The latest quick video for Madden NFL 17 takes a look at the new introductions to games that are a part of the broadcast presentation package. Included are lead-in sequences and lineup intros that will vary depending on the stature of the games being played.
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Taking a look at this weekend’s special Diamond Dynasty card pack in MLB The Show 16.
â™¦Suggestions on whatÂ budget relief pitchers could help your DDÂ team in MLB The Show 16.
â™¦With a new cinematic story mode FIFA 17 is taking a big step forward.
â™¦Pre-orders of NBA 2K17 are 20% off for Amazon Prime members including the $100 edition.
â™¦Pre-orders of Madden NFL 17 are live and 20% off for Amazon Prime members.
â™¦Pre-orders of FIFA 17 are live and 20% off to Amazon Prime members.
â™¦Don’t miss the E3 podcasts w/Â FIFA 17 and Madden 17 guests and reaction to all the news.
â™¦The new uniforms for the Sacramento Kings can be purchased for your NBA 2K16 MyPlayer.
â™¦EA continues to answer NHL 17 questionsÂ including how there will be no sharable rosters.
â™¦Details on a minor patch that released last week for MLB The Show 16.
â™¦Details on the latest patch to have gone out for Out of the Park Baseball 17.
â™¦Recap of the tournament in OOTP 17 to determine the greatest MLB team of all-time.
â™¦Video features eight full minutes of gameplay from Forza Horizon 3.
â™¦Check out all of the screenshots released so far in the FB album for FIFA 17.
â™¦Check out the first 15 screenshots in the FB album for Pro Evolution Soccer 2017.
â™¦Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is on sale to PS4 PS+ subscribers for $16Â through Monday.
â™¦Details on the two new consoles Microsoft announced at E3 last week.
â™¦The just announced Xbox One S can now be pre-ordered with release coming in August.
In this episode of the Press Row Podcast presented by Hit The Pass, Rich Grisham and I go through our reactions to all the news that made its way out of E3 and EA Play and also discuss the considerable challenges that sports video games face in carving out their place in eSports.
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One of the numerous improvements made to presentation for Madden NFL 17 comes with the introduction of pylon cameras. EA Sports has released a new video showing off how you’ll be seeing some of the replays from the perspective of the pylons this year. “Whether a sideline toe tap catch, or dive into the corner of the endzone, the Madden NFL 17 Pylon camera will bring added depth to this years game.”
It’s starting to become a little more difficult to determineÂ exactly what’s going on with the roster updates to MLB The Show 16. There are players who have clearly needed to drop for a long time who haven’t, and others who long ago earned upgrades but continue to be ignored.
One example of the former is Giancarlo Stanton. He has remained at 93 Overall all season despite batting .193 and he’s getting worse by the month. He hit .173 in May and .116 through the first half of June.
Someone to look at who inexplicably hasn’t gone up is Dae-Ho Lee who has been stuck at 63 Overall since being introduced to the game. He’s batting .298 and hitting a home run every 11 at-bats (which would lead the league if he just had more plate appearances). Despite that, and 323 homers in Korea, he sits in the 50s in all of the Contact and Power categories and in the 40s with the other hitting attributes.
The only player rated in the 90s to move this week is Manny Machado, who gains a point to 97 Overall but had no adjustmentÂ to his actual attributes. The move from 3B to SS as his primary position accounts for the change to his Overall.
Notable upgrades and downgrades include Zach Britton (+3 to 90), Will Harris (+2 to 86),Â Kyle Seager (+3 to 85),Â Salvador Perez (+3 to 85),Â Brian McCann (-3 to 84), Eduardo Nunez (+4 to 83), Steven Wright (+4 to 82),Â Trevor Rosenthal (-4 to 82), Danny Duffy (+4 to 80),Â Junior Guerra (+10 to 77),Â Chris Herrmann (+7 to 73), andÂ Ryan Rua (+10 to 72).
This year’s E3 was a fairly uneventful one for the crop of annual licensed sports games. FIFA 17 had the big announcement of a story modeÂ andÂ description ofÂ some gameplay advancementsÂ while Madden NFL 17 detailed improvements to Franchise mode.
Arguably more interesting were the happenings with the somewhat less traditional sports titles. Ubisoft announced a new mountain sports game called SteepÂ with a trailer and gameplay walkthroughÂ thatÂ looks spectacular, the first trailer and features were revealed for Forza Horizon 3, and HB Studios announced a sequel to The Golf Club.
EA Sports today released a short video on the work that has been done to enhance the presence of head coaches in Madden NFL 17. “This year head coaches will be more dynamic and aware of the action on the field. Weâ€™ve added increased fidelity to the Head Coaches on the sideline to allow them to have more of a visual and contextual impact during play and in replays.”
Madden NFL 17 has been on full display at EA Play since Sunday and gameplay videos captured off-screen have started to make their way out. Check out some of those here along with the official trailer and Franchise mode videos.Â Read more