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Tuesday, January 3, 2017
01:33 PM - January 3, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS.


They say that presentation isn't everything, but sports games rely on these visual and auditory aspects to a huge degree. The desire for authenticity requires developers to go the extra mile, and we as fans are quick to point out when they get it wrong.

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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Read More - 2016 Sports Game of the Year: Best Presentation (Reader's Choice)

01:27 PM - January 3, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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

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Game: Forza Horizon 3Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
11:47 AM - January 3, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


When it comes to Online Modes in sports games, the Best Online Experience category was the closest and tightest vote in our Reader's Choice from top to bottom.

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)


09:50 AM - January 3, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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…

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Game: Out of the Park Baseball 17Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / MacVotes: 2 - View All
Monday, January 2, 2017
11:44 AM - January 2, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS.


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!

Sunday, January 1, 2017
Friday, December 30, 2016
03:25 PM - December 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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.

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
Thursday, December 29, 2016
10:43 AM - December 29, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner



Sports Game of the Year Voting on four categories in the awards began a couple of days ago -- check out those categories here.

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!

10:03 AM - December 29, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

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.

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
12:45 PM - December 28, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Kevin Scott

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

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
01:42 PM - December 27, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The first four categories for 2016's Sports Games of the Year are now up in the forums and ready to take your votes! Be sure to vote in each category and leave a comment on each as to why you voted for the game you did!



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!

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Monday, December 26, 2016


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!


Features
Tips
For more great links to help your Madden game out, check out our Madden NFL 17 game page!

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
11:57 AM - December 26, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS.


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!

Features
Tips
Be sure to check out our NBA 2K17 game page for more great links of our coverage on this year's game!

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
11:21 AM - December 26, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Fraser Gilbert

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

Game: PES 2017Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All