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  • Madden NFL 18 showing itself to be biggest beneficiary of Xbox One X upgrade
    Posted November 9th, 2017 at 10:45 am 4 Comments »
    Games that have been updated by developers to take advantage of the new Xbox One X can display in native 4K with HDR on capable TVs. They may also have more consistently high framerates and improved textures, and all games will see improved load times. What does that really mean though for the current crop of sports games? And does any of that matter enough to justify the high $500 price?  (more…)...
  • The faster loading times from Xbox One X may be its most important advantage
    Posted November 8th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 10 Comments »
    While the main selling point of the Xbox One X is the ability to showcase games in native 4K and HDR there are several other benefits that will be seen by playing games on the new more powerful system. Focusing just on the loading time improvements they are significant, given the number of times a game is loaded up and into over the course of its lifespan.  (more…)...
  • The four different editions of MLB The Show 18 and what they offer
    Posted November 7th, 2017 at 1:30 pm 13 Comments »
    MLB The Show 18 has been officially unveiled with the announcement of Aaron Judge for the cover and the various pre-order incentives. Though there aren't any details on the upcoming game's actual features or improvements pre-orders naturally are getting pushed at this early stage. With four different options and retailer-specific bonuses a breakdown is provided below. Heavy Diamond Dynasty players will want to go for the Digital Deluxe, while the MVP Edition is probably the best option for e...
  • Cover of MLB The Show 18 goes to Yankees phenom Aaron Judge
    Posted November 6th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 9 Comments »
    When MLB The Show 18 releases in March the cover of the game will feature a player setting a few firsts for the series. Aaron Judge becomes the first New York Yankees player to appear on the cover. It's also the first time that the cover athlete is coming off a rookie season. Judge is an easy choice for MLB The Show 18 given his meteoric rise as a rookie in the nation's biggest market. He began MLB 17 rated as just a 68 and finished as 88 with power ratings in the 90s. Besides last year's...
  • EA Sports UFC 3 beta begins late this month
    Posted November 6th, 2017 at 12:15 pm 1 Comment »
    Announced alongside the cover and feature reveals for EA Sports UFC 3 was that a public beta will also be held for the game. The beta period will run from Monday, November 27 through Friday, December 1 - but it's possible if not likely that it'll get extended through the weekend. Register here to receive a code at a later date for the beta on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. In recent years EA Sports has conducted both open and closed betas for UFC, FIFA, and NHL and offered early online demos ...
  • The Line Drive for November 5
    Posted November 5th, 2017 at 10:15 am 12 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Review of Mutant Football League, the sequel 24 years in the making. ♦Mutant Football League went out for Xbox One through Game Preview. ♦Several teams were big winners at trade deadline through Madden NFL 18. ♦The cover athlete for MLB The Show 18 will be announced on Monday. ♦Recent patch for NBA Live 18 has added support for Xbox One X. ♦Sig...
  • Madden NFL 18 patch adjusts gameplay, prepares Xbox One X enhancements
    Posted November 3rd, 2017 at 12:30 pm 1 Comment »
    With the Xbox One X coming out next week the latest patch for Madden NFL 18 delivers the promised enhancements that will be taken advantage of by the new hardware including true 4K, HDR, and increased character detail. The patch influences other areas of the game as well and applies to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.  (more…)...
  • EA Sports UFC 3 feature and release details
    Posted November 3rd, 2017 at 9:30 am 7 Comments »
    The release of the third entry in the EA Sports UFC franchise is nearing and today the first look at the game was provided with its debut trailer, some feature news, and release details. The series comes off the sequel which improved on the weaknesses of its predecessor and delivered more content to be enjoyed along with a focus more on satisfying MMA fans rather than attempting to capture a general audience that would never have any interest in the game. EA Sports UFC 3 features Conor M...
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