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Thursday, February 23, 2017
03:28 PM - February 23, 2017. Posted by GlennN. Written by Steve Noah

Old Time Hockey has just announced they will release their game on March 28 for PlayStation 4 and PC, via Steam. Check out the new trailer here.

They also mentioned it will be released for Xbox One at a later date in Q2, with plans to release the game for the Nintendo Switch around the same time. We will post those release dates when they are available.

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Old Time Hockey features 5-on-5 arcade hockey gameplay where players will their opponents to submit through rough and tumble aggressive hitting and fighting. You are expected to contest for the puck by taking the body and hitting your opponents by throwing elbows, shoulder checks, cross checks, hip checks, and dirty clotheslines. Timely hits allow your team to go on fire and inflict further damage on your opponents causing them to drop the mitts and fight. That's right, aggressive hockey is back in town!

Game: Old Time HockeyHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One / Nintendo SwitchVotes: 1 - View All
01:30 PM - February 23, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer

Building a NBA championship-caliber team in NBA 2K17 is a tall task. Outside of just accumulating as much star talent as possible, it’s hard to find a whole lot of precedence for successful franchises (in the modern era) outside of the San Antonio Spurs (and even they had obvious stars). We’ve see teams like the Philadelphia 76ers try and go outside of the box, hoarding draft picks and stockpiling young talent. We’ve also seen teams like the Bulls and Knicks utilize a revolving door of players, hoping to find a few that match with their stars in Anthony and Butler.

If we’ve learned anything, it’s that there’s no one strategy in particular that builds a champion. In the last 10 years alone, we’ve seen 11 different teams reach the NBA Finals. Even the glorified powerhouses don’t make it every year. There’s hope for the underdogs in the NBA, it’s just a matter of getting out in front and finding an edge.


Read More - Building a Championship Team in NBA 2K17

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
11:26 AM - February 23, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

OK, this is kind of hilarious...

Draymond Green has been known for kicking players in the balls, let's not kid ourselves here. It was just a matter of time before someone released a game...

Fans can download Draymond Green’s Shut Up And Slam Jam Karate Basketball for free on PC, Mac and Linux.

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Due to a scheduling error, the local rec center has been double booked for a charity basketball event and a karate championship! Luckily Draymond Green has the moves to please EVERYONE in attendance.

It's NBA Jam meets Double Dragon... It's DRAYMOND GREEN'S SHUT UP AND SLAM JAM KARATE BASKETBALL!

How to Play
  • Pass the ball when in danger to avoid getting kicked.
  • Shoot close to the goal for a better chance to score or jump into the ring to DUNK!
  • Karate the other team to steal the ball, just as the masters taught you.
  • Dodge opponents attacks, grab a multitude of weapons to hurl at your opponents
  • Plug in some controllers and play with up to 4 in local-multiplayer
Source - Kotaku

Platform: Mac / PC
10:49 AM - February 23, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Josh Houtz

After hearing a lot of good things about High Horse Entertainment’s new cult classic Disc Jam, I decided to turn on my PS4 and see what all the hype was about. With the Beta release last week, it seemed a good time to see what all the buzz was about. After all, I’m a big fan of Rocket League, so I was cautiously optimistic that this too could live up to that kind of hype.

As sports games overall continue to improve, my own personal expectations for what is possible even with smaller indie projects also has continued to rise. Psyonix showed that not only the big companies can make great sports games and that's exactly what High Horse Entertainment sets fourth to do. Here are my early impressions of Disc Jam.


Read More - Disc Jam Beta Impressions

Game: Disc JamHype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 1 - View All
08:15 AM - February 23, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Out of the Park Baseball 18, an Official Licensee of MLB.com, MLBPA, and MiLB.com, will feature a Digital Cover for the first time, highlighting baseball’s “Perfect Team” of 11 top players at each position and the top Manager in baseball - as voted by its passionate community

Follow-up to Metacritic’s 2016 PC Game of the Year will live-stream the cover team announcement then pit the “Perfect Team” winners against the “Perfect Team” runners-up

Out of the Park Developments, an official licensee of MLB.com, the MLBPA, and MiLB.com, today announced Out of the Park Baseball 18 will have a “digital cover” for the first time in its illustrious history. Instead of choosing a single player, however, OOTP 18 will be represented by a “Perfect Team” of the 11 best players at each position - plus a manager - to celebrate the launch of the followup to the Metacritic 2016 PC Game of the Year.

