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  • Limited free-to-play version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 now available
    Posted November 28th, 2016 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    Last year Konami introduced the concept of a slimmed down free-to-play version of Pro Evolution Soccer which included the MyClub team-building mode (naturally in order to generate digital revenue) plus a handful of teams for exhibition matches and the game's training mode. The publisher has just now released a similar offering for PES 2017. The PES 2017 Trial Edition can be downloaded for both Xbox One or PlayStation 4. This year's differs in that it doesn't offer MyClub but instead fea...
  • Second update for PES 2017 strengthens presence of Liverpool and Dortmund
    Posted November 24th, 2016 at 3:30 pm 20 Comments »
    The second content update for Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 went out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and delivers new kits, updated and enhanced player likenesses, three new stadiums, and a number of presentation elements designed to mirror key matchday experiences. 100 player likenesses will also undergo improvements, with the new update adding updated visual representations of the likes of Marco Reus, Neymar Jr, Adrian Ramos, Sadio Mane and Lionel Messi, amongst others. The thumbnail im...
  • 2016 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals – Gaming and More
    Posted November 24th, 2016 at 4:00 am 3 Comments »
    Because of the proximity to their respective releases, the majority of each year’s sports video games get considerable discounts through Black Friday and occasionally Cyber Monday deals, marking their value high-point as their seasons are still ongoing or very early on. Of course there’s a lot more than just the games to contemplate picking up, whether it be for yourself or others, so here’s a roundup of the most relevant deals through various retailers. [Update] Even though BF is over...
  • Deal on Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
    Posted November 23rd, 2016 at 8:00 am 3 Comments »
    While most sports games see considerable discounts at retailers within weeks of release, Pro Evolution Soccer is the rare one that lags far behind with any price drop given that it doesn't move a great deal of copies in North America. Amazon today though has the latest game in the series for $40 on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There has been no sign given that PES 2017 will be found for cheaper anywhere later this week. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 received a 9/10 review and is arg...
  • Major update to NHL 17 improves gameplay, adds new uniforms and goal celebrations
    Posted November 22nd, 2016 at 3:45 pm 4 Comments »
    EA Sports today released a significant patch for NHL 17 on both Xbox One and PS4 that not only looks to deliver improvements to gameplay and various modes, but also adds in new content in the form of uniforms, equipment, and goal celebrations. (more…)...
  • PC management sims offer something new for sports gaming fans late in the year
    Posted November 21st, 2016 at 3:30 pm 6 Comments »
    While nearly all the console sports games for the year released prior to October three prominent team management games for PC have just hit the market. The latest edition in the long-running Football Manager franchise is joined by two games from the Draft Day Sports series (college football and pro basketball) created by Wolverine Studios. I'll be taking a look at the games in upcoming reviews but until then here's some info this year's editions.  (more…)...
  • Steep open beta runs through the weekend
    Posted November 18th, 2016 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    The open beta for the upcoming mountain sports game Steep is now underway. Sign up through the official website for the game to get the download code on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC. The open beta will be active until 11AM PT on Monday. The Open Beta will allow players to discover the diversity of Steep’s world by exploring, riding and completing dozens of challenges through three of the seven regions composing Steep’s massive open world inspired from the Alps – the Aravis, the Tyro...
  • Sports games struggle to gain eSports footing
    Posted November 17th, 2016 at 9:30 am 10 Comments »
    The eSports industry is now drawing annual revenues of near half billion dollars annually, with growth continuing at a rapid rate, yet sports video games have almost no place in the picture. EA Sports and 2K Sports are trying to establish their franchises as legitimate eSports however there are some major hurdles for them to overcome. Chief among them is that, despite how many people buy sports video games, relatively few seem interested in watching others play them. In a follow-up to t...
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