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Fifa 14 by EA Sports review

Fifa 14 by EA Sports gives you the chance to create your own dream team led by one of the game's current superstars. You can mix and match players to get the best possible team chemistry, and then start working your way up through the ranks until you reach the top level of competition.

Pros

Control options: When it comes to controlling your players in this game, you have several options to choose from. If you favor the pure touchscreen experience, there are various gestures you can use to get your players to pass, sprint, shoot, and tackle. Or … Read more

FIFA 14 by EA Sports review

With its clever controls and amazing gameplay, FIFA 14 by EA Sports brings a delightful gaming experience to football fans. You'll love the detailed graphics, the fluid animations, and the faithfulness with which players and teams are depicted; but to avoid performance issues you need a tablet with a fast CPU and plenty of RAM.

Pros

Outstanding graphics and animations: FIFA 14 by EA Sports looks fantastic on a tablet. The stadiums, the pitch, and the players all look highly realistic, having been modeled after their real-life counterparts. Also, the app interface as a whole makes a positive impression … Read more

E3 2014 recap: New PC games

Start saving your pennies and spring-training your thumbs. At this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), developers announced dozens of games for every platform and showed some enticing trailers to boot. Many games won't be out until fall, or even next year, but a handful come out this month, and you can sign up for some betas.

Read on to find out which games are coming to PC in 2014 and 2015. For console news, GameSpot has the release lists for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.

PC games with release dates Alien Isolation, … Read more

World Cup 2014 viewing guide

World Cup 2014 kicks off today, and to help you watch, we've collected the top match-streaming apps. Now, whether you're in the US or elsewhere, you won't miss a single play. Just make sure you have Internet access.

US streaming

Topping the list of options is ESPN. From June 12 to July 13, ESPN will cover and stream every World Cup game to US audiences via WatchESPN and ESPN 3. PC and Mac users can view the games on WatchESPN.com, while mobile users can watch the games on the WatchESPN apps for both Android and iOS. … Read more

One reason to get a PS4 or Xbox One: The sports games

With the PS4 and Xbox One launching over the next couple of weeks, I've been asking my fellow editors whether they're getting one, and if so, which one? Many currently have a PS3 or Xbox 360 -- or both -- so they're in the game, so to speak, and would be candidates for a new system. However, the answer I'm getting more often than not is "neither." Most seem to have have adopted a fairly cynical attitude toward next-gen consoles and as such, are taking a wait-and-see approach and won't be hopping on … Read more

FIFA to implement goal line tech in 2014 World Cup

Imagine yourself as England's Frank Lambard playing against Germany in a preliminary match during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. After kicking a solid game-tying shot, you watch the ball oddly bounce downward off the top rail, then in and out of the goal. Even though video footage proves otherwise, the referees disallow the score and Germany eventually goes on to win the game.

Fortunately, such epic miscalls seem less likely to happen during the 2014 World Cup and beyond, as the soccer-regulating organization FIFA plans to utilize a highly accurate sensor system capable of detecting successful shots and ensuring the referees should get the call right every time.… Read more

Dash about the field, pass with precision, and lead your team to victory in FIFA 11

FIFA 11 is another installment in the ever-popular FIFA simulation. The app is available from several locations, including iTunes, and installs easily. FIFA 11 has high resolution graphics, which means there's a large file to download, but that's the only drawback.

FIFA 11 lets you control the action with movements of your iPhone or iPad. Tilting the device controls the direction of the players, which works well on these small devices with no keyboard or mouse. You can set up games with ease, choosing from over 500 teams in 35 reproduction stadiums. The graphics are amazing, and just … Read more

Hot games optimized for iPhone 5

Now that you have your iPhone 5, you've probably noticed that not all apps take advantage of the wider screen. I've been noticing that the updates have been pouring in fairly quickly, but unfortunately, I still have a lot of pillarboxed apps and games that show black spaces on each side.

For this week's collection I put together three games that look absolutely fantastic on the iPhone 5's larger display. The first is the latest in a popular arcade-style racing franchise and gives you more viewing area as you blaze around the track. The second is an action RPG that pits you against demonic beasts as you hack and slash your way to saving a kidnapped queen. The last is the newest version of a popular soccer series that might be the best sports game available on iOS.… Read more

Microsoft saying good-bye to Hotmail

No spam in Tuesday's top tech stories:

It's not often we get a shakeup in the email world, but say hello to Microsoft's new free email account, Outlook.com. It'll eventually be replacing Hotmail, but you might want to grab your name now. There's a new, clean look and it ties in your social media contacts. It's not too far off from what you may be used to already in Gmail, as you'll be able to tell from CNET's full overview of the features.

The Mars Science Laboratory rover, called Curiosity, will … Read more

Finally: Goal-line tech for English Premier League, World Cup?

There's a retrograde little sports event happening in England this week called Wimbledon.

The organizers still force players to wear predominantly white clothing. Yes, even on the practice courts.

And yet, way back in 1980, Wimbledon began employing Cyclops technology to make service line calls.

Meanwhile, soccer (or football, as most of the world knows it) contented itself with sad little men carrying flags, often somehow blind to balls crossing the goal line.

But that perhaps will soon be no more. For the BBC reports that the International Football Association Board has finally decided that it should experiment with goal-line technology, starting in December at the slightly insignificant FIFA Club World Cup (not to be confused with the World Cup).… Read more