Games

Games: All the latest release, trailers and news about the beautiful game in it’s pixelated form, with a regular nod to classic football gaming thrown in for good measure. From FIFA and PES all the way back to the glory days of ‘Ally McCoist: Director of Football’.

  • Who do you most want to win? England U21s or Andy Murray June 29th, 2009 Games

    Be honest, you’d rather Murray won Wimbles than Psycho’s lads won in Sweden tonight. It’s OK, I won’t tell anyone… What would you prefer: England win U21 Euros or Andy Murray wins Wimbledon?(answers)

  • Will Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 be good enough to save a dying series? June 5th, 2009 Games

    The latest PES was due to star Cristiano Ronaldo, not Lionel Messi, but the game’s developers haven’t figured out yet how to recreate petulance convincingly – it just comes out looking like sadness and longing. Hopefully someone at Konami will crack this code in time for PES 2011. What do we know about the new […]

  • The real reason Gareth Barry left Aston Villa (with video evidence) June 3rd, 2009 Aston Villa

    OK, a couple of things: 1) I’ve never seen Gareth Barry celebrate with a rubbish forward flip. He’s way too dull to do something so exuberant. 2) Surely it would take more than a forearm to put down Big John Carew? 3) At least FIFA’s collision detection works. This wouldn’t happen in Pro Evo Soccer, […]

  • Flashback quiz: Can you name this former star midfielder? June 2nd, 2009 Games

    Recognise this ex-player? Face look familiar? Or perhaps you’ve seen those finely tuned knees before? Know the answer? Have a guess and click below to see if you’re right…

  • Lookalike maths: Ryan Stiles + Jeff Boomhauer = ? June 2nd, 2009 Games

    You do the maths… Comedian Ryan Stiles (a Who’s Line Is It Anyway? stalwart) plus Jeff Boomhauer (Hank Hill’s mumbling neighbour from King of the Hill) = which footballer? Answer after the jump…

  • Flashback quiz: Who is this Seventies star? June 1st, 2009 Games

    One point if you can name this former player Face look familiar? Think you know who it is? Answer after the click…

  • The Fiendish Friday Quiz August 22nd, 2008 Games

    1. Career path Marconi Stallions, Dynamo Dresden, Kaiserslautern, Bradford City, Middlesbrough, Fulham (current) 2. Multiple choice Who was Man Utd’s club captain before Roy Keane? a) Steve Bruce, b) Bryan Robson, c) Eric Cantona, d) Paul Ince 3. Picture round Who dis? 4. Get shirty Danka, Kejian and One 2 One have all sponsored the […]

  • The Super Shirt Quiz August 19th, 2008 Games

    Name the six clubs. Some shirts are current, others older Answers after the jump…

  • The Fiendish Friday Quiz August 15th, 2008 Games

    It’s back! 1. Career path Valerenga, Rosenborg, Valencia, Besiktas, Lyon, Aston Villa (current) 2. Multiple choice In what year was Italy’s Serie A founded? a) 1898, b) 1900, c) 1902, d) 1904 3. Picture round Who dis? (Clue: he has less hair now) 4. Get shirty Danone, Sony, Tamoil and Sky Sports have all sponsored […]

  • Top Six: midfielders you could put in your fantasy football team August 15th, 2008 Games

    Who’s in your engine room? Pies picks six midfielders who will strengthen your fantasy XI 1. Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal) Pros Last season, Cesc added goals to assists. Set to improve this season. If fit, will surely play every league game. Cons Expensive to buy. More after the jump…

  • Top Six: defenders you could put in your fantasy football team August 13th, 2008 Games

    Who’s got your back? Pies picks six defenders who will strengthen your fantasy XI 1. Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd) Pros The best central defender in Europe right now, and plays for the team that conceded fewer goals than any other in the Prem last season. In this era of squad rotation, Fergie doesn’t ever think […]

  • Jose Mourinho picks Steven Gerrard over Frank Lampard (in fantasy football team) August 12th, 2008 Chelsea

    Special One prefers Stevie G to Lamps That’s right folks – when asked by the Daily Telegraph to choose his Fantasy Football XI, Jose Mourinho picked Stevie G in midfield ahead of Frank Lampard. Jose’s other favourite Englishman, John Terry, didn’t make the cut either. Mourinho did select two Chelsea players: Ricardo Carvalho and Michael […]

