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  • Press Row Podcast: Sports Games as Platforms
    Posted November 21st, 2015 at 11:45 am No Comments »
    With massive patches recently released for NBA 2K16 and Madden NFL 16, and extensive updates being made to Rocket League, discussion on this week's Press Row Podcast focuses on how post-release support has gone from just making fixes to significantly improving the products and adding value to them. There's also the message they send to consumers, contrasted with games that don't provide that same support such as NBA Live 16. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with ...
  • UEFA Euro 2016 content coming for free to Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 next year
    Posted November 20th, 2015 at 1:45 pm 3 Comments »
    Earlier this year Konami announced they had acquired the license to the UEFA Euro tournament which had been with EA Sports since 2000. The next one, being held in France, begins June 2016 and runs for a month. Now the publisher has announced a basic plan for how that license will be utilized.  (more…)...
  • Madden NFL 16 Roster Update – Week 10
    Posted November 19th, 2015 at 4:00 pm 28 Comments »
    The roster update following week 10 of the NFL season is now available on all platforms for Madden NFL 16. The biggest news is that Aaron Rodgers has dropped from the 99 Overall rating he's held all season. Check out all the details of the latest update with the spreadsheet here. Notable players on the rise include Michael Bennett (+1 to 97), Ndamukong Suh (+1 to 97), Fletcher Cox (+1 to 96), Carson Palmer (+1 to 95), Cliff Avril (+1 to 95), Larry Fitzgerald (+1 to 94), Patrick Peterson (...
  • New uniforms and movement in the upper-tier of players with latest NBA 2K16 roster update
    Posted November 19th, 2015 at 12:15 pm 19 Comments »
    There are only six players in NBA 2K16 that have an Overall Rating of 90+ and in the new roster update for the game there's shuffling at the bottom end of that elite club. DeMarcus Cousins (+3 to 90) and Kawhi Leonard (+2 to 90) received significant boosts to their ratings while James Harden (-2 to 89) and Chris Paul (-1 to 89) got dinged after disappointing starts to the season. Cousins is averaging 28 points and 11 rebounds and Leonard is at career highs in points, rebounds, and in sh...
  • Deal on Madden NFL 16 today only
    Posted November 19th, 2015 at 10:30 am 5 Comments »
    With Black Friday right around the corner there typically wouldn't be deals worth jumping on but one has emerged for Madden NFL 16 today. Amazon is offering the game on Xbox One and PS4 as its "Deal of the Day" for just $25. It won't be found for cheaper than that next week, so there's no reason to hold off on getting it now. [Update] It appears Amazon has run through all the stock they had for the game at the low price. Hopefully most of those interested were able to grab it when availa...
  • Taking a Look at the new XP Sliders in Madden NFL 16 Online Franchise
    Posted November 18th, 2015 at 3:30 pm 9 Comments »
    Franchise mode in Madden NFL 16 suffers from some questionable design decisions that stretch beyond the awful Drive Goals implemented this year, with others related to Game Prep, Confidence, and the XP system. With the latest patch for Madden 16 new XP Sliders have been added that finally provide some flexibility to one of those aspects of the mode. Only available in "online" franchises started after today, the new slider allows for the commissioner to increase or decrease the amount of...
  • Chaos Run DLC and a new arena coming to Rocket League next month
    Posted November 18th, 2015 at 10:00 am 1 Comment »
    Whether it be free new arenas, mutators changing up the way the game can play, or DLC for new vehicles, Rocket League has been on a roll with terrific post-release support. In addition to a mutator that will transform the soccer into something more like hockey next month, another new arena and a DLC pack are on the way.  (more…)...
  • Deluxe Edition of EA Sports UFC 2 targeting fans of Ultimate Team
    Posted November 18th, 2015 at 9:00 am 5 Comments »
    Last week the sequel to EA Sports UFC was made official, with Ronda Rousey being announced for the cover - prior to the defeat that has thrown a wrench into marketing plans - and the major features for the game detailed. Now various retailers have revealed there to be a "Deluxe Edition" for $10 more than the standard edition, and like other games from the publisher it has been designed to entice those planning to play Ultimate Team into paying a little more upfront to save in the long run...
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