Gmpacks FIFA 16 free mega packs with Christmas Day prediction

gmpacks.com is one of the best in-game currency & items supplier, game article and guide will be updated everyday. Gmpacks EA has just sent out a wonderful surprise for Christmas. The developer has to put up with an unprecedented amount of abuse on Twitter from UK delinquents, but now we can see that social media trolls have been left utterly speechless with two FIFA 16 free mega packs waiting for every player in the store.

These are the 35,000 packs that you would usually have to pay for, offering a selection of rare players and consumables. With two of them available absolutely free, it’s a great opportunity to boost your squad count for tournament eligibility and of course get those rare players if you are lucky.

We just opened those packs on our account and received next to nothing in one pack, but Cavani, Oscar and Hulk in the other pack so it really depends on your luck.

We can also see that some players have even managed to get ultra rare players in these two free packs such as in-form Ozil and Benzema who are currently highlighted in TOTW 15.

Open your packs now and let us know what you received from Day 15 of the 16 Days of FIFA event-did you get any rare players? What do you think EA will hand out for the FIFA 16 16th Day gift on Christmas Day?

World of Warcraft Just Lost 3 Million Subscribers

World of Warcraft, the reigning king of MMOs for longer than anyone thought possible, is an old game by this point. When it first came out, Microsoft MSFT +0.91% had yet to release the Xbox 360. Bush was President. Facebook required a college email to use. Human beings could still eat gluten. The intervening years were very, very kind to World of Warcraft and Activision Blizzard , but what comes up must eventually come down. World of Warcraft is still the reigning champ, but according to an earnings call yesterday, the game went from 10 million to 7.1 million subscribers over the last quarter, the biggest drop in the game’s history.

A gradual drop, of course, isn’t news: this game peaked years ago, and these are just the breaks. The massive drop isn’t quite the calamity it sounds like, and a chart from MMO Champion makes it clear what’s happening here. Basically the overall graph shows a steady increase, a peak around the release of the Lich King, and a steady decline after that punctuated by expansion pack releases. By far the biggest punctuation happens right after the Warlords of Draenor release in November. Not only did Blizzard promote the hell out of that game, it also offered a booster to drive your character up to level 90, allowing all sorts of lapsed players and longtime watchers to jump into the action, which, apparently, they did, providing a pretty impressive subscription spike right around that time. And then they seemed to leave just as quickly, leaving us back just slightly above where we would expect to be given the long-term trend.

Interestingly enough, actual revenue from the game has remained stable, according to IGN, thanks to microtransactions, cosmetic items, and more generally exciting ways to get players to pay for stuff beyond their original subscription. And it’s still the top MMO out there — talking about the subscriber drop is a little like talking about the sales dips on Activision’s other major cash cow, Call of Duty: they may be declining, but they’re still titans.

I could always be proved wrong, but I expect World of Warcraft to be the last of the great subscription-based MMOs. There’s just too much in the way of free-to-play options out there to justify the massive expense for either the player or the developer: both Star Wars: The Old Republic and The Elder Scrolls Online’s inevitable transition to free-to-play made it clear what an uphill battle both of those games faced.

Swatted Runescape streamer posts emotional plea on YouTube

Runescape player Josh Peters posted an emotionally-intense video on YouTube last week, immediately after being swatted while streaming in front of nearly 60,000 people.
“Swatting,” if you’ve managed to avoid the term until now, is the practice of placing a “prank” call to a police department that prompts it to deploy an armed response team to the home of whoever it is that’s earned the caller’s ire. The police kick down doors, wave guns, and generally terrorize everyone inside, ideally while the target is streaming. So far, nobody’s been killed, but the possibility is terrifyingly obvious.

In Peters’ case, he was particularly upset because his ten-year-old brother answered the door. “I see you posting my address. I had police point a gun at my little brothers because of you. They could have been shot, they could have died because you chose to swat my stream,” he says in the video. “I don’t give a shit about what you have against me, or what I did to you. For that, I am at a loss for words. Your gripe is with me so let it be with me and do not involve my family in any way, shape or form with this. They don’t deserve that.”

Peters is clearly distraught, and rightfully so: If either the kid or the cops had been any jumpier, the outcome could easily have been horrific. It’s not much more than blind luck that nobody’s been shot during one of these raids, and placing a ten-year-old child in that kind of danger because you’re mad at someone on the internet is utterly incomprehensible.

