FIFA 16 – We’re In The Game

28 May

In the game

In what I consider to be a giant leap forward (and about time), EA Sports announced today that women’s international teams will be available to play in FIFA 16. There will be 12 women’s sides available in one of the game modes.

I play a bit of FIFA myself (I’m actually terrible) and for the last few years have been wondering why the women aren’t represented. I’m quite happy about this.

Unfortunately, in a classic case of “Don’t Read The Comments” there are already people who have something to say about women being represented.

The Independent posted some of the most angering ones here. But I warn you, click at your own risk of being overwhelmed by the misogyny.

-mygypsyspirit

4 Responses to “FIFA 16 – We’re In The Game”

  1. Mandy May 29, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

    I’m really bad too. I try, but I generally am far below the acceptable level of skill to compete with other people. So I always play alone. *super sad smiley face* BUT! This is exciting, as I’m sure my guy friends will not play the women’s sides and when I roll in to their xbox riddled homes I can own them!

  2. gillianrosh May 30, 2015 at 9:47 pm #

    Ok, this makes me want to actually play the game!

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