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Friday, October 31, 2014
01:02 PM - October 31, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The week 9 Operation Sports Fantasy Football league on FanDuel is open. Click here to join. Below is the recap from last week.

NDAlum32 dominated the field in week 8! His 3 lineups finished in first, second and fourth place for a grand total of $160 in winnings. He used two different quarterbacks, six different running backs, and eight different wide receivers! He hit on almost all of his selections last week and deserved to take home a huge portion of the prizepool. Congratulations!


Click here to join the week 9 league. Good luck!

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 17 - View All
09:30 AM - October 31, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive every day and this year Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details. Check out what's new in today's roster update.

Read More - NBA 2K15 Roster Update Details (10-31-14)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 23 - View All
09:24 AM - October 31, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Robert Kollars

Coming off of last year’s less than stellar debut on the PS4 and the Xbox One, the development team behind NBA Live 15 had a lot of work to do in just one development cycle if it planned on competing with the behemoth known as NBA 2K. Even if you set the competition aspect aside, earning the trust back from a fan-base is a difficult path. Although one could see the potential in the Live debut title, it takes more than potential and aspirations to warrant a $60 purchase. The question now is has there been enough improvement for people to start to have faith in the series and developers again? That’s what we are about to find out.

Read More - NBA Live 15 Shows Improvement Across the Board This Season (PS4/XB1 Review)

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
Thursday, October 30, 2014
07:36 PM - October 30, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


With several games well past release, we're wondering what game is getting the most time from you? Sound off in the poll with your vote and if you pick other, let us know which sports game you are playing the most right now!

03:03 PM - October 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports released the Madden NFL 15 week 9 roster update, along with an Excel spreadsheet showing all of the changes. These include updated ratings and/or position changes for 691 players. Richard Sherman dropped 1 point to a 98, which leaves Peyton Manning and J. J. Watt as the only 99 overall rated players in the game.

Going Up
  • Martavis Bryant +5 (72)
  • Brandon Marshall +4 (75)
  • Sharrif Floyd +3 (82)
  • Mark Ingram +3 (82)
  • Brandon LaFell +3 (83)
  • Jeremy Maclin +3 (89)
  • Ben Roethlisberger +3 (93)
  • Tashaun Gipson +2 (86)
  • Denard Robinson +2 (74)
  • Kyle Long +2 (86)
  • J.J. Wilcox +2 (78)
  • Kelvin Benjamin +2 (82)
  • C.J. Mosley +2 (84)
  • Tom Brady +2 (95)
  • Rob Gronkowski +2 (98)
  • Justin Houston +2 (97)
  • Emmanuel Sanders +2 (88)
  • Anthony Sherman +2 (92)
  • Charles Woodson +2 (93)
  • Zach Mettenberger +2 (70)
Going Down
  • Doug Martin -3 (81)
  • Greg Zuerlein -2 (85)
  • Anthony Spencer -2 (81)
  • Patrick Peterson -2 (87)
  • Cam Newton -2 (89)
  • Richard Sherman -1 (98)
  • Orlando Franklin -2 (87)
  • Kam Chancellor -2 (89)
  • Jordan Cameron -2 (86)
  • Desmond Trufant -2 (86)
  • Ryan Clark -2 (75)
  • D'Brickashaw Ferguson -2 (85)
  • Geno Atkins -2 (93)
  • Eric Decker -1 (86)
  • Joe Flacco -1 (87)
  • Percy Harvin -1 (89)
  • Marshawn Lynch -1 (94)
  • Brandon Marshall -1 (93)
  • LeSean McCoy -1 (93)
  • Matt Ryan -1 (89)

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 29 - View All
01:24 PM - October 30, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by James Kerti

NBA 2K15 Gameplay Director Mike Wang took to the Operation Sports forums this month to answer questions about this year's game.

Because that forum thread now contains hundreds of posts, I extracted the most interesting and important questions and answers for this piece.

I broke it down based on topics, including dribbling, player movement, game controls, and more.

Thanks to Mike for taking the time, jersez for starting the conversation, and all the Operation Sports Forums users who participated in the discussion.

Read More - NBA 2K15's Mike Wang Answers Your Questions (Interview)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 23 - View All
10:21 AM - October 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

To celebrate this year’s 2014-2015 NBA season kickoff, 2K has announced that NBA 2K15 will be available "Free to Play" on Steam starting today at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST through Monday, 11/3 at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST. The Free to Play weekend will showcase the full NBA 2K15 experience including MyPARK (and all three affiliations), while offering fans a chance to dive deeper into NBA basketball which tipped off earlier this week.

Here are the system requirements:

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 64 bit or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or better (SSE3 or later)
  • Memory: 2 or more GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 10.1 compatible (512 MB) or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 50 or more GB available space
  • Sound Card: 9.0c compatible
Additional Notes: Keyboard or dual-analog gamepad; Additional Notes: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributable 2010.

Recommended
  • OS: Windows 7 64 bit or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or better
  • Memory: 4 or more GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 11.0 compatible (2 GB) or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 50 or more GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Additional Notes: Dual-analog gamepad
For the first time, NBA 2K15 on PC features the same next gen experience that gamers can expect on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Visit the NBA 2K15 Steam page for more information.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 23 - View All
10:16 AM - October 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Konami has just released a new PES 2015 trailer featuring the different modes in the game, including myClub, Live Updates, the revamped Master League mode and more.

Game: PES 2015Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
10:08 AM - October 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive every day and this year Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details. Check out what's new in today's roster update.

