Press Row Podcast: Sports Game of the Year for 2015
The most anticipated Press Row Podcast episode on an annual basis is here as the 2015 Sports Game of the Year is named!Â In a year that had fewer options than ever but the quality of those available was exceptional, will it be Rocket League, NBA 2K16, Madden NFL 16, or MLB 15: The Show that comes out on top and takes the prize home?
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End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best Career Mode of 2015
The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best Career Mode. The single player path that generally begins on a low level of competition and progresses into a professional career has, outside of NBA 2K, not gotten much attention in recent years. The category has been won three times by the series with MLB: The Show capturing the title in two other years.
Now Open for Voting:Â Best Gameplay â€“ BestÂ Presentation â€“ Best Post-Release SupportÂ - Best...
2015 Pastapadre Community Awards Preview
The annual Pastapadre Community Awards are back, offering an opportunity to reflect upon the year in sports gaming and recognize developers for their accomplishments in specificÂ areas of the games and as a whole. In today's video Rich and I discuss the basis for the Community Awards along with all the categories and respective nominees.
Now Open for Voting:Â Best Gameplay â€“ BestÂ Presentation â€“ Best Post-Release SupportÂ â€“Best Career Mode â€“ Best Team-Building Mode â€“ Best Online...
End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best Post-Release Support of 2015
The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best Post-Release Support. These days publishers can't get away with simply releasing and moving on. Consumer expectations include multiple patches, to just not fix any glaring problems but further improve the game and offer new content, along with constant updates in areas such as rosters and team-building modes.
Now Open for Voting:Â Best Gameplay - BestÂ Presentation - Best Post-Release Support
New mode for Rocket League transforms the soccer into hockey with Winter Event
Last month developer Psyonix released free "mutators" for Rocket League with a dedicated playlist featuring the new twists on the game. At the same time another one was announced, for many maybe theÂ most intriguing of them all, as the soccer foundation of the game would transform into hockey with a special new mode.
That hockey form of Rocket League debuts today with the "Snow Day" playlist on PS4 and PC along with new holiday-themed drop items that are earned by playing games:Â â€śXmasâ...
End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best Presentation of 2015
The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best Presentation.Â This is a category that has simply been owned by the NBA 2K franchise, having taken home the award all five years.
Now Open for Voting:Â Best Gameplay - Best Presentation
NBA 2K16 looks to be in strong position to extend that to six in a row, after adding pre-recorded cutaway interviews during games, featuring a studio show with three quarters of the Inside the NBA crew, and even the...
EA has created a Competitive Gaming Division headed by Peter Moore
Though late to the party Electronic Arts has been attempting to make a push into eSports, and that's been evidenced by recent feature additions within Madden NFL 16 and FIFA 16, and others that will play a role in various EA Sports titles emerging in the space. Yesterday theÂ company announced the creation of a Competitive Gaming Division which will be headed up by former EA Sports president and current EA COO Peter Moore, noting three "core pillars":
To create highly-engagi...
End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best Gameplay of 2015
With 2015 coming to a close itâ€™s time to begin looking back on the developments that have taken place and award the various efforts in sports gaming. To start will be the first of the Community Awards. You can check out the winners from previous years here.
The categories to look forward to are Community Sports Game of the Year, Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best Online Play, Best Presentation, Best Franchise Mode, Best Career Mode, Best Post-Release Support, Best New Feature, Bes...