The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Check out this weekâ€™s articles written for Sporting News:
Â Â Â â€˘Complete list of team rankings in MLB 15: The Show
Â Â Â â€˘OOTP 16 season sim predicts Cubs to win World Series
â™¦HowÂ toÂ get rid ofÂ the irritating “blocked scenes” notification on PS4Â in MLB 15.
â™¦My review of MLB 15: The Show will go up tomorrow on Sporting News.
â™¦EA Sports released a brief video showing Wold Creek in Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.
â™¦New screenshots have been added to the FB album for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.
â™¦HB Studios released details on the March update that went out for The Golf Club.
â™¦New developer blog has the latest on The Golf Club following its March update.
â™¦The terrific Super Mega Baseball is out now in Europe onÂ PS4/PS3.
â™¦The servers for NBA 2K14 were officially shut down on March 31.
â™¦Details on the latest roster update to go out for NBA Live 15.
â™¦Details have been released on the latest patch for WWE 2K15 on PS4/XB1.
â™¦The first traditionalÂ WWE 2K game will release on mobile later this spring.
â™¦More adjustments have been made to the price ranges in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.
This week’s Press Row Podcast pulls together the audio from the two live hangouts held earlier in the week. The focus is of course on MLB 15: The Show and early impressions of the game. Don’t missÂ my written impressions of MLB 15 as well.
With the start of the MLB season now just a couple days away I ran a full simulation in Out of the Park Baseball 16. The results were definitely interesting, with some things playing out in a manner many expect and others acting as surprises. The World Series winner is the latter with the Chicago Cubs capturingÂ their first crown since 1908. Check out the notable trades, injuries, suspensions, milestones, All-Stars, league leaders, regular season standings, playoff results, and year-end awards in the piece put together for Sporting News today!
Expectations for MLB 15: The Show wereÂ high heading into release, and justifiably so, as the series is arguably the most consistent in all of sports gaming. It was easy to anticipate what would be great about the game and know what likely wouldn’t be up to par. That allows for a high level of confidence in buying from those interested in the product.
For the most part those expectations have been precisely met. MLB 15 is a fantastic game that has improved on its strengths but done little with its weaknesses.Â Read more
UndoubtedlyÂ one of the best sports games for mobile devices last year was Tap Sports Baseball. Not only was it true to the sport on the field but it was designed in such a manner worthy of recognitionÂ when compared to the models utilized by many other mobile games. Check out my write-up on it here.
Now a brand new edition of the game has released. The downside is that it requires starting over. That’s something console gamers are accustomed to but mobile gamers may be less comfortable with from a free game that they invested time and potentially money in over the last seven months. The original Tap Sports Baseball was supported in impressive fashion with several updates having been made that improved the game and provided additional features.
Now with Tap Sports Baseball 2015Â improvements include enhanced graphics, better leagues and tournaments, competitive events, 11 divisions for progression, and “Prime Players” – specially rated to represent when they were in the prime of their career.Â Download TSB 2015 for iOS devices through iTunes and for Android devices through Google Play.
DRAFT YOUR TEAM FROM REAL PLAYERS
Choose from your real-life favorite major league players, sign them to your team and climb the standings!
EASY ONE-TOUCH CONTROLS
Tap to swing and watch homeruns fly out of the park! Avoid bad pitches and perfect your timing to make contact. Simple controls and short gameplay sessions let you play anywhere, anytime!
MANAGE YOUR TEAM
Choose when to bunt, steal bases, call in pinch hitters or sub in pitchers. Master real game strategies to guide your team to victory.
COMPETE IN TOURNAMENTS AND LEAGUES
Dominate players around the world to climb the standings. Ensure your team has the best lineup when going head-to-head online in live Tournaments and Leagues!
PLAY WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Get social and compete in multiple games simultaneously with players around the world via email, username or even Facebook! Link your account then invite and see your friends in-game.