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  • Details on the third patch for FIFA 17
    Posted January 18th, 2017 at 3:45 pm No Comments »
    A new patch has gone out for FIFA 17 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It's the third post-release update for the game and primarily impacts gameplay with one critical adjustment having been made along with multiple changes delivered to Ultimate Team. Gameplay ♦Adjusted the defensive line position for low pressure tactics. ♦Addressed an issue where a pass was made without a button press. Ultimate Team ♦Displaying correct kit on the player in the kit select screen. ♦Player...
  • Second Set of 2016 Pastapadre Community Award Winners
    Posted January 18th, 2017 at 9:30 am 2 Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 33,000 – the winners of the 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards continue to be announced. The results for the next 4 of 12 total categories are examined today! Here are the winners of Best Franchise Mode, Best Career/Story Mode, Best Post-Release Support, and Best Team-Building Mode.  (more…)...
  • First Set of Pastapadre Community Award Winners for 2016
    Posted January 17th, 2017 at 8:15 am 3 Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 33,000 – it’s time to begin announcing the winners of the 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards. The results for the first 4 of 12 categories are examined today! Here are the winners of Best Gameplay, Best Franchise Mode, Best Online Play, and Best Mobile Game.  (more…)...
  • 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards Voting Coming to a Close Soon
    Posted January 14th, 2017 at 11:00 am 2 Comments »
    The polls in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards will be closing on Monday morning. The 12 categories for 2016 have been open now for a number of weeks and collected tens of thousands of votes in the process yet there are still some too close to call. 2016 was a strong stretch for the sports gaming genre but unlike recent years there was no one game that appeared to be the standout. Each game had its share of highs and lows and that's represented in the nomination distribution. NBA ...
  • ARMS is a boxing-like game for Switch
    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
    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...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Sports Game of 2016
    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
    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...
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