Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • Rocket League coming to Nintendo Switch
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    Posted June 13th, 2017 at 3:15 pm 4 Comments »
    Rocket League, which has sold well over 10 million copies and been played by over 30 million players, will be heading to the Nintendo Switch this holiday season. The surprise smash hit which has remained incredibly popular due to extensive post-release support and success as an eSport will be adding a new element of portability thanks to the system's unique capabilities. The Switch version of Rocket League will include cross-network play online with users on Xbox One and PC. Unfortunately...
  • Press Row Podcast: EA Play 2017 News
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    Posted June 11th, 2017 at 9:15 am 3 Comments »
    Sports games always take center stage at Electronic Arts' annual mid-June press briefing. Those previously linked with E3 instead now represent the kickoff to their own event EA Play. Given the leading soccer, football, and basketball titles are always among the top selling games in both North America and worldwide their high-profile presence should come as no surprise. Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, and NBA Live 18 all were prominently featured in this weekend's EA Play press briefing. Madden h...
  • E3/EA Play 2017 Preview
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    Posted June 8th, 2017 at 3:30 pm 12 Comments »
    Though its relevance on the ground has been fading E3 still represents a massive yearly event for the gaming industry. The press briefings that take place prior to E3 are main draw for observers while Electronic Arts has left E3 to hold their own overlapping event known as EA Play and other companies have begun to take similar approaches. E3 and now also EA Play have traditionally delivered new insight into the upcoming crop of sports games slated for late summer and fall. Here’s the l...
  • Rocket League getting big update to celebrate its second anniversary
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    Posted June 5th, 2017 at 7:30 am 3 Comments »
    Rocket League's incredible popularity has now been sustained for two full years due in large part to its fantastic post-release support and there are no signs of that slowing down anytime soon. In celebrating the anniversary developer Psyonix will be putting out a new update on July 5 which delivers a free arena, two cars, additions to the soundtrack, customization options for goal explosions, trails, and engine sounds plus more! (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: An industry in flux
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    Posted June 3rd, 2017 at 1:30 pm No Comments »
    While I'm off this week from hosting duties, Rich Grisham invites in Kat Bailey and Owen Good to chat about the impact from the changing landscape of sports game coverage. How is it handled in 2017? What is their relationship to publishers and developers? What does the audience want to hear and see? It’s a fascinating, honest look at how all of us that love sports games are impacted by these changes – for good and otherwise. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android w...
  • Danger Zone available now on PS4 and PC
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    Posted May 30th, 2017 at 3:00 pm 3 Comments »
    Modeled on the popular 'Crash Mode' from the Burnout series and now having been formed into its own game, Danger Zone released today for $13 on PlayStation 4 and PC through Steam. Danger Zone is all about taking a car and creating the most destruction and monetary damage within 20 different unique set pieces. The 20 scenarios in which you'll be attempting to improve scores on each run represent the entirety of the game. The only feature to help drive continued interest is the presence ...
  • Press Row Podcast: May News Roundup
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    Posted May 29th, 2017 at 12:15 pm 2 Comments »
    Before the news storm that is E3 and EA Play arrive there’s plenty to cover happening in the world of sports gaming. Impressions of the ARMS beta leads off the topics in this week’s Press Row Podcast, along with the questionable decision made to release Super Mega Baseball 2 in September, a major patch for NBA Playgrounds that has changed the gameplay dramatically, and the launch of another game subscription service on Xbox One. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Andro...
  • ARMS beta impressions and gameplay video
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    Posted May 27th, 2017 at 12:15 pm No Comments »
    Nintendo is holding online beta sessions for its new IP that's set to launch late next month, ARMS, over the course of both this weekend and next. Hype has been building on the game since its original announcement and consumers with the Switch have been looking forward to something new in the months since the system came out. It's evident after playing for an hour that ARMS has the potential to be the next big thing for Nintendo. (more…)...
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