"If this is where Indie Sports Games are heading, then we're on board."
A look at Microsoft's sim racer and its debut on next-gen.
EA Sports does it again, with a great debut of their best-selling soccer franchise on next-gen.
We go in-depth with the XBox One.
The European 3rd, European Classic and South American Classic kits are available now for Xbox 360 users (later today for PS3 users).
These kits were already made available to anyone that pre-ordered the game. Now anyone can download them for free.
- Manchester United
- Inter Milan
- Benfica 1961/62
- AS Roma 1982/83
- AC Milan 1989/90
- Manchester United 1998/99
- Racing Club Avellaneda 1967
- Santos FC 1968
- Colo-Colo 1992
- São Paulo 1993
- Universidad de Chile 1996
- Boca Juniors 1997
Virtual Currency (VC) in NBA 2K14 is a problem and if consumers don't voice their concerns, it's going to get worse.
Sure, there are ways to get free VC via the mobile app (if you can get it working), but gamers shouldn't be required to use VC to do simple tasks such as changing a lineup. We can understand using it in MyTeam (as it has been successful for EA Sports and Ultimate Team), but to have it added into other modes really has the community fired up. Customization isn't as fun as it once was, since VC is needed to update accessories and the ratio is ridiculous. Could this be next?
While there are many posts here at OS slamming it, other sites such as NeoGAF and Reddit have also been killing it from day one. PastaPadre has written a detailed article on it and the hate is spilling over.
VGRevolution warned users about it last year. Twitter is filled with complaints from users actually purchasing VC and not receiving it or crashing/freezing in modes, losing what they've earned. With no official word from 2K Sports, this is becoming a very large concern.
Where do you stand on VC?
EA Sports has released Madden NFL 25 title update #3 for Xbox 360 and PS3 users today, focusing on an issue with injuries in online CFM games, which caused desyncs.
For years, Madden players have been accustomed to playing EA’s NFL franchise a certain way, and rightfully so. Due to the games shortcomings and exploits, gamers foundMadden to be less of a sim, and more of battle of “who can exploit the most – me, random online guy, or the AI?” That is never a good thing, and definitely not what players are looking for when they want a true NFL simulation experience - one they can feel great about when dropping $60 – on a yearly basis. Madden fans found it routinely easy to exploit the AI defense, the return game, the lack of a pocket (or need to stay within it), and the patterns that the AI typically displayed on both sides of the ball.
Adjusting To Madden 25 Next Gen - Read More
From the makers of Hustle Kings and Pure Chess, Voofoo Studios has announced it is developing Pure Pool, which arrives on the PSN Store sometime in 2014.
Check out the Pure Pool teaser trailer right here and read the full press release below.
The insanely talented team at VooFoo Studios and indie publisher Ripstone have joined glorious forces once again, to bring you the second iteration in the ‘Pure’ game series! Pure Pool will be breaking onto PlayStation®4 in 2014 and is set to serve up the most authentic pool experience on the market.
Let the makers of Hustle Kings transport you to the slick and exhilarating world of Pure Pool . Forget everything you know about Pool games thus far because VooFoo are taking things to a whole new dimension! Experience a living, breathing, connected Pool Hall from the convenience of your own home and indulge in VooFoo’s spectacular visuals and signature, super-smooth gameplay.
Pure Pool will be the second of VooFoo's ‘Pure’ titles to hit the PSN Store after the launch of Pure Chess back in May 2012 – renowned for its stunning visuals and classic gameplay.
Phil Gaskell, Ripstone’s Creative Director had this to say on the series:
”Hopefully the announcement of Pure Pool today demonstrates that we're working hard with VooFoo to build a strong family of Pure games, and there's more to come. What's important though is the expectation gamers will have, titles like Pure Chess and Hustle Kings are visually stunning and we're aiming to help VooFoo deliver a world class game in Pure Pool that I hope will go beyond those expectations and really blow people's minds!”
Players will be able to step straight into the climactic Pool Hall and immerse themselves in unprecedented hyperrealism. Whether you’re planning to weigh up the competition and hone your skills or rack-up and compete against the best – Pure Pool is the closest you’ll get to the real thing, without leaving your living room. Connect. Spectate. Compete.
Top Sports News for Monday, December 10, 2013
- Everyone knows the Heisman belongs to Jameis Winston but surprisingly five others were invited as well.
- After another dominating passing performance, Peyton Manning has told his cold-weather critics to 'Shove it'.
- Apparently the Dallas Cowboys are the real fair-weather players after
2K Sports has uploaded another NBA 2K14 roster update for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3, which includes the most recent Raptors and Kings trade, which sent John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes to Toronto and sent Rudy Gay, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy to Sacramento.
Kobe Bryant has been activated, but the recent Los Angeles Clippers signing of Stephen Jackson hasn't made it in yet.
Of all the PlayStation 4 sports games, NBA 2K14 is the one I have played the most. I have almost exclusively played the new-look My Career mode, where you create an avatar and guide him through the cliché ascent from unknown street baller to NBA champion.
While the premise itself is stale, the mode's presentation is fresh, plus its scope is larger than any previous sports gaming story mode. You'd have to go all the way back to Midway's retired NBA Ballers and Blitz: The League series to find a sports game that put anywhere near as much work into crafting storylines and choreographing cutscenes.
NBA 2K14 My Career Mode Makes and Misses - Read More
- The BCS got a free pass in its final season as undefeated Florida State will face SEC champion Auburn for the national championship.
- New England will likely finish the season without their star tight end Rob Gronkowski who reportedly tore his ACL and MCL yesterday.
Jim Gindin, the Front Office Football developer, has announced on his blog that the beta period is over, and the nature of the announcement suggests that the game will be released on Friday.
