John Oliver Tears Into The NCAA With Fake Sports Game

John Oliver spent 20 minutes viciously ripping apart the NCAA on his show this weekend, which included a sad and hilarious parody of EA's NCAA games called March Sadness 2015. » 3/16/15 12:21pm 3/16/15 12:21pm

The Thrill of the Game: Why I Love Sports Anime

I am a huge fan of sports, like a massive uber fan. There's only a handful of sports I actively disdain in every capacity (like golf, motorsports, and cricket to name a few) so being a fan of both sports and anime it would seem like a no-brainer that I'd like sports anime, right? Well, that's where you'd be somewhat… » 3/10/15 5:01am 3/10/15 5:01am

My Adventures As A Different Kind Of RPG Wizard

For the past few weeks, I've been playing a very different kind of RPG. There aren't any Paladins, or orcs, or castles, or magic, or even potions. There are just ten sweaty men doing battle in an arena. It's one of the best RPGs I've ever played. » 2/25/15 8:00pm 2/25/15 8:00pm

FiveThirtyEight are in the middle of a fantastic look behind the scenes at EA Sports. One particularly cool bit is a series of sliders that let you assemble your own Madden rating, based on your own terrible athletic skills. » 2/25/15 6:15pm 2/25/15 6:15pm

Game of Thrones Star Breaks A (Mythical) 1000 Year-Old Strength Record

There's a legend in Iceland that 1000 years ago a guy called Orms fláttr Stórólfssonar (or Orm Storolfsson) put a 1400lbs/640kg mast on his back and took three steps with it. It endures as a heroic test of strength in the region, but this week a real man took up the challenge and kicked Orms' ass. » 2/04/15 11:58pm 2/04/15 11:58pm

Sick Kid Put In Video Game, Will Dunk All Over You

Matt Simon, a teenage basketball fan, is currently battling a "debilitating disease". Not that you'd know this, since he also just hit the free agent pool in NBA2K15, meaning anyone with the game can now have him go face-to-face with (or put him in the same lineup as) LeBron James. » 1/18/15 9:00pm 1/18/15 9:00pm

Sony Drops FIFA Sponsorship

Sony won't renew its sponsorship deal with FIFA, citing rising costs. However, the company is among a number voicing concerns over negative publicity surrounding the organisation. » 12/01/14 6:30am 12/01/14 6:30am

Pro Evo Plays Better Than FIFA, But That's Not Enough

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015's motto is "The Pitch Is Ours". It's a rallying cry to purists, fans of the sport who want their game to play like the real thing, not just look like it. It's also accurate: in almost every respect, Konami's game plays better than EAs. But that doesn't matter. » 11/17/14 10:00pm 11/17/14 10:00pm

NBA 2K15's Face Technology Fails Miserably, Creates Monsters

NBA 2K15's face-scanning tech sure looked fancy when shown off last month. But now that it's out, it's making creatures that shouldn't exist in this world. Or any other. » 10/07/14 3:30pm 10/07/14 3:30pm

Luis Suarez Can't Bite Any FIFA Players Until October 26

FIFA 15 is out already. And while he's in the game, notorious Uruguayan strike Luis Suarez has had his availability cut to match the suspension he received in the real world for biting during the World Cup. » 9/29/14 8:15pm 9/29/14 8:15pm

Mortal Human Pulls Off Video Game-Like Bike Stunt

Meet Madden Football's Official Ratings Czar

Donny Moore is in charge of determining player ratings in Madden (and rates them on Twitter, too). Sometimes he ranks people too high, and sometimes he ranks people way too low: » 8/26/14 1:58pm 8/26/14 1:58pm

Could LAX bros finally be getting their own Madden or FIFA-level lacrosse video game? Simon Parkin documented one game developer's tireless quest to make a hit game based on his favorite sport in an excellent piece for Eurogamer. It's well worth your time regardless of whether or not you're a Lacrosse fan. » 8/25/14 11:15am 8/25/14 11:15am

Real UFC Would Be So Much Better With Glitches

It's not just that UFC glitches are hilarious—it's that the commentary would have to match the absurdity. I'd love to watch real UFC commentators trying to process actual UFC fighters glitching the hell out. » 8/22/14 1:00pm 8/22/14 1:00pm