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  • MLB The Show 16 week three roster update
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    Posted April 25th, 2016 at 11:45 am 3 Comments »
    The third in-season roster update went out today for MLB The Show 16. While there were a number of ratings changes, very few of them affected upper-tier players. Only one name previously rated above an 84 moved up. After throwing his second no-hitter, Chicago Cubs' pitcher Jake Arrieta was bumped a point to 96, though it would seem justifiable for him and Bryce Harper to be all the way up at 99 now rather than a few points away still.  (more…)...
  • The Line Drive for April 24
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    Posted April 24th, 2016 at 12:45 pm 12 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦This year's Madden Mock Draft looks at the best picks for each team in the first round. ♦Archived video stream of the first Diamond Dynasty showdown between PP and TSG. ♦Examining the first of the new cards added to Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show 16. ♦80 minutes of Diamond Dynasty discussion in the new episode of the Press Row Podcast. ♦The Press...
  • MLB The Show 16 gets its first new packs of the regular season
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    Posted April 23rd, 2016 at 10:00 am 1 Comment »
    Two new card packs began being offered in the MLB The Show 16 store yesterday. The "Prime Time Performers" and "Swing For The Fences" packs go for 5,000 coins and contain 3 player cards with a higher chance them being Gold or Diamond. The math doesn't really add up to make one of these packs a good value purchase however. Take 5,000 Coins and either buy one of these new packs getting 3 player cards that have 2X chance of being a Gold or Diamond OR you open 5 regular packs and get 30 pl...
  • Survey lays out features being considered for EA Sports UFC 3
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    Posted April 22nd, 2016 at 6:30 am 10 Comments »
    EA Sports UFC 2 just released last month but internally the publisher is already looking ahead to the follow-up likely scheduled for 2018. The company is attempting to gauge interest in potential new features to be introduced in EA Sports UFC 3 through a survey sent out to random owners of the game. A screenshot sent in by a reader has revealed what they have in mind. Features represented in similar past surveys have often come to fruition, so these are unlikely just to be random ideas...
  • 2016 Madden Mock Draft
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    Posted April 21st, 2016 at 2:45 pm 1 Comment »
    Everyone knows that certain attributes shine through more than others in sports video games. There's been a consistency to what many of those qualities are for as long as can be remembered from sport to sport and individual franchise to franchise. Because of that, some players prove more valuable than others, often exceeding their real-world ability while some others fail to have their abilities translate completely. With all that in mind, it's time for the annual Madden Mock Draft, wher...
  • Rocket League Hoops to release on April 26
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    Posted April 20th, 2016 at 3:30 pm 2 Comments »
    With the hockey mode that went out late last year developer Psyonix proved they could put a whole different spin on Rocket League with a new base sport that delivers a completely unique experience. The next highly anticipated new mode will be here in under a week. Rocket League Hoops will go out on April 26 and it is completely free content. The basketball mode played in Dunk House Arena looks to make the air-game more important than ever, after hockey shifted focus onto playing the boar...
  • Press Row Podcast: Diamond Dealing
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    Posted April 20th, 2016 at 10:30 am No Comments »
    Team-building modes in sports games are intended to be played for months on end, if not year-round, making them initially tough to assess when in the early days following their respective releases. With over three weeks now having been spent playing Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show 16 there’s a lot more that has been evaluated following the coverage in the review roundtable episode. Bryan Wiedey and T.J. Lauerman discuss everything there is to do with the popular mode in an all-new Press R...
  • EA Sports UFC 2 cover star Conor McGregor announces retirement
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    Posted April 19th, 2016 at 2:00 pm 1 Comment »
    In a shocking turn of events, UFC's featherweight champion Conor McGregor announced his retirement earlier today, and at least one reporter has heard it's not an elaborate troll-job from the outspoken brash personality that would make it a natural first assumption. McGregor is just 27 and has risen to stardom in the last two years earning a spot on the cover of EA Sports UFC 2 which released last month. He was scheduled for a rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 200 in July. I have decided to r...
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