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

All Sweaters Now Unlocked In NHL 11

It's a curious tradition in video game sports, but the NHL doesn't allow games to use all the third and alternate sweaters until they've been used in real life. Now they have, and EA Sports released the code unlocking them. » 12/01/10 8:30pm 12/01/10 8:30pm

A Game Harder Than Its Hardcore Fans

A friend visiting me recently is a lifelong NHL fan with season tickets to the San Jose Sharks. He doesn't play video games, but he was intrigued when he saw NHL 11 on my desk, a couple days before release. » 9/11/10 4:00pm 9/11/10 4:00pm

NHL 11 Demo Is Out On Tuesday

NHL 11's developers revealed today that the game's demo will be released on Aug. 17 in North America and Aug. 18 in Europe. With it, you'll also get to play a demo version of the new Hockey Ultimate Team. » 8/12/10 9:30pm 8/12/10 9:30pm

NHL 11 Will Sell You 93 156 Different Powerups

Sharp-eyed DLC watchers today spotted the month-early upload of more than 90 player attribute enhancements for NHL 11, offering three tiers of created-player boosts ranging from 80 to 160 Microsoft points. Update: There are now 156 boosts on Xbox Live. » 8/06/10 9:30pm 8/06/10 9:30pm

NHL 11 Soundtrack Is Full of Hockey Hair Hits

EA Sports promised a list of "classic arena anthems" for its NHL offerings and one in particular makes it mission freaking accomplished on that score: The Final Countdown, by Europe, part of both NHL 11 and NHL Slapshot's soundtracks. » 7/19/10 8:30pm 7/19/10 8:30pm

Just Don't Get Kicked Out of the Circle in NHL 11

There's plenty you can do on a faceoff other than spam the controls and look like a fool. NHL 11 wants to give you more options this year, as shown in new screenshots released today. » 7/12/10 8:30pm 7/12/10 8:30pm

On the Ice, the Hits are Like Snowflakes

No two are alike with the game's new real-time physics, promises EA Sports. Broken sticks, glove- and skate-passing, more face-off options and the Canadian Hockey League round out the package of upgrades in NHL 11, due Sept. 14. » 7/11/10 7:00pm 7/11/10 7:00pm

All Hail the Stanley Cup Champs; Opening Day is, Like, Tomorrow

Jesus, didn't we just get done with the NHL? I did a little bit of checking and, yep, of the major team simulations, it has the shortest span between crowning its champion and the release of its next video game. » 6/24/10 10:30pm 6/24/10 10:30pm

The Swiss and the Swedes Get Their Own NHL 11

Chicago's Jonathan Toews is the global cover athlete for NHL 11 but EA Sports shows some love for other nations, putting Henrik and Daniel Sedin on the cover for the game sold in Sweden, and Mark Streit for Switzerland's version. » 6/23/10 6:40pm 6/23/10 6:40pm

Your NHL 11 Cover Athlete is Confirmed

As suspected, It's Jonathan Toews, captain of the newly crowned Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, and showcased here in a highlight roll that indicates some puck-juggling and -kicking enhancements for NHl 11. » 6/21/10 9:30pm 6/21/10 9:30pm

Chicago Gets EA Sports' NHL Cover Two Years in a Row

Catching up on some E3 news, last week EA Sports put up - then removed - a page depicting Chicago Blackhawk Jonathan Toews in a definite cover art pose. Operation Sports snagged that screengrab before it was taken down. » 6/20/10 2:00pm 6/20/10 2:00pm

EA Sports Brings NHL Slapshot, Mini-Hockey Sticks, to Wii

The Toronto Sun reported today that EA Sports' upcoming NHL game for the Wii will be called NHL Slapshot, and it will be completely different from the main game. It will also ship with a mini-hockey stick peripheral. » 5/30/10 3:00pm 5/30/10 3:00pm

NCAA Hockey Might Join EA's NHL Title?

The director of the NCAA's hockey marketing operation told a Canadian radio station that his organization has been in talks with EA Sports about bringing collegiate teams to EA's NHL title. » 5/26/10 10:40pm 5/26/10 10:40pm

NHL 11 and the Canadian Hockey League Make It Official

A statement late this afternoon confirmed rumors of the past several weeks that the Canadian Hockey League, the top tier of Canada's developmental junior hockey leagues, will have all of its teams - and players - represented in NHL 11. » 5/21/10 8:30pm 5/21/10 8:30pm

What in the H-E-Broken Hockey Sticks is Going On Here?

EA Sports put up the first screenshot of NHL 11 on the game's official Facebook page, intending to drop hints about what it'll deliver. From the details of the frame, it looks like a new physics engine and broken sticks. » 5/20/10 7:40pm 5/20/10 7:40pm

Report Says Canadian Hockey League Confirmed for NHL 11

Last week EA Sports declined comment on a rumor that NHL 11 would include all top-flight juniors teams from the Canadian Hockey League. The Canadian Broadcasting Company is now reporting the inclusion as fact. » 5/03/10 10:30pm 5/03/10 10:30pm

NHL 11 to Feature Canadian Hockey League?

Sports radio in Calgary and a team's marketing employee are saying EA Sports' NHL 11 will feature teams from the Canadian Hockey League, the top tier of junior hockey in that country. » 4/26/10 6:20pm 4/26/10 6:20pm