Monday, January 26, 2015
03:06 PM - January 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports continues their FIFA 15 video tutorials this week, going over basic and advanced shooting techniques. If you have missed out on any of the previously released tutorial videos, make sure to click here.

While the techniques in these videos might not be new to most of you, it will certainly benefit new players of the game. Who knows, veterans might even learn a few things as well.

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
02:29 PM - January 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner

A user on NeoGaf spotted a new scheduled release for Golf Club Gold, with a date of April 28, 2015, published by Maximum Family Games. This could mean that The Golf Club is getting a retail release, which would time nicely with the game's anticipated huge Spring feature update which will also include a new season mode.

The game was spotted on Gamefly for Xbox One and PS4. With generally positive reception, The Golf Club could be looking to widen its audience -- which would be a smart move for the developer, HB Studios.

Do you have any interest in a disk based version of The Golf Club?

Source - NeoGaf

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
01:57 PM - January 26, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

The back of Trials Fusion's box art is no longer a bold-print lie, as online multiplayer for two to eight people was finally patched into the game Thursday, more than nine months after its April 15, 2014 release date. The Xbox 360 edition, unlike its PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC cousins, is limited to a maximum of four simultaneous online riders.

While there are a mere 10 playable “X-Supercross” tracks at this time, a RedLynx community manager states that:

Originally Posted by RoguishRonin
“The tools for creating amazing online multiplayer tracks will soon be available in the [track] editor, allowing for unlimited amounts of [courses] to be created by the talented Trials community. [You'll eventually be able to] create, share and play your favorite online multiplayer tracks. And just like [the] single-player tracks, [our] studio's favorites will find their way into Uplay's recommended list for all [Trials] players to enjoy.”

Trials enthusiasts can at least toggle and tweak lots of interesting gameplay settings in invite-only matches, such as gravity, speed, invisibility, checkpoint amounts, maximum retries, and time limits. Ranked matchmaking sessions will turn off all the outlandish modifiers, and limit players to only a few basic bike options.

If you're embarrassingly bad at Trials, or you just want to watch your friends competing against each other, a spectator option is available. You can also form a riding “team” (branded by a selectable logo and a four-character clan tag) with up to 49 of your friends. The team feature will record your clanmates' total scores across all of Trials Fusion's online game modes. An “OperationSports” club has been created on PlayStation 4, and it is currently accepting new members.

Check out our video at the top of the article for a quick look at some of these new additions in action.

You can also read through Operation Sports' full written review for a complete analysis of Trials Fusion.

Game: Trials FusionReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
10:30 AM - January 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has simulated Super Bowl XLIX and posted a video from the Xbox One version of Madden NFL 15, using the latest roster update. For those keeping count, EA Sports has predicted 8 out of the last 11 Super Bowl winners, but they were wrong last year.

This year, the simulation predicts a Super Bowl XLIX victory for the New England Patriots, in last second fashion, with Tom Brady winning the MVP award, throwing for over 300 yards and 4 touchdown passes.

What is your prediction?

Read the full press release below.


Electronic Arts Inc. today released the official Madden NFL 15 Super Bowl Prediction pitting the New England Patriots vs. the Seattle Seahawks. The prediction calls for a tightly-contested game between the two teams, coming down to a heroic play in the final drive to seal the win. The prediction sees New England’s offense overcoming the Seahawks’ defense to pull out a 28-24 victory.

The Patriots kicked off the scoring early, marching down the field on their first possession and capping it off with a 21-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski. Seattle would answer with a field goal later in the quarter, keeping the game close heading into the 2nd.

New England and Seattle traded TDs in the period, but as the Patriots attempted their final drive before the half the Seahawks’ vaunted secondary struck, with Earl Thomas III intercepting a pass intended for Gronkowski and returning it 58 yards for a touchdown. With that pick the Seahawks took the lead into halftime, 17-14.

Coming out of the locker room Seattle kept momentum on their side by scoring on their first possession with a 9-yard touchdown run by Marshawn Lynch. The Patriots were on the ropes, but they came out swinging and Tom Brady once again found Rob Gronkowski for a touchdown from 14 yards out.

The 4th quarter was a defensive battle, with neither team able to put points on the board early. Late in the game Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis made his presence known, intercepting a Russell Wilson pass and giving the Pats one last chance to win. In the waning seconds Tom Brady hooked up with Julian Edelman, who managed to slip out of a tackle and make a break for the end zone. Kam Chancellor sprinted toward Edelman to try and make a Super Bowl-saving tackle, but the speedy Edelman dove into the Promised Land as time expired, securing victory.

Tom Brady was named MVP of the game thanks to his 335 yard, 4-touchdown performance, his third such honor. Julian Edelman led all receivers with 8 catches for 106 yards, while Marshawn Lynch proved to be unstoppable on the ground with 118 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All
Sunday, January 25, 2015
12:32 PM - January 25, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.

Hot News

Featured Articles and Media

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 18 - View All
10:08 AM - January 25, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Kevin Groves

"Play hard, play smart, play together, play to win."

Truer words are rarely spoken, especially when applied to the defensive side of the ball where defenders must be on the same page. It's with this in mind that we'll take a look at the defensive approach in PES 2015 after previously delving into the PES 2015 Offensive Tactics Guide.

