EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Goals of the Month — January 2018 – gamesread.com

Posted February 5th at 3:30pm.

The EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Goals of the Month compilation highlights the best goals selected from that month’s Goals of the Week videos. While there were plenty of excellent strikes to choose from, a few stood out above the rest. 

El Tornado Master: Parch98, Antoine Griezmann

El Tornado is the definition of “easy to learn, hard to master” in regard to skill moves. The actual game mechanics behind the move are relatively simple. But first, you have to have a player capable of doing the move in-game. French winger/forward Griezmann is one of those players, and he executed El Tornado perfectly in scoring this goal by fooling two defenders and opening a ton of space for himself. On top of that, he takes a first-time volley to fire the ball over the rest of the defense and in the corner of the net, beyond the reach of the goalkeeper. 

 

Skiller Award: Dautze9, Paul Pogba

There are so many ways to implement skills into your FIFA 18 game that it’s hard to objectively say what type of skill is better or more impressive. This month’s top skillful goal is based on Pogba’s remarkable close control of the ball. He uses four different skill moves to beat four different defenders, most of them inside the box. The most impressive of those moves is the very first one Pogba uses as the ball is passed to him; he deploys excellent control with his first touch to roll the ball away from the incoming slide tackle. After deceiving every last defender, Pogba smashes the ball past the helpless goalkeeper once opening up a huge pocket of space right in front of goal. 

 

Set Piece Specialist: RCastelo, Dani Alves

Rarely does a free kick goal get scored in FIFA 18 that is truly breathtaking in its execution. We mostly see short-range curlers over the wall that take a lucky deflection or trick the goalkeeper into moving the wrong way. So any long-range free kick is impressive, but this one scored by Alves is sensational. Taking a page out of another famous fullback’s notebook, Alves pulled off an amazing version of Roberto Carlos’ “banana” kick with the outside of his boot. As Alves strikes the ball, it curls wide of the wall and appears to soar out of bounds. But as it approaches the goal line, it spins itself back towards goal and squeaks into the top corner as the goalkeeper makes a futile dive for it. 

 

Cheekiest Finisher: Donato Moramarco, Leonardo Bonucci

You won’t see tons of goals from center backs on these lists, because they’re usually towering headers from set pieces or scrappy goalmouth scrambles that aren’t particularly interesting or unique. But Bonucci makes it for his absolutely audacious finish that is even more impressive considering his position. The buildup is simple: it’s a corner kick. The taker aims it short, just outside the the six-yard box. Bonucci drifts away from his marker towards the flight of the ball, moving away from goal. It appears that he’s mis-timed his run, but as the delivery comes in he kicks his foot out and behind, punching the ball into the net with the bottom of his boot. It doesn’t get much cheekier than that. 

 

Epic Volley Award: RPWPA, Kevin De Bruyne

Everything about this goal is pretty much perfect. The initial ball forward is headed expertly by Alexis Sanchez to De Bruyne, who volleys in a rocket from about 35 yards out. The ball thunders into the bottom of the crossbar and, at first, looks like it might not have crossed the line. But upon closer inspection, the ball crossed the line completely to finish off a terrific effort from every player involved. 

 


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gamesread | Overwatch is off to Blizzard World next week

gamesread | Overwatch is off to Blizzard World next week

The next Overwatch map will launch on January 23rd, Blizzard World have confirmed. It’s taking the gang to the magical kingdom of Blizzard World, a theme park based on Blizzard’s other games, from the StarCraft rollercoaster ‘Journey to Aiur’ to the ‘Snaxxramas’ restaurant. Us, nah we’re not having fun, we’re going there to shove a payload around. After a stretch on the test servers, Blizzard are now confident that they’ve jacked the saltiness of fries high enough that people will become parched and need to buy a drink but not high enough to vomit, so they’ll set the map live on the main servers next Tuesday. New costumes based on characters from other Blizzard games are coming too.

Blizzard World is an Assault/Escort hybrid map, where attackers need to capture a point then escort a payload through the park. It’s jammed full of Blizzard bits, as you would expect from a Blizzard theme park, all references and in-jokes and whatnot.

Leaning into that, some of the new skins Blizzard are adding will let players dress up as other Blizzard characters. Disappointingly this doesn’t include a job wandering around the park, waving at children and goofing off. You could appoint yourself that job, I suppose, though your teamies might prefer you get on the damn payload oh my god Nova.

gamesread – 2017 Holiday Treasure Trove

Celebrate the season with the arrival of the Holiday Treasure Trove, from December 20 to January 10.

