Archive for the ‘NHL’ Category
  • 10 hour trial for NHL 17 now available through EA Access on Xbox One
    Posted September 7th, 2016 at 12:15 pm 8 Comments »
    NHL 17 is out now to download as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One. Subscribers to the service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if there is any activity taking place at all. Because of that make sure to exit out and close the application from the Xbox One home screen when not in use. The 10 hours are there to play whether o...
  • Trailer and more details on the Draft Champions mode for NHL 17
    Posted August 30th, 2016 at 1:00 pm 5 Comments »
    EA Sports introduced competitive draft-style modes last year in Madden and FIFA. Draft Champions now will be making its debut in the NHL series and today the publisher went into further details on what to expect along with a trailer showcasing the mode. The NHL version of Draft Champions involves 12 rounds with 4 players to choose from in each, followed by a series of games played against either the CPU or online opponents. (more…)...
  • The top rated players in NHL 17
    Posted August 24th, 2016 at 6:45 am 1 Comment »
    EA Sports has now laid out the top 50 players in NHL 17. For now the sixth consecutive year Sidney Crosby leads the way as the highest rated player. There are 7 players that come in right behind him at 94 Overall. In total there are 46 players bunched in the 90-95 range.  (more…)...
  • NHL 17 trailer provides the first look at the World Cup of Hockey
    Posted August 16th, 2016 at 10:30 am No Comments »
    The introduction of a mode dedicated to the World Cup of Hockey was one of the first pieces of news to hit related to NHL 17 and the feature was even floated in a consumer survey back in 2014. For the first time ever in the NHL series A full international tournament is represented with all the accurate teams, players, and uniforms. Today EA Sports revealed a first look at the tournament in the game with a trailer out of Gamescom. Please enable Javascript to watch this video The Wo...
  • Full details on Franchise Mode in NHL 17
    Posted August 9th, 2016 at 10:30 am 9 Comments »
    While the basics have been known for some time now regarding what's new in NHL 17 for the mode formerly known as Be a GM - relocation (check out the list of 19 cities) and other ownership aspects being added - EA Sports had yet to go into the specifics of the features. Those arrived today however with complete details on what to expect out of Franchise Mode when the game releases next month.  (more…)...
  • Cities available for relocation in NHL 17
    Posted August 8th, 2016 at 1:00 pm 5 Comments »
    One of the big new features for Franchise Mode in NHL 17 is team relocation. Be a GM will offer the opportunity to move a team to a new city and 19 of them have now been revealed. Cities vary in size of the market, fan engagement, stadium funding percentage, and interest in the team which will presumably play a role in whether relocation is accepted by the league. Relocation Options: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Halifax, Hamilton, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Veg...
  • The NHL 17 online beta has been extended through the weekend
    Posted August 4th, 2016 at 10:00 am 4 Comments »
    The online beta for NHL 17 that began last week had been scheduled to come to an end today. Predictably though EA Sports has announced it'll continue through the weekend and come to a close at 10AM PT on Monday. The beta for NHL 16 was extended in the exact same manner. The extra weekend will provide additional opportunities to collect and act on feedback. Last year EA pushed out a tuning update which addressed issues and provided immediate improvements with the extra days useful in judg...
  • The NHL 17 online beta has gone live
    Posted July 27th, 2016 at 2:00 pm 7 Comments »
    The online beta for NHL 17 is now up and running on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, one day earlier than had been originally scheduled. Emails have gone out to those who signed up for it when open from late June through mid-July containing codes for the 19.2 GB download. EA Sports Hockey League, Hockey Ultimate Team, and online head-to-head are all featured in the beta which is currently planned to run through August 4. If you need an EASHL club to join on PS4 one has been set up under the...
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