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"Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced a new premium service for EA SPORTS™ FIFA 09 called adidas Live Season that will redefine the football videogame experience by dynamically updating player form in-game on a weekly basis so that player attributes mirror real-world performances. FIFA 09 will now feel and play differently throughout the entire 2008-2009 season matching the weekly rhythm of football. The new service will be available for Barclay’s Premier League, La Liga BBVA, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Serie A and Mexican Primera Division on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PC."

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# 1 Qb @ 08/20/08 08:32 AM
Great to have a date for the demo, even if it will be hard to stop playing NHL 09. Luckily for me, I think I'll be taking two days off right around that time...

Not sure what to make of the Live Season thing -- the 'premium service' idea bothers me and I worry about the implementation. I wonder how it will impact online play, if it even applies since not everyone will have it. Perhaps it will only be an option if both players have access to it. Also, if you're in a league on OS ( ) and your team & players are constantly fluctuating based on their last game IRL, that could be a bit frustrating.

However, I shouldn't jump to conclusions as we really don't have much info. If this feature brings FIFA closer to replicating the real world of football, it'd be hard to argue with it...
# 2 foreversport @ 08/20/08 08:50 AM
CANNOT wait for September 11.
# 3 wurstman3000 @ 08/20/08 09:09 AM
Gamers will have access to one league of their choice for a free* trial from the moment they activate it to the end of the 2008-2009 season.
What is the * reffering to? And what are the cost for participating in additional leagues?

Today, EA also announced it has secured an exclusive licensing agreement with the Spanish Liga BBVA and Adelante.
Somehow, I wish the company suffocates on their exclusive deals on day... (is that even english?).

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