It's tough to feel the need to upgrade to a "next-gen" version of a game when so many of them are practically identical to the product you already bought. Though some PS4 and Xbox One titles have drastic differences like a va... more
I'm playing and digging FIFA 14, but I'll admit to not having any idea what's going on. I don't know the teams, the players, or any of the rules. I just try to get the ball to the goal.On the other hand, my European frie... more
Today on Sup Holmes we kick off Adult Swimember with Soundodger+ and Basketbelle's Michael Mollinari. Rumor has it that Michael also on the iOS version of Bit.Trip BEAT, which is one of my favorite games ever.
Michael's relat... more
It's very rare to see titles on Steam pulled and customers offered a refund, but now we've seen it happen once again. Last week, Ashes Cricket 2013 was released for PC and many fans of the sport jumped at the chance to... more
It's a crying shame to see Rare reduced to producing Kinect games. With so much talent and so many IPs ripe for the taking, Microsoft has reduced one of the best retro studios of all time to a motion control factory.
But ever... more
Gerald Köhler, the founder and designer of FIFA Manager, sent out an open letter this weekend stating that FIFA Manager 14 would be the last one in the series. He said that "one game has practically dominated the ma... more
NBA Live 14 marks the return of the series and people aren't feeling it. With a Metascore of 45 for the PlayStation 4 version, executive producer Sean O'Brien says it best: "I'm not going to lie; it's been a rough week. As yo... more
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.
Feeling a bit hesitant about lacing up your high-top Nikes and returning to the virtual hardwood? It's tough to blame you; a lot can go wrong when you step on that virtual court. You might pull a virtual Kevin Ware and shatte... more
I'm not sure how this eluded me for three months, but I am here to make amends.
Why there's no Quad City DJs pumped over the boring in-game audio I don't know, but this is a thing of beauty all the same.
Game jams are such a huge thing these days -- let's see a Space Jam game jam, please. more
Here's a brief look at the ESPN application available on the forthcoming Xbox One. As you might expect, it allows you to view live and recorded programming for a wide range of sports and offers the ability to create personal... more
Football Manager 2013 -- you can read our review of the 2014 edition here -- was cracked in May of 2013. A flub in the crack allowed series head Miles Jacobson and company to track the IP addresses of all the people that down... more
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is hitting the slopes later this week, arriving for Wii U in North America on November 15.
Outside of the novelty of seeing Nintendo and Sega's mascots compete alongsid... more
So you like beer pong. And as chance would have it, there just so happens to be a new beer pong game on PlayStation Network. The only problem is it's dreadful, just dreadful.
Run now. Run while you still can. more
As I finish this review, English Premier Division side Tottenham Hostspur, managed by Andre Villa Boas, sit fourth in the league, despite some inconsistent performances. In Football Manager 2014, Tottenham Hotspur, managed by... more
The prospect of Mario and Sonic appearing side by side in the same videogame was once a near-unthinkable fantasy. But it happened. Thanks to the demise of Sega's console business, the bitter rivals eventually put aside their ... more
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. more
Sports, television, videogames. NBA Live 14 is the Xbox One trifecta. The NBA Live series has long been dormant, finally reviving itself on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this month.
The key word I kept hearing was "relevan... more
Stats run sports. Yes, we have heartwarming stories of moxie and upsets and unexpected onside kicks right after the Super Bowl halftime show and they make for great narratives, but numbers are invaluable at easily quantifying... more
Wii Sports Club comes out tomorrow with its high-definition remixes of Bowling and Tennis. It's a Wii U eShop exclusive for now, but that's something that might change in the future.
"I do not deny the possibility that ... more
Only one week away from the release of its next title in the Need for Speed series, EA already has some big plans in mind for the future of the racing franchise. In an effort to provide more of an open attitude towards develo... more
Your new MLB The Show cover athlete is in -- it's Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera. I didn't vote for him, but he's my cover athlete. Cabrera was revealed this evening on MLB Network at the Player's Choice Awards. Play... more
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... more
The Legend of Zelda series is rife with minigames. Whether it's fishing, hide-and-seek, or even goat herding; every entry in the series comes equipped with some sort of momentary diversion to help break up the action and brin... more
One of the most striking moments of the Wii U reveal at E3 2011 was a golf demo of all things. The Wii U GamePad was placed on the floor with a golf ball displayed on the controller's screen. The camera panned out to show a p... more
Wii Sports Club is being co-developed by Namco Bandai Studios, Nintendo revealed during a recent Iwata Asks session surrounding the upcoming game.
