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Monday, August 3, 2015
12:00 PM - August 3, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

Players On The Rise


On the Gold front this week, Carlos Gonzalez regained his Gold status after losing it a couple months back. He's now officially a monster against right-handed pitching but still a platoon candidate overall if you're looking to keep a stacked team. Scott Kazmir has put in work all year, and after a couple really good starts with the Astros he's now been bumped up to Gold as well.

Catchers received some of the biggest upgrades this week: Curt Casali is a plus-13 this week; J.T. Realmuto is a plus-seven this week; James McCann is a plus-nine this week; and Roberto Perez is a plus-six this week.

Jacob deGrom is in the midst of a would-be Cy Young-type year if Zack Greinke did not exist, and he also received a boost, which cements his Gold status. A couple other overdue upgrades were given to Xander Bogaerts (now a Silver), Mark Teixeira (boosted power) and Lance McCullers (now a Silver).

Some big names like Robinson Cano, Anthony Rendon, Chris Davis and Ben Zobrist all got upgraded as well this week. However, only Cano actually got a ratings boost, the others got bumped up due to position swaps.

Finally, one last reminder about Carlos Gonzalez: Since he is an 86 again, he is now needed for the Colorado Rockies Collection.

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.)
  • Adam Warren went from Bronze to Silver
  • Curt Casali went from Common to Bronze
  • Xander Bogaerts went from Bronze to Silver
  • Brock Holt went from Bronze to Silver
  • James McCann went from Common to Bronze
  • Roberto Perez went from Common to Bronze
  • Scott Kazmir went from Silver to Gold
  • Lance McCullers went from Bronze to Silver
  • Roberto H. Hernandez went from Common to Bronze
  • J.T. Realmuto went from Common to Bronze
  • Brad Ziegler went from Bronze to Silver
  • Carlos Gonzalez went from Silver to Gold
  • D.J. LeMahieu went from Bronze to Silver
Full List Of Changes

Adam Warren +6 boost in Overall rating (78 Overall)
Mark Teixeira +2 (84) -- +9 Con vs. R / -12 Con vs. L / +5 Pwr vs. R
Chris Capuano +4 (76)
Chris Davis +4 (84)
Bud Norris +4 (76)
Curt Casali +13 (74) -- +15 Con vs. R / +18 Con vs. L / +27 Pwr vs. R / +40 Pwr vs. L
Jackie Bradley Jr. +3 (65)
Xander Bogaerts +3 (80) -- +7 Con vs. R / +9 Con vs. L
Brock Holt +7 (79)
Ben Zobrist +5 (84)
Miguel Sano +5 (77)
James McCann +9 (71)
Roberto Perez +6 (70) -- -8 Con vs. R / -9 Con vs. L / +25 Pwr vs. R / +2 Pwr vs. L
Scott Kazmir +2 (86)
Lance McCullers +8 (81)
Colby Rasmus +4 (74)
Roberto H. Hernandez +5 (71)
Nick Tropeano +5 (67)
Robinson Cano +1 (89) -- +1 Pwr vs. R
Edward Mujica +1 (76)
Arnold Leon +4 (67)
Anthony Rendon +3 (89)
Sammy Solis +4 (68)
Jacob deGrom +2 (89)
Michael Cuddyer +1 (81)
Kelly Johnson +4 (74)
Hansel Robles +4 (65)
Chris Johnson +2 (76)
Arodys Vizcaino +2 (62)
J.T. Realmuto +7 (73) -- +8 Con vs. R / +16 Con vs. L / +12 Pwr vs. R / +17 Pwr vs. L
Brandon Moss +1 (79)
Stephen Piscotty +4 (68)
Dylan Axelrod +5 (63)
Taylor Jungmann +6 (75)
Yasmani Grandal +2 (82) -- +13 Pwr vs. R
Brad Ziegler +3 (79)
Carlos Gonzalez +5 (86) -- +15 Con vs. R / +15 Pwr vs. R
D.J. LeMahieu +3 (78) -- +2 Con vs. R / +3 Con vs. L / +7 Pwr vs. R
Yohan Flande +4 (65)

