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Captain Tsubasa’s Surprisingly Rich Video Game Heritage and Its Ties to Tecmo Bowl and Ninja Gaiden

It's not a soccer RPG anymore, but Captain Tsubasa hearkens back to the days of Tecmo's sports games in other ways.

Captain Tsubasa Giving FIFA Much-Needed Competition With Super-Powered Shonen Soccer

The original soccer anime is bringing arcade action to the West.

FIFA 20 Tips For Career Mode, FUT Guide and More

Here’s where you’ll find all of our FIFA 20 guides covering everything from Pro Clubs to FUT.

FIFA 20 Best Players in Career Mode and Ultimate Team - ST, CB, RB, LB, CM, LW, RW, GK

We’ve broken down FIFA 20's top player to show the best defenders, goalkeepers, midfielders, and strikers in the game.

Long-Lost N64 Accessory Prototype Comes With Accusations of Theft by Sega

A resurfaced prototype for an N64 controller screen looks pretty familiar.

A Decade Ago, Microsoft Had to Remind Kinect Testers to Keep Their Clothes on

In a new Polygon feature, some key Kinect architects reflect on the doomed peripheral.

Soccer Legend Rio Ferdinand Urges Adults to "Set Parameters" Over Money and Time Kids Spend on Video Games

The former pro footballer wants to help educate parents about loot boxes.

Investment Firm Expects Sony to Skip Showing PS5 at E3 2020, Calls It a "Huge Mistake"

Wedbush's Michael Pachter believes Sony will sit out E3 again.

FIFA 20 Squad Battles: Refresh Limit, Team of the Week, New Interface

Squad Battles have changed significantly in FIFA 20. Here’s what you need to know about the new Refresh Limit, Team of the Week and Interface updates.

FIFA 20 Division Rivals Weekly Reset, Rewards and Tiers

Here’s what you need to know about FIFA 20’s Division Rivals mode.

FIFA 20 Volta Store: How to Earn Volta Coins and Unlock Items

Volta Coins can be used to purchase new cosmetic items in FIFA 20’s Volta mode. Here’s what you need to know.

FIFA 20 Volta: Gameplay, Match Types, Stadiums - Is it a New FIFA Street?

FIFA 20 adds in a brand new mode called Volta, though it might seem familiar to fans of the series. Here’s all of the details on the brand new Volta Mode in FIFA 20.

FUT 20 Season Objectives: Season One Start Date, Tiers, Rewards

Season Objectives are a brand new way to earn progression rewards in FIFA 20. Here’s all of the info you need on rewards, season one, and the different types of objectives.

FUT 20 Friendlies Mode - New Match Types, Local Co-Op, Online Friendlies

There’s a brand new way to play FUT. Here’s what you need to know about FUT Friendlies.

FIFA 20 Career Mode: Changes, Press Conferences, Player Morale and More

A bunch of new features have just been announced for FIFA 20’s Career Mode. Here’s what you need to know.

FIFA 20 Skill Move Controls List For PS4 and Xbox One

Here’s how to pull off every single skill move in FIFA 20.

FIFA 20 Celebrations Controls: All New Celebrations and Finishing Moves

Learn how to show off in style with this FIFA 20 Celebrations Guide.

FIFA 20 Best Young Players: Hidden Gems and Wonderkids With High Potential

Here’s a list of the players that have the most to gain in overall rating.

FIFA 20 Fastest Players: The Players With the Highest Pace Rating

Pace is more important than ever in FIFA 20. Here are the fastest players in the game.

FIFA 20 5-Star Skill Players List

Here are the players in FIFA 20 that can pull off all skill moves.

FIFA 20 Icons - Every Confirmed Icon For FUT 20

Icons are back for FIFA 20. Here’s who made the cut.

Soccer Star Mesut Özil Removed From PES in China—EA Denies Doing the Same for FIFA 20

NetEase removed Özil from PES 2020 after he spoke out about the internment of Uighur Muslims.

Golf Story is Getting a Sequel Called Sports Story—And Yes, It Has Even More Sports

Tennis, baseball, even volleyball and soccer.

MLB The Show, Long an Important PlayStation Exclusive, Appears Headed for Switch and Xbox One

One of Sony's best exclusives is going multi-platform, and it's a win for baseball fans everywhere.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is "On Hold" at Bethesda

Bethesda's collectible card game is getting put in storage for the foreseeable future.

FIFA 20 Removes Retired Dutch Player Marco van Basten After He Uses Nazi Greeting on Television

"We have an expectation that our commitment to equality and diversity is upheld across our game," EA says.

Checking in on FIFA 20 for Black Friday: Does It Hold Up?

We enjoyed FIFA 20 during review, but is it worth picking up on Black Friday? We check in on EA's soccer sim.

FIFA 20 Players Protest Outside EA's Bucharest HQ, Citing Weekend League Pack Luck

Button delay is also a hot button issue, apparently.

