The Double-A Team is a feature series honouring the unpretentious, mid-budget, gimmicky commercial action games that no-one seems to make any more. You can catch up with all of our Double-A Team pieces in our handy, spangly archive. When I think of the games I loved during my early teenage years, one entire genre seems to have vanished: extreme sports. Sports with the 's' at the end. I know what you're thinking: of course, this includes the Tony Hawk series. Yes, Aggressive Inline was completely innovative and awesome thanks to its huge playing areas. And yes, I agree with you that SSX3 remains king of the hill. But absolutely none of them come close to the strange vortex of enthusiasm that is Amped 3.Amped 3! Your first act here, after being introduced to the cast of the story in a faux retro game, is to control your bunny-suited character downhill and begin the first mission. That mission is to grind your snowboard on a giant hot dog. Then, the personalities of the characters are … [Read more...] about The Double-A Team: Amped 3 couples extreme sports with an extreme story.
The FIFA 20 EarlyAccess period is here, giving those who paid a little extra a chance to play FIFA 20 for a few days before its full launch. We'll dive into all we know on that - including the FIFA 20 Early Access start time and start date - just below. On top of that though, developer EA has opted to announce a pretty large list of changes early this year, so on this page we'll round up all the confirmed tweaks so far, as well as the full FIFA 20 release date, all our FIFA 20 guides so far, and everything else worth knowing about the game right now. On this page: FIFA 20 Early Access start time and full FIFA 20 release date FIFA 20 guides FIFA 20 gameplay changes FIFA 20 Early Access start time and date and full FIFA 20 release date There are two release dates left that you should bear in mind for FIFA 20. FIFA 20 Early Access start time and date: The FIFA 20 Early Access period starts on Monday, September 23rd 2019, and is live right now, since roughly the following … [Read more...] about FIFA 20 Early Access: start time and date plus all our FIFA 20 guides and everything we know
Welcome to The Journey: Champions Chapter Two - Pressure's Favour. It's time to follow Alex's ascendancy into Europe's elite, help Danny overcome new challenges and guide Kim as her career kicks up a gear. Here we'll cover the story as it progresses through Chapter Two, list all objectives, any rewards you can achieve and our tips on how to get the best result. For more details, meanwhile, head back to our FIFA 19 The Journey: Champions walkthrough hub for all the rest. FIFA 19 The Journey: Champions Chapter Two - Pressure's Favour objectives, decisions and rewardsYou'll now be able to choose which of the three Heroes' stories you start first. You can play them in any order you see fit, but there is an 'optimal' path (which shows off the story in the best possible order). Look out for a pick marker above one of the Heroes' heads when it's time to switch between them. We'll start with Alex's new chapter at Real Madrid.FIFA 19 The Journey: Champions Chapter Two - Pressure's Favour … [Read more...] about FIFA 19 The Journey: Champions Chapter Two – Pressure’s Favour objectives decisions and rewards
FIFA 19 Ones to Watch cards are a significant, recently-added mechanic in Ultimate Team mode, collecting several hand-picked players under the age of 30 who secured high-profile transfers this summer. A 'live' version of player cards in FUT, Ones to Watch add an intriguing option for players both on the pitch and in the ever-changing FUT Transfer Market, tracking players form over time. FIFA 19 OTW cards explained - what are Ones to Watch cards and when are they available from?In brief, Ones to Watch cards work by changing according that player's in-form cards in Ultimate Team. It means that if, say, Messi picks up a new Team of the Week card with improved stats of an Overall 96, compared to his usual 94, his One to Watch card will change to a 96 rating.They're essentially a fantastic invenstment card - but it depends on your own powers of prediction too, as the cards are expensive if you don't get one with luck, and will only improve over time if that player is having a great season … [Read more...] about FIFA 19 OTW cards – new Ones to Watch players list and OTW cards explained
FIFA Chemistry in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team is important. Very important. In fact it turns out that finding the perfect combination of Individual Chemistry, Team Chemistry, and Chemistry Styles - three factors that we'll explain below - can set you up for a whopping total of 90 points increase in each player's attributes, averaging at about 10 points increased to each skill affected by a Chemistry Style modifier. That's roughly the equivalent of turning a Silver card into a Gold, or a standard Gold into a top-tier, in-form rare card. At the same time, a low Chemistry rating can actually decrease the attributes of your players by a huge amount across the board - taking that Gold player down to a Silver instead. The benefits and costs of getting Chemistry right or wrong are huge. But how does Chemistry actually work, what affects it, and how do you combine Individual Chemistry, Team Chemistry, and Chemistry Styles to get these massively boosted FUT players? After a lot of pouring over stats, … [Read more...] about FIFA 19 Chemistry explained – how to increase Team Chemistry, Individual Chemistry, and max Chemistry in Ultimate Team