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05:09 PM - September 26, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports has posted a breakdown of all the different pre-order options and bonus content for NBA 2K15, which is set to release on October 7th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Pre-Order Bonus:
  • The Bonus Pack contains a Kevin Durant MyTEAM rookie card, 5,000 VC, leg and arm sleeves inspired by Kevin Durant, and 2 MyTEAM card packs.
  • At physical retailers, you should receive a Locker Code from your retailer on the receipt. This Locker Code is good on all platforms (PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC). Please redeem the Locker Code in game, as per the instructions here.
Digital Pre-Order Loading:
  • PlayStation 3 & PlayStation 4: Both versions of the game are expected to be available for pre-load on October 5, 2014. For more information on the PS3 version, go here. For more information on the PS4 version, head this way. Both PS3 and PS4 digital purchases will receive the Bonus Pack listed above, which will be delivered by SCEA through XMB messaging after the game's release.
  • Xbox One: The Xbox One version of NBA 2K15 is globally available to pre-purchase & pre-load starting on September 25, 2014 at 8 AM PST. Xbox One digital pre-orders will be entitled to an extra 15,000 VC, but will not receive the aforementioned Bonus Pack.
  • Xbox 360: There is no digital pre-order program for Xbox 360 from Xbox. NBA 2K15 will be available for purchase and download on October 7, 2014.
  • PC: Pre-load information has yet to be determined at this time. All PC digital pre-orders will receive a Steam Code to unlock the full game. Upon unlock, there will be a Locker Code shown when you log in to the game, which can be redeemed via the instructions linked above.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
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04:56 PM - September 26, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The NBA 2K15 player ratings have been revealed for the 21st overall rated player through 30. The top 20 will be revealed soon. A list of all of the player ratings that have been released so far, can be seen here.
  • 21 87 Al Jefferson C CHA
  • 22 87 Rajon Rondo PG BOS
  • 23 86 Dwyane Wade SG MIA
  • 24 86 DeMarcus Cousins C SAC
  • 25 86 Kyrie Irving PG CLE
  • 26 86 John Wall PG WAS
  • 27 85 Kawhi Leonard SF SA
  • 28 85 DeMar DeRozan SG TOR
  • 29 85 Marc Gasol C MEM
  • 30 85 Kyle Lowry PG TOR
Post your thoughts!

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 72 - View All
01:42 PM - September 26, 2014. Posted by Rockie_Fresh88. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released their NBA Live 15 player ratings for the top 5 power forwards in the game. How does your top 5 list look compared to this one?
  • Blake Griffin - 91 Overall
  • Kevin Love - 90 Overall
  • LaMarcus Aldridge - 89 Overall
  • Anthony Davis - 89 Overall
  • Dirk Nowitzki - 87 Overall
Below is the release date schedule for the rest of the ratings and links to those that have already released.
  • 9/23 - Top 5 PGs (Released)
  • 9/24 – Top 5 SGs (Released)
  • 9/25 – Top 5 SFs (Released)
  • 9/26 – Top 5 PFs (Released)
  • 9/27 – Top 5 Cs
  • 9/28 – Top 5 3Pt Shooters
  • 9/29 – Top 5 Dunkers
  • 9/30 – Top 5 Ballhandlers
  • 10/1 – Top 5 Shot Blockers
  • 10/2 – Top 5 Overall Defenders
  • 10/3 – Top 5 Scoring Threats
  • 10/4 – Top 5 Rookies
  • 10/5 – Top 5 Passers
  • 10/6 – Top 5 Rebounders
  • 10/7 – Top 5 Steal Threats
  • 10/8 – Top 5 Fastest Players
  • 10/9 – Top 5 Dynamic Duos
  • 10/10 – Top 5 6th Men
  • 10/11 – Full Team Ratings (Atlantic Division)
  • 10/12 – Full Team Ratings (Central Division)
  • 10/13 – Full Team Ratings (Southeast Division)
  • 10/14 – Full Team Ratings (Northwest Division)
  • 10/15 – Full Team Ratings (Pacific Division)
  • 10/16 – Full Team Ratings (Southwest Division)
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Player ratings in NBA LIVE 15 will be updated throughout the regular season; and player tendencies, powered by Synergy Sports Technologies, are updated after each game throughout the NBA season. These updates allow NBA LIVE 15 to provide an experience that is constantly evolving as a player’s performance evolves based on what is happening in the real-world NBA.

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Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
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01:07 PM - September 26, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 102nd episode of the Press Row Podcast dives into two main topics – the individual panelists’ impressions of FIFA 15 upon release as well as a lively discussion of the ongoing viability of annual sports game releases on the new generation of consoles. By the time the crew is done, they’ve touched on FIFA 15, Madden 15, MLB 14 The Show, The Golf Club, NHL 15, NBA 2K15, and NBA Live 15. With the huge gap in quality between the sports games at the top of the heap and those at the bottom, the challenges faces by everyone involved – consumers, developers, publishers – are more apparent than ever.

Joining us this week:Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast), so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 41 Minutes

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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
12:04 PM - September 26, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Da_Czar has checked in with this new NBA 2K15 video, featuring the evolution of the freelance offense.

Lyrics and beats by @SageInfinite and @_RobDavis, respectively.

Watch the video and post your thoughts.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 72 - View All
09:34 AM - September 26, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Glenn Wigmore

It’s been kind of an uneven year for EA Sports, with Madden being quite solid, EA Sports UFC receiving a mixed response and NHL 15 getting panned. Then you’ve got NBA Live and whatever that will be this year, but that’s yet to be known. With all of that, it’s a pleasure to see a product from EA that arrives with confidence and proper execution, and this is what can happen when a team has the resources to keep improving on their vision year over year.

