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#Skate4: Electronic Arts announces the next game in the beloved series

The internet has won. After years of replying to every Electronic Arts social-media post with “#skate4,” fans have broken the publisher’s will. Skate is back with the fourth entry in the series, which I’m going to call Skate 4. Skate is Back! pic.twitter.com/EAQgt95HW2 — Electronic Arts (@EA) June 18, 2020 EA revealed Skate 4 during […]

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EA remakes FIFA 20 esports schedule without in-person events

Electronic Arts (EA) has revised its plans for esports events related to its EA Sports FIFA 20 soccer game. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) hit 25 million players in the quarter ended March 31, and EA saw some increase from the pandemic. But the esports season for physical events has been disrupted, and […]

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How NBA 2K is introducing the next generation of sports fans (and brands) to ESPN

In the absence of live sports, ESPN and other sports-focused networks are looking to fill the programming void by experimenting with a variety of different content formats. One area they are doubling down on is nostalgia — opening up the vaults and rebroadcasting teams’ greatest moments. For example, die-hard Syracuse fans (raises hand) were able […]

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 soundtrack confirmed with most songs

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is bringing the extreme-sports classic with updated visuals. But if Activision nails the look and the physics and the trick system, it won’t matter unless it also gets the sound right. And that comes down the soundtrack. Now, Activision and developer Vicarious Visions revealed the songs players can […]

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Electronic Arts shifts playbook for all-digital esports events

Like everyone else in esports, Electronic Arts has been forced to pivot to digital esports and competitive gaming events because of the coronavirus. While esports companies have had to withdraw from physical esports events, EA and other companies have shifted their efforts to online-only events in the near term. With major sporting events canceled, esports […]

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Madden NFL 21 kicks off next-gen football on Xbox Series X

We all but knew that Madden NFL 21 was coming to the Xbox Series X (and the PlayStation 5). After all, the football franchise has been around since 1989 and is the foundation of EA’s annual sports strategy. It’s also one of the key games in its live-services business. And if America does fall under […]

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EA remains focused on live services with 14 new games this year

Electronic Arts gave investors an overview of its plans for the fiscal year that runs through the end of March 2021. The publisher has 14 games in the works. But it’s also still committed to its ongoing live services like Apex Legends, The Sims 4, and EA Access. To help grow those services, EA says […]

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WWE 2K Battlegrounds ditches realism for arcade action

2K announced WWE 2K Battlegrounds today, an arcade-style wrestling game that’s coming out this fall for unspecified platforms. Last week, WWE revealed that the annual WWE 2K franchise would be taking a break this year following the disappointing release of WWE 2K20. But while we won’t get a traditional WWE sim game in 2020, Battlegrounds […]

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WWE confirms no new 2K game for 2020

WWE confirmed today during its investors call that there will be no video games based on the wrestling (or, as it would say, sports entertainment) company this year. Since 2000’s release of Smackdown, we’ve had yearly WWE games that have followed a specific lineage and format. And even before that, most years would see the […]

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Nifty Games raises $12 million to make mobile sports games starting with NFL Clash

Nifty Games has raised $12 million in funding to make mobile sports games starting with NFL Clash, a new game licensed by the National Football League. The mobile game has coveted official licenses from the NFL and NFL Players Association. NFL Clash will launch later this year as a mobile-first title, and is already being […]

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Major League Soccer kicks it with Fox Sports for FIFA 20 tournament

Major League Soccer and Fox Sports announced today that it is teaming up to host a FIFA 20 tournament that will air on Fox networks. The eMLS Tournament Special will kick off April 19 and air on FS1 and Fox Deportes at 7 p.m. Eastern. The series, which will have five episodes, will then air […]

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Tribe Gaming raises $1.04 million from celebrity athletes to expand its mobile esports business

Tribe Gaming has raised $1.04 million to expand its mobile esports teams and media business. The Austin, Texas-based company has courted celebrities, and investors in the deal include Gordon Hayward of the NBA’s Boston Celtics, Kristian Segerstrale (CEO of Super Evil Megacorp), Claudio Castagnoli (Cesaro) of the WWE, and angel investor Victor Krahn. Tribe Gaming was […]

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Super Mega Baseball 3 launches in April with cross-platform multiplayer

One of the best new baseball video game franchises is getting another sequel. Developer Metalhead Software is launching Super Mega Baseball 3 across consoles and PC next month. For this outing, the studio is improving its simulation model, beefing up the online competitive modes, and adding cross-platform multiplayer. Super Mega Baseball 3 hits Switch, Xbox […]

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2K and NFL are making games together again — just not an NFL 2K sim

After more than 15 years, 2K Games is once again working with the National Football League. The NFL and 2K announced their partnership this morning — although they didn’t disclose the details of the financial agreement. They did confirm, however, that multiple games are in the works. But 2K is warning fans not to expect […]

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Roller Champions closed alpha test kicks off March 11

Ubisoft has a number of new games stewing within its many studios, and one of those is the competitive-skating digital sport Roller Champions. Now, the publisher wants to see how the free-to-play multiplayer game performs in the real world. Ubisoft is kicking off a closed alpha for Roller Champions that begins March 11 and runs […]

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Arcade sports mobile game maker Bit Fry Game Studios raises $3.5 million

Bit Fry Game Studios has raised $3.5 million to make arcade-action sports mobile games such as its Ultimate Rivals: The Rink. The Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based Bit Fry raised the money from 1Up Ventures, founded by Xbox co-creator Ed Fries; and Bitkraft Esports Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on esports. The capital supports continued growth […]

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The RetroBeat: 2010’s best-selling games show how the industry has changed (or not)

It’s 2020, which means that anything that happened in 2010 is now retro. And since The NPD Group has sent us a list of the best-selling games of each year through the last decade, I thought it would be fun to look at the 10 games that were the best-sellers in the U.S. in 2010. […]

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