Posts Tagged ‘latest news’
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 18 first impressions
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    Posted August 18th, 2017 at 4:30 pm 2 Comments »
    Last year Madden was able to establish itself back within the upper-echelon of sports titles, finishing second in the Press Row Podcast Sports Game of the Year voting. Madden NFL 18 hopes to build on that success with the introduction of the series' first ever story mode, the return of online co-op, three new play styles, visual enhancements made possible due to the Frostbite Engine, and number of gameplay improvements. In this episode initial impressions of Madden NFL 18 are discussed, ...
  • Draft and Salary Cap modes being added to MyTeam in NBA 2K18
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    Posted August 18th, 2017 at 8:30 am 6 Comments »
    In recent years the ability to draft a roster on the fly from a pool of players over a number of rounds and take that team into online competition has become popular way to play. Those draft modes are now exclusively found tucked inside the various team-building modes like Ultimate Team and Diamond Dynasty. Draft Champions which is now known as MUT Draft started it all in Madden, FIFA and NHL followed with theirs, and MLB The Show has Battle Royale. Now NBA 2K18 will finally introduce one of...
  • Review of Madden NFL 18
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    Posted August 17th, 2017 at 1:15 pm 29 Comments »
    Fresh off an especially strong year for the Madden franchise this year's edition comes across a bit disjointed in comparison. The new story mode Longshot is a winner, as is the return of online co-op with MUT Squads, but otherwise the changes or lack thereof prove underwhelming. Gameplay advancements are subtle but at least areas like offensive line blocking show promise. Franchise mode hasn't changed much besides injuries playing a bigger role and the new ability to play along with the seas...
  • Gameplay improvements for NBA 2K18
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    Posted August 17th, 2017 at 6:15 am 20 Comments »
    Given the number of core gameplay-related problems that plagued NBA 2K17 it's notable that 2K Sports has come out much earlier than normal with details on what's been done to gameplay for NBA 2K18. Gameplay director Mike Wang has written an extensive developer blog that goes through improvements that include a new motion engine that shifts away from the animation-driven one of the past and a new shooting system, while the effort that's gone into fixing issues related to and enhancing AI will...
  • 10 hour trial for Madden NFL 18 now available through EA Access on Xbox One
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    Posted August 16th, 2017 at 11:15 am 6 Comments »
    Madden NFL 18 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One. Subscribers to the service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if there is any activity taking place at all. Because of that make sure to exit out and close the application from the Xbox One home screen when not in use. The 10 hours are there to play immed...
  • First new classic teams for NBA 2K18 revealed
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    Posted August 16th, 2017 at 8:45 am 14 Comments »
    NBA 2K18 will include 16 new classic teams, taking the total to 61, along with All-Time teams for all 30 current franchises. 2K Sports has now revealed the first 2 of those 16 classic teams that will be making their debut in the game. The 1996-97 Miami Heat were the #2 seed in the East with a 61-21 regular season record but failed to reach the NBA Finals, falling in the Eastern Conference Finals in 5 games to the Chicago Bulls. Pat Riley coached a roster that included Tim Hardaway, Alonzo...
  • Madden Mobile updated for new season
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    Posted August 15th, 2017 at 1:45 pm 2 Comments »
    The annual substantial update to Madden Mobile releases today, delivering a number of new features and improvements to the popular game. The latest version of Madden Mobile can be downloaded through iTunes for iOS and Google Play for Android. BUILD YOUR ALL-PRO TEAM Choose your NFL franchise and take over as GM. Stack your squad with current stars and Hall of Famers, then level them up with rare Super Skills. Complete Daily Goals to earn valuable rewards that upgrade your roster. Even co...
  • Best deals on Madden NFL 18 for launch
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    Posted August 14th, 2017 at 5:15 pm 6 Comments »
    Madden NFL 18 will be out next week and there are a couple good options for those looking for a discount. Amazon and Best Buy both have their own enticing promotions to consider. On Amazon all Prime members get 20% off physical pre-orders of video games and the online retailer has finally listed physical copies of Madden NFL 18. ♦The G.O.A.T. Edition (PlayStation 4 - Xbox One) out on 22nd is $80 but $64 with Prime. ♦The standard edition (PS4 - XB1) out on the 25th is $60 but jus...
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