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  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Career/Story Mode of 2016
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    Posted December 19th, 2016 at 1:45 pm 13 Comments »
    The third category to open in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards is for Best Career/Story Mode. This is an area of the games that has seen an evolution in recent years from the traditional career mode of playing through seasons as a single player and improving attributes to one that incorporates an expansive narrative. The award for Career Mode has only ever been won by NBA 2K and MLB The Show and the former is going for a three-peat now. (more…)...
  • Surf World Series Announced for 2017
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    Posted December 17th, 2016 at 9:45 am 1 Comment »
    A number of sports games from independent developers have arrived on the scene recently or are planned to release in the months ahead. The latest to be announced is Surf World Series from Climax Studios. It'll be out in 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Surf World Series will feature arcade-style challenges and online competition. (more…)...
  • PES League eSports event begins today
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    Posted December 15th, 2016 at 9:15 am 1 Comment »
    The 'Road to Cardiff' in PES League begins today exclusive to PlayStation with a massive payout going to the eventual winner of $200,000. Those with the PS4 version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, as well as anyone who downloads the free-to-play edition of the game on PS4, can compete in the eSports event that will run all the way through June. The new PES League website is where registration takes place along with providing the monitoring of all scores and results. There are four regions ...
  • Forza Horizon 3 winter expansion out now
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    Posted December 13th, 2016 at 3:30 pm 1 Comment »
    The Blizzard Mountain expansion for Forza Horizon 3 is available now for $20 standalone or included in the Expansion Pass which is currently discounted to $25. Those who purchased the Ultimate Edition of FH3 can get Blizzard Mountain for $10 until the end of the year. The DLC provides the first opportunity to encounter snow, ice, extreme elevations and blizzards in the series. There are eight new vehicles and new events tailored for the conditions.  (more…)...
  • Old Time Hockey to bring the sport back to arcade action in January
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    Posted December 12th, 2016 at 9:00 am 10 Comments »
    Old Time Hockey was officially announced today by V7 Entertainment, with the retro arcade game inspired by those in the past like NHL 94 and Blades of Steel heading towards a January release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It will be the first arcade-style hockey game for consoles since 2009's 3 on 3 NHL Arcade. The unlicensed take on the sport means "no helmets, crushing hits, bench brawls, and arcade charm." The game will feature a Story Mode, exhibition games, and stat tracking. (...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Mobile Sports Game of 2016
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    Posted December 10th, 2016 at 11:30 am 4 Comments »
    The second category to open in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards is for Best Mobile Sports Game. This is one that sometimes has proven difficult to narrow the field down or, as was the case last year, even identify specific ones worthy of recognition. 2016 however has three candidates that represent different models for how mobile games can be successful. Photo Finish Horse Racing filled a void in the mobile space with a compelling structure involving not just the racing but also man...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Gameplay of 2016
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    Posted December 8th, 2016 at 9:30 am 9 Comments »
    With 2016 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 Community 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 Care...
  • Rocket League update has added new arena set in space and training mode
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    Posted December 7th, 2016 at 2:30 pm 1 Comment »
    The latest free update for Rocket League arrived today and brings with it a brand new arena that is set in space. Developer Psyonix has also delivered on a huge new feature in the form of the 'Rocket League Trainer' which allows you to create and share specific practice scenarios. There are other new items in the content update like colorblind mode, Steam Workshop support, and the ability to set preferences for arenas in playlists. Additionally a new DLC car is available for $2 which too ...
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