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  • Press Row Podcast: E3 2016 Reactions
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    Posted June 18th, 2016 at 11:30 am 2 Comments »
    In this episode of the Press Row Podcast presented by Hit The Pass, Rich Grisham and I go through our reactions to all the news that made its way out of E3 and EA Play and also discuss the considerable challenges that sports video games face in carving out their place in eSports. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can also now be found on the recently launched Google Play Music for...
  • What excited you most out of E3 2016?
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    Posted June 16th, 2016 at 4:45 pm 6 Comments »
    This year's E3 was a fairly uneventful one for the crop of annual licensed sports games. FIFA 17 had the big announcement of a story mode and description of some gameplay advancements while Madden NFL 17 detailed improvements to Franchise mode. Arguably more interesting were the happenings with the somewhat less traditional sports titles. Ubisoft announced a new mountain sports game called Steep with a trailer and gameplay walkthrough that looks spectacular, the first trailer and f...
  • First trailer for PES 2017
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    Posted June 14th, 2016 at 10:30 am 6 Comments »
    Last month Konami revealed the initial set of gameplay-related features for Pro Evolution Soccer 2017. Now to coincide with E3 they've released the first look at the game in the form of a trailer. Additionally the first screenshots can be viewed in the FB album and go beyond just action shots as there are also menu images from various modes in the game. PES 2017 is founded around the ‘Control Reality' ethos, elevating the award-winning gameplay to a new level via incredible new contro...
  • Sequel to The Golf Club announced
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    Posted June 14th, 2016 at 7:30 am 7 Comments »
    Released in 2014, The Golf Club is one of the recent successes from independent studios trying to reach a sports gaming audience. Though somewhat lacking in the overall feature set and absent any licenses the game was well-received for its realistic gameplay, impressive course creator, and admirable post-release support. Today developer HB Studios announced The Golf Club 2 to have a targeted release in early 2017, along with a debut trailer and feature expectations.  (more…)...
  • Steep is a new mountain sports game coming this December
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    Posted June 13th, 2016 at 3:30 pm 3 Comments »
    More than one snowboarding game is shooting for release later this year. Joining the previously revealed Infinite Air will be Steep, which was just announced today at Ubisoft's E3 press briefing along with a trailer and gameplay walkthrough. Steep will involve more than just snowboarding however - skiing, wingsuits, and paragliding will also be part of the game which takes place in the Alps and Alaska and releases on PS4, XB1, and PC this December. Amazon Prime members get pre-orders for 20...
  • Forza Horizon 3 features and first trailer
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    Posted June 13th, 2016 at 2:45 pm 2 Comments »
    Out of today's Microsoft E3 press briefing came the official announcement of Forza Horizon 3, the first trailer and in-game footage, and that was followed by a full features list. Forza Horizon 3 is due out for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs on September 27. With "Xbox Play Anywhere" buying the game on either provides access to it on both platforms. Amazon Prime members can pre-order the game for 20% off. There will be three editions for the game at tiers of $60, $80, and $100. The Ultimate...
  • Details on improvements made to gameplay in FIFA 17 and new trailer
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    Posted June 13th, 2016 at 10:15 am No Comments »
    Much has been made about FIFA 17 moving to the Frostbite engine but what improvements will actually be experienced on the pitch related to gameplay? EA Sports has detailed some of them now including an overhaul to physical play, rewriting of set pieces, an active intelligence system, and new attacking techniques. The big new story mode was announced yesterday - and the latest Press Row Podcast episode features an interview with FIFA 17's creative director and one of the producers about ...
  • FIFA 17 will have a cinematic story mode
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    Posted June 12th, 2016 at 11:45 am 4 Comments »
    EA Sports today announced a brand new cinematic-style story experience for FIFA 17. Given that EA began hiring for positions that included a "Narrative Designer" back in 2015 the news doesn't come as a surprise but is very significant as it represents the first time in eight years that the company will be introducing a substantial new way to play in the FIFA series. The mode will be known as "The Journey" and involves starting as a 17-year-old in London who will choose a club in the Engl...
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