The demo for Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is out now on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It comes in at 3.3 GB and features two stadiums (Cam Nou and Neu Sonne Arena) and nine different teams: Germany, France, FC Barcelona, Arsenal FC, Club Atletico de Madrid, CR Flamengo, SC Corinthians Paulista, CA River Plate, CA Boca Juniors.
The demo includes only exhibition games and doesn’t have commentary. Those who play it will receive a bonus of 10,000GP to carry over to the full game.
2K Sports today released a gameplay trailer for NBA 2K17, which follows a teaser trailer that featured the USA Olympic teams earlier this month.
There isn’t a whole lot to learn from the trailer – for some gameplay related observations head over to check out the hands-on impressions that come from Polygon – but considering how starved everyone is for anything 2K17 with just over three weeks until release it’s at least a start that will hopefully represent the opening of the floodgates for information.
This year’s Madden capitalizes on the thrilling moments of the NFL better than ever before. Whether it’s on special teams, from the commentary, highlighted in the presentation, ball-carriers in the open field, the ball physics, or great play from the defense – something that’s never been seen or heard before will likely occur in every single game of Madden NFL 17.
Check out the full written review at Sporting News and the video review below!
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Look for the written review of Madden NFL 17 tomorrow accompanied by a video review!
â™¦The two new Press Row Podcast episodes can now also be watched on HTP’s Youtube.
â™¦Check out a few more examples of just-added commentary to Madden NFL 17.
â™¦The number of players designated as “clutch” tripled from last year w/ Madden NFL 17.
â™¦Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium makes its debut by appearing in Madden NFL 17.
â™¦Draft Champions dramatic full game Pastapadre vs ThatSportsGamer in Madden NFL 17.
â™¦Still can order any version of Madden NFL 17 and get 20% off with Amazon Prime.
â™¦EA Sports went into detail on what’s new with the ranked events in Madden NFL 17.
â™¦Play Draft Champions in Madden EA Access trial to earn entryÂ in Super Bowl sweepstakes.
â™¦The latest update to EA Sports UFC add added 4 fighters plus some gameplay changes.
â™¦EA Sports revealed details on the upcoming relaunch of FIFA Mobile.
â™¦EA Sports has detailed the latest updates that have been made in NBA Live Mobile.
â™¦EA Sports revealed the top 10 defensemenÂ and top 10 rated goaliesÂ found in NHL 17.
â™¦EA Sports revealed the ratings for the eight World Cup of Hockey teamsÂ in NHL 17.
â™¦The demo for Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 will be out on August 23 and include 9 clubs.
â™¦Konami revealed the complete list of all the licenses featuredÂ in PES 2017.
â™¦You can now look through all the basic and advanced controls for NBA 2K17.
â™¦Here’s the full list of teams included from Euroleague in NBA 2K17.
â™¦Check out a comparison of Paul George from NBA 2K16 vs 2K17.
â™¦Rocket League has now surpassed 20 million players which is pretty remarkable.
â™¦Blu-ray releases this week include The Nice Guys and The Walking Dead S6.
Two brand new episodes of the Press Row Podcast have gone live today! The first is a discussion on early impressions of Madden NFL 17 (full panel review roundtable will be next week). We go into personal experiences and features that are being delivered upon and some issues that need to be resolved or improved. The second episode is an examination of the contempt-filled treatment by 2K Sports of their fans on social media, which lately has been fueled by consumers aggressively attempting to seek out information on NBA 2K17.
Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS,Â onÂ Android with the Stitcher app,Â or withÂ Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can also now be found on the recently launched Google Play Music for podcasts.Â Subscribe and review to help support the show! You can also listen with the streaming player below.
The new commentary team of Brandin Gaudin and Charles Davis has proven to be one of the most promising changes made for Madden NFL 17. One of the assurances from EA Sports is that the duo will be recording new audio for the game regularly throughout the season.
“This means that if a player or team has a monster week, you will hear about it shortly after in the game. Brandon and Charles will be in studio with us throughout the course of the season, recording the latest content to help bridge the gap between what you see on Sunday, and what you hear when you boot up your game.”
The first of those updates actually went out yesterday. It’s unclear what commentary specifically has beenÂ added but regardless it’s a good sign to already see the process set in motion and hopefully that remains consistent throughout the year.
[Update] A few examples have already been found
@pastapadre Just heard the commentary mention the Ravens watching Phelps win the 200m Gold. Insane
— Mike Chase (@MikeChase27) August 19, 2016
— Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) August 19, 2016
While it’s one of the lighter weeks as of late in terms of ratings changes for MLB The Show 16, many new Flashback Cards have made it into Diamond Dynasty with today’s roster update.
Mookie Betts has achieved Diamond status by earning a point to get to 93 Overall, while teammate Xander Bogaerts has fallen out of the Diamond tier by dropping 2 points to 91. The move up for Betts inÂ attributes are minor (+3 Power vs R, +2 Power vs L, +1 Con vs R) but it’s enough to get him that big Overall point after hitting .368 in July and .403 so far in August. Bogaerts though plummets 13 points in Power vs L and 5 points in Contact vs R. His batting average has dropped every month since May and he’s only hitting .180 in August.
Other movers this week include Evan Longoria (+3 to 89), Freddie Freeman (+3 to 87), Wilson Ramos (+2 to 86), Charlie Blackmon (+2 to 86), Eric Hosmer (-3 to 85), Lorenzo Cain (-3 to 85), Rick Porcello (+2 to 84), Salvador Perez (-3 to 82), Brad Miller (+3 to 76), and Matt Boyd (+13 to 72). Edwin Diaz Update: Still no Edwin Diaz.
New cards for the mode include Postseason Carlos Beltran (99 Overall), Prime Josh Hamilton (97), Prime Justin Morneau (95), Legend Bret Saberhagen (94), Prime Kris Medlen (94), Legend Rollie Fingers (93), Rookie Dustin Pedroia (92), Legend Fred McGriff (92), Prime Mike Napoli (89), Rookie Miguel Cabrera (88), Legend Eddie Murray (87), Legend Orlando Cepeda (87), Prime Doug Fister (87), Prime Melvin Upton Jr. (86), and Rookie Josh Hamilton (81).
Madden NFL 17 is now available through EA Access on Xbox One, so consumers (those it’s working for currently) on at least one of the two big consoles can now spend considerable time with it whether that be to get a jump-start with the game or to determine whether it’s going to be worth a purchase. Over the coming days look for some mode-specific impressions, videos, multiple podcasts, and then on Monday a review for Sporting News.Â Until then here are the first few videos featuring unedited gameplay from Franchise Mode, a team constructed through Draft Champions, and a look at the new stadiums and renovations found in Madden NFL 17.