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  • Save money on your Madden NFL 16 pre-order
    Posted August 18th, 2015 at 6:30 pm 4 Comments »
    Madden NFL 16 is nearly here, it releases next Tuesday while those on Xbox One with EA Access will be able to start playing Thursday, and there are still some enticing deals on the game to take advantage which is somewhat rare for pre-orders. Amazon continues to offer the game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to Prime members for $50. Take the order to checkout to see the discount applied. Those that have a copy of Madden NFL 15 to get rid of will want to consider the trade-in offer be...
  • Which Pro-Am from the upcoming NBA games is the most intriguing?
    Posted August 18th, 2015 at 11:15 am 8 Comments »
    NBA 2K16 and NBA Live 16 don't share a lot in common in terms of the modes they'll be offering up, but they do have one that is not just similar in nature but share the same name: Pro-Am. The 2K Pro-Am takes the place of last year's Jordan Rec Center, and continues with 5-on-5 (every player can be controlled by a different user or some spots taken by CPU) and NBA rules. Leaderboards and matchmaking have been added - no more time wasted waiting in "Got Next" spots! However the biggest new...
  • Giveaway: Madden NFL 16
    Posted August 17th, 2015 at 11:30 am 13 Comments »
    In entering the heart of the sports gaming season the semi-regular site giveaways now return! The first of many to come is for a copy of Madden NFL 16 on the system of choice. For a second opportunity at winning a copy of Madden NFL 16 make sure to enter the giveaway currently running through Hit The Pass as well. There are several ways to qualify and each one counts for entries so the more you complete the more chances to win. The giveaway is open now and will run through August 20t...
  • MLB 15: The Show week 19 roster update
    Posted August 17th, 2015 at 10:00 am 1 Comment »
    One week after the long-awaited sweeping ratings reevaluation for the entire league arrived, the latest roster update for MLB 15: The Show is a return to normalcy. Some of the ratings changes even appear to correct questionable movement from that last update. The roster file, though it appears to update in-game, is not the new one at the moment. The ratings mentioned below are not changed and the new players are not included. This will be updated when the new roster is live. [Update] It ...
  • The Line Drive for August 16
    Posted August 16th, 2015 at 11:30 am 3 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:      •It's not too late to enter the Madden NFL 16 giveaway at Hit The Pass!      •The good, the bad, and the ugly from the Madden NFL 16 player ratings      •Send in your best moments for the next edition of the Highlight Room!      •What was the best s...
  • EA’s new “draft” modes in Madden and FIFA generating mixed response
    Posted August 15th, 2015 at 2:15 pm 23 Comments »
    EA Sports has multiple reasons to be heavily motivated in developing new modes for their games that could beecome money-makers in the years to come. Following the explosion of Ultimate Team, the search for the next one is on, and the first attempt at that are the "draft" modes in Madden NFL 16 and FIFA 16. Initial reaction to the announcements appeared tepid but those making up the crowd being targeted aren't necessarily the ones who are most engaged in the products. Based on the poll po...
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly of Madden NFL 16’s player ratings
    Posted August 14th, 2015 at 12:30 pm 29 Comments »
    The highly anticipated annual list of player ratings for the upcoming Madden went out earlier this week. It's one thing to scan the list and look over the rankings at the top or from a favorite team, but there's plenty of intriguing details to be dug out of all those numbers found in the full ratings spreadsheet. In the latest piece put together for Sporting News some of the top players in particular attributes for Madden NFL 16 are highlighted, those that find themselves as the wors...
  • Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings now available on Xbox One
    Posted August 14th, 2015 at 10:15 am 5 Comments »
    One of the best sports games last year was not licensed, nor was it a pure simulation. It was exclusive to the PS4 and it didn't even release until December. Now that game, along with some new content, has made it over to the Xbox One. Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings went out today on Xbox One and is being sold for $17 to Xbox Live Gold members or $20 otherwise. There is also a trial version for those who'd like to get a feel for the game before committing to a purchase.  (more&hellip...
  • First DLC out now for Rocket League
    Posted August 13th, 2015 at 6:00 pm 2 Comments »
    The Supersonic Fury DLC Pack for Rocket League is now available to download on PlayStation 4 and PC. It arrives shortly after the release of the game's second patch which went out on Tuesday. It goes for $3.99 and includes two new cars and new paint types, boosts and wheels. It can be purchased directly from the game's main menu.  (more…)...
  • PES 2016 demo now available
    Posted August 13th, 2015 at 2:15 pm 7 Comments »
    The demo for Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PS3, and 360. It arrives over a month in advance of the game's release, which means it gets to cement a first impression in the minds of consumers, heading into a very busy window where it will be competing with a multitude of games for attention and sales. Featured in the demo are two different stadiums and seven clubs: Brazil, France, Juventus F.C., A.S. Roma, FC Bayern München, SC Corinthians, and...
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