• Season update plan announced for MLB The Show 20
    Posted July 15th, 2020 at 8:00 pm No Comments »
    The MLB season is set to begin just over a week from now and Sony San Diego has laid out expectations for how it will or won't be replicated in MLB The Show 20. This season will consist of 60 games with 40 of them coming against division opponents and the other 20 taking on teams from the same regional division in the other league. The universal designated hitter has been put into place and extra innings will see a runner start on second base. Of course there no fans will be in attendance...
  • The Line Drive for July 12
    Posted July 12th, 2020 at 7:00 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 mode that features 6v6 online play has leaked for Madden NFL 21. ♦EA Sports has revealed rookie QB and WR ratings for Madden NFL 21. ♦EA UFC 4 was officially revealed with a debut trailer and Aug. 14 release date. ♦The game's website goes through new features and improvements coming to UFC 4. ♦Ultimate Team, which never caught on in the UFC ga...
  • The Line Drive for July 5
    Posted July 5th, 2020 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. ♦EA acknowledged the #FixMaddenFranchise campaign but made no real commitments. ♦Pre-orders for the upcoming NBA 2K21 on current-gen now available on Amazon. ♦Reminder only the $100 edition of NBA 2K21 will be upgraded free for the new consoles. ♦The cover athletes are Damian Lillard, Zion Williamson and Kobe Bryant for NBA 2K21. ♦Pre-orders for th...
  • NBA 2K21 is the first game to announce price increase for next-gen
    Posted July 2nd, 2020 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    2K Sports revealed the three different cover athletes for NBA 2K21 this week (Damian Lillard, Zion Williamson, Kobe Bryant) but the more interesting news relates to details on the series' transition to the next-gen systems. NBA 2K21 on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will see a price increase to $70. That's the first indication that games across the board may be more expensive next-gen. It would seem unlikely that NBA 2K would be on its own in doing so. Additionally those who buy t...
  • ‘Classic’ Franchise takes backseat to Face of the Franchise in Madden NFL 21
    Posted June 30th, 2020 at 1:00 pm No Comments »
    Last week when EA Sports let it be known that a developer blog would be releasing for Face of the Franchise along with Franchise Mode being referred to as 'Classic Franchise' it was obvious the outlook on the latter was bleak. That justified pessimism was confirmed today as FOTF has received the bulk of the attention in Madden NFL 21 with Franchise barely getting what could even be considered a patch-caliber update. EA renamed Madden NFL 21's Franchise to "Classic Franchise"...
  • The Line Drive for June 28
    Posted June 28th, 2020 at 7:30 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. ♦Expanded details on the various gameplay improvements made for Madden NFL 21. ♦Archived dev live stream going over gameplay improvements for Madden NFL 21. ♦EA Sports UFC 4 will make its debut during the UFC 251 broadcast next month. ♦An NBA 2K MyTeam producer was fired after inappropriate conduct came to light. ♦Some high-profile incoming rookies...
  • Extended look at the gameplay changes coming for Madden NFL 21
    Posted June 23rd, 2020 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    Early last week EA Sports unveiled the primary new features for Madden NFL 21. That news came prior to the next-gen PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X debut trailer and info on hardware-related enhancements but the basic game details will be essentially the same regardless of which system or generation it is to be played on. It was an underwhelming if not disappointing initial reveal of things that have all seemingly been promoted for past Madden titles. Now the publisher has rolled out what is ...
  • EA Play 2020 introduces first look at Next-Gen
    Posted June 18th, 2020 at 5:00 pm No Comments »
    Electronic Arts held the annual EA Play event earlier today and did so remotely with a pre-taped production. As expected upcoming sports games premiered first looks accompanied by additional details including release news. It is notable however that there was just a single trailer shown during the presentation and only featured two of the four upcoming titles. Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 had the premiere of a next-gen trailer with a glimpse at the games for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. ...