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  • Madden creative director Rex Dickson has left EA Sports
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    Posted May 2nd, 2018 at 8:00 pm No Comments »
    Rex Dickson, the creative director of the Madden NFL series since 2012 when Ian Cummings departed the EA Tiburon studio, made it official today that he has left EA Sports for a position with mobile gaming company Backflip Studios.  (more…)...
  • New patch for MLB The Show 18 further addresses the most pressing gameplay issues
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    Posted May 1st, 2018 at 4:15 pm No Comments »
    Three areas of gameplay that have been heavily scrutinized since release are at the center of another patch for MLB The Show 18. Issues have been identified with the PCI jumping up or down during a swing, fielders struggling to make a play on balls that they should be able reach, and fastball speeds that have made the pitch practically unusable in online games. The latest update to MLB The Show 18 hits on all three of those problematic areas. However, pitch speed has only been adjusted fo...
  • Super Mega Baseball 2 available now, and on Xbox One it’s free
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    Posted May 1st, 2018 at 8:30 am No Comments »
    The sequel to one of the best sports games of recent years has now arrived. Super Mega Baseball 2 can be downloaded for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC through Steam. SMB2 is being sold for $30 however this month Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to get the game free on XB1. Three DLC packs accompany the release that range from $3.49 to $4.49 for increasing the customization options. Super Mega Baseball 2 addresses the primary deficiency of the original by adding in online play....
  • World Cup DLC coming free to FIFA 18
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    Posted April 30th, 2018 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    It's been a disappointing few months as the realization slowly sank in that EA Sports wouldn't be releasing a standalone 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia game. Now finally details on the plans for the World Cup have been revealed today with free DLC on the way for FIFA 18 and thankfully it at least has averted the worst case scenario of being content related solely to Ultimate Team. Coming May 29th (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch) the DLC will include the 32 nations that qualified for the tournament...
  • The Line Drive for April 29
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    Posted April 29th, 2018 at 10:30 am No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦All first round picks from the NFL Draft have been added to Madden 18 Ultimate Team. ♦The NBA 2K18 sim predicting the Thunder's season was pretty much dead-on. ♦Twitter poll asked about right stick usage on offense as NBA 2K19 is being worked on. ♦Look for the review of Super Mega Baseball 2 to go live on Sporting News mid-week. ♦Metalhead Softwar...
  • Details on the first ratings changes for MLB The Show 18
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    Posted April 27th, 2018 at 12:45 pm No Comments »
    Today's roster update for MLB The Show 18 is the first to include ratings changes. While it's still relatively early in the season enough data is now present to justify making those changes but the upgrades and downgrades have been kept somewhat minimal considering it has only been a month. The specific ratings mentioned here belong to Diamond Dynasty mode where the numbers are lower across the board than those found in the rest of the game. Of greatest interest are the players in Diamond...
  • Press Row Podcast: Entering the golden age for value
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    Posted April 26th, 2018 at 3:30 pm No Comments »
    Subscription services continue to provide great value and the news on three games impacted by them headlined the week in sports gaming. Discussion on this episode of the Press Row Podcast includes Super Mega Baseball 2 being offered for free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, PES 2018 being added to the Xbox Game Pass service, and a 20% discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers on NBA Playgrounds 2 which looks to also now have a release date. Additionally there's sadness over the lack of a W...
  • PES 2018 headed to Game Pass and another content update arrives
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    Posted April 26th, 2018 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 today receives its fourth content update. Most notably the previous ones have included improved player faces, new stadiums, new kits, and Xbox One X enhancements. This latest release includes over 100 player face updates, the addition of Nike Mercurial Superfly 6 Elite boots, and 26 new kits with 17 of them for national teams. The other big PES 2018 news is that the game is headed to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service on May 1. The series already offers a fr...
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