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  • First next-gen patch for NBA 2K21
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    Posted November 14th, 2020 at 7:30 am No Comments »
    NBA 2K21 was the only sports game to launch with the PS5 and Xbox Series X and there is already a patch out to make fixes and improvements to the game. The changes are reflected across all the primary modes and are joined by likeness updates for 20 individuals. (more…)...
  • The first of three significant Franchise updates for Madden NFL 21
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    Posted November 12th, 2020 at 12:45 pm No Comments »
    The campaign to #FixMaddenFranchise made a tremendous impact but effects would not be realized immediately. It was always going to take time to upgrade Franchise Mode in Madden NFL 21, and those gains would be somewhat limited, with the more transformational improvements and additions hopefully coming in Madden 22. The first of three planned updates largely centered on improving Franchise in Madden NFL 21 released today. It includes regression in Dev Traits, career stats for players, and ...
  • EA games have joined Xbox Game Pass
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    Posted November 10th, 2020 at 10:00 am No Comments »
    As of today EA Play is now included with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. That means those with Game Pass will have access to the entire back library of EA published games and will receive other perks including the 10 hours of trial period with each new title. Included among the mass of games are all the EA Sports offerings from 2019 and prior, plus the likes of Fight Night Champion, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Anthem, Battlefield V, Star Wars Battlefront II, Need for Speed Payb...
  • The Line Drive for November 8
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    Posted November 8th, 2020 at 9:00 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. ♦Developer blog goes through the new franchise features for NBA 2K21 next-gen. ♦Developer blog goes through the new Neighborhood for NBA 2K21 next-gen. ♦NBA 2K21 is a whopping 122GB install on the next-gen consoles. ♦Next-gen screenshot of a young Kobe Bryant from NBA 2K21. ♦An update to NBA 2K21 has added in next-season's Statement jerseys. ♦De...
  • The Line Drive for November 1
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    Posted November 1st, 2020 at 3:00 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. ♦The first next-gen gameplay video for NBA 2K21 showcases some of the advancements. ♦Next-gen NBA 2K21 will have an expanded WNBA presence and female MyPlayers. ♦Press Row Podcast late this week will feature next-gen preview discussion. ♦Bigger ratings movement came in the latest roster update out for Madden NFL 21. ♦The first news on MLB The Show ...
  • Next-gen Madden and FIFA pushed back
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    Posted October 27th, 2020 at 7:00 am No Comments »
    Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 will miss the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Release of both games will instead come on Friday, December 4. Speculation had started to build of a possible delay or even cancellation as launch of the new consoles neared and yet EA Sports would not comment on why they were not promoting the games or even selling pre-orders. This is surprising news given that Madden and FIFA (unlike NBA 2K21) are not expected to be dramatically different than what...
  • The Line Drive for October 25
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    Posted October 25th, 2020 at 3:00 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. ♦EA is refusing comment on whether next-gen Madden/FIFA are being delayed. ♦Details on the latest patch affecting gameplay with other fixes for Madden NFL 21. ♦The latest ratings movement through roster updates for Madden NFL 21. ♦Another developer blog going further through gameplay for next-gen NBA 2K21. ♦NBA 2K21 strangely did a ratings reveal f...
  • NBA 2K21 next-gen gameplay improvements
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    Posted October 15th, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    Of the sports games launching alongside the new consoles next month NBA 2K21 appears to be doing far and away the most to capitalize on the hardware capabilities provided by the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. 2K Sports has started going into those improvements centered first on gameplay following the release of the first trailer last week. (more…)...