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

It Seems Easy, But Tiger's Greatest Feat is Damn Hard in a Video Game

In no rec league could I ever throw a no-hitter. Alone on a basketball court I'd need half an hour to score 69 points—and a trampoline to dunk. But I can do all of those things in my living room. If video games give us the conceit of doing the impossible, only now has one demonstrated how hard that really is. » 5/12/13 5:30pm 5/12/13 5:30pm

EA Sports Also Hurts After a Rough Week of Painful Cuts

Theoretically, sports should be one of the safer gigs in video games today. These are series that come out every year, they're usually reliable sellers, the publishers have sunk a lot of money into a license, and often they're the only ones holding it. It isn't like taking a risk on a new concept that fails to catch… » 4/28/13 4:30pm 4/28/13 4:30pm

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14: The Kotaku Review

The Mashie. The Brassie. The Cleek. Why, oh why, did golf abandon these delightful club names for bland old 5 iron, No. 2 wood, and 2 iron, or, worse, driver names like that sound like energy drinks. When I whipped out my baffing spoon and eagled No. 4 on Augusta National’s 1934 layout, I could imagine the trash talk… » 3/26/13 11:32am 3/26/13 11:32am

For Men Who Play as Women, Tiger Woods Will Present a Difficult Choice

For several years now, golf fans have been able to create a female professional and play the men's PGA Tour with her. The creation of an LPGA Tour mode in this year's game is another step forward. It's the tour's first appearance ever in a console video game, and the first time gamers may play a career mode associated… » 3/12/13 3:30pm 3/12/13 3:30pm

The Latest Celebrity Golfer in Tiger Woods PGA Tour is Satan, Apparently

This image went out earlier in the week from the official Twitter feed for EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour series. "Night golf" is among a slew of features arriving in this year's edition (along with an LPGA Tour mode, throwback equipment, and historic course layouts). Who better to advertise that than the Prince of… » 2/16/13 4:00pm 2/16/13 4:00pm

At Last, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Brings Sudden Death to Life

For the longest time, a tie was as good as a win in the final round of a Tiger Woods PGA Tour » 1/31/13 6:00pm 1/31/13 6:00pm event. The game's career mode did not simulate playoff holes if your golfer finished in a deadlock with one or more others. The tournament simply ended and you still got credit for a victory. But it was a glaring shortcoming,…

All Four of Golf's Major Tournaments Will Finally Appear in a Video Game

All four major tournaments of men's golf—The Masters Tournament, The United States Open Championship, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship—will appear in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, a detail practically lost among other features announced for the game, such as nighttime golf and the debut of the LPGA Tour. » 1/10/13 11:15am 1/10/13 11:15am

Women's Pro Golf Gets Its Career Mode in This Year’s Tiger Woods Game

Player-created female athletes aren't anything new to EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour games. But, while those avatars have been able to compete in the sport's most storied tournaments, there hasn't been any virtual representation of the LPGA Tour in the golf games. That all changes this year, with the inclusion of a… » 1/08/13 11:45am 1/08/13 11:45am

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