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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

EA pulled the curtain back a little bit more on Need for Speed at E3, with some big news hitting during their GamesCom Press Conference.

Need for Speed introduces five real world automotive icons: Magnus Walker, Ken Block, Nakai-san, Risky Devil, and Morohoshi-san.

Each icon is inspired by one of the five ways you play in the game: Speed, style, build, crew, and outlaw. The game will feature seamless live-action storytelling using real-time compositing. This will allow you go from live action sequences directly into gameplay without any delay.

The goal of the story mode will be to play to increase reputation in each of the five areas to get the attention of one of the five icons. This is the heartbeat driving the story mode, and it will allow you to branch within the gameplay as you work to build a reputation in each area.

Also announced is that the BMW M3 E46 returns to the series, with owners of the digital deluxe edition gaining instant access to it.

Need for Speed launches on November 3 on PS4, XB1, and PC.

We just uploaded several new Need for Speed screenshots here.

Game: Need for SpeedHype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
11:00 PM - August 4, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah





2K has just released the first in-game screenshots for NBA 2K16 showcasing the cover athletes Steph Curry, James Harden, and Anthony Davis.

To see the images in 4K, just click on them.

Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 26 - View All
09:30 PM - August 4, 2015. Posted by LeBron_On_Mars. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest NBA Live 16 screenshot, featuring DeMar Derozan in the new Toronto Raptors uniform. More screenshots from the game can be seen here.

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

Visual Concepts' Community Managers, Chris Manning and Ronnie Singh, just finished their regular Tuesday Twitch stream. This week, the duo discussed NBA 2K16's plans for Germany's upcoming Gamescom convention, plus they answered several community questions about the recently revealed 2K Pro-Am mode.

If you don't want to watch the entire 47-minute broadcast, here is a summary of the stream:

Notes
  • The 2K Pro-Am mode will have "eSports elements," which will be discussed in more detail at a later date.

  • There won't be any "Got Next" spots in 2K Pro-Am mode, even in the 40-person arena. Ronnie said that all the player icons moving around NBA 2K15's Rec Center were causing the lag in that mode, not the 40-person player load.

  • The developers are making sure that the fill-in AI players on 2K Pro-Am mode will be "mediocre," so that lineups with more human players will always have a competitive advantage.

  • The "ELO" leaderboard system is designed to reward teams who are beating other highly ranked teams. Wins against low-ranked teams won't count as much.

  • 2K's marketing schedule is "really, really close" to releasing NBA 2K16's first gameplay videos. Some screenshots of the cover athletes (James Harden, Stephen Curry, and Anthony Davis) will appear on Facebook tonight at 9:00 PM PST.

  • More of the new historic teams that have been added to NBA 2K16 will be announced later this week. The 1999-2000 Toronto Raptors, 2000-2001 Los Angeles Lakers, and 2007-2008 Boston Celtics have already been revealed.

  • There is no playable NBA 2K16 demo at Gamescom this year. Ronnie's reasoning for this decision was that the gamers attending this conference generally are not NBA fans.

Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 26 - View All
02:52 PM - August 4, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

IGN has posted some PES 2016 gameplay footage between Juventus F.C. and A.C. Milan. Andre Bronzoni and Gustavo Petro are speaking in Portuguese, so keep that in mind before hitting that play button.

Game: PES 2016Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All
02:02 PM - August 4, 2015. Posted by Ermolli. Written by Chris Sanner

In a rumor based initially from a pretty credible Twitter source, it looks like Euro 2016 could be coming to PES 2016 via DLC on an exclusive basis.

With Konami already wrapping up licensing for the Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup -- this is another license in Pro Evolution's arsenal.

The UEFA Euro 2016 Tournament will be held in the summer of 2016 in France, with 24 total national teams being featured for the first time ever. At the present time, 53 national teams are vying to secure the 23 available slots with France getting an automatic bid already.

News Tip: Only Pro Evolutions

01:32 PM - August 4, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released Madden NFL 16 team ratings for the AFC North today, along with a few more player ratings.