It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: Swatting is reprehensible. It’d be great if Twitch could take stronger steps to combat things like sharing addresses or other personal information in chat, although the inherently interactive nature of streaming clearly makes it tricky to control completely. Better still, I’d be thrilled to see police develop new, less gun-wavy ways to address these situations. But ultimately, and tragically, it’s up to streamers to be aware of the risks, and address them proactively: Contact police before it happens and make them aware of what’s going on.

And if you’re thinking about pulling this “prank” on someone? Think about this: 19-year-old Brandon Wilson was arrested on February 5 for swatting someone on the same day that Peters went through his ordeal, and according to the Chicago Tribune now faces up to five years in prison. That’s a lot of life to trade for the privilege of being a jerk on the internet. So do yourself and everyone else a favor: Don’t.

Swatted Runescape streamer posts emotional plea on YouTube

Runescape player Josh Peters posted an emotionally-intense video on YouTube last week, immediately after being swatted while streaming in front of nearly 60,000 people.
“Swatting,” if you’ve managed to avoid the term until now, is the practice of placing a “prank” call to a police department that prompts it to deploy an armed response team to the home of whoever it is that’s earned the caller’s ire. The police kick down doors, wave guns, and generally terrorize everyone inside, ideally while the target is streaming. So far, nobody’s been killed, but the possibility is terrifyingly obvious.

In Peters’ case, he was particularly upset because his ten-year-old brother answered the door. “I see you posting my address. I had police point a gun at my little brothers because of you. They could have been shot, they could have died because you chose to swat my stream,” he says in the video. “I don’t give a shit about what you have against me, or what I did to you. For that, I am at a loss for words. Your gripe is with me so let it be with me and do not involve my family in any way, shape or form with this. They don’t deserve that.”

Peters is clearly distraught, and rightfully so: If either the kid or the cops had been any jumpier, the outcome could easily have been horrific. It’s not much more than blind luck that nobody’s been shot during one of these raids, and placing a ten-year-old child in that kind of danger because you’re mad at someone on the internet is utterly incomprehensible.

It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: Swatting is reprehensible. It’d be great if Twitch could take stronger steps to combat things like sharing addresses or other personal information in chat, although the inherently interactive nature of streaming clearly makes it tricky to control completely. Better still, I’d be thrilled to see police develop new, less gun-wavy ways to address these situations. But ultimately, and tragically, it’s up to streamers to be aware of the risks, and address them proactively: Contact police before it happens and make them aware of what’s going on.

And if you’re thinking about pulling this “prank” on someone? Think about this: 19-year-old Brandon Wilson was arrested on February 5 for swatting someone on the same day that Peters went through his ordeal, and according to the Chicago Tribune now faces up to five years in prison. That’s a lot of life to trade for the privilege of being a jerk on the internet. So do yourself and everyone else a favor: Don’t.

FIFA 15 receives no limit 15k packs, Brehme FUT Legend

EA Sports FIFA on Twitter made two announcements moments ago that included a new FUT Legend and no limit 15k packs. The news about unlimited 15k packs for FIFA Ultimate Team came about 6PM in the UK, and you will have 24 hours to take advantage until these packs are unavailable.

The tweet that delivered this news came at the regular time, as many FIFA 15 players know all too well. That tweet about no limit 15k packs can be seen below this article, although what we like more is the new FUT Legend for Xbox gamers.

We have included the player stats for German legend Brehme above. As you can see with his card you have 89 PAC, 75 DRI, 86 DEF, 82 PAS, 66 SHO, and 86 PHY. Sadly, this card is only on Xbox and certainly for the fans of FUT Legends.

What’s your thoughts on the Brehme FUT Legend card and also, the no limit 15k packs? Do you agree with others that FUT is dead, or is this just those annoyed by all the changes and server problems?

EA FIFA 15 FUT Servers Down

Below Full FIFA is updating the status of the EA FIFA 15 servers, today, April 9, 2015. EA are currently undergoing maintenance. Return to stay updated on the status of the servers. Please see the FIFA 16 wishlist/improvements link below and leave your comments or suggestions.

We’ll be performing a scheduled maintenance for all FIFA 13, FIFA 14, and FIFA 15 online features, including FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) and EA SPORTS Football Club (EASFC) on April 8, 2015 beginning at 11:00 PM PT (April 9th, 7:00 AM UK) with a total downtime of approximately 4 hours.

During this time, all online features in FIFA 13, FIFA 14, FIFA 15, FIFA World, and FIFA Mobile will be offline—this includes the FUT Web App and the EASFC Companion App.

