Bundle With MLB 14: The Show and NBA 2K14 Being Offered on PS3 Only
For the third straight year consumers will have the option of buying a combo pack featuring MLB and NBA games. Sony announced today that PS3 versions of MLB 14: The Show and NBA 2K14 are being bundled for $90 to release on April 1.
Last year 2K Sports offered a MLB 2K13/NBA 2K13 bundle for $80. The year prior it was MLB 2K12/NBA 2K12 for $70. The cheaper prices with those deals were meant to entice consumers who had an interest in NBA 2K to buy the far less desirable MLB 2K along with it....
The Line Drive for March 16
The LineÂ DriveÂ is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didnâ€™t necessarily warrant their own postings.
â™¦The PlayStation 4, which is still not readily available, is currently in stock at Amazon.
â™¦The recent Press Row Hangout recapping the first two PRP Madden NFL 25 Online Franchise seasons can now be downloaded in MP3 form.
â™¦Join the PP March Madness Tournament Challenge - winner gets $20 Amazon GC.
â™¦Some features the NFL has forced EA to remove from...
Mobile Review: NBA Rush
by Brendan Wilhide
In the freemium iOS game NBA Rush, you control an NBA star and fight back against an alien invasion using dunks, crossovers and sprints. This arcade game is short on story but long on the â€śjust one more turnâ€ť feeling and thatâ€™s a good thing for casual fans looking to kill a few minutes.
The game itself is slight variation on the runner genre--you control a player as they run through the environment, dodging obstacles, collecting coins for points and taking out al...
Sped Up Baseball Games Desired By Consumers But There’s No Ideal Solution
With both MLB 14: The Show and RBI Baseball 14 making reduced time to complete games a selling point this year a poll was posted earlier in the week to gauge how important that is to consumers interested in baseball. Â The final tally after collecting votes from over 3K respondents shook out with a near even split which essentially means it is important but the perfect solution either doesn't (and can never) exist or hasn't materialized yet.
In total 53% feel that it's important to speed ...
MLB 14: The Show PS4 Release Date Set
When SCEA revealed the April 1 release date for MLB 14: The Show on PS3 and Vita the company only stated that the PlayStation 4 version would arrive on an unspecified date in May. Now that date is known: Tuesday, May 6.
The early May release is great news for those eagerly anticipating the game. However it will also amplify the necessity of a "trade-up" deal if SCEA hopes for consumers with both consoles to buy first on PS3 before moving on to the PS4. Five weeks between the two will not ...
Gameplay Advancements To Look Forward To In 2014 FIFA World Cup
EA Sports is facing multiple challenges by not releasing 2014 FIFA World Cup on the Xbox One and PS4 and one of them is making a convincing argument that the incoming gameplay improvements are substantial on the Xbox 360 and PS3. After selling next-gen FIFA 14 and touting enhancements that were only possible due to the new hardware now the company must backtrack somewhat in order to promote their latest effort.
Of course for those who haven't made the jump to the new generation the improv...
First Details on RBI Baseball 14
Two months have passed from when RBI Baseball 14 was initially announced and now MLB Advanced Media is finally following up with information on the game. As expected it will be a digital download and feature simplistic gameplay and limited features.Â It'll be out for Xbox 360, PS3, iOS, and Android on April 10 with Xbox One and PS4 said to follow "shortly" after those launch. Price is yet to be announced.
RBI 14 will feature two-button controls and the game modes are limited to Exhibition...
2014 NFL Free Agency Moves in Madden Screenshots
[This post has been updated in the days since free agency opened]. It's been a busy first day of free agency with a large number of quick signings and some big name players hitting the market. DeMarcus Ware, Julius Peppers, and likely soon Darrelle Revis are among those that have joined the pool of available names.
Here's a chance to see some of the more high profile players in their respective new uniforms with screenshots of them from Madden NFL 25. This post will be updated with more a...
How Important Is Reducing The Time It Takes To Play Baseball Games?
One of the most common gripes with sim baseball video games - and something that many believe prohibits a more mainstream crowd from playing them regularly - is how long each game takes to complete. Often a single game will encroach on an hour and a good portion of that won't be very engaging. While some other sports may find themselves taking nearly as long they don't feature 162 game seasons making Franchise mode daunting to advance through without considerable simming of the schedule.
AMA Reveals Some New EA Sports UFC Information Including Time Frame for Release
Creative director of EA Sports UFC, Brian Hayes, held an AMA on Reddit over the weekend that surfaced some new details about the upcoming launch of the franchise. Though initially the company released info on a lot of features very early in the process (last summer at E3) there hasn't been much since outside of screenshots to reveal fighters included on the roster. Even the release date remains unannounced.
The game appears to be headed towards a June release date rather than the original...