Archive for the ‘NHL’ Category
  • Survey reveals potential features and improvements for NHL 18
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    Posted April 24th, 2017 at 10:45 am 8 Comments »
    Over the years features for upcoming EA Sports games have sometimesĀ leaked through consumer surveys distributed with the intention of gauging reception to certain ideas and then assessing respective priorities. The feedback would help shape the final feature set as not all laid out would end up making the cut. It happened with NHL 16 and the most recent one was for EA Sports UFC 3, which provides an idea of where that franchise will be headed in 2018. This last weekend a survey was sent ...
  • NHL 17 added to the EA Access Vault
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    Posted March 27th, 2017 at 8:30 pm 3 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 ...
  • Major update to NHL 17 improves gameplay, adds new uniforms and goal celebrations
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    Posted November 22nd, 2016 at 3:45 pm 4 Comments »
    EA Sports today released a significant patch for NHL 17 on both Xbox One and PS4 that not only looks to deliver improvements to gameplay and various modes, but also adds in new content in the form of uniforms, equipment, and goal celebrations. (more…)...
  • Franchise Hockey Manager 3 represents a return of NHL to PC
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    Posted October 31st, 2016 at 6:45 pm 1 Comment »
    The first video game product for PC to carry with it the NHL license released today in Franchise Hockey Manager 3. Having the license means for the firstĀ time the sim management series will have all the real teams, logos, uniforms, Stanley CupĀ and league awards to go along with the real player names. The last game licensed by the NHL to release on PC was NHL 09 in 2008. FHM comes from Out of the Park Developments, the same studio that produces the Out of the Park Baseball series. The ga...
  • First in-season roster update for NHL 17 adds highly touted rookies
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    Posted October 19th, 2016 at 3:30 pm 2 Comments »
    On the heels of yesterday's patch for NHL 17 is the arrival of the game's first roster update since the beginning of the season. This is a highly anticipated update not just for getting the NHL team rosters (mostly) accurate but the introduction of rookies who have made their first official appearances. Additionally rosters have been updated forĀ Liiga, SHL, DEL, Extraliga Ledniho Hokeje, and National League. After scoring four goals in his first gameĀ Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple...
  • Details on the second patch for NHL 17
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    Posted October 18th, 2016 at 9:00 am 2 Comments »
    The second post-release patch for NHL 17 arrived today, and while it fixes one major gameplay issue it appears any others have gone unaddressed. TheĀ first patch for the game in September was based largely on community feedback out of the pre-release beta while this one instead looks to fix some issues before another patch comes respondingĀ to feedback since then.Ā The update hits mostly onĀ EA Sports Hockey League and Ultimate Team. (more…)...
  • 10 hour trial for NHL 17 now available through EA Access on Xbox One
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    Posted September 7th, 2016 at 12:15 pm 8 Comments »
    NHL 17Ā isĀ 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. 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 whether o...
  • Trailer and more details on the Draft Champions mode for NHL 17
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    Posted August 30th, 2016 at 1:00 pm 5 Comments »
    EA Sports introduced competitive draft-style modes last year in Madden and FIFA. Draft Champions now will be making its debut in the NHL series and today the publisher went into further details on what to expect along with a trailer showcasing the mode. The NHL version of Draft Champions involves 12 rounds with 4 players to choose from in each, followed by a series of games played against either the CPU or online opponents. (more…)...
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