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  • NBA Live 18 drops to $10 on PlayStation 4
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    Posted December 19th, 2017 at 9:00 am 16 Comments »

    Last month NBA Live 18 was available for $15 on both PS4 and Xbox One which was a great price for a game featuring a really strong career mode, enjoyable gameplay, and absence of pressure/necessity to spend more money on an in-game currency.

    Now the price is even better on PS4 where the game can be had for just $10. This sale is expected to last until December 26 and is available to PlayStation Plus subscribers.

  • EA Sports UFC 3 beta feedback leads to stamina changes
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    Posted December 19th, 2017 at 6:16 am No Comments »

    One of the primary benefits to early betas for sports games has been the ability for developers to collect feedback and make adjustments prior to their respective releases. EA Sports UFC 3 is still over a month away from releasing but it’ll be doing so in a better state due to the beta. One area that has been a focus for improvement is the fighter stamina, where expending more energy over the course of the fight will put individuals at a greater disadvantage than before.

  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Career/Story Mode of 2017
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    Posted December 18th, 2017 at 12:45 pm 20 Comments »

    With 2017 coming to a close it’s time to look back on the developments that have taken place and acknowledge the various efforts in sports gaming. The next category in the annual Community Awards is open for voting. You can check out the winners from previous years here.

    The categories still to look forward to include Sports Game of the Year, Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Racing Game, Best Online Play, Best Presentation, Best Franchise Mode, Best Post-Release Support, Best New Feature, and Best Team-Building Mode. Best Gameplay can already be voted on. All winners will be announced in early January!

    Next up is the Best Career/Story Mode which is a category that has been one of the most diverse in terms of nominees and winners. MLB The Show and NBA 2K have each won it multiple times but neither earned a nomination for 2017. FIFA 17 took home the award last year with the debut of The Journey and FIFA 18 has a chance to repeat with its second season. Longshot from Madden NFL 18 and The One from NBA Live 18 both emerged as strong contenders and were arguably the most effective and well-received additions made by each franchise.


  • The Line Drive for December 17
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    Posted December 17th, 2017 at 8:15 am 2 Comments »

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    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings.

    ♦2K has posted a poll regarding how layup timing should be handled in NBA 2K19.
    ♦NBA 2K18 briefly leaked the alternate Nike City uniforms still yet to be revealed.
    ♦The breakdown of ratings changes from the latest Madden NFL 18 roster update.
    ♦Details on the latest new program rolled out in Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team.
    ♦NBA Playgrounds will be a new addition to Microsoft Game Pass for January.
    ♦Website launched for the upcoming 2K League with all the latest news.
    ♦Make sure to vote for Best Gameplay of 2017 w/more categories going up this week.
    ♦NBA 2K18 finished 4th, Madden NFL 18 5th, FIFA 18 7th in November NPD.
    ♦NBA Live 18 will be going on sale for just $10 on PlayStation 4 this week.
    ♦Details on new Finest program live now in MLB The Show 17 Diamond Dynasty.
    ♦Details on latest Ranked Season rewards in MLB The Show 17 Diamond Dynasty.
    ♦Details on the latest content update to go out for Need for Speed Payback.
    ♦Details on the latest patch and various fixes made for Rocket League.
    ♦Blu-ray releases this week include Dunkirk, Lego Ninjago and Dark Knight Trilogy 4K.

  • PRP: Sports Game of the Year 2017
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    Posted December 15th, 2017 at 7:00 am 5 Comments »

    A wide open field in 2017 has resulted in the most unpredictable and fascinating Sports Game of the Year voting yet! While many of the games were fantastic in general they all had some serious flaws that detracted from their full potential, and because of that expect there to be no consensus “best” game that will sweep its way to a victory.

    Will MLB The Show 17 repeat off last year’s MLB 16 win? Will NBA 2K18 bounce back or fall even further after the award-winning 2K16 preceded 2K17 slipping to third? Will Madden NFL 18 continue the upward trajectory that saw Madden 17 finish the highest ever for the series as runner-up last year? Or will another game come from farther back in the pack in a surprise result?

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  • First look at Tennis World Tour gameplay
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    Posted December 14th, 2017 at 6:15 am 4 Comments »

    After five years without a new tennis game there are now two that will be releasing in the first half of 2018. The one first announced was Tennis World Tour which comes from a new studio called Breakpoint that employs some developers formerly of the Top Spin series.

    Out of the PlayStation Experience event is the first opportunity to see the game in action, as well as having the release window trimmed down from spring to May specifically. That means it’ll be hitting the market second – and in close proximity to the French Open and Wimbledon – but also that it still has a decent amount of time for improvement to be shown from this first display.

  • Set custom audibles right from the play call screen with latest update to Madden NFL 18
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    Posted December 12th, 2017 at 8:00 am 14 Comments »

    The latest patch for Madden NFL 18 has not just delivered some improvements and fixes but added a brand new useful feature to the game. Known as “Audibles on the Fly” the feature allows for custom audibles to be set right from the play call screen by formation and can be utilized in every mode and on both offense and defense.

    Additionally the update affects gameplay and Franchise Mode where the play call screen lag has been fixed and the ability to turn on injuries with Competitive play style added.   Read more

  • End of Year Community Awards: Best Gameplay of 2017
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    Posted December 11th, 2017 at 11:00 am 11 Comments »

    With 2017 coming to a close it’s time to start looking back on the developments that have taken place and acknowledge the various efforts in sports gaming. To start is the first category in the annual Community Awards. You can check out the winners from previous years here.

    The categories to look forward to include Sports Game of the Year, Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Racing Game, Best Online Play, Best Presentation, Best Franchise Mode, Best Career Mode, Best Post-Release Support, Best New Feature, and Best Team-Building Mode. All winners will be announced in early January!

    First up is Best Gameplay, a category that had been dominated by NBA 2K but an unusual down year for that series allowed MLB The Show break through and win for the first time. Many of the categories to come have been shaken up in the nominees but the three series most known for gameplay return to battle for the award yet again with MLB The Show 17 looking to repeat but challenged by NBA 2K18 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2018.


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