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FIFA 14 is announced with more minor improvements.
EA's FIFA 14: Minor Improvements Again
FIFA 14 has been announced and it comes with more improvements. Mainly more of the same things that they promise each year: more real life feel, improve dribbling, better shooting and more fun. If you want to fall into the trap and buy FIFA 14 as a mindless consumer, go ahead, it's just another way for EA to make more money, a company that has received the "golden poo" award for two years in a row.

Electronic Arts is the worst voted company by consumers, given this was much driven because of their poor release of Sim City 5. EA says their main improvement this year is real physics on the ball, something that Konami has dominated with Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) long before EA. Also, keep in mind that the next generation consoles are about to be released and FIFA 14 has been announced for the consoles that already exist, not the future ones.

This is just another lazy EA game release to fill the pockets of a company that keeps getting the worst ratings by consumers ever, if you want to keep reading about my personal opinion I did so extensively under this preview video of FIFA 14.
I've been playing soccer video games my whole life and through that period of time, I've encountered a wide variety of games, from the very old, to the recent simulations that "feel" real. I remember the 1989 NES game by Jaleco that simply had the title Goal! From there on, I moved to SNES with games like Super Soccer, Virtual Soccer, International Superstar Soccer Deluxe and finally, FIFA 96. After that came the N64 that brought us into a new world of video games and brought us FIFA 64 (which in my opinion was horrible) and my all time favorite International Superstar Soccer (by Konami). After that, a new generation of consoles came again and I lost track of the Konami game that changed their name to Pro Evolution Soccer (and/or Winning Eleven) and I started playing EA's FIFA games exclusively.

Fast forward a bit more and I'm in college, my roommate has a PS2 and my neighbor an Xbox, with the next gen consoles to come out again. Sophomore year of college and we have moved to PS3 and Xbox 360 as soccer games continued to be developed, but almost exclusively between two companies, EA and Konami. Turns out my roommate is a PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) fan, but I have been playing FIFA exclusively for the past couple of years. This is when the endless debate between PES and FIFA games started for me, and I can honestly say that I am convinced that PES is by far a way superior game. Yes, PES lacks the official names and leagues, yet makes a way better soccer game than EA has ever managed to come up with. Now FIFA 14 has been announced today and it has been announced with new features and developments and I'd rather not bore you with the details since its more of the same. 
Basically, what EA has said is that FIFA 14 is going to be better than FIFA 13 (like they do each and every year). They make tiny minor improvements and make the game more similar to PES because they know that people complain about FIFA every time (and its not like EA cares, they are after your money, not your happiness). Now, I have had this debate with everyone all the time, so I'm very prepared to debate anything you have against PES or anything good you have to say about FIFA, but it all boils down to this; FIFA is a game for the casual gamer that loves soccer, but lacks ability with the controller.

PES, on the other hand, is a very difficult game to master and it takes an expert gamer to score a goal (plus a great deal of knowledge of soccer). Countless times I have seen someone that has never played FIFA or even played video games pick-up a controller and play a friendly match with the score ending on a 3-3 draw. Scoring goals on FIFA is easy, its pre-determined, there's a niche to it that makes it seem empty to score, while in PES, to score just one goal can take hours of practice and a casual gamer might not even score in over 5 matches.

And of course, there's the people who only care about graphics. They say FIFA is better just because the graphics are sharper and because they have the official license. In my opinion, PES is better all around except for the licensing part. There's countless videos of the games compared side by side. Here's a video of the faces of PES 13 vs FIFA 13:
In the end, if you play FIFA or PES, it's all about having fun and not really debating which game is better. I think PES has always demonstrated its superiority, especially because it's made by a company I trust, Konami. It's also developed in England, while FIFA is developed in Vancouver, needless to say that I trust a soccer game where soccer fans actually live. If it was an ice hockey game, then yes, I might choose a Canadian developer over a British one. 
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M'Baye Niang put the nightmare of the Paris terror attacks firmly behind him with two goals and an assist as AC Milan crushed a sorry Sampdoria 4-1 at the San Siro on Saturday.

Niang admitted last week the events of the past fortnight had left him worried for the safety of family and friends in and around the French capital.

But the 20-year-old from the Paris suburbs produced a confident performance for the Rossoneri, first delivering for Giacomo Bonaventura's opener on 16 minutes and then beating Emiliano Viviano from the spot after the Milan winger had been hauled down in the area seven minutes before the interval.

Niang secured Milan's seventh win of the campaign when he fired under Viviano four minutes after the restart after the 'keeper's fluffed clearance.

When he was replaced by Luiz Adriano 15 minutes from the whistle it took the Brazilian just four minutes to find the net after volleying Alessio Cerci's intelligent cross past Viviano.

The only blot on Milan's copybook was Gianluigi Donnarumma's failure to stop Luis Muriel from the spot after Andrea Pioli had tugged on Eder in the area in the closing minutes.

Milan moved up to fifth place at seven points behind leaders Inter ahead of the remainder of the weekend matches, with Sampdoria's second successive defeat under new coach Vincenzo Montella leaving them 14 points adrift.

"It was an almost perfect performance," said Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, who gave a special mention to Niang.

"He's a big player for us, he was doing really well in pre-season then he got injured. Now he's back in form and he's doing well, but he already showed at Genoa (loan) what he was made of."

For the fifth consecutive match Mihajlovic opted for teenage goalkeeper Donnarumma over the more experienced Diego Lopez but the 16-year-old had to dive low to parry after his messy clearance fell to Roberto 

Soriano 30 yards out in the opening minute.

From then on, it was all Milan with Niang the main protagonist before making way for Adriano on 74 minutes.

Having spent the last half of last season on loan at Genoa, the striker said he in enjoying playing in a pure 

striker's role under Mihajlovic.

"I'm really happy because I've been waiting for this for a longtime, the hard work's paying off and I hope it continues like this," said Niang.

"I played as a centre-forward, the position I prefer and I think that along with our win over Lazio this was our best display this season."

Milan broke the deadlock on 16 minutes with Alessio Cerci, whose eighth minute goal was ruled offside, involved before Niang burst down the right to fire in a weighted delivery that Bonaventura slid in to meet at the back post.

Milan built on their momentum and Niang almost doubled the lead when he collected Juraj Kucka's short delivery on the right to drag his angled shot inches wide of Viviano's far post.

Sampdoria were struggling to find any rhythm and Milan's movement in the final third of the pitch was causing huge problems for the visitors.

Niang left Edgar Barreto behind to burst down the right and fire across the bows, but Bonaventura's first-timer from the six-yard line blasted over.

Samp's only real chance came when Luis Muriel dribbled his way into the area but despite turning Milan's defence his promising strike was blocked by Alessio Romagnoli.

Niang came close twice with flicks that inched wide of Viviano's post just after the restart.

But when the 'keeper fluffed a clearance, Niang collected and strode confidently into the area to fire under his body and secure the second brace of his Serie A career, after hitting a double for Genoa against Verona last season.

A tiring Niang soon made way for Adriano and only four minutes later Cerci was given time and space to the right of the area to pick out the Brazilian with a pinpoint pass which he controlled before firing past a helpless Viviano.

Earlier, Torino moved up to seventh place with a 2-0 home win over Bologna thanks to second-half goals from Andrea Belotti and Giuseppe Vives.