Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
10:44 AM - March 29, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS.

Online franchise. Online dynasty.
Online franchise modes -- yesterday's fad -- have all but disappeared from sports games. Are these experiences on the endangered list? Or will we get to enjoy them in the future?

We break down where the modes are going and if you can expect to see them in the years to come in this new roundtable!

Read More - Are Online Franchises Endangered? (Roundtable)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Last week on NBA 2KTV, Scott O'Gallagher showed us some winning tips from the 4-out 1-in set for NBA 2K15. This week he gives us 5 tips to break down the 2-3 zone defense. It's much longer this week (thanks to fan feedback), so make sure you check it out and let your voice be heard this week.

Also in the video is an interview with Hillsong NYC Pastor and mentor to the NBA stars, Carl Lentz along with 2K top plays of the week.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All
Friday, March 27, 2015
09:15 PM - March 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released their NHL 15 roster update for the month of March, updating rosters to reflect the current lineups in the NHL, AHL, CHL, Liga, SHL, DEL, Extraliga ledniho hokeje, and National League.

Changes have also been made to player ratings across the NHL. These new player ratings will be reflected in all game modes including online play. The full list of updated player ratings is here, it includes 40 players.


Xbox One & PlayStation 4:
  • In the NHL 15 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.
Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3:
  • In the NHL 15 main menu, select (Customize)
  • In the Customize section, select (Roster Management)
  • In the Roster Management section, select (Download Rosters)
  • In the Download Rosters section, select the most recent update organized by ‘Date & Time’
*NOTE: Your console must have internet connection to download this roster update.

Fire up those consoles and post your thoughts.

Game: NHL 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 14 - View All
04:50 PM - March 27, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

The crew at The Golf Club posted an update on the status of the major March update.

"Lots of people are asking when the March Update is coming. As I’ve said previously, the build was actually finished and submitted to Sony and Microsoft a number of weeks ago but because of the process of getting the concept for the disk version through we had to wait before pushing the March update build into testing. Sony have passed the update build in both Europe and North America but Microsoft had a few issues at their end and we couldn’t submit until today. This will unfortunately result in delaying the update for everyone. Normally we’d have released the PC and PS4 versions anyway but since this update is a major Greg Norman Course Designer update, we’re unable to do that as any courses published in Harvest Theme, with fences, walls or steps would crash the Xbox One build. However, now that it’s being tested I’m hoping for a quick turnaround – so hopefully you’ll see it early next week."

The major update will include a new theme and items for courses. We'll post some impressions of the new update when it goes live soon!

Update: The update went live a little earlier than expected and is now available. Good news! Patch notes will arrive on Monday.

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
03:39 PM - March 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

PlayStationTrophies have posted the trophies list for MLB 15 The Show on the PlayStation 4. For PlayStation 3 users, PS3Trophies has you covered right here.

Below are just a few of them, make sure to click the links above to see them all.
  • The "Me" In Team
    In any game mode, total 7 RBIs with one player in a game. Must play an uninterrupted game against the CPU without switching sides or fast-forwarding (excluding RTTS). Excludes Community Challenges mode.
  • You're My Boy Blue
    Successfully win a replay challenge.
  • See What I Did There?
    Perform a slide step and successfully throw out a baserunner. Must play an uninterrupted game against the CPU without switching sides or fast-forwarding. Excludes Community Challenges mode.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 53 - View All
03:12 PM - March 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Spring is technically here – although the weather may not agree with that – so our thoughts turn to baseball and golf. Episode 127 is a three-part show. Up first, Bryan Wiedey and T.J. Lauerman join host Rich Grisham to talk about what they’re looking forward to the most from MLB 15 The Show. Second, Rory McElroy PGA Tour Executive Producer Brent Nielsen joins Rich to chat about the recent news surrounding EA’s upcoming next-gen golf game. Lastly, Out of the Park Baseball’s Brad Cook drops by to discuss his just-released PC baseball sim, and why the new MLB license transforms the experience.

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), so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 22 Minutes

If you can't view or listen to the embedded player below, please click here.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
10:23 AM - March 27, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

Professional wrestling games are a bit odd. They must capture the spirit of a scripted form of entertainment, while providing a competitive experience with an undetermined outcome. You often change between promoter and athlete, scheduling matches which you then play in. Yet, despite these contradictions, I usually enjoy these titles, even though I am not an ardent follower of the real shows.

