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  • Press Row Podcast: The Golf Club 2 Impressions
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    Posted July 1st, 2017 at 10:15 am No Comments »
    Nearly three years have passed since HB Studios debuted The Golf Club and now its sequel has just released. This episode of the Press Row Podcast examines The Golf Club 2 with discussion on its ultra-realistic gameplay, improvements to accessibility, new features, and unfortunate server problems. Other topics covered during the show include patch restrictions on the Nintendo Switch discovered through NBA Playgrounds' struggles to get an update out that could threaten post-release support ...
  • The Golf Club 2 struggling with servers in early days of release
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    Posted June 29th, 2017 at 9:15 am 9 Comments »
    It's no longer a surprise when a new game releases and online connectivity is inconsistent or completely unfunctional. Unfortunately that's been the case with The Golf Club 2 which came out on Tuesday. The original didn't have any problems of the sort but with a sequel that's likely performing better with consumers the downside to that is an independent developer up against a challenge they may not have been prepared to face. One of the great things about The Golf Club is that progress is...
  • Review of The Golf Club 2
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    Posted June 27th, 2017 at 12:00 pm 8 Comments »
    Released in 2014 The Golf Club was among the first wave of sports games from independent developers that helped lead to the resurgence in the genre where sports (or unique takes on them) not being sufficiently covered by the big publishers are taken on by smaller studios. It was a great effort despite lacking in content and having a barrier of extreme difficulty, and was even rewarded with the Pastapadre Community Award for Best New Sports Game. Now the sequel has arrived for $40 on Xbox ...
  • Patch limitations raise another concern for third party games on Nintendo Switch
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    Posted June 26th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 6 Comments »
    It has now been over six weeks since NBA Playgrounds released and yet half the game is still missing. A patch to add online play originally promised for a few days after release remains in limbo. Meanwhile the other versions of Playgrounds on XB1, PS4, and PC have received multiple updates improving the game and adding other features. The president of development studio Saber Interactive has made comments on Facebook providing insight on why that is, and it appears Nintendo is at fault for e...
  • Press Row Podcast: E3 impressions and NHL 18 news
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    Posted June 24th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 6 Comments »
    Having extensively discussed all the big news that came out of EA Play and E3 in the last two podcast episodes, Kat Bailey is now welcomed to the show to go over some hands-on impressions from the show floor for Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, and Pro Evolution Soccer 18 before turning to a breakdown of all the news on NHL 18 which includes several confirmed features (NHL Threes arcade mode and Expansion) and an upcoming online beta. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with...
  • Annual Steam Summer Sale includes a number of sports games
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    Posted June 22nd, 2017 at 8:15 pm 2 Comments »
    The always highly anticipated Steam Summer Sale has kicked off for this year with deals available until July 5. Discounted PC offerings include a fairly recent release in NBA Playgrounds, the still incredibly popular Rocket League, and NBA 2K17 as it begins to fade away in favor of its successor. The list below encompasses the sports games of most interest but the promotion has lots of games that may be worthy of a purchase especially at the reduced prices. NBA Playgrounds for $13.39 (33% o...
  • NHL 18 gets Connor McDavid for the cover and online beta in July
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    Posted June 21st, 2017 at 6:00 pm 1 Comment »
    EA Sports has now revealed the cover athlete for NHL 18 and accompanying features for the game. Surveys sent out to gauge reaction to potential features months ago revealed much of what to expect out of NHL 18 and now many of those have been officially confirmed. Connor McDavid has been chosen for the cover and the special edition goes with the theme of "Young Stars" while an online beta has been announced.  (more…)...
  • Steep’s Road to the Olympics expansion coming in December
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    Posted June 21st, 2017 at 1:30 pm 1 Comment »
    First announced by publisher Ubisoft at E3, the mountain sports game Steep will be getting a major expansion on December 5 called Road to the Olympics. Now additional details on the DLC which releases on December 5th have been provided. (more…)...
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