Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • First look at Tennis World Tour gameplay
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    Posted December 14th, 2017 at 6:15 am 4 Comments »
    After five years without a new tennis game there are now two that will be releasing in the first half of 2018. The one first announced was Tennis World Tour which comes from a new studio called Breakpoint that employs some developers formerly of the Top Spin series. Out of the PlayStation Experience event is the first opportunity to see the game in action, as well as having the release window trimmed down from spring to May specifically. That means it'll be hitting the market second - and...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Gameplay of 2017
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    Posted December 11th, 2017 at 11:00 am 11 Comments »
    With 2017 coming to a close it’s time to start looking back on the developments that have taken place and acknowledge the various efforts in sports gaming. To start is the first category in the annual Community Awards. You can check out the winners from previous years here. The categories to look forward to include Sports Game of the Year, Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Racing Game, Best Online Play, Best Presentation, Best Franchise Mode, Best Career Mode, ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Entering Awards Season
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    Posted December 9th, 2017 at 9:30 am No Comments »
    Two of the biggest annual gaming events have just taken place between the PlayStation Experience and The Game Awards. Both were sure disappointments for anyone hoping to see sports games represented. This episode of the Press Row Podcast features discussion on the events and why, despite their place dominating sales charts and high cultural relevance, sports games continue to go without recognition. Also in this episode a look ahead at possible features for NHL 19, the announcement of a s...
  • Policing of user-created content in NBA 2K18 was an inevitability
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    Posted December 8th, 2017 at 9:45 am 5 Comments »
    When publishers provide the ability for consumers to customize elements in their video games and share it with others they become vulnerable to legal action should they not closely monitor it for any inappropriate content or trademark violations and respond to takedown requests from rights holders. That makes what is happening right now in NBA 2K18 a predictable outcome, as Kotaku reports that players of the game are expressing frustration over the removal of user-created t-shirts that featu...
  • AO Tennis will be second game for the sport out in early 2018
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    Posted December 5th, 2017 at 9:00 am 5 Comments »
    After a drought of six years tennis fans have not just one but two video games to look forward to in the near future. Big Ant Studios has been behind numerous sports games representing rugby, cricket, lacrosse and others with their next product the debut of AO Tennis. Technically it'll be the first tennis game to release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.  (more…)...
  • EA and other video game publishers are taking a beating from investors
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    Posted December 4th, 2017 at 3:15 pm 16 Comments »
    With the recent debates over video game monetization - and the arguably predatory practices that may warrant classification as gambling - gaining even more steam the place to look for the most immediate impact is on Wall Street. Investors hate uncertainty but that's exactly what the clash between publishers and consumers has brought about as the gravy train planned for the years ahead has seemingly gone off the tracks. It's not just the sense that the latter has stood up to the tactics b...
  • Press Row Podcast: EA Sports UFC 3 beta impressions
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    Posted November 30th, 2017 at 8:45 am 1 Comment »
    This episode of the Press Row Podcast features impressions of the beta currently being held for EA Sports UFC 3. With the series coming off an improved effort the potential for the third entry is very high, and the beta has provided the first opportunity to assess gameplay advancements as well as a revamped Ultimate Team mode. Additionally the latest developments involving game monetization are discussed, and specifically the building concern that legislators will put into place roadblock...
  • Open beta now running up to release for Steep: Road to the Olympics
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    Posted November 29th, 2017 at 8:45 am 1 Comment »
    Mountain sports game Steep released a full year ago but with the Winter Olympics taking place in February 2018 the game is able to capitalize with new DLC content called Road to the Olympics. Due out on December 5th an open beta is now underway and allows for the first opportunity to play new events and explore new locales. It's available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam and scheduled to run through next Monday.  (more…)...
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