New features in NHL 17 to include relocation and World Cup of Hockey
EA Sports today announced a cover vote for NHL 17 but more importantly released a trailer that revealed a few big features for the upcoming game. NHL 17 will include franchise relocation in Be a GM modeÂ and along with it appears to be the ability toÂ create an arena, plus the eight teamÂ World Cup of Hockey tournament taking place in September will have its own mode.
NHL 16 added to the EA Access Vault
The second EA SportsÂ game released in 2015Â has reached the Vault in EA Access. Madden NFL 16Â was added last month and now NHL 16 joins it and all other games from the publisher to have come outÂ earlier this generation.
EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony declining to offer the service on PS4. 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 Madden 16 now includes 2014â€™s sports tit...
NHL 16 going into the EA Access Vault on Xbox One next week
The value of the EA Access subscription service will continuously buildÂ as the "Vault" gainsÂ more games from the publisher. However for sports fans there's an ebb and flow to the worth of EA Access. From February through August the sports games are available during a stretch that they are still very relevant, providing the opportunity to "own" them without having to buy them or even sell off any retail copies that had been purchased prior to then.
Madden NFL 16 was added to the Vault in...
Winter Classic and Stadium Series jerseys added to NHL 16
An update released today for NHL 16 has added in a number of new team jerseys. Most notably are those that were used in the Winter Classic game on January 1, and the Stadium Series games which are coming up later this month in Minneapolis and Denver.
Winter Classic: Bruins, Canadiens
Stadium Series: Avalanche, Blackhawks, Red Wings, Wild
Additionally third jerseys have been added for the San Antonio Rampage, Charlottetown Islanders, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, and Hamilton Bulldogs. The pa...
Deal on NHL 16 today
While several other recently released games have been available at a discountÂ the first significant deal for NHL 16 has been offered up today by Amazon. The game is available for $40 on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as "Legacy Edition" on 360 and PS3.
The deal is only valid through the end of the day and could expire even earlier should supply be exhausted. NHL 16 will likely be offered for $25-30 in late November for Black Friday, but this very wellÂ may be the ...
Deals on recently released sports games
While the big deals won't come around until Black Friday in late November, there are already a few opportunities to grab games that are only a matter of weeks old at considerable discounts. Amazon has severalÂ for well under the $60 they were not too long ago and a promotion at Toys "R" Us is worth considering if in the market for more than one EA Sports game.
FIFA 16: $44 on Xbox One or $48 on PlayStation 4
Madden NFL 16: $45 on Xbox One or $49 on PlayStation 4
Pro Evolution So...
New overtime rules headline pre-release patch for NHL 16
When EA Sports first stated that the new 3-on-3 rules for overtime would not be included for launch of NHL 16, many fans were understandably disappointed. The rules were not suddenly sprung on the company out of nowhere - they should have been planning ahead for that scenario to take place - and the company didn't even seem to think it was all that important by saying only that it was something they "would look at" for a post-release update.
Thankfully those who pick up NHL 16 next week, ...
10 hour trial for NHL 16 now available through EA Access on Xbox One
NHL 16Â isÂ out now to download as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One. Subscribers to the service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if there is any activity taking place at all. So make sure to exit out and close the application from the Xbox One home screen when not in use.
The 10 hours are there to play whether its all used b...