EA Sports UFC Reviews Trending Behind Past THQ and EA MMA Efforts
EA Sports UFC is out today and the reviews coming in early peg it as the weakest of the major games representing the sport in recent years. Lack of content and an arcade rather than sim approach are being consideredÂ - though fun factor regardless of that has been widely identified and online play appears to offer much more enjoymentÂ than taking on the CPU.
EA Sports UFC (2014) 69/77
UFC Undisputed 3 (2012) 85/86
EA Sports MMA (2010) 79/77
UFC Undisputed 2010 85/84
Limited Game Sharing Could Be A Realistic Option for Sports Franchises
One of the biggest surprise announcements of E3 came out of the Sony press conference relating to Far Cry 4. Those who own the game will be able to invite friends to play co-op along with them, even when they don't own the game themselves. Remembering back to the initial PlayStation 4 announcement Sony raised the idea of a feature where friends could not just spectate but participate without owning the games and that is starting to come to fruition now.
The thinking behind this feature co...
The Line Drive for June 15
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Amazon has a deal on the PS4 camera for $10 off through end of today.
â™¦Amazon has a deal on the PS Wireless Gold Headset for $20 off through end of today.
â™¦Check out all the new screenshots for Madden NFL 15 in the FB album.
â™¦Check out all the new screenshots for FIFA 15 in the FB album.
â™¦Check out all the new screenshots for EA PGA Tour 16 in the...
What Game Moved Anticipation Wise Up or Down Most From E3 Showings?
In what was a relatively uneventful E3, EA Sports pushed its slate of upcoming titles by focusing mostly on the fundamentals instead of hyperbole. Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15, NHL 15, and PGA Tour all debuted new trailers, appeared at the Electronic Arts press conference, and had additional feature details released.
Madden went heavy on defense accompanied by some gimmicky visual indicators and new cameras. There was also info on aspects like QB accuracy finally mattering and long overdue pres...
E3 2014 Hangout Now in Podcast Form
The live Press Row Hangout that aired early this week can now be listened to as an official podcast! The show offers impressions ofÂ the E3 press conferences and news on Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15, NHL 15, and EA Sports PGA Tour 16. Tacked on to the front of the podcast however is a brief interview with a PGA Tour producer. The hangout portion begins at 15:26.
Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, Stitcher app for Android, and subscribe while there to help support the show! You can al...
FIFA 15 Gameplay and Presentation Features Highlighted in Videos
Earlier this week EA Sports announced the primary new features coming to FIFA 15 related to gameplay and presentation. The company has followed up on that with a series of short video clips, all put together in one stretch below, showing off or noting some of the specifics.
The Golf Club Pokes Fun at EA Sports PGA Tour’s Debut Trailer
Whether intentional or not, EA Sports initial reveal of next year's PGA Tour game has created the perception that it will be arcade in nature rather than the simulation the series has tended to strive for.
HB Studios, who has a pure sim golf game releasing on Xbox One and PS4 this summer (already out on PC through Steam), took the opportunity to jab at the company which previously had utilized the studio for secondary golf and other sports titles. The Golf Club's trailer also features bo...
First NHL 15 Video Out of E3
Despite the restrictions placed on recording footage a few videos have started emerging for the EA Sports games at E3. Here is the first to do so for NHL 15. As is the case with all videos and impressions out of the event, there is limited value to assessing them for much more than what is on the surface, and NHL 15's offers a chance to get a feel for the flow of the game in action and the NBC broadcast presentation.Â (more…)...
First Madden NFL 15 E3 Gameplay Videos
Though EA Sports has restricted images and recordings of the upcoming games on display at E3 a couple limited Madden NFL 15 videos have now surfaced. OneÂ features the first look at extended gameplay footage mixed in with an interview, while the second shows a stage in the new series of extreme mini-games called The Gauntlet. (Update) Unfortunately the latter and other various Instagram video clips of interest have since been pulled down. An extended IGN demo of the game/interview has been a...
Ultimate Edition Details Listed for Upcoming EA Sports Games
Early retail postings suggested Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, and FIFA 15 would have special editions. That has turned out to be the "Ultimate Edition" of each which offers up significant Ultimate Team content for $10 more. Now some details on those have surfaced.Â (more…)...