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  • Mike Tyson is the third fighter offered with EA Sports UFC 2 pre-orders
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    Posted January 20th, 2016 at 9:00 am 3 Comments »
    When the pre-order incentive for EA Sports UFC 2 was revealed to include three fighters, but only two were being named, it was obvious that the one being held back would not be a traditional fighter and have some sort of story behind them. Today the company announced that Mike Tyson will be included with pre-orders of the game. Two versions of Tyson will be found in UFC 2. There's the young "Iron" Mike Tyson and the late-in-career "Legacy" Mike Tyson. The standard edition of UFC 2 gets a...
  • Kirk Herbstreit doesn’t properly grasp why the NCAA Football series is gone
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    Posted January 19th, 2016 at 12:15 pm 18 Comments »
    ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who appeared as a commentator in the NCAA Football series from 2001-2013, is upset that the NCAA Football series no longer exists. In an interview that has just gone out he places all the blame on Ed O'Bannon, and expresses the belief that the series should return under the same conditions from the past. Check out a summary of his comments and why he is off-base with them over at Sporting News. O'Bannon is the face of the class action suit that led to the can...
  • Final Set of 2015 Pastapadre Community Award Winners
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    Posted January 19th, 2016 at 9:30 am 5 Comments »
    After a few weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 28K – it’s time to announce the final group of winners of the 2015 Pastapadre Community Choice Awards. The first five awards were handed out last week. In this set of reveals the categories being awarded are Best Online Play, Best Franchise Mode, Best New Feature, Best New/Non-Yearly Sports Game, and Best Sports Game of the Year. (more…)...
  • Third real-world course has been added to Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
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    Posted January 18th, 2016 at 12:30 pm No Comments »
    Another patch arrived today for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour that delivers a new course to the game. TPC Stadium Course at PGA West is the latest addition, playable in Career as well as online modes, and it joins two other real-world courses and one fantasy course provided through post-release content updates. That brings the total number of courses to 12 licensed and 5 fantasy. A Pete Dye golf course, TPC Stadium delivers multiple adrenaline rushes throughout the round. Host to PGA TOUR "Q-School...
  • The Line Drive for January 17
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    Posted January 17th, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 Comment »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Brand new benefit of Amazon Prime is 20% off video game pre-orders. ♦For those without Amazon Prime its only $73 for a year subscription today. ♦EA Sports raised and then crushed NCAA Football fans hopes of the series returning. ♦How to move the Rams in Franchise Mode to Los Angeles in Madden NFL 16. ♦Is EA Sports overrating Phil "CM Punk" Brooks ...
  • Press Row Podcast: College sports video games…tease vs reality
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    Posted January 16th, 2016 at 9:30 am No Comments »
    The College Football Playoff, and a completely ill-advised social media post from EA Sports, caused the subject of college sports video games to resurface in the conscious of many this week. How we got to this point with college games and what it will take to have any return is the focus of the first Press Row Podcast of 2016 and the first as I take over as host of the show. Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS,...
  • Madden NFL 16 Wild Card Roster Update
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    Posted January 15th, 2016 at 2:45 pm 9 Comments »
    The roster update following Wild Card Weekend of the playoffs is now available in Madden NFL 16. Adjustments are not isolated to the teams that played in the round, as many other players across the league are still being reevaluated following the conclusion of the regular season. Check out all the changes in the update with the spreadsheet here. Notable names on the rise include Greg Olsen (+1 to 96), T.J. Lang (+2 to 95), Cliff Avril (+1 to 95), Oliver Vernon (+5 to 94), Malcolm Jenkins...
  • 2015 featured three sports games that finished in top ten of sales
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    Posted January 15th, 2016 at 10:15 am 2 Comments »
    Every year there are three constants in the final end-of-year NPD sales rankings. Madden, NBA 2K, and FIFA are undoubtedly going to be found taking up 3 of the 10 slots. For the third time in the last four years the Madden NFL franchise has finished second in sales in North America over the 12 month period. Madden NFL 16 only sold fewer copies than Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Along with Madden NFL 15 and Madden NFL 13, which were second place finishes, and Madden NFL 25 which came ...
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