Rory McIlroy PGA Tour makes it to EA Access Vault; New course debuts with latest patch
The fourthÂ EA SportsÂ game to have originally releasedÂ in 2015Â has reached the Vault in EA Access. Madden NFL 16Â was added in February, NHL 16 in March, and FIFA 16 in April. Rory McIlroy PGA Tour has now joinedÂ them and all other games from the publisher to have come outÂ earlier this generation.
EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony decliningÂ to offer the service on PS4. For $30 a year or $5 month-to-month, members get unlimited access to the back library of EA ga...
Placing odds on who will get the cover of Madden NFL 17
The cover athlete for Madden NFL 17 has been described as a "phenom" by EA Sports and will be announced on Thursday. Given that the company has specifically chosen the individual this year, instead of putting it to a fan vote as was the case with the previous six editions in the series, that in itself could provide a hint at who the player will be.
Cam Newton should still be considered the favorite, and with public opinion having turned against him following the Super Bowl that would be o...
Cover athlete announcement and first trailer for Madden NFL 17 coming later this week
For the first time since 2009 the cover of Madden will not be determined via fan vote. EA Sports has selected a cover athlete for Madden NFL 17 and the announcement will be made on the 6PM ET/3PM PT SportsCenter this Thursday, May 12.
The favorite for the cover would still be league MVP Cam Newton, which could explain why EA would pass on a cover vote as he'd be unlikely to win one given the backlash towards him sinceÂ the Super Bowl. He's also already lost the cover vote twice before. Vo...
The Line Drive for May 8
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Looking at the additional incoming rookies that have been added to Madden NFL 16.
â™¦Winners and losers coming out of the NFL Draft for Madden NFL 17.
â™¦Bryce Harper is now the third 99 Overall Rated player in MLB The Show 16.
â™¦EA Sports put out an infographic showing the rise in popularity of Leicester City in FIFA.
â™¦It looks like Forza 6 will be ge...
New pack in MLB The Show 16 celebrates the best players of April
The third special pack to release during the regular season is now available for a limited time in MLB The Show 16. For 3,000 Coins it contains six player cards with an "increased chance" at the top performers from April plus Gold and Diamond cards.
As with the first two packs it's very questionable whether anyone should risk their coins on these given the nature of the supposed increased odds, not having the two item cards found in standard packs, and being three times the price. If this...
MLB The Show 16 roster update shifts more player ratings
A second roster update this week forÂ MLB The Show 16 went out earlier today and again includes some significant ratings changes.
Three players have moved up to 96 Overall. Nolan Arenado (+3), Jose Altuve (+2), and Manny Machado (+2).
Other notables include Ryan Braun (+4 to 90), Sonny Gray (-3 to 89),Â Dallas Keuchel (-3 to 88),Â Starling Marte (+2 to 88),Â Xander Bogaerts (+3 to 87), Taijuan Walker (+4 to 85), Adam Jones (-3 to 83),Â Gregory Polanco (+5 to 81),Â Kendrys Morales (-5 t...
Forza Motorsport: Apex now available for free on Windows 10 PCs
The open beta for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex launched earlier todayÂ for Windows 10 PCs. The game is free and comes in at 18.8 GB. It can be downloaded here from the Windows Store.
Forza Motorsport 6: Apex delivers a focused and curated single-player tour of Forza Motorsportâ€™s best content, including authentic wheel-to-wheel action, unique automotive experiences, and constant rewards, all running on DirectX 12 at resolutions up to 4K. In the game, players will be able to dive into a new car...
More incoming rookies have been added to Madden NFL 16 Ultimate Team
On the first night of the 2016 NFL Draft, EA Sports added in the 31 first round selections to Madden NFL 16's Ultimate Team. You can check out all the details on those players here.
Today they'veÂ introduced even more incoming rookies to the popular team-building mode. Rather than just adding in all the second rounders (there are still 10 missing) they've also mixed in some seemingly random selections from the third and fourth rounds.Â (more…)...