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  • Big update to PES 2018 adds more faces, stadiums, Xbox One X enhancements
    Posted November 16th, 2017 at 6:15 am 1 Comment
    The second content update for Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is scheduled to go out today on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Included in the patch are over 40 updates to player faces, two new stadiums, a new national team, and enhancements to be taken advantage of by the Xbox One X. Additionally gameplay improvements have been made.  (more…)...
  • Madden NFL 18 gets a digital Holiday Edition
    Posted November 14th, 2017 at 10:30 am 6 Comments
    One tactic EA Sports has tried for driving additional sales of Madden as the season progresses (and to bring new consumers into Ultimate Team) has been to release special digital editions of the game. For three straight years that has included a "Super Bowl Edition" featuring a discounted price and bonus Ultimate Team content. Back in 2014 however there was also the "Holiday Edition" which sold for full price with some extra Ultimate Team content included. For Madden NFL 18 the Holiday Ed...
  • EA Sports UFC 3 video spotlights new animation and movement technology
    Posted November 13th, 2017 at 11:30 am 6 Comments
    With the completed initial reveal of features and the soon-to-begin beta for EA Sports UFC 3 there's going to be little downtime for news and media in the weeks ahead. A new video that features highlight footage captured from the game focuses on improvements seen with the Real Player Motion Tech. The advancements being detailed (for now at least) are primarily for fighting while on the feet, with mention of new animations, locomotion, striking responsiveness, the changed damage system and m...
  • The Line Drive for November 12
    Posted November 12th, 2017 at 11:00 am 6 Comments
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Don't miss the video showing difference in loading time with Xbox One X. ♦Make sure to sign up for the upcoming beta for EA Sports UFC 3. ♦FIFA 18 was the top downloaded game on PlayStation platforms in October. ♦EA is already thinking about a subscription-based future for sports games. ♦FIFA 18, NHL 18, NBA Live 18 have received some free new Sta...
  • Madden NFL 18 roster update details following week nine of the season
    Posted November 10th, 2017 at 4:15 pm No Comments
    The roster update reflecting performances through the ninth week of the season is now available to download in Madden NFL 18. There is some movement near the top of the scale in the update with Zack Martin (+1 to 97) and Bobby Wagner (+1 to 96) at or near the highest rated at their respective positions and continuing to rise further. Other players of note on the move include Travis Kelce (+1 to 95), Brandon Graham (+1 to 95), Aqib Talib (-1 to 93), Fletcher Cox (+2 to 91), Gerald McCoy (-...
  • Press Row Podcast: Xbox One X and Sports Games
    Posted November 10th, 2017 at 12:00 pm No Comments
    What can more powerful hardware do to improve some already very good sports video games? We got the answer this week with the release of the Xbox One X and in this episode of the Press Row Podcast the benefits of the pricey new console are examined. The likes of Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, NBA 2K18, and Forza can now be played in native 4K with HDR (true also of the PS4 Pro) but the improvements go beyond the visuals on Xbox One X. Framerates can be better and loading times are significantly ...
  • Madden NFL 18 showing itself to be biggest beneficiary of Xbox One X upgrade
    Posted November 9th, 2017 at 10:45 am 4 Comments
    Games that have been updated by developers to take advantage of the new Xbox One X can display in native 4K with HDR on capable TVs. They may also have more consistently high framerates and improved textures, and all games will see improved load times. What does that really mean though for the current crop of sports games? And does any of that matter enough to justify the high $500 price?  (more…)...
  • The faster loading times from Xbox One X may be its most important advantage
    Posted November 8th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 10 Comments
    While the main selling point of the Xbox One X is the ability to showcase games in native 4K and HDR there are several other benefits that will be seen by playing games on the new more powerful system. Focusing just on the loading time improvements they are significant, given the number of times a game is loaded up and into over the course of its lifespan.  (more…)...
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