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  • Infinite Air available today
    Posted October 25th, 2016 at 8:30 am No Comments »
    Mark McMorris Infinite Air releases today for $50 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Infinite Air comes from the same studio behind the well-regarded title The Golf Club, but unlike that game at launch it's available in both physical retail form and as a digital download. Cover athlete Mark McMorris is joined by his brother Craig, Silje Norendal, Torstein Horgmo, Danny Davis, and Ulrik Badertscher as playable snowboarders in the game. Infinite Air features procedurally generated mountains, real...
  • Major issues persist with NBA 2K17 Pro-Am
    Posted October 24th, 2016 at 1:30 pm 10 Comments »
    Last year 2K Sports attempted to launch the NBA 2K series as an eSport, however the mode chosen to do so and poor structure in place resulted in a totally flawed competition. Rampant cheating, advantages to those who paid money, and a patch that altered play mid-event all contributed to the disaster. The 2K Pro-Am didn't change much for NBA 2K17 but new problems have arisen and others have lingered since launch.  (more…)...
  • The Line Drive for October 23
    Posted October 23rd, 2016 at 1:15 pm 1 Comment »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦A look at the new Most Feared promotion in Madden NFL 17 Ultimate Team. ♦The Ultimate Scream promotion in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team has gone live. ♦Charles Barkley explained why he doesn't appear on classic teams in NBA 2K. ♦The recent patch for FIFA 17 on PC is also out now on Xbox One and PS4. ♦Potential ramifications from Brexit will be included in...
  • Press Row Podcast: The Role of Sports Games with New Hardware
    Posted October 22nd, 2016 at 10:00 am 1 Comment »
    PlayStation VR has reached the market, PS4 Pro is only a matter of weeks away from release, and the Nintendo Switch was just officially announced and will arrive March 2017. As always sports are crucial to determining how successful gaming systems are over the long term as they draw in consumers and keep them engaged with the platforms. What role will sports be playing in the early days of the new hardware and will consumers buy-in with the expectation of reliably-released and unique experie...
  • The Most Feared program launched today in Madden NFL 17 Ultimate Team
    Posted October 21st, 2016 at 8:00 am 6 Comments »
    The Halloween-themed 'Most Feared' is the latest Solo Challenge campaign to go live in Madden NFL 17's Ultimate Team mode. Last year Most Feared even included a fun twist involving a few limited-time 9 foot tall players like Marshawn Lynch, Rob Gronkowski, and Brian Dawkins and that concept returns with specific "Freaks of Nature" players. By completion of the run through 65 new Solo Challenges users will have earned over 88,000 Coins and a total of 55 items or packs. The big prize is a...
  • Madden NFL 17 roster update details out of week six of the season
    Posted October 20th, 2016 at 3:00 pm 6 Comments »
    The roster update following week six of the season is now available in Madden NFL 17. The highest rated player adjusted upwards is Tom Brady who has earned a single point to 95 Overall. In decimating the two Ohio teams since his return from suspension, Brady has thrown for 782 yards and 6 touchdowns. He's now the top rated quarterback in the game. Taking the biggest hit is Aaron Rodgers who is down 3 points to 92. Rodgers ranks at the bottom of the list of 35 qualified starting quarterba...
  • Nintendo Switch officially announced
    Posted October 20th, 2016 at 12:45 pm 9 Comments »
    After many months of rumors and speculation Nintendo finally made official the company's next console which is expected out in March. The Nintendo Switch will be a hybrid home and portable system. The official launch date and price will be announced later.  (more…)...
  • First in-season roster update for NHL 17 adds highly touted rookies
    Posted October 19th, 2016 at 3:30 pm 2 Comments »
    On the heels of yesterday's patch for NHL 17 is the arrival of the game's first roster update since the beginning of the season. This is a highly anticipated update not just for getting the NHL team rosters (mostly) accurate but the introduction of rookies who have made their first official appearances. Additionally rosters have been updated for Liiga, SHL, DEL, Extraliga Ledniho Hokeje, and National League. After scoring four goals in his first game Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple...
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