Talking about the Madden Live Challenge tournament.
It seriously was a bit of a letdown...
The sports are everywhere, so let's discuss the games...
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Friday, November 20, 2015
07:28 AM - November 20, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner
If you are EA Sports, what do you do just after you release what you claim is your biggest patch ever?
The answer is, believe it or not, give Madden to anyone who wants it for a weekend free of charge.
EA is offering gamers on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One a chance to play the full version of Madden NFL 16 for free -- and if you decide to buy the full game after your trial expires all of your progress will carry over.
Xbox One users will have 10 hours of playtime while PlayStation 4 users will have an unlimited amount of time to play. Check it out and let us know what you think of the game if its your first time playing this season!
You can queue them up from the following sites
Thursday, November 19, 2015
06:20 PM - November 19, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
2K has added more NBA 2K16 uniforms, which include Pride uniforms for the Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls, retro Hardwood Classic uniforms for the New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies, as well as Stretch uniforms for the Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards.
06:09 PM - November 19, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
A new Madden NFL 16 roster update has just arrived. Check out the blog here and the sortable spreadsheet of all changes here.
- Adrian Peterson +2 (92)
- Zach Miller +2 (75)
- Cam Newton +1 (93)
- Alfred Morris +1 (80)
- Aaron Rodgers -1 (98)
- Peyton Manning -2 (86)
- Eddie Lacy -2 (83)
- Marshawn Lynch -1 (96)
- Max Unger -2 (88)
04:45 PM - November 19, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
EA Sports Posted the above tweet earlier today, with a 15 second clip of a 'mystery' entrance being worked on for EA Sports UFC 2.
Any guesses on who is being modeled here?
12:28 PM - November 19, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS.
EA Sports announced the Madden NFL Live Challenge which will be held within Draft Champions Ranked Mode from this month through the NFL Regular Season -- the very best players will meet at the Super Bowl for some big prizes.
To get more info, and to get the lowdown on what the tournament is and what EA is planning, we got a chance to send some questions in to Madden NFL 16 eSports producer, Matt Marcou.
Read More - Interview with Madden's Matt Marcou, eSports Producer
11:34 AM - November 19, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS.
Electronic Arts, in partnership with Twitch and the NFL, is inviting fans to participate in the EA SPORTS Madden NFL Live Challenge* for their chance to prove their mastery over the competition and potentially win big prizes. Starting today, anyone in North America who participates in the new Draft Champions Ranked** mode in Madden NFL 16 will be automatically entered for a chance to compete in the next round in their effort to take home the title. Everyone will have a chance to play, as a worldwide free trial of the full game of Madden NFL 16, including Draft Champions Ranked, will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 on November 20 – 23.
Throughout November and December players are encouraged to climb the Draft Champions Ranked leaderboards, and the top 64 players on Xbox One and the top 64 on PS4 will be invited to compete in the next round. Throughout January these competitors will continue to battle, culminating in the top four heading to San Francisco Super Bowl week for the finals, with the championship game taking place at the Madden Bowl venue immediately before the NFL players’ tournament. The tourney winner will take home $20,000, and the remaining prize money will be split among the other finalists.
“Madden NFL has a deep heritage and long tradition of competitive play; local tournaments, dorm rooms, living room couches, you name it - and our players have asked for an officially-sanctioned structure where they can truly prove themselves,” said Roy Harvey, GM of Madden NFL. “There are some amazing competitors out there, so we want to give them a chance to show their skills in an official tournament. We’ll also be streaming matches on Twitch so not only can everyone play, everyone can engage and tune in.”
Fans can also check out EA SPORTS Madden NFL Live, streaming on Fridays on Twitch and NFL.com at 12pm ET and airing on NFL Network on Saturdays at 12pm ET. Make sure to watch weekly for highlights and analysis of the tournament, as well as tips to help players succeed in the Madden NFL Live Challenge.
“Over the years, Madden NFL has amassed a huge following on Twitch as live social video continues to grow in prominence among gamers,” said Nick Allen, Twitch's Project Manager for the Madden NFL Live Challenge. “Being able to watch a major event like this from different parts of the world, while cheering via chat for our community’s top players captures the changing face of sports entertainment.”
Draft Champions Ranked delivers the excitement of a fantasy draft to Madden NFL 16 by allowing players to assemble a team of current NFL players and all-time legends over a series of quick rounds, then take their squad on the field against other drafted teams. Do you have the personnel prowess and the on-field skills to take on all comers and secure a spot in the championship rounds?
