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  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Mobile Sports Game of 2016
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    Posted December 10th, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 Comment »
    The second category to open in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards is for Best Mobile Sports Game. This is one that sometimes has proven difficult to narrow the field down or, as was the case last year, even identify specific ones worthy of recognition. 2016 however has three candidates that represent different models for how mobile games can be successful. Photo Finish Horse Racing filled a void in the mobile space with a compelling structure involving not just the racing but also man...
  • Your thoughts on the new Retro Mode coming to MLB The Show 17
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    Posted December 9th, 2016 at 2:30 pm 5 Comments »
    The debut trailer for MLB The Show 17 revealed the introduction of 'Retro Mode' which will act as a standalone way to play inspired by baseball games of the '90s including those fronted by Ken Griffey Jr. this year's cover star. It's the perfect type of announcement well in advance of release creating buzz as a newsworthy and socially shared item, helping to drive some early pre-orders while leaving the meat of the improvements to the game for later announcements. Reaction has ranged from...
  • Madden NFL 17 roster update details out of week 13 of the season
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    Posted December 8th, 2016 at 2:00 pm 2 Comments »
    The roster update following week 13 of the season is now available in Madden NFL 17. Khalil Mack has been on a roller coaster ride of sorts since the start of the season having begun with a rating of 94, moving up to 97 for week one, having sunk to 93 following week six, and now having climbed all the way back up to 97 with the latest point being added today. Other notable players on the move in the latest roster update include Marshal Yanda (+2 to 95), Kam Chancellor (+1 to 95), Aaron Ro...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Gameplay of 2016
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    Posted December 8th, 2016 at 9:30 am 5 Comments »
    With 2016 coming to a close it’s time to start looking back on the developments that have taken place and acknowledge the various efforts in sports gaming. To start is the first category in the annual Community Awards. You can check out the winners from previous years here. The categories to look forward to include Community Sports Game of the Year, Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Racing Game, Best Online Play, Best Presentation, Best Franchise Mode, Best Care...
  • Rocket League update has added new arena set in space and training mode
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    Posted December 7th, 2016 at 2:30 pm 1 Comment »
    The latest free update for Rocket League arrived today and brings with it a brand new arena that is set in space. Developer Psyonix has also delivered on a huge new feature in the form of the 'Rocket League Trainer' which allows you to create and share specific practice scenarios. There are other new items in the content update like colorblind mode, Steam Workshop support, and the ability to set preferences for arenas in playlists. Additionally a new DLC car is available for $2 which too ...
  • Madden NFL 17 has its commentary update from regular season week 13
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    Posted December 7th, 2016 at 10:15 am 4 Comments »
    The 16th commentary update for Madden NFL 17 has gone out with the broadcast team of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis reflecting on the events that took place and storylines that emerged from week 13 of the season. Madden will be receiving these real-world commentary updates regularly throughout the year which apply to Play Now and Online games. The duo is also recording additional audio for modes like Franchise and Ultimate Team. Another commentary update is out in Madden NFL 17. Here'...
  • Open beta begins for 3on3 Freestyle
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    Posted December 6th, 2016 at 2:00 pm 5 Comments »
    The free-to-play street basketball game 3on3 Freestyle entered its open beta period today. The game is out on PS4 and can be queued for download through its store product page. Any progress made during the beta will be carried through to its official release.  (more…)...
  • MLB The Show 17 will be impacted by a few changes with new CBA
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    Posted December 6th, 2016 at 10:00 am No Comments »
    It's only December and yet MLB The Show 17 has already revealed Ken Griffey Jr. as the cover star and a new Retro Mode that will celebrate the time in which he last fronted baseball video games around 20 years ago. Outside of those official announcements however there's a few changes that will be implemented based on the new collective bargaining agreement that will be in place for the start of the coming season. The changes from the deal that was just struck won't have any effect on gam...
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