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Thursday, July 28, 2016
11:13 AM - July 28, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has continued revealing their Madden NFL 17 player ratings today, as they announce the top 5 outside linebackers in the game. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

Check them out and post your thoughts!
  • Von Miller (Overall 99)
  • Justin Houston (Overall 97)
  • Khalil Mack (Overall 94)
  • Pernell McPhee (Overall 92)
  • Dont'a Hightower (Overall 90)
Previously released Madden NFL 17 player ratings:

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Game: Madden NFL 17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
10:49 AM - July 28, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has continued revealing their Madden NFL 17 player ratings today, as they announce the top 5 cornerbacks in the game. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

Check them out and post your thoughts!
  • Josh Norman (Overall 94)
  • Chris Harris, Jr. (Overall 93)
  • Richard Sherman (Overall 92)
  • Patrick Peterson (Overall 91)
  • Darrelle Revis (Overall 91)
Previously released Madden NFL 17 player ratings:

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Game: Madden NFL 17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
10:36 AM - July 28, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


FIFA 17 is coming this September to stores near you.

With several new and key changes and additions to the gameplay, FIFA 17 has a bit more buzz this year than average.

At this point in time, which gameplay change has you the most excited for? is it the new physical play? Is it the Active Intelligence System? The new attacking techniques? The new set pieces?

Sound off by voting in our poll and leave a comment on which you feel is the aspect of gameplay you are most looking forward to!

Game: FIFA 17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
08:43 AM - July 28, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Kevin Groves


We’re still over two months away from FIFA 17’s official release but the developers over at EA Canada are slowly starting to build up momentum for what should be another solid game of footy. Sure the spoon-fed approach taken by EA’s marketing team can be tough in a genre that lives and breathes instant gratification, but realistically speaking, we cannot expect EA to spill all of the beans this early in the release cycle. It’s with that in mind that we’ll take a look at the gameplay changes we can expect to see in FIFA 17.

Read More - FIFA 17 Gameplay Changes: How Can Each Be a Success?

Game: FIFA 17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

GameStop has posted a short Madden NFL 17 trailer for Madden Ultimate Team. The video shows a first glimpse at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons in 2017.

Game: Madden NFL 17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
04:09 PM - July 27, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

EA Sports today announced the arrival of the NHL 17 Beta, available now to NHL Insiders. So basically if you get the NHL Newsletter and if you signed up for the beta by July 7th, you can get it today -- a full 24 hours earlier than expected.

The Beta will be available to everyone else starting tomorrow and will last through August 4 and features several modes for you to get a kickstart on your upcoming season:
  • Hockey Ultimate Team: Build. Collect. Compete. The most played mode in EA SPORTS NHL gets even better! Introducing HUT Synergy, an all-new “Team Building” system designed to challenge the way you build and play as your Ultimate Team. Pair player strengths together to create synergy in your roster and grant perks across your lineups. The all-new HUT Dynamic Sets mechanic takes collecting to a new level that replicates the biggest real-world hockey moments. Collect sets to unlock rewards, including new thematic sets, to constantly build and improve your team. With Dynamic HUT Sets, if it happens hockey, it happens in NHL 17.
  • EA Sports Hockey League: Take your EA SPORTS Hockey League team to the next level and build your brand by completing games, and leveling up your player and team to unlock customization items. Give your uniform a unique look or use the all-new Arena Creator to build the home ice you’ve always wanted.
  • Online Versus: Play NHL 17 online in a one vs. one environment. Own Every Zone with more end-to-end control with authentic goalies featuring positional awareness and Reactionary Save Intelligence, all-new Net Battles for offensive and defensive zone play, and dozens of thrilling new goal celebrations.
EA Sports is seeking feedback and opinions from the community about your playtime with the Beta. Be sure to leave impressions and thoughts on what you are playing in the comments below!

Game: NHL 17Hype Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 14 - View All
02:06 PM - July 27, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


We wrote earlier this week about the possibilities of what could be done if Team USA and International Basketball were going to have a big role in this year's game.

