The Line Drive for May 1
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Grades handed out for all the first round NFL Draft selections with Madden 17 in mind.
â™¦Check out the ratings for all 31 first round picks now found in Madden 16 Ultimate Team.
â™¦The new basketball mode has made for yet another great addition to Rocket League.
â™¦ReppingÂ NHL and World Cup teams are eight players in a battle for the cover of NHL 17.
Five players added to MLB The Show 16 Diamond Dynasty through special card pack
For the second time since the season began a special limited time card pack has been introduced to MLB The Show 16. With the pack are five new cardsÂ that enter the Diamond Dynasty pool of players, joiningÂ theÂ 10 that made their debut last week.
The smart move may be toÂ avoid buying this "Developer's Choice" pack. The odds are not increased to an extent that makes it better than going with three regular packs. It does provide the opportunity to pull one of the new cards, however three ...
The first round rookies have been added to Madden NFL 16 Ultimate Team
Ever since 2012 EA Sports has been adding incoming rookies early to Madden, several months before they make their official debut with the edition that representsÂ their first actual season in the league. They've been able to do this by introducing them into Madden Ultimate Team and that has continued now for a sixth straight year with Madden NFL 16.
All 31 first rounders taken in the 2016 NFL Draft can now be found in Madden 16's Ultimate Team mode. There are two different types of cards:...
Inside Edge helping to make Diamond Dynasty a mode for everyone
One of the biggest complaints about team-building modes in sports games is that they're built around pressuring consumers into spending money in order to complete. MLB The Show 16's Diamond Dynasty mode however has introduced a new feature that is arguably the most consumer-friendly in the genre and has made it far more inviting for those who don't necessarily want to invest in it the same way that others chose to do so.
Inside Edge is delivering ratings changes on a daily basis that make...
False starts have become an issue with the latest update for Madden NFL 16
Yesterday a patch went out for Madden NFL 16 to add in the new Salary Cap Ranked mode to Ultimate Team. Soon after the update was appliedÂ reports started coming in from the community that false starts were occurring at an alarming rate.
In a test run today on All-Pro with default settings there were a total of 10 false starts committed in just the first half of the game with 6 of them coming from the CPU. That's in line with what others have been seeing. Users can adjust and avoid doing ...
New features in NHL 17 to include relocation and World Cup of Hockey
EA Sports today announced a cover vote for NHL 17 but more importantly released a trailer that revealed a few big features for the upcoming game. NHL 17 will include franchise relocation in Be a GM modeÂ and along with it appears to be the ability toÂ create an arena, plus the eight teamÂ World Cup of Hockey tournament taking place in September will have its own mode.
Salary Cap Ranked now available in Madden NFL 16 Ultimate Team
In an update that went out today the brand new mode Salary Cap Ranked has been added to Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 16. Not affecting any of the other ways to play, Salary Cap Ranked places a value on players who are selected from Item Binders, with 34 of them being chosen for the team while being fit under the assigned 1,000 point cap.
There is an entry fee of one "Event Ticket" and once the teams are formed the challenge is to win six games before losing two, which is just like Draft Ch...
Basketball has made it to Rocket League
Rocket League began as a very successful combination of racing and soccer.Â Late last year though developer Psyonix added in a hockey mode which proved to be very well received. It was more than just changing the ball to the puck, but the different physics meant the game had to be approached in a completely different manner. The air-game was de-emphasized in favor of playing the boards to a greater degree.
In a free update that went out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC today basketball has now jo...