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Thursday, March 30, 2017
01:11 PM - March 30, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

WipEout Omega Collection is scheduled to arrive for PlayStation 4 on June 6 for $39.99, featuring all of the tracks and ships from WipEout HD, Fury and 2048 together for the first time. WipEout Omega Collection will have remastered tracks and ships at 1080p on PlayStation 4 and dynamic 4K on PlayStation 4 Pro, all targeting 60FPS.

Check out the trailer here, along with some new screenshots here.

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And with fully remastered sound effects, plus the addition of 28 licensed music tracks, WipEout sounds better than ever before. Pilot your favorite ships to killer tunes from Swedish House Mafia, Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy. In WipEout Omega Collection, you’ll be able to race across 9 different modes, including tournaments, speed laps, time trials, Zone mode, and of course career mode. Plus, a full racebox mode will an absolute treat for WipEout fans looking to tweak and customize their own races.

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Game: WipEout Omega CollectionHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
12:59 PM - March 30, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

MLB Manager 2017 is available now for iOS ($4.99) and Android ($4.49) devices. Check out the full press release below.

Official Licensee of MLB.com and MLBPA, Featuring 2017 Opening Day Rosters

Out of the Park Developments, an official licensee of MLB.com, MiLB.com, and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), today announced that MLB Manager 2017 is available now for Android and iOS at Google Play and the Apple App Store, respectively. This exciting mobile game allows players to take control of any MLB team, past or present, and guide it through unlimited seasons of championship chasing. An option to create fictional leagues is also included.

Like Out of the Park Baseball 18, which was released on March 24, 2017, MLB Manager 2017 features the official Major League Baseball logo, as well as official logos for all 30 MLB teams, historical MLB logos, and the World Series trophy. The MLBPA license allows MLB Manager 2017 to include real player names and stats too.

MLB Manager 2017 also features 2017 Opening Day rosters, with the projected 40-man roster for each team. It sells for US$4.99, with historical seasons available as in-app purchases.

"Guide your team through unlimited seasons of championship chasing while on the go, any time, anywhere. You don't even need an Internet connection," said lead developer Sebastian Palkowski.

New features in MLB Manager 2017:
  • 2017 Opening Day MLB rosters, including top prospects
  • Beautiful new interface
  • Improved AI for trading, roster building, contract negotiations and in-game management
  • Improved league news and play-by-play text
MLB Manager 2017's core features include:

Three game modes:
  • Major League: Mobile managers guide their favorite Major League Baseball teams through the 2017 season and beyond
  • Fictional: A fresh customizable world full of fictional players, providing a unique challenge each time
  • Historical Major League: Three exciting past seasons to recreate -- 1927, 1948, or 1997 -- with the ability to buy more through in-app. (Historical seasons are $0.99 each, 10 for $4.99, or all seasons dating back to 1901 for $19.99.)
In Historical Major League mode, real players show up in the draft when they made their actual major league debuts, assuming the user owns those seasons.
  • Managerial options that enable players to set lineups, pitching rotations, and depth charts before taking the field to make in-game calls, including when to issue hit-and-run and steal signs, how to configure the defense, when to pull pitchers and put in pinch-hitters, and more.
Players can also let the computer handle those decisions and set a series of sliders that dictate overall strategies, such as aggressiveness on the base paths, how often to pitch around batters, and more. They can simulate the season a day or a week at a time, jumping back in to manage games whenever they want. A Simulate to Date X function allows players to simulate to a specific date, with a Don't Disturb option that enables uninterrupted long-term sims.
  • A play-by-play text stream that describes what's happening on the field during the game, making it feel like a radio broadcast.
  • An in-depth financial system that allows players to unleash their inner GMs. Are they looking for undervalued players who might help the team win while keeping payroll low, or are they free-wheeling spenders seeking high-profile free agents for the big win?
Players oversee trades, negotiate contract extensions, sign free agents, draft players, cultivate minor league prospects, move players between the active roster, minor league roster and disabled list, and more. A Shop a Player function lets them field offers from other teams, while shortlists let armchair GMs easily keep track of certain players.

