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Michael Jordan returns in NBA 2K16 with new special edition

Video games mean the greatest athletes of all time never really have to retire. Michael Jordan is coming back for one more run in NBA 2K16 with a special edition. Players that pre-order it will get the game on Sept. 25, four days before its regular launch. Goodies will include: Jordan NBA 2K16 Poster; Jordan Fathead® more »

Metroid Prime: Federation Force Preview: Blast Ball until the last ball

While playing Blast Ball, the competitive multiplayer component of Metroid Prime: Federation Force, I couldn’t shake a feeling of deja vu. I’d played this before, right? Right!? Yes, it takes inspiration from two very clear sources, both upcoming releases in their own right, though it does so in a way that still manages to feel distinct more »

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E3 2015: NBA Live 16 continues its rebuilding process

Basketball buffs are aware that NBA Live 16 has fallen on hard times, but things are slowly getting better. In the past couple of years, it’s gone from something EA hopes you don’t ask about at E3 to something that is playable on the show floor. EA’s Kevin Bailey walked me through some of the game’s new more »

E3 2015 Rocket League Preview: Gearing up for its season

After a successful beta and slowly-building positive buzz for its predecessor, Psyonix’s Rocket League is nearing its July 7 release on PlayStation 4 and PC. The developer’s building on a solid core conceit — soccer, but with cars — and outfitting it with team customization, a season mode and lots of multiplayer options. The original’s more »

Madden NFL 16 Connected Careers: Coach has some milestones for you

Connected Careers is one of my favorite parts of and a new EA post explains explains little more about how it’s going to work. Sports is all about the numbers. Coaches are hired or fired based on the number of wins, and players add more zeroes to their checks after they light up the scoreboard. more »

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games announced

Sega’s had it hard the past few years, and no one’s had it harder than their mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. Between lousy games, lousy marketing, and even more lousy games, Sega and Sonic has been losing fans and money left, right, and center. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few games that people wouldn’t more »

Super Mega Baseball headed to Xbox One and Steam

Xbox 360 and Xbox One baseball buffs, your long national nightmare is over. You and Steam users are getting 2014’s best baseball game, Super Mega Baseball, this summer. Metalhead Software announced the title, previously a PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 exclusive, is branching out soon. It will now go by the name Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings. New content more »

NBA 2K16’s Early Tip-Off Weekend will allow four days of early play

2K Sports wants NBA 2K16 in the hands of diehard fans early. Those who pre-order can pick their copy up September 25, four days before the official September 29 release date. In addition, this early access version will include 10,000 virtual currency and MyTeam VIP package. That includes 3 MyTeam Emerald Packs each guaranteed to have an more »

Madden NFL 16 unveils first trailer, new features

Now that the official cover reveal is out of the way, it’s time to find out a little more about what’s in Madden NFL 16. This year’s theme is “Be The Playmaker,” focusing on the battle for aerial supremacy. Amazon already has its listing, and from it we’ve gleaned some info about the new features. Total Control more »

Odell Beckham Jr. is Madden NFL 16 cover athlete

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. capped off one of the best rookie campaigns in NFL history by earning the cover of. ESPN announced the news on its flagship program, Sportscenter. Beckham defeated New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in the final vote, sparing EA from a year of deflated football jokes. Beckham earned more »

GO-O-O-AL! FIFA 15 now free on Xbox One with EA Access

Listen, I know EA is a company that has earned well-deserved hate from gamers. But EA Access is a thing Xbox One owners should have, if they like free games. FIFA 15 (that’s right, the latest one) is now free to download through the EA Access subscription service. EA Access is $30 annually or $5 monthly, and more »

Tony Hawk himself teases a new Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater game

Remember the late 90s, when they came out with a pro skating game that somehow crossed all genres and player types? Somehow, they made a game that only a small segment of the population should be interested in, and made it so much fun that everyone was interested in it? Don’t lie, you spent hours more »