The leaves have fallen, the ground is blanketed with a powder of freshly fallen snow, and the Hongmoon-nog is flowing abundant. The Holiday Treasure Trove has arrived with cool new items for you to obtain from December 20 to January 10.

Details

Each character level 36 and above can open the Treasure Trove once per day for free during the event period. Opening the Trove will give you the opportunity to purchase any of the items you see with gold, but you can only purchase one item per Treasure Trove Key used! 

Six additional Treasure Trove slots can be opened with Treasure Trove Expansions purchased from the Hongmoon Store, which will unlock these slots for the entirety of the Holiday Treasure Trove period. These additional slots increase your chances of seeing a valuable item, so it’s a good idea to unlock them early. Additional Treasure Trove Keys can also be purchased, but if you’re looking to buy several keys or expansions at once, be sure to check out the bundles below.

One Trove is great, but five Troves are better. Included in the Holiday Treasure Trove is the ability to unlock five Troves at once! This allows you to more quickly use keys and open Troves if you’ve purchased a bundle. Whether you use one key or five, the same items are available either way, and the Guaranteed Rewards counter will increase accordingly.

Guaranteed Rewards

You’ll find the Guaranteed Rewards counter bar at the top of the Treasure Trove interface. Each Treasure Trove Key used will increase the bar by 1-3 points (if you unlock five Troves, it will increase by 5-15 points), provided it was purchased from the Hongmoon Store (free daily keys don’t count).  After the bar reaches its maximum of 40 points, your next purchased Treasure Trove Key used will guarantee higher-tier rewards.

Bundles

The Treasure Trove Key and Treasure Trove Expansion bundles are available again. Buy more and you’ll save more with our bundle discounts!

Item

Cost

Discount

Treasure Trove Key

49 NCoin/HM Coin

Treasure Trove Key x50

2327 NCoin

5%

Treasure Trove Key x100

4410 NCoin

10%

Treasure Trove Expansion x1

199 NCoin/HM Coin

Treasure Trove Expansion x6

955 NCoin/HM Coin

20%

Above items will be available until the January 10 maintenance

Rewards

Opening the Holiday Treasure Trove can reveal some joyous rewards! Inside you can find the prestigious Gilded Triangular Ruby and Amethyst, loads of upgrade materials, a sleigh full of never before released cosmetics, and two new pets—one of which is a bear that just wants to sit back, eat some popcorn, and watch you pummel your opponents.

Cosmetics

Chair Bear Pet

Zulia Pet

Nobility Costume

Freshman Costume

Gold Dragon Costume

Midnight Raid

Eagle Eye Face Adornment

Decorum Adornment

Wingsmite Weapon Chest

Midnight Raid Rucksack

 

 

Materials

Raven King’s Animus/Energy/Ferocity

Sacred Oil

Empyrean Spirit Stone

Premium Transformation Stone

Crafting Guild Materials

Hive Queen’s Heart

Upgrades

Raven Soul Shield Chest 5-8

Hongmoon Gilded Triangular Ruby & Amethyst

Hongmoon Octagonal Gems

Ivory Beluga Soul Shield Chest 5-8

Ghostgrip Gloves

Deity Ring

Titan Bracelet

 

 

 

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and gift yourself some amazing items from the Holiday Treasure Trove!

gamesread | The RPS Advent Calendar, Dec 15th

gamesread | The RPS Advent Calendar, Dec 15th

There’s more than one type of Christmas card and more than one way to deck the halls.

It’s Zero Escape: The Nonary Games!

gamesread | The RPS Advent Calendar, Dec 15th

Katharine: Arguably the greatest visual novels of all time (sorry, Danganronpa fans), Zero Escape: The Nonary Games is actually two games in one, bringing the excellent 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward to PC for the first time. Instead of asking players to simply click through reams of (admittedly excellent) text, the strength of both games comes from their ingenious escape room puzzles and clever branching storylines that build in the idea of a traditional ‘game over’ scenario right into its overarching narrative.

To go into detail about each game’s story would be stepping into huge spoiler territory, so let’s just say this. In each game, you’re one of nine people who have been kidnapped and placed in the mysterious Nonary Game – the first is aboard a strange replica of the Titanic, while the second appears to be in some kind of underground research facility. Each contestant also has a wrist watch that can instantly kill them if they disobey the rules, and the only way to get out alive is for everyone to work together in order to solve the myriad puzzle rooms that await. The only problem is that one of you is also the Nonary Game’s main architect Zero, causing tensions to run high as everyone tries to figure out who in the group put them here and why.

