The Line Drive for February 1
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦The deal on Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscriptionsÂ for $40Â is still available.
â™¦Don't miss theÂ Super BowlÂ breakdown through Madden NFL 15 player ratings.
â™¦Digital deals available on XB1 and PS4Â include NHL 15 and NBA Live 15.
â™¦Reminder: Madden NFL 15 Super Bowl Edition only available into tomorrow.
â™¦EA released an infographic on the popularity...
All-Star Update for NBA 2K15
With the complete rosters for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game having been officially announced earlier this week 2K Sports has now released an update for NBA 2K15 that reflects them. Not only are the Western Conference and Eastern Conference All-Star rosters accurate but the new jerseys and the court have been added to the game.
For the West DeMarcus Cousins has been inserted due to the injury to Kobe Bryant while Dwyane Wade might need to be replaced on the East squad. Should his spot be fill...
Pre-Super Bowl XLIX Press Row Podcast
The Press Row Podcast heading into Super Bowl XLIX includes a variety of topics featured in separate segments. Leading off is a Super Bowl preview with myself andÂ Stephen Gibbons of MaddenTips. That's followed by a discussion on the current state of NHL 15, another on the news of the Nascar license being transferred to a new company, and then an Out of the Park Baseball interview regarding its acquisition of the MLB license.
Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOSÂ andÂ theÂ Stitche...
How the Super Bowl Teams Stack Up in Madden NFL 15
Super Bowl XLIX is now just a couple days away! After two weeks of analysis and media obsession over deflated footballs and a player's decision not to speak to the press the game is almost here. Make sure to get your fill of Marshawn Lynch though along with Rob Gronkowski in the latest Conan O'Brien "Clueless Gamer" segment which is hilarious.
My latest piece for Sporting News breaks down how the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks players are rated in Madden NFL 15 and which team h...
Compete Features List for MLB 15: The Show
SCEA today released the full fact sheet for MLB 15: The Show. The game is now just two months from its March 31 release so this represents a significant amount of information to have already. It allows the company to expand on and showcase features and improvements in the coming weeks rather than "revealing" them each step of the way.
The fact sheet includes more details on previously announced features and various improvements for the game. That includes licensed equipment, save migratio...
EA Looking Towards Future of “Free-to-Start” Console Games
EA's stock hit a seven year high yesterday following the report of third quarter fiscal results which highlightedÂ soaring digital revenue. The primary drivers behind that success have been the Ultimate Team modes in sports games and free-to-play mobile games.
The inevitability of free-to-play reaching consolesÂ has never been more evident than now. CEO Andrew Wilson essentially laid out plans for that during the quarterly investor call.Â Gamespot noted the comments in an article earlier ...