The Line Drive 7/31

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 2:30 pm

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

•There remain three EA Sports games yet to be announced slated for release Jan-Mar 2012.
•THQ’s pricing experiment has been deemed a failure.
•EA Sports believes consumers want (or will eventually want) subscription plans.
•Rumor making the rounds has NHL 12 including a team of “Legends”.
•New screenshots for FIFA 12 and SSX in the gallery.

News and content that may have been missed from the last week around the site.

•Trailer for Spartacus: Vengeance. The excellent Starz series returns in January.
•Superman Reboot Pushed Back. Man of Steel now targeting June 2013 release.
•Footage from new Beavis and Butt-Head. Returns to MTV in October.
•Jurassic Park 4 is Coming. Steven Spielberg states 2-3 years away.

  • Wtfxam

    Has to be arena football!

  • I’m a little bit put off by that article that says EA believes we WANT subscription plans.  Who are they to say we would like to pay and subscribe to things we get for free now?

  • GetOffMyLawn

    Remember when Roger Goodell said the fans wanted an 18 game season but polls showed we surely didn’t? Yeah, you’re pulling that crap now EA.

  • Justin

    No EA, what we want is for you to stop making shitty games.


    All we want is more realistic football games and the ability to buy an NFL game from another game developer other than EA. That’s what we want.


    Getting rid of the exclusive NFL rights would only force EA to make a better game so even the Madden die hard fans should want the exclusive rights destroyed.

    Now there not just gonna cough up the rights so make it more realistic! Stop taking small steps towards realism, double hit tackles was done before Madden 12 and NCAA 12, there were done in NFL 2k5 and even in last gen Madden. The QB evade button was in NFL 2k5, The halftime show and tv broadcast style was in NFL 2k5! Physics and accelerations were implemented in NFL 2k5.

    YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIKE NFL 2K5 BUT… you must understand that many of the stuff that there just adding was already put in in a 2004 video game.

    The last thing on my mind is the “Madden Ultimate team, The Madden Shop and online substitutions.

  • TheSpartanZombie

    I hope one of those EA titles in 2012 is MVP Baseball.