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Saturday, April 22, 2017
11:27 AM - April 22, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Mike Lowe

In this video, Mike Lowe takes a look at which contract setup in OSFM's 1.0 vs. 1.75 rosters is the right one for you. Mike discusses the merits of each and in the lengthy discussion really hits on several topics that will help you figure out which contract setup is the best for you...until the new version of OSFM arrives that is.

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Also, be sure to check out the OSFM rosters if you haven't already on the Operation Sports Forums.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 32 - View All
Friday, April 21, 2017

The official MLB The Show 17 roster update is available now.

Daddy Leagues have posted the attribute changes for the roster update, some of the changes include Matt Kemp +3 (82), Chris Heston +3 (76), Matt Strahm +3 (76), Brett Anderson +3 (75), Erasmo J. Ramirez +4 (74), Mike Montgomery -3 (72), Mike Bolsinger +3 (71), Anibal Sanchez -3 (71), J.C. Ramirez +5 (71), Taylor Motter +1 (71), Adam Rosales -3 (70), Jarred Cosart +4 (70), Jarrett Parker +2 (70) and much more.

PLAYERS ADDED THIS WEEK
  • Camargo, Johan - ATL
  • Johnson, Brian - BOS
  • Taylor, Ben - BOS
  • Garcia, Willy - CHW
  • May, Jacob - CHW
  • Arroyo, Bronson - CIN
  • Astin, Barrett - CIN
  • Davis, Rookie - CIN
  • Garrett, Amir - CIN
  • Turner, Stuart - CIN
  • Winker, Jesse - CIN
  • Carle, Shane - COL
  • Freeland, Kyle - COL
  • Holland, Greg - COL
  • Senzatela, Antonio - COL
  • Jimenez, Joe - DET
  • Guthrie, Jeremy - FA
  • Moore, Tyler - MIA
  • Riddle, JT - MIA
  • Haley, Justin - MIA
  • Sewald, Paul - NYM
  • Wheeler, Zack - NYM
  • Higashioka, Kyle - NYY
  • Kozma, Pete - NYY
  • Montgomery, Jordan - NYY
  • Montas, Frankie - OAK
  • Knapp, Andrew - PHI
  • Stassi, Brock - PHI
  • Lee, Zach - SDG
  • Stammen, Craig - SDG
  • Torrens, Luis - SDG
  • Marrero, Chris - SFO
  • Peterson, Shane - TAM
  • Pruitt, Austin - TAM
  • Robertson, DanielR - TAM
  • Hauschild, Mike - TEX
  • Robinson, Drew - TEX
  • Lawrence, Casey - TOR
TRANSACTION HIGHLIGHTS
  • CF Michael Bourn moved from Free Agent 1 to Orioles Minors.
  • SP Jake Odorizzi moved from Rays Starting to Rays Minors.
  • SP Erasmo Ramirez moved from Rays Relief to Rays Starting.
  • SP Aaron Sanchez moved from Blue Jays Starting to Blue Jays Minors.
  • 3B Chris Coghlan moved from Free Agent 2 to Blue Jays Position.
  • 3B Josh Donaldson moved from Blue Jays Position to Blue Jays Minors.
  • SP J.A. Happ moved from Blue Jays Starting to Blue Jays Minors.
  • CF Lonnie Chisenhall moved from Indians Minors to Indians Position.
  • CF Tyler Naquin moved from Indians Position to Indians Minors.
  • 2B Whit Merrifield moved from Royals Minors to Royals Bench.
  • RP Andrew Bailey moved from Angels Relief to Angels Minors.
  • SS Adam Rosales moved from A's Bench to A's Position.
  • SS Marcus Semien moved from A's Position to A's Minors.
  • 1B Mark Canha moved from A's Bench to A's Minors.
  • SP Kendall Graveman moved from A's Starting to A's Minors.
  • RP San Dyson moved from Rangers Closer to Rangers Minors.
  • CP Matt Bush moved from Rangers Relief to Rangers Closer.
  • SP Andrew Cashner moved from Rangers Minors to Rangers Starting.
  • 1B Derek Dietrich moved from Marlins Position to Marlins Bench.
  • 3B Martin Prado moved from Marlins Minors to Marlins Position.
  • SP Joe Ross moved from Nationals Minors to Nationals Starting.
  • SP Clay Buchholz moved from Phillies Starting to Phillies Minors.
  • SP Zach Eflin moved from Phillies Minors to Phillies Starting.
  • RP Oliver Drake moved from Orioles Relief to Brewers Relief.
  • CF Starling Marte moved from Pirates Position to Pirates Minors.
  • RF Adam Frazier moved from Pirates Bench to Pirates Position.
  • SP Jon Gray moved from Rockies Starting to Rockies Minors.
  • RP Pedro Baez moved from Dodgers Minors to Dodgers Relief.
  • SP Trevor Cahill moved from Padres Minors to Padres Starting.
  • LF Jarrett Parker moved from Giants Position to Giants Minors.
  • C Buster Posey moved from Giants Minors to Giants Position.
  • C Nick Hundley moved from Giants Position to Giants Bench

