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  • First look at Tennis World Tour gameplay
    Posted December 14th, 2017 at 6:15 am 4 Comments »
    After five years without a new tennis game there are now two that will be releasing in the first half of 2018. The one first announced was Tennis World Tour which comes from a new studio called Breakpoint that employs some developers formerly of the Top Spin series. Out of the PlayStation Experience event is the first opportunity to see the game in action, as well as having the release window trimmed down from spring to May specifically. That means it'll be hitting the market second - and...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Gameplay of 2017
    Posted December 11th, 2017 at 11:00 am 11 Comments »
    With 2017 coming to a close it’s time to start looking back on the developments that have taken place and acknowledge the various efforts in sports gaming. To start is the first category in the annual Community Awards. You can check out the winners from previous years here. The categories to look forward to include Sports Game of the Year, Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Racing Game, Best Online Play, Best Presentation, Best Franchise Mode, Best Career Mode, ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Entering Awards Season
    Posted December 9th, 2017 at 9:30 am No Comments »
    Two of the biggest annual gaming events have just taken place between the PlayStation Experience and The Game Awards. Both were sure disappointments for anyone hoping to see sports games represented. This episode of the Press Row Podcast features discussion on the events and why, despite their place dominating sales charts and high cultural relevance, sports games continue to go without recognition. Also in this episode a look ahead at possible features for NHL 19, the announcement of a s...
  • Policing of user-created content in NBA 2K18 was an inevitability
    Posted December 8th, 2017 at 9:45 am 5 Comments »
    When publishers provide the ability for consumers to customize elements in their video games and share it with others they become vulnerable to legal action should they not closely monitor it for any inappropriate content or trademark violations and respond to takedown requests from rights holders. That makes what is happening right now in NBA 2K18 a predictable outcome, as Kotaku reports that players of the game are expressing frustration over the removal of user-created t-shirts that featu...
  • Details on latest patch to go out for FIFA 18
    Posted December 7th, 2017 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    A new patch has gone live on PS4, Xbox One, and PC for FIFA 18 that delivers adjustments to both gameplay and Ultimate Team. This is just the latest in a line of updates including most notably a significant one improving gameplay and adding Guest Mode that went out back in late October. (more…)...
  • AO Tennis will be second game for the sport out in early 2018
    Posted December 5th, 2017 at 9:00 am 5 Comments »
    After a drought of six years tennis fans have not just one but two video games to look forward to in the near future. Big Ant Studios has been behind numerous sports games representing rugby, cricket, lacrosse and others with their next product the debut of AO Tennis. Technically it'll be the first tennis game to release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.  (more…)...
  • EA and other video game publishers are taking a beating from investors
    Posted December 4th, 2017 at 3:15 pm 16 Comments »
    With the recent debates over video game monetization - and the arguably predatory practices that may warrant classification as gambling - gaining even more steam the place to look for the most immediate impact is on Wall Street. Investors hate uncertainty but that's exactly what the clash between publishers and consumers has brought about as the gravy train planned for the years ahead has seemingly gone off the tracks. It's not just the sense that the latter has stood up to the tactics b...
  • Survey lays out a number of features being considered for NHL 19
    Posted December 1st, 2017 at 9:00 am 6 Comments »
    A new survey has been sent out by EA Sports to select customers providing insight on what is being considered for NHL 19 and beyond. These surveys have been distributed for various games in the past and have been shown to reflect ideas that may already be in a stage of development, with the results helping EA determine what makes the final product and what is scrapped or held for future editions. The plan for the arcade mode NHL Threes for instance was first discovered through one of the sur...
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