Enter 5 Star Wrestling, a PS3 digital title that seeks to recreate the pro wrestling experience. Like the genre’s big budget titles, this smaller game is full of inconsistencies. This time, however, they serve to make a rather dreadful experience.

Read More - 5 Star Wrestling Review (PS3)

Game: 5 Star WrestlingReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 0 - View All
08:14 AM - March 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The standalone expansion of Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is available now. It is free until April 10th, after that it will cost $9.99.

Queue it up on Xbox 360 here (2.2 GB) and on Xbox One here (15 GB). Additional details about the game can be seen here, along with a launch trailer here.

Download it and let us know what you think!

For the first time ever, the Forza experience of thrilling driving and amazing cars is combining with the unstoppable Fast & Furious movie franchise to create an original adventure filled with adrenaline-fueled automotive action.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
03:30 PM - March 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Macho Man Randy Savage and Stone Cold Steve Austin are available now for WWE Immortals on iOS devices (coming soon for Android devices), along with an all new events system. Macho Man (Renegade, Macho King) and Stone Cold (Icebound Watcher, Texas Rattlesnake) will have 2 variations.

Read the full press release below.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and WWE today announced that WWE Immortals for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices will now offer two new characters – Macho Man Randy Savage and Stone Cold Steve Austin – along with an all new Events System.

These new characters mark the second wave of additions to the WWE Immortals roster since the game’s launch in January 2015, following the recent introduction of Superstar Randy Orton in February. WWE Immortals will continue to add new playable characters to its existing roster with an unveiling of additional WWE Superstars every month.

Both of the new characters for March 2015 will be available in two variations, including:
  • Macho Man Randy Savage – Renegade
  • Macho Man Randy Savage – Macho King
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin – Icebound Watcher
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin – Texas Rattlesnake
The new Events System provides even more opportunities for players to interact within the game and with each other. It will kick off with a weeklong series of in-game events surrounding WrestleMania 31. Starting today, March 26 through April 2, the Event will take over the WWE Immortals main screen and Online Battle screens. Players who place in the top of the Leaderboard during the Event Week will have an opportunity to win an exclusive WrestleMania 31 Four-Star Gear, or an exclusive WrestleMania 31 Two-Star "Ticket" Gear, both of which will only be offered this week. The Special Daily Quests throughout the week will all reflect WrestleMania 31 matches and themes.

The March updates for WWE Immortals are available today on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and are coming soon to Android devices.

WWE Immortals screenshot gallery - Click to view WWE Immortals screenshot gallery - Click to view
Game: WWE ImmortalsReader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 1 - View All
02:26 PM - March 26, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Out of the Park Developments, an official licensee of MLB.com, today announced that MLB Manager 2015 is available now for Android and iOS at Google Play and the Apple App Store, respectively. Like Out of the Park Baseball 16, which was released on March 23, 2015, MLB Manager 2015 features the official Major League Baseball logo, as well as official logos for all 30 MLB teams and historical MLB logos.



iOS App Store:


MLB Manager 2015 also features Opening Day rosters, a Shop a Player function, and other new additions detailed below. The game offers the most immersive experience for armchair baseball GMs who want to guide their favorite teams to glory. It sells for US$4.99, with historical seasons available as in-app purchases on the iOS platform. (In-app purchases will be added to the Android version soon.)

"With its official MLB.com license and many great new features, MLB Manager is still the king of mobile baseball management games," said MLB Manager lead developer Sebastian Palkowski. "It's the perfect way to get in some baseball action on a smartphone or tablet while on the go."

Game: MLB Manager 2015Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOS / iPad / iPhoneVotes: 0 - View All
12:51 PM - March 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All
12:11 PM - March 26, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Robert Kollars

Sometimes the luck just isn't with your franchise.

In our last article we talked about moves that we think will have a true positive impact for the respective team in the upcoming 2015 NFL season. As with every subject though, there is always a counterpoint. Here are some of the moves that not only have us questioning the front office of some of these NFL teams, but we are sure the majority of their fan base is doing the same.

Read More - Madden: The Teams That Took a Step Back in Free Agency in 2015

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 37 - View All
09:29 AM - March 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA Live 15 roster update has arrived this morning. It includes 2,733 rating changes, 15 accessory changes and updated shoe colors for the Golden St. Warriors away jersey.

Below is a list of some of the changes you will see in the roster update. ProjectLeet has sent us the Excel spreadsheet with all of the changes here.

