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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
11:21 AM - June 30, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
Executive Editor Chris Sanner and OS Senior Editor Chase Becotte sit down to chat about FIFA 16. We break down what we know so far and what to look out for as we march towards release. Chase gives some thoughts on his hands-on time with the game from the E3 show floor, and we talk about what FIFA needs to do to be considered a must-buy this fall.
Be sure to check out the video. Also check out a new FIFA 16 gameplay video on no touch dribbling just released today.
10:01 AM - June 30, 2015. Posted by Ermolli.
EA Sports posted a new FIFA 16 video today, talking about the no touch dribbling gameplay feature. The video features Lionel Messi talking about how he does it in the real sport and how FIFA mimics his actions in the game.
Be sure to check out the video and also the E3 trailer from FIFA 16.
09:00 AM - June 30, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
There are plenty of Games with Gold deals this week, including Skate 3 for $4.99. See the full list of deals at Major Nelson.
These discounts are valid now through July 6.
Monday, June 29, 2015
06:50 PM - June 29, 2015. Posted by LincSink. Written by Steve Noah
Check out the new Rory McIlroy PGA Tour gameplay video, utilizing the new "Quick Rounds" feature.
The gameplay coverage begins during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bayhill Club & Lounge in Orlando, Florida. After watching the video, make sure you post your thoughts!
EA Access subscribers can start playing on July 9 for 10 hours. The game ships on July 14th for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
UPDATE: EA Sports has posted a new Rory McIlroy PGA Tour blog detailing the Quick Rounds feature, crowd and tournament structures, Golf Channel integration, BOSE Big Hit moments, Heartbeat moments, camera angles and broadcast presentation.
04:15 PM - June 29, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
EA Sports has revealed a couple of new mascots which will be in NHL 16 (amongst others yet to be revealed). All of the NHL teams that have official mascots will have them in NHL 16.
Stinger of the Columbus Blue Jackets (pictured above) and Bailey of the Los Angeles Kings (pictured below) have been revealed today.
Mascots will move around the arena to pump up the crowd, react to on-ice action, and they may even join in on post-game celebrations.
As we have already learned, NHL 16 is getting a major facelift in terms of in-arena atmosphere. Be sure to add your own hype score to the NHL 16 page.
12:30 PM - June 29, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
The NHL 16 team continues to answer questions about the game at their Ask EA page. The Q&A is copied and pasted below for easier reading. Other Q&A sessions have been posted here in the same fashion.
Will there be more customizablity in EASHL? (I.E. More jersey designs, more logos, etc.)
In EASHL 16, you will be able to use the logos and jerseys from the real-world teams for your club. Though this isn't complete customization, the team currently has it on the list of ideas for future iterations and it is something we will continue to look into.
Will HUT still have Collections and rewards for the Collections of teams? And if so, will the rewards be on packs or on HUT-coins?
Yes, HUT 16 will still have collection bonuses in the form of reward packs.
Will Jack Eichel be playable?
Jack Eichel will not be on the disk for when we launch. For him to be in our game he would have to play a shift in an NHL regular season game for us to be allowed to include him in the game.
First off I love the EA Sports nhl franchise and have been playing since the original nhl which I had for Sega. I noticed in be a pro mode in nhl 15 I can have up to 30 or 40 shots on goal but only end up with 1 or 2 goals while I can keep the opposing team down to about 10-15 shots and they will score 3 or 4 times. I guess what I am asking is will the players goalie be as good as the AI goalie ? This is probably the only compliant and question I have. I am very confident that everything else in the game will blow me away.
There isn't one answer to this question as the goalie and players skill vary as you progress through the different difficulty levels (Rookie, Pro, All Star, Superstar). Goalie abilities and shooting even change on different game styles. When you are playing on lower difficulties, your goalie will in some facets play better than the AI goalie whereas on higher difficulties, they play the same but the AI shooters will improve in terms of their shot selection and vision for making passes at the correct times. Game Style (i.e. Simulation vs Hardcore) will change many factors as well that will effect scoring such as how in control you need to be to get an accurate shot or how the angle of your shot and the direction you are skating in relation to your target can effect both your power and accuracy. Beyond finding a difficulty and game style that match your expectations for great competitive play, there are also sliders in the settings for both CPU and Human goalies and shooting to fine tune abilities such as Goalie Reaction Speed and Screen Effect as well as Player shooting accuracy and power that may help you dial them in closer to your expectations.
Is the face-off system being changed at all?
The Face-off system in NHL 16 will be the same as what was in NHL 15.
Are advanced stats going to be in NHL16?
Hey Sean…Advanced stats will not be part of NHL 16.
12:24 PM - June 29, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS.
