End of Year Community Awards: Best New Feature of 2016

Posted January 9th, 2017 at 1:45 pm

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 added two new Franchise features with the ability to expand leagues to as many as 36 teams and begin a new MyLeague campaign with the current day’s standings and statistics. EA Sports UFC 2 showcased its ‘Knockout Physics System’ through its new KO Mode. MLB The Show 16 made Diamond Dynasty a mode for everyone thanks to the daily ratings fluctuations provided by Inside Edge.

Other categories now open for vote
Best Gameplay
Best Mobile Game
Best Career/Story Mode
Best Presentation
Best Team-Building Mode
Best Online Play
Best Franchise Mode
Best Racing Game
Best Post-Release Support
Best New/Non-Yearly Game