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  • The Line Drive for May 29
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    Posted May 29th, 2016 at 1:00 pm 6 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Just two weeks now until EA Play and E3 take place! ♦The Stanley Cup Final was simulated by both NHL 16 and Franchise Hockey Manager 2. ♦Backwards compatibility on Xbox One is filling some of the holes in sports gaming. ♦Pre-orders of Madden NFL 17 are live and 20% off for Amazon Prime members. ♦Pre-orders of NBA 2K17 are live and 20% off for Amaz...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 17’s first details
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    Posted May 23rd, 2016 at 3:15 pm 2 Comments »
    With EA Play and E3 nearing the promotional cycle for the next Madden has gotten underway. There's a lot to be excited about already for Madden NFL 17 including long-overdue work to Special Teams, a new defensive AI system, special moves for ball-carriers, and a "renewed focus on Franchise mode." In this episode of the Press Row Podcast presented by Hit The Pass, Bryan Wiedey, Rich Grisham, and Kat Bailey discuss all the news, the concern over "Tackle Battles", and what is being hoped for...
  • The Line Drive for May 22
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    Posted May 22nd, 2016 at 10:30 am 5 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦It's now down to just three weeks until EA Play and E3 take place. ♦Pre-orders of Madden NFL 17 are live and 20% off for Amazon Prime members. ♦Pre-orders of NBA 2K17 are live and 20% off for Amazon Prime members. ♦Consider buying these 10 budget starting pitchers in MLB The Show 16 Diamond Dynasty. ♦Game Informer has details on some other impro...
  • Interview on The 4 Verts Podcast
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    Posted May 17th, 2016 at 3:45 pm 1 Comment »
    I recently appeared on The 4 Verts Podcast for an interview to discuss the journey of Pastapadre.com, creation of Hit The Pass, and writing for Sporting News. The conversation then turns to Madden and the differences between the development team now and in the past, the impact of Ultimate Team, areas in which the series has struggled the most, and what needs to be done for it to join the elite class of sports games in a shrinking marketplace....
  • The Line Drive for May 15
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    Posted May 15th, 2016 at 11:45 am 9 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Von Miller missed out on the Madden NFL 17 cover then he got punked in the screenshots. ♦Rob Gronkowski has claimed the Madden NFL 17 cover after finishing runner-up last year. ♦The NBA Live series faces an uncertain future following yet another game delayed. ♦Pre-orders of Madden NFL 17 are live and 20% off for Amazon Prime members. ♦Pre-orders...
  • Press Row Podcast: Track and Field
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    Posted May 14th, 2016 at 10:15 am 1 Comment »
    The current state of sports games - on console, PC, and mobile devices - is ever-changing and evolving at a rapid pace. Former creative director of the Madden NFL series Ian Cummings returns to the Press Row Podcast joining me and friend of the show Rich Grisham to discuss his own mobile game as well as the "bigger picture." For starters, Ian describes his mobile game Photo Finish Horse Racing that is gaining steam on iOS and Android, the evolution of it from a one-man side project to a f...
  • Press Row Podcast: NBA Live in for another shake-up
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    Posted May 11th, 2016 at 9:30 am 11 Comments »
    EA Sports has been unable to recover from the attempted reboot of NBA Live as NBA Elite while at the same time seeing their competition flourish to become a juggernaut. It's been six years but the company has yet to produce a compelling quality product since that fiasco and in the process consumers have lost all confidence in the Live brand. The series can't escape its past. Knowing that a shake-up was necessary EA yesterday confirmed the first report of Live being pushed back to 2017. ...
  • The Line Drive for May 8
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    Posted May 8th, 2016 at 10:00 am 4 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Looking at the additional incoming rookies that have been added to Madden NFL 16. ♦Winners and losers coming out of the NFL Draft for Madden NFL 17. ♦Bryce Harper is now the third 99 Overall Rated player in MLB The Show 16. ♦EA Sports put out an infographic showing the rise in popularity of Leicester City in FIFA. ♦It looks like Forza 6 will be ge...
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