The EA Sports 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Game Connects on All Levels

The EA Sports 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Game Connects on All Levels

Great gameplay, game modes, and tremendous realism highlight this World Cup game. There are few, if any, disadvantages. There are some blown offside calls by refs (which seems pretty realistic after watching the actual World Cup). Also, some will find the players to be at times robotic as they move, but practice with the proper controls will cause this to be a very minor flaw. The timing may be an issue for some trying to feel the actual experience of the World Cup because you will only be able to play up to 20 minutes per half, which is well below the 45 minutes of the real Futbol half. Now that I have gone over the advantages and disadvantages , I will now go through the game modes and let you what I think of each. 2010 FIFA World Cup This is where you will experience the battle to win the World Cup in South Africa. You can go through this mode with the qualifying round, or go straight to the tournament. When you enter the mode, you can then train your players in 1 on 1, set pieces, and practice matches to prepare them for their next match (this is a very helpful technique to beginners). Passing and smoothness between your team are big keys into finally winning that World Cup. It won’t be easy as the opposition is very tough unless you are on your game at all times.

Captain Your Country In this mode you can either create a player or pick a player from a Country, and you will be that player throughout every match. To achieve your goal in this mode, you will need to play your position as the actual player would and show your skills, as this will impress the coach and move up your player’s ranks. This is a very fun mode and it really shows you how to play a certain position in the game.

Story of Qualifying and Finals In these modes you will have to alter real game situations to receive points for that event. For example, Denmark trails Portugal by one goal in the Qualifying match in the 87th minute, you will need to change history and score two goals in the remaining time to beat that objective. Beating each objective in the events will help you receive point rewards and will unlock events and a bonus level.

Penalty Shootout This mode pretty much speaks for itself. This is a very effective mode if you are starting out playing the game and are having trouble with the penalty shots, because they can be some what difficult for a beginner.

Training Ground This is also a mode that will help a newcomer of the game. You can never get enough training in this game and it really does help you achieve a great passing and shooting team.

My 2010 FIFA World Cup This is where you can personalize all your settings and edit any players or teams. You can manage your squad, and their formations in this mode. You will also be able to change any appearance or stats of any player. There are also a few tutorials that will help you out with the controlling your team and players.

Each game mode is either helpful or just extremely fun. You will really get the experience of playing in the World Cup. And for the price of $59.99, it’s well worth it to do so. Go grab a copy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa game. It may not have the greatest name in the world for a game, but it sure is one of the best all around sports games of our time. The 2011 Women’s FIFA World Cup will be held in Germany.

State Department issues travel alert for South Africa

State Department issues travel alert for South Africa

Department of State issued a travel alert warning American citizens traveling or residing in South Africa about safety and security issues related to the FIFA World Cup event taking place in nine cities from June 11 through July 11, 2010.

The travel alert, which expires on July 31, 2010, states there is a heightened risk that extremists may conduct terrorist acts in the near future, especially since large scale public events like the World Cup offer a wide range of attractive targets. Government indicates no information exists on any specific or credible threats of attack by any individual or group coinciding with the tournament.

However, travelers to South Africa are advised that criminal activity, including violent crime, is prevalent throughout the country. Visitors should stay aware of their surroundings at all times, keeping car doors locked and windows closed, and avoid having purses, phones, bags and luggage in plain view. If driving a car, do not stop for any vehicle unless it is clearly marked as the police and leave enough space in front of the vehicle when stopped at intersections in case a quick exit is needed.

Travelers are also warned about the potential for organized or wildcat labor protests against the lack of public services in poorer communities. These disturbances may be localized away from World Cup venues and other tourist destinations, but can develop quickly and become violent. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department travel registration website so they can receive the latest information on travel and security. Anyone traveling overseas should regularly monitor the Bureau of Consular Affairs website for up to date travel warnings and alerts. Consulate General Johannesburg 1 Sandton Drive, Johannesburg Telephone (27 11) 290 3000 (in South Africa: 011 290 3000) Emergency After hours Phone in South Africa: 079 111 1684

I am in South Africa right now and have been for the past three weeks. One needs to be street wise in South Africa. But here, FIFA mess ups are causing a far bigger headache than any of the old cliched fear mongering. There has been a lot of collaboration with the FBI and the Brits on threats, and attention paid to crime. Yes, hold onto your bag and be alert, as any traveler needs to be. I’d say beware of sophisticated scams. But South Africa is great. The people are excited and wanting this to work. One can get knocked down by a bicycle crossing the street in San Francisco .

My Review of FIFA World Cup 2010 for Xbox 360 Console

My Review of FIFA World Cup 2010 for Xbox 360 Console

FIFA World Cup 2010 is a soccer/football game that focuses on brining the realistic approach of the soccer field into your living room and this is the essential game for any soccer fan because it allows you to get the soccer experience as you see it on TV. Many games fall short of the expectations but I enjoy playing soccer games and this is the reason why I decided to buy FIFA World Cup 2010 for the Xbox 360 console. I am not very good at the game but I find this is a game that can be picked up and played without much effort. In general, I find that FIFA games usually appeal to me because I am a casual soccer fan and this is the reason I decided to purchased the game for Xbox 360. The game costs $64.52 with tax for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. I played the game for the Xbox 360 and I loved this game because it includes over 199 countries progressing toward the world cup. There are amazing player animations that look very fluid and realistic and the game features genuine team reactions and defensive moves. Everything in terms of actual moves from players and coaches are amazingly recreated here. The purpose of the game is recreate the experience that will take play for the World Cup in South Africa and it is a lot of fun. The games are complete with a very loud crowd and announcing that isn’t repetitive or annoying. There is also the ability to show highlights and instant replays in this version unlike 2009. There are 199 teams to play with and 10 stadiums in addition to a fully functional online tournament with 8 players online.

The major positive of this game is the World Cup can be recreated with sights, sounds and matches in addition to times of actual matches that will take place during the actual World Cup. Another thing I love about this game is that you can save your team progress through the World Cup section of the game and replay matches you lost. This makes it easy to beat that portion of the game. However, the gameplay of FIFA World Cup 2010 is a lot harder than it was in 2009 because 2010 uses position passing that requires you to have a lot more skill to land a pass. Penalties are a lot harder in 2010 also and the ball more a lot more than in 2009. The negative aspect is this makes the game very hard. However, this game is fun for the entire family if you can master the harder on field action in 2010.