Wednesday, August 31, 2016
02:27 PM - August 31, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS.

Another year, another PES release. Those who were around to witness the "golden years" of the Pro Evolution Soccer (otherwise known as Winning Eleven) series will tell you that it was the best soccer game on the market at the time, masterfully capturing the spirit of the beautiful game.

It’s now 10 years later, and those same fans still use those Winning Eleven classics as a measuring stick for Konami's yearly releases. Last year's effort was a marked improvement over PES 2015, which itself had done an excellent job putting down the foundation for the future of the series with the incorporation of the Fox Engine.

Read More - PES 2017: Impressions of the Demo

Game: PES 2017Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
01:39 PM - August 31, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

NCAA Football is always going to have a bit of speculation around when/if/maybe someday it will return.

In an interview with IGN, EA Chief Competition Officer Peter Moore added his voice to the chorus of speculation with a rather optimistic tone.

Check out the quotes from the interview compiled by Polygon's Owen Good:

“NCAA Football became the lightning rod for bigger issues regarding college athletes getting paid for their performance, not only in football but all college sports,” said Moore, who was EA Sports president from 2007 to 2011. “And their likeness. It was a sad day when we realized, ‘We are in the sights of a number of lawsuits.’ A number of athletes which were all combined eventually into one singular suit and said, ‘That’s me.’ When your lawyers’ fees are more than the revenue you can expect to get in.

"It was an unclear future for us,” Moore said. “It was a really sad day and we said, ‘We just can’t do this anymore.’ And one day I know we’ll be back.

Currently there's still no traction for a game to actually make a comeback since the lawsuit's settlement checks are still going out.

As we've reported in the past, NCAA Football will only make a comeback when the legal structures of the NCAA change to allow players to be paid. A game with generic rosters would still not be a legally viable option and most likely several schools would balk at such an effort anyways -- thus it's unlikely anything but a fully licensed game with real players on real teams will be shipped. EA will almost certainly not pursue a college game of any kind unless there is a zero percent chance of a lawsuit.

So while we appreciate Moore's optimism, it does look like we're still in a holding pattern waiting on the NCAA to do something right.

In other words, the world may look like this before a NCAA Football game ships again.

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 50 - View All
11:33 AM - August 31, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

RedCityBoi2K17 has posted his NBA 2K17 hands-on impressions, with plenty of gameplay details. Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
10:00 AM - August 31, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Mike Lowe

I had the chance to visit the studios at 2K this week and get an advance sneak peak of NBA 2K17. For full disclosure the trip was paid for entirely by the folks at 2K.

The first thing I want to tell you about NBA 2K17? It has nothing to do with the game itself directly, and everything to do with the people who work on this game year-round.

The wonderful folks at 2K Games, and specifically the team members I met in San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon -- Ronnie, Jeff Thompson, Erick Boenisch, Mike Wang, Ryan Peters, Chris, Czar, and many others -- are folks who are incredibly passsionate about their craft and the game they are producing. They were very welcoming and displayed a lot of that passion while describing what NBA 2K17 is bringing to consoles this year.

While I plan to dive a lot deeper into the topics I'll share below in the coming days, I wanted to at least get some of the nitty gritty out for folks to see and to begin discussing...

Read More - NBA 2K17 Features Improvements Across The Board, Here's 75 of Them

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
04:38 AM - August 31, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

JFox Entertainment has posted his NBA 2K17 hands-on impressions, including Pro-Am and gameplay details. Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
07:08 PM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Sitew33. Written by Steve Noah

While these aren't final NBA 2K17 player ratings, as mentioned by Ronnie 2K and LD2K, it definitely gives us a glimpse of what we will see when the game ships. Typically, 2K updates the rosters prior to release. But let's have fun with what we see TODAY. There are quite a few face scans in both videos as well, from some of the rookies and popular players in the league.

Shoutout to Familyfirst Glo for the videos, who knows how long they will be available.

Below are some of the higher rated players on each team. (The Wizards were not shown)

