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    by Published on 06-21-2017 08:00 PM
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    2. EA SPORTS NHL
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    At tonight's NHL Awards, EA SPORTS announced that the Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid will be the cover athlete for NHL 18. Along with this announcement, EA SPORTS released the official gameplay trailer and the feature set for the title.

    Some of the features include: new Creative Attack skill moves, new Defensive Skill Stick, new Creative A.I. system, NHL THREES arcade 3-on-3 hockey, EASHL 3-on-3, Expansion Draft within Franchise Mode, HUT Solo Challenges, Hockey Training Camp, and more. Users can sign up for the NHL 18 beta at this link.

    The game will be available September 15 with those who pre-order the Young Stars Edition getting the game on September 12. The Young Stars Edition will include a Connor McDavid Rookie HUT Player item, adidas Custom HUT Jersey, and EASHL celebration, along with one Rookie HUT Player item from the user's favorite NHL team.

    Continue on to see the official gameplay trailer and the press release straight from EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 06-19-2017 12:00 PM
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    2. WWE 2K
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    2K Sports has announced that Seth Rollins will be the WWE 2K18 cover star. The game will release on October 17, 2017 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with no last-gen version of the game being made this year. Those who pre-order the Deluxe or Collector's Editions of the game will be able to play the title four days early on October 13.

    Just like sister franchise NBA 2K18, WWE 2K18 will feature three different versions for consumers to choose from: Standard Edition ($59.99), Deluxe Edition ($89.99), and Collector's Edition (TBA). The pre-order and each specific edition perks will be 'detailed this summer.'

    Continue on to see the cover reveal trailer and what each version of the game will contain. ...
    by Published on 06-17-2017 06:00 PM
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    Another week of EA Play and E3 is in the books. Throughout the event, new games, DLC, trailers, and more were unveiled.

    Between press conferences for developers such as Bethesda and Ubisoft, and those for Microsoft and Sony, it can be very difficult to keep up with all of the latest news and information.

    Here at TGT, we have put together an archive of the major press conferences along with recaps, media coverage, and clips for sports game media and announcements.

    Continue on to see our EA Play & E3 2017 recap. ...
    by Published on 06-15-2017 07:00 AM
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    NBA Playgrounds continues to increase the roster and game content with yet another update.

    The latest game update adds 35 NBA Players, including a mixture of current and former players. Some of the new players include Steve Nash, Bob Cousy, Isiah Thomas, Justise Winslow, Manute Bol, and Muggsy Bogues. In addition, some current in-game players will now be available on a second team, such as Kevin Durant & James Harden (OKC), Gary Payton & Shawn Kemp (SEA), and Derrick Rose (CHI). Five non-NBA players have been added in form of some popular YouTube personalities including two friends of TGT, QJB and iMAV3RIQ.

    Two new Playgrounds have been added, Chicago and Madrid. In terms of gameplay, new dunk, crossover, and finger roll animations have been added.

    Continue on to read the full patch notes, courtesy of NBA Playgrounds on Steam. ...
    by Published on 06-10-2017 02:00 PM
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    2. Madden NFL
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    During EA Play 2017, Madden NFL 18 revealed "Longshot", the first story mode to be a part of the Madden NFL franchise.

    Longshot is led by an impressive cast: J.R. Lemon (The Night Shift) as Devin Wade, Mahershala Ali (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, House of Cards, Moonlight) as his father Cutter Wade, Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights) as his friend Colt Cruse, and Dan Marino (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) who will serve as Devin's mentor. It also includes Chad Ochocinco and NFL coaches & players.

    In development for the last four years, the mode will play out as an interactive movie with influence from the Telltale Games series. There is no hub or in-mode interface for users, but rather the player will go straight from cutscene(s) to gameplay. Users will play high school, college, combine, 7v7, et al. but will not play as Wade in an NFL game. Once the mode ends, users will receive rewards and content for use in Madden Ultimate Team.

    Worth noting in the trailer is the inclusion of college football teams, namely the Oregon Ducks and Texas Longhorns. As of this time, it is unknown if additional college teams will be the mode and if the user will be able to spend significant time playing as either.

    (Sidenote: How or why did EA pick these two schools? Neither the Longhorns or Ducks are represented by the Collegiate Licensing Company. Texas left the CLC in 2005 and signed a ten-year deal with 289c Apparel as their official master licensee for retail needs. Oregon signed a seven-year partnership with Fermata Partners to serve as the University’s first-ever trademark licensing agency in 2014. This leads to a series of questions of which we may never know the answer: Did part of the NCAA Football settlement restrict deals between EA & the CLC? Is it easier to reach a deal with schools not part of the CLC? Is there bad blood between EA and the CLC? Does this begin the road towards the return of NCAA Football and college gaming?)

