Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • Press Row Podcast: EA – Booms and Busts
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    Posted February 2nd, 2017 at 11:00 am 5 Comments »
    Electronic Arts’ stock is trading at all-time high levels and in looking forward to fiscal year 2018 (April 2017-March 2018) the company revealed a number of interesting facts and plans related to their various sports franchises. There’s the good: FIFA 17 was the world’s biggest selling sports game in 2016 and the company continues to see its digital revenue driven largely by Ultimate Team and free-to-play mobile show no signs of slowing down. There’s the bad: NBA Live has now ...
  • Sports gaming will get off to a disappointing start with Nintendo Switch
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    Posted January 21st, 2017 at 2:15 pm 13 Comments »
    For long Nintendo has not been any sort of destination for sports gamers and the upcoming Switch, despite offering unique functionality that could prove beneficial to many games, doesn't appear to be changing that perception. The system will launch without any sports games (FIFA and NBA 2K18 are coming later in the year), is under-powered compared to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and has some real cost concerns based on its initial price and additional purchases that have to be made along ...
  • Final Set of 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards Winners
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    Posted January 20th, 2017 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 33,000 – the announcement of 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards winners conclude with the final 4 of 12 total categories examined. Here are the winners of Sports Game of the Year, Best New/Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best New Feature, and Best Racing Game.  (more…)...
  • Second Set of 2016 Pastapadre Community Award Winners
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    Posted January 18th, 2017 at 9:30 am 5 Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 33,000 – the winners of the 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards continue to be announced. The results for the next 4 of 12 total categories are examined today! Here are the winners of Best Franchise Mode, Best Career/Story Mode, Best Post-Release Support, and Best Team-Building Mode.  (more…)...
  • First Set of Pastapadre Community Award Winners for 2016
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    Posted January 17th, 2017 at 8:15 am 3 Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 33,000 – it’s time to begin announcing the winners of the 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards. The results for the first 4 of 12 categories are examined today! Here are the winners of Best Gameplay, Best Franchise Mode, Best Online Play, and Best Mobile Game.  (more…)...
  • 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards Voting Coming to a Close Soon
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    Posted January 14th, 2017 at 11:00 am 2 Comments »
    The polls in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards will be closing on Monday morning. The 12 categories for 2016 have been open now for a number of weeks and collected tens of thousands of votes in the process yet there are still some too close to call. 2016 was a strong stretch for the sports gaming genre but unlike recent years there was no one game that appeared to be the standout. Each game had its share of highs and lows and that's represented in the nomination distribution. NBA ...
  • Nintendo Switch coming 3/3 for $300
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    Posted January 12th, 2017 at 9:45 pm 10 Comments »
    Nintendo just held their highly anticipated reveal event for the home/portable hybrid system Switch and announced details about its release, capabilities, and games in development. The Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on March 3 with a price of $300. The online service will initially be free but after a period of time will transition to a paid service. The system offers three different ways to play with TV Mode, Tabletop, and Handheld. The detachable Joy-Cons feature rumble and mo...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Sports Game of 2016
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    Posted January 10th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 8 Comments »
    The 12th and final category in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards is the big one - Sports Game of the Year. A variety of franchises have won the award in the past including Madden, FIFA and The Show but the last two years have gone to NBA 2K. The 2016 field is strong, with no clear standout, and arguments able to be made for and against each one of the nominees. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 was able to overcome any licensing shortcomings thanks to its fantastic gameplay which addresse...
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