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  • 10 hour trial for EA Sports UFC 4 now available through EA Access
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    Posted August 7th, 2020 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    EA Sports UFC 4 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...
  • EA lays out roadmap for next two years of Madden Franchise Mode
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    Posted August 3rd, 2020 at 2:00 pm No Comments »
    Just over a month ago the Madden community stood up and together forced EA Sports to address Franchise Mode in the Madden which has largely been neglected throughout this generation. Referring to it as "Classic Franchise" signaled that was going to continue in the years ahead. The #FixMaddenFranchise movement was discussed in detail on an episode of the Press Row Podcast and already there have been significant developments that are encouraging though there is a long way to go to actually see...
  • Changes being made for Madden NFL 21 following beta feedback
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    Posted July 29th, 2020 at 12:00 pm No Comments »
    The beta held in early July for Madden NFL 21 generated feedback that will hopefully lead to a better game at launch. Much of the discussion around the game during the beta period centered on a divisive player ability called "Film Study," an inexplicable change to controls, deficiencies in pass coverage, and sluggish user movement on defense. In response "Film Study" is gone at least for release, controls have been switched back, coverage has received adjustments, and no changes are being...
  • The Line Drive for July 26
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    Posted July 26th, 2020 at 2:30 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. ♦First feature descriptions have been revealed on the official website for FIFA 21. ♦Kylian Mbappe has been chosen as the global cover athlete for FIFA 21. ♦EA Sports put together an FAQ regarding all the release details for FIFA 21. ♦Details on the various pre-order incentives being offered for FIFA 21. ♦Details on the free upgrade offered for cur...
  • NHL 21 release pushed back; won’t have a next-gen version
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    Posted July 22nd, 2020 at 10:00 am No Comments »
    EA Sports has provided an update on NHL 21 given its absence from EA Play and lack of promotion since the event concluded. The release of the game is being moved to October though when it'll land in that month has not been specified. NHL traditionally releases in mid-September. In addition the company confirmed that there is no version of NHL 21 in development for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. However, with both new consoles featuring backwards compatibility, the game will be playable ...
  • The Line Drive for July 19
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    Posted July 19th, 2020 at 2:30 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. ♦All the launch player ratings have been officially revealed for Madden NFL 21. ♦Another leaked screen shows more about The Yard mode in Madden 21. ♦All the work done for playbooks in Madden 21 was gone over in new dev blog. ♦EA confirmed a generic Washington Team will stand in at release of Madden 21. ♦Baseball games this season will be using crow...
  • Press Row Podcast: #FixMaddenFranchise
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    Posted July 16th, 2020 at 6:00 pm No Comments »
    How did Madden NFL get to the current place it is with Franchise Mode, why was there an uprising from fans now, and where does Madden go from here? Rich, Bryan, and Mills discuss everything around the #FixMaddenFranchise movement that trended on Twitter and forced a response out of EA Sports. Also: NBA 2K21 ushering in next-gen price increase and Konami skipping its annual release for the PES series. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher ap...
  • Season update plan announced for MLB The Show 20
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    Posted July 15th, 2020 at 8:00 pm No Comments »
    The MLB season is set to begin just over a week from now and Sony San Diego has laid out expectations for how it will or won't be replicated in MLB The Show 20. This season will consist of 60 games with 40 of them coming against division opponents and the other 20 taking on teams from the same regional division in the other league. The universal designated hitter has been put into place and extra innings will see a runner start on second base. Of course there no fans will be in attendance...