V A L E R I O – Episode 14

FUT FM Episode 14

Another Thursday, another super duper mega fantastic FUT FM! This week, we kick things off by tripping up Valerio and then transition to FIFA 18 demo talk (it’s expected to be out on September 15). We go over our expectations, hopes and dreams, and then we go over World Cup qualifiers, FUT World Cup, and our best formations in FIFA 17. Plus, you get to hear about drpoplove burning his hand like an idiot!

FUT FM Episode 14
Will Italy qualify for the World Cup?

FIFA 18 Demo

It’s almost time for the FIFA 18 demo! After a leaked listing on the Xbox dashboard, the entire FIFA world is convinced that it’ll drop on September 15, roughly 2 weeks before the full game comes out. We’re expecting to see 6 – 8 teams and just the kick off mode, along with 3 minute halves. No doubt you’ll be able to extend the half length on PC like every year, but the stamina of the player never adjusts to it so it’s still not a super accurate representation of the final game.

By the way, don’t forget to vote in our latest FUT FM Transfers poll!

This episode features drpoplove (Goran), Italian Stallion (Valerio), and Nellygotbored (Nenad). See you comrades next week!

P.S. In case you missed it, check out our 2nd episode with Air Japes.

Air Japes Answers Your Questions

Air Japes returns this week to tackle some of your hard hitting questions with the FUT FM gang, trigger Valerio, bid on David Villa, and spit fire about FIFA 18. With just a few weeks from the launch of the new game, things are heating up quicker than the one man microwave dinner you slogged through whilst crying over your ex in your filthy living room. Wait, where were we? Oh yeah, don’t miss this episode!

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Alright comrades, here’s the scenario. David Villa is around his late 20s and has scored over 20 goals for 5 or 6 years at Valencia. If this happened in today’s transfer market, how much do you think he sells for? Let us know by Tweeting at us and use #FUTFMTRANSFERS so others can easily discoer your post.

We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it! Right now is the calm before the storm, FIFA 18 is about to drop and when the demo hits (presumably on the 15th of September), it’s going to get super spicy!

This episode features drpoplove (Goran), Italian Stallion (Valerio), Nellygotbored (Nenad), and Air Japes. Thanks for listening, we’ll see you next week.

By the way, don’t forget to check out last week’s episode if you haven’t already.

Post FIFA 18 Beta Rowdiness – Episode 12

FUT FM Episode 12

As we wait for the big Gamescom FIFA 18 news, we dive deeper into the FIFA 18 Closed Beta, cows, Domino’s pizza (wth?), Valerio’s passion for farming, our strengths and weaknesses in FIFA 17, and ooooooh so much more. This episode is spicy!

FUT FM Episode 12
Valerio’s friend.

L2 R2/LT RT Dribbling In FIFA 18

It seems that the ability to magically ice skate backwards on the pitch has been nerfed pretty significantly in FIFA 18.


However, it looks like L2 R2 dribbling is more powerful in the box. It’s difficult to say if the FIFA 18 defensive AI is simply incomplete in the beta, or if it’ll be hugely incompetent. As it stands though, you can play with way too much freedom inside the opponent’s box. It’ll be extremely interesting to see how the upcoming demo compares to the beta.

By the way, don’t forget to vote in this cleaaarrrllyyy super important poll.

This episode features drpoplove (Goran), Italian Stallion (Valerio), Nellygotbored (Nenad), and Chappers (Elis).  Huge thank you for tuning in, we’ll be back next week!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out last week’s FIFA 18 Closed Beta episode if you have haven’t already.

FIFA 18 Closed Beta Analysis

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There’s so much new FIFA 18 info to discuss this week! The closed beta has resulted in a crazy amount of leaked footage, showcasing all of the major modes and features. From the the new pausing system to the potential nerfing of L2R2 dribbling and career mode negotiations, we’ve got it all. This is another must listen episode if you’re getting or on the fence about FIFA 18! Also, Valerio is triggered in less than 5 minutes.

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New FIFA 18 Features and Quality of Life Improvements

Looks like we’re finally getting some quality of life improvements that fans have wanted for years. For example, you won’t be able to matches last 40 minutes by scoring on goals on purpose anymore. Hooray!

Obviously this doesn’t happen too often, but every now and then you run into a troll and want to claw your eyes out.

Anyway, it looks like the FIFA 18  player animations significantly improved over FIFA 17. Hopefully this leads to more fluid gameplay with the ability to have more controls over your input, but of course, we’ll just have to see how it all pans out. After all, the game could be completely rebalanced by the time it comes out.

I don’t want to give away too much of the discussion because the whole gang goes into great detail on everything the FIFA 18 closed beta has to offer, but I will say that Valerio rides an emotional roller coaster this week. Hehe.

This episode features drpoplove (Goran), Italian Stallion (Valerio), and Nellygotbored (Nenad). Thanks for listening, and as always, we’ll be back next week.

By the way, don’t forget to check out last week’s episode with Air Japes! 

Air Japes On FIFA 18

FUT FM Episode 10

We have a super special guest this week. Spoilers, it’s FIFA YouTube legend Air Japes! He joins the FUT FM crew to talk about the huge FUT 18 reveal, and yes, he manages to trigger Valerio very quickly. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll hear our hot takes on what EA have shown so far. This is a monster of an episode, don’t miss it!

Air Japes FIFA 18
The man, the myth, the legend. Japes!

FUT 18 Icon Stories

In FIFA 18, legends are being reintroduced as icons, and they’ll be on all platforms. Each Icon will have a total of 3 FUT cards, with each representing a different point in their career.

This means that we’ll presumably get lots of positional changes and wildly different ratings, which should help add more variety to the game. But how will this affect overall gameplay and the transfer market? Either way, we’re excited to welcome back Ronaldinho to FIFA!

Furthermore, EA will be doing “Throwback Thursdays” throughout the year with SBCs centered around getting the Prime version of an Icon. Will rewards still be handed out on Thursday? As Japes points out in this episode, this could be the biggest free for all we’ve ever seen on the market. Be sure to tune in to hear more of our predictions.

FIFA 18 Gameplay

Weirdly enough, EA chose to debut FIFA 18 gameplay with a 2v2 match. Although this isn’t the most ideal way to do things for the hardcore FUT lovers, it did offer us a glimpse at what’s to come.

Will shielding still be crazy good? Is L2R2 getting nerfed? Could we see the return of traditional crossing in the high level metagame? The gameplay so far ends up raising quite a few questions!

This episode features drpoplove (Goran), Italian Stallion (Valerio), Nellygotbored (Nenad), and Air Japes. Thanks for tuning in and we’ll catch you next week!

As always, don’t forget to check out last week’s episode if you missed it.