The escape rooms come thick and fast, providing a serious work-out for your brain as you delve deeper into each one’s deadly game of trust and betrayal, and the way the game forces you to work together with certain characters ensures you build up a rounded picture of everyone’s motivations and suspicions. The characters are all beautifully realised thanks in no small part to some surprisingly decent voice-acting, and there are twists galore that keep you guessing right to the end. Yes, it might look a bit ropey by today’s standards (these were originally DS and 3DS games, after all), but what’s a few low-res textures when the rest of it is such a rich, succulent treat?

Head back to the calendar to open the door to another of 2017’s best games.

Podcast: The worst games of the year on gamesread

Podcast: The worst games of the year on gamesread

We’ve told you about the most overlooked games and what has us excited for next year, but we haven’t had a good grump yet on the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. So this week the team discuss the worst games they played in 2017. John thinks the misogyny of House Party puts it firmly in the bin, and Brendan is still wiping the red dust from his eyes after woeful survival game Rokh. But Matt can’t bring himself to call any game terrible, not even Star Wars Battlefront 2.

It’s not all negative vibes, however. We’ve also been smiling at pretty and poignant Gorogoa, climbing a mountain in Getting Over It, and shooting our way through Destiny 2‘s Curse of Osiris expansion. We’re only a bit scroogey.

You can listen above, or go straight to Soundcloud where you can download it for later.

You can also get the RSS feed here or find it on iTunes, Stitcher or Pocket Casts. The worst music of the year is by Jack de Quidt.

Want to write in with questions or suggest a theme for a future episode? Now you can, to [email protected]

Links:

Edith Finch is good, actually

Star Wars Battlefront 2 multiplayer review

Mass Effect Andromeda review

Don’t play Agents of Mayhem…

…or martian survival game Rokh

Play Empyrion: Galactic Survival instead!

Podcast chat about Need For Speed Payback

Consider not playing House Party

Caveblazers is good, shame about the ending

We took a real comedian to Comedy Night

Beat Cop review

Ghost Recon Wildlands review

Fortnite’s 50 vs 50 mode is good, says Fraser

Gorogoa is magic, says John

Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris trailer

Bungie admit Destiny 2 endgame was daft

Matt tries Getting Over It…

…and Brendan tries Getting Over Matt

gamesread | Black Desert Mobile Reveals Combat Gameplay for 5 Characters

After gathering much attention with their character customization video, Black Desert Mobile  just released a video showing combat gameplay.

On the 14th, Pearl Abyss, the Black Desert Mobile developer, revealed the combat videos for each character on their teaser site.

The video includes actual combat gameplay scenes for the Warrior, Ranger, Giant, Witch, and Valkyrie, which are five basic classes released when Black Desert Mobile launches. This makes it possible to guess the special characteristics of each class.

In addition, the unique exciting action and surreal battles from the “Black Desert” can now be experienced in the palm of your hand. The combat effects from using powerful skills really help users engage with the game.

“We are excited by the reactions we got from everyone when we released the customization video last week,” said Young-chul Ham, Pearl Abyss’ Strategic Planning Director. “We will try our best to quell your curiosity at the ‘Media Showcase’ next week when we reveal more content and future service plans to everyone.”
 

gamesread | Black Desert Mobile Reveals Combat Gameplay for 5 Characters

Black Desert Mobile will hold a media showcase on the 23rd and start pre-registrations in Korea. Instructions on how to pre-register and the trailers can be found on the Black Desert Mobile teaser site (https://www.blackdesertm.com/ ).

Also, the official Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BlackDesert.Mobile ) has a variety of events for users to participate in. They plan to hold more events and provide the latest news about the game to engage with the users.
 

Hearthstone Messing With Players Minds For Hallow’s on gamesread

It’s a good thing MMO’s have Halloween events in them. Because otherwise, we probably wouldn’t know it’s happening until it’s wayy too late to get candy and a costume.

 

I am still recovering from having my emotions toyed with by Hearthstone this week. Ben Brode and his team have launched an onslaught of troll-y antics in The Tavern. Upon logging in on Wednesday, I was awarded two free packs from the Whispers Of The Old Gods expansion, which I was surprisingly very happy about. When I went to open them, some Hearthstone demon character floated directly over my packs, preventing me from clicking them. He lingers there for a while as you slowly realize….. this is Halloween related. The packs disappear. “That motherf****k”, I mumbled to myself. Then, after a few rounds of my latest concoction – a hunter deck with ALL SPELLS except for two legendary minions, Barnes and Y’Shaarj – I realize my confiscated packs are now back for my opening pleasure. I cracked open a Black of C’Thun, which is a card I’ve never had and always wanted. It’s the one card that can jack up your C’thun to RIDICULOUS size. Thanks Blizzard!

