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Thursday, April 23, 2015
09:37 AM - April 23, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the latest Project CARS multiplayer trailer.

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In Project CARS online multiplayer, create your own public and private race weekends or join players all around the world to put your skill to the test.

Project CARS arrives on May 6th for PC users and May 12th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
06:42 AM - April 23, 2015. Posted by Bullit. Written by Steve Noah

MLB 15 The Show patch 1.02 is available now for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles. Play a few games and let us know what you are seeing.

Check out the details below.
  • Online Gameplay – Game would occasionally hang following an Intentional Walk, a regular Base on Balls, a Hit by Pitch, or a Balk.
  • General – Batters would strikeout on the second strike when the performed certain check swings at pitches in the dirt.
  • Franchise mode – Edit Player screen was limiting users from editing generated players, and players on certain teams.
  • General – Specific home runs would result in a baserunner staying on 1st base, and not score correctly.
  • Online Franchise - Injuries were not occurring during Online Franchise games.
  • Online Gameplay – Guessing Pitches had a delay and users would occasionally fail to guess Location and Pitch Type when offering input quickly.
  • Online – Within Game Rooms, users were missing their rank logos that distinguished them as Rookie, Veteran, All-Star, Hall of Fame, or Legend rank.
  • Online – Play Now Rated and Diamond Dynasty – Home and Away team assignment was not random, resulting in some users always being the home team, or always the away team.
  • Online – Play Now Online rated – Controlling the KC Royals, user would be given control of the ace pitcher (Ventura) no matter who was chosen to be the starting pitcher in the Pitcher Select screen.
  • Card Collections – Redeem Legend button was missing after completing a collection.
  • General - CPU runners were not using correct lead off logic.
  • General – Specific edited rosters would cause the game to crash when loading into a Road To The Show Showcase game.
  • General – Andrew McCutchen’s hair has been adjusted – We gave him a haircut to match his current appearance.
  • General – Wrigley Field had some collision/Home Run detection issues. Certain foul balls were being counted as Home Runs down the 1st base line.
  • General – Sounds of the Show issues have been resolved. Custom music was not being saved correctly where users intended them to.
  • General – Public Announcer audio was frequently incorrect (announcing the wrong name) during the end of game wrap up and also when bringing relief pitchers into the game.
  • General – Highlight Reel was added back into post game menus, by popular demand!
  • General – Tweaking and refining of in game sound effects.
  • General – Front End User Interface tweaking. Team colors on User’s Player Card.
  • General – Tuning to trade logic, specifically how the CPU traded with other CPU teams in Franchise and Season modes.
  • General – Baserunning/Lead Runner windows were missing from Manager Mode.
  • General - Players will now wear sleeves when the game is played at lower temperatures.
  • General – Fixed many occurrences of consumer reported crashes, reported to us through the PS4 operating system crash reporting tool. Areas that encountered these rare crashes included: Exiting Amateur Draft in Franchise mode / Entering Diamond Dynasty / During initial boot-up / Using the Suggested Trade feature in Franchise mode / Specific in game scenarios.
  • Community Market – Changing pages in the marketplace completed order now works.
  • Gameplay – Animation clean up and tuning.
  • Gameplay – Adjustments to tagging sliding baserunners.
  • AI tuning – Bunt success rate was incorrect/too successful and accurate.
  • Year to Year Saves modifications – Properly handling a small batch of players who were not in the league in MLB 14, and how they transfer over to MLB 15.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 18 - View All
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
03:53 PM - April 22, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just announced that they will release Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR gameplay information tomorrow. To see all of the information that has been released so far, check out our official game page.

What are you hoping to see tomorrow?

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
10:28 AM - April 22, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


EA is offering players a chance to boost their teams in Madden Ultimate Team (MUT) with a new bonus player: Barry Sanders.

Available through April 29, Sanders features an overall rating of 92 with a speed rating of 92, elusiveness of 94, and a 95 agility. Bonus players' initial ratings are boosted slightly, and they do wear off after a couple of days.

To get Sanders' bonus card, simply log in to MUT from the main menu in Madden NFL 15.

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 37 - View All
08:38 AM - April 22, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Glenn Wigmore


When there’s a sign during one of the matches in this showcase that says “Load the Spaceship with the Rocket Fuel,” you know the folks at 2K had their heart in the right place when putting together the latest content for WWE 2K15. I kind of figured that this DLC showcase was shaping up to be the best of the three, and that’s certainly the case. While it still suffers from some gameplay quirks and a short playtime (around two hours), it’s got some fun matches that are filled with entertaining historical spots. If you were around during this era of wrestling — or if you appreciate the cartoon wackiness that it brought — then you’ll have a good time with the “Path of the Warrior” DLC.

