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  • Press Row Podcast: Monetization Under Fire
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    Posted May 28th, 2019 at 8:15 am No Comments »
    New legislation has been introduced that would end the practice of loot boxes and other forms of digital monetization in video games. It has bipartisan support and notable momentum but the lengthy process will likely see it's scope and directives altered. Still, with the potential damaging ramifications for the industry and in particular licensed sports games, it's important to understand what it all means at this stage and in the bill's current state, and whether there is real reason for...
  • The Line Drive for May 26
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    Posted May 26th, 2019 at 8:00 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. ♦NBA 2K19 correctly predicted Warriors-Raptors Finals before the season began. ♦Legislation has been introduced to ban essentially all forms of in-game monetization. ♦New podcast coming this week will cover ramifications of such a law on the industry. ♦Amazon has Madden NFL 20 pre-orders with price guarantee listed for just $50.94. ♦Archived live s...
  • The Line Drive for May 19
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    Posted May 19th, 2019 at 9:15 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 NCAA is forming a group to explore compensation for names and likenesses. ♦While it could that realistically is unlikely to lead to the return of NCAA Football. ♦Developer blog details additions and improvements for MUT in Madden NFL 20. ♦Archived dev stream going over what's new for Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 20. ♦Closed beta being run for M...
  • The Line Drive for May 12
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    Posted May 12th, 2019 at 6:00 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. ♦New legislation being introduced would bring an end to microtransactions in video games. ♦Archived developer stream going over various gameplay improvements for Madden NFL 20. ♦A look at the new signature animations for Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers in Madden NFL 20. ♦Full look at the Zone and Superstar Abilities for Patrick Mahomes in Madden NFL 20. ...
  • The Line Drive for May 5
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    Posted May 5th, 2019 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. ♦The first archived live stream for Madden NFL 20 all about Career and Franchise modes. ♦Recap of info on the two modes including screenshots released from Madden NFL 20. ♦This week's developer live stream for Madden NFL 20 will focus on the Superstar Abilities. ♦All the ratings changes from this week's roster update in MLB The Show 19. ♦Details on...
  • Press Row Podcast: First News on Madden NFL 20
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    Posted April 30th, 2019 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    Big news on Madden NFL 20 has brought Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham back together for discussion on the just-revealed rebooted career mode that includes a college football element - what that means for the series, the genre as a whole, and more. Other topics include Madden NFL 20's abnormally early release date and special superstar abilities to differentiate player performance which leads back to the pure skill vs realism/fun factor debate. Also more thoughts on MLB The Show 19's March to O...
  • The Line Drive for April 28
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    Posted April 28th, 2019 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. ♦Colleges make another sports video game appearance now through Madden NFL 20. ♦All 32 NFL Draft first rounders have been added to Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 19. ♦Developer blog goes more into detail on the first revealed features for Madden NFL 20. ♦The first developer stream focused on Madden NFL 20 Face of the Franchise is on 5/2. ♦The Patrick ...
  • Several sports games on PS4 among those on sale with PlayStation Plus
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    Posted April 23rd, 2019 at 10:00 am No Comments »
    A new sale on PlayStation 4 for those with a PS+ subscription finds games on sale for as much as 80% off. Among the group are most of the big sports games to have released in 2018. On the Xbox One side of things EA Access offers most of the EA Sports games already in the Vault with a subscription and various deals over the last five months have found the genre's titles at deep discounts. For those with PlayStation 4, which still doesn't have EA Access but is expected to get it later this ...