 

Hearthstone Messing With Players Minds For Hallow’s on gamesread

Say hello to my gigantic friend

 

Now to make sure that wasn’t all just a fever dream, I went online to verify that this all is happening. Indeed it is. Next week, everyone gets a free Knights Of The Frozen Throne pack! There is also a new Hero skin that you unlock if you visit any tournaments! Too bad going to a tournament can be very lame. Sorry. I’ve honestly really tried it. All I’ll say is this. Please stop bringing your infant children to the Hearthstone meetup. When was the last time anyone in their 20’s seriously had real fun around a baby? The scientific name for infants should be Goodtime-us Ruin-us. In any case….

As I’m verifying the story, I see an announcement for a Hearthstone Cookbook. Wha? A Hearthstone cookbook? I can barely think of any food in Hearthstone. I mean… there’s funnel cakes. There’s beer, but not really….

So I dug around to see if this is really going to be a book…. and it….sort of seems to be the case. Apparently a year ago, Blizzard Entertainment commissioned a cookbook based on the world of World Of Warcraft. They hired Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, who had previously done the Game Of Thrones Companion Cookbook. Suffice it to say, her work looks stellar in the Warcraft Book. But there is something very odd about the sample photos from the alleged Hearthstone cookbook.

It’s so odd because each recipe they show seems fraudulent in different ways.

For instance, the first one I saw was for something called “Blood Of The Ancient One” (clearly an old gods reference). And it shows your standard recipe for a Bloody Mary, except for one modification. The usual one tablespoon of wasabi paste has been replaced with one teaspoon of wasabi paste. So the Hearthstone Bloody Mary is actually weaker than a Standard Bloody Mary? Is this more of an adjustment for how powerful wasabi pastes can be? Was that correction not even done by the author of this recipe? It begs so many questions.

 

Hearthstone Messing With Players Minds For Hallow’s on gamesread

Here’s a photo of the “finished product”. There’s no explanation for where the tentacles will come from, unfortunately. How great would it be to have a bloody mary grow calamari for you? Now that’s a dish!

 

Hearthstone Messing With Players Minds For Hallow’s on gamesread

The other oddity was a recipe for meat-stuffed pastries. I can’t imagine making something this nice for people that go to a Fireside Gathering. The very idea of that couple that brought their infant eating all my meat puffs is making my blood boil. The details here show how to make “Polymorph Puffs”. But here it seems they took a recipe for something else and simply crossed out the word “beef” and wrote in “sausage”.

 

Hearthstone Messing With Players Minds For Hallow’s on gamesread

You’d think the cash cow that is Hearthstone could shell out the extra dough for a book that doesn’t have text written over by hand. This is what leads me to believe that this is a joke. The only evidence that I found that indicates this book is indeed real, is a press release from Gamespot.com, and an official book listing on Amazon here.

Happy Hallow’s End From Attack Gaming!

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Thanks a ton to our sponsors this week, as well as all of our community members who continue to support us. Combined, you all allow us to keep doing what we’re doing. If there’s any developers, publishers, or folks from third party services that might appeal to iOS developers who are curious about sponsorship opportunities here at TouchArcade, reach out to our ad sales manager, Marianne, at [email protected] We have a lot of different options which can fit any budget.

gamesread | Hostage held captive for five years says guards 'murdered his baby'

gamesread | Hostage held captive for five years says guards 'murdered his baby'

Joshua Boyle speaks about his horrific ordeal at Toronto Airport (Picture: AP)

A freed Canadian hostage said his captors killed his baby daughter and raped his wife during the five years his family were held against their will in Afghanistan.

Joshua Boyle told reporters about his horrific ordeal after landing in Canada late on Friday with his wife, Caitlan Coleman, and three young children.

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They were rescued on Wednesday, five years after they had been abducted by the Taliban-linked extremist Haqqani network while on a backpacking trip in Afghanistan.

Ms Coleman was pregnant at the time and had four children in captivity.

The birth of the fourth child was not known until the family arrived home.


Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle hold their their children in an undisclosed location (Picture: Getty)

‘The stupidity and evil of the Haqqani network’s kidnapping of a pilgrim and his heavily pregnant wife engaged in helping ordinary villagers in Taliban-controlled regions of Afghanistan was eclipsed only by the stupidity and evil of authorising the murder of my infant daughter,’ Mr Boyle said.

Mr Boyle said his wife was raped by a guard who was assisted by his superiors. He then asked for the Afghan government to bring them to justice.

