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  • The Line Drive for June 26
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    Posted June 26th, 2016 at 1:15 pm 1 Comment »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Take a look at the brand new Flashback cards just added to MLB The Show 16. ♦Video breakdown of the AL West teams for Franchise Mode in MLB The Show 16. ♦Make sure to register for the NHL 17 online beta prior to July 7. ♦Pre-orders of NBA 2K17 are 20% off for Amazon Prime members including the $100 edition. ♦Pre-orders of Madden NFL 17 are live an...
  • The Line Drive for June 19
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    Posted June 19th, 2016 at 12:45 pm 2 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Taking a look at this weekend's special Diamond Dynasty card pack in MLB The Show 16. ♦Suggestions on what budget relief pitchers could help your DD team in MLB The Show 16. ♦With a new cinematic story mode FIFA 17 is taking a big step forward. ♦Pre-orders of NBA 2K17 are 20% off for Amazon Prime members including the $100 edition. ♦Pre-orders o...
  • Press Row Podcast: E3 2016 Reactions
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    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?
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    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...
  • What to expect from Franchise mode in Madden NFL 17
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    Posted June 12th, 2016 at 1:20 pm 41 Comments »
    EA Sports promised a "renewed focus on Franchise mode" for Madden NFL 17 and today the company revealed just what improvements and additions have been made. It's not a reboot of the mode, like with Connected Careers four years ago, but rather a series in refinements to the systems that are in place and the introduction of some long-requested features. Franchise will include a real-time score ticker, full player editing, practice squads, and more injuries plus allowing for decisions to be ...
  • The Line Drive for June 11
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    Posted June 11th, 2016 at 11:15 am 6 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦EA's press conference is Sunday at 4ET/1PT. All the news and videos will be posted here on Pastapadre and on Sporting News plus special developer interview podcasts on Hit The Pass. Make sure to follow on Twitter for all sorts of info and updates! ♦What to expect and where to watch everything E3 and EA Play over the next five days. ♦What's in MLB 16...
  • E3 2016 Preview
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    Posted June 9th, 2016 at 1:45 pm 8 Comments »
    The biggest event of the year for the gaming industry which always delivers new insight into the upcoming crop of sports games is almost here. E3 takes place next week with the big press conferences that precede the event happening on Sunday and Monday. Here’s the lineup for when everything is taking place, what to expect, and where to watch.  (more…)...
  • Jim Nantz and Phil Simms are being replaced by a new commentary team in Madden NFL 17
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    Posted June 8th, 2016 at 8:00 am 27 Comments »
    After four years of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms it was definitely time for a shake-up to the announcer team in the Madden NFL series. The CBS duo is out and taking their place for Madden NFL 17 are Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis. Gaudin is known for his play-by-play work in college basketball with Georgia Tech and during the NCAA Tournament. Davis is an analyst for Fox Sports doing color commentary for NFL games after spending most of his broadcasting career in college football, and also f...
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