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FIFA 16 will feature 9 new stadiums this year, check out the list.
  • BORUSSIA-PARK (Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bundesliga)
  • Carrow Road (Norwich City, Barclays Premier League)
  • CenturyLink Field (Seattle Sounders FC, Major League Soccer)
  • El Monumental (Club Atlético River Plate, Argentine Primera División)
  • Fratton Park (Portsmouth FC, England League Two) - Fratton Park in Honour of Simon Humber
  • King Abdullah Sports City (Al-Ittihad & Al-Ahli, Saudi Abdul Latif Jameel League)
  • Stade Vélodrome (Olympique de Marseille, Ligue 1)
  • Vicarage Road (Watford, Barclays Premier League)
  • Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth, Barclays Premier League)
Below is the complete list of stadiums in FIFA 16, featuring 50 licensed and 28 generic stadiums.

50 Licensed Stadiums by League

Argentine Primera División
  • La Bombonera - Boca Juniors
  • El Monumental - River Plate [NEW]
Barclays Premier League
  • Anfield - Liverpool FC
  • Boleyn Ground - West Ham United
  • Britannia Stadium - Stoke City
  • Carrow Road - Norwich City [NEW]
  • Emirates Stadium - Arsenal
  • Etihad Stadium - Manchester City
  • Goodison Park - Everton
  • King Power Stadium - Leicester City
  • Liberty Stadium - Swansea City
  • Old Trafford - Manchester United
  • Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace
  • St. James' Park - Newcastle United
  • St. Mary's Stadium - Southampton
  • Stadium of Light - Sunderland
  • Stamford Bridge - Chelsea FC
  • The Hawthorns - West Bromwich Albion
  • Vicarage Road - Watford [NEW]
  • Vitality Stadium - Bournemouth [NEW]
  • Villa Park - Aston Villa
  • White Hart Lane - Tottenham Hotspur
England League Championship
  • Loftus Road - Queens Park Rangers
  • The KC Stadium - Hull City
  • Turf Moor - Burnley
England League Two
  • Fratton Park - Portsmouth [NEW]
Bundesliga
  • Allianz Arena - Bayern München, TSV 1860 München
  • BORUSSIA-PARK - Borussia Mönchengladbach [NEW]
  • Volksparkstadion - Hamburger SV
  • Olympiastadion - Hertha BSC
  • Signal Iduna Park - Borussia Dortmund
  • Veltins-Arena - FC Schalke 04
Eredivisie
  • Amsterdam ArenA – Ajax
International Stadium
  • Wembley Stadium – England
La Liga
  • Camp Nou - FC Barcelona
  • Estadio Vicente Calderon - Atlético de Madrid
  • Mestalla - Valencia
  • Santiago Bernabéu - Real Madrid
Liga MX
  • Estadio Azteca - Club América
Ligue 1
  • Parc des Princes - Paris Saint-Germain
  • Stade Gerland - Olympique Lyonnais
  • Stade Vélodrome - Olympique de Marseille [NEW]
Major League Soccer
  • BC Place Stadium - Vancouver Whitecaps
  • CenturyLink Field - Seattle Sounders FC [NEW]
Serie A
  • Juventus Stadium - Juventus
  • San Siro/Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - AC Milan, Inter
  • Stadio Olimpico - Lazio, Roma
Saudi Abdul Latif Jameel League
  • King Abdullah Sports City - Al-Ittihad & Al-Ahli [NEW]
  • King Fahd International Stadium - Al Hilal, Al Nassr, Al Shabab
Rest of the World
  • Donbass Arena - Shakhtar Donetsk
Generic Stadiums

