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Madden 17 trailer photo
Madden 17 trailer
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Popped-collar-come-to-life Gronkowski is the Madden 17 cover star

Ah, here we are: today we have 1) the first screenshots of Madden 17, 2) the Madden 17 cover athlete reveal, and 3) the first Madden 17 trailer. My bet is that it is not unlike Madden 16, which I reviewed last year. EA has a blog post prai...   read

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Devolver-published #SelfieTennis looks, uh, weird

We've all known for a while that for virtual reality to take off, it needs to facilitate playing with oneself. Developer VR Unicorns perhaps took that advice too literally and built a game about playing tennis, except you continuously telep...   read

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Fulcrum is one slick-looking snowboarding game

I'm hurting for more snowboarding games and I know I'm not alone. This one, Fulcrum, deserves a spot on our radar. It's a collaboration between Phosfiend Systems (Fract OSC) and designer Ben Swinden, who says, "We'd been thinking about for ...   read

MLB The Show 16 screens photo
MLB The Show 16 screens

MLB The Show 16 is out in March, here's the first screens

Thank the baseball gods that baseball is back in a month and a half. I'm hooting and hollering like a mad man at these Warriors games, but basketball just takes too many nights off. I need several hours of warm deadening a night, every nigh...   read

Rocket League Chaos Run photo
Rocket League Chaos Run
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Rocket League December DLC adds first non-standard arena

We knew a new Rocket League announcement was coming today. It's not any more word on if/when the car soccer game would show up on other platforms. Instead, it's a handful of new car customization options modeled after brutal post-apocalypti...   read

Rocket League mutators photo
Rocket League mutators
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Low gravity and cubic ball are mutators headed to Rocket League in a free update

Rocket League fans will probably want to just skip ahead and watch the video below. It gives brief mention to the additions Psyonix is making to the car soccer game next month. It goes by pretty quickly, so I took the time to write out the ...   read

Tony Hawk trailer photo
Tony Hawk trailer
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 trailer darkslides a powerline

Yep, that looks like a Tony Hawk game all right. There are highly technical tricks on absurdly dangerous terrain. Grinding that increases speed instead of decreasing it. Just the right amount of jank in aerial maneuvers, as if skaters can ...   read

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Frozen Cortex update
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Frozen Cortex gets a single-player-focused update

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 Knockout, a "los...   read

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Gunsport's idea of a dystopian future is cyberpunk volleyball

In the future, two teams of two people will face one another in small arenas. Guns at the ready, they will prepare their trigger fingers, take aim, and fire... at a volleyball. At least, that is what Gunsport predicts the future will look ...   read

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ThumbderDome Wrestling
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Hahah okay: ThumbderDome Wrestling is about thumb wrestling

I can't quite put my finger on it, but thumbthing about this game really catches my attention. I have to give it a hand; it scores in the double digits as far as silliness goes. ThumbderDome Wrestling is about thumb wrestling, and the trai...   read


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Pro Evolution

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 declares 'the pitch is ours' in November

I'll be honest, I haven't played a Pro Evolution Soccer game since the PlayStation 2 days but after the series lagged behind EA's FIFA juggernaut for the last few years, I'm keen to try the series again on a current-gen platform. PES 2015 w...   read

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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 for other play...   read

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Musclecat Showdown is a game where you strike beefy cat poses

Along with Push Me Pull You, I got to finally see what Musclecat Showdown was all about. And. It. Was. Glorious. You and another muscle bound cat have to strike your owners requested poses, and the person that's able to do them the best win...   read

MLB 14 on PS4 photo
MLB 14 on PS4

MLB 14 The Show gets a big visual boost from PS4 power

We had a chance to take a peek at the PS4 version of MLB 14 The Show this past week at a preview event, and it was clear from the get go that the game benefits greatly from the power that the PS4 provides. Now, it's not like the PS3 version...   read

Next gen NBA photo
Next gen NBA

Whose screenshot is more next-gen, NBA 2k14 or NBA Live?

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...   read

PES 2014 photo
PES 2014

PES 2014 will use Kojima Productions' Fox Engine

The latest installment of the Pro Evolution Soccer series, PES 2014, will share the same engine as Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The Fox Engine gets around! Konami is going all in with hyping this one, stating that PES Productions w...   read

Mario & Sonic photo
Mario & Sonic

Nintendo Direct: Wii U Mario & Sonic at the Olympics

Uggggh... a new Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics is coming to the Wii U. Why am I not surprised? The game will take place in Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and will use a combination of Wii Remote Plus and...   read

NCAA 14 preview photo
NCAA 14 preview

Preview: NCAA 14 getting physical, getting physics engine

NCAA Football 14 is going to be a much better game than NCAA 13. I can assure you that much because it has implemented a physics engine, the Infinity Engine 2. If the name rings familiar, the first iteration of the Infinity Engine was imple...   read

Blood Bowl photo
Blood Bowl

Become a manager in Blood Bowl: Star Coach

More Blood Bowl? More Blood Bowl. I just love typing that name. This time around, Cyanide will be appealing to fans of management sims with Star Coach, a new game heading to Windows, Mac, and tablets in Q2 2013 with cross-platform multiplay...   read

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MLB 2K13 sees return of the Perfect Game Challenge

2K Sports will once again be putting on the MLB 2K Perfect Game Challenge, though the format has changed somewhat for MLB 2K13. Starting on April 1, players can begin competing for a total of $750,000 spread across 30 MLB Team Leaderboard ...   read

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MLB The Show
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MLB 13: The Show focusing on bringing the fun

October was a hell of a month here in San Francisco. There’s nothing like sports to shore up the bonds of comradely in otherwise disparate, eclectic pockets of the world. Just look at how the Olympics create a national binary; some se...   read


Madden 13 Wii U to be launch title, won't have physics

If you read my E3 preview of Madden 13, you know that I’m tenuously excited for it. If you haven’t, well, I’m tenuously excited for it. The reason behind this cautious optimism is that Madden has finally implemented a phys...   read


E3: FIFA 13 subtly iterating on FIFA 12

The last FIFA game was pretty well received. Accordingly, much of what I saw for FIFA 13 seemed to be more of a refinement of FIFA 12 than a complete overhaul, although I’m sure this is what most players are expecting. The last FIFA I...   read

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WWE '13 coming October 30 for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii

THQ has announced WWE '13, and with that came some backstory about how CM Punk has changed wrestling like how Stone Cold Steve Austin changed things 15 years ago. There's more to it then that, but, yeah. Wrestling! So what's new? Developer...   read


Preview: Making FIFA 13 'predictably unpredictable'

The draw of “reality” television is its ostensibly greater degree of unpredictability over scripted shows, the coveted “you can’t make this stuff up” factor. Many simulation videogames better replicate the infi...   read

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