Read More - PES 2015: Defensive Tactics Guide

Game: Pro Evolution Soccer 2015Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
Saturday, January 24, 2015

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

The update also includes playbook and play-type updates for the Kings, Warriors and Suns, as noted by Da_Czar.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
12:41 PM - January 24, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Curry One Black and Curry One Royal are available now in NBA 2K15. The Curry One Royal can be edited, as well as equipped when updating rosters. The Curry One Black can only be used in MyCAREER mode and can not be edited.

As many of you already know, equipping shoes for NBA 2K15 MyCAREER games only works in The Park and the Jordan Rec Center. A glitch keeps them from appearing in MyCAREER NBA games.

In case you missed it yesterday, 2K is offering refunds on the shoe equipping issue.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
12:30 PM - January 24, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

Last week's issue of Famitsu magazine confirmed that Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 will appear on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita during the series' regularly scheduled spring release period. The suggested retail price for this year's game has not been revealed, thus pre-orders are not currently open at popular import shops like Play-Asia and NCSX.

Read More - Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 is Coming to the PS3 and Vita This Spring

Game: Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS VitaVotes: 0 - View All
11:54 AM - January 24, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

The NCAA's appeal of the Ed O'Bannon class-action lawsuit against the NCAA is now going before the same court which ruled against the Association's former co-defendants in what the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided is a "related case."

By most measures, this is a very bad turn of events for the NCAA. The NCAA was seeking to appeal the earlier decision in a lower court to overturn the ruling which favored O'Bannon.

An O'Bannon victory would change the scope of collegiate athletics forever.

The NCAA's contention is that the 9th Circuit ruled erroneously in the earlier Keller case, contradicting "settled First Amendment doctrine" which allows for expressive use of realistic images. The NCAA is also arguing that athletes are not entitled to compensation for the use of their names and likenesses in live telecasts because they constitute news coverage.

An NCAA victory in the case would keep things status quo, while an O'Bannon victory would change how the business model of collegiate athletics works -- with athletes seemingly able to discuss rightful compensation for their image in any manner of media. In the lower court ruling, Judge Claudia Wilken ruled that athletes in football and men's basketball were eligible for full cost of attendance scholarships as well as deferred compensation in exchange for their participation in the big money making sports.

Where this leaves the case and the future of collegiate video games is clear, but it's still a long road. The NCAA is determined to take this case to the Supreme Court it appears -- and the schools themselves aren't exactly willing to move ahead of the NCAA on the deferred compensation part of the ruling. For any collegiate sports video game to be made and released, that part of the case will have to be settled, which could mean until the Supreme Court rules in what could be a time frame of years down the line -- we won't see another collegiate sports video game.

Friday, January 23, 2015
05:54 PM - January 23, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you having issues equipping shoes in NBA 2K15 MyCAREER mode, @2KSupport has mentioned on Twitter, to contact them for a refund.

For those of you unaware of the issue. Players are equipping their shoes in MyCAREER mode and they appear to be fine in MyPARK and in the Jordan Rec Center, but they do not appear when playing MyCAREER NBA games. iPodKingCarter has a video explanation here.

This news could mean that the issue will not be fixed, but that has not been confirmed. In the meantime, 2K wants to be sure everyone gets their refund. Give it a shot and let us know how it goes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
03:35 PM - January 23, 2015. Posted by 42. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new Driveclub video, featuring the Icona Vulcano, scheduled to arrive for free on January 27th.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
02:48 PM - January 23, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

Are you struggling to light the lamp in NHL 15? If so, Operation Sports has compiled 10 different tactics that should help your team consistently score goals in the current-gen versions of NHL 15.

If the video above doesn't show, check it out on YouTube. Also subscribe to our own Jayson Young's YouTube channel while you are at it.

Game: NHL 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
11:24 AM - January 23, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

There’s a great NBA schedule tonight with 11 games on the schedule, so we're back with another one-day league on FanDuel. LeBron, Durant, Dirk, and Anthony Davis are all in action and could be great value for your lineup tonight. Here’s the link to sign up.

If you’re new to FanDuel, don’t worry. The leagues are salary cap based. You pick whichever players you want, whenever you want. Each league last only one night, so you’re not stuck managing a team all year. Sign up through the link to get a 100% deposit bonus match through Operation Sports, which is FanDuel’s biggest offer.

Tonight’s league is $5 to enter and pays out $250 in cash prizes. There’s only room for 55 teams, so make sure you save your spot. Here’s the link to join.

Last week ‘s winner was OS member kklein50! He beat the field to win $50. Congrats to all the winners last Friday. Here’s kklein's winning team.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 18 - View All
11:21 AM - January 23, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Guest Post

Longtime Operation Sports community member, basketball video game critic, and current NBA 2K development team member Nino Samuel – aka Da Czar – joins host Rich Grisham on the Press Row Podcast for the first time to talk life and basketball. The two break down NBA 2K15 in much detail, interspersed with stories of how Da Czar came to be and his journey from a game player to a game critic to a game maker. Da Czar’s passion and enthusiasm are infectious, making this an episode fans of any sport or video game will enjoy.

Enjoy the show!

Joining us this week:

Nino Samuel, 2K Sports(@Da_Czar)
And your host, Richard Grisham (@richgrisham)

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090, Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast) , and the Windows Store, so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1:28

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All

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