Thursday, July 30, 2015

The NHL 16 EASHL beta is available now for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. While it was available on the Xbox One earlier this morning and throughout the day (via workaround), EA Sports hit a snag getting it online for both consoles the way they intended.

With all of that said, they figured out the cause of the problem and have extended the beta until August 7, giving gamers an extra day to hit the ice.

NHL 15 (Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or EA Access) is required to access the beta initially, but is not required after you have successfully downloaded as the beta will be accessible directly from your console hard drive. (More information here, including a chance for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 users to access the beta, if you have upgraded to a current-gen console).

As noted by Chase on Twitter:

If you struggle to find the EASHL download spot on NHL 15 on PS4 -- tab to the Play option, then tab back to Home and it should be in top right panel (As seen in the image above).

The same can be said for the Xbox One beta, if you can't locate it.

Play a few games and let us know what you think!

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All

2K has just announced 2K Pro-Am for NBA 2K16, which is a new mode for MyPLAYERS. Check out the new trailer here.

2K Pro-Am will feature instant matchmaking, with no waiting and games will start immediately. That means, no "Got Next" spots in 2K Pro-Am.

Grab your friends, design your own logos, jerseys and arenas for full branding of your team. After your identity has been stamped, rise up the leaderboards with your team to compete against the best in the world in 5 on 5 matches on full-sized courts with NBA rules in a venue that supports 40 players playing simultaneously.

2K Pro-Am will feature daily, monthly and overall leaderboards with league leaders, power rankings and more. You can completely customize your team and create your own uniforms with the ability to change colors, number size, stripe configurations, collar types, mesh patterns, resizing text and logos (which can be imported) and so much more.

You can also completely customize your arena from the ground up by selecting from various jumbotrons, scorer's tables, baskets and sound effects. If you don't like a particular floor pattern, change it up (Herringbone, Honeycomb and more), along with colors of any line you can think of (out of bounds, key, center circle, half court, perimeter, etc.). Users can create customized text on the floors and sidelines, along with the ability to upload custom images.

NBA 2K16 2K Pro-Am Features:
  • Play with your MyPLAYER - Walk on or form a team with friends
  • NBA style basketball including timeouts and fouls
  • No waiting. Instant matchmaking against similarly ranked opponents
  • Fully customizable team designer, upload images or choose from customizable logos
Read the details, watch the trailer and let us know what you think!

Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
03:36 PM - July 30, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

The NHL Board of Governors approved a change to the regular season overtime rules in late June. The old 4-on-4 setup was ditched for a new 3-on-3 setup. However, those rules will not be in NHL 16, at least not when the game launched.

I thought I had heard NHL 16's Sean Ramjagsingh say this exact thing during the Twitch live stream yesterday, and now it's confirmed via Sean Leahy's interview on Puck Daddy with Ramjagsingh.

On new NHL rules (3-on-3 OT, coaches challenge, etc.) in the game: “Not for launch, but that’s something that we will look at it. It’s part of the new rules of the NHL, so it’s something we’ll look to potentially add post-launch.”

It would not be the first time rule changes were implemented after the season began, but this seems like it would come via an actual patch rather than just a "basic" tuning update.

Source: Puck Daddy chats with NHL 16 producer Sean Ramjagsingh about EA Sports Hockey League, playoff beards (Puck Daddy)

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
02:09 PM - July 30, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS.

In case you've missed it, you can get the EASHL Beta Right now on Xbox One. The EASHL mode's absence last year has certainly led to a lot of hype for this year's mode, and we're interested in how many OS'ers plan to partake in the mode.

Be sure to vote in our poll and let us know what your plans are with the mode!

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
02:05 PM - July 30, 2015. Posted by murph17. Written by Chase Becotte
We already knew the NHL 16 team was focused on getting more signature chants into the game, and it was previously confirmed that Daniel Bryan's iconic "Yes!" chant was going to be in the game, but it's nice to see it now in video form.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
09:24 AM - July 30, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Rocket League Supersonic Fury DLC Pack is coming in August, check out the trailer here. It will include 2 new Battle-Cars (over-the-top American muscle car Dominus and a souped-up Japanese street racer Takumi), six unique decals for each new Battle-Car (12 total), 5 new paint types, 2 new rocket boosts, 2 new wheels and plenty more customization options.

A new game update is also scheduled to arrive in early August, which brings in Utopia Coliseum, more than 70 new country flags and "Spectator Mode".

Besides the new Battle-Cars, the DLC Pack also includes two all-new Rocket Boosts (“Nitrous” and “Burnout”), two new Wheel sets (the soccer ball-themed “Cristiano” and the very-cool “Spinner” set), five all-new Paint Types (“Brushed Metal,” “Carbon Fiber,” “Metallic Pearl,” “Pearlescent,” and “Wood”), and a handful of new Trophies. This entire collection will be available in early August for $3.99.

In addition to the Supersonic Fury DLC, we will also release a free game update that offers an assortment of new content, including our first new map, Utopia Coliseum, and more than 70 new country flags. The long-awaited “Spectator Mode” will be in there too, allowing viewers to watch live games in real-time from any angle in the arena. Spectator controls are very similar to that of our existing “Replay Viewer’s,” so start practicing now and get ready for the drop!

