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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fire Pro Wrestling World Early Access Review

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After a 10-year absence, Fire Pro Wrestling, one of the most iconic wrestling game franchises, is back with a brand new experience in Fire Pro Wrestling World. Featuring a nearly unlimited suite of customization options, a variety of game modes and the trusted gameplay fans of the series have come to always expect, Fire Pro Wrestling World looks to take...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

WWE 2K19 Review – 2K Kicks Out At Two

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WWE 2K19 refuses to shy away from the shortcomings of its predecessor. Instead, as a proper sequel or successor, it builds off the foundation laid by WWE 2K18. It's because of this, the game feels much smoother and sealing the holes left in general gameplay for years now. It has prove to be more than just an updated roster with bells...

FlatOut 4: Total Insanity Review

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FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction was released back in 2011, and, in short, it was abysmal. Regarded by many as one of the worst racing games ever, it probably wasn’t going to be very hard to top, but FlatOut 4: Total Insanity did a pretty good job of redeeming the franchise. While repetitive at times, it was still a game I...

Rocket League Review

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Whats up everyone! TriniTrin here with a review for Rocket league, aaaannnd its pretty damn good! Rocket League is a competitive sports game where you play on a team trying to score the most goals in a match, think about it like soccer with rocket cars. It is some of the most fun I have had online recently and I really...

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...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review: Smashing

If Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were the last Smash Bros. game in the series, I wouldn’t be upset. Overall, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a nostalgic throwback through all of Nintendo’s properties while also diligently handling third party characters with the love and care you’d expect from this series. Let’s start with the good stuff before we tackle what irked...

ClusterPuck99 Review

For anyone old enough to remember the classic arcade game Pong you remember how simple it was, but it still kept you entertained when you were trying to kill time. ClusterPuck99 has a lot of the same qualities. When you first fire it up you get the feeling of an arcade. The design and graphics of the game are basic...

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...

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...

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...

Dirt 4 Review: Rally Racing’s Standard-Bearer

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There's nothing quite like trying to drift around a sharp turn, fight with your car to keep it on the track and, somehow, manage to pull it off unscathed. It's little victories like that within a race that add to the overall joy of completing and, hopefully, winning the race. Dirt 4 is full of those little victories in 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...

Everybody’s Golf Review: A Course in Fun

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Everybody's Golf is a sometimes arcadey and sometimes simulation experience all wrapped up nicely in a fun, cartoony, and fast paced game of golf. The game really excels in the graphics department. Offering the option of 4K visuals and HDR. Or you can opt for the steady 60-frames-per-second mode. Either way, the game is beautiful. The colors pop and the...

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...

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...

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...

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Review

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Reviewed by: Daniel Baesel As summer slowly turns to fall, we get ready to welcome the beautiful game of Football back into our lives as most major leagues have now officially kicked off for another campaign. And with the start of the Football season we also welcome another iteration of Pro Evolution Soccer onto our favorite gaming console or PC. This years theme is simple: Refinement. Grizzled PES veterans will...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Football Manager 2019 Beta Review: No Red Cards Here

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Soccer (or football, depending on what part of the world you live in) games have become quite popular in recent years, thanks in part to the explosion of EA's FIFA series. Other soccer games, such as PES, have seen good times and bad times. Football Manager 2019, which differs greatly from some of the other games previously mentioned, is out,...

NHL 18 Beta Impressions: Threes Shines, Gameplay Thoughts

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As someone who has been a dedicated player of anything NHL for the better part of the last 18 years -- NHL '99 was the first "new" game purchased -- it's always an exciting time whenever the opportunity comes to get hands on the latest release. Recently, the chances come sooner thanks to the release of game betas during the...

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...

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...

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...

Super Blood Hockey Review

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Super Blood Hockey is a retro-style hockey game that gives off the feeling that you are playing the classic Ice Hockey game from the NES, just with a bit more blood and violence. Players have the option to choose from a handful of countries including the United States and North Korea -- not intentional, I'm sure -- in three modes:...

Burnout Paradise Remastered Review – Welcome To Paradise City (Again)

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You get two options: enter Paradise City or start a party. Upon entering Paradise City, you're thrust into the open road where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. Maybe not that last part, but the grass is a bit greener and the graphics are beautiful. You will not mistake the game for a current gen title;...

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...

Onrush Review: Chaotic Entertainment

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When anyone thinks of racing, they immediately think of a group of competitors battling for position to see who can come in first place. It's a pretty straight forward concept that Codemasters' latest title Onrush throws right out the window. Although it's technically a racing game, Onrush is nothing like what you'd expect. Where you finish doesn't matter because there is no finish...

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...

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...

Dangerous Golf Review

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Dangerous Golf is a blast. Cheesy joke aside, there is no better way to describe this game. It’s heaps of fun, and there’s plenty of carnage, but you might be left a little underwhelmed when it’s over. Dangerous Golf was created by independent studio, Three Fields Entertainment. You may not have heard of them, but founders Fiona Sperry and Alex Ward...

MotoGP17 Review: Finishing First

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After spending the week with MotoGP17, I can confidently say the game does what it sets out to do. The dev team at Milestone does an excellent job at providing an authentic MotoGP racing experience. Graphics and Presentation In MotoGP17, you can see where Milestone poured the game's resources. Despite lack of depth in the background environments, foreground items look gorgeous. In addition,...

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...

Gran Turismo Sport Review

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For over four years, racing fans have been anxiously awaiting the latest installment in the Gran Turismo franchise. The wait is over. Gran Turismo Sport has finally arrived. Gran Turismo Sport Review Gran Turismo Sport is easily the most realistic racing simulation game to date. The PlayStation 4 exclusive offers something for everyone. This includes the casual and hardcore fans of...

Snow Moto Racing Freedom Review

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Extreme sports games are a strange bag. It's a niche market for sports fans in an industry that hasn't been known to churn out great games aside from the Tony Hawk Pro Skater and Skate series of old. There have been a number of recent attempts to make a mark in the market with games like Steep and MX vs....

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,...

Mark McMorris Infinite Air Review

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There are a certain kind of people who enjoy extreme sports. The adrenaline rush, the possibility of death, the ability to pull off insane skills at insane speeds. It’s not my cup of tea, which is why I’m here talking about video games and not jumping off a cliff somewhere with little more than a rope to keep me...

NBA Live 19 Review

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The NBA Live series has slowly been making strides to once again be seen as a serious competitor for basketball fans. Live 18 made a huge leap over its predecessor and showed gamers they were going in the right direction. So, does NBA Live 19 match the rising expectations of the franchise or does it take a step back? The...

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...

Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 Review

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It came out of a nowhere like the scariest of RKOs, but a sequel to Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 is here in the form of Casey Powell Lacrosse 18. Immediately, you notice how the game looks quite similar to Lacrosse 16. Despite two years between releases, the player models in Lacrosse 18 look nearly identical to those in 16. There...

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...

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...

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