North-American Football Manager/Worldwide Soccer Manager website

Discussion in 'Manager Games' started by GeordieInExile, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. GeordieInExile

    GeordieInExile New Member

    Jun 15, 2004
    Music City, USAye
    Hey guys - just wanted to let you know that I run a website dedicated to Football Manager/WWSM. If there's ever a question you want asked or any information about the game, don't be afraid to ask on the forums or in an email.

    Just thought I'd post this here because I know a lot of you are interested in this great soccer game. Currently we're the only North-American FM site on offer and an official affiliate of Sports Interactive.

    Site is here.

    if this isn't allowed or needs to be somewhere else, I apologise. :)
     
  2. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey,
    I was about to buy this from www.gameplay.com until I saw that it is getting released in the US. My question is, it's coming out next week, but I can not find out where to order it anywhere on the web. Amazon doesn't have it, Electronics Boutique, etc. None of them have it listed. Where or what site can I order it from??

    Thanks,
    Eddie
     
  3. GeordieInExile

    GeordieInExile New Member

    Jun 15, 2004
    Music City, USAye

    PM'd. :)
     
  4. PYordan

    PYordan New Member

    Aug 31, 2002
    Pamplona, Spain
    I also want to know where I can find it...

    Also, I'm curious about the game's rules concerning Freddy Adu. I hear European clubs can just sign him immediately, even at 15. Obviously, his situation is pretty complicated, but did the game just discount all of the international regulations and make him a regular player like any other?
     
  5. GeordieInExile

    GeordieInExile New Member

    Jun 15, 2004
    Music City, USAye
    Gamestop.com :)

    PY have a look at the forums on my site or the MLS thread on the SI Games forums for issues with the MLS. Some of them will be put right in a patch, the rest for FM/WWSM 2006 because of their complexity.
     
  6. Shabs

    Shabs Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    NYC
    Where in the forums do SI/Sega say any of the issues will be fixed in the patch? I've seen the known fixes thread, and MLS ain't in it.
     
  7. DutchFootballRulez

    Jul 15, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Geordie, I registered.
     
  8. prk166

    prk166 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 8, 2000
    Med City
    Gracias!
     
  9. GeordieInExile

    GeordieInExile New Member

    Jun 15, 2004
    Music City, USAye
    Check in the bugs forum on SI - you might have to search a couple of pages back for it though.

    Thanks to those of you who've registered on my forums, it's appreciated. I hope that you'll enjoy yourself and become a part of the North-American FM/WWSM community. The site is quite small right now, but over the coming weeks and months we'll be building it up to offer an all round virtual managerial experience. :)
     
  10. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Worse. The minimum playing age in MLS is 16, so Freddy can't even play for a year and a half in the game.

    Don't get the game for MLS. You'll be awfully disapointed.
     
  11. GeordieInExile

    GeordieInExile New Member

    Jun 15, 2004
    Music City, USAye
    Or alternatively help put the MLS right. On FMUSA4You's forums we're looking into all of the problems/issues with the MLS, and contributing so that those mistakes don't happen again. If you want to be a part of it or just want more info about the project, come sign up on the site.
    :)
     
  12. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've been busy putting MLS right on my own game. But have become pathetically depressed since Chivas and Real can't be used or played and simply gave up.

    Perhaps one of these days I'll join. I created every single USL team, PDL and all, in CM4 and made select players and all sorts of tireless editing crap.
     
  13. GeordieInExile

    GeordieInExile New Member

    Jun 15, 2004
    Music City, USAye
    Sounds like you've been busy. If you would like to help out, you know where to go. :)
     
  14. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was really all for nothing. My CM4 database ended up so edited to hell, the game would just crash sporadically. I can't imagine any SI games doing things like that, though.

    Good luck with the patch. Make sure to correct "Kotaschau" and the US Open Cup history. That stuff has been wrong so long, its practically true that the Rapids won the Cup in 1999 by now.
     
  15. Hitman

    Hitman Member+

    Mar 31, 1999
    Official MLS Annoucement!!

    EUROPE'S BEST-SELLING SOCCER MANAGEMENT GAME COMES TO THE UNITED STATES

    SEGA's Worldwide Soccer Manager, which Hits U.S. Stores on Dec. 8, Is
    Officially Licensed by Major League Soccer



    NEW YORK (Wednesday, December 8, 2004) - SEGA® of America and Major League
    Soccer (MLS) today announced the North American release of Worldwide Soccer
    Manager, a sports management simulation game that is officially licensed by
    MLS. Developed for the PC and Mac by UK developer Sports Interactive,
    creators of the highly popular Championship Manager(tm) series, Worldwide
    Soccer Manager represents the next evolution in fantasy sports by enabling
    gamers to control all team-related activities for their favorite
    professional soccer teams in the U.S. as well as 50 other countries across
    the world.



    Worldwide Soccer Manager features an award-winning game engine that offers
    highly realistic simulations where gamers are responsible for overall team
    performance through the management of important franchise elements
    including, but not limited to: coaching, scouting, trading, human resources
    and finance. Soccer enthusiasts, fantasy sports and tycoon fans, and other
    sports fans who are seeking a fresh, challenging experience can put their
    knowledge to the test by managing every facet of a soccer club.



    "We have brought a title that is wildly popular abroad to the U.S., where
    soccer continues to grow in popularity with the success of our national team
    and Major League Soccer," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president of
    entertainment marketing, SEGA of America, Inc.



    "By including players from all MLS clubs, as well as real players from
    Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Italy and England to name just a few, we
    hope Worldwide Soccer Manager will ride the current wave of fascination in
    fantasy sports that is pervasive in the U.S., and take this genre to the
    next level," said Miles Jacobson, CEO of Sports Interactive.



    In addition to MLS, Worldwide Soccer Manager features leagues from more than
    50 different countries, so players can manage clubs from countries such as
    Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, England, Italy and Spain. The game includes a
    player database of more than 240,000 players and staff from 3,000 clubs
    worldwide in more than 170 divisions.



    "Major League Soccer is pleased to partner with video game leaders such as
    SEGA and Sports Interactive to include MLS teams and players in the world's
    most popular management-style soccer game," said Stu Crystal, Vice President
    of Marketing and Consumer Products for MLS. "Worldwide Soccer Manager's
    entry into the U.S. market will allow core soccer fans who understand the
    nuances of the game of soccer to truly experience the evaluation and
    management process that Major League Soccer's coaches and General Managers
    execute on a daily basis."



    Worldwide Soccer Manager is currently available in all major retail outlets
    in the United States with an MSRP of $39.99.



    About SEGA

    SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA
    Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and
    outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes
    interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware
    platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by
    Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America's
    Web site is located at www.SEGA.com.



    About Sports Interactive

    Sports Interactive (SI), the creator of the Championship Manager® series, is
    the world's leading developer of sports management simulations. Founded in
    1994 and based in Islington, North London, SI has a full-time staff of 34
    and employs the services of more than 2,500 part-time researchers across the
    globe. Five of SI's creations are among the UK's Top 20 best-selling PC
    games of all time. The company's future games will be published by the
    global computer and video games giant, SEGA. Further information on the
    company is available from its website, www.sigames.com.



    About Major League Soccer

    Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer is the top flight
    professional soccer league in the United States and features many stars from
    the U.S. and around the world. The 12 teams in MLS are: the Chicago Fire,
    Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, FC Dallas, Kansas City Wizards, Los Angeles
    Galaxy, MetroStars, New England Revolution, San Jose Earthquakes, 2004 MLS
    Cup Champion D.C. United and the two newest expansion teams, Real Salt Lake
    and Club Deportivo Chivas USA, which begin play in 2005. Major League
    Soccer's tenth season kicks off on April 2, 2005. For more information about
    MLS, log on to the League's official Web site at www.MLSnet.com.
     
  16. Bonji

    Bonji Moderator

    Feb 4, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    While this says the game is being released today, I've only been able to find GameStop selling it and they won't get it until next week. The guy on the phone said I should pre-order it to ensure getting a copy because with this type of release they only send as many copies as get pre-ordered.
     
  17. beautifulgamer

    beautifulgamer New Member

    Nov 11, 2000
    Where is the best place to order this game?undefined


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  18. GeordieInExile

    GeordieInExile New Member

    Jun 15, 2004
    Music City, USAye
    From what I'm aware, Gamespot maybe your best (and only) choice right now.
     
  19. Norsk Troll

    Norsk Troll Member+

    Sep 7, 2000
    Central NJ
    And GameSpot just pushed back their estimated arrival time by another week, to Dec. 20 now! [​IMG]
     
  20. andythemick

    andythemick New Member

    Aug 22, 2003
    louisville, ky
    The thing is, why would Sega announce the game as shipping on the 8th, when apparently the only store to get it (Gametops) won't have it until the 20th? Is it sitting in shipping purgatory until then?
     
  21. JayJay4Pres

    JayJay4Pres New Member

    May 10, 2003
    909
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My local Gamestop will have it on the 15th...all Gamestops are getting it at different times. Also, make sure your's receives at least one copy, talk on the SI board seems that most might not carry it.
     
  22. Harper916

    Harper916 Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    Lake Charles, La.
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is it only available for PC, or is it going to be available for PS2 also?
     
  23. Bonji

    Bonji Moderator

    Feb 4, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you want a copy at Gamestop the best thing to do is go to the local branch and put down a $5 deposit. An employee told me that the deposit will determine how many copies are sent out to each location.
     
  24. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    PC only
     
  25. hoboken16

    hoboken16 Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Jersey City, NJ USA
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That has been fixed in the patch
     

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