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08:49 AM - July 1, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer

It all happened on one glorious looking play. The pocket collapsed from Bridgewater's left side, and with nobody open, he rolled to his right. He has Rudolph open with a little room to spare on the sideline, but the entire defense is swinging back around. Bridgewater fires it, and what normally would have been an easy throw and catch became a fight for the ball. Rudolph moved inward, laying flat-out for the football, but an opposing defender swooped in and knocked it to the ground before the ball could even reach Rudolph's finger-tips.

This play isn't something that's unusual in the realm of NFL football, but it's definitely not something you see every day in Madden. The gameplay has the potential - though it doesn't always reach this potential - to be smooth and realistic looking.

Read More - Madden NFL 16: More Hands-On Impressions

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
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08:13 AM - July 1, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

A new Madden NFL Mobile update is scheduled to be released on August 19, bringing in a few new features and an updated user interface. Users can currently download the game for free on iOS and Android devices. Below are some of the new features coming in August.

WIDE RECEIVER MODE

In Season mode, players will be able to actively play as a wide receiver. They can cycle through their quarterback and available receivers, and then choose the one they want to control.

As soon as the ball is snapped, the player is free to run their route and cut by swiping left or right in order to get open and call for the ball.

In the new season, players will be able to use this experience in their Season games.

UPGRADED USER INTERFACE

Madden NFL Mobile has upgraded its user interface to provide a more frictionless navigation experience.

Players will move into and out of screens and modes quicker, with more screen space available to them. The UI takes on a more modern and stylish appearance that enhances visual appeal.

SPONTANEOUS CHALLENGES

Special new challenges can appear at any time during Season, Head-to-Head and both intra-League and League Tournament games.

These challenges can be as simple as getting a first down to more complex like throwing to a specific receiver for a set number of yards.

Players receive special rewards for completing these challenges, such as a Collectible for a Set or additional Coins and XP.

PLAYER MATCHUP

Players can can show off that premier defensive player they have earned when they are being challenged.

Players will see Items in the 3D game, and can tap on any player to view that Item. You might call this Scouting 2.0.

Source - EA Sports

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Game: Madden NFL MobileReader Score: Vote Now
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Another Driveclub game update is available now, bringing it up to version 1.19. It weighs in at roughly 60MB and fixes a few minor bugs. The RPM Expansion ($5.99) and Velocity Tour ($1.99) Packs are available now as well, free for Season Pass subscribers, check out the trailer here.

The RPM Expansion Pack includes the Nissan GT-R, Nissan 370Z Nismo, McLaren 570S, Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2015 and the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. The Velocity Tour Packs features artwork created in collaboration with FuturLab.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
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.

Game: FIFA 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
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.

A new blog was also released with more details, including how to initiate it. Every player will be able to perform no touch dribbles. Players with high dribbling and skill move star ratings will be more effective and it will also play a role in which moves are available in their arsenal.
  • What is No Touch Dribbling?

    No Touch Dribbling is our new dribble control system that gives players the freedom to decide how and when to touch the ball. By separating and creating space between the player and the ball, you will be able to perform different skill moves, feints, or even change direction without actually applying contact to the ball.

  • How to initiate and use No Touch Dribbling in FIFA 16.

    To trigger No Touch Dribbling, simply press and hold the L1/LB button on your controller. Once pressed, the player with possession of the ball will momentarily step away from it to create a bit of space. From there, by flicking the left analog in different angles, the player in possession of the ball will either shift his body in that particular direction or twist his ankle in the hopes of tricking the defender. If timed correctly, it can easily misdirect the defender into going one way while the player with the ball goes the other.

    More complex moves can be performed by additionally pressing and holding the R2/RT button. In these situations, the player with the ball will take larger strides away from it. Although there is a risk when attempting these, if pulled off correctly they can absolutely embarrass a defender.

  • Which players can perform No Touch Dribbling?

    In FIFA 16, every player on the pitch can perform the no touch dribble. However, based on the player's dribbling rating and skill move star rating, it will be more or less effective. Meaning players like Lionel Messi or Juan Cuadrado will be able to pull off moves that other players may not. When playing FIFA 16 for the first time, make sure to spend a few minutes in the practice area to get familiar with No Touch Dribbling.
Be sure to check out the video and also the E3 trailer from FIFA 16.

Game: FIFA 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
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.

Game: Skate 3Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360Votes: 5 - View All
Monday, June 29, 2015


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.

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New to this year’s game is the Quick Rounds feature, which provides a selection of holes to play each round of a tournament, rather than requiring players to complete all 18 holes each day. You’ll enter each day of the tournament at a different point in the round, with simulated holes based on your player’s ratings and attribute bonuses.

Once you’ve played your selection of holes, the remainder of the round (if you don’t finish on 18) will also be simulated. Players will always complete the final holes on the last day of a tournament, so the ultimate outcome is always up to you.

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURHype Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All

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.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All

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.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
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!

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURHype Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
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!

Game: NBA Live 16Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
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.

Tier Changes

(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
Full List Of Changes

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

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
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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?

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 25 - View All

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.


Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 25 - View All
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)

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 25 - View All

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