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May 28th, 2015
#1
This is historical iconic moment for FIFA gaming, this is going to get more people interested in playing FIFA, starting with FIFA 16. ^-^




http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1053110


http://www.gamekyo.com/videoen34085_...r-fifa-16.html


it's about time one of the, if not THE most popular sports videogame franchise
internationally in the entire planet begins to equally respect women in the sport and provide a women's division in their yearly videogame series from now on, raising the standards and making FIFA videogames
more complete.

It is great EA Sports is raising the standards, just like how EA UFC introduced women's division for the first
time in UFC MMA videogame history, for Team Fight Night's very first UFC game
(although Supremacy MMA was the first MMA game to have female MMA fighters, it was based on underground MMA instead of mainstream MMA.) It's also great Black Ops 3 is becoming the first Call of Duty game to have playable female characters, not only in multiplayer (which Ghosts introduced) but also for the story campaign as well. I think Star Wars Battlefront as well said to be including female storm troopers for the first time in the industry. With these great examples, women are being more respected, videogames are granting more equality and choices for both gender preferences, while giving more centralized lead roles to women in videogames instead of being treated like background material and second fiddles.


in other news

http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2015/...uption-arrests

(not directly related, but this is actually good news worth exposing because now FIFA will become better with those corrupt people caught and action being taken so FIFA's integrity is cleansed and reinforced with honor and excellence.)

Also FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 news

http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/
May 29th, 2015
#2
new article, lots of detailed information and the teams

http://www.fifa.com/media/news/y=201...6-2609581.html

FIFA and official licensee Electronic Arts announced today that EA SPORTS™ FIFA 16 will feature 12 Women’s national football teams for the first time in the game’s history when it launches later this year.

The game which is due for North American release from 22 September 2015 onwards, will feature the women’s national squads of Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America. The women’s teams will represent their respective federations in several FIFA 16 game modes including Kick Off, an offline tournament, as well as Online* Friendly Matches.

The development team responsible for FIFA 16 meticulously researched player movement and likeness to authentically recreate 12 top women’s teams. Development was supported by a motion capture session at EA Canada with four top players from United States Women’s Team: Sydney Leroux, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe. In capturing the players’ gestures the FIFA 16 game will now feature new walks, runs, sprints and horizontal movements. Soccer Canada also visited EA to provide full-player references captured using 360 degree body scanning. A mobile head scanning unit travelled to a variety of tournaments and events around the world to capture player images and to ensure that the players in FIFA 16 look as realistic as possible.

“Bringing some of the best women’s players and teams in the world to our franchise is a massive event for EA SPORTS, and we are equally excited about bringing millions of fans a new way to play,” said David Rutter, VP and GM, EA SPORTS FIFA. “We’re making sure fans get an authentic experience when playing with Women’s National Teams thanks to our innovative player capture and reference tools, as well as the sophisticated gameplay platform which we will continue to innovate on in FIFA 16.”

“I honestly can’t believe all of the science and technology behind the game itself, let alone getting us into the motion capture suits and eventually into the game,” said Abby Wambach, world record holder for international goals scored and Forward for the United States Women’s National Team. “We’re all excited to see ourselves in the game, but even more excited to see the reaction from all of the fans, including the fans of our team that maybe wouldn’t be expecting something like this from EA SPORTS.”

June 2nd, 2015
#4
What do you get out of doing this, might I ask.
June 10th, 2015
#5
What do you get out of doing this, might I ask.

just sharing news for those that care.

not everyone is selfish and self centered with cool info and media they find that others may find interesting.
June 13th, 2015
#6
A new era of gaming for women.
June 17th, 2015
#7
Well this confirms mainstream impressions and reception are universally positive towards FIFA 16 women's teams and women's soccer in general.


http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1065569


GamesBeat: I’m curious about small things and big things that come out of this “gamers first” strategy. If you look at adding women to FIFA, what is the gamers first goal there? How do you apply that to trying to decide something like that?

Wilson: That one’s pretty easy. As we start looking at the amount of players in our FIFA world who are girls and women, as we look at the amount of girls playing soccer—particularly in this country, by the way. There are more girls playing soccer than there are guys. We had this huge audience playing our game who didn’t feel they were represented inside the game. We went after that. We’ll continue to do that.


GamesBeat: That doesn’t feel risky or progressive. It feels like good business. Some people reacted negatively, and you could worry about those people, or you could worry about building new audiences.

Wilson: The negative reaction to women’s teams in FIFA?

GamesBeat: Peter Moore brought that up on Facebook, saying he was sad to see “misogynistic vitriol” around FIFA.

Wilson: Here’s what I’d say. Having gone and read a great deal and had our community teams looking at that, that was such a marginal element of the overall feedback—more power to Peter for taking it on and dealing with that individual, but in all honesty, I think that only made it bigger than it was overall.

In reality, the feedback to putting women’s teams in FIFA was almost universally positive.

June 18th, 2015
#8
Affinity you're really hyping up about women in FIFA.
June 24th, 2015
#9
it is getting more popular and getting more respect.
and FIFA 16 being the first, that is going to open up FIFA gaming and the sport to more fans.
July 6th, 2015
#10
FIFA TV has all the game highlights, here are the results.


the final drew a 15.2 rating on fox (~20 million viewers minimum) and the games before had numbers of more than 6-8 million viewers. every game of the Women's national team before the WC was sold out in attendance

http://sportstvratings.com/usa-japan...t-rating/3024/

the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament garnered a 15.2 overnight rating, destroying both the 8.6 overnight rating for the USA-Japan final in 2011 and blowing past the 13.3 overnight for the USA-China final in 1999.

the match averaged a stunning 25.4 million viewers on Fox.


And, turns out I under reported. It's actually 25 million viewers as opposed to 20 million - higher than the men's world cup game in Portugal which had a 9.1 rating as opposed to 15.2 rating women's world cup 2015 in comparison.

And yes, there were/are plenty of little girls here in NYC wearing Alex Morgan #13 jerseys.

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