Archive for the ‘Golf’ Category

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With the Tiger Woods franchise taking a break next year to focus on their next-gen game, the golf gaming world is wide open. Over the weekend, 2K Sports registered the domain 2KGolfLink.com. Now, before we begin speculation, this could mean anything; a mobile app, a golf simulation program, or just a decoy for something else:

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If this is a console golf game, now would be the perfect time to jump in on it. Doubtful anything will be announced at E3 tomorrow, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated.

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It’s times like these when sports and social media come together to make something awesome happen. Pro Golfer, rapper and avid Twitter user Ben Crane is participating in the HP Byron Nelson Championship and decided to give his regular caddy a day off and look for a replacement on Twitter:

He got some good responses, but in the end, Twitter user Morgan Johnson, a former ACU golfer who was celebrating his birthday won.

The pic and the tweet to prove it.

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This comes as a bit of a surprise, seeing how good of a game Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 is, but there will be no game next year. Not to worry, the title hasn’t been cancelled completely, but Kotaku reports that Electronic Arts has canned next year’s iteration so they can focus on their upcoming game for the next-gen consoles (PlayStation 4 and XBOX whateveritsbeingcalled).

While some golf fans may be upset, it’s better that they focus on developing better games for the future and not release half-ass games for the present.

If you didn’t hear, Electronic Arts had a tough week last week, cutting 10% of its workforce on Thursday. One other thing to note is that EA’s Tiburon studios, which was working on their failed NBA Live series were also affected by the personnel cuts, putting that franchise in jeopardy.

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A patch for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 should be coming real soon, according to EA producer Sean Wilson. The patch was submitted to first party certification late this week, and usually takes 2 weeks for Sony and Microsoft to approve the patch. Here’s a list of 32 things that you should be on the lookout for:

 

  1. Fix for H2H online issue where players get incorrect stats after completing event (including DNFs, etc…)
  2. Fix for Legends of the Majors multiple part challenges not working in rare instances.
  3. Fix to move aiming spin back to right stick if right stick is your hit stick
  4. Restored original follow camera for putting
  5. Fix the camera button from defaulting back to regular view when changing holes
  6. Fix for H2H cameras so they no longer pull back after a ball comes to a rest
  7. Fix for H2H opponent cameras not tracking the ball and instead staying behind the user
  8. Fix for Country Club stat “Double Eagle” always displaying “0″
  9. Fix for some Country Club stats not tracking correctly
  10. Fix for wrong stats in info module on the event select screen for events that have closed in Connected Tournaments.
  11. Fix for some career stats not matching front-end stats correctly
  12. Fix for some career stats that show incorrect information
  13. Fix for issue where country flags are incorrectly showing on club world ranking in-game banners
  14. Fix for shot preview arc not drawing completely when using shot preview pin
  15. Fix Strike Meter to always be ‘sticky’ for Move players
  16. Fix for Loyalty Bonus timer (currently display days, will be hours)
  17. Fix for user’s score not displaying in the front-end leaderboard when submitting a score for play the pro event
  18. Fix for ‘next hole’ stats not appearing correctly in live tournaments
  19. Fix for score column showing incorrect information after playing multiple rounds in Play the Pros.
  20. Fix for playoffs sometimes going to night (if choosing to play night or live time of day, playoffs can still go to night)
  21. Fix for opponents sometimes not animating during H2H games.
  22. Fix for various issues that occur on the final round simulation leaderboards in career mode
  23. Fix for clubs resetting to default after having played a historic challenge in legends of the majors
  24. Fix for aiming info and other on-screen indicators disappearing at times.
  25. Fix for boost pins in H2H matches not working for users that did not set up the game
  26. Fix for eventual crash that would happen if game loads into demo mode when start is not pressed in time
  27. Fix for live tournament round screen not showing the proper time remaining in tournament
  28. Fix for incorrect display of XP Pin Bonus amount
  29. Fix for crash in golfer level purchase flow where coin price is incorrectly set to 0 coins
  30. Fix for mute user functionality where user becomes un-muted when a new user joins the session or a user leaves the session
  31. Fix for connected tournament banners not showing #1 ranked user in the banner
  32. Removed debug 3 hole setting from play now – setting was never intended to be in final game

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EA Sports is back for another year of golf with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 for the XBOX 360 and PS3. We’ve had this game for a week now, and it’s been a great golf experience for players new to the game, or seasoned veterans. The game is out today, so here’s our official review:

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Here’s the new commercial for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 featuring Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer and Lee Trevino kicking ass and taking names:

Tiger Woods 14 drops tomorrow, and we’ll have you covered with a full review.

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EA Sports has put out the complete list of courses available in this year’s version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, and it’s broken down as so:

If you buy the standard Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, you get these 20 courses: Atlanta Athletic Club, Augusta National, Crooked Stick, East Lake, Kiawah Island, Mission Hills Country Club, Muirfield Village, Oak Hill CC, Oakmont CC, Pebble Beach, PGA National, Pinehurst No. 2 (Updated), Royal Birkdale, Royal Troon, Spyglass Hill, St. Andrews, Torrey Pines, TPC Louisiana, TPC Sawgrass, Valhalla (Updated)

If you buy the Historic Edition, you’ll get these additional 7 courses: Augusta National (1934), Augusta National Par 3, Historic Edition, Royal County Down, Royal Melbourne, Sheshan, TPC Blue Monster

And these 18 courses are through DLC/pre-order: Banff, Bethpage Black (Amazon pre-order), Blackwolf, Celtic Manor, Colonial CC, Costa Navarino, Els Club, Emerald Dragon, Greek Isles, Highlands, Pinehurst No 2 OLD (GameStop pre-order), The Predator, TPC Boston (Updated), TPC River Highlands, TPC San Antonio, TPC Scottsdale, Whistling Straits (Walmart pre-order), Wolf Creek

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 drops on March 26th, 2013.