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FIFA 23 Review: A Fond Farewell to FIFA

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FIFA 23 Review: A Fond Farewell to FIFA

It’s the end of an era. After a 29-year run, FIFA 23 is the last EA football game to don the FIFA name, with the series to be rebranded EA Sports FC going forward.

We also suspect it’s the last to be released for last generation consoles, considering how little seems to have changed for those machines year-on-year. And, to be honest, you’d be hard pressed to find that many enhancements to even the current gen versions, as this very much marks the end of the FIFA reign. EA’s best new features are surely earmarked for 2024.

So, does FIFA 23 still offer enough to appeal beyond its hardcore fanbase or is it just a bunch of new kits and gimmicks?

FIFA 23 is a solid, confident outing for the series. It adds just enough to make it all worthwhile, but EA is clearly holding back its freshest ideas.

As always, Ultimate Team is the star, although it is about as familiar as it gets, using the same Division Rivals and FUT Champs models devised and tweaked during last year’s run. There are some improvements, however – not least the new chemistry system that allows you to (finally) use players from different national leagues without being heavily penalised.

Cross-platform play is much better implemented this time too, while the expansion of women’s football in the game is much-welcomed.

At its heart though, Hypermotion 2 aside, the gameplay is as familiar as it gets. There’s a little more strategy needed, but you’ll likely find that your tactics and play patterns that stood you well in FIFA 22 will do so again.

There is a taste of same-old, same-old, therefore, but something tells us that fans really won’t care, while newcomers and those who have skipped a generation or two get arguably the best FIFA game yet.

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Let’s just hope we get something more innovative next year bar a name change

What’s new?

When you first load the game you’ll realise that much of the design language from last year has continued. There’s a new colour scheme and a few fancier graphical flourishes on the menu system, but it’s very similar to before.

It’s the same with the gameplay modes, with all the old favourites returning and little else. There are some additions and enhancements though, such as the ability to play as the lead character from the hit Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso and his team, AFC Richmond. There is also a greater presence for women’s football, with the inclusion of club teams from England’s WSL and the D1 Arkema league in France.

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Sadly, you still can’t take on a women’s team in career mode, nor a specific female player, but EA has promised further updates through free DLC over the coming months. That will include the addition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia alongside the men’s Qatar World Cup as new playable tournaments, so there’s definitely more to look forward to.

Cross-platform play is also better realised this time around. It made its debut after a software update late into FIFA 22’s year-long lifespan, but was restricted to certain modes and truncated somewhat. Now it works across almost all multiplayer modes, including Ultimate Team, and even shows an icon above players showing which platform each gamer is using.

We’ve played a lot of matches now and can honestly say that we haven’t noticed any advantages nor pitfalls caused by the platform of an opponent. It’s worth noting though that only PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia and PC owners can play against each other. Last generation machines (including Switch) do not support the feature.

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Other than these, there’s little else changed when it comes to the overall FIFA experience. Perhaps the biggest improvements are in Ultimate Team and on the pitch.

Ultimate Team

There’s no doubt about it, while career mode, Volta and seasons are fun in their own right, FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) has proved the most popular section of the series over the years. The latest iteration will be no different.

It is set up almost the same as in FIFA 22 but with a major change to the way you can put together your team. The chemistry system has been overhauled after many years of an almost identical format. Now, rather than have linking lines between players from the same league, team and/or country, they can be enhanced through a three-point system whereby the more points earned through compatible team mates being in the same starting 11, the higher the benefit of a chemistry add-on they’ll receive.

Where it mainly differs from previous years is that you don’t need to put matching players next to each other – they can be positioned anywhere in the team. Plus, once you have three matching players to build up the three points on each, you can use players from other leagues and nations.

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This effectively allows you to create teams with much more freedom than before. You can have a combined La Liga and Premier League team, for example, without suffering any penalties on player performance. Also, while it might sound complex initially, it’s actually more simple to match players when you don’t have to ensure they are next to each other on the pitch.

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Another Ultimate Team change is in player positions. Rather than allow you to switch positions of players depending on zones, you are now restricted to changing a player’s starting position based on their real world abilities. That means that a striker who can also play as a centre forward in real life is capable of adopting either of those positions, but will find their chemistry rating penalised if placed anywhere else. Also, position modifier cards in the game are now universal – you don’t need to purchase a specific CM to CDM card, say. As long as a player is a natural fit for the position you want to change them to, you just use the same card.

