The Line Drive for August 5

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Posted August 5th, 2012 at 11:45 am

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

•Continue to get your entries in for a chance to win Madden NFL 13!
•MLB 12: The Show deal still going – just $30 for PS3 and $20 for Vita.
•Check out a new shot of Michael Irvin in Madden NFL 13.
•Check out the first Madden NFL 13 Wii U screenshots in the FB Album or G+ Album.
•The Wii U version of Madden NFL 13 won’t have Ultimate Team or Online Team Play.
•The EA Sports Season Ticket will include some free downloadable content.
•The mobile version of FIFA 13 will feature online multiplayer.
•There will be a FIFA 13 iOS app for Ultimate Team including auction house access.
•THQ has posted a survey regarding server performance for the WWE series.
•New developer blog regarding the “GM Brain” AI in NHL 13.
•Check out some new NHL 13 screenshots in the FB Album or G+ Album.

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

•DVD/Blu-ray Releases This Week headlined by The Lorax.
•Review: Total Recall – fairly enjoyable summer fare.
•Trailer for Killing Them Softly.
•Amazon Instant Now Available on the iPad.
•30 for 30 Films Now on Netflix Streaming.

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  • NorwegianLamia72
    • 49ersfan1

      u bastard that works at amazon. get outta here and get a real tablet.

  • Keith.

    3 weeks in a row now where NCAA has sold less than NCAA sold last year, which isn’t good considering it’s only been out for 3 weeks now. Here’s the tale of the tape:

    NCAA 12 (360): 65,886
    NCAA 13 (360): 43,895

    Total NCAA 12 (360): 371,605
    Total NCAA 13 (360): 331,654

    NCAA 12 (PS3): 48,247
    NCAA 13 (PS3): 34,822

    Total NCAA 12 (PS3): 290,758
    Total NCAA 13 (PS3): 257,928

    The charts are showing a big (40,000) drop-off on the 360, year over year, and an almost as big of a drop (33,000) on PS3. Wonder how much of the sales drop is due to the game freeze that Pasta refuses to write an article about? Or maybe it’s tanking because people are finally expecting more from Tiburon out of an 8 year old football engine.

    • Keith.

      Meanwhile, The Show (PS3) is continuing to do very well, coming in at 3rd this week, its 21st week on the chart. In another 2 weeks, this year’s The Show should be the best selling Show ever — good to see that.

      Still no SSX (no surprise), Tiger Woods (again, no surprise), NHL, Fifa Street, or Grand Slam 2 on the Top 100 weekly sales chart. Wonder why EA bothered greenlighting the newest DLC for SSX? They must be desperate to get that one selling, for whatever reason.

    • Poke Me

      Keith will you please start a website or blog of your own so people can read what you have to say if they want to and not if they dont

      • 49ersfan1

        or u can ignore it and and scroll down dumbass

        • Poke Me

          Good one! Name calling on the internet never seen that before but if it makes you feel good im all for it. But literally this is now the Pastapadre post and keith tells us how much money ea is losing site. You are right I can scroll down but i would just see more intellectual posts from 49ersfan1

          • 49ersfan1

            sorry about the name calling, i was a little mad that day and came to this website to just chill and read some sports news…. and fu about the last part.

    • CSaintSwag

      no one cares Keith.

      • Keith.

        I do — which is enough for me. Life with only Fox News is not a place where I’d want to live.

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  • Keith.

    Almost forgot — I’m really liking the PES demo that was released last week. Look forward to Demo # 2 and to the final product.