Home
Headlines
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
06:01 PM - September 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

If the embed doesn't work, click here.

If you missed the stream, the archive is here. (It takes about 20 seconds to load, for some reason.)

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 69 - View All
02:52 PM - September 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Codemasters have released another F1 2014 trailer today. The game hit store shelves on October 21st for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

NEW F1™ 2014 TRAILER REVEALS FEATURES AND GAMEPLAY FROM THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME OF THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE MOTORSPORT

The World’s Greatest Drivers Go Wheel-to-Wheel in Spectacular New Video (Watch it here.)

Today Codemasters® has released a new gameplay video for F1 2014, showing how the game captures all the action of this year’s incredible season as its draws towards one of its most exciting conclusions in years.

The new video captures the intense competition that only FORMULA ONE™ can provide as the world’s greatest drivers push motorsport’s most advanced and exciting cars to their very limits. The wide-ranging rule changes for the 2014 season, including dramatic new turbocharged cars and striking new aerodynamics, plus new and returning circuits, have led to some of the most exciting competition in years and a title race that is too close to call.

F1 2014 is the only official FORMULA 1TM video game and reflects all of the changes in this year’s sport and will also be the most accessible game in the award-winning series. A new driver evaluation system suggests game settings to suit a player’s ability and re-graded difficulty settings, including a new Very Easy mode, will enable newcomers to the series to race competitively, quickly. A wide range of career options enable players to experience the excitement and drama of FORMULA ONE races and seasons, without committing the time required to complete practice, qualifying and races sessions or completing each GRAND PRIX™ on the 2014 calendar.

Veterans of the series will still be able to choose options to simulate full seasons and tune their settings. With all the driving aids off and on the game’s hardest settings, players will experience the authentic demands of racing 2014’s incredible cars which put far more emphasis on driving skill.

F1 2014 will arrive on October 21st for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Codemasters will then introduce a new FORMULA 1 title in 2015 for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

Game: F1 2014Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 1 - View All
01:59 PM - September 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released their NBA Live 15 player ratings for the ball handlers in the game. How does your top 5 list look compared to this one?
  • Kyrie Irving - 95 Ball Handle Rating
  • Chris Paul - 94 Ball Handle Rating
  • Jamal Crawford - 93 Ball Handle Rating
  • John Wall - 92 Ball Handle Rating
  • Kemba Walker - 92 Ball Handle Rating
Here is an explanation of the ball handle rating, from NBALIVE_Fernando.

Quote:
This rating was reached by looking at turnovers that were coughed up while handling the ball. Plus, a slight tweak based on perception.

This rating used for dribble packages and how prone you are to getting ripped. We didn't forget Steph. He's tied with those players, just gotta let some of the other guys get their picture taken.

Below is the release date schedule for the rest of the ratings and links to those that have already released.
  • 9/23 - Top 5 PGs (Released)
  • 9/24 – Top 5 SGs (Released)
  • 9/25 – Top 6 SFs (Released)
  • 9/26 – Top 5 PFs (Released)
  • 9/27 – Top 5 Cs (Released)
  • 9/28 – Top 5 3Pt Shooters (Released)
  • 9/29 – Top 5 Dunkers (Released)
  • 9/30 – Top 5 Ballhandlers (Released)
  • 10/1 – Top 5 Shot Blockers
  • 10/2 – Top 5 Overall Defenders
  • 10/3 – Top 5 Scoring Threats
  • 10/4 – Top 5 Rookies
  • 10/5 – Top 5 Passers
  • 10/6 – Top 5 Rebounders
  • 10/7 – Top 5 Steal Threats
  • 10/8 – Top 5 Fastest Players
  • 10/9 – Top 5 Dynamic Duos
  • 10/10 – Top 5 6th Men
  • 10/11 – Full Team Ratings (Atlantic Division)
  • 10/12 – Full Team Ratings (Central Division)
  • 10/13 – Full Team Ratings (Southeast Division)
  • 10/14 – Full Team Ratings (Northwest Division)
  • 10/15 – Full Team Ratings (Pacific Division)
  • 10/16 – Full Team Ratings (Southwest Division)
Quote:
Player ratings in NBA LIVE 15 will be updated throughout the regular season; and player tendencies, powered by Synergy Sports Technologies, are updated after each game throughout the NBA season. These updates allow NBA LIVE 15 to provide an experience that is constantly evolving as a player’s performance evolves based on what is happening in the real-world NBA.

NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view
Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 33 - View All
01:49 PM - September 30, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Robert Kollars
By now the gaming public fully understands that the next-generation of NHL 15 by EA Sports is at best a scaled back version of the its last-generation predecessor. Missing modes and poor developer communication has blemished the titles release, and sadly pushed the improvements into the shadows of the internet. NHL 15 next-gen has a few advantages in its corner, but due to the lack of communication about what actually would be included in the title, most will be overlooked.

One of the advantages that the next-gen version of NHL 15 has going for it is the actual gameplay itself, which is a huge plus. While this factor alone may not be enough for even the staunchest of hockey fan to warrant a purchase, those who have taken the plunge have experienced firsthand what is capable on the new systems.

Read More - Despite Its Issues, NHL 15 Is Still a Thrill On-Ice

Game: NHL 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
01:07 PM - September 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Da_Czar has checked in with this new NBA 2K15 video, featuring the evolution of the freelance offense, part 2. (If you missed part 1, you can view it here.)

Lyrics and beats by @SageInfinite and @_RobDavis, respectively.

Watch the video and post your thoughts.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 69 - View All
01:04 PM - September 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The PlayStationBlog has posted the compatible wheels list for Driveclub.

While all of the wheels currently compatible with the PS4, including the new Thrustmaster T80 & T300RS wheels will work, there is no mention of the popular Logitech G27.

With that said, they will add support for other wheels, when they become compatible with the PS4.

Game: DriveClubHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 3 - View All
08:27 AM - September 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

With all of the overall player ratings released for NBA 2K15, we figured it would be easier to look at, if we arranged all of the players by team. Enjoy.

As mentioned by bedwardsroy19...

Quote:
The roster the game shipped with was submitted a while ago. Any player movement will be reflected in updates in the very near future.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 69 - View All
07:09 AM - September 30, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Scott Burress

The WWE games series for the past 2 years have had a single player story mode consisting of reliving the past of the Attitude era or playing through the greatest Wrestlemania matches of all-time. This year, 2K Sports is changing up the game and having a “My Player” mode called My Career, where your created wrestler takes on the rigors of the WWE.

Read More - WWE 2K15's MyCAREER Mode Details

Game: WWE 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 15 - View All
12:05 AM - September 30, 2014. Posted by jb12780. Written by Steve Noah

Forza Horizon 2 is available now for Xbox One and Xbox 360 users. There are quite a few editions available, check out the details here.

Get behind the wheel and post your impressions.

Game: Forza Horizon 2Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Monday, September 29, 2014
05:14 PM - September 29, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The NBA 2K15 player ratings have been revealed for the 11th overall rated player through 20. The top 10 will be revealed soon. A list of all of the player ratings that have been released so far, can be seen here.
  • 11 88 James Harden SG HOU
  • 12 88 Dwight Howard C HOU
  • 13 88 Tony Parker PG SA
  • 14 88 LaMarcus Aldridge PF POR
  • 15 88 Dirk Nowitzki PF DAL
  • 16 88 Anthony Davis PF NO
  • 17 88 Derrick Rose PG CHI
  • 18 88 Russell Westbrook PG OKC
  • 19 87 Joakim Noah C CHI
  • 20 87 Damian Lillard PG POR
Post your thoughts!

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 69 - View All
03:13 PM - September 29, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


CVG has a great new piece up today discussing Project CARS and why it's crowdfunding approach has made it one of the most intriguing projects of the year.

Quote:
"On paper, the Kickstarter-funded Project Cars couldn't be more 21st-century, and developer Slightly Mad Studios is inordinately proud of that fact: the game, it says, has more than 80,000 'stakeholders'. Many of these are deeply involved in its very fabric, most notably professional drivers Oliver Webb and Ben Collins (once the Stig, until he wrote a book), plus Nic Hamilton, Lewis's brother. However, when you play Project Cars, it swiftly becomes clear that as racing games go, it's very much in the traditional camp."

The article goes on to talk about how much of what the game is bringing to the table is dedicated to pleasing the 80,000 stakeholders in the game.

Quote:
"But there's no doubt Project Cars is a hardcore racing-fanatic's idea of heaven. It looks amazing and replicates the real racing experience to a startling degree. And the beauty is that its community-led ethos should give anyone who buys it the chance to get involved in shaping its evolution: there will undoubtedly be votes about which tracks, cars and racing series should be added post-launch."

Be sure to check out more of our Project CARS coverage before the game ships November 18.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
02:02 PM - September 29, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released their NBA Live 15 player ratings for the top dunkers in the game. How does your top 5 list look compared to this one?
  • Blake Griffin - 98 Dunk Rating
  • DeAndre Jordan - 97 Dunk Rating
  • Dwight Howard - 96 Dunk Rating
  • LeBron James - 95 Dunk Rating
  • Gerald Green - 93 Dunk Rating
Below is the release date schedule for the rest of the ratings and links to those that have already released.
  • 9/23 - Top 5 PGs (Released)
  • 9/24 – Top 5 SGs (Released)
  • 9/25 – Top 6 SFs (Released)
  • 9/26 – Top 5 PFs (Released)
  • 9/27 – Top 5 Cs (Released)
  • 9/28 – Top 5 3Pt Shooters (Released)
  • 9/29 – Top 5 Dunkers (Released)
  • 9/30 – Top 5 Ballhandlers
  • 10/1 – Top 5 Shot Blockers
  • 10/2 – Top 5 Overall Defenders
  • 10/3 – Top 5 Scoring Threats
  • 10/4 – Top 5 Rookies
  • 10/5 – Top 5 Passers
  • 10/6 – Top 5 Rebounders
  • 10/7 – Top 5 Steal Threats
  • 10/8 – Top 5 Fastest Players
  • 10/9 – Top 5 Dynamic Duos
  • 10/10 – Top 5 6th Men
  • 10/11 – Full Team Ratings (Atlantic Division)
  • 10/12 – Full Team Ratings (Central Division)
  • 10/13 – Full Team Ratings (Southeast Division)
  • 10/14 – Full Team Ratings (Northwest Division)
  • 10/15 – Full Team Ratings (Pacific Division)
  • 10/16 – Full Team Ratings (Southwest Division)
Quote:
Player ratings in NBA LIVE 15 will be updated throughout the regular season; and player tendencies, powered by Synergy Sports Technologies, are updated after each game throughout the NBA season. These updates allow NBA LIVE 15 to provide an experience that is constantly evolving as a player’s performance evolves based on what is happening in the real-world NBA.

NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view
Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 33 - View All
10:09 AM - September 29, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

In what is nothing short of a design decision intended to keep Madden fun for casual users, Madden NFL 15 simply doesn't do penalties all that often. It would be ok, if there was a fully working option for more penalties to be called. Some of the sliders do work, but many of the penalties listed are never called even with the slider at 100.

So what about you? How do you think Madden should handle penalties in future games? Should the default game call more? Should there be more sliders which work better?

Sound off by voting in our poll and letting us know what you'd do to make penalties better (if anything) in Madden!

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
09:59 AM - September 29, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer

Little by little, the Madden series continues to chip away at its long list of legacy issues and shortcomings. Madden 15 is a solid step better than its predecessors (Connected Career mode bugs aside), but EA seems to timid to take that gigantic leap that so many other series have already taken. The leap that NBA 2K took when you could look at a picture of James Harden and not be able to tell the difference between a game and real life, or the leap The Show took when little things like a beach ball being knocked around the stadium wasn't just a clever detail - it was a clever detail built on hundreds of others.

These are arbitrary examples, of course. When and if games have reached that new level of realism is largely a subjective thing, but if there's a consensus, and I think there is, it's that Madden hasn't made that leap yet.

Read More - Madden NFL 15's Five Areas Which Need Improvement for Next Year

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All

MarcusGarlick has posted some WWE 2K15 gameplay video footage of a match between Randy Orton and Antonio Cesaro.

Game: WWE 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 15 - View All

« Previous1234518021803Next »