Sports

08.25.12

For a long time, EA Sports has been criticized for releasing yearly additions of Madden to its audience. Problems that have existed in the franchise have plague the franchise until now. Madden 13 releases on the brink of a new console generation and Tiburon Studios pulled out all the fireworks to go out in style. Madden 13 thoughtout everything that was dragging the series down, resulting in one of the most complete sports games in this console generation.   

08.23.12

LOS ANGELES -- THQ revealed its new roster as well as new features including the new "Attitude Era" mode of this year's installment of their best-selling WWE wrestling game WWE 13. Among other new features are new entrances and finishers, new customization features, enhanced gameplay and dramatic moments that include the ability to collapse the ring. We talked with THQ Creative Director Corey Ledesma as well as Stone Cold Steve Austin, RAW GM AJ Lee and legendary WWE broadcaster Jim Ross about the new WWE 13 game and features in exclusive video interviews.

08.12.12

LONDON -- Team USA makes it back-to-back Olympic golds with a 107-100 win over spain, the same team they beat 118-107 at the Beijing Olympics in a similar down-to-the-wire thriller. LeBron James led the way with his great plays including a thunderous dunk in the fourth quarter in the tight game where Team USA only had a one point lead after starting the third and fourth quarters. Most of the Team USA ballers are also big gamers off the court including Kobe and LeBron. We talked to them exclusively about their gaming in these exclusive video interviews.

08.10.12

Today, 2K Sports unveiled the first screenshots and new gameplay footage of their best-selling basketball game NBA 2K13. The screenshots feature cover athletes Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and Derrick Rose on the Chicago Bulls. 2K Sports also released gameplay footage highlighting the Control Stick in NBA 2K13.

08.10.12

Dwightmare is apparently over. Dwight Howard is coming the the Los Angeles Lakers. In a blockbuster four team, nine player trade between the Lakers, the Orlando Magic, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets that matches the 1996 blockbuster trade for Shaquille O'Neal, the Lakers will finally get the big man that every NBA team coveted in Dwight Howard. While the trade still needs to be finalized this afternoon, the details of the trade are that the 76ers will get Andrew Bynum, arguably the second-best center in the NBA, along with Jason Richardson while the Nuggets would get Team USA forward Andre Iguodala and the Magic would get Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Moe Harkless, Nikola Vucevic and three protected first round draft picks, one from each team plus two second round draft picks, according to SI.com. The Lakers would ask get Chris Duhon and Earl Clark. The Lakers did not have to give up Pau Gasol and will project a lineup that also includes Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash to form a "Big Four" that will match up to Miami's "Big Three" and the Oklahoma Thunder's young core of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. We caught up with Howard during NBA All-Star Game in an exclusive video interview to talk about his favorite off-court activity, video gaming.

07.31.12

LONDON -- After settling for silver for his 18th Olympic record-tying medal, Michael Phelps, 27, was golden again winning his record-breaking 19th medal anchoring the U.S. men's 4x200-meter freestyle team, which also included Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer and Ricky Berens. With the gold medal, Phelps broke Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina's 48-year record of 18 total Olympic medals which she won between 1956 to 1964. Phelp's medal count now stands at 15 gold, two silver, two bronze. He also won silver in the 4x100 freestyle relay at the London 2012 Games. We sat down with Phelps in this exclusive video interview where he talks about what drives him and of course, his favorite video games.

07.06.12

 

If you know me I have been a long time college football fan, making every college game day a tradition like no other. Watching the Cal Bears run out of Memorial stadium on television or at the game has been a ritual on Saturdays and NCAA 13 enhances that. The franchise gets the college experience down to a tie and provides much more than a simple roster update.

06.26.12

Konami had a pretty killer show this year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.  Though Castlevania: Lords of Shadow II was present in video form only, it did have plenty of other playable games to offer, including the Lords of Shadow spin-off Mirror of Fate for 3DS, Zone of the Enders HD Collection, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance and Frogger Pinball.  But in the middle of all this was its next soccer champion, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, or PES 2013 for short.

06.26.12

All aboard the hype train for NBA 2K13.  2K Sports' latest basketball simulation is just over three months from release, set to arrive on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 4th (and on the Wii U when it arrives at retail), and promises a bunch of changes that will certainly make it the most realistic one that the company's released. And to help push the hype further, 2K has chosen a trifecta of current NBA superstars to grace the cover, a step forward from the solo cover stars that graced it previously.  Surprisingly enough, currently crowned NBA champ LeBron James nor series favorite Kobe Bryant are amongst the three stars.

06.25.12

In just a matter of months, the new NBA season will kick in, and teams will challenge the recently championship crowned Miami Heat for superiority.  And in the video game world, the basketball war will heat up once more, with EA Sports’ returning NBA Live 13 going head-to-head against 2K Sports’ winning franchise, NBA 2K13.  We already did a news piece talking about the game in action, but now we’ve gone one step further, chatting with its producer, Erick Boenisch, about what to expect this time around.  Complete with game footage!

06.19.12

At one point in time, you couldn’t go wrong with Mario Tennis.  When it was first released on the Nintendo 64, it was a simple little party favorite, packing hours of addictive gameplay, especially if you brought along friends.  The game fared even better on the GameCube with Mario Power Tennis, featuring more great multiplayer options, as well as better graphics and court offerings.  But on the 3DS, Mario Tennis Open feels like it takes a stumble for the worse.  The core gameplay is still in the game, along with many offerings for single and multiplayer offerings, but it just feels like something is off in the serve.

06.18.12

Early this year, Bioware’s Mass Effect saga came to five year run. Rest aside the ending; the series is one of the most complete trilogies in video game history. There are two aspects that Mass Effect nails perfectly. The series was first to interweave choices all the way through the third and final installment captivating fans from start to finish. However, you can’t tell a great story if you forget to create the atmosphere for your game to breath in. The music in the game really doses shape Commander Shepard with it having one of the best scores in gaming, but do people notice? Do people look at soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?