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  • The Line Drive for May 12
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    Posted May 12th, 2019 at 6:00 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. ♦New legislation being introduced would bring an end to microtransactions in video games. ♦Archived developer stream going over various gameplay improvements for Madden NFL 20. ♦A look at the new signature animations for Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers in Madden NFL 20. ♦Full look at the Zone and Superstar Abilities for Patrick Mahomes in Madden NFL 20. ...
  • More on Madden NFL 20’s Superstar Abilities and various gameplay improvements
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    Posted May 9th, 2019 at 8:00 pm No Comments »
    Madden NFL 20 recently kicked off its promotional cycle with the reveal of its new Career Mode and also the introduction of a new element to gameplay intended to better differentiate the superstars of the league from everyone else. That's the biggest gameplay-specific initiative, at least on the surface and in terms of marketing, known as 'Superstar X-Factors.' The just-released developer blog is comprehensive on how these special abilities are distributed, how they play a role in Franchi...
  • EA Access finally confirmed coming to PlayStation 4
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    Posted May 7th, 2019 at 8:45 pm No Comments »
    Nearly five years after launching on Xbox One EA Access will make its way onto PlayStation 4 this July. The subscription service, which has helped to pave the way for others since, became a hit in that time and for some even became the edge making Xbox One their preferred console of choice. Sony has all along blocked EA Access from being available on PS4 due to what they claimed wasn't good value for their consumers when it was instead obvious they were just trying to protect their own subsc...
  • The Line Drive for May 5
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    Posted May 5th, 2019 at 9:30 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. ♦The first archived live stream for Madden NFL 20 all about Career and Franchise modes. ♦Recap of info on the two modes including screenshots released from Madden NFL 20. ♦This week's developer live stream for Madden NFL 20 will focus on the Superstar Abilities. ♦All the ratings changes from this week's roster update in MLB The Show 19. ♦Details on...
  • More details on Madden NFL 20’s Franchise and Career Modes
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    Posted May 2nd, 2019 at 4:00 pm No Comments »
    Last week EA Sports kicked off the promotional cycle for Madden NFL 20 with announcements focused on Patrick Mahomes and a rebooted Career Mode that includes a college football element. Now they've followed up with far more detail on what to expect out of Face of the Franchise: QB1 along with additions and improvements made to Franchise Mode. (more…)...
  • Press Row Podcast: First News on Madden NFL 20
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    Posted April 30th, 2019 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    Big news on Madden NFL 20 has brought Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham back together for discussion on the just-revealed rebooted career mode that includes a college football element - what that means for the series, the genre as a whole, and more. Other topics include Madden NFL 20's abnormally early release date and special superstar abilities to differentiate player performance which leads back to the pure skill vs realism/fun factor debate. Also more thoughts on MLB The Show 19's March to O...
  • The Line Drive for April 28
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    Posted April 28th, 2019 at 11:00 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. ♦Colleges make another sports video game appearance now through Madden NFL 20. ♦All 32 NFL Draft first rounders have been added to Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 19. ♦Developer blog goes more into detail on the first revealed features for Madden NFL 20. ♦The first developer stream focused on Madden NFL 20 Face of the Franchise is on 5/2. ♦The Patrick ...
  • Vlad Guerrero Jr. makes his debut through new MLB The Show 19 roster update
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    Posted April 27th, 2019 at 6:15 am No Comments »
    One of the most anticipated debuts for a prospect in recent memory occurred on Friday and surprisingly he was able to be included right away in the roster update that followed for MLB The Show 19. In the past, highly-touted prospects have on a few occasions been signed up even before making their Major League debuts and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays may have been another one of those special cases. Guerrero is rated an 82 Overall (which is about as high as you'll see a ro...