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PWX is back on Kickstarter and this time it's not only met but exceeded its goals.
Which teams will have the most stacked lineups when the game launches near opening day?
A look at each point of emphasis and what it does for you.
In the 73rd episode of the Press Row Podcast, our regular panel dives into a bunch of interesting topics surrounding what’s quickly become a busy spring sports game season. Up first – after a brief discussion about everyone’s experience with the Titanfall beta - the crew reacts to the MLB 14 The Show release dates as well as the specific features that intrigues each person. Next comes a discussion about the just-released NASCAR ’14 and its place in the market. Listener questions come next, including items about the lack of information about RBI Baseball, the lack of World Cup soccer on next-gen consoles, and how – or if – each panelist purposefully plays their sports games in unconventional ways.[/list]Joining us this week:
- Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)
- Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
- Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
- Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)
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The 2013 college football season has come to an end, as the Florida State Seminoles have been crowned National Champions, but there is still plenty of college football to discuss on Dual Threat! Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast is a college football podcast hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!
In the twenty-sixth episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode discuss the worst college football stadiums, whether the NFL Scouting Combine is having a negative impact on the draft, which players the guys are most excited to see perform in Indianapolis, the idiotic 'Saban Rule' proposal and much more!
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Until FIFA 13's and FIFA 14's recent arrival on the PlayStation Vita, the Nintendo 64's Olympic Hockey 98 held the unofficial title of being the most critically decried, full-priced “roster update” in sports gaming's history. When you consider that $60 in 1998 inflates to roughly $87 in 2014, it's easy to see how the outrage occurred.
In the most succinct review ever published on a major gaming website, IGN's Matt Casamassina awarded Olympic Hockey 98 a 0/10, saying only, “We'll post a new review when Midway releases a new game." The "old game" in reference was Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey 98, which had appeared on the Nintendo 64 just two months prior in December of 1997.
Read More - Olympic Hockey '98: The Most Famous 'Roster Update'
The details regarding EA's first foray into UFC-branded MMA are still a bit murky, but we do know a good deal about the fighters who will take part in the action as well as some of the systems that will power the gameplay. Since the game will be shipping sometime in “late spring” (my bet is late May or early June), we'll have to start hearing more substantive details about it sooner or later, but recent impressions and media over the past couple of weeks give us a slightly clearer picture of what to expect.
Read More - EA Sports UFC: What We Know So Far
Tony Hawk revealed on his SiriusXM Demolition Radio show they are developing a new game and Activision confirmed with IGN on the project. No other details were revealed.
Are you looking forward to another Tony Hawk game? If so, what are you hoping to see?
Last week, we mentioned the PES 2014 data pack would be arriving this month. According to PESFan, it will be released on February 27th.
The February free Data Pack will be available for PlayStation®3,Xbox 360® and PC versions, and adds a wide range of new elements to the game. All transfers made during the 2014 January window will be implemented, while a host of new kits, ball and boot styles have also been added.
As part of KONAMI's continued pledge to refine and bolster its acclaimed simulations content, the new download adds a number of new kits to the game. PES 2014 pays tribute to a selection of great classic teams including replica kits of the AC Milan side of 1899, the 1982/83 Roma side, Benfica's all-conquering 1961/62 XI and Manchester United's treble-winning 1998/99 strip. Contemporary teams have also been updated, with the new French, German and Spanish nationals strip updated, alongside those of AS Roma, FC Porto, Olympiakos and Club Atlético All Boys.
The heritage of South American football is also celebrated with classic strips for Santos FC (1968), Colo-Colo (1992), São Paulo(1993), Boca Juniors (1997), Racing Club Avellaneda (1967) and the 1996 Universidad De Chile side. Third kits for the current Manchester United, Juventus and Inter Milan sides have also been introduced.In total, 13 new kits have been added, and 43 updated.
New boots from the world's leading manufacturers have also been recreated, including Nike's Tiempo V and Hypervenom Phantom styles, Puma's evoSPEED 1.2s and evoPOWER 1s, and the Predator LZ TRX FGs and F50 adizero TRX from adidas. 16 new boots have been added in total, as have five new ball styles, including the official Final Lisbon ball as seen in the UEFA Champions League knock-out stages, and the adidas argentum, the official ball of the Argentine leagues.
ETX RACING’S NASCAR® MANAGER IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE ACROSS MOBILE PLATFORMS
To celebrate the start of the 2014 NASCAR season, ETX Racing today released NASCAR Manager, a free-to-play racing strategy game, available for iOS, Google Play, Amazon and featured in the Sprint Zone. This newest addition to NASCAR’s established lineup of officially licensed titles faithfully recreates the week-to-week, moment-to-moment thrill of The Chase, challenging players to manage their vehicle, team and tactics on the road to the Sprint Cup Championship.
