EA's basketball franchise shows improvement across the board in year two of its reboot.
The forum community interviews Wang and we learn a lot about this year's game...
New fighters, content, and gameplay enhancements...
A look at what we think of NBA Live 15 just before launch day...
Check out the latest Project CARS trailer, which highlights night racing, severe weather conditions and more. The game arrives on March 17th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC with a Nintendo Wii U release later in the year.
Read the full press release below.
SCARES UP THRILLS FOR HALLOWEEN
Slightly Mad Studios and BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. today released a brand new trailer for Project CARS, coming to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One® all-in-one games and entertainment system and PC on March 17, 2015 and later in 2015 for the Nintendo Wii U™ system.
The new trailer throws racers into a thrilling white-knuckled night race to celebrate the Halloween season. The Halloween trailer exemplifies Slightly Mad Studios’ approach that everything they put into Project CARS not only has to look stunning but must add additional gameplay.
The video showcases the incredible visual fidelity that allows tracks to be recreated with absolute perfection, but also highlights the added challenge that night racing and severe weather conditions bring – especially in a tight pack of blisteringly fast GT spec cars. So sit back and enjoy the thrill and drama of this dark decent and Happy Halloween!
WWE 2K15 on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are debuting a new mode called, "Who Got Nxt" into the game.
The 106th episode of the Press Row Podcast features a full panel of Press Row regulars diving deep into the two big fall NBA releases. Up first is an extended discussion of NBA 2K15 now that we’ve all had a few weeks to play – or choose not to play – NBA 2K15 in a full retail environment. Next is a chat about expectations for NBA Live 15, including how the game is being held up by EA as well as what the panel thinks its approach should be. Lastly, Rich spends a few minutes with PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey one-on-one to get his thoughts after spending six hours hands-on with NBA Live 15 via EA Access. It’s a hoops extravaganza. Enjoy!
Joining us this week:
- Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@Chrissnr)
- Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
- Owen Good, Polygon (@owengood)
- Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@samitsarkar)
- Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)
- T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)
- And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar/OXM/@GAMER (@richgrisham)
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Run Time: 1 Hour, 49 Minutes
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Another week of NFL football gives us another new Operation Sports FanDuel fantasy football league. It's $5 to enter again in week 8 and first place wins $75. Click here to join.
OperationSports Member mattman1398 cruised to a 7 point victory in week 7, thanks to a great lineup that included some of the day's best picks. Demaryius Thomas and Sammy Watkins had breakout days for mattman, combining for 17 catches, 293 yards and 4 touchdowns. Neither player was owned by more than 10% of the field. Mattman paid up at quarterback to select Andrew Luck who didn't meet expectations, but he was still able to best the 72 other entries to secure the week 7 win. Had mattman entered his team into the Sunday $2 Million tournament, he would've finished in 640th out of 91,000 teams, good for a $250 payday.
Sweettouch finished in 2nd place, carried by a strong day by an off-the-radar selection, Matt Forte.
Here's mattman1398's lineup, which was good for a nice $75 first place prize.
Here's the link for week 8's league. Good luck!
The new courts, which were scheduled to arrive for NBA 2K15 before the regular season tips off, are already here. This update includes new courts for the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets.
These should be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (no word on PC yet), per 2K. It doesn't appear to be an addition for old-gen consoles.
New NBA courts for the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets are coming to NBA 2K15 before the regular season tips off on Tuesday, October 28th. No other court updates were announced at this time.
It looks like these court updates will be for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. We have asked 2K for an official statement on whether or not these updates will arrive on old-gen consoles. When and if we hear back, we will update this post.
EA Sports released the Madden NFL 15 week 8 roster update, along with an Excel spreadsheet showing all of the changes. These include updated ratings and/or position changes for 655 players. Peyton Manning joins Richard Sherman and J. J. Watt as the only 99 overall rated players in the game.
