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  • Madden NFL 18 showing itself to be biggest beneficiary of Xbox One X upgrade
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    Posted November 9th, 2017 at 10:45 am 4 Comments
    Games that have been updated by developers to take advantage of the new Xbox One X can display in native 4K with HDR on capable TVs. They may also have more consistently high framerates and improved textures, and all games will see improved load times. What does that really mean though for the current crop of sports games? And does any of that matter enough to justify the high $500 price?  (more…)...
  • The faster loading times from Xbox One X may be its most important advantage
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    Posted November 8th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 10 Comments
    While the main selling point of the Xbox One X is the ability to showcase games in native 4K and HDR there are several other benefits that will be seen by playing games on the new more powerful system. Focusing just on the loading time improvements they are significant, given the number of times a game is loaded up and into over the course of its lifespan.  (more…)...
  • Notes on Madden, FIFA, NHL and more from EA’s financial reporting for last quarter
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    Posted November 1st, 2017 at 3:30 pm 5 Comments
    Electronic Arts reported on financials yesterday for Q2 2018, the period that stretched from July through September of 2017. EA Sports games naturally played a big role in the company's success with the stock currently just under its all-time high. Some interesting news came out of the results related to Madden NFL 18, NHL 18, FIFA Mobile, EA Sports UFC 3, and the EA Access subscription service.  (more…)...
  • First teaser trailer for Tennis World Tour
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    Posted October 30th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 4 Comments
    Not much has been heard on Tennis World Tour since the original announcement of its existence back in May but that changed today with the debut of its first trailer out of Paris Games Week. A release window of spring has now been revealed for the simulation game, pinning it between late March and late June. The trailer provides the very first look at the game but doesn't offer much of substance besides the inclusion of Roger Federer and Gaël Monfils, who were among the names already kno...
  • Press Row Podcast: Team Builders
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    Posted October 27th, 2017 at 4:30 pm 6 Comments
    The Ultimate Team style modes in sports games are more popular with consumers than ever before, and they're also leaned on more than ever by publishers for the revenues they provide. What is it about these team building, card collecting modes that have proven to be so compelling and successful? What challenges do they face right now and into the future? A panel of experts on the various modes throughout the genre discuss the phenomenon on this episode. Check out the podcast through iTunes...
  • Little Caesars Arena added to NHL 18 along with updates to other stadiums and uniforms
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    Posted October 27th, 2017 at 10:30 am 2 Comments
    The second patch for NHL 18 went out today and the primary focus was to deliver the Detroit Red Wings' new Little Caesars Arena, which was not in the game at release, and update a number of other stadiums and a great many uniforms. There were also some fixes deployed for Hockey Ultimate Team and EA Sports Hockey League. (more…)...
  • List of sports games that will be enhanced with Xbox One X
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    Posted October 25th, 2017 at 2:00 pm 21 Comments
    The release of the Xbox One X is now under two weeks away. Beyond just the capability of producing stunning visuals with 4K and HDR, games will be enhanced through faster loading times and have the opportunity for improved framerates and textures. As provided by Microsoft the official list of sports games that will benefit from the powerful new hardware is extensive, with many that are already available and a handful that are yet to be released but in the later stages of development.  (m...
  • Another patch on the way for FIFA 18
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    Posted October 25th, 2017 at 7:15 am 2 Comments
    Out now on PC and coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the days/weeks ahead is a new patch for FIFA 18. An earlier update to the game addressed a number of areas, the most notable of which was improving the effectiveness of goalies. It's unclear what kind of support FIFA on Nintendo Switch will be receiving as EA Sports has yet to detail any patches for that version of the game or what their plans are for it post-release. This latest update again hits on several areas of FIFA 18 but pr...
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