Come volevasi dimostrare, la convention tedesca Gamescom 2012 si è trasformata in un vero e proprio stadio in cui accogliere una serie di nuovi dettagli riguardanti Fifa 13, il celebre gioco di calcio marchiato Electronic Arts. E’ proprio David Rutter, executive producer, a fungere da Cicerone e spiegare le nuove caratteristiche di Fifa 13 direttamente in un video, ovviamente distribuito in rete e disponibile poco sopra.
Dopo aver visionato il trailer dedicato al motion capture del titolo di EA, tutti i dettagli disponibili QUI, possiamo goderci ora alcune fasi della presentazione tenutasi a Colonia poco tempo fa.
Rutter inoltre si sofferma sulle innumerevoli modalità di gioco. Vengono infatti approfondite le sezioni riguardanti Games of Week e Ultimate Team,mostrando la nuova interfaccia creata ad hoc e le schermate dedicate agli stats dei giocatori presenti nel gioco. Rutter commenta inoltre una serie di azioni ricche di passaggi, tiri e goal, passando poi ai già confermati Skill Games, caratterizzati dal più classico campo di allenamento e attrezzi di ogni sorta.
Fifa 13 verrà rilasciato il giorno 28 Settembre.
FIFA has approved the use of the worlds first intelligent football, called the iBall which has been design to help referees know when a soccer ball has crossed the goal line or not.
FIFA has been the new Select’s iBall design over the past few months in the GoalRef system, and has now approved the new intelligent iBall system for final testing ready for use in professional football games. Watch the video after the jump to see how the Select iBall will help the game of football.
The iBall is constructed with an internal mesh of copper wire, which is then used to communicate with antennas mounted in the frame of the goal. When the ball passes over the line of the goal a notification is then sent to the referee’s wristwatch.
Peter Knap, CEO of Select explains: “It is challenging work to design an intelligent ball that can withstand Ronaldo’s kick and at the same time be able to communicate with a system on the goal line. We have been developing the soccer ball for more than 65 years, so we have a solid head start when it comes to ensuring quality in new solutions.”
Xbox 360 software at E3: FIFA 2013 / Madden 2013 gaining Kinect voice commands; Halo 4, Fable, Forza Horizon and Gears of War showcased
No new hardware for Microsoft at E3? No problem. Clearly, this year’s all about software for the Xbox 360, with both FIFA 2013 and Madden 2013 confirmed for release with Kinect support. Aside from letting you flail to and fro in order to make plays, both titles will also support voice commands, right down to understanding multiple dialects in the former. As for Madden? There’s some pretty intense voice integration, enabling one Joe Montana to actually call plays and direct the huddle with his voice here at the E3 stage. The demo was unsurprisingly awesome, and we’re told to expect it on store shelves on August 28th. For those who aren’t exactly “sports-inclined,” there’s also Fable and Halo 4 — two titles that’ll supposedly make this year the “best ever” for Xbox 360 software.
Well, it looks like folks in Brazil that live in one of the twelve host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup now have another reason to be glad their city was chosen. The Brazilian government has just announced that those cities will be the first in line to get 4G service when the country’s long overdue network upgrades eventually begin. Unfortunately, it’s still not clear exactly when that will happen — a government official only said that companies will go through a bidding process to win the contract for the network, which should presumably roll out sometime before the World Cup kicks off in three years’ time.