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  • The Line Drive for May 31
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    Posted May 31st, 2020 at 2:00 pm No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦The extension of the NFL exclusive licence with EA Sports was made official this week. ♦Plans for first reveal of Madden NFL 21 tomorrow have understandably been scrapped. ♦Details on the latest patch that has released for MLB The Show 20. ♦Details on the latest content released for Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show 20. ♦Details on a post-release pa...
  • NFL set to yet again extend EA Sports’ exclusive license for Madden
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    Posted May 22nd, 2020 at 4:45 pm No Comments »
    Exclusivity for the NFL video game license on consoles is on the table yet again with a new agreement in place to continue on with EA Sports. The league's owners will vote on the proposal next week where it is all but certain to pass carrying the exclusive license for sim games through Madden NFL 26. This was always an inevitability despite some who may have viewed the recent 2K news as a sign that they would be slipping in to create a competing product or take over the license after Madd...
  • The Line Drive for May 17
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    Posted May 17th, 2020 at 12:45 pm No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦EA Sports should be embarrassed yet again by the game from the Madden Bowl. ♦The winner never passed once, used a lefty punter at QB and lineman at receiver. ♦Super Mega Baseball 3 is out and generating rave reviews as would be expected. ♦New Press Row Podcast episode features an interview with the SMB3 lead. ♦Devs are collecting feedback and noti...
  • Features revealed for PGA Tour 2K21
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    Posted May 14th, 2020 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    Last week brought the news that The Golf Club franchise was being rebranded as PGA Tour 2K and now the details on what to expect from the upcoming game in terms of features and release date have rolled out. PGA Tour 2K21 will come out on August 21 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC. For the first time the series will include real golfers with 12 licensed including cover athlete Justin Thomas. These golfers however are not actually playable but act as competitors given the...
  • The Line Drive for May 10
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    Posted May 10th, 2020 at 12:45 pm No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Big new online mode Custom Pennant Race was revealed for Super Mega Baseball 3. ♦Franchise Mode in SMB 3 will see player skills and appearance change over the years. ♦EA Sports showed off just brief moments of the next-gen edition of Madden NFL 21. ♦EA Play is being held virtually this year with full Madden reveal and more on June 11. ♦After cance...
  • The Golf Club rebranded as PGA Tour 2K
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    Posted May 7th, 2020 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    The Golf Club originally launched back in 2014 from the independent HB Studios. Follow-ups came in 2017 and the latest in August 2018 that added the PGA Tour license also brought on 2K Sports as the publisher. Now that relationship has taken the next step with the upcoming edition in the series being renamed to PGA Tour 2K21. Based on what has been shown in the very limited reveal it appears that PGA Tour 2K21 will be out this summer rather than be held to coincide with the (possible) rel...
  • The Line Drive for May 3
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    Posted May 3rd, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦New patch addresses some fielding problems and more in MLB The Show 20. ♦Details on the latest content added to Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show 20. ♦MLB The Show 20 is currently on sale for $51 through the PlayStation Store. ♦Lamar Jackson confirmed following earlier leak he's on the Madden NFL 21 cover. ♦EA Sports has added the first round draft ...
  • Press Row Podcast: The NCAA Football dream is dead?!?!
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    Posted April 30th, 2020 at 6:00 pm No Comments »
    Is the dream of a new NCAA Football dream dead - or still very much alive? With interesting new developments happening, Bryan and Rich get together to discuss the latest implications in a story that began over a decade ago with a new episode of the Press Row Podcast! Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can now also be found on Spotify! Subscribe and give the podcast five st...