• NHL 22

    NHL 22 Shines the Light on X-Factors

    If you followed my initial thoughts on NHL 2022’s reveal news, then you’ll know that EA Vancouver has brought the wildly popular X-Factors over from Madden in an attempt to sharpen NHL’s grip on the ice.  You’ll also be aware that I wasn’t thrilled with the fact that EA Vancouver didn’t show me the initial...
  • NHL 22

    Preview: NHL 22 Brings the X-Factor This Year

    NHL is out to change the game with a little of the same and, hopefully, enough new. EA Sports invited me online last week to see some of the design pillars and early details for NHL 22, and I’ve got to say that so far, there’s enough here to keep me interested…...
  • NHL 21

    Preview: NHL 21 Improves Be a Pro and HUT Rush

    When EA Vancouver showed off Alexander Ovechkin as the cover athlete for NHL 21 in a commercial that focused on the Russian czar of Hockey’s royal reign now into its 15th year, there was an air of finality to things. This is ironically perfect for the NHL franchise as...
  • Review: NHL 20

    Feet racing. Heart pumping. Crowd cheering. “Thwack”-sounding. Puck sailing. Goal light flashing. Crowd cheering. Luke saying to himself that “Chel” is fun again. Okay, that last verse didn’t rhyme, and reviewing yourself in third-person is highly awkward! But I repeat: “Chel” is fun again. Streamers for the win? When...
  • NHL 20 Gameplay Trailer Showcases RPM Tech

    A new trailer for the annual release, NHL 20, showcases the new Real Player Motion Technology which powers the gameplay. Introduced last year in NHL 19, this years sees an upgrade on Signature Shots, Goalie Threat Analysis and improved skating that allows players to stay in control. This year, the...
  • Edmonton Oiler Connor McDavid Is Your NHL 18 Cover Star

    At tonight’s NHL Awards ceremony, Connor McDavid was revealed to be the cover star for this year’s NHL 18. The Edmonton Oiler star has had a good season – winning the Art Ross trophy for scoring 100 points this season. I’d say that’s a good reason to welcome him...