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  • Details on the latest patch for Madden NFL 20
    Posted November 19th, 2019 at 8:30 am No Comments »
    The Madden franchise has a long history of impressive post-release support that has improved the games significantly and expanded their feature sets. Madden NFL 20, despite adding a whole new mode, has largely regressed through its updates however. A new patch out today will hopefully do enough to course-correct and get the series back on the right track with various gameplay fixes, addition of fifth-year options, and major upgrades to playbooks. (more…)...
  • The Line Drive for November 17
    Posted November 17th, 2019 at 10:30 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. ♦EA has retroactively disqualified participants w/ felonies from Madden competition. ♦This comes in response to one of the winners having been found to be a sex offender. ♦Once again very limited and vague details on another patch out for NBA 2K20. ♦PES 2020 is on sale down to just $30 on PS4 for PlayStation Plus subscribers. ♦Amazon has deal on ...
  • Press Row Podcast: Top 5 Sports Video Games of the Decade
    Posted November 15th, 2019 at 10:45 am No Comments »
    It's a big extended episode of the Press Row Podcast as panelists count down their top five sports games of the decade (released 2010-2019). What games from the big franchises made it onto their lists and what others managed to join them there? Whether it's due to how memorable they were, the influence they had on the genre or their continued relevance even to this day, these are the games that defined the decade. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts for iOS, on Android with th...
  • Madden NFL 20 roster update details following week 10 of the season
    Posted November 14th, 2019 at 2:15 pm No Comments »
    The roster update for Madden NFL 20 factoring in performance and other transactions through the first 10 weeks of the season is now available to download on all platforms. Christian McCaffrey continues his rise now sitting at 98 Overall. He has gone up 5 points in just the last 3 weeks and since the start of the season has seen his rating soar from 91 Overall. Teammate Luke Kuechly is going the other direction however dropping 2 points to 96 Overall. Player of the Week winners Lamar Ja...
  • The Line Drive for November 10
    Posted November 10th, 2019 at 5:00 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. ♦Latest embarrassment for EA is letting a sex offender in to win a Madden 20 tournament. ♦Details on the roster update with ratings changes just released for Madden NFL 20. ♦Online Franchise has apparently opened back up for most players in Madden NFL 20. ♦Full list of ratings changes made in the first in-season roster update for NBA 2K20. ♦Detail...
  • Madden NFL 20’s Online Franchise, down for some since Halloween, now down for all
    Posted November 9th, 2019 at 11:00 am No Comments »
    Those who argue that the shift in priorities from legacy modes to revenue-generating modes in sports games has been harmful to consumers have another piece of evidence of just that. Online Franchise in Madden NFL 20 has been experiencing issues since the end of October for some and now, due to problems encountered upon attempts to fix that, EA Sports has taken Online Franchise down completely for everyone. Yesterday, our teams attempted to roll out a server side fix to address the issue whe...
  • First ratings changes for NBA 2K20
    Posted November 7th, 2019 at 9:30 am No Comments »
    The first roster update featuring player ratings changes has arrived for NBA 2K20 and also includes updated heights and weights. Now two weeks into the season there is enough data to merit ratings increases and decreases and the updates should become fairly consistent throughout the year representing current player performance and trends. Jumping up the most in this new roster are Luka Doncic (+3 to 90), Trae Young (+4 to 89), and Andre Drummond (+3 to 89). Doncic is averaging nearly a tr...
  • Details on the latest patch to Madden NFL 20
    Posted November 4th, 2019 at 9:30 am No Comments »
    The fifth major post-release patch for Madden NFL 20 is available now on all platforms. This patch delivers a brand new X-Factor ability, adds all of the new abilities from the last patch to Franchise, and makes a variety of adjustments to gameplay and presentation. (more…)...