Posts Tagged ‘latest news’
  • The Line Drive for February 11
    Posted February 11th, 2018 at 11:30 am 3 Comments
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦The Cavs actually got worse from all the trade deadline moves according to NBA 2K18. ♦For the first time in a decade Babe Ruth will appear in a video game in MLB The Show 18. ♦The Madden NFL 18 Super Bowl LII sim was right on about the Eagles having a good shot if the game became high scoring. ♦2K Sports detailed the salaries and benefits that will b...
  • Press Row Podcast: Revisiting the saga of Madden NFL 06
    Posted February 10th, 2018 at 10:00 am 4 Comments
    Over 12 years have passed since the release of Madden NFL 06 but the mere mention of the title still conjures up emotions from sports gaming fans. From an industry standpoint it also could be cited as being a major contributor to a turning point around that time in consumer distrust with not just what publishers would say about games before they released, but also what they showed. Former lead designer for the Madden NFL series Ian Cummings joins Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham to discuss t...
  • Details on a post-Super Bowl patch for Madden NFL 18
    Posted February 9th, 2018 at 9:15 am 1 Comment
    It may be post-Super Bowl and nearing time for the new league year to open but Madden NFL 18 is still being improved upon. A new patch for the game released today, and is another example of what has helped the series win the PCA for Best Post-Release Support for three consecutive years. This new update primarily addresses gameplay. (more…)...
  • First developer stream for MLB The Show 18 goes over gameplay
    Posted February 9th, 2018 at 8:45 am No Comments
    While details have so far been scarce regarding the improvements coming for MLB The Show 18 those will be coming over the next six weeks in themed roll-outs. This week is centered on gameplay, with info on changes to the hitting engine, an all-new tagging engine, and enhanced catcher AI and animations. Those areas and more were discussed on a live stream held by developers and included the announcement of a new legend in Vladimir Guerrero. ...
  • Disc Jam gets free major content update and release for Nintendo Switch
    Posted February 8th, 2018 at 9:15 am No Comments
    Nearly one year ago Disc Jam released on PlayStation 4 and PC and today marks another landmark for the game as it arrives on the Nintendo Switch. Disc Jam is probably best described as a combination of tennis and air hockey and is reminiscent of the 90's game Windjammers. It offers both local and online multiplayer matches in either 1v1 or 2v2 (co-op) form. Cross-platform online play is available between Switch players and PC players. Disc Jam can be downloaded digitally now on Switch for $1...
  • NBA 2K18 breaks sales and revenue records for the series
    Posted February 7th, 2018 at 4:45 pm 19 Comments
    Take Two today revealed financial details from Q3 2018 and that included record numbers for NBA 2K18. The company saw growth in both total net revenue and digitally-delivered net revenue over the same quarter in the previous fiscal year. NBA 2K18 was a big driver in both areas (digital up 30%) along with the Grand Theft Auto titles. Last year for NBA 2K17 it was a figure of 8.5 million touted by Take Two for that release quarter which turned out to be a "shipped" number instead of a "sol...
  • The look ahead for MLB The Show 18
    Posted February 7th, 2018 at 9:00 am 3 Comments
    While the initial trailer and feature reveal for MLB The Show 18 left something to be desired, the condensed promotional schedule means the info and looks at the game that fans are seeking will be coming in hot and heavy over the coming weeks. Here's the plan going forward with developer blogs early each respective week followed by Twitch live streams every Thursday. Week of Feb. 5: Gameplay/AI New Features and Improvements -Hitting engine changes, improved physics, new tagging engine, n...
  • First feature details and trailer for MLB The Show 18
    Posted February 5th, 2018 at 9:45 am 17 Comments
    Typically the first news and trailer for MLB The Show comes in early December but it was a much longer wait for MLB The Show 18 as some vague details on features and the first look at the game arrived today. Though neither of them really give away much about upgrades and additions to expect from the game it at least signifies the start of the more condensed promotional campaign which should make for a busy next six weeks. MLB The Show 18 was originally announced for an early release date ...
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