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  • The big Anniversary Update for Rocket League has gone live
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    Posted July 5th, 2017 at 3:00 pm 7 Comments »
    Two years ago Rocket League released to intrigue due in large part to being free through PlayStation Plus, but not as a game that anyone would have imagined would become the sensation it still is to this day. To celebrate developer Psyonix has now released the Anniversary Update for the game which includes a free arena, two cars, additions to the soundtrack, customization options for goal explosions, trails, and engine sounds plus more! Rocket League can currently be had on sale for $10 on ...
  • Server problems for The Golf Club 2 have mostly been resolved
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    Posted July 3rd, 2017 at 5:00 pm 3 Comments »
    For the first four days of release The Golf Club 2 was rendered largely unplayable due to server issues that made both Career Mode and Online Societies inaccessible. The problems appear to have been ironed out as the weekend went smoothly with all features working properly. The only issue I've run into since Saturday are completed rounds played in Society that, when returning to start the next round, have lost results for a handful of holes in the completed round. I've had to re-play the ...
  • Press Row Podcast: The Golf Club 2 Impressions
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    Posted July 1st, 2017 at 10:15 am No Comments »
    Nearly three years have passed since HB Studios debuted The Golf Club and now its sequel has just released. This episode of the Press Row Podcast examines The Golf Club 2 with discussion on its ultra-realistic gameplay, improvements to accessibility, new features, and unfortunate server problems. Other topics covered during the show include patch restrictions on the Nintendo Switch discovered through NBA Playgrounds' struggles to get an update out that could threaten post-release support ...
  • The Golf Club 2 struggling with servers in early days of release
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    Posted June 29th, 2017 at 9:15 am 9 Comments »
    It's no longer a surprise when a new game releases and online connectivity is inconsistent or completely unfunctional. Unfortunately that's been the case with The Golf Club 2 which came out on Tuesday. The original didn't have any problems of the sort but with a sequel that's likely performing better with consumers the downside to that is an independent developer up against a challenge they may not have been prepared to face. One of the great things about The Golf Club is that progress is...
  • Review of The Golf Club 2
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    Posted June 27th, 2017 at 12:00 pm 8 Comments »
    Released in 2014 The Golf Club was among the first wave of sports games from independent developers that helped lead to the resurgence in the genre where sports (or unique takes on them) not being sufficiently covered by the big publishers are taken on by smaller studios. It was a great effort despite lacking in content and having a barrier of extreme difficulty, and was even rewarded with the Pastapadre Community Award for Best New Sports Game. Now the sequel has arrived for $40 on Xbox ...
  • Patch limitations raise another concern for third party games on Nintendo Switch
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    Posted June 26th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 6 Comments »
    It has now been over six weeks since NBA Playgrounds released and yet half the game is still missing. A patch to add online play originally promised for a few days after release remains in limbo. Meanwhile the other versions of Playgrounds on XB1, PS4, and PC have received multiple updates improving the game and adding other features. The president of development studio Saber Interactive has made comments on Facebook providing insight on why that is, and it appears Nintendo is at fault for e...
  • Press Row Podcast: E3 impressions and NHL 18 news
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    Posted June 24th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 6 Comments »
    Having extensively discussed all the big news that came out of EA Play and E3 in the last two podcast episodes, Kat Bailey is now welcomed to the show to go over some hands-on impressions from the show floor for Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, and Pro Evolution Soccer 18 before turning to a breakdown of all the news on NHL 18 which includes several confirmed features (NHL Threes arcade mode and Expansion) and an upcoming online beta. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with...
  • Annual Steam Summer Sale includes a number of sports games
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    Posted June 22nd, 2017 at 8:15 pm 2 Comments »
    The always highly anticipated Steam Summer Sale has kicked off for this year with deals available until July 5. Discounted PC offerings include a fairly recent release in NBA Playgrounds, the still incredibly popular Rocket League, and NBA 2K17 as it begins to fade away in favor of its successor. The list below encompasses the sports games of most interest but the promotion has lots of games that may be worthy of a purchase especially at the reduced prices. NBA Playgrounds for $13.39 (33% o...
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