Remember in "Swingers," when they were sitting there playing hockey on the Genesis and Mike asked why they had taken the fighting out of the new version? And the reply was, "I don't know, I think kids were hitting each or something, man." But then Trent went and made "little Wayne's head bleed" on the ice…?

Well, what better way to encourage fighting in a flagging sport than to turn it into a first-person bashfest in the newest NHL installment. According to a press release found at MCV UK , EA has revealed the details of this year's NHL 10 , and one of the updates includes a shift from third-person to first-person view during fights. Of course, one can expect a horde of other upgrades and "refinements," and these will include fans that bang on the glass, a brand new physics engine, and true-to-life player reactions and fatigue. It should be the most realistic hockey title yet but we just can't get over this whole first-person fighting thing. Oh, and if a "skill player" is involved, his teammates will definitely leap to his defense, so if Crosby starts throwing punches, you can bet other Pittsburgh players will move in to help and protect. In all, hockey fans will be happy to know that NHL 10 will have "over 200 gameplay refinements" in total, and this includes a new 360-degree precision passing mechanic that just sounds awesome. It'll definitely be worth your attention if you're a follower of the sport.

The hockey playoffs are really heating up – we've already seen several Game 7s – so now's a good time to start hyping the new game. Makes sense, yes?  Oh yeah, and if you haven't seen "Swingers," you're no longer allowed to read my articles.

Related Game(s): NHL 10

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anjpikapp3
anjpikapp3
11 years ago

Crazy Canadians and their funny sports….next thing you know there will be a sports game for Curling…if that's even a sport.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

Yes it is a sport…I never understood it myself, but supposedly people actually watch it…Any curling event I've ever seen, it was more or less just an excuse to drink…Although I heard of one that some hardcore curlers play where they will play on ice outside surrounded by open water…if you're not careful you end up taking a Polar Dip.

And I think someone already did make it a video game. For some reason I think I saw a DS Curling game in the bargain bin one time…Comes with free Tim Hortons coffee!..lol(If you don't know what a Timmy's coffee is then you've never been to Canada. Drinking a Timmy's is almost as, if not more, popular then drinking beer up here.)


Last edited by CH1N00K on 5/14/2009 1:23:31 PM

coldbore
coldbore
11 years ago

lol go Timmies! 😛 ya there is a couple curling games that have been made in the past,im pretty sure there was at least curling in the olympic games, but im canadian and even i dont see how somone can get all excited over curling, the only thing that would make curling fun is it was like extreme curling or something and it involved a lot of pain and action (dont know how that could be included in a curling game but ok…) but to be honest i enjoy hockey games more then other sports games (except skateboarding, motocross, racing, etc.)just because i find there is more action, after all hockey is the only team sport that actually allows fighting (or so i believe)

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

Curling is all about the 24hours for 4-5 day Bonspiels. Usually the bar is open the whole time (most curling rinks are fully licensed, at least here in winnipeg) and one can order and have brought to them food and drinks right on the ice while playing. Ahh, good times~

ironman505
ironman505
11 years ago

go caps

YesterdysRising
YesterdysRising
11 years ago

EA never disappoints with their NHL games so I will be getting this on release for sure. And about the playoffs, go Blackhawks!!! 🙂

ImInFFXIII
ImInFFXIII
11 years ago

Go Pens!

dlte
dlte
11 years ago

go WINGS!

dlte
dlte
11 years ago

go WINGS!

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

I lol'd.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

For someone who comes from a state that has no connection to hockey, this game actually looks fun.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

Isn't there a big push right now to get fighting out of Hockey? Ah, well..I guess they have to do something, sports games haven't really changed much in the last few years so that's got to affect sales, why buy 2009 if it's the same as 2008 and 2007?

ImInFFXIII
ImInFFXIII
11 years ago

09 was alot better than 08 or 07 because it brought back the 94 controls where you could essentailly just play with 2 buttons, allowing beginners to get into it right away. tons of fun
my opinion at least

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

I was never nostalgic for the 94 controls like a lot of my friends are. I was quite disappointed with it, and will probably never buy another EA hockey game at release again.

Trading my copy in when I pick up infamous~

Coda22
Coda22
11 years ago

Well even though the Rangers are out of the playoffs, at least I have something hockey related to look forward to before next season. EA did a great job with 2009, so I doubt they will disappoint with this one. It's the one EA sports title that I feel has actually gotten much better since the next-gen consoles.

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
11 years ago

They took my idea! Interesting though; I will look into it.

ironman505
ironman505
11 years ago

dude!!!this game looks awesome!!!i cant wait to get it!play as alex ovechkin and beat people up with cheering fans!?!wat could be better?i hope they dont use the old EA game main menu though.its to confuseing.


Last edited by ironman505 on 5/14/2009 3:00:43 PM

OverlordZero
OverlordZero
11 years ago

Can you drop kickem too

ironman505
ironman505
11 years ago

thats wicked

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

Woot, finally some NHL10 news, i've been waiting forever! I didn't think they could make many changes to what was already a great game… but damn, over 200? Hmm …Can't wait.

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

"refinements in first person fighting"… What a great idea. *looks at Mirror's Edge disappointingly*

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Ha fantastic, the best part of hockey games are the brawls and slapping people with sticks

ironman505
ironman505
11 years ago

and nokin the lights out of people

cazzy07
cazzy07
11 years ago

cant wait till this 1 comes out.im the meantime anyone want a game? cazzy07 psn id.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

I am now no longer to read any of Ben's articles.

Farewell everyone 🙁