UEFA EURO 2012 Blighted By Unlicensed Teams and Technical Issues
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Looks like the UEFA EURO 2012 add-on for FIFA 12 isn't going down very well. As well as reported crashes and freezes, fans are complaining that nearly half of the 53 international teams featured in the game have fake names and strips.

The unlicensed teams include one of the co-host nations, Ukraine, as well as Belarus, Estonia, Macedonia, Slovakia and Wales. In addition to this, players on the EA forums and in our own comments are also complaining that the add-on lacks a qualifying round option.

Plus, there are widespread reports of crashes and freezes affecting the game. The FIFA Twitter account has aknowledged the issue and says that EA Sports are "investigating."

UEFA EURO 2012 launched earlier today on Xbox Live. It marks the first time that the tournament spin-off has been made available as a download instead of a standalone, disc-based game.

Unfortunately, it would seem that the reduced price, 1800 MSP, also comes with reduced content. And functionality.

[via Eurogamer]


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Comment #1 by M1 Punk
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:26:31 PM
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Enough reason to demand a refund if they don't fix it any time soon.

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Comment #2 by IRA GUNNER AFC
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:26:48 PM
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Lol EA

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Comment #3 by TomatoJr.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:28:51 PM
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such a fail. Thing EA might have kept the pursestrings tied too tight with this one. Rubbish.

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Comment #4 by Daiphyer.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:29:20 PM
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They didn't license the co-host? So what's the cup called in the game, Euro 2012 Poland - IT'S ONLY POLAND DON'T LOOK HERE OKAY ?

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Comment #5 by gazmaster1
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:29:40 PM
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Im stunned by what a lackluster release this is, 1800 points is a disgrace to all loyal fans. And its the update that is creating all the problems as the UGC data 1 save on the HD still hasnt been fixed, which was a problem way back in November.

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Comment #6 by maniac2k5
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:32:19 PM
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Yeah, I've been having problems with this all evening. I can play one match online, then when I go to the next match it just crashes out completely (not just the game, but the whole 360). And every time I try to do anything, it tells me I need to buy the game to continue. Going to the EA Store then going back to the page I was on always fixes that.

Utterly ridiculous that the DLC got released in this state. It's terrible.

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Comment #7 by gazmaster1
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:33:50 PM
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Have a look here if you are having problems:

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Comment #8 by TSG Dwaggie
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:34:25 PM
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1800MSP for a bit of overpriced shovelware which effectively just gives you differently-named (or, in the case of unlicensed, not named at all) teams, and false coloured clothing. How can you idiots spend 1800MSP on that tripe?! You could buy minecraft for that! And have 200MSP left over for something cheap!

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Comment #9 by yoda12320
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:47:48 PM
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@2 Yup honestly this is EA were talking about people should know what there getting into by now lol.

Honestly its upto you decide buy now or wait... Issues happen and get patch eventually most of the time :).

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Comment #10 by taffaroo97
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:49:36 PM
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yeah i dont know whteher i wanna buy now. I have bought all previous world cup/euro games (I had WC06 for original xbox if your wondering why it isnt on my games list, as well as EURO 08) but i may not get this now

If i remember correctly, EURO 2008 didnt have lisenced teams. Holland and a few others were unlisensed

But, i reckon cos the WC games have, its because its the "FIFA" world cup and they give them rights to all the teams, but because its the "UEFA" Euros they may not have given them full consent

May as well go and buy Euro 2008. Cheaper, and at least most teams are lisenced. Disgrace, and ive always backed EA when people say there shit. Not anymore

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Comment #11 by yoda12320
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:49:41 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment are we going to see the cheevos added to fifa 12 list today for uefa 2012?

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Comment #12 by DirtySeb
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 03:50:25 PM
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Having only half of the featuring nations licensed was the main reason I didn't want to get this DLC at launch, especially for the price.

But, with all of the technical issues as well, EA should be ashamed.

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Comment #13 by l.maciver
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 04:01:30 PM
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EA it isnt in the game.

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Comment #14 by LORD LEGOMAN
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 04:14:59 PM
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pmsl its EA

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Comment #15 by NO1KEV
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 04:18:42 PM
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I'm sorry to all the ppl that paid 1800 points for this but its ea. When will ppl learn than ea are the biggest money grabbin devs in the world. Wave after wave of broken rip off dlc on their shitty broken servers. After ssx I said id never buy any game ea has anything to do with. If more ppl stopped buying their shit dlc for achievements they might not put so much out.

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Comment #16 by reaper527
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 04:18:46 PM
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looks like another fine ea product

you can demand a refund all you want. with drm'ed digital content, microsoft is just going to tell you that it isn't happening. at least if it where a physical disc you would have had a chance at a refund (or at the very least the ability to re-sell it)

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Comment #17 by Lothra
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 04:23:07 PM
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Thank god i stopped buying EA sports games a decade ago.

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Comment #18 by alklein35
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 04:23:32 PM
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I think for these unlicensed teams, it's more "EA - it's in the game (but not real life)"

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Comment #19 by Xero Shinobi
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 04:28:43 PM
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Gareth Belth... What?

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Comment #20 by owenstoodstill
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 04:36:34 PM
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wish i had checked this before downloading . was now going to get stucking. Loved the old ones where you can start all the way from qualifying .... :(

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Comment #21 by Stevilinho
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 04:44:32 PM
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yep wish i knew this before buying if i did i wouldnt of bought it how can you not licence teams for a licenced game lol, wales is just a poor showing a 'home' nation as sorts(GB National side) and you cant even licence them

what if i said i cant be arsed to give you the full amount would i still get the game seeing as were getting half the content, its going to make building m expedition side boring seeing as i dont know who most players are which is just fucking poor ea

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Comment #22 by Darkdefiler84
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 05:00:18 PM
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I don't think #18 knows the full EA Sports motto - "If it's in the game, it's in the game". This is the usual typical bs with dlc, no one should be surprised, and it happens with everything these days not just EA - couldn't even put high scores on Trials Evo for the first day for example

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Comment #23 by bigbear2face
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 05:03:13 PM
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The EA soccer games for tournaments (whether is a disc or a DLC) are always terrible compared to the regular releases. The World Cup versions are almost always pure trash.

