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    by Published on 08-21-2018 09:35 AM
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    The Journey and Alex Hunter return again in FIFA 19.

    This year, the mode features three different stories featuring Alex Hunter, Danny Williams, and Kim Hunter. The three stories occur at the same time while intertwining, also allowing users to switch between the three at any time. With Kim's storyline, it appears that the women's national teams included in the game will be featured/included within the mode.

    Continue on to watch the trailer. ...
    by Published on 08-21-2018 08:45 AM
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    The August game update (1.07) is now available for Madden NFL 19.

    A significant update (over 2 GB in size), it incorporates a new formula for the Hit Stick, blocking upgrades for playaction passes, a new banner displaying player name on off-ball injuries, as well as numerous additional improvements to gameplay, Franchise Mode, and MUT.

    This update adds new commentary and facescans for players such as Kareem Hunt, Bradley Chubb, and Nick Chubb.

    Continue on to read the entire patch notes courtesy EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 08-20-2018 08:21 PM
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    Details on the content of the upcoming NBA LIVE 19 demo have been revealed via the EA Help website.

    The Rise (opening chapters of The One), Live Events, Practice Mode, and Drills will be the highlights of the demo. Once users complete two games of The Rise they will be able to play NBA (Golden State vs. Boston) or WNBA (Los Angeles vs. Minnesota) games. Breaking from the last two years, the demo will not contain Live Run. Two modes that have yet to be discussed pre-release will also be excluded, Franchise Mode and Ultimate Team. H2H and Court Battles (a new feature yet to be detailed) will also not be in the demo.

    The EA SPORTS NBA LIVE Companion (FaceScan) App is expected to be available before the release of the demo. Users can then import a scan for their created player and get them to as high as Level 20 in the demo.

    The official EA SPORTS NBA Twitter account says that the demo will be available for all at 12 AM ET Friday. What do you think of the demo's format? Is there too much locked? Unlocked? What would you change? Continue on to see the full details of the LIVE 19 demo. ...
    by Published on 08-17-2018 06:00 PM
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    In order to increase detail depth and accuracy, FIFA 19 will be adding 16 accurate LaLiga stadiums and over 200+ new facescans. In addition, the LaLiga broadcast from FIFA 18 returns.

    Continue on to see the full list of LaLiga stadiums coming to FIFA 19 and a video showcasing the additions. ...
    by Published on 08-17-2018 05:00 PM
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    NHL 19 will be adding a new level of depth to its Franchise Mode with a new Scouting system. Users can build a squad of up to 20 scouts that will affect drafting, trading, free agency, and waiver wire pickups.

    Scouts will have 30 ratings that determine their ability to scout players along with two areas of expertise known as Evaluation Abilities and Region Familiarity. Evaluation Abilities help them to determine player related skills and the scout's ability to discover prospects. Region Familiarity indicates a scout's effectiveness in a certain part of the world.

    This new indepth scouting feature also includes amateur scouting as well as the Fog of War, requiring you to utilize your pro scouts to evaluate players you wish to acquire through trades and free agency. Continue on to see an excerpt from the developer blog and the video from Producer Gurn Sumal. ...
    by Published on 08-15-2018 08:00 PM
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    The NBA 2K19 soundtrack will be curated by Grammy-nominated rapper Travis Scott and the 47 songs contained there within have been announced. The soundtrack will feature songs from Scott’s new album Astroworld, as well as tracks he selected by Bruno Mars FT Cardi B, Migos, Fall Out Boy, Alison Wonderland, Partynextdoor and more.

    The full soundtrack is available on Spotify. ...
    by Published on 08-15-2018 06:00 PM
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    Through a trailer and developer blog, NBA 2K has released info on changes coming to MyTEAM in NBA 2K19 which includes new modes, better rewards system, and improved UI & notifications.

    New modes coming to MyTEAM include MyTEAM Unlimited, Triple Threat, Triple Threat Online, and Daily Trials. Existing game modes such as Challenges and Domination have been refreshed to make them more unique and user-friendly, particularly as it relates to rewards.

    Content will be increased in 2K19 with earlier chances than ever to earn a Pink Diamond player. In addition, the newest and most rare type of card in MyTEAM will be Galaxy Opal while new Heat Check cards will see players able to play at a higher level in-game following an outstanding performance in real life.

    Continue on to see the trailer and click here to read the lengthy developer blog. ...
    by Published on 08-13-2018 01:00 PM
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    NBA LIVE 19 will feature a Court Creator feature for users to personalize and customize 'The One Court.' This court will be used for Drills, Shootaround, and Scrimmage, among other features.

