Wednesday, June 2, 2010

EA Sports Motion Capture With Landon

By Luis Bueno for
[Editor's note: This was an excerpt from an article originally punlished on May 13, 2010. To read the full article, click here]

In his preparations for the World Cup, LA Galaxy and U.S. star Landon Donovan might enlist the use of a secret weapon.

Clad in a skin-tight orange-and-black jumpsuit, Donovan hailed video game giant Electronic Arts and its new EA Sports 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa video game in a promotional event on Tuesday.

Donovan and U.S. coach Bob Bradley won’t exactly prepare for the games by playing the video game into the wee hours of the morning, but any modicum of information gained is a bonus.

“You might think it's a little odd but if you can learn a few things about some players… these guys [EA Sports] do all the research,” Donovan said. “They know what they're doing. They follow those players and these teams more than we do up until this point so you can learn a lot.”

The U.S. will play Slovenia and Algeria in the group stage of the World Cup, on June 18 and 23, respectively, after opening play against England on June 12.

Here's a Behind the Scenes video of Landon doing a motion capture session for the new EA Sports FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa game.

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