NHL 13 Review

NHL 13 Developer: EA Canada Publisher: EA Sports Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 (Reviewed) Release Date: September 11, 2012 Price: $59.99 – Available Here Overview: It’s a troubling time to be a hockey fan in the USA at the moment, as there may not even be a season at all thanks to a lockout between the NHL and the players. However there is one company that is looking to make sure that f...

NHL 13 Launch Trailer

It’s that time of year again where the slew of EA Sports games all seem to come out at once. Madden and NCAA Sports have already had their turn, so it is now time for the latest iteration in the NHL franchise to step up to the plate. The newest iteration has a host of new features including:  More than a thousand new animations A more realistic physics engine A brand new A.I system, promisin...

NHL 13 provides the arena experience with licensed songs

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of sitting in a real hockey arena then you know that they play plenty of songs whenever there is a break in the plays, before face-offs or even after a penalty occurs. Well EA Sports is looking to recreate that experience by licensing sixteen tracks from already established and upcoming artists from around the world. The soundtrack has been selected to enhance...

Two female athletes added to NHL 13’s roster for the first time ever

While EA Sports’ NHL series has been around for quite some time, there is one thing that the roster in these games has always lacked… female players. Well, this was slightly changed last year in NHL 12 when players were given the ability to create a female player in the game’s Be a Pro mode, but now EA Sports has revealed that two real athletes are being added to the list. Former...

NHL 13 Demo Now Available

EA Sports is pleased to announce that the demo for NHL 13 has been released to Xbox Live and Playstation Network. The demo features four modes. Play Now mode allowing players to choose 2012 Stanley Cup Champions Las Angeles Kings or the New Jersey devils and play the third period of the final game with a randomized starting score. NHL Moments Live mode allows players to play famous moments of the ...

Philadelphia Flyers’ Claude Giroux to appear on NHL 13’s cover

For the first time ever, the cover athlete for the NHL series was put up to a vote by fans of EA Sports and earlier this week the company revealed that Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers had won the vote. Earlier today the company revealed the cover with Giroux’s image which can be seen above. Also revealed was some gameplay footage of Giroux’s character in action which can be se...

NHL 13 Pre Order Bonuses Announced for Australia/NZ

EA Games has announced the pre orders for Australian and New Zealand retailers. EB Games/JB Hi Fi/Mighty Ape: Players will receive 1 Gold Hockey Ultimate Team pack per week for 16 weeks (September – December 2012). JB Hi Fi & Mighty Ape: Players will receive in-game Reebok 20K package. The package includes in-game gloves, stick, skates and a boost to enhance a Be a Pro and EASHL player. EB Gam...

EA Sports Releases New NHL 13 Trailer

Hockey is a sport that benefits from strong skating abilities. Some players go as far to take lessons from figure skaters and many retired hockey players have participated in a popular Canadian reality show called Battle of the Blades that partners retired hockey stars with figure skaters competing in figure skating competitions. So it is little wonder that EA Sports chose to make skating one of t...

NHL 13 Delivering New Innovations

EA is keeping the major changes to their 13 series of sports game alive with the announcement of NHL 13’s innovations. NHL 13 will sport a new AI called Hockey I.Q. Previously the AI was only aware of players in the near area and reacted only to the player with the puck. With the new system, the AI is aware of all players, better replicating the decisions of real hockey players. The GM Conne...

NHL 13 Hyping New Gameplay Revolution

EA Sports has started hyping a “new gameplay revolution” that will be introduced in NHL 13 with 30-second spot videos about the previous gameplay revolutions.  The first video tells of the Skill Stick, which was introduced in NHL 07 and allowed for more realistic usage of the stick to better move the puck around, as opposed to the old days where it was pretty much always a slap shot.  ...

NHL 13 Cover Vote Round of 32 Begins

EA Sports have now closed the voting for the first round of the cover vote and have reduced the list to 32 players, made up of the 30 top vote receivers and 2 wild cards selected by EA Sports. Over ten million votes were cast in the first round, withhe second round now open for voting Some of the player candidates did some of their own campaigning through YouTube and Twitter to the fans, including...

NHL 13 Cover Star To Be Decided By Fans

EA Sports have just announced that the ice hockey star to appear on the cover of NHL 13 will be determined by a vote by the fans. Starting today fans around the world can participate in the campaign, sponsored by BlackBerry, and can go and vote on NHL.com/covervote.  The voting format will consist of two preliminary rounds in which fans can vote for whichever player they want of the 60.  The 60 is...

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