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By Extra Mustard
August 27, 2014

EA Sports suffered a major PR blow last fall when fans took to Twitter to poke fun at NBA Live 14’s unrealistic looking player faces. The Live team made it a point to improve on that flaw for the upcoming Live 15, to the point that it has focused a large chunk of the pre-release marketing campaign on detailing the technology used for scanning the faces of NBA stars.

Looks like the team behind EA Sports’ NHL series have some work to do, too.

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Ryan Reaves of the St. Louis Blues tweeted this photo yesterday (along with some NSFW language) showing the, uh, discrepancy between him and his digital self.

It’s not clear whether Reaves’ screengrab is from NHL 14 -- which was released last September – or a pre-release/demo version of NHL 15, which isn’t set to hit stores until Sept. 9.

We can only hope it’s the former -- and that EA Sports has fixed it, too, for its upcoming game. 

-- Ben Sin

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