"If this is where Indie Sports Games are heading, then we're on board."
A look at Microsoft's sim racer and its debut on next-gen.
EA Sports does it again, with a great debut of their best-selling soccer franchise on next-gen.
We go in-depth with the XBox One.
The NBA 2K14 patch for Xbox One users is available now. The patch fixes MyCAREER save file and The Park connectivity issues. Some gameplay enhancements have been made, but no official patch notes have been released.
Let us know what you're seeing.
EA's most recent ratings update was pushed live a few days ago, and as usual, there are over 40 players who have had their stats affected in some way, good or bad.
Here are the tweaked players:
Hot Streak Players
- Dustin Penner – Anaheim Ducks
- Andrej Sekera – Carolina Hurricanes
- Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks
- Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks
- Semyon Varlamov – Colorado Avalanche
After what seemed like a long and slow build-up to the launch of next-gen consoles, the new era of gaming is finally here. Generally, we didn't see too many games become utter duds in our genre with the new consoles' launch. So was it a successful launch? Read on to find out our thoughts and be sure to provide your own in the comments!
Read More - OS Roundtable: Next-Gen Launch Recap Edition
Top Sports News for Wednesday, December 4, 2013
- It's not your grandfather's MLB anymore: Former Boston player Jacoby Ellsbury has chosen the Yankees as his new home.
- Philadelphia and Orlando may not be title contenders but they definitely put on a show last night, including two triple-doubles.
For the 60th episode of the Press Row Podcast, we combine parts of two Press Row Hangouts. The first (and longer) section is pulled from our Xbox One Launch Night Hangout, featuring host Rich Grisham along with PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey and Kotaku’s Owen Good as they discuss their first experiences. The second section is pulled from this past week’s Hangout with Rich and Bryan as they reflect on having the console for a full week.
Joining us this week:
- Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
- Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
- And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar/OXM/@GAMER (@richgrisham)
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Amazon currently has the Xbox One in stock. If you are interested in getting one, you need to jump on it now.
UPDATE: All sold out.
UPDATE: IN STOCK AGAIN!
The NBA 2K14 patch for PS4 is available now and according to Ronnie, will be available "later" for Xbox One.
The patch fixes MyCAREER save file and The Park connectivity issues. If patch notes are released, we'll update this post.
Let us know what you're seeing.
Simballer has checked in with some details.
Gran Turismo 6 is releasing this Friday on the PlayStation 3. To get you primed for what's to come, here's a few videos to enjoy, including a 17 minute behemoth showing every car you can drive in the game.
In-Game Features Preview Video:
Audi Quattro S1 Race on Gravel
For some, it's been over two weeks with Madden NFL 25 on next-gen consoles. With prettier visuals and subtle gameplay enhancements which have led to some mixed (but overall positive) reactions from critics and gamers -- so far this next-gen launch stands in stark contrast to the last time Madden made the generational leap.
But what about you? How has your Madden next-gen experience been?
Sound off by voting in the poll to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums!
The WWE 2K14 WWE Superstars and Moves pack is available now for $7.99 (content included for WWE 2K14 Season Pass subscribers). Details are below.
Summer Rae is available for free.
Playable WWE Superstars and Divas:
- Big E Langston
- Brie Bella
- Nikki Bella
- Koji Clutch
- Soda Plunge
- Black Widow
- Leaping Tombstone Piledriver w/Pin Combo
- Inverted DDT
- Diving Headbutt
- Explosive Dropkick
- Elbow/Back Stabber Combo
- Rope Flip Armdrag
- Double Jump Body Splash
- Two-Hand Chokeslam
- Lil’ Jimmy
- Shoulder Switch Powerslam
- Zack Ryder Comeback
- Alpamare Waterslide
- Rope Hung Kick to Mid-Section
- Package Piledriver
- Burning Hammer
- Butterfly Suplex Armbar
- Corkscrew Shooting Star Press
- Standing Shooting Star Press
- Standing Corkscrew Moonsault
- Springboard 450 Splash
- Psycho Driver
- Rebound Big Boot
- Rebound Elbow Strike
- Billy Goat’s Curse
- Pumphandle Neckbreaker
- Suplex Backbreaker
- Hangman’s Facebuster
- Cradle DDT
- Powerbomb Lungblower
- Wrist Lock Lariat
Producers Nick Channon and David Rutter highlight how Pro Instincts in FIFA 14 allow players to be fully aware of their surroundings. Anticipate a tackle, react accordingly and use body position to win back the ball.
