Monday, April 15, 2019 RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Golf fans are already begging EA Sports for a Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2020. The PGA gaming franchise replaced Tiger Woods with Rory Mcllroy in 2015. It’s all fun and games until you unknowingly buy a bootleg video game. Fakes are flooding websites and popping up in big box stores. In the past, counterfeit video games were relatively easy to spot. But these days, bootlegs can even fool the biggest gamer. Gamers like Georgia Wiseman, who has been on the lookout recently. “The back isn’t mirrored like it’s supposed to be,” Wiseman said while inspecting a game she purchased recently at a recognized big box store. Robert Steele with Level Up Game Center on Martinez Boulevard says bootleg games are serious business. "Coming from overseas, usually China,” Steele said. “They're getting shipping in large numbers and can cause an issue. The other way will be someone at the store actually opening … [Read more...] about I-TEAM INVESTIGATES: Can you tell the difference between a real and fake video game?
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Golf Channel was in need of another Arnold Palmer.Last year, its executives were formulating the most aggressive business venture since Palmer’s contribution to founding the company in 1995.Their GolfPass program would bring subscribers intimately into the world of one chosen player with videos, podcasts and instruction.They needed a player who would be with them for the long haul. A player who was ambitious yet grounded, good-looking and relatable. A player who didn’t offer the slightest whiff of doing anything embarrassing in public or private. They needed a player the world not only recognizes, but admires.There will never be another Palmer, Golf Channel President Mike McCarley reminded himself and his colleagues, but he was convinced about the man who could be his nearest successor:Rory McIlroy.“You think about what this business will look like over the next 25 years, and who would you want to partner with for that time,” McCarley said in an interview last … [Read more...] about Irishman Rory McIlroy fast becoming face of golf in America
By Daniel TranIt’s been about five years since Tiger Woods graced the cover of EA Sports’ PGA Tour video game and many want him (and the game) back. Woods’ worst years are behind him, and his recent rise to relevance would be a perfect match for the game he helped make popular. However, with “The Golf Club 2019” already in production, EA has no reason to make a PGA Tour game anymore. What do you think? At its peak, “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” was one of the most successful EA Sports video games series ever. When the PGA Tour untapped EA Sports to make its game, the series made $771 million since 1999. With Woods out of his slump and contending in PGA Tour events, many want to see the franchise come back with him as the cover athlete again.Despite his recent struggles, Woods remains one of the most recognized athletes in the world. His win at the Tour Championship in 2018 only made people more intrigued about his performances. EA Sports and the PGA … [Read more...] about Should EA Sports bring back ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour’?