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Our review of EA's latest work with Madden NFL 15...
Our initial impressions on the retail version of the game...
Sean confirms there will be no EASHL, OTP, GM Connected or Live the Life this year at launch in NHL 15 on XB1 or PS4.
EA Sports and the Madden NFL 15 team have fixed the online CFM issue many gamers were having. Specifically, the user vs. user games that were not being registered.
The team is still looking into the simmed stats issue. It's good to see they are aware.
Here is a new NBA 2K15 video featuring Ricky Rubio. He is representing 2K Sports in Spain. It's a short clip, but at least it's something, while we wait for more news to arrive.
The 98th episode of the Press Row Podcast is one of our most-anticipated shows of the year. Host Rich Grisham is joined by regular panelists Kat Bailey, Bryan Wiedey, Chris Sanner, Owen Good, and T.J. Lauerman to break down the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Madden NFL 15 from top to bottom. Find out what we love and hate about everything from the presentation to the play calling, on-field gameplay to CFM and Ultimate Team. So much to discuss - enjoy the show!
Joining us this week:
Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)
Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)
Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)
T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)
Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@PastaPadre)
And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)
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EA Sports has released two NHL 15 videos featuring cover athlete Patrice Bergeron. Post your thoughts!
One of the most intriguing things about Madden 15 is that the development team claims to have added more variance to the passing game, based on ratings. Well, given that one of my biggest complaints of the series has been how QB's have seemed automatic, I wanted to put this new aspect of the game to the test.
Read More - Madden NFL 15: Breaking Down QB Passing Percentages
IGN has posted another WWE 2K15 video. This one features a behind the scenes look at how Visual Concepts is making the most of the new generation consoles.
Steam has updated their NBA 2K15 page with screenshots of John Wall and James Harden. Your thoughts?
Thanks for the heads up @wetai30254!
The same way EA Access gave users just six hours of gameplay for the trial version of Madden NFL 15, news has arrived that NHL 15 will offer the same amount of time.
Of course, the NHL 15 demo is already available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users, there was no demo for Madden NFL 15.
The trail version of NHL 15 on EA Access should be available on September 4th at noon EST, maybe a little sooner. There was a problem on Microsoft's end delaying the release for early access to Madden NFL 15 by three and a half hours. Hopefully that doesn't happen again.
For subscription prices and additional details on EA Access, click here.
Thanks to crankybaker for the heads up!
Returning Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) 14 users who create a team in HUT 15 will be eligible for a one-time bonus of up to 30 Gold Packs in NHL 15. The EA Pack bonus for returning users will be determined by:
- How many HUT games you have played in NHL 14.
- The size of your HUT 14 player item collection
- Your HUT 14 puck balance
- Bonus is granted based on a user maintaining the same user account (Gamertag or PSN ID). This means that if you transition from a gen 3 console to gen 4, and have the same user account, you are still eligible for the bonus.
- Bonus is granted as a one-time offer per user account. Returning HUT users will need to actively redeem Returning User Bonus in HUT 15. Any progress, purchases, items in HUT collection, etc. will not be carried over from HUT 14 to HUT 15.
- Bonus packs are untradeable
When I first saw the trailers for The Gauntlet, I was a little skeptical; it looked too much like another Madden gimmick. But having played it, my opinion was immediately swayed.
Read More - Madden NFL 15: Skills Trainer and Gauntlet Mode More Important Than Ever
With UFC 177 set to take place on August 30th, EA Sports has simulated the rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao with EA Sports UFC.
Do you agree with the sim results? Who do you think takes the fight?
2K Sports has released this new NBA 2K15 video (Instagram, very short clip), featuring some NBA dance teams. Entire routines were mo-capped from professional NBA dance teams and will be implemented into the game.
Microsoft has announced the soundtrack which will accompany Forza Horizon 2 and it's just as massive as a game built around a music festival should be. In all, there will be 150 tracks spread across seven stations for you to enjoy.
If you want to check out some of the best tracks coming up in the game, check out the Forza Horizon 2 playlist on Xbox music.
Madden Senior Game Designer and Lead Designer of Madden NFL CFM, Josh Looman has posted an update on Twitter, mentioning some of the fixes that have already taken place.
Unfortunately, they haven't figured out the online CFM user vs. user issue, but it's good to hear they are looking into the simulated stats issue.