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  • NBA 2K21 is the first game to announce price increase for next-gen
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    Posted July 2nd, 2020 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    2K Sports revealed the three different cover athletes for NBA 2K21 this week (Damian Lillard, Zion Williamson, Kobe Bryant) but the more interesting news relates to details on the series' transition to the next-gen systems. NBA 2K21 on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will see a price increase to $70. That's the first indication that games across the board may be more expensive next-gen. It would seem unlikely that NBA 2K would be on its own in doing so. Additionally those who buy t...
  • ‘Classic’ Franchise takes backseat to Face of the Franchise in Madden NFL 21
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    Posted June 30th, 2020 at 1:00 pm No Comments »
    Last week when EA Sports let it be known that a developer blog would be releasing for Face of the Franchise along with Franchise Mode being referred to as 'Classic Franchise' it was obvious the outlook on the latter was bleak. That justified pessimism was confirmed today as FOTF has received the bulk of the attention in Madden NFL 21 with Franchise barely getting what could even be considered a patch-caliber update. EA renamed Madden NFL 21's Franchise to "Classic Franchise"...
  • The Line Drive for June 28
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    Posted June 28th, 2020 at 7:30 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. ♦Expanded details on the various gameplay improvements made for Madden NFL 21. ♦Archived dev live stream going over gameplay improvements for Madden NFL 21. ♦EA Sports UFC 4 will make its debut during the UFC 251 broadcast next month. ♦An NBA 2K MyTeam producer was fired after inappropriate conduct came to light. ♦Some high-profile incoming rookies...
  • Extended look at the gameplay changes coming for Madden NFL 21
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    Posted June 23rd, 2020 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    Early last week EA Sports unveiled the primary new features for Madden NFL 21. That news came prior to the next-gen PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X debut trailer and info on hardware-related enhancements but the basic game details will be essentially the same regardless of which system or generation it is to be played on. It was an underwhelming if not disappointing initial reveal of things that have all seemingly been promoted for past Madden titles. Now the publisher has rolled out what is ...
  • EA Play 2020 introduces first look at Next-Gen
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    Posted June 18th, 2020 at 5:00 pm No Comments »
    Electronic Arts held the annual EA Play event earlier today and did so remotely with a pre-taped production. As expected upcoming sports games premiered first looks accompanied by additional details including release news. It is notable however that there was just a single trailer shown during the presentation and only featured two of the four upcoming titles. Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 had the premiere of a next-gen trailer with a glimpse at the games for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. ...
  • First trailer and features have been unveiled for Madden NFL 21
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    Posted June 16th, 2020 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    EA Sports today debuted the first look at Madden NFL 21 with the release of a trailer and some feature details. Hopefully something more substantial will come out of EA Play on Thursday because this is a shallow and arcadey introduction to Madden NFL 21. Additionally the publisher confirmed owners of the PS4 version will be upgraded for free when moving onto PlayStation 5 matching the offer for those on Xbox One to Series X. Face of the Franchise – Rise to Fame Face of the Franchise ...
  • The Line Drive for June 14
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    Posted June 14th, 2020 at 5:00 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 annual EA Play event will be held digitally this Thursday evening at 7ET/4PT. ♦EA Sports will debut the previously delayed "first look" at Madden NFL 21 this Tuesday. ♦2K Sports debuted a CGI teaser trailer for NBA 2K21 at the PlayStation 5 event. ♦PlayStation 4 Days of Play sale running through June 17 includes MLB The Show 20. ♦Details on th...
  • The Line Drive for June 7
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    Posted June 7th, 2020 at 11:00 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 upcoming EA Play event has been delayed a week and now airs June 18. ♦EA games have made it to Steam and EA Access is coming later this summer. ♦EA Sports will be taking stronger action against racism and toxic behavior online. ♦Details on the second patch w/ improvements and fixes for Super Mega Baseball 3. ♦The free update adding UEFA EURO 2...