Wednesday, October 26, 2016
08:32 PM - October 26, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS.

Earlier today, we asked the question of if Draft Champions has lost its luster?

After taking a read through Danny's piece, let us know what you think by voting in our poll. Are you playing Draft Champions regularly? Are you playing it at all?

Sound off in our poll and leave a comment on how your season is going!

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
10:04 AM - October 26, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Danny Webster

Draft Champions was a breath of fresh air in Madden 16.

It was an entirely different way to play the game. Last year, I called it the best mode in the game, and it was the mode to play well after the season ended.

But now almost two months into Madden 17, and almost halfway through the NFL season, Draft Champions seems to have lost an edge in popularity, at least for me.

Read More - Has Draft Champions Lost Its Luster?

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 12 - View All
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The MLB The Show 17 cover athlete will be revealed on Thursday, October 27 at 12:00 PM EST. Have any predictions?

MLB The Show 17 delivers the most realistic and personal baseball gaming experience on consoles. This year The Show offers exciting gameplay improvements and a greater ability to personalize your baseball experience.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 1 - View All
12:52 PM - October 25, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Out of the Park Baseball 17 is on sale for $9.99 during this year's World Series!

The sale began today (October 25) and will last through November 2 -- no matter how long the series takes in real life.

You can find OOTP 17 in a variety of stores, from Steam to the Mac App Store.

You can check out our review of Out of the Park Baseball 17 to help acquaint you with the series.

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 17Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Mac / PCVotes: 2 - View All
10:48 AM - October 25, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K has posted their NBA 2K17 season simulation, predicting another 7 game series between the Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, with Cleveland repeating as champions.

Last year, NBA 2K16 predicted the Warriors would beat the Cavaliers in 7.

Other notes from the simulation:
  • Rookie of the Year - Brandon Ingram
  • Sixth Man of the Year - Brandon Knight
  • KIA Defensive Player of the Year - DeAndre Jordan
  • Kia Most Improved Player - Dennis Schröder
  • MVP - LeBron James
What are your predictions for the upcoming season?

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 30 - View All
10:23 AM - October 25, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Brandon Kosal

As fans of sports video games, we tend to gravitate towards franchises we know we like, while also being cool on the franchises we know we don’t like. For instance, I am a die-hard fan of NBA 2K and MLB The Show. NASCAR and golf, however, are not necessarily in my wheelhouse. For the past few years, WWE games fell in sort of a gray area.

Prior to WWE 2K17, the last wrestling game I purchased was WWE 11 on the PlayStation 3, which followed a gap of another five years or so between purchases. Like many of you, I looked back lovingly on the days of WWF No Mercy on the N64 and felt that modern-day WWE games were unpolished and clunky.

That’s why I let six years go by before even considering another purchase. I perked up once 2K took over, but decided I would give them a few years before diving back in. Now that I’ve spent some time with WWE 2K17, I realize this break was well worth it and that, while some nagging issues remain, 2K is definitely taking this franchise in the right direction.

Read More - Why You Should Come Back To WWE Games

Game: WWE 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All
08:58 AM - October 25, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Mark McMorris Infinite Air is available today for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Check out the launch trailer here.

Get ready to shred custom-built runs and show off gnarly tricks across vast, personalized terrain parks. Awe-inspiring environments, fluid snowboarding maneuvers and authentic competitions craft an exhilarating and realistic experience on the snow.

Infinite Air is equipped with an enhanced world editor that allows players to create custom parks for complete immersion into the sport of snowboarding. Get to know the snow like never before as you build the ultimate runs with jumps, cliffs, rails, ramps and countless other items, taking the next step to defining your riding style!

Challenge friends to ride your runs and compete in real-world competitions like Slopestyle, Half Pipe and Big Air! Drop in by helicopter anywhere you wish, on fresh powder in the backcountry or awesome runs in the park!

  • Ride with the Pros. Join top snowboarder Mark McMorris and other pros in the most authentic snowboarding game to date.
  • Genre-Defining Realism. Fluid analog controls and physics-driven animations capture the true feel of snowboarding, allowing for skill-based trick executions and your own flavor of creativity.
  • Challenge Your Friends. Compete in real-world events and go head-to-head in Slopestyle, Big Air, and Halfpipe competitions.
  • Infinite Runs to Ride. Procedurally generated mountains and an intuitive map editor deliver an infinite number of mountains to explore and big air to find.
  • Share and Explore. Share your course creations with friends online, and explore the best runs the community has to offer.

Game: Mark McMorris Infinite AirReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
08:42 AM - October 25, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Out of the Park Developments simulated the NLCS 10 times in OOTP 17, check out the results below.

Out of the Park Baseball 17, which is on sale for $9.99 (75% off!) for the World Series, has been simming the playoffs. Now it's time for the championship. One team will end a decades-long drought, but who will it be? The Indians or the Cubs?

Let's find out what happened when we simmed the 2016 World Series 20 times in OOTP 17.

We're picking the Cubs, but you can't go wrong with the Indians either.

This was easily the craziest set of sims we ran during the playoffs. The Indians won 12 of the 20 simulated series, but the Cubs won 57 games to 56 for Cleveland, and they outscored the Indians, 477-448, good for a 4.2 – 4.0 advantage in average runs per game. On the strength of winning two of the three main metrics, we're giving this one to Chicago, but you could make a case for Cleveland too.

