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  • Pre-order incentive for EA Sports UFC 2
    Posted January 8th, 2016 at 7:00 am 2 Comments »
    The first EA Sports UFC struggled with its identity, as the publisher not only marketed the game but tailored its gameplay to attempt and attract consumers who were simply never going to be interested in it. One of the first indicators of that ill-advised decision was the announcement of Bruce Lee as the pre-order bonus and a major marketing push centered around the legendary martial artist and actor who of course never actually had any association with the UFC. Post-release EA Sports UFC...
  • First NBA 2K16 roster update of 2016
    Posted January 7th, 2016 at 11:00 am 13 Comments »
    Early on during the season NBA 2K16 was updating its rosters several times a week. The pace has slowed considerably however since then, particularly in the last month due to the holidays, and today the first update since Christmas arrived. Kawhi Leonard has moved up a point to 92 Overall, making him the third highest rated player in the game. He began the season at 87 but has climbed due to performance that would have him in an MVP conversation if it weren't for Steph Curry. He's averagin...
  • Video game legend Ken Griffey Jr. inducted into MLB Hall of Fame
    Posted January 6th, 2016 at 3:15 pm 11 Comments »
    He'll be remembered as one of the best baseball players of all-time, but also as a video game icon. Ken Griffey Jr. was today inducted into the Hall of Fame becoming the 51st player to make it in on their first ballet. Though not unanimous as three voters inexplicably left him off, he goes in with over 99% of the vote, the highest percentage in history. Between 1994 and 1999, Griffey was the face of four different Nintendo games: Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball (1994), Ken...
  • 2015 Pastapadre Community Awards Voting Ending Soon
    Posted January 6th, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 Comment »
    The period of voting for the 2015 Pastapadre Community Awards will be coming to a close later this week, with results being announced shortly thereafter. Over 23,000 votes have already been cast across the 10 categories. Vote For: Best Gameplay – Best Presentation – Best Post-Release Support – Best Career Mode – Best Team-Building Mode – Best Online Play – Best Franchise Mode – Best New Feature – Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game - Best Sports Game NBA 2K16 leads t...
  • EA Sports UFC 2 release date and new trailer
    Posted January 5th, 2016 at 8:30 am 5 Comments »
    EA Sports UFC 2 will be arriving sooner than expected. Today the official release date was confirmed as being Tuesday, March 15. That means it technically will land in winter rather than the spring window which was announced initially. New features include an Ultimate Team mode, Knockout Physics System, Custom Event Creator, Knockout Mode, Practice Mode, ability to create female fighters, and a much larger roster. Check out all the details known so far on the game and enjoy the new traile...
  • End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best Sports Game of 2015
    Posted January 4th, 2016 at 10:15 am 24 Comments »
    This was one of the strongest years in terms of quality for sports gaming top to bottom. There may be fewer games than ever before but even the weakest of the bunch could be considered decent. When it comes to Sports Game of the Year however only those which demonstrated real achievement can be considered. The five nominees from 2015 all delivered compelling and complete experiences. MLB 15: The Show With MLB 15, SCEA improved not only on the series' strengths, but also finally on its b...
  • The Line Drive for January 3
    Posted January 3rd, 2016 at 8:45 am 2 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦NCAA Football 14 went 6-2 in the NYE/NYD games in its simulation predictions. ♦Revisiting the biggest sports gaming stories of 2015 that will have lasting impact. ♦Make sure vote in any of the nine categories open in the PP Community Awards. ♦Madden NFL 16 roster updates should be back on schedule this coming week. ♦After being forced to keep the...
  • Press Row Podcast: Holiday Spectacular
    Posted January 1st, 2016 at 2:15 pm 2 Comments »
    The latest Press Row Podcast episode returns a tradition of visiting with friends of the show at the end of the year to get their thoughts on what games they enjoyed the most. From game makers to game critics, a host of different viewpoints are represented. Make sure you also don't miss the last two episodes, which centered on naming a panel selected Sports Game of the Year and revisiting the top sports gaming stories of the year. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on And...
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