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Monday, September 29, 2014
05:14 PM - September 29, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The NBA 2K15 player ratings have been revealed for the 11th overall rated player through 20. The top 10 will be revealed soon. A list of all of the player ratings that have been released so far, can be seen here.
  • 11 88 James Harden SG HOU
  • 12 88 Dwight Howard C HOU
  • 13 88 Tony Parker PG SA
  • 14 88 LaMarcus Aldridge PF POR
  • 15 88 Dirk Nowitzki PF DAL
  • 16 88 Anthony Davis PF NO
  • 17 88 Derrick Rose PG CHI
  • 18 88 Russell Westbrook PG OKC
  • 19 87 Joakim Noah C CHI
  • 20 87 Damian Lillard PG POR
Post your thoughts!

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 69 - View All
03:13 PM - September 29, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


CVG has a great new piece up today discussing Project CARS and why it's crowdfunding approach has made it one of the most intriguing projects of the year.

Quote:
"On paper, the Kickstarter-funded Project Cars couldn't be more 21st-century, and developer Slightly Mad Studios is inordinately proud of that fact: the game, it says, has more than 80,000 'stakeholders'. Many of these are deeply involved in its very fabric, most notably professional drivers Oliver Webb and Ben Collins (once the Stig, until he wrote a book), plus Nic Hamilton, Lewis's brother. However, when you play Project Cars, it swiftly becomes clear that as racing games go, it's very much in the traditional camp."

The article goes on to talk about how much of what the game is bringing to the table is dedicated to pleasing the 80,000 stakeholders in the game.

Quote:
"But there's no doubt Project Cars is a hardcore racing-fanatic's idea of heaven. It looks amazing and replicates the real racing experience to a startling degree. And the beauty is that its community-led ethos should give anyone who buys it the chance to get involved in shaping its evolution: there will undoubtedly be votes about which tracks, cars and racing series should be added post-launch."

Be sure to check out more of our Project CARS coverage before the game ships November 18.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
02:02 PM - September 29, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released their NBA Live 15 player ratings for the top dunkers in the game. How does your top 5 list look compared to this one?
  • Blake Griffin - 98 Dunk Rating
  • DeAndre Jordan - 97 Dunk Rating
  • Dwight Howard - 96 Dunk Rating
  • LeBron James - 95 Dunk Rating
  • Gerald Green - 93 Dunk Rating
Below is the release date schedule for the rest of the ratings and links to those that have already released.
  • 9/23 - Top 5 PGs (Released)
  • 9/24 – Top 5 SGs (Released)
  • 9/25 – Top 6 SFs (Released)
  • 9/26 – Top 5 PFs (Released)
  • 9/27 – Top 5 Cs (Released)
  • 9/28 – Top 5 3Pt Shooters (Released)
  • 9/29 – Top 5 Dunkers (Released)
  • 9/30 – Top 5 Ballhandlers
  • 10/1 – Top 5 Shot Blockers
  • 10/2 – Top 5 Overall Defenders
  • 10/3 – Top 5 Scoring Threats
  • 10/4 – Top 5 Rookies
  • 10/5 – Top 5 Passers
  • 10/6 – Top 5 Rebounders
  • 10/7 – Top 5 Steal Threats
  • 10/8 – Top 5 Fastest Players
  • 10/9 – Top 5 Dynamic Duos
  • 10/10 – Top 5 6th Men
  • 10/11 – Full Team Ratings (Atlantic Division)
  • 10/12 – Full Team Ratings (Central Division)
  • 10/13 – Full Team Ratings (Southeast Division)
  • 10/14 – Full Team Ratings (Northwest Division)
  • 10/15 – Full Team Ratings (Pacific Division)
  • 10/16 – Full Team Ratings (Southwest Division)
Quote:
Player ratings in NBA LIVE 15 will be updated throughout the regular season; and player tendencies, powered by Synergy Sports Technologies, are updated after each game throughout the NBA season. These updates allow NBA LIVE 15 to provide an experience that is constantly evolving as a player’s performance evolves based on what is happening in the real-world NBA.

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Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 33 - View All
10:09 AM - September 29, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

In what is nothing short of a design decision intended to keep Madden fun for casual users, Madden NFL 15 simply doesn't do penalties all that often. It would be ok, if there was a fully working option for more penalties to be called. Some of the sliders do work, but many of the penalties listed are never called even with the slider at 100.

So what about you? How do you think Madden should handle penalties in future games? Should the default game call more? Should there be more sliders which work better?

Sound off by voting in our poll and letting us know what you'd do to make penalties better (if anything) in Madden!

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
09:59 AM - September 29, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer

Little by little, the Madden series continues to chip away at its long list of legacy issues and shortcomings. Madden 15 is a solid step better than its predecessors (Connected Career mode bugs aside), but EA seems to timid to take that gigantic leap that so many other series have already taken. The leap that NBA 2K took when you could look at a picture of James Harden and not be able to tell the difference between a game and real life, or the leap The Show took when little things like a beach ball being knocked around the stadium wasn't just a clever detail - it was a clever detail built on hundreds of others.