Available in Kick-Off, FIFA Ultimate Team, Career Mode and during skill games.
  • Al Jayeed Stadium
  • Aloha Park
  • Arena del Centenario
  • Arena d'Oro
  • Court Lane
  • Crown Lane
  • Eastpoint Arena
  • El Grandioso
  • El Libertador
  • Estadio de las Artes
  • Estadio El Medio
  • Estadio Presidente G.Lopes
  • Euro Park
  • Forest Park Stadium
  • Ivy Lane
  • Molton Road
  • O Dromo
  • Sanderson Park
  • Stade Municipal
  • Stadio Classico
  • Stadion 23. Maj
  • Stadion Europa
  • Stadion Hanguk
  • Stadion Neder
  • Stadion Olympik
  • Town Park
  • Union Park Stadium
  • Waldstadion

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08:49 AM - August 3, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Glenn Wigmore


Now that the NHL 16 EASHL beta is officially out, we can see how it plays in the wild. There have definitely been some technical issues -- this is a beta after all -- but when things have gone smoothly, the action has been pretty enjoyable. Here are some quick thoughts on how things have gone for my squad so far...

Read More - EASHL Beta Impressions: Glenn's Take

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The official post trade deadline MLB 15 The Show roster update is available now. The update adds 4 players and includes 304 player movements. The "Big Update", scheduled to release around the All-Star break, is still being worked on.

The update includes the recent trades, we've listed some of them below:
  • David Price to the Blue Jays
  • Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays
  • Jonathan Papelbon to the Nationals
  • Jose Reyes to the Rockies
  • Cole Hamels to the Rangers
  • Yoenis Cespedes to the Mets
  • Scott Kazmir to the Astros
  • Johnny Cueto to the Royals
  • Mike Leake to the Giants
  • Shane Victorino to the Angels
  • Joakim Soria to the Pirates
Daddy Leagues have posted the attribute changes for the roster update, some of the changes include Felix Hernandez -1 (96), Anthony Rizzo -2 (90), Jacob de Grom +2 (89), Robinson Cano +1 (89), Anthony Rendon +3 (89), Yasiel Puig -2 (88), Carlos Gonzalez +5 (86), Jordan Zimmermann -2 (86), Scott Kazmir +2 (86), Kolten Wong -1 (85), Chris Davis +4 (84), James Shields -2 (84), Ben Zobrist +5 (84), Mark Teixeira +2 (84), Drew Storen -1 (83), Yasmani Grandal +2 (82), Joakim Soria -2 (81), Michael Cuddyer +1 (81), Lance McCullers +8 (81), Tyler Clippard -2 (81), Xander Bogaerts +3 (80) and more.

Check out all of the other details below.


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Sunday, August 2, 2015
02:23 PM - August 2, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

Another week is wrapping up in Diamond Dynasty. It was obviously a busy one with the trade deadline coming and going. The Trades & Rumors pack was released to coincide with the end of the deadline, but it did not have a major impact on the market. 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

-Carlos Gonzalez - Carlos Gonzalez was horrendous for much of the start of the season, but he's making up for lost time. He's got 11 home runs in the last month and his OPS is up to .853 on the season. He was downgraded on 6/15 but maybe it's finally time to return some of his lost ratings.

-Mark Teixeira - He has 28 home runs on the season, which includes nine in the last month. Teixeira has just had a really awesome return to form this year.

-Carlos Correa - Here's my weekly reminder that Carlos Correa is still only 20 years old. He's got 12 home runs in his first 184 at-bats. He's really good.

-Scott Kazmir - His ERA is down to 2.10 on the season, and he's basically been untouchable for the past month. It's time to finally make Kazmir a Gold.

-Mike Leake - I'm all about the post-being-traded bump. It also doesn't hurt that Leake heads to the Giants with a WHIP of .83 over the last month.

