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  • Gameplay improvements and new fighters highlight first EA Sports UFC 3 patch
    Posted March 5th, 2018 at 11:30 am No Comments »
    The first patch for EA Sports UFC 3 goes out today on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and at the same time that the game remains available with a limited-time sale for $39. The update made to the game is of great significance, with sweeping improvements to gameplay along with three new fighters, some minor changes having made to both Career and Ultimate Team modes, and added referee interactions during "finish the fight" sequences. (more…)...
  • Rocket League gets DC superhero content with new DLC pack
    Posted March 5th, 2018 at 10:30 am No Comments »
    The latest vehicle additions through premium downloadable content arrive today in Rocket League. The Tumbler from The Dark Knight Rises and the Batmobile from 1989's Batman join other licensed cars in the game from the likes of Back to the Future and Fast & Furious. The DC Super Heroes DLC pack is sold for $4 and also includes: ♦Aquaman -- Decal (Breakout), and Player Banner ♦Batman -- Decal (Paladin), and Player Banner ♦Cyborg -- Decal (Roadhog), and Player Banner ♦Flash ...
  • The Line Drive for March 4
    Posted March 4th, 2018 at 11:45 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. ♦Looking at the league's biggest risers and fallers in NBA 2K18 so far this season. ♦Another stadium screenshot has been released for Super Mega Baseball 2. ♦EA Sports UFC 3 is still on sale down to $39 just for a few more days. ♦Archived developer stream on the Diamond Dynasty features in MLB The Show 18. ♦New video goes over many new bat flips t...
  • Online Franchise has been cut from MLB The Show 18
    Posted March 3rd, 2018 at 8:30 am No Comments »
    As Ultimate Team and Diamond Dynasty modes exploded in popularity and their ability to generate digital revenue soared, Online Franchise in games not named Madden began to be seen as fringe by developers. They've been left lacking core features, rarely been updated, and issues with them have often been ignored in post-release support. NHL for one decided to just dump it for good after struggling to get it to run properly. Now MLB The Show is also going away from the mode completely. The m...
  • Press Row Podcast: The march towards upcoming games
    Posted March 2nd, 2018 at 8:30 am No Comments »
    2018 is shaping up to be a strong one for the sports gaming genre due in large part to independent developers. The latest game to be announced is The Golf Club 2019 which will act as the third entry in the well-regarded series that began in 2014, but concern is raised whether it will be able to sustain much less grow its consumer base in a graveyard of once annualized sports franchises. Also on this episode discussion regarding the new features revealed for MLB The Show 18's Diamond Dynasty ...
  • First big price drop for EA Sports UFC 3
    Posted February 28th, 2018 at 11:00 am No Comments »
    UFC exploded onto the video game scene in 2009 with the birth of THQ's UFC Undisputed series. However ever since then with each subsequent release representing the fight promotion sales numbers have steadily dropped. Though specific numbers on EA Sports UFC 3's sales are not known the placement at #13 in January NPD is an alarming indication that popularity and interest has hit another all-time low. That brings into real question whether the series has a future ahead of it or if the two comp...
  • Third entry in The Golf Club series to release later this year
    Posted February 27th, 2018 at 5:45 pm No Comments »
    The Golf Club is a two-time winner of the PCA for Best Non-Yearly Sports Game (2014, 2017) but with the announcement today that the next edition in the series will release in the July-September quarter of 2018 it'll be losing its eligibility in that category to the probably delight of fans. Golf games, and unlicensed games or those that don't have significant roster turnover in general, have really struggled in recent years selling themselves to the marketplace without extended layoffs b...
  • Out of the Park Baseball 19 partners with EA for Origin distribution
    Posted February 27th, 2018 at 6:15 am No Comments »
    Out of the Park Developments today announced that the upcoming OOTP Baseball 19 will be distributed through Origin on PC, joining both Steam and direct download from its own website as ways to purchase and play the game. Not only will OOTP now be available on Origin but due to the partnership with Electronic Arts the game will be included as part of the Origin Access subscription service which goes for $30 a year or $5 month-to-month. This team-up appears to be beneficial to both parties....
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