“As a deep strategy game, we feel that nothing better represents what Out of the Park Baseball is about than putting the best possible team on our first-ever digital cover,” said lead developer, lifelong baseball fan, and Out of the Park Developments CEO Markus Heinsohn. “Baseball is the ultimate team game, and our fans argue every day about what makes us the best possible lineup. What better way to represent what we are all about than having them vote on the best players and manager to put on the digital diamond?”

Out of the Park Baseball 18 will be officially released on March 24, 2017. The follow-up to the acclaimed Metacritic 2016 PC Game of the Year includes several exciting new features and a treasure trove of deep improvements to its award-winning gameplay. The “Perfect Team” voting contest opens February 23 and closes on March 9, 2017. Fans will be able to choose from two players at each position as well as a manager. Winners of the vote will be officially named the “Perfect Team” and will be forever enshrined on the digital cover of Out of the Park Baseball 18.

The players in the contest that will be voted on are:
  • C: Gary Sanchez (NYY) vs Buster Posey (SF)
  • 1B: Freddie Freeman (ATL) vs. Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)
  • 2B: Jason Kipnis (CLE) vs. Robinson Cano (SEA)
  • SS: Trea Turner (WSH) vs. Carlos Correa (HOU)
  • 3B: Nolan Arenado (COL) vs. Manny Machado (BAL)
  • OF: Yoenis Cespedes (NYM) vs. J.D. Martinez (DET)
  • OF: Starling Marte (PIT) vs. Christian Yelich (MIA)
  • OF: Jose Bautista (TOR) vs. Nomar Mazara (TEX)
  • SP1: Jake Arrieta (CHC) vs. Max Scherzer (WSH)
  • SP2: Clayton Kershaw (LAD) vs. Chris Sale (BOS)
  • CP: Zach Britton (BAL) vs. Seung-hwan Oh (STL)
  • M: Joe Maddon (CHC) vs. Bruce Bochy (SF)
The link to the voting contest is here.

On March 15, Out of the Park Baseball Community Manager T.J. Lauerman will live stream the winning team announcement. On launch week, T.J. will live stream a game pitting the winners of the contest against the runners-up. All of these events will take place live on Out of the Park Developments Twitch channel, and will be archived to the Out of the Park Developments YouTube page for later viewing.

From today to March 23, customers may pre-order OOTP 18 for $35.99, a 10% discount off its full retail price. All pre-order purchases include early access to the Gold Master version on March 20, four days ahead of the official launch on March 24.

OOTP 18 can be pre-ordered through this link.

OOTP 18 runs on PC/Mac/Linux and, like last year, it features the American League and National League logos, the World Series trophy, official logos and jerseys for all 30 MLB teams, over 150 Minor League Baseball league and team logos, and historical MLB logos.


Game: Out of the Park Baseball 18Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Mac / PCVotes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
08:42 PM - February 22, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The OS Daily is online and ready for viewing. Make sure to take a few minutes out of your day and get caught up on the latest sports gaming news with our host Millennium.

Today we cover part 2 of the Little Things in MLB The Show 17, FIFA 17 patch, NBA 2K17 Park After Dark, Project CARS 2 interview and more. Check it out here and if it's something you like, please like and subscribe to our YouTube channel, and we will try our best to keep it as consistent as we can.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
11:52 AM - February 22, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Josh Houtz
Shortly after my Throwback Thursday article on Mutant League Football, the sports gaming gods answered all of our prayers. One of the most beloved sports games of the early '90s, is finally getting remade. Thanks to the help of a bunch of die-hard fans, creator Michael Mendheim was able to reach his $60,000 Kickstarter goal. If you have yet to donate and are still interested in doing so, click the link here.

