I’m on record as a big fan of those on-court and on-ice projection systems proliferating throughout our nation’s arenas, but Tampa might have achieved apotheosis.
Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane will no longer appear on the box for NHL 16, nor will he participate in promotions for the game, according to a statement from Electronic Arts.
For the past few playoff games at Amalie Arena, the Tampa Bay Lightning have used their now-ubiquitous 3-D ice projection system to display a simulation of the classic Nintendo Blades of Steel game onto the playing surface—using the actual goals and everything. It’s the best usage of the technology we’ve seen so far:
NHL 15 is supposed to be a sequel to last year's entry in EA's long-running hockey series, but it takes some serious steps backward. Dedicated fans aren't happy.
While the rest of the Angry Birds spend their days desperately trying to recover their stolen young from their piggy adversaries, one has apparently decided he'd rather skip off to North America to play ice hockey. NHL HockeyBird is a bit of a dick.
Yesterday we pointed out that the Dallas Stars of the NHL now play Street Fighter themes whenever things get a little rough on the ice. Turns out there's more of a video game connection here than meets the eye.
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?
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…
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…
Usually, if someone wants to convince you that the video game they're making is going to be great, they tell you what they're putting in it. But what if they made nearly the same game a year ago? They have to take a different approach.
Then they'd probably look a little like these emblems created by benjamagnus—which are clever even if you don't follow hockey stuff too closely.
Wait, before you ask it, he already knows your first question. "No," says Sean Ramjagsingh, the producer of NHL 14, "you cannot make Gretzky's head bleed."
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?
The Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005. It had 18 launch titles. Now that the Xbox One has been revealed along with a few of its launch games, let's take a look back at the launch titles the 360 had, and see how they hold up.
Epic Games cofounder Mark Rein just bought a stake in the Carolina Hurricanes. The arena is 10 minutes from his office.
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…
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…