Two years ago Gran Turismo Sport fans received the latest release of this iconic game. This was the 7th edition in the main series and the 13th in the entire Gran Turismo range. Since the announcement back then, a lot has changed to the game though. Utilizing regular free updates, the team effort between Polyphony Digital and Sony Interactive Entertainment has managed to keep racers engaged. Their latest update has just gone live, and it is bringing some of the most exciting changes yet.
The Cult Classics
Five new cars have been included in the latest update. Be sure that these aren’t the best racing cars ever. They will also not bring you super-high speeds, but they are classics from the racing scene from way back to the middle 1980s to about late in the 1990s. They are Japanese, and they deliver on experience with the full display of popping headlights and more. Now racers can test the track in any of the following cars. A Toyota Corolla Levin 3-Door-600GT Apex from 1983, a 1990’s Nissan Silvia K’s Dia Selection, a Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo from 1991 and a Honda S2000 and Subaru Impreza Coupe WRX Type R S TI Version VI both from 1999.
Another brilliant new feature which had been added to the latest update is rain on the Red Bull Ring Circuit. For the first time, racers will now be able to experience more than just driving in either sunlight or moonlight. Even though this far rain is only available on the Red Bull Circuit, it is sure to follow soon onto other circuits too. The graphics are realistic with headlights reflecting from puddles on the tracks and the kerbs shimmering due to the wet conditions. A negative is, however, that the very realistic feeling gets minimized when viewing from a perspective from within your car. The droplets on your windscreen are expected to move as if amidst high-speed racing, yet they remain in one position.
Where this may lack, however, racers are offered a brilliant experience of feeling the wet conditions during racing. Athletes are now able to get authentic knowledge of what the terms on a track is like when it is pouring, and they need to adapt their racing style according to that.
Another addition with this update included seven new events which they have added to their GT League Mode. These are aimed explicitly towards racers who prefer the single-player function in Gran Turismo. For the newbies in the race, there are a variety of options of shorter athletes to compete in with cars which are expected to be slightly slower, while the more experienced racer might much rather be enticed to some all weekend racing which would involve much more complexity and endurance from the severe driver.
Not only is the world of professional sports a billion-dollar industry, but the lucrative income which is made by the companies who create games based on this sports industry is astounding. There is a wide selection of absolutely brilliant games available for fans to entertain themselves on various platforms as well as based on multiple sports. A category which is often going unnoticed for the quality delivered in gaming experience and excellence, are mobile games. Here are some top pics for your mobile to play on the go, compatible with both iOS and Android.
Best Mobile Sports Games
Considering that this is probably the most popular franchise in sports video gaming, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that it is compatible with your mobile too. Players can expect to be entertained and engaged with the same kind of quality which is delivered on your console device. A bonus is that with every season, Madden updates completely free of charge on your mobile while console players need to pay for their updated versions.
Bringing you a basketball experience with an arcade-style feel to it in the palm of your hand. The game is alive with nostalgia and players will even find themselves hearing the old Boomshakalaka catchphrase again. Note that this game is fun and entertaining, but it is not NBA. The roster updates are irregular and sometimes long overdue. There is a section in the market for whom this game hits the spot.
MLB Perfect Inning
The best option to get that baseball practice in, while on a budget. This is considered to be the best free-to-play basketball offer available in the market. Although the graphics aren’t great, the players and stadiums are authentic. The game offers a large variety of drills and mini-games. The price which you have to pay for playing free is however regular reminders to buy some of the game’s currency. A small price to pay for the quality which is delivered in your hand, completely free of charge.
Table Tennis Touch
This Ping Pong game delivers on the same high modes one would expect from games in the same league as Madden. Players have the option to play in career mode, be part of associations, tournaments as well as special events. Within a few minutes, you will be able to play through 13 mini-games to get your Ping Pong to fix for the day.
Find some tranquillity on the golf course wherever you are. Golf OK is bringing golfers a brilliant experience with their award-winning visual design. The game is minimalistic, and the simple controls require that you aim and drag the ball to complete your swing. The scenery is unexpectedly beautiful. Don’t expect to play with a club on this one; you only need your finger to get the ball where needed. These five options are just a confirmation that the fun in the sports video gaming industry, never has to stop.
The next instalment on the series of Pro Evolution Soccer simulators is ready to be released in a couple of weeks on the 10th of September. With the promise of more focus on esports gameplay, the next edition is bringing players various gameplay mechanical improvements. Let’s explore in more depth what players can expect of the next version of this development brought to players by Konami, already since before 1996.
Different Games Modes to Expect
The developers placed a lot more focused on multiplayer mode. This is done to play esports. However, it isn’t limited to multiplayer, and the game can be played alone as well. Another new addition to the upcoming release is the Matchday module. This mode allows players to choose sides and then they can work with their team in competing with another organization to earn a place in the grand finale.
Improved Technicalities to Deliver on Visual Brilliance
The graphics delivered are of brilliant quality, and it is genuinely representing a realistic image of the players. This is further improved with three-dimensional visuals and excellent animation. Even when it came to presenting the stadiums, an immense amount of detail went into the design to reflect a realistic display. Improvement was also made to the lighting system used as well as the turf quality.
Combining Realism and Ease of Play
The mechanics used is delivering on a perfect balance between creating an incredibly realistic representation of all the graphics, while yet staying focused on ease of play. Here many valuable improvements were made compared to the previous edition of the game. Players will find much greater comfort in guiding the ball, receiving the ball, goal situations have been improved and also passes. Players will also be able to outplay counterattacks easier, and they can make use of free space on the field for tactical play. New moves have been added, different ball strokes and dribbling are all additions to the previous release. In the Master League mode, mechanical changes were made to various areas, and players will experience an interactive new dialogue system as well and easier transfer management.
Taking Strides Forward in Competition to FIFA 20
Expect to choose from 13 teams on the roster, including Manchester United, Arsenal, Barcelona, Juventus as well as Bayern Munich. With this edition, it is clear that Konami is about licensing and bringing their fans the best there is. At this stage, it seems that the one thing which players would still like to achieve is a more straightforward addition of the tongue-twisting name to be able to give a hard blow to FIFA 20. That would always depend on what EA is having up their sleeve for their next edition. Either way, ePES 2020 delivers a powerful punch, and it might just be that Konami will be able to lure some EA fans.
The set release date for the 2K simulation game NBA 2K20 is 6 September 2019. Just about a month before release, 2K now announced that for the first time the 12 Women’s National Basketball Association teams, will be included as well. This NBA video game has been considered as one of the top-selling and top-rated presentations of the sport for nearly two decades.
Bringing the Women On Board
Many of the women playing for the WNBA teams, found their childhood inspiration playing this NBA game, brought to them by 2K. According to Los Angeles Sparks forward, Candace Parker, she and many of her fellow teammates grew up loving the game. Now, these players will become part of the game. Most of the female basketball superstars were scanned earlier during the year.
Some of the stars who were examined during this period include names like Breanna Stewart from Seattle Storm, Las Vegas Aces player A’ja Wilson and then also Candace Parker. 2K created some of the best realistic simulations by using cutting edge technology to capture motion. Parker also complimented 2K on doing a brilliant job of presenting women’s play with the simulation, and it is clear that they didn’t just switch the male characters for female characters. It seems that 2K managed to create a very realistic version of WNBA players and their gameplay.
The Fans Requested the Presence of the Women and 2K Responded
Jeff Thomas, the SVP of Development for Visual Concepts at 2K, said that the fans were requesting for a while already to be able to play as their favourite WNBA superstars. They had no choice but to deliver on the request. It was also a decision which made sense since EA already started to include the women’s teams in their FIFA releases, a couple of years ago. The process required a lot of work with the WNBA to be able to deliver on immaculate accuracy to bring players a realistic version of these stars. Now they are looking forward towards releasing their final product into the marketplace.
The WNBA’s Excitement
This is an excellent opportunity to bring these WNBA players of an elite standard some added exposure out there, were the thoughts shared by Cathy Engelbert, WNBA Commissioner. She considers the game not only as a great way to expand the superstar’s fan base, but also to be a great form of inspiration to young female athletes. Currently, WNBA is not receiving the same kind of exposure and support as the NBA, and the game is an excellent way of attracting more interest for future players. The game not only provides them with attractive role models but also allows them to be able to immerse themselves within the world of WNBA.