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Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 32 - View All
09:52 AM - April 21, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

FIFA 17 is available now in The Vault, for both EA Access (Xbox One) and Origin Access (PC) subscribers. If you are not seeing it in the app, try downloading it from here.

For those of you that might still be unaware, EA Access is an Xbox One exclusive, allowing members to try upcoming EA games prior to release, offering 10% off all EA digital purchases and more. It also gives users access to The Vault, which houses a growing library of EA games subscribers can play as much as they want. Users can subscribe to EA Access for $4.99 per month, or $29.99 for a full year.

Origin Access, exclusive for PC users, is very similar to the Xbox One subscription service, EA Access. While EA Access offers monthly ($4.99) and annual ($29.99) subscriptions, Origin Access is a monthly subscription ($4.99) service only. PlayStation 4 users are still left out in the cold, since Sony hasn't budged from their previous statements and don't expect to anytime soon.

Game: FIFA 17Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Thursday, April 20, 2017

The next installment in the Hot Shots Golf franchise will be titled Everybody's Golf, coming to PlayStation 4 for $39.99 on August 29. Check out the announcement trailer here. The team will be conducting a Closed Online Test towards the end of May.

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Anybody can play golf with basically only three button clicks. Now you can experience golf with a variety of character customizations, fishing, and karting across the courses. You can develop your skills with the challenge mode and compete with other players globally through the online mode.

What type of golfer are you? A casual weekend golfer? A semi-pro? Maybe you’re one of those golfers who spends more time picking out your outfit than you spend practicing your swing? Or maybe you’re not a golfer at all, but you’ve been playing Hot Shots Golf for years!

No matter your play style, we’re pleased to invite golfers and gamers of all skill levels to play the next installment in the Hot Shots Golf franchise — Everybody’s Golf. And what better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise than to launch the next iteration of the series this summer.

Not only does Everybody’s Golf boast the same three-click shot mechanic our fans have come to love, but the series returns with new features such as more character customization, robust online modes,* and other fun activities including fishing, buggy racing and treasure hunting in the open world environment. How you enjoy the game is up to you.

Below is a list of bonus items below that you’ll receive when you pre-order the game at PlayStation Store

Instantly downloadable upon pre-order purchase:
  • Everybody’s Golf Original Avatar
Available on Day 1:
  • The 20th Anniversary Course
  • Rabbit Mascot Costume x1
  • Unique shirt x2
  • Premium Kart x1
  • PS Dynamic Theme x1

Game: Everybody's GolfHype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 1 - View All
03:02 PM - April 20, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Kevin Groves


The mindset of a pitcher should be forever changing. Every hitter represents another battle that necessitates a new plan of attack. When these best-laid plans inevitably go awry because it’s impossible to execute perfectly and stymie whoever is at the plate with every pitch, it’s imperative that adjustments then be made on the fly. At times on the mound, you’re going to want to establish your dominance with an overpowering fastball on the inside corner. Elsewhere, you’ll be trying to set a hitter up with a pitch outside the zone, and ultimately, there will come a time when you’ll need to be ready to go in for the kill. Though every at-bat is bound to be its own slightly different struggle, the one constant will be the same counts that you’ll encounter over and over and over again. With that in mind, here are some thoughts on how to approach each of the different counts you’ll come across while pitching in MLB The Show 17.

