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  • Review of Old Time Hockey
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    Posted March 28th, 2017 at 11:15 am 1 Comment »
    Though overshadowed by aĀ major sports game release today also brings the arrival of Old Time Hockey. The game is intended as a throwback to games that offered arcade-style elements and ease of play with high fun factor. Set in the 1970s, Old Time Hockey brings back a punishing nature both in spirit of the sport and by placing thatĀ on those who are playing the game. Despite some temporary flashes of fun Old Time Hockey is filled with frustration, with the game designed to make things ago...
  • NHL 17 added to the EA Access Vault
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    Posted March 27th, 2017 at 8:30 pm 2 Comments »
    The third EA Sports game from 2016 has now reached the Vault in EA Access. NHL 17 was added today making it available in full to all subscribers. EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony declining to offer the service on PS4 despite its remarkable value. For $30 a year or $5 month-to-month, members get unlimited access to the back library of EA games on the console which in addition to NHL 17 now includes Madden NFL 17, EA Sports UFC 2 and all earlier XB1 sports titles plus ...
  • PRP: The familiar and the unknown
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    Posted March 24th, 2017 at 6:45 pm No Comments »
    Spring is here and with it are a number of new sports games that range from the traditional like MLB The Show 17 to the uniquely creative such as Disc Jam. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast I'm joined by Rich Grisham to briefly discuss what's most anticipated out of the former, contemplate the potential of the new BIG3 basketball league to make its way to video games, and then welcome in the two creators of Disc Jam for an interview about the game, their backgrounds, and the journey i...
  • Update to Rocket League adds new Dropshot gameplay variant
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    Posted March 22nd, 2017 at 3:15 pm 1 Comment »
    Rocket League continues to churn out compelling content and the latest arrival is another spin on the game, known as Dropshot, which is available now in unranked playlists and for free. Dropshot introducesĀ ā€˜Damageā€™ as a statistic with the objective to break the floor and drop the ball in to score goals in a new hexagonal arena. The floor of the arena is separated into panels which are activated with one hit of the ball and then broken with the next.Ā  (more…)...
  • Details on the latest patch for FIFA 17
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    Posted March 21st, 2017 at 2:45 pm 3 Comments »
    Another patch went out for FIFA 17 earlier today. It's the fourth significant update for the game post-release, affecting primarily Ultimate Team but also addressing one gameplay issue. The patch did not add in the new MLS teams Atlanta and Minnesota and EA Sports has yet to comment on whether they'll make it to FIFA 17 at all. Ultimate Team Added ability to limit the number of times a player can win a weekday knockout tournament in FUT Champions Added the ability to limit attribute ite...
  • Another unique form of play coming to Rocket League in free update
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    Posted March 13th, 2017 at 12:15 pm 4 Comments »
    Rocket League has remained incredibly popular nearly two years after release due in large part to fantastic post-release support, led by the new spins that have been put on the game as various mode of play. The next to join that group is called Dropshot and will be out March 22 for free. Dropshot will introduce 'Damage' as a statistic, as the objective of the mode is to break the floor panels and drop the ball in to score goals in a new hexagonal arena. The floor of the arena is separated...
  • Reviews of Disc Jam and 3on3 Freestyle
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    Posted March 10th, 2017 at 9:30 am 5 Comments »
    Two untraditionalĀ sports games have recently arrived in Disc Jam and 3on3 Freestyle. The former a tennis and air hockey mashup generatingĀ great word-of-mouth while the latter the first street basketball game for a console in 10 years and free-to-play but gone largely unnoticed. With Disc Jam free to PlayStation Plus members (it's also available on PC where it's on sale for its first week) both of the games offer the opportunity to play without any initial investment. Disc Jam will be fr...
  • Press Row Podcast: Racing into 2017
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    Posted March 9th, 2017 at 6:30 pm 1 Comment »
    Racing games have had a fantastic resurgence in the past year, and looking forward into 2017 that great trend looks to continue. The newest episode of the Press Row Podcast gathers our Hit The Pass racing experts together for a really fun discussion on all the titles that we have to look forward to - which games have the most potential, which ones we're concerned about, and a whole host of questions and answers from the people that know this space best. Check out the podcast through iTune...
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