After making a small donation to MFL’s Kickstarter, I received a code to play the game in pre-alpha. Here are my thoughts on a very, very early build of Mutant Football League (MFL).


Read More - Mutant Football League Pre-Alpha Impressions

Game: Mutant Football LeagueHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
11:19 AM - February 22, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Following the NBA 2K17 debut of Park After Dark, featuring Snoop Dogg in November 2016 and Future in late December, 2K has scheduled a third event. This one features DJ Premier on Saturday, at 11pm EST / 8pm PST. There will be new music by DJ Premier, Joe Budden and more.

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
10:58 AM - February 22, 2017. Posted by loccdogg26. Written by Steve Noah

FIFA 17 patch 1.07 is available now for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, check out the details below.

FIFA Ultimate Team
  • Added an option to reverse sort players from your club for a better experience in Squad Building Challenges
  • Added further anonymity to the FUT Champions intro flow
Visual/Presentation Changes
  • Updated more than 1200 2D Player images
  • Updated the FIFA Club World Cup Champions Badge to appear on the current champ’s home, away, alternate and keeper kits

Game: FIFA 17Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
10:38 AM - February 22, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

GameStop has just posted their MLB The Show 17 MLB Monday (on a Wednesday). This is part 2 of The Little Things. If you missed part 1, click here.

Below are some of the details, but make sure to check out the full video here.
  • New art for all pitching mechanics, includes timing feedback.
  • Improved AI logic for pitcher substitutions.
  • 5 new fonts in the DD logo editor.
  • 30 new legends this year.
  • 11 teams now have a total of 11 uniform sets.
  • New player, pitcher and rookie of the month awards in season based game modes.
  • Major overhaul in universal profile with more customization, stat tracking, new achievements and all-new leveling and awards system.
  • Ken Griffey Jr. will chime in on your play in Retro Mode.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 20 - View All
07:13 AM - February 22, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Red Bull has posted an interview with Andy Tudor, creative director at Slightly Mad Studios, about the new cars, tracks, dynamic weather, DLC and features for Project CARS 2.

The interview also gives some information on whether we can expect PS4 Pro (and Scorpio) capabilities, PSVR, and Nintendo Switch support and much more.

You can't have a racing game without the cars, so how many new vehicles are you bringing into Project CARS 2? Are there any new manufacturers that we can expect?

There's over 170 licensed cars in the game now, which is a big improvement on the first title, and the success of the first title has allowed us to get a lot of cars and manufacturers licenses that we weren't able to before. One of the big criticisms of the first game was that there were certain massive, iconic brands that were missing, so we're very pleased to say that those guys are now present in the title, and you'll find out what they are in the future, but you can probably guess.

Any standouts or favourites that you're really keen for gamers to play?

Well I think we're adding in Japanese cars for a start, so one of my favourites at the moments is the Honda NSX; it's an amazing car. We're including not only the road race, but also the race version, so even the road version looks amazing (you might have seen it on the Grand Tour recently, for example), but the race version looks even more insane, it's the superhero version, so that's my favourite currently; it just looks amazing.

Source - Red Bull

Game: Project CARS 2Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
09:40 PM - February 21, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Brandon Kosal
At its core, WWE 2K17 is a fighting game.

When discussing the fighting game genre, WWE 2K isn’t the first series to come to mind for most people. Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Marvel vs. Capcom, Tekken, and others are at the forefront. You can draw many differences between these and 2K, but the one we are going to focus on today is ratings.

What do we make of a fighting game that uses player ratings? Die-hard Mortal Kombat fans no doubt have their favorite fighter. Some might choose Scorpion while others are fans of Liu Kang, but these preferences are based more on what moves, combos and fatalities each fighter has.

Wrestling games used to operate the same way. Wrestlers were not given overall ratings, so character selection was based more on what you were feeling at the time. So if you wanted to take on The Undertaker with Spike Dudley, you didn’t feel at a huge disadvantage.

But this has changed in recent years. Even though you could (as I did) argue that WWE 2K is more of a fighting game, it’s typically lumped in with the other sports games, almost all of which focus heavily on ratings. NBA 2K and Madden, for example, promote ratings updates when they are released to users.

