Madden NFL 17 has only now been out for just over two weeks but the game can already be had at a significant discount. Amazon is offering Madden NFL 17 as its “Deal of the Day” for $40 on PS4 and Xbox One.Â This will likely be the lowest price found on Madden NFL 17 until Black Friday in late November so those who are interested should take advantage of the deal.
Madden NFL 17 is the highest rated edition in the series since 2009 and features a brand new commentary team with audio updated throughout the season, special teams that can have an impact on every game, new ball-carrier moves, and considerable improvements to defensive AI. Check out the full review over at Sporting News.
NHL 17Â isÂ out now to download as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One. Subscribers to the service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if there is any activity taking place at all. Because of that make sure to exit out and close the application from the Xbox One home screen when not in use.
The 10 hours are there to play whether or not all are used by Tuesday.Â SavesÂ are stored on the hard drive so progress in any of the modes and online records and stats carry over if a full copy is purchased. The complete game is available during the trial period.
EA Access launched July 2014Â and is only available on Xbox One (though thereâ€™s now also Origin Access on PC). This is the case because Sony has declined to offer the service through PlayStation 4 saying it doesnâ€™t offer enough value â€“ despite being arguably the best value in all of gaming. EA Access includes the â€śVaultâ€ť which offers unlimited play with nearly every game from the companyâ€™s catalog this generation, 10% off all digital purchases, and the ability to play games up to five days before they release with a limited timed trial. EA Access is priced at $30 for a full year or $5 month-to-month.
Features for NHLÂ 17Â include a mode dedicated to the World Cup of Hockey, the introduction of Draft Champions mode, arena and team creation options, and relocation plus other ownership duties in Franchise. The game is still available for Amazon Prime members to pre-order for $48 standard edition or $64 Deluxe Edition infused with extra Ultimate Team content.
2K Sports released a new video today promoting one of the features for NBA 2K17 that was leaked early last week. The development team traveled to all 30 arenas to record audio that would make each venue feel authentic and unique.
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â™¦NBA 2K17’s story mode co-stars Michael B. Jordan and written/directed by Creed writer.
â™¦Even Madden NFL 17 thinks a first rounder for Sam Bradford is too crazy.
â™¦Over at HTP is a Review Roundtable of the recently released F1 2016.
â™¦Amazon Prime 20% discounts:Â PES 2017 – NHL 17 – FIFA 17 – NBA 2K17
â™¦Still a few days left to capitalize on the Amazon Prime deal Madden NFL 17 for 20% off.
â™¦Polygon with an explanation of why EA reversed courseÂ on Kaepernick commentary.
â™¦Another confusing layer has been added to Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 17.
â™¦2K Sports released a video showing off the shoes that’ll be found in NBA 2K17.
â™¦Some interesting findings in the full list of achievements/trophies for NBA 2K17.
â™¦Ratings for the new legends found in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team with the Xbox versions.
â™¦FIFA 17 will feature 23 licensed Brazilian clubs with official names and crests.
â™¦A demo for FIFA 17 will be releasing on Tuesday,Â September 13.
â™¦PES 2017 will feature 16 licensed teams from the Chilean national league.
â™¦Monster Games has revealed the downloadable content plansÂ for Nascar Heat Evolution.
â™¦Forza Horizon 3 will feature for the first time in the series the Halo Warthog.
â™¦Gran Turimo Sport has predictably been delayed and now will release in 2017.
â™¦Blu-ray releases this week headlined by Now You See Me 2 and Flash Season 2.
The first roster update for Madden NFL 17 is expected late this coming week (Wed-Fri) and will include all the transactions made by teams to trim down to their final 53 man rosters and possibly some ratings adjustments.
The Vikings, desperate to find a QB following the devastating Teddy Bridgewater injury, sent next year’s 1st rounder and 2018 4th rounder to the Eagles for Sam Bradford. This is a deal that the CPU would not make in Madden NFL 17. Bradford is only rated 78 Overall and has the worst Injury Rating of all 133 QBs in the game. Chase Daniel now becomes a serviceable starter for the Eagles or rookie Carson Wentz could be thrown into the fire.
Josh Sitton was cut by the Packers and is now a free agent. AÂ Pro Bowler and 2nd Team All-Pro three times he’s the highest rated left guard in Madden 17 at 91 Overall.Â Other notable transactions today include the Ravens cutting Justin Forsett (82 OVR) and the Broncos letting Mark Sanchez (72 OVR) go and him immediately agreeing to a deal with the Cowboys.
Of course there have been recent developments like Dak Prescott taking over at QB due to Tony Romo’s injury and Trevor Siemian having wonÂ the starting job in Denver. Those changes and much more will be in place with the roster update.
Last year the story mode in NBA 2K16 that was written and directed by Spike Lee lacked interactivity as the user was essentially just a passenger observing a movie. Almost everyone agreed that MyCareer got significantlyÂ better once that story actually ended following the rookie season. OneÂ fundamental change is being made with the mode for 2K17 with that in mind.
The focuses shifts back more to basketball rather than dealing with unrelated personalities. The theme of the “dynamic duo” is present with the character of Justice Young being that player alongside you. He’s played by Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Chronicle, Fruitvale Station) and the story is written/directed by one of the writers of Creed Aaron Covington.Â Read more