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06:27 PM - August 22, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you with early access to Madden NFL 15, EA Sports has already released their launch day roster update. It includes updated ratings and/or position changes for 1,272 players.

Below are some of the rating adjustments. For a full list of updates, click here.

Going Up
  • Eben Britton - Bears +9 (79)
  • Jonathan Martin - 49ers +7 (77)
  • Nate Chandler - Panthers +7 (80)
  • Kyle Long - Bears +5 (83)
  • Ahtyba Rubin - Browns +4 (86)
  • D.J. Swearinger - Texans +4 (80)
  • K.J. Wright - Seahawks +3 (86)
  • Antrel Rolle - Giants +3 (89)
  • Justin Tuck - Raiders +2 (90)
  • Desmond Bryant - Browns +2 (83)
  • Desmond Trufant - Falcons +2 (84)
  • Quintin Demps - Giants +2 (79)
  • Torrey Smith - Ravens +2 (88)
  • Jordan Reed - Redskins +2 (83)
  • Kenny Britt - Rams +2 (79)
  • Pat McAfee - Colts +2 (85)
Going Down
  • Derrick Morgan - Titans -7 (79)
  • Rolando McClain - Cowboys -5 (75)
  • Brett Keisel - Steelers -3 (79)
  • Victor Butler - Saints -3 (78)
  • Jay Feely - Cardinals -3 (83)
  • Brian De La Puente - Bears -3 (80)
  • Knowshon Moreno - Dolphins -3 (84)
  • Adrian Wilson - Bears -3 (83)
  • LaMarr Woodley - Raiders -2 (85)
  • Haloti Ngata - Ravens -2 (90)
  • Greg Jones - Saints -2 (84)
  • Danny Amendola - Patriots -2 (84)
  • Pierre Thomas - Saints -2 (81)
  • Elvis Dumervil - Ravens -2 (88)

Game: Madden NFL 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 59 - View All
03:43 PM - August 22, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Madden NFL is a series which has always been under the most intense of microscopes in the sports gaming community. It’s almost like Madden is a Kardashian, with its every move being dissected and broken apart on a level that would make any other sports game crumble.

Despite all of this, Madden does continually give a good and solid NFL experience most years, but is still flawed in one way or another. The past several years we have witnessed Madden fixing one set of problems, only to see a new batch arise from those fixes. I have long said football was a difficult sport to program for, and it certainly stands to reason that is the case. However, despite all of this, Madden sells extremely well and has seemed on the cusp of making it to the level of the elites in our genre for a couple of years — but it has ultimately been held back by something.

Madden NFL 15 is no different. On one hand, the game is a blast to play. On the other, it’s an, ahem, "maddening" experience.

Read More - Madden NFL 15 Review (PS4/XB1)

Game: Madden NFL 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 59 - View All
03:17 PM - August 22, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS.


If you are an Xbox One user and EA Access subscriber, you no doubt have played some Madden at this point. For PS4 users, you are getting all of the info you need to make your final buying decision.

So with just a few days left until release, what is your final buying decision? Sound off by voting in our poll and let us know what would change your mind at this point!

Game: Madden NFL 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 59 - View All
03:02 PM - August 22, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

One image, one voice...

I've talked to him over the phone, chatted with him on AOL Instant Messenger (yes we are both that old). Never saw the guy in my life, but I met him by surprise at 2K Sports headquarters 4 or 5 years ago. He didn't have to introduce himself. I heard his voice as he walked through and I shouted at him. BIG CZAR!

While most know him as Da_Czar, his real name is Nino Samuel.

I've worked with him in the background for years and watched all of his YouTube videos from start to finish. Posted many of them on OS for everyone to watch and learn from. We even host some of his videos here at OS.

Today, it was announced that he has joined the NBA 2K development team, full time. He will be working with the gameplay team and will focus on the offensive AI system.

Please show this man some love by congratulating him on his new job.

Hopefully, he has the time to chime in at OS, like he has done over the years. All the best Nino!

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 36 - View All
01:54 PM - August 22, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you waiting for the PlayStation 4 version of The Golf Club, you don't have to wait much longer. The official Twitter account has announced that it will arrive on August 26th for $34.99.

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
01:54 PM - August 22, 2014. Posted by DanH35. Written by Steve Noah
IGN has posted the entrances for Goldust and Randy Orton in WWE 2K15. Post your thoughts!




Game: WWE 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 13 - View All
01:32 PM - August 22, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports Season Ticket subscribers can now download the early release Madden NFL 15 for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Play it for 3 full days, not for six hours, like the EA Access version. After it expires, you can then decide whether or not you want to purchase it or not.

For those that are curious, Ultimate Team is not available on Madden NFL 15 early release.

Looking to get a membership? Here's how.

