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  • Press Row Podcast: Back to Business
    Posted February 2nd, 2018 at 7:15 am 1 Comment »
    Could Microsoft really be looking at buying Electronic Arts? What would it mean if that actually came about? The big rumor this week is discussed in this episode of the Press Row Podcast. Other topics include more thoughts on EA Sports UFC 3, what Madden NFL 18 predicts for Super Bowl 52, and the remarkable numbers being reached by the FIFA franchise. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The...
  • EA’s stock reaches all-time high off latest financial reporting and forecast
    Posted January 31st, 2018 at 11:00 am 24 Comments »
    All of the considerable losses from the Star Wars Battlefront II fiasco amounted to just a speed bump for Electronic Arts as the company's stock hit an all-time high at market opening this morning following reporting on Q3 financials and increased projections for Q4. The rumors that Microsoft may be looking at acquiring the company have also helped to bump the stock performance in recent days.  (more…)...
  • NBA Live 18 gets its deep discount now for PlayStation 4
    Posted January 30th, 2018 at 1:15 pm 17 Comments »
    Earlier in January a deal on NBA Live 18 brought the game down to its lowest price point ever of just $7.49 but only on Xbox One. That same deal has now reached the PS4 and will be available for the next week to PSPlus subscribers. Given the turbulence of the series over the last decade there was never a chance that NBA Live 18 would sell many copies no matter how good the game would turn out to be. Skepticism from consumers was more than justified and its competitor too popular and well ...
  • Electronic Arts rumored to be acquisition target for Microsoft
    Posted January 29th, 2018 at 3:15 pm 9 Comments »
    A potential bombshell was dropped in an article from Polygon today centered on Microsoft's struggles to produce first-party games for the Xbox One that compete in both number and quality with those found on the PlayStation 4. The company has been looking at making a big move to solve that problem through an acquisition of a major company or development studio. Some of the names being thrown around as possible acquisitions by Microsoft are, frankly, astounding, even unthinkable. But the fact...
  • The Line Drive for January 28
    Posted January 28th, 2018 at 11:15 am 1 Comment »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Ratings analysis and simulation results from NBA 2K18 with the ASG rosters. ♦All-Star Game rosters and jerseys still not been added to either NBA game. ♦Tuner has already made changes to stamina and submissions for EA Sports UFC 3. ♦Snoop Dogg provides commentary for Knockout Mode in EA Sports UFC 3. ♦Amazon now has UFC 3 copies (Champions Ed - St...
  • Press Row Podcast: Most Anticipated Games of 2018 Countdown
    Posted January 27th, 2018 at 9:00 am 2 Comments »
    In a look forward to the year ahead, the panelists on this episode of the Press Row Podcast go through their top five most anticipated sports games of 2018. The criteria varied with the lists including some predictable selections, some surprising ones, and even a few hypotheticals. With @pastapadre @RichGrisham @ThatSportsGamer @danielbaesel @MillsGamingTV Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows...
  • Details on the release and features for Out of the Park Baseball 19
    Posted January 26th, 2018 at 6:30 am 1 Comment »
    The next edition in the highly esteemed Out of the Park Baseball series was announced today. Releasing on March 22 the game will feature improved 3D presentation, new tournament modes, new scouting system and updated rosters along with an addition of a mode coming in summer known as Perfect Team. It can be pre-ordered now with a 10% discount making it $36 and providing early access to the game beginning on March 19.  (more…)...
  • 10 hour trial for EA Sports UFC 3 now available through EA Access
    Posted January 24th, 2018 at 4:15 pm 6 Comments »
    EA Sports UFC 3 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One. Subscribers will get 10 hours of playtime with the trial. 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 completely when not in use. The 10 hours are there to play immediately but can continue to be used beyond ...
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