  • The Super Shirt Quiz August 12th, 2008 Games

    Name the six clubs. Some shirts are current, others older Answers below:

  • Top Six: goalkeepers you could pick in your fantasy football team August 12th, 2008 Games

    Who’s the No.1 name on your fantasy team-sheet? If you are playing a Prem fantasy football competition this season, which goalies should you be scouting? Pies chooses six of the best: 1. Pepe Reina (Liverpool) Pros The Spanish slaphead is established as Rafa’s No.1 stopper, so you know he’ll play in every league game, if […]

  • The Super Shirt Quiz August 8th, 2008 Games

    Name the six clubs from the photos. Some are current strips, some from back in the day Answers below…

  • The Super Shirt Quiz August 1st, 2008 Games

    Name the six clubs from these photos. Some are current strips, some from the past…

  • The Super Shirt Quiz July 25th, 2008 Games

    Name the six clubs from these photos. Some are current strips, some from days gone by… Answers after the jump (no cheating)…

  • NEW! The Super Shirt Quiz July 18th, 2008 Games

    Name the six clubs from their shirts (some are old, some current). Answers after the jump

  • The Fiendish Friday Quiz July 11th, 2008 Games

    More brain pain… 1. Career path Aalesund, AS Monaco, Liverpool, Roma (current) 2. Multiple choice Which football figure controversially suggested in 2004 that female footballers should wear tighter shorts? a) Lennart Johansson, b) Rodney Marsh, c) Sepp Blatter, d) Joao Havelange 3. Picture round Who dis? 4. Get shirty Which company sponsors Real Madrid’s shirt? […]

  • The Fiendish Friday Quiz July 4th, 2008 Games

    It’s that time again… 1. Career path West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Rangers, Sheffield Utd (current) 2. Multiple choice Which English club has the most outright Community (formerly Charity) Shield wins? a) Man Utd, b) Liverpool, c) Arsenal, d) Everton 3. Picture round Who dis? 4. Get shirty Viglen, The Woolwich, Llanera and Redbus […]

  • The Fiendish Friday Quiz June 27th, 2008 Games

    Pit your wits against our final Euro-themed quiz 1. Career path Servette, Tenerife, Hansa Rostock, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Mönchengladbach (current) 2. Multiple choice Before David Villa’s hat-trick against Russia, who was the last man to score a hat-trick in a European Championship finals? a) Michel Platini, b) Patrick Kluivert, c) Marco van Basten, d) Milan […]

  • The Fiendish Friday Quiz June 20th, 2008 Games

    More Euro 2008-flavoured fiendishness 1. Career path GD Estoril-Praia, Vitória FC, Porto, Chelsea (current) 2. Multiple choice Michel Platini top-scored at Euro 1984, with how many goals? a) Six, b) Seven, c) Eight, d) Nine 3. Picture round Which Euro star? 4. Team-mates How many Juventus players feature in Euro 2008 squads (including those from […]

  • The Fiendish Friday Quiz June 13th, 2008 Games

    Another Euro 2008-themed quiz to hurt your head 1. Career path Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Werder Bremen (current) 2. Multiple choice Patrick Kluivert and which other player top scored at Euro 2000? a) Nuno Gomes, b) David Trezeguet, c) Thierry Henry, d) Savo Milosevic 3. Picture round Who’s this Euro star? 4. Team-mates […]

  • Euro 2008: The Fiendish Friday Quiz June 6th, 2008 Games

    Another Euro-themed quiz to get your brains around 1. Career path Trelleborg, Juventus, Djurgarden, Rennes, Man City (current) 2. Multiple choice What are Euro 2008’s two mascots called? a) Zagi & Zigi, b) Flitz & Bitz, c) Trix & Flix, d) Flitz & Flix 3. Picture round Name this Euro 2008 player… 4. Team-mates How […]

  • The Fiendish Friday Quiz: Euro 2008 Special! May 30th, 2008 Games

    Fiendishness with a European flavour1. Career path Boavista, Benfica, Fiorentina, Benfica (current) 2. Multiple choice Euro 2012 will be hosted by which two countries? a) Poland & Hungary, b) Poland & Ukraine, c) Poland & Latvia, d) Poland & Belarus 3. Picture round Who’s wearing shades? 4. Team-mates Roland Linz, Martin Harnik and Ronald Gercaliu […]