The Line Drive for April 29

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Posted April 29th, 2012 at 11:30 am

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

•Current deals include Tiger Woods 13 for $40FIFA Street for $40, and SSX for $40.
•Kotaku talks about the return of NBA Live.
•Madden NFL 13 for Vita won’t have cross platform play.
•MLB 2K12’s 8 person $1 million tournament TV show will air on Spike on 5/24.
•Trailer and details for a terrible idea of a Kinect game called NBA Baller Beats.
•EA discusses how they took FIFA from underdog to massive global leader.
•NBA Jam: On Fire Edition (360) is on sale for 800 MS points ($10) until Tuesday 5/1.

Side-blogs on Google Plus tackling industry topics – add to a circle and +1 while there! Also results of any ‘quick polls’ held on Twitter and Facebook.

•On why Madden 13’s “monumental change to gameplay” probably isn’t Kinect.
•On UEFA EURO 2012 facing the blowback of being limited as DLC.

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

•DVD/Blu-ray This Week. Headlined by Haywire.
•Trailer for This is 40. The Knocked Up spin-off.
•Trailer for Hotel Transylvania. Animated film w/voice of Adam Sandler.
•Fringe Renewed. Will get fifth and final season.
•Trailer for G,I. Joe: Retaliation. Heading towards June 29 release.

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  • Keith.

    “Yet the most palpably concerning expectation felt by NBA Live 13’s developers is that gamers will think this should look like and play like a simulation basketball video game built with the luxury of a three-year schedule. It is not. It is a game that will be built on a year’s production schedule, the same as its siblings in Madden and NCAA Football two floors above in the same building.” 
    http://kotaku.com/5905536/two-years-out-of-the-nba-ea-sports-puts-its-live-back-together 

    A one year schedule, with Tiburon at the helm?  This game is doomed.

    • 49ersfan1

      2k12!

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