Archive for the ‘NHL’ Category
  • New overtime rules headline pre-release patch for NHL 16
    Posted September 10th, 2015 at 8:00 am 11 Comments »
    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
    Posted September 9th, 2015 at 3:00 pm 14 Comments »
    NHL 16 is 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...
  • Patrick Kane dropped from NHL 16 cover
    Posted August 12th, 2015 at 11:45 am 21 Comments »
    Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane remains the subject of an ongoing rape investigation, putting EA Sports in a tough spot where they had no choice but to make a dramatic change to their promotional plans for NHL 16 even in these late stages as it nears release in just a month. The company today made an announcement on the matter. In light of the ongoing investigation involving Patrick Kane, he will no longer be a spokesperson for the launch of EA Sports NHL 16. He will not appear on th...
  • EASHL beta extended through the weekend; new gameplay tuner already out
    Posted August 7th, 2015 at 9:45 am 6 Comments »
    The EA Sports Hockey League beta for NHL 16 that had been scheduled to end has been extended until Monday morning. Feedback to the beta has already been applied in the form of a gameplay tuner, and the extra few days will allow for more evaluation of the mode in general but also the changes that have now been made. Adjustments to gameplay include tweaking and balancing of the various player classes, faceoff success, goalie play, and much more. (more…)...
  • NHL 16 EASHL beta impressions
    Posted August 6th, 2015 at 9:30 am 4 Comments »
    The NHL 16 EA Sports Hockey League beta has now been open for a week - and it remains so through tomorrow - providing an unprecedented (for the sports gaming genre) glimpse at the game which isn't due out until mid-September. EASHL was a mode that I found very compelling when it launched in NHL 09, and played heavily that year and a few that followed. However beyond then interest waned as it went largely unchanged and took on a microtransaction slant in the upgrading of player ratings. ...
  • The EASHL beta for NHL 16 is now available on Xbox One and PS4
    Posted July 31st, 2015 at 10:15 am 13 Comments »
    [gfycat data_id="PassionateWarmAoudad"] The beta for NHL 16's EA Sports Hockey League can now be downloaded on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The mode allows you to create your player and select their equipment, create or join a club, and then play Online Seasons games with each participant selecting one of the player classes and a position. The beta is available to those with NHL 15 on Xbox One or PS4, which includes EA Access subscribers, and will remain open for one week beginning tod...
  • There will not be a demo for NHL 16
    Posted July 29th, 2015 at 9:00 am 3 Comments »
    Last year, shortly after the launch of EA Access, Madden NFL 15 came and went without a demo. EA claimed it was just a coincidence, that EA Access wouldn't have any impact on demos for future titles. This year however there's been Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, which did not have a demo. Now the company has announced NHL 16 won't have one either.  (more…)...
  • EASHL player classes in NHL 16
    Posted July 28th, 2015 at 10:16 am No Comments »
    With the beta for NHL 16 only two days away now, the nine different player types to choose from, plus three styles of goalie, for use in EA Sports Hockey League have now been revealed. Unlike past versions of EASHL, there is no upgrading of players in the mode, as that has been replaced by the concept of various player classes.  (more…)...
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