Saturday, April 25, 2015

The VW GTI Design Vision and Dodge Charger SRT8 are coming to DriveClub next week, in the Turbocharged Expansion Pack, check out the VW GTI Design Vision video here and the Dodge Charger SRT8 video here.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
10:44 AM - April 25, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

TeamVVV has posted another gameplay video from Project CARS. This one features a couple of laps around Nürburgring from the helmet cam view.

Always a challenge to the car and driver, not my best circuit but here's a two lap race and you'll see how I improve as the race goes on. Visually it runs well, note the subtle weather change towards the end. Played with the controller on 'mode 2' handling wise its initially tricky but intuitive, this car having good grip and lots of power. TCS is on but it won't save you, so being gentle on the power is always the best policy.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
10:11 AM - April 25, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer

The PC exclusive Freestyle2: Street Basketball classifies itself as an MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online), and it captures that feeling pretty well. It utilizes the "free-to-play" model, which serves it well since its simplistic gameplay and art style are sure to turn some people away from the get go.

Read More - Freestyle2: Street Basketball Impressions

Game: Freestyle2: Street BasketballReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
Friday, April 24, 2015
03:00 PM - April 24, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Between the games we’re playing right now and talk of the games coming down the line later this year, this week’s Press Row Podcast touches all the bases. Our panel hits on playing NHL during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, whether losing the Masters hurts EA Sports’ upcoming PGA Tour game, the impact of WWE coming to the PC, our latest stories playing The Show, and the leaked information about Spike Lee contributing to the next version of NBA 2K. There’s never a dull moment in the world of sports video games!


Joining us this week:Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast), and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 32 Minutes

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
11:53 AM - April 24, 2015. Posted by HustlinOwl. Written by Steve Noah

Limited Edition Movers and Shakers packs are available now in MLB 15 The Show Diamond Dynasty, throughout the weekend. Each pack contains 6 player cards, limited to players who switched teams in the off-season, with a chance of receiving a bronze, silver, gold and diamond all doubled. Good luck.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 18 - View All
09:34 AM - April 24, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS.

MLB 15 The Show has been out a few weeks now and our staff has been playing it non-stop -- foregoing jobs, wives, and even our own children in pursuit of winning a World Series.

Ok, perhaps it's not that bad, but everyone does seem to be enjoying the game still. Check out several rounds of impressions after the jump!

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: Impressions After a Few Weeks of Play

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 18 - View All
Thursday, April 23, 2015
07:20 PM - April 23, 2015. Posted by Millennium.
Controlling the run game may be one of the most overlooked parts of not only MLB The Show, but baseball in general. It's the little things that keep good runners stationary, and some of the most basic things you may not be doing could be hurting your chances to mow down a runner at second. So I went to the lab, tested some methods myself, then asked the developers in order to bring to you my guide where we tell our opponents:


L2+Double Tap is the casual move.

L2+Hold is the Deceptive move

L2+Tap is the Quick move

Many don't use pick off attempts because they only see the risk (throwing the ball into the stands). What you need to know is this: A pick off attempt affects the runner for the rest of the at bat. On a preloaded steal attempt (by either the CPU or User) the chance for a Good to Great "jump" (how quickly the runner gets into his running animation) is directly affected by a pick off attempt. There is still the chance your pitcher throws the ball away (determined by the type of move used and the pitcher's Arm Accuracy rating), but the reward of a runner being thrown out on a bad jump is immensely important.


Achieved by holding R2 while pushing X to begin your pitch to the plate.

Again we are talking risk/reward. The risk: Your pitch will have less accuracy, less break, and less velocity. The reward: You get a shorter stride to the plate, giving your catcher more time to throw the runner out. Especially important for pitchers with high leg kicks and/or slow stretch motions to the plate (yes, it's just like real life: you CAN time pitcher's strides to the plate in MLB The Show)


You can use L1+X when selecting a pitch to select a pitch out.

This is good when you know a runner is going, but if you're wrong you will have just wasted a ball at the plate. Great in 0-1 and 1-1 counts.


Here is my Number One tip to controlling the run game, either User or CPU. If you come to a set position and throw the pitch immediately every time then people stealing on you is completely your fault. Vary the length of time you are in the set position every time. Even count to yourself if necessary. This will not only throw off users who manually steal against you, THIS DIRECTLY AFFECTS THE CPU AND USER "JUMP" AND PICK OFF SUCCESS, especially with baserunners with high Steal ratings. I have confirmed this with a gameplay dev at SCEA recently, and can't stress this enough. This practice is what separates holding a decent runner to first from stranding a Jose Reyes type.

These 4 tips should have you keeping baserunners from running all over you in no time!

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 18 - View All
04:24 PM - April 23, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Team VVV has posted another Project CARS gameplay video as he tests many of the cars and circuits.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 11 - View All
03:13 PM - April 23, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Nearly a month after the game was released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, R.B.I. Baseball 15 is available now for iOS devices. You can purchase and download it at the Apple Store for $4.99. For those of you looking for the Android version, a release date has not been announced yet.