    Continue on to see the Longshot trailer and cast descriptions. ...
    by Published on 06-10-2017 01:30 PM
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    2. NBA Live
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    Today at EA Play, NBA LIVE 18 Executive Producer Sean O'Brien unveiled some of what the development team has been working on in the two-year hiatus since the release of NBA LIVE 16 - "The One," a single-player career mode where users can choose their own path between playing in The League or in The Streets as they work to establish their legacy.

    The One will also include Live Events, which appear similar to those found in Madden NFL Mobile and NBA LIVE Mobile. These will be uniquely crafted events that will unlock rewards for the user.

    No cover athlete, cover art, or release date have been announced of yet for NBA LIVE 18. A demo will be released in August.

    Continue on to see the release trailers for The One as well as the various player types and customization options. ...
    by Published on 06-09-2017 09:00 AM
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    2. MLB The Show
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    Game update 1.08 is now available for MLB The Show 17.

    Small in size and content, this game update appears focused on addressing online issues.

    Continue on to read the full patch notes courtesy the PS4 console update history notes. ...
    by Published on 06-07-2017 04:00 PM
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    2. NBA Live
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    Ahead of EA PLAY - and presumably a forthcoming cover athlete announcement - additional screenshots, brief game clips, and an interview with Producer Mike Mahar have provided more information on NBA LIVE 18. Some of the most noteworthy items:

    - Like the previous YouTuber/influencer event in Los Angeles, attendees at the recent NYC soiree were able to share 'exclusive' screenshots and quickclips of the title. One such video from QJB showcases a shot and early celebration from Kevin Durant, dribble moves from Steph Curry, the Drew League venue, and images of shoes in the game, et al.

    - SLAM Online interviewed Producer Mike Mahar to discuss the game. According to Mahar, the two main areas of focus for NBA LIVE 18 were core gameplay and The One, a new feature coming to the title.

    - According to the NBA LIVE website, the game will only be available on PS4 & XB1. There was some speculation and rumors that the game would be available on PC. That appears to be false.

    Continue on to see QJB's video, an excerpt of the SLAM Online interview, game screenshots, and more. ...
    by Published on 06-01-2017 10:00 AM
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    2. NBA 2K
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    Just hours ahead of the start of the 2017 NBA Finals, 2K Sports has announced that defending world champion Cleveland Cavaliers' guard Kyrie Irving will be the cover athlete for the standard version (non-Legend Edition) of NBA 2K18.

    Irving was previously the cover athlete for NBA LIVE 14 (2013) before joining 2K's stable of athletes for use in promotion & marketing in 2015. In NBA 2K16, Kyrie & Nike unveiled a digital version of the Kyrie 2 in MyPARK mode.

    NBA 2K18 is currently available to pre-order on Amazon with discounts available for Prime Members. ...
    by Published on 05-24-2017 12:00 PM
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    2. NBA Live
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    On the heels of Saturday night's NBA LIVE 18 event in California, event attendees have had their embargo lifted and are now able to share screenshots, a mini-trailer of the game, and video blogs from the event.

    While footage and information is scarce in this initial release, some gameplay improvements did emerge such as a new skill-based counter move to help defenders stay with their man and an all-new Post System.

    Continue on to see the first screenshots of the game, the first gameplay feature listing, and videos from the attendees. ...
    by Published on 05-21-2017 03:00 PM
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    2. NBA Live
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    Last night in Los Angeles, EA SPORTS hosted a private event featuring NBA LIVE 18. Held at the Siren Soundstage Studio, the invite-only soiree appeared focused on media and YouTube content creators and included NBA LIVE 18 signage, a swag box featuring sneakers, a barbershop, a face-scanning rig, and a basketball hoop for attendees to practice their shot.

    The theme of the event centered around "The One," seemingly either the central marketing/promotional theme for the title and/or the name of a new game mode. Some signage at the event appeared to say 'One Career,' perhaps indicating it is the name of a new single-player or career mode.

    Other prominently displayed signage appeared to include images of Anthony Davis (potential cover athlete? Displaying improved facescan/graphics?), outdoor venues, and a logo for 'The League' (perhaps another new mode or an aspect within career mode?).

    An off-screen shot of the game shows LeBron James and the Celtics' Avery Bradley. The first official release of game information is expected, but not confirmed, to come anytime between now and June 10th's EA PLAY event in Los Angeles.

    Continue on to see images from the event shared on social media by event attendees. If you notice something we missed, please let us know in the comments below. ...
    by Published on 05-21-2017 01:00 PM
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    Full details for NBA Playgrounds game update 1.1.0 are now available.

