So, Maybe im obsessed...
But the news of Football Manager Live becoming Beta so soon is only good news to me.
Whats even better is I was one of the first to win a Beta key in a competition on friday. Big whoop I hear you say, well its not only myself that has a chance to win one. SI are releasing beta keys in numerous competitions, the most recent being by the news of the world.
Heres the article :
The world’s greatest football management sim is back – and this time you’ll be playing against people from around the world in real time.
Sports Interactive and SEGA will release Football Manager Live in March 2008 and it’s set to be the biggest-ever launch in the award-winning franchise.
We’ve been addicted to the game for the last six weeks and now 100 lucky GadgiTs’ readers will get the chance to play the beta version of the game a full ten months before anyone else.
It’s different from the regular version of Football Manager in that instead of picking a real-world team - like Manchester United – you create your own football club, call it whatever you want, name the stadium, give them a nickname, choose the strip and start building your team.
You’re given a limited wage budget to build your squad and will have to balance superstar players with younger prospects and relative unknowns.
In each server – or “gameworld” – up to 1000 players can compete, and players can be purchased for a period of one month before you have to renegotiate their contract.
All the players are real and their attributes are in line with their real-life abilities and although there are no scouts or coaches, players do improve over time.
You compete against other teams in your gameworld and score points by playing in tournaments and the points system is levelled to ensure players who spend all day online playing the game don’t have an unfair advantage over those who play less. So the more games you play each day, the less points you’ll win or lose in each match.
Once you’ve picked your team and selected your tactics – you’re ready to kick off and play the game.
To stand a chance of being among the first to play this ground-breaking football title, just e-mail us at [email protected] and make sure you put "Football Manager Live Beta" as the subject header.
The first 100 entries picked at random will win a unique invite each and will be notified within 28 days. Competition closes midnight Monday, so get in quick!
For more info on Football Manager Live, please log on to www.sigames.com
So there you have it, send an email and have a chance at winning one. Maybe I'll see you in the beta when it starts in a week or so. :)