Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • 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…)...
  • 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...
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