Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best Sports Game of 2015
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    Posted January 4th, 2016 at 10:15 am 24 Comments »
    This was one of the strongest years in terms of quality for sports gaming top to bottom. There may be fewer games than ever before but even the weakest of the bunch could be considered decent. When it comes to Sports Game of the Year however only those which demonstrated real achievement can be considered. The five nominees from 2015 all delivered compelling and complete experiences. MLB 15: The Show With MLB 15, SCEA improved not only on the series' strengths, but also finally on its b...
  • End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game of 2015
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    Posted December 31st, 2015 at 2:15 pm 2 Comments »
    The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game. This is a category that has become increasingly difficult to populate with worthy nominees as developers have almost entirely ceased production of the traditional non-league licensed games that dictate annual releases. Previous winners have included The Golf Club, UFC Undisputed 3, Forza 4, and EA Sports MMA. Now Open for Voting: Best Gameplay – Best Presentation â€...
  • The biggest sports gaming stories of 2015
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    Posted December 30th, 2015 at 1:00 pm 12 Comments »
    Every year it's important to look back on developments within the sports gaming genre, not just as a reminder of what has happened, but as insight into the direction individual franchises are going and the trends within the industry that will impact them all. Despite having fewer sports games than ever before there was a ton of news that has had, and will have, an impact on the genre going forward. They include a damaging compressed release schedule, a creative breakout hit game, a push i...
  • End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best New Feature of 2015
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    Posted December 28th, 2015 at 12:30 pm 8 Comments »
    The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best New Feature. This category has produced winners from the MLB: The Show, Madden, and NBA 2K franchises. All three have at least one feature nominated this year as well. Now Open for Voting: Best Gameplay – Best Presentation – Best Post-Release Support –Best Career Mode – Best Team-Building Mode – Best Online Play – Best Franchise Mode - Best New Feature Year-to-Year Saves (MLB 15: The...
  • End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best Franchise Mode of 2015
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    Posted December 26th, 2015 at 10:00 am 6 Comments »
    The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best Franchise Mode. This category has been one of the more interesting ones over the years, with Madden coming out on top from 2011-13 and NBA 2K snapping its streak in 2014. Now Open for Voting: Best Gameplay – Best Presentation – Best Post-Release Support –Best Career Mode – Best Team-Building Mode – Best Online Play - Best Franchise Mode NBA 2K16 once again offers up two complete Franc...
  • End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best Online Play of 2015
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    Posted December 23rd, 2015 at 9:30 am 6 Comments »
    The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best Online Play. This category has been dominated by EA Sports, with NCAA Football winning one year and Madden NFL winning all the rest. It's not just about online feature sets but the reliability of the servers and general performance when connected to opponents. Now Open for Voting: Best Gameplay – Best Presentation – Best Post-Release Support – Best Career Mode - Best Team-Building Mode - Bes...
  • End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best Team-Building Mode of 2015
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    Posted December 21st, 2015 at 12:45 pm 4 Comments »
    The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best Team-Building Mode. This is a new category for the awards, one necessitated as development priorities have shifted to offering deep and distinctive revenue-generating modes in practically every sports game that are supported for the entirety of the year. Now Open for Voting: Best Gameplay – Best Presentation – Best Post-Release Support – Best Career Mode - Best Team-Building Mode EA Sports...
  • Press Row Podcast: Sports Game of the Year for 2015
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    Posted December 18th, 2015 at 12:00 pm 3 Comments »
    The most anticipated Press Row Podcast episode on an annual basis is here as the 2015 Sports Game of the Year is named! In a year that had fewer options than ever but the quality of those available was exceptional, will it be Rocket League, NBA 2K16, Madden NFL 16, or MLB 15: The Show that comes out on top and takes the prize home? Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. Subscribe and review to...
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