The final addition to Ultimate Team is Moments. These are on-pitch single-player objectives to complete in order to attain stars. These moments stars can then be swapped for in-game items, packs, and even players. They are reasonably easy to achieve (for seasoned players) and also serve to help newcomers to understand the fundamentals of the gameplay – important considering the action feels a bit different this year.

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How To Reset Your Nintendo Switch

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How To Reset Your Nintendo Switch

If your Nintendo Switch is playing up and having glitches, or if you’re about to sell it or give it to someone, you might want to reset it.

There are a few different ways to reset your Switch with slightly different results, and we’ll run you through each in turn, down below.

Since all of Nintendo’s Switch models run the same software, these steps should work on original Switches, Switch Lites and Switch OLED models in the same way.

How to hard reset your Switch

If you want to keep all your data but perform a total reboot of your Switch (for example, if it’s not turning on), the steps are quite simple.

  1. When the system is powered off, hold the power button for 15 seconds
  2. Release the power button then press it to power on
  3. If your console boots, the reset has been completed
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How to factory reset your Switch

If you’re instead looking to wipe your Switch completely clean, ready for a new user to set themselves up on it without access to any of your data, you’ll want to factory reset the console. Do that by following these steps:

  1. From the console’s home menu, select Settings
  2. Scroll down to System on the left menu bar
  3. Scroll to the bottom of these options and select Formatting Options
  4. Select Initialize Console then hit OK
  5. Wait for the process to erase your data
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Once this is over, your console will be like new and all data will be gone. Back up anything you want to keep, first!

If you can’t do the steps above you can go a more in-depth route, with the steps below.

  1. With the console powered off, hold down the volume up and volume down keys, then hold the power button
  2. Hold these buttons down until Maintenance Mode starts
  3. From here, select Initialize Console to erase your data (an option is there to keep your saves instead)
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Either of those routes should let you factory reset your console, as desired.

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How To Activate Samsung Easy Mode

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How To Activate Samsung Easy Mode

Samsung’s smartphones are some of the very best on the market, and rightly have a reputation for pushing the boundaries of what a phone can do.

That means they can be a little complicated to get your head around if you’re not an experienced smartphone user, though. Thankfully, there’s a very useful mode that you can toggle to make things simpler – easy mode. Here’s how it works and how to turn it on.

What is Samsung easy mode?

What Samsung calls easy mode is effectively a setting on its smartphones that makes its display significantly easier to read.

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It works by making your app icons a bunch bigger, as well as all buttons and fonts, to make it easier to read what’s on your phone’s display.

This is perfect for those with visual impairments but also for those newer to smartphones, like older people.

It also simplifies your home screen and adds an “Apps” button to make it obvious where to find your apps list.

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How to turn on Samsung easy mode

Turning on easy mode is relatively straightforward – follow these steps to activate it.

  1. Swipe down from the top of your display and tap the gear icon at the top right corner
  2. Select Display in your settings
  3. Scroll down until you see Easy mode and tap on it
  4. Toggle the setting on using the switch

Underneath the toggle when it’s on you’ll see some extra settings to customise, including the tap-and-hold delay and high contrast keyboard colour settings.

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Now when you go to your home screen it’ll have larger icons and new shortcuts to add contacts straight to your home screen, too.

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This Right Deal Here Is The Samsung Galaxy A14

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This Right Deal Here Is The Samsung Galaxy A14

Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy A14 has appeared in leaked press shots and it looks pretty good for a budget handset, too.

The phone, which is expected to come with a large 6.8-inch Full HD+ display, has been shared by leaker Evan Blass. He says that these images are the real deal and will be used by Samsung for press purposes, rather than the unofficial renders that had been shared before now.

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These images show the front, back, and side of the phone including a trio of cameras around the back alongside an LED flash. The main camera is expected to be a 50-megapixel shooter, with a 13-megapixel camera handling selfie duties around the front.

On the inside, we’ve been told to look forward to an as-yet-unknown Exynos chip and a 5,000mAh battery.

The phone itself is expected to be “quite aggressively priced” while Blass also expects that carriers will offer “numerous ways to take it home for free”.

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As for when Samsung is expected to finally take the wraps off the Galaxy A14, we still don’t have any concrete information. However, the report by Blass appears to suggest that it isn’t too far out, saying that Samsung will announce it after “people have already done their holiday shopping” as part of the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday festivities.

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