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  • Sports Games Desperately Need Alternative Online Experiences
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    Posted February 26th, 2015 at 1:15 pm 11 Comments »
    In a recent Press Row Podcast episode I proposed the idea again that MLB: The Show, which has struggled mightily with online performance and stability since inception, should offer an "Extra Innings" mode online. That proposal generated a significant response from listeners on social media and forums intrigued by the concept and the benefits it would offer - along with expressing hope that other sports games could include unique online experiences.  (more…)...
  • Fast & Furious Themed Forza Horizon 2 Expansion Coming Next Month for Free
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    Posted February 25th, 2015 at 5:30 pm No Comments »
    A standalone expansion to Forza Horizon 2 was announced today. Releasing on March 27 Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious will be available to download for free to everyone on Xbox One and 360 through April 10. Owning or even having played Forza Horizon 2 is not required. After that point it will cost $10 but those who downloaded previously will keep it for free. The promotion coincides with the release of Furious 7 on April 3rd. In Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, pla...
  • Features for Franchise Hockey Manager 2 Coming This Spring
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    Posted February 25th, 2015 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    In 2013 OOTP Developments, creators of the Out of the Park Baseball franchise, debuted Franchise Hockey Manager. The game was met with mixed reviews that trended negative as a large number of users cited frequent crashes and other elements deemed disappointing or troublesome. Later this year the company will release Beyond the Sidelines Football in an attempt to break into the untapped market in that sport for PC management sims. With response to the first Franchise Hockey Manager in min...
  • Rugby 15 Nearing Release However Reviews Suggest Best to Avoid New Series
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    Posted February 11th, 2015 at 5:00 pm 3 Comments »
    Though it doesn't have a following in North America there is one sports game due out this month. Rugby 15 is set to release February 24 on PS4, Xbox One, and PS3. Amazon has it listed for $50 (PS4/XB1) and $40 (PS3) but is also including a $10 promotional credit with pre-orders. Rugby 15 comes from developer HB Studios whose most recent effort is The Golf Club - released last year and still being actively worked on. Rugby is published by Maximum Games, which it appears will also be handli...
  • After a Year Off EA Sports PGA Tour Faces Identify Crisis and Tougher Launch Climate
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    Posted February 4th, 2015 at 5:15 pm 14 Comments »
    EA Sports may may never be able to recapture the dominating presence they once had in golf games. The Tiger Woods series hemorrhaged sales ever since Woods' image became tarnished and his inability to get back on top of the golf world prevented that from being overcome even years later. The quality of the product however was steady with the last release, Tiger 14, considered to be one of the best in the series' history. Now though there's a distinct sense of conflict for the series that w...
  • EA Looking Towards Future of “Free-to-Start” Console Games
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    Posted January 29th, 2015 at 10:15 am 8 Comments »
    EA's stock hit a seven year high yesterday following the report of third quarter fiscal results which highlighted soaring digital revenue. The primary drivers behind that success have been the Ultimate Team modes in sports games and free-to-play mobile games. The inevitability of free-to-play reaching consoles has never been more evident than now. CEO Andrew Wilson essentially laid out plans for that during the quarterly investor call. Gamespot noted the comments in an article earlier ...
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