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  • Major update to NHL 17 improves gameplay, adds new uniforms and goal celebrations
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    Posted November 22nd, 2016 at 3:45 pm 4 Comments »
    EA Sports today released a significant patch for NHL 17 on both Xbox One and PS4 that not only looks to deliver improvements to gameplay and various modes, but also adds in new content in the form of uniforms, equipment, and goal celebrations. (more…)...
  • PC management sims offer something new for sports gaming fans late in the year
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    Posted November 21st, 2016 at 3:30 pm 6 Comments »
    While nearly all the console sports games for the year released prior to October three prominent team management games for PC have just hit the market. The latest edition in the long-running Football Manager franchise is joined by two games from the Draft Day Sports series (college football and pro basketball) created by Wolverine Studios. I'll be taking a look at the games in upcoming reviews but until then here's some info this year's editions.  (more…)...
  • Steep open beta runs through the weekend
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    Posted November 18th, 2016 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    The open beta for the upcoming mountain sports game Steep is now underway. Sign up through the official website for the game to get the download code on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC. The open beta will be active until 11AM PT on Monday. The Open Beta will allow players to discover the diversity of Steep’s world by exploring, riding and completing dozens of challenges through three of the seven regions composing Steep’s massive open world inspired from the Alps – the Aravis, the Tyro...
  • Sports games struggle to gain eSports footing
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    Posted November 17th, 2016 at 9:30 am 10 Comments »
    The eSports industry is now drawing annual revenues of near half billion dollars annually, with growth continuing at a rapid rate, yet sports video games have almost no place in the picture. EA Sports and 2K Sports are trying to establish their franchises as legitimate eSports however there are some major hurdles for them to overcome. Chief among them is that, despite how many people buy sports video games, relatively few seem interested in watching others play them. In a follow-up to t...
  • PS4 Pro support for PES 2017 pushed back but content update goes out next week
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    Posted November 16th, 2016 at 5:30 pm 3 Comments »
    While NBA 2K17 and FIFA 17 supported the new PS4 Pro and its capability to enhance the visuals and framerates of games at launch, Konami had announced plans to follow later this month with an update for Pro Evolution Soccer 2017. The company has since announced a delay for that particular patch and a target now of mid-December. The update for November was to include other additions and that will still be releasing as scheduled. Expected to go out next week on PS4 and XB1, the patch will ...
  • Details on the second patch for FIFA 17
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    Posted November 16th, 2016 at 10:15 am No Comments »
    A second patch has just gone out for FIFA 17 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. While the first update to the game delivered a number of gameplay and presentation improvements, this one isn't as substantial, though it does attempt to fix some minor issues and adds in several new languages for the story mode.   (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: eSports Growing Pains
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    Posted November 12th, 2016 at 1:45 pm 1 Comment »
    While it’s uphill battle for sports games in the world of eSports the likes of EA Sports and 2K Sports are dedicated to carving out a place for their franchises in the lucrative competitive arena. The games are battling the actual real-life sporting broadcasts for interest from viewers, while also struggling to prove a compelling watch when they often fail to look like the sports they are supposed to represent due to the way they are being played. Madden NFL 17‘s first competition of ...
  • Skate 3 now backwards compatible on XB1
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    Posted November 10th, 2016 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    Despite the pleas of fans Electronic Arts has shown no signs of bringing the Skate franchse back to life for the new generation of consoles. A consolation prize though arrives today as Skate 3 is now among the library of backwards compatible titles on Xbox One. Skate 3 originally came out in 2010 and actually was the lowest rated edition of the series finishing with an 80 on Metacritic. Some of the complaints were related to the proximity of releases as the three Skate games were produce...
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