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Madden 16 trailer

That Odell Beckham catch looks way less impressive in Madden 16


Another year another Madden
May 14
In case you were concerned, yes, there will be a Madden this year. Madden 16, so expect it to feature a lot of One Direction and complain about how it wanted the 7 series BMW, not that poverty-lined 4 series. It seems the on... read
EA Access

FIFA 15 now included in EA Access


NHL 15, too
May 08
Electronic Arts' Xbox One game subscription service, EA Access, has added FIFA 15. Subscribers can play the full game and save 10 percent on Ultimate Team Points (be strong!). Good opportunity to link to that glitch where eve... read
Tony Hawk 5

Here are the first official screens for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5


PS4 and Xbox One later this year
May 07
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is officially happening, and will be arriving on the PS4 and Xbox One later this year. Activision has sent over some new screens for us to look at, and confirmed details like online play, with dr... read
'Golf,' and other four-letter words
Golf has a centuries-old reputation as being a maddening game. It's simple in premise, but that simplicity is always lost in transition from theory to execution. "Put tiny white ball in tiny cup" sounds easy enough, but after... read feature

Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 is official and it sounds terrible


So when is Skate coming back?
May 05
After years in hibernation, the next full iteration in the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series is finally upon us and unfortunately it's not sounding (or looking) good. After months of rumors and hints, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 will fi... read
Bet the farm
[Update: Oops, sorry about your farm!] Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are going to fight one another today. Any two other names, and it's a run-of-the-mill weekend where boxing continues to be relegated to the far c... read feature

Rocket League

Rocket League on PS4: You should be playing this


Closed beta extended through weekend, ends May 3
Apr 30
If you haven't heard about Rocket League yet for the PlayStation 4, then let me sum it up for you in just three words: soccer with cars. The game is the sequel to the PlayStation 3's Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle... read
World Tour Squash

There's a new Wii game coming next month featuring squash


That's Wii, not Wii U
Apr 29
The Wii is not dead, my friends. Despite the fact that pretty much no one is releasing games for it (outside of the upcoming Rodea pre-order bonus), Alternative Software Ltd is dropping PSA World Tour Squash next mo... read
eSports on TV

Heroes of the Dorm viewed on ESPN2 less than fishing tournaments


The future is still only in South Korea
Apr 28
I thought the future was here, but apparently that isn't the case. Heroes of the Dorm, the Heroes of the Storm collegiate tournament, failed to pull viable numbers on ESPN2, having an average viewership of 96,000 pe... read
SPORTS!

The future is here: ESPN2 to air eSports live for the first time


Duh na na, duh na na
Apr 25
Not ESPN 3, ESPN2 is going to air the finals for the Heroes of the Storm collegiate tournament, appropriately titled Heroes of the Dorm, this Sunday at 6:30pm Pacific / 9:30pm Eastern. This marks the first time an eSports eve... read
Gawlful

EA's PGA Tour gameplay trailer is just as boring as watching real golf


Look at that grass, though!
Apr 24
Golfing is fantastic. Reckless cart driving, endless jokes about "ball washers," and your friend puking in the rough on the 14th hole because he's somehow on, like, his 14th beer. Swat a tiny sphere a few hundred feet every ... read
Elan Vita
I was real into OlliOlli 2 last month. Skate was a surprise, that I could actually still enjoy a skateboarding game in the post Pro Skater world and OlliOlli 2, Roll7's demade 2D skater, served as a second surprise. The emba... read feature

Virtua Tennis

This is our last chance to buy Virtua Tennis 4 digitally


Sega's delisting the Steam version on April 23
Apr 15
Sega plans to pull Virtua Tennis 4 from Steam on April 23, 2015. After that point, the title (which is still tacked on to Games for Windows Live, darn it all) "will be unavailable to purchase digitally." Good news is tha... read
Born on third thinking it hit a triple
The Giants have won and lost back to back one-run ballgames to open the 2015 baseball season. They lost a starting pitcher and right fielder to the DL, scratched a first baseman and another starter with injury, called up a ro... read feature

MLB 15

MLB 15 The Show is all about realism


Ball boys gonna ball boy
Apr 02
If you've been on the fence about MLB 15 The Show and whether or not it truly represents the splendor and majesty of America's game, then let this video be the deciding factor in your curiosity. Just as in real life, ball boys can be tricky little bastards. If you don't keep your eye on them, then this type of shit happens. read
Uncy Herb

Now batting, Herb Guy


Uncy Herb
Apr 01
I'm still playing MLB 15 The Show for our review. Instead of going to my PS3, uploading my Road to the Show shortstop to the Cloud, then importing it into my PS4, I stayed put (they're in different places) and made a new pit... read
NBA

Minnesota Timberwolves go old school with Rubio Kart 64


Nobody tell Nintendo
Mar 31
Since Nintendo loves content creators so much, let's keep this Mario Kart 64-inspired video by the Minnesota Timberwolves on the down low. Ricky Rubio must love it, though, because it's going to be the only chance he has to actually win something meaningful. [Via Facebook] read
MLB 15 review?

