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  • The Line Drive for January 24
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    Posted January 24th, 2016 at 11:00 am No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Kirk Herbstreit made some grossly misguided comments about NCAA Football. ♦Will Mike Tyson impact the potential success of EA Sports UFC 2? ♦Only 19% of poll respondents feel Tyson will affect their UFC 2 purchase decision. ♦Putting together a competitive discount Ultimate Team squad in FIFA 16. ♦Defense and special teams All-Pros and their ratin...
  • The Line Drive for January 17
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    Posted January 17th, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 Comment »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Brand new benefit of Amazon Prime is 20% off video game pre-orders. ♦For those without Amazon Prime its only $73 for a year subscription today. ♦EA Sports raised and then crushed NCAA Football fans hopes of the series returning. ♦How to move the Rams in Franchise Mode to Los Angeles in Madden NFL 16. ♦Is EA Sports overrating Phil "CM Punk" Brooks ...
  • Press Row Podcast: College sports video games…tease vs reality
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    Posted January 16th, 2016 at 9:30 am No Comments »
    The College Football Playoff, and a completely ill-advised social media post from EA Sports, caused the subject of college sports video games to resurface in the conscious of many this week. How we got to this point with college games and what it will take to have any return is the focus of the first Press Row Podcast of 2016 and the first as I take over as host of the show. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS,...
  • The Line Drive for January 10
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    Posted January 10th, 2016 at 8:45 am No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦This is the final day to get votes in for the Pastapadre Community Awards. ♦Check out the best in sports gaming from 2015 put together for Sporting News. ♦Simulated the College Football Playoff National Championship with NCAA Football 14. ♦An announcement is expected as early as tomorrow regarding an EA Sports UFC 2 beta. ♦MLB The Show 16 did not...
  • Video game legend Ken Griffey Jr. inducted into MLB Hall of Fame
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    Posted January 6th, 2016 at 3:15 pm 11 Comments »
    He'll be remembered as one of the best baseball players of all-time, but also as a video game icon. Ken Griffey Jr. was today inducted into the Hall of Fame becoming the 51st player to make it in on their first ballet. Though not unanimous as three voters inexplicably left him off, he goes in with over 99% of the vote, the highest percentage in history. Between 1994 and 1999, Griffey was the face of four different Nintendo games: Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball (1994), Ken...
  • The Line Drive for January 3
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    Posted January 3rd, 2016 at 8:45 am 2 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦NCAA Football 14 went 6-2 in the NYE/NYD games in its simulation predictions. ♦Revisiting the biggest sports gaming stories of 2015 that will have lasting impact. ♦Make sure vote in any of the nine categories open in the PP Community Awards. ♦Madden NFL 16 roster updates should be back on schedule this coming week. ♦After being forced to keep the...
  • Press Row Podcast: Holiday Spectacular
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    Posted January 1st, 2016 at 2:15 pm 2 Comments »
    The latest Press Row Podcast episode returns a tradition of visiting with friends of the show at the end of the year to get their thoughts on what games they enjoyed the most. From game makers to game critics, a host of different viewpoints are represented. Make sure you also don't miss the last two episodes, which centered on naming a panel selected Sports Game of the Year and revisiting the top sports gaming stories of the year. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on And...
  • The Line Drive for December 27
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    Posted December 27th, 2015 at 9:30 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. ♦As it stands now the 95-96 Bulls would squash today's Warriors according to NBA 2K16. ♦If you haven't already check out all 30 Christmas jersey designs through NBA 2K16. ♦Digital download code for Madden NFL 16 on PlayStation 4 going for just $24 right now. ♦Digital download of Madden NFL 16 on Xbox One is on sale for $24 to Gold members. ♦Keep vo...
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