The Line Drive for January 7

Posted January 7th, 2018 at 10:45 am

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

Keep voting in the various awards categories for the best of 2017!
NBA Playgrounds has finally been updated on Switch matching other versions.
Tim Kitzrow noted in a tweet that a new NBA Jam may be in the works.
Details on the new Playoffs Program in Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team.
Details on the new Ice Cold Program in NBA 2K18 MyTeam.
MLB The Show 18 posted a shot of cover athlete Aaron Judge in the game.
Big Ant has listed some of the features to be found in AO Tennis.
Rocket League has now crossed 40 million players across the world.
Fire Pro Wrestling World will be coming to PS4 this summer with NJPW.
Need for Speed Payback will be getting online free roam early this year.
Following multiple controversies EA updated its code of conduct for eSports competitors.
Nintendo Switch is now the fastest selling console ever in the US.
Naturally big publishers sticking w/Switch but FIFA, NBA 2K likely only sports games.
Releases on Blu-ray headlined by It and on digital Jigsaw.

  • Keith.

    Sony released its Top 10 downloads of 2017 list this week, and it’s pretty interesting to see NBA 2K move up to # 6 for the year 2017 from 2016 when it was # 11 on the same list.

    Even more interesting, Nintendo released its list of the “most played” Switch games in 2017, and right there at # 11 on the list is NBA 2K 18. Meanwhile, FIFA is at # 18 behind such classics as Sonic Mania and 1-2-Switch. Lol.

    • SockfulOfNickels

      I think a big failing of FIFA on the Switch is how such a large percentage of people play FUT which you need wifi to play, that’s just a killer that can’t be overlooked.

    • 2k18 is on the most played, and top paid list on Xbox one as well. At this point its a household name. I wish Madden had a fraction of the depth 2K basketball has.

      • Keith.

        Amen, brother.

      • ClubSteve

        i second that….

  • ClubSteve

    playgrounds just didn’t do it for me….patiently waiting for nba jam, still prefer the on fire edition to this day. if they would only update the rosters….my son has a switch and, interestingly enough, none of his friends have it yet.

  • Andy Boi

    Lazy 2k still haven’t bothered adding the city jerseys to the switch version