Game: MLB Manager 2017Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
08:06 PM - March 29, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The OS Daily is online and ready for viewing. Make sure to take a few minutes out of your day and get caught up on the latest sports gaming news with our host Millennium.

Today he provides a wrap up on the latest MLB The Show 17 news, OOTP 18 patch details and discusses a little Old Time Hockey, Surf World Series and more.

Check it out here and if it's something you enjoy, please like and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
04:34 PM - March 29, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Lead producer Jamie Fisher, from developer Climax Studios, discusses gameplay, customization and more from the upcoming title Surf World Series on PS4, Xbox One and PC later this year. Check out the new screenshots here.

In Surf World Series, players will take to the waves to experience the thrill of pure arcade-style surfing. Ride monster waves from around the world at 5 legendary surfing destinations, including the sun-drenched beaches of Hawaii and the rugged coastlines of Portugal. Players can participate in 45 single player challenges, or carve up the competition online against up to 15 other players across 3 different multiplayer game modes.

For more information, visit Surf World Series website.

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Game: Surf World SeriesHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
03:28 PM - March 29, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
Here I was at 1:10 AM, unwittingly realizing I had let the night slip away from me. I had been playing Out of the Park Baseball for five hours in what I thought was going to be a quick play through to get a feel for the new game.

But yet, I couldn't help myself.

A small tweak here, move this player to AA from AAA because he's struggling, adjust my pitching staff, let's see if the Reds will take this trade.

And then it was five hours later and 1:10 AM. That's how Out of the Park Baseball has always gotten you, and again this year, that's how it got me again.

Out of the Park Baseball 18 is the latest release in a series that has become a staple in the discussion for Sports Game of the Year here at Operation Sports.

Read More - Out of the Park Baseball 18 Is Another Home Run

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 18Reader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / MacVotes: 3 - View All
12:22 PM - March 29, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Kevin Scott


As it is with the dawn of every baseball season, the launch of the newest MLB The Show game brings about the usual sources of excitement that we’ve come to expect over the years from playing the series: a bunch of new and promising features waiting to be explored, loads of welcome tweaks to an already solid core of gameplay and — of course — a flurry of people logging on at midnight when the game's officially released, causing the overwhelmed servers to quickly become unstable.

Okay, that last one is probably more of a continued source of frustration than excitement, but at least we can say the servers have been a little better than they were last year.

With only limited time to play the game since its release on Tuesday, here are a few stray observations on what has stood out to me so far, besides the inconsistent online gameplay...

Read More - Early Impressions of MLB The Show 17

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
12:57 PM - March 28, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Mike Lowe

Mike Lowe checks in again today with the top 5 changes needed for NHL 18 Franchise mode. Check it out and let us know what changes you would like to see.

Game: NHL 18Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
08:19 AM - March 28, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Spring is here and with it are a number of new sports games that range from the traditional like MLB The Show 17 to the uniquely creative such as Disc Jam. In this episode of the Press Row Podcast Bryan Wiedey and Rich Grisham briefly discuss what’s most anticipated out of the former, contemplate the potential of the new BIG3 basketball league to make its way to video games, and then welcome in the two creators of Disc Jam for an interview about the game, their backgrounds, and the journey it has taken up to and now through its release.

Joining us this week:
  • Bryan Wiedey, Pastapadre/Hit The Pass/Sporting News (@pastapadre)
  • Rich Grisham, Hit The Pass/OOTP Developments (@richgrisham)
  • Timothy Rapp, High Horse Entertainment (@HighHorseGames)
  • Jay Mattis, High Horse Entertainment (@HighHorseGames)

Game: Press Row PodcastReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 1 - View All
Monday, March 27, 2017
06:22 PM - March 27, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NHL 17 is available now in The Vault, for EA Access subscribers. If you are not seeing it in the app, try downloading it from here.

For those of you that might still be unaware, EA Access is an Xbox One exclusive, allowing members to try upcoming EA games prior to release, offering 10% off all EA digital purchases and more. It also gives users access to The Vault, which houses a growing library of EA games subscribers can play as much as they want. Users can subscribe to EA Access for $4.99 per month, or $29.99 for a full year.

