MLB 15: The Show Week Five Roster Update
The fifth in-season roster update for MLB 15: The Show arrived today. The most significant new rookie additions to the roster are catchers with Austin Hedges and Blake Swihart both getting 'A' Potential.Â In terms of ratings changes the biggest surges have been made by Matt Harvey (+3 to 94), Zack Greinke (+3 to 92), and Andrelton Simmons (+4 to 88).Â (more…)...
The Line Drive for May 10
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Check out this weekâ€™s articles written for Sporting News:
Â Â Â â€˘With FIFA 15,Â EA Access now has all 2014 EA Sports games
Â Â Â â€˘Four players up for the cover of Madden NFL 16
â™¦Seems that a true soundtrack will be returningÂ with Madden NFL 16.
â™¦EA released an infographic with some gaming statsÂ from theÂ last quarter.
â™¦Developer blog go...
Press Row Podcast: The Age of Ultimate Team and Social Media
The latest Press Row Podcast features panel discussion on the prevalence of Ultimate Team and other revenue-generating modes in sports games, and how publishers are utilizing social media and the generally poor relationship they have with consumers on those platforms.
Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOSÂ andÂ theÂ Stitcher app for AndroidÂ â€“Â subscribe while there to help support the show! You can also listen with the streaming player below.
FIFA 15 Now Available in EA Access Vault
FIFA 15's addition to the EA Access â€śVaultâ€ť today brings the total number of titles offered by the service to 11. Like NHL 15 last month FIFA 15 has been introduced before its "season" has even come to a conclusion. In the case of FIFA we'll just refer to theÂ Premier League in that sense which still has a few weeks to go - though its champion is a foregone conclusion.
The Vault now contains all of 2014's EA Sports games: FIFA 15, NHL 15, Madden NFL 15, NBA Live 15, and EA Sports UFC....
Jon Jones No Longer Fronting EA Sports UFC Mobile Following Update
EA Sports took an unnecessary risk in having Jon Jones represent their UFC mobile game, which released just over two weeks ago, and they were placed in a tough spot immediately because of it. The game was out only a matter of days beforeÂ he was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run, had his light heavyweight title stripped, and now even his manager is saying he may never fight in the UFC again.
EA changed their Facebook and Twitter pages to generic images immediately after the news b...
Another Hilarious EA Sports UFC Glitch Video
One of the best things to come out of EA Sports UFC have been the glitch videos commentated on by the fake Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg. EA UFC was a fairly polished game but the rare occasions where it did glitch created some hilarious moments and they're capitalized on brilliantly in the videos. The first was posted last JulyÂ and that was also followed up with another a month later. After a long layoff now a third entry in the series is here.