Published on October 30, 2014, 9:58 am

A couple of weeks ago, we saw players from Borussia Dortmund trying their hands on FIFA 15, and then last week we had the likes of Andre Schurrle, Loic Remy, Nathan Ake and Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea having a go at each other. And now, it seems like the FIFA craze has also caught up with the Barcelona players.

Barcelona fifa 15

Yesterday we had compared their looks in FIFA 15 and PES 2015, but this time, its revealed that 8 of their players indulged in some virtual football action.

They split in to two groups of 4 players each and they both took Barcelona to play with. The team of Dani Alves, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Munir El Haddadi chose to play with the third kit, and they were up against the team of Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic, Marc Batra and Jordi Alba who chose the traditional home kit. 
Published on October 29, 2014, 9:47 am

The important FIFA 15 Coins thing to having a strong football team is too ensure the spine of the team is strong too. Players in that central area will have an impeccable effect on whether your team wins or loses. Most FIFA players play directly through the middle so that couldn’t be truer, in my opinion. Now that I’ve said that, here are the centre backs with the greatest potential to be top players. The list will contain players who are more expensive to buy, yet profitable to sell and of the highest quality.

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur)

The young English defender made his name in Portugal at Sporting Lisbon, where a number of top players have made their name in recent years. He has started well in his Tottenham career, locking down a regular starting place. Being young and English, his starting price will be quite high, possibly around the £10 million mark, hefty for just a 73 rated player. The defender is good enough to start from the beginning, which will only help him reach his potential much quicker. A growth of nine, the former Lisbon and Everton player will reach 82 rating and will be worth a handy amount.

Diego Reyes (FC Porto)

When it comes to real life performances, I have to be honest; I’m not sure about the Porto defender. However, on FIFA, he performed incredibly well on my Ultimate Team, but it seems Ultimate Team gameplay is slightly different to that of Career mode (being the fact it’s against the AI not online opponents). Like Dier, a rating of 72 makes the Mexican a starting defender, and for the right price (around £8 million), he will develop into one of the better defenders at your club. Peaking at 82, he doesn’t become the highest rated player in the world, but most high quality defenders on the game are around that rating anyway.

Niklas Sule (Hoffenheim)

At just eighteen years of age, Sule is the youngest player on the list and he is German, which almost guarantees reliability. If you have taken control of a big European side, then him accepting to move from Hoffenheim is pretty much definite. A starting rating of 71, Sule will be a fixture in most starting teams, which will only quicken the process. A potential of 83 makes him world class to be and he would be my first choice defender on their list alongside the next player on the list. Both players have the same starter rating and improve to the same potential.

Published on October 28, 2014, 11:16 am

FIFA 15 Coins continues to hold a firm grip in the UK for a fifth-consecutive week, the only title to hold onto the title for so long this year. It is likely that FIFA 15 will keep the spot until Call of Duty: Advance Warfare launches.

The rest of the Top 20 saw a lot of reshuffling. Minecraft on PlayStation got a huge boost thanks to the release of the PS4 version at retail. Destiny also saw a nice boost after dropping the previous week.

There were two new titles released last week; Bayonetta 2 and Civilization: Beyond Earth. Bayonetta 2 is the latest Wii U exclusive title to fail to top the UK charts, making its debut at the seventh spot. While not horrible, it is the second worst debut for a Wii U exclusive this year (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze being the worst). Civilization: Beyond Earth made its debut at number eighteen, though it might have been higher if the UK Charts included digital sales. As it stands, the charts only track retail sales.

Check out the Top 20 below:

  1. FIFA 15 (EA) – 1
  2. Minecraft: PlayStation 3/4 Edition (Sony) – 9
  3. The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks) – 2
  4. Destiny (Activision) – 7
  5. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros.) – 4
  6. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2K Games) – 3
  7. Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) – Brand New
  8. Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft) – 5
  9. Alien: Isolation (Sega) – 6
  10. Skylanders: Trap Team (Activision) – 11
  11. DriveClub (Sony) – 8
  12. Minecraft: Xbox 360/One Edition (Microsoft) – 13
  13. Disney Infinity 2.0 (Disney) – 15
  14. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (Nintendo) – 12
  15. F1 2014 (Codemasters) – 10
  16. The Borderlands Collection (2K Games) – Did Not Chart
  17. Watch Dogs (Ubisoft) – 11
  18. Civilization: Beyond Earth (2K Games) – Brand New
  19. Just Dance 2015 (Ubisoft) – Brand New
  20. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (EA) – 17
Published on October 27, 2014, 9:50 am

With FIFA 15 Coins having been released on Tuesday, the eagle-eyed among you will have realized the Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is missing from FIFA 15 Ultimate Team. Search for the Uruguayan forward and you get no results.

Initially the ban on Suarez restricted him from “all football activities” and clearly EA Sports have taken it upon themselves to include FIFA 15. The ban has since been reduced, allowing Suarez to train. He took part in a friendly last night for Barcelona against Indonesia Under-19’s.

The ban came after Suarez was seen to bite Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup group stage match. As a result, EA have made the decision to remove him from the game as he serves his ban.

Start up a Career Mode with Barcelona in the hope of using a forward strike force of Messi, Neymar and Suarez and you will be greeted by a message telling you that Suarez is serving a suspension and will not be available for selection until 26th October 2014.
Published on October 25, 2014, 10:40 am

EA have come FIFA 15 Coins forward recently to (hopefully) save the day after players began reporting problems with FIFA 15 Ultimate Team transfers. Issues began over the previous weekend concerning the Xbox version of the massively popular football game. However, a number of fans have been posting to Reddit regarding similar issues on other consoles with one user saying that problems with player transfers have been occurring on the PlayStation 4 version. A response to the post reads,

“me too. I contacted EA just now and apparently everyone has the same issue.”
EA have since posted a message on their help page stating that,

“[f]or Xbox One and Xbox 360 players, trading in EA SPORTS Football Club and the FUT Web App Transfer Market will be unavailable while our teams work on resolving current issues. Thanks for your patience while we improve and restore normal FIFA Ultimate Team gameplay.”

The issues go beyond an inconvenient transfer error on the game. Many gamers are now being targeted by malicious phishing sites who are attempting to lure people to their website with promises of free FIFA 15 Ultimate Team packs. One user posting in the comments on ComputerVideoGames immediately to warn others that: “[y]our ‘free’ gold packs link is a phishing webpage.” The general advice is to only follow instructions from either EA themselves or the official FIFA Twitter account.

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team was released late last month for XBox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii. A mobile version was also launched for many tablet and mobile devices. The game received mostly positive reviews and scores, with IGN calling it,

“one of the best sports simulations around, with superb animation and big-match atmosphere.”