Archive for the ‘NHL’ Category
  • NHL 19 gets RPM and outdoor rinks; covers feature P.K. Subban and Wayne Gretzky
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    Posted June 20th, 2018 at 6:15 pm No Comments
    EA Sports today unveiled NHL 19 during the NHL Awards broadcast and followed it up with additional details on features. While the game doesn't appear to be transitioning to the Frostbite Engine it will instead have outdoor rinks, Real Player Motion (all of the EA Sports titles this year feature the new animation technology), and NHL ONES (1v1v1) will join the NHL THREES arcade mode that debuted last year. Nashville Predators star defenseman P.K. Subban, who has been the subject of trade r...
  • EA teases NHL 19 ahead of Wednesday reveal
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    Posted June 18th, 2018 at 2:45 pm No Comments
    As expected NHL 19 will make it's first showing on Wednesday night during the NHL Awards which airs on NBCSN at 8ET/5PT. Included will be the cover athlete unveiling, first trailer, and pre-order details. EA Sports confirmed the upcoming appearance with the release of a teaser video that may provide insight on one of the major new features for this year. The tease would seem to point towards the introduction of the Frostbite Engine to the series and with it the capability to produce a...
  • NHL 18 has been added to EA Access Vault
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    Posted April 11th, 2018 at 5:30 pm No Comments
    NHL 18 has today made its way into the EA Access Vault on Xbox One - just in time for the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. NHL 18 is now the third EA Sports game from 2017 to have reached the Vault joining Madden NFL 18 and NBA Live 18 available in full to all subscribers. EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony declining to offer the service on PS4 despite its remarkable value. EA executives have hinted that may change this year however. For $30 a year or $5 month-to-mon...
  • Survey lays out a number of features being considered for NHL 19
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    Posted December 1st, 2017 at 9:00 am 6 Comments
    A new survey has been sent out by EA Sports to select customers providing insight on what is being considered for NHL 19 and beyond. These surveys have been distributed for various games in the past and have been shown to reflect ideas that may already be in a stage of development, with the results helping EA determine what makes the final product and what is scrapped or held for future editions. The plan for the arcade mode NHL Threes for instance was first discovered through one of the sur...
  • Little Caesars Arena added to NHL 18 along with updates to other stadiums and uniforms
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    Posted October 27th, 2017 at 10:30 am 2 Comments
    The second patch for NHL 18 went out today and the primary focus was to deliver the Detroit Red Wings' new Little Caesars Arena, which was not in the game at release, and update a number of other stadiums and a great many uniforms. There were also some fixes deployed for Hockey Ultimate Team and EA Sports Hockey League. (more…)...
  • First NHL 18 digital deal is found on PS4
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    Posted October 19th, 2017 at 12:00 pm 4 Comments
    Both Madden NFL 18 and NBA Live 18 have already had deals offered through a variety of retailers and now NHL 18 joins them in being available at a discount - but only on PlayStation 4 for now. Surprisingly this is a digital deal on the game and can be had through the PlayStation Store or by purchasing a code through Amazon for $40. This particular deal is worth considering given that NHL doesn't tend to get the deep discounts that other annual sports titles do for Black Friday which is no...
  • Details on the first patch for NHL 18
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    Posted September 19th, 2017 at 10:15 am 4 Comments
    EA Sports today released the first patch for NHL 18 which comes right on the heels of last week's release meaning it had been in the works for some time. It's a significant update touching on practically every area of the game. Notable is the addition of division realignment to Franchise Mode and a few new uniforms but there are a considerable number of improvements that have been made to gameplay and online that could have major impact.  (more…)...
  • Review of NHL 18
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    Posted September 15th, 2017 at 5:30 am 4 Comments
    NHL 18 is probably the strongest entry in the EA Sports series in recent memory for newcomers or inexperienced players however veterans may not see as much of a difference from last year as they would have hoped. With the new arcade mode NHL THREES, co-op (local or online) available in most of the modes, a new tutorial and helpful on-screen indicators for lower difficulty levels, NHL 18 is at the very least more accommodating than previous editions. The impact of the Defensive Skill Stick...
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