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Monday, October 20, 2014
04:02 PM - October 20, 2014. Posted by Ermolli. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the new WWE 2K15 TV commercial featuring John Cena, Hulk Hogan, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Cesaro and more.

Game: WWE 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 15 - View All
01:23 PM - October 20, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Last night I had the pleasure (ahem, misfortune) of playing the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. Not only did I lose the series in seven games, I lost the series in the last two games by succumbing to what just might be one of the most cerebral deconstructions of a video game sports team I've ever been the user controller of by computer A.I.

Not only did the Spurs expose every defensive weakness my Oklahoma City Thunder were giving (and with me playing, there were plenty), but their defensive pressure to take Durant and Westbrook out of the game towards the end of the series was nothing short of a methodical beat down.

And it was glorious.

While teams aren't playing exactly like their real-to-life counterparts yet, I'm pretty certain we're closer now than ever before. Last night's effort by San Antonio against me is proof of that on some level. What teams are you finding are simply hard to beat?

Share your stories of the teams who are your kryptonite thus far this season in the comments below!

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 21 - View All
01:14 PM - October 20, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Glenn Wigmore

When I play Pro Clubs in FIFA 15, I’m reminded of how frustrating, short-sighted and unacceptable the omission of EA Sports Hockey League is in NHL 15. While the narrative of NHL 15’s launch became about what modes weren’t in, I think the more understated point was a loss of a way to play. It was an affront to how users have started to build teams and community around sports brands. Online franchise modes and team play helps players invest in long-term commitments to a game, and they participate in these ecosystems even despite some microtransactions, server outages and player exploits. The ability to share an experience — triumph or defeat — becomes something powerful when each team member is investing in learning a position and contributing in their own way.

Read More - How FIFA 15's Pro Clubs Get Online Team Play Right

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All


The PES 2015 demo dropped a couple of weeks ago, and our guys have spent a bit of time playing it. While there have been complaints about the series for a few years now, the on-pitch gameplay has typically been a strong suit of the game. With release a few weeks away still, here's a couple of sets of thoughts on the demo and what you can look forward to when PES 2015 releases on November 11th.

Read More - The PES 2015 Demo Shows Solid Progress For the Series Into Next-Gen (Roundtable)

Game: PES 2015Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
07:13 AM - October 20, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has announced FIFA 15 title update #2, coming right off the heels of the first title update released last week. It is available now on the PlayStation 4 and PC, checking on Xbox One.

UPDATE: Not seeing it yet on Xbox One. Will update when it is available.

Check out the details below, along with the screenshot above.
  • Adjustments and improvements to shooting and goalkeepers.
  • (PS4) Fix for fans experiencing stuttering during online and offline gameplay.
  • Added ability to call out the keeper in Pro Clubs.
  • Fix for instances where Player Instructions in Seasons mode were not carrying over into gameplay via Team Management.
  • Further improvements to Player Search in Career Mode.
  • Adjusted Legendary difficulty in gameplay.
  • Improvements to Goal Line Technology.
  • Fix for match length issues in FIFA Ultimate Team Single Player Seasons matches.
  • Updated real-world injuries and suspensions in Match Day Live.
  • Improvements to ‘Looking Ahead’ audio in Career.
  • Fixes to Player selection in Team Management in multiplayer matches.
  • Tuned player specific audio speech in all modes.
  • (XB1) Improvements to motion blur effects.
  • (XB1) Fix to the display of FIFA Ultimate Team Legend players in the EA SPORTS Football Club widget.

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
Sunday, October 19, 2014
06:07 PM - October 19, 2014. Posted by Rockie_Fresh88.


Owen Good at Polygon penned a great article this weekend talking about the future of the NBA Live series. Sean O'Brien, the executive producer of NBA Live 15, has several very interesting quotes within the article which speak directly to the future of the franchise.

The most interesting quote comes in the first parts of the article where O'Brien answers Owen's question on whether there will be an NBA Live 16 or not, "Guaranteed. We've already started development on 16. We're staffing up. We're actually increasing investment on what 16 — and 17 — look like."

This is especially good news since EA is in its final year of its agreement with the NBA. If indeed Live sticks around, time will likely lead it into a pretty good direction in the future. Much of the article was spent downplaying NBA Live 15's potential though.

Some quotes from O'Brien:

"Part of me wishes people could hear the conversations I'm in. I wish I could snap my fingers and it would be two years from now."

"We're a work in progress."

"It's a long term strategy. Building a high-definition game is not easy. I think the game we're creating is dfferent, and I think as we mature as a product, you'll see that difference come out more and more."

What do you think of O'Briens quotes and the linked Polygon article?

11:37 AM - October 19, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Matthew Coe

Poll Results from this morning of users still having server related issues in NBA 2K15.

With the release of NBA 2K15, the team at 2K Sports and Visual Concepts promised a much improved experience when connecting online. After NBA 2K14 suffered with connectivity issues throughout most of the game's life cycle, we were told that 2K's top engineers had spent the entire NBA 2K15 development cycle working on network infrastructure. What has been delivered, at least so far, is nothing short of a disaster.

Attempts to connect to the 2K servers and to other users have been met with nothing but frustration through the first two weeks of the game's release. While the experience has been fraught with frustration, it has slowly began to improve over the last week.

However, major issues still persist.

Read More - The NBA 2K15 Online Experience Has Been an Avoidable Mess

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 21 - View All
11:23 AM - October 19, 2014. 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.


Hot News

Videos and Screenshots

Features & Blogs

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Saturday, October 18, 2014
05:26 PM - October 18, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS.


