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Saturday, October 1, 2016
11:14 AM - October 1, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Cicero

The developers behind the NBA 2K series do more to change the user experience year over year than any other annual sports franchise. Some would say that many times they have taken something that wasn’t broke and broken it. In other instances, some would say they took something that was broken, and broke it some more. And then of course, other times some would say they've taken something that was broken and made it much better.

For instance, this year there have been some improvements to the controls that are worthy of praise.

Read More - NBA 2K17 Lets You Run the Point

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 24 - View All
Friday, September 30, 2016
11:02 PM - September 30, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS.

It seems EA may have seriously messed up a MUT set which was supposed to allow you to trade in five elites at 85-86 for an 87 elite.

Instead, it turns out EA made a programming error which allowed users to enter any five players into the set which allowed players to trade in players for 87 elites for super cheap prices -- which ended up crashing their value this evening.

The auction house has been down all evening now with no communication from EA on what is going on.

Some players are reporting that they received bans for using the set improperly but there's no word on if those were just temporary bans or not.

Currently there is no timeline on when the auction house will be put back up, what will happen to the cards players obtained, and what will be done about the bans some were reporting having received.

We'll be updating this piece as new info emerges.

EA Posted an update:

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" Our thanks for sticking with us during the Auction House outage last evening. Please accept 10 thousand coins for the inconvenience.

We experienced an error with one of our sets within Ultimate Team that was exploited in violation of Terms of Service. In the interest of fair play we have removed exploited coins and players."

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
10:17 AM - September 30, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Madden NFL 17
features a much more balanced feel to defense where you can realistically be a zone or man team and actually have some success. In the past, zones were too soft and really weren't nearly as effective as man coverage in most situations -- but have the zones in Madden NFL 17 changed your mind?

Sound off in the poll about which type of defense you are playing more of, and let us know what you think is the more effective defense in this year's game!

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
09:38 AM - September 30, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Brandon Kosal

As I spend more and more time with NBA 2K17 and the polish wears off, I settle into a routine with the game -- many of you likely do the same. 2K offers so many different modes that it would be impossible to dedicate yourself full-time to each of them. We all have our favorite modes, and we usually have one particular mode where we spend most of our time.

Technically, my most-played mode would be quick game because I spend the most time playing friends in person one-on-one. We play 12-minute quarters to simulate as realistic a basketball game as possible. It’s really competitive and very addictive. But quick game is just that, a game. If I had to single out a specific game mode, I gotta go, once again, with MyLeague.

Omitting MyGM was intentional, as I find that side of the franchise experience a tad unrealistic. If judging it as an RPG take on franchise mode, it's fine. But this year, MyLeague offers more than ever before, including a much more realistic front office experience. Some frustrations remain, which I will get to in a bit, but overall, MyLeague remains my favorite mode because it has one significant upgrade and several promising tweaks that give me hope for the future of this mode.


Read More - NBA 2K17: MyLeague Brings It Again

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 24 - View All
Thursday, September 29, 2016
05:14 PM - September 29, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official Madden NFL 17 roster update for week 4 is available now. These weekly roster updates include changes to player ratings, depth charts, and injuries for all 32 teams.

You can check all of the changes here, along with a new blog here. We've listed some of the changes below.

GOING UP
  • Aaron Rodgers +1 (Overall 96)
  • Jamie Collins +1 (Overall 93)
  • Clay Matthews +1 (Overall 90)
  • Allen Robinson +1 (Overall 90)
  • Carlos Dunlap +1 (Overall 89)
  • Derrick Johnson +1 (Overall 89)
  • Lavonte David +1 (Overall 88)
  • Stephon Gilmore +2 (Overall 88)
  • Travis Kelce +1 (Overall 88)
  • Malcolm Butler +1 (Overall 87)
  • David Johnson +1 (Overall 87)
  • Brian Orakpo +1 (Overall 87)
  • Leonard Williams +3 (Overall 87)
  • Carson Wentz +1 (Overall 79)
GOING DOWN
  • Cam Newton -2 (Overall 92)
  • Andrew Whitworth -2 (Overall 91)
  • T.J. Lang -2 (Overall 90)
  • Kawann Short -2 (Overall 90)
  • Julian Edelman -1 (Overall 88)
  • Kevin Zeitler -2 (Overall 87)
  • Andy Dalton -1 (Overall 86)
  • Ryan Kalil -3 (Overall 86)
  • Carson Palmer -2 (Overall 86)
  • Dan Bailey -1 (Overall 85)

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
03:17 PM - September 29, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Fraser Gilbert

Over the weekend, I had a chance to attend EGX 2016 in Birmingham, UK. During the time I spent at the expo, I got my hands on (what I would assume to be) an early build of WWE 2K17.

I want to make a few things clear before I detail my experiences. First, I didn't get enough time with the game to make any definitive judgments. Also, I was playing with gamers of varying skill levels, and the game's audio was particularly tough to hear in the confines of a busy convention. Finally, I only got a chance to experience the game in a one vs. one environment. Multi-person modes were available, but I simply wasn't able to try them due to a lack of time on the day. It should be noted that I was not attending on press duties, so I didn't spend as much time with the game as I normally would.

