Archive for the ‘Event Coverage’ Category
  • Press Row Podcast: E3 2016 Reactions
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    Posted June 18th, 2016 at 11:30 am 2 Comments »
    In this episode of the Press Row Podcast presented by Hit The Pass, Rich Grisham and I go through our reactions to all the news that made its way out of E3 and EA Play and also discuss the considerable challenges that sports video games face in carving out their place in eSports. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can also now be found on the recently launched Google Play Music for...
  • What excited you most out of E3 2016?
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    Posted June 16th, 2016 at 4:45 pm 6 Comments »
    This year's E3 was a fairly uneventful one for the crop of annual licensed sports games. FIFA 17 had the big announcement of a story mode and description of some gameplay advancements while Madden NFL 17 detailed improvements to Franchise mode. Arguably more interesting were the happenings with the somewhat less traditional sports titles. Ubisoft announced a new mountain sports game called Steep with a trailer and gameplay walkthrough that looks spectacular, the first trailer and f...
  • What to expect from Franchise mode in Madden NFL 17
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    Posted June 12th, 2016 at 1:20 pm 41 Comments »
    EA Sports promised a "renewed focus on Franchise mode" for Madden NFL 17 and today the company revealed just what improvements and additions have been made. It's not a reboot of the mode, like with Connected Careers four years ago, but rather a series in refinements to the systems that are in place and the introduction of some long-requested features. Franchise will include a real-time score ticker, full player editing, practice squads, and more injuries plus allowing for decisions to be ...
  • E3 2016 Preview
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    Posted June 9th, 2016 at 1:45 pm 8 Comments »
    The biggest event of the year for the gaming industry which always delivers new insight into the upcoming crop of sports games is almost here. E3 takes place next week with the big press conferences that precede the event happening on Sunday and Monday. Here’s the lineup for when everything is taking place, what to expect, and where to watch.  (more…)...
  • Hangout Video: E3 2015 Day Zero Reactions
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    Posted June 16th, 2015 at 9:30 am 9 Comments »
    The first day of E3 is in the books and it was relatively uneventful, though quite informative, in regards to the upcoming crop of sports games. This year at E3 expectations were tempered as far as the yearly league-licensed games go and there were few deviations from what was anticipated. Madden NFL 16 got a new mode announced, NBA Live 16 made some big promises, and FIFA 16 had one of the longest presentations in recent memory. Meanwhile the oft-rumored, and perpetually teased, Joe Mon...
  • Recapping the 2015 Microsoft E3 Press Conference
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    Posted June 15th, 2015 at 11:00 am 16 Comments »
    Microsoft held their 2015 E3 Press Briefing earlier today and unlike some past years it wasn't an eventful one for those with interest in sports games. Electronic Arts, which has its own conference later today, made an appearance but the focus was mostly on EA Access - which definitely deserves more recognition and hopefully awareness will rise because of it.  (more…)...
  • E3 2015 Preview
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    Posted June 11th, 2015 at 12:00 pm 24 Comments »
    The biggest event of the year for the gaming industry, and one that always delivers new insight into the upcoming crop of sports games, is almost here. E3 takes place next week with the big press conferences that precede the event on Monday. Here's the lineup for when everything is taking place, what to expect, and where to watch.  (more…)...
  • What Game Moved Anticipation Wise Up or Down Most From E3 Showings?
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    Posted June 14th, 2014 at 12:00 pm 15 Comments »
    In what was a relatively uneventful E3, EA Sports pushed its slate of upcoming titles by focusing mostly on the fundamentals instead of hyperbole. Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15, NHL 15, and PGA Tour all debuted new trailers, appeared at the Electronic Arts press conference, and had additional feature details released. Madden went heavy on defense accompanied by some gimmicky visual indicators and new cameras. There was also info on aspects like QB accuracy finally mattering and long overdue pres...
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