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Saturday, September 20, 2014
05:34 PM - September 20, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Kevin Groves


It’s that time of year again. Fresh off a memorable World Cup, gamers across the globe can’t wait to get their hands on FIFA 15 with hopes of leading their club to glory. With the summer season over and squads finalized, it’s time to rejoice, set your DVRs, order the latest kit, and of course, play FIFA.

Now that the release is less than a week away let’s takes a look at five reasons why you should be excited for FIFA 15...

Read More - Five Reasons to be Excited for FIFA 15

Game: FIFA 15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 13 - View All
11:03 AM - September 20, 2014. Posted by nick_sr. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released NBA Live 15 screenshots of every arena in the game. Which one is your favorite?

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Watching an NBA game on TV is one thing, but it’s a whole other experience to sit in the stands and take it all in live. Thanks to new scanning technology, we’re able to breathe life into arenas from across the league and bring out bring out each location’s unique character. We’ve also improved the HDR light and color capture techniques for better accuracy. Here’s a look at the places NBA players call home.
Source - EA Sports

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Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 28 - View All
09:36 AM - September 20, 2014. Posted by cfiore. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released a tuner update for NHL 15 and included the details for it. They didn't specify which console(s) it is for, although users in the EA Forums have seen it pop up for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Try it out and let us know what you are seeing.
  • The effectiveness of cross-body one timers has been reduced.
  • Various goal scoring exploits have been addressed.
  • Improved goalie positioning and reads for breakaways.
  • Reduced the goalie’s bias to protect the forehand side slightly, as low far side slap shots are sometimes exposed.
  • Lower hit assistance on the hardcore difficulty setting and online matches.
  • Offensive players are now easier to knock over during big stride dekes.
  • Puck control has been tuned down when the puck carriers’ stick incidentally collides with an opposing players.
  • Shot accuracy will decrease when a player has low puck control.
  • Puck control will decrease slightly if you string together multiple dekes.
  • Increased poke check effectiveness for the hardcore difficulty setting and online matches.

Game: NHL 15Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
09:06 AM - September 20, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS.

NHL 15 hasn't had the smoothest year up to this point.

Many reviews, including our own, gave the game very pedestrian scores. Of course, critic scoring of game titles is only one aspects of the post-release launch. Many fans have been quite unhappy with the game and its direction on our forums as well.

But yet in all of the pessimism there is a glimmer of hope. The gameplay within the new-gen version is actually rather good, and the presentation took giant leaps forward this year. So while this year's game was missing a lot of modes, there is still reason for hope with the future of the franchise.

So with all of that said, can NHL recover from this year's debacle and regain its status as one of the premiere titles in our genre?

Read More - Will NHL Recover From a Down Year? (Roundtable)

Game: NHL 15Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
09:00 AM - September 20, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2014 college football season is under way, and we have it all covered on Dual Threat, Operation Sports' College Football Podcast! Dual Threat is hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, hosts and producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In the seventh episode of Dual Threat Season 3, Drab and Bode discuss the breaking news about Jameis Winston having his suspension extended to the entire game against Clemson, and what it means for Winston and Florida State. The guys also look forward to Week 4's biggest games, including some intriguing local match-ups, and make predictions for the biggest games of the week, UNC at ECU, UVA at BYU, Florida at Alabama, Oklahoma at West Virginia, Mississippi State at LSU and Clemson at Florida State!

Be sure to follow the show and guys on Twitter, @DualThreatCFB, @DrabTShirt and @Bode1067. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher, listen in the embedded player below or click here. Also, you can check out the guys next Saturday morning from 7-8am on 106.7 The Fan in DC! Be sure to listen in every week for new episodes, right here on OperationSports.com. Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 17 - View All
Friday, September 19, 2014
09:47 PM - September 19, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The NBA 2K15 player ratings have been revealed for the 101st overall rated player through 150.

The top 100 players will be revealed later, as the Twitter account builds more followers.



Post your thoughts!

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 60 - View All
04:47 PM - September 19, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Chris "LD2K" Manning and the NBA 2K15 developer team just sent us the full list and description of the NBA 2K15 badges. These badges are exclusive to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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This year we combined Personality Badges and Signature Skills into one “Badge” list. Badges uniquely identify players in two ways: Personality and Skill. They affect how players react to various emotional situations, as well as how they perform in specific in-game scenarios.

Read More - Full List and Description of NBA 2K15 Badges

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 60 - View All
03:17 PM - September 19, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

IRB Gamer has posted their hands-on impressions of NBA Live 15. Other than mentioning a new free throw mechanic and Game Face not being included, there isn't much else here.

There is no mention of an early demo, which looked like a possibility from an article back in July. NBA Live 15 is scheduled to arrive for EA Access subscribers five days before release, which would give users six hours of gameplay, starting on October 23rd. If there is no demo, PlayStation 4 users will have no way of trying the game out, prior to purchase.

Feel free to give it a read and post your thoughts.

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 28 - View All
02:48 PM - September 19, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 101st episode of the Press Row Podcast run the gamut, from big-time AAA sports games to brand new mobile indie offerings. Up first, host Rich Grisham interviews NHL 15 producer Sean Ramjagsingh about the launch of EA’s pro hockey title – what went well, whether fan expectations were fair, reactions to the lack of modes that had been in previous generation versions of the game, and the future of the franchise. It’s an honest look at the extraordinary difficulties that surround making the leap from one generation to another. Up next, ESPN’s Gus Ramsey (and his new puppy Bronco!) joins Rich for his annual take on Madden 15. Lastly, Rich is joined by PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey to interview Mike Saperstein, the creative director of the new Tap Sports Baseball mobile game that many of our listeners have found to be a lot of fun. They discuss the ideas behind the game and how it came to life.

