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  • ARMS beta impressions and gameplay video
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    Posted May 27th, 2017 at 12:15 pm No Comments »
    Nintendo is holding online beta sessions for its new IP that's set to launch late next month, ARMS, over the course of both this weekend and next. Hype has been building on the game since its original announcement and consumers with the Switch have been looking forward to something new in the months since the system came out. It's evident after playing for an hour that ARMS has the potential to be the next big thing for Nintendo. (more…)...
  • Memorial Day Weekend roster and Diamond Dynasty content for MLB The Show 17
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    Posted May 26th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 3 Comments »
    Along with the weekly roster update MLB The Show 17 also has quite a lot of new content to dig into within Diamond Dynasty mode as we head into Memorial Day Weekend. There are no players reaching the Diamond tier or dropping out of it though Miguel Cabrera (-2 to 90) has fallen dangerously close to being downgraded to Gold. J.D. Martinez (+2 to 86) is a new Gold. Matt Kemp (+2 to 84) and Michael Fulmer (+3 to 84) are now just a point away from getting there. Ratings continue to trend upwa...
  • Art improvements showcased for Super Mega Baseball 2 and release month revealed
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    Posted May 26th, 2017 at 7:00 am 6 Comments »
    Metalhead Software today released a new video for Super Mega Baseball 2 with this one focusing on the improvements that have been made to stadiums, characters, and animations. Without licensing there's a certain creative freedom the developers can take but they're also responding to feedback received from consumers about the look of the first game. SMB2 is the sequel to one of the biggest surprises of 2014, with the original finishing near the top of numerous Sports Game of the Year lists...
  • More on The Golf Club 2 with look at gameplay improvements and character customization
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    Posted May 25th, 2017 at 9:30 am 3 Comments »
    Despite the sequel to 2014's The Golf Club being just a month away from release there hasn't been much shown of the game besides it's enhanced Course Creator until now. A developer-held live stream put The Golf Club 2 on display and revealed new details relating to gameplay improvements and character customization. The entirety of the live stream was recapped for Hit The Pass and the archived video to watch is below. The Golf Club 2 releases on June 27 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC at ...
  • Pro Evolution Soccer Mobile Now Available
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    Posted May 25th, 2017 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    For the first time the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise is offered for mobile devices. The free-to-play game utilizes the same engine found on consoles (optimized for mobile), is based on its MyClub team-building mode, and includes all partnered club, league, and tournament licenses. Download PES 2017 for iOS here and Android here but be warned it's huge at 1.3GB. ♦Controller actions have been optimized to make playing on your mobile device feel as smooth and exciting as a PES action gam...
  • Xbox Game Pass subscription service has launched and includes some sports games
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    Posted May 24th, 2017 at 7:30 am 16 Comments »
    Microsoft today launched Xbox Game Pass, a subscription service that includes unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backwards compatible games. Xbox Game Pass is $10 a month and all those with Xbox Live Gold get to start with a free 14 day trial. The sports games available through the service at launch are NBA 2K16, The Golf Club, and Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings. 2K17 could get added in the months ahead. Other high profile franchises like Gears of War, Bioshock, and Halo are ...
  • NBA Playgrounds may be a very different game after its first major patch
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    Posted May 22nd, 2017 at 4:30 pm 6 Comments »
    Two weeks ago when NBA Playgrounds released there was real potential identified in the game that was unfortunately held back by some gameplay and design missteps. Check out the full review on Sporting News and Press Row Podcast episode all about it. Now though it appears many of the problems with NBA Playgrounds are going to be addressed soon through the promised extensive post-release support. Developer Saber Interactive has released the details of an upcoming patch for PlayStation 4, X...
  • Fifth patch for MLB The Show 17 adjusts AI manager decision-making
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    Posted May 22nd, 2017 at 9:00 am 2 Comments »
    Another patch went live today for MLB The Show 17 weighing in at a light 47MB. Earlier updates to MLB 17 delivered continued fixes for gameplay and presentation, initial improvements to gameplay, miscellaneous adjustments, plus a few online and uniform fixes. The biggest change in this one relates to the "manager hook logic" in dealing with the CPU's handling of pitchers and the use of pinch hitters.   (more…)...
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