  • Tarik Black +1
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo +1
  • Matt Barnes +1
  • Langston Galloway +1
  • Joe Johnson +1
  • Josh Smith +1
  • Ed Davis +1
  • Festus Ezeli +1
  • Nerlens Noel +1
  • Tiago Splitter +1
  • Tim Duncan +1
  • Cole Aldrich +1
  • Jeremy Lin +1
  • DeMarcus Cousins +1
  • Mitch McGary +1
  • Ersan Ilyasova +1
  • Ben McLemore +1
  • Glen Davis +1
  • Klay Thompson +1
  • Danilo Gallinari +1
  • John Jenkins +1
  • Kirk Hinrich +1
  • Bradley Beal +1
  • Goran Dragic +1
  • Michael Beasley +1
  • Jordan Clarkson +1
  • Hassan Whiteside +1
  • Marcus Smart +1
  • Amar'e Stoudemire -1
  • Kenneth Faried -1
  • Andre Iguodala -1
  • Lance Stephenson -1
  • Ty Lawson -1
  • Alexis Ajinca -1
  • Gorgui Dieng -1
  • Ryan Hollins -1
  • J.J. Hickson -1
  • Timofey Mozgov -1
  • Andrew Wiggins -1
  • Jason Thompson -1
  • Quincy Acy -1
  • Markieff Morris -1
  • Stephen Curry -1
  • Kawhi Leonard -1
  • Joakim Noah -1
  • Nate Robinson -1
  • Dirk Nowitzki -1
  • Kyle Korver -1
  • Chris Bosh -1
  • Tony Parker -1
  • Elton Brand -1
  • Manu Ginobili -1

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
09:16 AM - March 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Codemasters have just announced F1 2015 is scheduled to release in June for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Read the full press release below.



Codemasters® today announced that F1 2015, the official video game of the 2015 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, will release in June 2015 and will be distributed by BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. in the Americas. Arriving much earlier in the FORMULA ONE™ season than before, this will mark the award-winning series’ debut on PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The title will also be available for Windows PC through STEAM.

F1 2015 is set to take gamers closer to the real-world experience of racing in the world’s most glamorous, exciting and prestigious motorsport thanks to a brand new version of Codemasters’ proprietary EGO game engine. In addition to spectacular visual fidelity, F1 2015 offers a significant step forward in the physics-based handling model of the game, which is designed to be inclusive for both seasoned players and those new to the series. The handling model offers enhancements and additions in over 20 areas, including engine and transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension and most notably a brand new tire physics model, to recreate the breathtaking handling characteristics of the world’s fastest and most responsive racing cars.

F1 2015 will deliver a truly immersive experience thanks to an all-new ‘broadcast presentation’ style that recreates the unique race day atmosphere of a GRAND PRIX™, complete with podium and grid sequences. Using voice recognition technology available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, players can become immersed in the cockpit, engaging with their race engineer through in-game voice commands with Kinect for Xbox One and the PlayStation®Camera or compatible headsets and microphones for PlayStation 4. Players will compete as their favorite FORMULA ONE star in the all-new Championship Season and push themselves to the limit in the challenging Pro Season mode.

Look forward to one of the most hotly anticipated seasons of recent times, including the return of the Mexico Grand Prix for the first time in over 20 years, in the 2015 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, as well as a fully playable 2014 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ season, available to players as bonus game content.

“F1 2015 marks an exciting new chapter for Codemasters and FORMULA ONE; it’s a shift in direction for the game series, on new formats and our brand new game engine, with the game set to be released earlier in the season, launching this June,” commented Paul Jeal, Game Director, Codemasters.

“The handling is a vast improvement from our previous games. In particular our new tire model is a superb step forward towards realism, letting you explore where the limit is and allowing you to instantly feel much more connected with the car. You can now experience the changes in grip caused by temperature changes, wear, car set-up, debris and weather conditions. Our improved vehicle dynamics much more accurately convey the difference in performance and the feel between mechanical and aerodynamic grip. The new Force Feedback system adds to the feeling of connection with the car and track surface. The more natural and realistic nature of the game physics also serves to ensure that the racing experience is more accessible, enjoyable and rewarding for players of all skill levels.”

“With the second race of the 2015 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP this weekend in Malaysia, the team is busy modelling the new 2015 cars and drivers in readiness for the game’s summer launch. You can see a tease of our first signed off 2015 content in our debut screenshots, as well as an early glimpse of the Mexican circuit. In addition to the 2015 season, we are also delighted to be able to offer the 2014 season as a bonus selectable season*. Even this far out from our games release they truly show the power of our new game engine.”

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Game: F1 2015Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All

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