Did EA Spain confirm momentum on Twitter?

Did EA Spain confirm that momentum exists in FIFA? The answer is a bit mixed, because momentum is a word with many meanings.

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Believing in scripting may derive from a poor understanding of football

Why do people believe in scripting and it’s two buddies, handicapping and momentum? It’s fair to assume that the same psychological mechanisms causing people to believe in other conspiracy theories are present in the minds of scripting believers as well. However, the scripting conspiracy theory could be driven by a fundamental lack of understanding of not only FIFA but also football in general. Here is why.


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People score more goals per match on PS4

Let’s break the news: Players score more goals per game on PS4 than on Xbox. We don’t know exactly why, and it’s an intriguing discovery, when considering that the two consoles ought to be nearly the same.

Photo courtesy of Soccergaming.com http://www.soccergaming.com/fifa/1881/fifa-and-pro-evo-change-it-up-again-this-time-with-control-schemes/

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Handicapping: Doesn’t exit in FUT 17 either

If you ever thought that using informs came with a handicap, this post is going to rock your boat. A new site, FIFA gamers pub, collects performance data directly from the transfer market, and it even allows us to peek into information about sample sizes and the likes. With this information at hand, we once and for all can bury the claim that informs mean handicapping.

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Strange deflections: Why they happen

Sometimes, weird looking deflections happen in this game. In this recent Reddit video post, we saw the ball sort of bending around the keepers gloves. It sure looks strange, but is it EA scripting the outcome of the game?

Strange deflections

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