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
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All

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.

Game: Need for SpeedHype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
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.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
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.

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.

Game: MLB 14 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 9 - View All
03:08 PM - July 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS.

The Rocket League 1.03 patch is available now for both PlayStation 4 and PC. It includes the ability to use "Quick Chat" commands between PC and PS4 users, AI bot skill level improvements, 15 minute ban for the first player to abandon a ranked match and more. The patch weighs in at 1.8GB, check out the full list of new features and fixes below.

NOTE: The Rocket League Supersonic Fury DLC Pack is coming in August for $3.99, check out the trailer here. It will include 2 new Battle-Cars (over-the-top American muscle car Dominus and a souped-up Japanese street racer Takumi), six unique decals for each new Battle-Car (12 total), 5 new paint types, 2 new rocket boosts, 2 new wheels and plenty more customization options.

A new game update is also scheduled to arrive in early August, which brings in Utopia Coliseum, more than 70 new country flags and "Spectator Mode". Read more about the upcoming DLC and update here.


  • “Quick Chat” commands can now be used cross-platform between PC and PS4
  • Topper: “Cherry Top” now includes a working, rotating light
  • Topper: “Propellerhead” now includes a working, rotating blade
Online Play
  • AI Bot skill levels now adjust to the average skill level of all players currently in the game
  • The first player to abandon a “Ranked” match is now banned from matchmaking for 15 minutes
  • (Steam) Added “Mouse Sensitivity” setting to the “Options” menu
  • (Steam) Added support for more resolutions

  • “Freeplay” now grants truly unlimited “Rocket Boost”
  • Stats: Player’s “Win/ Loss Ratio” is now displayed as a “Win %”

  • (PS4) Sweet Tooth now properly unlocks when completing a game with all 10 of the other Battle-Cars
  • (PS4) Multiple visual optimizations
  • Reduced, but did not eliminate, instances of the “Invisible Car” bug
  • Fixed multiple crash scenarios
Garage Items
  • Antennas
    • Country Flags: Congo is now appropriately-named
    • Country Flags: Mexico is no longer reversed
    • Country Flags: Northern Ireland is now correct
    • Country Flags: United States now shows all 50 stars
Trophies and Achievements
  • (Steam) “Virtuoso” Achievement is now obtainable and includes appropriate description
  • (PS4) “Far, Far Away” Trophy can now be unlocked via online play
  • Stat tracking for online games is now properly reflected for their correlating Garage items
  • Blog and Scrolling Ticker now work as intended and will not errantly show “Offline” messages
  • “PsyNet” icons for cross-platform players will now display properly
  • Main Menu Player Avatars will no longer disappear between matches
  • Player names are now displayed correctly during “Replays”
  • French, German, Italian, and Spanish-language corrections and improvements
Source - Steam

Game: Rocket LeagueReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4Votes: 1 - View All
02:14 PM - July 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 143rd episode of the Press Row Podcast gets our panel back together for a fun summer conversation. The crew chat about what they’ve been playing, the joys of Rocket League, the jammed fall sports schedule, the EASHL beta, and a whole lot more. First-time guest Chase Becotte joins Bryan Wiedey, Owen Good, Samit Sarkar, and host Rich Grisham.


Joining us this week: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:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
3) Respond to this post

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

Run Time: 1 Hour, 8 Minutes

Lastly, check out our brand new compilation page on Audioboom, where all of our shows are easy to access from one page.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
09:04 AM - July 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Yasiel Puig has been battling the injury bug this year, including missing the entire month of May due to a hamstring issue. In the month of June when he returned, he hit just 1 home run, while driving in 6. While he did bat .303 in the month of June, his average in July dipped to .195 and is now batting .254 on the season.

On Wednesday, he delivered 2 hits, including a home run and 3 RBI in a win over the Oakland Athletics. After the game he attributed the success to playing baseball video games.

Here is a quote from Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times:

Yasiel Puig on ending slump: "I just stopped playing soccer video games. I've found, when I play baseball video games, I do better."

One would assume he is referring to MLB 15 The Show, since he is the cover athlete of the game.

Source - The Big Lead

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 27 - View All
08:33 AM - July 31, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Trades & Rumors Diamond Dynasty packs are available now for MLB 15 The Show costing 12,000 stubs. These packs will be available through the weekend and contain 3 player cards, 1 guaranteed Gold or better with 10 times the chance of receiving a diamond.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 27 - View All
07:49 AM - July 31, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

2K Pro-Am is another ‘team play’ online mode which will give you and friends the ability to create a custom team with a custom arena and take your skills online against the world. If that sounds lovely, the mode also features leaderboards which range from daily, to monthly, and to all-time.

