Archive for the ‘Misc Sports Gaming’ Category
  • Casey Powell Lacrosse sequel releasing in March
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    Posted February 23rd, 2018 at 6:30 am No Comments
    Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2016 in sports gaming. While it lacked licensing and carried with it a relatively hefty $50 price tag, accessible and enjoyable gameplay plus a healthy creation suite with file sharing that allowed for replacing the default teams with real Major League Lacrosse and college teams helped to overcome that. The game is currently available as part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription service on Xbox One. You can check out my review ...
  • Beta now live on PC for Rocket League’s new Tournaments feature
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    Posted February 21st, 2018 at 12:30 pm No Comments
    The new Tournaments feature for Rocket League has entered an online beta stage which will run until Friday night at 8ET. Unfortunately the beta is limited to Steam for PC therefore leaving out PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. To access the beta right click on Rocket League from the Steam Library, choose Properties, click Betas, and select Tournaments Beta from the drop down list. The beta has been isolated from the regular Rocket League so when active it will not have all the same feat...
  • Latest digital deals on EA’s 2017 sports games
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    Posted February 21st, 2018 at 11:00 am No Comments
    Opportunities continue to present themselves for those who still have interest in last year's slate of EA Sports games to get them at deep discounts. Madden NFL 18 and NBA Live 18 are already in the Vault for EA Access subscribers and those on Xbox One should consider that NHL 18 will likely be added to the Vault in March and FIFA 18 in April before deciding on a purchase. It may be a while before those games on PS4 see price drops that bring them close to that same value so these deals mean...
  • Latest patch for PES 2018 updates more faces and club kits
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    Posted February 15th, 2018 at 6:30 am No Comments
    The third content update for Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 goes out today. In October the game received 117 new player likenesses and 139 kits, followed by new stadiums, another national team, Xbox One X enhancements, additional player likenesses and more in November. This latest patch for PES 2018 updates another 90 player faces, delivers the latest kits for 10 national teams and 17 other clubs, and has added many player portraits along with some new boots and balls.  (more…)...
  • Disc Jam gets free major content update and release for Nintendo Switch
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    Posted February 8th, 2018 at 9:15 am No Comments
    Nearly one year ago Disc Jam released on PlayStation 4 and PC and today marks another landmark for the game as it arrives on the Nintendo Switch. Disc Jam is probably best described as a combination of tennis and air hockey and is reminiscent of the 90's game Windjammers. It offers both local and online multiplayer matches in either 1v1 or 2v2 (co-op) form. Cross-platform online play is available between Switch players and PC players. Disc Jam can be downloaded digitally now on Switch for $1...
  • EA’s stock reaches all-time high off latest financial reporting and forecast
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    Posted January 31st, 2018 at 11:00 am 24 Comments
    All of the considerable losses from the Star Wars Battlefront II fiasco amounted to just a speed bump for Electronic Arts as the company's stock hit an all-time high at market opening this morning following reporting on Q3 financials and increased projections for Q4. The rumors that Microsoft may be looking at acquiring the company have also helped to bump the stock performance in recent days.  (more…)...
  • Electronic Arts rumored to be acquisition target for Microsoft
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    Posted January 29th, 2018 at 3:15 pm 9 Comments
    A potential bombshell was dropped in an article from Polygon today centered on Microsoft's struggles to produce first-party games for the Xbox One that compete in both number and quality with those found on the PlayStation 4. The company has been looking at making a big move to solve that problem through an acquisition of a major company or development studio. Some of the names being thrown around as possible acquisitions by Microsoft are, frankly, astounding, even unthinkable. But the fact...
  • Game Pass takes industry’s first step towards a true subscription-based future by including brand new titles
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    Posted January 23rd, 2018 at 2:30 pm 5 Comments
    Microsoft made a huge announcement today that is reflective of where the gaming industry is headed for the future. The Xbox Game Pass subscription service will soon also feature all Microsoft Studios games on their release dates. Members of Game Pass will be able to play the new games as though they actually own them. Upcoming Xbox One titles like Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Forza Horizon 4, and entries in the Halo and Gears of War franchises will be among the games inc...