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New Golf Game Coming to Xbox One and PS4 This Spring

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While there will be no usual golf game from EA Sports this year – as they transition away from Tiger Woods and attempt to launch in strong fashion on the new systems in 2015 – the new generation won’t be going without golf after all.

 

HB Studios, who has partnered with Electronic Arts in the past, most recently developed Rugby World Cup 2011 and the infamous NBA Baller Beats. They have also contributed to games like Madden and FIFA on the Wii and other EA Sports tiles that made their way onto secondary platforms including PS2, PC, and PSP.

Their latest effort is The Golf Club which will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC this spring. Being described as a simulation the game will include a course creator with final designs able to be shared and used in online matches. Tournaments and Tours can be customized and shared as well. Also touted is practically zero load time between holes, challenges vs friends, and social media integration. Check out some early videos highlighting gameplay and the Course Creator.

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Country Clubs Are Finding an Audience with Tiger Woods PGA Tour Players

Article From Operation Sports & Writer Glenn Wigmore
 
One of the more inventive aspects in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13is the country club mode, which allows users to team up for cooperative and competitive challenges, participate in tournaments, raise club status and add members in a meaningful way.

It’s a pretty clever feature in a lot of ways, and it’s something I didn’t credit the game enough for when I reviewed it. However, what’s struck me about country clubs is that they actually solve a lot of common problems with team modes in other sports games. Grouping up in hockey or soccer often results in lots of fun, but it doesn’t always seems to justify some of the core conceits of team play:

Why should I be online all the time?
Why do we really need so many people on our team?
What if I’m not very good at the game?

The country clubs mitigate these questions by nesting the reasons right into the design. Users of all skill levels are actually encouraged to participate, thanks to a club progression system that values your time and commitment just as it does your skill. Since a club gains status by ranking up its overall level, it’s important that everybody plays games. The smart thing is that users just have to participate; they don’t necessarily have to win. Loyalty bonuses are doled out for playing on consecutive days, and coins are given out to all users, no matter how much or how little they play. Continue reading Country Clubs Are Finding an Audience with Tiger Woods PGA Tour Players