Software developer Takayuki Shimamura said Namco Bandai was asked to a lend a ... more
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,... more
Rare's Kinect Sports Rivals won't be ready to release when the Xbox One console launches next month, but early adopters are still going to get a chance to see a bit of what is to come, as a trial version is set to launch... more
Oh my gosh. Looks at those players' armpits. It's like an uncanny armpit valley. They look like Stretch Armstrongs or those sex dolls people date and think are real.
Yes, the NBA Live series lives. NBA Live 14 is coming to P... more
Skip to about 1:40 for a nasty hit.
Now that we're in the year 2025, it's time for a next gen Madden game. Madden 25 released a couple months ago, but on smelly and dumb old news hardware. Next month, it's coming to fresh an... more
At least the first reveal from Xbox Entertainment Studios was a live-action Halo show helmed by Steven Spielberg. The unit's next venture is Every Street United. Each episode in the eight episode series will be shot in a diff... more
A lot of us have fond memories of Mutant League Football as kids, but that nostalgia wasn't enough to raise the recent Kickstarter project above the rather ambitious goal of $750,000. In an update given after the campaign was... more
Today, NBA 2k14 released its first next-gen screenshot, featuring Lebron James. That is screenshot. Singular. I think NBA Live 14 is winning the next gen race, though, because it released its one screenshot almost a month ago. At least show some gamesmanship and one up them, 2K. Release two (k) screenshots.
Anyways, they are both attached. Which one looks more next gen? more
It looks like Nintendo is putting some of its marketing weight behind Wii Sports Club. The platform holder released an introductory video and television spot for the forthcoming enhanced version of one of the most popular ga... more
SNOW caught my eye a while back. It's an open-world skiing game that notably uses the CryEngine 3 and strives for authenticity. While it was originally pitched as being free to play, that's not the case yet -- the just-relea... more
If you haven't heard of Gridiron Thunder yet, I can't blame you, since it's Ouya related. As the biggest project to come ahead in the Free the Games fund, the folks over at Ouya were all set to hand them hundreds of thousands... more
BASE jumping both terrifies and fascinates me to no end. As a general rule I don't mind heights, I don't get motion sickness, and I can play vertical-heavy games like Jumping Flash and AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity all day long. It's just the falling part that really freaks me out.
Naturally, I had to try out Skydive: Proximity Flight, and was pretty surprised with the results. more
If you've ever had some bogus shenanigans go down in a sports game -- maybe Mark Sanchez threw a pass to the intended receiver instead of an opposing DB or Matt Cain missed his change-up location -- I'm here to tell you now a... more
Well, here's a swing and a miss by EA's marketing department -- an overly Australian attempt at teaching us FIFA 14's celebrations "Oz Style". It's about as insufferably embarrassing as an advertisement can get. And that's b... more
After stating that it would move forward to create college football games without the NCAA names and marks, Electronic Arts has confirmed today that there won't be a new game in 2014.
"We have been stuck in the middle of a di... more
I've always been a pretty big fan of boxing games. No, I'm not just talking about Punch-Out!! (who doesn't like Punch-Out!!?), but series like Knockout Kings, which later became Fight Night. Although I became disinterested wi... more
FIFA 14 is on the way for the Nintendo 3DS. But it seems as if you'll be getting the exact same game as last year, as there is one major caveat found in the press release -- the phrase "Legacy Edition." Game Informer reports ... more
There used to be a lot of sports games for people who weren't terribly into sports (sweaty nerds). Mutant League Football is among the fondly remembered for its irreverent, extra violent take on football filled with monsters... more
Wii Sports is back and ostensibly better than ever! The collection of sports games that started a cultural phenomenon is returning in high-definition with MotionPlus controls, Miiverse functionality, and competitive online mu... more
As a Rams fans, I spent the last decade or so complaining about how woefully underrated my preferred team has been in Madden games. It helped to take the sting out of more than one 2-14 seasons. Now, I actually have a case; t... more
Some may remember when it was discovered that FIFA 13 on the PlayStation Vita was a reskin of FIFA Soccer, the first soccer game to be released on the Vita. Well guess what?! FIFA 14 is going to be another reskin too.
"There ... more
Take my review of last year's Madden 13. Give it a roster update. Associate any players I named who've been swapped around like pogs with whatever their new team is. Axe a missed dangling participle or two. Tighten up the mec... more
[Update: A demo for FIFA 14 is coming for PC, PS3, and 360 owners worldwide on September 10th (11th for European PS3 owners). Also, enjoy the trailer featuring Sir Patrick Stewart!]
Lots of great FIFA 14 related news was ann... more
At a pre-gamescom press event today, Microsft and Rare showed off the Champion Creation System for upcoming game Kinect Sports Rivals. Through this, the Kinect Sensor of the Xbox One captures your face and body and makes a o... more