Archive for the ‘NHL’ Category
  • First Roster Update for NHL 14
    Posted October 22nd, 2013 at 10:30 am 4 Comments
    Three weeks now into the season and NHL 14 has received its first roster update. In an effort to address a deficiency of the series "Dynamic Ratings" have debuted which should mean more frequent roster updates while also including hot or cold streak player designation. Continue on to check out the list of players who are the first to benefit or be harmed by their performance this season and leave any thoughts on the update in the comments!  (more…)...
  • First Patch Out Today for NHL 14
    Posted October 15th, 2013 at 11:30 am 6 Comments
    Just over a month out from release and NHL 14 has received its first patch. It should be applied now upon start up of the game on both the Xbox 360 and PS3. The update addresses a large list of issues identified since and affects gameplay and all of the major modes. Continue on to check out the full list of fixes.  (more…)...
  • NHL 14 Now Available to Download for Season Ticket Subscribers
    Posted September 6th, 2013 at 10:00 am 4 Comments
    Subscribers to the EA Sports Season Ticket program can now access the early release digital download of NHL 14 on both the Xbox 360 and PS3. The digital copy of NHL 14 will expire early Tuesday (6am ET) after which a retail or digital copy will have to be purchased to continue playing. All game saves and achievements will transfer over. The Season Ticket costs $25 and runs for a period of one year – providing over three days of early access and a 20% discount on any DLC purchased for...
  • NHL 14 Ultimate Team Gets Online Seasons
    Posted September 4th, 2013 at 6:30 pm 1 Comment
    Like NCAA Football 14 and Madden NFL 25 in recent months Online Seasons will also debut in NHL 14's Ultimate Team mode. That goes along with Online Seasons also being featured in EASHL. The system involves 10 game "seasons" in which winning a certain number of games will lead into playoffs and moving up to tougher competition. Coming up short means standing put in that division or moving back to an easier one. Other new features for Hockey Ultimate Team include additional information on item...
  • Top Rated Players in NHL 14
    Posted August 31st, 2013 at 2:30 pm 12 Comments
    EA Sports has released a listing of top 50 rated players in NHL 14. Leading the way are Sidney Crosby and Pavel Datsyuk at 95 overall. A Flickr album features images showing the ratings breakdown for each one of the players as well. Remember this year there will be dynamic ratings updates throughout the season with the intention of better keeping up with player performance and streaks. Continue on to check out the top 50 for NHL 14 and leave any thoughts in the comments! (more…)...
  • Demo for NHL 14 Now Available
    Posted August 20th, 2013 at 6:45 am 11 Comments
    The demo for NHL 14 has arrived on the Xbox 360 (can be queued up for download here) and will make it to the PS3 when the store updates this afternoon. Featured in the demo are three modes to play. A standard game with a Stanley Cup rematch limited to the third period, NHL 94 mode with the same two teams, and Hockey Ultimate Team. A bonus HUT pack will be provided in the retail version for those who complete a game and win the HUT tournament against the four teams (Halifax Mooseheads, ...
  • NHL 14 Demo Set for August 20
    Posted August 15th, 2013 at 2:15 pm 3 Comments
    EA Sports has announced details on the NHL 14 demo. Set to arrive next Tuesday the demo will feature a rematch of the Stanley Cup Finals (though limited to the third period), the ability to try out the NHL 94 mode which delivers the presentation and effects over top current day gameplay, and the opportunity to start up Hockey Ultimate Team. A bonus HUT pack will be given in the retail version for completing a game and winning the tournament against the four teams (Halifax Mooseheads, Gr...
  • Live The Life Brings Character to Career Mode in NHL 14
    Posted August 7th, 2013 at 12:30 pm 12 Comments
    Be a Pro mode is evolving into Live the Life for NHL 14. Where EA Sports' career modes have faltered most in recent years has been failing to represent a player's dealings away from the ice or field. That will be changing with NHL 14 as now interviews, events, endorsements, and likeability will all factor into a career.  (more…)...
  • Online Seasons Coming to EASHL in NHL 14
    Posted August 2nd, 2013 at 3:30 pm 7 Comments
    In a blog post this week EA Sports revealed online improvements being made for NHL 14. New will be the Online Seasons mode that has been successful in other titles and will be integrated here in EA Sports Hockey League. Just like the real NHL, teams will get points for playing through each game. At the end of a Seasons game, the Seasons Progress Report screen shows goals needed for the club to reach the next level. The ultimate goal is to work up through the divisions, winning Playoff Cups...
  • NHL 14 to Offer Dynamic Ratings and Improvements to True Performance Skating
    Posted July 29th, 2013 at 10:45 am 5 Comments
    Late last week EA Sports released blogs on two features relating to NHL 14. The first deals with "Dynamic Ratings Updates" which aims to deliver more consistency and relevancy to an area that has been a weakness of the series. The other has to do with the work done to better the "True Performance Skating" that was originally introduced in NHL 13.  (more…)...
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