The Line Drive for November 23
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦More opportunities to grab Madden, FIFA, NBA 2K15 and others cheap later this week.
â™¦Look for the next live Press Row Hangout to take place on Tuesday night!
â™¦Operation Sports notes EA has not updated any player ratings in NHL 15 since launch.
â™¦Two new legends, Shannon Sharpe and Larry Allen, have been added to MUT packs.
â™¦ThreeÂ new legends have ...
NBA 2K15 Week Four Ratings Changes
It was a relatively light week for NBA 2K15 roster updates at least compared to the near daily basis they were being deliveredÂ since the beginning of the season. The drop-off for this span was notableÂ with adjustments to only 69Â players after alteringÂ 229 through the first two weeks. Accessories and rotations were changed as well in the fourÂ days that did receive updates. Check out full details on overall and individual attribute changes in the spreadsheet here.
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Some Black Friday Game Deals Already Available But Supply Limited
[UPDATE: Now Expired] Amazon has the games for $30 as lightning deals until about 5:10 ET. Madden, FIFA, NBA 2K15, Watch Dogs, and The Evil Within all for $30 XB1/PS4.
Retailer advertisements that went out revealed some of the big gaming deals that will be available on Black Friday. Walmart has jumped out in front of the action though by price-matching some of the deals that will be offered by Best Buy on individual games early.
Among them are FIFA 15, NBA 2K15, and Madden NFL 15. All ...
The Daily Dish for 11/20/14
In today's episode of The Daily Dish nominees have been announced for "The Game Awards" and only two two sports games received acknowledgment, the latest Madden NFL 15 roster update is out, and a new NBA Live 15 update added the alternate jersey for the Celtics.
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Madden NFL 15 Roster Update #13 Details
The roster update that follows week 11 of the season is available now for Madden NFL 15 on all systems. As expected both Peyton and Eli Manning have taken a hit in the update with the former dropping from the 99 rating he reached last month and the latter losing 3 points. There are some huge moves up this week with a handful of players jumping 3-6 points. Check out all the changes in the latest Madden NFL 15 roster update with the spreadsheet here.
Notables on the rise include Cameron Wak...
NBA Live 15 Roster Update #2 Details; New Celtics Jersey Added
Just over two weeks ago EA Sports released the first roster update for NBA Live 15 after having let the first week of the season pass without one. Now a second update has gone out for the game and this one includes the first changes to player ratings.
There isn't much in the way of overall ratings movement. Dwight Howard rises a point to 91 and Anthony Davis to 90. Chris Paul drops a point to 93 and Carmelo Anthony to 91. Otherwise the update seems to address specific attribute categories...
The Daily Dish for 11/19/14
In today's episode of The Daily Dish new fighters have been added to the EA Sports UFC roster with the arrival of its fifth patch, the upcoming PS4/PS3 game Super Mega Baseball will have its release date announced soon, new features and improvements have come to Madden Mobile, and two weeks after a free player likeness update for Madden NFL 15 appeared and then vanished there are still no answers as to its status.
Three More Fighters Added to EA Sports UFC
A fifth patch arrived today for EA Sports UFC. Unlike the previous four this one does not include any sweeping changes to gameplay or various other improvements. It's essentially just the 3 additions to the roster bringingÂ the total fighters that have been added post-release to 14.
Myles Jury (lightweight), Yoel Romero (middleweight), and Andrei Arlovski (heavyweight) have been introduced in the latest update. They're rated 91, 89, and 89 respectively. Those numbers don't tell you much t...
The Daily Dish for 11/18/14
This episode of the Daily Dish involves more on how the NBA Live series could be saved by going F2P, a look ahead to the next Madden NFL 15 roster update, and continued soliciting of opinions on what is the best sports game of 2014.
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â™¦NBA Live Should Go Free-to-Play
EA Sports Should Consider NBA Live For First Free-to-Play Experiment on Consoles
It appears to be inevitable that one day, sooner rather than later, EA Sports will break the Ultimate Team modes out of their respective products and offer them as free-to-play on consoles. They're making hundreds of millions on Ultimate Team with a $60 barrier that limits its reach. How much could they make if everyone with a console had access to play?Â (more…)...