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  • The downside to Draft Champions
    Posted August 31st, 2015 at 2:00 pm No Comments »
    Draft Champions mode in Madden NFL 16 has earned near universal praise. It's a compelling concept involving the selection of players and construction of a team without the necessity of a long-term commitment or investment of money. Unfortunately what has become apparent in recent days is that the lack of stakes affects how people play the games online.  (more…)...
  • MLB 15: The Show week 21 roster update
    Posted August 31st, 2015 at 9:45 am No Comments »
    While the roster update this week for MLB 15: The Show isn't very significant on the surface, there is an intriguing set of new rookies making their way into the game. With rosters expanding in September there will be many more of them in the updates to follow. Players with notable ratings movement this week: Zack Greinke (+1 to 95), Max Scherzer (-1 to 94), Kris Medlen (+4 to 83), Justin Verlander (+5 to 82), Hanley Ramirez (-5 to 82), Francisco Lindor (+5 to 81), Miguel Sano (+4 to...
  • The Line Drive for August 30
    Posted August 30th, 2015 at 9:15 am 2 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Check out articles written and videos recorded for Sporting News and Hit The Pass:      •Madden NFL 16 simulation shows the difference between Brady and Garoppolo      •Madden NFL 16 review: it will change what you play, and how you play      •The 28 players designated as "clutch" by Madden NFL 16      •The new Vikings stadium that op...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 16 Review Roundtable
    Posted August 29th, 2015 at 4:30 am 4 Comments »
    The latest Press Row Podcast features full panel discussion on Madden NFL 16 - always one of the most popular shows each year! We break down gameplay, Ultimate Team, Draft Champions, Franchise and more before taking on a number of listener questions. First though the show kicks off with a developer interview about the Prologue that opens up Madden 16: how it came together, the thought process behind it, and the technical challenges experienced at launch. Check out the podcast through iTun...
  • The NFL’s 28 clutch players according to Madden NFL 16
    Posted August 28th, 2015 at 12:15 pm 19 Comments »
    There are some new "Traits" that have been added for Madden NFL 16. One of them affects the frequency penalties are called on each particular player, and the others relate to the new types of catches (aggressive, possession, run after catch) implemented in the game. The concept of "Clutch" though remains one of the more hotly debated things in sports and Madden continues to offer up a trait related to that. Players designated clutch get a ratings boost in late-game high pressure situatio...
  • NBA 2K16 offering extensive customization options with tattoos
    Posted August 27th, 2015 at 4:45 pm 13 Comments »
    Player customization remains one of the bigger elements of the NBA 2K series, as a user's MyPlayer is tied into various modes including MyCareer, MyGM, and the 2K Pro-Am. For NBA 2K16 tattoos are taking on a bigger role. There are over 1,500 designs that can be moved, scaled, rotated, and layered onto a created character's chest, back, neck, arms and legs. Please enable Javascript to watch this video...
  • New system for calculating player ratings implemented for NBA 2K16
    Posted August 27th, 2015 at 7:15 am 11 Comments »
    2K Sports has slowly started to trickle out ratings for NBA 2K16, and while Kevin Durant is the only real noteworthy one at this point there is a considerable shift in how the ratings are being calculated this year to discuss in the meantime. Essentially, rather than having 99 Ratings reflect the best in the league at the present time, a 99 now represents the best in the history of the league.  (more…)...
  • Demo for NBA Live 16 gives the game a stage to itself on September 15
    Posted August 26th, 2015 at 4:15 pm 20 Comments »
    EA Sports recently announced that NBA Live 16 will be getting a demo on Xbox One and Playstation 4 on Tuesday, September 15. The info on the demo was originally revealed along with all the news on the Live Pro-Am mode. Alongside all the features of LIVE Pro-Am, you can also check out exhibition style play in Tip Off with six NBA teams (Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers), and the Learn LIVE tutorial...
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