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  • The Line Drive for November 19
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    Posted November 19th, 2017 at 12:00 pm 4 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Identifying the biggest ratings movers so far this season in Madden NFL 18. ♦Amazon has Everybody's Golf for just $20 in a pre-Black Friday deal. ♦Digital sports game deals on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One remain active. ♦Details on the latest big Ultimate Team program to roll out in Madden NFL 18. ♦EA Sports is teasing the addition of a 3-on-3 mode ...
  • The Line Drive for November 12
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    Posted November 12th, 2017 at 11:00 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. ♦Don't miss the video showing difference in loading time with Xbox One X. ♦Make sure to sign up for the upcoming beta for EA Sports UFC 3. ♦FIFA 18 was the top downloaded game on PlayStation platforms in October. ♦EA is already thinking about a subscription-based future for sports games. ♦FIFA 18, NHL 18, NBA Live 18 have received some free new Sta...
  • Press Row Podcast: Xbox One X and Sports Games
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    Posted November 10th, 2017 at 12:00 pm No Comments »
    What can more powerful hardware do to improve some already very good sports video games? We got the answer this week with the release of the Xbox One X and in this episode of the Press Row Podcast the benefits of the pricey new console are examined. The likes of Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, NBA 2K18, and Forza can now be played in native 4K with HDR (true also of the PS4 Pro) but the improvements go beyond the visuals on Xbox One X. Framerates can be better and loading times are significantly ...
  • The Line Drive for November 5
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    Posted November 5th, 2017 at 10:15 am 12 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Review of Mutant Football League, the sequel 24 years in the making. ♦Mutant Football League went out for Xbox One through Game Preview. ♦Several teams were big winners at trade deadline through Madden NFL 18. ♦The cover athlete for MLB The Show 18 will be announced on Monday. ♦Recent patch for NBA Live 18 has added support for Xbox One X. ♦Sig...
  • The Line Drive for October 29
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    Posted October 29th, 2017 at 12:15 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. ♦There were just two mild upsets in the NBA 2K18 all-time tournament first round. ♦Digital copy of FIFA 18 on PS4 is on sale for just $40 to PS Plus members. ♦Details on a new addition to the Most Feared program in Madden NFL 18 MUT. ♦EA Sports announced details on the FIFA 18 Global Series worldwide eSports event. ♦Details on a new Diamond Dynast...
  • Press Row Podcast: Team Builders
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    Posted October 27th, 2017 at 4:30 pm 6 Comments »
    The Ultimate Team style modes in sports games are more popular with consumers than ever before, and they're also leaned on more than ever by publishers for the revenues they provide. What is it about these team building, card collecting modes that have proven to be so compelling and successful? What challenges do they face right now and into the future? A panel of experts on the various modes throughout the genre discuss the phenomenon on this episode. Check out the podcast through iTunes...
  • The Line Drive for October 22
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    Posted October 22nd, 2017 at 11:00 am 10 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Details on the popular Most Feared program for MUT in Madden NFL 18. ♦Mutant Football League has adjusted game speed and added keyboard support. ♦Details on the Ultimate Scream program for FUT active now in FIFA 18. ♦The Los Angeles Lakers "classic" uniforms have been added to NBA Live 18. ♦Shooting and layup adjustments have been made in an updat...
  • Press Row Podcast: Loot boxes and an industry at a crossroads
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    Posted October 20th, 2017 at 4:15 pm 2 Comments »
    Whether it’s the VC in NBA 2K18 or the increased presence of “loot boxes” in other high-profile games, the influence on development directly related to monetization efforts is at the forefront of discussion right now amongst gaming press and consumers. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast the panel covers why it has taken until now for such immense backlash to formulate, the necessity of publishers/developers to find ways to generate digital revenue post-release, whether games f...
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