Read More - NBA 2K15 Roster Update Details (10-30-14)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 23 - View All
09:01 AM - October 30, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Kemba Walker sank the game winning shot against the Milwaukee Bucks last night, Shady checks in with a video of it in NBA 2K15.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 23 - View All
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
04:43 PM - October 29, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


With Out of the Park Baseball on sale through tonight, the team at Out of the Park Developments decided to try to play spoiler for tonight's Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Game Seven.

Out of the Park Developments ran a game seven simulation in Out of the Park Baseball 15 ten times, and the Royals came up the winner seven out of the ten simulations, winning by an average score of 5.6 - 4.8.

The games were all relatively close, so the team at OOTP Developments certainly has a built in caveat that anything can truly happen tonight. In an earlier simulation before the series started, the Royals won three out of five seven game series simulations.

Who do you have in tonight's game seven?

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 15Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / Mac / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
04:32 PM - October 29, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive every day and this year Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details. Check out what's new in today's roster update.

Read More - NBA 2K15 Roster Update Details (10-29-14)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 23 - View All
01:57 PM - October 29, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Today 2K revealed details around MyNBA2K15, the free companion app to NBA 2K15 (see the trailer here), with major improvements allowing fans to stay more in touch with the console experience than ever before. The app includes exclusive features such as being able to chat in MyPARK, quick and easy ways to earn extra VC, and the ability to shop in the MyPLAYER Store on your mobile device.

Grab it for iOS here and Android devices here.

The new features in the companion app include:
  • Easier Login – This year you’ll be able to login to MyNBA2K with your PSN ID, Xbox Gamertag, or your Steam ID, making it much easier for people to login and give you less account credentials to have to remember.
  • View NBA 2K15 Data – In MyNBA2K15 you’ll be able to keep in touch with key stats from your MyCAREER, MyGM, and MyTEAM wherever you go. Analyze the data to decide what you should be doing next in your MyCAREER and MyGM, or show off your MyTEAM collection to your friends.
  • Daily Virtual Currency (VC) Bonus – The #1 draw to download the app is for people to earn extra VC so we’ve made this more interesting in MyNBA2K15 by allowing you to make more choices. The way it works is that you’ll draw up to 6 cards at a time. VC cards will each have different amount of VC on them (200 VC, 300 VC, etc.). Once every 24 hours you can choose to turn in 3 of those VC cards and get the combined VC amount added to your account.
  • Pick & Win – Another way to get some easy VC from the companion app. Each night you can pick the teams you think will win games being played in the NBA. The next day, come back and collect 50 VC for each game you got right, and then make your picks for the next night’s games. This feature is turned off at the moment as there are no NBA games being played.
  • MyPLAYER STORE – In MyNBA2K15 you can shop for gear in the MyPLAYER STORE, using VC from your account. Anything you purchase here will be unlocked in NBA 2K15 for you to use. You can buy clothing, jewelry, and tattoos for MyCAREER, MyGM, and MyPARK, directly from the app. This feature is only supported on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
  • Enter Locker Code – Now you can enter your Locker Codes from wherever you are. You’re no longer required to be sitting in front of your console or PC to redeem Locker Codes. Turn those codes in as soon as you get them and have your reward waiting for you when you get back to playing NBA 2K15.
  • MyPARK CHAT – This year you’ll be able to chat with other players inside the MyPARK feature in NBA 2K15. You can send messages directly to anyone you can see in your Park. Contact people for games, find people to join you in a squad, or talk about strategy. The MyPARK CHAT is exclusive to MyNBA2K15. MyPARK CHAT is only supported on next gen consoles.
  • MyTEAM Mobile – The standalone card collection game is back this year as well and it’s better than ever. It was very popular last year and we have added a bunch of new features to make it a better experience. Matchmaking has improved, your draft board level increases along with your deck, there is a new player enhancement feature which will allow you to modify cards in a way that best suits your strategy, and there are over 1000 all new cards to collect.

Game: MyNBA2K15Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
06:51 AM - October 29, 2014. Posted by JoeMimic. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports UFC patch 1.05 is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users, weighing in a just over 1GB. It includes quite a few gameplay adjustments and 3 new fighters: Diego Sanchez, Michael Chiesa and Hector Lombard.

Some of the details are available in the image above, but much more information about the patch can be seen here, at the EA Forums. Below are just a few of the details.
  • Stamina Burn: A new “Stamina Burn” system has now been implemented to help counter consecutive single-type strike combos.
  • Stamina Regeneration: A pause has been added to stamina regeneration for the attacking fighter if their takedown is successfully denied.
  • Gegard Mousasi in Middleweight Division: Gegard Mousasi is now also available for play in EA SPORTS UFC’s Middleweight division.

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Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
03:51 PM - October 28, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Madden helped fuel an amazing quarter for EA, as the company recorded record revenues for the quarter. At this point, Madden players have logged 89 million games played, which is up 48 percent over last year's Madden.

In addition, EA's mobile sports games are logging in 40 million monthly active users, up 250 percent over last year.

From the GamesIndustry article:

"On a GAAP basis, total revenues climbed from $695 million to $990 million (with digital accounting for $508 million), while profit improved to $3 million (up from a loss of $273 million last year)."

Also Andrew Wilson was quoted in the article:

"Electronic Arts continues to put our players first, delivering new experiences, innovation and new ways to play," said Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson. "It was an excellent second quarter, with strong new titles, deep player engagement in our live services and ongoing digital growth driving continued momentum."

The bang-up quarter for EA is a huge sign the company's strategy is working, as more and more gamers engage with their products on screens of all shapes and sizes. Digital and mobile are driving the growth right now, and it stands to reason more and more offerings will be coming from EA and that avenue. EA's stock is up in after-hours trading.


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