More Fighters Being Added to EA Sports UFC
The winner of Best Post-Release Support in the 2014 Pastapadre Community Awards isn't done yet! To date 18 fighters have been added to the roster in EA Sports UFC. They've made it in by piggybackingÂ six patches over the first six months of the game's release.
At least three more fighters are on the way and soon. The company has announced Rafael dos Anjos (fighting Anthony Pettis at UFC 185 in March), Eddie Alvarez, and Holly Holm (fighting at UFC 184 next month) will be coming to the pro...
Fourth Patch Released for NHL 15
Normally a fourth patch for a game would signify impressive post-release support. That hasn't really been the case for NHL 15, as EA Sports has only done the bare minimum when considering the state they released the game in and the promises they made prior to then. It could be argued though they haven't even done that much given how poor and infrequent the roster updates have been.
Features that have been added in post-release updates include Playoff Mode, Be a Pro Coach Feedback, Three S...
Mutant Football League Still in Development
Work has continued on the return of Mutant Football LeagueÂ despite an unsuccessful crowd-funding campaign in 2013. The game has been so under-the-radar since that when pre-alpha footage (check it out here) was posted two weeks passedÂ until any media site took notice.
Creator and lead designer of the original Mutant League Football (released in 1993 on Sega Genesis) Michael Mendheim has been driving the development of the PS4/XB1/PC/iOS/Android reboot. During the Kickstarter campaign a t...
The Line Drive for January 18
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Wrote one Sporting News article this weekÂ - an early MLB 15: The Show preview.
â™¦2K Sports posted an outline of how to earn the various badges in NBA 2K15.
â™¦EA Sports released details on the latest roster update for NBA Live 15.
â™¦EA continues to talk about shoes more than anything else for NBA Live 15.
â™¦NCAA Football had the WR ineligible play sim...
Press Row Podcast: Breaking Down the 2014 Awards Season
The latest Press Row Podcast features extensive discussion on the 2014 accolades given out through the Pastapadre Community Awards and the Operation Sports Awards. Every category is examined from nominations to results and reactions. The year-in-review period is important not just in looking back on what happened but identifying what can be learned from for the future of the genre and specific products within it.
Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOSÂ andÂ theÂ Stitcher app for An...
Three Sports Games Finish in Top Ten Sales for 2014
With NPD reports in for December the entirety of 2014 can be analyzed and three sports games finished in the top ten of sales for the year. The three in question are regulars when rounding up the best-sellers annually.
Madden NFL 15 finished as the second biggest seller in 2014. Only Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was able to top it. NBA 2K15 finished the yearÂ in seventh place and FIFA 15 came through in ninth place.
It's important to note thatÂ NPD only covers North America. NBA 2K a...