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Electronic Arts has posted its results for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2019, and nestled in among the usual blathering of record profits and unprecedented levels of digital sales was an interesting nugget on Games as a Service (GaaS). In particular, that spending on its FIFA 19 and Madden NFL 19 Ultimate Team modes has actually been lower than expected, resulting in EA revising its yearly forecasts downwards.
It’s a huge driver day for Team Green. The Nvidia GeForce 411.63 WHQL GPU driver has been rolled out, and this includes all of the official support for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards. This driver will basically be a necessity if you’re picking a new RTX 20 Series GPU. If you’re wondering whether this makes any difference to the benchmark scores from reviews, it won’t. Reviewers are sent out the GPU drivers early so all benchmark tests should’ve been run on this exact 411.63 GeForce driver.
Another year, another FIFA. The big change for FIFA 19 is the addition of the official UEFA Champions League and Europa League licenses. This used to be PES territory but EA has gobbled up the license, making FIFA 19 the only place to play the biggest club competition in the world. No one wants to be battling with a frame rate drop while trying to score a last-minute winner in the Wanda Metropolitano though, so here the PC specs you'll need to run FIFA 19.
EA Sports has dropped a new trailer for FIFA 19 showing off its rather ace looking new Kick-Off mode. For FIFA fans who enjoy playing regularly with their mates, this is a new mode with in-depth stat tracking and match types intended to provide a bit more depth to the usual Exhibition matches.
Loot boxes aren’t gambling, as I’m sure EA executives have told us many times over, but that hasn’t stopped  Electronic Arts getting out in front of the recent furor and announcing that it will disclose the odds of FIFA Ultimate Team packs in FIFA 19.