Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Team-Building Mode of 2016
    Posted December 26th, 2016 at 10:00 am 4 Comments ╗
    The next category to open up in the Community Awards is for the mode that has become one of the most popular ways to play sports video games and it's the manner in which revenue is being made by companies to keep them afloat. Ultimate Team was introduced in 2009 by EA Sports and has continued to evolve from its original form through nearly all their titles, with other developers copying and putting their own spin on the model. Last year MLB The Show won the award for its reinvention of wh...
  • MLB The Show 16 named 2016 Sports Game of the Year by Press Row Podcast
    Posted December 22nd, 2016 at 7:15 am 2 Comments ╗
    The latest episode of the Press Row Podcast revealed the Sports Game of the Year winner for 2016 as MLB The Show 16. A panel of nine judges contributed to the voting and The Show appeared on eight of the ballots. This represents the second win for the franchise in the five years of the award being handed out. Madden NFL 17 emerged as a contender for the crown finishing higher than it ever has before while a slip-up by NBA 2K17 prevented the series from being able to capture back-to-back vict...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Presentation of 2016
    Posted December 21st, 2016 at 1:00 pm 8 Comments ╗
    The next category to open up for voting in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards is for Best Presentation. This is yet another area that the NBA 2K series has dominated. In fact it has won it all six years and no other game has even come close percentage wise to toppling it. The biggest impact to presentation for NBA 2K17 came with the addition a of rotating set of announcers and sideline reporters. There are now a total of 11 personalities actively contributing to the series during game...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Career/Story Mode of 2016
    Posted December 19th, 2016 at 1:45 pm 13 Comments ╗
    The third┬ácategory to open in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards is for Best Career/Story Mode.┬áThis is an area of the games that has seen an evolution in recent years from the traditional career mode of playing through seasons as a single player and improving attributes to one that incorporates an expansive narrative. The award for Career Mode has only ever been won by NBA 2K and MLB The Show and the former is going for a three-peat now. (more…)...
  • Surf World Series Announced for 2017
    Posted December 17th, 2016 at 9:45 am 1 Comment ╗
    A number of sports games from independent developers have arrived on the scene recently or are planned to release in the months ahead. The latest to be announced is Surf World Series from Climax Studios. It'll be out in 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Surf World Series will feature arcade-style challenges and online competition. (more…)...
  • PES League eSports event begins today
    Posted December 15th, 2016 at 9:15 am 1 Comment ╗
    The 'Road to Cardiff' in PES League begins today exclusive to PlayStation with a massive payout going to the eventual winner of $200,000. Those with the PS4 version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, as well as anyone who downloads the free-to-play edition of the game on PS4, can compete in the eSports event that will run all the way through June. The new PES League website is where registration takes place along with providing the monitoring of all scores and results. There are four regions ...
  • Old Time Hockey to bring the sport back to arcade action in January
    Posted December 12th, 2016 at 9:00 am 10 Comments ╗
    Old Time Hockey was officially announced today by V7 Entertainment, with the retro arcade game inspired by those in the past like NHL 94 and Blades of Steel heading towards a January release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It will be the first arcade-style hockey game for consoles since 2009's 3 on 3 NHL Arcade. The unlicensed take on the sport means "no helmets, crushing hits, bench brawls, and arcade charm." The game will feature a Story Mode, exhibition games, and stat tracking. (...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Mobile Sports Game of 2016
    Posted December 10th, 2016 at 11:30 am 4 Comments ╗
    The second category to open in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards is for Best Mobile Sports Game. This is one that sometimes has proven difficult to narrow the field down or, as was the case last year, even identify specific ones worthy of recognition. 2016 however has three candidates that represent different models for how mobile games can be successful. Photo Finish Horse Racing filled a void in the mobile space with a compelling structure involving not just the racing but also man...
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