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  • FIFA 16 going into the EA Access Vault later this month
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    Posted April 5th, 2016 at 12:30 pm 4 Comments »
    Springtime is now not only about the release of the first wave in sports games every year but also the prime period to be a subscriber to the EA Access service on Xbox One. The back library of titles in the EA Access Vault is always building but this is the point in which still relevant sports titles are finding themselves added to the service. The next to come is FIFA 16 which will make it into the Vault on April 19, and it'll be included for EA Access subscribers on both Xbox One and t...
  • MLB has updated some of their mobile games
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    Posted April 5th, 2016 at 10:15 am 1 Comment »
    Coinciding with the start of the season MLBAM has released updates to some titles in their suite of baseball games for mobile devices. MLB Perfect Inning (iOS - Android) is a free-to-play game built on the team-building model with a Season Mode and slate of games to play based on that day's real-life schedule. New in MLB Perfect Inning 16 are Black Edition players, enhanced graphics, Coach and Manager System, and career missions. MLB.com Home Run Derby (iOS) is a free-to-play game and...
  • Where are you spending your time in MLB The Show 16 Diamond Dynasty?
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    Posted April 4th, 2016 at 12:45 pm 13 Comments »
    Last year Diamond Dynasty was turned into one of the more compelling team-building modes in all of sports gaming even surprising with a Community Award here for the category. In MLB The Show 16 the experience has been expanded upon with the addition of two brand new ways to play. There's Battle Royale which features a draft and then three inning games online with increasing rewards at stake, and Conquest which is single-player and incorporates building a fan base while conquering the territo...
  • The Line Drive for April 3
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    Posted April 3rd, 2016 at 10:45 am 2 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦EA Sports UFC 2 can still be ordered from Amazon for $40 on PS4 or XB1. ♦This is the last week Amazon Prime members can get 20% off MLB The Show 16. ♦Review: MLB The Show 16 builds on areas of strength. ♦Screenshots from never-before-seen perspectives taken in MLB The Show 16. ♦New episode of the Press Row Podcast is focused on MLB 16 impressions...
  • Inside Edge is in effect for the Opening Day games in MLB The Show 16
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    Posted April 1st, 2016 at 11:30 am 3 Comments »
    One of the new features this year in MLB The Show 16 is Inside Edge which provides daily ratings adjustments. Based on that particular day's matchups and/or trends a player could see certain ratings temporarily boosted or dropped when using "Daily Rosters" in Play Now and with Diamond Dynasty including the Battle Royale and Conquest modes. Inside Edge is already influencing many players currently based off Opening Day projections. It's intriguing to see what stats are being cited as th...
  • Press Row Podcast: Opening Day
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    Posted March 31st, 2016 at 1:15 pm 5 Comments »
    With the release of several sports games this month the start to the 2016 campaign is here! Former host Rich Grisham returns in this episode of the Press Row Podcast for an early impressions discussion on MLB The Show 16 that covers new features in Diamond Dynasty, Road to the Show, Franchise and more! It’s also the start of something potentially big with the shipping of Virtual Reality headsets getting underway. The conversation transitions into thoughts on VR, whether sports games wil...
  • Review of MLB The Show 16
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    Posted March 30th, 2016 at 12:15 pm 22 Comments »
    There are always few surprises with MLB The Show. Consumers can trust they're going to get terrific gameplay and visuals with consistent offline modes and commentary that have arguably started to fall behind the times. Last year though Diamond Dynasty rose up to become a favorite of many and even pulled off an upset win for the Community Award of Best Team-Building Mode. That coincided with the first satisfactory online experience in series' history. Diamond Dynasty received the most upg...
  • The basketball mode for Rocket League will be arriving soon
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    Posted March 30th, 2016 at 8:45 am 4 Comments »
    Earlier this month Psyonix announced a basketball mode was in the works for Rocket League but didn't offer any clarification for when it would release outside of "later this year." Now the developer has revealed that the new mode called Dunk House will be free and available to all with the game on PS4/XB1/PC in April. Based on their past announcement-to-delivery time frames it could be just a week or two away now. Rocket League was built off soccer fundamentals with cars taking the pl...
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