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  • Details on the latest patch to Madden NFL 20
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    Posted November 4th, 2019 at 9:30 am No Comments »
    The fifth major post-release patch for Madden NFL 20 is available now on all platforms. This patch delivers a brand new X-Factor ability, adds all of the new abilities from the last patch to Franchise, and makes a variety of adjustments to gameplay and presentation. (more…)...
  • The Line Drive for November 3
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    Posted November 3rd, 2019 at 1:30 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. ♦The door has been opened for NCAA Football to finally return in the next 3-5 years. ♦Many questions remain however making it not a sure thing that it'll happen smoothly. ♦Reminder of just one more day for PS+ subscribers to grab MLB The Show 19 for free. ♦Details on the latest patch adjusting gameplay and more out now for FIFA 20. ♦New kits have ...
  • Madden NFL 20 mid-season roster update
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    Posted November 1st, 2019 at 3:00 pm No Comments »
    The roster update for Madden NFL 20 factoring in performance and other transactions through the first eight weeks of the season is now available to download on all platforms. This update arrives at just about the mid-point of the season and includes some dramatic ratings movement. Christian McCaffrey leads the way with a huge +3 taking him to 96 Overall. He is now the highest rated running back in the game by a full 3 points over Dalvin Cook, who himself got +3 this week putting him at 93...
  • Press Row Podcast: Life for NCAA but none for NBA Live
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    Posted October 30th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    Two huge news stories have dropped as the NCAA appears ready to open up to college athletes profiting off their likenesses and NBA Live 20 has predictably been canceled. The the ramifications of both are discussed on a brand new Press Row Podcast. Why does the NCAA news make it more likely that EA Sports brings back NCAA Football video game and when could that happen? Why has NBA Live been canceled for the 4th time in 9 years and does it have any chance of success releasing on the next gene...
  • NBA Live 20 has been canceled
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    Posted October 29th, 2019 at 2:15 pm No Comments »
    Four months ago EA Sports announced a delay to the release of NBA Live 20. The game coming out late this year or early 2020 would not have seemed beneficial for sales but a "different approach" was being teased that could have related to either the game's design or its distribution. Despite that there was obvious reason for skepticism that NBA Live 20 would actually end up reaching the market given the history of the series over the last decade. Today EA made it official that NBA Live 20 ...
  • The barriers to the return of college video games have nearly been cleared
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    Posted October 29th, 2019 at 1:00 pm No Comments »
    When California passed a new law to allow college athletes to capitalize on their name and likeness it became an inevitability that eventually, whether through their own relenting or exhaustion of legal challenges, the NCAA would have to accept the change to the organization's way of operating going forward. More states have started to work their way through a similar process since then putting even more pressure on the them. The NCAA may have finally come to the realization that they're ...
  • The Line Drive for October 27
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    Posted October 27th, 2019 at 8:15 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. ♦Reminder this is the last week for PS+ subs to grab MLB The Show 19 for free. ♦Another patch for NBA 2K20 but very few details on changes were provided. ♦NBA 2K20's new mode involves grinding characters for a chance to buy shoes. ♦2K Sports' season simulation picks Lakers over Bucks through NBA 2K20. ♦The demo has been updated adding a quick game ...
  • Madden NFL 20 roster update details following week seven
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    Posted October 24th, 2019 at 2:30 pm No Comments »
    The roster update for Madden NFL 20 factoring in performance and other transactions through the first seven weeks of the season is now available to download on all platforms. With just one more week until the trade deadline a number of deals were completed and executed in this update: Emmanuel Sanders (89 Overall) to the 49ers, Mohamed Sanu (82) to the Patriots, Quandre Diggs (79) to the Seahawks, and Gareon Conley (78) to the Texans. The Patriots defense is the biggest beneficiary of ...