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  • The Line Drive for September 15
    Posted September 15th, 2019 at 9:15 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. ♦The first patch for NBA 2K20 addressed some of the early issues with the game. ♦Review of NBA 2K20 which will be a very good game at some point in the future. ♦The reasons behind NBA 2K20's unprecedented Trending at #1 on Twitter last week. ♦NBA 2K20 is currently the second worst reviewed game of all-time on Steam. ♦NBA 2K20 also stands as worst-r...
  • Press Row Podcast: NBA 2K20’s Rocky Launch
    Posted September 13th, 2019 at 7:00 pm No Comments »
    NBA 2K20 arrived with its usual high expectations from its huge number of fans only to be met by frustrated consumers who campaigned to get their voices heard through social media. The result was the unprecedented achievement of getting the hashtag #fix2k20 to become the top trending topic on Twitter due to hundreds of thousands of tweets attached. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast we discuss the various issues that led to the uprising and what such a movement means for the NBA 2K fra...
  • Details on the first in-season roster update for Madden NFL 20
    Posted September 12th, 2019 at 5:15 pm No Comments »
    The first roster update for Madden NFL 20 that includes ratings changes based on actual regular season game performance. Typically there isn't much movement after just a single game but this update surprisingly includes some significant ratings adjustments. Davante Adams is the biggest winner of the week gaining 2 points to 94 Overall. Antonio Brown has moved from the Raiders to the Patriots but also seen his ratings decline in the process. He's down a point to 97 Overall which appears du...
  • Demo now available for FIFA 20
    Posted September 11th, 2019 at 5:00 pm No Comments »
    The demo for FIFA 20 has released offering an opportunity to play exhibition matches with six different teams or try out the new arcade-mode Volta Football. Download it now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin for PC. The clubs featured in the demo are Chelsea, Dortmund, Liverpool, PSG, Real Madrid, and Tottenham with matches locked to four minute halves played at Santiago Bernabéu, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, or Stamford Bridge. The other option is to head to Amsterdam underpass as Vini...
  • Review of NBA 2K20
    Posted September 10th, 2019 at 8:15 am No Comments »
    Going into NBA 2K20 expectations were high that the improvements being made to gameplay, the revamping of MyGM mode and a new story mode with high the usual high production values would lead to one of the more compelling iterations in the series. There certainly was already more content in place than any other sports gaming franchise to roll over along with gameplay and presentation already considered to be the best in the genre and no other sports game having one completely impressive franc...
  • The Line Drive for September 8
    Posted September 8th, 2019 at 6:00 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. ♦Expanded details on what changed with the first post-release patch for Madden NFL 20. ♦First roster update for Madden NFL 20 set the 53s but had few ratings changes. ♦Look for the review of NBA 2K20 to go up Monday on Sporting News. ♦A new mode called MyPlayer Nation will debut in NBA 2K20 on October 22nd. ♦Cross-play has been added for PS4 joinin...
  • 10 hour trial for NHL 20 now available through EA Access
    Posted September 5th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    NHL 20 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Subscribers to the base service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire requiring the purchased game to continue or a second EA Access account for 10 more hours. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if there is any activity taking place at all. Because of that make sure to exit out and ...
  • New mode Superstar KO has been added to Madden NFL 20
    Posted September 3rd, 2019 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    Just in time for kickoff week EA Sports has introduced a whole new mode to Madden NFL 20. Superstar KO combines X-Factors, custom rules, unique teams, stadium and commentary style for a brand-new and abbreviated play experience. (more…)...