Posts Tagged ‘latest news’
  • Player ratings movement in NBA 2K17 over the last month – Nikola Jokic on the rise
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    Posted January 24th, 2017 at 1:30 pm 12 Comments »
    It's been over a month since last checking in with the player ratings in NBA 2K17 and in that time there have been a few updates reacting to roster changes and player performance. LeBron James remains the highest rated player in the game at 96 Overall but there have been some changes with other MVP-caliber players. Kevin Durant and James Harden (+1) are back to 95, tying with Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard as the next highest rated in 2K17. The biggest riser over the recent st...
  • The Line Drive for January 22
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    Posted January 22nd, 2017 at 12:45 pm 16 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦2016 top-sellers per NPD: NBA 2K17 (#4), Madden NFL 17 (#5), and FIFA 17 (#9). ♦Latest patch for NHL 17 added a new mode in Ultimate Team plus more changes. ♦Remains unclear exactly when Madden NFL 17 will be added to the EA Access Vault. ♦Backwards compatible Skate 3 will be one of the games coming to the Vault this year. ♦Nintendo Switch is alr...
  • Sports gaming will get off to a disappointing start with Nintendo Switch
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    Posted January 21st, 2017 at 2:15 pm 13 Comments »
    For long Nintendo has not been any sort of destination for sports gamers and the upcoming Switch, despite offering unique functionality that could prove beneficial to many games, doesn't appear to be changing that perception. The system will launch without any sports games (FIFA and NBA 2K18 are coming later in the year), is under-powered compared to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and has some real cost concerns based on its initial price and additional purchases that have to be made along ...
  • Final Set of 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards Winners
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    Posted January 20th, 2017 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total of which exceeded 33,000 – the announcement of 2016 Pastapadre Community Awards winners conclude with the final 4 of 12 total categories examined. Here are the winners of Sports Game of the Year, Best New/Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best New Feature, and Best Racing Game.  (more…)...
  • Out of the Park Baseball 18 to feature new Challenge Mode and Negro Leagues
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    Posted January 20th, 2017 at 8:00 am 5 Comments »
    The first news on the next edition in the PC sim-management series Out of the Park Baseball arrived today, with the reveal of several new features, release date, and pre-order details. Headlining the feature list is a new Challenge Mode and historical Negro League clubs. Out of the Park Baseball 18 will officially release March 24 but those who pre-order the game will get to start playing on March 18. Pre-orders made before January 28 will also receive a 20% discount (down to $32) while a...
  • Madden NFL 17 roster update details heading into the Conference Championship games
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    Posted January 19th, 2017 at 2:45 pm 2 Comments »
    The roster update reacting to Divisional Playoff Weekend is now available to download in Madden NFL 17. Aaron Rodgers has predictably received a boost in moving up a single point to 97 Overall. It's the highest rating he's achieved this season. Most of the players impacted in this update were active in last weekend's games but there are a few exceptions. Other notable movers include Tom Brady (-1 to 94), Matt Ryan (+1 to 92), Bobby Wagner (-1 to 92), Justin Houston (-5 to 91), Ezekiel El...
  • Madden NFL 17 has its commentary update heading into the Conference Championships
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    Posted January 19th, 2017 at 8:30 am 1 Comment »
    The 21st commentary update for Madden NFL 17 has gone out with the broadcast team of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis reflecting on the events taking place and storylines that have emerged heading into the Conference Championship games. Madden has been receiving these real-world commentary updates regularly throughout the year which apply to Play Now and Online games. The duo has also recorded additional audio for modes like Franchise and Ultimate Team. Another commentary update is out i...
  • Details on the third patch for FIFA 17
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    Posted January 18th, 2017 at 3:45 pm 1 Comment »
    A new patch has gone out for FIFA 17 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It's the third post-release update for the game and primarily impacts gameplay with one critical adjustment having been made along with multiple changes delivered to Ultimate Team. Gameplay ♦Adjusted the defensive line position for low pressure tactics. ♦Addressed an issue where a pass was made without a button press. Ultimate Team ♦Displaying correct kit on the player in the kit select screen. ♦Player...
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