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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
07:34 PM - May 31, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

The time has come for Kevin Durant to make a decision, at least for one offseason.

Kevin Durant is facing a decision on whether to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder short-term, long-term, or not at all. The smart money is on Durant staying in Oklahoma City for at least one more year where, at that point, he will decide his future alongside long-time teammate Russell Westbrook.

Thanks to an even higher cap coming at the end of next season, it does tend to make some sense for Durant to give OKC one more go next season -- especially considering the Thunder were one win away from playing in the NBA Finals (never mind that epic collapse).

There are plenty of suitors for KD's talents from Washington, to Houston, to even Golden State or San Antonio. Really, its likely if any NBA franchise knew they could somehow land Kevin Durant they'd send him a contract yesterday. As far as teams where Durant fits, that's another story entirely.

So what do you think? Will Durant return to OKC? Will he be leaving the Thunder this offseason? Will he be playing for OKC in 2017? Sound off on what you think Durant should do and what you think he will do!

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
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PlayStation.Blog posted an image of the NBA 2K17 cover athlete on their PlayStation Store update page (which has been taken down already). We managed to grab a screenshot, before it was removed.

While no official news will be revealed until tomorrow, during the Road To The Finals championship game, it looks like a good bet Paul George is the man. There could also be multiple cover athletes, so we will just have to wait and see.

Announced in April, Kobe Bryant is the cover athlete for the Legend Edition of NBA 2K17, check out those details here.

Let us know your thoughts!

Source - @ExtremeGamer

As noted in the comments, Paul George is wearing the Team USA jersey in the background, possibly hinting at the Olympics being involved in the game this year.


Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
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01:07 PM - May 31, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The PlayStation 4 version of NBA 2K16 will be free for the month of June for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Check out the full list of games below.
  • NBA 2K16 (PS4)
  • Gone Home: Console Edition (PS4)
  • Echochrome (PS3)
  • Siren: Blood Curse (Episodes 1-12) (PS3)
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus (PS Vita)
  • Little Deviants (PS Vita)
Xbox One and Xbox 360 fans can get a few discounts through June 6, check out those details here.

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 42 - View All
10:23 AM - May 31, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS.


It's the Cavs and Warriors again.

After Golden State successfully dispatched a scrappy Oklahoma City squad, we have our NBA finals matchup with plenty of star power to go around.

Some are calling the Warriors unbeatable -- though the Cavs could still roll to a championship.

Either way, what is your prediction? Warriors or Cavs? Vote in our poll and leave a comment with your full prediction below!

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 42 - View All

Corey Dickerson, David Peralta and Michael Conforto are three corner outfielders who can crush right-handed pitchers, but don't expect them to help your team in any other way. Their fielding attributes are high enough to avoid errors, but their ratings are also low enough that they won't be making many assists. You'll want to store some substitutes on your bench who can hit left-handed pitching and are capable of playing better defense, but for only 100 stubs a piece, the hitting this trio provides is a tremendous value. I regularly rotate these three right-handed killers in my corner outfield spots, starting the two guys who have the highest Inside Edge boosts on that day.

Read More - Diamond Dynasty's Silver and Bronze Sleeper Players: Hitters and Fielders

Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 21 - View All
07:10 AM - May 31, 2016. Posted by MoneyOvaHuds. Written by Steve Noah

The NBA 2K17 cover athlete will be announced during the Road To The Finals championship game tomorrow. For those of you that might have missed it, Kobe Bryant was already named the cover athlete for the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition.

Who do you think it will be?

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
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Monday, May 30, 2016
05:23 PM - May 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

In a recent interview with GTPlanet, Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed, Gran Turismo Sport will not feature any sort of weather or dynamic time-lapse, when it releases on November 15.

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We opted to not have the transitions in the race this time in order to raise the framerate and the quality of the image *during* the race. So the user will be able to set that before they enter the race. So you’ll still be able to have night races, morning, races at dawn, dusk, and so on.

