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06:29 PM - September 1, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has continued to reveal their FIFA 16 player ratings, featuring the top 50 players in the game. Today they reveal players 40 through 31.

40. Gerard Piqué - FC Barcelona (Spain) - (Overall Rating - 85)
39. Mats Hummels - Borussia Dortmund (Germany) - (Overall Rating - 86)
38. Bastian Schweinsteiger - Manchester United (England) - (Overall Rating - 86)
37. Marco Reus - Borussia Dortmund (Germany) - (Overall Rating - 86)
36. Wayne Rooney - Manchester United (England) - (Overall Rating - 86)
35. Arturo Vidal - Bayern München (Germany) - (Overall Rating - 86)
34. Thomas Müller - Bayern München (Germany) - (Overall Rating - 86)
33. Karim Benzema - Real Madrid (Spain) - (Overall Rating - 86)
32. Thibaut Courtois - Chelsea FC (England) - (Overall Rating - 86)
31. Paul Pogba - Juventus FC (Italy) - (Overall Rating - 86)

Previously released FIFA 16 player ratings:

Game: FIFA 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
03:09 PM - September 1, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released their NHL 16 player ratings for the top 10 centers in the game, along with screenshots of each one of them in action.

The team looked at puck skills, senses, shooting, defense, skating, and physicality when deciding their overall rating. Check them out below and post your thoughts.

1. Sidney Crosby – (Overall Rating - 96)
2. Jonathan Toews – (Overall Rating - 94)
3. Steven Stamkos – (Overall Rating - 93)
4. Pavel Datsyuk – (Overall Rating - 93)
5. John Tavares – (Overall Rating - 92)
6. Evgeni Malkin – (Overall Rating - 92)
7. Anze Kopitar – (Overall Rating - 92)
8. Henrik Zetterberg – (Overall Rating - 92)
9. Ryan Getzlaf – (Overall Rating - 91)
10. Tyler Seguin – (Overall Rating - 91)

Previously released NHL 16 player ratings:

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Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 32 - View All
01:23 PM - September 1, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


In this video, we take a look at a couple of theories (out of many) on how to attack deep zone coverages in Madden NFL 16. In this video, we focus on the cover two, but the overall concepts presented would tend to apply to most other deep zone coverages as well.

The first concept we look at is how some playcalls in Madden simply don't work against some defenses. This is obviously a good thing in terms of realism! Our first playcall is a deep TE crossing route with two deep routes by the WRs into the teeth of a cover two playcall -- the results are predictably bad.

We then shift gears to a more reasonable playcall versus the cover two, which features some underneath and short routes which have more success. As with any passing concept against the zone, timing and space are everything.

This is the first in a series of videos on the passing game and breaking it down, let us know what other concepts you'd like to see covered in the comments!

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All

Read the full press release below.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today an exclusive game license agreement with Brazil’s Sport Club Corinthians Paulista for PES 2016. Additionally, 20 Brazilian teams from the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (“Série A”) will be included in the game for the third time in a row. This represents the only full local league in one of the top soccer countries in the world to only be featured in PES 2016. Through these agreements, fans will be able to play their favorite players and sport their desired uniforms from Brazil’s most popular teams.

PES 2016 will feature a total of 24 Brazilian teams. The full lineup of the 20 Brazilian “Serie A” (Campeonato Brasileiro Série A) teams include: Corinthians, Atlético M-G, Grêmio, Fluminense, São Paulo FC, Sport, Atlético Paranaense, Chapecoense, Ponte Preta, Internacional, Santos FC, C.R. Flamengo, Cruzeiro, Figueirense, Avaí FC, Goiás, Coritiba, Joinville and Vasco da Gama. Additionally, PES 2016 will feature four Brazilian clubs from “Série B” which include: Bahia, Vitória, Botafogo and Criciúma.

PES 2016’s tagline, ‘Love The Past, Play The Future,’ pays tribute to the PES series, where new gameplay and presentational elements will establish the title as the definitive soccer experience. The new game strives to create a realistic yet exciting match between players, and delivers quality gameplay as expected from the acclaimed PES series.

PES 2016 will be available for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on Sept. 15.

Game: PES 2016Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
08:15 AM - September 1, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


The Forza Motorsport 6 demo is available now, exclusively for the Xbox One, weighing in at 12.67 GB. Search for it in the Store or click here.

Turn 10 Studios have also released the Forza Motorsport 6 launch trailer, which you can see here.

Get a few laps in and let us know what you think!

Game: Forza Motorsport 6Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
Monday, August 31, 2015
03:06 PM - August 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released their NHL 16 player ratings for the top 10 left wingers in the game, along with screenshots of each one of them in action.

The team looked at puck skills, senses, shooting, defense, skating, and physicality when deciding their overall rating. Check them out below and post your thoughts.

