MLB 15 The Show Review: A Home Run for Sony San Diego?

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The grass is getting greener. The days are getting longer. The sun is getting brighter. Spring is here. And so too is baseball season, along with its virtual representation in MLB 15 The Show. Sony’s lone and inveterate sports franchise bears its cleats firmly in the mound as it continues to transition to the PS4. So, naturally, the question...

MLB The Show 16 Review: An In-Depth Look at the Biggest Show in Baseball

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnIM27rdtEI Evolution. A curious thing. When examined through a narrow lens, it’s nearly imperceptible. But pull that lens back, take a look at the broader picture, and evolution becomes visible. It’s a magnificent process. A process that undoubtedly exists in SCEA's MLB The Show Franchise. So, aware of the existence of evolution within their own series, the team at Sony...

Monster Clarity HD In-Ear Headphones Review

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We got our hands on a pair of Monster headphones from their Clarity HD line to check out. While they might promise high definition quality, we ran the Monster Clarity HD In-Ear Headphones through a series of tests to find out just how good they are. Packaging The packaging isn't usually very important when it comes to the quality of headphones, but...

MLB The Show 17 Review: The New Sports King?

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When you're the only game on the market, it can be difficult to avoid falling into a state of complacency. There can be a feeling from many that yearly sports titles are nothing more than $60 roster updates from developers, and that can be a major turnoff for potential players. Since becoming the sole simulation offering for baseball fans in 2013...

NBA 2K15 Review: Midterm Grades

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The next installment of our Midterm Reviews focuses on the popular NBA 2K15. In this review we will tackle content, graphics and presentation, gameplay, fun factor, and longevity. The Midterm Grades give a more accurate representation of the overall quality of the game because we have had almost six months to play, explore, poke and prod this game and know...

NBA LIVE 15 Review: Midterm Grades

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NBA LIVE 15 was Originally scheduled to release October 7th 2015 alongside its "Arch Rival" but was delayed after community feedback following a showing at Gamescom the development team took an extra three weeks to "Polish" the game. Eventually releasing October 28th 2015 which was opening day of the Actual 2014-2015 NBA Season. Some Fans were rightfully skeptical of the final...

FIFA 16 Review: An in-depth look at “The Beautiful Game”

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The highest selling sports video game in the world is back this week when FIFA 16 by EA Sports is released on September 22nd across virtually all gaming platforms. With European and most professional football leagues in full swing, FIFA offers couch athletes the chance to compete with their favorite clubs from every nook and cranny of the world....

NBA 2K17 Review: Is it the Best 2K Ever?

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A new NBA season is upon us, which means another NBA 2K game. One of the most successful sports game franchises has to constantly live up to the expectations gamers place on it and they always pass with flying colors. Will 2K17 be more of the same? Let’s find out. Presentation You get Kevin Harlan and Greg Anthony returning as two of...

Madden NFL 16 Review: An In-depth Analysis

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Summer is coming to an end, but no matter, because as the sun starts to fade and the leaves begin to fall, it can only mean one thing. Football season is finally here, and Madden season is officially upon us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF5Xue76EC4 Gameplay Madden NFL 16, EA Tiburon’s third effort on next-gen hardware, represents a series of refinements to multiple core gameplay mechanics,...

NBA 2K16 Review: An In-Depth Look

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In many ways the evolution of Basketball video games can be compared with Basketball, the sport itself. Way back in 1972  console maker and gaming company Magnavox (one of the first of its kind) released a game simply called “Basketball” for the Magnavox Odyssey console. It was the first of its kind and much like the game Dr. Naismith invented...

Madden 15 Review: Midterm Grades

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We continue our Midterm Review series with our Madden 15 Review. In hopes of more accurately portraying the ins and out of the game in much more in-depth fashion than the average review. Having months to breakdown the game and fully understand it's systems and mechanics while the average reviewer may only have had a fews days to give a general overview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G4iKSEBqtI With Madden NFL...

