The Line Drive for August 4

Posted August 4th, 2013 at 11:30 am


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

♦NCAA Football 14 can be had for $44 on Xbox 360.
♦Continue to get any entries in for the first giveaway of Madden NFL 25.
♦A new developer blog for NHL 14 details improvements to stick skills.
♦Don’t expect Madden NFL 25 to feature the dramatic change in format to the Pro Bowl.
♦One current college player entered as a plaintiff has dropped out of the likeness lawsuit.
♦The defendants want 4 of the 5 remaining current players to be removed as plaintiffs.
♦Like EA the NCAA now wants a hearing on being dismissed from the lawsuit.
♦There is concern in other media about what rulings in the likeness lawsuit could mean.
♦The earlier article on Madden’s All-25 team is being updated as players are announced.
♦The NCAA Football 14 Online Dynasty website can now be accessed through mobile devices.
♦The Gaming Tailgate lists the NCAA 14 Ultimate Team solo challenges until Tuesday.
♦That Sports Gamer has put together a listing of the current collections in NCAA 14 UT.
♦EA Sports struck marketing partnerships with Barcelona and Liverpool for the FIFA series.
♦PES 2014 will feature 20 Argentinian teams and several home stadiums.
♦Real Boxing for PS Vita has set a release date of August 27 as digital download for $10.
♦MLS is looking to expand to 24 teams by 2020.
♦MLS is taking another huge step with Clint Dempsey going to the Sounders.
♦Subscriptions to the NFL Game Rewind service are now available to purchase for the upcoming season – there are a few slots left to get 10% off Season Plus through the link.

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

DVD/Blu-ray Releases This Week. Headlined by Oblivion and Mud.
Netflix Launches User Profiles. Up to five independent profiles per account.
Trailer for Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. Now with a story and bystander reactions.
New Beverly Hills Cop Movie in Development. Following death of the TV show.
Ellen DeGeneres Hosting The Oscars. The Academy Awards airing March 2, 2014.
Trailer for Rush. Based on lives of Formula One racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
New Trailer for Riddick. The Vin Diesel action film is out on September 6.
Trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Directed by and starring Ben Stiller.

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