The Line Drive for May 18

Posted May 18th, 2014 at 12:30 pm


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

Giving away MLB PS3/PS4 controller skin – RT this post on Twitter for chance to win.
The Madden NFL 15 cover vote has advanced to the second round.
GoodGameBro has put out updated rosters for Madden NFL 25 including drafted rookies.
Sports Business Daily has more details on work done to presentation for NHL 15.
New developer blog details changes made to latest early release build of The Golf Club.
Sony released three new gameplay videos catpured in 1080p for DriveClub.
Nike is offering for sale 2,014 pairs of Lebron 11 shoes to those with them in NBA 2K14.
2K Sports has been mo-capping new dances for The Park mode in NBA 2K15.
EA Sports will be rewarding one of the eight people who kept playing NBA Live 14.
With Mark Jackson back at ESPN, EA may look to add him to NBA Live commentary team.
An update of for MLB Perfect Inning on iOS and Android has adjusted difficulty balance.
Based on the Take Two release schedule WWE 2K15 may not be out until next spring.
Check out what the Atlanta Braves new ballpark will look like when open in 2017.
Youtube is buying popular streaming service Twitch for a reported $1 billion.
Xavier is letting fans submit basketball court designs through the end of the month.
The recently announced Kinect-less Xbox One out on 6/9 is up for pre-order at Amazon.
The highly rated PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset is on sale for $85 at Amazon.

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

DVD/Blu-ray Releases This Week. Headlined by The Monuments Men and 3 Days to Kill.
First Look at Ben Affleck as Batman. The batsuit and batmobile revealed.
Trailer for The Flash TV Series. Premieres this fall on CW.
Trailer for Gotham TV Series. Origin story for the city before Batman.
First Trailer for Interstellar. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan.

  • Keith.

    After 30-something tries, I’m sitting at a high score of 114,000+ in this week’s Challenge Of The Week, which pits Stanton against Greinke in Miami’s ballpark, and that’s good for 2354th place (out of 11,000+ entrants). I’m going to play some more after the Cards-Braves game, but I’m guessing that score makes me champ for the week around these parts. The dynamic hitting camera in this mode really is a thing of beauty. Already look forward to seeing what the new matchup will be starting tomorrow. Great stuff.

    • Keith.

      Got some time in this morning with the new challenge, which is Puig vs Cliff Lee at Dodger Stadium. Got into a decent streak during my last attempt and finished with 384,834 points, which has me sitting in 15th place in the current leaderboards. Lee’s circle change is what’s killing me — gotta start looking out for it more.

  • AmazinsCowboys

    Hey Pasta I got a question if you don’t mind. I remember way back when both consoles first came out you said that the PS4 would be better for sports games. Now half a year later, would you still recommend the PS4 over the Xbox One for someone who is largely a sports gamer?

    • I think you have to, because of The Show. If baseball doesn’t matter it’s basically then just about preferences and the two are essentially even. Would come down to things like favorite of the two controllers and which one a person has more friends on.