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5:00 PM on 03.26.2013

Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14

The Tiger Woods series has always been my favorite of EA's annual sports games. Ever since I performed my first virtual swing with the analog sticks, I became hooked. I don't like it enough to even think about paying every si...

Patrick Hancock


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New releases: BioShock Infinite finally arrives photo
New releases: BioShock Infinite finally arrives
by Fraser Brown

This week, I welcome Monday with open arms, inviting it into my living room, and even introducing it to my parents. Strictly speaking, it's really Tuesday I want to embrace, because that's when BioShock Infinite launches. But since I'll undoubtedly be staying up all night to play it the moment it unlocks, it will still be Monday in my deluded, sleep-deprived mind.

Jim's got a lot to say about the latest instalment of Irrational's franchise, almost all of it good. Will it be the nigh perfect game many of us were hoping for? We'll find out soon enough. I've already let friends and family know I'll be "indisposed" for the next few days. Yeah, I'm pretty excited.

But BioShock Infinite isn't all we've got to look forward to this week. 3DS owners can rejoice, for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon also drops this week, and Chris had a spooktacular time reviewing it. It's really starting to be difficult to not splash out on a 3DS -- damn my limited funds! Inexplicably, another Army of Two title is also coming out; Pokémon fans get another game to add to their likely gigantic collection, this time in the form of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity; and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 launches with lots of golf clubs and a philanderer. 

What are you splashing out on this week?

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11:15 AM on 03.05.2013

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 demo available now

The demo for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 is available today on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and includes the "Legends of the Majors" mode. In the demo, this mode will bring the player back to 1961, which of course every...

Patrick Hancock



Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 photo
Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
by Samit Sarkar

If baseball is a game of inches, golf is a game of degrees. The loft of a driver; the slope of a fairway; whether a ball lies above or below your feet; an open or closed club face -- even a few degrees’ variation in any of these respects can significantly alter a shot’s path.

Golf is also an expensive game to play. The necessary equipment alone will set you back at least a few hundred dollars, which is to say nothing of concomitant costs such as caddies and carts.

EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 represents both those aspects of golf very, very well.

[Editor’s note: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 supports Kinect and PlayStation Move, but since I do not own either, I was unable to try out that functionality and will not discuss it in this review. --Samit]

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6:30 PM on 03.20.2012

Win a Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Xbox 360 at Best Buy

EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is the latest game to get the limited-edition Xbox 360 treatment, with a console featuring cover athletes Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler against the backdrop of a grayscale golf course. ...

Samit Sarkar



Put your body into it: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 on Kinect photo
Put your body into it: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 on Kinect
by Samit Sarkar

Most core gamers saw Microsoft’s Kinect sensor and scoffed, dismissing out of hand its potential for use in anything but kids’ games and casual experiences. The people at EA Tiburon, however -- having already implemented precise motion controls for their Tiger Woods PGA Tour titles with Wii MotionPlus and PlayStation Move -- saw a chance to make their golf videogame more realistic than ever before.

I discussed Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13s Kinect support with executive producer Brent Nielsen at a recent EA press event in New York. Kinect’s cameras are able to track an entire body, and that gave Tiburon an idea: “Instead of just simulating the swing of a club [...] we thought, ‘You know what? We actually have an opportunity to simulate the full golf swing.’ Because the golf swing is not just about the club in your hand; it’s your hips turn[ing], your shoulders, it’s the [swing] plane, and how your hands come through.”

Tighten up your swing, amateurs. You wouldn’t want to look silly in front of Kinect.

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6:30 PM on 02.21.2012

PGA Tour 13's Tiger Legacy Challenge makes you go 'awww'

In his 2008 best-seller, Outliers: The Story of Success, journalist Malcolm Gladwell posited a theory that he called the "10,000-Hour Rule." Achieving success in any field, he asserted, depends largely upon amassing 10,000 h...

Samit Sarkar



Make the shot you want in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 photo
Make the shot you want in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
by Samit Sarkar

Imagine yourself on Tea Olive, the first hole of the famed Masters course at Augusta National. Trying to avoid the bunker on the right side of the fairway, you aim your tee shot to the left -- but alas, you push it a bit too far, and it ends up in the trees. You can play conservatively and dig the ball out of the trees onto the fairway before trying for the green, but you're a pro golfer, and you can't afford the extra stroke against the stiff competition.

The more risky and difficult choice is to close your stance, stand with the ball near your back foot, and take an inside-out swing that curves the ball around the trees. With your skill and a healthy dose of luck, that will push the ball up the fairway and onto the green in regulation.

You couldn't pull that off in EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour -- until now.

[Editor's note: I played the Xbox 360 version of the game, which offers full Kinect support. I'll cover the Kinect integration in a separate article. --Samit]

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9:00 PM on 01.10.2012

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 swinging to stores March 27

You know, swinging. Like a golf club. SPORTS JOKES! Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 27 and is set to have some new features. The biggest change is the swing mechanics where player...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 09.12.2011

EA offering refunds for the PC version of PGA Tour 12

Poor old golfing millionaire Tigers Woods can't seem to catch a break; plummeting to number 46 in golf's world rankings and now there's the news that EA seems to have botched the PC version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 1...

Alasdair Duncan



EA launches 'season ticket' subscription service photo
EA launches 'season ticket' subscription service
by Jim Sterling

Electronic Arts has revealed its latest get-rich-quick scheme, with EA Sports unleashing the "Season Ticket" subscription service. It launches today on both PS3 and Xbox 360, and will offer 20% DLC discounts, early digital access to games, and extra Web content for $24.99 (or 2000 MS Points) a year.

The benefits kick off with Madden NFL 12 and will eventually include other major franchises. This announcement comes hot off the heels of EA stating that it will charge subscription fees in the future. That was a pretty swift future!

This is a very bold move on the part of EA, though with only discounted DLC and game demos on offer, I can't see the great lasting benefit in being subscribed to this thing. In any case, check out the fully detailed benefits below ...

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8:00 AM on 07.13.2011

Electronic Arts shutting down online for older games

EA is performing a cull of online components for a number of older titles, including entries in the Battlefield, Need for Speed and Medal of Honor series. The most tragic shutdown is, of course, Army of Two. The dedicated co-...

Jim Sterling

11:30 PM on 04.12.2011

EA scores franchise-best week-1 sales with Tiger Woods 12

It appears that EA Sports didn't need to do all that much with its long-running Tiger Woods PGA Tour series in order to raise its flagging sales numbers. Oh, y'know, nothing aside from the biggest possible "get" for the franc...

Samit Sarkar

2:20 PM on 02.23.2011

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 demo coming March 8

EA Sports has announced that a demo for its upcoming Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is headed to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 8. Hit the links as Woods himself, with two available modes: "Play Now" and "Road to t...

Nick Chester

5:40 PM on 01.31.2011

Caddies are a big part of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12

One of the major new features in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters -- aside from the whole, uh, Masters Tournament thing -- is something that EA is calling "The Caddy Experience." Real golfers often ask their caddies for ...

Samit Sarkar

7:30 PM on 01.04.2011

EA Sports announces Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters

EA Sports has announced the next installment in its annual golf franchise, Tiger Woods PGA Tour. The game still bears the name of the embattled golfer, but this year's iteration doesn't even feature him on the cover (check i...

Samit Sarkar