Looking for a team for this year's MLB 14: The Show franchise mode? Here's a few ideas to get you started.
PWX is back on Kickstarter and this time it's not only met but exceeded its goals.
Which teams will have the most stacked lineups when the game launches near opening day?
A look at each point of emphasis and what it does for you.
In the 75th episode of the Press Row Podcast, we have some fun discussing what we’ve been playing and some reaction to hands-on time with the eagerly-anticipated MLB 14 The Show on the PS4. After that, though, the heart of the show deals with a fun conversation about each panelist’s all-time “desert island” single player, couch co-op, and online multiplayer sports games. It’s topped off by the all-time “desert island” sports gaming system. What would your choice be?[/list]Joining us this week:
- Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)
- Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)
- Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
- TJ Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)
- And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar/OXM/@GAMER (@richgrisham)
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Milestone has released a new MXGP The Official Motocross Game video tutorial teaching players how to master scrubbing and jumping techniques during the flight phase.
Read the full press release below.
Milestone, one of the most recognized racing videogame developers and publishers for consoles and Windows® PC, releases two new gameplay videos featuring tutorial information for MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame. This new exciting videogame is based on the official FIM Motocross World Championship and it will be available from 28th March 2014 on PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC®.
The first two video tutorials devoted to MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame teaches players (thanks to a dedicated dubbing track) how to master scrubbing and jumping techniques during the flight phase. Timing and practice are two key points to perfectly finish an action starting from the moment the bike leaves the ground.
“On a motocross track, the jump’s phase is highly critical for saving or losing valuable time. Thanks to the feedback given by professional riders while developing the game we’ve been able to add all the settings that control the flight making the riding experience of MXGP as real as possible. Accelerating or using the rear brakes, players can control the bike’s angle while landing. They can also handle the rider’s weight distribution which will change the flight trajectory,” affirms Alessandro Castrucci, Milestone’s Game Director.
“Even the fulfillment of tricks becomes really important during a race. A well done scrub allows the rider to minimize the time spent in the air, making a lower and faster jump allow the rider to land earlier with a speed boost. Video tutorials will guide players to master these techniques, conveying the thrill of Motocross even to casual players without restricting hardcore gamers to play and pursue their own riding style” concludes Castrucci.
MXGP features all the riders, teams, bikes and rules from the official MXGP 2013 calendar including a redesigned career mode for living the feelings of Motocross.
Developed by Milestone Studio, MXGP, The Official Motocross Videogame will be available from 28th March 2014 for PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox 360® and Windows PC®.
Today I want to look at, what I think are, the best starting lineups in MLB and therefore in MLB 14: The Show. We're going to focus on the top five most dangerous lineups to face as a pitcher. We'll look at the strengths and also any potential weaknesses of the lineups. So without further ado, let's go!
Read More - MLB 14 The Show: The Best Lineups
After more than 7 years in development, Pro Wrestling X, an independent PC wrestling game, which aims to combine "the fun of WWF No Mercy with the depth of Fire Pro Wrestling," now stands on the cusp of completing a Steve Austin-sized ascent onto the roster of industry powerhouse, STEAM.
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FanDuel gave away $300 to Operation Sports members in a one-night fantasy basketball league on Wednesday. While it served as a nice introduction to FanDuel leagues, it’s only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what they offer. FanDuel’s one-day fantasy leagues are available across all major sports, and the payouts are huge. FanDuel expects to pay out over $400M in 2014.
Tonight’s NBA fantasy league is $2 to enter, and the winner takes $2,000. [Click here to join.]
What – Operation Sports $15,000 Fantasy Basketball League
Date – Monday, March 7th
Entry Fee – $2.00
1. Simply [CLICK HERE] to sign up for an account on FanDuel.
2. Pick you team within the salary cap.
3. Watch the live scoring on FanDuel during the games to see how your team performs.
The league is live and is open for registration today.
[CLICK HERE] to sign up for your account and register for the Operation Sports league on FanDuel.
We haven't heard anything in regards to R.B.I. Baseball 14 since it was announced on January 14th. Nothing from their Facebook or Twitter page.
This evening Darren Rovell tweeted the game will be released on Xbox 360, PS3, iOS and Android devices on April 10th. There was no mention of Xbox One or PS4 release. Could it have been delayed or even canceled? Guess we'll find out sooner or later.
No other details have been released. In just over a month the game will be released and we have no details, screenshots or videos to go off of. They certainly aren't making a good impression.
EA Sports has just released some more EA Sports UFC screenshots. These feature Ronda Rousey, Gilbert Melendez, Robbie Lawler and Benson Henderson. More screenshots of other athletes in the game will be released in the coming weeks, prior to the Spring 2014 release for Xbox One and PS4.
Previously released screenshots below.
- Jon Jones
- Alexander Gustafsson
- Chael Sonnen
- Rashad Evans
- Minotauro Nogueira & Demetrious Johnson
- Costas Philippou
- Forrest Griffin & Chan Sung Jung
- Chuck Liddell, Erik Perez, Donald Cerrone & Mike Easton
- Cung Le & Joe Lauzon
- Frank Mir, Jose Aldo & Ricardo Lamas
- Scott Jorgensen & Cub Swanson
- Cain Velasquez, Brad Pickett & Mark Hunt
- Demian Maia & Rory MacDonald
It just so happens I'm one of those people that make the local baseball stadium a must visit item on my list when vacationing. One of my favorite aspects of The Show is being able to see the stadiums in pretty amazing detail. With the PlayStation 4 edition of MLB 14 The Show launching later in the year, there will be even greater detail expected within the game to explore for ballpark junkies.
