EA Sports’ FIFA 20 Career Mode gets red card from fans over persistent bugs
Complaints about FIFA 20’s career mode is reaching a fever pitch, with bugs ranging from simple typos to broken headline features.
A post on Reddit highlighting the most egregious career mode problems is gaining traction, complete with accusations that EA’s official forums might be engaging in ‘creative moderation’ to downplay bug reports and community outrage. An EA community manager claims the original post was not intentionally removed, but fell victim to an over-eager spam filter.
’Editing glitches, typos, unbalanced stats, bad AI team selections, broken table realism’
Regardless of forum politics, the career mode does sound like it’s in dire need of some TLC: Press conferences and player conversations are both repetitive and inconsistent, while the new morale system is reportedly not working – players are always happy no matter what.
The full and growing bug list is the trending topic on the r/FifaCareers subreddit, on the very same day the game launched for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Who directed the movie based on lightgun classic House of the Dead?
- Uwe Boll (Postal, Alone in the Dark)
- Paul WS Anderson (Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat)
- Steven E. de Souza (Street Fighter, Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life)
- Mike Newell (Prince of Persia)
The answer will be revealed at the end of this issue!
House of The Dead remakes coming
Forever Entertainment is reviving House of the Dead with remakes of the original two games. They’ll be actual lightgun games rather than typing games like in the Typing of the Dead spin-offs, featuring new graphics and updated gameplay, but stick close to the classic lightgun experience.
Sherlock Holmes developer Frogwares’ games delisted by publisher Focus
Frogwares titles like Sherlock Holmes: Crime & Punishments and Magrunner: Dark Pulse are being removed from storefronts due to an expired publishing agreement with Focus Home Interactive, and allege that Focus is refusing to hand back “content ID or title ID” to studios no longer working with Focus, despite ‘no such clause in the contract’.
Frogwares wants help from anyone who knows how to solve the problem – if it can even be solved, considering IDs are non-transferable and the publisher is legally obligated to stop selling the games after the expiry of the publishing agreement.
Pokémon GO was actually an April Fools gag by Google Maps
The idea of Pokémon lurking out in the real world waiting to be discovered actually started out as a Google Maps joke showing people where to battle and capture themselves some pocket monsters. Sound familiar? It eventually turned into Pokémon GO, with Google teaming up with The Pokémon Company and developer Niantic to turn the gag into a game.
A man from Brooklyn became the first Pokémon Go player to actually achieve the series’ lofty goal of catching them all, capturing all the 142 Pokémon available in the US. Did he manage to capture the remaining 4 ones only available outside the US? Travel site Expedia actually sponsored a trip around the world so he could complete his collection!
What about the last 5 ones? Well, they hadn’t been released yet.
Game Spotlight - Tropico 6
El Prez Returns!
(Limbic Entertainment – PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Release: September 27th 2019 (PS4, Xbox One)
Tropico 6 is finally arriving to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after being released for PC earlier this year. El Presidente is back, along with new features and tools to help build the perfect banana republic.
The biggest change is that your banana republic can span an entire archipelago now, meaning you’ll have to manage several islands at once. This introduces new infrastructural as well as political challenges, and Tropico 6 introduces bridges, ports and docks to deal with them, allowing your island paradises to co-exist harmoniously.
Other notable features include the new Broker adviser, who can help you build funds and invest money; raids that allow you to unlock new world wonders and take superpowers down a bpeg as well as acquire new citizens – plus new palace customization options, for the generallisimo with interior design aspirations.
Politics is all about control
Management simulations are pretty rare on consoles, but Tropico 6 has translated very well to game pad input, thanks in part to the PC community’s input since launch. Tropico also sports another unusual feature: Quality settings! On first-generation PS4 or Xbox One, the game is locked to 30FPS, but on a PlayStation 4 Pro or an Xbox One X, you can pick between performance mode (1080p@60Hz) or quality mode (4k@30Hz).
Just like in the PC version, Tropico 6 features a multiplayer mode for up to 4 players. You can play cooperatively and collaborate to create the finest island republic known to man, or you can set different victory conditions and compete to see who’s the greatest leader. You can even save multiplayer games.
Tropico 6 is out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today, and is available for PC, Mac and Linux on Steam. The El Prez digital edition includes a flamingo pond palace decoration, as well as tourist outfits. The retail version includes 4 post cards, a digital calendar and a digital soundtrack.