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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
07:49 PM - February 3, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another F1 2015 patch has recently released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Check out the patch notes in the links below.

Game: F1 2015Reader Score: Vote Now
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06:24 PM - February 3, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Both the PlayStation and Xbox Stores have a bunch of EA Sports games on sale this week. The prices are good until Monday, February 8.

PlayStation Store
  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour - ($13.19)
  • NHL Legacy Edition (PS3) - ($19.79)
  • FIFA 16 - ($23.99)
  • FIFA 16 + Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - ($23.99)
  • FIFA 16 Deluxe Edition + Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - ($32.19)
  • FIFA 16 Super Deluxe Edition + Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - ($56.99)
  • Fight Night Champion (PS3) - ($3.99)
  • Madden NFL 16 Super Bowl Edition (PS3) - ($19.79)
  • Madden NFL 16 Super Bowl Edition - ($19.79)
  • NCAA Football 14 (PS3) - ($4.99)
  • NBA Jam On Fire Edition (PS3) - ($3.74)
  • Need For Speed - ($19.79)
  • Need For Speed Deluxe Edition - ($23.09)
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted (PS3) - ($3.99)
  • NFL Blitz (PS3) - ($3.74)
  • NHL 16 - ($19.79)
  • SSX (PS3) - ($4.99)
Xbox Store
  • FIFA 16 + Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - $24.00 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $30
  • FIFA 16 Deluxe Edition + Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - $35.00 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $41.99
  • FIFA 16 Super Deluxe Edition + Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - $64.99 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $74.99
  • Madden NFL 16 Super Bowl Edition - $19.80 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $24.99
  • Madden NFL 16 Deluxe: Season Edition - $40.00 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $47.99
  • Madden NFL 16 Super Deluxe: Season Edition - $64.99 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $74.99
  • Need for Speed - $19.80 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $24.00
  • Need for Speed Deluxe Edition - $23.10 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $28.00
  • NHL 16 - $19.80 for Gold Subscribers, $24.99 if you're not
  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour - $15.99 for Gold Subscribers, Regular Price - $19.99

Platform: PS4 / Xbox One
05:44 AM - February 3, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another Need For Speed game update is scheduled to be released today, check out some of the details below and read the official blog here.

Snapshot Pro - A mode which will allow you to create some stunning photos of your favorite car with color filters, lens effects and more. (Read more about it here)

Wrap Sharing - Wrap Sharing has been one of the most requested features to date and because of this we’re adding a new option within the Paint and Wrap section that will allow you to browse and download wraps shared by other players. If you’re a wrap creator then simply mark your creation as shareable and it’ll show up for everyone else.

Customization Items - Customization continues to be something we see you talking about and requesting more of, which is why we’ll be following in the footsteps of the Legends update and adding another 100+ new customization items in this update.

In total, eleven new cars will be getting new parts:
  • Ford Focus RS
  • Chevrolet Camaro Z28
  • BMW M3 E92
  • Ford Mustang Boss 302
  • Ford Mustang Foxbody
  • Ford Mustang GT
  • Mazda MX5 (2015)
  • NISSAN 180sx Type X
  • NISSAN Silvia Spec-R
  • SUBARU BRZ Premium
  • SUBARU Impreza WRX
Multiplayer - Want to test your skills against other people? We've added a “Competitive” option at the front menu which will see you placed in a game with other players who are also looking to race competitively. Or, select “Alldrive” and you can experience Need for Speed as it is now.

License Plates - You’ll now have the option to customize the license plate on your car, giving you even more options to personalize your ride.

You’ll be able to choose from a selection of backgrounds from past NFS games including; Redview, Fairhaven, Palmont City, Rockport, Olympic City, Bayview and Tri City Bay. Alongside the backgrounds you’ll also be able to apply a number of frames to complete the look.

Gas Stations - Players of previous NFS games will be familiar with the gas stations and their ability to repair your car. Something we heard directly from you, the NFS community, is that you wanted this functionality brought back. You missed the option of having your car look new again, instead of having to wear the scars of racing until you ventured back to the garage.

As such, all gas stations in Ventura Bay will now repair your car, free of charge. Simply drive your car through the station and it’ll be looking as good as new. And to help you out further, we’ll be adding all gas stations as points of interest on the map.

