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Saturday, November 22, 2014
06:42 AM - November 22, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


EA has announced Need for Speed No Limits for smartphones and tablets (check out the trailer, featuring Ken Block here). The game is being developed by Firemonkeys, the same studio behind Real Racing 3, scheduled to arrive sometime in 2015.

Check out the official website here.

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Game: Need for Speed No LimitsHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Friday, November 21, 2014
03:43 PM - November 21, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

WWE 2K15ís debut on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is kind of like when Chris Masterís debuted on RAW years ago.

It certainly looks the part. It can be entertaining at times in the ring. But give it long enough, and you see that all you really have is a midcarder being given a major push that it doesnít yet deserve.

While WWE 2K15 is a perfectly fine game, it's going to take another year or two to become a main event star.

Read More - WWE 2K15 Is A Solid Debut on Next-Gen Consoles (PS4/XB1 Review)

Game: WWE 2K15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
02:52 PM - November 21, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Guest Post

The 110th episode of the Press Row Podcast is a special doubleheader, featuring two one-on-one interviews with key people in the sports game landscape. Up first, host Rich Grisham chats with Operation Sportsí Executive Editor Chris Sanner about his career at OS, its influence on the games we play, and how the industry has evolved since he began. There are some startling revelations. Next, our good friend and NBA 2K designer Scott OíGallagher drops by for a fascinating conversation about his career evolution from collegiate and professional basketball player to community member to game maker. Itís chock full of interesting stories and insight into basketball video games and the ways they get made.

Enjoy!

Joining us this week:

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and canít wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:
  • Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while youíre there
  • Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com

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

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 2:00


11:14 AM - November 21, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


While the Driveclub team continues to improve server performance, they have released a new trailer featuring the upcoming Ignition Expansion Pack, which arrives next week as a free download.

It includes 5 new vehicles (W Motors Lykan Hypersport, Caterham SP/300.R, KTM X-Bow R, BMW M4 & Renault Twin'Run) 11 new tour events and 5 new trophies.

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Game: DriveClubReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
11:07 AM - November 21, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

Now 19 games into his 2014-2015 season, the 22 points tallied by Nashville Predators rookie Filip Forsberg currently tie Steven Stamkos and Phil Kessel for the fourth-highest total in the National Hockey League. Forsberg's +20 on-ice rating leads the NHL, placing five pluses ahead of the second-place skater, Vladimir Tarasenko.

It's been 10 weeks since NHL 15 launched, yet in the game, Forsberg remains the worst player in the Predators' lineup, tied with fourth-line grinder, Taylor Beck, for a team-low 77 overall rating.

Read More - NHL 15 Hasn't Updated Its Player Ratings Since Launch

Game: NHL 15Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All

Earlier this month, Tony Hawk mentioned he was working with Activision on another console version of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series.

In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Tony confirmed a new entry of Tony Hawk Pro Skater will arrive in late 2015 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Source - GameSpot

Platform: PS4 / Xbox One
10:01 AM - November 21, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Slightly Mad Studios has just released 12 brand new Project CARS screenshots. The game is scheduled to arrive for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on March 17, 2015 with the Wii U version released at a later date.

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Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
Thursday, November 20, 2014
08:55 PM - November 20, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer

Things are bad when youíre practically begging for the CPU to put up a stop.

It was the 12th time that drive I had run the same play: HB Dive right up the center. My Eagles had a significant lead, and I wanted the opposing defense to force me to pass the ball. As you may have already guessed, that never came to fruition.

On that 12th play, LeSean McCoy cruised into the endzone for a touchdown. Why was it so easy? Because despite my repetition in the playcalling, the CPU refused to stack the box. Better yet, they would often spread their defensive line in a QB contain. Why? Why wouldnít they try and stop me, when Iím making it so very easy for them?

The answer is simple: Maddenís AI doesnít adapt. This is more prevalent in the playcalling than anywhere else, and itís especially noticeable as the game carries on. No matter the score, no matter the time left on the clock, the CPU fails to adapt defensively.

What a shame it is, that in the year 2014 we still have to abide by house rules and dumb ourselves down to the CPUís level.

Itís 2014, and Maddenís AI is still wrong.