Read More - WWE 2K15: Path of the Warrior DLC Review

Game: WWE 2K15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All

Are you interested in playing professional sports management games on mobile phones and tablets?

Sound off by voting in our poll and/or leave a comment if you want to share a more detailed answer.

For those of you voting from the homepage, the poll is on the right side.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOS / Windows PhoneVotes: 19 - View All
05:46 AM - April 22, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

If you are an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, you can download and play NBA 2K15 for free from April 24th at 12:00 PM PT through April 27th at 12:01 AM PT. After the weekend, you will have the option to purchase the game online, through the Xbox Store or purchase the game at a retailer of choice. The Gamerscore and achievements you earn while playing, will not be lost.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 54 - View All
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
01:52 PM - April 21, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The tropical theme is coming for The Golf Club in the upcoming Spring update for digital customers, and will be included in the disc-based version of the game.

The tropical theme joins the game's eight other themes, bringing the game's total to nine. The tropical theme's climate will include continually high temperatures, which allows for ideal growing conditions. The vegetation, as such, is extremely varied.

Fairway firmness in the tropical theme is generally medium to hard with the light rough not being very taxing. The heavy rough, on the other hand, is dense and potentially damp. The greens themselves are medium to medium fast in speed and fairly receptive.

Overall the tropical theme is shaping up to be a fairly beautiful new theme for The Golf Club owners to create courses.

What do you think of the new tropical theme?

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Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
12:08 PM - April 21, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


The mobile version of EA Sports UFC, which has been available in select regions since February 25th, has finally arrived for everyone else. Check out the gameplay trailer here and some new screenshots here.

The free download (offering in-app purchases) is available now on the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

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Step into the Octagon® with EA SPORTS™ UFC® for mobile! Collect your favorite UFC fighters, throw down in competitive combat, and earn in-game rewards by playing live events tied to the real world of the UFC.

FEEL THE FIGHT
EA SPORTS UFC brings the intensity of MMA to your fingertips like never before. HD-quality visuals, intuitive touch controls, and action-packed gameplay create a unique combat experience for novice and veteran fight fans alike.

TRAIN YOUR ULTIMATE FIGHTER
Choose from over 70 fighters in four divisions and begin your journey to the top. From Jon Jones’ spinning back elbow, to Georges St-Pierre’s superman punch, each athlete boasts a unique set of special moves. Win bouts, unlock new opponents, earn coins, and level up abilities – all while building your UFC legacy. Battle through your career and invest in training to watch your abilities skyrocket.

PLAY LIVE EVENTS, EARN EXCLUSIVE REWARDS
Play some of UFC’s biggest real-world bouts through in-game Live Events. Play fight cards for upcoming UFC events and earn exclusive in-game rewards. The more you play, the more rewards you earn! Rise to the top of the leaderboard and watch your payoff grow.

FIGHT YOUR WAY TO GLORY
Climb the ranks and hone your striking, wrestling, and submission skills along the way. With no lives or limits to how much you can play, there’s always another fight just around the corner. See how you stack up against your division’s best and earn in-game rewards for dominating UFC icons in grueling Main Event matchups. Your battle for UFC glory starts now.

Give it a shot and post your impressions.

Read the full press release below.

Early Launches in Select Countries Achieved Over Two Million Downloads with Gamers Playing an Average of 36 Minutes Every Day

Take the fight to your fingertips. Today Electronic Arts and the UFC announced that EA SPORTS UFC will be available for free download on the App Store and Google Play. The development team at EA Canada worked in partnership with the EA SPORTS UFC console team, leveraging their codebase to deliver HD-quality visuals, intuitive touch controls and action-packed gameplay. With no limits to how much you can play, gamers are free to climb UFC’s virtual ranks, reaping amazing in-game rewards, unlocking new opponents and knocking out the competition. The game launched two months ago in Canada, South Korea, Singapore and Russia, and has been downloaded over two million times with gamers playing for an average of 36 minutes every day.

“We are really excited about the early fan feedback and support we’ve received, and now even more people around the world can experience the best in class visuals and immersive gameplay that set a new bar for mobile and tablet fighting games,” said Dean Richards, GM, EA SPORTS. “Combined with intuitive touch controls, this is the ultimate vehicle to transport players of all skill levels into the heart of the action, bringing all the emotion and intensity of a fight to life wherever they are.”