Full Patch Notes
  • New Feature: Wrap Sharing
  • New Feature: Snapshot Pro Mode
  • A new "Splash" screen which gives players information on what is included in the new updates from the Living Game
  • A new Snapshot overview screen in the Need for Speed Network menu so you can find out more about your snapshots
  • Improvements to Kickbacks and likes on snapshots
  • 100+ new customization items for a variety of cars
  • License plates are back. Apply around 10 different license plates to your car for more in depth customization
  • We've made more improvements and bug fixes to multiplayer. You can now play with like-minded people, if you want to play competitive then you can now select this option when matchmaking and join a world with people who also want to play competitive.
  • 3 new Trophies and achievements
  • Drive through a Gas Station and repair your car on the fly.
  • A variety of tweaks and improvements including AI, player feedback, Gameplay and World
  • Fixed a couple of bugs for Eddie's challenge
  • Multiple stability fixes

Game: Need for SpeedReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All

PlayStation 4 users can purchase the Super Bowl 50 Edition of Madden NFL 16 for $19.79, on the PlayStation Store, until February 9. It comes with 2,200 Madden points for Ultimate Team.

Xbox One users don't have the same sale, as of this post.

UPDATE: Gold members can get it now on Xbox One for $19.80.

For those of you that might have missed it, EA Access members (exclusive to Xbox One) can download Madden NFL 16 for free, in The Vault, with a subscription.

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
08:40 PM - February 2, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Wolverine Studios has just posted their first Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball 2016 developer diary, as they go over the new player categories in the game.

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The first new categories are Floor Range and Ball Actions. Floor Range is distributed among four areas: Post, Midrange, Corner and Above Break. Together, they tell you often a player attempts a shot from a given area on the floor.

There are six actions a player can take: Drive and Pass, Drive and Shoot, Catch and Shoot, Dribble and Shoot, Post Up, and Pass. Thompson is clearly a player who prefers to do something with the ball when he has it – over 40% of the time. Thompson’s biggest tendency is to catch and shoot at 21%. You can see that his Drawing Fouls rating is not very good, which would be expected from a player who relies so heavily on working off of cuts and screens to shoot the basketball. Let’s compare him to another shooting guard.

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06:17 PM - February 2, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Codemasters have released some details on the new content set to arrive for DiRT Rally, when the game launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 5. The game is already available for PC users. Make sure to check out some of the new screenshots and the new content trailer here. The game will run at 1080p/60fps on both consoles.

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New Classic Mini and Super 1600 series will introduce the thrills of rallycross from the beginning of the game, and we’ve added 21 advanced rally driving video guides which will help gamers maximise their rallying performance.

For the first time in the game, you’ll also be able to experience the vintage full gravel surface at Pikes Peak. And starting April 5th, you’ll also be able to take on Pikes Peak in the iconic Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak. Not only this, but three of Colin McRae’s most iconic liveries will join his Focus livery in DiRT Rally – allowing you to relive the exploits of a legendary rally champion and icon of motorsport. We’ve been waiting a long time to be able to bring you the Impreza livery – and we’re delighted to be able to say that the iconic fluorescent yellow and blue design is now at its spiritual home with DiRT Rally.

The following extra cars will also be added:
  • Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
  • Renault 5 Turbo
  • Renault Alpine A110
  • Opel Corsa Super 1600
  • Peugeot 207 S1600
  • Renault Clio S1600
  • Mini Classic Rallycross
By pre-ordering the digital edition of DiRT Rally, fans will receive both the Fully Loaded MINI Pack and the Fully Loaded Rallycross Pack, which unlocks the Mini Classic Rallycross.

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We’re so excited that DiRT Rally is finally hitting consoles, we’ve also decided to release a limited run DiRT Rally Legend Edition, which will also be available from pre-order for today – and will also feature the Fully Loaded MINI Pack, which unlocks and fully upgrades the MINI Cooper S from the start of the game, gives an exclusive livery for the car, and provides a unique team mechanic with perks. For the die-hard fans amongst you, a super-limited edition DiRT Rally SteelBook, complete with Driver’s Guide, will also be available to pre-order from today. Just head to www.dirtgame.com and click ‘BUY’ to pre-order.

