Posts Tagged ‘year in review’
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Career/Story Mode of 2016
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    Posted December 19th, 2016 at 1:45 pm 13 Comments »
    The third category to open in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards is for Best Career/Story Mode. This is an area of the games that has seen an evolution in recent years from the traditional career mode of playing through seasons as a single player and improving attributes to one that incorporates an expansive narrative. The award for Career Mode has only ever been won by NBA 2K and MLB The Show and the former is going for a three-peat now. (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: 2016 Sports Game of the Year – Episode 200!!!
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    Posted December 15th, 2016 at 4:15 pm 7 Comments »
    It's episode 200 of the Press Row Podcast! After reflecting on the milestone four years in the making, attention turns to awarding the 5th Annual Press Row Podcast Sports Game of the Year. The top three games of 2016 are revealed, the panel reacts and discusses the reasoning behind them landing where they did, and later get to the games that didn't place while also bringing up a few unconventional sports games that received votes. It's a supersized episode covering just about everything t...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Mobile Sports Game of 2016
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    Posted December 10th, 2016 at 11:30 am 4 Comments »
    The second category to open in the annual Pastapadre Community Awards is for Best Mobile Sports Game. This is one that sometimes has proven difficult to narrow the field down or, as was the case last year, even identify specific ones worthy of recognition. 2016 however has three candidates that represent different models for how mobile games can be successful. Photo Finish Horse Racing filled a void in the mobile space with a compelling structure involving not just the racing but also man...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Gameplay of 2016
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    Posted December 8th, 2016 at 9:30 am 9 Comments »
    With 2016 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 Community 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 Care...
  • Final Set of 2015 Pastapadre Community Award Winners
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    Posted January 19th, 2016 at 9:30 am 5 Comments »
    After a few weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 28K – it’s time to announce the final group of winners of the 2015 Pastapadre Community Choice Awards. The first five awards were handed out last week. In this set of reveals the categories being awarded are Best Online Play, Best Franchise Mode, Best New Feature, Best New/Non-Yearly Sports Game, and Best Sports Game of the Year. (more…)...
  • First Set of 2015 Pastapadre Community Award Winners
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    Posted January 13th, 2016 at 8:30 am 2 Comments »
    After a few weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 28K – it’s time to announce the winners of the 2015 Pastapadre Community Choice Awards. In this half of the reveal the categories being examined are Best Gameplay, Best Presentation, Best Post-Release Support, Best Career Mode, and Best Team-Building Mode.  (more…)...
  • 2015 Pastapadre Community Awards Voting Ending Soon
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    Posted January 6th, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 Comment »
    The period of voting for the 2015 Pastapadre Community Awards will be coming to a close later this week, with results being announced shortly thereafter. Over 23,000 votes have already been cast across the 10 categories. Vote For: Best Gameplay – Best Presentation – Best Post-Release Support – Best Career Mode – Best Team-Building Mode – Best Online Play – Best Franchise Mode – Best New Feature – Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game - Best Sports Game NBA 2K16 leads t...
  • End of Year Community Awards Voting: Best Sports Game of 2015
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    Posted January 4th, 2016 at 10:15 am 24 Comments »
    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 2015 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...
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