The Sports Desk – The State Of Sports Games

by Matthew Kato on Dec 18, 2017 at 03:00 PM

Once again it's a special edition of The Sports Desk, featuring Matt Bertz and myself chatting about the year that was in sports video games as well as what's coming. We also cover hot topics like microtransactions and the current lull in GM/Franchise modes that plague many of this year's editions. Where's Kim? Alas, she couldn't make it!

Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by all year! Please do so again.

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Madden NFL 18 
NASCAR Heat 2 
NHL 18 
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 
FIFA 18 
NBA 2K18 
NBA Live 18 (shown)
Golf Story 
Project Cars 2 
Forza Motorsport 7
NBA 2K18 (Switch) 
FIFA 18 (Switch)
GT Sport 
Mutant Football League  
Steep: Road to the Olympics 


A quick rundown of some of the sports news from the week

NASCAR Heat 2 December DLC Coming On December 21 

UFC 3 Stamina Updates Based on Beta Feedback 
Lead gameplay engineer Geoff Harrower goes through the changes. 

FIFA Ultimate Team Digital 4th Kits Added 

CW Network Airing Madden NFL 18 Challenge Esports Special 
The hour-long show focusing on eight of the competition's participants premiers on Wednesday, December 27 at 7:00 PM central.