FIFA 09's Ultimate Team DLC Priced
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I swear, those guys over at Joystiq have the eyes of a hawk, scouring the internet for juicy morsels of information.

Anyways, according to a recent Tweet by EA Sports' Football World community manager, Romily Broad, announced that the Ultimate Team DLC for FIFA 09 will be priced at 800 MSP.

For those of you who didn't know about the DLC prior (like me), the Ultimate Team is a fantasy soccer management mode that will allow gamers to assemble their fantasy teams by collecting virtual cards in various categories.

Joystiq also made mention that this will be mandatory DLC, something that doesn't happen often. The content will arrive March 19 (clocking in at about 1.3GB). You must download the 1.3GB update, but you don't have to pay. You'll be given a five-game trial of the DLC and then have the option to buy or not.

[Thanks Joystiq]


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Comment #1 by Olliezilla
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 @ 06:57:03 PM
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Doubt im gonna get it

Good idea though

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Comment #2 by MopFlop
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 @ 06:57:17 PM
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ok so we have to download it, then get a five day trial as to whether we want it or not?
and im guessin if we dont we delete it again? =S
is that right?

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Comment #3 by XProdgerX
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 @ 07:08:15 PM
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sweet hoping it wasent gone cost me more than my last 800mp wooohooo

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Comment #4 by Tom Welsh
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 @ 07:11:53 PM
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Havn't got the game,but seems like a pretty cool idea, i was wondering what that card thing was about on the dashboard a few weeks ago.

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Comment #5 by MattyBoosh
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 @ 07:12:33 PM
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I certainly hope it's deletable once the trial is over, i've not got enough disk space to spare on something I don't actually want.

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Comment #6 by Le Jake
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 @ 07:12:41 PM
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mandatory? some of us don't have any gb left on our harddrive
faggy EA trying to squeeze more money out of us. cocks.

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Comment #7 by Im a Manatee
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 @ 09:40:30 PM
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What? Just delete some demoes or videos or tv shows. You can always redownload. I don't know where you get off when a publisher or developer asks for 10 bucks for a substantial addition to a game.

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Comment #8 by rubixcubed60
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 @ 09:50:12 PM
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1.3 gb wow but what if all you have is a memory card?

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Comment #9 by EOU Findub
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 @ 09:53:19 PM
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Maybe it's time to buy a HDD...

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Comment #10 by deleted148838
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 @ 10:56:45 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment about you buy the better system then instead of the one with crap for memory.

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Comment #11 by xHHx CURT
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 01:17:14 AM
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CANT WAIT. Kept a few microsoft points for this just hope the trals good..

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Comment #12 by Lil Miss Death
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 01:31:40 AM
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should be gd

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Comment #13 by Medaking
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 01:58:23 AM
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Happily pay 800mp for this, looks brilliant paired with a brilliant game ;D

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Comment #14 by Dr Chapman
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 02:06:53 AM
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this is a poor idea, no one will get it

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Comment #15 by Rosco 5
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 02:35:37 AM
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This stuff should have been in the game in the first place! they did it with champs league, why couldnt they do it when they released fifa?

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Comment #16 by Mercutio111
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 02:57:33 AM
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i expected this to be 1600, defo getting this!

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Comment #17 by neeker75
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 03:19:32 AM
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I love the card system in the not-very-good UEFA Champions League. I'm going to get this, but I need some space on my HDD.

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Comment #18 by Saikito
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 03:44:23 AM
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I dont like the fact, that you can use "boost" cards in your game, like Speed Up or Immortalitiy. Its like Super Mario Football on the Wii. Strange :S

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Comment #19 by harvinator2000
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 03:55:50 AM
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This sucks ass,ea have proven to be greedy,money hungry whores yet again.I should be allowed to play MY game online without being made to download digemon,pokemon,bayblade football.

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Comment #20 by prowlerdante
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 04:31:42 AM
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Did it mention achievements with this "mandatory" DLC, or is it just a fancy way of saying "here's new content that you may or may not want".

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Comment #21 by eddie cheeseman
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 04:37:10 AM
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This is worse than the lord of the rings dlc.

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Comment #22 by Seddo
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 05:06:17 AM
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Well this was a pretty good idea when it was in the Champions League game, so adding it to the FIFA game will get a lot of interest.

