Tuesday, August 4, 2015

IGN has posted some WWE 2K16 gameplay and entrance videos, along with some gameplay details. Chain grappling returns, with more transitions and moves, they will also have more impact with the different attribute values each wrestler has. So you will see ties, resulting in cheap shots or breakups. Working grapples are new this year, if you initiate the grapple, you can rest to gain more stamina, while your opponent loses some.

You start each match with a limited stock of reversals. Once you use one, it will slowly regenerate over time, meaning that if you try to counter every move thrown your way, you'll be out in no time flat, leaving you completely vulnerable until one regenerates. What's more, you can now pass on your initial chance to reverse a move at its startup, and instead attempt a mosre difficult to time "major" reversal mid-move. It will cost you two reversal stocks, but the effects can be match-changing, debuffing your opponent in a variety of possible ways and giving you time to really turn things around.

Below are a few more WWE 2K16 details:
  • MyCareer is back, and this time it goes a lot further, all the way to you gaining admission to the WWE Hall of Fame.
  • Create a Diva, Create a Show, Create an Arena, and Create a Championship are back in!
  • WWE Universe: Wrestlers can now be booked to multiple shows
  • Online has been "overhauled."
  • Three-man commentary team, with John "Bradshaw" Layfield joining King and Cole.
  • Ladder, handicap, and tornado tag match types added back in.
  • No loading screens between entrances, and you can assault opponents during their entrance!
  • Improved ref and manager AI.

Source - IGN

Game: WWE 2K16Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Monday, August 3, 2015
10:27 PM - August 3, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The first NBA 2K16 screenshots have been released by the Toronto Raptors, as they revealed their 2015/16 uniforms (another link here).

Big thanks to YoungTune, DIRK41NOWITZKI, Da InFaMoUs NY and @ColtsnPacers for locating them all.

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Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 23 - View All
07:26 PM - August 3, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner

J.B.L. just announced prior to Monday Night Raw that he will be joining Michael Cole and Jerry 'The King' Lawler in WWE 2K16 as an announcer. This means that WWE 2K16 will feature a three-man commentary team, which could be an effort to boost the series' particular weak point.

Commentary has not been a strong suit of the series ever, and this attempt at a three man booth with additional banter could liven up the TV style presentation. This same approach worked well in the NCAA Football series, so it'd be great if the results were similar in WWE 2K. We're hoping to have more information on the presentation in WWE 2K16 in the coming weeks as future news updates arrive.

Game: WWE 2K16Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
04:53 PM - August 3, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

With the EASHL Beta program continuing, we managed to get Jayson Young away from his PS4 to talk to us about what he thinks of EASHL so far in a new video.

In the video, Jayson talks about what he likes about the mode, what he's worried about, and gives an outlook on what you can expect. Also, in case you missed it -- we posted additional impressions on the NHL 16 EASHL Beta earlier today from our own Glenn Wigmore as well.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 28 - View All
04:08 PM - August 3, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new NBA Live 16 team select screenshot that was just released on the official Facebook page. The screenshot also provides some player ratings (probably not final).

UPDATE: ProjectLeet has mentioned these ratings are old, so don't focus on them.

Atlanta Hawks

Al Horford (84 OVR)
Paul Millsap (82 OVR)
Thabo Sefolosha (76 OVR)
Kyle Korver (76 OVR)
Jeff Teague ((85 OVR)

Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic (83 OVR)
Aaron Gordon (72 OVR)
Tobias Harris (80 OVR)
Victor Oladipo (84 OVR)
Elfrid Payton (79 OVR)

Game: NBA Live 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
03:34 PM - August 3, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

We here at Operation Sports really like Rocket League (like 9 out of 10 like it). We think it's dope, ill and, yes, even fresh. So we want to remind you that today is the final day you can get Rocket League for free via PlayStation Plus.

We think the game is worth the download either way, but hey, you pay for that PS Plus subscription so you should probably just get this really good game for free -- and then play it with all of our other awesome community members.

And if playing with cool Operation Sports folks is not for you, well then you still should not have a problem finding games because Rocket League has already been downloaded over 5 million times, according to the developers at Psyonix.

If you are jumping into the game, you should probably also know that a new patch just came out last Friday. Oh, and we have a new sub-forum for Rocket League that you can check out if you're looking to get tips or just want to chat about one of the best sports games that's been released in the last five years.

Game: Rocket LeagueReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4Votes: 1 - View All
EA Sports has released some more NHL 16 screenshots featuring mascots in the game. All of the NHL teams that have official mascots will have them in NHL 16.

Stanley C. Panther - Florida Panthers

Nordy - Minnesota Wild

Iceburgh - Pittsburgh Penguins

Louie - St. Louis Blues

ThunderBug - Tampa Bay Lightning

Slapshot - Washington Capitals

If you missed them, below are a few links to a few more.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 28 - View All
03:02 PM - August 3, 2015. Posted by LeBron_On_Mars. Written by Steve Noah

The Madden NFL 16 EA Access trial is scheduled to arrive on August 20 and give subscribers 10 hours of gameplay.

With Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR and Battlefield Hardline setting the pace, it looks like 10 hour trials for EA Access subscribers will be the new standard.

If you are looking to get an Xbox One, Microsoft and EA Sports announced their Madden NFL 16 Xbox One bundle, a couple of weeks ago. It includes an Xbox One console with a 1TB hard drive, a full download of Madden NFL 16 and a one-year subscription to EA Access. You can pre-order on Amazon for $399.99, with a scheduled release date of August 18.

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
02:31 PM - August 3, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark
In the original review for DriveClub, I cautioned users to either wait until the kinks had been worked out or until the free version was released for PS+.

Since then, both conditions have been met. Most of the online issues and driving quirks have been fixed or tuned. And, if you are a PS+ member, a pretty packed edition is available to you, free of charge.

Read More - Driveclub Horsepower Expansion and Update 1.20 Impressions

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
01:28 PM - August 3, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has revealed their Madden NFL 16 soundtrack details, you can listen to it here.

In addition to the new soundtrack, EA SPORTS is teaming up with Spotify to offer a new Madden NFL profile on the streaming music service. Introduced in June, the profile currently features some of the greatest songs from the previous editions of the Madden NFL franchise. Tracks from the new soundtrack are now available on the Madden NFL Spotify profile, allowing fans to access their favorite songs anytime they like. Throughout the NFL season, fans can come back every week on “Madden Music Mondays” for fresh songs and artists, as well as special themed playlists hand-selected by NFL teams.

Read the full press release below.

Legendary Soundtrack Is Back With 30 Songs from Superstars & Breakthrough Artists, New Music from The Weeknd, Robert DeLong, LunchMoney Lewis & More

EA SPORTS today announced the full EA Trax soundtrack for Madden NFL 16, showcasing new music from a multi-genre roster of superstar acts and up-and-coming bands. In addition to new songs from The Weeknd, Yelawolf and Blackberry Smoke, the soundtrack also features world-premieres from new artists Brooke Candy, Jimi Charles Moody, LunchMoney Lewis, Robert DeLong and Youngblood Hawke.

“For the last few years, our Madden soundtracks focused on recreating the stadium experience,” explains Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing for EA. “But with Madden NFL 16, we’ve now returned to our roots for introducing new artists and new music. This soundtrack is truly one of our most adventurous, and one we think fans will enjoy the mix of genres and artists we’ve included. Once again, ‘Madden Music’ will define the sound of the upcoming season.”

The full track list is below, with highlights for brand-new music. Fans can listen to the full play list here.

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
01:19 PM - August 3, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released Madden NFL 16 team ratings for the AFC East today, along with a few more player ratings.

New England Patriots (91 OVR)

  • Rob Gronkowski (99 OVR)
  • QB Tom Brady (97 OVR)
  • LeGarrette Blount (80 OVR)
  • Jonas Gray (72 OVR)
  • Julian Edelman (89 OVR)
  • Brandon LaFell (83 OVR)
  • Danny Amendola (79 OVR)
  • Devin McCourty (94 OVR)
  • Dont’a Hightower (93 OVR)
  • Jabaal Sheard (84 OVR)
  • Malcom Butler (76 OVR)
Miami Dolphins (81 OVR)

  • DeVante Parker (76 OVR)
  • Greg Jennings (81 OVR)
  • Ryan Tannehill (85 OVR)
  • Jordan Cameron (84 OVR)
  • Lamar Miller (84 OVR)
  • Ndamukong Suh (96 OVR)
  • Cameron Wake (94 OVR)
  • Brent Grimes (87 OVR)
  • Brice McCain (76 OVR)
  • Zack Bowman (74 OVR)
  • Will Davis (72 OVR)
Buffalo Bills (79 OVR)

  • Matt Cassell (75 OVR)
  • E. J. Manuel (73 OVR)
  • Tyrod Taylor (72 OVR)
  • LeSean McCoy (88 OVR)
  • Charles Clay (86 OVR)
  • Marcell Dareus (94 OVR)
  • Kyle Williams (93 OVR)
  • Stephon Gilmore (86 OVR)
  • Corey Graham (84 OVR)
  • Leodis McKelvin (80 OVR)
  • Ronald Darby (70 OVR)
New York Jets (76 OVR)

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick (78 OVR)
  • Geno Smith (76 OVR)
  • Brandon Marshall (89 OVR)
  • Eric Decker (86 OVR)
  • Jeremy Kerley (76 OVR)
  • Chris Ivory (80 OVR)
  • Muhammad Wilkerson (96 OVR)
  • Sheldon Richardson (91 OVR)
  • Damon Harrison (88 OVR)
  • Leonard Williams (80 OVR)
  • Darrelle Revis (97 OVR)
  • Antonio Cromartie (86 OVR)
Previously released Madden NFL 16 player ratings:

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
01:01 PM - August 3, 2015. Posted by jpdavis82. Written by Steve Noah

GameStop has released another Madden Monday video. This one highlights Air Supremacy between the wide receivers and defensive backs in Madden NFL 16.

