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  • EA Sports Hopes To Make College Football and Basketball Games in the Future
    Posted June 19th, 2014 at 5:15 pm 24 Comments
    In testimony earlier this week in the Ed O'Bannon case vs the NCAA, an Electronic Arts representative expressed the desire the company has to develop college-based video games in the future. Joel Linzner, EVP of Business & Legal, stated EA would be "very interested in acquiring the rights" of players to use in the games. Of course this would require the NCAA to remove most if not all restrictions on the "amateur" status of athletes which is what the class action suit is attempting to...
  • Limited Game Sharing Could Be A Realistic Option for Sports Franchises
    Posted June 16th, 2014 at 12:30 pm 5 Comments
    One of the biggest surprise announcements of E3 came out of the Sony press conference relating to Far Cry 4. Those who own the game will be able to invite friends to play co-op along with them, even when they don't own the game themselves. Remembering back to the initial PlayStation 4 announcement Sony raised the idea of a feature where friends could not just spectate but participate without owning the games and that is starting to come to fruition now. The thinking behind this feature co...
  • What Game Moved Anticipation Wise Up or Down Most From E3 Showings?
    Posted June 14th, 2014 at 12:00 pm 15 Comments
    In what was a relatively uneventful E3, EA Sports pushed its slate of upcoming titles by focusing mostly on the fundamentals instead of hyperbole. Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15, NHL 15, and PGA Tour all debuted new trailers, appeared at the Electronic Arts press conference, and had additional feature details released. Madden went heavy on defense accompanied by some gimmicky visual indicators and new cameras. There was also info on aspects like QB accuracy finally mattering and long overdue pres...
  • Ultimate Edition Details Listed for Upcoming EA Sports Games
    Posted June 11th, 2014 at 11:15 am 1 Comment
    Early retail postings suggested Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, and FIFA 15 would have special editions. That has turned out to be the "Ultimate Edition" of each which offers up significant Ultimate Team content for $10 more. Now some details on those have surfaced.  (more…)...
  • EA Eyeing All-Digital Future
    Posted May 21st, 2014 at 4:30 pm 24 Comments
    The transition from physical discs to digital downloads isn't advancing quite as fast as publishers, Microsoft, and Sony had hoped but that doesn't mean the ultimate goal has changed. In the recent financial call regarding last quarter, Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen discussed digital growth for the company and the desire to reach an all-digital future.  (more…)...
  • NCAA Ordered to Talk Settlement in O’Bannon Case; Eventual Resolution Will Determine Future of College Sports Video Games
    Posted March 3rd, 2014 at 1:30 pm 21 Comments
    Last week the judge in the Ed O'Bannon class-action case vs the NCAA ordered the two sides to enter settlement talks. Naturally questions have started to come in about whether this could accelerate a return of college football (and other sports) video games. There is no longer a video game element to the case - although Sam Keller has continued to argue that he was not a part of the earlier settlement that got Electronic Arts and Collegiate Licensing Company out of it. A conclusion to lit...
  • The Show Leads Pack in Spring Game Anticipation Levels
    Posted February 5th, 2014 at 3:00 pm 4 Comments
    The poll to gauge which of the five console games releasing through May were being most looked forward to was posted over a week ago and in that time the status for each of them has not changed. The most info out there relates to The Golf Club surprisingly, along with UFC which received a strong push back at E3. The Show carries over expectations but has not even solidified a release date. RBI and World Cup haven't been talked about at all yet.  (more…)...
  • What Spring Sports Games Are You Looking Forward To Most?
    Posted January 28th, 2014 at 1:30 pm 9 Comments
    What once appeared to be a fairly week first half of the year for sports gaming has been bolstered by two recent announcements. New arrivals in The Golf Club and R.B.I. Baseball will join MLB 14: The Show, 2014 FIFA World Cup, and EA Sports UFC all to be released by the end of May. Varying levels of information are available on the five titles. The Golf Club has probably shared the most of the group - and that's in the least amount of time - with RBI and World Cup still not being discusse...
  • Microsoft and EA Engaging in Deceptive Youtube Marketing Campaigns
    Posted January 22nd, 2014 at 10:45 am 32 Comments
    The biggest story in gaming right now is the controversy surrounding Microsoft targeting Youtube personalities to promote the Xbox One. What has really blown things up is the manner in which they have done so that violates FTC regulations by requiring any participating individuals to hide that they are being compensated for their opinion or endorsement. Now Electronic Arts has also made its way into the conversation with evidence they offered similar promotions where they would pay bonuses t...
  • 2013 Community Choice Award Winners: Final Set of Winners Revealed
    Posted January 21st, 2014 at 11:15 am 9 Comments
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 36K – it’s time to announce the remaining winners of the Pastapadre 2013 Community Choice Awards. The categories being examined are Best Sports Game, Most Disappointing Sports Game, Best Presentation, and Best Online Play. For the results of the other categories make sure to check out the earlier article. Continue on for the winners and to leave any thoughts in the comments!  (more…)...
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