For more information about DiRT Rally, head over to the PlayStation.Blog and read about the 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about the game.
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  • We record the co driver calls live in a D-Box motion seat while the stage is being driven. This maximizes the sense of speed and impact in the co driver’s voice. We even use a Stilo crash helmet and intercom system to make sure that the recording sounds as authentic as possible.
  • Watch out for local wildlife crossing the road on some stages. You can see a fox in Wales, a squirrel in Finland, and a moose in Sweden.
  • Neil Cole who does the voiceover for the Rallycross spotter is actually one of the presenters of the FIA World Rallycross broadcast. He spends most of the race weekend in the spotters tower doing post race interviews.
Source - Codemasters

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Game: DiRT RallyHype Score: Vote Now
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Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO is available now on PC for $59.99, check out the trailer here. The game is scheduled to arrive for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users on March 15.

This is the first game to be released through Square Enix and Milestone's publishing partnership for North American and Latin America.

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With the expertise of nine-time world champion Sébastien Loeb, Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO is a highly realistic racing simulator that features more than 180 miles of faithfully reproduced tracks, including the exclusive Pike Peak International Hill Climb, across eight different Rallies, five Rallycross circuits and 64 special stages. Players can select over 58 cars from 16 different manufacturers, spanning six decades of engineering, and allowing rally racers an opportunity to customize and create the perfect match of aesthetics and racing performance.

Other key features for Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO include:
  • Several game modes for rally enthusiasts, including Quick Race, Career, Sébastien Loeb Experience, Online Multiplayer and more.
  • Intense weather and light conditions that put players' driving skills to the test.
  • Realistic physics and sound design developed with Sébastien Loeb to react differently depending on each in-game object.
  • Compatibility with a number of driving game peripherals, including steering wheels, pedals and more.

Game: Sebastien Loeb Rally EVOHype Score: Vote Now
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Monday, February 1, 2016
07:16 PM - February 1, 2016. Posted by jfsolo. Written by Steve Noah

Some of the tattoos seen on LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kenyon Martin, DeAndre Jordan and Eric Bledsoe are getting Take-Two Interactive and Visual Concepts into some hot water. Based off of articles from ESPN (Darren Rovell) and The HollyWoodReporter (Eriq Gardner), the makers of the NBA 2K series are getting sued for $1.1 million, because Solid Oak Sketches claims the tattoos are their copyrighted work.

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Worried that they might be party to a lawsuit, the NFL Players Association told players in 2014 that, in order for their tattoos to be represented on merchandise, including video games, they needed to get waivers from the artists.

This is one of the main reasons other companies don't put tattoos in their game. Getting permission from the tattoo artist can take quite a bit of time. The Madden team had to go through that process to get the tattoos for Colin Kaepernick (Madden NFL 15) and Odell Beckham, Jr. (Madden NFL 16) in the game.

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In a demand letter to Take-Two before the lawsuit was filed, an attorney for the plaintiff took the $22,500 award to Escobedo, and using information about NBA 2K16 sales, calculated that the value for the eight tattoos should be $572,000. But there was also the matter that two of LeBron James tattoos were featured on the cover of the videogame. According to the letter, "Given that those two tattoos are 'the face' of the 2014 game, their marketing and promotion value is, conservatively, at least four times the value of the rest of the tattoos."

Thus, the claimed value of using all of the tattoo designs in question allegedly equals $819,500. That tattoo design company offered a perpetual license for a fee of $1,144,000.

You can read the full complaint at The Hollywood Reporter.

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 36 - View All
06:13 PM - February 1, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

WWE 2K16 patch 1.05 is available now for PlayStation 4 fans, no word yet on Xbox One. The patch fixes the Universe Mode issue gamers were having after downloading the Future Stars pack and much more.

UPDATE: (2-3) The patch should be available for Xbox One and Xbox 360 sometime today. Here are the patch notes.

Patch notes applicable to Universe Mode:
  • Addressed an issue that occurred when the “WWE 2K16 Future Stars Pack” was installed where certain WWE Universe elements would reset (ongoing rivalries, calendar changes, edited shows, championship rankings) and changes wouldn’t save properly when exiting the mode or restarting the title. The level of impact varied by user, but users who replaced a default show slot with a Custom Show are more likely to have been impacted. Rivalries, calendar changes, custom shows, and championship rankings can now be manually readjusted.
  • Users who installed the WWE 2K16 Future Stars Pack on Patch 4 and encountered issues with Universe elements resetting may not be able to recover all data from their pre-WWE 2K16 Future Stars Pack installation WWE Universe save state, particularly with regards to statistics and ongoing rivalry stories for shows impacted by the reset. Affected users should not have to reset their entire Universe save state to continue playing the mode, which will now save changes properly.
WWE 2K16 - Patch 1.05 PS4

