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  • The Line Drive for February 2
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    Posted February 2nd, 2020 at 10:00 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. ♦The Chiefs are heavy favorites in Super Bowl LIV according to Madden NFL 20. ♦Initial trailer got a follow-up video pointing out the details for MLB The Show 20. ♦This week's live stream for MLB The Show 20 will focus on defensive improvements. ♦Any logos desired for transfer from MLB 19 to MLB 20 must be in vault by Feb 7. ♦Retro Bowl released fo...
  • Madden NFL 20 added to EA Access Vault
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    Posted January 31st, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    Right on the heels of a brand new update and in time for the Super Bowl, Madden NFL 20 has made it into the EA Access Vault. This is the first of the 2019 EA Sports games to be provided in full to subscribers. EA Access has been available on Xbox One since 2014 and finally launched on PS4 last summer. For $30 a year or $5 month-to-month, members get unlimited access to the back library of EA games on the console which in addition to Madden NFL 20 now includes all pre-2019 EA Sports games...
  • End of season Madden NFL 20 patch updates X-Factor players and adds new feature
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    Posted January 30th, 2020 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    Just in time for the Super Bowl and the imminent move of the game to the EA Access' Vault is another significant patch for Madden NFL 20. The final update of X-Factor players is joined by the introduction of a significant new feature and the fixing of an issue introduced with a change made through the last patch. (more…)...
  • The Line Drive for January 26
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    Posted January 26th, 2020 at 9:15 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. ♦New episode of the Press Row Podcast talks racing game of year and decade. ♦Based on past instances Madden NFL 20 could be added to EA Access Vault this week. ♦Madden NFL 20 led the way on NPD chart for sales of sports games in December. ♦Madden NFL 20 finished 3rd however with NBA 2K20 2nd in sales for entire 2019. ♦Details on the post-Conference...
  • First trailer and feature details for MLB The Show 20
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    Posted January 22nd, 2020 at 6:30 am No Comments »
    The first trailer for MLB The Show 20 released today. As usual these initial looks offer little of substance but do contain some fun moments and a few glimpses at adjustments that have been made to gameplay and the reveal of new legends. More interesting is the schedule for the developer streams which includes mention of new features such as team relocation for Franchise, perfect PCI placement guarantees, and an additional mode for Diamond Dynasty. MLB The Show will be moving onto ...
  • Latest Madden NFL 20 patch alters Run Commit mechanic and more
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    Posted January 9th, 2020 at 5:00 pm No Comments »
    The eighth post-release update of significance for Madden NFL 20 released today. The big change in this update affects the Run Commit mechanic. Unfortunately the well-intentioned changes may be disruptive in a negative way with run commits causing instant pressure on QBs leading to inaccurate throws making for just the latest blunder in what has easily been the worst post-release period for any Madden in the past decade. (more…)...
  • The Line Drive for January 5
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    Posted January 5th, 2020 at 5:30 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. ♦Ranking the top five sports games of the decade which peaked about 2016. ♦New Press Row Podcast episode on the racing games of 2019 coming this week. ♦Details on the Playoff Program for MUT that is now open in Madden NFL 20. ♦Details on the third part to the Zero Chill MUT program in Madden NFL 20. ♦Sign-ups have now closed for the upcoming gamepl...
  • Details on the final regular season roster update for Madden NFL 20
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    Posted January 3rd, 2020 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    EA Sports has released the last roster update for Madden NFL 20 of the regular season. The weekly updates will continue but primarily reflect performances from the teams in the postseason until the final update of the Madden 20 campaign which will follow the Super Bowl. The record-breaking season for Michael Thomas has moved him into the 99 Club. Thomas began the season at 95 Overall but didn't begin moving up until week 9. He has taken the place of DeAndre Hopkins who fell from 99 to 98 ...