News & Updates
  • Details on the fourth patch for Madden NFL 17
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    Posted November 30th, 2016 at 7:30 am 12 Comments

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    EA Sports today released a substantial update to Madden NFL 17. It’s the fourth patch for the game and its first since early October. Earlier updates have addressed bugs, added Color Rush uniforms, and worked to improve gameplay and various modes. This one brings the return of Head-to-Head Seasons mode to Ultimate Team, addresses a number of issues in gameplay, and delivers new lines and logic to the commentary.  Read more

  • Madden NFL 17 has its commentary update from regular season week 12
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    Posted November 29th, 2016 at 1:15 pm 2 Comments

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    The 15th commentary update for Madden NFL 17 has gone out with the broadcast team of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis reflecting on the events that took place and storylines that emerged from week 12 of the season. Madden will be receiving these real-world commentary updates regularly throughout the year which apply to Play Now and Online games. The duo is also recording additional audio for modes like Franchise and Ultimate Team.

  • Winter expansion to Forza Horizon 3 scheduled for release in mid-December
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    Posted November 28th, 2016 at 1:00 pm 2 Comments

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    It was nearly a month ago now that Turn 10 began teasing a winter expansion for the fantastic Forza Horizon 3. Today the developer detailed the upcoming downloadable content offering which is set to release on Tuesday, December 13.

    The Blizzard Mountain expansion will be the first time that racers in the series will encounter snow, ice, extreme elevations and blizzards. There are eight new vehicles and new events tailored for the conditions.  Read more

  • Limited free-to-play version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 now available
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    Posted November 28th, 2016 at 9:00 am No Comments

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    Last year Konami introduced the concept of a slimmed down free-to-play version of Pro Evolution Soccer which included the MyClub team-building mode (naturally in order to generate digital revenue) plus a handful of teams for exhibition matches and the game’s training mode. The publisher has just now released a similar offering for PES 2017.

    The PES 2017 Trial Edition can be downloaded for both Xbox One or PlayStation 4. This year’s differs in that it doesn’t offer MyClub but instead features the new ‘PES League’ which is being used as the game’s competitive eSports mode. The first competition will get underway in December. The trial version also includes the Skills Trainer and nine teams for use in exhibition games: FC Barcelona, Arsenal FC, Club Atlétic de Madrid, Ca Boca Juniors, Ca River Plate, SC Corinthians Paulista, CR Flamengo, and the national teams of Germany and France.

  • The Line Drive for November 27
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    Posted November 27th, 2016 at 9:15 am 18 Comments

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    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings.

    Many of the great deals on games, console bundles, and more are still available!
    Cyber Monday deals include Madden NFL 17 and FIFA 17 for just $28.
    Console bundles for PS4 Slim and Xbox One S going for just $212.
    One of the latest deals is $60 off the brand new PS4 Pro console today only.
    Predictably the Park After Dark event in NBA 2K17 last night was a near complete disaster.
    Head-to-head online Seasons mode is coming back to MUT with an update soon.
    There was no roster update released due to the holiday last week in Madden NFL 17.
    Super Mega Baseball 2 will be playable at PlayStation Experience in early December.
    Don Bradman Cricket 17 has set release for Dec. 22 (XB1/PS4) and Jan. for PC.
    Check out images showing off updated faces and more from the latest PES 2017 patch.
    The patch that will add PS4 Pro support for PES 2017 is still expected in mid-December.
    Video dev blogs on inspiration of the Alps and designing tricks for the upcoming Steep.
    Details on a major patch that recently released for WWE 2K17.
    Thanksgiving-themed Diamond Dynasty content added to MLB The Show 16.
    Burnout Paradise will be free (Xbox One/360) for XBL Gold members Dec 16-31.

  • Press Row Podcast: Power of Livestreaming
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    Posted November 26th, 2016 at 10:00 am No Comments

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    The world of video games is constantly evolving, and no phenomenon has impacted how companies market, how media covers, and how consumers discover them more than livestreaming. On this week’s episode of the Press Row Podcast, we gather streamers and content makers from three different angles – publisher (Adam Burnett/Out of the Park Developments), independent media outlet (Chris aka Millennium/Operation Sports), and self-made popular streamer (Daniel Basel/UberYouTuber) to join guest host Rich Grisham in discussing why they do what they do and how it impacts their favorite sports video games.

    Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can also now be found on the recently launched Google Play Music for podcasts. Subscribe and review to help support the show! You can also listen with the streaming player below.

  • Black Friday Blitz promotion now underway in Madden NFL 17 Ultimate Team
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    Posted November 25th, 2016 at 12:15 am No Comments

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    While the Thanksgiving program in MUT remains open minus the Ultimate Feast portion, EA Sports has just rolled out a brand new one coinciding with Black Friday that includes some big potential rewards that will be active until the same endpoint on November 29.

    Black Friday Blitz currently doesn’t have a full Solo Challenge campaign available. Instead there’s one limited time solo that awards a pack with 3 Blitz Tickets. Blitz Packs are being sold for 50,000 Coins or 500 Points (equivalent of $5). They contain 5 Blitz Tickets, 3 Gold or better players, 3 team items, and 250 Contracts.

    Completing the new set of 10 Objectives unlocks a Blitz Pack and each individual one delivers a Blitz Ticket. There is also now a ‘Leftovers’ set within the Thanksgiving promo where trading in 5 food items will return a single Blitz Ticket. Those tickets can be used in Blitz Sets for card packs or players. There are 30 sets that will open, each for a very limited number of hours, at designated scheduled times through Monday.

  • Second update for PES 2017 strengthens presence of Liverpool and Dortmund
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    Posted November 24th, 2016 at 3:30 pm 20 Comments

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    The second content update for Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 went out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and delivers new kits, updated and enhanced player likenesses, three new stadiums, and a number of presentation elements designed to mirror key matchday experiences.

    100 player likenesses will also undergo improvements, with the new update adding updated visual representations of the likes of Marco Reus, Neymar Jr, Adrian Ramos, Sadio Mane and Lionel Messi, amongst others. The thumbnail images that are used within all tactical screens have also been updated to reflect changes in appearance and the new likeness elements. Other additions will include minor bug fixes, the addition of 11 new boot styles and improved UEFA Champions League presentation elements.

    Stadiums added to the game with the latest patch are Anfield (Liverpool), Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund), and Allianz Parque (Palmeires). There’s also a new classic kit from the 2004-2005 season for Liverpool and the introduction of anthems (‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Heja BVB’) for Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund respectively.

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