Please keep all of these factors in mind as you read through my impressions.


Read More - WWE 2K17: EGX Hands-On

Game: WWE 2K17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
11:04 AM - September 29, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Elliott Jenkins


This week's Throwback Thursday highlights a pioneer that set the tone of sports gaming for a number of years. While only released on PlayStation 2 and GameCube in 2001, NBA Street picked up where NBA Jam left off in 1994.

Read More - Throwback Thursday: NBA Street

Game: NBA StreetReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS2Votes: 4 - View All

Driveclub VR will be available as both a physical Blu-ray release and a digital download from the PlayStation Store on October 13 for $39.99. A digital upgrade for existing Season Pass owners, as of September 28, 2016, will be priced at $19.99.

Source - PlayStation.Blog

Game: Driveclub VRHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
09:58 PM - September 28, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS.


Forcing fumbles in Madden NFL 17 doesn't usually happen by accident (though it certainly can).

You can actually work to force fumbles in this year's game with a few simple techniques which YouTuber WAYNE6578 talks about on the video above.

The technique basically involves strafing up and then going for the strip animation -- its a bit more involved than last year but will increase your odds of seeing more fumbles. Note though, you won't see fumbles most times you do this (thank goodness) and that your tackle may not be as effective.

Are you doing anything specific to get more fumbles from your opponents in the game? Sound off with your tips!

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
02:17 PM - September 28, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS.


Yesterday we learned a lot of info about what Universe Mode was bringing to WWE 2K17. New features like promos and run-ins were announced as were multiple save slots.

A few of our staff writers gathered around the OS Roundtable to talk about yesterday's announcement and what we can expect from this year's effort...

Read More - WWE 2K17: Universe Mode Info Roundtable

Game: WWE 2K17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
11:38 AM - September 28, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS.


The folks over at The Ringer put together a mock Super Mario Esque game based on the lives of real-life Mustache Bros. Enes Kanter and Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In the 'game', Kanter and Adams are charged with rescuing Kevin Durant from the Warriors. Just wait until you see what the Mario-like star power morphs the 'Stache Bros. into.


10:29 AM - September 28, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS.


The pick and roll, perhaps the most classic of all of the NBA offensive techniques.

In case you are unfamiliar with what the pick and roll is, it is one of the most basic but yet effective offensive sets in the NBA. A player (typically a post player) comes into the back court to set a screen for a guard or small forward.

As the guard (we'll call him that in this case) dribbles to initiate the screen the post player setting the screen slips towards the basket as soon as the screen is set. The goal of this play is one of two things happens...either the roller (the post player) is open for an easy bucket in the lane or the guard gets free from the screen and himself has an open mid range jumper or a drive to the basket.

So how to defend this thing in NBA 2K17? There are a few techniques, we're checking in with YouTuber Sam Phan in the video above for some tips.

Add your own defensive techniques to keep the pick and roll in check below!

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 24 - View All
09:27 AM - September 28, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Metalhead Software has just announced Super Mega Baseball 2, scheduled to release sometime in 2017. Check out the teaser trailer here, along with some features below and more details at the official website.

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Customize your squad, step up to the plate, and knock ‘em out of the park. The makers of Super Mega Baseball have returned with a brand new, streamlined baseball simulator that’ll keep you coming back for more. Build your dream team and challenge your opponents to a good old-fashioned game of hardball, online and off.

Online
Got game? Show it off in Super Mega Baseball 2’s online mode. Friends and strangers, online or on your couch, will marvel at your heavy hitting in co-op and versus play. Or keep the fun all to yourself in single player mode. However you like to play, the game’s critically acclaimed ‘Ego’ difficulty system will keep you neck-and-neck with any opponent.

New Look
Step onto the mound with brand new, more realistically scaled character models and soak in the sights and sounds of new and updated stadiums. Physically-based rendering and a fully rebuilt user interface round out a massive set of visual upgrades.

Baseball
Baseball fanatics will be in their element with visceral, convincing physics and a fine-tuned baseball simulation, while newcomers will succeed with accessible controls and a wide range of difficulty settings.

Customize
Your team, your league, your way. Full customization is at your fingertips with logo design, uniform choices, player appearance, league construction, sandbox seasons and more.

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Game: Super Mega Baseball 2Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
06:47 AM - September 28, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

F1 2016 patch 1.06 is available now for PlayStation 4 and scheduled to arrive for Xbox One and PC soon. Check out the details below.
  • Fixed a crash loading specific mid-session saves from a previous version.
  • Fixed the LCD display on the steering wheel not always showing the current gear.
  • Fixed a multiplayer bug that would sometimes show players who pit under the safety car as being in first place which led to the queue breaking and penalties being awarded incorrectly.
  • Players who disconnect now behave like players who have paused, they will ghost and drive at the chosen AI difficulty level.
  • The session starts in countdown will no longer reset when a new player joins the lobby.
  • Fixed a number of crash bugs.

Game: F1 2016Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
04:49 AM - September 28, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The WWE 2K17 developers have posted a video featuring the new filters for create a show this year. Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: WWE 2K17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All

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