The Line Drive for August 28
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Press Row Podcast review roundtable for Madden NFL 17 now alsoÂ found on Youtube.
â™¦If you missed either check out the written review and video review for Madden NFL 17.
â™¦Giving away a MUT Mountain Dew Pack w/80 rated Von Miller through Twitter.
â™¦The role of colleges will expand with MyCareer story and paid DLC in NBA 2K17.
â™¦There won't be aÂ Franc...
Get a one week jump start on your NBA 2K17 MyCareer with The Prelude
2K Sports today announced "The Prelude" which will be a free downloadable experience for NBA 2K17 that involves creating your MyPlayer character and playing through the college portion of MyCareer Mode. The Prelude will go out on Friday, September 9 - that's one full week before the game releases on the 16th. It'll also have the new tutorial mode while the mobile companion app that will allow for face-scanning to apply to MyPlayers will be available on the 8th.
10 licensed colleges are in...
Edwin Diaz has finally been added to MLB The Show 16 with latest roster update
The long-awaited debut of Edwin Diaz in MLB The Show 16 is finally here. The rookie phenom of the Mariners who has set records in strikeouts to begin a career and is now 10-for-10 in saves with a strikeout rate over 16 per 9 has been added to the game in today's roster update. It took almost 3 full months for that to happen. He's been given only 90 in K/9 and 89 in Velocity.
Notable ratings changes in this week's update include Corey Seager (+2 to 91), Jean Segura (+3 to 87),Â Seunghwan O...
Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 17 Review Roundtable
One of the most anticipatedÂ Press Row Podcast episodes on an annual basis is here with the Madden NFL 17 Review Roundtable! The panel discusses various themes of this year's game, examine where it excels, and identify the areas that need the most work going forward.
Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS,Â onÂ Android with the Stitcher app,Â or withÂ Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can also now be found on the recently launched Google Play Music for podcasts.Â S...
NBA 2K17 adds David Aldridge as sideline reporter with Brent Barry and Doris Burke as new announcers
NBA players have apparently already started to receive NBA 2K17 discs and some clearlyÂ didn't get the memo that 2K Sports has yet to unveil the majority of the new features for the game despite there being only three weeks until it releases. Willie Reed of the Miami Heat posted some interesting media to his Instagram before 2K reached him to delete it all.
The most noteworthy of the posts were short video clips revealingÂ TNT's David Aldridge w...
Madden NFL 17 has its commentary update for week two of the preseason
The updates being made to the commentary in Madden NFL 17 now reflect storylines out of the second week of the preseason. Play Now and Online Head-to-Head will receive relevant commentary about NFL happenings regularly throughout the season and last week's first sign of it was very promising. The duo of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis will additionally be recording new audio for other modes like Franchise and Ultimate Team.
Examples in the video below address Dak Prescott's success, Dre ...
MyNBA2K17 mobile app will have face-scanning capability
The mobile companion app for NBA 2K17 will be introducing some new functionality to tie in with the game. After two years of having the ability to scan in faces for created MyPlayer characters by using the Kinect or PS4 Camera the job will now be done by the MyNBA2K17 app. That's good news considering the scanning won't be limited to those with the cameras and the process had been frustratingly difficult to complete and simply never worked for some people.
Earning extra VC has been the pr...
The top rated players in NHL 17
EA Sports has now laid out the top 50 players in NHL 17. For now the sixth consecutive year Sidney Crosby leads the way as the highest rated player. There are 7 players that come in right behind him at 94 Overall. In total there are 46 players bunched in the 90-95 range.Â (more…)...