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  • Madden NFL 20 Review
    Posted July 31st, 2019 at 8:45 pm No Comments »
    The twilight of the generation tends to produce the most complete and most memorable sports games. While it's probably the third best edition in the long-running franchise from the last decade Madden NFL 20 is not the complete package that will be recalled among those past greats. Elements introduced in the game this year however have produced a much more authentic gameplay experience and more compelling Career/Story Mode. The X-Factors dramatically alter the way games must be approached ...
  • NBA Live 20 has been delayed
    Posted July 30th, 2019 at 8:15 pm No Comments »
    It had become apparent in recent weeks that something was going on with NBA Live 20. Despite a nearing release date the game had not been officially announced or made available for preorder. Additionally the NBA Live website had been been completely scrubbed and contained only a single static non-game image and a roster update with next season's transactions was pushed out in Live 19 which typically would have been held for the next edition. The reasoned speculation was put to rest today ...
  • MyGM gets a massive overhaul in NBA 2K20
    Posted July 29th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    The first game-related details for NBA 2K20 have arrived in the form of major changes being made to MyGM Mode. Having acted as an alternative Franchise Mode with the option of a narrative path to compliment the more customization-based MyLeague, MyGM will now look to provide a far different experience and one that is considered to be more accessible. (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 20 First Impressions
    Posted July 28th, 2019 at 10:00 pm No Comments »
    With Madden NFL 20 having been out through EA Access for a few days Rich Grisham and Bryan Wiedey are brought back together to discuss initial impressions of the game. Discussion in this episode of the Press Row Podcast centers on Face of the Franchise experiences and overall thoughts on gameplay and the dramatic impact that X-Factors are having on it. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Wind...
  • The Line Drive for July 28
    Posted July 28th, 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. ♦Look for a full review of Madden NFL 20 to go up early Tuesday on Sporting News. ♦For some early M20 observations and highlights there's this Twitter thread to follow. ♦Here are all the current X-Factors and Superstars for every team in Madden NFL 20. ♦EA Sports revealed the full soundtrack featuring 22 songs for Madden NFL 20. ♦NBA 2K20 will have...
  • Open beta for NHL 20 is underway
    Posted July 26th, 2019 at 6:00 pm No Comments »
    For the fifth consecutive year EA Sports is holding an open beta for the upcoming NHL release. That beta for NHL 20 is now live on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and will run through the final day of the month. What began with NHL 16 being limited to EASHL has since expanded to include several different modes and features. With NHL 20 that includes Online Versus, World of CHEL, and Ones and Threes showcasing the new Battle Royale-inspired Eliminator mode. (more…)...
  • 10 hour trial for Madden NFL 20 now available through EA Access and Origin Access
    Posted July 24th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    Madden NFL 20 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and for a trial or unlimited play (Premiere service) with Origin Access on PC. 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 ...
  • The Line Drive for July 21
    Posted July 21st, 2019 at 7:15 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. ♦The full soundtrack was revealed with 46 songs to sample on Spotify for NBA 2K20. ♦NBA 2K admitted player ratings are in part based on interacting with them on social media. ♦There are numerous indications NBA Live 20 could be headed towards cancellation. ♦One is that EA Sports updated the roster for NBA Live 19 with 2019-20 transactions. ♦Madden ...