Found September 15, 2012 on
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By: Mike Luciano (@THG_MikeLuci)
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On Tuesday, EA Sports released its latest installment of the NHL video game series and the jury is out. NHL 13 is taking the hockey world by storm and with the looming inevitability of a work stoppage projected to keep the 2012-2013 season from making its timely start, this very game is likely to be the primary fix for the fan bases of the league’s thirty teams. As a Devils fan, I will admit I was iffy about purchasing the game on the count of the upcoming lockout. The fact that Claude Giroux of the rival Philadelphia Flyers is on the cover of this year’s edition didn’t necessarily help sway me either.
I liked the tutorial that Giroux hosts when you first start the game. It informs the player of some of the game’s new features and explains the new physics-based game play system, which I’ll get into more detail about shortly. To get the obvious out of the way, the quality of the game’s graphics conti...
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Yesterday, the Flyers placed veteran defenseman Danny Syvret...
The NHL lockout began at 12:01 this morning as attempts by the NHLPA to get back to the bargaining table were rebuffed by the NHL. The NHL claims that there was no change in either side’s position, and therefore no reason to return to the table. While the lockout is now in full swing, team camps were not set to start until the 21st. That leaves both sides roughly 6 days to get...
Snap reactions to NHL 13, which I finally got to try out on Thursday night.
1. The video introduction by Claude Giroux about the new skating system was hilarious. Giroux was totally disinterested, but it’s actually a really effective explanation of the revamped skating.
2. Derek Stepan scored my first goal in NHL 13. Just saying, I think he has more goals in him this season...