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9:00 AM on 06.05.2014

Wii Sports Club gets physical in July, boxing and baseball later this month

[Update: North America gets in on the boxed release on July 25. It will be priced at $39.99. Baseball and boxing will be available via the eShop starting June 26.] Wii Sports Club's baseball and boxing mini-games are stepping...

Kyle MacGregor

2:45 PM on 06.02.2014

First NHL 15 screen isn't of an Avalanche player like it should be

EA Sports has released the first screenshot for NHL 15, and it features San Jose captain Joe Thornton rocking an unimpressive beard, because they're the Sharks and their long list of playoff flameouts disappoint in both the c...

Brett Makedonski

12:15 PM on 05.29.2014

Here's a look at the Japan World Cup Pikachu jersey

We recently told you that Japan's World Cup mascot is Pokemon. It started as a promotional campaign, moved into merchandising, and now has brought us to Pikachu jerseys. How cute! Inside Games has images of the Adidas/Pokemon...

Dale North

2:45 PM on 05.27.2014

EA Sports UFC shows off its fighting women

The game does look pretty impressive, but is it just me or does the whole thing sort of lack grace? The fighters seem a little more awkward and stilted than I would like. Of course, just because there isn't lifelike fidelity doesn't mean it doesn't play well (Dale was impressed with it). Just the sequence around 40 seconds looks a bit goofy.

Steven Hansen



Powerstar Golf is now 'free' with paid DLC photo
Powerstar Golf is now 'free' with paid DLC
by Jordan Devore

Microsoft Studios and developer Zoë Mode have altered the pricing of Powerstar Golf such that there's now a free demo-like base version of the game and content has been relegated to DLC packs. Your progress made here will transfer over if and when you add premium courses.

It's now possible to pay $19.99 (the original price) for all packs, or buy them individually at $5.99 a piece. Those are City Park, Emperor's Garden, Burning Sands, and Rocky Ridge. If you happen to already own Powerstar Golf, heads up: a bonus free pack, Coyote Canyon, is out today.

Actually, I'm a fan of this. It's a lower-risk way of getting into the game.

[Via Eurogamer]

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3:15 PM on 05.16.2014

MLB 14 on PS4 is fastest selling in franchise history

I might've dug into MLB 14 on PS4 a bit for its slow load times, but that's the only slow thing about it. According to the PlayStation Blog, MLB 14 on PS4, "exceeded the previous marks for most preorders, most day-one sales, and most week one sales," and, compared to last year, week one sales shot up 40%. Oh, and what's with the Orioles being the most played team?

Steven Hansen

7:30 PM on 05.14.2014

Here's Bruce Lee kicking ass in EA Sports UFC

My gut reaction to hearing that Bruce Lee would be playable in EA Sports UFC was "Huh? That's a bit odd." In recent weeks, I've come around to find his inclusion to be in good fun. If you remain unconvinced, here's a video i...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 05.09.2014

Vote Richard Sherman to the Madden 15 cover

Who on here deserves it more? Maybe Jamaal Charles for being on the Chiefs? Well, that didn't get Steven Jackson any cover appearances for the decade he toiled away on the Rams. And for context, I am a Rams fan advising you t...

Steven Hansen

10:15 AM on 05.07.2014

2K announces Kevin Durant as 2K15 cover athlete

The time has come for another sports game publisher to reveal their cover athlete, and 2K Games has announced that 2014 MVP Kevin Durant will grace the cover of 2K15. This will be Durant's first cover, and let me say as an NB...

Chris Carter







Review: Sportsfriends photo
Review: Sportsfriends
by Chris Carter

Sportsfriends is another example of a last-minute Kickstarter save. Although it didn't look like it was going to get funded, fans came together on the final stretch and gave the game a chance -- which leads us into the PS3 and PS4 release this month.

So was it worth the wait? Well that depends on how much you want to play Johann Sebastian Joust.

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MLB 14 looks great on PS4, but comes with load times slower than baseball photo
MLB 14 looks great on PS4, but comes with load times slower than baseball
by Steven Hansen

I was mostly satisfied with MLB 14 The Show's initial PS3 and Vita release. Hitting ahead of the PS4 version led to some (perhaps overdue) improvements, from the UI overhaul to PS3/PS4/Vita cross saves to a universal The Show profile to franchise carry over into the next years' installments.

Coupled with little touches like a new dynamic camera angle, the addictive weekly challenge, and even more gameplay options (Quick Count and Player Lock), it felt like a worthy send off for the best baseball series of the last generation.

The problem, of course, is when the PS4 version hits (now), none of this is new. It just looks better. And somehow loads slower.

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Stick it to the man with two more free PlayStation Plus games photo
Stick it to the man with two more free PlayStation Plus games
by Steven Hansen

Tomorrow's Tuesday, which means more free games (you'll likely never play despite still paying for the service) for PlayStation Plus.

For PS4, we have Stick It to the Man, which I hear is real good and I like for its gross 90's cartoon art style.

On PS3, you can avoid giving EA more money for calcio -- soccer -- games and get PES 2014 instead. Simulate the world cup atmosphere by becoming aggressively nationalistic. Glare sidelong at anyone who appears to be from another country than you and start planning now for excuses for why your country was knocked out.

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11:30 AM on 05.05.2014

Mario Golf's upcoming DLC isn't 'on disc' or locked

Mario Golf: World Tour has taken Nintendo into a completely new realm of DLC -- Season Passes. Although they have dabbled in the practice for some time now starting with Fire Emblem: Awakening or New Super Mario Bro...

Chris Carter

6:00 AM on 05.05.2014

EA is teasing a new NHL game

Just like death and taxes, we all know that annual Electronic Arts sports franchises are inevitable. Unlike most of the masses though I don't automatically count them all out on arrival, as said annual iterations do tend to i...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 05.03.2014

Here's a video overview of Mario Golf: World Tour and its DLC

It's a terrific weekend for 3DS owners between Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Mario Golf: World Tour both fighting for our time. Nintendo has a pair of trailers out for the latter game -- one for the launch, another for those DLC ...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 05.02.2014

EA looking to stream games direct to Comcast customers

Electronic Arts could soon be offering their games directly to Comcast subscribers, according to a report from Reuters. The two companies have been in talks, and after two years of testing it seems the deal is close to an agr...

Hamza CTZ Aziz