Information on MLB 14: The Show finally arrived with the full features list having been laid out to examine and the release dates having been set for the PS3 and Vita with a general idea of when to expect the PS4 version.
The PS4 being pushed back for what could be almost two months from the other two platforms – which already arrive a month later than the typical year – could make purchase decisions more complicated for consumers. Those who got rid of their PS3 will simply have to wait, however anyone who has both consoles faces a decision between buying what is essentially the same game feature wise (graphics and other technical advancements separating them) twice or choosing one over the other which means sacrificing either quality or time. This is a topic that will be discussed soon on a segment of the Press Row Hangout!
So at the moment what are your plans in regards to MLB 14: The Show? Vote in the poll and leave any thoughts in the comments!
Last week SCEA discussed the new central features that will be found in MLB 14: The Show. Now the company has released their traditional expansive fact sheet which goes into great detail on everything in the game. The usual release date has been shifted back to April 1st for PS3 and Vita with an unspecified Tuesday in May for the PS4. Continue on to check out all the features and improvements coming to The Show! Read more
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â™¦Check out the latest screenshots for EA Sports UFC in the FB album.
â™¦Brett Lawrie is on the Canadian cover of MLB 14: The Show.
â™¦New developer blog goes over creating the sky and clouds for The Golf Club.
â™¦The PC version of The Golf Club will be made available through Steam.
â™¦New tutorial video goes over moving greens and tees in The Golf Club.
â™¦Special Press Row Podcast talks with a producer from The Golf Club.
â™¦Microsoft has announced April 8 as the release date for Kinect Sports Rivals.
â™¦The teams for Kinect Sports Rivals are introduced in a new trailer.
â™¦EA Sports has released winter upgrades to players in FIFA Ultimate Team.
â™¦Check out details on the latest patch for PES 2014.
â™¦A new game for Wii U eShop has been announced called Mad Men Football.
â™¦Another weird NBA 2K14 PC mod lets you play as characters from Space Jam.
â™¦Xbox One owners should know the Titanfall beta is now open to everyone.
â™¦Microsoft has put up the new Stereo Headset for Xbox One for pre-order.
â™¦Sony has released the Gold Wireless Headset for the PlayStation 4.
News and content that may have been missed from the last week around the site.
â™¦Game of Thrones Season Three Out Tuesday. Only major home release for the week.
â™¦House of Cards Season Two Now Streaming. All 13 episodes available on Netflix.
â™¦HBO Picks Up New Series “Ballers”. Stars Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry.
â™¦Star Wars: The Clone Wars Final Season in March. Is exclusive to Netflix.
Following NBA 2K14, which featured a damaging new implementation of “Virtual Currency”, consumers awareness to in-game economies and how they can dramatically alter enjoyment of games has been heightened. 2K14 is not the only recent culprit of taking things too far with Forza 5 being just another example – though Turn 10 at least tried to address the backlash by making changes while 2K chose to ignore it.
As written about in early January, what this has created is a situation where publishers need to get out in front of things and detail how their currency systems work otherwise consumers will naturally assume the worst. There is a healthy distrust towards these companies right now in this regard and bad timing struck SCEA who rolled out promotion for a new “Universal Currency” system in a pre-order bonus during the height of controversy.Â Read more
Earlier today SCEA announced release dates for MLB 14: The Show placing the PS3 and Vita on April 1st and the PlayStation 4 sometime in May. In addition to the PS4 screenshots and PS3 trailer that accompanied that news, the company has also now released the slate of high-level features for the game.
Though the PS4 will have obvious advantages due to its advanced hardware, the slate of modes and new additions will be nearly the exact same for the two home consoles. That includes Online Franchise, save migration from year-to-year, and the “Quick Counts” option to speed up games. More details are expected next week in the way of an expanded features list but the most impactful changes to anticipate have been laid out in the meantime. Read more
The uncertainty surrounding the release date for MLB 14: The Show has finally come to an end. The game will release on 4/1 for PS3 and Vita with an unspecified date in May for the PS4 version. The news comes less than three weeks before the day that baseball games would typically release under the contract with the league however the lack of competition and introduction of the PS4 moved things off schedule.
With the release of information and media slipping behind by about a month it had become evident that the release date for the was being shifted on every platform. Several weeks ago the PS3 version cleared ESRB certification while the PS4 had not even been submitted which was another indication that separate release dates were likely. There was also the precedence of releasing MLB 07 in mid-May in the PS3′s first full year out. So not only is history being repeated there butÂ the other versions will come out closer to the start of the regular season as well.
The MLB season opens with the Dodgers and Diamondbacks playing in Australia on March 22nd and 23rd. Opening Night is Sunday March 30th. SCEA also today released new screenshots for the PS4 and a new trailer featuring PS3 footage.
A huge patch three months in the making arrived for NBA Live 14 earlier this week. While it had almost no chance of turning a sub-par game into a good one the message being sent with it was made clear – EA Sports is not giving up on the series.
Praise however should be tempered as the work done to produce the update has not been an act of charity but rather necessity. Live 14 has improved in a number of areas now, some fairly significantly, but in general still falls short of reasonable consumer standards.
The latest Press Row Hangout features discussion on NBA Live 14 following the patch and what it means for the future of the series.
A tweet today from the the EA Sports NBA Jam account suggests that a new game is in development and could release later this year. The account had been dormant for almost two years until it awoke on Sunday. Remember that last year EA was play-testing what was said to be a new concept for an NBA game so this could be it. Read more
To the surprise of absolutely no one, the World Champion Seattle Seahawks benefit greatly from the last roster update for Madden NFL 25 and finish the season rated 92 as a team. The Broncos on the other hand take significant hits and their final rating is 90.
The update was released yesterday on Xbox One, PS4, PS3, and 360. Players for all teams have been removed from the IR and depth charts adjusted. Check out all the details of the final roster update for the season in spreadsheet form here.
Notable risers in the update include Kam Chancellor (+1 to 95), Earl Thomas (+1 to 95), Russell Wilson (+2 to 94), Russell Okung (+2 to 91), Chris Clemons (+2 to 87), Byron Maxwell (+2 to 84), and Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith (+3 to 81). Among those headed down are Peyton Manning (-1 to 98), Louis Vasquez (-1 to 93), Eric Decker (-2 to 89), Champ Bailey (-3 to 88), and Orlando Franklin (-3 to 87).