Atlanta Hawks
  • Millsap - 86
  • Howard - 84
Boston Celtics
  • Thomas - 85
  • Horford - 85
  • Bradley - 82
  • Crowder - 81
Brooklyn Nets
  • Lopez - 81
  • Lin - 76
  • Bogdanovic - 76
Charlotte Hornets
  • Walker - 85
  • Kidd-Gilchrist - 79
  • Batum - 79
Chicago Bulls
  • Butler - 88
  • Wade - 87
  • Rondo - 81
Cleveland Cavaliers
  • James - 96
  • Irving - 89
  • Love - 82
Dallas Mavericks
  • Nowitzki - 84
  • Barnes - 79
Denver Nuggets
  • Gallinari - 80
  • Faried - 80
Detroit Pistons
  • Drummond - 87
  • Jackson - 82
Golden State Warriors
  • Curry - 94
  • Durant - 93
  • Thompson - 90
  • Green - 90
Houston Rockets
  • Harden - 90
Indiana Pacers
  • George - 90
Los Angeles Clippers
  • Paul - 91
  • Griffin - 87
  • Jordan - 85
Los Angeles Lakers
  • Russell - 79
  • Ingram - 78
Memphis Grizzlies
  • Conley - 85
  • Gasol - 85
Miami Heat
  • Bosh - 86
  • Whiteside - 85
  • Dragic - 78
Milwaukee Bucks
  • Antetokounmpo - 83
  • Middleton - 81
Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Towns - 88
  • Wiggins - 82
New Orleans Pelicans
  • Davis - 90
New York Knicks
  • Anthony - 88
  • Rose - 80
  • Porzingis - 80
Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Westbrook - 93
  • Adams - 81
Orlando Magic
  • Vucevic - 80
Philadelphia 76ers
  • Okafor - 79
  • Simmons - 79
Phoenix Suns
  • Bledsoe - 85
Portland Trailblazers
  • Lillard - 89
  • McCollum - 83
Sacramento Kings
  • Cousins - 90
  • Gay - 80
San Antonio Spurs
  • Leonard - 93
  • Aldridge - 88
  • Gasol - 84
  • Parker - 80
Toronto Raptors
  • DeRozan - 87
  • Lowry - 86
  • Valanciunas - 82
Utah Jazz
  • Favors - 85
  • Hayward - 84
  • Gobert - 81
Washington Wizards
  • (None Shown)

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
05:03 PM - August 30, 2016. Posted by SteboSSK. Written by Steve Noah

Plenty of NBA 2K17 details have arrived, courtesy of André Voigt on Twitter, Founder and editor of FIVE , host of Got Next and author of Planet Basketball. We have translated his tweets below. (Thanks to ryback89 and everyone that assisted).
  • Shoes scaned in 3d for the first time, retro-sneakers too
  • over 300 shoes are in the game
  • in all 30 NBA Arenas they recorded the sound of the balls, fans, buzzer and more
  • Dynamic Commentary Both - eleven commentarys are in the game, they change depending on which city you play they support the main commentary duo
  • Blacktop - users can create own rules, there are specatators and player intros
  • online matchmaking can be personalised
  • MyTeam: redesigned cards, six new gem-levels, moments, historic franchise team packs, dynamic duos special bonus if you have two players that play together in reality, example Klay and Steph Curry
  • MyTeam Blacktop: Quick 3vs3 multiplayer, you can choose one MyTeam player the others are random
  • MyLeague: new menus, playoff mode (full customizatin), start today, Expansion 30-36 Teams all own jerseys, logos etc, League Expansion Draft if an expansion is chosen
  • MyLeague Online: 80 Seasons, more player development, more administration features, keeper-feature, many offseason decisions,
  • MyLeague/MyGM: start before 2016 Offseason possible, rules are dynamic (on-court rules like shotclock, trading)
  • Pick protection/swaps in trades are in the game also at cpu teams
  • Advanced Rotation: User can determine which players when in a game should be together on court
  • New Features: Jersey Retirement, Uniform Update (X-Mas etc get later in the game), Offseason trades possible, roster and draft classes are easier to edit
  • MyCareer: Wow... I'm not allowed to give you the news now. They come in a couple days.
  • Now Gameplay news - all throws (except dunks) have an own timing point for the release
  • new aim mechanic for jump throws
  • Dribble: no triggert animations user must combo the moves
  • Defense: new steal system, more user skill dependent
  • Game is faster to learn on lower levels, Coach K guides the 2KU that teaches all fundamentals
  • CPU Players bring more actions offside the ball (get free, cuts etc)
  • Physicality: Post Game completely new, contact on the zone border and at rebounds new in game, new putbacks
  • over 700 new animations at defense/offense on- and offside the ball
  • all offenses and defenses of the NBA are in the game, over 6000 adjustments, updated while the season
  • Smart Coach: Assistant gives detailed informations an coaching (example go over the block at KD)
  • 30 new freelance offenses, new team schemes, new transition offense/defense, mismatches will be recognized and will get attacked
  • individually tactics against certain players (example hard closeouts againts Curry)
  • Good coaches have better defense (awareness), user controls the help
  • ProAM: owner controls the roster of the teams, team can play without the owner, stats of the players will be saved, three team level amateur, pro and elite, there will be sponsors (VC) on the elite level
  • NBA2k17 All Star Tournament, Money Price, Allstar Tickets

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
02:44 PM - August 30, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS.

Mobile QBs are one of the toughest assignments to defend in the real NFL much less in Madden, where they've historically been somewhat overpowered. Last year, Madden put in a tool which allowed you to click-in the right stick for anyone playing a spy on the QB to bring them in as a rusher if the QB scrambled.