The horizons of women’s sports are continually widening, and it only fits that the same kind of exposure is presented in games as well.
During May Sony released their latest version of this golf game for PS4. It delivers on some improvements, great graphics and sound and excellent motion control. Expect to have hours of fun.
The game delivers graphics which resembles live on a golf course. An insect might fly into your face, you will have the typical background sounds, and especially when playing with a PSVR headset and headphones, you will feel like you are transported from your living room onto the greens. These sounds and images are never distracting you from play. An additional feature which adds to brining more reality to the game is that the franchise has shifted from their usual third-person view to a first-person perspective, which is creating a more faithful to life feeling.
Players will also find that the often-used three-click system used to swing your club has been replaced with using either the DualShock 4 or PlayStation Move Controller. Of these two the DualShock 4 Controller is much more effective although you will probably have to get used to it at first. The direction and distance which your balls go will be determined by how much force you put into the shot and in which way you’re direct it with your body. Still, the amount of energy is not even close to what you would use realistically on the course itself.
The motion control doesn’t only come to play on the swing, but also in the balls. Gravity is playing its natural role on shots, and they fall with an actual curve. Also when balls land on the course, it rolls according to a natural resistance one would expect, based and terrain and weather conditions.
Skill Levels and Choices
Players who are entirely new to the game have a choice of tutorials to learn from. For the less skilled players, options do exist like vacuum holes to assist with sucking the balls into the breach if it passes by close enough. More experienced players can increase the difficulty level with longer tees. Club choices can be made, and dominant hand preference can be shifted. The play also needs to be adapted to the conditions on specific courses. Windier seaside courses will require some smart play from your side. Unfortunately, there aren’t a wide variety of classes to play, and you will have to repeat the same holes many times to be able to unlock in-game rewards. This can become boring after a while.
The game also presents a strange absence of other golfers on the course, and it is only you and your caddy mostly on the course. You will be able to make some fashion changes on your caddy when unlocking some in-game rewards though. Still, the game is offering a lot of fun playtime and a great, although not necessarily true, golfing experience in your own home. More modes and options would have contributed to the fun factor, though.
Any collector would know the term “a Holy Grail” item. That one piece which isn’t only very hard to find, but also almost always costly. That piece which you absolutely must have to complete your collection. If collecting vintage video games is your passion, then Stadium Events is definitely on your lists of desired pieces, regardless of price.
If you are lucky, you might be able to lay your hands on one of these carts for a mere $2 600, but you can much instead prepare to pay anything up to $41 300, with a buyer once purchasing only the box for $10 000. The price tag is driven by the fact that this is extremely rare. The game was released in 1987, and it was one of only a couple of games available in the USA. The game was developed for an American company’s Family Fun Fitness mat. The mat was a vital part since players jumped and ran on the carpet to make the characters move.
The mat was indeed much more than a rug, but a large plastic controlling device. In 1988 Nintendo purchased the rights of both the carpet and the game and re-released it under a new name. Now it was known as the WorldClass Track Meet with a Power Pad Controller. Then Nintendo went ahead and took all the previous released copies from the shelves, and it was destroyed to avoid market confusion. Two hundred copies were already sold, and somewhere in some household, the remaining 200 copies of Stadium Events were safely tucked away. Most collectors believe today that there might only be about 20 copies of the complete game, left in the world. Therefore the hefty price tag.
The most valuable part of the game is, however, the box. Complete boxes are the hardest to find since they are mostly ending up damaged and in the garbage bin. Therefore it is no surprise that someone was willing to cough up and entire $10 000 for the box alone.
An Unexpected Profit
In 2010 a lady from North Carolina was cleaning out some junk from her house and stumbled upon some Nintendo games. She decided to sell them on eBay and much to her surprise the offers for her copy of Stadium Events kept on climbing until she traded it for $13 105. Her success caught the attention of a gentleman who had a sealed copy of the game and wanted to donate it. He decided to sell it instead on eBay, and it was purchased for $41 300. This was because finding a box which is still sealed is an extreme rarity. The most exciting part of it all is that the same game only branded under Nintendo and sold in their masses, can be purchased on eBay for a mere $5. Being a rarity indeed drives the price of an item into unprecedented heights.