GAMEPLAY
  • Fixed an issue where Superstars were able to perform Finishers and OMG! moves with insufficient stamina
  • Fixed an issue where Superstars were unable to perform the Announce Table OMG! move when having both a signature and a Finisher stored during a match
  • Addressed an issue where COM Superstars would continuously perform Irish whips against opponents when competing in multiman matches
  • Weight detection now functions properly against Super Heavyweight Custom Superstars
  • Fixed an issue where the illegal man in a tag team match could get stuck on the ropes after pulling an opponent down from the top turnbuckle
  • The fourth strike in Roman Reigns’s strike combo will now connect properly
  • Fixed an issue where COM players would not take action when another Superstar was leaning against a ladder
  • Fixed a significant warping issue when trying to lift a prone opponent on top of the cell in a Hell in A Cell match
  • Superkick 5 is now reversible
  • The Rock and Ultimate Warrior will now perform signature/Finisher combos rather than going for a pin immediately after a signature is performed
  • The AI will perform corner grapples and strikes more often to a cornered opponent rather than always putting them in a Tree of Woe position or performing a top rope seated attack
  • Addressed additional warping issues with several moves
  • Fixed an issue where COM Superstars would trigger a comeback after a Finisher rather than going for a pin
  • Addressed issues where a certain move could be triggered at an incorrect range
  • Fixed several issues where an incorrect move was performed when the opponent was in certain positions
  • Adjusted the aerial range attribute to have a more notable effect on how far a Superstar can jump with diving/springboard attacks
  • Addressed an exploit with the Testicular Claw move
VISUAL PRESENTATION
  • Fixed an issue with how Superstars appeared in the ring during pre-match scenes of several tag team match types
  • Fixed a clipping issue with Triple H’s water bottle in a steel cage match
  • Fixed an issue where the opponent didn’t appear during JBL’s victory scene
  • Addressed multiple presentation issues with Rick Rude’s robe during his entrance
  • Fixed issues with how necklace accessories appear while entering with a Championship
  • Fixed an issue with the in-match appearance of hair after editing a long-haired Superstar’s alternate attire
WWE CREATIONS
  • Added the ability for a creator to delete self-uploaded logos from WWE Community Creations and the My Logos area in Logo Manager
  • Created another pattern option for stage display elements in WWE Creations - Arena to support both static and non-static presentation. Stage display elements set to “Pattern A” will remain static. Elements set to “Pattern B” will be replaced by Superstar trons when appropriate (such as during entrances)
  • Adjusted additional clipping conflicts with clothing parts combinations
  • Fixed an issue with Title Motions not looping properly when previewed in Advanced Entrance Creation
  • Fixed an issue with black bars flashing at the top of the screen when playing custom arenas using Venue Size 4
2K SHOWCASE
  • Fixed an issue with the ladder moving unnaturally after Stone Cold obtains the briefcase in the King of the Ring 1999 Match
  • Fixed an issue with gameplay and QTE commentary overlapping during the Rock Bottom 1998 match
  • Users are now able to switch targets at will when using Manual Targeting in multi-man matches in 2K Showcase matches
WWE UNIVERSE
  • Addressed an issue that occurred when the “WWE 2K16 Future Stars Pack” was installed where certain WWE Universe elements would reset (ongoing rivalries, calendar changes, edited shows, championship rankings) and changes wouldn’t save properly when exiting the mode or restarting the title. The level of impact varied by user, but users who replaced a default show slot with a Custom Show are more likely to have been impacted. Rivalries, calendar changes, custom shows, and championship rankings can now be manually readjusted.
Users who installed the WWE 2K16 Future Stars Pack on Patch 4 and encountered issues with Universe elements resetting may not be able to recover all data from their pre-WWE 2K16 Future Stars Pack installation WWE Universe save state, particularly with regards to statistics and ongoing rivalry stories for shows impacted by the reset. Affected users should not have to reset their entire Universe save state to continue playing the mode, which will now save changes properly.
  • The “Weeks Held” statistic for a Championship now reflects total weeks held and not just consecutive weeks held
  • Fixed an exploit that could allow Diva v. Superstar matches under specific conditions
  • Addressed an issues with Survivor Series rivalries failing to resolve as a 6-Man Elimination Tag Team Match
  • Rivalry matches are no longer removed when simulating normal matches on a card and then altering one of the Rivalry Superstars in the Customize Universe menu
  • Reduced the frequency at which tag team matches would be auto-generated as Elimination Tag Team matches
  • Addressed a stability issue with Alicia Fox’s entrance in Rivalry matches
  • Fixed an issue where Superstars not assigned to the host shows could appear in Royal Rumble matches
MENU
  • Fixed an issue that prevented play in tag team tournaments with a COM partner or two player-controlled Superstars that each had multiple attires
AUDIO
  • The ring announcement now properly triggers when announcing a Custom Tag Team Title match featuring a Custom Superstar
  • Fixed issue with audio playing in the menus after winning a match as Bray Wyatt
  • Fixed audio issues with R-Truth’s “What’s Up?” chant during his victory scene
  • Addressed an audio delay when introduce a custom team using The Shield tag entrance
  • Addressed several issues of incorrect commentary triggering for certain moves
  • Resolved several missing sound effects
DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT
  • Added support for the “2015 Hall of Fame Showcase” downloadable content ahead of release. Players who have not purchased the downloadable content will still be able to matchmake with and participate in matches against those who have the downloadable content installed.

