Thanks flip it's Shrove Tuesday!

March 3rd, 2014

Is it Pancake Tuesday already? That certainly crêped up on us.

But while this is undoubtedly our favourite day of the year here at Sports Interactive, the prospect of flat and floury treats for tea is only one of many reasons we have to celebrate today.

First up, Football Manager 2014 has finally battered the opposition by marking a record-breaking 18th consecutive week at the top of the UK PC games chart. This eggs-traordinary feat continues a long tradition of chart dominance for games developed by Sports Interactive.

We may get panned for this, but we’ve also just released the winter transfer update for FM14, so the game’s fans across the world can enjoy completely up-to-date squads and player data. The winter transfer update, which is available automatically to all users through Steam, includes all of the player moves which took place during the recently-closed transfer ‘windows’ as well as an eggs-tensive update to the game’s 3D match engine and a number of tweaks and improvements (full details are available here). 

Finally, to top it all off, the more adventurous managers out there can now test their mettle in the Gibraltarian league, as we’ve included both of that territory’s divisions (as well as its cup competitions) in an officially licensed ‘added eggs-tra’ that’s available free-of-charge through Steam Workshop. Find out more here.

While there’s no way that Pancake Tuesday can be improved, some retailers wanted to join in the celebrations with us, and they’ve decided to cut prices during the course of this special day. As a result Football Manager 2014 is now available to download at a special price through Steam or, for those who prefer their games in boxes, from game.co.uk. Football Manager Handheld 2014 is also available at a promotional price through iTunesGoogle Play and the Amazon App Store. You’d better hurry, though, because just like the pancakes, these special prices will be just a memory by tomorrow morning.