Read More - Diamond Dynasty Ratings Boost Predictions (8/2/15)

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Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
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Saturday, August 1, 2015
06:05 PM - August 1, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

The folks at OOTP Developments sent a note saying the final OOTP 16 update has been released, with several new features and fixes.

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- Added option to force DH in All-Star game
- Modified All-Star player in-game usage
- Fixed disabling player popups not sticking in options
- Fixed incorrectly notifying to activate a player during off-season while not on DL
- Fixed incorrect stats in team leaderboards
- Fixed incorrect wildcard calculations when division leaders tied
- Fixed duplicate field in team_history_financials export
- Fixed case where "strict" rotation mode would still skip starters on occasion
- Fixed case where locked positions persisted after manager "takes control" of them
- Added ability to remove players from specific shortlists
- Improved offseason processing time
- Fixed several minor bugs + text issues

To get information on how to download the update, be sure to check out the instructions on the OOTP Baseball Official Forum.

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 16Reader Score: Vote Now
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05:57 PM - August 1, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS.

NBA 2K16's Pro-Am mode debuted to the internet this past week with generally positive fanfare -- but we're specifically curious as to what you plan to do with it.

Are you going to get a team together and try to top the leaderboards or will you be sticking to the more established modes? Sound off by voting in our poll and let us know what you want to see from Pro-Am mode to change your mind (if you are a no).

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Friday, July 31, 2015
06:40 PM - July 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released another NBA Live 16 screenshot. This one features Nerlens Noel in the new Philadelphia 76ers uniform.

Game: NBA Live 16Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
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The BMW M3 E46 is coming to Need For Speed. Not only that, but gamers will be able to customize it and complete the look from the original Need for Speed Most Wanted.

If you purchase the Deluxe Edition, you can get early access to the car. If you pre-order, you will also receive both the Performance Pack and the Styling Pack.

The Styling Pack features an exclusive Styling Sticker, Spoiler, RIMS, and Splitter, while the Performance Pack contains a Performance Sticker, and early access to a High Performance Turbocharger, Engine Block, and Exhaust.

Access to additional in game items including, exclusive wraps, unique identifying sticker and a 10% discount on all items using in-game currency are also available with the Deluxe Edition.

Need For Speed releases on November 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The Standard Edition costs $59.99, while the Deluxe Edition is $69.99.

For those of you that have missed out on the recent news about the game, we've highlighted some of them below.For more news and media on the game, check out the Need For Speed page.

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04:56 PM - July 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
For those of you playing as a goalie in the NHL 16 EASHL beta, here are the goalie controls for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.






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04:33 PM - July 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced the MLB 14 The Show online servers will close on November 2, 2015. Previously, the team announced they would keep them online until June 18, but decided to keep them up for a longer period of time, after complaints.

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For those of you looking to use Year to Year Saves to continue MLB 14 PS4 to MLB 15 PS4, decommissioning the servers will NOT prevent that. To transfer your Save file from MLB 14 to MLB 15 on the same PS4, be sure to have the Save File stored on the Hard Drive of your PS4. You can then boot up MLB 15 The Show PS4 and the game will allow you to "load from MLB 14" using the Save file on your PlayStation 4 Hard Drive.

Now, for those of you moving from PS3 to PS4, you will need to take action before November 2. If you would like to move your Road to the Show, Season or Franchise save file from MLB 14 The Show PS3 to MLB 15 The Show PS4, please take the following steps:
  • Upload your MLB 14 PS3 save file to the Cloud, using the in-game feature.
  • Load a copy of MLB 14 The Show PS4 and select "Load from Cloud," using the same account you used to upload.
  • Once you "Load from cloud" the new save will be available to Save to your Hard Drive.
  • Using MLB 14 The Show PS4 and the loaded Cloud save, select “Options > Save” within the loaded mode (Franchise, RttS or Season).
  • Now you have a save file from MLB 14 The Show PS4 on your Hard Drive to load in MLB 15 The Show PS4 once you get a hold of a copy.

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