'Game Releases' by EA Sports is back with the 1989 episode. This year includes the first release of John Madden Football later known as Madden NFL. Well since then EA chosed not to release the game on PC anymore but it's nice to see a little part of the history of EA Sports games.
Here they are:
1. John Madden Football
2. Lakers versus Celtics
3. Indianapolis 500
So here it is. The third part of 'Game Releases by EA Sports'. This time we have a basketball game and a hockey game. Both of them introduced something new to the gaming industry and were considered revolutionary at that time.
Do you remember playing any of these?
1. Jordan vs. Bird One-on-One
2. Power Play Hockey
We will continue to present the sports games that EA Sports released over the years. After we posted the games EA Sports released in 1992 we should start now with the beggining. The first sports games Electronic Arts released was in 1987 and this represented a new beggining for the gaming industry. EA Sports took it to a whole another level and their sports games continue to break selling records.
Of course over the years several things happened like releasing games for different platforms and stopping the development of NFL and NHL for PC the platform that was actually intended in the first place for those games.
Not too much to present for the '87 released games but anyway these games are representing an important part in the gaming history, so here they are:
1. Earl Weaver Baseball (1987)
2. Skate or Die
It's amazing to see how games evolved over time and to think that the guy on the 'Skate or Die' cover must be around 50 now and the little kids that were playing those games in 1987 are over 30 years. We got now smartphones, tablets and more platforms to choose from on where do you want to play your favourite games. Kids are now playing games by using motion control (Kinect or PS3 Move) or even voice control. That should've sound crazy in 1987!
As we promised earlier here we prepared a screenshots gallery with all of the official pictures that have been released until now.
You can see for yourself now how the game looks like expecially if you are a fan of sci-fi first person shooters. In one of the pictures you can even see a mask like one of those you can spot in Halo. Not really inventive Treyarch, right?
If you ask me the graphics don't look that great, actually it would be great if they will be at least as good as in Black Ops 1.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be released on november 13th, 2012 and will be available on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
This is the first CoD that will have it's story set in the future. What Activision is trying to do with the series? Well we will only know after the game will be released and the opinions will start rolling in. They still have a lot to recover since Battlefield 3 is way ahead with it's cool multiplayer system, which in Call of Duty is kind of outdated and needs improvements. This is actually what the whole Call of Duty series needed but did they make the right move?
We will see ...
Of course there are some new developers and it's obvious that the game is changing it's strategy and by doing that uses another developing company to do it better. Call of Duty Black Ops 2 will be developed by Treyarch and not Infinity Ward anymore.
Here it is the screenshots gallery for Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and additionaly you can see the behind the scenes preview for Black Ops II and find out more about how the game is being created:
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 started a confrontation since it has been announced or since the trailer came out. This is mainly because this is the first Call of Duty in the series that won't follow the main story of the well known COD games.
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 will be set in 2025 and will look more like Crysis. Futuristic weapons, airplanes, futuristic everything. The only thing that will be kept is the character from the first Black Ops, Woods.
I would have prefered to have a continuation of the first Black Ops, a proper one and not one set a few decades later. But this can also be a new beggining for the series since the players startet to criticise developer's attitude about creating the same type of games every year. Well here you go, you have a different type of game now, all we must hope is that they will make a good job and create a great game.
Activision is also changing it's strategy since EA's Battlefield 3 entered the market hard and gathered a lot of fans. They need to compete with EA and by doing that it seems that they adopted their strategy of creating sci-fi first person shooters.
We don't need to complain CoD too much since it set a new record for the biggest number of preorders on Amazon. The old record was hold by the first Black Ops.