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7:30 AM on 04.17.2014

See you on the green: Mario Golf: World Tour international tournaments

As someone that spends his life bragging about his superior ability in videogame golf, I'm excited that Mario Golf: World Tour will feature both regional and worldwide tournaments. Nintendo says it's easy to get into: get onl...

Dale North


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10:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Multiplayer fun with Mario Golf: World Tour

Mario Golf: World Tour features four player multiplayer via online, or local play with just a single cartridge. As it should, but you know the best part of all this? Everyone is playing simultaneously. You don't have to wait...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:00 PM on 03.13.2014

It's been too long since I've played Mario Golf, it's underwater now

It feels like it's been forescore since I've played Mario Golf. Maybe the 3DS' upcoming World Tour is a good place to rectify that. Or maybe I'll finally take a swing at Hot Shots. Then again, The Golf Club has the best name...

Steven Hansen

4:12 PM on 02.13.2014

FORE! Mario Golf World Tour hits the green on May 2

Today's Nintendo Direct let us know that 3DS title Mario Golf World Tour is launching on May 2nd. As a crazed videogame golf fan, I can't wait.  Today, Iwata showed off a new mode that lets you use your Mii characters t...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 01.23.2014

Newly announced The Golf Club has the best name ever

The Golf Club. I cannot contain myself. I'm having a ball with this one. The realistic-looking golf game, just announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, is meant to butt up against EA's no-longer-Tiger-Woods-branded PGA Tour, whi...

Steven Hansen

3:45 PM on 12.18.2013

Golf arrives for Wii Sports Club on Wii U

Nintendo has released the Golf mode for Wii Sports Club to the Nintendo eShop, letting players hit the motion-controlled links. As with prior Wii Sports Club games, you can purchase Golf outright for $9.99 or purchase a day ...

Conrad Zimmerman



Review: Powerstar Golf photo
Review: Powerstar Golf
by Chris Carter

As a young gamer, often times my first foray into the wide world of sports was through videogames. Before I knew how to run a slant route in a real-life game of football, I knew how to run something in Tecmo Bowl and Madden.

The same could be said for the greenest of all sports, which was first introduced to me by way of Nintendo's Golf for the NES. Even though I had no idea what "par" was or the difference between a driver and a wedge, there was something tranquil about hitting a tiny ball down a giant digital course.

Powerstar Golf for the Xbox One captures that feeling as well, even if it has a few other issues in tow.

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Powerstar Golf: full of RPG-like systems, cloud features photo
Powerstar Golf: full of RPG-like systems, cloud features
by Dale North

Xbox One golf launch title Powerstar Golf didn't gel with me the first time I played it, but after seeing the depth of some of its systems last week I feel better about it.

Its RPG-ish leveling system and cloud-based competitive features sound like something I could really get into. 

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11:45 AM on 11.01.2013

Tiger Woods is trying to sell his name to a new videogame

After Electronic Arts broke off a 15-year relationship with Tiger Woods, the golfer is doing what many in his situation would -- he's trying to rebound. The most recognizable name in professional golf is courting videogame pu...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 10.28.2013

First image of next-gen PGA Tour is missing Tiger Woods

After years of Tiger Woods PGA Tour videogames, EA Sports and Tiger Woods are parting ways. "EA Sports and Tiger Woods have also made a mutual decision to end our partnership, which includes Tiger's named PGA Tour golf game,...

Jordan Devore



Powerstar Golf is in the rough photo
Powerstar Golf is in the rough
by Dale North

Powerstar Golf is a launch title for Xbox One. It's an arcade golf title, but it's no Hot Shots Golf. On the surface it seems like it's par for the arcade-y golf course, but a few issues have it stuck in the sand traps.

If you were to pull out the big-headed/small-bodied Japanese characters of Hot Shots Golf and replace them with taller, comic book-ish characters, you'd have something that looks a lot like Powerstar. The courses are sharp and clean, and the HUD is exactly as you'd expect. Its environments look nice, though there's nothing about it that screams next gen.

The control scheme and shot mechanic are also pretty similar to Hot Shots. It uses the three button press swing -- once to start the swing, again to set the power, and one more time to set accuracy. Even course navigation and the putting grid are right in line with what you'd see from Clap Hanz's work. 

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2:45 PM on 04.17.2013

Mario Golf: World Tour packed with multiplayer goodness

I'm probably too excited about Mario Golf: World Tour for the 3DS, coming this summer. I'm even more excited after this morning's Nintendo Direct broadcast, which gave us the first details on the game's multiplayer.  Nin...

Dale North

10:15 AM on 04.15.2013

Celebrate Pangya's 4th anniversary with Pangya Challenges

Pangya, the greatest MMO golf game in the universe, is turning 4 this week. SG Interactive has all kinds of fun things lined up for Pangya Challenges to celebrate this anniversary, including giveaways and online events.  ...

Dale North



Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 photo
Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14
by Patrick Hancock

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 single year, but it's the only one I keep tabs on and check out every so often.

It's hard to add enough new content to a yearly sports game to really make it worth paying $60 every time. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 has a fair amount of quality additions, for both avid golf fans and just fans of the videogame itself. Some of the additions seem like they should have been in the game years ago, but I guess giving the option to play at nighttime wasn't high on the to-do list.

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2:30 PM on 03.14.2013

Play as Gravity Rush's Kat in Hot Shots Golf on PS Vita

It's no secret that Kat from Gravity Rush would find her way to Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational as a playable character. The time has finally come for non-Japanese versions of the PlayStation Vita game -- she'll be availab...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 12.05.2012

All I've ever wanted in a videogame: Dungeons & Golf

If you're a regular reader you know what I dig; JRPGs, survival horror, strategy, puzzle games, fighters, and anything with corgis in it. And golf. I get a lot of sh*t for it, but videogame golf is one of my favorites. Peopl...

Dale North