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Old 10-21-2003, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default EA Sports' FIFA Soccer 2004 is almost here!!!

Hard to believe that it's that time already, but on November 4 in the US (October 31 for you lucky Euros :-), EA will release their next FIFA game.

One of my main complaints about sports in America is that soccer is often overlooked. Sure, we've got the NFL every Sunday and the MLB Playoffs going on right now, but most of the time, soccer is left out of the picture entirely. One way around this, I have found, is to play a soccer video game, and more often thatn not, it's been EA's FIFA series that eats up the most of my time.

This year, EA is adding a ton of new features, including online play (for the PS2 and PC versions of the game), 350 teams, 300 new crowd chants, and dynamic weather, where the weather will gradually wear down the playing field over time.

Probably the feature i'm looking ahead to the most is what EA calls "off the ball" control. It lets you, at any time, take your player off the ball, and let them run freely, setting up passing lanes or defensive alignments.

If you've played a soccer game before, you know how much fun the multiplayer can be. I think my first soccer game was Nintendo World Cup on the NES... but how the times have changed! Every console version of FIFA Soccer 2004 will feature 4-player support, so if you have a Playstation, Gamecube, or Xbox, all of you can play together. I'm already planning some late-night get-togethers of my own ;-)

FIFA Soccer 2004 will be released for the Playstation1, Playstation2, Xbox, Gamecube, and PC. If you're a fan of soccer, you owe it to yourself to check out the FIFA Soccer 2004 e-team, which gives you the chance to earn free EA and FIFA gear. For more information on FIFA Soccer 2004 OR the e-team, check out http://www.totalassault.com/?team=Fifa+Soccer+2004

All in all, I just can't wait for this game to come out. The long wait is almost over, guys; it should definitely be worth it!
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Old 10-21-2003, 08:51 PM   #2
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Welcome. :wavey:

You'll find some fellow soccer fans here, but I don't think America's stance on soccer is going to change anytime soon. Networks don't want it because it doesn't bring in ratings. It just doesn't translate into good TV.
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FIFA is a good game... I'm looking forward to getting my hands on... errr. I mean buying 2004
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