Posts Tagged ‘latest news’
  • The NBA 2K League got off to a very slow start
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    Posted May 7th, 2018 at 3:30 pm No Comments »
    After a year-and-a-half of build-up and a big promotional push from the NBA with assists from the likes of ESPN, the NBA 2K League began play last week with a $100,000 prize pool tournament but very few bothered to tune in. Check out the extensive piece written for Sporting News on the numbers it generated and analysis of the gameplay and presentation. Millions of dollars are being spent with no immediate return and only the hope that it will grow into a profitable venture. Sports games a...
  • The Line Drive for May 6
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    Posted May 6th, 2018 at 12:00 pm No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Full review of Super Mega Baseball 2 which is so much more than an arcade game. ♦The NBA 2K League struggled to get any viewers for its first big event. ♦76ers GC went on to beat Blazer5 Gaming for the first tournament crown in 2K League. ♦ESPN took a look at the 17 different court designs being used in the 2K League. ♦John Madden Football has bee...
  • Press Row Podcast: More New Beginnings
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    Posted May 5th, 2018 at 8:30 am No Comments »
    With the late-breaking news that Madden creative director Rex Dickson has left EA Sports and the mention of the series going in a "new direction" we welcome the person that previously held that same position, Ian Cummings, on this episode of the Press Row Podcast. He's got a new mobile game that just came out right in time for the Kentucky Derby (Horse Racing Manager 2018) and he's able to provide unique perspective on what the change in leadership for Madden might mean for the long-running...
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. and Shohei Ohtani headline latest roster update for MLB The Show 18
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    Posted May 4th, 2018 at 3:00 pm No Comments »
    Today's roster update for MLB The Show 18 is notable for developments related to the two most highly-touted rookies this season. Making his debut in MLB The Show is Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. while Shohei Ohtani will now be playable in a different way. After last week's update was the first to introduce ratings changes none have been made this week. Acuna has been given a base roster rating of 78 Overall with 'A' Potential for Franchise Mode. In Diamond Dynasty he's rated ...
  • Madden creative director Rex Dickson has left EA Sports
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    Posted May 2nd, 2018 at 8:00 pm No Comments »
    Rex Dickson, the creative director of the Madden NFL series since 2012 when Ian Cummings departed the EA Tiburon studio, made it official today that he has left EA Sports for a position with mobile gaming company Backflip Studios.  (more…)...
  • New patch for MLB The Show 18 further addresses the most pressing gameplay issues
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    Posted May 1st, 2018 at 4:15 pm No Comments »
    Three areas of gameplay that have been heavily scrutinized since release are at the center of another patch for MLB The Show 18. Issues have been identified with the PCI jumping up or down during a swing, fielders struggling to make a play on balls that they should be able reach, and fastball speeds that have made the pitch practically unusable in online games. The latest update to MLB The Show 18 hits on all three of those problematic areas. However, pitch speed has only been adjusted fo...
  • Super Mega Baseball 2 available now, and on Xbox One it’s free
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    Posted May 1st, 2018 at 8:30 am No Comments »
    The sequel to one of the best sports games of recent years has now arrived. Super Mega Baseball 2 can be downloaded for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC through Steam. SMB2 is being sold for $30 however this month Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to get the game free on XB1. Three DLC packs accompany the release that range from $3.49 to $4.49 for increasing the customization options. Super Mega Baseball 2 addresses the primary deficiency of the original by adding in online play....
  • World Cup DLC coming free to FIFA 18
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    Posted April 30th, 2018 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    It's been a disappointing few months as the realization slowly sank in that EA Sports wouldn't be releasing a standalone 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia game. Now finally details on the plans for the World Cup have been revealed today with free DLC on the way for FIFA 18 and thankfully it at least has averted the worst case scenario of being content related solely to Ultimate Team. Coming May 29th (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch) the DLC will include the 32 nations that qualified for the tournament...
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