• 10 hour trial for NHL 21 now available through EA Play
    Posted October 8th, 2020 at 8:15 am No Comments »
    NHL 21 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Play on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The EA Access subscription service was rebranded as EA Play back in August. Subscribers to the base service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire requiring a second EA Play account to get 10 more hours or the game to be purchased come release. The timer ticks down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being actively played, menus navigated, or if there is any acti...
  • First look at next-gen NBA 2K21
    Posted October 6th, 2020 at 7:00 am No Comments »
    2K Sports today unveiled the first trailer for the next-gen (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X) versions of NBA 2K21. It's just a little over a month now until those consoles release and promotion for the upcoming games will now be picking up. While expectations for the sports games are generally low in the transition - some visual improvements and elimination of load times - 2K21 has the most potential for a significant leap and have promised more from it than EA. Specific improvements to...
  • The Line Drive for September 27
    Posted September 27th, 2020 at 11:15 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. ♦Latest big issue for NBA 2K21 are modded controllers guaranteeing green releases. ♦Patch that affects gameplay and adds new abilities went out for Madden NFL 21. ♦That introduced a pass-catching bug that had to be fixed in a follow-up patch. ♦Details on roster update following week two with ratings changes in Madden NFL 21. ♦Changes that have bee...
  • Cross-Platform Online Leagues coming to Super Mega Baseball 3
    Posted September 23rd, 2020 at 9:00 am No Comments »
    Among the best sports games of 2020 is Super Mega Baseball 3 and it's about to get a new feature with immense potential. A free update on September 29 will introduce Online Leagues which notably can involve users from all different platforms. That means it won't matter whether someone owns the game on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch or PC as everyone will be able to play together in a league. (more…)...
  • NBA 2K21 patch addresses shooting and more
    Posted September 14th, 2020 at 9:45 am No Comments »
    2K Sports has just rolled out a major patch for NBA 2K21 that addresses community feedback across various modes in the game as well as gameplay. Most notable are the dramatic changes made to shooting which have been roundly rejected by consumers and a fix to 2K Share which had not worked at all since release. Putting in a mechanic that changes maybe the most fundamental element of a basketball game without actually telling players about it or how to use it was a huge unforced error on the...
  • The Line Drive for September 13
    Posted September 13th, 2020 at 3:30 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. ♦Patch details with some minor fixes and content adds for Madden NFL 21. ♦Patch details fixing some uniform and stat issues for Madden NFL 21. ♦First roster update primarily handling transactions went live in Madden 21. ♦Amazon selling the deluxe edition of Madden NFL 21 for $17 off launch price. ♦Gameplay patch addressing community feedback in the...
  • Press Row Podcast: NBA 2K21 Shooting Woes and Madden NFL 21 News
    Posted September 9th, 2020 at 9:45 am No Comments »
    Despite the current NBA season still ongoing and the next one several months away from tipping off NBA 2K21 has just released and to the lowest review scores in series' history. But it's the changes that have been made to shooting that have caused the biggest disruption. What's been done, why it was messed with in the first place, and how it can be fixed are all discussed on this episode of the Press Row Podcast. Rich, Pastapadre, and Mills also go over the latest patch news for Madden NF...
  • The Line Drive for September 7
    Posted September 7th, 2020 at 3:15 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 2K21 is now the lowest rated in series' history with a current 67 Metacritic score. ♦Adjustments are being made to shooting in NBA 2K21 after changes led to poor results. ♦Even the cover athlete has been confounded by the shooting as it stands in NBA 2K21. ♦The mobile companion app is out for iOS and Android devices for NBA 2K21. ♦The first pa...