All future FIFA games forever

If you are caught Fifa Coins purchasing coins or promoting coin buying, you will be put on a three-strike system. Your first strike will result in a warning email and a message in game. The second time you do it, though, you will have all of your FIFA points reset as well as your FIFA Ultimate Team status. In other words, you will have to start all over again, without the benefits of your stolen in-game cash. And on your third strike? You will earn yourself a permanent ban from FIFA Online. And by permanent, they really mean permanent. You won’t just be banned from FIFA 15 online, but from all future FIFA games forever. And if you are caught actually selling coins? You will be instantly banned from all EA titles, forever.

Ultimate Team has become something of a miniature economy for EA Sports, and they make a solid profit off of it every year. In-game coins after all need to be purchased legally with real money. So it is to be expected that they will be pretty hardcore about defending their turf.

But that’s not the only reason that measures like this are important. And it’s not the only reason that gamers shouldn’t cheat and buy and sell coins through the black market—or worse, create systems to generate infinite coins for no cost at all. Hacks like these do real damage to the online FIFA economy and harm the experience of other players. Think for a moment what would happen if a player exploited a hack or a bug to generate infinite coins in FIFA 15. What would happen is infinite inflation—and everything in the entire game would suddenly become unaffordable. Things like this have happened in games before, and it can be difficult or impossible to reset an online economy once they do.

Check Out FIFA 15’s Exciting New Career Mode Features

Most of the focus Fut Coins on FIFA 15 over the past few weeks has been on the enhanced realism of the game, but we also know that Career Mode is going to be taking a few leaps forward. Let’s take a look at some of the changes we are going to see; we think a lot of readers probably agree that Career Mode needed some work!

There are going to be a couple of changes to player growth in FIFA 15. EA Sports has announced that older players who are highly rated will stay in the game longer and will not retire as early. Players that demonstrate a lot of potential early in their careers will grow more quickly. Both of these changes will create more realism, and we will no longer have to worry about early sell-by dates on awesome players who are over 30 years old. This issue was prominent in the past and just made no sense when a player realistically should continue performing great for years. Likewise, it will be a relief not having to wait around forever for players with solid potential to get past 75 on the rating scale!

Stoke City snatched a 1-1 draw with a late goal at Newcastle United

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes felt Jack Colback should not have been on the field to score Newcastle United’s opener in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at St James’ Park.

Colback gave Newcastle the lead in the 74th minute when he drilled home from just inside the area.

However, the former Sunderland midfielder had appeared fortunate to escape a second yellow card for a foul on Victor Moses three minutes earlier.

There was a late twist in the tale as substitute Peter Crouch powered home a far-post header in the 90th minute to ensure a share of the spoils for Stoke.

Yet that did little to appease Hughes, who was quick to express his disappointment at referee Kevin Friend’s decision not to dismiss Colback.

“The disappointment on the day is the lad that’s scored the goal,” Hughes told Sky Sports. “We feel, and I think most people in the ground watching on TV, would say that he shouldn’t have been on the field of play.

“It’s clearly a second yellow card, given how easily the referee was giving cards out earlier in the game, for him not to give a second yellow is a big oversight.

“It’s a key moment in the game and those are the ones that frustrate as managers when the referees don’t get those right.”

Colback, to his credit, was quick to show honesty in agreeing with Hughes that he was lucky not be shown a red card.

“If I’d seen a second yellow, I couldn’t have felt too aggrieved,” Colback conceded. “I caught him [Moses] but you ride your luck sometimes.”

With the battle against the drop heating up Nigel Pearson wants Leicester to pick up its home form with a win over Crystal Palace

Leicester City welcomes Crystal Palace to the King Power Stadium, with manager Nigel Pearson all too aware of the importance of home form in the fight against Premier League relegation.

Following a run of three games unbeaten in the league, Pearson’s men have slumped to consecutive defeats against Stoke City and Manchester United, leaving them three points adrift of safety at the bottom of the table.

The Midlands club has just two home league victories to its name since ending a 10-year absence from the top tier. And Pearson knows that statistic will have to change if Leicester is to stay in the division.

“Crystal Palace are a good side,” Pearson said. “[Palace manager] Alan Pardew has had a positive return and they have some great attacking options. A very capable side. Our home form has to improve, no doubt. It’s probably gone unnoticed because we’ve generally played well. I’m confident we can change it.

“Where we are in May is most important, but progress in the table would be nice. It’s an incentive to know three points can get us out.”

Leicester was busy in the January transfer window, signing goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer on a free from Chelsea while also bringing in Croatian forward Andrej Kramaric and recruiting defender Robert Huth on loan from Stoke City.

But Palace was even more active, making seven signings, including Yaya Sanogo, Shola Ameobi, Jordon Mutch, Pape Souare and Lee Chung-yong. The London club also made Wilfried Zaha’s loan deal from Manchester United permanent and, with his resources substantially bolstered, Pardew is eager to increase the six-point gap between Palace and Leicester.

“They’re a tough team, they’ve done some business in January,” Pardew said. “All the teams down the bottom can see the finish line is not that far away, so points are very important. It’s a game where we can put great distance between us and them. On the same token for them, it brings them really, really tight to us if they win. It’s a crucial game in respect of that.

“There is not a feeling we are safe and I won’t let that manifest itself. I think the team has good experience and ability, we potentially could finish midtable if everything fell into place. I think we know we have a big battle on our hands as no one is falling away in the Premier League this year, so everybody and every game will be competitive. We have to make sure we are too.”

Mile Jedinak is back from Australia’s successful Asian Cup campaign but will not feature for Palace because of an ankle problem. Winger Yannick Bolasie is still on Africa Cup of Nations duty. Marouane Chamakh misses out with a broken nose, while Jerome Thomas and Jonathan Williams may also be unavailable because of injury.