During the competition, EA SPORTS will also be hosting a special invitational tournament featuring past Madden NFL champions to fill out the other half of the finalist bracket. These elite players will square off for a spot in the finals, with four of them joining the other qualifiers in San Francisco for the grand finale. Will the ultimate Madden NFL Live Challenge victor come from the old guard? Or is there an unknown Madden NFL player out there poised to win it all?
Players looking for inspiration and insider info can check out a special event today at 4pm ET on Twitch (twitch.tv/easports), where four of the best Madden NFL 16 players will compete against one another in the new Draft Champions Ranked mode. Study the best to learn their drafting and gameplay strategies, alongside tips on the best formations, plays and tactics that will likely pay dividends when preparing for the Madden NFL Live Challenge.
09:50 AM - November 19, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
In an attempt at the ultimate make-good, Konami announced on their blog today that all existing users of PES 2016 will get UEFA Euro 2016 content free.
First off, good for Konami for realizing things haven't gone well and trying to find a tangible way to make things better for existing customers. The UEFA Euro 2016 content is going to be very valuable and its not just a small thing to give what could have been a huge revenue booster away.
Secondly, hopefully this whole thing has been a wake up call to the folks behind PES to make sure that this doesn't happen again. As you may recall, updated rosters in PES 2016 didn't come with the game -- and subsequent updates didn't fully resolve the issue.
With this move though, it looks like Konami is on the path towards recovery, which is good news indeed!
01:26 AM - November 19, 2015. Posted by Ownal0t. Written by Steve Noah
EA has just released NBA Live 16 updated rosters. Check out the blog here, along with the official spreadsheet with all of the changes.
NBA Live 16 is currently on sale for $34.79 on Amazon for PlayStation 4 and $34.99 for Xbox One gamers.
For those of you looking for updated face scans, EA plans to release a patch to include them in the future, no release date has been given. In fact, no patch news at all have been revealed since the last one, which released a month ago.
- Steph Curry +3 (97)
- Russell Westbrook +3 (97)
- Damian Lillard +2 (92)
- Jimmy Butler +2 (91)
- Al Horford +2 (90)
- Enes Kanter +3 (86)
- Manu Ginobili +3 (85)
- Karl-Anthony Towns +3 (85)
- Greg Monroe +2 (85)
- JJ Redick +2 (83)
- Ricky Rubio +2 (83)
- Ryan Anderson +3 (80)
- Kristaps Porzingis +1 (80)
- Jeremy Lamb +4 (79)
- Matthew Dellavedova +3 (78)
- Chris Paul -2 (93)
- James Harden -2 (93)
- Marc Gasol -4 (91)
- Al Jefferson -2 (89)
- Zach Randolph -3 (88)
- Klay Thompson -3 (88)
- Paul George -3 (87)
- Andrew Wiggins -2 (86)
- Kyle Lowry -2 (85)
- Ty Lawson -3 (84)
- Gordon Hayward -3 (82)
- Monta Ellis -2 (82)
- Goran Dragic -2 (82)
- Timofey Mozgov -2 (82)
- Reggie Jackson -2 (81)
- Joe Johnson -2 (80)
- Luol Deng -3 (81)
- DeMarre Carroll -3 (78)
The roster update also includes the following new uniforms (Thanks TheGamingTailgate!)
- Chicago Bulls Pride (Gray)
- Los Angeles Clippers Road Alternate (Black)
- Memphis Grizzlies '74-'75 Road (Red)
- Brooklyn Nets Stretch
- Houston Rockets Stretch
- Phoenix Suns Pride (Gray)
- Washington Wizards Stretch
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
09:58 PM - November 18, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Psyonix plans to release their Rocket Club Chaos Run DLC in early December, check out the trailer here. The post-apocalypse DLC will include the following items and cost $3.99.
- 2 New Battle-Cars, Ripper and Grog
- 12 New Decals (six for each new Battle-Car)
- 2 New Paint Types (Camo and Sun-Damaged)
- 2 New Wheels (Ripper and Grog)
- 2 New Rocket Trails (Sandstorm, Nuts and Bolts)
- 3 New Toppers (Boombox, Cow Skull, Mohawk)
- 3 New Antennas (Bomb Pole, Radioactive, Retro Ball – Wasteland)
- 5 New Trophies
06:25 PM - November 18, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
The Operation Sports Championship is underway. Good luck to the 10 users who qualified. If you’re one of the many who didn’t, Operation Sports is here to offer you a new league each week until the regular season ends.
