Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • 2K and NFL partner for future non-sim games
    Posted March 10th, 2020 at 7:45 am No Comments
    The NFL and 2K Sports have announced their first partnership since 2004 when their last one came to an end with NFL 2K5. Football is coming back to 2K but it won't be a return of that NFL 2K franchise. Instead they will be "non-simulation games" across multiple platforms with the first title releasing sometime in 2021. EA Sports continues to retain exclusive rights to produce simulation NFL games with Madden. [Update] 2K has league licensing for non-sim games but do not have a deal at lea...
  • The Best Sports Games of the Decade
    Posted December 31st, 2019 at 8:30 am No Comments
    A decade that saw the sports video game genre shrink and evolve into primarily digital revenue generators is coming to a close. Plenty of debate could be had on what games deserve recognition for having been among the best of the 2010-2019 stretch. Certainly several entries in the NBA 2K, FIFA, PES and MLB The Show franchises could easily be justified at or near the top of the rankings. Others like Madden NFL 17, Super Mega Baseball and Out of the Park Baseball could have made any list. ...
  • Limited free-to-play version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 now available
    Posted December 9th, 2019 at 9:45 am No Comments
    For a fifth straight year Konami is offering a free slimmed down version of Pro Evolution Soccer on consoles and PC. The F2P editions have generally included a few teams for exhibition matches, the training mode, and either MyClub team building mode or PES League which acts as the online competitive mode. PES 2020 Lite can now be downloaded on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam for PC. Available in this version of the game are offline exhibition matches, training mode, edit mode and onlin...
  • 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals – Gaming and More
    Posted November 28th, 2019 at 9:00 am No Comments
    Considering the proximity to their respective releases the point at which the majority of sports video games have reached their highest value may be when they are significantly discounted for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Most are still in-season, relevant and strongly supported. Of course there’s a lot more than just the games to contemplate picking up, whether it be for yourself or others, so here’s a roundup of the most enticing deals from various retailers. (more…)...
  • First feature details for PES 2020
    Posted June 15th, 2019 at 6:00 pm No Comments
    In addition revealing a a cringe-inducing name change this last week Konami rolled out the first feature details on the upcoming game now known as eFootball PES 2020. A number of enhancements are coming to gameplay, Master League is getting a dialogue system to influence the story, and a new mode called Matchday is being introduced. (more…)...
  • EA Access finally confirmed coming to PlayStation 4
    Posted May 7th, 2019 at 8:45 pm No Comments
    Nearly five years after launching on Xbox One EA Access will make its way onto PlayStation 4 this July. The subscription service, which has helped to pave the way for others since, became a hit in that time and for some even became the edge making Xbox One their preferred console of choice. Sony has all along blocked EA Access from being available on PS4 due to what they claimed wasn't good value for their consumers when it was instead obvious they were just trying to protect their own subsc...
  • Rocket League getting licensed MLB tie-ins next week
    Posted March 20th, 2019 at 5:45 pm No Comments
    Whether it's through new game modes, new features, esports events, or licensed partnerships Rocket League has managed to continue making news regularly through its now nearly four years of thoroughly successful release. The latest comes alongside the start of the MLB season as the game will offer up new customization options with its downloadable add-on MLB Team Pack. The DLC is scheduled to arrive on March 25 and will be sold for $3. (more…)...
  • Proposed legislation would assist in the return of college sports video games
    Posted March 19th, 2019 at 7:15 am No Comments
    It has been nearly six years since the release of NCAA Football 14. That game was the last of its kind - a college sports video game featuring all of the necessary licensed properties along with fully editable and shareable rosters. All these years later and there remains no imminent return of a college football game from EA Sports or any other publisher/developer. The Ed O'Bannon case ended in favor of active and retired athletes but with nothing resolved on the front of being able to co...