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  • Integrity of FIFA Ultimate Team brought into question with recent discoveries
    Posted June 29th, 2016 at 8:00 am 4 Comments »
    Ultimate Team in FIFA generates hundreds of millions in digital revenue for Electronic Arts every year. The mode is built on digital purchases of in-game currency that is then spent on player and item cards. That can be unsettling as, unlike most physical products, they can't necessarily be inspected and tested to ensure they function to their described specifications. This has now become a major issue as a serious flaw has been identified in FIFA's Ultimate Team that causes the most de...
  • Details on this summer’s NHL 17 online beta
    Posted June 22nd, 2016 at 5:30 pm 1 Comment »
    Along with the news on the cover and the first trailer EA Sports this evening announced an online beta for NHL 17 that'll run for a full week beginning at the end of July on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Last year there was the EASHL beta for NHL 16 and this time around with NHL 17 the beta will be offering up more to do. In addition to EASHL there will be online head-to-head with all 30 NHL teams available to choose from and Hockey Ultimate Team. Also included is the ability to use ...
  • Vladimir Tarasenko gets the NHL 17 cover and first gameplay trailer
    Posted June 22nd, 2016 at 5:00 pm 3 Comments »
    This evening Vladimir Tarasenko was announced as the cover athlete for NHL 17 during the NHL Awards broadcast. The St. Louis Blues forward won the cover competition by beating out Joe Pavelski in the finals of the eight man fan-voted tournament. While the full list of features was revealed earlier this month, NHL 17 has been somewhat out of the public eye as of late given that it didn't appear during EA's E3 press briefing. The trailer for the game was instead held back until now to co...
  • FIFA 17 gameplay video out of EA Play
    Posted June 21st, 2016 at 10:45 am 7 Comments »
    Please enable Javascript to watch this video EA Sports has made a big deal out of FIFA 17 moving to the Frostbite engine, with supposed benefits to gameplay and the ability to create things like the new story mode. However, despite being playable at EA Play last week, gameplay footage has been difficult to find as any recording was apparently restricted at the event. One off-screen video however made it out before being pulled and shows some of the new elements implemented this year....
  • Rocket League’s latest update adds two new arenas and more
    Posted June 20th, 2016 at 4:15 pm 4 Comments »
    The update billed as the biggest yet for the incredibly popular Rocket League has just gone live on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. New to the game are two highly anticipated arenas plus new item types, trade-in system, and the start of a new competitive season. (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: E3 2016 Reactions
    Posted June 18th, 2016 at 11:30 am 2 Comments »
    In this episode of the Press Row Podcast presented by Hit The Pass, Rich Grisham and I go through our reactions to all the news that made its way out of E3 and EA Play and also discuss the considerable challenges that sports video games face in carving out their place in eSports. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can also now be found on the recently launched Google Play Music for...
  • What excited you most out of E3 2016?
    Posted June 16th, 2016 at 4:45 pm 6 Comments »
    This year's E3 was a fairly uneventful one for the crop of annual licensed sports games. FIFA 17 had the big announcement of a story mode and description of some gameplay advancements while Madden NFL 17 detailed improvements to Franchise mode. Arguably more interesting were the happenings with the somewhat less traditional sports titles. Ubisoft announced a new mountain sports game called Steep with a trailer and gameplay walkthrough that looks spectacular, the first trailer and f...
  • First trailer for PES 2017
    Posted June 14th, 2016 at 10:30 am 6 Comments »
    Last month Konami revealed the initial set of gameplay-related features for Pro Evolution Soccer 2017. Now to coincide with E3 they've released the first look at the game in the form of a trailer. Additionally the first screenshots can be viewed in the FB album and go beyond just action shots as there are also menu images from various modes in the game. PES 2017 is founded around the ‘Control Reality' ethos, elevating the award-winning gameplay to a new level via incredible new contro...
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