Rumors of a Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Comeback Are Making Our Hearts Ollie

Will the series rise to grind again?

The Game Awards 2019 Nominations: Control and Death Stranding Among Top Nominees

And Smash Bros. gets some belated acknowledgement.

FIFA 20's Smurfing Problem Has Players Yearning For a Better Ranking System for Division Rivals

A new challenge system is wreaking havoc in ranked play.

Project xCloud’s Preview Selection Makes Stadia’s Launch Lineup Look Tiny

Dozens of games are coming for testers of Microsoft's game streaming service.

Bart Simpson and Godzilla Were Almost in NBA Jam

Or at least, toy-like facsimiles.

Hopes for Skate 4 Just Took a Massive Blow [Update: EA's Trademark is Active]

News of an abandoned trademark filing casts further doubt on a sequel.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Review: Run, Jump, Repeat

In pursuit of gold, Mario and Sonic mostly serves up bronze-worthy minigames and a story mode that could've shined a lot brighter.

What's Your Favorite Sports Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Deadspin forever.

EA Doubles Down on Live Service Games Ahead of Next Gen

Ultimate Team titles, The Sims 4, and Apex Legends are leading EA's digital growth and informing its strategy.

EA Just Canceled NBA Live Again

The series will ride the bench onto next-gen platforms, it seems.

How a New California Law Could Pave the Return of EA's NCAA Football Games

EA CEO Andrew Wilson says he'd "jump for the opportunity" to license with the NCAA again.

DJ Jazzy Jeff Was Reportedly Surprised to Find Out He Was in NBA Jam

The Fresh Prince collaborator was dazzled by his in-game cameo.

The Glory and Carnage of Rocket League's Underground Fight Club

The unofficial league where pros and unknowns alike battle head-to-head for honor and viewer cash pools.

Modders Are Already Importing Classic Skateboarding Levels Into Session

New game meets old skate spots.

FIFA Esports Site Data Breach Leaks Players' Personal Info [Update]

If you signed up to compete in the FIFA 20 Global Series, you might want to turn on 2FA.

FIFA 20 Fans Plead to EA as #FixCareerMode Trends on UK Twitter

Players are airing numerous frustrations with FIFA 20's Career Mode.

FIFA 20 FUT Champions Rewards: Red Players, Champion SBCs, Submit Champions Items

There are a bunch of new features for FUT Champions this year. Here’s what you need to know about FUT 20 Champions.

Madden 20 Face of the Franchise Walkthrough - Teams, How to Get Drafted, and More

Here's our walkthrough for Madden 20's Face of the Franchise mode, featuring all the NFL teams, how to get drafted, and more.

FIFA 20 TOTW 2 Predictions

Here’s our picks for who we think will make TOTW 2 in FUT 20.

FIFA 20 Review: This Year's Version Takes to the Streets, But It's Strongest on the Pitch

A brand new mode and some much-improved gameplay highlight an ambitious update for FIFA.

At Last, FIFA 20's Career Mode is Interesting Again - Review Impressions

Some much-needed improvements have a major impact on FIFA 20's much-maligned career mode.

Session is the Skate 4 Fans Have Been Pining For... Almost

Session tries to capture the trial and error of skateboarding, but right now it feels like a lot of the latter.

Football Manager 2020 Switches to Recycled Paper Cases out of Concern for Plastic Pollution

Sega and Sports Interactive are estimating plastic savings totalling 20 metric tons.

NPD: Five of August's Top 10 Best-Selling Games Were Nintendo Switch Exclusives

Astral Chain makes a surprisingly strong debut.

Why Porting the 16-Bit NBA Jam to PlayStation Was Such a Major Trial Back in 1995

An excerpt from the new book Arcade Perfect, following a programmer's daunting task with NBA Jam T.E.

NHL 20 Review

A conservative update that nevertheless shouldn't be ignored by hockey fans.

Street Fighter 5 and Rocket League Lead Next Step Towards Olympic Esports

The IOC is getting involved in this lead-up to Tokyo 2020.

NBA 2K20 Review

NBA 2K20's excellence in some areas is marred by an uneven story mode and some major online problems.

#FixNBA2K20 Hashtag Trends as NBA 2K20 Players Express Grievances

2K players don't seem too happy with this year's installment.

NBA 2K20 MyCareer Tips, How to Get Drafted, Story Mode Guide

MyCareer has gone through quite a few changes in NBA 2K20. Here’s a full guide for NBA 2K20 MyCareer Mode.

NBA 2K20 Team Takeover: Takeover Meter Explained

Managing your Takeover Meter in NBA 2K20 can mean the difference between winning and losing. Here’s how the Takeover Meter works.

How to Get to The Neighbourhood/Park in NBA 2K20

The Neighbourhood is back for NBA 2K20. Here’s how to unlock it.

NBA 2K20: How to Earn VC Quickly

VC is needed to level up your player in NBA 2K20. Here are the best ways to get it.

NBA 2K20 Locker Codes For September 2019

Here are the known locker codes released for NBA 2K20 so far.

