Twitter Explodes Over Release Of FIFA 18
In case you’ve been hiding under some sort of large pebble, FIFA 18 was released Friday, otherwise known as FIFA Friday. For many the launch date of EA Sports’ annual FIFA game is a personal holiday that comes before school/work, personal hygiene and familial obligations.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the game’s release.
It’s easy to make plans this weekend when you’ve got the newest FIFA to play. Plenty of you out there are more than willing to take a personal day to stay home to play FIFA on launch day. We salute you all.
— MR SUPERPIDGE (@superpidge) September 29, 2017
— Gemma (@gemma_is_a_red) September 29, 2017
— Chris Irving (@cirving18) September 29, 2017
— #GeekMeetsWorld (@Salieu_J) September 29, 2017
— Oscar Fox Terrier (@oscarfoxterrier) September 29, 2017
It’s important to be prepared for FIFA Friday. Anyone who preordered the digital version of game should have preloaded the game to their console long beforehand to avoid disasters such as this.
— James Wilton (@jwilts88) September 29, 2017
— KarlosKarlito (@karlitostephens) September 29, 2017
I left Fifa downloading all day when I was at work only to come home to see my PlayStation ran out of space. 10 hours remaining. #FIFAFRIDAY :)— Adam Gilroy (@GilroysWorld) September 29, 2017
Retweet For A Free Copy!
Taking advantage of the FIFA fervor, many outlets held giveaways where retweets would give followers a chance to win a free copy of the game. It’s shameless self promotion, but at the same time, why didn’t we do that too?
brb, playing #FIFA18 all day today
— LA Galaxy II (@LAGalaxyII) September 29, 2017
— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) September 29, 2017
Happy #FIFAFriday!RT and follow us for a chance to win your copy of #FIFA18 or a PS4 console! #FIFA18xMLS #contest pic.twitter.com/gyACkTxnP5
— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) September 29, 2017
— Derek Christian (@DerekRChristian) September 29, 2017
Launch Day Competition
FIFA 18 wasn’t the only big video game released on Friday. Nintendo’s SNES Classic came out on the same day, creating a dilemma for the nostalgia-minded consumer.
— Joe (@joebilinehd) September 29, 2017
— James Dean (@ExLichSaddler) September 29, 2017
Not All Puppies And Rainbows
Because this is the internet, not everyone had nice things to say about FIFA 18. Shocking, I know.
— Craig Powell (@craigjohnpowell) September 29, 2017
— RYT (@RelaxYourThroa1) September 29, 2017
— stephen johnson (@stephenj1993) September 29, 2017
Bad Player Matching?
Some folks are upset at the matchmaking. But really, it’s just sour grapes. Git gud son.
— owen masiello (@KingChochacho) September 29, 2017
— OutlawTeddy (@TheOutlawTeddy) September 29, 2017
Odd Looking Ref
One noticeable bug included a referee who’s appearance didn’t quite match up. Maybe FIFA is trying to make a statement about racial equality?
— Ash Wilson (@BigAshWilson) September 29, 2017
— JD (@JDKullman) September 29, 2017
There are plenty of player reactions to the game but here are a couple.
— AS Roma eSports (@RomaeSports) September 29, 2017
— Sam Fielding (@SammyFid) September 29, 2017
Let’s be realistic here. FIFA 18 is going to strain some relationships. Some will grow stronger, others will disintegrate faster than Ligue 1 defenses facing PSG this season.
Being THAT guy who declares on social media that his Mrs bought him Fifa. Feelings
— Sean Mclaughlan (@SeanMclaughlan1) September 29, 2017
— Cal Callaghan (@CalumCallaghan) September 29, 2017
— Emma (@pandaemma92) September 29, 2017
— nathan (@TheNwebo) September 29, 2017
— Chavorn Lewis (@chavorn) September 29, 2017
— Katie southam (@Katiexsoutham) September 29, 2017
— Jemma (@jemmagrace123) September 29, 2017