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Monday, July 28, 2014
03:03 PM - July 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just revealed the top middle linebackers in Madden NFL 15. New screenshots can be seen here.

Patrick Willis - Overall 96
Novorro Bowman - Overall 96
Luke Kuechly - Overall 94
Derrick Johnson - Overall 91
Jerod Mayo - Overall 91

The schedule doesn't show when they will release OLB's, so we can only assume they are released later today or simply released when full player ratings are revealed for each division.

Here is a look at the release date schedule for the remaining ratings.

Game: Madden NFL 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
02:34 PM - July 28, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


One of the most popular modes in Madden NFL is Ultimate Team. While the mode was slow to get a dedicated audience, it now ranks as one of the fastest growing and most played modes within Madden. Today, we've learned about all of the new features in the mode. Now, we are going to ask a few questions to Joe Alread, the executive producer of Madden NFL 15 who is in charge of all things Ultimate Team, about this year's mode.


Read More - Madden NFL 15: Ultimate Team Interview with Joe Alread

Game: Madden NFL 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
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02:07 PM - July 28, 2014. Posted by StL_RamZ. Written by Steve Noah



GameStop is once again hosting Madden Mondays. Every Monday until release, they will showcase a new video.

We missed it last week, but you can watch the first two episodes now. The first one is on Skills Trainer and the second one on strategies.

Game: Madden NFL 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
01:33 PM - July 28, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Robert Kollars


It is fair statement to say that Playstation 4 racing fans have had very little reason to be excited since the system’s release. With only one title that you would classify as racing (EA’s Need For Speed:Rivals) fans of the genre have been patiently waiting for the next title to drop.

Obviously MotoGP 14 isn’t a traditional racing series the masses follow in the United States, but Milestone is hoping to tap into the smaller market that does, and banking on the fact that a few new ones come along for the ride.

Read More - MotoGP '14 Review (PS4)

Game: MotoGP 14Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 3 - View All
01:31 PM - July 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner


EA Sports has dumped a ton of new information today on Madden NFL 15 ultimate team, including a new trailer. New features in the game this year include a simplified approach to team management and objectives to get your team started.

Be sure to read the features below and then hop on over to our exclusive interview with Madden Ultimate Team boss-man Joe Alread, to learn about the new features in-depth!

Getting started is better than ever

In addition to your base starter team, you’ll choose a Style Pack with players and a coach to help boost your team style selection. (Style is the new name for “chemistry.”) You’ll also purchase a Welcome Pack of additional items to upgrade your team.

Objectives introduce the mode

A new list of tasks called Objectives take you on a tour of the changes in MUT. This is great for new players, and veterans will appreciate the rewards for completing the objectives.

Item Binder does it all

The new Item Binder combines the functions of the old reserves, current roster, and pending collection. Every item that you own is here, and you can do anything you want with any of them.

Collecting is so much simpler

Sets is the new name for “collections,” and you can add items to sets from just about anywhere. You can even view a set and pull your items into it, or automatically search for them in the auction house. We changed the name because testers thought your “collection” was the group of all the items you own.

Managing style is simpler

Our testing showed that style is a better name for what we used to call “chemistry.” Team style is about how the coach wants to call plays, whether that’s West Coast (Short Pass) or Power Run (Ground and Pound). We’ve made style much easier to manage, and Best Lineup can stack your team by style instead of OVR for those special solo challenges.

Injuries are not so painful

Any injuries your players suffer during a game last for no more than that game only. Injury Recovery items won’t clutter up your packs any more.

Contracts are currency now

Contract Extension items are gone too, replaced by a secondary currency of contracts. You receive contracts when you buy a pack, or you can purchase more in the store. It’s easy to manage them with a function that raises the minimum number of contracts on your whole lineup.

Tiers have been simplified

There are only four tiers now, instead of ten or more. That’s bronze, silver, gold, and elite. Former tiers like Legends and Playoffs are now grouped into programs, which you can search for in your Item Binder and the Auction House.

One-stop shopping

The Store, Auction House, and Trade Block are all accessed from a new tab called the Marketplace. You’ll find a new, streamlined layout in the Store that highlights featured items.

Lineup includes depth chart

A new visual display manages your lineup and depth chart with the same view. Powerful player options and lineup tools make changes easy.

