Posts Tagged ‘latest news’
  • NBA 2K16 will be free to PlayStation Plus members on PS4
    Posted May 31st, 2016 at 11:15 am 33 Comments »
    The free games that are provided monthly as a part of the PlayStation Plus service have helped justify the costs beyond the ability to just access online features on the PlayStation 4. Very often they've been compelling titles and even included brand new ones like Rocket League. Sony today announced the lineup of games for June, and while it's unclear what date they'll be first made available for free (possibly tomorrow) the big news is that NBA 2K16 is one of them! Sports games have gene...
  • 3on3 FreeStyle release pushed back and now framed as a beta for this summer
    Posted May 31st, 2016 at 10:45 am 2 Comments »
    With very little fanfare or promotion the launch of 3on3 FreeStyle on PlayStation 4 had been advertised by publisher JoyCity to happen at some point in May. Up until yesterday the official website for the game continued to advertise its release for the month despite how that clearly wasn't going to end up happening. Today however a new plan for the game was revealed. The unlicensed multiplayer street basketball game has been delayed and will be coming at some as-of-yet unspecified point ...
  • Baseball’s most disappointing players this season as seen through MLB The Show 16
    Posted May 30th, 2016 at 12:30 pm 2 Comments »
    The MLB season is now two months in and nearing one-third complete, and that means early trends which emerged and have stuck are necessitating being acted upon within MLB The Show 16. Though usually given the benefit of the doubt for some period of time, players who are struggling and failing to live up to expectations can easily be identified and adjusted. That's been the case with the 15 most disappointing players as profiled based on their ratings drops in MLB The Show 16. Included in ...
  • The Line Drive for May 29
    Posted May 29th, 2016 at 1:00 pm 6 Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Just two weeks now until EA Play and E3 take place! ♦The Stanley Cup Final was simulated by both NHL 16 and Franchise Hockey Manager 2. ♦Backwards compatibility on Xbox One is filling some of the holes in sports gaming. ♦Pre-orders of Madden NFL 17 are live and 20% off for Amazon Prime members. ♦Pre-orders of NBA 2K17 are live and 20% off for Amaz...
  • Various improvements to the competitive side of gameplay in Madden NFL 17
    Posted May 28th, 2016 at 1:30 pm 8 Comments »
    While it's inevitable that people will find exploits or elements of gameplay in sports titles that are used to unnatural advantage when playing others, more work has probably been done with Madden NFL 17 to combat than than was seen with the series in the past. In the latest developer blogs EA Sports has gone over some of the improvements made to more realistically balance the scales and give both sides an opportunity to react and adjust.  (more…)...
  • More details on the Special Teams improvements in Madden NFL 17
    Posted May 27th, 2016 at 12:45 pm 16 Comments »
    Despite the importance of special teams in football it has never received the attention it deserved in the Madden series. That looks to finally be changing with Madden NFL 17 and further details have been released on what to expect. While unfortunately it looks like surprise onside kicks have been left out yet again, and the return blocking hasn't been worked on, there's a lot to be excited about for what had been largely mundane waste-of-time plays in the video games having failed to rep...
  • MLB The Show 16 roster update details for week seven
    Posted May 27th, 2016 at 8:15 am 2 Comments »
    Some big name starting pitchers have taken a hit to their ratings with the latest roster update for MLB The Show 16. Matt Harvey, Sonny Gray, and Dallas Keuchel have struggled mightily early this season and their attributes are now beginning to reflect that. Harvey is one of the players that has disappointed the most this year. He's 3-7 with a 6.08 ERA and 1.69 WHIP. After opening MLB 16 with a rating of 94 he has now dropped to 88. Gray is now down 5 points from where he began the sea...
  • Details on the improvements to zone defense in Madden NFL 17
    Posted May 26th, 2016 at 6:30 pm 13 Comments »
    EA Sports has released a new Madden NFL 17 developer blog and this one goes over in great detail the work that has been done to zone defense. The zones which had been independent of one another will now operate in sync within a global scheme and new types of zones and coverage logic have been added.  (more…)...
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