- Cairo Santos +5 (67)
- Sammy Watkins +2 (85)
- Cortland Finnegan +2 (84)
- Jason Pierre-Paul +2 (89)
- Maurkice Pounce +2 (90)
- Andrew Whitworth +2 (93)
- Tony Romo +2 (92)
- Golden Tate +2 (87)
- Adam Jones +2 (84)
- Kory Lichtensteiger +2 (81)
- DeMarcus Ware +2 (91)
- Johnny Hekker +2 (90)
- Parys Haralson -3 (81)
- Will Beatty -3 (83)
- Larry Warford -3 (87)
- Chris Myers -2 (83)
- Brad Nortman -2 (86)
- Kirk Cousins -2 (75)
- Brandon Mebane -2 (89)
- Andre Smith -2 (86)
- Anthony Davis -2 (88)
- Brian Cushing -2 (85)
- LeGarrette Blount -2 (83)
- Antoine Bethea -2 (88)
- Steven Jackson -2 (82)
- Marshawn Lynch -1 (95)
If you purchase NBA Live 15 during launch week (October 28 – November 6, 2014), you will receive $30 worth of Ultimate Team content, which includes 10 gold premium packs.
According to the blog, as soon as you fire up the game on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, you will receive all of the content. That is different from the pre-order bonus, which gives you one pack per week, for 10 weeks.
You can read all about what's new in NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team here.
We have contacted EA to clarify and will update when we hear back.
UPDATE: Just recieved conformation from EA Sports. For those of you that pre-order the game, not only will you get the 10 gold premium packs, but you will also receive one pack per week, for 10 weeks, for a total of 20 packs.
It's time for you to give us your initial NBA Live 15 impressions if you are playing it on early access. If you are wanting community wide impressions, be sure to check out the NBA Live 15 Early Access Impressions discussion we started yesterday.
So what do you think of the game this year? Give it a rating of great, good, average or bad and let us know what you picked and why in the comments!
While it would be ideal to have an online franchise/booker option with multiple friends, one of the coolest additions to WWE 2K15 could be the use of friends’ created characters in the MyCareer mode. The “invasion” concept only supports five characters per career, but this is something that I think will really add some personality and randomness to the story-based offering. Reality is already bent by having your own created character in the world, so why not add some additional wackiness with your friends in the mix?
Read More - In WWE 2K15, One Sleeper Feature Which Could Revitalize MyCareer Mode
The Football Manager 2015 pre-release beta is available now for those that pre-ordered the game. Read the FAQ on how to redeem the code here.
If you're having trouble finding it, close Steam and restart the client.
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 this third episode of Dual Threat Season 3: The Review Show, Drab and Bode recap Week 8, which saw both Baylor and Oklahoma lose and potentially leave the Big XII out of the inaugural College Football Playoff. Also, the guys give a glimpse of what it could be like when the playoff committee releases their first rankings next week, as Drab and Bode debate Oregon, Michigan State, Ohio State, Georgia, the top heavy SEC West and more. Plus, Drab asks Bode what should happen with his alma mater, the University of Florida, where Will Muschamp's days are officially numbered as the head coach of the Gators.
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!
NBA Live 15 is available now for EA Access subscribers, giving you six hours of total gameplay. Play a quick game and post your impressions.
PlayStation 4 users will get a demo on the 28th and non-EA Access subscribers on the Xbox One will be able to grab the trial version on the same date.
The Introduction to OnBoarding featuring Damian Lillard (TicoisTocory Perez)
Cavs vs. Heat (TicoisTocory Perez)
Live Ultimate Team (AiiRxJONES)
Rising Star Mode (QJB)
Cavs vs. Thunder (NotYourAverageFlight)
The waiting is over.
EA Sports is planning to do a gameplay live stream of NBA Live 15 tonight on Twitch. An official time has not been announced yet, but it's likely the EA Sports NBA Twitter account will be where the announcement is made.
UPDATE: Looks like they are almost ready to start, tune in here or watch the embedded stream above, as it starts. Once the archive is available, we will update this post with a link to it.
UPDATE #2: If you missed the stream, you can watch the archive here.
Are you looking forward to our first look at NBA Live 15 gameplay?