Posts Tagged ‘e3’
  • Press Row Podcast: E3 2016 Reactions
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    Posted June 18th, 2016 at 11:30 am 2 Comments »
    In this episode of the Press Row Podcast presented by Hit The Pass, Rich Grisham and I go through our reactions to all the news that made its way out of E3 and EA Play and also discuss the considerable challenges that sports video games face in carving out their place in eSports. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can also now be found on the recently launched Google Play Music for...
  • What excited you most out of E3 2016?
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    Posted June 16th, 2016 at 4:45 pm 6 Comments »
    This year's E3 was a fairly uneventful one for the crop of annual licensed sports games. FIFA 17 had the big announcement of a story mode and description of some gameplay advancements while Madden NFL 17 detailed improvements to Franchise mode. Arguably more interesting were the happenings with the somewhat less traditional sports titles. Ubisoft announced a new mountain sports game called Steep with a trailer and gameplay walkthrough that looks spectacular, the first trailer and f...
  • Madden NFL 17 EA Play Videos
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    Posted June 15th, 2016 at 9:45 am 37 Comments »
    Madden NFL 17 has been on full display at EA Play since Sunday and gameplay videos captured off-screen have started to make their way out. Check out some of those here along with the official trailer and Franchise mode videos.  (more…)...
  • First trailer for PES 2017
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    Posted June 14th, 2016 at 10:30 am 6 Comments »
    Last month Konami revealed the initial set of gameplay-related features for Pro Evolution Soccer 2017. Now to coincide with E3 they've released the first look at the game in the form of a trailer. Additionally the first screenshots can be viewed in the FB album and go beyond just action shots as there are also menu images from various modes in the game. PES 2017 is founded around the ‘Control Reality' ethos, elevating the award-winning gameplay to a new level via incredible new contro...
  • Sequel to The Golf Club announced
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    Posted June 14th, 2016 at 7:30 am 7 Comments »
    Released in 2014, The Golf Club is one of the recent successes from independent studios trying to reach a sports gaming audience. Though somewhat lacking in the overall feature set and absent any licenses the game was well-received for its realistic gameplay, impressive course creator, and admirable post-release support. Today developer HB Studios announced The Golf Club 2 to have a targeted release in early 2017, along with a debut trailer and feature expectations.  (more…)...
  • What to expect from Franchise mode in Madden NFL 17
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    Posted June 12th, 2016 at 1:20 pm 40 Comments »
    EA Sports promised a "renewed focus on Franchise mode" for Madden NFL 17 and today the company revealed just what improvements and additions have been made. It's not a reboot of the mode, like with Connected Careers four years ago, but rather a series in refinements to the systems that are in place and the introduction of some long-requested features. Franchise will include a real-time score ticker, full player editing, practice squads, and more injuries plus allowing for decisions to be ...
  • FIFA 17 will have a cinematic story mode
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    Posted June 12th, 2016 at 11:45 am 4 Comments »
    EA Sports today announced a brand new cinematic-style story experience for FIFA 17. Given that EA began hiring for positions that included a "Narrative Designer" back in 2015 the news doesn't come as a surprise but is very significant as it represents the first time in eight years that the company will be introducing a substantial new way to play in the FIFA series. The mode will be known as "The Journey" and involves starting as a 17-year-old in London who will choose a club in the Engl...
  • E3 2016 Preview
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    Posted June 9th, 2016 at 1:45 pm 8 Comments »
    The biggest event of the year for the gaming industry which always delivers new insight into the upcoming crop of sports games is almost here. E3 takes place next week with the big press conferences that precede the event happening on Sunday and Monday. Here’s the lineup for when everything is taking place, what to expect, and where to watch.  (more…)...
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