Posts Tagged ‘latest news’
  • First Set of Pastapadre Community Award Winners for 2016
    Posted January 17th, 2017 at 8:15 am 3 Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 33,000 – it’s time to begin announcing the winners of the 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards. The results for the first 4 of 12 categories are examined today! Here are the winners of Best Gameplay, Best Franchise Mode, Best Online Play, and Best Mobile Game.  (more…)...
  • NFL Playoffs Solo Challenge campaign added to Madden NFL 17 Ultimate Team
    Posted January 16th, 2017 at 3:00 pm No Comments »
    After a considerable stretch without a new Solo Challenge campaign in Madden NFL 17 Ultimate Team one has been added for the NFL Playoffs. The new set of 36 challenges involve playing through some of the most memorable moments in Playoff history and finishing off scenarios against this year's field of teams. The solos expire on January 29. In completing all 36 challenges earnings would be 56,000 Coins and a total of 16 packs: 5 Contract Packs, 3 Pro Packs, 2 NFL Playoffs Packs, an AFC Pac...
  • The Line Drive for January 15
    Posted January 15th, 2017 at 1:15 pm 5 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Here are the steps to take to move the Chargers to Los Angeles in Madden NFL 17. ♦Last chance to cast your votes in the 12 categories of the 2016 Community Awards. ♦All Nintendo Switch games available for pre-order on Amazon are 20% off with Prime. ♦The FIFA game for Switch may be built off the last-gen 360/PS3 gameplay engine. ♦NBA 2K18 on Switc...
  • 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards Voting Coming to a Close Soon
    Posted January 14th, 2017 at 11:00 am 2 Comments »
    The polls in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards will be closing on Monday morning. The 12 categories for 2016 have been open now for a number of weeks and collected tens of thousands of votes in the process yet there are still some too close to call. 2016 was a strong stretch for the sports gaming genre but unlike recent years there was no one game that appeared to be the standout. Each game had its share of highs and lows and that's represented in the nomination distribution. NBA ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Nintendo Switch Details
    Posted January 13th, 2017 at 3:15 pm 2 Comments »
    The highly anticipated home/handheld hybrid Nintendo Switch will release on March 3rd for $300, eventually require a paid subscription for online play, and expanding storage will a be a practical necessity by adding on a separately purchased SDXC memory card. Switch has a dismal launch lineup outside of the new Zelda, while sports games look to be a ways off with FIFA and NBA 2K18 both officially in development but not releasing until later in the year. Rich Grisham and T.J. Lauerman join...
  • ARMS is a boxing-like game for Switch
    Posted January 13th, 2017 at 12:00 pm 1 Comment »
    There will be a wait for for traditional sports games on the Nintendo Switch, with FIFA coming "later in the year" and NBA 2K18 in September, but the first game that could qualify for the genre is an arcade take on boxing called ARMS. While it's being demonstrated as motion controlled using the Joy-Cons it'll also be playable with traditional controls. ARMS will release in spring meaning it'll be out before June 20 and sell at a premium $60 price.  (more…)...
  • Nintendo Switch coming 3/3 for $300
    Posted January 12th, 2017 at 9:45 pm 10 Comments »
    Nintendo just held their highly anticipated reveal event for the home/portable hybrid system Switch and announced details about its release, capabilities, and games in development. The Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on March 3 with a price of $300. The online service will initially be free but after a period of time will transition to a paid service. The system offers three different ways to play with TV Mode, Tabletop, and Handheld. The detachable Joy-Cons feature rumble and mo...
  • Madden NFL 17 roster update details heading into Divisional Playoff Weekend
    Posted January 12th, 2017 at 1:00 pm 4 Comments »
    The roster update in preparation for the nearing Divisional Playoff Weekend is available to download now in Madden NFL 17. The update includes ratings changes that primarily impact players on the eight teams that competed over Wild Card Weekend. Some of the biggest performers in the Wild Card games were rewarded: Le'Veon Bell (+1 to 96), Bobby Wagner (+1 to 93), Jadeveon Clowney (+1 to 89), Thomas Rawls (+1 to 82), and Paul Richardson (+2 to 74). After three phenomenal catches Richardson...
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