Press Row Podcast: Cash-Fueled Controversies
Two major controversies arose this week and they have raised questions regarding the rights of consumers who purchase video games and spend money on digital items within them.
With MLB The Show 16, developer Sony San Diego banned a relatively large number of player accounts but some people may have found themselves banished unjustly. In FIFAÂ the integrity of Ultimate Team mode has been brought into question, with high-value player cards not having played up to the level at which they wer...
MLB The Show 16 roster update details for week 12
In followingÂ an update that included some massive shifts in ratings this week's changes in MLB The Show 16 don't come acrossÂ quite as impactful. No players were bumped to reach the Gold or Diamond tiers, and only one player fell out of the latter and into the former.Â (more…)...
Concerns over recent MLB The Show 16 account bannings being investigated
On Monday a fairly large number of accounts were banned in MLB The Show 16. Typically wiping out cheaters would be a good thing, creating a level playing field for those who are competing within the rules - but the situation wasn't nearly as simple at that.
It quickly became apparent that something might be amiss withÂ some people possibly beingÂ unjustifiablyÂ banned. After initially saying they would be not be reevaluating anyone's status, and being abrasive in their responses to any an...
Updated equipment in Madden NFL 17
In recent years the Madden franchise has failedÂ to properly represent the equipment that players wear on gameday. It's especiallyÂ embarrassing when even theÂ covers prominently feature equipment not found in the game.
That's about to change with Madden NFL 17, as a lot of new licensed gear has been added and the equipment carryingÂ over has been scanned in order toÂ look much better.Â (more…)...
Integrity of FIFA Ultimate Team brought into question with recent discoveries
Ultimate Team in FIFA generates hundreds of millions in digital revenue for Electronic Arts every year. The mode is built on digital purchases of in-game currency that is then spent on player and item cards. That can be unsettling as, unlike most physical products, they can't necessarily be inspected and tested to ensure they function to their described specifications.
This has now become a major issue as aÂ serious flaw has been identified in FIFA's Ultimate TeamÂ that causes the most de...
Wave of MLB The Show 16 bannings has created more questions than answers
Just a few days ago Sony San Diego reiteratedÂ a policy that has always been effect for account suspensions and bans relating to MLB The Show 16.Â This of course is all completely reasonable. Basically every online video game has a similar TOS in place and it's just a matter of how violations are ultimately acted upon.
Yesterday though a mass banning apparently took place as users took to social media and forums to express frustration and seek answers. They're finding plenty of the former...
Three new fighters added to EA Sports UFC 2, but Brock Lesnar isn’t among them
A new patch went out for EA Sports UFC 2 today that added three more fighters to the roster. That makes it 12 total that have been added post-release to what was an already immense roster when it first came out in March. The fighterÂ most fans were hoping would make it in, with return of Brock Lesnar for his UFC 200 bout on July 9, unfortunately is not one of them.
Josh SammanÂ â€“ Menâ€™s Middleweight
88 Overall: 90 Stand-Up, 86 Clinch, 85 Ground
Best Attributes: Choke Submission, Take...
The Line Drive for June 26
The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦Take a look at the brand new Flashback cards just added to MLB The Show 16.
â™¦Video breakdown of the AL West teams for Franchise Mode in MLB The Show 16.
â™¦Make sure to register for the NHL 17 online beta prior to July 7.
â™¦Pre-orders of NBA 2K17 are 20% off for Amazon Prime members including the $100 edition.
â™¦Pre-orders of Madden NFL 17 are live an...