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  • Press Row Podcast: EA – Booms and Busts
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    Posted February 2nd, 2017 at 11:00 am 5 Comments »
    Electronic Arts’ stock is trading at all-time high levels and in looking forward to fiscal year 2018 (April 2017-March 2018) the company revealed a number of interesting facts and plans related to their various sports franchises. There’s the good: FIFA 17 was the world’s biggest selling sports game in 2016 and the company continues to see its digital revenue driven largely by Ultimate Team and free-to-play mobile show no signs of slowing down. There’s the bad: NBA Live has now ...
  • FIFA 17 was the world’s best-selling game
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    Posted February 1st, 2017 at 3:00 pm 9 Comments »
    Besides another NBA Live cancellation and other news on the upcoming fiscal year, Electronic Arts yesterday revealed that FIFA 17 outsold every other video game in 2016 worldwide. That's not necessarily a surprise but that the franchise continues to grow year-over-year may be one. The latest game in the series is up 8% compared to FIFA 16 over the same stretch of time. The biggest reason for that may be the new story mode "The Journey" that was introduced in FIFA 17. Over 10 million pe...
  • Sports gaming will get off to a disappointing start with Nintendo Switch
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    Posted January 21st, 2017 at 2:15 pm 13 Comments »
    For long Nintendo has not been any sort of destination for sports gamers and the upcoming Switch, despite offering unique functionality that could prove beneficial to many games, doesn't appear to be changing that perception. The system will launch without any sports games (FIFA and NBA 2K18 are coming later in the year), is under-powered compared to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and has some real cost concerns based on its initial price and additional purchases that have to be made along ...
  • Final Set of 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards Winners
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    Posted January 20th, 2017 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 33,000 – the announcement of 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards winners conclude with the final 4 of 12 total categories examined. Here are the winners of Sports Game of the Year, Best New/Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best New Feature, and Best Racing Game.  (more…)...
  • Details on the third patch for FIFA 17
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    Posted January 18th, 2017 at 3:45 pm 1 Comment »
    A new patch has gone out for FIFA 17 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It's the third post-release update for the game and primarily impacts gameplay with one critical adjustment having been made along with multiple changes delivered to Ultimate Team. Gameplay ♦Adjusted the defensive line position for low pressure tactics. ♦Addressed an issue where a pass was made without a button press. Ultimate Team ♦Displaying correct kit on the player in the kit select screen. ♦Player...
  • Second Set of 2016 Pastapadre Community Award Winners
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    Posted January 18th, 2017 at 9:30 am 5 Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 33,000 – the winners of the 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards continue to be announced. The results for the next 4 of 12 total categories are examined today! Here are the winners of Best Franchise Mode, Best Career/Story Mode, Best Post-Release Support, and Best Team-Building Mode.  (more…)...
  • First Set of Pastapadre Community Award Winners for 2016
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    Posted January 17th, 2017 at 8:15 am 3 Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 33,000 – it’s time to begin announcing the winners of the 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards. The results for the first 4 of 12 categories are examined today! Here are the winners of Best Gameplay, Best Franchise Mode, Best Online Play, and Best Mobile Game.  (more…)...
  • 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards Voting Coming to a Close Soon
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    Posted January 14th, 2017 at 11:00 am 2 Comments »
    The polls in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards will be closing on Monday morning. The 12 categories for 2016 have been open now for a number of weeks and collected tens of thousands of votes in the process yet there are still some too close to call. 2016 was a strong stretch for the sports gaming genre but unlike recent years there was no one game that appeared to be the standout. Each game had its share of highs and lows and that's represented in the nomination distribution. NBA ...
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