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  • Start Today feature proving a worthwhile addition to MyLeague in NBA 2K17
    Posted November 14th, 2016 at 4:15 pm 22 Comments »
    As the season progresses the usefullness of the new 'Start Today' feature introduced for MyLeague in NBA 2K17 will continue to grow. The option allows for users to begin their season with up-to-date standings and statistics. Now two weeks into the season teams have anywhere from 8 to 11 games played, and some gamers may wish to jump on the bandwagon of those with hot starts or look to turn things around for those that have disappointed thus far. In examining the accuracy of the feature it...
  • Madden NFL 17 Pre-Black Friday Deal
    Posted November 14th, 2016 at 6:30 am 8 Comments »
    Madden NFL 17 is currently available for $30 through Amazon Prime for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. With Black Friday nearing (Nov 25) it's a great opportunity to secure it for about the same price it'll be found then without having to worry about crowds or supply running out online. [Update] Supply of both versions at that price have now been run through. Madden, NBA 2K17, FIFA 17 and others will be $27-30 on Black Friday....
  • The Line Drive for November 13
    Posted November 13th, 2016 at 2:15 pm 10 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦The biggest movers in player ratings through midseason in Madden NFL 17. ♦Details on the new Most Beard promotion in Madden NFL 17 Ultimate Team. ♦Muthead breaks down the other new content of the week in Madden Ultimate Team. ♦Video from Zan looks at the WR Swerve exploit which was discussed in latest podcast. ♦2K Sports updated their player fairn...
  • Press Row Podcast: eSports Growing Pains
    Posted November 12th, 2016 at 1:45 pm 1 Comment »
    While it’s uphill battle for sports games in the world of eSports the likes of EA Sports and 2K Sports are dedicated to carving out a place for their franchises in the lucrative competitive arena. The games are battling the actual real-life sporting broadcasts for interest from viewers, while also struggling to prove a compelling watch when they often fail to look like the sports they are supposed to represent due to the way they are being played. Madden NFL 17‘s first competition of ...
  • World Series Champion Cubs celebrated with new Diamond Dynasty content
    Posted November 11th, 2016 at 12:00 pm 2 Comments »
    The season may be over but support for Diamond Dynasty mode in MLB The Show 16 continues. Today a new Chicago Cubs Champions Pack and missions tied to a trio of new flashback cards were added. Obtaining the three new flashbacks and completing statistical tasks will unlock Prime Matt Garza. Andrew Cashner (Rookie Flashback) needs to accrue 10 strikeouts, Marlon Byrd (Prime Flashback) must get 5 hits, and Darwin Barney (Prime Flashback) requires 10 fielding assists. Currently on the m...
  • Madden NFL 17 roster update details out of week nine of the season
    Posted November 10th, 2016 at 2:45 pm 9 Comments »
    The roster update following week nine of the season is now available in Madden NFL 17. The standout performances of the week on offense came from Melvin Gordon, Jimmy Graham, and Matt Ryan, however only Gordon received a boost with 2 points up to 82 Overall. This week's update is a bit heavier on those going down than those who have been increased. Notables on the move include Greg Olsen (+1 to 97), Khalil Mack (+1 to 94), Eric Weddle (+1 to 94), Harrison Smith (-1 to 94), Desmond Trufant...
  • EA Sports UFC 2 now included in the EA Access Vault
    Posted November 10th, 2016 at 10:45 am 1 Comment »
    The latest sports game to arrive in the EA Access Vault on Xbox One is EA Sports UFC 2. Originally released back in March, EA UFC 2 was much better received than the first effort with the series but has struggled to find an audience beyond the most hardcore of MMA fans. The revenue-generating version of Ultimate Team didn't prove especially compelling either which is something publishers have now come to depend upon. UFC 3 is expected in 2018 and some idea of feature plans have already leake...
  • Skate 3 now backwards compatible on XB1
    Posted November 10th, 2016 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    Despite the pleas of fans Electronic Arts has shown no signs of bringing the Skate franchse back to life for the new generation of consoles. A consolation prize though arrives today as Skate 3 is now among the library of backwards compatible titles on Xbox One. Skate 3 originally came out in 2010 and actually was the lowest rated edition of the series finishing with an 80 on Metacritic. Some of the complaints were related to the proximity of releases as the three Skate games were produce...
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