$20 digital Madden NFL 16 Super Bowl Edition available for one week; includes $20 worth of Madden Points for Ultimate Team
Madden NFL 16 was added to the EA Access Vault on Xbox One today, but for those on PlayStation 4, or who would rather not subscribe to the service on XB1, there's a new deal of interest to consider.
EA Sports has once again released a "Super Bowl Edition" of the game to the digital stores on PS4 and XB1. For PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold members it can be purchased for $19.80.Â This special edition of the game is only available starting today through February 9.
The Super Bowl Ed...
Madden NFL 16 added to the EA Access Vault
The first of last year's sports games has reached the Vault in EA Access. Madden NFL 16 has just been added, making it available in full to all subscribers.
EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony declining to offer the service on PS4. For $30 a year or $5 month-to-month, members get unlimited access to the back library of EA games on the console which in addition to Madden 16 now includes 2014's sports titles plus Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Titanfall, a...
Take Two/2K Sports being sued over player tattoos in NBA 2K16
Many have lamented the lack of player tattoos in certainÂ sports video games, most prominently the Madden NFL series. EA Sports made a big deal out of Colin Kaepernick getting his tattoos in Madden NFL 15 but he was the only player in the game with them.
The publisher no longer includesÂ potentially copyright infringing art without those who own the rights having signed off on them. There are now a few more players including cover athlete Odell Beckham Jr. with them in Madden NFL 16. Even...
Serious questions surround the $250K NBA 2K16 Pro-Am competition
With the rise of eSports it was only a matter of time before sports game publishers made their moves into the space. EA Sports with Madden NFL 16 was the first to hold their own event, offering up a relatively small prize but in a tightly defined and controlled competition that has proven to be successful in what it sought out to do. The semi-finals and finals of the event, which uses the game's Draft Champions mode, will be taking place tomorrow.
On the flip side of things it seems as th...
The Line Drive for January 31
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Check out the Pastapadre Twitter feed for some EA UFC 2 gameplay highlight gifs.
â™¦EA's stock has fallen about 8% afterÂ reporting disappointing third quarter revenues.
â™¦The NBA 2K16 Pro-Am competition apparently has started with littleÂ on rules/parameters.
â™¦NBA 2K16 decided to break the hands of Blake Griffin in the latest roster update.
Opening some Ultimate Team packs in EA Sports UFC 2
Ultimate Team mode in EA Sports UFC 2 is naturally quite different than those found in the publisher's team sports games. In UFC, you're working on building up your stable of created fighters, which means packs contain attribute boosts, perks, and moves rather than trying to obtain real-life fighters. In this video the Middleweight Starter Pack is opened, the different types of packs available to purchase are browsed through, and then two Premium Packs, one Middleweight Pack, and a Fight Nig...
Press Row Podcast: Looking to Spring
After a lull of several months there are new sports game releases on the horizon. MLB The Show 16 will land in late March and news this week relates to Road to the Show and a new feature called ShowTime. Is that mode in particular getting too gimmicky?
Meanwhile thereâ€™s a lot going on for EA Sports UFC 2 from a beta, to announcement of Mike Tyson, live streams of gameplay, and details on Ultimate Team. What stands out the most as the publisher hopes for the sequel to fare better than t...
Madden NFL 16 roster update heading into the Super Bowl
The roster update following Conference Championship weekend is now available in Madden NFL 16. It is by far the smallest update of the season, affecting only 21 players, with 18 of them being from the four teams that were just in action. The NFC Champion Carolina Panthers get six players who's ratings move up and for the AFC Champion Denver Broncos it's five. Check out all the details in the spreadsheet here.
Luke Kuechly has joined the ultra-elite in being rated 99 Overall, Cam Newton is...