Back in September it was discovered that the two MLS teams set to debut next season would be added to FIFA 15 in an update set for this month. That full update hasn’t happenedÂ but elements of the two teams have already made it into the game through Ultimate Team.
Home and away kits are available to acquire in the mode. The items are visible through the web app but not in the actual game as of yet where they are displayed in blank fashion. This is notable because only two of the four kits (the home sets) been publicly revealed.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™¦More opportunities to grab Madden, FIFA, NBA 2K15 and others cheap later this week.
â™¦Look for the next live Press Row Hangout to take place on Tuesday night!
â™¦Operation Sports notes EA has not updated any player ratings in NHL 15 since launch.
â™¦Two new legends, Shannon Sharpe and Larry Allen, have been added to MUT packs.
â™¦ThreeÂ new legends have been added to Ultimate Team in NBA Live 15.
â™¦New and improved features arrived in the holiday update to Madden Mobile.
â™¦EA Sports has released a tutorial video for FIFA 15 showing how to score on free kicks.
â™¦EA Sports posted a poll on preference regarding the match length in FIFA World.
â™¦New blog goes over more upcoming patch news and new theme for The Golf Club.
â™¦The PS4/PS3 release date for Super Mega Baseball will be announced this week.
â™¦Driveclub received both a new patch and free DLC as its struggles continue.
â™¦2K Sports detailed the patch notes for release day of WWE 2K15.
â™¦A new roster has been created by a poster on OS to downloadÂ for College Hoops 2K8.
â™¦The latestÂ Press Row Podcast has interviewÂ w/ NBA 2K’s Scott O’Gallagher.
â™¦Check out all the nominees (and how sports got the shaft) for The Game Awards show.
â™¦The latest episode of Breaking Madden leaves Matt Stafford at the mercy of the readers.
â™¦Overdog has raised additional money to help improve matchmaking on Xbox One.
â™¦Uni Watch on ESPN looks at all the changes this season in college basketball.
â™¦Uni Watch has since followed up w/ more design alternations since season began.
â™¦Amazon has a deal on the Breaking Bad: Complete Series Barrel on Blu-ray for $150.
â™¦Pre-order Guardians of the Galaxy ahead ofÂ 12/9 release on Blu-ray for just $20.
It was a relatively light week for NBA 2K15 roster updates at least compared to the near daily basis they were being deliveredÂ since the beginning of the season. The drop-off for this span was notableÂ with adjustments to only 69Â players after alteringÂ 229 through the first two weeks. Accessories and rotations were changed as well in the fourÂ days that did receive updates. Check out full details on overall and individual attribute changes in the spreadsheet here.
Anthony Davis continues to surge upwards and has now reached 92 overall due to a ton of positive movement to various attributes. Carmelo Anthony is back up to 90 and DeMarcus Cousins is only a point away from getting there now.
OtherÂ significantÂ moves were made with John WallÂ who goes up a point to 87 as does Kyrie Irving to 87 and Jimmy Butler to 82. Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Lance Stephenson, and Serge Ibaka take the biggest hits for those sliding downward along with rookies Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Doug McDermott, and Shabazz Napier.
Retailer advertisements that went out revealed some of the big gaming deals that will be available on Black Friday. Walmart has jumped out in front of the action though by price-matching some of the deals that will be offered by Best Buy on individual games early.
Among them are FIFA 15, NBA 2K15, and Madden NFL 15. All three areÂ available for $30 on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. They’re joined by Watch Dogs and The Evil Within for the same price on PS4/XB1.
*Currently FIFA 15 on PS4 and NBA 2K15 on Xbox One are the only of the sports games that have not gone out of stock online. Will update as others return or temporarily sell out.
The prices are active for purchases both through the website and in-store (since they match the site). Shipping isn’t free but it is to have it arranged for in-store pickup. Supply could run out so grab any you want before then! Amazon is expected to match the prices as lightning deals next week along with Best Buy having them available then so if you miss out those opportunities are right around the corner.
