Posts Tagged ‘year in review’
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best New Feature of 2014
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    Posted January 2nd, 2015 at 12:30 pm 7 Comments
    The voting for various categories in the Pastapadre Community Awards continues with Best New Feature. Development focus has shifted in recent years from providing innovative features to creating content for Ultimate Team modes along more avenues to generate digital revenue. Despite that there were a few new features this year which deserve recognition over others. Previous winners of Best New Feature include Postseason Mode (MLB 13), Connected Careers (Madden 13), NBA's Greatest (NBA 2K12...
  • Breaking Down the Pastapadre Community Award Categories
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    Posted January 1st, 2015 at 1:00 pm 1 Comment
    Seven of the Pastapadre Community Award categories are currently live to vote on - you'll find links paired with the videos included in this post. With all those in mind Rich Grisham and I got together to reflect on them. We discuss the decision making that went into choosing the nominees, the ones we personally favor, and what is most likely to win. The upcoming categories - which include Best New Feature, Best New/Non-Yearly Sports Game, and Sports Game of the Year - will be accompanied...
  • 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…)...
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