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Comment #24 by DecadentBeaver
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 05:48:00 PM
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So unlicensed teams? For a moment there I thought it was on about PES series of games from a while back. But really, EA, people want to have the real deal when it comes to names, kits etc. Either release it with all licenses or not at all. Oh I forgot, all you care about is $$$$ and not loyal fans. Glad I don't buy your tripe anymore.

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Comment #25 by Q Dawg187
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 06:48:23 PM
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First Crysis 2,then Mass Effect 3,now this.EAtrying to see how far they can get away with releasing shit that doesnt work before they charge you 60 euro for a game that doesnt boot up at all that they will never patch.Personally Mass Effect 3 was the last straw for me,and I'll never be buying another EA game ever again.

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Comment #26 by lornesbored
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 07:33:30 PM
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Pfff I haven't bought an easy game in years, because of this crappy development and closing servers.

Lol to those who bought it.

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Comment #27 by Ultimo Godzilla
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 07:37:37 PM
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"EA Sports. It's in the game *cough* kind of, but with bugs and crashes too *cough*"

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Comment #29 by streetunderpt
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 08:46:19 PM
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Just bought this for 1800ms, and im having freezes!

And i dont have any UGC file on my hdd :/ they say it fix the issue of freezing.

I really hope EA its going to fix this very soon...

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Comment #30 by Turbojugend LA
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 08:49:18 PM
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Just how do EA Sports stay on top of the game?

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Comment #32 by cheevo360
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 10:03:03 PM
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#31 Your achievements is locked, sleepy spammer. :)

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Comment #33 by NeoSant
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 10:42:31 PM
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It's EA, there is nothing good to expect, only very high prices and very poor quality.

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Comment #34 by TrishTheDish
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:13:13 PM
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Good luck with that! I'm still waiting for my refund for the Army of Two: 40th Day DLC!

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Comment #35 by mad4ra
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 02:00:31 AM
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The other half of the names is probably locked on the "disc". Pay another 1800 MSP for a 18kb download to unlock them - hell yeah.

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Comment #36 by StormedKestrel
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 02:43:55 AM
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were't going to get it anyway but now absolutely wont be getting it

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Comment #37 by J BARNSLEY
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:03:53 AM
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I played the trial and was really disappointed. The only difference is the colour scheme and design of the menus. And that expedition mode is a stupid idea. The entire point of euros is to play with a national team, not create one with players of all different nationalities. More money grabbing from EA, what's new?

Forum Posts: 327
Comment #38 by SlySi1976
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 04:13:07 AM
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All good here,really enjoying game

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Comment #39 by xaxa12
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 07:01:14 AM
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Comment #40 by morgie123
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 10:36:14 AM
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Please please please don't waste money on this dlc it's AWFUL.

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Comment #41 by StandardGamer
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 05:34:03 AM
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I cannot urge everyone yet to pay for this to avoid this dlc. I have been buying EA games for years and have appropriately low expectations, but this dlc really is a new low. I am not prone to exaggeration and this should be kept in mind when reading my comments.

For all the complaints about server issues and unlicensed teams, my main gripe is the fact that you cannot play on-line with your friends. That's right - no friendlies, no leagues and no tournaments. I literally cannot fathom what EA were thinking with this - I can only assume it was an oversight through apathy on their part, as there is no obvious reason why they would remove this.

More fool me for not checking first, but this was such a basic feature in my mind that I didn't even entertain the idea that they may have removed it. Like many other Fifa players, I have no interest in playing the CPU, so all I am left with is a glitchy tournament mode playing against strangers.

An absolutely pathetic release - I cannot remember ever being angry at myself for buying a game / dlc before. Every Fifa game feels incomplete as it is, but this feels like they were not even trying.

Add to this the day one dlc issue with Mass Effect 3 and the various Battlefield issues (you can now pay to modify your own server - you know, like every other game does for free - and the game will kick you out if you are rotated into a map from a dlc pack you don't have) and I am struggling to think of a worse relationship I have had with a company than I currently do with EA.

If you read nothing else of my post, read this: please, PLEASE do not buy this dlc.

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Comment #42 by Marshys
Monday, April 30, 2012 @ 09:13:20 PM
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Dont Buy As Ive Been Struggling to get on fifa since this DLC has been out And Its Not Made Me Happy :(

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Comment #43 by xl Michaelo lx
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 07:00:48 AM
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Anyone having issues with sub bench being not the sub bench u picked at start>?, EA please fix this Bug .... :)

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Comment #44 by paspeterrr
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 01:45:44 AM
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There is so many bugs with this game that I dont even know where to begin. First of all, I truly regret spending 25 bucks on the microsoft points to get this piece of S***. This so called 'expansion' freezes my xbox360 every couple of matches. Also, even though my camera is changed in settings, it switches back to the default camera every time i start a match, and even during halftime, making me have to go back to settings and then back out of them to fix it. That's not all that pisses me off about this piece of trash. I average hitting about 2-3 posts in almost every match, and I heard from other people that they experience the same thing. Terrible, terrible game. At least they managed to change the gameplay a bit, which is the only positive thing I have to say about this, otherwise it is a waste of money and time. You can't even play a match with your friend or check out his achievements/record.

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