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  • MLB The Show 21 to feature cross-platform play between PlayStation and Xbox
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    Posted February 1st, 2021 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    While the cover leak over the weekend confirmed what had long been expected - Fernando Tatis Jr. as the cover athlete and debut on Xbox - that has now been made official along with some additional details. MLB The Show 21 will release on April 20 with a price of $70 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and $60 on PS4 and Xbox One. The big news today is that The Show will be the first major licensed sports franchise to feature cross-platform play. Those on PlayStation will be able to play on...
  • MLB The Show 21 leak confirms cover athlete and Xbox release
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    Posted January 30th, 2021 at 2:30 pm No Comments »
    Back in late 2019 MLB and Sony announced that the MLB The Show series would be going multi-platform in 2021. While details were scarce then and nothing new has been provided in the over 13 months since, the expectation has been that MLB The Show 21 would be making its debut on Xbox. Only the pandemic threw some uncertainty into the equation. Now thanks to a leak of the cover athlete, who in absolutely no surprise is Fernando Tatis Jr., it appears those on the Xbox Series X/Series S/One wi...
  • Details on second big Franchise Mode update for Madden NFL 21
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    Posted January 6th, 2021 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    The second of three planned updates to enhance the long-neglected Franchise Mode through Madden NFL 21 is scheduled to go out tomorrow. The first, which released in November, was significant in that it was the start of what was promised to materialize over the coming months but was far from being satisfying to those eager for improvements. This update though offers much more substance in the form of commissioner controls and draft logic improvements. The final patch is planned for Februar...
  • Details on release of the first big next-gen patch for NBA 2K21
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    Posted December 16th, 2020 at 10:00 am No Comments »
    2K Sports this week pushed live the first significant update to the next-gen version of NBA 2K21 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The patch has impact across the various major modes as well as on gameplay. (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: Next-Gen Madden and FIFA Impressions
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    Posted December 7th, 2020 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    Next-gen sports gaming is here in full! Rich and Bryan talk about their early impressions of Madden and FIFA on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 - what's different, what's interesting, and what's the overall feel? 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 star reviews to help support the show. You can also...
  • Next-gen Madden NFL 21 available now for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X
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    Posted December 3rd, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    Madden NFL 21 has gone live nearly a full day early with the next-gen version on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Those who own the PS4/Xbox One Madden NFL 21 receive the upgrade for free. It's also worth noting that even for those who don't the 10 hour trial through Xbox Game Pass or EA Play on PS5 offers the opportunity to try it out. Next-gen Madden 21 features a number of technical enhancements, both visually and with data influencing gameplay, but the feature set for the game remains...
  • Next-gen FIFA 21 available now for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X
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    Posted December 2nd, 2020 at 9:15 pm No Comments »
    FIFA 21 has gone live a full day early with the next-gen version on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Unfortunately the process to download it for those who already own the PS4/Xbox One versions (and get the upgrade for free) isn't quite as simple as one would hope. After spending considerable time trying to figure out the process it worked by deleting the PS4 FIFA off my PS5 and reinstalling the game which is when the option to select the PS5 FIFA was provided. It's also worth noting that...
  • Black Friday 2020 Sports Gaming Deals
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    Posted November 26th, 2020 at 12:00 pm No Comments »
    Considering the proximity to their respective releases the point at which the majority of sports video games have reached their highest value may be when they are significantly discounted for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Most are still in-season, relevant and strongly supported. This is a unique Black Friday however considering the console transition and upgrade offers for a few of the big sports games - two of which haven't even released yet. Remember on Madden and FIFA that the PS5...