News & Updates
  • PES 2019 Demo Available Now
    Posted August 8th, 2018 at 9:30 am No Comments

    The demo for Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 can now be downloaded for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and this year for PC as well on Steam (sometime later today).

    Featured in the demo are 12 clubs to be played through online Quick Match, 3v3 co-op, or offline exhibition: Barcelona, Schalke 04, Liverpool, Internazionale, Milan, Monaco, Sao Paulo, Flamengo, Palmeiras, Colo-Colo, Argentina, France.

    PES 2019 will release Tuesday, August 28 which is several weeks earlier than its traditional landing dates which have fallen in mid-September. The series has lost the Champions League license but picked up seven new leagues and introduces 11 skill traits to help differentiate player abilities along with new shooting mechanics.

  • FIFA 19 features new ways to play Kick-Off
    Posted August 7th, 2018 at 8:45 am No Comments

    Over the years the traditional Play Now/Kick-Off type modes have seen their audience shift to the more expansive modes that offer something in return for the time being committed to playing. If it’s not the Franchise, Story, or Ultimate Team modes then maybe it’s even the Play Now type games that follow along with the real sports seasons.

    FIFA 19 is offering something brand new for Kick-Off however, and the several unique new ways in which it can be played could make it a destination mode once again.  Read more

  • The Line Drive for August 5
    Posted August 5th, 2018 at 12:45 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.

    Madden NFL 19 Review: Valuable improvements should help with longevity.
    Amazon finally has Madden NFL 19 copies up with 20% discount for Prime applied.
    EA Sports has begun displaying pack odds in Madden NFL 19 Ultimate Team.
    EA Sports revealed the new features for Ultimate Team coming in FIFA 19.
    Details on the latest patch to have gone out for FIFA 18.
    New legends have been revealed for MyClub mode in Pro Evolution Soccer 2019.
    Konami announced the Turkish Super Lig will be fully licensed in PES 2019.
    The minimum requirements have been detailed for the PC version of PES 2019.
    EA Sports on all that they they learned from the NHL 19 beta and changes made.
    Details on the gameplay tuner update that went out during the beta for NHL 19.
    What’s new for EA Sports Hockey League in the upcoming NHL 19.
    Discount with Prime takes the price to $40 for Fire Pro Wrestling World PS4.
    New patch made changes to commentary and presentation in MLB The Show 18.
    Details on the latest content released for Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show 18.
    NBA 2K18 sold over 10 million copies to retailers setting a new record for the series.
    Details on the latest patch and content additions to go out for Rocket League.
    Deadpool 2 is the big movie release through digital platforms this week.

  • Details on the Madden NFL 19 Day One Patch
    Posted August 4th, 2018 at 1:45 pm No Comments

    The first patch for Madden NFL 19 has arrived in the final preparation ahead of the game’s official launch, with those playing through EA and Origin Access getting to benefit already. The patch reflects a number of improvements and fixes but most notably it makes multiple changes based on the feedback that came out of Madden’s first ever beta that was held in June.

    The changes primarily benefit gameplay and Franchise Mode, while the visuals have also been improved with updated likenesses for some players. The track that had been edited to remove a reference to Colin Kaepernick has been addressed as well.  Read more

  • Press Row Podcast: Madden NFL 19 First Impressions
    Posted August 3rd, 2018 at 1:15 pm No Comments

    Madden NFL 19 has arrived for those with EA Access and Origin Access subscriptions and is now only days away from its official release.

    With his complete review out on Sporting News Pastapadre talks with Rich about the game including its strengths, weaknesses, and random observations. Franchise Mode, gameplay, presentation, graphics, Longshot, and much more are covered. A number of listener questions are also addressed. Additionally the controversy over EA Sports removing a reference to Colin Kaepernick from a song on the soundtrack is discussed.

    Check out the podcast through iTunes for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can now also be found on Spotify! Subscribe and give the podcast five star reviews to help support the show. You can also listen with the streaming player found below.

  • MyLeague and MyGM details for NBA 2K19
    Posted August 2nd, 2018 at 4:00 pm No Comments

    In what’s become a trend for the series, the first information on the upcoming NBA 2K games centers on its set of franchise modes. It’s leading with a strength, albeit one that isn’t always seen as the most marketable aspect of sports games.

    Today 2K Sports revealed the details on MyLeague and MyGM for NBA 2K19 and as fans have become accustomed to, it’s a wealth of new features and added depth that are unmatched in the genre. 2K19 will finally include a true online franchise as MyLeague Online will include almost all the same elements as when the mode is played offline, MyGM will offer both the narrative version that debuted last year and the more traditional MyGM to choose from, new sets of sliders have been added to increase customization options even further, and that’s just a few of the items that have been detailed.  Read more

  • Madden NFL 19 Review
    Posted August 1st, 2018 at 9:00 pm No Comments

    Madden NFL 19 is the first of EA Sports’ suite of annual games to release in 2018, and as such is the first to feature the new Real Player Motion animation technology. Increased player control is at the heart of Madden 19, whether it be when competing on the field or when taking on the task of building a team as a coach/GM in Franchise Mode.

    Real Player Motion delivers some dynamic moments and is generally satisfying when controlling the ball-carrier. There’s increased differentiation between player types and their effectiveness. That also plays a role in Franchise Mode where a new method for player progression has been introduced while players will benefit from being placed in the right schemes.

    There’s some rough edges around Real Player Motion however, and the continuation of Longshot story mode fails to live up to expectations following a terrific debut last year.

     Check out the complete review at Sporting News!

    Madden NFL 19 can now be played through EA Access and Origin Access with 10 hour trials while OA Premier features unlimited time with the full game. The official releases come on August 7th for the Hall of Fame Edition and August 10th for the standard edition.

  • 10 hour trial for Madden NFL 19 now available through EA Access and Origin Access
    Posted August 1st, 2018 at 8:30 am No Comments

    Madden NFL 19 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One and for a trial or unlimited play with Origin Access on PC. Subscribers to the base 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 or Origin home screen when not in use.

    The 10 hours are there to play immediately but can continue to be used past Tuesday. Saves are stored on the hard drive so progress in any of the modes and online records and stats carry over if a full copy is purchased. The complete game is available during the trial period but the Longshot: Homecoming story mode will be limited to an early portion.

    EA Access launched July 2014 and is available on Xbox One and has since been joined by Origin Access on PC. Sony has declined to offer the service through PlayStation 4 saying it doesn’t offer enough value, despite being arguably the best value in all of gaming. EA Access includes the “Vault” which offers unlimited play with nearly every game from the company’s catalog this generation, 10% off all digital purchases, and the ability to play games up to five days before they release with a limited timed trial. EA Access is $30 for a full year or $5 month-to-month.

    New this year with Madden’s return to PC is playing the game through Origin Access (which has the 10 hour trial) and Origin Access Premier which provides the game in full with no restrictions for the entire year. Origin Access is $30 annually and Access Premier is $100 annually. That means Origin Access Premier subscribers can already play Madden NFL 19 in unlimited fashion. They’ll also be able to take advantage of FIFA 19 in the same manner come the end of September. All new games published by EA will be given in full to Premier subscribers as opposed to the standard subscribers being limited to the older Vault games.

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