The Line Drive for August 13

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Posted August 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am

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

Make sure to retweet this giveaway for a chance to win Madden NFL 18 GOAT edition.
Amazon finally has physical Madden copies (XB1PS4) available but only standard ed.
NBA Live 18 will feature ESPN’s First Take in its new career mode called The One.
Full gameplay video of the Crawsover game during The One mode in NBA Live 18.
The full soundtrack featuring 31 songs has been revealed for NBA Live 18.
Kyrie Irving trade drama another example of arguably a cover curse for NBA 2K.
Big Baller Brand has been signed to be one of the licensed brands in NBA 2K18.
Madden 18 dev blog details the new rewards structure for MUT Champions.
Developer blog goes deeper into all the NHL Threes features for NHL 18.
Champions Hockey League will be fully licensed in NHL 18.
Details on the latest Diamond Dynasty content added to MLB The Show 17.
MLB Player’s Weekend is Aug 25-27 but unis won’t be found in MLB The Show 17.
New dev video takes a look at lineup management for Super Mega Baseball 2.
Battlefield 1 is now included in the Vault for subscribers to EA Access on XB1/PC.
Spotify has finally come to Xbox One after two years being only on PlayStation 4.
Blu-ray releases this week are headlined by Alien: Covenent.

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  • I hope we get write ups on Spotify not being on Switch now, or it’s going to look an awful lot like people were just using “exclusivity” as another argument for PS4 vs Xbox one.

  • Be interested to see if EA includes a full roster of participating Champions Hockey League teams or just plugs in teams from the already included European leagues. For 2017-18 it looks like ten teams EA usually wouldn’t have in the game are participating…

  • Keith.

    PES 2018 World Tour Trailer – Brazil:

    https://youtu.be/bWjDclhdsv8