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SGO Inside Drive (2/21/19): Madden Community Furious!, Trials Rising Beta, And More!

Madden SGO Inside Drive

We’re back with another SGO Inside Drive, covering news across the closing weeks of February. Below, you can catch the latest on recent betas, MX vs ATV, and the latest pro Madden community backlash.

Inside Drive 2/21: Pro Madden Backlash and More!

Pro Madden Community Furious!

Over the past two weeks, the pro Madden community took up arms against YouTuber and Madden player, K_Aus23. The latest war of words across Twitter took place after K_Aus23 posted a video of himself playing against Young Kiv. According to K_Aus, the game was a classic and came down to the wire. As a Youtuber, he felt the gameplay would clearly be entertaining and even added his own commentary detailing techniques.

Unfortunately, Young Kiv and several others found posting the video to be disrespectful. Furthermore, Kiv argued the video had ill intent and exposed not only his creep account, but his techniques as well. The video came one week short of the single elimination tournament and now provides tape for anyone looking for an edge over Kiv. Finally, he, and several other pro players, would top off the argument saying it was all for “10 subs for $10.”

K_Aus understandably stood his ground even going as far as saying that he probably should have either informed Kiv that the gameplay could get posted or asked before uploading. Despite understanding this could put Kiv at a disadvantage, K_Aus also argued everyone knew it was Kiv and, if Madden truly has a skill gap (along with the top players already knowing Kiv’s scheme), then no harm had been done. Then, he summed up his defense admitting that he would likely have taken the video down had Kiv contacted him directly and pleaded his case as K_Aus had no ill-will intended from the start. YouTuber, GamingPowerHouse, does a fantastic job of covering the individual tweets from both parties. You can catch his video over on YouTube as well.

FIFA 19 Title Update

February 20th marked the latest title update for FIFA 19. The update is now available for PC, but coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at a later date. You can check out the changes coming in the update here.

Ubisoft Announces Open Beta For Trials Rising

According to Ubisoft, Trials Rising will be receiving an open beta. The dates will run from February 21st through the 25th. Preloading has already begun two days ago on the 19th. You can get into the action on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC. Trails Rising will be launching one day after the conclusion of the open beta on the 26th.

During the Open Beta, players will have access to a special set of features including the multiplayer. Other expected features include:

  • 18 tracks of various difficulty, including four University of Trials onboarding tracks
  • Five bikes (Squid, Rhino, Mantis, Helium and the hilarious two-player Tandem bike)
  • The exclusive Turbo Bike Exhaust for the Helium Bike, which makes it roar like a real motorbike. All players who unlock the in-game Trials Turbo Bike item during Open Beta will be able to keep it once they purchase the game.
  • 25 Contracts, Challengers game mode and 8 tracks playable in Online Multiplayer
  • Customization editor with over 2000 stickers

Be sure to check out Ubisoft’s official page to register for the beta!

MX vs ATV All Out Anniversary Edition

THQ Nordic and Rainbow Studios are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the MX vs ATV All Out. In honor of the date, they are releasing a special anniversary edition of the game. It is expected to include all of the most popular DLC and will be available March 12th this year. You can grab the anniversary edition at launch for $29.99. Additionally, you can check out what’s new in the anniversary edition below:

  • Ricky Carmichael Farm – GOAT: Two Supercross, one Nationals, one Waypoint, and 2 Opencross tracks PLUS multiple trails in Freeride!
  • Slash’s Snake Pit: Three of the largest Supercross tracks in MX vs ATV history PLUS and FMX area!
  • Hometown MX Nationals: The most authentic outdoors tracks! Four, huge Nationals tracks and 2 Freeride environments to explore with different time of day variations.

DiRT Rally 2.0 US Trailer Released

Deep Silver released a new trailer for the upcoming DiRT Rally 2.0. You can pick up the game February 26th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. Those who pre-order or buy the Deluxe Edition will receive the Season One content as part of their purchase. In addition, Season Two will be included as part of their Season Pass. Deluxe Edition pre-orders will also have early access to the game starting on the 22nd of this month.

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