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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
07:27 PM - October 21, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
For those of you that were not able to connect to the NBA 2K15 servers, for the past week or so (including me), go ahead and restart your PlayStation 4, Xbox One and/or PC and fire up the game.
It should fix the issue, it definitely worked for me and according to Ronnie2K's mentions on Twitter, it looks like it worked for many more.
Good luck, let us know if it works for you.
07:16 PM - October 21, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
OOTP 15 Picks Royals to Win a Tense World Series
Out of the Park Developments today announced its annual World Series Special: Out of the Park Baseball 15 for PC/Mac is 50% off ($19.99) and iOOTP Baseball 2014 for iOS is 80% off (99 cents). In addition, iOOTP’s 10-season bundles are $1.99 (regularly $4.99) and iOOTP’s all-in-one historical season pack is $14.99 (regularly $19.99).
OOTP 15 is also 50% off everywhere else the game is offered for sale, including Steam.
“After Opening Day, the start of the World Series is our favorite time of the year,” said OOTP creator Markus Heinsohn. “We expect this World Series will be an exciting one, so what better way to celebrate than by putting OOTP and iOOTP on sale?”
OOTP 15’s World Series Pick: Royals
This World Series pits a pair of closely-matched teams, as OOTP 15 showed when the series between the Giants and Royals was simmed five times. A post on the company’s new blog digs into the compiled stats and shows this could be too close to call, but with three wins in five sims, OOTP Developments predicts the Royals will be this year’s champion.
04:48 PM - October 21, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
F1 2014 is available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. If you purchased the game, race a few laps and let us know what you think.
Read the full press release below.
F1 2014™ SPEEDS INTO STORES NOW!
The Excitement of the Season and the Sport Captured in F1 2014 Launch Video
Codemasters® today announced that F1 2014 has raced into retail and onto digital stores today, Tuesday 21st October, in the Americas for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC from Steam.
The 2014 FORMULA ONE™ season has been one of the most exciting seasons in years, with stunning new cars, new rules, new circuits and new challengers up and down the grid – and players can experience it all as F1 2014 races into stores today. Gamers can see Codemasters’ stunning recreation of this year’s season in the launch video.
F1 2014 takes players closer to the experience of racing this year’s dramatically different cars. A new driver evaluation system and re-graded difficulty settings makes F1 2014 the most accessible video game in the series and players of all abilities will be able to feel how this new generation of FORMULA ONE cars handle.
F1 2014 includes all the seismic rule changes, aerodynamics, driver changes, new tracks and more which have combined to deliver an unforgettable FORMULA ONE season. F1 2014 also includes the return of Hockenheim to the calendar, and players can experience the BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX™ run as a night race for the first time and race new circuits in Russia and Austria.
12:42 PM - October 21, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
The NBA Live 15 demo is set to arrive on October 28th for PlayStation 4 users. The demo features a full game with 5 minute quarters between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder with a "Finals Atmosphere". You will also have a chance to play through the adidas Learn LIVE Tutorial featuring Damian Lillard.
EA Access subscribers can download the 6 hour trial version on October 23rd. If you are not an EA Access subscriber, you will be able to download the full 6 hour trial version on October 28th. The trial version is the full game, your progress and stats will carry over if you decide to purchase at a later date.
Source - EA Sports
10:34 AM - October 21, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
If you were someone who bought into The Golf Club at the outset with the promise that more was coming, yesterday's update has to make you very happy. Not only did HB Studios deliver a new theme, Boreal, but they also added new backgrounds for the course creator in the existing themes and new commentary.
Many companies would call it a wrap at that point, but The Golf Club delivers so much more in its new content update. The new cameras and the ability to cycle them on the fly in real-time is a great new tool to help you think through your shots. And when you need to change clubs, you can now scroll through them the other way from putter to driver as well. It's a small addition, but it's welcome nonetheless.
The new courses and tournaments, as well as the new separation in the game between official and user created content only helps the overall experience in finding and enjoying great courses.
I haven't gotten a chance to play the game on a PC yet, but the Mouse and Keyboard tweaks have to be much welcome by people playing The Golf Club on that platform as well.
