Breakdown of gameplay improvements for NBA 2K17
One week from tomorrow consumers will be playing The Prelude, a collegiate-portion of the MyCareer story mode, and two weeks out is the full release of NBA 2K17. 2K Sports has finally started to reveal the actual improvements made for the game, and today Mike Wang (gameplay director for the NBA 2K series) posted an incredibly extensive blog detailing everything that's been done to gameplay in 2K17 and the logic behind it all.
The key themes found in the the work that has gone into gamepla...
DDoS attacks have taken down EA servers
Those hoping to log in and play Madden NFL 17, or any game from publisher Electronic Arts, are finding that online services are unavailable. An ongoing DDoS attack has proven problematic for the publisher to overcome. The group responsible is notorious for this sort of action, having in the past affected other games and even the entirety of Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.
The attacks coincide with the launch of the Battlefield 1 open beta and began last night. The servers went offline ...
NBA 2K17 feature details starting to leak out
The release of NBA 2K17 is just two weeks and a few days away - the MyCareer Prelude even a week sooner - yet many of the improvements to the game have yet to be officially revealed. Some major ones have surfaced today however thanks to the tweets of German basketball writerÂ AndrĂ© Voigt.
Among the stream of tweets are details on the commentary, which is said to include 11 different personalities that will vary depending on location of the broadcast, and MyLeague Online becoming a true m...
Trailer and more details on the Draft Champions mode for NHL 17
EA Sports introduced competitive draft-style modes last year in Madden and FIFA. Draft Champions now will be making its debut in the NHL series and today the publisher went into further details on what to expect along with a trailer showcasing the mode.
The NHL version of Draft Champions involves 12 rounds with 4 players to choose from in each, followed by a series of games played against either the CPU or online opponents. (more…)...
Infinite Air gets release date and new trailer
There are two mountain sports games coming out this year with Steep in December and Infinite Air which now has a release date of October 25. The latter comes from HB Studios which most recently developed The Golf Club and it'll be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC for $50.
Cover athlete Mark McMorris is joined by his brother Craig, Silje Norendal, Torstein Horgmo, Danny Davis, and Ulrik Badertscher as playable snowboarders in the game. (more…)...
All-Pro Pack openings in Madden NFL 17 Ultimate Team
All-Pro Packs have been introduced to Madden NFL 17 for the first time. They're available only until Wednesday morning and feature three guaranteed Gold or better cards with there being a limit on how many can be purchased. I opened up five of the packs for the video above. ...
Tuning update adjusts fumble rate from strip attempts in Madden NFL 17
While the wait for the first Madden NFL 17 patch continues (it should be out very soon) one area where EA Sports received feedback has already been acted upon with a tuning update today.
Today's tuning update: A reduction in the effectiveness of the strip ball mechanic. Should be less fumbles. Let us know what you think.— Rex Dickson (@RexDEAFootball) August 29, 2016
The frequency of fumbles has been a topic of discussion ever since Madden went live through EA Access. Thoug...
The Line Drive for August 28
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Press Row Podcast review roundtable for Madden NFL 17 now alsoÂ found on Youtube.
â™¦If you missed either check out the written review and video review for Madden NFL 17.
â™¦Giving away a MUT Mountain Dew Pack w/80 rated Von Miller through Twitter.
â™¦The role of colleges will expand with MyCareer story and paid DLC in NBA 2K17.
â™¦There won't be aÂ Franc...