Madden NFL 17 Review: An In-Depth Analysis

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Can you feel it in the air? Madden season is back again for another year. And every year Madden faces the same criticisms: It’s just a roster update, NFL 2k5 needs to comeback, or Madden is only geared towards the casual fans. Are those complaints warranted? What does Madden 17 offer that no Madden has ever been able to...

Axis Football 17 Review: Contender or Pretender?

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Football, the new great American past time. Don't believe, just turn on your TV or go online. There's never a day where it isn't being covered by every sports outlet in the country. Even the digital world can't get enough of their hard-hitting, touchdown-scoring, pass-catching football. While Madden is still clearly the king of the gridiron, more and more developers want...

NBA Live 16 Review and In-Depth Analysis

NBA Live 16 storms into the arena with multiple enhancements both on and off the court, but are the improvements enough to warrant a purchase over last year’s edition? Or perhaps of greater salience, can Live finally escape its image as the D-league of virtual basketball and rise up to cement its place in sports gaming relevance? Gameplay NBA Live 16...

Out of the Park Baseball 18 Review

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The 2017 MLB season is about to start, and OOTP Developments has launched a new version of their popular baseball simulator, Out of the Park Baseball 18. One year after OOTP 17, the new title is back with improvements and new features that promise a lot to its fans. But are the promises kept in the end? The first novelty you can...

FIFA 15 Review: Midterm Grades

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Since its launch in late September 2014, millions of people across the globe flocked to retailers to get their hands on FIFA 15, EA Canada's latest take on football. Within hours the internet was flooded with reviews and scores of the game for eager fans to read and make up their minds if this years installment is worth a buy. Far...

Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2017 Review

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Have you always wanted to have an impact on the NCAA basketball March Madness as a head coach? Wolverine Studios and Draft Day Sports: College Basketball 2017 may be the game for you. The game isn't developed by a mainstream, large publisher, therefore some people can expect a light game out of this title. It's not like that. The game is incredibly deep. Creating...

Madden NFL 18 Review – SGO

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If Madden 17 was the installment that restored faith into a franchise that many thought was becoming stale, then Madden 18 is the installment that proves just how great the series really is. Even though it's been four years since the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launched, Madden finally looks like what fans expected a "next-gen" football game to look like...

NHL 18 Review: The More Things Change

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Since the debacle that was NHL 15 three years ago, it's safe to say that the NHL series finally got back on track with NHL 17 last year. But after getting things back into a nice rhythm, the pressure was on EA Sports to deliver another fun experience with NHL 18. The game doesn't make the jump to the Frostbite...

RBI Baseball 16 Review: How Does RBI 16 Stack Up to the Competition?

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Spring is in the air, and now so too is baseball season. While many hardcore fans may opt towards a more sim and realistic title, RBI Baseball 16 is a great in between style for the more casual fan of baseball. It is a more artistic and arcade blend to the fairly straightforward sport of Baseball. Gameplay and Features RBI Baseball...

PES 2016 Review: An In-Depth Look

Following a very strong debut on the PS4 and Xbox One PES is back for it's 20th anniversary. Pro Evolution Soccer has always had competition with the best selling soccer game FIFA, but this season PES has been billed as the "FIFA Killer" with many people thinking that PES 2016 has a strong chance to surpass its rival. The question being raised now...

NBA Live 18 Review: Driving To The Hoop And Finishing Strong

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NBA Live 18 is attempting a comeback. Much like in it's "The One" mode where you take control of a former college player whose career was cut short by a significant injury, you can make the case that the NBA Live franchise is also recovering from a significant injury. A blow caused by what could be seen as a poor effort...

Rival Stars College Football Review

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A game less of skill, and more of strategy and probability. Rival Stars College Football is a game in which you try to upgrade your football team while attempting to rise in the rankings as well. Rival Stars College Football is made by Pik Pok and is essentially a sequel game to Rival Stars Basketball. You are the manager of a...

