News & Updates
  • Cover athlete and pre-order details for MLB The Show 20 are already here
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    Posted October 21st, 2019 at 2:30 pm No Comments »

    Nearly five full months from its upcoming release, and with this season’s World Series Champion still to be crowned, pre-orders have already been opened for MLB The Show 20 with the first initial promotion taking place today.

    Chicago Cubs’ shortstop Javier Baez is the cover athlete. He was runner-up for NL MVP two seasons ago and had a solid campaign with a disappointing club this year. MLB 20 will come out in mid-March but unfortunately the tactic of forcing consumers to pay for higher priced editions to get the game on its earliest release date has returned.

    MLB The Show 20 will be available on Fri. March 13 for those that pay $80 for the MVP Edition or $100 for the Anniversary Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition. Standard Edition buyers at $60 will have to wait until Tues. March 17 to start playing. Check here for the details on the bonuses that are included in all the different versions being offered.

    No information on the game itself accompanied the pre-order roll out. In the past that has generally first taken place in December but more recently those reveals have been pushed back to February. This should be an interesting year for the series given the transition to the PlayStation 5 is just around the corner with MLB The Show 21.

  • The Line Drive for October 20
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    Posted October 20th, 2019 at 4:00 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.

    ♦MUT training points were credited to those who lost abilities after Madden NFL 20 patch.
    ♦Details on the Most Feared program now live in Ultimate Team with Madden NFL 20.
    ♦NBA 2K20 has seen the amounts of VC earned in career mode cut dramatically.
    ♦NBA 2K20 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 price drop down to $39.
    ♦Another patch and a new mode is expected out early this week for NBA 2K20.
    ♦Amazon has FIFA 20 Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with coupon down to $45.
    ♦Madden NFL 20 Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $30 but currently OOS on Amazon.
    ♦NHL 20 Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $34 but currently OOS on Amazon.
    ♦Reminder that MLB The Show 19 is free to all PS Plus members on PlayStation 4.
    ♦Features have been revealed for Football Manager 2020 due out November 19th.
    ♦AO Tennis sequel announced for January release just a year removed from the first.
    ♦Details on the recently released DLC for NASCAR Heat 4 for $13 or part of Season Pass.
    ♦Blu-ray releases headlined by The Lion King and on digital Scary Stories TTITD.

  • Madden NFL 20 patch juggles Superstar players and adds new abilities
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    Posted October 17th, 2019 at 3:30 pm No Comments »

    Just two weeks after a major patch to enhance Franchise Mode and EA Sports has delivered another – this time with a focus on Superstar players and their abilities as well as a number of adjustments to gameplay. Several players have entered the Superstar tier replacing those who have slipped from their previous position and eight new unique abilities have been introduced.

    It wouldn’t be a sports video game patch if issues weren’t immediately identified after deployment. One of them was demonstrated in this video showing the new “Mossed” trait with a ridiculous outcome which, according to the notes provided by EA, is completely by design. There are other reports of lost abilities and chemistries previously earned in Ultimate Team. Read more

  • Madden NFL 20 roster update details following week six
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    Posted October 17th, 2019 at 2:30 pm No Comments »

    The roster update for Madden NFL 20 factoring in performance and other transactions through the first six weeks of the season is now available to download on all platforms.

    The Rams will see a big makeover in their defensive backfield after the acquisition of Jalen Ramsey, departure of Marcus Peters, and Aqib Talib’s move to the IR. At 95 Overall Ramsey is the second best corner in the league trailing only Stephon Gilmore.

    Notables on the move this week include Gilmore (+3 to 97), Russell Wilson (+1 to 96), Stefon Diggs (+1 to 93), Jamal Adams (+2 to 92), George Kittle (+1 to 92), Adam Thielen (-1 to 92), Philip Rivers (-1 to 91), Aaron Rodgers (+1 to 90), Malcolm Jenkins (-3 to 89), Melvin Gordon (-1 to 88), Hunter Henry (+1 to 86), Preston Smith (+3 to 84), Nick Bosa (+1 to 83), Kyle Van Noy (+4 to 82), Fred Warner (+4 to 77), and Marcus Mariota (-6 to 73). For all the changes that have been made and the current ratings check out the spreadsheet on the official website.