If you have had any doubts about this game and are a golfing fan, it is with a high recommendation that you pick The Golf Club up. HB Studios is promising even more updates to come in both content and features, so there is zero doubt that the game you get now will only be better in a few months time. You can't say that about many games on the market today.
We added a few new screenshots of the new Boreal theme which you can see here.
05:34 AM - October 21, 2014. Posted by Millennium. Written by Steve NoahThe planned October content update for NHL 15 has arrived for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users. It includes the addition of OTP and the all new NHL entry draft. Unfortunately for OTP users, you can't play with friends, OTP is used for ranked matches.
According to quite a few users, the third jerseys don't appear to be in the game, but they are listed in the update.
UPDATE: According to djblue, if you download the latest roster update, you will see the third jerseys.
You can view the entire list of fixes and additions below. Let us know what you are seeing.
Monday, October 20, 2014
07:31 PM - October 20, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
If you are having issues connecting to the NBA 2K15 servers to play MyCAREER, MyTEAM or any other online mode, Gento has discovered a workaround to get online.
Unfortunately, it requires a friend to invite you to a MyTEAM matchup, so if you don't have any friends online, you're stuck. This is confirmed to work on the PlayStation 4, but feel free to try it out on the PC and/or Xbox One and let us know if it worked for you. If you find any other workarounds, please post them here.
This will be a temporary workaround, until 2K fixes the issue.
05:48 PM - October 20, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
A feature update has arrived for The Golf Club and it is available now for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It should be available later tonight for PC users, if not already.
Check out the details below.
- New Greg Norman Course Designer Theme – Boreal
- Backgrounds can now be changed in Greg Norman Course Designer
- Three backgrounds of varying height now available for all themes
- New Easy to Medium skill level Official Course – Black Brook Golf Course
- New Medium skill level official course for Boreal Theme – Flathead County Golf Club
- Ability to Scroll between Clubs the other way, Putter to Driver
- A set of New Cameras
- Added ability to cycle cameras in real-time during shot set-up (Off-swing stick click on controller, ‘V’ on keyboard)
- Added option to remove reticule
- Ability to toggle off follow-cam. Can initiate in real-time by pressing ‘A’ (Xbox controller) or ‘X’ (PS Controller)
- Remove User Ratings from Official courses
- Three new official tournaments
- Separate the HB Official and Suggested courses to improve content discovery (to be implemented in server update soon)
- Remove Official Courses from the Public Course Lists to improve content discovery (to be implemented in server update soon)
- In-Game Pause Menu, Scorecard, Leaderboards should all show under/over along with total score – e.g. 48 (-5)
- Commentary additions and improvements
- Ability to play rivals in all rounds of Tours/Tournaments
- Only show “Bested” Messages if it is a score that beats the players record, as well as the users
- Add Pin-Height, relative to cursor, in real time in GNCD
- Tree lighting and culling fixes
- Added a ‘Personal Rounds’ filter to rivals screen, taking first ghost ball from the top of that list
- Added ‘Suggested Opponents’ to rivals filter
- 10-20% overall performance improvement
- Wind tuning and gust support
- Improvements to speed in which you appear in the leaderboards
- Career screen improvements
- Mouse Swing Improvements – Remove Dead Zone
- New keyboard shortcuts for club selection (Number keys, including ~ and +, to quick select clubs)
Check out the new WWE 2K15 TV commercial featuring John Cena, Hulk Hogan, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Cesaro and more.
01:23 PM - October 20, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
Last night I had the pleasure (ahem, misfortune) of playing the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. Not only did I lose the series in seven games, I lost the series in the last two games by succumbing to what just might be one of the most cerebral deconstructions of a video game sports team I've ever been the user controller of by computer A.I.
Not only did the Spurs expose every defensive weakness my Oklahoma City Thunder were giving (and with me playing, there were plenty), but their defensive pressure to take Durant and Westbrook out of the game towards the end of the series was nothing short of a methodical beat down.
And it was glorious.
While teams aren't playing exactly like their real-to-life counterparts yet, I'm pretty certain we're closer now than ever before. Last night's effort by San Antonio against me is proof of that on some level. What teams are you finding are simply hard to beat?
Share your stories of the teams who are your kryptonite thus far this season in the comments below!