Super Mega Baseball 2 Review: A Grand Slam

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For years, arcade sports games had seemingly gone the way of the dodo bird. Every company seemed to be more focused on providing as realistic of an experience as possible that no one wanted to venture back into the genre that had given players games like NFL Blitz, NBA Jam, and MLB Slugfest. Over the last few years, however, we've seen...

Eastside Hockey Manager Review

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For years, NHL Eastside Hockey Manager was the way to go for all of the aspiring Lou Lamoriello's who wanted to have a run at the Stanley Cup, trade away superstars for first-round picks, or chase their favorite player to attempt a blockbuster trade. Despite the unique offerings in the first three editions, the NHL Eastside Hockey Manager series was...

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Review

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio set to kick off, Nintendo recently released the officially licensed accompanying title Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the Wii U as well as the Nintendo 3DS. Mario and Sonic first teamed up for the 2008 Olympic games in this series and Nintendo has sinced released mutiple variations of these...

EA Sports UFC 2 Review

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Well, ladies and gentlemen, it has been almost two years since the release of EA Sports' initiatory UFC title, but how does EA Sports UFC 2 measure up? UFC games can be all over the place. The THQ titles could feel more like WWE in aesthetic at times, after all. So when EA got their hands on UFC, it felt like a...

Franchise Hockey Manager 5 Review: A First Line Showing

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Opening Franchise Hockey Manager 5 was like going to an old friend’s house I haven’t been to since high school, but once you walk through the door it is like you never left. Before I get into my review of Out of the Park Developments’ latest hockey management simulator, I feel my past with this game may help. Franchise Hockey...

Franchise Hockey Manager 3 Review

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We've all been there. We've all sat on the couch yelling at our TV because of coaching, player selection or just overall play by our favorite team. And whether you want to admit it or not, we've all thought that we could do a better job. Though most of us will never get the opportunity to put our money where our...

Old Time Hockey Review: A Return To The Glory Days?

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Nostalgia is a weird animal. For my generation, it's reminiscing about what Nickelodeon use to be in the 1990s, and the idea of having to sit in the same room with people -- I know, spooky -- in order to play video games with them. It's something we can't avoid, and many of us look to grab ahold of those nostalgic...

NBA 2K19 Review

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Every year, the NBA 2K series delivers a top-level basketball product to gamers. And despite being at the top for so long, they’ve done a great job of not becoming complacent and continuing to push the bar higher and higher. With the release of NBA 2K19 many are wondering if 2K Sports is able to once again top the standard...

EA Sports UFC 3 Review: An Ultimate Showing

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When it comes to sports games, fans may often seem overly critical. However, when it's all said and done they are really just hoping for an experience that's not only enjoyable to play, but does a good job of representing the realism of the sport they're invested in. The first two titles in the EA Sports UFC series provided nice...

Canadian Football 2017 Review

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Fans of the Canadian Football League have always seemingly been at the short end of the stick when it comes to video games. While leagues like the National Lacrosse League have received games over the years, Canadian Football has been left out in the cold. Until now, kind of. It's been almost 20 years since fans of the CFL had a...

MLB The Show 18 Review: Long Live The King?

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Building the best sports game isn't always about making the biggest additions possible year over year. Rather, it's often about taking aspects from previous installments and adding more details to make the in-game experience more authentic. Even the smallest additions can make a game more fun than a big new feature can. It's a reason why the MLB The Show series...

WWE 2K17 Review

Wrestling is a performance. It's exaggerated, it's over-the-top, and everyone knows it's not exactly real. Fans flock to professional wrestling precisely because of how insanely over-the-top it can go. They go for the show. Nobody actually cares if the actual wrestling is real or not, all they care about is how well the performance is sold to them and how well the...

Madden NFL 19 Review: Status Quo

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With another football season comes a new Madden NFL game to get our hands on. Despite the new additions of the locomotion system and upgrades to popular modes, will Madden once again face criticism for being lazy and basically releasing Madden 18.5, or will Madden 19 truly be a game of its own? PRESENTATION When entering an offline game, we are greeted...

