The Line Drive for June 3

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 11:15 am

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

•With E3 now here make sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and Instagram for additional coverage and thoughts regarding news from the conferences and show floor.
•If you missed it earlier here’s a preview of what to expect for sports games at E3.
•Amazon continues to offer NCAA Football 13 for $45 (360PS3) and Madden NFL 13 now with the $15 promo credit added to the other incentives (360PS3).
•Kotaku got the first look at NBA Live 13.
•Amazon is offering the PC download versions of MLB 2K12 and NBA 2K12 for just $10.
•Nearly 4 months out UFC Undisputed 3 finally has some details on an upcoming patch.
•Tiger Woods 12 has finally made it to Android.
•New screenshots in the gallery for FIFA 13, NHL 13, and NCAA 13.

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.

•What game are you most anticipating news and media on from E3?
Madden NFL 13 (30%) – NBA Live 13 (23%) – FIFA 13 (16%) – NBA 2K13 (12%) – NCAA Football 13 (10%) – NHL 13 (9%)

•On the above anticipation levels for sports games heading into E3.
•On how celebrities may factor into NBA 2K13.

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

•DVD/Blu-ray Releases This Week. Some really strong movies and TV seasons.
•Trailer for The Bourne Legacy. New extended look at the late summer film.
•Trailer for The Watch. Seth Rogen written comedy starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn.
•Amazon Instant Video is now available on the Xbox 360.

  • Keith.

    Sports games on last week’s Top 100 sales list, from vgchartz:
    MLB The Show (PS3) — 13th place, and once again the highest selling sports game for the week.  
    NBA 2k12 (360) — 16th place — showing great staying power again this year
    MLB 2k12 (360) — 32nd place
    NBA 2k12 (PS3) — 35th place
    Fifa 12 (PS3) — 66th place
    Fifa 12 (360) — 73rd place
    NBA 2k12 (Wii) — 92nd place, up from 97th place last week!

    Once again, as has been a weekly recurrence, still nowhere to be found in the Top 100:  
    Tiger Woods 13 (for any system — ouch!  Wonder if there will even be a Tiger Woods game next year?), SSX, FIFA Street, Grand Slam 2, NHL 12 (so much for getting a boost from the postseason).

    EA better be bringing it at E3 — they desperately need a better showing from their sports division than this.

    • Keith.
    • Keith.

      What does it say when a game that Pasta and everyone else thinks is cancelled (MLB 2k12) is routinely outselling Tiger Woods, on all systems?  Sure, it’s vgchartz — but you can’t tell me that vgchartz could routinely get away with leaving TW off its weekly 100, if it truly was in the top 100 games for the week.  EA has far too much influence in the gaming world to let a site as well known as vgchartz get away with that kind’ve inaccuracy EACH AND EVERY WEEK.  

      Prediction:  EA Golf either gets a new cover athlete soon or the game becomes a bi-annual release.  They just can’t keep pouring money down the drain like this. 

      • Hey fckhead

         You don’t understand the term bi-annual.

        • Keith.

          Yep, you’re right about that.  Wonder how I ever made it this far in life, not knowing the correct meaning of the word.

          • Keith.

            But on a brighter note, EA stock is already setting new record lows this morning, down 17 cents to $12.95 in early morning trading.

          • Peter Griffin

            OMG Who the hell cares???

          • Amen_Ra

            Apparently you

    • Amen_Ra

      Bump all that bruh, if this connected careers thing is a completed online franchise, they just sold another 8 copies. My whole NCAA Online dynasty group will start buying again to keep our $#it going.

      • Yo, is that group private? Are yall on Xbox? I’ve been looking for a good OD to join.

  • The letdown posts that will be storming in today will be hilarious. So much build up for something that you KNOW deep down is destined to be complete and utter bullshit like it is every single year.

  • Joe_Abbs

    Finally, they added a salary cap to the online franchise mode. Madden really overhauled the entire engine and we will all reap the benefits