We are now just over two weeks away from the release of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour from EA Sports. As we have outlined previously, the game will feature 12 licensed golfers and 8 licensed courses (9 if you pre-order) along with some new modes.
Are you planning on buying Rory McIlroy PGA Tour? Sound off with what your plan is in the comments!
10:51 AM - June 29, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
OS Executive Editor Chris Sanner chats with OS Senior Editor Chase Becotte about NBA Live 16, breaking down what we know so far. We discuss Chase's experiences with Live 16 on the E3 show floor, and we talk about what NBA Live 16 must do to earn 'must buy' status when it releases in late September.
Check out the video and leave a comment!
09:36 AM - June 29, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte
Players On The Rise
It was a battle between Albert Pujols and Max Scherzer in terms of who was more rewarding of the big boost this week. Both came out looking good as Scherzer becomes a 97 overall while Pujols gets a plus-three boost and some overdue power increases.
Brett Gardner is another big winner this week as his ratings have fluctuated all year. He's mostly been on the upswing, but a position change had knocked his overall rating down until he got a plus-three boost this week and became a Gold. Jason Hammel also joins Gardner as a Silver that's now turned to Gold.
The biggest boost this week was given to Chaz Roe, who received a mammoth plus-13 boost in overall rating.
(All thanks go to Daddy Leagues for these numbers! They've been so on the ball I no longer have to sync up before and after roster update video clips to do all the changes myself.)
- Steve Geltz went from Common to Bronze
- Logan Forsythe went from Common to Bronze
- Chaz Roe went from Common to Bronze
- Brett Gardner went from Silver to Gold
- Steven Wright went from Common to Bronze
- Luis Valbuena went from Bronze to Silver
- Josh Phegley went from Common to Bronze
- Maikel Franco went from Bronze to Silver
- Jason Hammel went from Silver to Gold
- J.J. Hoover went from Bronze to Silver
- Kristopher Negron went from Common to Bronze
- Justin Turner went from Bronze to Silver
- Andrew Chafin went from Common to Bronze
Steve Geltz +11 boost in Overall rating (76 Overall)
Logan Forsythe +3 (71)
Jake Elmore +1 (65)
Enny Romero +4 (59)
Chaz Roe +13 (69)
Brett Gardner +3 (86) -- -7 Con vs. L / +12 Pwr vs. R / +12 Pwr vs. L
Chris B. Young +3 (77)
Todd Redmond +7 (77)
Roberto Osuna +7 (77)
Mookie Betts +3 (82) -- +12 Con vs. R / -13 Con vs. L / +11 Pwr vs. R / +6 Pwr vs. L
Steven Wright +5 (70)
Daniel Nava +1 (68)
J.D. Martinez +2 (81) -- +6 Con vs. R / -4 Con vs. L / +9 Pwr vs. R
Dallas Keuchel +3 (89)
Will Harris +2 (80)
Luis Valbuena +2 (79) -- -7 Con vs. R / -14 Con vs. L / +12 Pwr vs. R / +30 Pwr vs. L
Albert Pujols +3 (89) -- +4 Pwr vs. R / +8 Pwr vs. L
Delino DeShields Jr. +4 (76)
Anthony Ranaudo +5 (68)
Billy Burns +2 (76) -- +3 Con vs. R / +11 Con vs. L
Josh Phegley +9 (75) -- +18 Con vs. R / +19 Con vs. L / +16 Pwr vs. R / +16 Pwr vs. L
Mark Canha +2 (73)
Arnold Leon +4 (67)
Max Scherzer +3 (97)
Jason Grilli +2 (81)
Maikel Franco +4 (81) -- +6 Con vs. L / +2 Pwr vs. R / +7 Pwr vs. L
Trevor Rosenthal +2 (88)
Randal Grichuk +6 (75) -- +4 Pwr vs. R / +10 Pwr vs. L
Jason Hammel +2 (86)
J.J. Hoover +4 (78)
Kristopher Negron +6 (69)
Justin Turner +3 (80) -- -9 Con vs. L / +19 Pwr vs. R
Andrew Chafin +11 (70)
Brandon Maurer +4 (74)
Read More - Pineda and Lucroy Headline List of Declining Stars
09:12 AM - June 29, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
EA Sports and the Madden team are scheduled to reveal presentation improvements for Madden NFL 16 sometime this week. No official date was given, but what are you hoping to see?
08:17 AM - June 29, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
The official weekly MLB 15 The Show roster update is available now. The update adds 16 players and includes 159 player movements.
Daddy Leagues have posted the attribute changes for the roster update, some of the changes include Max Scherzer +3 (97), Albert Pujols +3 (89), Dallas Keuchel +3 (89), Trevor Rosenthal +2 (88), David Robertson -1 (87), Brett Gardner +3 (86), Jason Hammel +2 (86), Jonathan Lucroy -3 (84), Michael Pineda -2 (83), Yan Gomes -2 (82), Mookie Betts +3 (82), Maikel Franco +4 (81), Jason Grilli +2 (81), J.D. Martinez +2 (81).
