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Thursday, January 29, 2015
04:24 PM - January 29, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chase Becotte


The skateboarding genre is not what it once was in the video game space, but the original OlliOlli was a reminder of what makes arcade games and skateboarding games such a great fit. Simple enough controls, style -- the colors maaaaaaan the colors -- and difficult, but fair, gameplay made it a game worth checking out on the Vita or PS3/4.

The new OlliOlli 2 trailer is a reminder of a lot of what made people appreciate the original game. The folks at Roll7 appear to be embracing that trance-like gameplay state once more while also providing plenty more content and new ways to experience grinding, flipping, tricking and all that junk.

Even if you maybe aren't in to this type of thing, it's probably still worth watching the trailer because it's a fact that dope music is dope.

OlliOlli2 is coming to PS Vita and and PS4 later this year.

Game: OlliOlli2Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
03:03 PM - January 29, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
02:41 PM - January 29, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chase Becotte


We're just now beginning to understand what we can expect in MLB 15: The Show -- today we got the MLB 15 Fact Sheet -- so it seems the right time to start talking about the little touches we're hoping to see in MLB 15. Today's video is inspired by the Little Things thread on the forums, and it includes some of the small touches Chase Becotte would like to see touched up in Sony's next baseball title.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 19 - View All
12:04 PM - January 29, 2015. Posted by HustlinOwl. Written by Steve Noah

The MLB 15 The Show fact sheet has arrived, check it out here. The PlayStation.Blog also mentions a gameplay reveal is scheduled for February 5th, at 2:00 PST, on Twitch.

Below are just some of details from the fact sheet, click here to view them all.
  • Advanced AI logic results in outfielders taking more realistic routes to the ball
  • Upgraded motion system allows for dynamic speed matching from run to catch to throw
  • User controlled cut offs
  • All new slide and tag system
  • New speed paradigm for fielders and base runners
  • Enhanced ball physics for pop ups, fly balls, and shots into the gap
  • Dynamic pitch breaks: Allows for more realistic pitch recognition when batting
  • Simplified Analog swing controls
  • Dynamic Difficulty 2.0
  • New situational base covering intelligence allows for new animations to play when a player has time or is in a hurry to get to his base.
  • More than 70 new situational third out fielding animations
  • New Input Type option for hitting
  • We’ve separated swing input as a separate option
  • More than 90 new personal batting stances
  • More than 120 batting stance re-captures
  • More than 50 new personal pitching motions
  • More than 120 pitching motion re-captures
  • More than 45 new signature HR swings
  • More than 900 new presentation animations
  • More than 700 new gameplay animations
  • Editable Contracts (Franchise mode)
  • Player contract interest improved (based on MLB service time) (Franchise mode)
  • Player salary guide (Franchise mode)
  • GM History records (Franchise mode)
  • Trade Finder (Franchise mode)
  • Vastly improved trade logic (Franchise mode)
  • New crowd placement logic to reduce fans sitting in "cheap" seats
  • New Quick Shifts feature and revamped Defensive Positioning screen
  • Quick Counts balancing adjustments (I.E. less 3-2 counts, pitchers start with 1-1 counts, etc.)
  • Four new brands for Fielding Gloves. Each brand has three different styles.
  • Four new brands for Bats. Each brand has three different styles.
  • Four new brands for Batting Gloves. Three brands have three styles and one brand has two styles.
  • Three new brands for Cleats. Each brand has three different styles.
  • Updated shin guard, new “Without foot guard” option added.
  • Updated batting helmet with no flaps to pay homage to Old Time players. (PS4 Only)
  • New Necklace accessory with Thin or Thick as options. (PS4 Only)
  • Wrist tape has now been separated into left and right wrists with a new “Long” wrist tape option added.
  • New “Extra Wide” wristband AND armband option added. (PS4 Only)
  • New Base runner Wrist Guard accessory added. (PS4 Only)
  • New “Stirrup Low” Pant Style option added. (PS4 Only)
  • Japanese and slap-hitter swing types now selectable (PS4 Only)
  • Left analog stick bunting influence
  • Hours of new custom stadium and ambiance music (over 40 new tracks)
  • RTTS camera improvements after the ball is in play
Source - The Show Nation

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 19 - View All
11:40 AM - January 29, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

We are happy to announce that Chase Becotte, former member of the Operation Sports Staff and Editorial Team, is once again working with us in an editorial capacity. We have always enjoyed Chase's exceptional quality work, and we are excited to have him back on our team covering sports video games. Chase will be working on our multimedia offerings, including authoring a new video series on Operation Sports -- which is set to debut later today.

