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  • All the gameplay improvements for NHL 17
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    Posted July 12th, 2016 at 5:00 pm No Comments »
    EA Sports has revealed expanded details on all the improvements that have been made to gameplay with NHL 17 and they're accompanied by a trailer that hits on many of the big points. "Own Every Zone with more end-to-end control with authentic goalies featuring positional awareness and Reactionary Save Intelligence, all-new Net Battles for offensive and defensive zone play, and dozens of thrilling new goal celebrations that capture the excitement of scoring the biggest goals on game night."  ...
  • The best of Amazon Prime Day 2016
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    Posted July 12th, 2016 at 6:00 am 7 Comments »
    Last year Amazon hyped the first ever "Prime Day" as a huge event that would feature the most deals ever. While that may have been true in terms of how many items were discounted, the vast majority were unappealing, and it was deemed as a huge disappointment. Today is the second Prime Day and so far it's offering a much better slate of deals. For those who don't have Amazon Prime, you can sign up for a free trial (Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial) in order to qualify for all the deals p...
  • More features detailed for Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
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    Posted July 8th, 2016 at 5:15 pm 3 Comments »
    Back in May publisher Konami revealed the first set of gameplay related improvements to look forward to with PES 2017. Now they've provided a more complete list of features for the game. One promise of note is for weekly roster updates. That's important coming off a year where once again post-release support was unacceptable with the most glaring issue the 11 weeks it took to get a simple roster update out for the game.  (more…)...
  • A look at the rewrite to set pieces in FIFA 17
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    Posted July 7th, 2016 at 3:00 pm 1 Comment »
    Please enable Javascript to watch this video Some of the biggest gameplay improvements for FIFA 17 relate to set pieces and that's the focus of the latest video from EA Sports. Included this year are user-controlled throw-ins and fakes, free runs at penalty kicks and free kicks, and a targeting system on free and corner kicks. ...
  • FIFA 17 global cover star goes up for vote
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    Posted July 5th, 2016 at 12:15 pm 4 Comments »
    Lionel Messi was featured on the cover of the FIFA series four straight years beginning in 2012. For FIFA 17 his position as the global cover star is being replaced and fans will get to choose which of the four candidates get the honor. The winner will be joined another one or two players that'll be dependent on the nation or region. The voting is now open and runs through July 19. The options are James RodrĂ­guez (Colombia/Real Madrid), Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea), Anthony Martial (Fra...
  • Another gaming-related controversy shines light on nefarious activities
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    Posted July 5th, 2016 at 10:15 am 4 Comments »
    A huge controversy has arisen in the gaming world and the ramifications of how it all plays out could eventually impact the sports gaming genre. Two of the biggest Youtubers out there have been caught in a web of lies and deception after heavily promoting a "skin" gambling site for the game Counter Strike: Global Offensive that they failed to mention they actually owned. Not only were minors permitted to bet on the site but it's possible they manipulated the results for streams in which the...
  • The Chemistry problem affecting high value cards in FIFA Ultimate Team will be patched
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    Posted July 3rd, 2016 at 1:15 pm 2 Comments »
    Last week what was long suspected by some was finally verified. Some of the most sought-after players in FIFA Ultimate Team were not playing up to their ratings given that the Chemistry boosts were not being applied to them. That meant lower rated and cheaper player cards could actually be better performers on the pitch. With a mode that generates hundreds of millions each year for EA Sports that is obviously a massive issue and has called into question the integrity Ultimate Team. We d...
  • Press Row Podcast: Cash-Fueled Controversies
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    Posted July 1st, 2016 at 2:00 pm 8 Comments »
    Two major controversies arose this week and they have raised questions regarding the rights of consumers who purchase video games and spend money on digital items within them. With MLB The Show 16, developer Sony San Diego banned a relatively large number of player accounts but some people may have found themselves banished unjustly. In FIFA the integrity of Ultimate Team mode has been brought into question, with high-value player cards not having played up to the level at which they wer...
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