The latest roster update for MLB 15: The Show went out this morning! Two more highly touted prospects recently made their Major League debuts and have been added to the game. Byron Buxton has been given a 70 Overall Rating and ‘A’ Potential. SCEA has for some reason however placed him in AAA rather than on the Twins. Rated even higher is the Indians’ Francisco Lindor who starts at 76 Overall with ‘A’ Potential.
In terms of ratings movement the big winners were Josh Donaldson (+3 to 93), Manny Machado (+6 to 92), Todd Frazier (+4 to 91), and Eddie Rosario (+9 to 71). Notables heading the wrong direction are Jose Altuve (-2 to 89), Adrian Gonzalez (-1 to 89), Carlos Gomez (-1 to 89), and Josh Collmenter (-7 to 75).Â Read more
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 articles written and videos recorded for Sporting News and Hit The Pass:
Â Â Â â€¢Madden NFL 16 takes on fantasy football spin with new mode
Â Â Â â€¢E3 News round-up w/ trailers, feature announcements, and screenshots
Â Â Â â€¢The (sad) saga of Joe Montana Football
Â Â Â â€¢Madden NFL 16 E3 evaluation
Â Â Â â€¢Rory McIlroy PGA Tour E3 evaluation
Â Â Â â€¢NBA Live 16 E3 evaluation
â™¦MLB 15: The Show on PS4 is still available for just $40 at Amazon.
â™¦Show support for NCAA Football 14 being made backwards compatible on Xbox One.
â™¦The guys behind “NBA 2K in real life” have come out with a new 2K15 video.
â™¦The final NBA 2K15 roster update went out and frees everyone up from injuries.
â™¦The release date for Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has been announced as September 29.
â™¦2K Sports announced the first six wrestlers for the roster of WWE 2K16.
â™¦Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 will for the first time feature dynamic weather effects in-game.
â™¦IGN has aÂ lengthy gameplay demo of PES 2016Â out ofÂ E3.
â™¦Scoring goals with these forwards in FIFA 15 will count as MLS All-Star Game votes.
â™¦The only footage out of E3 comes from IGN and Gamespot for FIFA 16.
â™¦There’s a cover vote ongoing in just a few countries for who will join Messi on FIFA 16.
â™¦FIFA 16 will offer a few new ways to improve skills w/ FIFA Trainer and Skill Games.
â™¦Another game update with improvements and additions has gone out for Driveclub.
â™¦Those who bought The Golf Club DLC will get the Highlands course theme for free.
â™¦Out of the Park Baseball 16 is available for 25% off its original price on Steam today.
This week’s Press Row PodcastÂ brings together all the audio out of the videos produced this past weekÂ over atÂ Hit The Pass – discussion on the games that appeared at the E3 press briefings plus Joe Montana Football 16 – but before getting to all that Rich speaks with Kat Bailey about her hands-on impressions from the show floor which includes thoughts on Madden NFL 16, NHL 16, FIFA 16, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2016.
Based on the E3 presser it’s clear that, if NBA Live is going down, they’re going to do so swinging. Not only did EA Sports take shots at their 2K rival but the features announced – a face scanning app and a yet to be revealed multiplayer online mode – are an attempt to attack the competition’s weaknesses.
Ultimately though no one is going to put much stock into what they say, but rather what is shown. There wasn’t much in the way of footage to come out of E3 but there are a few videos at least to see the actual game in action. Continue on for those videos along with the Hit The Pass video which features discussion on how Live 16 fared at E3 and whether it can survive a ridiculously crowded marketplace. Read more
The first significant discount on MLB 15: The Show is available today at Amazon where the PS4 version of the game is just $40. For a period of time MLB 15 had been going for $52Â but this is the first it’s dropped below that point. At $40 it’s undoubtedly a great deal for anyone that has interest in baseball and it’s unlikely to go any cheaperÂ during the season.
For those on the fence about the game check out the review that was written for Sporting News, which is intended to help individuals gauge whether the game is for them by highlighting bothÂ the strengths and weaknesses of this year’s product.
In recent years EA Sports has placed escalating restrictions on capturing off-screen gameplay video at E3. Still a few videos manage to make their way out, to compliment the handful of professionally produced ones for major media websites. Here are all the videos for Madden NFL 16 to emerge to this point, plus our Hit The Pass discussion on how the game has fared out of the event this week.Â Read more