To become half-decent in playing any sports video game, you probably have spent a vast amount of your life in front of the screen. Games get upgraded to better and faster versions with more realistic graphics and clear sound. Your memories remain, and it would be worthwhile to have some memorabilia to show for the achievement you had on games gone by.
A Market Open for Exploration
Stocking up on collectables of your favourite sporting team is nothing strange. With these can you hold on to those glorious moment spent next to the field, the grid or the ice. The same kind of adrenaline is experienced in front of a sporting video game. You spent hours in devotion to becoming a master in the digital universe. The game delivers on the same kind of joyous moments in victory as in real life, yet, the moments often remain nothing but memories without any collectables or memorabilia to hold on to forever.
Back in the day, there were some figurines available of characters from King Hippo and Little Mac. Also, Nintendo delivered to the gaming world a line of dolls from Zelda and Mario. Then there were the trophy pieces produces by Hasbro for Punch-Out!! Still, the hero for many was Mike Tyson, he just had to be won, and yet you can’t find any Mike Tyson figurines to lay your hands on.
Considering how scarce these collectables from games gone by are, it is no surprise that they are priced at much higher prices as when first released. Players who mastered the games which were out long before the days of brilliant graphics and multiple platforms need something to hold on to before the memories fail. This is a market to explore. To produce roughly anything related to sports video games, you would have to be licensed to be able to deliver. Licensing can also be a tricky spot. Not all companies are keen on selling licenses to others to produce their creations in collectable format. Whether Nintendo or Mike Tyson would be willing to agree is a topic which hasn’t even been touched on. The only certainty in this matter is that players who spent their days on these games would pay up, to hold on to these moments in history. Maybe a lucrative market or perhaps an older gamer’s dream, yet a market still waiting to be cornered.
To prove this statement, let us reflect on an auction held as recently as late last year. During this magnificent moment of being surrounded by various collectables and old coins, it was a copy of Super Mario Bros which raised the eyebrows — being sold for an amount in access of $100 000. Considering that the game is pretty much useless, yet if you have the cash to spend, way not. For in the industry of collecting sports video gaming memories, you are never sure whether any of these gems will cross your path again.
During the first quarter of this year, the Rift was discontinued when its successor was released. With the Rift no longer available, the hunters of VR technology are all focused on the Oculus Rift. The Oculus Rift is bringing you the most brilliant VR experiences in many different game forms, but let’s explore some of the excellent sports games solutions they offer.
High-Intensity Action with BOXVR
This game brings a great deal of physical demand. With regular updates, BOXVR is keeping players involved and fit with rhythm-based boxing workouts. The game features three different options. The exercise is designed as a calorie busting fitness regime designed by leading fitness instructors. The train offers you the opportunity of training according to a specially designed boxing workout with your music pumping in your ears and Survive by far the toughest. You compete against an endless runner. BOXVR also allows you to record and track your progress and to create playlists of your choice to keep you going.
Stepping Back in History with VR Sports Challenge
Ever wondered what it felt like to be part of some of the greatest moments in sporting history? Then VR Sports Challenge is bringing you right into the virtual reality of experiencing it for yourself. With brilliantly designed touch controllers, you can immerse yourself in the moments of sporting greatness. Perform catches, pitches, dunks and swings effortlessly. With stadiums filled with fans cheering you on in victory or cursing you into eternity, the adrenaline rush is all yours. So step into the ballpark, gridiron or ice and be part of history.
Boxing Away in Knockout League
This game offers you a boxing game in arcade-style. This single-player game requires you to be light-footed. Moving around with your entire body to dodge and punch while operating the buttons to take you to victory. You can also be part of the team being drilled to perfection. A team is a group of characters created to entertain and to teach you different fighting styles. Keep on playing and become a champion in your own right.
Step onto the Court with NBA 2KVR Experience
Having none other than Paul George giving you advice and tips on the basketball court to prepare you for several mini-games in a series. This is fun accelerated to the highest level. With Gatorade boosts, you will have improved performance. Shoot hoops while the crowd’s roar. The game also offers different challenges from skills challenge to three-point shootouts and more. Buzz beater needs you to shoot as many hoops against a ticking clock. With ten balls available to shoot from anywhere on the court, it is game on.
