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  • The Line Drive for June 2
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    Posted June 2nd, 2019 at 8:45 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 Play will have 30 min live streams on Madden NFL 20 and FIFA 20 this Saturday. ♦The first details on gameplay improvements coming for FIFA 20 have been revealed. ♦Amazon has Madden NFL 20 pre-orders with price guarantee listed for just $50.94. ♦Details on all the improvements coming in the Madden NFL Mobile refresh this year. ♦Details on rewa...
  • Women’s World Cup Final added to FIFA 19
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    Posted May 30th, 2019 at 7:00 am No Comments »
    A free update available now in FIFA 19 has delivered the 2019 Women's World Cup to the game's Kick-Off Mode. 22 nations are available with authentic kits and crests, the official World Cup Final match ball, stadium dressing, ad boards, and matches played in France's Stade de Lyon. While the teams are available in Kick-Off there is no actual group play or tournament available within FIFA 19. Instead it is limited to a single World Cup Final with special presentation that can be played on X...
  • Press Row Podcast: Monetization Under Fire
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    Posted May 28th, 2019 at 8:15 am No Comments »
    New legislation has been introduced that would end the practice of loot boxes and other forms of digital monetization in video games. It has bipartisan support and notable momentum but the lengthy process will likely see it's scope and directives altered. Still, with the potential damaging ramifications for the industry and in particular licensed sports games, it's important to understand what it all means at this stage and in the bill's current state, and whether there is real reason for...
  • The Line Drive for May 26
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    Posted May 26th, 2019 at 8:00 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. ♦NBA 2K19 correctly predicted Warriors-Raptors Finals before the season began. ♦Legislation has been introduced to ban essentially all forms of in-game monetization. ♦New podcast coming this week will cover ramifications of such a law on the industry. ♦Amazon has Madden NFL 20 pre-orders with price guarantee listed for just $50.94. ♦Archived live s...
  • How the new RPOs work in Madden NFL 20
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    Posted May 24th, 2019 at 6:15 am No Comments »
    Two weeks ago EA Sports went into detail on a variety of gameplay improvements for Madden NFL 20. Now the developers have laid out the work done to playbooks and specifically centered that on the introduction of RPOs. (more…)...
  • The Line Drive for May 19
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    Posted May 19th, 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 NCAA is forming a group to explore compensation for names and likenesses. ♦While it could that realistically is unlikely to lead to the return of NCAA Football. ♦Developer blog details additions and improvements for MUT in Madden NFL 20. ♦Archived dev stream going over what's new for Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 20. ♦Closed beta being run for M...
  • The Golf Club 2019 now free with Gold sub on Xbox One
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    Posted May 15th, 2019 at 6:30 am No Comments »
    Subscribers to Xbox Live Gold can now get The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour for free on Xbox One. The game is part of the Games with Gold promotion which offers up a handful of titles every month. The Golf Club 2019 is available to download by June 15 to keep for good as long as the Gold membership remains active. The third game in the series is the first to feature PGA Tour licensing with a Career Mode and seven real-life courses to go with the endless number of created courses. 2K S...
  • Latest patch for MLB The Show 19 works on fielding, hitting, framerate
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    Posted May 14th, 2019 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    MLB The Show 19 has received a handful of patches that were put out to quickly address issues with the game identified following its launch in late March. Yet another update has gone live and it tackles more areas of concern and takes into account for the first time some consumer feedback about how the game is playing. Some critical changes are being made to fielding and hitting while for the first time the framerate problems being experienced by many have been acknowledged. (more&hellip...