There’s a lot to love about yesterday’s announcement, from your MyPlayer having something new to do to a mode which allows you to play real basketball with up to ten people.

Read More - NBA 2K16's Pro-Am: Hit or Miss?

Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
Thursday, July 30, 2015

The NHL 16 EASHL beta is available now for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. While it was available on the Xbox One earlier this morning and throughout the day (via workaround), EA Sports hit a snag getting it online for both consoles the way they intended.

With all of that said, they figured out the cause of the problem and have extended the beta until August 7, giving gamers an extra day to hit the ice.

NHL 15 (Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or EA Access) is required to access the beta initially, but is not required after you have successfully downloaded as the beta will be accessible directly from your console hard drive. (More information here, including a chance for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 users to access the beta, if you have upgraded to a current-gen console).

As noted by Chase on Twitter:

If you struggle to find the EASHL download spot on NHL 15 on PS4 -- tab to the Play option, then tab back to Home and it should be in top right panel (As seen in the image above).

The same can be said for the Xbox One beta, if you can't locate it.

Play a few games and let us know what you think!

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All

2K has just announced 2K Pro-Am for NBA 2K16, which is a new mode for MyPLAYERS. Check out the new trailer here.

2K Pro-Am will feature instant matchmaking, with no waiting and games will start immediately. That means, no "Got Next" spots in 2K Pro-Am.

Grab your friends, design your own logos, jerseys and arenas for full branding of your team. After your identity has been stamped, rise up the leaderboards with your team to compete against the best in the world in 5 on 5 matches on full-sized courts with NBA rules in a venue that supports 40 players playing simultaneously.

2K Pro-Am will feature daily, monthly and overall leaderboards with league leaders, power rankings and more. You can completely customize your team and create your own uniforms with the ability to change colors, number size, stripe configurations, collar types, mesh patterns, resizing text and logos (which can be imported) and so much more.

You can also completely customize your arena from the ground up by selecting from various jumbotrons, scorer's tables, baskets and sound effects. If you don't like a particular floor pattern, change it up (Herringbone, Honeycomb and more), along with colors of any line you can think of (out of bounds, key, center circle, half court, perimeter, etc.). Users can create customized text on the floors and sidelines, along with the ability to upload custom images.

NBA 2K16 2K Pro-Am Features:
  • Play with your MyPLAYER - Walk on or form a team with friends
  • NBA style basketball including timeouts and fouls
  • No waiting. Instant matchmaking against similarly ranked opponents
  • Fully customizable team designer, upload images or choose from customizable logos
Read the details, watch the trailer and let us know what you think!

Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
03:36 PM - July 30, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

The NHL Board of Governors approved a change to the regular season overtime rules in late June. The old 4-on-4 setup was ditched for a new 3-on-3 setup. However, those rules will not be in NHL 16, at least not when the game launched.

I thought I had heard NHL 16's Sean Ramjagsingh say this exact thing during the Twitch live stream yesterday, and now it's confirmed via Sean Leahy's interview on Puck Daddy with Ramjagsingh.

On new NHL rules (3-on-3 OT, coaches challenge, etc.) in the game: “Not for launch, but that’s something that we will look at it. It’s part of the new rules of the NHL, so it’s something we’ll look to potentially add post-launch.”

It would not be the first time rule changes were implemented after the season began, but this seems like it would come via an actual patch rather than just a "basic" tuning update.

Source: Puck Daddy chats with NHL 16 producer Sean Ramjagsingh about EA Sports Hockey League, playoff beards (Puck Daddy)

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
02:09 PM - July 30, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS.

In case you've missed it, you can get the EASHL Beta Right now on Xbox One. The EASHL mode's absence last year has certainly led to a lot of hype for this year's mode, and we're interested in how many OS'ers plan to partake in the mode.

Be sure to vote in our poll and let us know what your plans are with the mode!

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
02:05 PM - July 30, 2015. Posted by murph17. Written by Chase Becotte
We already knew the NHL 16 team was focused on getting more signature chants into the game, and it was previously confirmed that Daniel Bryan's iconic "Yes!" chant was going to be in the game, but it's nice to see it now in video form.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All

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