Tag: EA NHL 13


Video: A tongue-in-cheek look at NHL 13’s physics


When you make big changes to video games, it’s common for there to be bugs and glitches.

EA Sports’ NHL 13 tweaked the title’s physics, resulting in some occasional odd moments. The company recently released a tongue-in-cheek video reacting to “the Hercules check,” which you can see below.

Note: there is some mild language, so this could qualify as NSFW.

Quick poll: do you think the decision not to reference “The Nutty Professor” was a missed opportunity or an example of tasteful restraint?

Either way, kudos to EA Sports for not taking themselves too seriously.

Here’s your NHL 13 soundtrack


The NHL 12 soundtrack loaded up on hair metal (and Rob Halford), but next year’s edition hopes to capture what Steve Schnur calls “the new sound of hockey.”

What does that mean, exactly? Decipher that full meaning from the tracklisting (in alphabetical order).

  • Anti-Flag “Broken Bones”
  • Arkell “Whistleblower”
  • Band of Skulls “The Devil takes care of his own”
  • Bassnectar “Pennywise Tribute (feat. Pennywise)”
  • Battleme “Shoot the noise, man”
  • Classified “Run with me”
  • Foxy Shazam “I like it”
  • Gaslight Anthem “45”
  • Monster Truck “Seven seas blues”
  • My Darkest Days “Save yourself”
  • The Heavy “what makes a good man”
  • The Offspring “Days go by”
  • Shinedown “Bully”
  • Thousand Foot Krutch “Light up the sky”
  • Zombienation “Kernkraft 400 (Stadium chant mix)”

There’s a good number of artists that are over our heads there, so feel free to insert your timely and snarky/excited reactions to the list in the comments.

Hasek, trailblazers in women’s hockey among NHL 13 legend additions


EA Sports brought in some of the best and most memorable players in NHL history for NHL 12 and now they’ve rolled out five new legends for their next game.

NHL 13’s legends mode adds three recent stars: Dominik Hasek, Doug Gilmour, Jari Kurri and two trailblazers for women’s hockey: Angela Ruggiero and Hayley Wickenheiser.

Here’s an image from EA Sports that features all five additions: