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  • New mode for Rocket League transforms the soccer into hockey with Winter Event
    Posted December 14th, 2015 at 4:15 pm 3 Comments »
    Last month developer Psyonix released free "mutators" for Rocket League with a dedicated playlist featuring the new twists on the game. At the same time another one was announced, for many maybe theĀ most intriguing of them all, as the soccer foundation of the game would transform into hockey with a special new mode. That hockey form of Rocket League debuts today with the "Snow Day" playlist on PS4 and PC along with new holiday-themed drop items that are earned by playing games:Ā ā€œXmasā...
  • End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best Presentation of 2015
    Posted December 14th, 2015 at 11:30 am 1 Comment »
    The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best Presentation.Ā This is a category that has simply been owned by the NBA 2K franchise, having taken home the award all five years. Now Open for Voting:Ā Best Gameplay - Best Presentation NBA 2K16 looks to be in strong position to extend that to six in a row, after adding pre-recorded cutaway interviews during games, featuring a studio show with three quarters of the Inside the NBA crew, and even the...
  • Fourth patch for FIFA 16 bringing significant changes to gameplay
    Posted December 11th, 2015 at 2:15 pm No Comments »
    Currently available on PC and arriving soon on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the fourth post-release patch for FIFA 16 looks as though it'll have a tremendous impact on gameplay. Based largely on consumer feedback, EA Sports prioritized the improvements implemented in the latest patch through four keyĀ areas: penalties and referee decisions, passing, defensive pressure, and player positioning.Ā  (more…)...
  • EA has created a Competitive Gaming Division headed by Peter Moore
    Posted December 11th, 2015 at 11:00 am 7 Comments »
    Though late to the party Electronic Arts has been attempting to make a push into eSports, and that's been evidenced by recent feature additions within Madden NFL 16 and FIFA 16, and others that will play a role in various EA Sports titles emerging in the space. Yesterday theĀ company announced the creation of a Competitive Gaming Division which will be headed up by former EA Sports president and current EA COO Peter Moore, noting three "core pillars": Competition To create highly-engagi...
  • End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best Gameplay of 2015
    Posted December 10th, 2015 at 11:15 am 7 Comments »
    With 2015 coming to a close itā€™s time to begin looking back on the developments that have taken place and award the various efforts in sports gaming. To start will be the first of the Community Awards. You can check out the winners from previous years here. The categories to look forward to are Community Sports Game of the Year, Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best Online Play, Best Presentation, Best Franchise Mode, Best Career Mode, Best Post-Release Support, Best New Feature, Bes...
  • Free-to-play myClub edition of PES 2016 out now on PS4 and PS3
    Posted December 8th, 2015 at 8:00 pm 2 Comments »
    The free-to-play version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 is now available to download on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. While "Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 myClub"Ā is centered around offering theĀ full myClub experience it also includes seven teamsĀ for use in offline exhibition matches and the Training mode. The 22GB download be queued up for PS4 here. Based on the returns so far in yesterday's poll, it appears people are at least open to the concept of limited FTP editions of sports games....
  • Does a limited free-to-play version of a sports game interest you?
    Posted December 7th, 2015 at 1:15 pm 3 Comments »
    Tomorrow a free-to-play version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 will go out on PS4 and PS3. It's a unique strategy, built upon offering a few features but with a focus on providing the complete myClub experience, that looks to be another step towards a future where sports games are delivered in a different manner than the traditional yearly packaged product. Things have been trending towards free-to-play emerging on consoles, and sports games that are struggling in the marketplace have the m...
  • Press Row Podcast: The Top Stories of 2015
    Posted December 4th, 2015 at 4:00 pm No Comments »
    Before getting to the handing out of awards, its important to review the year by revisiting the biggest stories. There are numerousĀ that have wide-ranging effects - influencing the direction of franchises and even the genre as a whole. That's what the panel digs into with the latest episode of the Press Row Podcast. From the detrimental release schedule, to the success of Rocket League, the rise of EA Access, and online stabilizing in major franchises, there were quite a few major develo...
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