We're nearing the homestretch of the 2013-14 NHL season, but EA Sports is already looking ahead to next year. The video game company has launched the cover vote to decide who will be the face of its next hockey title, NHL 15.
There are eight players in the running for NHL 15 cover boy: the Ottawa Senators' Erik Karlsson, San Jose Sharks centerman Logan Couture, St. Louis Blues star T.J. Oshie, Montreal Canadien P.K. Subban, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, and Boston Bruin Patrice Bergeron.
The only baseball game in town this year — the MLB 2K series is taking a break until further notice — is a good one.
The critically acclaimed The Show series returns with a steady stream of improvements. If you haven't played The Show in a few years, then you're in for a real treat. The PS4 version, which hits stores today, is the most visually stunning sports game ever made.
Heads up, Mario Bros. fans! Or should we say, Fore! It's release day for Nintendo's Mario Golf: World Tour, available for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems. The game is packed with your favorite Mario Bros. characters and wacky golf gameplay. And to learn more about it, we talked with Noah Munck, Nintendo's celebrity spokesman for Mario Golf: World Tour.
You might know Noah from his days on the Nickelodeon show iCarly. The California native appeared in 61 episodes of the show as Gibby, one of Carly's close pals. After the show ended in 2012, he found roles on a couple other TV shows and TV movies. He's also branched out to big-screen films, including a new adaptation of Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, which will be released later this year.
Noah told SI Kids that he's a huge sports fan and he loves playing video games. He might not be the best real-life golfer, but he plays a mean round of Mario Golf. Check out our interview for more, including Noah's his secret for Mario Golf domination!
It feels like Madden 25 just hit consoles, but EA Sports today announced that the newest game in the series will soon be available. Madden NFL 15 will be in stores August 26 and will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3. Cover voting opens May 8, just in time for the NFL Draft.
That's probably enough to get you excited. But if you need a little more, here's a teaser trailer for the new game:
When it comes to baseball video games, 2014 is bound to be dominated by MLB 14 The Show. That game hits PS3 in April and PS4 in May and features stunning graphics, cool gameplay, and excellent franchise mode options. But there's another game on the release schedule that takes a little different approach to baseball gaming.
RBI Baseball 14 is scheduled for an early April release on PS3, Xbox 360, and mobile platforms (Android, iOS), and it's way more low-fi than MLB 14. Released by MLB Advanced Media, RBI 14 is kind of a throwback title. It's based on one of the oldest, coolest baseball games ever developed, RBI Baseball. The first version of the game was released for the original Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988, and there hasn't been an RBI title since 1995. The new game will honor the series in gameplay and look and feel, but update the graphics for newer consoles.
If you're a baseball gamer, circle April 1 on your calendars: That's Opening Day for MLB14 The Show. The title rolls out on PS3 and Vita first, followed by PS4 in May.
The title features enhanced gameplay and graphics (the stadiums are more photorealistic than ever thanks to a big boost in processing power and design), as well as enhancements to the title's play modes. Quick Counts, one of the new features, lets you to play a a full game in half the time by using statistically-generated pitch counts. Another cool development is Year-to-Year Saves, which allows you to move your saves and franchise data from MLB14 to future releases.
Check out a few screenshots from the game, as well as a trailer that shows off how the game looks and feels on a PS3:
Even in his spare time, former University of Michigan star Denard “Shoelace” Robinson can’t help but carve up defenses.
Virtual defenses, that is.
The NCAA’s all time-leader in career rushing yards by a quarterback appears on the cover of NCAA Football 14, the latest installment of EA’s best-selling college football franchise. This year’s edition introduces the Infinity Engine 2 (an upgrade to the physics engine from Madden 13), a revamped running game, and the addition of Coach Skills, which adds an RPG element to the ever-popular Dynasty Mode.
Shoelace took some time away from preparing for NFL training camp to chat with SI Kids about the game’s new features, his strategy as a play-caller and achieving his childhood dream of being on the cover.