Source - GTPlanet

Game: Gran Turismo SportHype Score: Vote Now
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02:09 PM - May 30, 2016. Posted by tissues250. Written by Steve Noah

Geoff Harrower, A.K.A. GameplayDevUFC, has been posting quite a few details on the upcoming EA Sports UFC 2 patch on his Twitter page. While no date for the patch has been revealed, he has posted quite a few nuggets. Check out some of them below and let us know what you think!
  • Punches in single collar clinch will no longer interrupt transitions
  • Increased counter window after denied clinch attempt
  • Added counter damage bonus after denied clinch attempt
  • Reduced the damage of Thai knees slightly
  • Fixed bug so you can now deny a clinch attempt during the follow through of your strike
  • Added new logic to control when different strike types can interrupt a takedown
  • Fixed bug that made takedowns in some clinch positions too easy, and others too hard
  • Added new grapple momentum scenarios to a few ground and clinch transitions
  • Gave fighters who have the sitout sweep in sprawl the option to also perform the half guard escape
  • Tuned the submissive fighter's escape from back mount to half guard to be a bit more difficult
This post will get updated as more details are revealed.

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
01:41 PM - May 30, 2016. Posted by RyanLaFalce. Written by Steve Noah

2K has just announced WWE 2K17 and released this trailer. Fans can pre-order the game now and receive playable WCW Goldberg with black tights and WWE Goldberg with black and white shorts. The WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas are also included.

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Legendary WCW and WWE star Bill Goldberg arrives in WWE 2K17 to Spear and Jackhammer the competition! His unprecedented 173-0 win streak in WCW from 1997 to 1998 made an enormous impact with fans and spawned the catchphrase, “Who’s Next?” Goldberg collected top titles in both companies, including the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, WWE World Heavyweight Championship, WCW United States Heavyweight Championship and WCW World Tag Team Championship alongside WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart. His final appearance in a WWE ring was against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XX more than 12 years ago.

Read the full press release below.

“Who’s Next?” – 2K Announces Bill Goldberg as WWE® 2K17 Pre-Order Bonus


WCW® and WWE® legend, film and television personality and former NFL defensive tackle
featured as two playable characters in upcoming edition of flagship WWE video game franchise
2K today announced that legendary WCW® and WWE® star Bill Goldberg will make his virtual return in WWE® 2K17, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. Best known for his unprecedented 173-0 singles competition win streak in WCW from 1997 to 1998, Goldberg will appear in WWE 2K17 through two playable characters representing his WCW and WWE personas. The playable characters, along with two playable arenas – WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc – will be available as bonus content for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, as well as Xbox One and Xbox 360. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release in October 2016.

“After 12 years away from the business, I’m incredibly honored to work with WWE and 2K while following in the footsteps of such greats as Ultimate Warrior, Sting and Arnold Schwarzenegger,” said Goldberg. “My son was a big part of this coming together, and I can’t wait for him to see his dad kicking *** in a WWE ring through the magic of video games. I encountered the likes of The Rock, Triple H, Brock Lesnar and Ric Flair during my WWE career, and now through WWE 2K17, I’ll be taking on the biggest and baddest Superstars of today – showing them once and for all that I am still ‘Da Man!’”

During his WCW and WWE career, Goldberg held several notable championships, including the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, WWE World Heavyweight Championship, WCW United States Heavyweight Championship and WCW World Tag Team Championship alongside WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart. In 1998, as a result of his in-ring success and growing popularity, WCW began counting Goldberg’s consecutive wins on television. In addition, his popular catchphrase, “Who’s Next?” quickly caught on with fans and in part defined his career.

Following his WWE retirement in 2004, Goldberg appeared in a number of films, including The Longest Yard and Universal Soldier: The Return. He also remained a national television fixture, joining the ninth season cast of the popular NBC reality series, The Celebrity Apprentice, and serving as host of Garage Mahal for two seasons on DIY Network. In addition to his film and television endeavors, Goldberg served as a color commentator for several mixed martial arts promotions and developed his own podcast, Who’s Next with Goldberg, via PodcastOne. Goldberg was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

“Goldberg’s return to WWE action through two WWE 2K17 playable characters, along with the WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas, collectively delivers a unique opportunity to experience one of WWE’s true living legends,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “Fans can now relive many of their favorite Goldberg moments, as well as create brand new ones, as they decide ‘Who’s Next?’ in the virtual ring.”

Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K17 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on the PS4™ and PS3™ systems, Xbox One and Xbox 360 in October 2016.

