It may not be a new feature or mode for Madden NFL 16 that lifts potential enjoyment of the game the most but rather the effect of rules change. Today at the NFL owner’s meeting a new rule was passed related to the most boring play in football – that being the point after touchdown. Not only will it greatly benefit NFL games but the video game that represents the league will also become more fun due to the ramifications of the change.Â Read more
Last year was rough for the NHL series as EA Sports not only lost significant sales due to an abnormally thin feature set (despite extra development time) but they severely damaged trust with the community by handling things deceptively.
It was a given that most of the features that went missing in NHL 15 would return for NHL 16…with the exception of GM Connected. The question was how much would they be able to do above that to make the upcoming game enticing to those now skeptical of any claims made by the company? Here’s what’s in store for NHL 16. Read more
Last week EA Sports rolled out the first information related to Madden NFL 16. For the most part it was underwhelming and nondescript. The exception related to receiver-defender interactions including new controls for each side and more situations that will draw penalties.
That will be the focus of the two polls today. The first asks how much does the news on receiver-defender interactions matter.Â Is this a big deal that has increased anticipation towards Madden 16? Or is it not enough considering deficiencies in other areas of the game?
The second poll covers the brief debate had on the latest Press Row Hangout: should penalties be present in Madden? Many have lamented the lack of them in the series – representative of the lack of realism and authenticity – while others feel that not only would they not enhance the experience but they’ll detract from the fun factor.Â Vote in the polls below and leave any thoughts in the comments! Results will be examined late in the week.
This week’s roster update for MLB 15: The Show would likely rank as third most significant of the season. It contains a heralded new rookie and some big ratings moves.Â Read more
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â™¦Check out this weekâ€™s articles written for Sporting News:
Â Â Â â€¢Odell Beckham Jr. named Madden NFL 16 cover athlete
Â Â Â â€¢Breaking down the first known features for Madden NFL 16
â™¦MLB 15: The Show is currently available forÂ $52 on PlayStation 4.
â™¦Through the weekend there’s a new card pack available in MLB 15: The Show.
â™¦The first news on features for NHL 15 is coming this Tuesday.
â™¦EA Sports detailed rewards for Madden 16 Ultimate TeamÂ earned though M15.
â™¦Developer blog goes over the latest on the soon-to-arriveÂ DLC for The Golf Club.
â™¦New screenshots have been added to the FB album for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.
â™¦EA Sports released details on the latest roster update for NBA Live 15.
â™¦More price range adjustments have been made to players in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.
â™¦RBI Baseball 15 finally got a roster update though only accurate as ofÂ April 23.
â™¦Teaser trailer was released for the upcoming Tour de France game.
â™¦Microsoft revealed their plans for E3 week, now just a month away.
â™¦Some potential significantÂ rule changes have been proposed for college basketball.
â™¦Check out the leaked NBA Christmas jerseys that’ll be used next season.
â™¦Blu-ray releases this week headlined by American Sniper and HTTM2.
The latest episode of the Press Row Podcast features discussion with racing experts on the recent release of Project CARS. Following that is the audio from yesterday’s Hangout Short which focused on the first news related to Madden NFL 16.