Huth serves the final match of a two-game ban for Leicester, but Riyad Mahrez is back from the AFCON. Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (foot) and striker Chris Wood (ankle) are doubts.

Renard unhappy despite semi final triumph

Côte d’Ivoire coach Herve Renard said his team took many things for granted while coasting to the final of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations by defeating Congo DR 3-1 in Bata Wednesday.

The Elephants qualified for the Cup of Nations decider after skipper Yaya Toure put them ahead courtesy of a 20th-minute belter only for Congo DR to draw level almost immediately from the penalty spot through Dieumerci Mbokani.

Gervinho restored the Ivorians’ lead four minutes from half-time, and Wilfried Kanon wrapped up the victory in the 68th minute.

“I did not like this game. We played too easy and did not respect an opponent who fought back to beat Congo Brazzaville in the quarter-finals,” said Renard. “We did not show enough determination – probably the small crowd did not give us the right atmosphere to do so.

“Congo DR are always a very dangerous team. They were very fast on the counterattack with Mbokani and (Yannick) Bolasie. But the most important thing is we are now in the final and we hope to take the Cup back to Abidjan.”

The coach, who won the African title with Zambia in 2012, singled out Yaya Toure for special praise. “Yaya may not be at his high level with Ivory Coast, but he sacrificed a lot for this team. He has worked very hard for this team,” he said.

The Frenchman also praised Congo DR coach Florent Ibenge, saying he has proven his worth after guiding V Club to the 2014 CAF Champions League final and taking his country to the Cup of Nations semi-finals.

“What is most important is competence, not the colour of your skin,” he said, praising the only African coach to reach the knockout stage of this tournament.

Ibenge said: “Renard took me by surprise with his game plan. He was very intelligent by changing his game, defending and also playing fast counterattacks.”

Aussie star Cahill joins Shanghai Shenhua

Australia forward Tim Cahill joined Shanghai Shenhua on Tuesday shortly after the New York Red Bulls announced he had left the club by mutual consent.

The 35-year-old Socceroos star, who scored three goals for Australia during a triumphant run to the AFC Asian Cup title, said he was attracted by the scale of the potential football market in China PR.

“I’ve done the Premier League, I’ve done America. New York was amazing for me … (but) China is a growing market in football,” Cahill said. “You see in the (Asian Cup quarter-final) game that we played against China, millions of people watched it and I’m someone who is embracing culture and a different aspect of life.

“I’m at an age where I want to give something back to football and still play at a high level. I think it’s exciting. To still be in demand and have the offers I’ve had is special but this will be massive for me as a player on and off the park.”

Cahill scored 14 goals in two-and-a-half seasons since joining the Red Bulls in July 2012.

Cahill, who scored twice for Australia in last year’s FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil, helped the Red Bulls win the 2013 MLS regular season crown, the Supporters’ Shield, when he was named in the league’s Best 11 and All-Star teams.

Cahill, who had also been linked with a move to Al Wahda of the United Arab Emirates, parted ways amicably with the US club.

“After much deliberation, we have agreed that this decision is best for all involved,” Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis said.

“We thank Tim for his service to the organization. He positively impacted the growth of the beautiful game in the United States, MLS and for the Red Bulls.”

TECHTALK Game of the Week Fifa 15 full of emotion

Football just got more emotional than ever before – at least on the digital pitch.

For the first time ever players now show emotion based on the context of the match in the new Fifa 15 video game.

With over 600 new emotional reactions, all 22 players on the pitch respond to pivotal moments – bad tackles, missed chances, epic goals, as they would in real life.

Sponsored Video EA Games FIFA 15

This latest edition of EA Games’ football franchise is packed with new features aimed at making your matches even more realistic, including more visible emotion from players, improved commentary and even crowd chants and behaviours relevant to your chosen club.

EA’s developers have also worked to improve goalkeeper AI and movement and have beefed up team performance so that players now recognise what’s happening on pitch and adjust their own tactics accordingly.

Visually the game looks better than ever thanks to the Xbox One’s improved ‘next-generation’ graphics, with players’ kits now showing mud splatters and grass stains and the pitch becoming increasingly dirtied up by boot marks and slide tackles as the game progresses.

FIFA 15 becomes UK’s best selling games of 2014 after selling sterling 2.66m copies

FIFA 15 became the UK’s best-selling games of 2014 after selling a sterling 2.66 million copies.
This was followed by Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (1.84m) and Grand Theft Auto V, MCV reports. First-person shooter Destiny came fourth, Watch Dogs fifth and Minecraft: Xbox Edition sixth.
FIFA 14 took seventh place, far Cry 4 eighth and Call of Duty: Ghosts ninth. Assassin’s Creed: Unity rounded out the top 10.
LEGO’s endless spinoffs did well too, with The LEGO Movie Videogame charting 14th, LEGO marvel Super Heroes coming 16th and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham coming 18th. LEGO The Hobbit was 39th, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 64th, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga 75th, LEGO The Lord of the Rings 86th and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean 100.

FIFA 15 MK Dons boss reveals the battle all managers face in the transfer window

The process of a transfer is sometimes shrouded in mystery and can prove equally frustrating for managers, players and fans.

The process requires the co-operation of a whole host of parties and negotiations which can slow up at any point.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson seems to be struggling for luck in this January transfer window with Benik Afobe leaving, players turning the club down and deals taking time to complete.

Robinson said: “It’s a minimum of 50 to 100 phone calls with the club, 50 times with the player, 50 times with the club, it is just relentless that is why managers don’t like the January transfer window because this is as hard as it gets.