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:
All this week, we're rolling out new games that you — yes you! — can play on the SI Kids website! And if you like Angry Birds, Candy Crush, or Fruit Ninja, you're not going to miss any of them!
Here's what we have rolling out this week. A new game link will be added every day at noon, so be sure to check back tomorrow and the next day and the day after that!
By Allie Chinander
Ever wanted to run as fast as Usain Bolt? Now you can. The fastest man to ever walk the earth has taken a new form – virtually.
Bolt, Jamaica’s most decorated athlete and three-time track world record holder (not to mention six-time Olympic gold medalist), has taken a new stage as one of the characters in Imangi’s mobile game Temple Run 2.
For a limited time, you can add the Usain Bolt character to your copy of Temple Run 2 for $0.99 through an in-app purchase. Once you do, you can run, swing and slide their way around new obstacles and environments with Bolt’s lightning speed while celebrating your achievements in style with his signature pose.
While preparing for the IAAF World Championships later this moth, Bolt answered a few questions about his role in Temple Run 2, his real life experiences compared to the game and how much of a gamer he is himself.