Sports Games

8.31.18

I Hate My Video Game Boss

Some power-fantasy this is. My career-mode manager keeps throwing me under the bus.

7.14.17

A Perfect Score in this Darts Game Briefly Became My Gaming Everest

So many arrows, so many 140s. Which made me think about the challenges that we’re all chasing in our playtime.

3.31.17

‘MLB The Show 17’ is Really Fun to Watch

I’m a day-one rookie when it comes to video game baseball, but I love to sit in the stands.

3.26.17

'NHL '94' Is Still Playing Hard Online Thanks to These Superfans

Like Jaromír Jágr, the most devoted fans of 'NHL '94' are still finding ways to compete.

1.26.17

Your Worthless Old Sports Games Could Be Priceless Time Capsules

The EA Sports titles of yesteryear are outdated, unwanted. But to play them today is to experience a flood of memories, good and bad.

8.1.16

The Story of Jake McPake, the Best Fake Friend a Gamer Could Ever Have

What had been a comedy experiment to pass the time one weekend had become an obsession. This was the guy I wanted to be.

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8.1.16

The Story of Jake McPake, the Best Fake Friend a Gamer Could Ever Have

What had been a comedy experiment to pass the time one weekend had become an obsession. This was the guy I wanted to be.

7.29.16

Why Is There No ‘Proper’ Olympics Video Game in 2016?

We get Mario and Sonic cavorting around Rio, but no game in which we can play as Usain Bolt. After decades of realistic Olympic tie-ins, what's up with that?

7.6.16

We'll Always Have Lionel Messi’s Video Game Covers

Look at how he's holding that magical Wii wand to his chest, thumbing that stick, smiling that smile. Couldn't you just eat him up?

7.1.16

Why We’re Still Addicted To ‘Rocket League,' One Year Later

Psyonix's muscle-cars-and-massive-balls game has been a mainstay of our evenings since it came out, and we're not about to break the habit any time soon.

6.17.16

‘FIFA 17’ Is Going All Hollywood on Us with ‘The Journey’ Mode

Play your way to fame as a prodigy with everything to win, and in doing so distance yourself from the gritty reality of modern football.

2.24.16

Come On, EA, Make ‘Skate 4’ Already

No single game is more requested of the company, so it's time to give the people what they want.

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