the biggest sports game launch ever. It dominated the all-format charts after its first weekend, selling over 1.23 million copies in its first 48 hours.

FIFA 13 is available on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, PSP, 3DS, PS2, Vita, iPhone and iPad. A Wii U version will be released alongside the launch of the console.

Source: Eurogamer

FIFA 13 To Blame For 12% Of Recent Break-Ups In UK

According to a recent survey conducted by VoucherCodesPro, around 12% (more than 1 out of 10) of the recent break-ups in the UK have been caused by the release of EA Sports FIFA 13. 

Of 1,124 newly single people, 12 per cent “specifically mentioned” FIFA 13 as being a contributing factor to the deterioration of their relationship. Of that 12 per cent, almost half claimed that it was due to the FIFA addict spending more time with the game than their partner, while 31 per cent said that FIFA 13 had caused a “change in mood” within the relationship.

FIFA 13’s transfer deadline day specifically stood in the way of 13 per cent of those relationships, while 9 per cent were so stressed out by FIFA 13’s online connection issues that it caused problems with their partner. And finally, men weren’t the only culprits, though, 13 per cent of those addicted to the game were female.

George Charles of said:

“We had ’50 Shades of Grey’ causing problems in relationships during the summer, however, now it seems like ‘FIFA Shades of Grey’ as another obsession takes over!. People see video games as a break from reality, but it seems that the virtual world can have implications in the real world too.

“Video games can get addictive, but it’s important to keep a hold on reality and not let it detract from daily life. Games are meant to be a source of fun not strife. Players need to put them into perspective and take a step back if it gets too much. If a game’s going badly, why not just turn off and start again?”

FIFA 13 Patch Details Confirmed

EA Sports (the makers of FIFA 13) have confirmed that an update for FIFA 13 is just days away, and will fix various freezing and FUT issues in the game.

FIFA 13 may have been launched – towards the end of last month – with numerous problems, but EA Sports is hoping to fix most of them this weekend. FIFA 13 community manager Chuboi 7 confirmed the incoming update over on the EA Forums.

The patch contains the following fixes:

  • Connection stability in Online Seasons when finding an opponent in the Arena, and at kick-off.
  • Career Mode freeze while starting a new career with free agents.
  • Career Mode hangs when using Game Face.
  • Stability in Career Mode when players retire or are being bought back from loan.
  • Users will no longer be able to lower difficulty settings in a FUT Seasons match.
  • Freeze in FUT Online Tournament HUB on PS3.
  • Napoli of Serie A will now have fully authentic kits and crests in FIFA and FIFA Ultimate Team.
  • Legacy defending and passing assistance options removed in Pro Clubs.
  • Freeze in Pro Clubs Results screen.
  • Matchmaking settings in Pro Clubs (with “ANY” and “Match Keeper”) will provide the desired results.
  • Changes made in National Squad not properly reflected in Manager Mode screen.
  • (PC Only) Freeze while retrieving Hospitality Settings.

This patch is currently only available to PC users and is around 200MB in size. It will become available for Xbox360/PlayStation 3 users at some point this weekend.

FIFA 13 Sells 4.5 Million Copies In 5 Days

EA Sports announced on Wednesday that FIFA 13 have a created a new launch record for sports title by selling over 4.5 million copies in less than 5 days.  

The newest edition of EA Sports’ FIFA series has the hottest videogame debut on all platforms in 2012 so far and is also number one in the charts in over 40 countries according to the Northern California-based company. The realistic football videogame has been very popular especially in the UK, with more than 1.25 copies were bought in less than 48 hours after the release of the game on 25th September.

EA Sports executive vice president Andrew Wilson said:

“FIFA Soccer 13 is a critical and commercial success unprecedented in sports entertainment. Every minute of every day millions of fans around the world are experiencing what the critics have already said ‘FIFA Soccer’ 13 is the biggest and best sports game we have ever created.”

An astonishing 800,000 people have played the game with or against each another over the internet and more than 66 million online multi-player sessions have already been played on the game, representing a staggering 600 million minutes of online play. Wow!!

Football Manager 2013 – 15 New Video Blogs

In the run-up to the launch of Football Manager 2013, Sports Interactive’s Studio Director Miles Jacobson presents a series of video blogs detailing a number of the game’s new and improved features.

Below are all the 15 video blogs so far. Have a look at them..

1. Match Engine

2. Match Day

3. Network Game

4. Leaderboards

5. 3D Match Engine #2

6. Director of Football

7. More New Staff Roles

8. Training

9. Competitions

10. Player and Staff Comparison

11. Transfers and Contracts Part 1: Loans and Scouting

12. Transfers and Contracts Part 2: Transfer Deadline Day

13. Media

14. International Management

15. Interaction