Read More - Rating the Ratings in WWE 2K17

Game: WWE 2K17Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
08:54 PM - February 21, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The OS Daily is online and ready for viewing. Make sure to take a few minutes out of your day and get caught up on the latest sports gaming news with our host Millennium.

Today we cover MLB The Show 17 gameplay changes, along with Forza Motorsport 6 and Rocket League patches. Check it out here and if it's something you like, please like and subscribe to our YouTube channel, and we will try our best to keep it as consistent as we can.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All

Turn10 Studios has released another Forza Motorsport 6 content update today, bringing even more flexibility and features to the game. This update is designed to enhance the multiplayer and spectating experiences in Forza Motorsport 6, for eSports and more specifically the second season of the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC).

Hosting & Manual Grid Ordering
With today’s update, a player who starts an online private lobby in multiplayer has hosting privileges which allows them to take advantage of new features. First up, there is now a manual method for ordering the grid before a race begins. When in a private online lobby, the host can manually set the grid order for a race. To do so, select “Game Options” from the menu and then scroll to the “Advanced Rules” screen and look for the “Grid Ordering” option. From there, you can choose “Manual” from the list of options.

With Manual grid ordering, the host has the option to manually place lobby players in any order by moving them up and down the grid order with the Right Stick. Note that lobby players who are set to “Spectate” when a race begins will automatically be pushed to the end of the order, while participating racers will move up the grid order accordingly.

Once the grid has been organized, the host sets the race to begin by pressing the X button. Just before loading into the race after the countdown, players will be presented with a final confirmation screen. From this screen, the host can make any final adjustments to the grid order (once again using the right stick), cancel the launch, or start the race.

Grid Preview
Now you can get a detailed view of the starting grid before the race begins. The host of a private lobby can take advantage of this by enabling the new “Grid Preview” feature. To do so, select the “Game Options” menu and then scroll to the “Advanced Rules” screen and look for the “Grid Preview” option. There are three options to choose from: Auto, Manual, or Off.

With “Grid Preview” enabled, players will be shown a car-by-car rundown of the grid before the race begins. Players will see the driver’s Gamertag, as well as the make and model of the car they are driving for that race. With “Grid Preview” set to Auto, the game camera will automatically switch to each car on the grid; in Manual, the lobby host will be able to switch between cars manually by pressing the LB or RB buttons. At any time, the host can choose to start the race immediately by pressing the X button.

In-Race Info
Today’s content update also includes improvements to Forza Motorsport 6’s in-game race screens for multiplayer spectators. Now race spectators can use these features to get more information about what’s happening in the race, and to learn more about individual drivers and cars. Once a race has begun, players will find a brand new spectate option called “Info Panels” (indicated by the race helmet icon). By pressing A on this item, spectators can choose from two information panels to bring up: Race Overview and Player Overview. In addition, spectators can choose to bring up both panels at the same time.

The new Race Overview panel showcases crucial in-race information, including a mini-map which shows nearby racers’ positions on the track, as well as a leaderboard indicating where the current car is in the race, and how far the closest competitors are either in front or behind.

With the Player Overview panel, spectators can learn more about the player they are currently focused on in a race. The Player Overview page includes a great deal of information, including name, car information (Car Class, PI, and performance characteristics), as well as driving telemetry like revs, speed, current gear, as well as braking and throttle pressure. In addition, this screen provides information on that racer’s fastest lap of the race, the number of Quick Stops they have completed (if relevant), current lap number, and more. Spectators can toggle these panels on or off at any time by pressing the Y button.

Game: Forza Motorsport 6Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
01:46 PM - February 21, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS.


MLB The Show 17
is slowly revealing its secrets -- and thus far we've learned quite a bit about this year's game.

You can check out the MLB The Show 17 page to learn more about what this year's game is bringing to the table if you are not caught up.

With all of that in mind, what do you think about this year's game? Are you planning on purchasing it? Do you still have reservations?

Sound off by voting in our poll. Also, leave a comment as to why you selected what you did!

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 20 - View All

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