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  • The changes that have been made to Madden NFL 20 following the beta
    Posted July 19th, 2019 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    The brief beta period for Madden NFL 20 in mid-June provided an opportunity for the developers to gather feedback and analytical data that could be put into action prior to the game's release next week through EA Access. Those changes made based on how the beta played out have now been detailed and include the addition of a block and release mechanic for TEs, reduction in fumble chances, improvements to man coverage, and various presentation enhancements. Meanwhile areas people were passi...
  • Super Mega Baseball 2 will soon land on Nintendo Switch
    Posted July 18th, 2019 at 7:30 am No Comments »
    One of last year's best sports games is finally set to reach the Nintendo Switch. Super Mega Baseball 2 will release on July 25 in what's being called the Ultimate Edition which packs in all downloadable content that has since been offered at a price of $30. Super Mega Baseball has long seemed a perfect fit for the Switch since the original debuted back in 2014. This release will include online play with cooperative season play and competitive cross-platform matchmaking via the game’s P...
  • Ratings revealed for the entirety of the league in Madden NFL 20
    Posted July 15th, 2019 at 8:00 pm No Comments »
    The first look at all the ratings for Madden NFL 20 is especially intriguing this year due to the new system put into place that has spread out the ratings to provide increased differentiation between players and their performance on the field. A lot has changed since Madden NFL 19 and in theory for the better. While the top four players included only one change the shift was initially evidenced in the rookie numbers. Now through the sortable form on the game's official website the entir...
  • The Line Drive for July 14
    Posted July 14th, 2019 at 7:00 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. ♦Looking at the shift from super teams to super duos for NBA 2K20. ♦New screenshots feature Kemba Walker and Jimmy Butler from NBA 2K20. ♦The companion app has been updated to work with Madden NFL 20. ♦NHL 20 will start to display its pack odds within Ultimate Team mode. ♦Konami revealed more teams included in the PES 2020 demo later this month. â...
  • One new player rises to 99 Overall for Madden NFL 20
    Posted July 12th, 2019 at 10:00 am No Comments »
    Of the four players to be rated 99 Overall in Madden NFL 20 only one is new to the group. DeAndre Hopkins has received an upgrade from the 97 Overall he finished with last season to become the only offensive player rated 99 in the game at launch. With the move he overtook two other receivers who were rated higher than him heading into the offseason. Hopkins rise is the only surprise from the reveal of 99 Overall players. Antonio Brown had been rated 99 and Julio Jones was also above Hopki...
  • The Line Drive for July 7
    Posted July 7th, 2019 at 8:30 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. ♦Rookie standouts and explanations from the first ratings revealed for Madden NFL 20. ♦Anthony Davis and Dwayne Wade landed the two different covers of NBA 2K20. ♦The Clippers will now have the second highest rated duo for NBA 2K20. ♦2K Sports released a new NBA 2K20 screenshot of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. ♦NBA 2K cover athletes have now comb...
  • Madden NFL 20’s Rookie Ratings
    Posted July 2nd, 2019 at 1:00 pm No Comments »
    One of the big initiatives with Madden NFL 20 is to make players feel more true to their real skill levels through both X-Factor Abilities and a greater ratings spread. The latter is on display for the first time with the release of the rookie ratings. Winners include Quinnen Williams as the top rated rookie with Ed Oliver, Hollywood Brown, D.K. Metcalf, and Irv Smith rated well above their respective draft slots. Multiple first rounders are not even rated in the 70s but it's the #6 pick ...
  • Cover athletes and release details have been revealed for NBA 2K20
    Posted July 1st, 2019 at 8:15 am No Comments »
    With only about two months to go until it arrives the first news on NBA 2K20 was made today. New addition to the Los Angeles Lakers and 2K16 cover athlete, Anthony Davis, will appear on the cover of the Standard and Deluxe editions of the game. Recently retired Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade has received the honor of representing the Legend Edition. As to relevant info on the actual game the only thing of note out is the introduction of the WNBA which has been underutilized by the NBA Live s...