The highly anticipated sports-action hybrid Rocket League is now available to download! The game is FREE for PlayStation Plus subscribers on PlayStation 4, and it’s $20 to buy on PC or for those without PS Plus. Download it here for PS4 orÂ purchase here for PC on Steam.
Rocket League includes cross-platform play betweenÂ PS4 and PC, up to 8-player online, and a single-player Season Mode. **PSN has been down much of the day, and the downloads (if you can get it to start) are taking an eternity, but the game is there now at least!** Read more
The July 6th roster update for MLB 15: The Show contained only 32 updatesÂ making it theÂ “calm before the storm”. During a pre-E3 stream put on by the development team at Sony San Diego, mention was made that a â€śwholesale update similar to what we do in between annual releasesâ€ť will be completed around the All-Star break. That was already highly anticipated but now even more so with this latest roster update delivering so little.Â Read more
One of the best things to come out of EA Sports UFC have been the glitch videos commentated on by the fake Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg. EA Sports UFC was a fairly polished game but the rare occasions where it did glitch created some hilarious moments and theyâ€™re capitalized on brilliantly in the videos. The first was posted last July,Â that was also followed up with another soon after, and after a long time away aÂ third went out only a couple months ago. Thankfully the work has not stopped and a fourth is here! Read more
Thanks to the revamped Diamond Dynasty, the roster updates for MLB 15: The Show have been greatly improved upon compared to past years, incorporating consistent ratings changes to go along with player movement. With the All-Star break near, this week’s update is undoubtedlyÂ the weakest of the entire season, but with a huge reevaluation of the entire league promised either next week or the following week, that’s not totally unexpected.
The biggest movers up this week include Josh Collmenter (+5 to 80), Jarred Cosart (+5 to 79), Justin Masterson (+5 to 78), and Logan Forsythe (+6 to 77). No player previously rated above 75Â received a ratings upgrade. Chris Davis takes the biggest hit (-4 to 80) but only due to a position change and others falling include Yunel Escobar (-3 to 77), Hector Rondon (-2 to 77), and Daniel Murphy (-4 to 76).Â Read more
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Check out articles written and videos recorded for Sporting News and Hit The Pass:
Â Â Â â€˘Taking a look at the impact free agents for NBA 2K16
Â Â Â â€˘NHL 94 won the best sports game of all-time tournament
Â Â Â â€˘Discussion on digital content being tied to pre-ordersÂ (Part One – Part Two)
Â Â Â â€˘How close to reality was the NBA 2K15 NBA Finals simulation?
Â Â Â â€˘HTP contributors & community discuss their first favorite sports game
â™¦Don’t miss the Amazon Prime deal on Madden NFL 15 – XB1 $45, PS4 $50.
â™¦There’s still time to get theÂ Amazon Prime Rory McIlroy PGA Tour deal at $50.
â™¦EA Sports has answered more questions about NHL 16 on the official site.
â™¦New screenshots have been added to the FB album for NHL 16.
â™¦Latest developer blog goes over some team specific atmosphere for NHL 16.
â™¦2K Sports has been conducting full body scans on players for NBA 2K16.
â™¦New screenshots have been added to the FB album for NBA Live 16.
â™¦EA takes another lookÂ at the Frostbite Engine benefits for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.
â™¦Developer blog looks at some of the presentation elementsÂ in Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.
â™¦Three months later andÂ the Android version of RBI Baseball 15 has finally gone out.
â™¦Details on the new features coming to the updated Madden Mobile game in August.
â™¦Mutant Football LeagueÂ has a contest to get an offensive play design in the game.
â™¦The breakdown of money for claimants in the likeness lawsuit is now better defined.
â™¦No word from SCEA whether the new Home Run Derby rules will be put into MLB 15.
It’s a breezy, free-wheeling discussion between myself, Rich Grisham, and Kat Bailey on this week’s Press Row Podcast. The three of us discuss what sports games define the summer,Â reminisceÂ about when July meant NCAA Football, and go into how onlineÂ leagues are impacting the length of time we play the games.
We look ahead to the upcoming Rocket League title hitting PlayStation 4 (for free!) next week, wonder if arcade sports games could make a comeback, contemplate what 3-on-3 overtime will mean for NHL 16, and then Kat and Rich getting into a rather heated argument about FIFA’s shooting mechanics on console versus the Vita. The show is wrapped up withÂ a brief talk about the positive reaction to our newÂ websiteÂ Hit The Pass.