Archive for the ‘NHL’ Category
  • Pre-Order Bonuses and Special Editions for FIFA 16, NHL 16, and NBA Live 16
    Posted June 25th, 2015 at 12:30 pm 7 Comments »
    Over the course of E3 week, in addition to trailers and feature news, EA Sports rolled out the pre-order incentives and special editions for FIFA 16, NHL 16, and NBA Live 16. Similar to Madden NFL 16, which had it's info go out earlier, the games outside of Live are essentially being offered in different tiers now. That, of course, is related to the amount of up-front Ultimate Team content desired by consumers.  (more…)...
  • Popularity of EA Sports games gauged through E3 trailer views
    Posted June 23rd, 2015 at 12:15 pm 15 Comments »
    EA Sports rolled out new trailers for their upcoming games at E3. What kind of traction have they had on Youtube and is there anything to be gleaned from view numbers? What probably stands out the most is how Madden really isn't drawing at a rate that would be representative of its sales numbers - something that seems to be a trend over recent years.  (more…)...
  • Player Editing Makes The Cut for NHL 16
    Posted June 13th, 2015 at 4:30 pm 3 Comments »
    Much has been made of the necessity for EA Sports to offer player editing in the NHL series. Not only are there many who would utilize it, but the poor support in the way of roster updates, and the lack of player differentiation within, largely necessitates it being an option. Despite that it appeared that player editing would not be a feature for a second straight year. The company had been notably avoiding the topic - which reasonably, after last year, led people to expect the worst - b...
  • New Info on Goalies for NHL 16
    Posted June 11th, 2015 at 10:15 am 2 Comments »
    EA Sports unveiled the "complete" list of features for NHL 16 last month. One of the biggest complaints gameplay wise with the series has related to the goalies and they weren't touched on at all in that list. The latest information about the game, added to the previously detailed features, is goalie-related. Control the Crease The fate of your team is at your fingertips with all-new enhanced goalie controls. Precision Skating captures the authentic look and feel of a goaltender’s moment...
  • Initial NHL 16 News Appears to Have Gotten Things Back on Track
    Posted May 29th, 2015 at 12:30 pm 2 Comments »
    There's been little positivity associated with the EA Sports NHL franchise since a few weeks prior to the release of NHL 15. That was when consumers discovered, on their own for the most part because EA was hiding the fact from them, that the game would be missing many expected features and modes. The company looks to bounce back with NHL 16 and because of the situation they created its almost a make-or-break year for the series. The primary feature set was revealed recently and a poll fo...
  • More Questions About NHL 16 Answered, Yet Topic of Player Editing Being Avoided
    Posted May 21st, 2015 at 1:45 pm 11 Comments »
    To go along with the early release of feature information for NHL 16, EA Sports has been answering some questions related to the game through the "Ask NHL" page on the official website. Some responded to include the addition of every team's mascot, hats being thrown on the ice when a player records a Hat Trick, and there being no Online Shootouts mode. Of course they're cherry-picking those they want to answer and avoiding ones they'd rather not. In that latter category is whether or not ...
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