The Tiger Woods PGA Tour series will end its 16-year run in 2013 as EA Sports announced it has parted ways with the star golfer. EA Sports will continue a golf simulation under PGA Tour branding on next generation consoles, the publisher said today.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 revealed its cover today, pairing Woods with a younger Arnold Palmer, as he appeared during his heyday of the early 1960s. Palmer returns to the game as a playable character, too, having last appeared in the game in 2006.
News and notes from around the world of sports video gaming:
• As promised, 2K Sports rolled a second roster update early this morning to give New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin another nudge in his overall ratings. Lin, who has come from the end of the bench to lead New York to seven straight victories, has jumped…
Announced yesterday during EA's Spring Showcase, PGA Tour 13's Legacy Mode will let players of the publisher's next golf sim step inside the golf great's cleats at various points of his life. Including, apparently, Tiger's awkward yet fashion-forward adolescence.
There will be no Wii version of EA's Tiger Woods series this year. There could be a Wii U version, but EA confirmed to Kotaku that the Wii is out. A couple of years ago, the Wii was the series' flagship platform. This year, Xbox 360 Kinect gets the spotlight (PS3 is still supported, too.)
EA's upcoming Tiger Woods PGA 13 will feature a sort of "Jordan Challenge Mode", which will allow players to enter the shoes of its titular golf star and live out the major events of his career, starting at age 2.
This may sound off-key coming from the guy who nominated the 12th edition of annual sports franchise for overall GOTY last year. But I'm inclined to say "None of the above," this year. I prefer for these honors to truly mean the game, at minimum, was the best at what it did. This year's big games, nearly all of them…
Calamity Jane, the fabled putter of the Augusta National co-founder Bobby Jones, graces the cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13's special edition, along with the club's signature Green Jacket. Oh yeah, some decent golfers also share the packshot of the main product on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Rarely considered for overall video-game-of-the-year honors, the uncommon diversity of sports video games support a class of awards unique to the genre. These are Kotaku's Stick Jockey Sports Video Games of the Year.
This March will mark the third straight year in which Tiger Woods is not the sole star on the cover of a video game named Tiger Woods. But that shouldn't suggest that the golfer, winless since an embarrassing marital scandal broke two years ago, is being eased out by EA Sports.
Golfers Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy prevailed in a three-week vote-off to determine the co-stars of the cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, which will be the second game in the series' 15-year run to feature a second golfer in addition to Woods.
Somewhat obscured by the promotion surrounding Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13's fan-voted cover contest is the fact the game, when it arrives in March, will be the first EA Sports title fully playable on Xbox 360 with Kinect.
As it stages two fan-voted playoffs to choose the next cover in the series, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 has also revealed that the game's stable of 22 golf professionals will be joined by what sound like celebrity golfers.
Long before golfer Tiger Woods thought it'd be a good idea to go sticking his dick in anything with a hole and a pulse, his video game franchise was embroiled in a scandal of a different kind.
The lie I faced on the seventh green at Costa Navarino was so steep, it's a wonder I didn't need rappelling gear to address the ball. My caddy, who has recommended twisting shots that skip over bunkers and thread between trees, suddenly had no advice. Without any starting point for my read, I had no hope of making…
The Masters Tournament, which graces Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters (duh), begins with its opening round tomorrow at Augusta National. Hecklers and disturbances are either unanticipated or flat impossible thanks to the golf club's otherworldly security - in this flash game's case, a sniper ready to take out any…
EA Sports today released a complete 18-hole flyover of Augusta National, as it will appear in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters. The publisher has touted a laser scanning technology that delivers the iconic course with unusual fidelity.
Over the steady march of a dozen years' progress, video games have brought us to all the sacred places in sports, awarded all their cherished trophies, and shared all their greatest traditions, except for one, A Tradition Unlike Any Other.
Even during a withering sex scandal, EA Sports stuck by Tiger Woods as the face of its golf franchise. Now, however, the company's CEO says Woods must perform like the world's No. 1 golfer, or risk the company looking elsewhere.
A title update now live on the PlayStation Network adds PlayStation Move support to a sports game where motion controls make the most sense: golf, specifically Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11.