What excited you most out of E3 2016?
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 modeÂ andÂ description ofÂ some gameplay advancementsÂ 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 SteepÂ with a trailer and gameplay walkthroughÂ thatÂ looks spectacular, the first trailer and f...
Where are you spending your time in MLB The Show 16 Diamond Dynasty?
Last year Diamond Dynasty was turned into one of the more compelling team-building modes in all of sports gaming even surprising with a Community Award here for the category. In MLB The Show 16 the experience has been expanded upon with the addition of two brand new ways to play. There's Battle Royale which features a draft and then three inning games online with increasing rewards at stake, and Conquest which is single-player and incorporates building a fan base while conquering the territo...
Your thoughts on the gameplay improvements for MLB The Show 16
The first promotional push for MLB The Show 16 related to Road to the Show with the "Perks" and "Showtime" features generating decidedly mixed reaction. Gameplay should be a different story, as there will naturallyÂ be those who feel not enough has been done, but all that which hasÂ been improved upon will likely be viewed in a positive light.
The primary focus for this year was on variety in animations, but there are also new elements of personality that have been injected, while major i...
Your thoughts on EA Sports UFC 2 coming out of the beta
The beta for EA Sports UFC 2 provided ample opportunity for those participating to get a feel for the game which is now just over a month away from releasing. Anyone not able to be a part of the beta can check out the highlight reel video, set of full gameplay fight videos, and the Press Row Podcast all about impressions of the game.
Vote in the poll below and leave any additional thoughts on the comments: how do you feel about EA Sports UFC 2 following the completion of the beta period?
End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best Sports Game of 2015
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 2015Â 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...
End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game of 2015
The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game. ThisÂ is a category that has become increasingly difficult to populate with worthy nominees as developers have almost entirely ceased production of the traditional non-league licensed games that dictate annual releases. Previous winners have included The Golf Club, UFC Undisputed 3, Forza 4, and EA Sports MMA.
Now Open for Voting:Â Best Gameplay â€“ BestÂ Presentation â€...
End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best New Feature of 2015
The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best New Feature. This category has produced winners from the MLB: The Show, Madden, and NBA 2K franchises. All three have at least one feature nominated this year as well.
Now Open for Voting:Â Best Gameplay â€“ BestÂ Presentation â€“ Best Post-Release SupportÂ â€“Best Career Mode â€“ Best Team-Building Mode â€“ Best Online Play â€“ Best Franchise Mode - Best New Feature
Year-to-Year Saves (MLB 15: The...
End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best Franchise Mode of 2015
The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best Franchise Mode. This category has been one of the more interesting ones over the years, with Madden coming out on topÂ from 2011-13 and NBA 2K snapping its streak in 2014.
Now Open for Voting:Â Best Gameplay â€“ BestÂ Presentation â€“ Best Post-Release SupportÂ â€“Best Career Mode â€“ Best Team-Building Mode â€“ Best Online Play - Best Franchise Mode
NBA 2K16 once again offers up two complete Franc...