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  • Madden NFL 16: Improvements to passing
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    Posted June 18th, 2015 at 8:45 am 8 Comments ╗

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    On Monday EA Sports detailed the work that had been done for defense, AI on offense, and penalties in Madden NFL 16. Now they’ve followed up with specifics on the passing game. We’ve known about the improvements to the battles between pass-catchers and defenders but there’s a lot more that has gone into the passing game than just that.┬á Read more

  • The Golf Club Spring Content Update available now on both Xbox One and PS4
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    Posted June 17th, 2015 at 5:45 pm 8 Comments ╗

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    In late April the Collector’s Edition of The Golf Club released to retail. That edition of the game followed the original all-digital release from way back in August 2014. Those who were just picking up the game, as a physical copy, were treated to content that those who purchased digitally had to wait for to arrive.

    After a lengthy delay in rolling out the downloadable content, which is being sold for $10, it released today on the PlayStation 4. Currently it isn’t found in the actual PlayStation Store but from the main menu of the game, by clicking on “Seasons”, where it’ll take you to the landing page to purchase the content. It recently went out on Xbox One as well.

    The Collector’s Edition Upgrade offers the new Seasons Mode (Career) and Tropical Theme. The former has been met with lukewarm impressions, but the latter has proven popular. There’s more to it than just them however as HB Studios has┬ámade other improvements including unplayable lies, out of bounds, weather effects in the course creator, and some new commentary.

  • Joe Montana Football 16 is mobile first and maybe later PC
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    Posted June 17th, 2015 at 9:15 am 58 Comments ╗

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    The chatter surrounding a complete unknown in Joe Montana Football 16 has been unprecedented within the genre, with made-up rumors fueling expectations that were unlikely to be met. The reality of the game is finally here though, and after learning for certain that it would not carry with it any NFL or NFLPA licensing, it’s now been announced as a mobile-first game which may eventually land on PC but only if it “does well”. Read more

  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Has Startlingly Few Courses and Golfers
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    Posted June 17th, 2015 at 7:45 am 30 Comments ╗

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    Recently, the promotion of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour started to put off vibe similar to how NHL 15 had been handled by EA Sports. Even after having extra time for development the level of content was notably being shielded, and the most prominent of which has been related to the licensing of courses and golfers. Now Operation Sports has learned the extent of both and it’s clear why EA had been hiding it.

    There are only 8 licensed courses included in the game. Additionally there’s one that is available only to those that pre-order. There are only 12 real golfers on the roster. Read more

  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Night Club Challenge
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    Posted June 16th, 2015 at 4:00 pm 12 Comments ╗

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    EA Sports today revealed a mode that will debut with next month’s Rory McIlroy PGA Tour. The Night Club Challenge will feature various over-the-top challenges “such as hitting targets, landing in buckets, exploding objects, rolling through gates, knocking down barrels, and steering through rings”. A variety of boosts differentiate the mode even further from traditional golf. Read more

  • Hangout Video: E3 2015 Day Zero Reactions
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    Posted June 16th, 2015 at 9:30 am 9 Comments ╗

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    The first day of E3 is in the books and it was relatively uneventful, though quite informative, in regards to the upcoming crop of sports games.

    This year at E3 expectations were tempered as far as the yearly league-licensed games go and there were few deviations from what was anticipated. Madden NFL 16 got a new mode announced, NBA Live 16 made some big promises, and FIFA 16 had one of the longest presentations in recent memory. Meanwhile the oft-rumored, and perpetually teased, Joe Montana Football 16 was nowhere to be found. The biggest surprise was EA’s COO Peter Moore finally confirming they still have NFL and NFLPA exclusivity on consoles.

    In the first Live Hangout hosted by Hit The Pass the crew discusses and evaluates everything that took place on Day Zero of E3 2015.

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