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Former Team Canada and Team USA Female Superstars Join NHL 13 Roster

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 No Comments

Going a little further than simply answering players’ requests, EA SPORTS expanded on last year’s addition of a generic female character to its NHL video game franchise by announcing today that two former female hockey superstars will be included as part of the NHL 13 playable Legends roster, alongside newly added Hall of Famers Doug […]

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Goon

Thursday, May 31, 2012 No Comments

Who would of guessed that an ass-kicking, blood spurting hockey flick could be so darn charming? For months now people have been telling me that I had to see Goon, but I’ve been reluctant. A movie about a thug of a hockey player didn’t really do anything for me conceptually. But man oh man, this […]

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Goon

Monday, March 12, 2012 No Comments

A story of a somewhat lunkheaded, but kind small town bar bouncer-turned-minor-league-hockey-enforcer, Goon, believe it or not, is based on a true story. Actually, you would probably realize it just by watching, because Goon plays out a lot more like life than your common interconnected, fully-scripted stories. It moves quickly, yes, but it feels honest […]

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NHL SLAPSHOT

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 No Comments

NHL SLAPSHOT, EA’s first hockey game for Wii, is loaded with features… and some annoying flaws. There’s four player support, very functional, though occasionally oversensitive controls, a full Peewee-to-Pro mode allowing you to play a career from childhood to the NHL, complete with experience and level-ups, and more. However, teammate AI is surprisingly timid on […]

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NHL SLAPSHOT Stick A Pain to Construct

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1 Comment

So, we received a review copy of NHL SLAPSHOT today, sent by the kind folks at EA SPORTS. Of course we appreciated the gesture, as we always do when a developer or publisher sends us a game, accessory, etc., but we noticed something a little confounding when we opened the box. Taking out the included […]

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NHL SLAPSHOT Interview with Rick Brown from Electronic Arts

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 No Comments

With NHL SLAPSHOT, Electronic Arts’ first hockey game for Wii, releasing today, we decided to dig deep into our editing bin to find the complete footage from our interview with the game’s Associate Producer, Rick Brown, which we filmed at Nintendo’s E3 Review Event earlier this summer. This interview gives you the basic run through […]

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NHL 2K11 The REAL Hockey Experience on Wii Tour Hits Toronto (w/ video)

Monday, August 23, 2010 No Comments

With NHL 2K11 hitting retailers’ shelves tomorrow, 2K Sports has been pulling all the stops to promote the game by taking it on a tour across North America, complete with special guest visits from real NHL stars. As we mentioned last week, we got to visit the tour as it made its first of two […]

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2K Sports’ NHL 2K11 Road Trip Coming to Toronto and Hockey Hall of Fame

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1 Comment

2K Sports announced the complete details for the Toronto stop of its “The REAL Hockey Experience on Wii” NHL 2K11 preview tour today. It was already known that the tour bus would be stopping in Toronto next Tuesday, August 17th, and Wednesday, August 18th, but the where and when were a little fuzzy, until now. […]

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2K Sports Takes NHL2K11 on a Road Trip

Thursday, July 29, 2010 2 Comments

2K Sports is celebrating (see: promoting) the upcoming release of NHL 2K11 for Wii by taking the game on a road trip across the U.S. and Canada. The tour, called “The REAL Hockey Experience on Wii” has already stopped in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary, and is making its next stop in […]

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Electronic Arts Announces Its NHL First Hockey Title For Wii

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 2 Comments

Electronic Arts announced today that EA SPORTS is currently developing its first ever NHL hockey title for Wii. Called NHL SLAPSHOT, the game will introduce a hockey stick controller (another attachment accessory for the Wii Remote and Nunchuck) that is supposed to let players shoot, pass and body check just like pros. EA has also […]