If you ever wanted to see how the pairing of minimal effort and a free-to-play model could decimate a play experience, NFL Pro 2013 may be the greatest example to date in any genre. It's a disaster in nearly every respect. NFL Pro 2013 has the real-life teams, but not the players, stadiums, or schedules, instead substituting laughable fake names and generic faces for the identical-looking player models. But that's not nearly the worst of it. As a wildly cynical freemium offering, you'll have to use your limited in-game currency to purchase even basic plays in the middle of a game.
FIFA Soccer 13 for iOS finally convinced me that a console sports game could be distilled into a touch-based mobile experience. It’s not without its flaws, and play sometimes feels a little cramped, but FIFA 13 still notches some very respectable goals thanks to stellar controls and slick presentation.
iOS 6 is out, and companies are starting to reveal their plans for Passbook, Apple's location-aware electronic ticketing system that stores, syncs, and displays passes, tickets, gift cards, and more. We spoke with StubHub about their plans to use Passbook, starting with the football teams at the University of Texas, and Purdue University in Indiana.
The NFL 2012 season is in full swing, and that means fantasy football fans are already well into their annual fall ritual. So why not indulge the fantasy with real-time player activity, match-up updates and more courtesy of Thuuz Sports?
For many people, this time of year is synonymous with the smell of pigskin, the taste of beer, and the sounds of shouting at the television for every bad call. For nearly as many people, it also means intently watching your computer screen as scores for your fantasy football team trickle in throughout game day. Building a killer team is a tricky process, but some stellar iOS apps are available to bulk up your drafting prowess and ease you through the process.
Like many of you, we anticipate spending Sunday staring at the TV, ingesting questionable foods and liquids, and waiting for the commercial that'll outdo them all, but a handful of apps on both iPhone and iPad can help improve your Super Bowl experience. Here are eight worth checking out in anticipation of the showdown.
We know you're ready for some football -- that's not even the question we want answered. The real question here: are your iOS devices ready for some football? And if not, why the heck not? We love football, you love football -- don't you think your iPad and iPhone should love it too? Well, they will once we get through with you.
EA Sports' Madden NFL series has been around since the Apple IIGS was the apex of home computing, and the seemingly indestructible franchise found its way to the iPad last summer with Madden NFL 11, which delivered a pretty capable pro football simulation. With a fairly complete version of the sport on the tablet for the first time, it was easy to overlook the jagged play models and janky animations, as well as the lack of a true franchise mode and online play.
But another year has passed, and while Madden's still the only real football option for iPad owners, we expected more than a visual bump and updated rosters.