U.S. Soccer team captain Dempsey to front EA’s FIFA 15

Clint clint dempseyDempsey led the men’s U.S. soccer team further than many people expected it would go in the 2014 World Cup. Now Electronic Arts is hoping he’ll lead people to the latest installment of FIFA.

EA has named Dempsey as the cover athlete for FIFA 15 in America (which will also feature Lionel Messi of Argentina).

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EA’s FIFA predicted the World Cup winner over a month ago

Attention fifa-world cupLas Vegas oddsmakers: be very afraid of Electronic Arts.

Back on June 3, the company told us all that Germany was going to win the World Cup – and with Deutschland’s victory yesterday, its FIFA franchise secured a spot as one of the best seers of World Cup victory since the dearly departed Paul the Octopus.

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Fake FIFA Instagram account scamming gamers

As FIFA-scamWorld Cup fever grips the nation, interest in EA’s FIFA soccer games is on the rise as well — and that’s bringing out the scam artists.

A popular Instagram account offering new and exclusive characters for FIFA 14 and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil turned out to be a fake, designed to steal users’ Xbox Live and/or Origin game service log-in details.

Read more at Yahoo! Games

Vuvuzelas invade YouTube

Oh YouTube… not you too.

The Vuvuzela – which has sprung to fame thanks to the World Cup – has popped up on the viral video service, bringing its droning angry buzz sound with it. A new button slipped onto the site’s videos recently, letting masochists add the sound to videos they watch.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog