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FIFA 12’s Impact engine: Slapstick foul-baiting simulator

Soccer is a thinking man’s game. Besides challenging players with finicky AI programming, it's a game of tactics, discipline, and knowing the exact opportunity to trip over someone's foot with spectacular drama. To that end, FIFA 12's fanciful Impact physics engine enhances collisions for that touch of realism we all yearn for in sports games. As the video below demonstrates, soccer’s greatest gleefully take advantage of the Impact engine’s blatant disregard for the laws of nature while fishing for that coveted red card. Don’t miss a striker’s resigned acceptance of his spinning fate at 1:23 as well as a goalie’s sportsmanlike Falcon Punch at 2:16.


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