Much more on the new special moves for ball carriers in Madden NFL 17
Though much of the initial reaction towards Madden NFL 17 has been positive based on the first stated features - Franchise mode as a focus, defensive AI enhancements, and work done to special teams, the one area that hasn't generated a rousing reaction is the new ball-carrier controls. Madden has been instituting visual aids to various areas of Madden for years now (defensive line, WR/DB, tackle cone) to mostly forgettable results and this is the latest.
EA Sports released additional deta...
Details on the fifth patch for FIFA 16
EA Sports has released a fifth post-release update to FIFA 16 on Xbox One, PS4, PS3, 360, and PC. Unlike the last patch, which influenced gameplay fairly heavily, this one is relatively minor and primarily intended to improve matchmaking in Ultimate Team.
â™¦Matchmaking improvements to help players find each other quicker.
â™¦Matchmaking rematch issues in FUT Online Draft.
â™¦Enhanced ability to message players about issues and updates.
â™¦Fixed the compare feature on leaderboards.
Interview on The 4 Verts Podcast
I recently appeared on The 4 Verts Podcast for an interview to discuss the journey of Pastapadre.com, creation of Hit The Pass, and writing for Sporting News. The conversation then turns to Madden and the differences between the development team now and in the past, the impact of Ultimate Team, areas in which the series has struggled the most, and what needs to be done for it to join the elite class of sports games in a shrinking marketplace....
Nascar expansion available today for Forza 6
Nascar has come to the Forza Motorsport series on Xbox One. An expansion released today for Forza 6 that features a new Nascar World Tour Career, Homestead-Miami Speedway, and 24 cars/16 drivers including Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, BradÂ Keselowski, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, and Danica Patrick.Â The Nascar expansion is being sold for $20 and will go out later today.
How would American stock cars fare against Australian V8s at Bathurst, or aga...
New MLB The Show 16 patch is here to fix the baserunning broken by the last patch
Two weeks ago a patch went out for MLB The Show 16 that addressed various issues with the game including the auto-baserunning that had not worked properly since the game released in late March. Unfortunately, the patch wrecked manual-baserunning in the process, and messed up several other areas of the game along with it.
Today the fourth patch for the game went live. It's intended to fix multiple problems with baserunning, cloud saves, and other issues. (more…)...
The Line Drive for May 15
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Von Miller missed out on the Madden NFL 17 cover then heÂ got punked in the screenshots.
â™¦Rob Gronkowski has claimedÂ the Madden NFL 17 cover after finishing runner-up last year.
â™¦The NBA Live series faces an uncertain future following yet another game delayed.
â™¦Pre-orders of Madden NFL 17 are live and 20% off for Amazon Prime members.
Press Row Podcast: Track and Field
The current state of sports games - on console, PC, and mobile devices - is ever-changing and evolving at a rapid pace. Former creative director of the Madden NFL series Ian Cummings returns to the Press Row Podcast joining me and friend of the show Rich Grisham to discuss his own mobile game as well as the "bigger picture."
For starters, Ian describes his mobile game Photo Finish Horse Racing that is gaining steam on iOS and Android, the evolution of it from a one-man side project to a f...
New pack in MLB The Show 16 goes heavy on speed and introduces some new cards
The fourth special pack to release during the regular season is now available for a limited time in MLB The Show 16. For 3,000 Coins it contains six player cards for a chance at some of the fastest players in the game and a â€śdoubled chanceâ€ť atÂ Gold and DiamondÂ cards.
As with the first three packs itâ€™s questionable whether anyone should risk their coins on these given the nature of the supposed increased odds, not having the two item cards found in standard packs, and being three t...