Actions are everywhere

No more moving an item to this place before you can do that task. A comprehensive list of actions for each item is available in new items, the lineup, the item binder, and everywhere else you need it.

More details coming soon

We’ll be doing deep dives on all of these features in the upcoming series of articles, so stay tuned!

Game: Madden NFL 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
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09:24 AM - July 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NHL 15 Producer, Sean Ramjagsingh tweeted this image of James van Riemsdyk in the game.

If you missed it previously, he also tweeted an image of Seth Jones.

Game: NHL 15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
Sunday, July 27, 2014
11:44 AM - July 27, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just revealed the top defensive tackles in Madden NFL 15. New screenshots can be seen here.

Ndamukong Suh - Overall 97
Geno Atkins - Overall 96
Gerald McCoy - Overall 95
Kyle Williams - Overall 95
Jurrell Casey - Overall 93

Here is a look at the release date schedule for the remaining ratings.

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11:31 AM - July 27, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
One of the more popular theories for people in our community is that if sports games only could become every over year titles (or more) they’d be better.
Better in every way. From quality, to features, and more.

There are a litany of reasons why this isn’t the case, the first and foremost being that economically it doesn’t work for game publishers at all — the second being that games improve quite a bit from NBA 2K13 to NBA 2K15 as is. The problem is, we see it all happen slowly and incrementally before our eyes and tend to not appreciate what is steady evolutionary progress of sports game features which moves faster than you'd realize.

Read More - The Future of Sports Game Release Calendars

Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
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Saturday, July 26, 2014
01:34 PM - July 26, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah



EA Sports will be releasing NHL 15 screenshots from every NHL arena over the next few months. Today they have released screenshots of the Canadian Tire Centre and Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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The power of the next-gen consoles finally allows the NHL franchise to capture every detail of an NHL arena. Unique arena elements such as 19,000+ seat capacities, dynamic lighting, player entrance tunnels and much more are all captured with a level of detail not possible on the previous generation. This summer, NHL 15 will make home games will truly feel like home.

Previously released arena screenshots:Your thoughts?

Game: NHL 15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
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12:29 PM - July 26, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Dynasty League Baseball Online recently ran their fourth annual greatest team ever tournament with USA Today to crown the best baseball team ever.

In this year's tournament, "Harvey's Wallbangers", otherwise known as the 1982 Milwaukee Brewers, won the tournament by defeating the 1998 New York Yankees 8-4.

We received some new screenshots from the online-based simulation game featuring Miller Park and Griffith Stadium (pictured above). We reviewed the game last Spring and gave it high marks, it is most definitely work a look if you are a fan of the baseball management simulation style.

You can learn more about the game on Dynasty League Baseball Online's official website.

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Game: Dynasty League Baseball OnlineReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Mac / PCVotes: 8 - View All
11:25 AM - July 26, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just revealed the top defensive ends in Madden NFL 15. New screenshots can be seen here.

J.J. Watt - 99 Overall
Robert Quinn - 97 Overall
Cameron Wake - 96 Overall
Calais Campbell - 96 Overall
Cameron Jordan - Overall 93
Muhammad Wilkerson - Overall 93

Here is a look at the release date schedule for the remaining ratings.

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Friday, July 25, 2014
05:06 PM - July 25, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Here is your first look at Madden NFL 15 Ultimate Team cards, courtesy of @mutheadsite. We should start hearing more about MUT next week.

Game: Madden NFL 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
03:11 PM - July 25, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just revealed the top 5 offensive linemen in Madden NFL 15. New screenshots can be seen here.

Joe Thomas - Overall 98
Evan Mathis - Overall 97
Josh Sitton - Overall 97
Trent Williams - Overall 95
Joe Staley - Overall 94

Here is a look at the release date schedule for the remaining ratings.

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Game: Madden NFL 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
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11:59 AM - July 25, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS.


We all love speculation, so let's speculate into a world without exclusivity.

In our alternative universe theory, EA and the NFL never partnered up exclusively and instead -- we had two NFL games going into the new generation of sports games in 2005.

How would have the market had been different? Was there ultimately room for two games -- or would we be at one NFL game like every other sport not named the NBA or Soccer right now? Would NFL 2K have thrived? Would EA have ultimately taken the ESPN license away from 2K?

So many possibilities, let's hear your speculation...

Read More - OS Roundtable: How Would Football Be Different Without Exclusivity?


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