“After the success of their first UFC videogame, EA is now giving fans another amazing way to play EA SPORTS UFC, no matter where they are in the world,” UFC President Dana White said. “EA continues to deliver quality gaming experiences and with the mobile game, not only are we going to reach a broader fan base, but we’re making the sport accessible on a global platform.”

Choose from a roster of over 70 fighters in four divisions and begin your journey to the top. From Jon Jones’ spinning back elbow to Georges St-Pierre’s Superman punch, each fighter boasts a unique set of special moves that players can unlock and upgrade to take out the UFC’s toughest competition. Win fights, level up and earn coins to put towards new abilities and fighters. Gamers can also play through full fight cards for upcoming UFC events to earn exclusive in-game rewards – the more you play, the more rewards you earn! Rise to the top of the leaderboard for the ultimate bragging rights.

EA SPORTS UFC for mobile and tablet devices is rated 12+ on the App Store and T for Teen on Google Play.

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Game: EA Sports UFC MobileHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
09:42 AM - April 21, 2015. Posted by CM Hooe.

The WWE announced today on their website that WWE 2K15 is coming to the PC later this Spring. The game is expected to release with full feature parity to the console versions as well as with the special editions of Sting and Hulk Hogan.

The game will ship with all of the DLC packs available to console gamers free of charge.

This is obviously huge news for the PC Community, especially for modders who will certainly do a lot of really cool things with the game. No official release date or price has been announced, but look for that information to come soon!

UPDATE: The pre-order page is up on Steam and it has a release date of April 28th. Note that it will not include Paige, as it was an exclusive for Showcase Season Pass subscribers. (Thanks for the assist @Nyteshade517)!

Will you be picking up WWE 2K15 for PC in a few weeks?

Game: WWE 2K15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
09:10 AM - April 21, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young
Four weeks into the 2015 Diamond Dynasty season, and the prices for star players have started to skyrocket. The costs of lesser-known athletes with low overall ratings, conversely, have become incredibly cheap. Here are a few hidden gems who can fill key roles on your team for a wallet-friendly price.

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: The Best Bargains in Diamond Dynasty

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 18 - View All
08:56 AM - April 21, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The Golf Club has been a successful title in many ways for HB Studios and for sports gamers, showing a sports game which gives much of the control of the user experience over to the users can be a successful formula if done right. It has also been a prime example of generally excellent post-release support, with several content updates and gameplay patches.

But we haven't heard much about what HB Studios plans for The Golf Club after this Spring's update. In a recent blog post, the company tries to answer that question.

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"This week we’ve really been looking at the future of The Golf Club, things that we can do past the May update in the short term and the long term. Things like Greg Norman Course Designer improvements, more themes, an API to help fan sites, etc. The team have as many ideas as you guys, so imagine how much we have to get through. Every round we play, even every shot we play, we come back with more ideas. It’s a great place to be in though, with so much still to do on our wish list we look like we’ll be busy way into the future."

There's a lot of additions hinted at for the future, including new drop ball functionality as well as new updates to profile screens. This is certainly good news, as those who put in the initial investment into The Golf Club can continue to enjoy the game with new content for month's to come.

What do you think about the future of The Golf Club? What should HB Studios do to spice up the experience?

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
07:47 AM - April 21, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

As mentioned yesterday, Driveclub game update 1.14 is available now. It brings users the Ferrari LaFerrari, multiplayer replays and a free new tour, along with many more improvements to the game. The update weighs in at 2.69GB, bringing the total size of all updates combined to 9.85GB.

Full details on the game update are below, upcoming updates can be seen here.
  • Adds the Ferrari LaFerrari to your Garage! Complete Rank 5 of the "Ferrari Owners Club" Driver Accolade to earn access to this car for use in all areas of the game.
  • Adds the Startline Tour. All new players will now jump into a brand new Tour when they first play the game called Startline.
  • The Startline Tour is available for free and features 11 events and 45 objectives. This Tour mainly serve as a varied and well balanced introduction to DRIVECLUB and is based on some of the most popular and entertaining events from elsewhere in the game.
  • Adds Multiplayer Race Replays to the game. You can now save a Replay at the end of any Multiplayer Race and view it later from the Replays menu.
  • Adds a new Audio Settings option to change the acoustic settings for all cockpit cameras, so that you can change between internally recorded sound or externally recorded sound.
  • » Adds a new Single Event option to set "Time Of Day" for a Single Event to half past every hour as well as on the hour.
  • Adds a new Single Event option to change the number of laps in a Race to any number from 1 to 25 laps.
  • Adds a new Controller Settings option to allow adjustment of the steering lock rotation angle on all supported steering wheels.
  • Includes general improvements to the game for better performance, stability and usability.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
Monday, April 20, 2015
03:24 PM - April 20, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Patch #4 is available now for OOTP 16 users who purchased directly from the OOTP website or from resellers of the same version. Those of you on Steam or OSX, the patch should be available soon. Another update is scheduled to arrive in late May, overhauling the 3D stadiums, adding custom lineups/depth charts and more.