If you missed the previous Madden Monday videos, check them out below.

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
12:00 PM - August 3, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

Players On The Rise

On the Gold front this week, Carlos Gonzalez regained his Gold status after losing it a couple months back. He's now officially a monster against right-handed pitching but still a platoon candidate overall if you're looking to keep a stacked team. Scott Kazmir has put in work all year, and after a couple really good starts with the Astros he's now been bumped up to Gold as well.

Catchers received some of the biggest upgrades this week: Curt Casali is a plus-13 this week; J.T. Realmuto is a plus-seven this week; James McCann is a plus-nine this week; and Roberto Perez is a plus-six this week.

Jacob deGrom is in the midst of a would-be Cy Young-type year if Zack Greinke did not exist, and he also received a boost, which cements his Gold status. A couple other overdue upgrades were given to Xander Bogaerts (now a Silver), Mark Teixeira (boosted power) and Lance McCullers (now a Silver).

Some big names like Robinson Cano, Anthony Rendon, Chris Davis and Ben Zobrist all got upgraded as well this week. However, only Cano actually got a ratings boost, the others got bumped up due to position swaps.

Finally, one last reminder about Carlos Gonzalez: Since he is an 86 again, he is now needed for the Colorado Rockies Collection.

Tier Changes

(All thanks go to Daddy Leagues for these numbers! They're so on the ball I no longer have to sync up before and after roster update video clips to do all the changes myself.)
  • Adam Warren went from Bronze to Silver
  • Curt Casali went from Common to Bronze
  • Xander Bogaerts went from Bronze to Silver
  • Brock Holt went from Bronze to Silver
  • James McCann went from Common to Bronze
  • Roberto Perez went from Common to Bronze
  • Scott Kazmir went from Silver to Gold
  • Lance McCullers went from Bronze to Silver
  • Roberto H. Hernandez went from Common to Bronze
  • J.T. Realmuto went from Common to Bronze
  • Brad Ziegler went from Bronze to Silver
  • Carlos Gonzalez went from Silver to Gold
  • D.J. LeMahieu went from Bronze to Silver
Full List Of Changes

Adam Warren +6 boost in Overall rating (78 Overall)
Mark Teixeira +2 (84) -- +9 Con vs. R / -12 Con vs. L / +5 Pwr vs. R
Chris Capuano +4 (76)
Chris Davis +4 (84)
Bud Norris +4 (76)
Curt Casali +13 (74) -- +15 Con vs. R / +18 Con vs. L / +27 Pwr vs. R / +40 Pwr vs. L
Jackie Bradley Jr. +3 (65)
Xander Bogaerts +3 (80) -- +7 Con vs. R / +9 Con vs. L
Brock Holt +7 (79)
Ben Zobrist +5 (84)
Miguel Sano +5 (77)
James McCann +9 (71)
Roberto Perez +6 (70) -- -8 Con vs. R / -9 Con vs. L / +25 Pwr vs. R / +2 Pwr vs. L
Scott Kazmir +2 (86)
Lance McCullers +8 (81)
Colby Rasmus +4 (74)
Roberto H. Hernandez +5 (71)
Nick Tropeano +5 (67)
Robinson Cano +1 (89) -- +1 Pwr vs. R
Edward Mujica +1 (76)
Arnold Leon +4 (67)
Anthony Rendon +3 (89)
Sammy Solis +4 (68)
Jacob deGrom +2 (89)
Michael Cuddyer +1 (81)
Kelly Johnson +4 (74)
Hansel Robles +4 (65)
Chris Johnson +2 (76)
Arodys Vizcaino +2 (62)
J.T. Realmuto +7 (73) -- +8 Con vs. R / +16 Con vs. L / +12 Pwr vs. R / +17 Pwr vs. L
Brandon Moss +1 (79)
Stephen Piscotty +4 (68)
Dylan Axelrod +5 (63)
Taylor Jungmann +6 (75)
Yasmani Grandal +2 (82) -- +13 Pwr vs. R
Brad Ziegler +3 (79)
Carlos Gonzalez +5 (86) -- +15 Con vs. R / +15 Pwr vs. R
D.J. LeMahieu +3 (78) -- +2 Con vs. R / +3 Con vs. L / +7 Pwr vs. R
Yohan Flande +4 (65)

