Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • Xbox Game Pass subscription service has launched and includes some sports games
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    Posted May 24th, 2017 at 7:30 am 16 Comments
    Microsoft today launched Xbox Game Pass, a subscription service that includes unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backwards compatible games. Xbox Game Pass is $10 a month and all those with Xbox Live Gold get to start with a free 14 day trial. The sports games available through the service at launch are NBA 2K16, The Golf Club, and Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings. 2K17 could get added in the months ahead. Other high profile franchises like Gears of War, Bioshock, and Halo are ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Summer News Kickoff
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    Posted May 20th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 1 Comment
    It's only May, but for games due out in late summer it's the time that their promotional cycles typically begin. E3 and EA Play are only a few weeks away and in advance of that EA Sports announced the first feature information for Madden NFL 18 and Konami has done the same for Pro Evolution Soccer 2018. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast all of the news on Madden NFL 18 is discussed, including the introduction of the Frostbite Engine and Story Mode, three different 'Play Styles' (wi...
  • Tennis World Tour announced for 2018
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    Posted May 18th, 2017 at 2:15 pm 7 Comments
    The drought of tennis video games on consoles will be coming to an end in 2018. Bigben Interactive and Breakpoint Studio today announced Tennis World Tour, which will feature over 30 licensed tennis stars including Roger Federer, Gaël Monfils, and Angelique Kerber. Bigben has published a large number of games with some sports-related ones like rugby, handball, and racing. Developer Breakpoint appears to be new though they employ sports experts including some that have worked on the Top ...
  • Online beta periods announced for ARMS
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    Posted May 17th, 2017 at 4:45 pm 4 Comments
    ARMS is shaping up to be the next big IP from Nintendo and with a consumer base starved for new games the potential is there for it to break out. The more that's shown of the game the better it seems to look. The June 16 release date of ARMS is nearing and the company showed it off through one of their official streamed presentations while announcing two upcoming betas. Being referred to as the "Global Testpunch" the beta periods are scheduled for May 26-28 and June 2-4. It'll be playab...
  • First details on Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
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    Posted May 16th, 2017 at 2:45 pm 7 Comments
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 will be coming off a fantastic effort that many consumers and reviewers considered the best soccer game on the market. While concerns remain related to the many licenses that are absent from the product, and a feature set that hasn't quite lived up to the competition's, PES has been able to overcome those drawbacks through its brilliant gameplay. Now there's some details on what to expect with PES 2018.  (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: April News Roundup
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    Posted May 1st, 2017 at 8:30 am No Comments
    Spring is typically a fairly barren season as far as sports game releases go but it's seeing a resurgence this year. Several new games and expansions are slated for the weeks ahead. Host Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham discuss the latest news on them in this episode of the Press Row Podcast, including Forza Horizon 3's Hot Wheels expansion, the upcoming slate for Nintendo Switch, announcement of a new "Crash Mode" game from the Burnout creators and The Golf Club 2's release date being made off...
  • Press Row Podcast: Spring Break(down)
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    Posted April 22nd, 2017 at 11:15 am No Comments
    In this week’s episode of the Press Row Podcast, host Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham have a follow-up discussion on last week’s topic regarding consumer unrest before moving on to address other subjects. Those include whether it’s a good or bad idea to continually tinker with fundamental elements of games such as the constant changes being made to shooting in NBA 2K17, the potential of the upcoming arcade-style game NBA Playgrounds, what the WNBA could mean for NBA Live 18, and a handfu...
  • Press Row Podcast: Community Uproar
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    Posted April 15th, 2017 at 10:15 am 4 Comments
    In many ways these are great days to be a sports video game fan. However, certain segments of popular games have experienced significant problems, causing enormous issues within each of those games’ communities. The way titles are marketed at fans, persistent problems with certain modes, and perceived lack of communication between game makers players have embroiled fans and developers alike. This week Rich Grisham talks with Operation Sports community canager Millennium – a man in the...
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