Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • Steep is a new mountain sports game coming this December
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    Posted June 13th, 2016 at 3:30 pm 3 Comments »
    More than one snowboarding game is shooting for release later this year. Joining the previously revealed Infinite Air will be Steep, which was just announced today at Ubisoft's E3 press briefing along with a trailer and gameplay walkthrough. Steep will involve more than just snowboarding however - skiing, wingsuits, and paragliding will also be part of the game which takes place in the Alps and Alaska and releases on PS4, XB1, and PC this December. Amazon Prime members get pre-orders for 20...
  • Details on June’s big Rocket League update
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    Posted June 10th, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 Comment »
    With everything from new modes that incorporate other sports like basketball and hockey to frequently released additional maps and cosmetic DLC, Rocket League's post-release support has been unprecedented for a sports game. On June 20 yet another major free update is scheduled to release for the game.  (more…)...
  • E3 2016 Preview
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    Posted June 9th, 2016 at 1:45 pm 8 Comments »
    The biggest event of the year for the gaming industry which always delivers new insight into the upcoming crop of sports games is almost here. E3 takes place next week with the big press conferences that precede the event happening on Sunday and Monday. Here’s the lineup for when everything is taking place, what to expect, and where to watch.  (more…)...
  • Review of Dangerous Golf
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    Posted June 6th, 2016 at 10:15 am No Comments »
    With fewer sports games than ever before there's an opening for independent developers to have success with creative unlicensed takes on different sports. Dangerous Golf is the latest to enter that space and it comes from the creators of the Burnout series, and borrows the concept behind its popular Crash Mode. Replacing cars with golf balls and hitting into destructive environments sounds like a recipe for success but unfortunately the fun wears off quickly. Whether it's frustrating te...
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 announced and first gameplay features revealed
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    Posted May 25th, 2016 at 10:00 am 14 Comments »
    Though it has failed to gain traction with consumers in North America - due to a combination of the entrenched nature of the FIFA series and absence of some licenses - Pro Evolution Soccer has become recognized as the better of the two franchises by reviewers and many fans. Today Konami officially announced Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 and revealed some of the new gameplay features to expect this September.  (more…)...
  • Interview on The 4 Verts Podcast
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    Posted May 17th, 2016 at 3:45 pm 1 Comment »
    I recently appeared on The 4 Verts Podcast for an interview to discuss the journey of Pastapadre.com, creation of Hit The Pass, and writing for Sporting News. The conversation then turns to Madden and the differences between the development team now and in the past, the impact of Ultimate Team, areas in which the series has struggled the most, and what needs to be done for it to join the elite class of sports games in a shrinking marketplace....
  • Press Row Podcast: Track and Field
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    Posted May 14th, 2016 at 10:15 am 1 Comment »
    The current state of sports games - on console, PC, and mobile devices - is ever-changing and evolving at a rapid pace. Former creative director of the Madden NFL series Ian Cummings returns to the Press Row Podcast joining me and friend of the show Rich Grisham to discuss his own mobile game as well as the "bigger picture." For starters, Ian describes his mobile game Photo Finish Horse Racing that is gaining steam on iOS and Android, the evolution of it from a one-man side project to a f...
  • Dangerous Golf release date and trailers
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    Posted May 4th, 2016 at 2:00 pm 7 Comments »
    One of the more unique video game spins being put on a sport this year is with Dangerous Golf, which has drawn obvious comparisons to the Crash Mode from the Burnout series. New studio Three Fields Entertainment was formed by the original founders of Criterion Games. Dangerous Golf is all about creating the most destruction with a golf ball in a number of unique locations. The release date for Dangerous Golf of June 3 has just been revealed but a price has yet to be announced. It'll be...
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