Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:27 AM - April 18, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Guest Post

This is a guest post provided to us by 2K Sports documenting their official NBA 2K15 playoff sim.

It’s that special time of year when the 2014-2015 NBA Playoffs arrive and teams are ready to begin their journey towards achieving the end goal: the NBA Championship. With an unpredictable and exhilarating end to the regular season, we saw multiple teams fighting for their playoff lives en route to setting up the final seeding. Naturally, here at 2K we were excited to see what results NBA 2K15 yielded once the matchups were locked. Who’s winning it all according to the most realistic basketball simulation out there? Find out right here in our official NBA 2K15 playoff simulation.

Read More - NBA 2K15 Sims the Playoffs

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 54 - View All
Friday, April 17, 2015
04:17 PM - April 17, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports teased it yesterday and have now confirmed Jordan Spieth is on the roster. More players are scheduled to be revealed in the coming weeks.

Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR is scheduled to release sometime in June for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
03:45 PM - April 17, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It’s been a few weeks – and before MLB The Show, Out of the Park Baseball, and RBI Baseball were released – since we last spoke with Operation Sports’ Chris Sanner, so we stopped him from chasing tornadoes for an hour to join Bryan Wiedey, T.J. Lauerman, and host Rich Grisham on this week’s Press Row Podcast. The crew chats about their latest experiences with The Show online and off, digs into Diamond Dynasty a bit more, discusses why the Metacritic number for The Show is relatively low (and why that doesn’t really matter), and much more about MLB 15 The Show. In addition, Chris talks about his wildly varying enjoyment of RBI Baseball and Out of the Park Baseball, and Bryan describes why Tap Sports Baseball is such a successful mobile hardball game. We hit all the bases this week in what has turned into a great spring for baseball video game fans.


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), and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Run Time: 1 Hour

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
10:06 AM - April 17, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

For those of us who understand the brilliance of Out of the Park Baseball, the annual question isn’t “Should I buy the new version?”, but more so “What new stuff do I get this year?” For me, last year was a bit of a down year. OOTP 15 was a great game, but beyond 3D graphics, the developers didn’t bring a ton of innovation to the series. For some reason, I ended up playing OOTP 15 a lot less than previous years.

After a few weeks with OOTP 16, I will say the new stuff this year certainly warrants a purchase. In fact, though it seems to be said every year, this may be the best Out of the Park game yet.

Read More - Out of the Park Baseball 16 Review (PC/Mac)

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 3 - View All
09:59 AM - April 17, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Shady has checked in once again with a new NBA 2K15 video montage. This one focuses on the NBA playoffs, which tip-off on Saturday. Post your thoughts on the video and who you think wins it all this year.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 54 - View All

Limited Edition Spring Training Standouts packs are available now in MLB 15 The Show Diamond Dynasty, throughout the weekend.

The Gold Sponsor Pack contains 1 guaranteed Gold or better equipment, 4 guaranteed Silver or better equipment and 3 sponsorships. It costs 5,000 stubs.

The Spring Training Standouts Pack contains 3 Spring Training Standouts, 1 guaranteed Gold or higher, 3x higher chance for Diamonds.

Below are the limited pool of 60 Spring Training Standouts available in those packs.
  • Trout, Mike
  • Kershaw, Clayton
  • Tulowitzki, Troy
  • Scherzer, Max
  • Harvey, Matt
  • Abreu, Jose
  • Bautista, Jose
  • Chapman, Aroldis
  • Lucroy, Jonathan
  • Braun, Ryan
  • Kinsler, Ian
  • Perkins, Glen
  • Utley, Chase
  • Marte, Starling
  • Kemp, Matt
  • Gordon, Dee
  • Ross, Tyson
  • Hosmer, Eric
  • Britton, Zach
  • Walker, Taijuan
  • Keuchel, Dallas
  • DeGrom, Jacob
  • Wacha, Michael
  • Granderson, Curtis
  • Betts, Mookie
  • Pollock, A.J.
  • Rondon, Hector
  • Wilson, Justin
  • Kiermaier, Kevin
  • Fien, Casey
  • Pineda, Michael
  • Young Jr., Eric
  • Trumbo, Mark
  • Napoli, Mike
  • Eovaldi, Nathan
  • Valbuena, Luis
  • Zunino, Mike
  • McAllister, Zach
  • Santana, Danny
  • Garcia, Avisail
  • Frasor, Jason
  • Pederson, Joc
  • Ottavino, Adam
  • Cron, C.J.
  • Pomeranz, Drew
  • Phelps, David
  • Gose, Anthony
  • Graveman, Kendall
  • Norris, Daniel
  • Escobar, Eduardo
  • Semien, Marcus
  • Sanchez, Tony
  • Medica, Tommy
  • Friedrich, Christian
  • Cowgill, Collin
  • Treinen, Blake
  • Mayberry Jr., John
  • Kozma, Pete
  • Gonzales, Marco
  • Szczur, Matt
Source - The Show Nation

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 13 - View All

The server maintenance scheduled for MLB 15 The Show earlier this morning took a little longer than expected, but they are online now for those of you that were not able to connect this morning. The change notes are listed below.