Brings back nostalgia of buying stickers for the Merlin Premiership sticker book back in the day :p.

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Comment #23 by Horc
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 05:06:32 AM
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love the idea, picked up a preowned copy this week ready for release.

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Comment #24 by impmeister
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 05:45:13 AM
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I have nowhere near enough space on HD for this and im not going to delete some of my RB songs. Does this mean I won't be able to play online if I don't download it?

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Comment #25 by Xedoss
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 06:19:52 AM
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I just hope my copy arrives before this is released :P. I just recently ordered this.

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Comment #26 by Le Jake
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 06:35:32 AM
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@ everyone who told me to delete some stuff/get a better system
I don't want to spend money on a bigger HD just so I can reject EA pushing their DLC on to me. And I don't want to redownload loads of shit just so I can reject EA pushing their DLC onto me.

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Comment #27 by Barry619
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 07:14:41 AM
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I don't think EA would be making this mandatory unless there was a good reason why it has to be with in the game, i know publisher's don't care sometimes, but i think EA realise it will piss a bunch of potentional customers off that they wouldn't want too if they could, i might be wrong of course, but thats how i see it.

As for the content it's self if they've done it well i think it could be the most fun mode of a game that is already very good and has a ton of game modes, i'm glad EA are trying something new, and 800 points is a reasonably price, and personally as someone with free HDD space, i'm happy about a free trail too see if it is any good!

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Comment #28 by t1m2oo8---
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 07:19:26 AM
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thats bad that, for ppl that dont have much memory left on their HDD cannot play fifa online!!!!!!

abit stupid if u ask me

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Comment #29 by Opayk
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 09:18:04 AM
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Bwahahah! Good job I'm getting shut of this soon!

Expect the Ultimate Team mode to go like this -

-Hoard star player cards offline
-I choose you Pika-Ronaldo-chu!
-Own people who work at it online
-Repeat until epeen swells

Smacks of the same bullshit the online already has, which is the same, except everyone picks 5 star teams.

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Comment #30 by DigitALbuTtoN
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 09:58:05 AM
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I think I might check this out...Play Real Futbol...

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Comment #31 by GameGodWill
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 10:07:18 AM
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This looks good its like Uefa Champions League game and at least there giving us some dlc all the other fifas have had none at least none worth mentioning. Also on a side note why is Rooney on the cover of the silver pack and Benzema on the cover of the gold pack when Rooney is twice the player of Benzema

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Comment #32 by Rusty0010
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 10:18:31 AM
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LOL I have 96Gb left on my HDD so im deffo getting this and Last time I heard it was 1200 points and now its down to 800? Anyways I never had the Champions league game with the same MOD but I heard its good? Ah well we shall wait and see ^ ^

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Comment #33 by Epic Gamer Will
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 11:34:00 AM
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Cool, good idea

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Comment #34 by hallam
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 12:56:55 PM
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p9 p9

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Comment #35 by liam2k8
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 01:50:01 PM
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it look s really good but i think more people would like it if it was free

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Comment #36 by ManicMangoiow
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 @ 04:35:29 PM
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Ok its a good idea, but come on, Ea ripping off people AGAIN!! Ah well, hopefully the trial will show us its potential

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Comment #37 by Fredy29
Thursday, March 05, 2009 @ 10:26:24 AM
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I like the trail idea, not the fact that if I dont buy it I will have a pointless 1.3GB on my hard drive!!

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Comment #38 by harry
Monday, March 09, 2009 @ 01:53:57 PM
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Comment #39 by OblivionGod123
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 07:44:03 AM
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cant wait, unlike the guy above me im not bothered about the achievements i just wanna play it =)

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Comment #40 by harry
Sunday, March 15, 2009 @ 04:02:47 AM
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buying this... SICKO GAME

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Comment #41 by g2thecore
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 07:39:52 PM
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People are always going to find a way to hate on EA...They're giving you the option to actually TRY the DLC before buying it people...How many games have you played that's done that? You get to try it out and see if you wanna buy it, and yet people say that EA's forcing them to buy it! If you don't want it on your HDD, delete it. Is that such a big deal?

You guys never cease to amaze me.

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