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  • The Line Drive for November 8
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    Posted November 8th, 2020 at 9:00 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. ♦Developer blog goes through the new franchise features for NBA 2K21 next-gen. ♦Developer blog goes through the new Neighborhood for NBA 2K21 next-gen. ♦NBA 2K21 is a whopping 122GB install on the next-gen consoles. ♦Next-gen screenshot of a young Kobe Bryant from NBA 2K21. ♦An update to NBA 2K21 has added in next-season's Statement jerseys. ♦De...
  • The Line Drive for November 1
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    Posted November 1st, 2020 at 3:00 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. ♦The first next-gen gameplay video for NBA 2K21 showcases some of the advancements. ♦Next-gen NBA 2K21 will have an expanded WNBA presence and female MyPlayers. ♦Press Row Podcast late this week will feature next-gen preview discussion. ♦Bigger ratings movement came in the latest roster update out for Madden NFL 21. ♦The first news on MLB The Show ...
  • Next-gen Madden and FIFA pushed back
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    Posted October 27th, 2020 at 7:00 am No Comments »
    Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 will miss the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Release of both games will instead come on Friday, December 4. Speculation had started to build of a possible delay or even cancellation as launch of the new consoles neared and yet EA Sports would not comment on why they were not promoting the games or even selling pre-orders. This is surprising news given that Madden and FIFA (unlike NBA 2K21) are not expected to be dramatically different than what...
  • The Line Drive for October 25
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    Posted October 25th, 2020 at 3:00 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. ♦EA is refusing comment on whether next-gen Madden/FIFA are being delayed. ♦Details on the latest patch affecting gameplay with other fixes for Madden NFL 21. ♦The latest ratings movement through roster updates for Madden NFL 21. ♦Another developer blog going further through gameplay for next-gen NBA 2K21. ♦NBA 2K21 strangely did a ratings reveal f...
  • NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay improvements
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    Posted October 15th, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    Of the sports games launching alongside the new consoles next month NBA 2K21 appears to be doing far and away the most to capitalize on the hardware capabilities provided by the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. 2K Sports has started going into those improvements centered first on gameplay following the release of the first trailer last week. (more…)...
  • Deal on Madden NFL 21 will get you next-gen for cheap
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    Posted October 13th, 2020 at 8:30 am No Comments »
    Thanks to the dual-entitlement offered by EA Sports those making the move from current-to-next gen with Madden or FIFA can get the game on the new systems for free. Those who own the game on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One can upgrade without charge, though it can be a little confusing as to how that works. PlayStation 4 copies only upgrade to PlayStation 5. Xbox One copies only upgrade to Xbox Series X or Series S. Digital will upgrade to digital. Physical copies will need to be inserted i...
  • 10 hour trial for NHL 21 now available through EA Play
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    Posted October 8th, 2020 at 8:15 am No Comments »
    NHL 21 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Play on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The EA Access subscription service was rebranded as EA Play back in August. Subscribers to the base service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire requiring a second EA Play account to get 10 more hours or the game to be purchased come release. The timer ticks down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being actively played, menus navigated, or if there is any acti...
  • First look at next-gen NBA 2K21
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    Posted October 6th, 2020 at 7:00 am No Comments »
    2K Sports today unveiled the first trailer for the next-gen (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X) versions of NBA 2K21. It's just a little over a month now until those consoles release and promotion for the upcoming games will now be picking up. While expectations for the sports games are generally low in the transition - some visual improvements and elimination of load times - 2K21 has the most potential for a significant leap and have promised more from it than EA. Specific improvements to...