This morning, 2K announced that both the 1992 Dream Team and the current team USA will be in the game. The inclusion of international basketball in NBA 2K17 seems a big deal and will be very timely with the upcoming Olympics set to kick off next month.

What do you think is a bigger addition? Is it Team USA? The '92 Dream Team? Are you more excited about other international squads?

Sound off in our poll and leave a comment on how excited you are for International Basketball to be making an appearance in NBA 2K17!

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
12:15 PM - July 27, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has revealed the NHL 17 soundtrack, which includes 17 tracks from a variety of artists.

Band - Title
  • Black Pistol Fire - Fleet Foot
  • Selves - Somebody's Gonna Get It
  • Vicetone - No Way Out feat. Kat Nestel
  • SWMRS - Figuring It Out
  • Bob Bradley, Matt Sanchez, Steve Dymond, Giuseppe De Luca - In Your Head
  • Maestro Fresh Wes - Underestimated feat. JD Era and JRDN
  • Max Brodie - Headturner
  • Monster Truck - Righteous Smoke
  • Chris Bussey, James Brander - You Feel Alive
  • Air Traffic Controller - People Watching
  • The Sheepdogs - Feeling Good
  • Arkells - Round and Round
  • The Strumbellas - Young & Wild
  • Nothing But Thieves - Wake Up Call
  • The Chainsmokers & Tritonal - Until You Were Gone ft. Emily Warren
  • William Davies, Dag Torgersbraten, Ian Tunstall - Do What I Do
  • Adventure Club vs DallasK - Crash 2.0
You can listen to the NHL 17 soundtrack on Spotify here.

Game: NHL 17Hype Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 14 - View All
10:14 AM - July 27, 2016. Posted by smiley3. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has continued revealing their Madden NFL 17 player ratings today, as they announce the top 5 defensive ends in the game. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

Check them out and post your thoughts!
  • J.J. Watt (Overall 99)
  • Jurrell Casey (Overall 93)
  • Brandon Graham (Overall 92)
  • Mike Daniels (Overall 92)
  • Olivier Vernon (Overall 91)
Previously released Madden NFL 17 player ratings:

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Game: Madden NFL 17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
08:40 AM - July 27, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Fraser Gilbert

I’ve never been opposed to the idea of Ultimate Team. In my mind, it’s an engaging mode that I’m more than happy to spend time with, even if I don’t take it as seriously as some fans do. That said, obtaining the "best" players never appealed. I'm more invested in lower league soccer, where the quality isn’t quite as good, but there’s still a lot of heart, determination and aspirations of glory.

So, when Iceland did the unthinkable and eliminated my home country from Euro 2016 this summer, I didn’t know how to feel. Naturally, I was disappointed in my team’s efforts, but I couldn’t help but feel a sense of immense joy for those Icelandic underdogs. During one particular moment of madness, I booted up FIFA 16, quick-sold ALL of my Ultimate Team players, and replaced them with Icelandic hopefuls. Yep, I’m insane.

I had a goal in mind: destroy the vastly superior online competition. So, I enlisted in the "Champions Shield" -- an online knockout competition in which I could put my team to the test. Initially, I struggled. However, it wasn't long before my fortunes changed and success was in the cards.

Read More - How To Guide An Icelandic Ultimate Team To Glory In FIFA 16

Game: FIFA 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
07:51 AM - July 27, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2016 USA Men's National Team, including Coach Mike Krzyzewski, will be featured in NBA 2K17. Unfortunately, we don't know which mode(s) they will be featured in.

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Coach K will appear on the sidelines coaching the 2016 USA Basketball Men's National Team in NBA 2K17. His likeness will also be found in a revamped tutorial mode focusing on teaching fundamental basketball strategies including pick and roll execution, proper defensive positioning, ball movement, boxing out, court awareness and more.

The Australian National Team was confirmed last week.

