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Monday, August 22, 2016
12:46 PM - August 22, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Playstation Plus, Sony's online gaming subscription service, will be getting a $10 price hike this next month.

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The price of PlayStation Plus is rising by a Hamilton. Beginning on September 22nd, the yearly fee will increase by $10 — from $49.99 to $59.99.


The new price won’t impact current subscribers until its time for renewal. So, if you’ve been considering PlayStation Plus, it would be cheaper to join this month for the next year at the lower rate. If you’re a subscriber already and would rather not continue with the new price, Sony’s blog recommends you turn off auto-renewal in your account setting by September 22nd.


On top of getting access to online functionality within games, Sony's service also offers discounts on game purchases and even some free downloads. The three-month subscription is also getting a $7 price hike to $24.99. One-month subscriptions will remain at $9.99.




Polygon has posted their NBA 2K17 hands-on impressions. Samit Sarkar goes over quite a few things, including freelance offenses for every team, better help defense, timed layups, 2K U with Coach K and much more.



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"If I can expect you to make a move and show the ball unprotected, I can time my button press" and knock the ball away, said Jones, who did this exact thing to me when we played each other. This applies to passes, too. Jones acknowledged that throwing the ball willy-nilly into the key was almost a "money" play last year. In about half an hour playing NBA 2K17, I saw multiple passes to the paint get deflected and even picked off. The ball just felt more live, whether on passes, steals or rebounds.

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
12:04 PM - August 22, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS.


With today's release of the NBA 2K17 Friction Trailer (watch it above), we gathered up some staff members for a chat on the trailer, what it means, and what we're looking for out of NBA 2K17. Check out our chat after the jump!

Read More - NBA 2K17: Breaking Down the Friction Trailer

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
10:01 AM - August 22, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the new NBA 2K17 trailer, titled Friction and post your thoughts!

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
04:40 AM - August 22, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Madden NFL 17‘s release is imminent – or in the case of those with EA Access on Xbox One the season has already kicked off – and before getting to the big panel review roundtable podcast (that’ll be next week) Bryan Wiedey, Owen Good, Rich Grisham, and T.J. Lauerman discuss early impressions and experiences with the game. Is this the year Madden finally returns to the upper-echelon of sports games?
On the show this episode:

Joining us this week:Run Time: 1 Hour


Game: Press Row PodcastReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Sunday, August 21, 2016
08:51 PM - August 21, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has revealed the top 10 right wingers in NHL 17. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

Check them out and post your thoughts!
  • Patrick Kane – Overall 94
  • Vladimir Tarasenko – Overall 93
  • Joe Pavelski – Overall 91
  • Corey Perry – Overall 91
  • Jakub Voracek – Overall 90
  • Phil Kessel – Overall 89
  • Blake Wheeler – Overall 89
  • Marian Hossa – Overall 88
  • Nikita Kucherov – Overall 88
  • James Neal – Overall 88
Previously revealed player ratings:

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Game: NHL 17Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
03:19 PM - August 21, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

YMDgento has posted some more NBA 2K17 video from Gamescom, showing off a couple more minutes of gameplay. It's not the greatest quality, which is the norm.

Check it out and post your thoughts, as we wait for the real information to arrive sometime this week.

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
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: PC / Xbox One / OUYAVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, August 20, 2016
03:14 PM - August 20, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has revealed the top 10 left wingers in NHL 17. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

Check them out and post your thoughts!
  • Jamie Benn – Overall 94
  • Alex Ovechkin – Overall 94
  • Taylor Hall – Overall 90
  • Johnny Gaudreau – Overall 90
  • Max Pacioretty – Overall 89
  • Zach Parise – Overall 89
  • Daniel Sedin – Overall 88
  • Filip Forsberg – Overall 88
  • Gabriel Landeskog – Overall 88
  • Alex Steen – Overall 88
Previously revealed player ratings:

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Game: NHL 17Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
09:43 AM - August 20, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Robert Kollars

F1 2016 is one of the best simulation racing titles of all time. I know that’s a bold statement, but the gameplay is there to support the claim, as well as so much more. The job of simulating the sport of F1 racing for the masses is always going to be a tough one, but I firmly believe Codemasters has walked the fine line of accessibility, simulation and fun, and wrapped it all into one deep package.

While the sport is revered and beloved in other parts of the world, here in the US it is still a bit of an enigma, and while slowly gaining popularity, it has a long way to go before it matches the popularity of the American-based NASCAR series. So does that make F1 2016 a hard sell here in the US? It may for some, but those who choose to pass, they will be missing out on an exceptionally well made racing simulation that has the ability to draw in even the most casual of fan -- if given the chance.

Read More - F1 2016 Review (PS4)

Game: F1 2016Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Friday, August 19, 2016
07:58 PM - August 19, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Xbox On has posted almost 30 minutes of gameplay footage from Forza Horizon 3, as Ralph Fulton, Creative Director on the game talks about wide body kits, drone mode and much more.

Game: Forza Horizon 3Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
05:31 PM - August 19, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has revealed the top 10 defensemen in NHL 17. More detailed ratings can be seen in the official blog.

Check them out and post your thoughts!
  • Drew Doughty – Overall 94
  • Shea Weber – Overall 94
  • Duncan Keith – Overall 93
  • Ryan Suter – Overall 93
  • Erik Karlsson – Overall 92
  • Brent Burns – Overall 92
  • Victor Hedman – Overall 92
  • Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Overall 91
  • P.K. Subban – Overall 91
  • Dustin Byfuglien – Overall 91
Previously revealed player ratings:

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Game: NHL 17Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 16 - View All
04:30 PM - August 19, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Chris Smoove has posted another NBA 2K17 video featuring 2 minutes of off-screen captured footage. Check it out and post your thoughts.

If you missed his first video, click here.

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All