Read More - How to Pitch Every Count in MLB The Show 17

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 32 - View All
08:30 AM - April 20, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

SEGA and Playsport Games today released ‘Strategy’, their fourth & final “From the Pit Wall” video from the series for Motorsport Manager. With three races in the books already this season, there have been no shortage of interesting strategies adopted by teams the length and breadth of the Formula 1 grid. So, ahead of the next race in Russia, tune in with F1 driver-TV analyst Karun Chandhok and our Motorsport Manager “From the Pit Wall” video series to find out how teams and drivers go about managing their cars through a race weekend.

Covering everything from the importance of practice, through to qualifying and the race – as well as being ready to react to the likes of a safety car or a change in the weather – this is your one stop shop for learning how to successfully navigate your drivers to Motorsport Manager glory.

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With three races in the books already this season, there have been no shortage of interesting strategies adopted by teams the length and breadth of the Formula 1 grid. So, ahead of the next race in Russia, tune into the fourth and final instalment from Karun Chandhok and our Motorsport Manager “From the Pit Wall” video series to find out how teams and drivers go about managing their cars through a race weekend.

Covering everything from the importance of practice, through to qualifying and the race – as well as being ready to react to the likes of a safety car or a change in the weather – this is your one stop shop for learning how to successfully navigate your drivers to Motorsport Manager glory.

Game: Motorsport ManagerHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / MacVotes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
05:52 PM - April 19, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Ryan Spencer

First, a confession: other than periodic bursts of Super Stickman Golf addiction, I am not what you would call a “mobile gamer” on any consistent basis. I find Twitter and Twitch much more appealing than trying to deal with phone games with sometimes spotty controls on a much smaller screen than I am used to playing with on console games.

A second confession: I’ve never played a sports text sim. I did buy Out of the Park Baseball 16 when a mid-season sale put it at a price that put little resistance in the way of my curiosity. I excitedly installed it, took one glance at the mind-boggling number of features, menu items and possible ways to play the game and got overwhelmed to the point of no return. Sometimes -- especially without a solid tutorial or walkthrough for new players -- there can absolutely be too much of a good thing. I retreated to the familiar cocoon of MLB The Show and didn’t give OOTP a second thought.

So why, may you ask, am I writing about MLB Manager 17 ($4.99, Apple App Store/$4.49, Google Play) the mobile-friendly MLB text sim from Out of the Park Developments? I’m happy to report that after playing this game for over a week, I have fallen deep into a rabbit hole I don’t want to get out of.

Read More - MLB Manager 17: Baseball Anytime, Anywhere (Written by: Ryan Spencer)

Game: MLB Manager 2017Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
02:21 PM - April 18, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Editor Chris Sanner recently got a chance to go out to 2K and chat with several members of the NBA 2K team about what it was like to go from a member of the OS and Sports Gaming Community to working in gaming.

This is our last video in this series, and it covers several very good and helpful topics from how to get noticed by developers, how you can stand out as someone who is respected and listened to, what sacrifices are made working in gaming, and some parting advice from our panelists!

As part of this series, we are also wanting to encourage anyone interested in working in gaming to look into it. The results of what former OS'ers have been able to do at 2K Sports in particular speaks for itself.

If you are interested in seeing if you have what it takes, we are encouraging all members of the community to contact Chad Riggleman, a recruiter at 2K Sports, about how you may fit in with their future. E-mail Chad at [email protected].


Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All

Saber Interactive recently posted an image of some of the players on the NBA Playgrounds roster, with plans to reveal the full roster soon. Over 200 players will be available on the roster, including Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Steph Curry and other NBA Legends.

NBA Playgrounds is scheduled to be released in May on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam for $20.

