Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • 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…)...
  • 2013 Community Choice Award Winners: First Half of Categories Revealed
    Posted January 18th, 2014 at 1:45 pm 24 Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes - the total of which exceeded 36K - it's time to announce the winners of the Pastapadre 2013 Community Choice Awards. In this set the categories being examined are Best New Feature, Best Gameplay, Best Mobile Game, Best Career Mode, and Best Franchise Mode. Look for the others including Sports Game of the Year to be announced early next week. Continue on to check out the results and leave any thoughts in the comments!  (more…)...
  • Lack of NFL License News Raises Questions
    Posted January 16th, 2014 at 2:30 pm 68 Comments »
    Almost two years have passed since the NFL extended the exclusive video game license with EA Sports. At the time the events made it obvious that the satisfied partner in the relationship was the NFL and not EA. It was evident that EA would later seek to secure much more favorable terms come negotiation time. An extension to the exclusive license has still not been announced. In the past that news has come in February (2008 and 2011) each time two years in advance of expiration. Now though...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Sports Game of 2013
    Posted January 13th, 2014 at 12:15 pm 9 Comments »
    The final category in the Community Choice Awards is the big one that will crown the Best Sports Game of 2013. Previous winners include NBA 2K13, FIFA 12, NBA 2K11, and Madden NFL 10. Just one of those series return with a chance to win again while two others make their debut in the field. FIFA 14 goes up against NCAA Football 14 and MLB 13: The Show for the honor. Considering The Show's strong support in the Best of the Generation Tournament it enters as the favorite but FIFA 14 strength...
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