XBOX Live:
  • Are you an existing XBOX Live Gold Member? If so, login to your Xbox Live profile. Otherwise, go to XBOX Live to create an account.
  • Go to XBOX Live Game Library and click on EA SPORTS.
  • Re-purchase a 12-month Subscription.
PSN:
  • Sign in to your PlayStation®Network account.
  • Go to PlayStation®Store and search for EA SPORTS Season Ticket.
  • Select and purchase EA SPORTS Season Ticket for $19.99.

Game: Madden NFL 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 59 - View All
01:20 PM - August 22, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


2K Sports has released this video from their recent 2K Uncensored event, hosted by Ernie Johnson.

In case you missed it, Ernie and Shaq will be featured in the game, but we don't know the exact details yet.

Quote:
We brought some of the league’s top talent together where they talked about their love for NBA 2K15. Watch what NBA 2K15 cover athlete Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis had to say from the 2K Uncensored event.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 36 - View All

GamesHQMedia has posted another FIFA 15 gameplay video, this one features Liverpool vs. Manchester City at Anfield. One of the Producers also talks quite a bit over the game with even more details.

Game: FIFA 15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
09:55 AM - August 22, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you that have an early copy of Madden NFL 15, or downloaded the trial version from EA Access, did you lead Cam Newton and the Panthers to a victory in the opening sequence?

What did you think of it? Did you enjoy it? Try to skip it, hate it? Just curious.

Game: Madden NFL 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 59 - View All
09:08 AM - August 22, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We wanted to post this as a quick reference guide for those of you looking for specific NHL 15 game modes on each console.

If you are curious why certain modes didn't make the cut, make sure you read our interview with NHL 15 Producer Sean Ramjagsingh. He also contributed to the AMA hosted on our Forums.

NHL 15 PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Game Modes
  • Hockey Ultimate Team
    Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) is the most played mode in EA SPORTS NHL and it’s easy to see why. Nowhere else can you build and play with a team composed of all your favorite players to create an ultimate dream team. Battle your way through 10 divisions in Online Seasons and face-off against other fan created teams from around the hockey world.
  • Online Versus Play
    Online Versus Play connects you with other NHL®15 players from around the globe. Take control of any team in NHL 15 and Play a Friend for bragging rights, or jump into Ranked Quick Match to play an opponent with a similar skill set.
  • Be a GM
    Take control of your favorite NHL franchise and guide them to Stanley Cup glory! Manage your team through free agency, the trade deadline, and the rookie draft to build a legendary NHL dynasty. Play up to 25 seasons as you play the roles of GM, coach, and player, all at once.
  • Be a Pro
    Take control of your created player and guide them from the fourth line to superstardom. On the ice, score big goals, win key face-offs, land devastating hits, and play within your coaches system to earn more ice time. The more you get in your coaches good books, the more opportunities you’ll have to become a NHL star and lead your team to a Stanley Cup championship.
  • NHL® Moments Live
    NHL® Moments Live lets you relive, recreate or alter some of the most exciting moments from the current and past NHL season. Relive Daniel Alfredsson’s return to Ottawa, recreate Ben Scrivens’ 59 save performance against San Jose, or alter the outcome of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Moments will be updated where and when available throughout the 2014-15 NHL season.
  • Practice Mode
    We’re talkin’ about practice! This is the perfect place to come and sharpen your NHL 15 skills. Experiment with the all-new Superstar Skill Stick on a clean sheet of ice before taking on real competition.
NHL 15 PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Game Modes

NHL 15 brings with it the best game modes of a generation. Experience EA SPORTS Hockey League, Hockey Ultimate Team, the Winter Classic, Battle for the Cup, and much more.
  • Hockey Ultimate Team
    Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) is the most played mode in EA SPORTS NHL and it’s easy to see why. Nowhere else can you build and play with a team composed of all your favorite players to create an ultimate dream team. Battle your way through 10 divisions in Online Seasons and face-off against other fan created teams from around the hockey world.
  • EA SPORTS Hockey League
    The EASHL and Club Seasons are back! Like HUT, Club Seasons allows teams to compete and play at their own pace through each division. Players can keep tabs on their club’s progress through highlighted goals that they’ll need to reach the next level as they battle to claim Playoff Cups and Division Titles.
  • Be a GM
    Take control of your favorite NHL franchise and guide them to Stanley Cup glory! Manage your team through trades, scouting, and signings to build a legendary NHL dynasty. Play for up to 25 seasons as you play the roles of GM, coach and player, all at once.
  • GM Connected
    If you think you can manage a hockey team better than your friends, this is your chance to prove it! Connect with your friends from across the globe in this multi-user online dynasty experience. Manage, play, and coach your franchise to greatness in a league of 30 NHL teams that holds up to 750 players at one time.
  • NHL 94 Anniversary Mode
    Rated by IGN as one of the Top 100 Games of a Generation, NHL ’94 is one of the most iconic and accessible sport games of all-time. NHL 94 Anniversary Mode captures the spirit of that classic game but wraps it up with updated graphics. Powered by the NHL 15 game engine and Multiplayer NHL Collision Physics, this mode delivers retro presentation, classic organ music and stars surrounding your skaters, all on a nostalgic sheet of blue ice.
  • Live the Life
    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to walk in a NHL hockey player’s shoes, than Live the Life is for you! As a player, perform on the ice and play within your coaches system and you’ll be rewarded with more ice time and praise. Off the ice, you’ll answer interview questions, interact with fans, accept endorsement deals, and much more. Just like in reality, each decision comes with a price – how will you shape your career?
  • NHL® Moments Live
    NHL® Moments Live lets you relive, recreate or alter some of the most exciting moments from the current and past NHL season. Complete each moment to earn coins that can be used in Hockey Ultimate Team. Moments will be updated where and when available throughout the 2014-15 NHL season.
  • Practice Mode
    This is the perfect place to come and sharpen your NHL 15 skills. Practice your one-on-one dekes or create team drills where you can work on your powerplay and team breakouts.

