Konami today announced a three year marketing partnership with FC Barcelona that’ll allow for greater access to the club, resulting in better representations of the team, players, and stadium for the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise. A new trailer celebrates the news with BarĂ§a highlight footage and glimpse at MyClub and Master League. PES 2017 will release on September 13 and is now available for pre-order at Amazon where Prime members will get it for 20% off. For an overview of all the features in the game check out the article from earlier this month.
The beta for NHL 17 is now just two days away and with Hockey Ultimate Team being one of the modes of play EA Sports has gone into greater detail on what to expect this year. HUT will replace “Chemistry” with a new “Synergy” system, introduces Dynamic Sets for rewards, and has improved item management.Â Read more
With the release nearing of this yearâ€™s main crop of sports games thereâ€™s a great deal of news to catch up on.Â That includes the first real game infoÂ on NBA 2K17 and expected Olympics-related announcements to come soon, observations from the first Madden NFL 17 player ratings and what they mean, the potential of cross-network play for Rocket League, and impressions out of an NHL 17 press event. The show wraps up with a segment between Rich Grisham and NHL producerÂ Sean Ramjagsingh discussing this yearâ€™s game!
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â™¦Marco Reus has won the fan vote to become the global cover athlete for FIFA 17.
â™¦Going through the top 10 in the Sports Video Game Power Rankings for 2016.
â™¦Top player ratings for Madden NFL 17: Rookies – Quarterbacks – Running Backs
â™¦Overall ratings in Madden NFL 17 are down but actual attributes are on the rise.
â™¦Look for the Olympics-related announcements for NBA 2K17 to possibly come this week.
â™¦Pre-orders of NBA 2K17 are 20% off for Amazon Prime members including the $100 edition.
â™¦Pre-orders of Madden NFL 17 are live and 20% off for Amazon Prime members.
â™¦Pre-orders of FIFA 17 are live and 20% off to Amazon Prime members.
â™¦The Show and OOTP break down the Cubs-Mariners and Red Sox-Padres trades.
â™¦New Press Row Podcast features discussion on news related to several upcoming games!
â™¦Cross-network play between XB1 and PS4 is ready for Rocket League but needs Sony’s OK.
â™¦The new Xbox One S 2TB console launch edition is up for pre-order releasing August 2.
â™¦Brief teaser videoÂ provides a look at the in-development Sociable SoccerÂ due out in 2017.
â™¦Turn 10 has announced the first set of cars that’ll be found in Forza Horizon 3.
â™¦Blu-ray releases this week headlined by Hardcore Henry and Barbershop: The Next Cut.