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  • Deal on NBA 2K20 physical pre-orders
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    Posted August 28th, 2019 at 7:30 am No Comments »
    This year's crop of EA Sports games have been discounted leading up to and through release by Amazon. Madden NFL 20, NHL 20, and FIFA 20 have all been offered for just $50.94. Now a new promotion from the online retailer brings NBA 2K20 into line with those others. Rather than the lower price (likely not permitted to by the NBA/2K) Amazon is providing a $10 promotional credit with all physical copies for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Amazon Prime membership is a requirement...
  • The Line Drive for August 25
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    Posted August 25th, 2019 at 8:45 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. ♦Mobile companion app out on iOS app store and Google Play for NBA 2K20. ♦Breaking down how Bundesliga is authentically represented in FIFA 20. ♦New trailer shows off the Bundesliga enhancements found in FIFA 20. ♦UEFA Euro 2020 will be part of PES 2020 in March of next year. ♦First look at #1 draft pick Jack Hughes who gets an 80 Overall in NHL 2...
  • Changes already being made to NBA 2K20
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    Posted August 23rd, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    Only a few hours had passed after the arrival of the demo for NBA 2K20 before developers began announcing changes that were being made for release of the game. Though not a beta the limited offerings in the 2K20 demo do provide for an opportunity for 2K to collect feedback on gameplay and that is being done primarily through social media and boards like Reddit. What appears on the surface to be a rush to make changes has led to many to question what appears to be the complete reversal of ...
  • The demo for NBA 2K20 is available now
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    Posted August 21st, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    The demo for NBA 2K20 has gone live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. In recent years 2K Sports has referred to the early start with the upcoming 2K title as the "Prologue" but it appears that moniker has been dropped as the story mode no longer plays a role. Unlike previous years you won't be able to begin the narrative-driven MyCareer mode and have all the progress made (in an abbreviated beginning segment) carry over to the full game if purchased. This year's story stars Idris Elba an...
  • First big Madden NFL 20 patch adds several new offensive line abilities
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    Posted August 20th, 2019 at 8:15 am No Comments »
    Madden has struggled in recent years with the perception that it hasn't been advancing at a reasonable rate but one area in which EA Sports has always excelled is with its post-release support. Madden NFL 20 is already off to a strong start in that regard with the first big patch going out today. It adds several new abilities for offensive lineman to help deal with explosive pass rushers, addresses the rate of fumbles, provides a number of player and coach likeness updates, makes fixes to a ...
  • Trailer for NBA 2K20’s MyCareer Story Mode
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    Posted August 19th, 2019 at 9:30 am No Comments »
    In advance of the demo for NBA 2K20, which once again provides an opportunity to get a start on MyCareer, today 2K Sports debuted the trailer for the story mode. The seventh year of the narrative-driven MyCareer features Idris Elba and Rosario Dawson in starring roles along with cameos from many NBA players. ...
  • The Line Drive for August 18
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    Posted August 18th, 2019 at 10:30 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. ♦The NBA 2K20 demo with the start of MyCareer will go live Wednesday morning. ♦First off-screen gameplay footage of NBA 2K20 comes out of an event in Japan. ♦NBA 2K20 will feature All-Decade teams in addition to the six new classic teams. ♦An extensive 25 minute video goes over everything Franchise Mode for NHL 20. ♦Patch for Madden NFL 20 fixed so...
  • NHL 20 adds coaches to Franchise Mode
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    Posted August 16th, 2019 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    Outside of the NBA 2K series there has been little done in recent years to advance Franchise Mode within the sports gaming genre. NHL 19 did introduce the successful 'Fog of War' concept to scouting but NHL 20 hopes to change the general perception with a feature of wider influence by adding in coaches which factor in morale and chemistry and interviews, amateur scouting reports, revamped Trade Finder and more. (more…)...