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  • Final regular season roster update for MLB 15: The Show
    Posted October 5th, 2015 at 1:15 pm 1 Comment »
    The MLB postseason is ready to begin and today the last roster update from the regular season arrived for MLB 15: The Show. There are several players who will be playing in the postseason that have been affected, including a huge bump for National League Cy Young contender Jake Arrieta after his incredible performance over the second half of the year. Among the players rising significantly in the update are Josh Donaldson (+1 to 96), Jake Arrieta (+4 to 94), Jose Altuve (+1 to 93), Mic...
  • The Line Drive for October 4
    Posted October 4th, 2015 at 11:45 am 1 Comment »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Check out the latest content created for Sporting News and Hit The Pass:      •O'Bannon ruling complicates potential return of college video games      •NBA 2K16 review: A legend in the making      •NBA Live 16 review: All-in with new online modes      •Discussing the Spike Lee story mode in NBA 2K16 (video)      •Discussing NB...
  • Press Row Podcast: NBA 2K16 Review Roundtable
    Posted October 3rd, 2015 at 12:15 pm 3 Comments »
    The Press Row Podcast episode for this week has become one of the most anticipated every year now - the full panel discussion on the latest entry in the NBA 2K series. Wide-ranging discussion on NBA 2K16 includes the mixed reaction towards the Spike Lee story mode, improvements to gameplay, changes to controls, arena and uniform creation options, what isn't working still, and some of the most interesting moments with the game thus far. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, onÂ...
  • NBA 2K16 shattering franchise sales records
    Posted October 2nd, 2015 at 10:00 am 55 Comments »
    2K Sports announced today that NBA 2K16 has set a new franchise record with four million copies "sold-in" after just one week of release. That means 2K has shipped four million - a stunning number - but it will take some time before retailers have "sold through" them. Digital sales of 2K16 have doubled compared to 2K15 and the number of online games that have been played have tripled year-over-year. Both are clear indications of the strength of the game's launch. Not only was anticipati...
  • Madden NFL 16 Week Three Roster Update Details
    Posted October 1st, 2015 at 2:30 pm 11 Comments »
    The roster update following week three of the season for Madden NFL 16 is available now on all platforms. A few players find themselves inching closer to the coveted 99 Overall rating while no one in the mid-upper 90s saw their ratings fall in the update. Check out all the changes that have been made with the spreadsheet here. Among the biggest risers for the week are Von Miller (+1 to 98), Julio Jones (+1 to 97), Khalil Mack (+2 to 96), Le'Veon Bell (+1 to 95), Larry Fitzgerald (+2 to 9...
  • NBA 2K16 mobile companion app out now
    Posted October 1st, 2015 at 11:30 am 3 Comments »
    The companion app for NBA 2K16 went out today - get it for iOS here and Android here. For the past two years the app has been a great way to earn bonus VC every day but also includes other features like chat capability for MyPark and access to the MyPlayer Store, plus it's where you'll find the MyTeam Mobile game.  (more…)...
  • 9th Circuit ruling on O’Bannon complicates potential return of college games
    Posted September 30th, 2015 at 4:00 pm 12 Comments »
    When Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the Ed O'Bannon vs NCAA class-action lawsuit, there was reason for optimism that college sports video games would be able to return in a few years. That was pending appeals however, and the 9th Circuit today turned in its response, reaffirming that the NCAA violated antitrust laws, but striking down the part where a trust would be set up for players to be paid for the use of their likenesses.  (more…)...
  • Details on a new patch for Madden NFL 16
    Posted September 30th, 2015 at 8:30 am 39 Comments »
    Madden NFL 16 has now been out for a month now and today the second major patch for the game went live. The first patch addressed some of the most pressing issues with the game; ones that were holding up being able to play franchise mode and an unavoidable encroachment bug that was harming nearly every game that was played. This new update to the game includes several more fixes to Franchise mode plus a number of fixes that affect gameplay.  (more…)...
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