Posts Tagged ‘year in review’
  • The Biggest Stories of 2014
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    Posted December 31st, 2014 at 12:30 pm 16 Comments »
    This last year has been more about continued trends than major shakeups in sports gaming. A lot has taken place that makes it evident where the genre, and maybe the industry as a whole, is headed. Here are the top stories and developments to come out of 2014.  (more…)...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Post-Release Support of 2014
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    Posted December 30th, 2014 at 3:00 pm 7 Comments »
    The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best Post-Release Support. This is a new category for the Community Awards. In the past post-release support has been factored into rankings but has never been singled out for recognition. There were some strong efforts from developers to not just fix issues but improve and provide new content this year. The three earning nominations are The Golf Club, EA Sports UFC, and Madden NFL 15. (more…)...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Most Disappointing Game of 2014
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    Posted December 29th, 2014 at 5:15 pm 10 Comments »
    The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Most Disappointing Sports Game. It's the only recognition from the awards that no game would want but several candidates can't avoid. Previous "winners" - or losers I suppose - have been NBA 2K14, NCAA Football 13, NCAA Football 12, and Madden NFL 11. This year three titles really stand out from the crowd unfortunately. NHL 15, EA Sports UFC, and RBI Baseball 14.  (more…)...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Online Play of 2014
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    Posted December 27th, 2014 at 2:15 pm 15 Comments »
    The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best Online Play opening up today. This is a category that has understandably been dominated by EA Sports games and once again the company will have a winner out of it. Madden is looking for its fourth straight victory with FIFA and UFC representing the challengers.  (more…)...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Presentation of 2014
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    Posted December 26th, 2014 at 2:30 pm 7 Comments »
    The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with the Best Presentation opening up today. NBA 2K will be looking to win for a remarkable fifth straight year with FIFA 15 and NHL 15 the challengers this time around.  (more…)...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Career Mode of 2014
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    Posted December 25th, 2014 at 2:30 pm 1 Comment »
    The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with the Best Career Mode opening up today. Past winners have alternated between NBA 2K (2010, 2012) and The Show (2011, 2013). It's the only original Community Awards category that doesn't even have three viable candidates this year. There are two standouts and those are NBA 2K15 and MLB 14: The Show. MyCareer is a completely unique story-based experience while Road to the Show offers the more traditional st...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Franchise Mode of 2014
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    Posted December 24th, 2014 at 3:15 pm 3 Comments »
    The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with today Best Franchise Mode opening up. This is a category that has been dominated by the Madden NFL series which is looking for its fourth straight victory. Some of its usual competition has fallen out of the running. NCAA Football, the only other series to win the award, is no longer being made and NHL dug its own grave this year. Taking their place are FIFA 15 and NBA 2K15. (more…)...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Gameplay of 2014
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    Posted December 22nd, 2014 at 11:45 am 10 Comments »
    With 2014 coming to a close it’s time to begin looking back on the developments that have taken place and award the various efforts in sports gaming. To start will be the first of the Community Awards. You can check out the winners from previous years here. The categories to look forward to are Community Sports Game of the Year, Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best Gameplay, Best Online Play, Best Presentation, Best Franchise Mode, Best Career Mode, Best Post-Release Support, Best N...
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