The Line Drive for January 25
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Check out some of the recent articles I put together for Sporting News: Russell Wilson and the Madden "Clutch" Trait - How Madden Views Seahawks Receivers - New Fighters for EA Sports UFC - Licenses Acquired for Out of the Park Baseball
â™¦The Seahawks NFC Championship game-winnerÂ was recreated in Tecmo Bowl.
â™¦A new blog has gone out on the latest work b...
NBA 2K15 Week 13 Ratings Changes
Naturally the two teams that right now are the best in the league, Golden State and Atlanta, have benefited the most through recent roster updates for NBA 2K15. Klay Thompson's record-breaking performance last night has yet to be reflected in the ratings but will in the coming days.
All the player movement through trades and signings, rotations, and injuries have been taken care of in the rosters as well. Net gain over the period was 48 overall points, compared to the last check which was...
Madden NFL 15: Super Bowl Edition Offers Discount and Ultimate Team Bonuses
EA Sports today released a "Super Bowl Edition" of Madden NFL 15 as a digital download on Xbox One. The game is being offered for $24 to Xbox Gold subscribers and $60 to those without it. It'll be made available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on Tuesday, January 27.
The "Super Bowl Edition" is the standard Madden 15 but comes with $20 worth of Ultimate Team content. That includes 10 Pro Packs and a Super Bowl Pack that feature rookie versions of Joe Montana, Reggie White, and Michael...
Out of the Park Baseball Will Feature MLB.com and MiLB Licensing
Despite its popularity among a hardcore group of fans the management game Out of the Park Baseball - which has been a mainstay on PC and in recent years expanded to mobile - has struggled to break out sales wise beyond that dedicated and passionate group.
One reason for that could be chalked up to a lack of Major League Baseball licensing. While real player names could be used (similar to how fantasy baseball services can utilize them without a cost involved) there was no MLB branding, te...
Madden NFL 15 Roster Update #20 Details
The latest roster update for Madden NFL 15 released today on all systems which follows the Conference Championship games and leads into the Super Bowl. Only the four teams that competed are affected by this update. Check out all the changes that have been made in the spreadsheet here.
Players on the rise include Marshawn Lynch (+2 to 97), Darrelle Revis (+1 to 97), Josh Sitton (+1 to 97), Devin McCourty (+1 to 96), John Kuhn (+2 to 93), Rob Ninkovich (+3 to 89), Jamie Collins (+1 to 89), ...
Perfect Golf Available Now Through Steam Early Access
Independent developer Perfect Parallel released its first game today through Steam Early Access for PC, Mac, and Linux. Perfect Golf aims to offer an "immersive experience centered on stunning visuals and hyper-realistic game play". The game is being sold for $20 while in the Early Access period. It's expected to be $30-35 when it reaches its retail release several months down the line.
Given that Perfect Golf has already been through bug testing community feedback is what's being primari...