    While users will not be able to upload custom images, there will be a significant amount of customization options including name, location, floor material, court graphics, floor paint, court text, equipment colors, and more. Full-court graphics will include designs of NBA/WNBA players and designs from artists.

    Continue on to see the Court Creator trailer and click here to read the blog from Designer Lawrence Forrester. ...
    by Published on 08-11-2018 10:46 PM
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    College Fantasy Football has returned on Yahoo! Sports and with it, join the 2018 TGT Group. Featuring a 12-team league, the group is free to join so get into the action before the group is full.

    The league is currently scheduled to have a live draft on Tuesday, August 14 at 9 PM CT. (This can be changed if the majority of group agrees.) If you are unable or unwilling to participate in a live draft, please do not join the group. If interest warrants, the group can also be expanded (or contracted). The Yahoo! Sports league will utilize players from the Power Five conferences plus Notre Dame.

    Click here to join the group. Again, the group is free to play and you are welcome to invite friends and family to help us get a complete group.

    The winner of the group will receive a free game of their choice. Good luck! ...
    by Published on 08-03-2018 10:00 AM
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    The launch title update is now available for Madden NFL 19.

    This update addresses numerous issues and items, including one that stoked significant debate and discussion online Thursday and Friday. Colin Kaepernick's name has been unedited and restored to YG's track "Big Bank" on the game soundtrack.

    Gameplay improvements include the ability for players to hit their top speed faster as well as adjustments to pre-play QB animations. These pre-play adjustments have drawn some scrutiny from those in the community who feel it may allow for an unrealistic number of pre-snap adjustments.

    Other improvements include updated facescans for players such as Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Jimmy Garoppolo, Josh Rosen, Saquon Barkley, and Tyreek Hill, among others.

    What do you think of the adjustments made in this patch? Continue on to read the entire patch notes made public by EA SPORTS and then share your thoughts with the community. ...
    by Published on 08-02-2018 03:00 AM
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    NBA 2K Senior Producer Erick Boenisch has penned a lengthy blog detailing improvements coming to NBA 2K19's MyLEAGUE Online and MyGM modes.

    While some sports games do not put a focus on these modes, if included at all, NBA 2K continues to build upon and deepen them.

    Continue on to notes of Boenisch's blog and click here to view it in its entirety. ...
    by Published on 07-27-2018 10:00 AM
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    Building off of the WNBA being included in last year's title, EA SPORTS has announced that NBA LIVE 19 has added the ability for users to create a female player that can be used in all game modes except for The One. Not only will users be able to scan a female face via the GameFaceHD app, but the game will offer in-game clothing and items for both males and females, including some specific to just the ladies.

    Females players will be able to progress their players as high as their male counterparts so they can hold their own and prove themselves on the sticks - not hindered by a ratings cap. However, WNBA players will still have their realistic rating levels.

    Continue on to see the announcement trailer and to learn about the female player types users can choose upon creation. ...
    by Published on 07-25-2018 03:00 PM
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    EA SPORTS has released the complete soundtrack listing for Madden NFL 19. The soundtrack will feature 30 songs from artists such as Migos, Pusha T, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, and Lil Yachty. It will also include six unreleased songs including the Migos' “They Can’t Win (Madden NFL 19)” which will be featured in Longshot: Homecoming.

    More songs will be added to the soundtrack throughout the season each month. In addition, the full 47-minute Longshot: Homecoming score from composer John Debney will be available for purchase and streaming on August 10.

    Check out the complete soundtrack for Madden NFL 19 below and listen to it on Spotify. ...
    by Published on 07-25-2018 11:00 AM
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    2K Sports has announced details on the Collector's Edition of WWE 2K19 that will focus on the career of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.

    Titled the WWE 2K19 Wooooo! Edition and retailing for $130, users will receive numerous extra playable characters amd attire (including for Flair and daughter Charlotte), a replica Hall of Fame ring, an exclusive Ric Flair-inspired Funko Pop! figurine, a plaque containing part of one of Flair's robes, and more.

    Continue on to see your first look at the Collector's Edition, the announcement trailer, and complete details on the WWE 2K19 Ric Flair Wooooo! Edition. ...
    by Published on 07-24-2018 07:42 AM
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    After being delayed earlier this spring, today 2K Sports and Saber Interactive have announced that the rebranded NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 will be available this fall and published by 2K Sports.