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Classic NBA arcade action is back! Take your “A” game to the playground and beat the best in high-flying 2-on-2 basketball action. Practice your skills offline, play with up to three others, or take your talents online to posterize your opponents with acrobatic jams and ridiculous displays of skill.

UPDATE: (4-20) GameSpot has revealed the entire roster. The official Twitter account mentions hundreds more are coming.
  • Aaron Gordon
  • Al Horford
  • Al Jefferson
  • Alex English
  • Allen Iverson
  • Alonzo Mourning
  • Andre Drummond
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Anfernee Hardaway
  • Anthony Davis
  • Ben McLemore
  • Ben Simmons
  • Bill Laimbeer
  • Bill Russell
  • Bill Walton
  • Billy Cunningham
  • Blake Griffin
  • Bradley Beal
  • Brandon Ingram
  • Brook Lopez
  • Buddy Hield
  • CJ McCollum
  • Carmelo Anthony
  • Chandler Parsons
  • Chauncey Billups
  • Chris Bosh
  • Chris Mullin
  • Chris Paul
  • Chris Webber
  • Clyde Drexler
  • Damian Lillard
  • Danilo Gallinari
  • Danny Ainge
  • David Robinson
  • DeAndre Jordan
  • DeMar DeRozan
  • DeMarcus Cousins
  • DeMarre Carroll
  • Dell Curry
  • Derrick Rose
  • Dikembe Mutombo
  • Dirk Nowitzki
  • Dominique Wilkins
  • Dragan Bender
  • Draymond Green
  • Dwight Howard
  • Dwyane Wade
  • Elfrid Payton
  • Emmanuel Mudiay
  • Enes Kanter
  • Eric Bledsoe
  • Evan Turner
  • Frank Kaminsky
  • George Gervin
  • George Hill
  • George Mikan
  • Goran Dragic
  • Gordon Hayward
  • Grant Hill
  • Greg Monroe
  • Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Harrison Barnes
  • Hassan Whiteside
  • Ian Mahinmi
  • Jabari Parker
  • Jahlil Okafor
  • Jakob Poeltl
  • Jamal Crawford
  • Jamal Murray
  • James Harden
  • James Worthy
  • Jason Kidd
  • Jaylen Brown
  • Jeff Teague
  • Jeremy Lin
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Joel Embiid
  • John Stockton
  • John Wall
  • Jonas Valanciunas
  • Jordan Clarkson
  • Jrue Holiday
  • Karl Anthony Towns
  • Karl Malone
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • Kevin Durant
  • Kevin Johnson
  • Kevin Love
  • Kris Dunn
  • Kris Humphries
  • Kristaps Porzingis
  • Kyle Lowry
  • Kyrie Irving
  • LaMarcus Aldridge
  • Larry Johnson
  • LeBron James
  • Luis Scola
  • Luol Deng
  • Magic Johnson
  • Marc Gasol
  • Marcus Morris
  • Marcus Smart
  • Marquese Chriss
  • Mason Plumlee
  • Matt Barnes
  • Maurice Cheeks
  • Michael Beasley
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
  • Mike Conley Jr.
  • Mitch Richmond
  • Monta Ellis
  • Nenê
  • Nerlens Noel
  • Nicolas Batum
  • Nikola Jokic
  • Nikola Vucevic
  • Oscar Robertson
  • Otto Porter Jr.
  • Patrick Beverley
  • Patrick Ewing
  • Pau Gasol
  • Paul George
  • Paul Millsap
  • Paul Westphal
  • Rajon Rondo
  • Ray Allen
  • Reggie Jackson
  • Ricky Rubio
  • Robert Parish
  • Roy Hibbert
  • Rudy Gay
  • Rudy Gobert
  • Russell Westbrook
  • Scottie Pippen
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Shawn Kemp
  • Shawn Marion
  • Spud Webb
  • Stephen Curry
  • Steven Adams
  • Thon Maker
  • Tim Hardaway
  • Trey Burke
  • Ty Lawson
  • Tyreke Evans
  • Victor Oladipo
  • Vince Carter
  • Walt Frazier
  • Willis Reed
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Zach LaVine
  • Zach Randolph

Game: NBA PlaygroundsHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Nintendo Switch / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
10:29 AM - April 18, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Mike Stauffer (@2KStauff) has sent us the NBA 2K17 roster update details. Check them out here.