Virtual reality is bringing a new and exciting dimension to gaming, which is continually being improved and updated. It requires a load more activity from players, and that is great. What we can say for sure is though that the best is yet to come.
The perfect solution if you have been dreaming about testing your capabilities and improving your skills inside of the ring or backstage. Check out the world of wrestling delivered on both Steam and Android.
Based on WWE
When stepping into the world of Wrestling Revolution 3D, you will have access to various fighters in many events, each with a certain kind of setting. These might be a cage, ring or double ring. The characters wrestling on your screen are based on real WWE stars even though in the game they bear different names because the game has never licensed by MDickie, developer of this wrestling wonder. However, if you are good enough, you will most definitely spot them for who they are.
Players have a choice between either being in the ring or play as a booker backstage. You have the freedom to create a character according to your preference, and then the fighting begins. The world of Wrestling Revolution 3D offers players nine promotions to choose from playing with more than 300 others. This creates endless possibilities and a constant change. The game also makes use of a freestyle animation system. What it boils down to is, anything is possible and could happen at any moment. The arena that you are playing in is filled with weapons to use against the other fighters in the ring with you. When the levels are all fully unlocked, you can access a more inclusive editor which allows you to save the characters which you have created and then let them fight against each other. You can even add images and music to create an extensive wrestling experience of your choice.
Still the champion heavyweight wrestling game in the mobile industry. Even though the graphics are again running far behind what is technically possible and the expected norm. The game is as jam-packed with action and fun as always. Being able to play on either side of the curtain adds to its popularity and delivers more in-depth insight into the world of professional wrestling. Playing for free is excellent, but it is also good to know that you can upgrade to more a professional experience. Whether it is a wrestling career which you are entertaining or calling the backstage shots from the chair of the booker, you won’t stop.
Just Have Fun
The game delivers simple controls and easy play, whether you are behind a PC or on the go. After several improvements, the game is still not providing the best graphics, and the fighting moves can do with some revision, but it is undoubtedly not disappointing on the level of fun it brings. This has never been better testified to than with the number of downloads that it has received over the years. Currently still outperforming other licensed WWE and UFC games by far.
So you like to try your hand at golfing and consider yourself to be quite useful. Now you want to branch out and expand your horizons. Trying out new terrain which offers new twists and turns is one way of doing it. Playing it on your iPhone can be the way to facilitate it. 2019 brought us a couple of great golfing games for iOS. Let’s explore some of the best, and the brilliant addition to all of these games is that they are all free of charge.
Considered to be the most popular golf game available on iOS with a 4.5-star rating. Players are allowed to play a variety of new and exciting golf courses which provides many challenges. You can even compete against a friend with 1v1 real-time. When you are ready to compete against other players, you do have the option of competing against players online. Weekly promotions for great play will also bring you some club card bonuses.
The perfect game if you feel that you are ready to present the online golfing world with your talents. The game provides the opportunity for you to compete against other golfers in the same calibre as you and knowing that the game was initially designed for golfing pros is an extra motivation to excel. Significant sound effect, magnificent visuals and a perfect leader board system will keep you hooked for hours.
If multiplayer mode, brilliant graphics and a lifelike experience sound like your kind of game, then WGT Golf is for you. The game offers a variety of formats including a 9-hole challenge to see who gets the closest to the hole, a 3-hole stroke mode keeps you fascinated and the very much lifelike 18-hole game with putting included. You will be able to compete with a group of six other golfers to show off your skills in the Topgolf Mode. Membership at the private country club and being involved in club tournaments are also up for grabs.
Mini Golf Star Retro
This game sounds like a piece of cake, but it provides challenging obstacles which you need to overcome. This games scoring system is keeping players intrigued and added to that cute graphics of bridges and golden fields, oceans and more than 350 holes; you won’t leave soon. A 3-star scorecard will earn you the honour of being Mini Golf World Champion.
Mini Golf King
Turns and twists add to the addiction which this game brings. Players are continually facing more challenges and opportunities, and you may even be able to become the master of some great tricks. Through over 35 golf courses, each created to challenge your skills differently, the best in you as a golfer are extracted to be able to win the competition and reap the rewards. Every put sunk is bringing you closer to the domination of the game.