We're a couple of weeks into the NBA 2K15 experience, and while we still have some major issues going on within the game, many of you are no doubt playing several possible modes within the game.

We asked our staff which mode is their favorite and getting their most playtime up to this point, be sure to add your own response in the comments!

Read More - In NBA 2K15, What Game Mode is Getting The Most Time? (Roundtable)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: iOS / PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 21 - View All
12:09 PM - October 18, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The NBA 2K15 servers are apparently online and working, according to the official page, but many PlayStation 4 (some Xbox One) users in the OS community and Twitter, including myself, have been having issues connecting to them, some have had this same issue since Monday.

On the PlayStation 4, you can hit the "Triangle" button to manage your files, by hovering over the MyCAREER tab. While that does resolve the issue for some users, it doesn't work for everyone. If you can't connect to the servers, you have no access to MyTEAM.

While this is a major concern for those that are affected, there are others that have lost VC and 2K Support hasn't exactly been helpful. Maybe the upcoming patch will fix these issues, maybe not. The only real details that have been revealed deal with users getting booted out of The Park.

Here are just a few comments on Twitter, please post what you are seeing.

@MimJitchell777

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And have you heard of the new issue? Got onto MyCareer for first time in a week and it reset from 81 ovr to 67. Lost all upgrades

@Nick_BBean

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since I've been playing I've lost 30,000 vc. I sent in a ticket a week ago to @2KSupport still no response.

@RareHeat

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i lost 22.5k VC on the first day opening packs, 2 weeks of going back and forth with 2ksupport and still havent got it back

@tre9mb

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lost my player and all vc #itsallbad

@NDiGirolamo7

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Basically the same as them, upgraded my player, came back and it was all gone including VC, support has ignored me, no help at all

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 21 - View All
10:43 AM - October 18, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2014 college football season is under way, and we have it all covered on Dual Threat, Operation Sports' College Football Podcast! Dual Threat is hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, hosts and producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!

In the thirteenth episode of Dual Threat Season 3, Drab and Bode discuss the unbelievable college football season for the state of Mississippi thus far, the upcoming debut of the College Football Playoff Committee's rankings, plus Drab and Bode breakdown and make predictions for the big games of the day; Baylor-West Virginia, Georgia-Arkansas, Kansas State-Oklahoma, Texas A&M-Alabama, Oklahoma-TCU, Washington-Oregon, Stanford-Arizona State and Notre Dame-Florida State!

Be sure to follow the show and guys on Twitter, @DualThreatCFB, @DrabTShirt and @Bode1067. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher, listen in the embedded player below or click here. Also, you can check out the guys every Saturday morning from 7-8am on 106.7 The Fan in DC! Be sure to listen in every week for new episodes, right here on OperationSports.com. Thanks for listening!


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 17 - View All
Friday, October 17, 2014
09:49 PM - October 17, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has finally released another NHL 15 roster update. The last update was way back on September 3rd. The update includes roster changes in the NHL, AHL, Liga, SHL, DEL, Extraliga ledniho hokeje, and National League.

They also released a new tuner update, details below.
  • Overall tuning pass for goal scoring balance.
  • Goalies will be weaker when forced to move more and/or when they end up in desperation saves. (goalie reaction/awareness tuning)
  • Puck carriers are now more accountable for being in control before shooting for better accuracy. (puck control/shot accuracy tuning)
  • High percentage scoring areas will be more advantageous to shoot from than when forced to shoot from bad angles. (shot accuracy and goalie reaction tuning)
ROSTER UPDATE DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS*:

Xbox One & PlayStation 4:
  • In the NHL 15 main menu, select (Customize)
  • In the Customize section, select (Roster)
  • In the Roster section, select (Active Rosters)
  • In the Active Rosters section, select the most recent update organized by ‘Date & Time’ under EA SPORTS NHL Official Rosters.
Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3:
  • In the NHL 15 main menu, select (Customize)
  • In the Customize section, select (Roster Management)
  • In the Roster Management section, select (Download Rosters)
  • In the Download Rosters section, select the most recent update organized by ‘Date & Time’
Fire up those consoles and post your thoughts.

Game: NHL 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
07:16 PM - October 17, 2014. Posted by 22cedric. Written by Guest Post
Editors Note: The following is text prepared by the folks at NLSC and posted in our forums about a new podcast available on their website.

We’re excited to present you with another special episode of the NLSC Podcast this week, featuring our highly anticipated second interview with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer, Sean O’Brien! Our community submitted lots of questions for Sean and we did our best to ask as many of them as possible, as once again he was very open and candid in his responses. Some of the topics we discussed include:
  • The decision to push back NBA Live 15’s release, and the work that’s been done in the additional weeks of development time.
  • The demo/early access dates, and what those trial versions will entail.
  • Key improvements in this year’s game, at both ends of the court.
  • What features are on the cards for next year, and why certain features couldn’t be included this year (such as sliders).
  • Some of the community’s most commonly asked questions about NBA Live 15.
  • And much more!
Listen Now!

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 40 - View All
06:51 PM - October 17, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


2K has released a new WWE 2K15 video, this one features the entrance from the Wyatt Family. We should expect to see quite a bit more from the game since it releases on October 28th for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will follow next month, on the 18th.

Game: WWE 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 15 - View All
04:01 PM - October 17, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Kevin Groves


While Manager Mode remains relatively unchanged from FIFA 14, it still remains a popular mode offering enough depth to provide hours upon hours of enjoyment in FIFA 15. Let’s take a brief refresher course and revisit why this mode is still a solid offline experience. This brief guide will highlight a few notable areas which are detrimental to your success as a skipper.

Read More - A Quick Guide to FIFA 15's Manager Mode

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All