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Pro Evolution Soccer 2013: Seabass Change

Shingo Takatsuka, better known as Seabass, relinquished his role as lead producer of Pro Evolution Soccer this year. He’d been main man at Konami’s soccer division for over a decade. He is the reason that the feel of Pro Evolution Soccer has stayed broadly the same over three generations of consoles and, perhaps, he is the reason that the series has stagnated in the last few years. Seabass and the series are inextricably linked, like Hideo Kojima and Metal Gear, or Peter Molyneux and unfulfilled promises. It might as well have been called Football by Seabass: the most familiar sport…

Football Manager 2013

Despite hundreds of changes being introduced for last years Football Manager 2012, it was the best iteration of the series that I’d played, making dozens of things more convenient and accessible. Because of this, I learned to not be scared of the changes that Sports Interactive introduce into each new Football Manager but while playing the new version, whatever year it is, it’s always hard to think of many other things that can be improved. Yet every year when a new Football Manager gets announced, SI seem to outdo themselves in ambition. For FM13, on top of 900 other new…