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2015 Sports Games Of The Year Awards
on January 13, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Now that we're out of the growing pains phase of the new home consoles, sports games are also hitting their stride. 2015 was a good all-around year for sports titles (no matter which platform you're on), offering entirely new experiences, the improvement of old favorite franchises, and plenty...
The Big Question Each Sports Game Must Answer
on July 03, 2015 at 01:00 PM
The main thrust of the yearly video game sports season is about to begin, and even as this year's roster of games pile on the new features, fixes, and other eye candy, each one has at least one big question mark looming over it. Almost all of the remaining sports games for the year were at E3 (NBA...
Top 10 Sports Games Of The Generation
on July 29, 2014 at 02:45 PM
In many ways, this past console generation was a brutal one for sports video games. While other genres flourished, sports gamers were subjected to an irreversible thinning of the herd during the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360/Wii era, losing MLB 2K, 2K Sports football, NHL 2K, both NCAA basketball franchises...
Where Is The Playoff Spirit In Contemporary Sports Games?
on April 29, 2014 at 01:10 PM
The game changes when teams enter the playoffs. The stakes are higher and players can finally see the championship, a goal their team has been fighting for all season, in reach. Whether it's hockey's coveted Stanley Cup or the NFL's Vince Lombardi Trophy, every player in their respective...
Opinion – Competitive Games Can Be Meditative
on April 01, 2014 at 04:10 PM
Ever since I bought a discounted copy of FIFA 13 in late 2013, I have been playing it almost every day for the past six months, and recently I’ve been trying to figure out why. I’ve come up with an idea. Even though at times competitive games can lead to rage and frustration, they can also...
The Three Types Of Games That Keep Me Coming Back
on March 03, 2014 at 12:20 PM
I have a habit of loving certain video games too much. They grab me and don’t let go, to the point where I stay with one too long and ignore other games that I’ve bought and want to play. You may be in the same boat as me. Most of the times I love the game I’m playing, but after a certain...
Are Slumping Sequels A Symptom Of Platform Migration Or Franchise Fatigue?
on December 17, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Over the last few years we've heard a repeated cry from free-to-play and mobile gaming evangelists - console platforms are dying, and future growth will come from emerging platforms and new economic models. While both of these have experienced undeniable growth, the impressive opening sales numbers...
Top Ten Mobile Sports Games Worth Checking Out
on May 31, 2013 at 03:32 PM
With the consolidation of professional league licenses and the rising cost of game development, each year it seems like console gamers have fewer options when it comes to sports games. While this high-profile market is stagnating, the mobile and tablet spaces are bursting with new concepts. The wealth...
Video Games' Greatest Rivalries
on August 13, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Sometimes video game franchises are kind of similar. It can’t be avoided. Sometimes, those games inspire conflict and people take sides. Sometimes, a feature is written that arbitrarily decides a winner. It could be a matter of sales, a clear case of objective quality, or my own personable preference...
All Things Sports With EA Sports' Andrew Wilson
on July 16, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Gamers might be accustomed to sports titles coming out every year, but for EA Sports executive vice president Andrew Wilson, there are myriad details to keep track of as the next-generation of consoles looms, EA moves into UFC, and the industry as a whole is changing. Find out how Wilson and the teams...
The Pillars of eSports
on June 29, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Last week, we discussed what the term eSports meant and made a case for why people might enjoy it. This week, we talk about the core games and franchises that make up the eSports scene. Just as traditional sports include different games like football, baseball, and hockey, eSports are comprised of many...
Video Recap: EA/Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference
on June 05, 2012 at 10:50 AM
While some are certainly more entertaining than others, there's always a lot to talk about after an E3 press conference wraps up. Game Informer's Kyle Hilliard and Matthew Kato discuss the games and highlights of the press conferences from EA and Ubisoft in this video recap. Medal of Honor, SimCity...
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