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10:16 AM - September 17, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

More than four years ago, I had the opportunity to review Blood Bowl on the Xbox 360. Since then, multiple versions of this digital board game have been released on numerous platforms, from Nintendo DS to the PC. Now the franchsie arrives on yet another platform: mobile devices.

Read More - Blood Bowl Is a Compelling But Also Very Familiar Mobile Experience (Review)

Game: Blood Bowl MobileReader Score: Vote Now
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09:36 AM - September 17, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The NHL 2K series is making a return on iOS and Android devices (screenshots here). Find out more details about the game and whether or not they have plans for a console return, in our interview with Chris Snyder, VP of Marketing at 2K.

Check out the full press release below.



NHL 2K Coming Soon to the App Store & Google Play

Famed hockey series returns this fall with a new All-Star experience for mobile devices


2K today announced the hard-hitting action of the NHL is returning to mobile devices with NHL® 2K. Co-developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, and Virtuos Games, NHL 2K will arrive this fall for iOS and Android devices as a premium mobile game for $7.99.

NHL fans and mobile game enthusiasts will enjoy NHL 2K’s enhanced graphics and compelling new features, including a detailed My Career mode; fast-paced, three-on-three mini-game; and first-ever multiplayer options, allowing fans to play in a turn-based shootout against their friends. In addition, the NHL 2K universe will continually expand with roster updates, enabling players to routinely add new talent to their teams as they compete to win the highly coveted Stanley Cup® Championship.

A complete list of NHL 2K features includes:

- Classic game modes, including NHL Winter Classic®, Free Skate and Shootout;

- New immersive My Career mode;

- New three-on-three competitive Mini-Rink game;

- New multiplayer options;

- Live roster updates;

- MFi Controller compatibility, NHL GameCenter LIVE™ connectivity and iCloud support (for iOS only).

NHL 2K will be available for download later this fall from the App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore for $7.99.

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Game: NHL 2KHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
08:52 AM - September 17, 2014. Posted by clipperfan811. Written by Chris Sanner


NLSC has posted episode 95 of their podcast, this week features the return of Leftos to the show with a goldmine of information! In depth info on MyGM and MyLEAGUE as well as insights on what it's been like to work on the NBA 2K development team.

Some key points within the podcast include:
  • New pro scouting feature.
  • How the progression system has been changed.
  • A new in-season training system in MyGM and MyLEAGUE.
  • No more CPU Position Stacking.
  • Storylines for draft picks in MyLEAGUE and MyGM.
  • A number of legacy issues related to free agency fixed.
Official Description text: "Leftos was also able to give us a great deal of information on MyGM and MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K15, expanding on some recent blogs and interviews, and letting us know about a few things that haven’t been talked about too much. In addition to explaining the basic features and differences between the two modes, Leftos gives us some in-depth insight into player progression and regression, the injury system, customisation options, and much, much more."

The podcast is a weighty 2.5 hour listen, but it's definitely worth it if you want in-depth info on this year's game.

Listen to the podcast at the NLSC.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 59 - View All
04:50 AM - September 17, 2014. Posted by Rockie_Fresh88. Written by Steve Noah

It looks like 2K Sports will have a face scanning solution similar to EA's Game Face technology. Users will be able to scan their face into the game with their Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

Users can play NBA 2K15 with a player face that looks just like them. Check out the video at KTVU.

UPDATE: Ronnie has chimed in on Twitter. Looks like we'll see more soon.

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Yes FaceScan is in #NBA2K15 for MyCAREER/MyGM. Wait until we show you 2 videos today.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 59 - View All
01:16 AM - September 17, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Ronnie2K and LD2K hosted another Twitch stream last night (you can watch the archive here), as they discussed the new badge system and some other things mixed in. The team has decided to go away from Signature Skills.

LD2K pointed out quite a few details from the stream on Twitter and we have listed some of them below. A blog will arrive soon with more details.
  • NBA 2K15: 77 total badges. 28 of them are categorized as "personality badges" effecting hot/cold streaks, ambient animations & facial exp's.
  • The rest are categorized as "Skill Badges" which have 3 tiers - Bronze, Silver, Gold.
  • These are categorized as outside scoring, inside scoring, athleticism, playmaking, and rebounding.
  • NBA players can have up to 70 badges and skill badges are not limited to one tier. LeBron currently has the most with 47 total badges.
  • In MyCAREER, badges are EARNED based on your play, how you respond to situations in scenes and how good your regular attributes are.
  • NBA Players can't have all 77 badges because some conflict (ie: a player can't have both ALPHA Dog and BETA Dog).
  • 6,000 new animations, deep defensive settings, new shot system & streamlined gameplay w/ legacy issues addressed...
  • Defense is also categorized in the skill badges.
  • This will highlight role players better than ever! Paired with the game play improvements &ratings system, badges are phenomenal in NBA 2K15
  • The crowd will erupt during big plays and 4th quarter games are absolutely bananas. One of my fav. thing about NBA 2K15. Adrenaline rush!
  • The crowd will empty out of the arena during blowouts... Empty seats means you need to step your game up!
They have plans to release something that will break the Internet later today.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 59 - View All
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
05:52 PM - September 16, 2014. Posted by WTF. Written by Steve Noah

The sneakers in NBA Live 15 look amazing. Check out the blog and new screenshots of just some of the kicks you will see in the game. These include many shoes from the Jordan Brand, Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour.

