The roster update following week one of the season is now available for Madden NFL 16 on all consoles. The update is notable for a few reasons, including Tony Romo being made “clutch” and Peyton Manning’s rating dropping to its lowest point since 1999.Â Read more
Last year with NBA Live 15, EA Sports was able to get the series back to a level of respectability. It still lagged far behind the competition in just about every aspect however and question remained on its viability in today’s marketplace.
For NBA Live 16 the company is going all-in with two new online modes, both of which fall under Live Pro-Am, and continued improvement to gameplay. Will that be enough when the rest of the game is essentially unchanged?Â Read more
Now deep in the heart of the sports gaming season brings another opportunity to win one of this year’s premier games! A copy of NBA 2K16 on the platform of choice will go to the winner.
[Update] The winner has been drawn and contacted, and requested their name not be displayed on the app. Thanks everyone who took the time to submit entries! More giveaways will be coming up soon.
For a second opportunity at winning a copy of NBA 2K16Â make sure to enter the giveaway currently running through Hit The Pass as well.
There are several ways to qualify and each one counts for entries so the more you complete the more chances to win. The giveaway is open now and will run through September 22ndÂ when the winner will be randomly selected and contacted for delivery details. Good luck!Â Read more
Aubrey Sitterson, former community manager at THQ and 2K Sports for the WWE franchise, had a bit of a meltdown on Twitter today in discussing the usefulness of forums – something he says he argued to be shut down during his time with those publishers. That later would move on to how consumer feedback is approached and stating that companies put out the products that they do, in the state they do, because they believe people will buy it regardless – and that consumers are not entitled to anything more than that.Â Read more
FIFA 16Â 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. So 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 its all used by Tuesday.Â SavesÂ are stored on the hard drive so progress in any of the modes and online records carry over if a full copy is bought. The complete game is available during the trial period.
EA Access was announced last July and is exclusive to the Xbox One. This is the case because Sony has declined to offer the service through PlayStation 4 saying it doesnâ€™t offer enough value, 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 $30 for a full year or $5 month-to-month.
2K Sports recently finished revealing the 12 new classic teams for NBA 2K16 which brings theÂ total number of them to 46. All of the new ones are from 2000-2013. There had been only a single team (2001 76ers) that fell in that time period previously.
The additions are the 99-00 Trail Blazers, 99-00 Raptors, 00-01 Lakers, 02-03 Mavericks, 03-04 Pistons, 03-04 Timberwolves, 04-05 Suns, 05-06 Heat, 06-07 Cavaliers, 07-08 Rockets, 07-08 Celtics, and 12-13 Heat.
Check out profiles on all of the teams, including their rosters and what they’re best remembered for, in a piece put together at Sporting News.