The Line Drive for March 19
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Make sure to qualify for the MLB The Show 17 giveaway drawing this week!
â™¦Check out the highest rated players by position in MLB The Show 17.
â™¦Standard version of MLB The Show 17 can be pre-ordered for $48 w/Amazon Prime.
â™¦There are no more developer streams or blogs planned for MLB The Show 17.
â™¦The digitalÂ Out of the Park Baseball 18 Perfect Te...
Top rated players in MLB The Show 17
Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw are rated 99 Overall in MLB The Show now for four years running. They're followed by Jose Altuve, Andrew Miller, Kenley Jansen, Josh Donaldson, and Kris Bryant in MLB The Show 17. Last season began with Miguel Cabrera and Bryce Harper ranked #3 and #4 respectively but they've slid down considerably from that point.
There are 32 players with 90+ rating in MLB The Show 17 and no team has more than 3 of them on their roster. Check out the piece on Sporting News...
MLB The Show 17 live streams on Road to the Show and graphics
With a series of live streams today developer Sony San Diego dove deeper into Road to the Show mode and visual improvements for MLB The Show 17. In the archived RTTS video much more is shown from the story-like interactions that have been added this year, while the graphics video details things like player faces, grass tech, lighting and PS4 Pro options.
Biggest moves in the new league year for Madden NFL 18
The new league year in the NFL began lastÂ Thursday of course being headlined by the opening of free agency. As usual, a number of big name players quickly agreed to deals with new teams or found themselves on the move via trade.
The Jaguars and Patriots stand out as winners so far. Jacksonville added three impact defensive players while the Patriots brought in Brandin Cooks for their first rounder, have found replacements for their losses, and hung onto Dont'a Hightower. On the flip side...
MLB The Show 17 video puts the spotlight on Road to the Show
Yesterday developer Sony San Diego went into some detail onÂ the new story-like interactions that will debut in Road to the Show with MLB The Show 17. Interactions and choices will be made over the course of a career that could change its trajectory. Now a video has been released that walks through RTTSÂ as a whole, actingÂ as both an introduction for those unfamiliar and a preview of what's new this year that'll interest returning players. It's also noted that new content will be added thro...
Madden NFL 17 patch addresses some final issues with the game
In mid-February a major updateÂ heavy on gameplay improvements was released for Madden NFL 17 and now the game has received a followup patch that cleans up a few remaining issues.
â™¦Addressed a bug that caused the gameplay speed inside of Gauntlet, Skills Trainer, and Franchise Game Planning Drills to be extremely slow.
â™¦Fixed a bug where the offensive tackle would play a blocking animation without engaging with a defensive player.
â™¦Addressed a bug where a userâ€™s profile sett...
Road to the Show gets some story-like interactions in MLB The Show 17
While Road to the Show mode will likely never become a full-on story mode similar to those in NBA 2K and FIFA, with MLB The Show 17 it's integrating at least some narrative elements and critical choices to be made. That was hinted at with the tagline 'Pave Your Path' and now further details have been released on what to expect out of RTTS.Â (more…)...
Another unique form of play coming to Rocket League in free update
Rocket League has remained incredibly popular nearly two years after release due in large part to fantastic post-release support, led by the new spins that have been put on the game as various mode of play. The next to join that group is called Dropshot and will be out March 22 for free.
Dropshot will introduce 'Damage' as a statistic, as the objective of the mode is to break the floor panels and drop the ball in to score goals in a new hexagonal arena. The floor of the arena is separated...