Franchise Hockey Manager 4 Review

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It's a unique feeling that's hard to replicate. Whether you happened to build your team by signing nothing but the best free agents and trading for key players or you built a dynasty through the draft, there's nothing quite as rewarding as when your hard work pays off in the form of a championship. To paraphrase a near 50-year-old song: you...

Super Mega Baseball Extra Innings Review

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The follow up to the wildly successful PS3/PS4 title "Super Mega Baseball", finally makes it's way to Xbox One and PC in Super Mega Extra Innings. Developer MetalHead has managed to keep the gameplay we love intact while adding new content and improvements. I've played many simulation baseball games over the years and I was surprised with how realistic...

Axis Football 2016: Just Short of the Goal Line

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Nine years ago, EA Sports' Madden franchise abandoned PC gamers. Today, Axis Games is trying to fill the void left by the mega-developer. Their latest release, Axis Football 2016, may do just that. Gameplay and Features Axis Football 2016 managed to improve on most of the glaring issues present in its predecessor. Using the game's innovative mechanics, the player can take control of the...

MLB Manager 2017 Review

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When it comes to mobile devices, management games fans don't have too many options. Football Manager Mobile is a good one, but the market as a whole is not really as mature as the PC one. Football Manager Touch, for example, allegedly has a lot of compatibility issues, at least for Android, probably the mobile users prefer a lighter experience, and...

Forza Horizon 3 Review

The Forza series has done something very impressive over the last few years. At the surface level, both the Motorsport and Horizon series from Playground Games have barely changed. The same format gets thrown onto the table and they just slam a few new aspects on top and release a new game. Normally, this would be an outrage. Charging...

RBI Baseball 18 Review

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RBI Baseball 18 has tried to pick up the slack left by the MLB 2K series for Xbox. Since MLB 2K's demise, that community has dispersed into different directions. Some have long since moved on to MLB The Show for the PS4. Others stayed and either stopped playing baseball games or got acquainted with the RBI Baseball. With its...

Axis Football 18 Review: Another Step Forward

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When playing Axis Football 17, there was always something sitting in the back of my mind whenever I loaded up. It was a comment from one of the game's producers about the future of the franchise. Specifically, about what fans would see with Axis Football 18. "I’d be lying if I said that we didn’t believe we were on to something,...

Sebastian Loebe Rally EVO Review

Milestone has a long and storied history with motorsports. For the past two decades, they've spent a long time developing racing games for everything from the MotoGP to the World Rally Championship. With five games based on the World Rally Championship under their belt, it's safe to say they know a thing or two about rallying. Their latest take on...

The Golf Club 2019 Review: A Near Ace

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The Golf Club is a franchise that comes from humble beginnings of just a group of developers that wanted to create a golf game that offered options for players that hadn't been seen before. Fast-forward four years later and The Golf Club is entering new territory as a licensed title with The Golf Club 2019 featuring the PGA Tour. Right away,...

Maximum Football 2018 Review: A Flawed Experience

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For a lack of a better phrase, Canadian Football 2017 just wasn't a good game. A lack of depth along with countless bugs made it feel like a rushed college project as opposed to finished product. Now, after another year of development and a complete re-branding, Canuck Play is back with Maximum Football 2018 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Moving...

R.B.I. Baseball 17 Review: Back to 2016?

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Gaming is a strange beast, isn't it? Sometimes you have a great series that just improves year after year (did I say The Show?), and sometimes you have a franchise that seems to repeat itself in circles. R.B.I. Baseball clearly belongs to the second category. The game features official MLB licensing -- real teams, players, and graphics -- and is available on...

No Time To Explain – Indie Game Review

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No Time to Explain is a 2D side-scrolling game that you can play solo or co-operatively with up to 4 people. I tried to play about 10 minutes of this game with a friend in order to see what the game is about. 10 minutes shortly turned into 20, then 45, then an hour. We finally decided to take...