Game: WWE 2K17Hype Score: Vote Now
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Sunday, May 29, 2016
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, May 28, 2016
12:09 PM - May 28, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Bigben and Kylotonn Racing Games have announced WRC 6, scheduled to release in the fall for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The game features all 14 rounds of the 2016 WRC season, including for the first time Rally China, all the star WRC drivers and also a wide selection of WRC 2 teams and competitors from the Junior WRC category.

Read the full press release below.

After the success and the experience gained by Kylotonn Racing Games with WRC 5, the studio collected all the feedback from the community to improve the 2016 version of the game, and raise the WRC experience on consoles to a new level of realism and excitement. As its first rally game, WRC 5 was a big challenge for Kylotonn and its team of passionate developers which is now working on this new edition, with the help of an active community of racing gamers and WRC fans.

“We spent the last 8 months, since the release of WRC 5, collecting and studying all the feedback from the community to improve the experience and take it to a new level” says Alain Jarniou, Game Director at Kylotonn. “The experience gained from WRC 5 helped the team to completely understand the expectations of racing fans when it comes to rallying. Roads were too wide in WRC 5? They will be narrower and more bumpy in WRC 6. Stages were sometimes too short? We created new longer stages and reworked everything to make them longer and more challenging. These are just a few examples of the massive improvements we are bringing to WRC 6 and we already know that players will definitely appreciate these changes”, concludes Alain Jarniou.

Danger and diversity are at the heart of the World Rally Championship and WRC 6 will be the best way to feel the excitement of being in the boots of a real driver among some of the toughest conditions around the world. WRC 6 will bring a batch of new features to be announced in the coming weeks but it also takes advantage of new development tools which will increase graphics and audio perception for the players. E3 2016 in Los Angeles (June 14th – 16th) will be a first occasion to discover more about WRC 6 thanks to an impressive setup.

WRC Promoter managing director Oliver Ciesla said WRC 6 would provide an even more realistic challenge for gamers.

“If you enjoyed WRC 5, then you will love WRC 6,” he said. “The developers have introduced significant improvements to make the playing experience even more exciting and true to life, while remaining faithful to its core aims of being an all-action game which takes in classic rallies and legendary special stages on all types of road surfaces.”

WRC 6 will feature all 14 rounds of the 2016 WRC season, including for the first time Rally China, all the star WRC drivers and also a wide selection of WRC 2 teams and competitors from the Junior WRC category. eSports WRC, the first international online competition of the WRC, which was launched in January 2016 with WRC 5, will continue in WRC 6 with amendments in terms of access, rules, and format which will be unveiled nearer the release of the game.

WRC 6 will be available this autumn for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC/Steam.

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Game: WRC 6Hype Score: Vote Now
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Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd. and Big Ant Studios have just announced Don Bradman Cricket 17, scheduled to arrive in December for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Don Bradman Cricket Academy demo is available now, allowing gamers to build their dream cricket team and get prepped for launch.

Read the full press release below.

In the lead up to the launch of the most lifelike cricket game ever designed, Don Bradman Cricket 17, Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) and video game developer, Big Ant Studios, have today announced that the successor to Don Bradman Cricket 14 shall be released later this year and that fans can get a taste of the action from today with the free Don Bradman Cricket Academy available now.

The Don Bradman Cricket Academy application allows gamers to build their dream cricket team and get prepped for the big competition when the full Don Bradman Cricket 17 game launches in December 2016. After downloading the Don Bradman Cricket Academy application, gamers will be able to create and customise their players with an unprecedented level of control.

Don Bradman Cricket 17 features a new lighting system that creates the most true-to-life characters yet, photo realistic skin tones, and 30 per cent more controls than in the predecessor for gamers to further refine their players. For the first time, gamers will be able to give their players tattoos enabling them to recreate their cricketing heroes and local club into the game with complete precision for the first time. Importing cricket players from the previous Don Bradman Cricket title also allows a seamless transition to the new Don Bradman Cricket 17 game for veterans making the upgrade.

