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01:00 PM - August 29, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports and the Madden NFL 15 team have fixed the online CFM issue many gamers were having. Specifically, the user vs. user games that were not being registered.

The team is still looking into the simmed stats issue. It's good to see they are aware.

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UPDATE 8/29: This issue has reportedly been resolved and players should no longer be experiencing this issue.

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
12:15 PM - August 29, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Here is a new NBA 2K15 video featuring Ricky Rubio. He is representing 2K Sports in Spain. It's a short clip, but at least it's something, while we wait for more news to arrive.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 41 - View All
10:59 AM - August 29, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS.


The 98th episode of the Press Row Podcast is one of our most-anticipated shows of the year. Host Rich Grisham is joined by regular panelists Kat Bailey, Bryan Wiedey, Chris Sanner, Owen Good, and T.J. Lauerman to break down the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Madden NFL 15 from top to bottom. Find out what we love and hate about everything from the presentation to the play calling, on-field gameplay to CFM and Ultimate Team. So much to discuss - enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)
Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)
Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)
T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)
Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)
And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and canít wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:
Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090, Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast) , and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:56


Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
10:44 AM - August 29, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah



EA Sports has released two NHL 15 videos featuring cover athlete Patrice Bergeron. Post your thoughts!

Video #1
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Sometimes something is so good, it rocks you to your emotional core. Just ask Patrice Bergeron - the man's never written a poem in his life, let alone performed one, but after playing NHL 15, he really didn't have a choice.

Video #2
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When Brad Marchand got his hands on NHL 15, his heart sang out. Then his voice sang out. Then he picked up a guitar and went right to an open mic night. Maybe he didn't sing it super perfectly, but still, it came from the heart. And that's what this game does, it gets you all twisted up.

Game: NHL 15Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 41 - View All
10:11 AM - August 29, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer

One of the most intriguing things about Madden 15 is that the development team claims to have added more variance to the passing game, based on ratings. Well, given that one of my biggest complaints of the series has been how QB's have seemed automatic, I wanted to put this new aspect of the game to the test.

Read More - Madden NFL 15: Breaking Down QB Passing Percentages

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
09:14 AM - August 29, 2014. Posted by IceeWarrior. Written by Steve Noah

IGN has posted another WWE 2K15 video. This one features a behind the scenes look at how Visual Concepts is making the most of the new generation consoles.

Game: WWE 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 13 - View All
09:00 AM - August 29, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest FIFA 15 video, featuring Villa Park and new player faces.

Game: FIFA 15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
Thursday, August 28, 2014
11:26 PM - August 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah



Steam has updated their NBA 2K15 page with screenshots of John Wall and James Harden. Your thoughts?

Thanks for the heads up @wetai30254!

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 41 - View All
09:05 PM - August 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The same way EA Access gave users just six hours of gameplay for the trial version of Madden NFL 15, news has arrived that NHL 15 will offer the same amount of time.

Of course, the NHL 15 demo is already available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users, there was no demo for Madden NFL 15.

The trail version of NHL 15 on EA Access should be available on September 4th at noon EST, maybe a little sooner. There was a problem on Microsoft's end delaying the release for early access to Madden NFL 15 by three and a half hours. Hopefully that doesn't happen again.

For subscription prices and additional details on EA Access, click here.

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When can I try NHL 15 on Xbox One?
EA Access members will be able to download and play NHL 15 for up to six hours starting on Thursday, September 4th.

What will the NHL 15 trial include?
Members will be able to download the full NHL 15 game and play it for six hours. You can play all at once or spread your gaming over five days. Either way, you'll get regular updates letting you know how much time you have left. Note that the clock is still ticking when the game is running in the background on the Xbox One, though, so be sure to quit the game when you're not playing in order to maximize your game time.

Thanks to crankybaker for the heads up!

Game: NHL 15Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 41 - View All
08:04 PM - August 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS.


Returning Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) 14 users who create a team in HUT 15 will be eligible for a one-time bonus of up to 30 Gold Packs in NHL 15. The EA Pack bonus for returning users will be determined by:
  • How many HUT games you have played in NHL 14.
  • The size of your HUT 14 player item collection
  • Your HUT 14 puck balance
The more HUT 14 games played, the bigger your collection, the bigger the Returning User Bonus...so, keep playing HUT 14!

Details:
  • Bonus is granted based on a user maintaining the same user account (Gamertag or PSN ID). This means that if you transition from a gen 3 console to gen 4, and have the same user account, you are still eligible for the bonus.
  • Bonus is granted as a one-time offer per user account. Returning HUT users will need to actively redeem Returning User Bonus in HUT 15. Any progress, purchases, items in HUT collection, etc. will not be carried over from HUT 14 to HUT 15.
  • Bonus packs are untradeable

03:38 PM - August 28, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

When I first saw the trailers for The Gauntlet, I was a little skeptical; it looked too much like another Madden gimmick. But having played it, my opinion was immediately swayed.

Read More - Madden NFL 15: Skills Trainer and Gauntlet Mode More Important Than Ever

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
03:29 PM - August 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


With UFC 177 set to take place on August 30th, EA Sports has simulated the rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao with EA Sports UFC.

Do you agree with the sim results? Who do you think takes the fight?

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
02:33 PM - August 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS.

2K Sports has released this new NBA 2K15 video (Instagram, very short clip), featuring some NBA dance teams. Entire routines were mo-capped from professional NBA dance teams and will be implemented into the game.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 41 - View All
12:28 PM - August 28, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Microsoft has announced the soundtrack which will accompany Forza Horizon 2 and it's just as massive as a game built around a music festival should be. In all, there will be 150 tracks spread across seven stations for you to enjoy.

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"Youíll start the game with three of the Horizon Festivalís stations pre-tuned on your in-car radio: Horizon Pulse, Horizon Bass Arena, and a new station called Horizon XS. Get ready to listen to music from artists as diverse as Chromeo, CHVRCHES, Nero, The Clash, and Janeís Addiction. As you progress through the game, youíll unlock new stations with an even broader variety of music to accompany your European road trip."

If you want to check out some of the best tracks coming up in the game, check out the Forza Horizon 2 playlist on Xbox music.

Game: Forza Horizon 2Hype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All

Madden Senior Game Designer and Lead Designer of Madden NFL CFM, Josh Looman has posted an update on Twitter, mentioning some of the fixes that have already taken place.

Unfortunately, they haven't figured out the online CFM user vs. user issue, but it's good to hear they are looking into the simulated stats issue.

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All

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