For the first time, players in FIFA 14 will be able to anticipate and respond with human-reactions through Pro Instincts. Players now have full awareness and context of what is unfolding around them - transforming physical play in the beautiful game.The EA SPORTS IGNITE engine on Xbox One and PS4 features Future Physics technology that enables players to quickly analyze potential outcomes of what is about to occur around them. Players have human-like awareness, anticipation, instincts and most importantly, reaction times. All 22 players on the field now make intelligent decisions like they would in a real match, such as anticipating tackles, avoiding tacklers or bracing for physical challenges.
Some examples of new FIFA 14 player movements made possible by Pro Instincts are:
- Leg avoidance: players are able to skip over slide tackles and outstretched legs
- Players can grab limbs when pushing/pulling
- Arm locks while jostling for possession
- Greater variety and new types of seal-outs
- Bracing for ground contact when losing balance and falling
On FIFA 14 for Xbox One and PS4 players make decisions four times faster than on previous consoles. Decision-making is now based on multiple frames per second, resulting in players that are more aware of their surroundings and react accordingly. Depending on the situation, an attacking player may check his run, back into a defender or brace for an incoming tackle. During a sprint, a player may feint or leap over a sliding defender while still maintaining possession of the ball. Defenders will recognize more opportunities to support and pressure the opposition to help create balance.
Top Sports News for Tuesday, December 3, 2013
- Some Alabama fans have filed a petition through Change.org claiming Chris Davis stepped out of bounds -- calling for an overtime redo of Saturday's Iron Bowl matchup.
- Not only do Bama and Auburn fans hate each other, but one
Zoe Mode's Powerstar Golf is unquestionably charming. From the lush visuals to the comforting background music, there isn't a moment where the game doesn't welcome you with open arms. And even though it's far from a true to life simulation of the sport, it brings the same kinds of triumphs and frustrations. Despite a few noticeable flaws and omissions, Powerstar Golf provides a reasonable amount of depth for only $20.
Read More - Powerstar Golf Review (XBox One)
The fans have selected Tony Stewart for the cover athlete of NASCAR '14, which arrives early in 2014 for Xbox 360 and PS3 for $49.99.
Read the full press release below.
700,000+ Votes Determine Winner Of The Second-Annual 'Drive For The Cover' Contest
Tony Stewart fans have spoken, and they’ve made it clear that they cannot wait to see the driver of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet back on the track, even if it is on the cover of a video game. NASCAR announced today that fans worldwide have cast more than 700,000 votes in the "Drive for the Cover" campaign, ultimately selecting three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Stewart to appear on the cover of NASCAR ’14. Stewart has appeared on the cover of the officially licensed NASCAR game twice before, but this is the first time he was selected by fans.
"Being selected by the fans to be on the cover of NASCAR '14 is a huge honor," said Stewart, co-owner and driver for Stewart-Haas Racing. "It’s been a long couple months, but the passion of my fans has been one of the driving factors in helping my rehab and ability to prepare for returning to my race car in February."
It was clear early on that Stewart was going to be hard to defeat. During the five-week contest, conducted entirely on Facebook, Stewart dominated each round of the competition. Stewart’s closest opposition came in the final round against another fan favorite, four-time champion Jeff Gordon. Stewart accumulated nearly one-fifth of all the votes cast during the "Drive for the Cover" campaign.
"In the midst of a racing season cut short by injury, the number of fans who voted for Tony speaks volumes about the excitement surrounding his return," said Blake Davidson, NASCAR vice president of licensing and consumer products. "For a campaign that was heavily driven by social media, the more than 700,000 votes cast in the 'Drive for the Cover’ campaign is a testament to the social media prowess of our industry and fans."
NASCAR ’14 is scheduled for release in early 2014 on the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, for the suggested retail price of $49.99. Stay tuned for the official release date and a first look at the game soon.
Here's the deal -- I love playing sports games and making progress through my seasons like everyone else.
However, as the number that indicates my age continues to rise, I'm finding the time I can dedicate to gaming as a hobby (and not job) has dwindled significantly as responsibilities elsewhere rise.
The thought of playing a full 162 game season in MLB: The Show is a laughable proposition for me, ... Read More