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  • Review of NBA Live 18
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    Posted September 11th, 2017 at 5:00 pm 22 Comments »
    Does the NBA Live franchise have any life left in it to ever make a legitimate comeback? EA Sports has continued attempts to resuscitate its once-popular basketball series only to fail time and time again. Given the track record there would be little reason to expect NBA Live 18 to be a really good game but it comes surprisingly close to achieving just that. NBA Live 18 is a simplified and fun game to play with an excellent career mode that unfortunately proves to be an incomplete produc...
  • NBA 2K18 Giveaway
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    Posted September 11th, 2017 at 9:00 am 1 Comment »
    With the avalanche of sports games now upon us here is the first opportunity to win a copy of one of the year's most anticipated games. Retweet the tweet below be a follower of the @pastapadre account on Twitter to be eligible to win a copy of NBA 2K18! The winner drawn at random late Wednesday night will get to select platform of choice between PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Giving away a copy of #NBA2K18 - RT/Follow to be entered for a chance at it! Winner will be drawn a...
  • The Line Drive for September 10
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    Posted September 10th, 2017 at 5:15 pm 1 Comment »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦EA Sports is in the process of revealing the top 100 rated players for FIFA 18. ♦Best Buy is giving a $10 bonus towards FIFA 18 when trading in FIFA 17. ♦Reviews coming soon for NBA Live 18 and NHL 18, followed by NBA 2K18 and PES 2018. ♦First NBA 2K18 giveaway will open Monday on Twitter winner drawn Wed night. ♦The first roster update for the ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Trial Period
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    Posted September 9th, 2017 at 9:15 pm No Comments »
    With limited-time trials available to play for NBA Live 18, NHL 18, and NBA 2K18, this episode of the Press Row Podcast covers first impressions of the three games which all have drastically different circumstances surrounding their release. Live desperately needs to recapture some credibility, NHL is stable but looking to generate new sales to casual consumers, and 2K18 is guaranteed to be a smash hit but is getting fans started early on their careers. Check out the podcast through iTune...
  • The Prelude for NBA 2K18 is out now
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    Posted September 7th, 2017 at 10:00 pm 12 Comments »
    Get an early start on NBA 2K18 with The Prelude which is now available to download free on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Acting as a demo of sorts, The Prelude offers an opportunity to try out the new 'Neighborhood' open-world area which encompasses elements of MyCareer, MyPark, Pro-Am, and character customization. Progress made in The Prelude will carry over to the full game if purchased. Last year with NBA 2K17 it was the collegiate portion of MyCareer mode that was playable along with w...
  • 10 hour trial for NBA Live 18 now available through EA Access on Xbox One
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    Posted September 7th, 2017 at 11:30 am 11 Comments »
    NBA Live 18 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One. Subscribers to the service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if there is any activity taking place at all. Because of that make sure to exit out and close the application from the Xbox One home screen when not in use. The 10 hours are there to play immedia...
  • 10 hour trial for NHL 18 now available through EA Access on Xbox One
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    Posted September 7th, 2017 at 8:15 am 6 Comments »
    NHL 18 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One. Subscribers to the service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if there is any activity taking place at all. Because of that make sure to exit out and close the application from the Xbox One home screen when not in use. The 10 hours are there to play immediately ...
  • NBA 2K18 companion app available now
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    Posted September 6th, 2017 at 1:00 pm 6 Comments »
    The MyNBA2K18 mobile app went live today for both iOS and Android devices in advance of Friday's release of The Prologue. As has been the case in recent years, the app acts as a companion to the console game, offering an opportunity to scan faces for MyPlayer characters and earn extra VC on a daily basis.  There's also a card battle game contained within. ♦Facial Scanning with your mobile device to get YOU in NBA 2K18 on PS4 and Xbox One ♦Earn Virtual Currency daily ♦Shop for con...
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