There has been a huge spike in complaints over the past hour on Facebook and Twitter, as well as reports have been made on Downdetector within the last hour. Gamers across the world have reported technical difficulties signing on to the servers.

At the time of this publication several visitors to Full FIFA have reported that they are unable to play FIFA 15 online friendlies, seasons or Ultimate Team. One frustrated gamer stated “Love how ea only responds when their product is for sale.” An unfortunate gamer share their frustration “Having this issue since last 2 days in fifa 15 on ps3.
tell me any fix ASAP!”

“The EA servers are not available at this time. Please try again later,” is the message FIFA players are getting when trying to play online.

EA Sports FIFA twitter page has not formally reported the problem, but this persistent issue will sure deter players supporting the franchise.

FIFA 15 Cover Adds US Player Clint Dempsey in North America

Argentina’s Lionel Messi being named to the cover of this year’s FIFA game, FIFA 15, for the third year running was an unsurprising–if a bit unexciting–choice. As it does every year, EA Sports said last week it would offer regional cover stars in addition to the global Messi-only one, and it turns out North America is one region getting its own special cover: Joining Messi will be Clint Dempsey of the United States national team and Seattle Sounders FC.

Announced over the weekend at a friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and the Sounders (the Major League Soccer team Dempsey plays for), this altered version of the cover pushes Messi slightly to the side and places Dempsey just behind him. Depending upon which platform you purchase the game on, you’ll see him wearing a different jersey.

The only cover appearing at the game showed Dempsey in his Xbox-clad Sounders jersey, likely due to a marketing deal Microsoft has with the Sounders. However, as you’d imagine, that will only be the case when buying the Xbox One or Xbox 360 versions. On PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, you’ll see Dempsey in one of the red-white-and-blue jerseys worn by the US team during this year’s World Cup.

This marks the first time a player from the US has been on the cover since FIFA 12. That year saw England’s Wayne Rooney joined by Mexico’s Rafael Marquez and the US’ Landon Donovan. Consequently, FIFA 15 isn’t the first time we’ve seen more than one player on the cover of the game.

The 31-year-old Dempsey is among the best players on the US team, as evidenced by his three straight World Cup appearances and the goals he scored against Ghana and Portugal this year (the former of which came only 30 seconds into the game).

EA defends Fifa Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges

FIFA Ultimate Team developer EA Sports has defended its introduction of transfer market price ranges earlier this month.

The move was prompted by a rising tide of coin sellers who were destabilising the game’s economy.

In a new statement and Q&A for FUT fans due to go live this evening, EA detailed its latest move to tackle the problem – tailoring its price ranges to fit individual platforms. You can see a spreadsheet of how prices have changed here.

“Since the introduction of Price Ranges, we’ve already made more than 650 adjustments to player pricing, with a focus on the highest value players available in the FUT economy,” a FIFA spokesperson explained.

“Last week’s introduction of Price Ranges has helped restrict illegitimate coin transfers on the FUT Transfer Market, and balance player item prices so they reflect the current marketplace, but finding that right balance will take some time – we have a team dedicated to finding that balance.

“On Wednesday, we made another important change that will bring better trading balance and fairness to the Transfer Market. We’ve introduced unique Price Ranges on each platform (Xbox, PlayStation, and PC) to reflect the values and dynamics in those unique economies. This will bring minimum and maximum prices better in line with the perceived value within those economies, and make transfers fairer and more enjoyable for all FUT players.”

EA’s transfer market now caps the minimum and maximum amounts of coins that items can be sold for via the popularity of players and other items on each platform.

Items include players, in-forms, consumables and club items.

The need for a minimum item price has angered some fans, something to which EA has now responded:

“Removing the minimum range would open Price Ranges to the movement of fraudulent coin selling transfers,” the developer said. “Coin sellers are looking to use certain players with market values much lower than their maximum range in order to transfer set amounts of coins.

“We understand that the minimum price range has been a frustration for many of you, but it’s a necessary part of eliminating coin selling in FUT. We’ll continue to adjust Price Ranges for players in order to find the right balance for the Transfer Market.”

By tailoring the market to each platform, EA hopes to avoid the situation where the upper range for an item on one market could be seen as too low on another – thus creating a situation where users were unwilling to sell players at all.

Kid spends over 4,500 dollar in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Mode

Jeremy Hillman shared a story on his blog that many parents will be able to sympathise with. His son, a huge FIFA 15 fan (in particular the Ultimate Team Mode mode), spent thousands of dollars on player packs on his Xbox (its not specified whether Xbox One or Xbox 360), without his parents knowledge or permission.

