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  • Details on the first in-season roster update for Madden NFL 20
    Posted September 12th, 2019 at 5:15 pm No Comments »
    The first roster update for Madden NFL 20 that includes ratings changes based on actual regular season game performance. Typically there isn't much movement after just a single game but this update surprisingly includes some significant ratings adjustments. Davante Adams is the biggest winner of the week gaining 2 points to 94 Overall. Antonio Brown has moved from the Raiders to the Patriots but also seen his ratings decline in the process. He's down a point to 97 Overall which appears du...
  • Demo now available for FIFA 20
    Posted September 11th, 2019 at 5:00 pm No Comments »
    The demo for FIFA 20 has released offering an opportunity to play exhibition matches with six different teams or try out the new arcade-mode Volta Football. Download it now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin for PC. The clubs featured in the demo are Chelsea, Dortmund, Liverpool, PSG, Real Madrid, and Tottenham with matches locked to four minute halves played at Santiago Bernabéu, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, or Stamford Bridge. The other option is to head to Amsterdam underpass as Vini...
  • Review of NBA 2K20
    Posted September 10th, 2019 at 8:15 am No Comments »
    Going into NBA 2K20 expectations were high that the improvements being made to gameplay, the revamping of MyGM mode and a new story mode with high the usual high production values would lead to one of the more compelling iterations in the series. There certainly was already more content in place than any other sports gaming franchise to roll over along with gameplay and presentation already considered to be the best in the genre and no other sports game having one completely impressive franc...
  • The Line Drive for September 8
    Posted September 8th, 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. ♦Expanded details on what changed with the first post-release patch for Madden NFL 20. ♦First roster update for Madden NFL 20 set the 53s but had few ratings changes. ♦Look for the review of NBA 2K20 to go up Monday on Sporting News. ♦A new mode called MyPlayer Nation will debut in NBA 2K20 on October 22nd. ♦Cross-play has been added for PS4 joinin...
  • 10 hour trial for NHL 20 now available through EA Access
    Posted September 5th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    NHL 20 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 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 there is any activity taking place at all. Because of that make sure to exit out and ...
  • New mode Superstar KO has been added to Madden NFL 20
    Posted September 3rd, 2019 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    Just in time for kickoff week EA Sports has introduced a whole new mode to Madden NFL 20. Superstar KO combines X-Factors, custom rules, unique teams, stadium and commentary style for a brand-new and abbreviated play experience. (more…)...
  • The Line Drive for September 1
    Posted September 1st, 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. ♦NHL 20 will include 33 alumni teams past and present for Play Now & Franchise. ♦Those who played recent NHL games will receive bonus HUT packs in NHL 20. ♦The top rated dunkers in NBA 2K20 are led by top pick Zion Williamson. ♦Details on the changes being made to The Neighborhood in NBA 2K20. ♦Details on the changes being made to MyTeam Mode w...
  • Controversy of their own making with NBA 2K20 could cost Take Two in the long run
    Posted August 30th, 2019 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    With legislators and the FTC keeping close watching on video game monetization practices one might think publishers would dampen their brashness around promoting loot boxes and other gambling-like mechanics. Take Two, the parent company of 2K Sports, however has gone the other way. They have brought the conservation back to the forefront by releasing an incredibly audacious trailer for MyTeam mode in NBA 2K20. Major websites and Youtubers have naturally jumped all over this and made it a ...