The Line Drive for June 18

Posted June 18th, 2017 at 12:00 pm


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

NBA 2K17’s simulation engine heavily favors the 95-96 Bulls over this year’s Warriors.
This weekend features new Fan Appreciation content in Madden 17 Ultimate Team.
Needless to say the packs have been loaded to get people back playing more or again.
The Xbox One X still isn’t available for pre-order but the page here will be it on Amazon.
For some reason Usain Bolt has been made a pre-order incentive for PES 2018.
First glimpse at NHL 18 shows Nashville fans cheering the Penguins trophy celebration.
Forza Motorsport 7 will require over 100GB of hard drive space at launch on Xbox One.
Cross-network play for Disc Jam between PS4 and PC will be in an update out soon.
Ubisoft revealed the upcoming Olympics expansion for the mountain sports game Steep.
New trailer out of E3 for Everybody’s Golf the series formerly known as Hot Shots Golf.
Leaked video out of E3 showing the FIFA Switch version of FIFA 18 gameplay w/audio.
The Golf Club 2 releases soon and is only $32 for Amazon Prime members.

  • MoneyMayweather

    Pasta do you think that ESPN NFL 2k5 would be made BC on the xbox one? considering MS is in bed with EA.

    • Because of expired licensing deals it’s always been unlikely or in many cases just not possible for many sports games from the past to be made backward compatible.

      • ClubSteve

        sports gamers are just out of luck with backwards compatibility…..

    • WilsonRamos

      I even bought an original Xbox just to play it really isn’t as good as you remember.

      • MoneyMayweather

        some of the psychics are now dated but overall feel and play of the game is excellent.

  • Keith.

    Good to see NBA 2K (#8) and The Show (#9) showing up in the new NPD charts released today. Also good seeing The Show coming in at #2 for the month on the PS4-only chart, which is especially impressive considering we’re 3 now months past release.

  • I’m really excited for Xbox one X. My clan and I have been saving since the announcement last year. I guessed the price correctly and am waiting patiently for the preorders to come up. Forza looks unreal on the X in 4k.

  • MoneyMayweather

    Pasta what are you thoughts on NBA Live 18 dropping real live game play footage tomorrow?

    or should we not read anything to this and just wait august to get our hands on the game.

    • Actual gameplay will tell us a lot more about the game so there’s value in that. But also have to keep in mind that it was all approved by EA (if not recorded and cut by them to begin with). They wouldn’t allow out anything that they didn’t think was favorable to them.

      • MoneyMayweather

        Yeah I know all this game play is too edited can’t really get a feel for nothing but from what I saw it looks cool. still saw sine wonky animations though from what I saw but it’s more improved than 16.

  • Keith.

    Downloaded the new chess game that’s playable on PSVR last night but haven’t had a chance to play it yet. Looks really cool from the reviews:

  • MoneyMayweather

    I blame guys like Hungry andrew for EA taking drastic steps like this and not showing straight up game play and things being edited to all hell.

    I know there trying not to get backlash but they are shitting on the Real NBA live fans like this who just want a real taste of game play.

    It’s pretty sad.