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  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition is only backwards compatible sports game on Xbox One
    Posted November 9th, 2015 at 9:00 am 26 Comments »
    Today Microsoft revealed the initial list of games receiving backwards compatibility on Xbox One when the functionality launches for the system on Thursday. As expected the sports gaming genre has little representation with only one game in the mix. NBA Jam: On Fire Edition will be available with the first batch of games. Originally released November 2011, OFE was a $15 downloadable-only title. It was fairly well received, with 85/81 on Metacritic, but also followed only a year after the...
  • The Line Drive for November 8
    Posted November 8th, 2015 at 9:30 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. ♦Check out the latest content created for Sporting News and Hit The Pass:      •Leading candidates at mid-season for the cover of Madden NFL 17      •Stephen Curry first to tie LeBron James atop NBA 2K ratings since 2010      •Getting better at NBA 2K16: Da Czar teaches passing fundamentals      •Press Row Podcast: The rise and influe...
  • Madden NFL 16 Week Eight Roster Update Details
    Posted November 6th, 2015 at 2:45 pm 57 Comments »
    The roster update following week eight of the season is available to download now in Madden NFL 16. The trade deadline passed with only one deal being made as Vernon Davis moves to the Broncos in the update. Another week, another player moves up to 99 Overall, as Tyron Smith makes it seven currently at the top. Check out everyone who had their Overall Rating change with the new roster in the spreadsheet here. There's a lot of weird stuff in there that doesn't make much sense given perform...
  • Second patch coming soon for FIFA 16
    Posted November 5th, 2015 at 4:15 pm 4 Comments »
    Another post-release patch is on the way for FIFA 16 on PS4 and Xbox One. It follows the first which addressed some issues that had been identified along with changes made based on community feedback. The new patch is already out on PC and is expected in the very near future for the consoles. It includes some updated likenesses, a few new kits, and a number of fixes - several of which are related to Ultimate Team. (more…)...
  • What do you most want to see out of MLB 16: The Show?
    Posted November 5th, 2015 at 6:15 am 32 Comments »
    It's hard to believe but there's only about a month now until promotion of the upcoming MLB: The Show title typically begins. Last year the cover athlete announcement came on December 5th and that was followed three days later by the reveal of the central features for the game. MLB 15: The Show was an excellent game - easily the most complete in the series' history. There are many avenues to be looked at for improvement however with MLB 16: The Show. Commentary is one that has been on the...
  • Stephen Curry now tied with LeBron James atop NBA 2K16 ratings
    Posted November 4th, 2015 at 12:00 pm 13 Comments »
    Yesterday the first in-season roster update went out for NBA 2K16 applying some changes based on performance from the first handful of games. Another update has released today adjusting some other players around the league. LeBron James has company at the top of the ratings now. Stephen Curry, averaging 37 points per game, has moved up to 94 Overall to tie him for the honor. What changed were some shot ratings: Standing Shot Medium was boosted four points while Standing Shot Close, Moving...
  • First in-season roster update for NBA 2K16
    Posted November 3rd, 2015 at 12:15 pm 8 Comments »
    2K Sports today released the first roster update for NBA 2K16 that takes into account performance from regular season games. The Warriors didn't receive any upgrades despite a record-setting start, nor did the Rockets receive any downgrades after getting blown out in their first three games before bouncing back last night. Considering the season is so young it's not surprising that only a handful of players were moved up or down. Kobe Bryant is the player with the highest profile to be a...
  • First deal is available on NBA 2K16
    Posted November 3rd, 2015 at 9:30 am 3 Comments »
    With Black Friday still over three weeks away, an opportunity to pick up NBA 2K16 at a discount before then has popped up today. Amazon has the game for $47 on PS4 and Xbox One. 2K16 has been out now for over a month now and opinions on the game really haven't changed. It's arguably the most impressively assembled sports game ever released. The Michael Jordan Special Edition was also offered for $20 off earlier today as a lightning deal but that has now expired. For those...
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