Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • EA drops E3 in favor of fan-centric event
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    Posted January 27th, 2016 at 9:45 am 8 Comments »
    Electronic Arts has long had an immense presence at E3, holding down the prime spot right at the entrance of the Los Angeles Convention Center South Hall, and holding a press briefing between those of Microsoft and Sony on the Monday before the show floor would open. That's all changing this year. EA will not have a booth at E3 and their press briefing will now take place on Sunday, June 12. Instead they'll be holding their own fan-centric event rather than being housed within the industr...
  • Dangerous Golf could be this year’s Rocket League
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    Posted January 26th, 2016 at 8:15 am 1 Comment »
    For a period of a few years it appeared the creative arcade-style sports game had gone completely extinct. While that's still the case with licensed offerings, what has started to emerge in their place are unique unlicensed takes on sports. Super Mega Baseball was the first out the door, and then Rocket League blew the roof off expectations and provided a blueprint of how to be incredibly successful and reach an audience that goes beyond just sports fans. The latest game that looks like i...
  • Final Set of 2015 Pastapadre Community Award Winners
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    Posted January 19th, 2016 at 9:30 am 5 Comments »
    After a few weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 28K – it’s time to announce the final group of winners of the 2015 Pastapadre Community Choice Awards. The first five awards were handed out last week. In this set of reveals the categories being awarded are Best Online Play, Best Franchise Mode, Best New Feature, Best New/Non-Yearly Sports Game, and Best Sports Game of the Year. (more…)...
  • 2015 featured three sports games that finished in top ten of sales
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    Posted January 15th, 2016 at 10:15 am 2 Comments »
    Every year there are three constants in the final end-of-year NPD sales rankings. Madden, NBA 2K, and FIFA are undoubtedly going to be found taking up 3 of the 10 slots. For the third time in the last four years the Madden NFL franchise has finished second in sales in North America over the 12 month period. Madden NFL 16 only sold fewer copies than Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Along with Madden NFL 15 and Madden NFL 13, which were second place finishes, and Madden NFL 25 which came ...
  • First Set of 2015 Pastapadre Community Award Winners
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    Posted January 13th, 2016 at 8:30 am 2 Comments »
    After a few weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 28K – it’s time to announce the winners of the 2015 Pastapadre Community Choice Awards. In this half of the reveal the categories being examined are Best Gameplay, Best Presentation, Best Post-Release Support, Best Career Mode, and Best Team-Building Mode.  (more…)...
  • EA Sports UFC 2 and MLB The Show 16 among pre-orders discounted at Amazon
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    Posted January 12th, 2016 at 6:45 am 2 Comments »
    Last year many Amazon offered $10 promotional credits on many video game pre-orders in order to compete with the Best Buy Gamer's Club. Now the online retailer has gone even further by discounting practically all game pre-orders by 20% for Amazon Prime members. Upcoming sports titles EA Sports UFC 2 and MLB The Show 16, both slated to release in March, are among the deals now available. That makes each $48 for the standard versions or $56 for the versions that include extra content. EA...
  • Video game legend Ken Griffey Jr. inducted into MLB Hall of Fame
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    Posted January 6th, 2016 at 3:15 pm 11 Comments »
    He'll be remembered as one of the best baseball players of all-time, but also as a video game icon. Ken Griffey Jr. was today inducted into the Hall of Fame becoming the 51st player to make it in on their first ballet. Though not unanimous as three voters inexplicably left him off, he goes in with over 99% of the vote, the highest percentage in history. Between 1994 and 1999, Griffey was the face of four different Nintendo games: Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball (1994), Ken...
  • 2015 Pastapadre Community Awards Voting Ending Soon
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    Posted January 6th, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 Comment »
    The period of voting for the 2015 Pastapadre Community Awards will be coming to a close later this week, with results being announced shortly thereafter. Over 23,000 votes have already been cast across the 10 categories. Vote For: Best Gameplay – Best Presentation – Best Post-Release Support – Best Career Mode – Best Team-Building Mode – Best Online Play – Best Franchise Mode – Best New Feature – Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game - Best Sports Game NBA 2K16 leads t...
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