    Among the significant upgrades in this patch are Challenge Mode, five new versions of Shaquille O'Neal, 15 new players, an on-screen shot meter, and a number of gameplay tuning/adjustments.

    On a related note, the development team at Saber Interactive & Mad Dog Games have been very involved in discussing the game, answering questions, and taking feedback on the official NBA Playgrounds Facebook Group page, which is open to the public.

    Continue on to see the full patch notes.


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    by Published on 05-20-2017 08:21 PM
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    2. NASCAR
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    After finishing in the top two of the fan cover vote along with Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch's strong finish at the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race has landed him the cover of NASCAR Heat 2. Busch finished third overall, while Truex Jr. finished in 12th place. The driver with the best finish among the two would be awarded the cover. ...
    by Published on 05-15-2017 03:00 PM
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    2. NASCAR
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    Today, 704Games officially announced NASCAR Heat 2, coming September 12 to PS4, XB1, and PC.

    According to the official press release, here re the first details regarding the game: "NASCAR Heat 2 builds on the core experience of its predecessor, NASCAR Heat Evolution, with advancements from returning developer Monster Games. These improvements include enhanced online multiplayer, a deeper career mode, track updates, additional drivers and other features in line with the 2017 NASCAR-sanctioned national series formats."

    Through Friday, May 19 fans can vote for the two finalists to grace the cover of the game among these four contenders: Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Martin Truex Jr. The cover athlete will then be the driver between the top two vote-getters who has the better finish at Stage 2 at the Monster Energy All-Star Race on May 20.

    Continue on to read the official press release and cover vote video from 704Games. ...
    by Published on 05-12-2017 10:30 AM
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    2. Madden NFL
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    EA SPORTS has announced that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be the cover athlete for the standard and G.O.A.T. editions of Madden NFL 18, set to launch in late August. The G.O.A.T. Edition will allow users to play the game three days early and will also include a bevy of Madden Ultimate Teams perks and bonuses.

    Brady also addressed the much-discussed 'Madden Curse,' in not one, but two videos on his Facebook account.

    Continue on to read the official press release from EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 05-12-2017 08:00 AM
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    Amazon's product listing for Madden NFL 18 provides the community's first information regarding the game.

    The standard version of the game will release on August 25, with those who pre-order the 'g.o.a.t.' Edition able to play on August 25.

    Among the early game info/features revealed: M18 will be powered by the Frostbite Engine and Play Now Live will allow users to play that week's NFL match-ups.

    Gameplay improvements include target passing, three play style options (Arcade, Simulation, Competitive), coverage assignment options, and coach adjustments.

    Continue on to see the official game info and description courtesy Amazon. ...
    by Published on 05-08-2017 03:00 PM
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    2. NBA 2K
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    Today, 2K Sports announced that Shaquille O'Neal will be the cover athlete for the Legend Edition and Legend Edition Gold versions of NBA 2K18. These two versions of the game will join the standard version of the title. The cover athlete for the standard version of the game has yet to be announced.

    Each version of the game will come with perks, including some physical items for the legend versions. The MSRP for the standard version is $59.99, Legend Edition $99.99, and Legend Edition Gold $149.99.

    Last year, O'Neal's former Laker teammate Kobe Bryant was the legend cover athlete for NBA 2K17 and based on the announcement trailer it appears he will be involved the game's marketing plans again this year.

    Continue on to see the announcement trailer. ...
    by Published on 05-01-2017 09:00 AM
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    2. MLB The Show
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    Game update 1.05 is now available for MLB The Show 17, the second game update made available in the last week.

    Like update 1.04, this update covers a wide range of game areas: gameplay (online and offline), stadiums, crashes, and more.

    Continue on to read the full game update details for game update 1.05. ...
    by Published on 04-25-2017 09:00 AM
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    2. MLB The Show
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    Game update 1.04 is now available for MLB The Show 17 and comes in at a sizable 1.7 GB.

    The patch addresses numerous issues across gameplay (online & offline), user interface, presentation (stadiums), Diamond Dynasty, RTTS, and more.

    Continue on to read the full list of patch details. ...
    by Published on 04-20-2017 03:00 PM
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    Via Gamespot, Saber Interactive has released the official roster for NBA Playgrounds, coming in May to PS4, XB1, PC, & the Nintendo Switch.

    The initial roster features a bevy of current and former players. While there are currently some notable missing players such as Boston's Isaiah Thomas and Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, the game's official twitter account shared that 'hundreds more to arrive soon after' launch.

    Based upon game screenshots, it appears that users can pick two players from the entire game roster for their team, unlike previous arcade titles such as NBA JAM that required users to pick two players from one team.

    We will update this article with the game's latest roster as it becomes known/available. Continue on to see the current roster of the game sorted by team. ...
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