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
09:21 AM - April 18, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

MotoGP 17 will be available in North America on July 11, exclusively at GameStop, promising 60 FPS, new online modes and more.

You can watch the announcement trailer here and read the full press release below.

MotoGP 17: THE OFFICIAL MotoGP 2017 SEASON, 60 FPS AND NEW ONLINE MODES
THE CHAMPIONSHIP HAS STARTED, REIGNITING PASSION FOR ALL THINGS TWO-WHEELED

Milestone, one of the leading and longest established racing game developer in the world, is proud to announce MotoGP™17, the videogame dedicated to the 2017 world championship season. The game will be available on July 11 on PlayStation®4, PS4™Pro, Xbox One® and Windows PC/STEAM™.

MotoGP™17 will be available exclusively at GameStop in the United States and participating retailers in Canada and Latin America. Pre-orders will give players access to the MotoGP ™ 17 - Credits Multiplier helping them reach the top of the MotoGP™ Championship. MotoGP™17 will also be available for digital download.

The 2017 edition of the official MotoGP™ videogame brings all the adrenaline and need for speed of the new motorbike world champion with it. The title will include all the 2017 riders, teams and tracks; the new rules and the Red Bull Rookies Cup championship. This edition will reach 60 FPS for the first time, guaranteeing unprecedented performance and extreme enjoyability for the end user. All this will be made possible thanks to the Milestone developers’ experience and skills, developed over 20 years of dedicated work to racing.

“We are working really hard to make MotoGP™17 not just a seasonal update, but an enjoyable game which is full of all the innovations which the fans of the series have asked for over the years. We will have a new competitive and thrilling online mode, a completely revolutionised career mode and much more. I don't want to reveal too much, but I can assure you that you will see great things in the next few months. In the meantime, sit back and watch the beginning of the new season with us,” states Matteo Pezzotti, Milestone Lead Designer.

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Game: MotoGP 17Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Monday, April 17, 2017
06:40 PM - April 17, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

A new NHL 17 roster update is available now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, adding Charlie McAvoy, Brock Boeser and Clayton Keller. There may be a few others added, so make sure to check them out.

Roster Update Download Instructions*:
  • In the NHL 17 main menu, select (Customize)
  • In the Customize section, select (Roster)
  • In the Roster section, select (Active Rosters)
  • In the Active Rosters section, select the most recent update organized by 'Date & Time' under EA SPORTS NHL Official Rosters
*NOTE: Your console must have an internet connection to download this roster update.

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Game: NHL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
05:42 PM - April 17, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS.


The MLB The Show 17 server issues persisted over the weekend, and many are starting to feel like there is no end in sight.

While server issues are a traditional problem with Sony and MLB The Show, last year it seemed like there was a lot of progress made towards a smoother playing experience. Unfortunately this year, it appears the series has indeed suffered a setback with the online play.

Last year, there were some rough days even a couple of weeks after launch as well, but the servers going down at the start of Easter weekend was a real low point (Sony did get them back up on the whole by Saturday). With that in mind, we thought it best to at least summarize the issues that have cropped up during this first month and sort of just encapsulate the whole saga to this point.


Read More - MLB The Show Server Issues: Detailing the Saga So Far

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 32 - View All
09:43 AM - April 17, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

In many ways, these are great days to be a sports video game fan. However, certain segments of popular games have experienced significant problems, causing enormous issues within each of those games' communities. The way titles are marketed at fans, persistent problems with certain modes, and perceived lack of communication between game makers and game players have embroiled fans and developers alike.

Host Rich Grisham talks with Operation Sports Community Manager Millennium - a man in the middle of a number of these conversations - about the overall situation, how fans should be approaching these issues, and what people on all sides can and should do.

Joining us this week:

Game: Press Row PodcastReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All

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