We cannot, it seems, help but get carried away by voice assistants, and even though Microsoft joined the party extremely late with the introduction of Cortana earlier this year, the amount of hype it has generated for the software giant will certainly do Windows Phone's cause no harm whatsoever. Having already been compared a dozen times to Google Now and Apple's Siri, Cortana has had the benefit of watching and learning from both, but while the Halo-based voice assistant has clearly borrowed from its two longer-serving rivals in many departments, Siri is now looking to Cortana for inspiration.
FIFA 14 for iOS was released just last week, but unfortunately for avid soccer fans, it was restricted to those based in specific regions. Today, not only has the latest installment of the popular series taken its worldwide bow, but for the very first time, FIFA has made its long-awaited debut for Android over at the Google Play Store. Details, as as well as the download info, can be found after the break.
It's a well known fact that Europeans love their football, or soccer, as it known in some parts of the world, and as a sweetener, Microsoft is throwing in a free copy of FIFA 14 with every Xbox One pre-order. The move, which is an overt attempt to pull in consumers tempted by the PlayStation 4, was announced by the Redmond company at the Gamescom trade show in Germany, and will be available to all pre-orderers while stocks last.
Electronic Arts has been there at the launch of countless game consoles throughout its prolific years, and it is going to be no different even this time around.