What's New in 2015:
  • Authentic ballparks with unique characteristics from every Major League Baseball club
  • Modify your lineup with complete MLB rosters or play classic R.B.I. Baseball mode with 16 player rosters
  • Stat tracking by team, player and season league leaders across multiple seasons
  • Features over 1,000 MLB Players with detailed attributes based on hundreds of millions of data points from the MLB.com database
  • Own the pitch: Control the movement of your pitch from start to finish
  • Season, Postseason & Exhibition Mode
  • Adjustable difficulty settings; Easy, Medium, Hard
  • Intuitive touch controls
  • Automatically Save and Resume your in-progress ballgame
If you missed our review of the PlayStation 4 version, you can read it here.

Game: R.B.I. Baseball 15Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: iOSVotes: 0 - View All
02:25 PM - April 23, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will feature three distinct gameplay styles, ranging from Arcade to Classic as well as new ball physics according to a new blog released by EA Sports today.

The three types of play are arcade, classic, and tour.


Arcade - This style uses a simple analog swing mechanic that is familiar for to those who have played previous games in the versions of PGA TOUR franchise. The length of your backswing determines the power of your shot, while keeping your swing on plane will affects accuracy.

Additionally, aids like power boost, spin, and an aiming arc will help make this style the most accessible. It’s like slipping right back into a comfortable, broken-in pair of golf spikes.

Classic - Remember how you used to push the “A Button” back in the day to set the power, then tap it again to lock in accuracy? Classic controls bring those days back, using a 3-Click meter to determine how far your shot goes and how accurate you hit it.

However, this isn’t some rookie mode though, you’ve got to get the timing just right to hit the perfect shot. You also can’t add spin after the fact, so if the ball starts veering off-line you’ll just have to be ready to deal with the consequences.

Tour - The true pros will want to try out the Tour control scheme, as it feels the closest to the real thing. The length of your backswing and the speed of the follow-through set the power, while accuracy is determined by how straight a line you make with the analog stick.

There are no assists such as spin, zoom and aiming arc. Just you, the club and the ball.

The blog also goes on to detail other important gameplay changes, as well as explaining how you can customize your gameplay style by combining the three above. Check out all of the changes on EA's website.

Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR screenshot gallery - Click to view Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR screenshot gallery - Click to view
Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
02:23 PM - April 23, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA Live 15 roster update has arrived this morning. It includes more than 3,700 ratings changes and five player movement updates.

Below is a list of some of the changes you will see in the roster update. Download the Excel spreadsheet with all of the changes here.

  • Justin Hamilton +4
  • Hassan Whiteside +1
  • Luis Scola +1
  • Matt Bonner +1
  • Mike Dunleavy Jr. +1
  • Tyson Chandler +1
  • John Henson +1
  • Quincy Pondexter +1
  • Richard Jefferson +1
  • Matthew Dellavedova +1
  • Derrick Rose +1
  • Ramon Sessions +1
  • Dwight Howard +1
  • Dirk Nowitzki +1
  • Tyreke Evans +1
  • Jared Sullinger +1
  • Luigi Datome +1
  • Chris Kaman -1
  • Caron Butler -1
  • Bradley Beal -1
  • Nikola Vucevic -1
  • LaMarcus Aldridge -1
  • JJ Redick -1
  • Omer Asik -1
  • Harrison Barnes -1
  • James Harden -1
  • David Lee -1
  • Kyle Lowry -1
  • Joakim Noah -1
  • Andre Iguodala -1
  • Kemba Walker -1
  • Trevor Ariza -1
  • Cody Zeller -1

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All

The first gameplay trailer for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is here! In the trailer, we learn about the various gameplay styles as well as the enhanced ball physics and how the different types of courses are going to affect your shots in the game.

Also a big piece of news is that the game, while being listed with a June 2015 release for some time is actually going to end up being released in MId-July -- July 14, 2015 specifically.

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
10:28 AM - April 23, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Guest Post

This post is the first in a new series from Jake Berger entitled, "The Show Training 101". You can check Jake out on YouTube here.

Welcome to the first episode in my new series, The Show Training 101, where we’ll take an in-depth look at various mechanics and control schemes, analyze how they’re implemented in MLB 15 The Show, and explore the ways in which you can leverage your newfound knowledge to take your game to the next level.

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: Zone Hitting Guide (Video)

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 18 - View All
(Image courtesy of Polygon)

The early rumor of Spike Lee possibly working with 2K Sports and NBA 2K16 seems to be very real. According to Owen Good of Polygon, Spike Lee will have a role developing the career mode in the game.

Based off of some sources and leaked media, Golden St. Warriors Steph Curry, Houston Rockets James Harden and Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant have been chosen as the cover athletes of the game and will be promoting The new Spike Lee joint "Be the Story" on social media channels.

Last year Kevin Durant was announced as the cover athlete of NBA 2K15 on May 6th, so we could hear something more official in the coming weeks.

Source - Polygon

Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
09:37 AM - April 23, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest Project CARS multiplayer trailer.

In Project CARS online multiplayer, create your own public and private race weekends or join players all around the world to put your skill to the test.

Project CARS arrives on May 6th for PC users and May 12th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All

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