Please join us in welcoming Chase back to the team!

11:19 AM - January 29, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Glenn Wigmore

EA has released yet another content update / patch for EA Sports UFC, and this time they’ve added four new fighters to the mix as well as made a few tweaks to the gameplay balance. This will be the last major update for EA Sports UFC, as the developer is now looking to move their focus to “the future” (their words). I suspect development on the next UFC product has hit full stride, and maybe we’ll hear more about it at E3. We might still get small tuning updates to this product, but fighters being added is probably a thing of the past.

Read More - EA Sports UFC Content Update #7 Impressions

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
08:16 AM - January 29, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Shady has checked in once again with another NBA 2K15 video montage and as per usual, it's a must watch. (NSFW language in the beginning, the rest of it is clean.)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
04:02 PM - January 28, 2015. Posted by DustinT. Written by Dustin Toms

Check out this sweet video on Grizzly Vision's YouTube page. If only Tim Kitzrow could break into broadcasting...

Game: NBA JamReader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS2Votes: 3 - View All

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update below.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests in this thread, should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

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Hey Everybody,

Here are the notes for today’s update:
  • Updated all injuries/rotations based on latest games
  • Updated all player movement: Releasing of Elliot Williams, JaMychal Green
  • Updated all of the Free Throw Ratings throughout the league to reflect this year’s statistics
Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!

-Mike Stauffer (@2Kstauff)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
02:08 PM - January 28, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

Out of the Park Developments continues to surprise us with their major additions to each version of its outstanding baseball sim. Last year, it was the advent of 3D animations; in 2015, OOTP 16 will add an official MLB license.

This isn’t the only surprising or anticipated feature recently announced. Here’s a list of the expected additions and what they might mean for one of OS’s top-rated games.

Read More - Out of the Park Baseball 16: Quick Breakdown of the New Features

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 1 - View All
02:01 PM - January 28, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Let's face it, Marshawn Lynch is no fan of the press.

After being threatened by the NFL with a fine of $500,000 if he didn't show up to talk to the media, Lynch made that clear with a pretty consistent line of answering from questions by the press.

"I'm just here so I don't get fined."

What might be even more fun is to let Lynch take on the media in the squared circle, which is what SB Nation's James Dator did in the video above.

In a classic battle, Lynch takes on a reporter in a last man standing match. The results are pretty funny, especially considering the WWE-style feud this has become.

For the record, Lynch has answered questions in Press Conferences recently though.

Game: WWE 2K15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
02:00 PM - January 28, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
A couple more Project CARS videos have been released and they do not disappoint. The first video goes over quite a few details about the game you might not be aware of. The second video is filled with more information and even more gameplay.

Check them out below and let us know what you think.

Project CARS is scheduled to release on March 17th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The WiiU release date has not been confirmed.




Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
10:24 AM - January 28, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

OS Baseball guru and staff writer Caley Roark joins host Chris Sanner for a Q&A on this year's MLB 15 The Show. We talk about the game's announced features thus far and what is standing out as being promising for the title. Obviously, this is simply the first of many podcasts to come on this year's MLB game from Sony.

Give us a listen!

Duration: 12:37


Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 19 - View All
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
04:36 PM - January 27, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Lost in the midst of a blow-out quarter for EA is the fact that EA Sports PGA Tour is now no longer listed as a FY 2015 title. In previous forward guidance, EA Sports PGA Tour was listed as a Q4 release, which would imply a release before March -- in today's guidance, PGA Tour was removed.

Retailers have been showing PGA Tour as a June release for some time now, so it's interesting why the game was listed as a release for this current quarter. A small delay like this, if you can even call it that, wouldn't be surprising and is probably a good thing for the title in the end. EA has sent out promotional material to stores like Gamestop with a 'Spring 2014' release -- so there's no reason to not expect the title in the Spring.

We'll be keeping an eye on things to see if there's any hint on EA Sports PGA Tour's status.

Game: EA SPORTS PGA TOURHype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
02:38 PM - January 27, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Guest Post


This is a guest video post from guest contributor Jake Berger. Be sure to check out Jake's YouTube channel and also be sure to subscribe!

Heyo! 2015 has arrived and while last year things didn't seem to go sports gaming's way in a lot of areas, this year we are hoping for a much better year full of surprises, new title announcements, and massive amounts of intrigue.

Each major title should be pretty good, and more importantly, several could be great. Here are four of Jake's 2015 sports gaming predictions.

What do you see happening in 2015?


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