NBA 2K20 Defense Controls Guide

Here's all of the defense controls you'll need for NBA 2K20.

NBA 2K20 Offense Controls Guide

All of the Offense Controls for NBA 2K20.

NBA 2K20 Ratings - All the Best NBA 2K20 Player Ratings We Know So Far

The player rating for NBA 2K20 have started to be revealed. Here’s what we know so far.

Watch This Unused Motion Capture Footage From the Original Development of Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Kinda makes us wish mo-cap suit Tony was a secret costume.

Downhill Jam: The Game Industry Reflects on 20 Years of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater turns 20 in September, so we spoke to people across the industry who remember the series fondly.

NBA 2K20's MyTeam Trailer Looks Like a Casino

Spin to win player cards.

NBA 2K20 is Still Very Committed to Switch: "The Flexibility Can't be Matched With That Console"

FIFA is scaling back on Nintendo's platform, but for the moment, Visual Concepts is here to stay.

NBA 2K20 Finally Tackles the VC Microtransaction Grind: "We Didn't Want People to Feel [...] Trapped in This Grind Anymore"

Virtual Currency is here to stay, but at least the grind will be less painful this year.

FIFA 20 Release Date - Gameplay Changes, Cover Star, FIFA Volta, PC Specs

We’re right on the cusp of the reveal for FIFA 20. Here’s what we know so far.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Has a Nostalgic Throwback Mode

Watch Dr. Robotnik scamper like in the good ol' days!

NBA 2K20 Teams Up With LeBron and World's Hottest Man Idris Elba For MyCareer

Idris Elba, Rosario Dawson, and the real star, Ernie Hudson, are in NBA 2K20's story mode.

NBA 2K20 Gameplay: Release Date, Idris Elba and Legend Edition - Everything We Know

This is our guide featuring the NBA 2K20 release date, Anthony Davis as the cover star, the Dwayne Wade Legend edition, and more.

Madden 20 MUT Packs - MUT Pack Odds and Prices

This is our guide compiling the Madden 20 MUT packs, including all MUT pack odds, prices, and more.

Starting Screen | Can Sports Games be Fixed?

No one seems happy with otherwise popular games like Madden and FIFA. What's going wrong?

FIFA 20 Closed Beta is Live Today. Here are the Dates, Features, and How You Get In

Those who opted in are getting their first look at FIFA starting today.

Madden 20 Ratings - The Best Madden 20 Player Ratings

Here's our guide compiling the top Madden 20 ratings for the best players in the game.

The WNBA is Coming to NBA 2K20

Every team is making an appearance in a series first.

Volta Feels Like the Missing Piece of the Puzzle for FIFA 20

We go hands-on with FIFA 20's new street mode, and we like what we see.

Madden 20 Money Plays - All the Best Madden 20 Offensive Money Plays

Here's our guide compiling all the best Madden 20 money plays in one place, so you know which run or pass play to call whenever.

Madden 20 Defensive Money Plays - All the Best Madden 20 Blitz Plays

This is our guide covering Madden 20 money plays on the defensive side of the ball, including the best blitz plays, and more.

FIFA 20 Career Mode is Finally Getting Some Major Updates

You're one bad press answer away from an unhappy team.

Rocket League is Ditching Loot Crates

You'll be able to buy what you want later this year.

Longtime WWE 2K Developer is No Longer Leading the Series

Visual Concepts takes the lead from Yuke's on the WWE series.

Is FIFA 20 Coming to Nintendo Switch?

A new iteration of the long-running FIFA franchise is well on its way. But is it coming to Nintendo Switch?

Madden 20 Offensive Playbooks - All the Best Offensive Playbooks to Use

This is our walkthrough of the best Madden 20 offensive playbooks you can always rely on.

Madden 20 Best Defensive Playbooks - All the Best Defensive Playbooks to Use

This is our complete guide to all the best defensive playbooks you can choose to run in Madden 20.

FIFA 20 OTW Cards - Ones to Watch Players List Explained

A brand new FIFA game is almost here. Here are the Ones to Watch for FIFA 20.

Madden 20 MUT Training - How to Get Training Points Quickly

This is our guide on earning MUT Training as quickly as possible in Madden 20.

Why I'm Not Reviewing Madden 20 This Year

What is there be said about this version? Not enough.

Madden 20 HB Ratings - All the Madden 20 Running Back Ratings

This is our guide to all the Madden 20 running back ratings, so you know which HBs are the best in the business.

Madden 20 Release Date - How to Play Madden 20 EA Access

This is our guide to the final Madden 20 release date, as well as how to play early through various special editions.

Madden 20 QB Ratings - All the Best Madden 20 Quarterbacks

This is our full guide to the Madden 20 QB ratings, detailing the best quarterbacks in the game.

Here's How to Play Mario Tennis Aces for Free on Nintendo Switch

Enjoy the latest game in the franchise that birthed Waluigi.

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