Check out all of the other details below.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
03:41 PM - June 28, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte
We're wrapping up another week in the Diamond Dynasty universe, and the two packs released this weekend were the Small Ball and Silver Loaded Packs. I think fans have really taken to these packs as they seem to have fair value inside them, and they're affordable at 2.5K Stubs and 7.5K stubs. With that being said, it's time to look ahead once again and try to predict who might be getting a ratings boost Monday morning.
I'll be breaking the predictions into tiers based on my own confidence level (also apologies this is going up a bit later on Sunday than usual, had been out of town).
Ratings Boost Probability: High
-Albert Pujols - The power numbers are simply off the charts. He's gotten boosts in the recent past, but nobody will argue if he gets a major one tomorrow.
-Max Scherzer - He had the no-no last weekend, and he's been ready for a boost now for some time.
-Chris Sale - But if Scherzer has needed a boost, Sale has been in even bigger need of one. He's got 63 strikeouts in his last 36 innings pitched.
-Billy Burns - He's just having an awesome rookie campaign. The speed, the defense and the run production have been so good.
Read More - MLB 15 The Show: Diamond Dynasty Ratings Boost Predictions (6/28/15)
12:55 PM - June 28, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve NoahEvery Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.
- Official MLB 15 The Show Roster Update Details (6-22) - Machado, Frazier & More Go Up
- More Madden NFL 16 Gameplay Videos
- Forza 6: E3 Discussion Breakdown
- MLB 15 The Show: Diamond Dynasty Stock Watch (6-22-15)
- Project CARS 2 Announced, Project CARS Will Continue Receiving Updates
- The E3 Recap: Biggest Surprises and Disappointments...
- Despite Microsoft's Move to Support It, Sony Has No Plans for Backwards Compatibility
- MLB 15 The Show: Analog Pitching Guide (Video)
- NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Special Edition Announced, Memorabilia, In-Game Content 79.99
- NBA 2K15 Video - Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James (Shady00018)
- More Details on PES 2016 Features
- FIFA Mobile Details and Gameplay Video
- UPDATE: Driveclub PlayStation Plus Edition Available Now
- Madden NFL 16: Five Things You Need to Know (Video)
- Project CARS Patch 2.0 Details Revealed, No Release Date Announced
- Sports Gaming Post-E3 Power Rankings
- Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are the NHL 16 Cover Athletes
- Forza Motorsport 6 Xbox One Limited Edition 1TB Console Includes Custom Engine Sounds
- MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore Announced, Coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Implements Slam Mechanic, Pre-Order Bonuses & More Revealed
- NBA Live 16 Hands-On Preview
- WWE 2K16 Roster Has Over 120 Unique Models
- MLB 15 The Show Silver Loaded & Small Ball Diamond Dynasty Packs Available Now
- NBA Live 16 GameFaceHD App Scans Your Face in Roughly 20 Seconds
- NBA 2K16 Q&A with Ronnie2K (iPodKingCarter)
- F1 2015 TV Spot
- FIFA 16 Hands-On Preview
- NBA 2K15 Rosters with 2015 NBA Draft Rookies Included (PS4, Xbox One)
- Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR EA Access Trial Arrives on July 9 - Play For 10 Hours
Saturday, June 27, 2015
04:02 PM - June 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
The trial version of Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR arrives for EA Access subscribers on July 9, but the bigger news is that it will give users 10 hours of gameplay, instead of the 6 hours it had been in previously released sports video games.
Battlefield Hardline also gave users 10 hours of gameplay, when it was released in March. This leads us to believe EA Access trial games going forward, will give users 10 hours of gameplay, instead of 6. For Xbox One users, EA Access continues to be a great value.
We have contacted EA, if we get an official response, we will update this post.
Source - Pastapadre
11:39 AM - June 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
The 2015 NBA draft has completed and many NBA 2K15 fans are looking to grab a roster update that includes all of the rookies on their respective teams.
Well, look no further. While these rosters will continue getting updates throughout the off-season, you can download them now and make some of those changes yourself.
Updated NBA 2K15 roster with rookies for PlayStation 4
Online ID: EmbraceThaPace (Roster name: 2015-2016 w/ All Rookies) - Contact him on Twitter @EmbraceThaPace
Updated NBA 2K15 roster with rookies for Xbox One
Gamertag: Explicit G4minG (Roster name: NBA 2K16 With Rookies)
NOTE: If you don't see a rookie on a particular team(s), check the free agents and update it yourself. If you notice any corrections that need to be made, feel free to help the creators by commenting in their respective threads.