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  • Press Row Podcast: EA Sports UFC 3 beta impressions
    Posted November 30th, 2017 at 8:45 am 1 Comment »
    This episode of the Press Row Podcast features impressions of the beta currently being held for EA Sports UFC 3. With the series coming off an improved effort the potential for the third entry is very high, and the beta has provided the first opportunity to assess gameplay advancements as well as a revamped Ultimate Team mode. Additionally the latest developments involving game monetization are discussed, and specifically the building concern that legislators will put into place roadblock...
  • Open beta now running up to release for Steep: Road to the Olympics
    Posted November 29th, 2017 at 8:45 am 1 Comment »
    Mountain sports game Steep released a full year ago but with the Winter Olympics taking place in February 2018 the game is able to capitalize with new DLC content called Road to the Olympics. Due out on December 5th an open beta is now underway and allows for the first opportunity to play new events and explore new locales. It's available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam and scheduled to run through next Monday.  (more…)...
  • 2017 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals – Gaming and More
    Posted November 23rd, 2017 at 8:00 am 4 Comments »
    Considering the proximity to their respective releases the point at which the majority of sports video games have reached their highest value may be when they are significantly discounted for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Most are still in-season, relevant and strongly supported. Of course there’s a lot more than just the games to contemplate picking up, whether it be for yourself or others, so here’s a roundup of the most enticing deals from various retailers. The best deals on spor...
  • Lawmakers start to push back against predatory monetization practices in games
    Posted November 22nd, 2017 at 8:15 am 20 Comments »
    The consumer backlash surrounding the implementation of loot boxes, card packs, digital currencies, and other aggressive monetization strategies has been the big story of the gaming industry for the past two months. With billions of dollars involved and mainstream news being made it was only a matter of time until the government would take notice and examine the practices and consider regulation. It appears that time is now.  (more…)...
  • Sony matches some early Black Friday deals on PS4 games
    Posted November 17th, 2017 at 10:15 am 3 Comments »
    Microsoft has come out out with some tempting deals on sports games in advance of Black Friday for games on Xbox One, and Sony has now followed in the hours since by offering a number of their own on PlayStation 4. These are deals worth considering particular for those who prefer to a digital library of games, but other retailers will have physical copies likely for slightly cheaper (and NBA 2K18 significantly cheaper) come the end of next week, and those have the additional bonus of those ...
  • Several deals on sports games as Microsoft gets head start on Black Friday
    Posted November 16th, 2017 at 5:15 pm 9 Comments »
    Black Friday is now just a week away and as always seems to be the case companies are anxious to roll out the deals as early as they can to capitalize on the frenzy and beat others to the punch. Microsoft has done that by pushing their deals live now, and among a large list of games that have gone on sale are several of this year's sports titles. The deals require an Xbox Live subscription. Those with an EA Access subscription should also receive an additional 10% off. Keeping in mind th...
  • Limited free-to-play version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 now available
    Posted November 16th, 2017 at 11:30 am 1 Comment »
    For a third straight year Konami is offering a free slimmed down version of Pro Evolution Soccer on consoles. Past F2P editions have included a few teams for exhibition matches, training mode, and either MyClub team building mode or PES League the online competitive mode. PES 2018 Lite can now be downloaded on PlayStation 4 and will be out on Xbox One later today. Available in this version of the game is both MyClub and PES League, 12 teams for exhibition matches and a training mode. Cre...
  • Big update to PES 2018 adds more faces, stadiums, Xbox One X enhancements
    Posted November 16th, 2017 at 6:15 am 1 Comment »
    The second content update for Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is scheduled to go out today on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Included in the patch are over 40 updates to player faces, two new stadiums, a new national team, and enhancements to be taken advantage of by the Xbox One X. Additionally gameplay improvements have been made.  (more…)...
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