1. Alex Ovechkin – (Overall Rating - 93)
2. Jamie Benn – (Overall Rating - 92)
3. Taylor Hall – (Overall Rating - 90)
4. Zach Parise – (Overall Rating - 90)
5. Max Pacioretty – (Overall Rating - 89)
6. Gabriel Landeskog – (Overall Rating - 89)
7. Patrick Marleau – (Overall Rating - 88)
8. Andrew Ladd – (Overall Rating - 88)
9. Alex Steen – (Overall Rating - 88)
10. Patrick Sharp – (Overall Rating - 88)

Previously released NHL 16 player ratings:

NHL 16 screenshot gallery - Click to view NHL 16 screenshot gallery - Click to view NHL 16 screenshot gallery - Click to view NHL 16 screenshot gallery - Click to view NHL 16 screenshot gallery - Click to view NHL 16 screenshot gallery - Click to view NHL 16 screenshot gallery - Click to view NHL 16 screenshot gallery - Click to view NHL 16 screenshot gallery - Click to view
Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 32 - View All
02:53 PM - August 31, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

Players On The Rise


The youth movement got some nice upgrades this week. Miguel Sano, Rusney Castillo and Francisco Lindor all went from Bronze to Silver -- Kyle Schwarber got a boost as well but remained a Bronze. A couple pitchers reclaimed some of their former luster with Kris Medlen and Justin Verlander getting boosts.

Mike Fiers got his no-hitter ratings bump one week later, much like Iwakuma had gotten following his no-hitter (presumably Arrieta gets one next week as well). In terms of established stars, Cespedes built on his Gold status and Greinke built on his Diamond status.

Tier Changes

(All thanks go to Daddy Leagues for these numbers! They're so on the ball I no longer have to sync up before and after roster update video clips to do all the changes myself.)
  • Mychal Givens went from Common to Bronze
  • Rusney Castillo went from Bronze to Silver
  • Miguel Sano went from Bronze to Silver
  • Francisco Lindor went from Bronze to Silver
  • Justin Verlander went from Bronze to Silver
  • Mike Fiers went from Bronze to Silver
  • Tanner Roark went from Bronze to Silver
  • Kyle Lohse went from Bronze to Silver
Full List Of Changes

Liam Hendriks +6 boost in Overall rating (76 Overall)
Chris Capuano +5 (75)
Steve Pearce +1 (73)
Mychal Givens +9 (70)
Junichi Tazawa +2 (84)
Rusney Castillo +2 (78) -- +8 Con vs. L
Kris Medlen +4 (83)
Miguel Sano +4 (81) -- +18 Con vs. R / +4 Con vs. L / +19 Pwr vs. R / +4 Pwr vs. L
Francisco Lindor +5 (81) -- +10 Con vs. R / +23 Con vs. L / +7 Pwr vs. R
Justin Verlander +5 (82)
Mike Fiers +5 (80)
Tom Wilhelmsen +1 (75)
Yoenis Cespedes +1 (86) -- +4 Con vs. R / +9 Pwr vs. R / +3 Pwr vs. L
Kelly Johnson +2 (77)
Tanner Roark +5 (79)
Arodys Vizcaino +7 (77)
Chris Narveson +7 (59)
Tyler Lyons +4 (73)
Kyle Schwarber +1 (77)
Kyle Lohse +6 (79)
Zack Greinke +1 (95)
Zack Godley +5 (65)

Read More - Hanley Ramirez Takes A Dive

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 28 - View All
11:03 AM - August 31, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

Over on our YouTube page, I have posted a bunch of comparison shots that show some differences between the graphics in NBA 2K15 versus NBA 2K16 to this point. I'm sure we will do another one of these videos closer to launch or right after, but for now you can check out some side-by-side shots.

You can also just watch the video to enjoy record-spinning Kevin Durant turning into psychedelic Kevin Durant and then becoming haunted Kevin Durant.

Like, comment, subscribe y'alllllllllll. Oh, and as I say in the video, you can also look in the description below the video for time stamps to each one of the screenshots.

Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 41 - View All
11:02 AM - August 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has started to reveal their FIFA 16 player ratings. Today they kick things off with their top 50 countdown, starting with players 50 through 41, all of which happen to have an overall 85 rating.

50. Ángel Di María - Paris Saint-Germain (France) - (Overall Rating - 85)
49. Petr Čech - Arsenal (England)
48. Edinson Cavani - Paris Saint-Germain (France) - (Overall Rating - 85)
47. Vincent Kompany - Manchester City (England) - (Overall Rating - 85)
46. David Alaba - Bayern München (Germany) - (Overall Rating - 85)
45. Diego Godín - Atlético Madrid (Spain) - (Overall Rating - 85)
44. John Terry - Chelsea FC (England) - (Overall Rating - 85)
43. Naldo - VfL Wolfsburg (Germany) - (Overall Rating - 85)
42. Yaya Touré - Manchester City (England) - (Overall Rating - 85)
41. Santi Cazorla - Arsenal (England) - (Overall Rating - 85)

Game: FIFA 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
10:45 AM - August 31, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer

There hasn't been a sports game that has nailed online play yet, but Madden has always come pretty close. Lag usually isn't a huge issue, most gamemodes that can be played offline can be played online with friends and the user interface is always clean and easy to navigate.

Read More - Madden NFL 16: Online Play is Improved

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
09:27 AM - August 31, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Madden has been out in the wild now for about a week, and everyone is getting a good chance to play the game and realize the game is whatever it is to them. In our review, we praised Madden for its gameplay.