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To apply the update, simply download the setup file and install it over your current installation. There is no need to uninstall or unlicense your current copy! However, you should quit the game before installing it, of course. Patches always contain all the changes from previous patches / updates. Saved games are compatible between different versions.

Download the patch here. Below are some of the improvements you will see in the game.
  • Updated roster set (need to start new game for changes to apply)
  • Player counter offers should now be acceptable deals to them
  • Fixed performances of the day for all-star games
  • Adjusted reputation calculation for coaches
  • Adjusted budget calculations double counting cash. Adjusted budget calculations to tie closer to revenue.
  • Fixed online leagues duplicating player shortlists on upload
  • Fixed HOF text for closers (need to delete news\html\images\hof\*.png files from saved game folder to regenerate cards)
  • Added batting GS stats to historical import for years starting in 1975
  • Fixed several minor bugs + text issues

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 16Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
03:16 PM - April 20, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Driveclub game update 1.14 is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, featuring a free new tour, multiplayer replays and the Ferrari LaFerrari.

Check out the full details below.

Full details of Update 1.14 follow:
  • Adds the Ferrari LaFerrari to your Garage! Complete Rank 5 of the "Ferrari Owners Club" Driver Accolade to earn access to this car for use in all areas of the game.
  • Adds the Startline Tour. All new players will now jump into a brand new Tour when they first play the game called Startline.
  • The Startline Tour is available for free and features 11 events and 45 objectives. This Tour mainly serve as a varied and well balanced introduction to DRIVECLUB and is based on some of the most popular and entertaining events from elsewhere in the game.
  • Adds Multiplayer Race Replays to the game. You can now save a Replay at the end of any Multiplayer Race and view it later from the Replays menu.
  • Adds a new Audio Settings option to change the acoustic settings for all cockpit cameras, so that you can change between internally recorded sound or externally recorded sound.
  • » Adds a new Single Event option to set "Time Of Day" for a Single Event to half past every hour as well as on the hour.
  • Adds a new Single Event option to change the number of laps in a Race to any number from 1 to 25 laps.
  • Adds a new Controller Settings option to allow adjustment of the steering lock rotation angle on all supported steering wheels.
  • Includes general improvements to the game for better performance, stability and usability.
Update 1.14 Add-ons (coming to PlayStation®Store April 28-30):
  • The Rimac Automobili Concept_One, coming to PlayStation®Store as a free download.
  • The Turbocharged Expansion Pack, coming to PlayStation®Store as a Season Pass add-on (and also available to buy separately).
  • The Turbocharged Car Pack includes: Ferrari F40, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Dodge Charger SRT8, Jaguar XKR-S Coupé and Volkswagen Design Vision GTI.
  • The Turbocharged Tour Pack includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
  • The Turbocharged Tour Pack includes a special bonus Livery, awarded when you collect 45/45 stars.
  • The Evolution Tour Pack, coming to PlayStation®Store as a Season Pass add-on (and also available to buy separately).
  • The Evolution Tour Pack includes 12 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
  • The Evolution Tour Pack includes a special bonus Livery, awarded when you collect 45/45 stars.
  • 2 new livery packs, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium/Season Pass add-on. Each Livery Pack contains 5 new livery patterns to customise your cars with.
Important developments to be aware of (coming after 1.14):
  • More server upgrades: We are continuing to make the server changes required to improve online performance and enable the release of the PS+ Edition and the DRIVECLUB companion app. We will have more news on this soon.
  • Extra ranks and rewards are coming (beyond Level 50): We are planning to bring more on a monthly basis.
  • There's a new SHAREfactory™ Theme for DRIVECLUB which you can download for free from PlayStation®Store. It's out today in Europe and coming on Apr 23rd in Asia & Apr 27th in America.
  • More Game Updates! Please keep sharing your feedback about DRIVECLUB with us to help the game continue to evolve around you.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All