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NHL 12 Reveals The Legends Of Hockey

EA Sports has been hyping a monumental announcement for NHL 12 all summer and now they’ve finally revealed the initial details of what they have in store. As has long been rumored legends are making their way into NHL 12 and will be integrated into the different modes.

Though how it will all work still has not been made clear legends will be available to add to teams and cards featuring them will be obtainable in Hockey Ultimate Team. There reportedly is a mode dedicated to the legends as well, which turns out is just using them in Be a Pro. The entire roster of legends, of which there will be nine, are still to be uncovered but so far confirmed are Wayne Gretzky, Chris Chelios and Ray Bourque.

The news is already widely being received as a disappointment (mostly because it was severely over-hyped) and it seems highly unlikely the addition of these legends will change the mainstream perception of NHL 12 in even a fraction of the way that it did the NBA 2K series.

EA Launches Season Ticket

Are you the kind of gamer who waits in line at midnight in order to be the first person on your block to play “Madden”? Do you spend hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars on premium downloadable content like Ultimate Team? Then you are just the kind of hardcore gamer EA is going after with a new membership program called Season Ticket.

The service costs $24.99 for one year and offers gamers the opportunity to not only download and play full versions of games like “Madden NFL 12” and “FIFA 12” three days before the titles hit stores, but the membership will also give you 20-percent off the price of DLC for select sports titles for the entire year (and it doesn’t take a math major to figure out the savings if you’re someone who spends $150 a year on DLC already). Continue reading EA Launches Season Ticket

NHL 12 Videos & One “Legendary” Rumor

Today we will be showing you the latest 3 trailers that have come out about EA’s latest addition to its award-winning franchise, NHL 12. In these videos you will see about the all new “Dynamic Goalies” meaning the goalie is part of the game, in the sense that you can actually interact with them unlike in previous years where there was almost a force field around them preventing any kind of contact. The second video touts NHL 12’s new Full Contact Physics Engine, allowing not for full player control but most importantly balance control, with the 3rd video focusing on loose pucks on slapshots. Be sure to check them out below and leave a comment.  There has also been a rumor floating around the internet that there may be a legendary team in NHL 12, not just any team, a team comprised of the greatest NHL players of all time. Continue reading NHL 12 Videos & One “Legendary” Rumor

Bruins seek first goal of series, tie with Canucks

   

                                                                                                                    

STATS

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

19 GP 19
12 W 13
7 L 6
0 OT 2
0 P 0
0.632 P% 0.684
3.05 G/G 2.68
2.42 GA/G 2.42
7.5 PP% 25.8
81.2 PK% 82.0
32.1 S/G 31.4
33.6 SA/G 31.8
52.5 FO% 50.0
   BRUINS at CANUCKS
            
  1 SEED       VS            3 SEED
 GAME 2 : Sat, Jun 4, 8:00 PM
(Vancouver leads best-of-seven series 1-0)

TV: NBC (HD), CBC (HD), RDS (HD)

Big story:

For 59 minutes, 41.5 seconds on Wednesday night, the Canucks and the Bruins were deadlocked in a scoreless tie. They had combined for 69 shots, yet none found the back of the net — thanks, in large part, to strong goaltending performances from Roberto Luongo and Tim Thomas. It seemed almost certain that Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final was heading to overtime.

However, shot No. 70 was all it took to decide a winner. Continue reading Bruins seek first goal of series, tie with Canucks

The Little Things Count in NHL 12

EA brings forth authenticity with its attention to detail.

When I was very young, my parents separated. Having grown up to that point on Long Island, I ended up moving with my mother to the great state of Maine. It was there — in the cold climate of New England — that the love of hockey I began to develop on Long Island flourished into a lifelong addiction. Stepping onto the ice for the first time, learning the fundamentals of the game at a young age, and playing year round simply solidified my love of all things hockey.

Now that I’m older, I reflect upon those days fondly. Traveling around New England, throwing my body all over the crease to make Arturs Irbe-like saves (yes, I was a goalie), and trying to get as many puck marks as possible on my goalie equipment was what I lived for. But wait… puck marks on goalie equipment? That’s what mattered Continue reading The Little Things Count in NHL 12