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  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Impressions
    Posted April 22nd, 2014 at 2:15 pm 3 Comments »
    2014 FIFA World Cup is a difficult game to properly assess. It offers up a compelling experience, something the every-four-years edition has become known for, but one that will feel notably old-gen to those who played FIFA 14 on Xbox One or PlayStation 4.  (more…)...
  • Royce Gracie Added to Pre-Order Incentive for EA Sports UFC
    Posted April 22nd, 2014 at 9:15 am 5 Comments »
    Those who pre-order EA Sports UFC will have the opportunity to get more than just Bruce Lee unlocked for use immediately. UFC legend Royce Gracie will be included in the pre-order bonus for the game as well - though which specific retailers will have him has not been made completely clear by EA. As is the case with Lee, Gracie can also be unlocked by completing Career mode for those who don't get the game day one. Gracie makes for a much easier sell to hardcore fans of the UFC as the rea...
  • Dynamic Cameras in MLB 14: The Show
    Posted April 21st, 2014 at 1:30 pm 7 Comments »
    The latest video for MLB 14: The Show features a look at the Dynamic Cameras for batting and fielding introduced to the series this year. As with the other recent videos for the game, it includes PlayStation 4 footage to show things off, however note that the option to use Dynamic Cameras is available in the PS3 and Vita versions as well. New to MLB 14, dynamic batting cameras will change the way you see the game from the batter's box. The new camera is designed to add more perspective, m...
  • Out of the Park Baseball 15 Available Now
    Posted April 21st, 2014 at 10:45 am No Comments »
    The PC/Mac baseball management sim Out of the Park Baseball is available now to all at a price of $40. The game initially went out to those who had pre-ordered on Friday. It follows the release of iOOTP 2014 for iOS devices last Thursday. Features include a new ratings system, updated rosters, revamped interface, additional international leagues, future support for 3D ballparks and ball flight, and much more.  (more…)...
  • The Line Drive for April 20
    Posted April 20th, 2014 at 1:15 pm 13 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Make sure to get any entries in for the giveaway of MLB 14: The Show! ♦Guested on the Doddcast last night discussing general gaming news and impressions. ♦Check out the latest EA Sports UFC fighter screenshots in the FB album. ♦The official EA Sports NHL sim of the playoffs has Boston winning the Stanley Cup. ♦The official NBA 2K14 sim of the play...
  • Press Row Podcast PAX East Panel
    Posted April 19th, 2014 at 3:30 pm No Comments »
    Just over a week ago at PAX East a panel for the Press Row Podcast took place with the subject as "The Crisis in Sports Games". Specifically that refers to things like the contraction in number of games each year, the lack of true arcade games, the rigid development cycles, and whether the necessary value is there is there for consumers. Though I wasn't in attendance for the panel these are important topics relating to the genre and there's some great insight to take from all the discus...
  • Giveaway – MLB 14: The Show on PS4
    Posted April 18th, 2014 at 1:00 pm 74 Comments »
    The semi-regular site giveaways continue with an opportunity to win the highly anticipated PlayStation 4 version of MLB 14: The Show! There are several ways to qualify and each one counts for entries so the more you complete the more chances to win. The giveaway is open now and will run through May 1st when the winner will be randomly selected and contacted for delivery details. Good luck!  (more…)...
  • Trailer for the PlayStation 4 Version of MLB 14: The Show
    Posted April 17th, 2014 at 12:45 pm 7 Comments »
    SCEA today released a trailer for MLB 14: The Show on PS4 that again puts the graphical enhancements in the spotlight. This follows on the heels of the opportunity to see pure gameplay through an extended live stream. It provides a look at the rebuilt stadiums, enhanced lighting engine, active and varied crowd models, and other visual enhancements in action that will soon be realized come May 6th. ComplexEmbed.Application.initialize({cId: "U2dGE3bTo_BLUJIe0bm5mCbs0797rc3O",adSetCode: "c97...
  • The Golf Club is Out Today on Steam
    Posted April 17th, 2014 at 9:30 am 4 Comments »
    Though a release date has yet to be announced for The Golf Club on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the game released today for PC through Steam Early Access. It's available at a discount for the next seven days with the price now at $30 with a jump to $35 later. The Xbox One and PS4 versions are said to release "soon" so it may just be a matter of certification with it landing next week or the following week. The Golf Club is the only sim golf game expected to release in 2014 as EA Sports PGA...
  • iOOTP Baseball 2014 Now Available
    Posted April 17th, 2014 at 9:00 am 1 Comment »
    Arguably the best sports management sim available for mobile devices, the latest edition of iOOTP Baseball has released for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The app is $5 and this year the new features include updated rosters, a redesigned interface, a player editor, and retina support. For the first time an Android version is in the works and that is expected to release this summer.  (more…)...
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