Source - Front Office Football Central
- Madden NFL 25 Roster Update - Week 14 Details
- NBA 2K14 Adds Li-Nings, Red Heat, Sleeved Timberwolves Jersey, Updated Roster (CG)
- Gran Turismo 6 Launch Trailer
- NBA 2K14 Roster Update Available Now For Xbox One and PS4
- EA Sports Simulates MLS Cup Final on Next-Gen FIFA 14 - What's Your Predicition?
- NBA 2K14 Patch Available Now For Xbox One - Post Your Impressions
- NBA 2K14 Patch Available Now For PS4 - Post Your Impressions
- WWE 2K14 WWE Superstars and Moves Pack Available Now
- FIFA 14 Video - Producer Series: Pro Instincts
- Tecmo Bowl Video - Chris Davis, Jr. Returns Missed FG Attempt to Win the Iron Bowl
Reviews, Impressions, Features & Blogs
- If NBA Live Has a Future, It Has to Look Radically Different
- Operation Sports - Dual Threat Podcast: Season 2 - Episode #17: Week 15
- Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: Biggest Sports Game Stories of the Year
- The OS Daily Ten - How Should Heisman Voters View Jameis Winston?
- NHL 14: Dynamic Ratings Update (Nov. 30)
- OS Roundtable: Next-Gen Launch Recap Edition
- The OS Daily Ten - Is It Safe for Fans to Commit to a Favorite Player?
- Press Row Podcast - Xbox One Launch Special
- The OS Daily Ten - Have Auburn and Alabama Fans Taken Their Rivalry Too Far?
- Powerstar Golf Review (XBox One)
- NASCAR '14 Cover Athlete is Tony Stewart
- Where Are The Sports Gaming Options for Someone on a (Time) Budget?
- The OS Daily Ten - 'Can't we just have a playoff this year?' Edition
- Forza Motorsport 5 Review (XBox One)
EA Sports released the Madden NFL 25 week 14 roster update earlier in the week. The details have just been released, which includes updated ratings and/or position changes for 587 players.
Below are some of the rating adjustments. For a full list of week 14 updates (including injuries), click here.
- Andre Holmes +5 (72)
- Josh Gordon +3 (91)
- Captain Munnerlyn +3 (86)
- Eric Decker +3 (90)
- Jerome Felton +3 (90)
- Alshon Jeffery +3 (87)
- Justin Tuck +3 (92)
- Ben Tate +2 (84)
- Barry Church +2 (81)
- Le'Veon Bell +2 (79)
- Trent Williams +2 (92)
- Rob Gronkowski +1 (99)
- Tom Brady +1 (97)
- Jason Hatcher +1 (93)
- Patrick Peterson +1 (93)
- Russell Wilson +1 (93)
- Cam Newton +1 (91)
- Dee Milliner -2 (77)
- Troy Polamalu -2 (91)
- Shonn Greene -2 (77)
- Fred Davis -3 (81)
- Wes Welker -1 (91)
- Mike Glennon -1 (76)
- Drew Brees -1 (97)
- Evan Mathis -1 (97)
- Darrelle Revis -1 (96)
- Marshawn Lynch -1 (95)
- DeMarcus Ware -1 (94)
- Joe Haden -1 (94)
- Jason Witten -1 (92)
- Frank Gore -1 (92)
- Tony Gonzalez -1 (90)
- Matt Ryan -1 (87)
- Andy Dalton -1 (83)
EA Sports had a clear opening opening with NBA Live 14, and they didn’t even realize it.
NBA 2K14 fumbled its launch about as much as 2K Sports could manage, which is to say — there are still some problems, a few of which are quite serious which consumers are facing, but the game is largely quite good.
Connectivity issues, save file issues with MyCAREER, crashes, and some old legacy gameplay issues are hampering the product at this point. A patch has fixed some issues, but many remain it appears.
In all reality, there is a lot you can find wrong with NBA 2K14 if you look hard enough.
And despite the wasted opportunity this year, it's now clear there have been key areas of mismanagement which plague the NBA Live series, and until each is fixed individually, this series has no future.
Read More - If NBA Live Has a Future, It Has to Look Radically Different
The 2013 college football season is in full swing! Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast is a college football podcast hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!
In the seventeenth episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Bode flies solo and discusses the Jameis Winston situation, the incredible Iron Bowl and whether it is the best college football game ever, Auburn AD Jay Jacobs' comments about no SEC team in the BCS title game being a "disservice" to the nation, whether a one loss SEC Champion deserves to jump an undefeated Ohio State team, a projection of which teams would participate in a four team playoff this season, USC's hiring of Steve Sarkisian and the rest of the coaching carousel, and much, much more! Plus, Bode previews and makes his predictions for the two huge Big 12 rivalry games, Oklahoma-Oklahoma State and Texas-Baylor, plus all the conference championship games this weekend; Bowling Green-Northern Illinois, Marshall-Rice, Utah State-Fresno State, Duke-Florida State, Stanford-Arizona State, Ohio State-Michigan State and Missouri-Auburn!
So give Dual Threat a listen! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...at/id700583947) or Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ast?refid=stpr), listen in the embedded player below or click here, follow them here on Twitter (@DualThreatOS), and be sure to listen in every week this season right here on OperationSports.com! Thanks for listening!
The 61st episode of the Press Row Podcast features a discussion about the top sports game stories of the year – and what a year it’s been. From the launching of new consoles to the cancellations and suspensions of multiple popular titles, there’s no lack of subjects from which to choose.[/list]Joining us this week:
- Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
- Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
- Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
- Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@chrisSnr)
- And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar/OXM/@GAMER (@richgrisham)
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