A look at Solecismic Software's newest Pro Football Text-Sim.
The OS Community is Split as to how accurate sports game ratings are for players.
A look back at what FIFA did well, and what it didn't so well.
A look at the winner of our staff's Sports Game of the Year Award.
Luckily for us, we were treated to a wide variety of great sports titles from a presentation standpoint last year. We recently asked you to vote on your top picks, and here are the results.
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The Forza Horizon 3 Rockstar Energy car pack is available now for $6.99, or free for Car Pass subscribers. The car pack includes the following cars. Check out the trailer here.
- 2015 BMW i8
- 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar
- 2016 Radical RXC Turbo
- 1972 Ford Falcon XA GT-HO
- 1987 Nissan Skyline GTS-R (R31)
- 2014 Ford #11 Rockstar F-150 Trophy Truck
- 2016 Bentley Bentayga
As it turns out, five games in total were close enough for mention in this year's readers choice vote. You can listen to Editor Chris Sanner and Forum Admin Millennium discuss the results in the piece above, also be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube while you are at it!
Let's get to the results!
Read More - 2016 Sports Game of the Year: Best Online Experience (Reader's Choice)
The recent release of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" has rekindled interest in all things Star Wars. Sean Teague, who runs the website Geek Earth, was inspired by the latest movie too when he created his Out of the Park Baseball league based on the franchise.
"I was trying to create content on Geek Earth that would catch the eye of people who like to watch gaming streams," Teague says. "With Rogue One coming out, it seemed like a natural pick. I’m also a Star Wars fan, so it all fit together."
Read More - A Long Time Ago, in a Baseball League Far, Far Away…
One of the most difficult job in the sports gaming industry has to be the folks who rate players in the games.
Deciding on a players speed rating has to be one of the most excruciatingly painful processes in the business (unless its Tyreek Hill, then a 99 will do).
Trying to decide what Justin Verlander's fastball should be rated or what Steph Curry's three point shooting should be at are decisions every player editor has to make and it always is going to be disputed.
In your mind, how do the roster editors do in sports gaming as a whole? Vote for your choice in our poll and let us know which games do it better than others!
- PES 2017: Another Successful Release in the Books
- NBA 2K17: How To Get the Most Out of Your Gift
- Get Madden This Holiday Season? Here Are Some Critical Links to Check Out...
- Of the Best Records in the NFL, Which Team Is Your Pick to Win the Super Bowl?
- The 2016 Sports Game of the Year Awards Voting Has Begun!
- What All Sports Games Could Focus on Improving in 2017
- Jimmy Butler Game Winner - NBA 2K17 vs. Real Life (Shady00018)
- Sports Game of the Year Voting: Three More Categories!
- NBA 2K17 Park After Dark Featuring Future Tonight, Double Rep All Weekend
Following the NBA 2K17 debut of Park After Dark, featuring Snoop Dogg AKA "DJ SNOOPADELIC" last month, 2K will feature Future tonight at 11 PM EST/8 PM PST.
Ronnie mentioned on Twitter, that the team put lot of effort into the servers, so it should be smooth throughout. If you stop by tonight to try it out, let us know what you think.
Also of note, fans can earn Double Rep this weekend, including tonight during the event.
Today we're adding our final three categories into the voting mix, this time focusing on the single player sports gamer experience. This seemed to be a good year overall for single player modes, with Franchise Modes and Career modes really beginning to hit their stride.
Be sure to vote in the three categories in the links below, voting closes on these in four days!
Jimmy Butler capped off his 40 point night with a buzzer beating 20 foot step back jumper, to beat the Brooklyn Nets, 101-99. Shady has recreated it in NBA 2K17, check it out here and post your thoughts.
Focus On Improving Gameplay
It seems every year sports games are so determined to impress their loyal fan bases with all sorts of new card-collecting modes or grinding missions, but when it comes time to actually play the games, it all feels a little too familiar. Many people simply compare the version they just bought last year with streams from the new one and decide whether it might be best to skip buying the game this year -- if only because when they do finally buy the game the following year, it will then feel like a more significant improvement. This is why it behooves these companies to attempt to bolster the game action each year by leaps and bounds rather than the slight fine-tuning and roster updates so many fans grumble about upon release.
Read More - What All Sports Games Could Focus on Improving in 2017
As week 17 approaches this upcoming weekend, most of the playoff spots in the NFL have been locked down sans the bottom of the NFC's bracket.
The Dallas Cowboys (13-2) have been on an amazing run and will have a great chance to go all the way behind their newfound explosiveness on offense thanks to Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. New England (13-2) continues to be as good as ever, and there's no arguing they have the most experience in the role of the favorite.
Behind those two are a couple of AFC West teams who are vying for a shot at the second bye on the AFC in the Oakland Raiders (12-3) and the Kansas City Chiefs (11-4). The Raiders recently had a rather large setback in losing QB Derek Carr for the rest of the season while the Chiefs just spent their Christmas steamrolling (Poe-ing?) the defending champion Denver Broncos at home.
As we head into playoff season, we're curious as to which teams with the best regular season records will be the most likely to win the Super Bowl in your opinion. Sound off by voting in the poll and let us know who your pick is!
Madden is special anytime of the year, but when you get it new for the Holiday Season you get to experience the game fresh as the Playoff Push reaches a fever pitch.
We've compiled a list of links below, and if you have questions about your new game the absolute best place for answers is our Madden NFL 17 forum!
- Five Connected Franchise Tips
- Madden is Deeper but More Accessible Than Ever
- Mastering the Passing Game in Madden NFL 17
- How the Practice Squad Changes Roster Management in Madden NFL 17
- The Little Things That Pile Up in Madden
- What Does Madden's AI Need to Do Better?
- Beating the Blitz
- Getting Pressure from the Dollar 3-2-6
- Running the 4-4 Defense
- Forcing More Fumbles in Madden NFL 17
- How Important is Speed in Madden?
- Beating the Cover Four
- Passing Tips in the Red Zone
Did you hit the jackpot and get NBA 2K17 for your gift this Holiday Season?
We just compiled a list of some of the best pieces of content to help you enjoy the game this year that we've posted over the past few months. Check out the articles and make sure you ask any questions in our NBA 2K17 Forum!
- NBA 2K17 Lets You Run the Point
- Pro-Am Primer For Offense
- Pro-Am Primer for Defense
- How to beat the Warriors in NBA 2K17
- Which Beleagured Franchise is the Best to Take to a Championship?
- The Basics of Dribbling
- Stopping the ISO Dribble Drive
- Freelance Tips, AI Discussion
- Shutting Down the Pick and Roll
- The Ultimate Dribbling Tutorial
- Defending the Pick and Roll
It's no secret that PES 2017 was released to great acclaim this year, building upon previous iterations to provide a soccer simulation that not only rivaled its biggest competitor, but arguably surpassed it.
If you've been following PES' progression in recent years, you'll know the markings have been on the wall for years now. The introduction of the Fox engine marked an upward turn in fortunes for the series, and although its sales figures might still be dwindling in certain parts of the world, it's finally being taken seriously by fans of the sport once more.
I'm going to use this year-end opportunity to discuss why PES 2017 is such a dramatic improvement over its predecessor. Like others, I came into 2016 with only a moderate interest in rekindling my love affair with the PES series, but I'm coming out of it with an intense appreciation for the latest release. Here's what PES 2017 got particularly right this year.
Read More - PES 2017: Another Successful Release in the Books