These are arbitrary examples, of course. When and if games have reached that new level of realism is largely a subjective thing, but if there's a consensus, and I think there is, it's that Madden hasn't made that leap yet.

Read More - Madden NFL 15's Five Areas Which Need Improvement for Next Year

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All

MarcusGarlick has posted some WWE 2K15 gameplay video footage of a match between Randy Orton and Antonio Cesaro.

Game: WWE 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 15 - View All
Sunday, September 28, 2014
08:51 PM - September 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


2K Sports has released their official TV Spot for NBA 2K15, featuring cover athlete Kevin Durant, Paul George, Anthony Davis and Stephen Curry.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 69 - View All
02:16 PM - September 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released their NBA Live 15 player ratings for the top three point shooters in the game. How does your top 5 list look compared to this one?
  • Kyle Korver - 95 Three Point Shot Rating
  • Stephen Curry - 94 Three Point Shot Rating
  • Klay Thompson - 92 Three Point Shot Rating
  • Kevin Durant - 91 Three Point Shot Rating
  • Jose Calderon - 91 Three Point Shot Rating
Below is the release date schedule for the rest of the ratings and links to those that have already released.
  • 9/23 - Top 5 PGs (Released)
  • 9/24 – Top 5 SGs (Released)
  • 9/25 – Top 6 SFs (Released)
  • 9/26 – Top 5 PFs (Released)
  • 9/27 – Top 5 Cs (Released)
  • 9/28 – Top 5 3Pt Shooters (Released)
  • 9/29 – Top 5 Dunkers
  • 9/30 – Top 5 Ballhandlers
  • 10/1 – Top 5 Shot Blockers
  • 10/2 – Top 5 Overall Defenders
  • 10/3 – Top 5 Scoring Threats
  • 10/4 – Top 5 Rookies
  • 10/5 – Top 5 Passers
  • 10/6 – Top 5 Rebounders
  • 10/7 – Top 5 Steal Threats
  • 10/8 – Top 5 Fastest Players
  • 10/9 – Top 5 Dynamic Duos
  • 10/10 – Top 5 6th Men
  • 10/11 – Full Team Ratings (Atlantic Division)
  • 10/12 – Full Team Ratings (Central Division)
  • 10/13 – Full Team Ratings (Southeast Division)
  • 10/14 – Full Team Ratings (Northwest Division)
  • 10/15 – Full Team Ratings (Pacific Division)
  • 10/16 – Full Team Ratings (Southwest Division)
Quote:
Player ratings in NBA LIVE 15 will be updated throughout the regular season; and player tendencies, powered by Synergy Sports Technologies, are updated after each game throughout the NBA season. These updates allow NBA LIVE 15 to provide an experience that is constantly evolving as a player’s performance evolves based on what is happening in the real-world NBA.

NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view
Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 33 - View All
11:02 AM - September 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


Hot News

Videos and Screenshots

Features & Blogs

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Sports / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Saturday, September 27, 2014
02:52 PM - September 27, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Project CARS is promising one of the most expansive track listings ever in a racing game, at least that's the claim. In a recent blog post, the Project CARS team talked more about their plans for the various locations within the game.

Quote:
"Watkins Glen and Road America join the roster from the US along with the first of our point-to-point locations - a beautiful drive down the California Highway of the West Coast. An open-top sports car and sunglasses are mandatory!

To compliment this, we've also included a stunning point-to-point drive along the Azure Coast leading to another new location - the road circuit of Azure, located in scenic and luxurious Southern France.

Stopping off in the United Kingdom, the well-known Oulton Park and the first of our karting tracks Glencairn set in the beautiful Scottish Uplands will also be available.

And finally, taking the track roster fully international, the tight and challenging Mount Panorama, Bathurst located in New South Wales, Australia, is also present and ready to be tackled.

And we haven't even started yet! We have plenty more still to come so check back regularly to see which new locations have been added!"