“Winning the Sprint Cup is about so much more than the fastest driver. Strategic decisions about vehicle specs, crew talent, and resource allocation determines who owns the competition in the long run,” said Ed Martin, Executive VP at ETX Racing. “NASCAR Manager captures a different side of motorsport, allowing fans to experience the careful decisions that fuel every season, every race, every lap.”
NASCAR Manager is a first-class experience on mobile devices, loaded with electrifying racing sequences, genre-leading HD graphics and a polished interface that makes detailed team and race management fun and easy to learn for all players. Manage lucrative sponsorships, customize and upgrade key auto parts, then put your tactics to the test in Career Mode, Season Mode or Speedweeks Challenges, which combine reflex-timed tasks and team-training exercises.
From inside out, NASCAR Manager is the genuine stock car management experience, delivering real-time status updates on-the-move, letting players dictate their speed, fuel, tires and overall damage levels throughout each race. The game also features the 2014 roster of teams, sponsors, tracks and drivers, including Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Danica Patrick, as well as three renowned auto manufacturers – Chevrolet, Toyota and Ford.
NASCAR® MANAGER is the all new official NASCAR game that puts you in the team management seat of the most popular motorsport in North America. Delivering the first strategic racing game to fans and players worldwide, you decide how your team performs and whether you make it to The Chase. Learn the strategies and tactics needed to succeed in a race, and balance the car set-ups specific to particular tracks! Take on the biggest names from the 2014 season like Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jimmie Johnson and Danica Patrick, and recruit the biggest sponsors to generate your revenue and upgrade your key elements on the car to get the most out of it at each track! All with the ultimate aim of managing your way to the top and winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series!
- 9 DAYTONA SPEEDWEEKS CHALLENGES to get you up to speed!
- Use the ‘REWIND’ function mid-race to improve your performance!
- CAREER MODE – Train your team, improve the car, set the strategies and compete for the Championship!
- Take on your favorite team and driver in the full Sprint Cup Series in SEASON MODE!
- UPGRADES AND CUSTOMIZATION – Tweak the engine, harden the chassis, soften the brakes! Gain that extra edge over your opponents when and where it counts!
- All the OFFICIAL drivers, tracks, cars and sponsors from the 2014 Sprint Cup Series!
- MANUFACTURERS/SPONSORS – Choose from Chevrolet, Toyota and Ford, unlock sponsorship deals, and reap the rewards of your race-improving strategies!
- Stunning gameplay sequences with GENRE-LEADING GRAPHICS that take you through each race and track your progress!
There are very few fans more passionate about their sport than those embedded in NASCAR, and that passion is just as evident when it comes to the digital sport also. Ask any driver or fan and they will spends hours talking about how important the little details are to the sport, and how those details are what separate the perennial pole sitters, and the drivers fighting just to start in the top 35 each week.
Four years ago, the European developer Eutechnyx took on the monumental task of trying to replicate the intricate details of the beloved American sport on consoles, and now PC. Very few NASCAR titles have come close to doing that, and now we find out if the developers over at Eutechnyx were able to achieve just that, with the release of NASCAR ’14.
Read More - NASCAR '14 Review (PS3/360/PC)
The no-huddle hurry-up offense. It's a gimmick that cheapens the game. It's a tactic that helps bridge the talent gap. It's both of these things. It's neither of these things.
Confused yet? Feeling a bit undecided? Don't feel bad, apparently so is the NCAA Rules Chairman Troy Calhoun. A mere week ago, the Air Force coach suggested that a slowdown was coming to improve substitution opportunities that address injury concerns. But in a press conference call on Tuesday, Calhoun seemed to shift gears:
|"The key is this: I think the only way that it can or it should become a rule is if it is indeed a safety concern. And that can't be something that's a speculation or a possibility..."|
Sound Off: Should the NCAA adjust rules to slow down college football's hurry-up offenses?
Skimming through the sports results from yesterday was another blink-and-you-miss-it morning.
Kevin Love went crazy on the Pacers, San Antonio and Portland previewed a potential playoff blockbuster matchup, Boston College downed Syracuse, Creighton's Doug McDermott moved to 11th all-time in NCAA history for points scored, Wichita State stayed per....wait, what?! Boston College did what? The top-ranked, undefeated Syracuse Orange (playing at home!) lost to a 7-19 team?
