Street Fighter Themes Go Great With Hockey [Update: Punch-Out!! Too]

Montréal and Dallas hooked up on Jan. 2 and at 4:56 in the second period, the Habs' winger Travis Moen decided he'd had enough of counterpart Antoine Roussel's shit. Hockeyfights.com Metacritic'd this spectacle at 84, with Moen clearly winning the fight. Our ears perked up because ... wait ... is that Guile's theme? » 1/05/14 4:00pm 1/05/14 4:00pm

Sports Video Games in 2013: A Year in Decline

To a video gamer, the pairing was so natural that I didn't recognize how unusual it really was. On Oct. 12, ESPN broke up its top two announcing teams to put Brad Nessler and Kirk Herbstreit in the booth for the network's Texas A&M-Ole Miss nightcap. The two have, virtually anyway, worked millions of games together in… » 12/29/13 6:41pm 12/29/13 6:41pm

Every NHL Team As A Mega Man Sprite

Reddit user adam4283 has created 31 sprites (including the North Stars) from everybody's favorite 8-bit side-scrolling platform shooter. For just a few pixels, it's amazing how instantly recognizable most teams are. That's testament to Adam's work, as well as the clean and distinctive logos and color schemes of many… » 11/13/13 4:15pm 11/13/13 4:15pm

Can You Play a Game Without the National Anthem? I Do It All The Time.

Hat in right hand, right hand over heart, I raised my beer cup with my left and took a sip. Dad chided me for that, so I put it down. The singer was behind the beat on The Star-Spangled Banner. My thumb tapped against my cap's bill. A distinctly video-game thought came to me: Can't we just button through this? » 6/30/13 7:36pm 6/30/13 7:36pm

The Most Hilarious Sports Game Glitches, Now In Motion

The constant progression of annual sport titles has another advantage besides the games getting more and more realistic every year. It creates moments where the players go nuts—suddenly, our ordinary game turns itself into Dragon Ball Z or Super Smash TV. We selected below a few of these from the last few years' FIFA » 2/26/13 8:00pm 2/26/13 8:00pm

A Note About Our Reviews of Sports Video Games

Our resident sports gaming expert, Owen Good, recently e-mailed me with some concerns about the way we review sports games at the site. Our reviews all include the question: "Should you play this game?" Owen realized that he was pretty much always saying "Yes", and he realized that it was because of some qualities… » 9/21/12 4:45pm 9/21/12 4:45pm

EA Sports' "Season Ticket" Tries to Sweeten the Pot with Free DLC

EA Sports' "Season Ticket" subscription will offer free downloadable content that otherwise would be paid, modestly sweetening the sales pitch for a service that hasn't generated much buzz since its debut a year ago.


According to EA Sports' updated Season Ticket page, first noticed by Operation Sports, subscribers… » 8/05/12 3:24pm 8/05/12 3:24pm