Game: NHL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All


Editor Chris Sanner recently got a chance to go out to 2K and chat with several members of the NBA 2K team about what it was like to go from a member of the OS and Sports Gaming Community to working in gaming. This first video introduces you to everyone I talked to, what they do at 2K, and how they went from community member to making games.

Coming up in future videos we have conversations on what its like to work in games, misconceptions people in the community may have, and also some tips and ideas about how you can angle yourself to get noticed and work on a game like NBA 2K as well.

As part of this series, we are also wanting to encourage anyone interested in working in gaming to look into it. The results of what former OS'ers have been able to do at 2K Sports in particular speaks for itself!

If you are interested in seeing if you have what it takes, we are encouraging all members of the community to contact Chad Riggleman, a recruiter at 2K Sports, about how you may fit in with their future. E-mail Chad at [email protected]

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All
03:20 PM - March 27, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

OOTP 18 patch (version number 18.2.36) is available for users that purchased the game directly from the OOTP website or from official resellers. For those of you that purchased on Steam or the AppStore, it should be available in the next few days. Check out the details of the patch below.
  • Updated MLB roster sets (need to create a new game for changes to apply)
  • Adjusted 1-10 and 1-20 rating categories
  • Added option for double-round-robin playoffs
  • Fixed issue with shop player row when current stars are meant to be hidden
  • Fixed bug where certain right-click menu items are incorrect on returning from a tournament job
  • Fixed crash after on-screen brawl or pitcher injuries for human teams
  • Fixed tournament tiebreakers not getting the right game type
  • Fixed errors in historical databases
  • Fixed pitch location widget update in 3D
  • Fixed error in positional strength reports.
  • Fixed problems with scheduling when running an expansion draft in the preseason
  • Fixed problem with minor league stats totals getting inaccurate after year 1 in MLB game
  • Improved popup display to show injury name and DtD effect, if applicable
  • Adjusted reliever contract demands
  • Many other bug and cosmetic fixes
Update Info For Webstore Customers: To apply the update, simply download the setup file and install it over your current installation. There is no need to uninstall or unlicense your current copy! However, you should quit the game before installing it, of course. Updates always contain all the changes from previous updates. Saved games are compatible between different versions.

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 18Reader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Mac / PCVotes: 3 - View All
12:29 PM - March 27, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Spring is nearing. With that comes the inevitable spring clichés…you know, birds chirping, emotions permeating the atmosphere, all of that. If you’re in New England, as I am, all of that is right out; it won’t stop snowing, freezing, or blowing gale force winds of snow all over the place.

The way I know spring is nearing this year is this: The Season According to Out of the Park.

This year’s version, of course, has several additions and updates. The natural update, given the MLBPA license attached to the game, is the 2017 Opening Day rosters. I am writing this on March 19th. To give you an idea about how much the team stays on top of updates, forget about Chris Sale and Edwin Encarnacion.

Read More - Out of the Park Baseball 18 Road to Release: The Annual Season Sim

Just in case you missed the other Out of the Park Baseball 18 Road to Release articles, the links are below.

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 18Reader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / MacVotes: 3 - View All
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
06:26 PM - March 24, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Fraser Gilbert

It’s almost that time of year again! Before you know it, we’ll be inundated with new information regarding the latest iteration of EA’s long-running hockey series. As we get ever closer to that date, it’s time to get our brains into gear and think about what we’re hoping to see in EA’s upcoming addition to the franchise.

What do we know about NHL 18 so far? Very little. It seems doubtful the Frostbite engine will make its debut, given there's been no indication of its inclusion during EA’s recent earnings conference call.

Here at OS, we’ve always loved creating wishlists for our favorite games, and the NHL series is no exception. I’ve used this opportunity to detail both my own personal desires for NHL 18, as well as including some items found in our forums over the past few months.

Read More - NHL 18 Wishlist: Features We'd Like To See (Written by: Fraser Gilbert)

Game: NHL 18Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
11:24 AM - March 24, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We are live streaming MLB The Show 17 on the OS Twitch channel. Come join us, with our host Millennium, as he shows off the game and answers questions.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All

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