News & Updates
  • Shohei Ohtani may be included on MLB The Show 18’s shipped roster
    Posted February 22nd, 2018 at 9:15 am No Comments

    Shohei Ohtani makes his way to MLB as one of the most hyped international players ever. Not only do the Los Angeles Angels have an anticipated top-of-the-rotation starter but he can pinch hit, DH, or play the outfield on his pitching off-days. While we don’t yet know how MLB The Show 18 will handle that kind of usage from a management perspective, it does appear that he will be in the game much sooner than expected.

    Ohtani is seen on the mound in a new trailer for MLB The Show 18 promoting the game’s Retro Mode which was introduced last year. This is a big deal because it indicates that his rights have been individually acquired so that he can be included on the game’s default roster even before making an appearance in the majors.  Read more

  • Beta now live on PC for Rocket League’s new Tournaments feature
    Posted February 21st, 2018 at 12:30 pm No Comments

    The new Tournaments feature for Rocket League has entered an online beta stage which will run until Friday night at 8ET. Unfortunately the beta is limited to Steam for PC therefore leaving out PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

    To access the beta right click on Rocket League from the Steam Library, choose Properties, click Betas, and select Tournaments Beta from the drop down list. The beta has been isolated from the regular Rocket League so when active it will not have all the same features of the regular game.

    An in-game tournament system has been highly desired since Rocket League first released in 2015 and something developer Psyonix has been working towards implementing ever since. The official rollout of Tournaments for all platforms is expected to take place in either March or April after taking consumer feedback from this beta into account.

  • Latest digital deals on EA’s 2017 sports games
    Posted February 21st, 2018 at 11:00 am No Comments

    Opportunities continue to present themselves for those who still have interest in last year’s slate of EA Sports games to get them at deep discounts. Madden NFL 18 and NBA Live 18 are already in the Vault for EA Access subscribers and those on Xbox One should consider that NHL 18 will likely be added to the Vault in March and FIFA 18 in April before deciding on a purchase. It may be a while before those games on PS4 see price drops that bring them close to that same value so these deals mean more on that side.

    ♦NHL 18 for $19.80 (Xbox OnePS4)
    ♦FIFA 18 for $19.80 (Xbox OnePS4)
    ♦NBA Live 18 for $4.50 (Xbox OnePS4)
    ♦Madden NFL 18 for $18 (Xbox OnePS4)

  • MLB The Show 18 brings another change to the commentary booth
    Posted February 19th, 2018 at 2:30 pm No Comments

    The first themed promotional week for MLB The Show 18 focused on gameplay and the second was on features. This week is all about presentation.

    Mark DeRosa of MLB Network is the new personality joining the commentary team replacing Harold Reynolds. It’s a quick departure for Reynolds who joined The Show as an analyst just last year along with Dan Plesac. Long time play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian and Plesac remain in the booth alongside DeRosa.

    A revamped replay system and new crowd animations and attendance logic are also noted in this week’s video. These things and more will be discussed and shown in further detail in the developer stream being held on Thursday.

  • The Line Drive for February 18
    Posted February 18th, 2018 at 12:30 pm No Comments

    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings.

    Details on a ratings update to fighters in EA Sports UFC 3 that followed UFC 221.
    Details on the latest gameplay tuning changes made in EA Sports UFC 3.
    A fix is being worked on for the broken Franchise trade meter in Madden NFL 18.
    First look at one of the upgraded stadiums for Super Mega Baseball 2.
    Details on the new All-Star Program found in NBA Live Mobile.
    Still no official announcement of FIFA World Cup 2018 but should happen soon.
    Details on the latest server side changes made in FIFA 18.
    NHL 18 has launched weekly competitive seasons with HUT Champions.
    Registration has opened for an official eSports event with Forza Motorsport 7.
    Tournaments beta for Rocket League is coming to Steam later this month.
    Details on the latest content update to go out for Need for Speed Payback.
    The rough launch has resulted in now the seventh patch to go out for AO Tennis.
    Digital movie releases this week Thor Ragnarok and Murder on the Orient Express.

  • Press Row Podcast: Ranking the all-time best baseball video game features
    Posted February 17th, 2018 at 9:30 am No Comments

    A new season of baseball is once again upon us and on this episode of the Press Row Podcast we look both forward to MLB The Show 18 and back through the history of baseball video games. First it’s a discussion of this week’s reveal of new features for The Show. Then each panelist counts down through their top five all-time features from baseball video games. The picks are varied and span over 30 years, represent different types of games, features that have proven influential to this day, and those that were simply most memorable.

    Panel: @pastapadre @sporer @ThatSportsGamer @SnaggleJ @MillsGamingTV

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  • MLB The Show 18 developer stream dives into Batting Stance Creator and Practice Mode
    Posted February 16th, 2018 at 10:00 am No Comments

    This week’s developer stream for MLB The Show 18 follows up on the news of earlier this week – the addition of a Batting Stance Creator and rain delays in Franchise Mode – while going into a number of other areas as well. Included among them are more throwback uniforms, various authenticity improvements made to stadiums, five new batting cameras, and the reveal of Frank Thomas as one of the new legends this year.

  • NBA Live 18 added to EA Access Vault
    Posted February 16th, 2018 at 8:15 am No Comments

    Recent sales that have taken the price of NBA Live 18 down to $7.50 and even as low now as $4.50 made it obvious that an addition to the EA Access Vault on Xbox One would be happening sooner rather than later. Live 19 is now the second EA Sports game from 2017 to have reached the Vault joining Madden NFL 18 as being available in full to all subscribers.

    EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony declining to offer the service on PS4 despite its remarkable value. EA executives have hinted that may change this year however. For $30 a year or $5 month-to-month, members get unlimited access to the back library of EA games on the console which in addition to NBA Live 18 and Madden NFL 18 now includes all earlier XB1 sports titles plus the likes of Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Skate 3, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Star Wars Battlefront, and many others. There’s also the 10 hour trials with every EA game that begin five days before release and 10% savings on all digital purchases whether it be the actual games or microtransactions within them.

    The arrival of NBA Live 18 to the Vault comes at practically the same point as occurred with NBA Live 15 three years ago, and sooner than NBA Live 16 which was a May addition to the service the following year. It has been clear going back to even before release that EA aggressively desired getting the game into as many hands as possible to keep hope alive that the series will show growth when it comes to NBA Live 19 and beyond.

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