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‘God willing, this litany of stupidity will be the epitaph of the Haqqani network,’ he said.

He said he was helping villagers living deep inside Taliban-controlled Afghanistan where no aid worker or government official has managed to penetrate.

On the plane from London, Mr Boyle provided a written statement to The Associated Press saying his family has ‘unparalleled resilience and determination’.

Joshua Boyle speaks to the media (Picture: AP)
He says his family were held captive for five years (Picture: AP)

Ms Coleman, who is from Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, sat in the aisle of the business-class cabin wearing a tan-coloured headscarf.

She nodded wordlessly when she confirmed her identity to a reporter on board the flight. In the two seats next to her were her two elder children.

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In the seat beyond that was Mr Boyle, with their youngest child in his lap. US State Department officials were on the plane with them.

The handwritten statement that Mr Boyle gave the AP expressed disagreement with US foreign policy.

‘God has given me and my family unparalleled resilience and determination, and to allow that to stagnate, to pursue personal pleasure or comfort while there is still deliberate and organised injustice in the world would be a betrayal of all I believe, and tantamount to sacrilege,’ he wrote.

Caitlan Coleman, 31, and Joshua Boyle, 34, were freed from Taliban captivity (Picture: AP)

 

Joshua Boyle stands next to his father Patrick Boyle at Toronto Airport (Picture: Reuters)

He nodded to one of the State Department officials and said: ‘Their interests are not my interests.’

He added that one of his children is in poor health and had to be force-fed by their Pakistani rescuers.

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‘It will be of incredible importance to my family that we are able to build a secure sanctuary for our three surviving children to call a home,’ he said in his later statement at the airport.

‘To try to regain some portion of the childhood that they have lost.’

The Canadian government said in a statement that they will continue to support him and his family.

‘Today, we join the Boyle family in rejoicing over the long-awaited return to Canada of their loved ones,’ the Canadian government said.

Pakistan’s foreign ministry spokesman, Nafees Zakaria, said the Pakistani raid that led to the family’s rescue was based on a tip from US intelligence and shows that Pakistan will act against a ‘common enemy’ when Washington shares information.

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Quake Champions buffs (almost) everyone except Sorlag on gamesread

Quake Champions buffs (almost) everyone except Sorlag on gamesread

Thursday was patch-day for early access arena shooter Quake Champions [official site]. Tons of changes in this update, but there’s something for everyone as it’s raining buffs: BJ Blazkowicz gets a buff! Clutch gets a buff! Doom Guy gets a buff! And everyone’s favourite scary alien lizard-lady Sorlag gets… a nerf. Two, in fact.

Poor Sorlag. At least there’s a Double XP event running this weekend. That’s something, right?

Not only does Sorlag’s acid spit ability now do 30% less damage, but she has to wait a little longer before she can resume shooting after spitting. But it seems that the big lizzie is the only one to roll snake-eyes and get down-scaled, so no more crocodile tears. Here’s some of the notable tweaks this version:

While not technically everyone, a lot of characters have seen upgrades. Big angry robot Clutch is now 25hp beefier, and no longer suffers a penalty to his movement speed while using his Mining Drill power. Slash can now do her dashy Plasma Trail move in any direction, and BJ Blazkowicz has been working out in preparation for his new game, and can use his dual-wield power a little more often and fire shotguns, rockets, tri-bolts and railguns faster while doubling up.

On a universal note, the starting Nailgun, the Super Shotgun and the Tri-Bolt have all been buffed. The latter in particular seems far deadlier now, with direct hits now dealing both impact and immediate explosive damage. While not a balance tweak, rockets are now governed by better, fully deterministic netcode, so they should behave a little more predictably.

They’ve also client-sided a lot of audio effects, meaning that nobody else will hear that you’ve just picked up a lore scroll (which are now only awarded after match completion, to reduce farming), or be able to overhear the background hum of your fancy alternate weapon skin.

On the technical side, it’s the usual slew of small bugs squashed. The devs also reckon that they’ve got a few memory and netcode-related gremlins locked down now, which should help reduce the game’s footprint on both hardware and upstream bandwidth. Jump pads now also make a noise when you actually jump on them (fancy that), and the end of match podium screen has victory/defeat music, as appropriate.

It’s a big update and with a lot of interesting and positive changes, so long as you don’t main Sorlag. This update is topped off with a double XP weekend and a price drop on vanity items. The game is also cycling out a variety of cosmetic bundle packs from the store and replacing them with a few new ones.

Quake Champions is free-to-play direct from Bethesda or is available on Steam only as a £20/$30 ‘Get all characters unlocked for the lifetime of the game’ bundle.