The Line Drive 9/4

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings.

•Set up a NFL Pickem group – join in with the password: compete.
•The latest developer blogs for NBA 2K12 look at art direction and play-calling.
•Take Two (parent company of 2K Sports) is being sued by a former 2K tester.
•A new FIFA 12 video takes a look at one of the improvements to career mode.
•A new Madden NFL 12 blog covers the latest updates for Madden Ultimate Team.
•The achievements are out for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition.
•New screenshots in the gallery and FB albums for NBA 2K12, NBA Jam, and FIFA 12.

Results of ‘Quick Polls’ posed on Twitter over the last week.

What do you use for playcalling in Madden 12?
GameFlow (19%) – Full Playbook (48%) – Mix of Both (33%)

What upcoming sports game are you looking forward to most?
NHL 12 (22%) – FIFA 12 (53%) – NBA 2K12 (25%)

News and content that may have been missed from the last week around the site.

•DVD/Blu-ray Releases This Week. X-Men: First Class and seasons of some great TV series.
•Thoughts on the Terra Nova Pilot. Intriguing but with some glaring flaws.
•Review: Contagion. Very good but a bleak and difficult watch.
•Netflix to Lose Starz. Streaming content deal extension could not be reached.
•Director Chosen for Die Hard 5. John Moore (Max Payne) gets the job.
•Warrior Gets Nationwide Sneak Preview (that has now passed). My Review.