Sunday, August 2, 2015
02:23 PM - August 2, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

Another week is wrapping up in Diamond Dynasty. It was obviously a busy one with the trade deadline coming and going. The Trades & Rumors pack was released to coincide with the end of the deadline, but it did not have a major impact on the market. With that in mind, it's time to look ahead once again and try to predict who might be getting a ratings boost on Monday morning.

I'll be breaking the predictions into tiers based on my own confidence level.

Ratings Boost Probability: High

-Carlos Gonzalez - Carlos Gonzalez was horrendous for much of the start of the season, but he's making up for lost time. He's got 11 home runs in the last month and his OPS is up to .853 on the season. He was downgraded on 6/15 but maybe it's finally time to return some of his lost ratings.

-Mark Teixeira - He has 28 home runs on the season, which includes nine in the last month. Teixeira has just had a really awesome return to form this year.

-Carlos Correa - Here's my weekly reminder that Carlos Correa is still only 20 years old. He's got 12 home runs in his first 184 at-bats. He's really good.

-Scott Kazmir - His ERA is down to 2.10 on the season, and he's basically been untouchable for the past month. It's time to finally make Kazmir a Gold.

-Mike Leake - I'm all about the post-being-traded bump. It also doesn't hurt that Leake heads to the Giants with a WHIP of .83 over the last month.

Read More - Diamond Dynasty Ratings Boost Predictions (8/2/15)

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 27 - View All
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, August 1, 2015
06:05 PM - August 1, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

The folks at OOTP Developments sent a note saying the final OOTP 16 update has been released, with several new features and fixes.

- Added option to force DH in All-Star game
- Modified All-Star player in-game usage
- Fixed disabling player popups not sticking in options
- Fixed incorrectly notifying to activate a player during off-season while not on DL
- Fixed incorrect stats in team leaderboards
- Fixed incorrect wildcard calculations when division leaders tied
- Fixed duplicate field in team_history_financials export
- Fixed case where "strict" rotation mode would still skip starters on occasion
- Fixed case where locked positions persisted after manager "takes control" of them
- Added ability to remove players from specific shortlists
- Improved offseason processing time
- Fixed several minor bugs + text issues

To get information on how to download the update, be sure to check out the instructions on the OOTP Baseball Official Forum.

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 16Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
05:57 PM - August 1, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS.

NBA 2K16's Pro-Am mode debuted to the internet this past week with generally positive fanfare -- but we're specifically curious as to what you plan to do with it.

Are you going to get a team together and try to top the leaderboards or will you be sticking to the more established modes? Sound off by voting in our poll and let us know what you want to see from Pro-Am mode to change your mind (if you are a no).

Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 22 - View All
Friday, July 31, 2015
06:40 PM - July 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released another NBA Live 16 screenshot. This one features Nerlens Noel in the new Philadelphia 76ers uniform.

Game: NBA Live 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All

The BMW M3 E46 is coming to Need For Speed. Not only that, but gamers will be able to customize it and complete the look from the original Need for Speed Most Wanted.

If you purchase the Deluxe Edition, you can get early access to the car. If you pre-order, you will also receive both the Performance Pack and the Styling Pack.

The Styling Pack features an exclusive Styling Sticker, Spoiler, RIMS, and Splitter, while the Performance Pack contains a Performance Sticker, and early access to a High Performance Turbocharger, Engine Block, and Exhaust.

Access to additional in game items including, exclusive wraps, unique identifying sticker and a 10% discount on all items using in-game currency are also available with the Deluxe Edition.

Need For Speed releases on November 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The Standard Edition costs $59.99, while the Deluxe Edition is $69.99.

For those of you that have missed out on the recent news about the game, we've highlighted some of them below.For more news and media on the game, check out the Need For Speed page.

Game: Need for SpeedHype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
04:56 PM - July 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
For those of you playing as a goalie in the NHL 16 EASHL beta, here are the goalie controls for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 28 - View All
04:33 PM - July 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced the MLB 14 The Show online servers will close on November 2, 2015. Previously, the team announced they would keep them online until June 18, but decided to keep them up for a longer period of time, after complaints.

For those of you looking to use Year to Year Saves to continue MLB 14 PS4 to MLB 15 PS4, decommissioning the servers will NOT prevent that. To transfer your Save file from MLB 14 to MLB 15 on the same PS4, be sure to have the Save File stored on the Hard Drive of your PS4. You can then boot up MLB 15 The Show PS4 and the game will allow you to "load from MLB 14" using the Save file on your PlayStation 4 Hard Drive.

