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  • ARMS is a boxing-like game for Switch
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    Posted January 13th, 2017 at 12:00 pm 1 Comment »
    There will be a wait for for traditional sports games on the Nintendo Switch, with FIFA coming "later in the year" and NBA 2K18 in September, but the first game that could qualify for the genre is an arcade take on boxing called ARMS. While it's being demonstrated as motion controlled using the Joy-Cons it'll also be playable with traditional controls. ARMS will release in spring meaning it'll be out before June 20 and sell at a premium $60 price.  (more…)...
  • Nintendo Switch coming 3/3 for $300
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    Posted January 12th, 2017 at 9:45 pm 10 Comments »
    Nintendo just held their highly anticipated reveal event for the home/portable hybrid system Switch and announced details about its release, capabilities, and games in development. The Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on March 3 with a price of $300. The online service will initially be free but after a period of time will transition to a paid service. The system offers three different ways to play with TV Mode, Tabletop, and Handheld. The detachable Joy-Cons feature rumble and mo...
  • Madden NFL 17 roster update details heading into Divisional Playoff Weekend
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    Posted January 12th, 2017 at 1:00 pm 4 Comments »
    The roster update in preparation for the nearing Divisional Playoff Weekend is available to download now in Madden NFL 17. The update includes ratings changes that primarily impact players on the eight teams that competed over Wild Card Weekend. Some of the biggest performers in the Wild Card games were rewarded: Le'Veon Bell (+1 to 96), Bobby Wagner (+1 to 93), Jadeveon Clowney (+1 to 89), Thomas Rawls (+1 to 82), and Paul Richardson (+2 to 74). After three phenomenal catches Richardson...
  • Madden NFL 17 has its commentary update heading into Divisional Round
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    Posted January 11th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 2 Comments »
    The 20th commentary update for Madden NFL 17 has gone out with the broadcast team of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis reflecting on the events taking place and storylines that have emerged heading into the Divisional Playoff games. Madden has been receiving these real-world commentary updates regularly throughout the year which apply to Play Now and Online games. The duo has also recorded additional audio for modes like Franchise and Ultimate Team. ...
  • NFL Predictor for Divisional Round now open in Madden NFL 17 Ultimate Team
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    Posted January 11th, 2017 at 9:30 am No Comments »
    The promotion to earn Coins in Ultimate Team based on making predictions related to the NFL Playoffs has now opened up for the Divisional Round of match-ups. The NFL Predictor involves completing new Solo Challenges that give out True or False tokens and then placing those into new Sets that are related to the the four games that will take place on this coming weekend. Two Solo Challenges are currently open and upon completion each awards an NFL Predictor 8-Pack with those badges then tu...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Sports Game of 2016
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    Posted January 10th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 8 Comments »
    The 12th and final category in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards is the big one - Sports Game of the Year. A variety of franchises have won the award in the past including Madden, FIFA and The Show but the last two years have gone to NBA 2K. The 2016 field is strong, with no clear standout, and arguments able to be made for and against each one of the nominees. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 was able to overcome any licensing shortcomings thanks to its fantastic gameplay which addresse...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best New Feature of 2016
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    Posted January 9th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 1 Comment »
    Every year new modes are added to sports games or features introduced to enhance enjoyment of the ones being carried over. The second-to-last category to open up in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards is for Best New Feature. NBA 2K, Madden, and MLB The Show have all won this award in the past, with The Show on a streak of three straight victories over the field. Madden NFL 17 debuted weekly commentary updates from the new broadcasting duo of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis. NBA 2K17...
  • The Line Drive for January 8
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    Posted January 8th, 2017 at 10:30 am 4 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Coming up on last week to vote in all the various categories of the Community Awards. ♦Still to come are the awards for Best New Feature and Sports Game of the Year. ♦Summarized all the biggest sports gaming stories of 2016 for Sporting News. ♦Discussed many of 2016's most important stories on the latest Press Row Podcast. ♦That episode of the Pr...
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