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  • The Line Drive for October 14
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    Posted October 14th, 2018 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. ♦Forza Horizon 4 managed to reach 2 million players in its first week alone. ♦Madden NFL 19 and NBA Live 19 are among the deals this week with Xbox Live Gold. ♦Amazon also has copies of Madden NFL 19 for $40 currently on PlayStation 4 only. ♦Best Buy has dropped the price on both Xbox One and PS4 for NBA Live 19 to $30. ♦Details on the first patch ...
  • The Line Drive for October 7
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    Posted October 7th, 2018 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. ♦Details on an expansive first post-release patch out now for NHL 19. ♦A follow-up patch was released for Madden NFL 19 consisting of a few fixes. ♦Elite Nike gear has been added for three favored players and as an edit option. ♦Madden NFL 19 is still on sale for $40 on PS4 through Amazon. ♦An arcade-style cricket game has been announced for releas...
  • Press Row Podcast: Review Season with a dash of NASCAR
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    Posted October 6th, 2018 at 6:45 am No Comments »
    This week Bryan and Rich catch up on all the different sports games on the scene right now and their two varying approaches to them. Also, they talk about the challenges that they do (or did) have as reviewers, and how the importance of reviews has changed as the gaming industry - and sports games in particular - have evolved. Plus! Our resident racing game expert Greg Sewart stops by in a bonus segment to dive into the new NASCAR Heat 3, and whether or not racing game fans should give it a ...
  • The Line Drive for September 30
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    Posted September 30th, 2018 at 9:30 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. ♦Reviewing the two great options for soccer fans with FIFA 19 and PES 2019. ♦A look at how Metacritic scores have trended for annual sports games this gen. ♦Forza Horizon 4 has opened with spectacular reviews standing at 92 on Metacritic. ♦The lawsuit against 2K Sports/Take Two over tattoos in NBA 2K is still alive. ♦Developer video goes over the d...
  • Press Row Podcast: From the sidelines to the big leagues – NBA 2K19 and Madden NFL 19
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    Posted September 29th, 2018 at 2:15 pm No Comments »
    It’s a special episode of the Press Row Podcast this week, featuring interviews with two influential and important people with similar tales of moving from the sports gaming community to the sports gaming development world. Joining Rich Grisham first is Markus Frieske, who describes how he scouts for great creator talent, the reasons behind what he does, and how he moved from a contributor in the community to a highly influential creative supporter at EA. Next is our great friend Nin...
  • The Line Drive for September 23
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    Posted September 23rd, 2018 at 10:00 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. ♦Madden NFL 19 had its best August launch month in sales numbers since 2010. ♦Means little though since Madden 11 (2010) was when they last released in early Aug. ♦The retail Dynasty Edition of Mutant Football League will release in time for Halloween. ♦Opening up giveaway for FIFA 19 on PS4 through pastapadre Twitter on Monday. ♦The FIFA...
  • Press Row Podcast: Playing the summer hits
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    Posted September 22nd, 2018 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    The wave of sports games that release within a very condensed window in late summer is now fully upon us with a few more still to come on their heels. Discussion this week centers on those games have stood out and captured the focus of the panelists. That leads to extensive discussion on FIFA 19, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, and NBA 2K19. Additionally reaction to the NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 news including roster additions, release dates, and a higher price. Check out the podcast through iTune...
  • The Line Drive for September 16
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    Posted September 16th, 2018 at 12:30 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. ♦Reviewed both NBA 2K19 and NBA Live 19 this week for Sporting News. ♦FIFA 19 should go live on EA Access and Origin Access this Wednesday. ♦Details on how the Chemistry feature will work in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team. ♦The complete list of licensed and generic stadiums featured in FIFA 19. ♦Cast votes for the MLS player that should be on a custom cover...