There were only 4 sweeps, which went to Chicago 3 times. The Cubs won 3 of the 5 five-game series, but the Indians won 4 of the 5 six-game series and 5 of the 6 seven-game series. If this series goes six or seven games, it looks like the Indians have the advantage.

Other stats of note: The loser of the World Series outscored the winner five times, and Chicago pulled off that feat each time. Twice the teams scored an equal number of runs.

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 17Reader Score: 9.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / MacVotes: 2 - View All
Monday, October 24, 2016
05:47 PM - October 24, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Shady has checked in with another NBA 2K17 montage, with the season tipping off tomorrow. Amazing work, considering the director's cut isn't in the game. Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 30 - View All
12:58 PM - October 24, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Patrick Friday

What's good folks?

Now, I'm not going to beat around the bush with you guys. Going back to last year, I think NBA 2K's Pro-Am separates the men from the boys. In order to be successful, one has to at least have an elementary grasp of the concept of basketball. Add in the quick thinking already required to man the sticks on any game, and you really have an opportunity to make your homies put their proverbial money where their mouth is.

I figured I'd start this three-part series with everyone's favorite side of the floor: offense.

You really have to take pride in your offense in this edition of the NBA 2K series or you will be embarrassed. From catching nothing but air on an open three to finding no rim on a layup attempt, I'm pretty sure I've just about seen it all.

Read More - NBA 2K17 Pro-Am Primer: Offense

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 30 - View All
11:24 AM - October 24, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Text-sims are on of the hidden gems of Sports Gaming. If you are into the mangement backend of sports, text-sims are one of the absolute best ways to experience that aspect of the sports.

Games such as Out of the Park Baseball, Football Manager, and Franchise Hockey Manager offer ways to play out your fantasies of being a sports GM in ways that are simply deeper than any console AAA game.

Are you playing text-sims this year? Let us know by voting in the poll and then let us know in the comments which games you are playing this year!

08:36 AM - October 24, 2016. Posted by gameface1324. Written by Steve Noah

Madden NFL 17 title update #4 is available now for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, consisting of improvements to Madden Ultimate Team.
  • Stability improvements for MUT Solo Challenges
  • Added tabbing functionality to MUT Objective List (can work on and view multiple objectives list at once now)
  • Added additional logic to wildcard sets inside of MUT
  • Other minor stability improvements

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
10:44 AM - October 21, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS.

Welcome to our weekly FIFA 17 vs. PES 2017 debate. Over the course of a multi-part series, OS contributors Fraser Gilbert and Kevin Groves will be discussing the differences between each game in a variety of areas.

This week, we're taking a look at gameplay.

Read More - FIFA 17 vs. PES 2017: Gameplay

Platform: PS4
Thursday, October 20, 2016
04:57 PM - October 20, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official Madden NFL 17 roster update for week 7 is available now. These weekly roster updates include changes to player ratings, depth charts, and injuries for all 32 teams.

You can check all of the changes here. We've listed some of the changes below.

  • Tom Brady +1 (Overall 95)
  • Eric Weddle +1 (Overall 93)
  • Trent Williams +1 (Overall 93)
  • Odell Beckham Jr. +1 (Overall 92)
  • Michael Bennett +1 (Overall 92)
  • Drew Brees +1 (Overall 92)
  • Vontae Davis +1 (Overall 91)
  • Travis Frederick +1 (Overall 91)
  • Jadeveon Clowney +1 (Overall 90)
  • Dont'a Hightower +1 (Overall 89)
  • Matt Ryan +1 (Overall 89)
  • Bobby Wagner +1 (Overall 89)
  • Malcolm Butler +1 (Overall 88)
  • David Johnson +1 (Overall 88)
  • Ryan Kerrigan +1 (Overall 88)
  • Taylor Lewan +2 (Overall 88)
  • Andrew Luck +1 (Overall 88)
  • LeSean McCoy +1 (Overall 88)
  • Jarvis Landry +1 (Overall 87)
  • Lamar Miller +2 (Overall 87)
  • Marcus Peters +2 (Overall 87)
  • Philip Rivers +2 (Overall 87)
  • Matthew Stafford +2 (Overall 87)
  • Jason Witten +1 (Overall 87)
  • Geno Atkins -2 (Overall 93)
  • Khalil Mack -1 (Overall 93)
  • Ben Roethlisberger -1 (Overall 92)
  • Brandon Graham -1 (Overall 92)
  • Aaron Rodgers -3 (Overall 92)
  • Ndamukong Suh -1 (Overall 92)
  • Mike Daniels -1 (Overall 92)
  • Joe Thomas -2 (Overall 91)
  • Eric Berry -1 (Overall 90)
  • Cam Newton -1 (Overall 89)
  • Allen Robinson -1 (Overall 89)
  • Ezekiel Ansah -2 (Overall 88)
  • Brandon Marshall -2 (Overall 88)
  • Darrelle Revis -1 (Overall 88)
  • Muhammad Wilkerson -3 (Overall 88)
  • Marcell Dareus -1 (Overall 87)
  • Stephon Gilmore -1 (Overall 87)
  • Johnathan Joseph -3 (Overall 87)
  • Olivier Vernon -1 (Overall 87)
  • K.J. Wright -1 (Overall 87)

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All

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