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  • The Line Drive for July 29
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    Posted July 29th, 2018 at 12:30 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 review for Madden NFL 19 will go live on Wednesday night at 9PT. ♦EA Access/Origin Access trial for Madden NFL 19 could begin early as Wed afternoon. ♦The Press Row Podcast on Friday will include extensive impressions of Madden 19. ♦Amazon finally has Madden NFL 19 copies up with the 20% discount for Prime applied. ♦The system requirements hav...
  • Press Row Podcast: The Best Sports Video Game Soundtracks
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    Posted July 27th, 2018 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    Counting down our favorite sports video game soundtracks in this episode of the Press Row Podcast! Beyond making the picks, and going through some listener choices, the discussion also includes how the music was influential at the time and the way in which the importance of soundtracks has evolved over the years. Additionally the news of the week is touched upon, with initial impressions of the NHL 19 open beta and thoughts on 2K Sports now acting as the publisher for NBA Playgrounds 2. ...
  • NHL 19 Open Beta Begins Today
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    Posted July 26th, 2018 at 9:45 am No Comments »
    For the fourth straight year EA Sports is holding an open beta for the NHL series. What began with NHL 16 being limited to EASHL has since expanded to include several different modes and features. The beta for NHL 19 will begin today and run for a full week, through August 2nd. Download Beta: PlayStation 4 - Xbox One The beta on PS4/Xbox One includes character creation for use in the new NHL ONES, Threes Drop-In, Pro-Am and EA Sports Hockey League.  (more…)...
  • Soundtrack for Madden NFL 19
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    Posted July 25th, 2018 at 3:30 pm No Comments »
    EA Sports today revealed the full soundtrack for Madden NFL 19, which features 31 songs and the ability for there to be more added throughout the year. A Spotify playlist has been put together (listen here) but it includes only 17 of them at this time.  (more…)...
  • NBA Playgrounds 2 will now be published by 2K Sports
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    Posted July 24th, 2018 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    When NBA Playgrounds 2 was delayed just five days before it was set to release back in May, one of the most plausible theories was that developer Saber Interactive was being acquired by Take Two/2K Sports. Two months passed without a single word from the team behind the game which made it likely that the silence was due to some form of private discussions taking place. Today we found out that the reality is along those lines as the arcade series is now going to be published by 2K Sports and ...
  • The Line Drive for July 22
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    Posted July 22nd, 2018 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. ♦New screenshot features LeBron James and his 98 rating for NBA 2K19. ♦87 rating shared by Donovan Mitchell, Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum in NBA 2K19. ♦NBA 2K19 will have McFarlane figures that tie into its MyTeam card-collecting mode. ♦Charles Barkley confirmed he won't be appearing as a historic player in NBA 2K19. ♦New trailer goes through the glo...
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Demo Details
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    Posted July 21st, 2018 at 4:00 pm No Comments »
    Konami is getting a big jump on EA Sports this year by releasing PES 2019 a full month ahead of FIFA 19, and its demo will put the game in limited form in the hands of consumers three weeks even prior to that. Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and also this year PC will get the free demo Wednesday, August 8. Featured in the demo are 12 clubs with modes that include online Quick Match and offline exhibition. Pro Evolution Soccer will release Tuesday, August 28 which is several weeks earlier than it...
  • The focus on collision physics in NHL 19
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    Posted July 20th, 2018 at 2:15 pm No Comments »
    EA Sports laid out the features for NHL 19 a month ago now, including the debut of the Real Player Motion animation system, a 1v1v1 mode called NHL ONES, and outdoor rinks. Today the publisher offered additional details on work done to gameplay, specifically that of the improvements that have been made to the collision physics.  (more…)...
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