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  • The Line Drive for February 3
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    Posted February 3rd, 2019 at 7:30 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. ♦Madden NFL 19 gives the Rams a 72% chance of winning Super Bowl 53. ♦Rams win 93% of the time scoring 30+ and when under 30 the Patriots win 64%. ♦Companion app update added MUT Auction House access for Madden NFL 19. ♦The first trailer for MLB The Show 19 will release on Tuesday Feb. 5th. ♦Details on the ratings changes from a new roster update ...
  • Madden NFL 19 added to the EA Access Vault
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    Posted February 1st, 2019 at 9:45 am No Comments »
    The second EA Sports game from 2018 has reached the Vault in EA Access. Madden NFL 19 was added today making it available in full to all subscribers just in time for Super Bowl LIII. EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony declining to offer the service on PS4 despite its remarkable value. EA executives have hinted that could change possibly this year however. For $30 a year or $5 month-to-month, members get unlimited access to the back library of EA games on the console wh...
  • Details on the latest NBA 2K19 patch
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    Posted January 31st, 2019 at 9:30 am No Comments »
    2K Sports has pushed live another patch for NBA 2K19 across all platforms. It's the fourth update of considerable substance for the game, bringing updated courts to ongoing careers (uniforms were added in a previous patch), removing pushing from neighborhood games, making a few other adjustments to gameplay, and updating the likeness for six players.  (more…)...
  • Final Set of 2018 PCA Winners
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    Posted January 29th, 2019 at 1:30 pm No Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total number of submissions coming from over 26,000 unique voters – it’s time to complete the 10th Annual Pastapadre Community Awards. The results for the second half of the categories are now revealed! Check here on the earlier winners. Now for those recognized as the Best Sports Game of 2018, Best Newcomer, Best Racing Game, Best New Feature, and Best Post-Release Support.  (more…)...
  • The Line Drive for January 27
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    Posted January 27th, 2019 at 2:15 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 a new patch including increased QB inaccuracy for Madden NFL 19. ♦NBA 2K19 and Madden NFL 19 finished #3 and #4 respectively for sales in 2018. ♦Details on the latest roster update for Madden NFL 19 heading into the Super Bowl. ♦Details on the new Super Bowl Program for Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 19. ♦The Bryce Harper cover for MLB Th...
  • NHL 19 gameplay updated based on recent feedback from rollback
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    Posted January 25th, 2019 at 6:00 am No Comments »
    Earlier this month EA Sports made a radical decision to turn back all the gameplay changes that had been made post-release in NHL 19, starting fresh from where the game began following its pre-release beta. After collecting consumer feedback for weeks based on that much earlier gameplay the developers have finalized adjustments that have been delivered through a tuner update that went live this morning. (more…)...
  • First Set of 2018 PCA Winners
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    Posted January 23rd, 2019 at 2:45 pm No Comments »
    After weeks of collecting votes – the total number of submissions coming from over 26,000 unique voters – it’s time to begin announcing the winners of the 10th Annual Pastapadre Community Awards. The results for the first half of the categories are examined today! Here are the winners recognized for best Gameplay, Story/Career Mode, Team-Building Mode, Franchise Mode, Presentation, and Online Play.  (more…)...
  • Details on the latest patch for FIFA 19
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    Posted January 23rd, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    Another significant title update has arrived for FIFA 19, with it available now on PC and in the coming days on XB1 and PS4. Even here, well into January, EA Sports is making considerable adjustments based on feedback to fundamental aspects of gameplay. This time those include more improvements to determining the success of shots on goal, changes to goalkeeper movement, as well as a critical Career Mode fix.  (more…)...