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  • Does having few licensed courses and golfers affect your McIlroy purchase decision?
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    Posted June 29th, 2015 at 5:00 pm 14 Comments »
    Just two weeks now - and well under that for those with EA Access, and Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will be in the hands of consumers. EA Sports has made a concerted effort to appeal to a more casual crowd with the game, offering up multiple play "styles", fantasy courses, and a mode called the Night Club Challenge. What they haven't done is tout their lineup of licensed courses and golfers and for good reason. There are only 12 real golfers on the roster and only 8 courses included on disc (plu...
  • MLB 15: The Show week 12 roster update
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    Posted June 29th, 2015 at 11:30 am 2 Comments »
    Max Scherzer has been on an incredible tear as of late, which included a no-hitter (hit batsman away from a Perfect Game), and a stretch of 23 1/3 innings where he surrendered just a single hit. That has resulted in a much-deserved ratings boost in the latest roster update for MLB 15: The Show that arrived today. Scherzer has risen 3 points to 97 Overall. Other players on the rise include Albert Pujols (+3 to 89), Dallas Keuchel (+3 to 89), and Brett Gardner (+3 to 86). Those headed downw...
  • The Line Drive for June 28
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    Posted June 28th, 2015 at 12:30 pm 4 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Check out articles written and videos recorded for Sporting News and Hit The Pass:      •What do E3 trailer views say about upcoming EA Sports games?      •Michael Jordan featured on cover of NBA 2K16 special edition      •The biggest movers in NBA 2K15 player ratings      •Jordan Speith's US Open victory also a win for EA Sports   Â...
  • EA Access offering 10 hours of early Rory McIlroy PGA Tour playtime
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    Posted June 27th, 2015 at 12:45 pm 14 Comments »
    Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is officially out on July 14 but those with an EA Access subscription on Xbox One will get the opportunity to play it starting July 9. That's not anything new, as ever since the service rolled out all EA games have been made available five days prior to their launch for a limited number of hours. What's interesting is that the number of hours being offered has expanded. EA Access subscribers will get 10 hours with McIlroy to use over that five day period - or any...
  • Breaking down some of the Madden NFL 16 footage out of E3 (Part Two)
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    Posted June 26th, 2015 at 1:45 pm 21 Comments »
    Earlier this week I took a closer look at some gameplay footage of Madden NFL 16, pulling out relevant clips and attempting to identify what the game has added or improved upon and what might still need some work at this stage of development. There were a number of videos captured from E3 however, and certainly there's much more to learn from them - so here's part two which features a breakdown of another original video!  (more…)...
  • Second episode of The Film Room
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    Posted June 26th, 2015 at 10:15 am No Comments »
    Produced for Hit The Pass, The Film Room returns with T.J. Lauerman and I breaking down some footage and examining the thinking that took place as it was being played. Before moving on to other sports games we tackle another situation in MLB 15: The Show. This time it's a tense 9th inning with the game on the line and a number of strategical decisions to be made. ...
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