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  • Madden NFL 18 roster update details following Wild Card Weekend
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    Posted January 11th, 2018 at 3:15 pm 2 Comments »
    The roster update reflecting performances through Wild Card Weekend is now available to download in Madden NFL 18. Typically once into the playoffs the ratings changes implemented will primarily affect those participating in the postseason games with a few random lingering adjustments being made to players who have finished their season. Strangely this update is made up mostly of changes to the ratings of punters, many of which have seen fairly dramatic adjustments to their Awareness and ...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best New Feature of 2017
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    Posted January 10th, 2018 at 9:30 am 18 Comments »
    With 2017 having come to a close we look back on the developments that have taken place and acknowledge the various efforts in sports gaming. The next category in the annual Community Awards is open for voting. You can check out the winners from previous years here. Best Gameplay, Best Career/Story Mode, Best Franchise Mode, Best Team-Building Mode, Best Presentation, Best Online Play, Best Post-Release Support, Best Racing Game, Best Mobile Game and Best New/Non-Yearly Game can...
  • Details on the first patch of the new year for Madden NFL 18
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    Posted January 9th, 2018 at 5:00 pm 8 Comments »
    EA Sports today released yet another patch for Madden NFL 18. There's only a few changes but they could be significant as they directly impact gameplay. Besides one fix to random instances where CPU ball-carriers would run super slowly it appears they are primarily directed at balancing with the competitive eSports and online head-to-head crowd particularly in mind. ♦Addressed an issue that was causing some AI controlled ball carriers to move slowly and/or not perform special moves ♦...
  • First look at the GOAT Career Mode in EA Sports UFC 3
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    Posted January 9th, 2018 at 9:30 am 4 Comments »
    Despite the early promotion for EA Sports UFC 3 and having held a beta that showcased its gameplay and changes to Ultimate Team very little has been mentioned regarding the "G.O.A.T. Career Mode" since its official reveal back in early November. That's been a bit perplexing given that the promotional and rivalry aspect of the Career Mode is potentially the game's biggest and most marketable selling point in terms of its feature set. Now with just two weeks until the game goes out through ...
  • End of Year Community Awards: Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game of 2017
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    Posted January 8th, 2018 at 9:30 am 8 Comments »
    With 2017 having come to a close we look back on the developments that have taken place and acknowledge the various efforts in sports gaming. The next category in the annual Community Awards is open for voting. You can check out the winners from previous years here. Best Gameplay, Best Career/Story Mode, Best Franchise Mode, Best Team-Building Mode, Best Presentation, Best Online Play, Best Post-Release Support, Best Racing Game, and Best Mobile Game can already be voted on! Categ...
  • The Line Drive for January 7
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    Posted January 7th, 2018 at 10:45 am 7 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Keep voting in the various awards categories for the best of 2017! ♦NBA Playgrounds has finally been updated on Switch matching other versions. ♦Tim Kitzrow noted in a tweet that a new NBA Jam may be in the works. ♦Details on the new Playoffs Program in Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team. ♦Details on the new Ice Cold Program in NBA 2K18 MyTeam. ♦MLB ...
  • Madden NFL 18 roster update details following end of regular season
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    Posted January 6th, 2018 at 9:00 am 3 Comments »
    The roster update reflecting performances through the end of the regular season is now available to download in Madden NFL 18. More players than usual were left untouched by the update but instead this one seems to have focused on players that were reevaluated as over or underrated when taking their season-long performance into consideration. Among that group of players would be DeMarcus Lawrence (+2 to 94), Todd Gurley (+2 to 91 and now 4th highest rated running back), Dez Bryant (-2 to ...
  • Press Row Podcast: All Our Rowdy Friends (Part 1)
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    Posted January 5th, 2018 at 10:00 am No Comments »
    A Press Row Podcast tradition continues with a gathering of friends of the show to tell us their favorite sports games of 2017. There are no rules other than pick your favorites! This week’s episode is the first of two, featuring great friends Gus Ramsey in one segment and Cicero Holmes in another. Many know Gus from his days at ESPN and the Bill Simmons podcast. Cicero, one of the creative forces behind Spawn On Me, has been a contributor for years. Both played their fair share of sports ...
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