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  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Sports Game of 2016
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    Posted January 10th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 8 Comments »
    The 12th and final category in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards is the big one - Sports Game of the Year. A variety of franchises have won the award in the past including Madden, FIFA and The Show but the last two years have gone to NBA 2K. The 2016 field is strong, with no clear standout, and arguments able to be made for and against each one of the nominees. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 was able to overcome any licensing shortcomings thanks to its fantastic gameplay which addresse...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best New Feature of 2016
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    Posted January 9th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 1 Comment »
    Every year new modes are added to sports games or features introduced to enhance enjoyment of the ones being carried over. The second-to-last category to open up in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards is for Best New Feature. NBA 2K, Madden, and MLB The Show have all won this award in the past, with The Show on a streak of three straight victories over the field. Madden NFL 17 debuted weekly commentary updates from the new broadcasting duo of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis. NBA 2K17...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game of 2016
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    Posted January 5th, 2017 at 5:30 pm 5 Comments »
    Only a few categories remain to be opened in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards and the latest to do so goes to the best of the sports games that either made their debut in 2016 or don't release on an annual schedule. Previous winners in the category include Rocket League, The Golf Club, and UFC Undisputed 3. Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 was a pleasant surprise, with accessible and fun gameplay, Career Mode playable as both 'Coach' and 'Player,' and a well-designed sharing system with c...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Post-Release Support of 2016
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    Posted January 2nd, 2017 at 1:45 pm 3 Comments »
    The next category to open in the annual Community Awards is for Best Post-Release Support. EA Sports has undoubtedly provided the gold standard of post-release support for many of their licensed games over the years. The recent winners for the award are Madden NFL 16 and EA Sports UFC and both series are up for nomination again for the work done in 2016. They face a returning challenger that nearly pulled off an upset win in the category last year. Madden NFL 17 has continued the tren...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Racing Game of 2016
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    Posted December 31st, 2016 at 1:45 pm 2 Comments »
    The next category in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards is one that was warranted as a new addition for 2016. This was an especially great year for racing games, and the three nominees stood above the rest as favorites of both critics and fans, each one appealing to a somewhat different type of racing aficionado and yet satisfying most everyone who played them. Forza Horizon 3 straddles the line between sim and arcade and provided great variety of racing through it's various event ty...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Franchise Mode of 2016
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    Posted December 28th, 2016 at 3:15 pm 1 Comment »
    The voting is now open for Best Franchise Mode of 2016 in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards. This category was originally controlled by EA Sports with NCAA Football and Madden winning the first four years. The last two however have been taken by NBA 2K after the creation of a highly customizable offline franchise to pair with the online-connected one. NBA 2K17 looks to make it a three-peat with the offline MyLeague and online MyGM both contributing as unique franchise experiences. Th...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Online Play of 2016
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    Posted December 27th, 2016 at 2:00 pm 4 Comments »
    The next category to open in the annual Community Awards is for Best Online Play. This one has naturally been dominated by EA Sports due to struggles online from the other major sports game publishers. NCAA Football took it once and Madden is on a streak of five straight wins. The number of ways to play online has continued to expand with Madden NFL 17 which just as importantly features one of the most consistent experiences in terms of online performance. There's regular Head-to-Head, Dr...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Team-Building Mode of 2016
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    Posted December 26th, 2016 at 10:00 am 4 Comments »
    The next category to open up in the Community Awards is for the mode that has become one of the most popular ways to play sports video games and it's the manner in which revenue is being made by companies to keep them afloat. Ultimate Team was introduced in 2009 by EA Sports and has continued to evolve from its original form through nearly all their titles, with other developers copying and putting their own spin on the model. Last year MLB The Show won the award for its reinvention of wh...
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