NBA Live 15 is set to release on October 28th for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
02:19 PM - September 16, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
2K Team-Up community members completed their day at 2K Sports yesterday and we should see quite a few NBA 2K15 impressions coming out today. Some of the guys have already started. As more come in, we will update this post.

NBA 2K15 - Offensive Gameplay Pros & Cons Part 1 - Spacing, Plays, Gathers, Passing & Floaters (Video #2 HERE)

(via @IPodKingCarter)


NBA 2K15 - Community Team Up - RoundUp 1: My Thoughts Gameplay, Graphics & Presentation 1st Face-Cam (Video #2 HERE)

(via @BMaziqueFPBR)


NBA 2K15 Gameplay Impressions - General Gameplay Thoughts from 2K15 Community Team Up!

(via @TwoBrosGaming)


NBA 2K15 Team Up - GAMEPLAY BREAKDOWN / New Controls, Badges, Dribbling Animations etc.

(via @ShakeDown2012)


Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 59 - View All

Front Page Sports Football is set to release on September 25th for PC gamers on Steam. For those that missed the first announcement in early August, don't be mistaken, this isn't a remake of the Sierra Online versions many of us played in the 90's.

Here are some of the features and new screenshots. For more, visit the official website.
  • One of the most advanced management game on PC for US Football
  • Powerful tactics edition tool: More than 2 300 plays available!
  • Revival of a mythical video game from the 90’s
  • Games replayable in 2D and 3D
  • A wide range of statistics to analyze
Read the full press release below.

The most iconic name in Football sims, Front Page Sports Football, is warmed up and taking to the field September 25, and today we offer you a quick look at how to plan and execute your strategy for a game using Gameplan and Playbook.

Front Page Sports Football allows you to prepare for your next opponent in two ways; delving through a team or individual player's stats, such as rushing and passing and much more; and by watching your opponents' previous games in 2D or 3D to get inside their tactics.

Armed with this knowledge, you can customize your Gameplan with plays to hammer at your opponent's weakness. On the field, your players will choose the best play for the situation from the Gameplan, but the best coaches know how to adapt, changing the Gameplan on the fly to maximize an advantage or respond to a crisis.

Your Playbook is a handpicked collection of 80 offensive and 60 defensive strategies drawn from over 2,300 plays. But, a play is only as strong as the athletes on the field. Effectiveness hinges not only on a player's position and stats, but also his previous experience with the play.

Each player has over 20 stats capable of influencing plays and the overall gameplan, including weight, agility, speed, morale, and even fame. Of course, proper training is critical, and it's up to you whether you push for quick and short-lived gains for the next game, or focus on developing better overall players for the seasons to come.

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Game: Front Page Sports FootballHype Score: Vote Now
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Forza Horizon 2 is now available for Digital Pre-Order on Xbox One with three distinct versions to choose from:
  • Forza Horizon 2 Day One Edition - This edition includes the full game of Forza Horizon 2, along with the Day One Car Pack. The Day One car Pack features three amazing cars: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG.
  • Forza Horizon 2 Day One Deluxe Edition - This edition includes the full version of Forza Horizon 2, the Day One Car Pack, and VIP membership. The Day One car Pack features three cars: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG. VIP membership gets you access to exclusive benefits in Forza Horizon 2, including the five-car VIP Car pack (2012 Lamborghini Urus, 2014 Tesla Model S, 1967 Ferrari 330 P4, 1949 Mercury Coupe, and the 2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO), 2x player reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, in-game gifts from the Forza community team, and special in-game recognition.
  • Forza Horizon 2 Day One Ultimate Edition - This edition includes the full version of Forza Horizon 2, the Day One Car Pack, VIP membership, and the Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass. The Day One car Pack features three cars: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG. VIP membership gets you access to exclusive benefits in Forza Horizon 2, including the five-car VIP Car pack(2012 Lamborghini Urus, 2014 Tesla Model S, 1967 Ferrari 330 P4, 1949 Mercury Coupe, and the 2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO), 2x player reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, in-game gifts from the Forza community team, and special in-game recognition. The Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass gets you access to six monthly pack add-ons (5 cars each). Plus, Car Pass owners will receive an exclusive bonus car for free, the 2010 Noble M600. That’s 31 cars to collect, race, and customize in Forza Horizon 2!
Forza Horizon 2 is releasing on September 30, 2014. You can download your pre-order before then, but you won't be able to play the game until it officially releases.

