Posts in category "xbox"

Blackhawks reduce roster to 24, demote Pirri

Blackhawks reduce roster to 24, demote Pirri
When training camp opened for the Blackhawks earlier this month, Brandon Pirri was the favorite for the ever elusive second line center job.  Now, everyone’s offseason favorite has become a camp casualty. Saturday night, the Blackhawks set their roster to 24, and Pirri was one of the cuts.  Jeremy Morin and Antti Raanta were the... Read more »

6 Blackhawks among NHL 14's Top 50

With the release of EA Sports’ annual NHL video game right around the corner, the sports gaming giant has released their top 50 players for this season’s edition. Let’s take a look at which Hawks made the cut, and which were left out. ~~ALL IMAGES PROPERTY OF EASPORTS. Click on photos for full size view~~... Read more »

Blackhawks force Game 6 with 4-1 win over Wings

Blackhawks force Game 6 with 4-1 win over Wings
That’s more like it, huh? Since the final horn sounded in the Hawks 4-1 Game 5 win over the Detroit Red Wings, fans and media have been welcoming back the Hawks they all knew and loved. It’s amazing what a competent powerplay can do, isn’t it? Most of Saturday’s game looked like Games 1,3 and... Read more »
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EA Sports' NHL 13 demo flaunts huge improvements

EA Sports' NHL 13 demo flaunts huge improvements
Last week, EA Sports released the free playable demo for their upcoming hockey video game, NHL 13. Every year, sports franchises talk about their big changes and new features, so gamers are right to be suspicious when they see “All New True Performance Skating”. Well, rest assured that this change is no small gimmick.  True... Read more »

Toews, Keith, Hossa, Sharp top Blackhawks NHL 13 ratings

Toews, Keith, Hossa, Sharp top Blackhawks NHL 13 ratings
Friday afternoon, Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog released the top rated Western Conference players in EA Sports’ annual hockey game, NHL 13. Topping the Blackhawks are Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith, both rated a 90 overall.  Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp complete the top 4 with an 89 and 87 rating respectively. Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk is... Read more »

Sharp, Keith candidates for NHL 13 video game cover

Sharp, Keith candidates for NHL 13 video game cover
For the first time ever, the fine folks at EA Sports are letting fans pick the next cover athlete for their annual NHL video game.  Blackhawks Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews were on the cover in 2009 and 2010 respectively. The Hawks nominees for 2013 are defenseman Duncan Keith and forward Patrick Sharp.  Other noteworthy candidates... Read more »
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Blackhawks Preseason Begins Tonight

Blackhawks Preseason Begins Tonight
Yep…it’s that time.  I hesitate to say “already” because the combination of crap baseball and the NFL lockout made this offseason seem infinite.  Well, it’s finally over.  The Blackhawks travel to Saskatoon tonight to face the Edmonton Oilers.  While the sarcastic hockey observers will tell you the hockey preseason doesn’t matter, real hockey people know... Read more »

NHL 12 Game Review, Part 2

NHL 12 Game Review, Part 2
Yesterday, I reviewed the core gameplay of EA Sports’ NHL 12. Today, I will spend some time focusing on the EA Sports Hockey League (EASHL for short). If you’re not familiar, the EASHL allows players to build a team of their friends to compete online against other EASHL teams.  You design your player, your equipment,... Read more »

NHL 12 Game Review, Part 1

NHL 12 Game Review, Part 1
Today, EA Sports released their annual hockey game, NHL 12.  Since 2008, the NHL series has been the class of sports gaming, and this year’s edition is no exception. Over the course of the next two days, I will review the game, focusing on different aspects each day. Today, I will focus on the core... Read more »
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NHL 12 Game Demo Impressions

NHL 12 Game Demo Impressions
I have good news for hockey gaming nuts (like me).  Today, EA Sports released the demo version of NHL12 to both the Playstation Store and Xbox360 Marketplace.  The game doesn’t disappoint. The demo features three game modes : Play Now, Be A Pro, and Hockey Ultimate Team. Play Now mode features the 3rd period of... Read more »