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  • The Line Drive for June 4
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    Posted June 4th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 3 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 gave the Warriors a 76% chance of winning NBA Finals. ♦Kyrie Irving is the cover athlete for the standard edition of NBA 2K18. ♦The first news and teaser trailer for FIFA 18 will be out Monday in advance of EA Play. ♦New feature for Madden NFL 18 will allow you to set protections by ID'ing the Mike. ♦New Ultimate Team ...
  • Press Row Podcast: An industry in flux
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    Posted June 3rd, 2017 at 1:30 pm No Comments »
    While I'm off this week from hosting duties, Rich Grisham invites in Kat Bailey and Owen Good to chat about the impact from the changing landscape of sports game coverage. How is it handled in 2017? What is their relationship to publishers and developers? What does the audience want to hear and see? It’s a fascinating, honest look at how all of us that love sports games are impacted by these changes – for good and otherwise. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android w...
  • Press Row Podcast: May News Roundup
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    Posted May 29th, 2017 at 12:15 pm 2 Comments »
    Before the news storm that is E3 and EA Play arrive there’s plenty to cover happening in the world of sports gaming. Impressions of the ARMS beta leads off the topics in this week’s Press Row Podcast, along with the questionable decision made to release Super Mega Baseball 2 in September, a major patch for NBA Playgrounds that has changed the gameplay dramatically, and the launch of another game subscription service on Xbox One. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Andro...
  • The Line Drive for May 28
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    Posted May 28th, 2017 at 2:30 pm 11 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦EA Sports revealed the 32 Elite players chosen from w/pre-orders for Madden NFL 18. ♦NHL 18 won't be among the games showcased at the upcoming EA Play event. ♦The free card pack and $20 VC for NBA 2K17 through Prime got extended a month. ♦Early indication is NBA 2K17 won't be PS4 Plus free game for June like last year. ♦CEO of Saber Interactive ...
  • The Line Drive for May 21
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    Posted May 21st, 2017 at 2:00 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. ♦Last call for those who haven't claimed the free VC/pack for NBA 2K17 w/Prime. ♦The Madden NFL 18 segment of the Press Row Podcast is now also on Youtube. ♦Madden NFL 18 is being called the "year of the user" by creative director Rex Dickson. ♦Addition of a new legend for MLB The Show 17 in early June has been confirmed. ♦Uproar in The Show commu...
  • Press Row Podcast: Summer News Kickoff
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    Posted May 20th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 1 Comment »
    It's only May, but for games due out in late summer it's the time that their promotional cycles typically begin. E3 and EA Play are only a few weeks away and in advance of that EA Sports announced the first feature information for Madden NFL 18 and Konami has done the same for Pro Evolution Soccer 2018. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast all of the news on Madden NFL 18 is discussed, including the introduction of the Frostbite Engine and Story Mode, three different 'Play Styles' (wi...
  • The Line Drive for May 14
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    Posted May 14th, 2017 at 2:00 pm 5 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Introduction of a story mode and three play styles lead Madden NFL 18 feature news. ♦Indication that Online Team Play could be returning in some form with Madden NFL 18. ♦This week's Press Row Podcast all about NBA Playgrounds is also now on Youtube. ♦Here's the full review of the new NBA Playgrounds which is a decently fun first effort. ♦Only on...
  • NBA Playgrounds – Review and Podcast
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    Posted May 13th, 2017 at 12:15 pm 10 Comments »
    Arcade-style sports games have been making a resurgence as of late thanks to independent developers, but now for the first time one of them even has the backing of a professional league. NBA Playgrounds released this last week for just $20 with full league licensing and a deep roster of current players and legends, and it comes from Saber Interactive, a studio that has never before worked on a sports game. The full review of the game has just gone up at Sporting News, explaining how it's ...
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