Which version are you ordering?

Game: Forza Horizon 2Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
11:09 AM - September 16, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner


What's New in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team? Well quite a bit really.

EA Sports has removed the cover from FIFA 15 Ultimate Team and there's a lot of changes under the hood including concept squads, friendly seasons, loaning players, more legends, and a new base attribute system.
  • Concept Squads - Think you know what would make a winning team? Concept Squads is a powerful new squad planning tool that allows you to plan future squads using the entire FUT player catalogue.
  • Loan Players - In FUT 15 you’ll be able to try out some of the most highly sought after players in the game right away by signing them to your club on loan! Sign loan players for the set amount of matches and use them wisely during their loan contract’s duration to win a big Tournament Final or get the decisive win to clinch a Season Title.
  • New Legends on Xbox - Achieve greatness on the pitch with the legends of the past and the stars of today! Check out the new Legends who will join the 41 from last year on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
  • New Base Attribute - PHY, which stands for “Physical”, is the new sixth base attribute in FIFA 15 that will be featured on FUT player items. It is a measure of key physical traits such as Strength, Stamina, and Jumping. PHY is important to FIFA 15 and FUT because it will help you determine a player’s ability to win physical battles across the pitch and keep their fitness throughout.
What do you think of the changes to FUT?

Game: FIFA 15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
10:41 AM - September 16, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the latest NBA 2K15 trailer titled, The Land, featuring an inside look at the player introductions of the new look Cleveland Cavaliers.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 59 - View All
10:35 AM - September 16, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

With the PES 2015 demo scheduled to arrive tomorrow, check out the trailer created by Weedens93200.

We are trying to get an official response on the US demo release. We will update this post when and if we hear anything. Users might have to create a European account to download it. (Google)

Game: PES 2015Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
09:43 AM - September 16, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


EA has updated us officially in a post on their forums about upcoming security measures being taken to protect FIFA players online in the hugely popular FUT mode:

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"Hello, FIFA fans.

Today we’d like to share a few in-game changes that are coming to FUT 15 as part of our ongoing initiative to improve security and the FIFA 15 experience. This is related to our recent article regarding coin selling and buying: http://help.ea.com/en/article/fighti...can-stay-safe/.

Trade Offers
We’ll be removing Trade Offers from FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.

Although some honest players used this feature to trade with friends, it became one of the methods used by coin sellers to sell and move coins. Account phishers also abused Trade Offers by moving stolen players and coins after wrongfully gaining access to unsuspecting FUT player accounts.

This will also address “bid bumping”, where people would try and trick others into bidding far more than they wanted for a player item.

It was a tough decision, but this is the right step towards improving security, showing cheaters the red card, and keeping FUT safe for all FIFA fans.

Transfer Targets
The maximum number of Transfer Targets in FUT 15 will be set 50 player items after utilizing the EAS FC unlockable boosts. This means that you will be allowed to bid on up to 50 players at a time.

Origin Login Verification
Origin Login Verification is an extra layer of security that protects your FUT account from being accessed outside of your home console and PC. In order to ensure increased security for our fans, Origin Login Verification will be mandatory in the near future before you access the FUT 15 Web App. Find out how to set it up here: <http://help.ea.com/en/article/fifa-1...-verification/ >

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all matters regarding security in FUT. Stay tuned on Twitter for any further information, and thanks for your understanding as we work to improve your experience with FIFA 15.

Thanks,
The FIFA Team"

Game: FIFA 15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
09:38 AM - September 16, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Microsoft has revealed new details about both Forza Horizon 2's VIP membership program as well as announcing the inclusion of eight new cars as free DLC available at launch.

First, let's detail the free stuff. These eight cars are yours at launch if you so choose to download them (and why shouldn't you?):
  • 2003 Ford Focus RS
  • 1997 Land Rover Defender 90
  • 1993 Clio Williams
  • 2015 Ford Mustang GT
  • 1987 Buick Regal GNX
  • 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 1968 Abarth 595 esseesse
  • 1956 Ford F-100
As for the VIP program, it is priced at $19.99 for regular folks, but will be 50 percent off (or $9.99) for Forza Motorsport 5 VIP members. As a VIP member, you will get exclusive benefits including the VIP Car Pack (five cars), 2x player in-game reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, in-game gifts, and special recognition.


See more details on the VIP program and the free cars on Microsoft's official site.

Game: Forza Horizon 2Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
09:22 AM - September 16, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


EA Sports has revealed the full contents of the FIFA 15 soundtrack this morning, and the lineup of bands is sure to appeal to many. The soundtrack features over 40 tracks from world artists including Foster the People, the Kooks, Magic Man, Jungle, and Vance Joy among others.

Also, FIFA 15 will feature exclusive new music from AVICII and The Ting Tings.

You can hear the FIFA Soundtrack on EA's Spotify playlist -- which you can find on their website along with the full list of songs in the game.

Game: FIFA 15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All