  • Latest patch for FIFA 20 is heavy on gameplay
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    Posted October 16th, 2019 at 7:00 pm No Comments »

    With the fourth post-release update for FIFA 20 a bunch of gameplay improvements and adjustments are joined by a massive list of fixes and other improvements that have been made across the various modes. The patch is available now on PC and expected out for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch at some point in the days ahead. Read more

  • The Line Drive for October 13
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    Posted October 13th, 2019 at 3:45 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.

    ♦Another patch went out with only a few details of changes made for NBA 2K20.
    ♦Amazon has Madden NFL 20 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC for just $40.
    ♦Amazon has NHL 20 digital code for Xbox One for just $39.
    ♦Sony officially announced the PlayStation 5 with release planned holiday 2020.
    ♦The latest promotional tie-in features Stranger Things coming to Rocket League.
    ♦Rocket League on sale on PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop for just $10.
    ♦Reminder that MLB The Show 19 is free to all PS Plus members on PlayStation 4.
    ♦Franchise Hockey Manager 6 through OOTP website or Steam is now available.
    ♦Details on the new Hockey Ultimate Team Leaders Event in NHL 20.
    ♦Roster update with some new players added has gone live in NHL 20.
    ♦Infographic displays details on the FIFA 20 launch with already 10+ million players.
    ♦Developer blog on FIFA 20’s First Owner Objectives found in Ultimate Team.
    ♦Details on the latest content to have released for Madden NFL Mobile.
    ♦F1 2018 is one of the games being added to Xbox Game Pass on PC this month.
    ♦Details on the console software update that just went wide for the PS4.
    ♦Blu-ray releases include Crawl and Stuber and on digital video Hobbs & Shaw.

  • Madden NFL 20 roster update details following week five
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    Posted October 10th, 2019 at 7:00 pm No Comments »

    The roster update for Madden NFL 20 factoring in performance and movement through the first five weeks of the season is now available to download on all platforms.

    The most significant surge this week belongs to Russell Wilson who was bumped 2 points to 95 Overall. After starting the season at 91 Overall he has seen his rating rise all in just the last 3 weeks while having jumped to the front of the MVP discussion. Along with Patrick Mahomes, who is already at 99 Overall, the other name in that mix in this early stage is Christian McCaffrey who went up a point this week to 93 Overall.

    Other names on the move include Adam Thielen (+1 to 93), Ezekiel Elliott (-1 to 92), Philip Rivers (-1 to 92), Stefon Diggs (-1 to 92), Amari Cooper (+1 to 91), Mike Evans (-1 to 91), Dalvin Cook (+1 to 89), Justin Houston (+1 to 87), Cooper Kupp (+1 to 86), Matt Brieda (+1 to 84), Aaron Jones (+1 to 84), Lamar Miller (-2 to 83), Nick Bosa (+2 to 82), Dak Prescott (-2 to 82), Sean Lee (-4 to 80), and Baker Mayfield (-2 to 80). For all the changes that have been made and the current ratings check out the spreadsheet on the official website.

  • Statement jerseys for new season being added into NBA 2K20
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    Posted October 9th, 2019 at 5:45 pm No Comments »

    Since the deal began for Nike to provide the NBA jerseys back with the 2017-18 season there have been four primary sets for each team to choose from on a game-by-game basis: Association (white), Icon (team color), Statement (tying to the franchise’s history), and City (representing a connection with the community).

    Not all teams will change change the last two every year but some choose to do so. A number of them have been unveiling new Statement uniforms for the coming season and 2K Sports has been adding them to NBA 2K20.

    Among the options newly available are those that belong to the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, and Oklahoma City Thunder. The Bucks had theirs revealed today and it could be as soon as tomorrow that those are introduced into 2K20. Other teams have announced reveal dates that extend into November so more will be trickling in over the coming weeks.

    In addition to those uniforms the Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers earlier received throwback-inspired ‘Classic” jerseys in the game. Those also feature the throwback court designs when worn at home. In yet another recent update the Nets’ new gray court design made its debut in 2K20 after being revealed late last month.