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  • First Set of 2015 Pastapadre Community Award Winners
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    Posted January 13th, 2016 at 8:30 am 2 Comments »
    After a few weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 28K – it’s time to announce the winners of the 2015 Pastapadre Community Choice Awards. In this half of the reveal the categories being examined are Best Gameplay, Best Presentation, Best Post-Release Support, Best Career Mode, and Best Team-Building Mode.  (more…)...
  • EA Sports UFC 2 and MLB The Show 16 among pre-orders discounted at Amazon
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    Posted January 12th, 2016 at 6:45 am 2 Comments »
    Last year many Amazon offered $10 promotional credits on many video game pre-orders in order to compete with the Best Buy Gamer's Club. Now the online retailer has gone even further by discounting practically all game pre-orders by 20% for Amazon Prime members. Upcoming sports titles EA Sports UFC 2 and MLB The Show 16, both slated to release in March, are among the deals now available. That makes each $48 for the standard versions or $56 for the versions that include extra content. EA...
  • Video game legend Ken Griffey Jr. inducted into MLB Hall of Fame
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    Posted January 6th, 2016 at 3:15 pm 11 Comments »
    He'll be remembered as one of the best baseball players of all-time, but also as a video game icon. Ken Griffey Jr. was today inducted into the Hall of Fame becoming the 51st player to make it in on their first ballet. Though not unanimous as three voters inexplicably left him off, he goes in with over 99% of the vote, the highest percentage in history. Between 1994 and 1999, Griffey was the face of four different Nintendo games: Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball (1994), Ken...
  • 2015 Pastapadre Community Awards Voting Ending Soon
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    Posted January 6th, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 Comment »
    The period of voting for the 2015 Pastapadre Community Awards will be coming to a close later this week, with results being announced shortly thereafter. Over 23,000 votes have already been cast across the 10 categories. Vote For: Best Gameplay – Best Presentation – Best Post-Release Support – Best Career Mode – Best Team-Building Mode – Best Online Play – Best Franchise Mode – Best New Feature – Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game - Best Sports Game NBA 2K16 leads t...
  • 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...
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