Read More - The Cover Athlete Gets Downgraded

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 27 - View All

FIFA 16 will feature 9 new stadiums this year, check out the list.
  • BORUSSIA-PARK (Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bundesliga)
  • Carrow Road (Norwich City, Barclays Premier League)
  • CenturyLink Field (Seattle Sounders FC, Major League Soccer)
  • El Monumental (Club Atlético River Plate, Argentine Primera División)
  • Fratton Park (Portsmouth FC, England League Two) - Fratton Park in Honour of Simon Humber
  • King Abdullah Sports City (Al-Ittihad & Al-Ahli, Saudi Abdul Latif Jameel League)
  • Stade Vélodrome (Olympique de Marseille, Ligue 1)
  • Vicarage Road (Watford, Barclays Premier League)
  • Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth, Barclays Premier League)
Below is the complete list of stadiums in FIFA 16, featuring 50 licensed and 28 generic stadiums.

50 Licensed Stadiums by League

Argentine Primera División
  • La Bombonera - Boca Juniors
  • El Monumental - River Plate [NEW]
Barclays Premier League
  • Anfield - Liverpool FC
  • Boleyn Ground - West Ham United
  • Britannia Stadium - Stoke City
  • Carrow Road - Norwich City [NEW]
  • Emirates Stadium - Arsenal
  • Etihad Stadium - Manchester City
  • Goodison Park - Everton
  • King Power Stadium - Leicester City
  • Liberty Stadium - Swansea City
  • Old Trafford - Manchester United
  • Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace
  • St. James' Park - Newcastle United
  • St. Mary's Stadium - Southampton
  • Stadium of Light - Sunderland
  • Stamford Bridge - Chelsea FC
  • The Hawthorns - West Bromwich Albion
  • Vicarage Road - Watford [NEW]
  • Vitality Stadium - Bournemouth [NEW]
  • Villa Park - Aston Villa
  • White Hart Lane - Tottenham Hotspur
England League Championship
  • Loftus Road - Queens Park Rangers
  • The KC Stadium - Hull City
  • Turf Moor - Burnley
England League Two
  • Fratton Park - Portsmouth [NEW]
  • Allianz Arena - Bayern München, TSV 1860 München
  • BORUSSIA-PARK - Borussia Mönchengladbach [NEW]
  • Volksparkstadion - Hamburger SV
  • Olympiastadion - Hertha BSC
  • Signal Iduna Park - Borussia Dortmund
  • Veltins-Arena - FC Schalke 04
  • Amsterdam ArenA – Ajax
International Stadium
  • Wembley Stadium – England
La Liga
  • Camp Nou - FC Barcelona
  • Estadio Vicente Calderon - Atlético de Madrid
  • Mestalla - Valencia
  • Santiago Bernabéu - Real Madrid
Liga MX
  • Estadio Azteca - Club América
Ligue 1
  • Parc des Princes - Paris Saint-Germain
  • Stade Gerland - Olympique Lyonnais
  • Stade Vélodrome - Olympique de Marseille [NEW]
Major League Soccer
  • BC Place Stadium - Vancouver Whitecaps
  • CenturyLink Field - Seattle Sounders FC [NEW]
Serie A
  • Juventus Stadium - Juventus
  • San Siro/Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - AC Milan, Inter
  • Stadio Olimpico - Lazio, Roma
Saudi Abdul Latif Jameel League
  • King Abdullah Sports City - Al-Ittihad & Al-Ahli [NEW]
  • King Fahd International Stadium - Al Hilal, Al Nassr, Al Shabab
Rest of the World
  • Donbass Arena - Shakhtar Donetsk
Generic Stadiums

Available in Kick-Off, FIFA Ultimate Team, Career Mode and during skill games.
  • Al Jayeed Stadium
  • Aloha Park
  • Arena del Centenario
  • Arena d'Oro
  • Court Lane
  • Crown Lane
  • Eastpoint Arena
  • El Grandioso
  • El Libertador
  • Estadio de las Artes
  • Estadio El Medio
  • Estadio Presidente G.Lopes
  • Euro Park
  • Forest Park Stadium
  • Ivy Lane
  • Molton Road
  • O Dromo
  • Sanderson Park
  • Stade Municipal
  • Stadio Classico
  • Stadion 23. Maj
  • Stadion Europa
  • Stadion Hanguk
  • Stadion Neder
  • Stadion Olympik
  • Town Park
  • Union Park Stadium
  • Waldstadion

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Game: FIFA 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
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08:49 AM - August 3, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Glenn Wigmore

Now that the NHL 16 EASHL beta is officially out, we can see how it plays in the wild. There have definitely been some technical issues -- this is a beta after all -- but when things have gone smoothly, the action has been pretty enjoyable. Here are some quick thoughts on how things have gone for my squad so far...

Read More - EASHL Beta Impressions: Glenn's Take

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 28 - View All

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