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  • The Line Drive for March 22
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    Posted March 22nd, 2020 at 3:30 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 fall sports games especially NBA 2K21 will quite possibly end up delayed. ♦First roster update for MLB The Show 20 fixes options and adds a top prospect. ♦Details on first post-release patch making some fixes for MLB The Show 20. ♦Details on second post-release patch with gameplay changes for MLB The Show 20. ♦Details on a minor server update ...
  • Press Row Podcast: 2K is back with the NFL – plus Super Mega Baseball 3
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    Posted March 11th, 2020 at 9:00 pm No Comments »
    2K shocks the world with their announcement that they are back in business with the NFL. What does this all mean? Plus Super Mega Baseball 3 is announced! We also discuss the cornonavirus at a time of great concern for all that is now dramatically disrupting all of sports and gaming. Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can now also be found on Spotify! Subscribe and give th...
  • Super Mega Baseball 3 coming next month
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    Posted March 11th, 2020 at 6:00 am No Comments »
    Metalhead Software today officially announced Super Mega Baseball 3. The game will feature cross-platform play across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam with release set for April at a price of $45. (more…)...
  • 2K and NFL partner for future non-sim games
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    Posted March 10th, 2020 at 7:45 am No Comments »
    The NFL and 2K Sports have announced their first partnership since 2004 when their last one came to an end with NFL 2K5. Football is coming back to 2K but it won't be a return of that NFL 2K franchise. Instead they will be "non-simulation games" across multiple platforms with the first title releasing sometime in 2021. EA Sports continues to retain exclusive rights to produce simulation NFL games with Madden. [Update] 2K has league licensing for non-sim games but do not have a deal at lea...
  • The Line Drive for March 8
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    Posted March 8th, 2020 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. ♦Retailer leak may have revealed Lamar Jackson as cover athlete of Madden NFL 21. ♦Archived developer live stream on Diamond Dynasty for MLB The Show 20. ♦Break down of the improvements with March to October for MLB The Show 20. ♦Archived developer live stream on March to October for MLB The Show 20. ♦All the ratings changes made with a new roster ...
  • Xbox Game Pass gets NBA 2K20
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    Posted March 4th, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    NBA 2K20 will be offered through Xbox Game Pass starting tomorrow. 2K20 joins Pro Evolution Soccer 2020, others in the genre including Rocket League, and over 100 more games currently offered through the subscription service which goes for $10 a month. This is the earliest that an NBA 2K game has been added to a subscription service. In 2017 it was NBA 2K16 being offered free through PlayStation Plus but that wasn't until June. That 2K20 is being provided in advance of the playoffs when i...
  • Custom Leagues in MLB The Show 20
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    Posted February 28th, 2020 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    This week of promotion for MLB The Show 20 centered on the new (Online) Custom Leagues mode. While it appears to be intended as a substitute for Online Franchise it isn't remotely a feature-for-feature replacement and there are still unanswered questions - even after multiple teases a blog and a full stream - that will heavily impact how widely adapted and ultimately how successful it may become. Its simplicity could prove to be a draw for some but the lack of depth and possible exclusion of...
  • The Line Drive for February 23
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    Posted February 23rd, 2020 at 7:15 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. ♦Details on a new patch out now that includes a playbook update for Madden NFL 20. ♦Archived live stream going over some of the top rated players in MLB The Show 20. ♦This week’s live stream will focus on custom leagues and events for MLB The Show 20. ♦Minor leaguers are not being paid for their likenesses used in MLB The Show 20. ♦Details on the...