Wow. What does this mean for the Orange? Does this release the tension and pressure they've carried as they've tried to stay perfect? Maybe this loss shows they're more blemished than we first thought. Or maybe now they can loosen up -- after all, according to C.J. Fair, it doesn't sound like they're taking the loss all that hard.
Sound Off: Can the pursuit and expectations of a perfect season cause distractions that hurt a team's championship hopes?
- Some Oklahoma student-athletes have been ordered by the NCAA to pay $3.83 to charity for eating too much at a banquet.
- If you missed out on Olympic action from Wednesday, here are the highlights summarized in two dozen gifs.
- When he's not bowling over linebackers, apparently Ray Rice likes to knock out and drag around his fiancee.
- Get ready for March Mardness: Here are four unranked college basketball teams that could reach the Final Four.
- If you're one of hockey's newest fans, it's likely that one of your first questions is 'What is icing?' [YouTube]
Check out the latest video tutorial from The Golf Club demonstrating how to create a hole in the Course Creator feature.
Quite a few new screenshots are available as well.
Browsing Twitter this morning, I saw a crazy image showing off a hardcore racing setup. But, it pales in comparison to the one [Icy] just posted in the comments section of this post. I can't even begin to think about how much that setup costs.
The Need for Speed Rivals Jaguar and Ferrari DLC packs are available now. Lamborghini and movie DLC packs are set to arrive on February 25th and March 11th, respectively.
The Lamborghini pack will include the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4, while the Movie pack will contain the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722 Edition, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, GTA Spano and Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Roadster 722 S.
Check out the press release below. New trailers and screenshots are also available.
Some of the World’s Finest Automobiles from Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini and the Upcoming Need for Speed Movie are Coming Soon to a Race Near You
Today, Electronic Arts and Ghost Games unveiled a fresh new lineup of cars for Need for Speed Rivals. Starting today and throughout the next four weeks, fans will be able to add some incredible new cars to their hideouts or command posts. There’s never been a better time to revisit the intense rivalries, thrilling races and chases in Redview County.
Starting today there are new cars from Ferrari and Jaguar. The Ferrari Pack features the anniversary editions of the F40 1987 and F50 1995 models – at the time when both were released, they were each the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive car that Ferrari sold to the public. The Jaguar Pack includes the XJ220 and the Jaguar C-X75 Prototype – the hybrid-electric two-seater was named in honor of Jaguar’s 75th Anniversary.
But these aren’t the only new cars that will be hitting the streets of Redview County in the coming weeks. Fans will soon learn more about the upcoming Lamborghini Pack, featuring the limited edition of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo, and the Need for Speed Movie Pack, which will feature cars from the upcoming blockbuster movie, including the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, the GTA Spano, and the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722.
All of these cars will be available for digital purchase for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 home entertainment consoles, and available for download on Origin for PC. Packs are sold separately for both Racers and Cops, or together in Complete Packs*.
Need for Speed Rivals glorifies the street’s ultimate rivalry, daring gamers to cross the line as either a cop or racer with two distinct career experiences, each coming with their set of high-stakes challenges, rewards, pursuit tech and cars. Winner of the Game Critics Award for "Best Racing Game" at E3 2013 and named "Best Racing Game of 2013" by Game Informer, Hardcore Gamer and PlayStation Universe, Need for Speed Rivals won over fans with its innovative new take in online gameplay for the racing genre – AllDrive. AllDrive destroys the line between single player, co-op and multiplayer, creating one racing world where your races and chases can collide at any time.
* Content subject to availability.
Will the Pacers unseat the Heat in the East?
As we pass the 50-game mark of the NBA season, and with the All-Star Break now behind us, let’s look ahead at the biggest story lines we can expect to see reflected in our video games this spring.
Read More - NBA 2K14: Storylines You'll See Play Out in NBA Today
EA Sports has just released some more EA Sports UFC screenshots. These feature Cain Velasquez, Brad Pickett and Mark Hunt. More screenshots of other athletes in the game will be released in the coming weeks, prior to the Spring 2014 release for Xbox One and PS4.
Previously released screenshots below.
- Jon Jones
- Alexander Gustafsson
- Chael Sonnen
- Rashad Evans
- Minotauro Nogueira & Demetrious Johnson
- Costas Philippou
- Forrest Griffin & Chan Sung Jung
- Chuck Liddell, Erik Perez, Donald Cerrone & Mike Easton
- Cung Le & Joe Lauzon
- Frank Mir, Jose Aldo & Ricardo Lamas
- Scott Jorgensen & Cub Swanson