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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Turn10 Studios has released another Forza Motorsport 6 content update today, bringing even more flexibility and features to the game. This update is designed to enhance the multiplayer and spectating experiences in Forza Motorsport 6, for eSports and more specifically the second season of the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC).

Hosting & Manual Grid Ordering
With today’s update, a player who starts an online private lobby in multiplayer has hosting privileges which allows them to take advantage of new features. First up, there is now a manual method for ordering the grid before a race begins. When in a private online lobby, the host can manually set the grid order for a race. To do so, select “Game Options” from the menu and then scroll to the “Advanced Rules” screen and look for the “Grid Ordering” option. From there, you can choose “Manual” from the list of options.

With Manual grid ordering, the host has the option to manually place lobby players in any order by moving them up and down the grid order with the Right Stick. Note that lobby players who are set to “Spectate” when a race begins will automatically be pushed to the end of the order, while participating racers will move up the grid order accordingly.

Once the grid has been organized, the host sets the race to begin by pressing the X button. Just before loading into the race after the countdown, players will be presented with a final confirmation screen. From this screen, the host can make any final adjustments to the grid order (once again using the right stick), cancel the launch, or start the race.

Grid Preview
Now you can get a detailed view of the starting grid before the race begins. The host of a private lobby can take advantage of this by enabling the new “Grid Preview” feature. To do so, select the “Game Options” menu and then scroll to the “Advanced Rules” screen and look for the “Grid Preview” option. There are three options to choose from: Auto, Manual, or Off.

With “Grid Preview” enabled, players will be shown a car-by-car rundown of the grid before the race begins. Players will see the driver’s Gamertag, as well as the make and model of the car they are driving for that race. With “Grid Preview” set to Auto, the game camera will automatically switch to each car on the grid; in Manual, the lobby host will be able to switch between cars manually by pressing the LB or RB buttons. At any time, the host can choose to start the race immediately by pressing the X button.

In-Race Info
Today’s content update also includes improvements to Forza Motorsport 6’s in-game race screens for multiplayer spectators. Now race spectators can use these features to get more information about what’s happening in the race, and to learn more about individual drivers and cars. Once a race has begun, players will find a brand new spectate option called “Info Panels” (indicated by the race helmet icon). By pressing A on this item, spectators can choose from two information panels to bring up: Race Overview and Player Overview. In addition, spectators can choose to bring up both panels at the same time.

The new Race Overview panel showcases crucial in-race information, including a mini-map which shows nearby racers’ positions on the track, as well as a leaderboard indicating where the current car is in the race, and how far the closest competitors are either in front or behind.

With the Player Overview panel, spectators can learn more about the player they are currently focused on in a race. The Player Overview page includes a great deal of information, including name, car information (Car Class, PI, and performance characteristics), as well as driving telemetry like revs, speed, current gear, as well as braking and throttle pressure. In addition, this screen provides information on that racer’s fastest lap of the race, the number of Quick Stops they have completed (if relevant), current lap number, and more. Spectators can toggle these panels on or off at any time by pressing the Y button.

Game: Forza Motorsport 6Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
01:46 PM - February 21, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS.


MLB The Show 17
is slowly revealing its secrets -- and thus far we've learned quite a bit about this year's game.

You can check out the MLB The Show 17 page to learn more about what this year's game is bringing to the table if you are not caught up.

With all of that in mind, what do you think about this year's game? Are you planning on purchasing it? Do you still have reservations?

Sound off by voting in our poll. Also, leave a comment as to why you selected what you did!

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 19 - View All
12:46 PM - February 21, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Rocket League patch 1.29 is available now, adding 4K support for the PlayStation 4 Pro. Check out some of the details below, full patch notes are at the official website.
  • The Hot Wheels Twin Mill III and Bone Shaker Battle-Cars are now available for purchase in the Showroom
  • Rocket League now supports PS4 Pro with 4K rendering
  • Player’s Choice Crate Series 1 has been added. This crate includes community favorite items voted on by the players

Game: Rocket LeagueReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
09:32 AM - February 21, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

After more than 20 years a spiritual successor to the cult classic Mutant League Football has finally reached the red zone. Mutant Football League will release later this year on PC and early 2018 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game is described as an “NFL Blitz arcade-style football game, with nasty mutants, ferocious monsters, deadly chainsaws, and lots of gory player deaths, along with some edgy, satirical humor that parodies America’s favorite sport.”

The creator and lead designer of the original game is back to lead development on the new one. We welcome on Michael Mendheim to the Press Row Podcast to talk about the history of mutant football, the ongoing successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign and lessons learned from one that came up short in 2013, the challenges of designing a game now vs then, and how fans are being engaged in its development and awareness created in an intensely competitive environment.

Check out the Mutant Football League Kickstarter campaign and follow the latest news at the game’s website and with Twitter and Facebook.

Joining us this week:
  • Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre), Pastapadre
  • Richard Grisham (@RichGrisham), Out of the Park Developments/Hit The Pass
  • Michael Mendheim (@mmendheim), Mutant Football League

Game: Press Row PodcastReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Monday, February 20, 2017
08:17 PM - February 20, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The OS Daily is online and ready for viewing. Make sure to take a few minutes out of your day and get caught up on the latest sports gaming news with our host Millennium.

