Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Presentation of 2013
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    Posted January 3rd, 2014 at 4:15 pm 12 Comments »
    Only a few more awards remain to be voted on in the 2013 Community Choice Awards and the latest is for Best Presentation. With a win NBA 2K would have a four-peat in the category but it faces a challenge from FIFA 14 and MLB 13: The Show. (more…)...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Online Play of 2013
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    Posted January 2nd, 2014 at 11:45 am 13 Comments »
    Next up in the Community Choice Awards is the recognition for the sports game that had the best online play in 2013. That includes not just online performance but also the feature set and available options. The category has been won by Madden the last two years and NCAA Football prior to that. This time the challengers to Madden NFL 25 are NHL 14 and FIFA 14. Continue on for the summaries of each, to vote in the poll, and leave any thoughts in the comments!  (more…)...
  • The Top Stories of 2013
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    Posted December 31st, 2013 at 1:45 pm 33 Comments »
    Even with the contraction of recent years there remain significant stories that affect not just the sports gaming genre but the entire gaming industry. In 2013 that included lawsuits, series cancellations, anti-consumer initiatives, and corporate restructurings.  (more…)...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Franchise Mode of 2013
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    Posted December 27th, 2013 at 10:45 am 17 Comments »
    The year-in-review process continues with another category to vote for in the Community Awards. Best Franchise Mode has been won by the Madden series for the past two years. It'll face a challenge from NCAA Football 14 and NHL 14. Continue on for the summaries of each, to vote in the poll, and leave any thoughts in the comments!  (more…)...
  • The Press Row Podcast Top Three Sports Games of 2013
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    Posted December 25th, 2013 at 12:30 pm 16 Comments »
    Last week the year-end Press Row Podcast was released with a discussion on the best sports games of 2013. The results shaping a top three were as expected at the top and maybe somewhat surprising at the bottom. The finally tally had next-gen FIFA 14 taking the crown of Best Sports Game of 2013. In second place was NCAA Football 14 and third was next-gen Madden NFL 25. MLB 13: The Show just missed out on making the top three. My submission which factored in had The Show as the top game, fo...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Career Mode of 2013
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    Posted December 24th, 2013 at 11:45 am 11 Comments »
    The year-in-review process continues with another category to vote for in the Community Awards. Best Career Mode features NHL 14, NBA 2K14, and MLB 13: The Show to determine which offered the best experience for controlling a single player through a personal journey. It's a category that has previously been won by The Show and NBA 2K.  (more…)...
  • End of the Year Community Awards: Best Mobile Sports Game
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    Posted December 19th, 2013 at 10:00 am 1 Comment »
    The year-in-review process opened up earlier this week with the start of the Community Awards. Today the category is Best Mobile Sports Game. The number of nominees are being expanded to five in this category given the sheer number of mobile games and the unlikelihood that a majority of voters would have played any or all of what would have been a top three. (more…)...
  • End of the Year Community Awards: Best Gameplay of 2013
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    Posted December 17th, 2013 at 4:15 pm 9 Comments »
    The year-in-review process opened up yesterday with the start of the Community Awards. Kicking it off was the Best New Feature and today the category is Best Gameplay. Since starting the Community Awards the three franchises nominated for the honor of Best Gameplay have remained the same. NBA 2K, MLB: The Show, and FIFA have established themselves as the finest in the sports gaming genre. NBA 2K11, FIFA 12, and NBA 2K13 have taken home the honors. This year it's NBA 2K14, MLB 13: The Sho...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best New Feature of 2013
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    Posted December 16th, 2013 at 1:45 pm 12 Comments »
    With 2013 coming to a close it's time to begin looking back on the developments that have taken place and awarding the various efforts in sports gaming. To start will be the first of the Community Awards. You can check out the winners from previous years here. The categories to look forward to are Community Sports Game of the Year, Best Gameplay, Best Online Play, Best Presentation, Best Franchise Mode, Best Career Mode, Best Mobile Sports Game, and Most Disappointing Game. Kicking it off...
  • Polls Show Wide Range of Opinions on Next-Gen Launch Sports Games
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    Posted December 12th, 2013 at 11:15 am 14 Comments »
    Now nearly a month into the new generation of consoles the sports games have proven to represent the best and worst of the Xbox One and PS4's launches. FIFA 14 is the standout while NBA Live 14 failed to reach even the lowest of consumer standards. The polls posted last week to gauge satisfaction levels generated nearly 20K total votes. Continue on for how the results shook out and what it means to the games in question.  (more…)...
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