Also you can see the 16 total locations already revealed on the Project CARS website. Alternatively, you can see screens from each location on our site.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
02:40 PM - September 27, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released their NBA Live 15 player ratings for the top 5 centers in the game. How does your top 5 list look compared to this one?
  • Dwight Howard - 90 Overall
  • Joakim Noah - 90 Overall
  • DeMarcus Cousins - 90 Overall
  • Al Jefferson - 89 Overall
  • Marc Gasol - 88 Overall
Below is the release date schedule for the rest of the ratings and links to those that have already released.
  • 9/23 - Top 5 PGs (Released)
  • 9/24 – Top 5 SGs (Released)
  • 9/25 – Top 5 SFs (Released)
  • 9/26 – Top 5 PFs (Released)
  • 9/27 – Top 5 Cs (Released)
  • 9/28 – Top 5 3Pt Shooters
  • 9/29 – Top 5 Dunkers
  • 9/30 – Top 5 Ballhandlers
  • 10/1 – Top 5 Shot Blockers
  • 10/2 – Top 5 Overall Defenders
  • 10/3 – Top 5 Scoring Threats
  • 10/4 – Top 5 Rookies
  • 10/5 – Top 5 Passers
  • 10/6 – Top 5 Rebounders
  • 10/7 – Top 5 Steal Threats
  • 10/8 – Top 5 Fastest Players
  • 10/9 – Top 5 Dynamic Duos
  • 10/10 – Top 5 6th Men
  • 10/11 – Full Team Ratings (Atlantic Division)
  • 10/12 – Full Team Ratings (Central Division)
  • 10/13 – Full Team Ratings (Southeast Division)
  • 10/14 – Full Team Ratings (Northwest Division)
  • 10/15 – Full Team Ratings (Pacific Division)
  • 10/16 – Full Team Ratings (Southwest Division)
Quote:
Player ratings in NBA LIVE 15 will be updated throughout the regular season; and player tendencies, powered by Synergy Sports Technologies, are updated after each game throughout the NBA season. These updates allow NBA LIVE 15 to provide an experience that is constantly evolving as a player’s performance evolves based on what is happening in the real-world NBA.

NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view NBA Live 15 screenshot gallery - Click to view
Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 33 - View All
02:39 PM - September 27, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
Two new legends have made their way into Ultimate Team This weekend. According to EA Sports on Twitter: "Legend Mike Ditka and New Legend Andre Reed are now live in Madden Ultimate Team. Complete Ditka's Set and find Andre in packs."



ANDRE REED
The Buffalo Bills Hall-of-Famer is the second NEW Legend to Ultimate Team this year. Reed ranks in the top 15 in NFL history for receptions, receiving yards, receiving TD’s and yards per catch. At 93 OVR, he's a great addition to anyone’s passing game.



MIKE DITKA
Ditka was ahead of his time in the 1960s. As a rookie, he had more than 1,000 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in 14 games.


Are you planning on using either player on your MUT squad?

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
09:46 AM - September 27, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Review Fix has posted an interview with NBA Live 15 producer, Sean O’Brien. Not a lot of new information here, but Sean does mention the shooting system has been rebuilt.

Let's hope we start seeing some more video of it (longer than 15 second clips) in action next week.

Quote:
Review Fix: You guys have said on Twitter that shooting will “feel” better. Can you elaborate?

O’Brien: Sure, mainly it’s the way we rebuilt the shooting system. I’ve explained how we used to separate the gather (the footwork that leads to a shot, layup, dunk or any sort of jumping action) from the shot or the action requested by the player. It felt and looked bad. Momentum wasn’t preserved, and it led to some funky looking and feeling shots and dunks and layups. This should be one of the best and most rewarding things you can do on offense. So redoing that system, preserving the integrity of the motion capture data as well as momentum overall has led to an enormous improvement with shooting. Combining that with signature animation and a really intuitive player indicator and shot feedback system that always gives you an understanding of when you’re in a position to take a good shot makes shooting feel great.

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 33 - View All
08:39 AM - September 27, 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 eighth episode of Dual Threat Season 3, Drab and Bode discuss the incredibly impressive SEC West, and the not so impressive SEC East, as well as an in-depth look at the situation at Virginia Tech, which traditional power is in more trouble, Florida or Michigan, and more. Plus, the guys look forward to some of Week 5's bigger games and make predictions for Maryland-Indiana and Texas A&M-Arkansas!

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 every 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 26, 2014
05:09 PM - September 26, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports has posted a breakdown of all the different pre-order options and bonus content for NBA 2K15, which is set to release on October 7th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Pre-Order Bonus:
  • The Bonus Pack contains a Kevin Durant MyTEAM rookie card, 5,000 VC, leg and arm sleeves inspired by Kevin Durant, and 2 MyTEAM card packs.
  • At physical retailers, you should receive a Locker Code from your retailer on the receipt. This Locker Code is good on all platforms (PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC). Please redeem the Locker Code in game, as per the instructions here.
Digital Pre-Order Loading:
  • PlayStation 3 & PlayStation 4: Both versions of the game are expected to be available for pre-load on October 5, 2014. For more information on the PS3 version, go here. For more information on the PS4 version, head this way. Both PS3 and PS4 digital purchases will receive the Bonus Pack listed above, which will be delivered by SCEA through XMB messaging after the game's release.
  • Xbox One: The Xbox One version of NBA 2K15 is globally available to pre-purchase & pre-load starting on September 25, 2014 at 8 AM PST. Xbox One digital pre-orders will be entitled to an extra 15,000 VC, but will not receive the aforementioned Bonus Pack.
  • Xbox 360: There is no digital pre-order program for Xbox 360 from Xbox. NBA 2K15 will be available for purchase and download on October 7, 2014.
  • PC: Pre-load information has yet to be determined at this time. All PC digital pre-orders will receive a Steam Code to unlock the full game. Upon unlock, there will be a Locker Code shown when you log in to the game, which can be redeemed via the instructions linked above.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 69 - View All

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