EA Sports has revealed expanded details on all the improvements that have been made to gameplay with NHL 17 and they’re accompanied by a trailer that hits on many of the big points. “Own Every Zone with more end-to-end control with authentic goalies featuring positional awareness and Reactionary Save Intelligence, all-new Net Battles for offensive and defensive zone play, and dozens of thrilling new goal celebrations that capture the excitement of scoring the biggest goals on game night.”Â Read more
Last year Amazon hyped the first ever “Prime Day” as a huge event that would feature the most deals ever. While that may have been true in terms of how many items were discounted, the vast majority were unappealing, and it was deemed as a huge disappointment. Today is the second Prime Day and so far it’s offering a much better slate of deals.
For those who don’t have Amazon Prime, you can sign up for a free trial (Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial) in order to qualify for all the deals plus all the many other benefits that come with membership. Read more
EA Sports has released a brand new trailer for Madden NFL 17, and while there’s nothing new it does a good job of summarizing many of the improvements that have been made for the game this year in terms of audio and gameplay. Those include the new ball-carrier moves, the enhanced defensive AI, long overdue work done to special teams, and new commentary team.
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â™¦Put together a step-by-step walkthrough for getting updated rosters in NBA 2K16.
â™¦The roster with rookies/trades/signings (PS4 pastapadre) is up-to-date in NBA 2K16.
â™¦The Golden State Warriors will openÂ as the best team of all-time in NBA 2K17.
â™¦Make sure to catch the inaugural Bullpen Banter HR Derby live on Monday night!
â™¦You can still sign-up for the online beta of NHL 17 that begins late this month.
â™¦MLB The Show 16 is still on sale for $40 or $35 w/Amazon Prime for the PS4 version.
â™¦Limited time deal on Out of the Park Baseball 17 for just $20 through the Steam sale.
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™¦Recent blog details theÂ process of creating new clothes and gear in Madden NFL 17.
â™¦Developer answers some questions related to the set piece rewriteÂ done for FIFA 17.
â™¦EA Sports has entered a marketing partnership with Juventus for the FIFA franchise.
â™¦EA Sports has answered more user-submitted questions about NHL 17.
â™¦Details on the latest Ultimate Team transfers madeÂ in FIFA 16.
â™¦Video blog series begins on getting the license back to make Nascar Heat Evolution.
â™¦The Need for Speed reboot will make it intoÂ the EA Access VaultÂ for XB1 on July 12.
â™¦Super Stickman Golf 3 has released to both the iOS and Android app stores.
Three new All-Star themed packs have arrived in MLB The Show 16’s Diamond Dynasty mode for a limited time. As is the case with anyÂ packs it’s a gamble to buy them, and these pricey ones offer no guarantees of pulling something worthwhile. Regardless though of whether or not as an individual you purchase them the introduction of the new packs affects everyone.
The influx of Gold and Diamond cards has resulted in prices plummeting in the marketplace – some players reached all-time lows yesterday. It’s not just limited to those All-Stars either but it seems the entirety of the marketÂ has dipped as many people look to spend their savings on packs rather than in the marketplace. While values of currently owned cards are down that has opened up some great opportunities for upgrading teams. You can be guaranteed to get a player you want this way with no risk involved of seeing your Stubs vanish with little to show for them.
Itâ€™s the second annual Sports Game Power Rankings! Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham navigate the sports gaming landscape to determine which franchise stands atop the genre and how they compare to each other within. The assessment relies on criteria that includes sales, reviews, cultural impact and more, so can NBA 2K repeat or will a new series take the crown?
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Back in May publisher Konami revealed the first set of gameplay related improvements to look forward to with PES 2017. Now they’ve provided a more complete list of featuresÂ for theÂ game. One promise of note is forÂ weekly roster updates. That’s important coming off a year where once again post-release support was unacceptable with the most glaring issue the 11 weeks it took to get a simple roster update out for the game.Â Read more
Released early this morning the latest roster forÂ MLB The Show 16 featuresÂ an update to the All-Star Game rosters andÂ some major ratings movement – most of which is for players headed upwards – along with big new Flashback card additions for Diamond Dynasty mode.
In moving up 2 points to 98 Jose Altuve now stands alone as the third highest rated player in the game trailing only Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout. He’s hitting .346 this year (.420 in June) with 14 HR and 49 RBI. Changes includeÂ +7 to Power vs Righties and +5 to Plate Discipline.
Kris Bryant keeps rising and with 25 homers on the season (most in the NL) it’s no wonder why. He’s been boosted 2 points to 93 and Diamond status. Among attributes affected areÂ +6 to Contact vs Lefties, +4 to Power vs Lefties, and +3 to Power vs Righties.
Other notable ratings changes include Corey Seager (+2 to 89), Troy Tulowitzki (+2 to 88), Carlos Carrasco (+2 to 86), Miguel Sano (+3 to 84), Jonathan Schoop (+5 to 83), Steven Matz (-2 to 83), Yadier Molina (-3 to 81), Melvin Upton Jr. (+6 to 80), Carlos Gomez (-3 to 80), Huston Street (-6 to 75), and Kike Hernandez (-7 to 75)
A whole mess of new Flashback cards have been added to the Diamond Dynasty pool this week: Prime Robinson Cano (97), Prime Mark Teixeira (96), Prime Adam Wainwright (96), Postseason Cole Hamels (95), Prime Yovani Gallardo (89), Prime Miguel Montero (88), Prime Tyler Clippard (85), Rookie Robinson Cano (85), Rookie Cole Hamels (80), Rookie Ryan Howard (79), and Rookie R.A. Dickey (75).