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  • Survey reveals potential features and improvements for NHL 18
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    Posted April 24th, 2017 at 10:45 am 8 Comments »
    Over the years features for upcoming EA Sports games have sometimes leaked through consumer surveys distributed with the intention of gauging reception to certain ideas and then assessing respective priorities. The feedback would help shape the final feature set as not all laid out would end up making the cut. It happened with NHL 16 and the most recent one was for EA Sports UFC 3, which provides an idea of where that franchise will be headed in 2018. This last weekend a survey was sent ...
  • The Line Drive for April 23
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    Posted April 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm 3 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦All of 2016's EA Sports games can now be found in the EA Access Vault on Xbox One. ♦NBA 2K17's playoff predictions are looking pretty good at this point of the first round. ♦Player review of the legend Juan Marichal found in MLB The Show 17. ♦Free tickets to the EA Play event held June 10-12 in Hollywood are now available. ♦Look for incoming rooki...
  • Press Row Podcast: Spring Break(down)
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    Posted April 22nd, 2017 at 11:15 am No Comments »
    In this week’s episode of the Press Row Podcast, host Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham have a follow-up discussion on last week’s topic regarding consumer unrest before moving on to address other subjects. Those include whether it’s a good or bad idea to continually tinker with fundamental elements of games such as the constant changes being made to shooting in NBA 2K17, the potential of the upcoming arcade-style game NBA Playgrounds, what the WNBA could mean for NBA Live 18, and a handfu...
  • Details on the first roster update for MLB The Show 17
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    Posted April 21st, 2017 at 11:15 am 11 Comments »
    After having its release delayed a week the first roster update for MLB The Show 17 is now available to download. This update primarily focused on adding new players who have made their major league debuts this season. Once a player makes their first appearance in the big leagues they become part of the MLBPA and eligible for inclusion in the game.  (more…)...
  • FIFA 17 added to the EA Access Vault
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    Posted April 21st, 2017 at 6:30 am 3 Comments »
    The final EA Sports game from 2016 has now reached the Vault in the EA Access subscription service. FIFA 17 was added today making it available in full to all subscribers through EA Access on Xbox One and Origin Access for PC. EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony declining to offer the service on PS4 despite its remarkable value. 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 FIFA 17 n...
  • Full roster for NBA Playgrounds
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    Posted April 20th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 14 Comments »
    Developer Saber Interactive has revealed the entire NBA Playgrounds roster through Gamespot which is made up of 44 players from the league's past and 3-6 players representing each team. I've broken that complete list out into the legends and for the current players with their respective teams. Surprisingly there are some great present day players that have been left off the game including Isaiah Thomas, Klay Thompson, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Kemba Walker. A tweet from the company m...
  • Amazon Prime members will get free NBA 2K17 bonuses next week
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    Posted April 20th, 2017 at 9:30 am 4 Comments »
    When Amazon purchased Twitch in 2014 it was only a matter of time before the two websites became linked and that happened last year. One of the lesser-known benefits of the Prime subscription service is what's referred to as 'Twitch Prime' which eliminates advertisements when watching streams and provides a free channel subscription each month. It'll now also offer something extra for those with NBA 2K17. Beginning Tuesday, April 25 those with Prime will receive 75,000 VC and a MyTeam ...
  • All the players already confirmed for the NBA Playgrounds roster
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    Posted April 19th, 2017 at 9:15 am 4 Comments »
    When NBA Playgrounds releases next month it'll feature over 200 current and former players. Some of those on the roster have been seen in the two trailers and handful of screenshots that have been released and even more now are known thanks to the image above. Legends confirmed thus far are Ray Allen, Shawn Kemp, Allen Iverson, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Larry Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks, Chris Webber, Chris Mullin, Clyde Drexler, Alex English, Spud Webb, C...
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