The 1992 Dream Team will also be featured in the game, but no word on whether or not it will feature the full roster.

UPDATE: The 1992 Dream Team will feature the full roster in NBA 2K17, including Charles Barkley.

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The 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team, including Coach Mike Krzyzewski, is heading to NBA 2K17! Fans who pre-order NBA 2K17 will receive the legendary 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team”, along with a special USAB MyPLAYER jersey to fully customize their USA Basketball experience.

We should start hearing more about the teams and mode(s) soon. When we hear anything we will update everyone. Until then, the full press release can be read below.

NBA 2K17 to Feature 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team and Legendary 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team”

USA National Team Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski part of NBA 2K franchise for the first time

2K today announced a partnership with USA Basketball that will bring the full roster of the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team, including coach Mike Krzyzewski, to NBA 2K17, the next iteration of the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation series*. Fans who pre-order NBA 2K17 will receive the legendary 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team,” along with a USA Basketball MyPLAYER jersey.

2K has also revealed that renowned Duke University and USA Basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski, will be making his debut in the NBA 2K series. Krzyzewski – or “Coach K,” as he’s widely known - will appear on the sidelines coaching the 2016 USA Basketball Men's National Team in NBA 2K17. His likeness will also be found in a revamped tutorial mode focusing on teaching fundamental basketball strategies including pick and roll execution, proper defensive positioning, ball movement, boxing out, court awareness and more.

“Basketball has become an iconic part of American sports heritage, and I’m thrilled that fans can play with this year’s roster in NBA 2K,” said Krzyzewski who, since 2008, has coached the USA Basketball Men’s National Team to four straight international tournament gold medals. “NBA 2K17 is the best way to connect to legends of the past ‘Dream Team’ while celebrating the success of this year’s roster.”

Comprised of NBA Hall of Famers, including Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Clyde Drexler, Karl Malone and David Robinson, the 1992 “Dream Team” is universally considered one of, if not the greatest, team ever assembled in basketball history. Fans will be able to pit that roster against this year’s athletes on the USA Basketball Men’s National Team, which includes NBA 2K17 cover athlete Paul George and Team 2K athletes Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Jimmy Butler, and Kyrie Irving.

“We’re always looking to bring fans closer to basketball’s signature teams and players, which is why we’re collaborating with USA Basketball and Coach K for NBA 2K17,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K. “We couldn’t think of a better way to send off the 2016 team by celebrating USA Basketball’s legacy in this year’s title, while giving fans an opportunity to play as historical and current teams.”

The NBA 2K17 Standard Edition will be available in both digital and physical formats for $59.99 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, and Windows PC platforms on September 20. The NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition will be available in digital and physical formats for $79.99 on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system. Also available for pre-order is the NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold offering fans the ultimate value at $99.99 with all of the regular NBA 2K17 Legend Edition contents plus bonus items. All fans who pre-order any version of NBA 2K17 will receive their copy at Early Tip-Off four days early, September 16.

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
04:04 PM - July 26, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

You can pre-order the Xbox One S 1 TB console, bundled with Madden NFL 17 for $349 at Amazon, scheduled to arrive on August 23.

This bundle includes the following:
  • Xbox One S 1TB Console, full game digital download of Madden NFL 17, seven Madden Ultimate Team Pro Packs, one month of EA Access, Xbox Wireless Controller (with 3.5mm headset jack), HDMI cable (4K Capable), AC Power cable and 14-day Xbox Live Gold Trial.
  • Experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with High Dynamic Range technology.
  • Stream 4K video on Netflix and Amazon Video, and watch UHD Blu-ray movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD.
  • Get the sleeker, streamlined Xbox console and enhanced comfort of the new Xbox Wireless Controller, featuring textured grip and Bluetooth technology.
  • Experience the evolution of NFL game day on Xbox One with the NFL on Xbox One app.
  • Compatible with Kinect for Xbox One: Kinect for Xbox One is compatible with Xbox One S via the Xbox Kinect Adapter for USB. For fans that currently own a Kinect for Xbox One and plan to purchase the Xbox One S, Xbox is offering a free Xbox Kinect Adapter. Visit xbox.com/XboxOne/KinectAdapter for more details.
The Xbox One S launch edition with 2 TB of space is scheduled to release on August 2.