In today’s episode of The Daily Dish nominees have been announced for “The Game Awards” and only two two sports games received acknowledgment, the latest Madden NFL 15 roster update is out, and a new NBA Live 15 update added the alternate jersey for the Celtics.
The roster update that follows week 11 of the season is available now for Madden NFL 15 on all systems. As expected both Peyton and Eli Manning have taken a hit in the update with the former dropping from the 99 rating he reached last month and the latter losing 3 points. There are some huge moves up this week with a handful of players jumping 3-6 points. Check out all the changes in the latest Madden NFL 15 roster update with the spreadsheet here.
Notables on the rise include Cameron Wake (+1 to 97), Mario Williams (+2 to 95), Joe Staley (+2 to 95), A.J. Green (+1 to 95), Brandon Marshall (+1 to 94), Tamba Hali (+1 to 93), Reshad Jones (+1 to 93), Le’Veon Bell (+3 to 92), Thomas Davis (+2 to 92), Maurkice Pouncey (+2 to 90), Brian Cushing (+2 to 87), Mike Evans (+3 to 85), Chris Borland (+3 to 82), Jonas Gray (added to roster and +6 to 76), and Alfred Blue (+3 to 74).
Among those falling are Calvin Johnson (-1 to 97), Jimmy Graham (-1 to 96), Josh Sitton (-1 to 96), Evan Mathis (-2 to 95), Michael Bennett (-1 to 93), Greg Olsen (-1 to 92), Greg Hardy (-1 to 92 ???), LeSean McCoy (-1 to 90), T.Y. Hilton (-1 to 90), Ryan Clady (-2 to 88), Louis Vasquez (-2 to 88), Jason Pierre-Paul (-2 to 85), and Ben Grubbs (-3 to 84).
Just over two weeks ago EA Sports released the first roster update for NBA Live 15 after having let the first week of the season pass without one. Now a second update has gone out for the game and this one includes the first changes to player ratings.
There isn’t much in the way of overall ratings movement. Dwight Howard rises a point to 91 and Anthony Davis to 90. Chris Paul drops a point to 93 and Carmelo Anthony to 91. Otherwise the update seems to address specific attribute categories which didn’t budge many overalls.
Check out all the changes made in this NBA Live 15 roster update with the spreadsheet here. It hasn’t been made easy to understand what ratings have been altered however. The tabs on the bottom provide different update information.
Accompanying the roster update is the addition of a single jersey. The Boston Celtics now have their sleeved gray “Parquet Pride” jersey which will be worn six times this season with the debut onÂ November 28th against the Bulls.
In today’s episode of The Daily Dish new fighters have been added to the EA Sports UFC roster with the arrival of its fifth patch, the upcoming PS4/PS3 game Super Mega Baseball will have its release date announced soon, new features and improvements have come to Madden Mobile, and two weeks after a free player likeness update for Madden NFL 15 appeared and then vanished there are still no answers as to its status.
A fifth patch arrived today for EA Sports UFC. Unlike the previous four this one does not include any sweeping changes to gameplay or various other improvements. It’s essentially just the 3 additions to the roster bringingÂ the total fighters that have been added post-release to 14.
Myles Jury (lightweight), Yoel Romero (middleweight), and Andrei Arlovski (heavyweight) have been introduced in the latest update. They’re rated 91, 89, and 89 respectively. Those numbers don’t tell you much though since most fighters in the game are rated high-80s or in the 90s.
EA Sports UFC has been available for $30 for over a month now. There’s value at that price but expect to see it drop to $15-20 on Black Friday so it may be worth waiting for and picking up then for those with any interest in the game.
This episode of the Daily Dish involves more on how the NBA Live series could be saved by going F2P, a look ahead to the next Madden NFL 15 roster update, and continued soliciting of opinions on what is the best sports game of 2014.