Now, for those of you moving from PS3 to PS4, you will need to take action before November 2. If you would like to move your Road to the Show, Season or Franchise save file from MLB 14 The Show PS3 to MLB 15 The Show PS4, please take the following steps:
  • Upload your MLB 14 PS3 save file to the Cloud, using the in-game feature.
  • Load a copy of MLB 14 The Show PS4 and select "Load from Cloud," using the same account you used to upload.
  • Once you "Load from cloud" the new save will be available to Save to your Hard Drive.
  • Using MLB 14 The Show PS4 and the loaded Cloud save, select “Options > Save” within the loaded mode (Franchise, RttS or Season).
  • Now you have a save file from MLB 14 The Show PS4 on your Hard Drive to load in MLB 15 The Show PS4 once you get a hold of a copy.

Game: MLB 14 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 9 - View All
03:08 PM - July 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS.

The Rocket League 1.03 patch is available now for both PlayStation 4 and PC. It includes the ability to use "Quick Chat" commands between PC and PS4 users, AI bot skill level improvements, 15 minute ban for the first player to abandon a ranked match and more. The patch weighs in at 1.8GB, check out the full list of new features and fixes below.

NOTE: The Rocket League Supersonic Fury DLC Pack is coming in August for $3.99, check out the trailer here. It will include 2 new Battle-Cars (over-the-top American muscle car Dominus and a souped-up Japanese street racer Takumi), six unique decals for each new Battle-Car (12 total), 5 new paint types, 2 new rocket boosts, 2 new wheels and plenty more customization options.

A new game update is also scheduled to arrive in early August, which brings in Utopia Coliseum, more than 70 new country flags and "Spectator Mode". Read more about the upcoming DLC and update here.


  • “Quick Chat” commands can now be used cross-platform between PC and PS4
  • Topper: “Cherry Top” now includes a working, rotating light
  • Topper: “Propellerhead” now includes a working, rotating blade
Online Play
  • AI Bot skill levels now adjust to the average skill level of all players currently in the game
  • The first player to abandon a “Ranked” match is now banned from matchmaking for 15 minutes
  • (Steam) Added “Mouse Sensitivity” setting to the “Options” menu
  • (Steam) Added support for more resolutions

  • “Freeplay” now grants truly unlimited “Rocket Boost”
  • Stats: Player’s “Win/ Loss Ratio” is now displayed as a “Win %”

  • (PS4) Sweet Tooth now properly unlocks when completing a game with all 10 of the other Battle-Cars
  • (PS4) Multiple visual optimizations
  • Reduced, but did not eliminate, instances of the “Invisible Car” bug
  • Fixed multiple crash scenarios
Garage Items
  • Antennas
    • Country Flags: Congo is now appropriately-named
    • Country Flags: Mexico is no longer reversed
    • Country Flags: Northern Ireland is now correct
    • Country Flags: United States now shows all 50 stars
Trophies and Achievements
  • (Steam) “Virtuoso” Achievement is now obtainable and includes appropriate description
  • (PS4) “Far, Far Away” Trophy can now be unlocked via online play
  • Stat tracking for online games is now properly reflected for their correlating Garage items
  • Blog and Scrolling Ticker now work as intended and will not errantly show “Offline” messages
  • “PsyNet” icons for cross-platform players will now display properly
  • Main Menu Player Avatars will no longer disappear between matches
  • Player names are now displayed correctly during “Replays”
  • French, German, Italian, and Spanish-language corrections and improvements
Source - Steam

Game: Rocket LeagueReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4Votes: 1 - View All
02:14 PM - July 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 143rd episode of the Press Row Podcast gets our panel back together for a fun summer conversation. The crew chat about what they’ve been playing, the joys of Rocket League, the jammed fall sports schedule, the EASHL beta, and a whole lot more. First-time guest Chase Becotte joins Bryan Wiedey, Owen Good, Samit Sarkar, and host Rich Grisham.


Joining us this week:Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast), and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 8 Minutes

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
09:04 AM - July 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Yasiel Puig has been battling the injury bug this year, including missing the entire month of May due to a hamstring issue. In the month of June when he returned, he hit just 1 home run, while driving in 6. While he did bat .303 in the month of June, his average in July dipped to .195 and is now batting .254 on the season.

On Wednesday, he delivered 2 hits, including a home run and 3 RBI in a win over the Oakland Athletics. After the game he attributed the success to playing baseball video games.

Here is a quote from Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times:

Yasiel Puig on ending slump: "I just stopped playing soccer video games. I've found, when I play baseball video games, I do better."

One would assume he is referring to MLB 15 The Show, since he is the cover athlete of the game.

Source - The Big Lead

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 27 - View All
08:33 AM - July 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Trades & Rumors Diamond Dynasty packs are available now for MLB 15 The Show costing 12,000 stubs. These packs will be available through the weekend and contain 3 player cards, 1 guaranteed Gold or better with 10 times the chance of receiving a diamond.

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

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