Posts Tagged ‘latest news’
  • Press Row Podcast: eSports Growing Pains
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    Posted November 12th, 2016 at 1:45 pm 1 Comment »
    While it’s uphill battle for sports games in the world of eSports the likes of EA Sports and 2K Sports are dedicated to carving out a place for their franchises in the lucrative competitive arena. The games are battling the actual real-life sporting broadcasts for interest from viewers, while also struggling to prove a compelling watch when they often fail to look like the sports they are supposed to represent due to the way they are being played. Madden NFL 17‘s first competition of ...
  • World Series Champion Cubs celebrated with new Diamond Dynasty content
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    Posted November 11th, 2016 at 12:00 pm 2 Comments »
    The season may be over but support for Diamond Dynasty mode in MLB The Show 16 continues. Today a new Chicago Cubs Champions Pack and missions tied to a trio of new flashback cards were added. Obtaining the three new flashbacks and completing statistical tasks will unlock Prime Matt Garza. Andrew Cashner (Rookie Flashback) needs to accrue 10 strikeouts, Marlon Byrd (Prime Flashback) must get 5 hits, and Darwin Barney (Prime Flashback) requires 10 fielding assists. Currently on the m...
  • Madden NFL 17 roster update details out of week nine of the season
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    Posted November 10th, 2016 at 2:45 pm 9 Comments »
    The roster update following week nine of the season is now available in Madden NFL 17. The standout performances of the week on offense came from Melvin Gordon, Jimmy Graham, and Matt Ryan, however only Gordon received a boost with 2 points up to 82 Overall. This week's update is a bit heavier on those going down than those who have been increased. Notables on the move include Greg Olsen (+1 to 97), Khalil Mack (+1 to 94), Eric Weddle (+1 to 94), Harrison Smith (-1 to 94), Desmond Trufant...
  • EA Sports UFC 2 now included in the EA Access Vault
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    Posted November 10th, 2016 at 10:45 am 1 Comment »
    The latest sports game to arrive in the EA Access Vault on Xbox One is EA Sports UFC 2. Originally released back in March, EA UFC 2 was much better received than the first effort with the series but has struggled to find an audience beyond the most hardcore of MMA fans. The revenue-generating version of Ultimate Team didn't prove especially compelling either which is something publishers have now come to depend upon. UFC 3 is expected in 2018 and some idea of feature plans have already leake...
  • Skate 3 now backwards compatible on XB1
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    Posted November 10th, 2016 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    Despite the pleas of fans Electronic Arts has shown no signs of bringing the Skate franchse back to life for the new generation of consoles. A consolation prize though arrives today as Skate 3 is now among the library of backwards compatible titles on Xbox One. Skate 3 originally came out in 2010 and actually was the lowest rated edition of the series finishing with an 80 on Metacritic. Some of the complaints were related to the proximity of releases as the three Skate games were produce...
  • NBA 2K17 roster update begins ratings adjustments and returns Steve Nash
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    Posted November 9th, 2016 at 11:00 am 3 Comments »
    The second roster update for NBA 2K17 has just gone out and not only does it deliver the first ratings changes for the season but one legend has been returned to the game. Steve Nash is once again on the classic 2004-05 Phoenix Suns and 2002-03 Dallas Mavericks teams. He was in 2K16 with their addition but was absent from both rosters for the launch of 2K17. Kawhi Leonard is now the second highest rated player in the game. In moving up 2 points to 95 Overall, Leonard has surpassed Stephe...
  • Madden NFL 17 has its commentary update from the ninth week of the regular season
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    Posted November 8th, 2016 at 3:15 pm 5 Comments »
    The 12th commentary update for Madden NFL 17 has gone out with the broadcast team of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis reflecting on the events that took place and storylines that emerged from week nine of the season. Madden will be receiving these real-world commentary updates regularly throughout the year which apply to Play Now and Online games. The duo is also recording additional audio for modes like Franchise and Ultimate Team. Another commentary update is out in Madden NFL 17. Here...
  • Madden NFL 17’s midseason biggest player rating risers and fallers
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    Posted November 7th, 2016 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments »
    Now at the mid-way point of the season the progression and regression of players through Madden NFL 17 can be assessed. As one would expect, the NFC-leading Cowboys have been the biggest beneficiary of the weekly updates, while the Panthers starting 1-5 resulted in them taking the most extreme damage with the impact seen throughout the roster. It's obviously easiest for players who begin rated low to move up, and Denver has seen their QB, C, and FB rise by 14-15 points. Zach Brown, Lore...
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