Earlier this week EA Sports added the two new MLS franchises to FIFA 15. On the same day the company rolled out some significant and controversial changes to Ultimate Team. ThereÂ are now “Price Ranges” on the Transfer Market. With values restricted the open Ebay-style auction system is no more.Â Read more
The new league year is underway in the NFL, with trades and some signings taking place the last few weeks, and free agency officially having opened less than an hourÂ ago. ManyÂ of the big names are now off the market after agreeing to deals that began being negotiated overÂ weekend and were made official today and some huge trades have just gone down.
Here’s a look at the impact players who have been moved or made commitments already with their new teams in Madden NFL 15, accompanied by the Overall ratings they finished the year with in the game. More will be added as they are made official.Â Read more
Russell Westbrook has been on an insane run lately, putting together five triple-doubles in the last six games. His run has really moved him up the ranks ratings wise in NBA 2K15. He’s now the second highest rated player in the game, only trailing LeBron James by a single point. Westbrook passed up teammate and reigning MVP Kevin Durant in the last week. Check out all the ratings changes in NBA 2K15 since the All-Star break in the spreadsheet here.
Recent roster updates have included not just ratings changes but reflected injuries, adjusted lineups, and changed accessories. Other significant movers on the rise include Stephen Curry (+1 to 94), Chris Paul (+1 to 92), DeAndre Jordan (+2 to 87), Hassan Whiteside (+2 to 81), and Alexis Ajinca who is on a Whiteside-like rise as he’s moved up 7Â points to 75.
Meanwhile Rajon Rondo, one ofÂ the biggest fallers over the course of the season through the All-Star break, has taken another big hit. He’s gone down 3 more to 80 after starting the season at 87. LeBron James (-1 to 96), Kevin Durant (-1 to 94), Kyle Lowry (-2 to 86), Dirk Nowitzki (-2 to 86), and a trio of Spurs stars are among those to have fallen in the last three weeks.
In November the kits and a few players from the new MLS teams that debuted in yesterday’s season opener, Orlando City SC and New York City FC, were added to Ultimate Team in FIFA 15. Today EA Sports released a new patch on all consoles that adds the entire teams to the game for use in Kick-Off and Online matches as well as Career Mode.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 this week’s articles written for Sporting News:
Â Â Â â€¢The Top Candidates for the Madden NFL 16 Cover
Â Â Â â€¢EA Access Now a Great Value for Sports Fans
Â Â Â â€¢Top Rated Players by Position in MLB 15: The Show
â™¦Look for theÂ first giveaway ofÂ a copy of MLB 15: The Show to go up this week.
â™¦Amazon has an Xbox One bundle with NBA 2K15 and more for $350.
â™¦If you missed it check out our discussion on EA Access in a Hangout Short.
â™¦Out of the Park Baseball 16 has set a release date of 3/23 but 3/20 for pre-orders.
â™¦Take a look at LeSean McCoy and Kiko Alonso on their new teams in Madden.
â™¦Just reported on today here’s Ndamukong Suh in Madden with the Dolphins.
â™¦Also a look at Brandon Marshall with the Jets in Madden following his trade.
â™¦Three new uniforms were recently added to NBA 2K15.
â™¦A new roster update has gone out for NBA Live 15.
â™¦A post-trade deadline roster update has gone out for NHL 15.
â™¦New tutorial video goes over Custom Tactics for FIFA 15.
â™¦Enter a sweepstakes from EAÂ by playing the MLS Match Tourney in FIFA 15.
â™¦EA has released a new free-to-play game on iOS called Super Soccer Club.
â™¦The popular bar game Golden Tee is coming to mobile devices this summer.
â™¦Among the free PlayStation Plus games for March is OlliOlli2.
â™¦Blu-ray releases this week headlined by Night at the Museum 3.
Virtual Reality is being bet on as the “next big thing” in gaming. Whether it’s the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation Morpheus, Microsoft HoloLens, or any other number of ongoing projects the investment is being made developing hardware with that in mind. But what, if any, role will VR play within the sports gaming genre? That’s the focus of this week’s Press Row Podcast.