Archive for the ‘NHL’ Category
  • First NHL 18 digital deal is found on PS4
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    Posted October 19th, 2017 at 12:00 pm 3 Comments
    Both Madden NFL 18 and NBA Live 18 have already had deals offered through a variety of retailers and now NHL 18 joins them in being available at a discount - but only on PlayStation 4 for now. Surprisingly this is a digital deal on the game and can be had through the PlayStation Store or by purchasing a code through Amazon for $40. This particular deal is worth considering given that NHL doesn't tend to get the deep discounts that other annual sports titles do for Black Friday which is no...
  • Details on the first patch for NHL 18
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    Posted September 19th, 2017 at 10:15 am 4 Comments
    EA Sports today released the first patch for NHL 18 which comes right on the heels of last week's release meaning it had been in the works for some time. It's a significant update touching on practically every area of the game. Notable is the addition of division realignment to Franchise Mode and a few new uniforms but there are a considerable number of improvements that have been made to gameplay and online that could have major impact.  (more…)...
  • Review of NHL 18
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    Posted September 15th, 2017 at 5:30 am 4 Comments
    NHL 18 is probably the strongest entry in the EA Sports series in recent memory for newcomers or inexperienced players however veterans may not see as much of a difference from last year as they would have hoped. With the new arcade mode NHL THREES, co-op (local or online) available in most of the modes, a new tutorial and helpful on-screen indicators for lower difficulty levels, NHL 18 is at the very least more accommodating than previous editions. The impact of the Defensive Skill Stick...
  • Press Row Podcast: Trial Period
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    Posted September 9th, 2017 at 9:15 pm No Comments
    With limited-time trials available to play for NBA Live 18, NHL 18, and NBA 2K18, this episode of the Press Row Podcast covers first impressions of the three games which all have drastically different circumstances surrounding their release. Live desperately needs to recapture some credibility, NHL is stable but looking to generate new sales to casual consumers, and 2K18 is guaranteed to be a smash hit but is getting fans started early on their careers. Check out the podcast through iTune...
  • 10 hour trial for NHL 18 now available through EA Access on Xbox One
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    Posted September 7th, 2017 at 8:15 am 6 Comments
    NHL 18 can now be downloaded 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. Because of that 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 immediately ...
  • Franchise Mode details for NHL 18
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    Posted August 23rd, 2017 at 8:15 am 6 Comments
    Expansion to professional leagues is a rare event and EA Sports is capitalizing on it with the upcoming NHL 18. The Expansion Draft makes its debut and Franchise Mode will feature three different ways to play depending on structure and challenge desired.  (more…)...
  • NHL 18 beta extended and open to all
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    Posted August 2nd, 2017 at 5:30 pm 3 Comments
    As expected EA Sports has opened and extended the beta for NHL 18. Originally scheduled to come to a close yesterday the beta will now run through August 8. Codes are no longer needed as it can simply be downloaded from the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace. Three different modes are featured in the online beta. Play the new arcadey NHL Threes, standard head-to-head, or EASHL in traditional 6-on-6 or the new 3-on-3 format. Impressions from the beta have trended positive towar...
  • Online beta for NHL 18 has begun
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    Posted July 25th, 2017 at 10:30 am 1 Comment
    The NHL 18 online beta is now underway on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Those who signed up to participate will receive a code to their registered email address along with two bonus codes that can be given away. Three different modes are featured in the online beta. Play the new arcadey NHL Threes, standard head-to-head, or EASHL in traditional 6-on-6 or the new 3-on-3 format. While sign-ups for beta codes are currently closed it's likely that it will be opened to all within a few d...
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