Today we cover the MLB The Show 17 "Little Things" video, Disc Jam, Madden NFL 17 franchise bug, WWE 2K17 Hall of Fame DLC and more. Check it out here and if it's something you like, please like and subscribe to our YouTube channel, and we will try our best to keep it as consistent as we can.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
03:19 PM - February 20, 2017. Posted by tnixen. Written by Steve Noah

IGN continues to roll out MLB The Show 17 video footage. This video features Retro Mode. Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 19 - View All
02:25 PM - February 20, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Patrick Friday

Gentlemen, start your E-engines? All the questions and banter about who has got the better stick skills? Who runs what position better? Well, now it’s time to put your time, effort and job title where your mouth is. NBA 2K has taken another step towards the forefront of sports gaming with the release of its eSports model.

Set to debut in 2018, each NBA franchise will have the opportunity to draft individual gamers based on skill and ability, forming five-man teams to compete in an NBA/NBA 2K union that could change the way we play forever. Some think that 2K hasn't lived up to the hype the last few years in terms of supporting its eSport, and working on this new partnership behind the scenes could be a reason why. Based on things I've read, the Bucks, Grizzlies and Warriors have all made significant investments and are likely to lead the pack in this new league.

From the conversations had, it sounds like season one will last about five months. The goal seems to be to expand and create real life work opportunities, which is encouraging for someone who may be straddling the fence about whether the opportunity is legit. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke about the potential for the pilot: “The popularity of NBA 2K with the young and growing eSports community provides a unique opportunity to develop something truly special for our fans and the gaming community. We look forward to combining our best-in- class NBA team operators with Take-Two’s competitive gaming expertise to create a brand new league experience.”

Read More - Going Pro: The Intriguing Unknown of the Take Two NBA E-League

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
01:27 PM - February 20, 2017. Posted by oneamongthefence. Written by Steve Noah

The final WWE 2K17 Hall of Fame Showcase is scheduled to arrive tomorrow for $9.99, free for Season Pass subscribers, check out the trailer here.

Note: The WWE 2K17 Hall of Fame Showcase is coming soon for PC.

UPDATE: (2-21) The update is available now.

Check out the playable matches below.
  • Cactus Jack and Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael “PS” Hayes) (WCW Saturday Night 1992)
  • The Fabulous Freebirds (Buddy Roberts and Michael “PS” Hayes) vs. Kerry and Kevin Von Erich (WCCW 1986)
  • Ivory vs. Jacqueline (SmackDown 2000)
  • Sting (gold and black tights) vs. Ric Flair (Clash of Champions 1988)
  • Sting (n.W.o. Wolfpac ring gear) vs. Bret Hart (WCW Halloween Havoc 1998)
  • Papa Shango vs. The Godfather (Dream Match)
  • Big Boss Man (with Albert) vs. The Big Show (Armageddon 1999)

Game: WWE 2K17Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
11:01 AM - February 20, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

GameStop has just posted another MLB The Show 17 MLB Monday. This is part 1 of The Little Things.

Below are some of the details, but make sure to check out the full video here.
  • The Metrodome, Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium make their PlayStation 4 debuts.
  • Critical Situations looks like it could be similar to Madden NFL 17 Play the Moment...? (We will find out more details later)
  • Challenge of the Week has a new scoring system and more prizes this year.
  • Keuchel's Korner, Sunny Siders, The 7 Line and the local military at Petco are in.
  • Over 500 Diamond Dynasty cards will be released throughout the season, most are new.
  • Double sounds of the show music slots from 512 to 1024.
  • Sounds of the Show adds additional home run and run score music slots.
  • Sounds of the Show pitching music works for starting pitcher intros and relief pitcher entrances.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 19 - View All
Sunday, February 19, 2017
01:03 PM - February 19, 2017. Posted by smiley3. Written by Steve Noah

IGN has posted another MLB The Show 17 video, this one focuses on Diamond Dynasty. Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 19 - View All
11:11 AM - February 19, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, February 18, 2017

IGN has posted a new MLB The Show 17 video with Ramone Russell going over player facial improvements, create a player and more.

They have also included a couple of screenshots showing off the faces of Dee Gordon and Paul Goldschmidt from MLB The Show 16 vs. MLB The Show 17.




Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 19 - View All
01:05 PM - February 18, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

High Horse Entertainment has announced their Disk Jam beta is available now for PlayStation 4. Check out the gameplay from our recent Twitch stream, on YouTube.

Disc Jam is a fast-paced action-sports game that pits 2-4 players against each other in a frantic combination of air hockey and tennis. Players scramble to retrieve and throw a glowing disc while unleashing devastating abilities and defending their end zone.

Sign up for the beta here!

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Game: Disc JamHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
10:57 AM - February 18, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Kevin Scott



While we recently featured the 90s title Mutant League Football in our Throwback Thursday, it's the kind of game that can always use further exploration. Luckily, the newest episode of web series 30 For Nerdy, who last brought us the tale of spacey hockey goalie, uses clips from both Mutant League Football and Mutant League Hockey to reflect on the rise and fall of the post-apocalyptic league through the eyes of super-human linebacker Gory Guts and league founder, businessman Stan Whippleman. It's a tale filled with trolls, skeletons and devious tactics both on and off the field that you might want to check out before a new generation of the Mutant League is born.



Friday, February 17, 2017
09:57 PM - February 17, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The OS Daily is online and ready for viewing. Make sure to take a few minutes out of your day and get caught up on the latest sports gaming news with our host Millennium.

Today we have some news on the NBA 2K17 All Star Tournament, MLB Network branding in MLB The Show 17 confirmed, DiRT Rally gets PSVR support and more. Check it out here and if it's something you like, please let us know, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and we will try our best to keep it as consistent as we can.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All

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