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  • The Line Drive for September 29
    Posted September 29th, 2019 at 9:30 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 Sports has responded to various issues raised with FIFA 20 since its release. ♦Developer blog goes into the controller customization available in FIFA 20. ♦The first Event called Fantasy Hockey is now active in NHL 20 Ultimate Team. ♦Latest patch for Madden NFL 20 makes gameplay adjustment related to Enforcers. ♦Details on the latest content re...
  • Madden NFL 20 week three roster update
    Posted September 26th, 2019 at 11:45 am No Comments »
    Only 20 starts into his career and Patrick Mahomes has reached 99 Overall in Madden. Last year's MVP, who through three games is putting up numbers that exceed what he did last season, has become the fifth player in Madden NFL 20 with a 99 rating. The other significant change with the latest roster update is the release of Antonio Brown. He has not been removed from the game like some others who have faced off-the-field accusations but instead he sits in the free agent pool with his 96 Ov...
  • MLB The Show 19 goes free in October
    Posted September 24th, 2019 at 7:30 pm No Comments »
    MLB The Show tends to be the sports series most rigid in its pricing with significant discounts typically not coming until after the season is complete. MLB The Show 19 however is getting the unusual treatment of being a featured game given out to PlayStation Plus members and it's happening in the month when excitement around the sport is at its peak. From October 1st through November 4th those with a PS+ subscription will be able to download the game and keep it for good as long as the m...
  • The Line Drive for September 22
    Posted September 22nd, 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. ♦Details on the latest patch affecting gameplay and more for Madden NFL 20. ♦Salary Cap mode is being updated with new parameters in Madden NFL 20. ♦Amazon has FIFA 20 standard pre-orders with price guarantee for just $50.94. ♦Developer blog goes into the D-Pad tactics available to utilize in FIFA 20. ♦Developer blog goes into the FUT Icons that ...
  • Madden NFL 20 week two roster update details
    Posted September 19th, 2019 at 8:00 pm No Comments »
    The second in-season roster update for Madden NFL 20 is available now across all platforms. Changes include the trade of Minkah Fitzpatrick (-1 to 78) to the Pittsburgh Steelers and injuries to Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger. Last season's MVP Patrick Mahomes is well on his way to making a case for the award in back-to-back years and his rating has risen to 98 Overall. A few more dazzling performances could break him into the exclusive 99 club which currently consists of four players. ...
  • 10 hour trial for FIFA 20 now available through EA Access
    Posted September 19th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    FIFA 20 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Additionally the trial is available on Origin Access for PC while the entire game with no restrictions has been granted to those with Origin Access Premier. 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...
  • 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...