Ross Symons, CEO of Big Ant Studios, said, “The first Don Bradman Cricket got us off to a great start, providing players with an authentic, exciting game of cricket that allowed them to feel like they were standing in the middle of the oval, right on the pitch. Now, we’re taking that realism further with the advanced new engine we have developed this year. The impending release of the Don Bradman Cricket Academy will give players a taste of just how far things have come.”

The Academy will also give gamers a sense of what the final Don Bradman Cricket 17 will look and feel like with its new engine, as Big Ant Studios will continue to update the application in the lead up to the big release, including the addition of playable content.

“Cricket is a sport that is loved across the globe and works so well as a video game. We are absolutely committed to growing the game and giving players the best possible cricket experience possible,” Symons said.

The release of Don Bradman Cricket 17 in December on PlayStation4, Xbox One and PC will allow cricket fans to get stuck right into their sport right in the heat of the season. “Home Entertainment Suppliers is proud to be publishing the most authentic and realistic cricket game that we have ever seen,” Sebastian Giompaolo, Managing Director for HES, said. “This game is bigger and better than the previous release in every way, and we look forward to sharing more details about innovations to the cricket genre in the lead up to its release.

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Game: Don Bradman Cricket 17Hype Score: Vote Now
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RIDE 2 has been announced and scheduled to arrive in the fall for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Exciting game modes, new content, over 200 bikes to tame, an unprecedented level of customisation and new race tracks to explore. All this and much more in the new motorcycle videogame developed by Milestone Studios

The major innovation in the second edition of RIDE is the relationship between the rider and motorcycle, now more connected than ever and directly integrated in the game in the career mode. The primary goal of the game is as usual to race on the motorcycle of your dreams and, thanks to a level of customisation that includes many more new components for both rider and bike, build your own bike down to the finest detail. The collectability of bikes turns into a significant element of this new instalment with the introduction of the Two Strokes, Supermotards and the Café Racers that will add up to the bikes already available in the first version including the Nakeds, the Supersports and many others. While the bikes have a key role - reaching over 200 types - the tracks are nothing less and will now include Road Racing tracks such as Nürburgring Nordschleife, Northwest 200, and other circuits to further push the boundaries of competition.

And if that’s not enough to get all motorcycle fans intrigued, Milestone is also introducing new game modes that will accompany players on the road of the true motorcyclist, social interaction with friends, a competitive AI always ready to challenge even the most hard-core players, plus many enhancements to the graphic and physical model that will be announced in the course of the next few months.

Game: RIDE 2Hype Score: Vote Now
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Friday, May 27, 2016
12:58 PM - May 27, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just posted a quick Madden NFL 17 video featuring the new spin move. Different player types will have different spin moves for more authenticity.

If you missed the new juke moves and score bug/banner, click here, along with the new hurdle move here.

Game: Madden NFL 17Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 13 - View All

EA Sports continues pushing out Madden NFL 17 information. Today they have posted a blog detailing gameplay improvements to man coverage, revamped zone coverage system, stopping the QB scramble more effectively and much more. They have also made improvements to online play that should result in users encountering less lag and also prevent players from attempting to boot opponents out of game sessions and forcing a loss.

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Man coverage is on the top of my list as biggest gameplay improvements. In Madden NFL 16, man press made defensive backs stick to receivers effortlessly. It forced guys to resort to motion routes, and the same type of routes, to beat it. This year, an enhanced Win/Loss system has been created to ensure that any route with a cut has the potential to get open against this coverage. Man press is a two part battle and it all starts with the chuck. Using a slant as an example, when the receiver wins, he’ll successfully fight off the corner to gain inside leverage. Just like previous years, this part of the interaction is dictated by “Press” and “Release” ratings. The second portion of this change is the cut move. In the case of a slant, if the receiver wins here, he’ll get enough separation when he cuts toward the middle of the field for the quarterback to complete the throw. How often the receiver wins the cut is still based off of “Route Running” ability versus the corner’s “Man Coverage.” Keep in mind that a receiver who loses the chuck can still win on the cut, and vice versa. Also, just as you can use any route with a cut to beat man now, routes that seemed to get open more often before can easily get locked down. This places an emphasis on a player’s ability to quickly recognize if there’s enough space following the cut to zip the pass to their guy. The new man coverage system overall results in it being more balanced and true to ratings in Madden NFL 17.

Game: Madden NFL 17Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
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