Posts Tagged ‘year in review’
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Gameplay of 2017
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    Posted December 11th, 2017 at 11:00 am 10 Comments »
    With 2017 coming to a close it’s time to start looking back on the developments that have taken place and acknowledge the various efforts in sports gaming. To start is the first category in the annual Community Awards. You can check out the winners from previous years here. The categories to look forward to include Sports Game of the Year, Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Racing Game, Best Online Play, Best Presentation, Best Franchise Mode, Best Career Mode, ...
  • Press Row Podcast: 2016 Community Awards
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    Posted January 23rd, 2017 at 12:30 pm No Comments »
    Now into its 8th year, the Pastapadre Community Awards have set out to recognize all the efforts made in sports gaming which go well beyond just that of naming the “Sports Game of the Year.” For 2016 the awards expanded to 12 categories and collected over 33,000 votes in the process. Sports video games are complex and rich in content, and no one game excels in every area that make them up. The Community Awards are an opportunity to help identify the standouts from specific aspects of the...
  • Final Set of 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards Winners
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    Posted January 20th, 2017 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 33,000 – the announcement of 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards winners conclude with the final 4 of 12 total categories examined. Here are the winners of Sports Game of the Year, Best New/Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best New Feature, and Best Racing Game.  (more…)...
  • Second Set of 2016 Pastapadre Community Award Winners
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    Posted January 18th, 2017 at 9:30 am 5 Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 33,000 – the winners of the 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards continue to be announced. The results for the next 4 of 12 total categories are examined today! Here are the winners of Best Franchise Mode, Best Career/Story Mode, Best Post-Release Support, and Best Team-Building Mode.  (more…)...
  • First Set of Pastapadre Community Award Winners for 2016
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    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…)...
  • 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards Voting Coming to a Close Soon
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    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 ...
  • 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...
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