Further enhancements, like updated Goal explosions and Demolitions, are planned for the free update as well, along with the brand new song, “Firework,” from the critically-acclaimed electronica group, Hollywood Principle.

Rocket League is still available for free on PlayStation Plus until August 4th.

Source - PlayStation.Blog

Game: Rocket LeagueReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4Votes: 1 - View All
09:10 AM - July 30, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Microsoft hasn't pushed it yet, but here are the steps to grab it now on Xbox One. We will update this post when it is available on PlayStation 4.
  • Go to the Friends tab
  • Then click the Friends Online tile
  • Go down to Find Someone
  • Enter rammer34 as the gamertag
  • Scroll over to the right, to see the Top Games (Last 30 Days)
  • Highlight NHL 16 EASHL Beta and hit the A button
  • Highlight View in Store and hit the A button
It's 4.8GB.

Thanks for the tip oasis90!

Play some games, let us know what you think!

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
08:11 AM - July 30, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Konami has just released a couple of PES 2016 videos. The first one shows cover athlete Neymar Jr. playing PES European Product Manager, Adam Bhatti. Neymar has a couple of goals and rubs it in Adam's face, as he celebrates with his friends, it's actually quite funny.

The next video shows off the 3D photo scanning process, which includes body scanning. Adam mentions that it has a bright future, so stay tuned for more news on that.

Game: PES 2016Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
04:14 PM - July 29, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

We last took a look at shot aiming tips with the shot arc -- which is much easier than not using the shot arc.

Today we're going to look at some tips on how to handle aiming without the shot arc, which involves a couple of factors: the wind and your lie.

Beyond that, approaching each hole with an overall strategy is a good idea too. When you crank up the difficulty in Rory, the game can be particularly unforgiving. If you can't see the video above, check it out on its dedicated page.

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
03:00 PM - July 29, 2015. Posted by jyoung.

EA Sports just hosted a live stream on Twitch, showing off some gameplay and answering a few questions about the NHL 16 EASHL Beta, which will be available Thursday, July 30 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users.

The broadcast is now over and has been archived here.

If you don't want to spend an hour watching the whole thing, here is an overview of what was discussed:

  • EA has advised fans to not stay up past midnight, since the Beta download link is likely to go live Thursday morning or afternoon, whenever Sony and Microsoft update their respective marketplaces.

  • Each player class will have its own default height and weight that cannot be changed. This should help make the gameplay more realistic, and will prevent people from exploiting the height/weight system by gaining extra speed for a power forward or additional toughness for a sniper.

  • Any player class can accept a fight, though the more physical classes (grinder, tough guy, defensive defenseman) will have more stamina and more powerful punches.

  • The "playoff beards" feature will work during the EASHL's monthly playoffs. Created players' beards will become thicker as your team progresses from the opening game to the final game. The playoff tournament is four games long.

  • The positional indicator colors are back to the old system of red for center, dark blue for right wing, green for left wing, light blue for left defense, yellow for right defense, and purple for goalie.

  • NHL 16's menu music will once again be an original orchestral score. The licensed soundtrack will only play inside the arenas.

  • EA has fixed a bug that prevented players from aiming five hole in previous NHL games.

  • YouTube users are allowed to upload Beta footage.

  • The Beta will only let EASHL teams choose from the official NHL jerseys of this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs semifinalists. The final version of NHL 16 will let EASHL clubs pick from any jersey that's available in the game. You cannot create custom jerseys.

  • Fans will leave the arena early if the home team falls behind by a large margin.

  • Celebration animations are still limited to two-person interactions in NHL 16. Five-man celebrations are being considered for future versions of NHL.

  • Three-on-three overtime will not be immediately available in the EASHL, but EA is looking to add it sometime after NHL 16's release.

  • Each EASHL team is currently given three pauses per game, but EA will be monitoring this situation in the Beta to see if it's worth changing for NHL 16's final release.

  • EASHL teams cannot practice. The only way to play with your club is by starting a full, normal game.

  • In the Beta, all EASHL player classes will have the same skating attributes. Keep in mind, however, that height and weight also affect skating ability. Fan feedback will be used to determine whether or not this system should remain in the final version of NHL 16.

  • There will be a post-Beta survey where fans can give EA direct feedback. The developers will also be checking EA's official forums every day.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
10:31 AM - July 29, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Robert Kollars

Regardless of what professional racing series an individual may follow, it does not change the fact that each series has certain locales that are, simply put, more exciting than the others. This fact rings true just as much in the genre of video game racing as it does in real life. And what I mean by this is that certain tracks promote better racing in regards to strategy, passing and overall approach. With that in mind, and with the new F1 2015 title from Codemasters hitting retail shelves last week, here is a look at my five favorite tracks in F1 2015.

Read More - F1 2015: The Top Five Tracks

Game: F1 2015Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
10:05 AM - July 29, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The DM Racing team plan on releasing NASCAR '15 DLC packs today for Xbox 360 and soon for PlayStation 3. Check out the details below.

Game: NASCAR '15Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 0 - View All

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