Which ballpark are you excited about playing in most, and which old ballparks would you like the next-gen game to eventually include?
Details for the upcoming NASCAR '14 patch have been released on the ETX NASCAR Facebook page. No release date has been announced.
- Fixes for various freezing issue experienced by some players
- Fix to sound issues experienced by some players
- Changes to aggressiveness of AI to give players greater control over levels
- Tweak to difficulty setting to bring AI closer to selected level (want the full NASCAR experience? Select 100% for real-life scenario or dial down for less intensity)
- Increased yield when lower difficulty level selected
- Adjustment to Darlington and Kansas race lengths
- Fix for pitting issues experienced by some players
- Fix for private lobby issues experienced by some players
- Fix to ensure results achieved are accurately reflected
- Fix for decal / paint issues experienced by some players
Source - ETX NASCAR Facebook
For a limited time, a digital copy of Forza Motorsport 5 will be included with the purchase of an Xbox One at the retail price of $499.99. The promotion will start next week at select U.S. retailers.
For those of you that are curious, this DOES NOT apply to the TitanFall bundle.
Source - Major Nelson
We have just posted some more 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil screenshots showcasing the menu and some stadiums.
The news came yesterday, with online franchise details from MLB 14 The Show being released.
There's a lot of winning type of features being touted by the SCEA folks, including online browser-based control of many features within the mode. What about you, do you like what you've seen on Online Franchise? Do you plan to participate in a league?
Sound off by voting in our poll!
Presumably, EA has been quietly smithing away on the next version of the NHL series for at least the last year — and possibly longer if you count pre-production and other early research and development. The reality is that the company couldn't release a game for the next-generation console launches, as there just wasn't the install base to provide adequate return on investment. The NHL series, as I've noted before, has been on a very gentle slide in the last couple of years (even though the games have been consistently solid), and this extra year allows the smaller-than-average dev team to figure out what they really want to do with the next evolution in hockey video games.
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When you create an Online Franchise, you automatically become the league’s Commissioner. You’ll get to choose the divisional alignment, schedule type, Designated Hitter preference and whether or not to upload a custom roster, among other things. Once you’re happy with your settings, you’ll need to invite other players to the league, and also determine what teams will be controlled by the CPU (if any at all).
Building a successful team in Online Franchise is as much about what happens on the field, as about what happens off the field. One of the most important things you can do to remain competitive is to draft amateur players effectively, in order to keep replenishing your major league roster with top-tier talent. To do this, you’ll need to scout players throughout the regular season so that you don’t go into your live online draft unprepared. Without proper scouting reports, you’ll have a much tougher time trying to distinguish between future superstars and draft-day busts.
The vast majority of your drafted players will need some seasoning in the minors before they’re ready for The Show, so we’ve given you access to full minor league rosters. You’ll be able to move players up and down from Class-A all the way to the Majors, set training assignments, and also pull-off trades with other teams. Our trade logic has been greatly improved as well, so forget about lopsided trades involving three top prospects for an average major league middle reliever.
This brings us to the offseason, which we divided into two parts. In Part 1, you will handle all of your contract renewable players, arbitration cases and draft pick signings. Our player contract logic has received a much needed overhaul, as we made MLB service time more of a factor when determining player interest and ideal salary. One example where this is really noticeable is when trying to offer contract extensions to your young players. In the past, you were able to sign young superstar players to extremely cheap long-term contracts, which is unrealistic in today’s MLB. Now, you’ll still be able to lock these players up early in their careers, but you’ll have to pay something much closer to their market value. This type of contract is becoming much more common in real-life lately, with teams like the Rays and Braves leading the way, and it was important for us to incorporate this new dynamic into the game.
Free agent signings happen in Part 2 of the offseason, which is divided into an adjustable number of rounds, or advancement periods. Every team gets a chance to make their best offer, and then the commissioner advances to the next round.
Players will either sign with a team, or they will remain on the market for the next round. The bidding wars that occur in this part of the offseason can become pretty intense, coupled with the fact that you’re competing against other human opponents makes the bidding all the more entertaining.
FREE AGENT CONTRACTS
Rounding out the whole package is our expanded record keeping, as we now store draft classes, retired players, and additional career stats and awards on the Player Card. In addition, League Events and Notifications will keep you up to date on what’s happening around the league, and what tasks you need to perform to manage your team properly.
We’re all extremely happy with the way Online Franchise turned out, and we hope you enjoy playing it just as much as we enjoyed putting it together. See you online!
Bleacher Report has posted an interview with MLB 14 The Show developers, Luis Martinez and Lance Leahy, providing even more information.
The sports gaming graveyard is quite the long list, unfortunately.
From losing NCAA Football (our freshest wound) this year, to NFL 2K, to NBA Street, there really is no shortage to the list of sports games which have gone away. Because of developers lack of desire to bring arcade experiences to the table, many series which aren't officially canned are, in fact, on the way out in a de-facto manner.
Considering games which won't be released in the next calendar year, which game would you like to be brought back as a regular series again.
Read More - If You Could Have One Sports Game Series Back...