According to Hillman, when he looked at his bank account he realised that they were sending far too much money to Microsoft. When questioned his son confessed that he was buying player packs for Ultimate Team Mode, taking advantage after his father had used his credit card to buy the digital version of FIFA 15 and had left his details linked to the account.

It was only after he contacted Microsoft that Hillman realised that the problem was much more serious than first thought-the bill had already passed $4,500.

Although he acknowledges that he should have paid more attention to what his son was doing on his console, he still points the finger at Microsoft for not having more effective preventative measures for these type of situations, giving the example of Apple in which you must enter a password for each transaction (to be fair to Microsoft, the preventative measures on Xbox One are much improved over Xbox 360).

Hillman says that while the debt of $4,500 is hard to stomach, they will be able to recover relatively quickly by simply giving up some luxuries. However, not all families are able to do this, and many more are facing similar problems, not only with video games, but because of purchases made on multiple devices via digital stores.

FIFA 15 Simulation: The Slowest XI vs The Worst Positioning XI Read

Wembley Stadium has played host to some excellent games in the last few years, the Champions League finals between Manchester United in 2011 and between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund two years later instantly spring to mind. However nothing could prepare the fans for what happened on one cold winter night when a FIFA 15 simulation threw together the Slowest XI and the Worst Positioning XI.

As the teams walked out onto this famous ground – with the Worst Positioning team already coming out of the wrong dressing room – the crowd could barely control themselves in anticipation for this clash of the titans. The teams had already been created on FIFA 15 and you can see the original articles here for the Pace XI and here for the Worst Positioning XI. We sat down, ready to watch the events that were about to unfold.

The game got off to a steady start with the two teams sizing each other up and trying to work out how they stacked up against their opponents. Early on Aston Villa’s Charles N’Zogbia was the main threat for the Positioning XI, causing all sorts of chaos with his close control and passing skills. The Slow XI were really struggling to string together any kind of attack with a perplexing preference to ping balls over the top that Peter Crouch and Rickie Lambert, unsurprisingly, couldn’t get on the end of.

After half an hour we had the first clear cut chance when Marc Albrighton sent over a glorious ball into the box but Chris Baird had run too far forward and stretching to reach the ball he could only head over. The next chance fell to Lambert who was played through by Crouch but he took so long to run forward and cut inside onto his left foot that Chris Smalling had recovered and made the tackle.

Ten minutes later we had the break through when Emmanuel Riviere burst through but Mikel Arteta, struggling to keep up, floored the French striker. Luckily Riviere had managed to get his pass off and N’Zogbia wasted no time in firing the ball past Rob Green. Five minutes later N’Zogbia was sent through again and Paul Konchesky lunged in trying to win the ball but he missed the ball and gave away the penalty, joining Arteta in the book. N’Zogbia stepped up and calmly slotted the ball down the middle, fooling Green.

Neither side made a change during the break and that might have been a mistake for the Slowest XI as they quickly fell further behind when Billy Jones waltzed his way through the right side, played the ball off to Riviere who found N’Zogbia with the Villa man slotting home for his hat-trick.

Just minutes after that it was 4-0 when John Obi Mikel, acting as the team’s deep-lying playmaker, threaded a perfect ball through and N’Zogbia’s pace took him clear before he finished well. The Slow XI decided they had to make a change but they weren’t exactly inspiring substitutes with Gareth Barry and Tom Huddlestone replacing Arteta and Frank Lampard. Barry immediately summed up his team’s afternoon, blazing high and wide from a free-kick in a good position.

The Worst Positioning XI brought on Claudio Yacob for Baird and they then made another change, bringing on Saido Berahino for Riviere, aware that their opponents were becoming even slower due to fatigue. The final change for the Slowest XI was Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud who came on for Crouch but the Frenchman was woefully ineffective, hardly getting involved in the game at all. The final sub for their opponents saw N’Zogbia come off to a standing ovation with team-mate Gabriel Agbonlahor coming on in his stead.

The stats at the end of the game tell their own story, with the Slowest XI managing just one shot whilst the Worst Positioning XI had 56% of the possession, completed 90% of their passes and had eight shots. The standout performer for the victors was undeniably N’Zogbia but Mikel also deserves a mention for completing 92% of his passes, winning 14/17 of his dribbles and generally providing a calming influence in front of the defence.