The Line Drive for June 26
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Take a look at the brand new Flashback cards just added to MLB The Show 16.
â™¦Video breakdown of the AL West teams for Franchise Mode in MLB The Show 16.
â™¦Make sure to register for the NHL 17 online beta prior to July 7.
â™¦Pre-orders of NBA 2K17 are 20% off for Amazon Prime members including the $100 edition.
â™¦Pre-orders of Madden NFL 17 are live an...
Play with an updated roster that includes the rookies in NBA 2K16
The NBA Draft just took place on Thursday but you don't necessarily have to wait until NBA 2K17 in mid-September to start playing with the incoming rookies. User-created rosters are available to download right now in NBA 2K16.
These rosters feature all the rookies on their new teams plus other transactions so far for the league year, including the moves of Derrick Rose to the Knicks, Jeff Teague to the Pacers, and Serge Ibaka to the Magic.
In order to download the rosters go to Feature...
EA may have ruined the good thing they had going with latest update to NBA Live Mobile
When it initially launched IÂ called NBA Live Mobile the best thing NBA Live since 2009 and gave it a positive review on Sporting News. Many agreed considering the game had fantastic user-scores. It was averaging well over 4 stars on iOS and sat at an impressive 4.6 on Android.
That's all changed with a recent update that was made to the game that has resulted in a wave of 1 star reviews rolling in instead. The current updated version has a horrendous average rating ofÂ 2 stars on iTunes....
MLB The Show 16’s roster update for week 11 has massive ratings changes and additions
The latest roster update for MLB The Show 16 looks to be a course correction for a number of players who have disappointed this season or are far exceeding expectations. There are also some new cards for Diamond Dynasty that will be among the most desired in the mode.
Giancarlo Stanton has plummeted going down 6 points to 87 Overall. What had been an excessively overdue need for a change to his ratings, which hadn't been touched at all this season, was pointed out last week. It's a crushi...
Details on this summer’s NHL 17 online beta
Along with the news on the cover and the first trailerÂ EA Sports this evening announced an online beta for NHL 17 that'll run for a full week beginning at the end of July on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Last year there was the EASHL beta for NHL 16 and this time around with NHL 17 the beta will be offering up more to do. In addition to EASHL there will be online head-to-head with all 30 NHL teams available to choose from and Hockey Ultimate Team. Also included isÂ the ability to use ...
Vladimir Tarasenko gets the NHL 17 cover and first gameplay trailer
This evening Vladimir Tarasenko was announced as the cover athlete for NHL 17 during the NHL Awards broadcast. The St. Louis Blues forward won the cover competition by beating out Joe Pavelski in the finals of the eight man fan-voted tournament.
While the full list ofÂ features was revealed earlier this month,Â NHL 17 has been somewhat out of the public eye as of late given that it didn't appear duringÂ EA's E3 press briefing. The trailer for the game was instead held back until now to co...
Quick look at how Gameplans will influence Madden NFL 17 Franchise Mode
This year in Madden NFL 17's Franchise mode the gameplanning process will actually have an effect on how players perform in the next game. "Know your opponentâ€™s tendencies every week then pick the right drills to attack and counter those tendencies in game. This new level of strategy delivers more variety and more fun when preparing for your next opponent, whether itâ€™s a user or the CPU. Once youâ€™re in game, expect to see a team boost for tho...
The new replays in Madden NFL 17
It isn't just the pylon cam which was looked at earlier that'll be new to replays in Madden NFL 17 and the latest video for the game briefly shows some of that off. "We've extended our broadcast graphics package into replays highlighting star playmakers who deliver impactful moments in a game.Â From Pylon Cam to Time Scale replays, new cameras provide you an all-new angle to the biggest moments."...