The importance of soundtracks in sports video games may be at an all-time low due to services like Spotify and the need to turn off music completely by those who record videos or stream but it’s still noteworthy when they are revealed. The 40 tracks featured on Madden NFL 17 were announced today along with a Spotify playlist featuring some of the music.Â Read more
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The sports video game season is just around the corner and Madden NFL 17 is set to kick things off with the EA Access trial likely starting August 17 and then full release on the 23rd. The site giveaways return with one winnerÂ receiving a copy of the game on either PS4 or Xbox One.
There are several ways to qualify and each one creates entriesÂ so the more completed the more chances to win. The giveaway is open now and will run through Thursday,Â August 18Â when the winner will be randomly selected and contacted for delivery details. Good luck!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™¦NBA 2K17 has recreated Dream Team and 2016 Rio USA photos with first screenshots.
â™¦Looking at someÂ recent trades that went down in MLB through The Show and OOTP.
â™¦Latest Madden NFL 17 top player ratings: WRs – TEs – DLs – LBs – CBs
â™¦Brand new bundle now available for pre-order of 1TB Xbox One SÂ with Madden NFL 17.
â™¦EA Sports announced complete soundtrack details w/Spotify list for NHL 17.
â™¦EA Sports announced the winners of this year’s FUTTIES Awards for FIFA 16.
â™¦Hard to believe rumors of EA developing a CFL game from an exec proved to be false.
â™¦Sony San Diego is seeking feedback on the # of save slots for future MLB The Show games.
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™¦WWE 2K16 will be free to those with Xbox Live Gold subscriptions on XB1 from 8/16-9/15.
â™¦Second developer video centers on gameplay behind the upcoming Nascar Heat Evolution.
â™¦Turn 10 released a giant list with a second set of cars that’ll be found in Forza Horizon 3.
â™¦Marketplace access through the official website has returned for MLB The Show 16.
â™¦Details on the latest updates that have been made for NBA Live Mobile.
â™¦Details on the Xbox One Summer Update which has started to roll out worldwide.
â™¦Sign-ups are now open for the PS4 system software update beta to start in early August.
â™¦Twitter will begin streaming some MLB and NHL games plus a highlights show.
â™¦Blu-ray releases this week headlined by Keanu and Batman: The Killing Joke.
It’s somewhat hard to believe but with NBA 2K17 releasing earlier than all but one league-licensed NBA game ever beforeÂ there aren’t even seven full weeks to go now until it’s out. The announcement of this year’s Olympic Men’s NationalÂ Team made on WednesdayÂ however didn’t even bring with it the first screenshot from 2K17. Later that day thoughÂ the Team USA website included the first look at the game which had all sorts of graphical errorsÂ most notable among them players embarrassingly sinking into the floor.
Today 2K Sports delivered a fixed-up official version of the screenshot. Click itÂ above to see full size. The screenshot is an attempt to recreate the team pictureÂ that was taken recentlyÂ just with all players in uniform and not using various means to hide logos.
There’s alsoÂ now the first look at the 1992 Dream Team which is part of the pre-order bonus. All versions of 2K17 can be pre-ordered for 20% off by those with Amazon Prime.
The MLB trade deadline is now just a few days away and the recentÂ deals made have been reflected in today’s roster update for MLB The Show 16. Aroldis Chapman and Mike Montgomery have moved to the Cubs and Melvin Upton Jr. is now on the Blue Jays.
Ratings winners this week include Max Scherzer (+1 to 94), Andrew Miller (+1 to 94), Joey Votto (+3 to 93), Ian Kinsler (+2 to 89), Steven Wright (+2 to 84), Trevor Story (+2 to 81), and Javier Baez (+4 to 79). Among those headed downward areÂ Noah Syndergaard (-1 to 93), Sonny Gray (-3 to 84),Â Jonathan Papelbon (-3 to 80), andÂ Ryan Madson (-6 to 78).
New Flashback cards this week are Prime Chase Utley (97 Overall), Legend Gaylord Perry (93), Prime Johnny Cueto (92), Prime James Shields (90), Prime John Danks (85), Prime Curtis Granderson (85), Rookie Chase Utley (82), Prime A.J. Ellis (80), and Rookie James Shields (77).