The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best New Feature. Development focus has shifted in recent years from providing innovative features to creating content for Ultimate Team modes along more avenues to generate digital revenue. Despite that there were a few new features this year which deserve recognition over others.
Previous winners of Best New Feature include Postseason Mode (MLB 13), Connected Careers (Madden 13), NBA’s Greatest (NBA 2K12), and The Jordan Challenge (NBA 2K11). There are four nominees to choose from that debuted in 2014 and they come out of The Golf Club, MLB 14, NBA 2K15, and Super Mega Baseball.Â Read more
Seven of the Pastapadre Community Award categories are currently live to vote on – you’ll find links paired with the videos included in this post. With all those in mind Rich Grisham and I got together to reflect on them. We discuss the decision making that went into choosing the nominees, the ones we personally favor, and what is most likely to win.
The upcoming categories – which include Best New Feature, Best New/Non-Yearly Sports Game, and Sports Game of the Year – will be accompanied by their respective video segments when their polls open. Results to be announced on January 9.Â Read more
This last year has been more about continued trends than major shakeups in sports gaming. A lot has taken place that makes it evident where the genre, and maybe the industry as a whole, is headed. Here are the top stories and developments to come out of 2014.Â Read more
The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best Post-Release Support.Â This is a new category for the Community Awards. In the past post-release support has been factored into rankings but has never been singled out for recognition.
There were some strong efforts from developers to not just fix issues but improve and provide new content this year. The three earning nominations are The Golf Club, EA Sports UFC, and Madden NFL 15. Read more
The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Most Disappointing Sports Game. It’s the only recognition from the awards that no game would want but several candidates can’t avoid.
Previous “winners” – or losers I suppose – have been NBA 2K14,Â NCAA Football 13, NCAA Football 12, and Madden NFL 11. This year three titles really stand out from the crowd unfortunately. NHL 15, EA Sports UFC, and RBI Baseball 14.Â Read more