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NHL 12 Update: Gretzky Talks Legends

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In an exclusive interview with Game Hunters, USA Today’s branch of video game coverage, The Great One sat down to talk with them briefly about NHL 12, as well as hockey past, present, and future.

Normally, I’d just link to the interview, but it is Sunday, and I’m looking for something to break the dull of boredom that is putting together those “Around the Leagues” updates together. So I’ll bring you the full thing, with some of my own side comments when appropriate.

 

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  Tags: ea+sports+nhl+12, wayne+gretzky

NHL 12 Update: More Legends Info and Demo Details

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Via a new producer blog released by EA late yesterday, we have some more details now how the new “Legends” will be incorporated into NHL 12. Also, before that, I missed some news about the game demo, which was released on Thursday via another exclusive with Operation Sports. There has also been a new quick-clip released on the multiple EASHL player builds.

Read on, as I’ll get into all of this and begin breaking it down for further analysis.

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NHL 12 Overnight Update: The First Three Official Legends

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In what was fairly foreseeable, EA Sports in partnership with GameTrailers TV revealed yet another short teaser about the “Legends” coming to NHL 12. Saved for the very last segment of GTTV’s half-hour block on Spike TV. This confirmed a few highly suspected things, and also killed other possible rumors… but did give us some solid new info for sure.

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  Tags: chris+chelios, ea+sports+nhl+12, ray+bourque, wayne+gretzky

NHL 12 Mid-Week Update: Legends Teaser Trailer Breakdown

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Yesterday, via an exclusive with gametrailers.com EA Sports released a teaser trailer for the “Legends” to be featured in NHL 12. All but pretty much confirming that this is indeed the “big announcement” they have been talking about since day one.  As we are just about a mere month away from the game’s release in Europe on September 9, and North America on September 13.

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  Tags: ea+sports+nhl+12, gordie+howe, mario+lemieux, wayne+gretzky

NHL 12 Update: Presentation, HUT, EASHL and Achievements

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Alright, well this is a pretty massive update, so let’s get right into the thick of things. Starting with the minor stuff, the new EA Producer Blog on Presentation, posted up Wednesday by EA’s Presentation Producer for NHL 12, Ben Ross.

All of the following quoted excerpts in the following section are from that EA Presentation Blog, unless otherwise noted.

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Fantasy Hockey Mailbag

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How much does a player’s position factor into whether to retain him in a keeper league? Should a premium be placed on keeping a defenseman? How about goalies?

One reader is facing those very dilemmas as he prepares for his upcoming season.

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Fantasy Hockey Mailbag

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We’re still dealing with hot weather and barbecues, but I’m already into my first Fantasy Hockey Mailbag article for Kukla’s Korner. If you already have a burning question about fantasy hockey, send your question to gooding74 at shaw.ca.

Here goes!

 

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NHL 12 Update: Anticipation A.I., New Quick Clips, and “Big” Rumors

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Late Friday night, as I awoke from my flu-induced coma, I quickly jumped online to check out what I (and many others) expected to be a major update from EA Sports regarding the new “Anticipation A.I.” in NHL 12. They had previously released a nice video-comparison showing the differences between the “old A.I.” of NHL 11 and the “new Anticipation A.I.” to be featured in NHL 12. So naturally, everyone had assumed that Friday’s update would be a new developer/producer blog that would further go into detail about this new feature, as had been the previous status quo set by EA. Further intimated by EA’s NHL 12 “features whiteboard” which under the “Anticipation A.I.” section stated: “More information coming July 29th!”

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EA Releases “Full Balance Control” Video for NHL 12

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Alright, now that my involuntary exile from the internet is finally over, and my modem again blinks green with delight, I bring you the latest NHL 12 update. Yesterday, EA released a new video showing off some of the new features of the “Full Balance Control” system, new for the upcoming NHL 12.

As a major part of EA’s plan for a “three year physics overhaul”, with NHL 12 representing the second year of the process, this new FBC system was designed to bring a much more realistic feel to checks, as well as any kind of contact a player might have with another player (or the boards). Gone now are the “awkward” checks that would send players flying off their skates for seemingly no reason, at least no reason to those of us with a rudimentary understanding of basic physics.

EA sites these three major points on their “Features Whiteboard” for NHL 12’s FBC system:

 

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Nice Discount With Purchase Of NHL’12

note: Want to make sure everyone had a chance to see this offer from Amazon, plus it helps out KK.  Original post time was 11:30am today.

This discount is available thru Amazon (affiliate links) for both the PS3 and XBOX 360 version.

The schedules release date for NHL’12 is September 13, 2011.

$20 Credit Plus Amazon Exclusive Pre-order Bonus

Pre-order NHL 12 and receive 3 digital issues of the Hockey News online in September 2011 as well as a $20 Amazon credit good toward the purchase of items shipped and sold by Amazon.com (certain exclusions apply, including Kindle books, MP3s, and video rentals and downloads). The promotional credit will be added directly to your Amazon.com account within two days after your order ships. A promotional code to access Hockey News online will be emailed to your Amazon.com account on the day the product ships. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time. This offer will be extended to all existing pre-orders. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com, while supplies last. Limit one per customer.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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