For those of you curious about the first patch for MLB 15 The Show, Russell has noted they are putting the finishing touches on it now, fixing many of the issues users are currently experiencing. More information will be coming soon.
  • One new Card Pack - Spring Training Standouts (at least one Gold card or better guaranteed, 3 cards total)
  • Change to address the daily stamp and reward issue (please stay tuned for a potential surprise to be announced!).
  • Diamond Dynasty issue where users were getting players from the Free Agent pool when creating a team has been addressed. This was causing bad team setups (lineups and pitching rotations) to be created. Although manually fixable by setting the proper lineup/rotation, this updates fixes current team issues and prevents it from occurring again.
Source - The Show Nation

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 13 - View All
09:01 AM - April 17, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

WWE 2K is available now for download on iOS and Android devices for $7.99.

WWE 2K for mobile devices includes a playable roster of WWE Superstars and Legends, including Hulk Hogan®, John Cena®, Sting®, Triple H®, Undertaker®, Daniel Bryan®, Roman Reigns™, Seth Rollins™, Dean Ambrose™ and Bray Wyatt™. Players will experience authentic WWE action, including multiple match types, full WWE Superstar ring entrances and comprehensive move sets. In addition, they will access modes inspired by the flagship WWE 2K franchise on consoles, including Create-a-Superstar and Career Mode, as well as live multiplayer matches and unlockable rewards.

Game: WWE 2KHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
07:58 AM - April 17, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Quite a few websites have posted their F1 2015 hands-on previews and for the most part, everyone seems to love it. As noted by Eurogamer, F1 2015 will run at 1080P on PS4 and 900P on Xbox One, both at 60FPS. The game is scheduled to release sometime in June for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Check out the round-up of links below, as well as the F1 2015 cover art and new screenshots.

F1 2015 Hands-On Preview (RedBull)

...As we dart left for the first corner, we see our teammate make a move for the inside – showing off the game’s improved AI. Covering off our line, we brake just about late enough to keep him behind, and after stepping on the gas, the Thrustmaster rumbles as we drift over a trackside kerb.

F1 2015 Hands-On Preview (Eurogamer)

...Codemasters doesn't have the budget of EA, of course, and that's something evident in the more low-key offerings in F1 2015 itself, its key new feature being a broadcast mode that prefaces each race with commentary from Sky Sports F1's team of David Croft and Anthony Davidson as they set the scene over images of your chosen driver chatting to their race engineers. It's all a little static, starring likenesses that seem half-baked, though it's an appreciated attempt to embed you further into the action.

F1 2015 Hands-On Preview (TeamVVV)

...Switching out to a behind-car view mid-race was the true test of this realism, though, and where I feel the game truly shines. You will get a sense of it in the driver’s seat, but when you get to play, just take a moment to get outside the car for a race or two.

You can see the tread on the tires as you slow into the corners, watch the spray fly up from your wheels, and marvel at the bodywork on these powerful vehicles.

F1 2015 Hands-On Preview (Trusted Reviews)

...Onto the handling and this is the core area where many gamers have been anticipating changes: would the new F1 titles lean more towards arcade or simulation, everyone would ask? I’m pleased to announce they have targeted the latter, and with outstanding results. All round improvements to tyre and suspension modelling are evident: you feel the car leaning on the tyres while exiting corners, while the feeling of weight carried through the car gives ample opportunity for naturally correcting power or steering. In short, it’s all very intuitive.

F1 2015 Hands-On Preview (Pocket-Lint)

...The cars now feel really planted, even in the rain, and much more eager to communicate information about grip levels. The force-feedback, even via an Xbox One gamepad, felt an order of magnitude more realistic than that of previous iterations of the game – somehow, for example, it was able to replicate the sensation of sticking a wheel onto a low kerb, rather than the random grating of yore.

F1 2015 Hands-On Preview (TSA)

...Having said that, I still found it rather easy to bottle up the AI behind me, as those in front scampered off into the distance – something which was all to familiar from previous games. The AI is still be refined and tuned to deal with the new physics and car handling, not to mention how hard it is to pass around Singapore at the best of times, but I would hope to see improvements to the AI manifest themselves better in the final game.

