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  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 21 and PGA Tour 2K21 Release Reaction
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    Posted August 25th, 2020 at 8:30 am No Comments »
    In the midst of a pandemic two major sports games have just released. One seems to have handled the challenges to produce a possible Sports Game of the Year candidate while the other may have been better off delayed. Pastapadre, MillsTwitch, and Rich discuss first impressions of Madden NFL 21 and PGA Tour 2K21. 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 ...
  • Demo for NBA 2K21 now available
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    Posted August 24th, 2020 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    The demo for NBA 2K21 has gone live on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It should later today for PC as well. The download is a massive 31GB which is slightly smaller than it was with NBA 2K20 but 2-3 times larger than years prior. Included is the ability to play exhibition games with the Bucks, Clippers, All-Time Lakers and All-Time Celtics. The MyPlayer Builder is also featured in the demo. Unfortunately there is a limit of five games that can be played. After that the 2KU options and MyPlay...
  • PGA Tour 2K21 Review
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    Posted August 20th, 2020 at 12:15 pm No Comments »
    The fourth entry in the series previously known as The Golf Club is certain to get increased exposure due to the rebranding to PGA Tour 2K21 and the marketing might provided by publisher 2K Sports. Overlooked by some and arguably underrated in the past by others, this latest iteration won't seem dramatically different to those who are familiar with The Golf Club but does deliver a more welcoming experience for newcomers and those who may not find themselves improving at a rapid pace. (more&...
  • 10 hour trial for Madden NFL 21 now available through EA Play
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    Posted August 20th, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    Madden NFL 21 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Play on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The EA Access subscription service was rebranded as EA Play earlier this week. 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 the...
  • The Line Drive for August 16
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    Posted August 16th, 2020 at 4:00 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. ♦Developer blog goes into current-gen gameplay improvements for NBA 2K21. ♦NBA 2K21 demo including the start of MyCareer will be out on August 24. ♦Developer blog goes into detail on the new mode The Yard in Madden NFL 21. ♦EA Sports revealed the full list of songs on the soundtrack for Madden NFL 21. ♦Developer blog goes into detail on what to exp...
  • The Line Drive for August 9
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    Posted August 9th, 2020 at 4:30 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. ♦Register to take part in an upcoming closed beta test being held for NHL 21. ♦As expected 2K Sports officially secured the NFLPA license for future non-sim NFL games. ♦EA Sports has revealed all the Superstar X-Factor players to start Madden NFL 21. ♦With release just three weeks out the first trailer for the current-gen edition of NBA 2K21. ♦Deve...
  • 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...