NOTE: The Championship round entrants (all 10 winners) have been auto-entered, so make sure you look at your "upcoming" tab to enter your team.
Before you run off to register for the Week 11 contest, here’s a quick look at how Week 10 played out. Taking down first place was Altohombre, who finished with a score of 148.78, led by strong outings from Bears running back Jeremy Langford, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and the Chiefs defense -- yes, the Chiefs defense.
Altohombre will join nine other qualifiers in the 2015 Operation Sports Championship. Congrats!
The Week 11 Operation Sports FanDuel League is open to all users! Make sure to enter your lineup before all the seats fill. Good luck! We’ll see you back here next week.
Here’s a look at Altohombre’s winning lineup:
05:55 PM - November 18, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Another NBA 2K16 roster update has arrived today, check out the details in the screenshot above (click the image for a higher resolution). Each roster update contains accessory and team color changes.
To see a more detailed breakdown of the roster update, which includes individual attribute updates, head on over to 2KMTC.
If any other details are revealed, we will update this post. Let us know what you are seeing!
04:09 PM - November 18, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
The folks at Sports Interactive announced today that Football Manager Mobile 2016 will launch on iOS and Android app stores later today.
Football Manager Mobile 2016, the little brother of Football Manager 2016, has plenty of features embedded to make it a compelling experience on the iOS and Android platforms.
Lead Your Club to Glory
Think you can do better than the real managers? Football Manager is where you can prove it. Pick a club from any of the 14 playable nations and take on the challenge of leading them to domestic and continental success. You can also take charge of a national team and attempt to make a name for yourself on the world stage.
Simple and Quick Experience
Football Manager Mobile is the most accessible version of the Football Manager experience. The game focuses on tactics and transfers and is compatible with almost all smartphones and tablets. Football Manager Mobile is designed to be played in short bursts on the move making it the ideal commute companion.
2D Match Engine
The 2D match engine offers a top-down view of the pitch, giving you a clear view of how your tactics are working over the course of the match.
Football Manager 2016 features a realistic transfer market. You can compete with AI managers for the very best players in the world, unearth the footballing superstars of the future or, if you’re working on a shoestring budget, take advantage of loan signings and free transfers. In Football Manager, there’s a player for your every need.
Set your team up the way you want. Choose from dozens of tactical combinations and instructions and make substitutions and tactical changes during the match itself.
There are a range of unlockables available in Football Manager Mobile, allowing you to accelerate your progress through the game. These range from being able to build a new stadium to generating an in-game son.
Football Manager Mobile 2016 should be available in both the Android and iOS app stores later today!
03:05 PM - November 18, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young
Ones And Twos Is An Imbalanced Scoring System
After two years of ignoring one of MyPark's biggest issues, NBA 2K16 finally smartened up and changed the Park's scoring system to a normal NBA style of two pointers and three pointers. For some reason, though, The Gauntlet remains stuck with the old, unbalanced scoring setup.
Scoring baskets by ones and twos rewards reckless outside shooters who chuck up contested bombs all game long while penalizing players who are efficient scorers from mid/close range.
The Gauntlet needs to adopt the standard scoring system to decrease the value of outside shooting and make dominant post players/mid-range specialists worth having on your team. Right now, superstar perimeter players like Grant Hill and Michael Jordan, whose only weakness is poor three-point shooting, are less desirable cards than one-trick ponies like Steve Novak or Hedo Turkoglu.
Read More - NBA 2K16: Gauntlet Mode's Disappointing First Season
01:59 PM - November 18, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
When building a team in NBA 2K16, or building up your MyPlayer, what is the most important attributes to you?
Obviously everyone has a different angle, and you may pick up some players for their three point shooting prowess or their lock down defense -- but on a general scale, if you are looking for players to fill out your starting five which of the attributes in the poll do you look for most?
Be sure to sound off on some players you've found who you think might be hidden gems as well and vote in the poll!
10:36 AM - November 18, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
The newest Madden patch, which EA told us was their biggest Madden patch ever, introduced a new mode into the game called Draft Champions Ranked.
EA has already posted a blog detailing some of the intricacies of the mode on their site. To learn the five most important things about the new mode, check out the video above.