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  • Emotion and Atmosphere On Display In New Video for FIFA 15
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    Posted July 19th, 2014 at 5:00 pm 2 Comments »
    EA Sports last month released some short clips of gameplay and presentation improvements. Those were just brief glimpses to demonstrate what to expect from the full features list that was revealed during E3. They've gone further now in the area of emotion and intensity, relating both to the players and the crowd, in this latest video. Emotional Intelligence For the first time ever, players have memories and will show emotion based on the context of the match. With over 600 new emotional re...
  • Gameplay Improvements for Madden NFL 15 Presented in Detailed Live Stream
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    Posted July 19th, 2014 at 10:15 am 32 Comments »
    EA Sports held a live stream yesterday for Madden NFL 25 to explain and show off the improvements to gameplay that have been the marketing focus since E3. It turned out to be a fairly valuable watch with a lot of information relating to the new features, issues the development team attempted to address, and the thinking behind it all. There's a difference between reading about all the various gameplay-related features and actually having them shown and discussed in a manner that gets across...
  • Press Row Podcast: The Growing Concerns Over Microtransactions
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    Posted July 18th, 2014 at 1:00 pm No Comments »
    The latest Press Row Hangout tackles one of the most controversial topics in gaming today - how microtransactions are being implemented in games, the effect they have on consumers, and even the way they are influencing how games are designed. In regards to sports titles the discussion examines the beginnings of the dedicated pursuit of digital revenue with Ultimate Team, the situation now after the mess created by NBA 2K14 and potentially dangerous decision made for PES 2015, and what the fu...
  • Improvements to Player AI Discussed in New Madden NFL 15 Video
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    Posted July 18th, 2014 at 8:30 am 21 Comments »
    EA Sports has released another in a series of videos meant to show off improvements and additions to Madden NFL 15. The latest is what they call "Player Sense 2.0" and relates to the intelligence of the players in making decisions and reacting to situations. "Player Sense" was introduced in Madden NFL 25 and though limited in scope it did show some promise. ZONE/MAN COVERAGE IMPROVEMENTS Zone Coverage ratings now have a bigger impact on how quickly defenders break on throws. Defenders wit...
  • Trailer for Gone Girl
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    Posted July 17th, 2014 at 1:00 pm No Comments »
    The full theatrical trailer has arrived for the drama Gone Girl. The film is directed by David Fincher and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. It's expected to be among the Oscar contenders for this year. Gone Girl is slated to release on October 3. Gone Girl - Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his ...
  • Details on Patch Released for MLB 14: The Show on PS4 and PS3
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    Posted July 17th, 2014 at 12:15 pm 16 Comments »
    SCEA today released the first patch for the PlayStation 4 version of MLB 14: The Show with the fixes also being applied to the PS3 version which is now on its second. It's a significant update that would appear to address many of the issues people have had with the game since its release in early May (PS4) and the beginning of April (PS3). Areas impacted by the patch include online play (will have to sufficiently evaluate to determine effectiveness), the misaligned strike zone specific to...
  • Deal Available for EA Sports UFC
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    Posted July 17th, 2014 at 9:15 am 10 Comments »
    It's only been out a month but EA Sports UFC can already be had for $40. Amazon has the game at that price already for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Gamestop also has it for $40 right now though it's unclear whether that is just online or also in-store. In some cases retailer deals are only available until a certain supply has run out, so those interested will want to take advantage of the offer quickly. [Update] Best Buy, Walmart, and others have followed as this isn't just a retailer-sp...
  • New NHL 15 Video Shows Off Improvements Made to Physics
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    Posted July 16th, 2014 at 11:30 am No Comments »
    EA Sports today released the latest video for NHL 15 this time focusing on the advancements to physics primarily as it relates to collisions and the puck. These are improvements made specific to the PS4 and Xbox One version of the game and won't be realized in PS3 and 360. 12 Player NHL Collision Physics utilizes the power of next generation consoles and the critically-acclaimed NHL Collision Physics system, to put every player on the ice into physics at all times. This means that every ...
  • Tackling Mechanics On Display in Latest Madden NFL 15 Video
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    Posted July 15th, 2014 at 2:00 pm 36 Comments »
    EA Sports has released another video focusing on one of the new elements being introduced in Madden NFL 15. Tackling has received a lot of attention, going as far as to even add a "Tackle Cone" in order to help those who have struggled with it in the past. (more…)...
  • Cover Art Revealed for NBA 2K15; Pharrell Putting Together The Soundtrack
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    Posted July 15th, 2014 at 10:15 am 9 Comments »
    2K Sports today released the official cover for NBA 2K15 featuring Kevin Durant. Check out the full cover here. While some fans are expressing frustration with the lack of info or even screenshots for 2K15 - the cover and a soundtrack-related announcement won't help in that regard - the game is basically right on schedule considering the typical way 2K Sports markets the series. For the third straight year a prominent name will be selecting the soundtrack. Pharrell (please don't put 'Happ...
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