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  • The Line Drive for July 15
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    Posted July 15th, 2018 at 7:00 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. ♦Power Ranking teams from 1 to 32 for Madden NFL 19 based on player ratings. ♦Revisiting the college sports video game saga on fifth anniversary of last NCAA Football. ♦Latest Press Row Podcast episode on NCAA/college sports games is now also on Youtube. ♦The Press Row Podcast has recently become featured on Spotify. ♦Details on the latest signif...
  • Press Row Podcast: NCAA Football Five Years Later
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    Posted July 13th, 2018 at 9:00 pm No Comments »
    We look back on the NCAA Football franchise five years after the release of the final edition in the series, NCAA Football 14, on this episode of the Press Row Podcast. The discussion includes a recap of what led to the demise of college sports video games, whether a return is possible in the five years ahead and what would need to happen for that to occur, and the various challenges a video game developer faces with college sports beyond just the current legal complications. Finally, thereâ...
  • All the finalized player ratings for launch of Madden NFL 19
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    Posted July 11th, 2018 at 11:15 am No Comments »
    EA Sports has now revealed the Madden NFL 19 player ratings shipping with the game for the entirety of the league. The earlier-announced 7 players rated 99 Overall are joined by Julio Jones, Khalil Mack, and J.J. Watt at 98 and Bobby Wagner, Harrison Smith, Jalen Ramsey and David Bakhtiari at 97. Check them all out here. The Philadelphia Eagles have received a significant Super Bowl Champion bump and have by far the most players rated 90+ (9 of them) and 80+ (26 of them). They're followed...
  • Rocket League added to Xbox Game Pass
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    Posted July 11th, 2018 at 7:45 am No Comments »
    The remarkable success story that is Rocket League began with a unique launch strategy three years ago almost to the day. Rocket League released on PS4 for free to those with PlayStation Plus. Since then the game has grown to incredible heights, has a strong presence in esports, and the developers continue to support the game with compelling new content. Now Rocket League is again a part of a subscription service but this time on the Xbox One. Rocket League is now available as part of the...
  • Five years have now passed since the last NCAA Football game released
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    Posted July 10th, 2018 at 12:01 am No Comments »
    Had the NCAA Football series not been cancelled NCAA Football 19 would have released today. It's a sad reminder that the saga which began in 2009 with lawsuits from Ed O'Bannon and Sam Keller still hasn't reached its ultimate resolution. NCAA Football was the big casualty along the way when it was shut down shortly after the release of NCAA Football 14 in 2013. NCAA Football was cancelled not just due to a loss of NCAA branding and the ongoing legal action but the cold feet of parties suc...
  • The Line Drive for July 8
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    Posted July 8th, 2018 at 7:15 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. ♦NBA 2K believes next season's Warriors could become the best team of all-time. ♦Meanwhile NBA 2K sees the LeBron struggling to get the Lakers just into the playoffs. ♦EA Sports revealed the top rated rookies at some positions for Madden NFL 19. ♦Giannis Antetokounmpo is featured in the first screenshot released for NBA 2K19. ♦Major changes were m...
  • Press Row Podcast: World Cup Summer Games Preview
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    Posted July 6th, 2018 at 7:45 am No Comments »
    Rich Grisham is joined by Kat Bailey this week to discuss the World Cup (both in real and virtual form) and look ahead to NHL 19, Madden NFL 19, FIFA 19 on Switch, and The Golf Club 2019. Check out the podcast through iTunes 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 star reviews to help support the show! You can also listen with the streaming player belo...
  • EA Sports UFC 3’s final patch is a big one
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    Posted July 3rd, 2018 at 4:45 pm No Comments »
    EA Sports UFC 3 has been well-supported with new content and gameplay improvements since releasing early this year, but that support is coming to a close with the release of a new patch today. The free update does a lot for gameplay, makes Knockout Mode and Stand and Bang Mode playable online, and adds five prominent fighters to the roster in Tito Ortiz, Matt Serra, Kimbo Slice, Mirko Cro Cop, and Wanderlei Silva.  (more…)...
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