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Preview: NHL 13 photo
Preview: NHL 13
by Steven Hansen

EA’s NHL series has been pretty damn great for a while now, and the latest entry in the franchise shows no signs of mucking up its track record. The team is sticking to making great hockey games. No plans to just skate on by here; the plucky team is setting lofty goals, as hokey as that might sound to those who claim all sports games are mere roster updates.

In his review of NHL 12, the immortal Samit Sarkar maintained the greatness of the series’ previous entry, but said that 12 had more subtle improvements than flashy ones. With NHL 13, however, EA is promising the most substantial between-iteration changes that the franchise has seen in a while.

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8:00 PM on 05.28.2012

EA highlights NHL 13's True Performance Skating system

The NHL franchise has always done well, but some fans still feel that it's getting a bit stagnant as of late. With this next iteration in the series, EA looks to introduce a few new enhancements that should change ...

Jason Cabral

10:30 AM on 05.18.2012

NHL 13 announced, will deliver new AI and skating physics

[Update: You can now watch the debut trailer, which focuses on True Performance Skating.]EA Sports has officially announced NHL 13, this year's iteration of its critically acclaimed hockey series. After releasing two teaser ...

Samit Sarkar

7:30 PM on 03.29.2012

EA Sports opens up NHL 13 cover to 60-player fan vote

EA Sports' Madden cover fan vote has been a massive marketing success, and this year, the publisher is trying to engage hockey fans in the same way by letting them choose the NHL 13 cover athlete. The voting is open right no...

Samit Sarkar

10:30 PM on 08.09.2011

NHL 12: They're Coming

EA Sports would just like to let you know that NHL 12 is, in fact, coming.

Liam Fisher

7:00 PM on 07.25.2011

EA infuses magic into NHL 12's AI to anticipate your move

To say the last few installments of the NHL series are pretty good is an understatement. Every year EA Canada comes up with great ideas on how to improve their amazing line of hockey games.  This year is no different as...

Brett Zeidler



Preview: NHL 12 photo
Preview: NHL 12
by Steven Hansen

Admittedly, it has been a while -- like, a couple of years -- since I last sat down with EA’s NHL series, so I was a bit nervous that I might make a fool of myself when I got my hands on NHL 12 at EA’s Summer Showcase. After getting into a game, however, I was rather surprised to find a lot of the core tenets from EA’s critically well-received series were still in place, and the game felt rather familiar.

While that may read as an indictment on the game, the series hasn’t been almost universally praised for several years now without reason, and the reason is that the core gameplay is strong, allowing the team to work on more minor tweaks between iterations, with the aim of delivering a more realistic NHL experience.

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