In Madden NFL 17, EA has expanded that to include any shallow defensive zone assignment being able to come up on the QB when he decides to start scrambling.

Obviously the lessons here are that if you are facing a mobile QB, trying to play some zone defense to contain a QB, especially on more obvious passing downs, may be the way to go to keep a Cam Newton in check.

What methods are you using to keep mobile QBs in check in this year's game?

Video: Madden Daily on YouTube

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
12:26 PM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner

EA Sports has posted a new trailer and blog post detailing this year's Draft Champions mode in NHL 17.

"Draft Champions is an all-new mode that introduces the thrill of the fantasy draft with fast rounds of superstar picks. Each round challenges you to choose current and past NHL players and build a team that fits your playstyle. Immediately following your draft, take to the ice and fulfill your team’s potential by winning the Draft Championship.

You'll start your Draft Champions mode off this year with a team theme. Each theme will come with a base set of mid and lower tier players to build a team off of. The themes will update through the year and thus, there will be new ones to choose from as the season wears on.

You'll then draft from a pool of better players to add to your team. Each draft is designed to look different so you should have a different feeling team each time through the mode.

You can read more about Draft Champions in NHL 17 on EA Sports' Website.

Game: NHL 17Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
11:42 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Danny Webster

There are a lot of new features in Connected Franchise this year, if you've noticed.

Madden 17 brings a more in-depth franchise experience to the table this year. It forces you to think more like an actual NFL coach or general manager in order to preserve your franchise on a long-term basis.

If you're new to Madden's CFM, or are curious how to make the most out of your franchise experience, I'll attempt to help you as best I can. In all honesty, it takes a lot to screw this up...

Read More - Madden NFL 17: Five Connected Franchise Tips

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
10:35 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Halo Warthog is coming to Forza Horizon 3 as a free download to everyone who has played either Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Check out the trailer, achievements and recommended PC specs here.

Eligible players will receive codes to download the Warthog via an Xbox Live Message, and codes will begin to be sent out during the week of September 5. In addition, players who have not played an Xbox One Halo game will still have the chance to earn the Warthog via a special #Forzathon event coming to Forza Horizon 3 in October.

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Game: Forza Horizon 3Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
10:24 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by RipCity71252. Written by Steve Noah

Someone managed to capture the NBA 2K17 team select screen. A few other images can be seen here.

UPDATE: This one from Karl-Anthony Towns. (Probably edited ratings for himself and a few others to get the Wolves rated that high, one would assume.)

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
09:03 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

PlayStation Access has posted a new Steep video, showing off more gameplay and everything you need to know about the game.

Steep is scheduled to release on December 2 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Find out more and register for BETA at the official website.

Game: SteepHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
08:33 AM - August 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Previously available for PC users, Assetto Corsa is available now for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users. Check out the trailer here and post your impressions of the game after a few laps.

  • Tailored to perfection - Over eighty cars are available to choose from, plus special editions, reproduced in collaboration with the most prestigious automotive manufacturers, each one authentic and unique in both characteristics and handling.
  • Legendary Circuits including Silverstone Circuit, Monza, and Nürburgring-Nordschleife, all recreated using Laser Scan technology so that each bump, curb and slope is a perfect match to the real counterpart.
  • Precision Physics bring a new dimension to the car and track, from tyre flat spots & heat cycles to the dynamic simulation of the tyre rubber deposited on track and recreated light conditions based on geographical coordinates.
  • Multiple Race Modes include Career mode, special and unique events and challenges. Fully customizable single player and multiplayer modes include quick races, race weekends including free practice sessions, qualifying session, drift challenges and more!
  • Tuning & Driver Assist profiles allow the overall racing experience to be further modified by adjusting everything from car attributes to collision damage to let players of any proficiency with a joypad or supported racing wheel.

Game: Assetto CorsaHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All

IGN has scheduled their final WWE 2K17 roster reveal today. Similar to prior weeks, they are giving you a chance to guess the wrestlers that will be revealed.

Once they finally reveal them later this afternoon, we will update this post. Until then, feel free to guess.

UPDATE: Here are the WWE 2K17 wrestlers that have been revealed today, along with Asuka's full ring entrance, as seen in the embedded video above.
  • Asuka
  • Bayley
  • Big Boss Man
  • Buddy Murphy
  • Cactus Jack
  • Dean Ambrose
  • Diesel
  • Dude Love
  • Dusty Rhodes
  • Goldust
  • Jack Swagger
  • John Cena
  • Kane
  • Kevin Owens
  • Lex Luger
  • Luke Harper
  • Mankind
  • Road Dogg Jesse James
  • Roman Reigns
  • Seth Rollins
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • Undertaker
  • Vader
  • Wesley Blake
Previously revealed:

Game: WWE 2K17Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All

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