Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • Xbox One bundles include free NBA 2K16 through October 10
    Posted October 6th, 2015 at 10:00 am 3 Comments Ľ
    Retailers including Amazon, Gamestop, Best Buy, and Target are running a promotion this week where a free copy of NBA 2K16 is being thrown in with many of the previously available Xbox One bundles. The promotion runs through Saturday. Over at Amazon those Xbox One options include the 1TB Madden NFL 16 Bundle and FIFA 16 Bundle for $399 or the 500GB Gears of War Ultimate Edition Bundle and The LEGO Movie Bundle for $349. NBA 2K16 is added to what's already offered in those packages. In...
  • 9th Circuit ruling on O’Bannon complicates potential return of college games
    Posted September 30th, 2015 at 4:00 pm 12 Comments Ľ
    When Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the Ed O'Bannon vs NCAA class-action lawsuit, there was reason for optimism that college sports video games would be able to return in a few years. That was pending appeals however, and the 9th Circuit today turned in its response, reaffirming that the NCAA violated antitrust laws, but striking down the part where a trust would be set up for players to be paid for the use of their likenesses.¬† (more…)...
  • PES 2016 tops Madden NFL 16 to become highest rated sports game since 2013
    Posted September 22nd, 2015 at 11:45 am 21 Comments Ľ
    Earlier this month Madden NFL 16 was able to stake a claim to being the highest rated traditional licensed sports game on Metacritic since 2013. The 84 on Metacritic rose above all others that followed FIFA 14 which had a score of 87/88. Now Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 has taken the title away as the game currently stands at 87 on Metacritic. Many will point to competition as being a factor here, with the FIFA series having been dominant for nearly a decade. Konami has been forced to to of...
  • Former 2K and THQ community manager goes on Twitter rant dismissing the value of community feedback
    Posted September 16th, 2015 at 7:15 pm 16 Comments Ľ
    Aubrey Sitterson, former community manager at THQ and 2K Sports for the WWE franchise, had a bit of a meltdown on Twitter today in discussing the usefulness of forums - something he says he argued to be shut down during his time with those publishers. That later would move on to how consumer feedback is approached and stating that companies put out the products that they do, in the state they do, because they believe people will buy it regardless - and that consumers are not entitled to anyt...
  • First DLC out now for Rocket League
    Posted August 13th, 2015 at 6:00 pm 2 Comments Ľ
    The Supersonic Fury DLC Pack for Rocket League is now available to download on PlayStation 4 and PC. It arrives shortly after the release of the game's second patch which went out on Tuesday.¬†It goes for $3.99 and includes two new cars and new paint types, boosts and wheels. It can be purchased directly from¬†the game's main menu.¬† (more…)...
  • PES 2016 demo now available
    Posted August 13th, 2015 at 2:15 pm 7 Comments Ľ
    The demo for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PS3, and 360. It arrives over a month in advance of the game's release, which means it gets to cement a first impression in the minds of consumers, heading into a very busy window where it will be competing with a multitude¬†of games for attention and sales. Featured in the demo are two different stadiums and seven clubs: Brazil, France,¬†Juventus F.C.,¬†A.S. Roma,¬†FC Bayern M√ľnchen,¬†SC Corinthians, and...
  • Rocket League patch out now – adds new arena and Spectator Mode
    Posted August 11th, 2015 at 4:00 pm 7 Comments Ľ
    A free content update for Rocket League is now available to download! The new patch, which follows one from late last month that barred ranked quitters from games for a period of time along with other improvements, adds in the new Utopia Coliseum map and Spectator Mode. The latter is especially intriguing as it allows match viewers to watch live from any angle in the arenas. Additionally the update includes 70 more country flags, updated goal explosions and updated vehicle demolitions. ...
  • Konami acquires UEFA Euro license
    Posted August 5th, 2015 at 5:30 pm 2 Comments Ľ
    Konami today officially announced that they have acquired the license to next year's UEFA Euro tournament. This is a license that had been held by EA Sports since 2000, with the publisher having released a game on the every-four-year schedule with the last being in 2012. While the first three UEFA Euro games from EA were standalone retail products, the 2012 edition was an attempt at turning it into an expansion pack sold digitally through the FIFA of that year. It sold for $20 and was tre...
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