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  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Career/Story Mode of 2017
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    Posted December 18th, 2017 at 12:45 pm 20 Comments »
    With 2017 coming to a close it’s time to look back on the developments that have taken place and acknowledge the various efforts in sports gaming. The next category in the annual Community Awards is open for voting. You can check out the winners from previous years here. The categories still 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 Post-Releas...
  • PRP: Sports Game of the Year 2017
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    Posted December 15th, 2017 at 7:00 am 5 Comments »
    A wide open field in 2017 has resulted in the most unpredictable and fascinating Sports Game of the Year voting yet! While many of the games were fantastic in general they all had some serious flaws that detracted from their full potential, and because of that expect there to be no consensus "best" game that will sweep its way to a victory. Will MLB The Show 17 repeat off last year's MLB 16 win? Will NBA 2K18 bounce back or fall even further after the award-winning 2K16 preceded 2K17 sli...
  • First look at Tennis World Tour gameplay
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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…)...
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