Baltimore Ravens (85 OVR)

Offense
  • Breshad Perriman (73 OVR)
  • Maxx Williams (74 OVR)
  • Justin Forsett (87 OVR)
  • Marshall Yanda (98 OVR)
  • Kelechi Osemele (90 OVR)
Defense
  • Terrell Suggs (93 OVR)
  • Daryl Smith (90 OVR)
  • C. J. Mosely (88 OVR)
  • Elvis Dumervil (88 OVR)
  • Will Hill (88 OVR)
Cincinnati Bengals (84 OVR)

Offense
  • Jeremy Hill (86 OVR)
  • Andrew Whitworth (95 OVR)
  • Kevin Zeitler (89 OVR)
  • A. J. Green (92 OVR)
  • Mohamed Sanu (79 OVR)
  • Marvin Jones (78 OVR)
  • Tyler Eifert (81 OVR)
Defense
  • Geno Atkins (89 OVR)
  • Carlos Dunlap (88 OVR)
  • Michael Johnson (81 OVR)
  • Vontaze Burfict (86 OVR)
  • Rey Maualuga (83 OVR)
  • Dre Kirkpatrick (77 OVR)
Pittsburgh Steelers (84 OVR)

Offense
  • Ben Roethlisberger (95 OVR)
  • Antonio Brown (97 OVR)
  • Le’Veon Bell (94 OVR)
  • Martavis Bryant (80 OVR)
  • Markus Wheaton (75 OVR)
Defense
  • Stephon Tuitt (73 OVR)
  • Cameron Heyward (88 OVR)
  • James Harrison (84 OVR)
  • Arthur Moats (80 OVR)
  • Shamarko Thomas (76 OVR)
Cleveland Browns (75 OVR)

Offense
  • Josh McCown (72 OVR)
  • Johnny Manziel (71 OVR)
  • Dwayne Bowe (83 OVR)
  • Andrew Hawkins (80 OVR)
  • Brian Hartline (78 OVR)
  • Isaiah Crowell (74 OVR)
  • Terrance West (73 OVR)
  • Duke Johnson (73 OVR)
Defense
  • Danny Shelton (75 OVR)
  • Desmond Bryant (79 OVR)
  • Randy Starks (79 OVR).
  • Karlos Dansby (90 OVR)
  • CB Joe Haden (90 OVR)
  • Donte Whitner (90 OVR)
Previously released Madden NFL 16 player ratings:

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
01:00 PM - August 4, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We recently had an opportunity to interview Jeff Thomas, vice president of sports development at Visual Concepts to discuss some more details about the new 2K Pro-Am mode in NBA 2K16. While we had many questions from the OS community, most of them could not be answered at this time, due to details on other modes yet to be announced. With that said, enjoy the quick interview and let us know what you think.

Read More: NBA 2K16 2K Pro-AM Interview with Jeff Thomas

Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 26 - View All
10:23 AM - August 4, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Turn 10 Studios released a new Forza Motorsport 6 trailer today, during the Xbox Briefing at gamescom 2015.

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Forza Motorsport 6: Racing in the Rain. Xbox One Exclusive. Just days after his wet weather victory at Honda Indy Toronto, lifelong Forza fan and IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden visited Turn 10 Studios to compare Forza Motorsport 6 to professional grade simulators and his real-life experience racing in the rain.

Forza Motorsport 6 ships on September 15 exclusively on Xbox One.

Game: Forza Motorsport 6Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
10:04 AM - August 4, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The FIFA 16 EA Access trial is scheduled to arrive on September 17 and give subscribers 10 hours of gameplay.

With Madden NFL 16, Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR and Battlefield Hardline setting the pace, it looks like 10 hour trials for EA Access subscribers will be the new standard.

If you are looking to get an Xbox One, Microsoft and EA Sports announced their FIFA 16 Xbox One bundle. It includes an Xbox One console with a 1TB hard drive, a full download of FIFA 16 and a one-year subscription to EA Access. You can pre-order on Amazon for $399.99, with a scheduled release date of September 15.

Game: FIFA 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
09:35 AM - August 4, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

Glenn has given his thoughts on the EASHL beta, and now I'm ready to hop in with my own thoughts. Also check out the video we recorded yesterday with thoughts on EASHL's Beta...

