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March 15, 2019

EA debuts eSports studio with Madden NFL 19 Challenge

EA is moving deeper into competitive gaming territory by opening an eSports broadcast studio. There are two main studios: the competitive area and a player lounge. The former includes 360-degree sets, spectator cameras and media and audience seating….
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January 30, 2019

EA gives in to Belgian regulators, stops selling FIFA loot boxes

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Enlarge / Belgian players will no longer be able to buy access to screens like this in FIFA 19

Electronic Arts is halting the sale of its FIFA Points virtual currency in Belgium. The move effectively ends the ability to buy randomized, in-game FIFA Ultimate Team card packs in the country, which the Belgian Gaming Commission has ruled is a form of illegal gambling.

EA has spent the last few months defying a Belgian order to stop selling those Ultimate Team packs in the local version of the game, drawing an investigation from the country’s prosecutor’s office. But this week, “after further [...]

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January 29, 2019

EA stops selling ‘FIFA’ currency in Belgium due to loot box law

When Belgium declared that loot boxes were illegal and amounted to gambling, EA didn’t react well — it not only defended the practice, it refused to honor the law and insisted its practice was legal. Authorities saw things differently, however, and…
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January 22, 2019

FIFA 19’s Latest Update Fixes Overpowered Goal Shooting

Four months after launch, EA has released an update to make some of FIFA 19’s intriguing new shot-taking abilities more realistic and less broken.

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