Out of the Park Baseball 19 Review

If gold standard means "a thing of superior quality which serves as a point of reference against which other things of its type may be compared", then OOTP 19 is definitely the gold standard of the baseball simulation games. Or perhaps even of the whole genre, even if Football Manager has that worldwide reputation that's hard to pass, especially...

NBA 2K18 Review: A Slam Dunk for 2K?

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With the release of NBA 2K18, 2K Sports once again is the go-to for fans of basketball. Much like the iPhone, while we all know we're going to buy it in the end. We want to be convinced we’re not just getting the same phone (game) every year. Now, with the increased competition from the resurrected NBA Live 18, we look...

Elgato Stream Deck Review: Unneeded or Game Changer?

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Livestreaming has turned into a major business venture, and like any venture there needs to be products to help it grow. Elgato has quickly earned the reputation as being the best company to produce streaming and video recording equipment. Whether you are a prominent streamer or an upstart on YouTube, many live and die by the hardware of Elgato. While...

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Review

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Let's talk about Pro Evolution Soccer 2017! We are going to analyze Graphics, Gameplay, and Game Modes. Part one of our video review can found above, and part two is at the bottom of the page. Without further ado, let's get into it! Graphics This year is the best we've seen in terms of graphics from Pro Evolution Soccer, however when...

FIFA 18 Review – SGO

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Another September, a new FIFA and a fresh round of everyone being concerned that annual release cycles are a cynical money-grabbing enterprise, but still buying the game anyway. In a few short days FIFA 18 will burst onto the scene once more, packing stores across the world and hitting the top ten sellers as so many of its predecessors have...

F1 2016 Review

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When it comes to iterative sports titles, the year one game on a new generation of consoles is usually terrible. In the rush to get a new game on to the latest consoles, developers lop off features or break gameplay. F1 2015 from Codemasters was not an exception to the rule. Last year's edition was roundly panned and deservedly so....

The Golf Club 2 Review: King of the Links

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With the warmer weather finally here in most places in North America, there's plenty of opportunity to get outside and enjoy some fun outdoor activities like cookouts, fishing, boating, and, yes, golf. Of course, there's plenty of people who either can't or don't want to do any of those things. Instead, they'd rather just use the time to simulate doing...

Football Manager 2018 Review – Taking Managing To The Next Level

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Annual franchises tend to come with a certain shadow of doubt. Each November soccer simulation gamers have one with the yearly release of Football Manager, the always-popular manager simulation from the Sports Interactive. Getting past these doubts can be difficult. However, the game is nothing but great. Annual franchises sometimes like to indulge in their success and not produce enough...

Mutant Football League Review: Where Horror Meets Gridiron

In the 1990s and early 2000s, game developers weren't afraid to take risks by creating unique games that parodied the seriousness of simulation sports titles. Back in 1993, EA actually decided to release its own over-the-top arcade football game called Mutant League Football for the Sega Genesis. The game quickly became a cult classic to fans, and even spawned a...

NBA Playgrounds Review: A Slam Dunk or Near Miss?

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The arcade basketball genre is one that used to be almost as big as the simulation games it parodied. From NBA Jam to NBA Ballers, the fun was there with all of these games before they went the way of the Woolly Mammoth years ago. Now in 2017, Saber Interactive looks to bring back this style of game with its two-on-two...

Party Golf Review (PS4): Gulf Fun for Everyone!

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Usually if a game has a series of glitches, questionable AI and unfinishable levels, it will receive all the criticism it deserves, but sometimes a game is so fun that stuff just doesn’t matter. That’s Party Golf. Party Golf is a game by Australian indie developers Giant Margarita, originally funded on Kickstarter. I played it at Pax Aus and was lucky...

NASCAR Heat 2 Review: Back On The Lead Lap

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NASCAR is a sport that usually garners two simply reactions: love or hate. The same goes for video game adaptations of the sport. You either enjoy them, or you don't. There is simply no “tolerating” a NASCAR video game. NASCAR Heat 2 is looking to take everyone who was on the “dislike” side of the spectrum, and bring them over to...

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