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  • The Line Drive for June 18
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    Posted June 18th, 2017 at 12:00 pm 12 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦NBA 2K17's simulation engine heavily favors the 95-96 Bulls over this year's Warriors. ♦This weekend features new Fan Appreciation content in Madden 17 Ultimate Team. ♦Needless to say the packs have been loaded to get people back playing more or again. ♦The Xbox One X still isn't available for pre-order but the page here will be it on Amazon. ♦For...
  • Press Row Podcast: E3 2017 Recap
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    Posted June 17th, 2017 at 12:00 pm 2 Comments »
    After covering the reveals from the EA Play press briefing in the last show, this episode of the Press Row Podcast features discussion on the rest of the news to come out of E3 week. That includes the Sony and Microsoft presentations (with the finalized details on the Xbox One X), more details on the Nintendo Switch version of FIFA 18 and what it means for its prospects for success, the announcement of an online beta for Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, and the disaster that E3 created by welcomin...
  • The Line Drive for June 12
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    Posted June 12th, 2017 at 1:00 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. ♦The Press Row Podcast episode on all the news out of EA Play is now also on Youtube. ♦Madden NFL 18 will let you match up corners on receivers by overall ratings. ♦Check out the WR/DB mechanics that will be utilized in Madden NFL 18 MUT Squads. ♦Madden NFL 18's new story mode "Long Shot" features colleges and big name actors. ♦Cristiano Ronaldo ha...
  • Press Row Podcast: EA Play 2017 News
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    Posted June 11th, 2017 at 9:15 am 3 Comments »
    Sports games always take center stage at Electronic Arts' annual mid-June press briefing. Those previously linked with E3 instead now represent the kickoff to their own event EA Play. Given the leading soccer, football, and basketball titles are always among the top selling games in both North America and worldwide their high-profile presence should come as no surprise. Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, and NBA Live 18 all were prominently featured in this weekend's EA Play press briefing. Madden h...
  • Gameplay improvements and second year of The Journey shown off for FIFA 18
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    Posted June 10th, 2017 at 1:15 pm 5 Comments »
    The first news reveal for the biggest video game franchise in the world came out of EA Play today. FIFA 18 will be working to add player personality and overhaul dribbling, while The Journey goes into year two for star Alex Hunter. Ronaldo’s signature sprint, Sterling’s unique turns, and Griezmann's technique are all immediately recognizable in FIFA 18. For the first time ever, real-world movements, size and attributes inform how a player moves, allowing you to feel the life-like tenden...
  • Madden NFL 18 “Long Shot” Trailer
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    Posted June 10th, 2017 at 12:45 pm 9 Comments »
    While several features for Madden NFL 18 were detailed earlier the introduction of the Story Mode had only been teased. Today out of EA Play it received a proper reveal. Going with the title of "Long Shot" the mode will include time both in high school and college. Some licensed universities will even be featured* with the trailer showing both Texas and Oregon. Dan Marino appears as a character, and other actors involved include Scott Porter and Mahershala Ali. After three years away from ...
  • New Career Mode “The One” and Gameplay Details for NBA Live 18
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    Posted June 10th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 19 Comments »
    After taking a year off - the fourth time in the last seven years that a game has failed to release - EA Sports is looking to earn some credibility back with NBA Live 18 this fall. At EA Play today the company revealed its big feature as a Career Mode called "The One" along with some gameplay details and the announcement of a free demo.  (more…)...
  • E3/EA Play 2017 Preview
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    Posted June 8th, 2017 at 3:30 pm 12 Comments »
    Though its relevance on the ground has been fading E3 still represents a massive yearly event for the gaming industry. The press briefings that take place prior to E3 are main draw for observers while Electronic Arts has left E3 to hold their own overlapping event known as EA Play and other companies have begun to take similar approaches. E3 and now also EA Play have traditionally delivered new insight into the upcoming crop of sports games slated for late summer and fall. Here’s the l...
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