One of the most intriguing reveals out of E3 was the mountain sports game Steep which will be out December 2.Â Ubisoft has released a new trailer out of Gamescom and also opened up registration for future “beta phases” on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Tying in with the news is a pre-order incentive just added (outside of 20% off to Amazon Prime members) featuring three nighttime challenges, three night outfits, glowing equipment, and wingsuit rocket flare.
Ride a massive open world of the Alps. Go solo or drop in side by side with other players. Record and share the most insane stunts ever captured. Dare your friends to try out your custom trails, then challenge the world to beat your best tricks and relive your most epic wipeouts. The mountain is yours.
Due to the revenue it generates it should come as no surprise that the mode in FIFA 17 to have received the most resources is that of Ultimate Team. Multiple brand new ways to play have been added to FUT this year.Â Read more
The introduction of a mode dedicated to the World Cup of Hockey was one of the first pieces of news to hit related to NHL 17 and the feature was even floated in a consumer survey back in 2014.
For the first time ever in the NHL seriesÂ A full international tournament is represented with all the accurate teams, players, and uniforms. Today EA Sports revealed a first look at the tournament in the game with a trailer out of Gamescom.
The World Cup of Hockey takes place for two weeks beginning on September 17. It involves eight different teams: Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, USA, Europe (collection of players from countries not represented by their own team), and North America (US and Canadian players under 23 years of age).
Rather than releasing a brand new app every year EA Sports has instead opted to dramatically update and reset those that already available on the marketplace. That process took place today for Madden NFL Mobile, the popular Ultimate-Team based free-to-play mobile game that is now in its fourth iteration. Available now to download through iTunes for iOS or Google Play for Android,Â it’ll update upon logging in for those who are continuing with the game.Â Read more
EA Sports today revealed the improvements coming to Pro Clubs in FIFA 17. Similar to the game’s Career Mode the Pro Clubs look to have been somewhat refined and built-upon rather than having received any new game-changing typeÂ features.Â Read more
There’s now just barely over four weeks until NBA 2K17 releases. It’s the second-earliest a licensed NBA video game will have ever released (NBA Shootout 2002 came out 9/1/2001). Yet here with are with practically nothing known about the game even still.
Now, 2K Sports is pretty well known for releasing info later in the yearly cycle than other publishers. But what’s different this time around is that it’s much later than even their typical M.O. for handling the massively popular NBA 2K franchise.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™¦Only a few days left to get entries in for the first giveaway of Madden NFL 17!
â™¦First looks at NHL 17 World Cup of Hockey and FIFA 17 UT Tuesday at Gamescom.
â™¦Make sure to follow Pastapadre on Twitter for Madden info and live streams this week!
â™¦You can still pre-order all versions of Madden NFL 17 and get 20% off with Amazon Prime.
â™¦Check out thisÂ comparison shot of Kevin Durant in NBA 2K16 vs NBA 2K17.
â™¦EA Sports is now considered the “lead partner” for the Premier League.
â™¦EA Sports spending almost $30 million a year for the FIFA partnership w/ Premier League.
â™¦EA Sports created an infographic all about the online beta that just ended for NHL 17.
â™¦NHL Rewards members are entered for a chance to win a tripÂ to get scanned into NHL 17.
â™¦Nascar Heat Evolution will feature 40-player races online with a server-based system.
â™¦Archived live stream features an extended gameplay session with Nascar Heat Evolution.
â™¦Fourth set of cars have now been revealed for Forza Horizon 3.
â™¦The first set of features has been revealed for WWE 2K17.
â™¦The PS4 DualShock 4 Dual Charger Dock is currently on sale for under $12.
EA Sports today detailed what to expect from Career Mode in FIFA 17. The franchise mode for the series hasn’t received many dramatic changes in recent years and for FIFA 17 it looks to be more of the same in the way of relatively minor enhancements that add depth to what’s already there. The features provide “even greater control over your club’s season,Â the option to compete in the J-League, and your fully rendered manager avatar roaming the sideline.”Â Read more