The comprehensive patch announced just a few days ago for NHL 13 has gone live on the Xbox 360 and PS3. A new tuner update accompanies the patch but specifics on what adjustments can be attributed to that have yet to come. Continue on to review all the additions, improvements, and fixes being delivered in the patch for NHL 13! Continue reading NHL 13 Patch Available Now
Following in the footsteps of Madden NFL 13, which launched to record high sales numbers, comes another strong debut for EA Sports with NHL 13. Despite the league lockout and threat of no season the game pulled in a 9% increase in its first week out over the same period last year.
Consumers of NHL 13 have already created nearly 50K GM Connected leagues have played over 3.7 million online games. The Rangers, Flyers, and Penguins are the most popular teams used across all modes.
Concerns over a video game representation of a sport heading into a lockout were always greatly tempered with NHL 13 compared to Madden NFL 12 (which avoided one extending into the season) and NBA 2K12 (which was adversely affected early on by the absence of the league).
The base of consumers for NHL – which is less influenced by a casual contingent that would avoid the game due to strife or even the loss of a season – proved to be dedicated enough to support the product in record numbers. It has certainly helped that NHL 13 succeeded on delivering a rich feature set and has garnered generally positive reviews even though the consensus has come in slightly lower compared to NHL 12.
Subscribers to the EA Sports Season Ticket program can now access the early release digital download of NHL 13 on both the Xbox 360 and PS3.
The digital copy of NHL 13 will expire early Tuesday (6am ET) after which a retail copy will have to be purchased. All game saves and achievements will transfer over. Every feature and mode is accessible during the Season Ticket period with the exception of Hockey Ultimate Team.
The ‘Season Ticket’ costs $25 and runs for a period of one year – providing over three days of early access and a 20% DLC discount for Madden NFL, NHL, FIFA, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, and NCAA Football. For NHL 13 there is also the bonus of 24 “NHL Gold Premium Packs” for use in Ultimate Team that will be distributed regularly throughout the year.
Look for details on joining the Pastapadre GM Connected League on the 360 in the coming days!
For those who plan to but still haven’t made a purchase of NHL 13 consider the Amazon deal which includes a $15 promo credit to use towards future purchases on the site and exclusive Bauer Boost Pack on the standard edition. The only way to get release day shipping now however is by paying for overnight. Purchasing through the links (Standard: 360 –PS3 / Stanley Cup Collector’s Edition: 360 – PS3) helps to support the site and future giveaways!
EA Sports has released a new video for NHL 13 going over the changes and additions to Hockey Ultimate Team mode. Career length and salary cap restrictions have been removed, there is a new team management interface and improved main hub, team chemistry has been made more important, Team of the Week challenges and the ability to play other users’ teams at any time have been added, and a mobile app will allow access to the mode from anywhere. Continue reading NHL 13′s Hockey Ultimate Team Improvements
TSG will be holding a head to head GM connected league his year.And as you all know,as well as our other leagues in the past have gone,with the new GM connected feature we will be able to have one of the best, if not the best NHL 13 head to head league out there.And like always our NHL league will have prizes for the winners of the cup after every year.So if your interested in joining, check back to see when the league page goes up. so you can leave your team , and gamer tag , and we will get back to you before the league starts.thanks and please leave your comments. Continue reading TSG NHL 13 GM Connected Head To Head League Sign-ups
The demo for NHL 13 is out now for the Xbox 360, and will arrive on the PS3 when the store updates this afternoon. It features a Stanley Cup rematch of New Jersey Devils at Los Angeles Kings, an NHL Moments Live recreation of the Western Conference Finals game 5 with the Kings at Phoenix Coyotes, the opportunity to start up Hockey Ultimate Team, and a free skate mode to get acclimated to the new “True Performance Skating”.Please Leave Your Thoughts,And Comments.Thank You.
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Earlier this week Yahoo Sports’ Puck Daddy blog reported on the top rated players for NHL 13 along with details on the change in ratings philosophy by EA Sports. Now they’ve gone even further in revealing the overall ratings for every player on every team. Check out the Western Conference teams here and the Eastern Conference teams here.
The first player ratings were also revealed today with the roll out of the top five forwards, defensemen, and goalies – along with a change to the ratings philosophy from prior years in the series. Yahoo Sports has the details on those.