Game: WWE 2K16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 3 - View All

Our very own Operation Sports community flag is coming to Rocket League later this month, for free. How dope is that?

We don't have details on the February update yet, but a release date for everything, including the flag and a release date for Xbox One users, is coming very soon.

UPDATE: Not an exact release date, but the team is targeting mid-February for the Xbox One release.

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Game: Rocket LeagueReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All

In the real NBA, it doesn't matter how you win -- all that matters is that you win. But in NBA 2K16's preliminary Pro-Am events, winning all of your games is not enough to ensure qualification for the eventual 16-team tournament. Road to the Finals is the only team competition I've ever seen where running up the score and padding everyone's stats is the key to becoming champion.

Under Road to the Finals' current scoring system, the teams at the top of the leaderboard will be the ones who are exploiting the mode's gameplay flaws by constantly throwing 90-foot outlet passes for fast-break dunks or corner threes, and trying to cause turnovers every defensive possession by repeatedly going for steals and charges.

Read More - NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals Qualification System Rewards Best Cheesers, Not Best Teams - Written by: (Jayson Young)

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 36 - View All
09:20 AM - February 1, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


EA Sports and the Madden team have simulated the Super Bowl winner 9 out of the last 12 years. Check out the latest Madden NFL 16 video simulating Super Bowl 50 and let us know who you think wins the big game.

Here are some of the stats from the simulation.

Cam Newton - 19/26, 216 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT (Super Bowl MVP)
Jonathan Stewart - 47 rushing yards, 1 TD
Greg Olsen - 79 receiving yards, 1 TD
Josh Norman - 6 tackles, 1 INT

Peyton Manning - 21/37, 241 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Demaryius Thomas - 6 catches, 98 yards, 1 TD
Emanuel Sanders - 5 catches, 65 yards, 1 TD
Aqib Talib - 5 tackles, 1 INT

Read the full press release below.

Today Electronic Arts Inc., officially unveiled the Madden NFL 16 Super Bowl prediction, which has tabbed the Carolina Panthers as the next world champions, defeating the Denver Broncos 24 – 20. For the first time ever, fans can get in on the action for themselves by heading over to the Madden NFL 16 Super Bowl Prediction Hub and create their own outcome based on a variety of factors. Fans can then share their dream Super Bowl 50 outcome with the hashtag #MyMaddenPrediction.

Carolina set the tone early in Super Bowl 50, jumping out to a 10 – 0 lead on the strength of a huge kick return by Ted Ginn Jr., which Cam Newton finished off with a touchdown pass to Greg Olsen. The Panthers added a field goal to close the quarter, and then scored again in the 2nd on a Jonathan Stewart rushing touchdown.

Facing a 17-point deficit at halftime, Peyton Manning decided he wasn’t going to let his Super Bowl legacy be defined by two blowout losses and rallied the Denver offense. The consummate playmaker, Manning began dissecting the Carolina defense, capping off a 3rd quarter drive with a touchdown toss to Emanuel Sanders. Denver’s defense also responded, with Aqib Talib picking off Cam Newton and setting up a Broncos field goal. Denver continued their scoring explosion, adding another filed goal and pulling to within 17 – 13.

