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  • New patch for NBA Playgrounds adds Sonics, players, tournaments and more
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    Posted June 15th, 2017 at 9:30 am 2 Comments »
    Another significant patch is rolling out for NBA Playgrounds - available already on PS4 and PC and coming soon to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The update adds 35 more players to the roster (the previous patch brought in 15 new players), the Seattle SuperSonics are now a team within the game with versions of Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp available so far, four new offline tournament locations have been introduced, and changes have been made to improve gameplay and other aspects of the game.  (...
  • Online beta announcement and more on Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
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    Posted June 14th, 2017 at 9:30 am 1 Comment »
    Konami has followed up its initial info on Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 with a showing at E3 that included a trailer, presentation, and additional gameplay details. The biggest news though is the announcement of an online beta next month. Featuring the new 3v3 online co-op mode the beta will run from July 20-31 on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It's the first online beta in 7 years for the series. Feedback from the beta will be considered for a release day patch in September.  (more&helli...
  • Rocket League coming to Nintendo Switch
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    Posted June 13th, 2017 at 3:15 pm 4 Comments »
    Rocket League, which has sold well over 10 million copies and been played by over 30 million players, will be heading to the Nintendo Switch this holiday season. The surprise smash hit which has remained incredibly popular due to extensive post-release support and success as an eSport will be adding a new element of portability thanks to the system's unique capabilities. The Switch version of Rocket League will include cross-network play online with users on Xbox One and PC. Unfortunately...
  • EA Sports reveals what to expect from FIFA on Nintendo Switch
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    Posted June 13th, 2017 at 11:30 am 11 Comments »
    Much of the conversation around the FIFA for Nintendo Switch that will release in September has centered on what will be missing from the product. It won't be on the Frostbite engine and it won't have The Journey story mode. Now EA Sports has revealed exactly what to look for out of the game that appears to now officially be called FIFA 18 with the notation of this version being unique to the Switch.  (more…)...
  • The Line Drive for June 12
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    Posted June 12th, 2017 at 1:00 pm 1 Comment »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦The Press Row Podcast episode on all the news out of EA Play is now also on Youtube. ♦Madden NFL 18 will let you match up corners on receivers by overall ratings. ♦Check out the WR/DB mechanics that will be utilized in Madden NFL 18 MUT Squads. ♦Madden NFL 18's new story mode "Long Shot" features colleges and big name actors. ♦Cristiano Ronaldo ha...
  • Press Row Podcast: EA Play 2017 News
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    Posted June 11th, 2017 at 9:15 am 3 Comments »
    Sports games always take center stage at Electronic Arts' annual mid-June press briefing. Those previously linked with E3 instead now represent the kickoff to their own event EA Play. Given the leading soccer, football, and basketball titles are always among the top selling games in both North America and worldwide their high-profile presence should come as no surprise. Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, and NBA Live 18 all were prominently featured in this weekend's EA Play press briefing. Madden h...
  • Gameplay improvements and second year of The Journey shown off for FIFA 18
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    Posted June 10th, 2017 at 1:15 pm 5 Comments »
    The first news reveal for the biggest video game franchise in the world came out of EA Play today. FIFA 18 will be working to add player personality and overhaul dribbling, while The Journey goes into year two for star Alex Hunter. Ronaldo’s signature sprint, Sterling’s unique turns, and Griezmann's technique are all immediately recognizable in FIFA 18. For the first time ever, real-world movements, size and attributes inform how a player moves, allowing you to feel the life-like tenden...
  • Madden NFL 18 “Long Shot” Trailer
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    Posted June 10th, 2017 at 12:45 pm 9 Comments »
    While several features for Madden NFL 18 were detailed earlier the introduction of the Story Mode had only been teased. Today out of EA Play it received a proper reveal. Going with the title of "Long Shot" the mode will include time both in high school and college. Some licensed universities will even be featured* with the trailer showing both Texas and Oregon. Dan Marino appears as a character, and other actors involved include Scott Porter and Mahershala Ali. After three years away from ...
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