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  • MLB The Show 16 post-trade deadline roster update details
    Posted August 5th, 2016 at 8:30 am 5 Comments »
    This week's roster update for MLB The Show 16 is an especially notable one as it has delivered all the player trades that occurred in the lead-up to and through the deadline plus some very significant ratings movement.  (more…)...
  • AFC Team Ratings for Madden NFL 17
    Posted August 4th, 2016 at 2:00 pm 9 Comments »
    In what may be the first case ever of a reigning Super Bowl Champion entering the next Madden rated the same as a team that went 3-13, both the Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans begin Madden NFL 17 rated 82 Overall. Denver of course lost Peyton Manning (while terrible last year he still had a good Madden rating) and Brock Osweiler, replacing them with Mark Sanchez and rookie Paxton Lynch. QB obviously drives a big part of a team Overall. Malik Jackson and Danny Trevathan also departed...
  • The NHL 17 online beta has been extended through the weekend
    Posted August 4th, 2016 at 10:00 am 4 Comments »
    The online beta for NHL 17 that began last week had been scheduled to come to an end today. Predictably though EA Sports has announced it'll continue through the weekend and come to a close at 10AM PT on Monday. The beta for NHL 16 was extended in the exact same manner. The extra weekend will provide additional opportunities to collect and act on feedback. Last year EA pushed out a tuning update which addressed issues and provided immediate improvements with the extra days useful in judg...
  • Madden NFL 17 Soundtrack
    Posted August 3rd, 2016 at 9:30 am 13 Comments »
    The importance of soundtracks in sports video games may be at an all-time low due to services like Spotify and the need to turn off music completely by those who record videos or stream but it's still noteworthy when they are revealed. The 40 tracks featured on Madden NFL 17 were announced today along with a Spotify playlist featuring some of the music.  (more…)...
  • Complete database of Madden NFL 17 ratings
    Posted August 2nd, 2016 at 5:30 pm 13 Comments »
    EA Sports today released the full database of player ratings for Madden NFL 17. You can check them all out in this sortable spreadsheet which also includes tabs found at the bottom for individual team-by-team rosters. With Madden NFL 17 the Overall Rating has been lowered across the board and that'll elicit some immediate reactions. On the surface the lowering of the Overall Rating makes it look like a new philosophy to the ratings system has been implemented and that they've been mor...
  • Giveaway: Madden NFL 17
    Posted August 2nd, 2016 at 12:30 pm 92 Comments »
    *The winner has been drawn and notified by email. Thank you for entering and more giveaways will be starting soon* The sports video game season is just around the corner and Madden NFL 17 is set to kick things off with the EA Access trial likely starting August 17 and then full release on the 23rd. The site giveaways return with one winner receiving a copy of the game on either PS4 or Xbox One. There are several ways to qualify and each one creates entries so the more completed the ...
  • Top rated safeties in Madden NFL 17
    Posted August 1st, 2016 at 9:15 am 2 Comments »
    The reveal of the top rated players by position for Madden NFL 17 is nearing its conclusion with a look at the best safeties in the league. All that remain now are the punters and kickers. On the outside-looking-in to begin the season are Eric Weddle and Da'Norris Searcy plus the likes of (the all currently unemployed) Will Hill, Donte Whitner, and James Ihedigbo - all of which finished tied for a final spot or off by a single point at the conclusion of last season. Free Safety T-#3 M...
  • The Line Drive for July 31
    Posted July 31st, 2016 at 1:00 pm 4 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦NBA 2K17 has recreated Dream Team and 2016 Rio USA photos with first screenshots. ♦Looking at some recent trades that went down in MLB through The Show and OOTP. ♦Latest Madden NFL 17 top player ratings: WRs - TEs - DLs - LBs - CBs ♦Brand new bundle now available for pre-order of 1TB Xbox One S with Madden NFL 17. ♦EA Sports announced complete s...
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