Some Sports Fans Upset ESPN Is Airing Video Game Tournaments

This weekend, ESPN2 aired a preview for the grand finals of Dota 2's The International, the 10 million-dollar tournament for the very popular video game. The move is kind of a big deal—arguably, it grants competitive gaming more mainstream legitimacy. But not everyone was happy to see Dota 2 on ESPN. » 7/21/14 11:15am Yesterday 11:15am

ESPN Says It's Been Using Next-Gen Madden Footage. It Looks Terrible.

This is a look at Madden NFL 25 on the Xbox One and I won't lie, it's not a good look at all. It takes a trained eye to watch this video—an aborted promotion with ESPN's YouTube channel—and spot actual differences between next-gen Madden NFL 25 and Madden 25 on the Xbox 360. Can you find them? » 10/14/13 4:30pm 10/14/13 4:30pm

There's At Least One Guy Who Never Figured Out How to Beat King Hippo

Mike Tyson never beating Glass Joe is one thing. He's the first opponent in the boxer's titular Punch-Out!!, so this means Iron Mike played the game once or twice, gave up, and went back to tending pigeons in his spare time. But not being able to defeat King Hippo is a different brand of shame. » 10/12/13 1:00pm 10/12/13 1:00pm

The NFL's Greatest Players Revere Tecmo Bowl Too

Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward retired after this past season. He's 36. Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez, also the same age, is coming to the end of a hall-of-fame career as a tight end. Emmitt Smith, an extraordinarily tough running back for Dallas, was enshrined at Canton in 2010. "Runnin' the football was awesome," he said,… » 10/24/12 6:00pm 10/24/12 6:00pm

Madden's Coveted "100" Rating Put Up to a Vote in Five Categories

The 100. A rarity that symbolizes perfection and nearly automatic success in sports video games, the difference between it and a 99 rating in a single attribute is in fact cosmetic. But the difference between a 100 and a 92—or an 88—is rather substantial. Fans of Madden NFL 12 have the chance to make a profound… » 8/17/11 11:00pm 8/17/11 11:00pm