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  • Amazon Prime Adding HBO Content
    Posted April 24th, 2014 at 10:00 pm No Comments »
    Amazon has scored a big win for it's Prime instant streaming service. Beginning May 21st HBO content will be added to the streaming library - something previously only available to those with an HBO subscription through On-Demand or HBO GO. While it won't feature recent showings of every series - don't expect Game of Thrones to be on there for a few years as an example - it will have all the episodes of past ones like The Sopranos, Deadwood, Rome, Band of Brothers, The Wire, and Six Feet...
  • How Important is the EA Sports UFC Demo?
    Posted April 24th, 2014 at 3:15 pm 2 Comments »
    EA Sports recently publicized that a demo for the launch of their new UFC series on June 17 will be out prior to release. With the stigma of the THQ series still lingering to an extent it will be a significant moment in determining how well the title will end up being received. Though EA has been actively promoting it going all the way back to last year's E3 they've yet to show any gameplay footage or even explain the controls. It has become difficult to determine how demos for yearly spo...
  • Orange Is The New Black Season Two Trailer
    Posted April 24th, 2014 at 12:15 pm No Comments »
    Netflix has released a trailer for the second season of its original series Orange Is The New Black. The new season is set to go out on June 6. As with all shows on Netflix the entire season's worth of episodes will be available to watch that first day. The highly-anticipated second season of Netflix’s ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK goes back behind bars for another sentence with the fearless, funny and unforgettable inmates of Litchfield prison. The series’ ensemble includes Taylor Schilling,...
  • First Patch Out Now for MLB 14: The Show
    Posted April 23rd, 2014 at 12:15 pm 14 Comments »
    SCEA today released the first post-release update to MLB 14: The Show on the PS3. Those waiting on the PS4 version should also be interested in the changes as they'll likely be applied in a release day patch - which is now less than two weeks away - for that one as well. A number of both offline and online related problems are addressed however the very poor general online performance and lack of reliability in Online Franchise mode are not cited among them. Continue on for complete detai...
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Impressions
    Posted April 22nd, 2014 at 2:15 pm 3 Comments »
    2014 FIFA World Cup is a difficult game to properly assess. It offers up a compelling experience, something the every-four-years edition has become known for, but one that will feel notably old-gen to those who played FIFA 14 on Xbox One or PlayStation 4.  (more…)...
  • Royce Gracie Added to Pre-Order Incentive for EA Sports UFC
    Posted April 22nd, 2014 at 9:15 am 5 Comments »
    Those who pre-order EA Sports UFC will have the opportunity to get more than just Bruce Lee unlocked for use immediately. UFC legend Royce Gracie will be included in the pre-order bonus for the game as well - though which specific retailers will have him has not been made completely clear by EA. As is the case with Lee, Gracie can also be unlocked by completing Career mode for those who don't get the game day one. Gracie makes for a much easier sell to hardcore fans of the UFC as the rea...
  • Dynamic Cameras in MLB 14: The Show
    Posted April 21st, 2014 at 1:30 pm 9 Comments »
    The latest video for MLB 14: The Show features a look at the Dynamic Cameras for batting and fielding introduced to the series this year. As with the other recent videos for the game, it includes PlayStation 4 footage to show things off, however note that the option to use Dynamic Cameras is available in the PS3 and Vita versions as well. New to MLB 14, dynamic batting cameras will change the way you see the game from the batter's box. The new camera is designed to add more perspective, m...
  • Out of the Park Baseball 15 Available Now
    Posted April 21st, 2014 at 10:45 am No Comments »
    The PC/Mac baseball management sim Out of the Park Baseball is available now to all at a price of $40. The game initially went out to those who had pre-ordered on Friday. It follows the release of iOOTP 2014 for iOS devices last Thursday. Features include a new ratings system, updated rosters, revamped interface, additional international leagues, future support for 3D ballparks and ball flight, and much more.  (more…)...
  • The Line Drive for April 20
    Posted April 20th, 2014 at 1:15 pm 17 Comments »
    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 get any entries in for the giveaway of MLB 14: The Show! ♦Guested on the Doddcast last night discussing general gaming news and impressions. ♦Check out the latest EA Sports UFC fighter screenshots in the FB album. ♦The official EA Sports NHL sim of the playoffs has Boston winning the Stanley Cup. ♦The official NBA 2K14 sim of the play...
  • Press Row Podcast PAX East Panel
    Posted April 19th, 2014 at 3:30 pm No Comments »
    Just over a week ago at PAX East a panel for the Press Row Podcast took place with the subject as "The Crisis in Sports Games". Specifically that refers to things like the contraction in number of games each year, the lack of true arcade games, the rigid development cycles, and whether the necessary value is there is there for consumers. Though I wasn't in attendance for the panel these are important topics relating to the genre and there's some great insight to take from all the discus...
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