01:14 PM - October 20, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Glenn Wigmore
When I play Pro Clubs in FIFA 15, I’m reminded of how frustrating, short-sighted and unacceptable the omission of EA Sports Hockey League is in NHL 15. While the narrative of NHL 15’s launch became about what modes weren’t in, I think the more understated point was a loss of a way to play. It was an affront to how users have started to build teams and community around sports brands. Online franchise modes and team play helps players invest in long-term commitments to a game, and they participate in these ecosystems even despite some microtransactions, server outages and player exploits. The ability to share an experience — triumph or defeat — becomes something powerful when each team member is investing in learning a position and contributing in their own way.
Read More - How FIFA 15's Pro Clubs Get Online Team Play Right
10:27 AM - October 20, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS.
The PES 2015 demo dropped a couple of weeks ago, and our guys have spent a bit of time playing it. While there have been complaints about the series for a few years now, the on-pitch gameplay has typically been a strong suit of the game. With release a few weeks away still, here's a couple of sets of thoughts on the demo and what you can look forward to when PES 2015 releases on November 11th.
Read More - The PES 2015 Demo Shows Solid Progress For the Series Into Next-Gen (Roundtable)
07:13 AM - October 20, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
EA Sports has announced FIFA 15 title update #2, coming right off the heels of the first title update released last week. It is available now on the PlayStation 4 and PC, checking on Xbox One.
UPDATE: Not seeing it yet on Xbox One. Will update when it is available.
Check out the details below, along with the screenshot above.
- Adjustments and improvements to shooting and goalkeepers.
- (PS4) Fix for fans experiencing stuttering during online and offline gameplay.
- Added ability to call out the keeper in Pro Clubs.
- Fix for instances where Player Instructions in Seasons mode were not carrying over into gameplay via Team Management.
- Further improvements to Player Search in Career Mode.
- Adjusted Legendary difficulty in gameplay.
- Improvements to Goal Line Technology.
- Fix for match length issues in FIFA Ultimate Team Single Player Seasons matches.
- Updated real-world injuries and suspensions in Match Day Live.
- Improvements to ‘Looking Ahead’ audio in Career.
- Fixes to Player selection in Team Management in multiplayer matches.
- Tuned player specific audio speech in all modes.
- (XB1) Improvements to motion blur effects.
- (XB1) Fix to the display of FIFA Ultimate Team Legend players in the EA SPORTS Football Club widget.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
06:07 PM - October 19, 2014. Posted by Rockie_Fresh88.
Owen Good at Polygon penned a great article this weekend talking about the future of the NBA Live series. Sean O'Brien, the executive producer of NBA Live 15, has several very interesting quotes within the article which speak directly to the future of the franchise.
The most interesting quote comes in the first parts of the article where O'Brien answers Owen's question on whether there will be an NBA Live 16 or not, "Guaranteed. We've already started development on 16. We're staffing up. We're actually increasing investment on what 16 — and 17 — look like."
This is especially good news since EA is in its final year of its agreement with the NBA. If indeed Live sticks around, time will likely lead it into a pretty good direction in the future. Much of the article was spent downplaying NBA Live 15's potential though.
Some quotes from O'Brien:
"Part of me wishes people could hear the conversations I'm in. I wish I could snap my fingers and it would be two years from now."
"We're a work in progress."
"It's a long term strategy. Building a high-definition game is not easy. I think the game we're creating is dfferent, and I think as we mature as a product, you'll see that difference come out more and more."
What do you think of O'Briens quotes and the linked Polygon article?
11:37 AM - October 19, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Matthew Coe
Poll Results from this morning of users still having server related issues in NBA 2K15.
With the release of NBA 2K15, the team at 2K Sports and Visual Concepts promised a much improved experience when connecting online. After NBA 2K14 suffered with connectivity issues throughout most of the game's life cycle, we were told that 2K's top engineers had spent the entire NBA 2K15 development cycle working on network infrastructure. What has been delivered, at least so far, is nothing short of a disaster.
Attempts to connect to the 2K servers and to other users have been met with nothing but frustration through the first two weeks of the game's release. While the experience has been fraught with frustration, it has slowly began to improve over the last week.
However, major issues still persist.
Read More - The NBA 2K15 Online Experience Has Been an Avoidable Mess