    Per the game's community group on Facebook, Saber's Matthew Karch said it "would be a good guess" to expect Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant to be added to the game due to their agreements with 2K Sports. In addition, the title will now receive '2K flair' and increased polish and gameplay modes per 2K Sports' Jason Argent, Senior VP for Basketball Operations.

    Continue on to read an excerpt from Polygon. ...
    by Published on 07-12-2018 07:00 PM
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    As we pass the five-year mark of no NCAA Football, SB Nation's Richard Johnson takes a look at how no college football video game ultimately hurts the Madden NFL franchise, at least in one regard - namely, the option.

    Throughout the years where EA Tiburon developed both NCAA Football and Madden NFL, gameplay aspects and features could be shared helping to make each game better. With the option being a part of the NCAA Football franchise dating back to its predecessor Bill Walsh College Football, the code and legwork has existed for EA to share and incorporate it into Madden NFL.

    However, now that NCAA Football is on ice, the investment that would have been necessarily made for the plethora of teams that run some form of option football - traditional, RPO, spread, etc. - such as Georgia Tech, Navy, and Nebraska would have been added to Madden. Whereas now devoting the time for Madden to do solely for what amounts to situational (or gimmick) playcalls have proven not to be worth the monetary or time investment.

    Johnson's article states that the Ravens with rookie QB Lamar Jackson will have zone-read plays in their playbook in Madden NFL 19.

    Continue on to read some excerpts of the article, available here in full. ...
    by Published on 07-10-2018 08:15 PM
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    In a nostalgia-filled week with social media and more reminiscing over memories of NCAA Football, SI.com's Eric Single has taken a look back at the PS2/Xbox versions of the game and how Sports Illustrated covers made it into Dynasty Mode.

    Starting with NCAA Football 2004, considered one of the best versions of the game, the top storylines of Dynasty Mode would be surfaced in one of the most prestigious ways possible - on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Ask any college football fan who roots for a team who has won a national championship and you'll be likely to find a copy of SI commemorating their title as a prized possession.

    “During the fall, everyone would wait and see who got on the cover of Sports Illustrated in real life—with all the big stories that were going on that week, what would grace the cover?” says Ben Haumiller, a producer at EA who worked on NCAA at the time. “And so you translate that into our world: If Sports Illustrated was just focused on college football, what would be the weekly top story that would grace that cover?”

    Continue on for some excerpts of Singles' article, available in full at this link. ...
    by Published on 07-07-2018 12:00 PM
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    704 Games has officially announced NASCAR Heat 3 coming September 7, 2018 to PS4, XB1, and PC retailing for $49.99.

    As part of the announcement, the first feature reveal for the game came via the reveal trailer and product website. Among the new features and improvements coming to the game are: the Xtreme Dirt Tour, Esports tournaments, eight new tracks, deeper career mode, stories, and gameplay improvements.

    Some of the new tracks listed include dirt-racing at Bristol Motor Speedway, the final Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL layout, and the overhauled ISM Raceway.

    Each copy of the game will come with a $50 race-ticket coupon, essentially making the game free for those planning to attend a race.

    Continue on to see the first game feature reveal, reveal trailer, and official press release. ...
    by Published on 07-02-2018 09:15 PM
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    In a press conference from Athens, Greece 2K Sports has announced that the Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the NBA 2K19 Standard Edition cover athlete. A rising star in the league, Antetokounmpo now looks to enter the 2018-19 season with a chance to stand out as one of, if not the best all-around player in the Eastern Conference now that LeBron James has headed to the Western Conference and the LA Lakers.

    The first screenshot of the game is of Antetokounmpo and the most noticeable improvement over 2K18 is of arm muscle size and definition.

    Continue on to see the reveal trailer, the first NBA 2K19 screenshot featuring Antetokounmpo, an archive of today's press conference, and the official press release straight from 2K Sports. ...
    by Published on 06-30-2018 08:15 PM
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    EA SPORTS has announced that those who own NBA LIVE 18 will be able to pre-order NBA LIVE 19 for 33% off, making it cost just $40. These pre-orders must be done digitally on PSN or XBL in-game on NBA LIVE 18 via an in-game menu panel. Community members have also noticed that EA Access (XB1) users can get an additional discount, making the XB1 version cost approximately $36.

    Everyone who pre-orders the game will receive 'The One Edition' which includes the following cover athlete Joel Embiid signature items: Squad Player, Jersey, Gold Shoes, Gold Basketball, Signature Celebration, Customized Court. These items can be seen below:


    It is unclear at this time if all purchasers of the game, regardless of timeframe, will receive these items. At this time, EA has only stated that pre-orders will. ...

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