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
06:23 PM - November 20, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released the Madden NFL 15 week 12 roster update, along with an Excel spreadsheet showing all of the changes. These changes include updated ratings and/or position changes for 577 players.

Peyton Manning dropped from the Elite 99 overall rating club, leaving Aaron Rodgers and J.J. Watt as the only members. Check out some of the players going up and down in the latest roster update below, all of them can be seen here.

GOING UP
  • Jonas Gray +6 (76)
  • Mike Evans +3 (85)
  • Sebastian Vollmer +3 (89)
  • Le'Veon Bell +3 (92)
  • Husain Abdullah +2 (84)
  • Kenny Britt +2 (80)
  • Brian Cushing +2 (87)
  • Andy Dalton +2 (85)
  • Carlos Dunlap +2 (87)
  • Jermaine Gresham +2 (86)
  • Ray McDonald +2 (90)
  • Mario Williams +2 (95)
  • Maurkice Pounce +2 (90)
  • Tyrann Mathieu +2 (86)
GOING DOWN
  • Eli Manning -3 (82)
  • Ben Grubbs -3 (84)
  • Cory Redding -2 (83)
  • Blair Walsh -2 (83)
  • Cordy Glenn -2 (88)
  • Louis Vasquez -2 (88)
  • Osi Umenyiora -2 (82)
  • Jason Pierre-Paul -2 (85)
  • Evan Mathis -2 (95)
  • Shane Lechler -2 (88)
  • Adam Jones -2 (82)
  • Ryan Clady -2 (88)
  • Calvin Johnson -1 (97)
  • T.Y. Hilton -1 (90)
  • Lawrence Timmons -1 (90)
  • LeSean McCoy -1 (90)

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
02:35 PM - November 20, 2014. 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: Posting the same thing every day in this topic does not make it more likely for you to get an answer, or see your suggestion implemented in the roster. If you arenít seeing your requests fulfilled in these updates, trust that there is a reason as to why. It is possible that it is something that Mike doesn't directly work on. If you have a suggestion or a complaint, post it once or PM Mike and move on.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 29 - View All
01:32 PM - November 20, 2014. Posted by jnb5001. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA Live 15 roster update has arrived today, which includes changes for 448 players. The team has also released the Parquet Pride uniforms for the Boston Celtics.


Below is a list of some of the changes you will see in the roster update, click here for a full spreadsheet of all changes.

Going Up
  • Shawne Williams +3 (66)
  • Brandon Jennings +2 (83)
  • Shane Larkin +2 (71)
  • Steven Adams +2 (76)
  • Tony Wroten +1 (72)
  • Tyson Chandler +1 (80)
  • Jimmy Butler +1 (79)
  • Andrew Bogut +1 (81)
  • Gordon Hayward +1 (81)
  • Anthony Davis +1 (90)
  • Kyle Lowry +1 (85)
  • Roy Hibbert +1 (85)
  • Isaiah Thomas +1 (83)
  • Jeff Teague +1 (85)
  • Eric Bledsoe +1 (87)
  • Kemba Walker +1 (85)
  • Michael Conley +1 (85)
  • Kyrie Irving +1 (89)
  • Dwight Howard +1 (91)
  • Ty Lawson +1 (85)
Going Down
  • Jabari Parker -2 (80)
  • Carmelo Anthony -1 (91)
  • DeMarcus Cousins -1 (89)
  • Goran Dragic -1 (85)
  • Rudy Gay -1 (85)
  • Blake Griffin -1 (90)
  • Al Jefferson -1 (88)
  • James Harden -1 (89)
  • Chris Paul -1 (93)
  • Paul Pierce -1 (81)
  • Al Horford -1 (84)
  • Brook Lopez -1 (81)
  • Josh Smith -1 (82)
  • Wesley Matthews -1 (80)
  • Aaron Afflalo -1 (82)
  • Paul Milsap -1 (83)
Source - EA Sports

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
10:51 AM - November 20, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Have you ever wanted to completely redo how the WWE approaches storylines and their TV lineup? Have you ever thought about booking as a second career choice?