Read More - EASHL Beta Shows Improvement for the Mode, But Some Old Issues Remain

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 28 - View All
08:31 AM - August 4, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

XboxAchievements have posted the NHL 16 achievements. They also have quite a few new screenshots within each achievement, if you want to click through them all.

We've listed a few of the achievements below, but check out the link to see them all.
  • Conference Champions - 15
    Be a member of an EASHL club that has recently won a Division Title and return to the Seasons HUB.
  • Developer - 30
    Have a player that you drafted grow to 90+ overall in Be A GM mode.
  • Drafted - 30
    Have your Be a Pro player drafted in Be a Pro mode while playing an entire season in the CHL.
  • Grow it Out - 15
    With a created player, grow a playoff beard in a playoff round in any mode.
  • Huddle Up - 15
    Improve at least 10 players morale via a team meeting in Be A GM Mode.
  • Master Negotiator - 15
    Sign a 1st line Forward, a Top 2 Defenseman or an Elite Goalie during Free Agency in Be A GM mode.
  • Not My Gatorade! - 30
    Knock off the opposing goalie's Gatorade bottle from the net by scoring a goal.
  • We Salute You - 15
    Watch the Rangers Home Salute NIS after a User wins as the Home team in any mode.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 28 - View All

IGN has posted some WWE 2K16 gameplay and entrance videos, along with some gameplay details. Chain grappling returns, with more transitions and moves, they will also have more impact with the different attribute values each wrestler has. So you will see ties, resulting in cheap shots or breakups. Working grapples are new this year, if you initiate the grapple, you can rest to gain more stamina, while your opponent loses some.

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You start each match with a limited stock of reversals. Once you use one, it will slowly regenerate over time, meaning that if you try to counter every move thrown your way, you'll be out in no time flat, leaving you completely vulnerable until one regenerates. What's more, you can now pass on your initial chance to reverse a move at its startup, and instead attempt a mosre difficult to time "major" reversal mid-move. It will cost you two reversal stocks, but the effects can be match-changing, debuffing your opponent in a variety of possible ways and giving you time to really turn things around.

Below are a few more WWE 2K16 details:
  • MyCareer is back, and this time it goes a lot further, all the way to you gaining admission to the WWE Hall of Fame.
  • Create a Diva, Create a Show, Create an Arena, and Create a Championship are back in!
  • WWE Universe: Wrestlers can now be booked to multiple shows
  • Online has been "overhauled."
  • Three-man commentary team, with John "Bradshaw" Layfield joining King and Cole.
  • Ladder, handicap, and tornado tag match types added back in.
  • No loading screens between entrances, and you can assault opponents during their entrance!
  • Improved ref and manager AI.

Source - IGN

Game: WWE 2K16Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
06:34 AM - August 4, 2015. Posted by HakeemOlajuwon. Written by Steve Noah

2K France has revealed the French cover for NBA 2K16, featuring Tony Parker. The cover also confirms 25 Euroleague teams.

Since no other announcements were made about the teams, we can assume the same teams from last year are included.

Below are the Euroleague teams included last year. If anything changes, this post will get updated.
  • Alba Berlin
  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul
  • Brose Baskets Bamberg
  • Budivelnik Kyiv
  • Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
  • CSKA Moscow
  • EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
  • FC Barcelona
  • FC Bayern Munich
  • Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul
  • Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul
  • JSF Nanterre
  • Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
  • Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
  • Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
  • Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
  • Montepaschi Siena
  • Olympiacos Piraeus
  • Panathinaikos Athens
  • Partizan NIS Belgrade
  • Real Madrid
  • Stelmet Zielona Góra
  • Strasbourg
  • Unicaja Málaga
  • Zalgiris Kaunas

Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 26 - View All
Monday, August 3, 2015
10:27 PM - August 3, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The first NBA 2K16 screenshots have been released by the Toronto Raptors, as they revealed their 2015/16 uniforms (another link here).

Big thanks to YoungTune, DIRK41NOWITZKI, Da InFaMoUs NY and @ColtsnPacers for locating them all.

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Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 26 - View All

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