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Eurogamer has responded to Peter Moore's FIFA Soccer 09 WTF?

"Happy New Year! However, I am sorry to say that it was not a happy occasion for our old friend, correct-football-team-supporting EA Sports president Peter Moore, who has expressed his public disappointment at the absence of FIFA 09 and Tiger Woods 09 from Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2008.

Peter, who was watching the list like a hawk (or perhaps a Liver bird), believes the games are among the 50 best of the year, and he also questions some of the other positions, including Mass Effect (49) and Mario Kart Wii (41).

As it happens, so do I! But, as we discussed before Christmas, the formula is designed to highlight games that our staff and core contributors have played - whether through choice or obligation - and then enjoyed over the year. We take top ten lists from our core staff and contributors, and combine them to produce the list of 50 games, which we then comment on as a group. Unfortunately for Peter, we sports fans form a minority of Eurogamer's editorial staff."

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# 1 Jgainsey @ 01/05/09 04:00 PM
Fair enough. If I had a top ten list fifa would've made it, but there are plenty of people that hardly play sports games at all. So it's not really surprising to see Fifa or any other non racing sports games get left off any given list. Like I said before, Moore is the only one that comes away from this looking bad. Well, maybe he doesn't look bad, but he does look kind of silly for caring about this.
# 2 BrianFifaFan @ 01/06/09 11:48 AM
Man, that's funny. Peter Moore does really have some clout. The editorial was very good, but the reviewers comments, while I feel accurate, just are way too fawning for my tastes.

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