What we are wondering this morning is how everyone is perceiving the new passing game controls and mechanics. Are you enjoying them? Do they make the game more realistic? Do you think it is easier or harder this year?

Sound off by voting in our poll and by commenting below!

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
09:25 AM - August 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

IGN has posted some new WWE 2K16 screenshots, Brock Lesnar's ring entrance and 22 more confirmed wrestlers for the roster, which features over 120 unique models.

Below is a list of 78 confirmed wrestlers on the roster, more will be announced by IGN every Monday until release on October 27.
  • Aiden English
  • Andre the Giant
  • Batista
  • Chris Jericho
  • Curtis Axel
  • Dean Ambrose
  • Edge
  • Erick Rowan
  • Fandango
  • John "Bradshaw" Layfield
  • Luke Harper
  • Randy "Macho Man" Savage
  • Natalya
  • Ravishing Rick Rude
  • R-Truth
  • Ryback
  • Santino Marella
  • Sergeant Slaughter
  • Simon Gotch
  • Stephanie McMahon
  • The Rock
  • The Undertaker
Previously revealed:
  • Alicia Fox
  • Bam Bam Bigelow
  • The Big Show
  • Cameron
  • Cesaro
  • Darren Young
  • Diamond Dallas Page
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Finlay
  • Kevin Nash
  • Layla
  • Lex Luger
  • The Miz
  • Naomi
  • Randy Orton
  • Sheamus
  • Titus O'neal
  • Tyson Kidd
  • Adam Rose
  • Bo Dallas
  • Brie Bella
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Goldust
  • Heath Slater
  • Hideo Itami
  • Jack Swagger
  • Kevin Owens
  • Adrian Neville
  • Nikki Bella
  • Ric Flair
  • Sami Zayn
  • Roman Reigns
  • Stardust
  • Sting
  • Tyler Breeze
  • The Ultimate Warrior
  • Zack Ryder
  • Booker T
  • Colonel Mustafa
  • Emma
  • Eva Marie
  • General Adnan
  • Kalisto
  • Kane
  • Lord Steven Regal
  • Sin Cara
  • Summer Rae
  • Tamina
  • Triple H
  • "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
  • Seth Rollins
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Dean Ambrose
  • Bad News Barrett
  • Paige
  • Finn Bálor

Game: WWE 2K16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
08:00 AM - August 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official weekly MLB 15 The Show roster update is available now. The update adds 11 players and includes 155 player movements.

Daddy Leagues have posted the attribute changes for the roster update, some of the changes include Zack Greinke +1 (95), Max Scherzer -1 (94), Yoenis Cespedes +1 (86), Junichi Tazawa +2 (84), Kris Medlen +4 (83), Hanley Ramirez -5 (82), Justin Verlander +5 (82), Francisco Lindor +5 (81), Miguel Sano +4 (81), Carson Smith -1 (81), Mike Fiers +5 (80) and more.

Check out all of the other details below.


Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 28 - View All
Sunday, August 30, 2015
05:50 PM - August 30, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released their NHL 16 player ratings for the top 10 right wingers in the game, along with screenshots of each one of them in action.

The team looked at puck skills, senses, shooting, defense, skating, and physicality when deciding their overall rating. Check them out below and post your thoughts.

1. Corey Perry – (Overall Rating - 92)
2. Patrick Kane – (Overall Rating - 92)
3. Vladimir Tarasenko – (Overall Rating - 91)
4. Jakub Voracek – (Overall Rating - 90)
5. Marian Hossa – (Overall Rating - 90)
6. Phil Kessel – (Overall Rating - 89)
7. Rick Nash – (Overall Rating - 89)
8. Blake Wheeler – (Overall Rating - 89)
9. Kyle Okposo – (Overall Rating - 88)
10. Jiri Hudler – (Overall Rating - 88)

Previously released NHL 16 player ratings:

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Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 32 - View All
10:13 AM - August 30, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

Another week is wrapping up in Diamond Dynasty. It was a busy week with the marketplace being tweaked and market caps being put in place. In addition, free packs were given out to every user as a sign of good faith and to hopefully bring down prices on certain pieces of equipment that had been used to swap black-market Stubs. Beyond that, the Shut It Down pack was also released. With that in mind, it's time to look ahead once again and try to predict who might be getting a ratings boost on Monday morning.

I'll be breaking the predictions into tiers based on my own confidence level.

Ratings Boost Probability: High

-Francisco Lindor - Carlos Correa maybe stole some of his thunder, but Lindor has also had a very good rookie season at shortstop. The power isn’t on the level of Correa’s, but he’s playing solid defense and has an OPS around .800 while getting on base at a .350 clip.

-Jake Arrieta - Arrieta will be 30 as he heads into his second year of arbitration so it will be interesting to see if he ever gets a huge payday, but it’s hard to fathom how good he’s been for the Cubs. In the past month of starts, he has another 31 strikeouts in 33 innings pitched, plus a 0.54 ERA and 0.84 WHIP.

Read More - Diamond Dynasty Ratings Boost Predictions (8/30/15)

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 28 - View All

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