News & Updates
  • Rookies have been added to NBA 2K21
    Posted November 19th, 2020 at 8:00 am No Comments »

    2K Sports has faced unprecedented circumstances around the releases of NBA 2K21 on both current and next-gen. The former launched while the previous season was still ongoing and the latter before any offseason transactions would even take place. Now the game is starting to feel a little more like it traditionally would with the completion of the NBA Draft.

    All the rookies have now been added to their respective teams via roster update. Free agency and more trades are still to come (Chris Paul to Suns/Jrue Holiday for Bucks have already been executed) and once those have played out a sense of normalcy should return to the NBA 2K series as the league itself settles in to a new season.

    1 – (MIN) Anthony Edwards 77
    2 – (GSW) James Wiseman 77
    3 – (CHA) LaMelo Ball 77
    4 – (CHI) Patrick Williams 75
    5 – (CLE) Isaac Okoro 75
    6 – (ATL) Onyeka Okongwu 76
    7 – (DET) Killian Hayes 74
    8 – (NYK) Obi Toppin 76
    9 – (WAS) Deni Avdija 75
    10 – (PHX) Jalen Smith 73
    11 – (SAS) Devin Vassel 74
    12 – (SAC) Tyrese Haliburton 74
    13 – (NOP) Kira Lewis Jr. 73
    14 – (BOS) Aaron Nesmith 72
    15 – (ORL) Cole Anthony 72

  • Madden NFL 21 Next-Gen Details and Trailer
    Posted November 18th, 2020 at 10:00 am No Comments »

    With only a few weeks until release EA Sports today began the marketing push for Madden NFL 21 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The game earlier was moved to a December 4 release missing the launch of the new systems. A new trailer today shows off what to expect visually while going further into some of the improvements to expect beyond that. Read more

  • First next-gen patch for NBA 2K21
    Posted November 14th, 2020 at 7:30 am No Comments »

    NBA 2K21 was the only sports game to launch with the PS5 and Xbox Series X and there is already a patch out to make fixes and improvements to the game. The changes are reflected across all the primary modes and are joined by likeness updates for 20 individuals. Read more

  • The first of three significant Franchise updates for Madden NFL 21
    Posted November 12th, 2020 at 12:45 pm No Comments »

    The campaign to #FixMaddenFranchise made a tremendous impact but effects would not be realized immediately. It was always going to take time to upgrade Franchise Mode in Madden NFL 21, and those gains would be somewhat limited, with the more transformational improvements and additions hopefully coming in Madden 22.

    The first of three planned updates largely centered on improving Franchise in Madden NFL 21 released today. It includes regression in Dev Traits, career stats for players, and customization for X-Factors. The next patch to do more with Franchise is scheduled to arrive in mid-January and will center on adding new controls for league commissioners. Read more

  • EA games have joined Xbox Game Pass
    Posted November 10th, 2020 at 10:00 am No Comments »

    As of today EA Play is now included with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. That means those with Game Pass will have access to the entire back library of EA published games and will receive other perks including the 10 hours of trial period with each new title.

    Included among the mass of games are all the EA Sports offerings from 2019 and prior, plus the likes of Fight Night Champion, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Anthem, Battlefield V, Star Wars Battlefront II, Need for Speed Payback, Titanfall 2, Skate 3, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and many others. EA Play on its own adds $30 a year worth of value to Game Pass Ultimate.

    Xbox Game Pass Ultimate retails for a 6 month subscription at $60 however deals are often found that make it considerably cheaper. Game Pass Ultimate features a huge library of games for Xbox consoles as well as PC with first-party titles joining the group on the day of their release.

  • The Line Drive for November 8
    Posted November 8th, 2020 at 9:00 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.

    ♦Developer blog goes through the new franchise features for NBA 2K21 next-gen.
    ♦Developer blog goes through the new Neighborhood for NBA 2K21 next-gen.
    ♦NBA 2K21 is a whopping 122GB install on the next-gen consoles.
    ♦Next-gen screenshot of a young Kobe Bryant from NBA 2K21.
    ♦An update to NBA 2K21 has added in next-season’s Statement jerseys.
    ♦Details on the latest patch that has released for Madden NFL 21.
    ♦The first significant update for franchise mode is still expected in weeks ahead.
    ♦Roster update with trade deadline movement and ratings for Madden NFL 21.
    ♦EA Sports has extended licensing agreements with the NHL and UFC.
    ♦Details on a new patch affecting gamplay and more released for NHL 21.
    ♦Details on the latest content for Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show 20.
    ♦Details on the Road to the Final program in FUT for FIFA 21.

  • The Line Drive for November 1
    Posted November 1st, 2020 at 3:00 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.

    ♦The first next-gen gameplay video for NBA 2K21 showcases some of the advancements.
    ♦Next-gen NBA 2K21 will have an expanded WNBA presence and female MyPlayers.
    ♦Press Row Podcast late this week will feature next-gen preview discussion.
    ♦Bigger ratings movement came in the latest roster update out for Madden NFL 21.
    ♦The first news on MLB The Show 21 won’t be coming until early 2021.
    ♦Ratings changes from the post-World Series roster update live in MLB The Show 20.
    ♦Details on the latest content for Diamond Dynasty released in MLB The Show 20.
    ♦Details on a minor patch that was pushed live recently for MLB The Show 20.
    ♦Details on the most recent patch for FIFA 21 that is now out for both PC and consoles.
    ♦The 2020 update to the PES mobile game with some carryover has gone live.

  • Next-gen Madden and FIFA pushed back
    Posted October 27th, 2020 at 7:00 am No Comments »

    Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 will miss the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Release of both games will instead come on Friday, December 4.

    Speculation had started to build of a possible delay or even cancellation as launch of the new consoles neared and yet EA Sports would not comment on why they were not promoting the games or even selling pre-orders.

    This is surprising news given that Madden and FIFA (unlike NBA 2K21) are not expected to be dramatically different than what was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Those who have purchased the game on the current-gen consoles will get the next-gen versions for free which would not have happened otherwise.

    Pushing them back by just over three weeks wouldn’t seem to be enough time to do much if the games were in a poor state so the decision is a puzzling one. It will be more damaging to Madden which will by then be three quarters of the way through the regular season.