Denver kept the momentum rolling in the 4th, with Manning finding Demaryius Thomas for another touchdown, putting Denver up 20 – 17. Cam Newton wasn’t done writing his own Super Bowl legend though, putting the team on his back and scoring a game-winning touchdown with a determined goal line scramble. After a wild and emotional game the Panthers stood victorious, claiming Super Bowl 50 by a score of 24 – 20.

After a thrilling contest, Cam Newton claimed the Super Bowl MVP Award, completing 19 of 26 passes for 216 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Jonathan Stewart added a touchdown of his own on 47 rushing yards, with Greg Olsen tallying 79 receiving yards and catching Newton’s only TD pass. On the defensive side, Josh Norman led the Panthers with 6 tackles and one interception.

Across the field, Peyton Manning completed 21 of 37 passes for Denver, tallying 241 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Demaryius Thomas was Manning’s favorite target, hauling in six receptions for 98 yards, and one touchdown. Emanuel Sanders claimed Denver’s other touchdown, alongside 65 yards on five catches. Aqib Talib provided the biggest impact for Denver’s defense, with five tackles and one interception.

The Madden NFL Super Bowl prediction is one of the most accurate and widely-celebrated in the world, correctly calling nine of the last twelve championships. Last year’s prediction not only correctly forecast the final score, but also accurately called that Tom Brady would win the Super Bowl MVP award, that New England would overcome a 10-point 3rd quarter deficit and that Julian Edelman would score the deciding touchdown. The prediction also called for Edelman to finish the game with eight catches for 106 yards, he actually ended up with nine catches for 109.

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
08:13 AM - February 1, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K has announced competitive gaming is coming to NBA 2K16 with NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals, a new competition starting February 15, merging simulation basketball with eSports, culminating over the course of the NBA Finals in June. Form your own NBA 2K Pro-Am team and compete in a series of in-game events to qualify, with a chance to win $250,000.

Read the full press release below.

2K today announced that competitive gaming is officially coming to NBA 2K16 with NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals, an exciting new competition that merges simulation basketball with eSports and culminates over the course of the NBA Finals in June. Players on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, can form their own NBA 2K Pro-Am teams and compete in a series of in-game events to qualify for the tournament to win $250,000.

“As the world of competitive gaming continues to evolve, NBA 2K is a natural fit to join the growing landscape,” said Alfie Brody, VP of Marketing for NBA 2K. “Our series has long inspired rivalry among gamers, and we’re looking forward to encouraging our fans to enjoy the thrill of competition on a larger scale.”

Road to the Finals tips off on February 15 in North America with a series of unique, NBA 2K16 in-game events scheduled through May 8. Teams can participate in any of the 16 qualifying events where they will need to win at least four games in order to qualify. Those four games will be scored based on the team’s performance and then ranked on the event leaderboard. The top score of each qualifying event day will be deemed the winner and will move on to the tournament.

On May 21, the 16 winners on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will go head-to-head in a single elimination tournament. The console winners will then face off for the $250,000 championship in June while the NBA Finals are taking place.

“The NBA 2K development team has aspired to join the exciting world of eSports for years,” said Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts. “Road to the Finals is our first step, and we can’t wait to add even more excitement and competitive action to our franchise.”

Last fall’s release of NBA 2K16 set a franchise record, selling-in over four million units worldwide within the first week of release. This year’s iteration also has achieved several incredible year-over-year milestones since launch, including doubling sales through digital download and nearly tripling the number of games played online.

NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals is open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. & Canada (excluding AZ, CT, MD, ND & Quebec), 13+. Must be played on Xbox One or PS4. Void where prohibited. GameDays begin on 2/15/16 and end on 5/8/16. Subject to the Official Rules located at http://2kgam.es/NBA2K16RTTFRules.

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 36 - View All
Sunday, January 31, 2016
02:36 PM - January 31, 2016. 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.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, January 30, 2016
04:44 PM - January 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

After years of being one of the staples of E3, EA will not have a presence at E3 this year. Instead, they will host EA Play, from June 12 through June 14 with press conferences held that Sunday at 1:00 PM PT.

The event will be in Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia at LA Live) and London (The Mermaid) - June 12 ONLY. EA plans to show off their upcoming new games and demos, publicly to fans, and allow them to get hands-on time at the event. For those of you that can't attend, EA will be streaming from the event. Tickets will be required to attend the event, but they haven't mentioned how they will be distributed.

E3 2016 takes place from June 14 through June 16.

Source - EA

Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox One