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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
01:17 PM - July 28, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chase Becotte


Diamond Dynasty has been a huge hit on Operation Sports this year, and I'm one of the many who has been sucked in by the mode. It's a more streamlined approach to the fantasy team concept, and taking the more straightforward approach has worked in Sony's favor. However, improvements can always be made to any mode, and so that's what we'll take a look at in this video.

If you can't see the video above, click here.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
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01:05 PM - July 28, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released more Madden NFL 16 ratings. Below are the top defensive ends in Madden NFL 16, more ratings on these players can be seen here.
  • J.J. Watt (99 OVR)
  • Muhammad Wilkerson (96 OVR)
  • Michael Bennett (95 OVR)
  • Calais Campbell (95 OVR)
  • Cameron Wake (94 OVR)
Previously released Madden NFL 16 player ratings:

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Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
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11:13 AM - July 28, 2015. Posted by RefTix. Written by Chris Sanner


EA has just unveiled a new NHL 16 EASHL trailer which looks at the revamped mode from the perspective of fans of the series, who they claim helped shape this year's mode.

In the video, NHL 16 producer Sean Ramjagsingh said, "It was an opportunity for us to reimagine EA Sports Hockey League. Involving fans early was really important."

The video shows various clips of EASHL gameplay but also has a few interesting stories of the players play time with the game. Overall, the video has a very "this game is much better this year" tone to it.

Check out the video above for some player anecdotes of their playtime and some gameplay footage.

What do you all think?

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 26 - View All
09:54 AM - July 28, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

With Rory McIlroy PGA Tour shipping with a limited number of courses, the game's case in reviews wasn't helped by its shallow mode offerings.

With at least two new courses in the DLC being known, it certainly appears EA is committed to at least some post-release support of the game.

If you had the choice, would you choose to have more licensed Golfers, courses, or additional features added into Rory? Vote in our poll and leave a comment below on which you prefer most!

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
09:32 AM - July 28, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Turn 10 Studios have revealed 39 more cars for Forza Motorsport 6, which we have listed below.
  • 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
  • 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
  • 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
  • 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
  • 1992 Honda NSX-R
  • 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455
  • 2002 Camaro 35th Anniversary
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
  • 2012 Ultima GTR
  • 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed
  • 1997 Land Rover Defender 90
  • 2014 Audi #67 Rotek Racing S3 Saloon
  • 2014 Toyota #80 Speedworks Motorsport Avensis
  • 2014 Honda #2 Castrol Honda Civic WTCC
  • 2014 Honda #5 Zengo Motorsport Civic WTCC
  • 2014 Toyota #20 United Autosports Avensis
  • 2014 Toyota #11 Handy Motorsport Avensis
  • 1991 Ferrari 512 TR
  • 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
  • 1992 Volkswagen Golf Gti 16v Mk2
  • 1992 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4
  • 1987 Buick Regal GNX
  • 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
  • 2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
  • 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
  • 1980 Renault 5 Turbo
  • 2015 Jaguar XFR-S
  • 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
  • 2013 Mazda MX-5
  • 1994 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
  • 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee
  • 1993 Jaguar XJ220
  • 1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
  • 1990 Subaru Legacy RS
  • 2002 Acura RSX Type-S
  • 2003 Audi RS 6
  • 1991 GMC Syclone
  • 1973 Mazda RX-3
  • 1995 BMW M5 E34

For a full list of cars that have been previously announced for Forza Motorsport 6, click here. Forza Motorsport 6 arrives for Xbox One on September 15.

Game: Forza Motorsport 6Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
09:21 AM - July 28, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released a new NBA Live 16 screenshot featuring the Hickory uniforms.

These unis will be worn by the Indiana Pacers in select regular season games this upcoming season, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic sports movie, Hoosiers.

Game: NBA Live 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All
08:29 AM - July 28, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

(Screenshot from EA Sports UFC)

If you live in the Metro Vancouver area (Burnaby, BC), EA Canada has posted a quick survey to fill out, for a chance to playtest EA UFC 2 on Friday, July 31.

Fans that are selected will get a 2 hour session with the game. If you're a huge MMA/UFC fan and plan to be in the area that day, fill out the survey here.

All participants who are selected will be contacted via email or phone. Good luck!

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Hype Score: Vote Now
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Monday, July 27, 2015
06:21 PM - July 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has scheduled their Twitch livestream for the NHL 16 EASHL beta on July 29 at 1:00 PM PST. This will give gamers their first look at what to expect when the beta releases for NHL 15 Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners on July 30.

If you are on the Xbox One version of NHL 15, you might want to go ahead and download the 1.06 title update now, since it weighs in at 21GB (PlayStation 4 update is 1.8GB). This update enables NHL 15 users to download the NHL 16 EASHL closed beta, which in itself, weighs roughly 5GB.

If you missed it, make sure to read up on the strengths and weaknesses of EASHL player classes here.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
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With the Driveclub Horsepower Expansion Pack scheduled to arrive on July 28, Evolution Studios has released a gameplay video featuring the Ferrari FXX Evoluzione.

The Driveclub Horsepower Expansion Pack includes 11 new tour events, 5 new trophies and the following cars:

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
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01:05 PM - July 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released more Madden NFL 16 ratings. Below are the top outside linebackers in Madden NFL 16, more ratings on these players can be seen here.
  • Von Miller (97 OVR)
  • Justin Houston (97 OVR)
  • Terrell Suggs (93 OVR)
  • Dont'a Hightower (93 OVR)
  • DeAndre Levy (93 OVR)
Previously released Madden NFL 16 player ratings:

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Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 30 - View All
12:46 PM - July 27, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

EA Sports today announced a new program called Madden Ultimate Team Rewards which will allow you to start earning rewards for opening packs in Madden Ultimate Team. You join the program by signing into your EA account and completing a form on the linked site.

By joining, you receive gifts based on the number of Packs you open in the mode -- but the program is limited to U.S. players only.

The program is no doubt intended to get you to buy more packs, which you are then rewarded with bonuses including Loyalty Badges, which can be redeemed for packs, OVR boosts, player items, and contracts.

MUT Rewards Levels
  • Legendary Level: 1,000 Packs Opened – all packs count
  • All-Pro Level: 250 Packs Opened – all packs count
  • Pro Level: 50 Packs Opened – all packs count


If you want to sign up, hit up the announcement page on EA Sports' website for more details.

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 30 - View All

Free courses are coming to Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR.

For those of you that didn't pre-order the game, TPC Scottsdale is scheduled to arrive on August 11. Users that did pre-order have only been able to play the course in Play Now. When the course releases to everyone on August 11, it will be available in Play Now, Tour Pro career, and online modes.

The same goes for East Lake Golf Club, host of the PGA TOUR FedExCup TOUR Championship by Coca Cola. It is scheduled to arrive at the end of September.

Source - EA Sports

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Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
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11:41 AM - July 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chase Becotte

The NHL 16 EASHL beta starts on July 30 and runs through August 6 for those that own NHL 15 on Xbox One and PS4. Today EA also revealed what the strengths and weaknesses will be of all the playable classes.

Again, the big change this year will be that all the classes will have baked-in attributes that are locked and can't be leveled up. So this beta will serve as another way to test the classes and provide feedback (when it opens) to the NHL development team before NHL 16 launches in September.

Below you can find the strengths and weaknesses of the assorted classes:

SNIPER

Strengths:
  • The perfect class for when you need some scoring touch inserted into your lineup. Snipers have strong shooting abilities.
Weaknesses:
  • Lack physical strength and will depend on teammates to create space and scoring chances.
  • Below average defensive skill.
POWER FORWARD

Strengths
  • Excellent balance and strong on the puck. An effective player class for those who use the cycle game.
  • A physical player that uses strength to open space for other teammates.
  • Heavy slap shot.
Weaknesses:
  • Average shot accuracy.
PLAYMAKER

Strengths:
  • Top-end passing skill. The best choice for the EASHL player who likes to set up their teammates and create scoring chances.
  • Good puck control helps this class keep possession of the puck while teammates look to get open for a scoring chance.
Weaknesses:
  • Lacks physical strength and can get knocked off the puck by stronger opponents.
  • Average shot accuracy. This class should always look to make the pass before shooting.
  • Average defensive skills.
GRINDER

Strengths:
  • High rated physical skills. This class works well for players who like to engage in the physical side of the game – including puck battles, shot blocking or deliver crushing hits.
  • With a strong hand-eye rating, this class will have a higher chance at deflections in front of opposing goalies.
Weaknesses:
  • Below average shooting and puck skills. Needs to keep things simple on the offensive side of the puck.
ENFORCER

Strengths:
  • An imposing force with top rated physical skills. Can easily knock the puck off opponents by using checking skills.
  • Top rated fighting skills that can help energize the team.
Weaknesses:
  • Poor shooting and puck skills.
  • Strong but not skilled.
TWO-WAY FORWARD

Strengths:
  • Has elements of both a playmaker and a grinder. An excellent player class for those who deploy a balanced attack strategy.
  • Uses defensive skills to win puck battles and create turnovers which help the team in the transition game.
  • Good passing skills which allow this class to set up teammates.
Weaknesses:
  • Good transition game but doesn’t excel on the offensive side of the puck compared to other classes.
  • This class needs to keep their play simple on offense as they lack deking ability.
TWO-WAY DEFENSEMAN

Strengths:
  • This class provides a good balance of offense and defense from the blue line. They are an excellent player class for those who deploy a balanced attack strategy.
  • Good at the transition game causing turnovers and getting a solid first pass out of the defensive zone.
Weaknesses:
  • Average shooting.
  • Average puck control.
OFFENSIVE DEFENSEMAN

Strengths:
  • A good choice for those who want to generate offense from the back-end or are looking for a power play quarterback.
  • Great shooting accuracy from the point.
  • Great passing in all situations.
Weaknesses:
  • Lack physical skills on offense and can get knocked off the puck more easily than the average player class.
  • Lacks physical skill on defense and will have trouble stopping opponents along the boards or in front of the net.
DEFENSIVE DEFENSEMAN

Strengths:
  • The perfect choice for when you want to shut down your opponent.
  • High rated physical and checking attributes.
  • Heavy shot from the point.
Weaknesses:
  • Average puck skills. This class can make simple breakout passes, but don’t expect them to act as a playmaker.
  • Low shooting accuracy.
BUTTERFLY GOALIE

Strengths:
  • Covers the bottom part of the net utilizing the popular butterfly style.
  • Strong rebound control.
Weaknesses:
  • More vulnerable to high shots going into the top corners.
STAND-UP GOALIE

Strengths:
  • A style that might be rare in today’s game, but could be extremely effective in EASHL. Covers the top part of the net more effectively.
  • Can see over screens with a higher vision rating.
  • Strong passing and puck playing ability that can help your team breakout of the defensive zone.
Weaknesses:
  • More susceptible to low shots that go along the ice.
HYBRID GOALIE

Strengths:
  • Average goalie skill across the board. This goalie class is perfect for the player that like to mix up their playing style as the game goes on.
Weaknesses:
  • No major weaknesses.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 26 - View All
10:11 AM - July 27, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

Players On The Rise


This ended up being a very mild week for changes. Nobody jumped to Gold status, and only four players jumped up to Silver -- and Collmenter only got there via a position swap.

Noah Syndergaard and Andrew Heaney are two young starters who got healthy boosts to Silver status. Kyle Hendricks (+10) and Brandon Finnegan (+13), two other young starters, became strong Bronze pitchers with their upgrades.

The only other player of note was Rougned Odor. He has put together a really nice month of July and has been rewarded with a boost to Silver status as well.

Tier Changes

(All thanks go to Daddy Leagues for these numbers! They're so on the ball I no longer have to sync up before and after roster update video clips to do all the changes myself.)
  • Brandon Finnegan went from Common to Bronze
  • Cody Anderson went from Common to Bronze
  • Andrew Heaney went from Bronze to Silver
  • Rougned Odor went from Bronze to Silver
  • Drew Pomeranz went from Common to Bronze
  • Noah Syndergaard went from Bronze to Silver
  • Tim Cooney went from Common to Bronze
  • Kyle Hendricks went from Common to Bronze
  • Josh Collmenter went from Bronze to Silver

Full List Of Changes

Brandon Finnegan +13 boost in Overall rating (74 Overall)
Nick Castellanos +2 (72)
Cody Anderson +7 (69)
Andrew Heaney +6 (78)
Rougned Odor +3 (80) -- +5 Pwr vs. R / +3 Pwr vs. L
Drew Pomeranz +4 (71)
Noah Syndergaard +7 (82)
Mike Foltynewicz +4 (76)
Jake Brigham +5 (68)
Cesar Hernandez +3 (75) -- +16 Con vs. L
Tim Cooney +6 (73)
Nick Greenwood +4 (61)
Kyle Hendricks +10 (76)
Travis Wood +5 (76)
Juan Nicasio +5 (68)
Josh Collmenter +5 (80)

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