Joining us this week:
  • Sean Ramjagsingh, EA Sports (@Rammer34)
  • Gus Ramsey, ESPN (@GusRamsey)
  • Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
  • Michael Saperstein, Tap Sports Baseball
  • And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar/OXM/@GAMER (@richgrisham)
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), so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 52 Minutes

If you can't view or listen to the embedded player below, please click here.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Android / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
12:56 PM - September 19, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

It looks like 2K Sports has picked up Jon Smith, AKA JaoSming, to work on the NBA 2K series.

Most of you know him for his PC modding work on the series... Sometimes here, but mostly over at NLSC. For those unfamiliar with his work, check out his YouTube channel.

Let's wish him the best of luck.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 60 - View All
12:52 PM - September 19, 2014. Posted by eskimos44. Written by Steve Noah

FIFA 15 is available now for EA Sports Season Ticket subscribers on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. You can play the full game until release date, which is September 23rd.

Play a few matches and post your impressions.

Game: FIFA 15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 13 - View All
12:06 PM - September 19, 2014. Posted by SouthBeach. Written by Steve Noah


2K has just announced NBA2K TV, exclusively for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Check out the video with sports broadcast personality Rachel A DeMita and cover athlete Kevin Durant and leave your thoughts.

Read the full press release below.

2K today introduced NBA2K TV, an innovative, player-focused, in-game broadcast program coming to the next-generation and PC versions of NBA® 2K15, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*. Hosted by sports broadcast personality Rachel A DeMita, NBA2K TV will be the source for NBA 2K community news by delivering compelling game-related programming and giving dedicated NBA 2K players a voice in the content of each show.

NBA 2KTV’s on-demand show format will also showcase content from the most popular gameplay features dictated by fans of NBA 2K15. Viewers can expect to see interviews with the game’s development team, gameplay highlights, game related events, basketball culture, NBA player interviews, basketball lifestyle and more.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 60 - View All
12:03 PM - September 19, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the new Forza Horizon 2 live action TV commercial titled, Leave Your Limits. It's a great video showcasing the massive wide-open world in the game.

Forza Horizon 2 is available on September 30th, exclusively on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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The trailer begins in the playfully nostalgic world of an electric slot car track. The all-new 2014 Lamborghini Huracán – which will appear exclusively in Forza Horizon 2 this fall – leads the charge of cars breaking free from the track and driving hard through the coastline, vineyards, and towns of southern Europe. The Italian song featured in the spot, Adriano Celentano’s “Prisencolinensinainciusol,” helps to bring the fun and freedom of the game to life.

Game: Forza Horizon 2Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
11:52 AM - September 19, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the complete list of stadiums in FIFA 15, featuring over 40 licensed stadiums, including every one of them in the Barclays Premier League.

Argentina
  • La Bombonera - Boca Juniors
Canada
  • BC Place Stadium - Vancouver Whitecaps
England
  • Anfield - Liverpool FC
  • Boleyn Ground - West Ham United
  • Britannia Stadium - Stoke City
  • Emirates Stadium - Arsenal
  • Etihad Stadium - Manchester City
  • Goodison Park - Everton
  • King Power Stadium - Leicester City
  • Liberty Stadium - Swansea City
  • Loftus Road - Queens Park Rangers
  • Old Trafford - Manchester United
  • Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace
  • St. James' Park - Newcastle United
  • St. Mary's Stadium - Southampton
  • Stadium of Light - Sunderland
  • Stamford Bridge - Chelsea FC
  • The Hawthorns - West Bromwich Albion
  • The KC Stadium - Hull City
  • Turf Moor - Burnley
  • Villa Park - Aston Villa
  • Wembley Stadium - England
  • White Hart Lane - Tottenham Hotspur
France
  • Parc des Princes - Paris Saint-Germain
  • Stade Gerland - Olympique Lyonnais
Germany
  • Allianz Arena - Bayern München, TSV 1860 München
  • Imtech Arena - Hamburger SV
  • Olympiastadion - Hertha BSC
  • Signal Iduna Park - Borussia Dortmund
  • Veltins-Arena - FC Schalke 04
Italy
  • Juventus Stadium - Juventus
  • San Siro/Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - AC Milan, Inter
  • Stadio Olimpico - Lazio, Roma
Mexico
  • Estadio Azteca - Club América, Mexico
The Netherlands
  • Amsterdam ArenA - Ajax, The Netherlands
Saudi Arabia
  • King Fahd International Stadium - Al Hial, Al Nassr, Al Shabab
Spain
  • Camp Nou - FC Barcelona
  • Estadio Vicente Calderon - Atlético de Madrid
  • Mestalla - Valencia
  • Santiago Bernabéu - Real Madrid
Ukraine
  • Donbass Arena - Shakhtar Donetsk
Generic Stadiums
  • Available in Kick-Off, FIFA Ultimate Team, Career Mode and during skill games.

Game: FIFA 15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 13 - View All
11:34 AM - September 19, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Guest Post


The above video is from our friends at GoMadden. If you like the video above, subscribe to GoMadden on YouTube and follow them on Twitter.

Madden 15 is all about thinking running first, passing second, which is why it’s incredibly important to make sure you are giving your runners the best opportunity to succeed. In our latest in Madden Tips, we’re going to show you a method to make those Wildcat runs all the more dangerous.

You may not realize it, but you can turn your Power runs from the Wildcat into dangerous option plays, simply by clicking a button. With this technique, you can maximize your efficiency when running the ball, and make it much more challenging for the defense to key in on you running lanes. It’s one of the more fun tips we’ve been using in recent days.

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

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 23 - View All

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