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  • The top rated players in Madden NFL 19
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    Posted June 19th, 2018 at 2:15 pm No Comments »
    While EA Sports plans to reveal all the player ratings for Madden NFL 19 later in July, many of the ratings have made it out early thanks to a video coming out of EA Play. All teams are scrolled through in the video except for those that start with the letter B. It's possible these ratings are not final and some adjustments could be made before release in early August. Three players start the year rated 99 Overall: Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Donald, and Antonio Brown. Donald is the only of the ...
  • EA teases NHL 19 ahead of Wednesday reveal
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    Posted June 18th, 2018 at 2:45 pm No Comments »
    As expected NHL 19 will make it's first showing on Wednesday night during the NHL Awards which airs on NBCSN at 8ET/5PT. Included will be the cover athlete unveiling, first trailer, and pre-order details. EA Sports confirmed the upcoming appearance with the release of a teaser video that may provide insight on one of the major new features for this year. The tease would seem to point towards the introduction of the Frostbite Engine to the series and with it the capability to produce a...
  • The Line Drive for June 17
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    Posted June 17th, 2018 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦FIFA 18 predicts that France to win the World Cup over Portugal. ♦A number of World Cup players have been added to Ultimate Team in FIFA 18. ♦Hans Zimmer created a special remix of the Champions League theme for FIFA 19. ♦Appeared on the latest episode of the Doddcast to share thoughts on E3's press briefings. ♦NHL 19 is expected to get its init...
  • Madden NFL 19 Franchise Mode Details
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    Posted June 14th, 2018 at 11:30 am No Comments »
    EA Sports today unveiled details on Franchise Mode, going beyond just the brief mention weeks ago of a Custom Draft Class Creator and the specifics of the new specialist positions out of the Ultimate Team mode reveal. Franchise in Madden, from about M13 through M16, was considered to be among the best in the genre but recent years has led to criticism of EA for shifting resources heavily towards Ultimate Team and Longshot and doing little for Franchise. Improvements to the mode will also ...
  • Magic moments on full display in new E3 trailer for PES 2019
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    Posted June 13th, 2018 at 10:15 am No Comments »
    Last month Konami introduced Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 with a teaser trailer and details on many of the features and improvements coming to the series. Now out of E3 the publisher has released a new trailer which puts the spotlight on enhancements made to gameplay including the 11 new skill traits which will go a long way to increasing player individuality and the new shooting mechanics, league licenses that have been acquired, and new legends for MyClub mode. ...
  • Nintendo Switch getting a new sports game
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    Posted June 12th, 2018 at 11:00 am No Comments »
    With the exception of Pro Evolution Soccer, Konami has largely abandoned the console space. Today though out of E3 the publisher announced a new game and it'll be coming to the Nintendo Switch which could use more sports offerings. The Switch currently has the likes of NBA 2K, FIFA, NBA Playgrounds and Golf Story but is missing some other major franchises. The new game is called Hyper Sports R and is being framed as a simulation of various individual and team sports that include volleybal...
  • Press Row Podcast: EA Play 2018 Recap
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    Posted June 11th, 2018 at 10:30 am No Comments »
    Electronic Arts held its annual EA Play press briefing on Saturday, including a first look at Madden NFL 19, FIFA 19 and NBA Live 19. Following the show additional details were provided on features for each of the respective games. This special edition of the Press Row Podcast covers all the news from the event which includes Madden making a return to the PC after an absence of over a decade, the return of Longshot story mode for a second season, how the Madden trailer seemed awfully fami...
  • The Line Drive for June 10
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    Posted June 10th, 2018 at 3:01 pm No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Madden NFL 19 will feature an accurately-modeled Shaquem Griffin as seen in the trailer. ♦First trailer for NBA Live 19 focuses on its most popular mode from last year The One. ♦Details on some of the gameplay improvements to expect from NBA Live 19. ♦Grab a 6 month subscription to Xbox Game Pass for just $30 for a limited time. ♦The Windows PC v...
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