Game: Madden NFL 17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All
11:36 AM - July 26, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released a new NHL 17 gameplay video giving fans a first look at what's new in Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT). Watch the video here and get more details in the blog here.

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Replacing our previous chemistry system, HUT Synergy is an all new team-building system that challenges you to pair player strengths across your whole lineup. Players are now linked by playing style and can be placed anywhere in your squad, regardless of position. There are two types of Synergies: Player Synergy and Team Synergy.

Our all-new HUT Dynamic Sets mechanic takes collecting to a new level that replicates the biggest real-world hockey moments. Collect and complete Dynamic Sets to unlock rewards, including new and limited time thematic sets, to constantly build and improve your team. Players will no longer receive mini packs for completing collections but will now earn collectibles, coins, packs and elite items depending on which set you complete. Every item has value, so whether or not they slot into your lineup they’ll benefit the long term growth of your team.

Sets in this collection will let you trade in unwanted items (bronze, silver or gold) for upgrades and other collectables. For example, you can complete the ‘Gold Coach Trade In’ set by turning in any 10 Gold Coach items for a Gold Collectible Pack, which contains one gold collectible item. Similar sets are available for jerseys, logos, arenas, players and more. All items that are turned in through Dynamic Sets or the Trading Post will be removed from your collection.

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Game: NHL 17Hype Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 14 - View All
10:52 AM - July 26, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has continued revealing their Madden NFL 17 player ratings today, as they announce the top 5 tight ends in the game. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

Check them out and post your thoughts!
  • Rob Gronkowski (Overall 99)
  • Greg Olsen (Overall 93)
  • Delaine Walker (Overall 93)
  • Tyler Eifert (Overall 90)
  • Jimmy Graham (Overall 89)
Previously released Madden NFL 17 player ratings:

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Game: Madden NFL 17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 31 - View All

Konami has announced their premium partnership with FC Barcelona, along with a new trailer and screenshots. Here are some of the details.
  • Exclusive rights to recreate FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium.
  • The club’s famed offensive, playing style will be fully implemented, as will the club anthem ‘Himno’.
  • In-game versions of FC Barcelona’s historical kits.
  • Special promotions in myClub mode that will allow you to add FC Barcelona stars such as Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr and Luis Suarez to your squads.
  • FC Barcelona Legends available in myClub.
Read the full press release below.

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. proudly announces that it has signed an Official Partnership contract with the renowned Spanish football club, FC Barcelona for the partnership to be effective across their football titles.      

FC Barcelona is a football club founded in 1899 in Barcelona, Catalonia, celebrating their history of 117 years, known to fans widely with their nickname as “Barca”. Winning the UEFA Champions League 5 times and Spanish League 24 times, FCB is one of the best clubs in the world with over 145,000 Socios (members) widely spread across the globe.

The partnership will be featured in Konami’s title, PES 2017 due to be released on 15 September 2016, through element implementation such as the club’s home stadium Camp Nou, and 3D photo-scanned player faces such as Messi and Neymar Jr, making star faces and their expressions more realistic than ever.

The PES 2017 core concept, Control Reality will see the gameplay improvements faithfully recreating the club’s artistic, magnificent style of play.

The FCB signature style Tiki-Taka, the powerful “hymno”, the FCB classic (historical) kit data release, and Legend player appearances are some of the activations Konami are planning to bring into the game in order to provide the best experience to the fans.

Customers are entitled to sign an FCB player that can be used in the widely popular PES mode myClub, by pre-ordering the digital download version of PES 2017 through the PlayStation®Store

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Game: PES 2017Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All

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