Game: NHL 15Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 39 - View All
Thursday, August 21, 2014

HBStudios has revealed some patch details for The Golf Club on Xbox One and PC. They are also continuing to work on the servers that have been getting pounded on since launch. In fact, they sent this tweet, letting users know they made some tweaks to solve multiplayer issues.

While the PC patch should be available today, the Xbox One patch has been sent to certification.

Below are some of the details on what the patch will fix:

Xbox One

Some Achievements Not Unlocking:
We are investigating this issue and should have it resolved with the first patch, or before.

Can't Save Courses in the Greg Norman Course Desgner on the Xbox One:
We are still investigating this and believe it to be a server issue. Hard reset has been know to work for some users.

Terrain Sculpting Block Column:
This is likely a local issue and will be fixed in the first patch.

Missing Courses on the Xbox One:
This seems to be related to a memory leak. A hard reset should get all the courses back
We will have a permanent fix in the first patch

V-Sync Resets Every Time The Game is Closed:
It actually doesn't, the graphic for the button is bugged to look like it does. This will be fixed in the first patch.

Audio Popping:
This will be fixed with the first patch.

PC

Stats Not Completely Cleared:
This will be fixed on the server side in the coming days.

Average Score of E on the HUD:
We are investigating this now.

Overheating Graphics Cards:
We recommend turning down the graphics settings as we work to optimize the game further in the coming weeks.

Putting Info Blocked By Player:
We are working on this and it will be fixed in a patch in the coming weeks.

General Crashes and Freezes:
These are being investigated on an individual basis with the use of output logs.

Read up on some of the other items being looked into here.

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
02:33 PM - August 21, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Microsoft has resolved the Madden NFL 15 early access issue for EA Access subscribers. For some odd reason, users were able to download it, but couldn't actually play the game.

Exclusive to Xbox One users, EA Access subscribers get six hours of gameplay. So make sure you close out of the app when it's not in use. The timer starts when you start the game and pauses when you exit and close the app.

Game: Madden NFL 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 59 - View All
02:24 PM - August 21, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Steam has revealed the system requirements for the PC version of NBA 2K15. It will cost you $59.99.

For those of you that aren't aware, the PC version will feature everything the PS4 and Xbox One version has.


Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 36 - View All
01:37 PM - August 21, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Codemasters has just released a new F1 2014 video featuring a hot lap around the Austrian Red Bull Ring.

F1 2014 ships on October 17th for the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3.

Read the full press release below.

SEE AUSTRIA’S SPIELBERG CIRCUIT DEBUT IN CODEMASTERS’ FORMULA 1™ VIDEO GAME SERIES IN NEW F1™ 2014 HOT LAP VIDEO

DANIEL RICCIARDO’S RED BULL SETS THE PACE IN NEW VIDEO

Today Codemasters® released a new hot lap video for F1 2014. The hot lap is set by Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull RB10 and marks the return of Austria’s Spielberg circuit to the FORMULA ONETM calendar, which brings a classic track with dramatic changes in elevation back to top level motorsport after over a decade’s absence.

It is the first time the track has featured in an official FORMULA 1 video game from Codemasters and is one of four circuits which offer new gameplay experiences in F1 2014, including the new Sochi Circuit in Russia, the return of the Hockenheimring to the calendar which last held a race in 2012 and the BAHRAIN GRAND PRIXTM which was run as a night race for the first time in 2014.

This year, Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes won at the stunning nine-turn circuit which was based upon the old A1 ring and last hosted a FORMULA ONE race in 2003. It records some of the quickest lap times on the calendar and the undulating track features a testing combination of fast and slow corners which make for thrilling racing.

F1 2014 will arrive on October 17th for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Codemasters will then introduce a new FORMULA 1 title in 2015 the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

Game: F1 2014Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All

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