The Line Drive for January 22

Posted January 22nd, 2017 at 12:45 pm


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

2016 top-sellers per NPD: NBA 2K17 (#4), Madden NFL 17 (#5), and FIFA 17 (#9).
Latest patch for NHL 17 added a new mode in Ultimate Team plus more changes.
Remains unclear exactly when Madden NFL 17 will be added to the EA Access Vault.
Backwards compatible Skate 3 will be one of the games coming to the Vault this year.
Nintendo Switch is already shaping up to have a dubious future for sports gaming.
Details on the next major updates going out soon in Madden NFL Mobile.
This year’s EA Play event will take place June 10-12 in Hollywood.
New player stat missions added to Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show 16.
PES 2017 has become an obsession for Rich Grisham as he explains on HTP.
The latest game in the Pro Basketball Manager series on PC recently launched.
The latest news on competitive seasons and rewards in Rocket League.
Joe Montana Football 16 has now turned into some VR demo-like passing game.
Details on the latest patch to have gone out for the mountain sports game Steep.
Extensive article on the gambling in Counter-Strike is well worth a read.
Blu-ray releases this week headlined by Inferno and Sherlock S4.