Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • Beta opens for Disc Jam on PS4 and PC
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    Posted February 18th, 2017 at 10:30 am 11 Comments »
    There has been a recent resurgence in action sports game mashups with Rocket League the shining example of how they can be successful. The latest to emerge is Disc Jam which has been somewhat under the radar since releasing a trailer at E3 last year. (more…)...
  • Skate 3 added to EA Access Vault
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    Posted February 13th, 2017 at 10:15 am No Comments »
    The latest game to make it to the EA Access Vault on Xbox One is Skate 3, which first became backwards compatible for the system in November. It's a consolation prize for fans of the series given that there is no indication Electronic Arts plans to develop a fourth. Skate 3 originally came out in 2010 and was actually the lowest rated edition of the franchise finishing with an 80 on Metacritic. Some of the complaints related to the proximity of releases as the trio of Skate games were rel...
  • Press Row Podcast: Sports games making news in world of eSports
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    Posted February 11th, 2017 at 1:00 pm 3 Comments »
    Still in their infancy within the competitive arena there were two major stories for sports video games and their place as eSports this week. EA Sports had to navigate controversy due to the conduct of the Madden Bowl winner on social media, while 2K Sports announced an unprecedented partnership with the NBA to create what will be known as the NBA 2K eLeague. Also discussed are gameplay improvements that have been detailed for MLB The Show 17, the return of Mutant League Football and its ...
  • EA Sports responds to controversy over social media conduct from eSports competitors
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    Posted February 9th, 2017 at 7:30 am 9 Comments »
    Rather than being about the series of entertaining Madden NFL 17 games in an eSports setting where viewership numbers are slowly on the rise, the big story coming out of the Madden Bowl late last week related to the conduct of the winner on social media. The situation has been problematic for EA Sports which is still trying to find its way in the competitive scene and has now faced a number of growing pains along the way. The circumstances necessitated a response from the company which wa...
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 to receive another update next week
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    Posted February 3rd, 2017 at 1:45 pm 2 Comments »
    The next patch for Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is scheduled to arrive on Thursday, February 9 and will most prominently add a number of updated likenesses along with the introduction of MyClub to the free-to-play edition of the game. Previous updates to PES 2017 delivered PS4 Pro support, more updated likenesses, and enhanced the presence of partners Liverpool and Dortmund with their stadiums, anthems, and classic kits. Over 100 players will be visually enhanced through the update "spanning...
  • Press Row Podcast: EA – Booms and Busts
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    Posted February 2nd, 2017 at 11:00 am 5 Comments »
    Electronic Arts’ stock is trading at all-time high levels and in looking forward to fiscal year 2018 (April 2017-March 2018) the company revealed a number of interesting facts and plans related to their various sports franchises. There’s the good: FIFA 17 was the world’s biggest selling sports game in 2016 and the company continues to see its digital revenue driven largely by Ultimate Team and free-to-play mobile show no signs of slowing down. There’s the bad: NBA Live has now ...
  • Sports gaming will get off to a disappointing start with Nintendo Switch
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    Posted January 21st, 2017 at 2:15 pm 13 Comments »
    For long Nintendo has not been any sort of destination for sports gamers and the upcoming Switch, despite offering unique functionality that could prove beneficial to many games, doesn't appear to be changing that perception. The system will launch without any sports games (FIFA and NBA 2K18 are coming later in the year), is under-powered compared to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and has some real cost concerns based on its initial price and additional purchases that have to be made along ...
  • Final Set of 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards Winners
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    Posted January 20th, 2017 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 33,000 – the announcement of 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards winners conclude with the final 4 of 12 total categories examined. Here are the winners of Sports Game of the Year, Best New/Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best New Feature, and Best Racing Game.  (more…)...
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