Where's our MLB 15 The Show review? (Royals suck edition)


Sony provided release date, PS4 code
Mar 31
PlayStation's baseball monopoly continues this year with the consistently good MLB 15 The Show (PS3, PS4, Vita). That does come with more caveats than ever this year. Online servers seem to be shutting down for the previous ... read
Joe Montana Football 16

Joe Montana Football 16: 49ers legend making a Madden competitor


Runs in Unreal Engine 4
Mar 17
After 20 years, Joe Montana Football is back, this time with a lot of direct involvement from its titular star. In fact, the storied 49ers quarterback -- on Twitter, uncannily, as Joseph Montana -- seems to be the only one ta... read
Rory McIlroy PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy replaces Tiger Woods on EA's PGA Tour


Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
Mar 17
Tiger Woods' name has gone from being synonymous with golf to being a different kind of pop culture reference. I'm not even sure if he golfs anymore. I just know he shows up to places missing teeth. Of course, EA's PGA Tour ... read
Sicky sicky gnar, bro bro!
OlliOlli was a pleasant surprise. A year ago, the minimalist skateboarding game materialized out of nowhere, deconstructing the genre and distilling its essence down the barest essentials. It stripped away any traces of exces... read feature

EA Vault

Madden NFL 15 latest EA Vault addition


Boom!
Mar 04
EA Access continues to prove itself worthy as Madden NFL 2015 has just been added to the current lineup of available games in the The Vault. It's a shame Sony turned down this service. Despite their concerns, it appears to be providing plenty of value -- at least it would for me. read
That was sudden
The original OlliOlli managed to charm a large number of the Dtoid staff, and a lot of us were looking forward to the sequel -- we just didn't think it would come this soon. According to the developer, OlliOlli 2: Welco... read feature

NBA Live 15

NBA Live 15 added to EA Vault


Kind of like when gramps gets shipped to a nursing home
Feb 24
Times have never been so low for those of us who love basketball and the games the sport inspires. While the NBA2K series may appear to be good enough for the majority, there is a growing minority that has become fed up with ... read
Disco Dodgeball

I didn't know I needed Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball in my life


But I've seen the light, and it looks an awful lot like an incoming ball
Feb 19
I never got much into my high school's favorite rainy-day activity, dodgeball, but it was fun to half participate in, half watch. Our gym teacher would roll out carts full of fluffy, foamy, definitely-not-rubber balls and ab... read
Goes to show...

MLB 15 The Show gets bat-grain 10th anniversary edition


With some major league caveats
Feb 06
Ok, that's a pretty sweet steelbook case. And Canada getting the Blue Jays' Russel Martin on the case is a nice touch. The rest of this package is a little more troubling. First, the 10th anniversary is only offered for PS4. ... read
Frozen Cortex update

Frozen Cortex gets a single-player-focused update


And finally adds ROBOT HATS!
Feb 02
Frozen Cortex, the sports-esque strategy game from the Frozen Synapse developers, has recently released an Early Access update that focuses almost entirely on the single-player aspect. New modes included in this update are K... read
The Big Game, baby!

Sonic, nipple slips, and Super Bowl gaming memories


The Big Game, baby! What games are you playing to ignore it?
Feb 01
Ah, the Big Game. The NFL championship. The Big Gambino. I'm just sitting here enjoying a brewski and last night's pizza watching big men beat up on each other and it's pretty good. Of course, like usual, I'm sitting beside t... read
New combo system and moves
OlliOlli took off like a storm after it hit the Vita. While it was an unassuming indie skating game, its quality spoke for itself, and it's a certified success at this point. Developer Roll7 didn't rest on its laurels t... read feature

Super Bowl

Madden's predictions and my prop bets for the Super Bowl


Get your bookie on the horn
Jan 27
As it's wont to do anytime a major sport's national championship comes around, EA released a prediction for the outcome of the Super Bowl based on its season-old game Madden '15. In the match-up between two teams whose hands... read






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