Well, WWE 2K15's Universe Mode gives you a bit of a taste of what that's like, if you can also stomach some artificial limitations and some wonky interface quirks along the way.

Pros
  • Your options as a booker/GM/whatever you are have a lot of room to work within. You can book several matches per show and develop rivalries and schedule title matches to your hearts desire.
  • The fun factor is definitely here if you are a creative individual wiling to put some time into building your own universe. I have had some fun making Brock Lesnar an unstoppable beast with my created character slowing rising through the ranks. With some luck, I'm going to have them square off at Wrestlemania for the title.
  • The ability to add shows to your heart's content is just excellent.

Cons
  • The automatic booking is sometimes quite terrible. On more than one occasion the same wrestler was booked in a match 2 and 3 times in a show.
  • The interface is designed to make everything as hard as possible to do. Everything takes about 3 to 4 button presses more than it should ever take.
  • No options to add more or less matches to shows, and no 'in between segments' to spice things up.
  • The Title screen in particular is a mess. Why not have only active titles shown for Title matches, etc.? Just poorly thought out execution.

Final Thoughts

WWE 2K15's Universe Mode is an adequate mode for gamers who want to do their own thing in the game but have those consequences play out over time. However, it's extremely limited and it feels it was frustratingly created that way for some audacious reason. I'd love it if Universe Mode were given a more proper treatment next year, and given more bells and whistles and even some real objectives for you to shoot for. The foundation is here for something special -- just what is here isn't special but merely only adequate.

Game: WWE 2K15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
03:13 PM - November 19, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you having issues getting "Green" releases in NBA 2K15 MyCAREER mode, Kspadetheprospect has posted some good news for you.

If this doesn't work for you or you have some other tips on getting "Green" releases in MyCAREER mode, please post them here.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 29 - View All

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

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update below.

NOTE: Posting the same thing every day in this topic does not make it more likely for you to get an answer, or see your suggestion implemented in the roster. If you arenít seeing your requests fulfilled in these updates, trust that there is a reason as to why. It is possible that it is something that Mike doesn't directly work on. If you have a suggestion or a complaint, post it once or PM Mike and move on.

Hey Everybody!

Here are todayís notes:

Implemented every accessory and team color change into MyTEAM!

Minor rotation changes in this update.

Accessory Updates
  • Robert Covington- Remove hex pads. Add both padded calf sleeves. Add right rubberband-Team Color 1
  • Joe Harris- Remove knee sleeves
  • Rajon Rondo- Remove headband
  • Norris Cole- Add Compression Pants
  • Bismack Biyombo- Add left small arm band. Remove rubberband. Remove compression pants. Change to medium socks
  • Marvin Williams- Remove knee sleeve
  • Ryan Kelly- Add compression pants
  • Wilson Chandler- Remove knee sleeves
  • Andre Drummond- Change padded sleeve to arm sleeve
  • Troy Daniels- Add compression pants
  • TJ Warren- Change to medium socks
  • Jeremy Lamb- Change padded sleeve to arm sleeve
  • Brandon Rush- Remove knee sleeves
  • Justin Holiday- Add knee sleeves
  • Paul Pierce- Change right elbow home color to Team Color 1
Team Color Updates
  • Actually made change to Lakers Home and Alternate jersey team colors
  • Pistons arm sleeves and headbands to blue for home jersey
  • Suns headbands to purple for away purples
Have a great Wednesday!

-Mike Stauffer (@2Kstauff)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 29 - View All
11:32 AM - November 19, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The week 12 Operation Sports Fantasy Football league is now open. It's $5 to enter with $400 in cash payouts. Click here to join.

First place wins $70 cash and also wins FREE entry into FanDuel's largest weekly tournament, the $2.5M Sunday Million. The Sunday Million pays out $300,000 to the winner every week and includes $2.5M in total cash prizes.

The winner of the week 11 Operation Sports league scored 175.14 points, which would have placed him in 53rd place in the Sunday Million, good for $1,750 cash. Congratulations to rsavs06 on his great score!

Shoutout to wwharton, who finished in 4th this week. Wwharton has now cashed in 7 of the 11 Operation Sports leagues so far.


Good luck in week 12! You can join here.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 17 - View All

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