F1 2015 Hands-On Preview (XBA)

...Speaking of communication, you'll also get regular audio updates from the pit crew during races, talking you through lap times, fuel levels, tyre condition and other info, as well as offering helpful tips and tactics. It's a neat touch that's benefits greatly from more recorded lines of dialogue than in previous F1 games.

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Game: F1 2015Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
Thursday, April 16, 2015
06:48 PM - April 16, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports plans on releasing the entire roster for Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR in the coming weeks, but haven't revealed any for an entire month...

Until today.

While not showing the face of Jordan Spieth, it's safe to say the Under Armour belt buckle and glove give it away. We will probably see a more official screenshot, that will include his face, very soon and we will update this post when it arrives.

Source - Twitter

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All

After numerous delays, Project CARS finally has an official release date. The game will arrive on May 12th for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while PC gamers can play on May 6th. The UK release date is set for May 8th.

Make sure to check out the latest Project CARS trailer here, showing off some more career mode details. Project CARS Achievements can be seen here.

For those that missed it, Project CARS is confirmed to run at 1080P/60FPS on PS4, 900P/60FPS on Xbox One and 12K on heavy duty gaming PC's.

Your career journey starts here!
Create a driver and choose a starting point from a huge variety of motorsports on offer then shift into high gear to earn Accolades, gain Fans, sign Contracts, lock in Endorsement Deals, and chase Historic Goals. Climb the ranks and prove your dominance to gain the attention of other teams, win championships, and ultimately be inducted into the racing Hall Of Fame as a legend!

Read the full press release below.


Slightly Mad Studios and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced that Project CARS will be available throughout the Americas for PC via STEAM on May 6, 2015 along with the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One®, all-in-one, games and entertainment system from Microsoft on May 12, 2015.

Project CARS aims to deliver the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet. Crowd-funded by a passionate community that has been involved in the development process from day-one to create their ultimate racing experience, Project CARS includes the largest track roster of any recent racing game, a huge variety of motorsports to play, a freeform and authentic career mode, world-class graphics and handling, dynamic time of day & weather, and a suite of community features and connectivity that leave the competition behind in the dust.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
01:17 PM - April 16, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA Live 15 roster update has arrived this morning. It includes more than 3,000 ratings changes, two player movement updates, and three player accessory upgrades.

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

  • Kevin Martin +1
  • CJ McCollum +1
  • Lou Amundson +1
  • Bojan Bogdanovic +1
  • Leandro Barbosa +1
  • Omri Casspi +1
  • Martell Webster +1
  • Jonas Jerebko +1
  • Ben McLemore +1
  • Elfrid Payton +1
  • Louis Williams +1
  • Kent Bazemore +1
  • Ian Mahinmi +1
  • DeMarre Carroll +1
  • Marcus Morris +1
  • Marcin Gortat +1
  • Meyers Leonard +1
  • Kris Humphries +1
  • Steve Blake +1
  • Jeff Ayres +1
  • Langston Galloway +1
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo +1
  • JJ Redick +1
  • Jae Crowder +1
  • Lance Stephenson -1
  • Robert Covington -1
  • Dorell Wright -1
  • Dante Exum -1
  • Andrew Wiggins -1
  • Thaddeus Young -1
  • Dion Waiters -1
  • Manu Ginobili -1
  • Paul Millsap -1
  • Eric Gordon -1
  • Brandan Wright -1
  • Brook Lopez -1
  • Nicolas Batum -1
  • Marreese Speights -1
  • Chuck Hayes -1
  • Luigi Datome -1
  • Kyrie Irving -1
  • Troy Daniels -1
  • Luol Deng -1

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All

The Madden NFL 16 hype train has begun! EA Sports has just announced the game will launch on August 25th. They have scheduled news, features and details to arrive sometime in May.

Last year, EA Sports (along with Amazon and GameStop) provided details on Madden NFL 15 on April 28th, along with a teaser trailer, featuring Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers.. They also kicked off the cover voting on May 8th.

What are you hoping to see and hear about in May?

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
11:01 AM - April 16, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer

The Operation Sports Full Minor League (OSFM) roster has arrived, and thanks to many hard working individuals, we now all get to reap the benefits. The best part of it all is that a hectic offseason has resulted in the reshuffling of a lot of farm systems. There is a lot to dig into, so here are the best and worst farm systems in MLB: The Show 15...

Read More - The Best and Worst Farm Systems in MLB 15 The Show (OSFM Rosters)

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 13 - View All
09:50 AM - April 16, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA 2K15 roster update has arrived this morning, bringing back all of the injured players from non-playoff teams. Other injured players will make their return as their respective team is eliminated.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 54 - View All

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