Metalhead Software, the developer behind Super Mega Baseball, which surprised many last December as one of the best sports games of the year,Â announced today that the game will be coming to Xbox One and Steam this summer. It had been exclusive to PS4 and PS3.
The game will go by the new name of Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings. It will include new content such as stadiums, enhanced gameplay, and improved simulation elements.Â Read more
The May 25th roster update to MLB 15: The Show is out and it’sÂ brought with it the latest shake-up toÂ Diamond Dynasty Mode. With the addition of the ‘Baller’ and ‘Prime Time Player’ packs and now this new roster update itâ€™s been a hectic week in the world of the virtual player marketplace and the team-building that goes along with it.
Some of the bigger changes in this update have to do with players moving in and out of Team Collections. Russell Martin (up 3 to 86)Â has left the Blue Jays Collection, while Edwin EncarnaciĂłn has entered it by dropping from 86 to 84 overall. Dee Gordon continues his hot streak and moves out of the Marlins Collection with his jump from an 86 to an 89. Read more
2K Sports announced today that NBA 2K16 will release on Tuesday, September 29. However those that pre-order the game will get it on Friday, September 25.
Interestingly with the release date moved up into September that appears to represent a change in the latest licensing contract with the league which begins this year with 2K and EA Sports. Traditionally the NBA has restricted games from going out prior to the first Tuesday in October.
In addition to getting the game earlier the pre-order incentive includes 10K in Virtual Currency and three MyTeam Emerald Packs (PS4/XB1/PC) or MyTeam Gold Booster Pack (360/PS3).
Pre-ordering is becoming more of a necessity when it comes to sports games, particularly for those who play the Ultimate Team/MyTeam type modes. So this becomes essentiallyÂ a new release date rather than a special “early” release.
The “Early Tip-Off” edition of NBA 2K16 has already been made available for pre-order through retailers includingÂ Amazon.
The latest roster update for MLB 15: The Show arrived earlier today and with it some significant ratings changes. Look for a breakdown of how Diamond Dynasty has been affected by the update in a new Market Report tomorrow.
Bryce Harper (+4 to 94), Nelson Cruz (+2 to 90), Dee Gordon (+3 to 89), and Shelby Miller (+4 to 87) are the biggest beneficiaries of this week’s update. Those taking taking the biggest hits are Craig Kimbrel (-2 to 94), Troy Tulowitzki (-3 to 93), and Robinson Cano (-2 to 93).Â Read more
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦MLB 15: The Show is still available for under $52 on PS4.
â™¦The focus of the latest Press Row Podcast is NHL 16 and a Madden 16 interview.
â™¦A server update made a few minor improvements to MLB 15: The Show.
â™¦EA Sports posted an infographic related to Premier League useage in FIFA 15.
â™¦More price range adjustments have been made to players in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.
â™¦EA Sports started revealing Team of the Season squads for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.
â™¦The release of Career Mode DLC for The Golf Club has been delayed.
â™¦EA Sports has released details on the latest roster update for NBA Live 15.
â™¦NBA 2K15 sales were slightly up (nearly 7M) compared to NBA 2K14 (over 6.5M)
â™¦“NHL Legacy Edition” for 360/PS3 will somehow still be sold for the full $60.
â™¦EA Sports announced with a teaser trailer a reboot of the Need for Speed series.
â™¦Another game update with improvements went out for Driveclub.
â™¦FanDuel has hired on most of the employees from the axed Zynga Sports division.
â™¦Sony will be showing their E3 press conference in select theaters again this year.
â™¦Youtube is now offering 60fps live streaming in an effort to challenge Twitch.
â™¦For those interested,Â Bloodborne is available now for $40Â on Amazon.
The initial reveal of improvements for Madden NFL 16 largely lacked substance outside of receiver-defender interactions. That was an area of the game desperate for attention but on its own hasn’t been enough to inspire greater anticipation towards the game.