Read More - FIFA 15 Excels In Most Every Aspect, Is a Must Buy (PS4/XB1 Review)

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
09:19 AM - September 26, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

GameRiot has posted their exclusive F1 2014 gameplay video from Russian Grand Prix Sochi, featuring expert AI.

F1 2014 arrives for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on October 21st with plans to release a new F1 title on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC next year.

Game: F1 2014Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PCVotes: 1 - View All
Thursday, September 25, 2014
07:20 PM - September 25, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

TrueAchievements have posted the NBA 2K15 Achievement List for Xbox One users. Four of them deal with ThePark and MyPARK. Is there anything else you find interesting?

Run It
Get a win streak of 3 or more in The Park.

Lucky 7s
Get at least 7 PTS, 7 AST, and 7 REB in a MyPARK game.

Bust A Move
Bust a 3 or more game win streak of an opposing team in a MyPARK game.

I'm Going Places
Achieve the All-Star Rep in MyPARK.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 72 - View All
04:19 PM - September 25, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

LD2K answered a few questions about NBA 2K15 online leagues earlier this afternoon. Below are some of the details.
  • Can adjust # of teams, season length, difficulty/style, quarter length, trades, playoffs/Finals & custom rosters.
  • Can view player & team stats, standings, team rosters, trades and more.
  • Flex scheduling is in.
  • Admins can reset games.
  • No fantasy drafts this year.
  • Custom rosters are in Online Leagues, you could set up the rosters prior to setting up the league and having users select teams from there.
  • CPU controlled teams are in.
We have contacted 2K for a few more answers and we will update if we hear back.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 72 - View All
04:09 PM - September 25, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The NBA 2K15 player ratings have been revealed for the 31st overall rated player through 50. The top 30 will be revealed soon.



Post your thoughts!

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 72 - View All
03:23 PM - September 25, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The side scrolling skateboarding game you fell in love with this past year is coming back for a sequel in OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwoodaccording to PlayStation.com. The original OlliOlli was released for PS Vita before being subsequently released on PS3 and PS4 to great fanfare and reviews, including our own.

It is only natural the game gets a sequel with new features and courses to have fun on. You'll now be able to take advantage of ramps, jumps, and epic hills which will allow for monster air and split-level routes. Another thing to look forward to will be an even deeper combo system as well.

Another thing you'll notice is even better art, with even more hand drawn levels and tricks making their way into the game.

What do you think? Will you be giving OlliOlli2 a shot?

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Game: OlliOlliHype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS VitaVotes: 1 - View All
02:06 PM - September 25, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released their NBA Live 15 player ratings for the top 6 small forwards in the game. How does your top 6 list look compared to this one?
  • LeBron James - 95 Overall
  • Kevin Durant - 94 Overall
  • Carmelo Anthony - 92 Overall
  • Paul George - 90 Overall (Injured)
  • Kawhi Leonard - 89 Overall
  • Andre Igoudala - 87 Overall
Below is the release date schedule for the rest of the ratings and links to those that have already released.
  • 9/23 - Top 5 PGs (Released)
  • 9/24 – Top 5 SGs (Released)
  • 9/25 – Top 5 SFs (Released)
  • 9/26 – Top 5 PFs
  • 9/27 – Top 5 Cs
  • 9/28 – Top 5 3Pt Shooters
  • 9/29 – Top 5 Dunkers
  • 9/30 – Top 5 Ballhandlers
  • 10/1 – Top 5 Shot Blockers
  • 10/2 – Top 5 Overall Defenders
  • 10/3 – Top 5 Scoring Threats
  • 10/4 – Top 5 Rookies
  • 10/5 – Top 5 Passers
  • 10/6 – Top 5 Rebounders
  • 10/7 – Top 5 Steal Threats
  • 10/8 – Top 5 Fastest Players
  • 10/9 – Top 5 Dynamic Duos
  • 10/10 – Top 5 6th Men
  • 10/11 – Full Team Ratings (Atlantic Division)
  • 10/12 – Full Team Ratings (Central Division)
  • 10/13 – Full Team Ratings (Southeast Division)
  • 10/14 – Full Team Ratings (Northwest Division)
  • 10/15 – Full Team Ratings (Pacific Division)
  • 10/16 – Full Team Ratings (Southwest Division)
Quote:
Player ratings in NBA LIVE 15 will be updated throughout the regular season; and player tendencies, powered by Synergy Sports Technologies, are updated after each game throughout the NBA season. These updates allow NBA LIVE 15 to provide an experience that is constantly evolving as a player’s performance evolves based on what is happening in the real-world NBA.

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Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 33 - View All
01:06 PM - September 25, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports released the Madden NFL 15 week 4 roster update, along with an Excel spreadsheet showing all of the changes. These include updated ratings and/or position changes for 677 players. You will also notice player accessory updates as well.

Below are some of the rating adjustments.

Going Up
  • Kyle Fuller +4 (82 Overall)
  • Brian Quick +4 (76 Overall)
  • Aaron Williams +3 (84 Overall)
  • Kirk Cousins +3 (81 Overall)
  • Le'Veon Bell +3 (88 Overall)
  • Morgan Burnett +2 (83 Overall)
  • Andrew Whitworth +2 (91 Overall)
  • Charles Woodson +2 (90 Overall)
  • Brandon Flowers +2 (88 Overall)
  • Devin Hester + 2 (78 Overall)
  • Julio Jones +2 (94 Overall)
  • Jeremy Maclin +2 (85 Overall)
  • Kenny Vaccaro +2 (87 Overall)
  • Muhammad Wilkerson +2 (95 Overall)
  • Martellus Bennett +2 (89 Overall)
  • Tyron Smith +2 (94 Overall)
Going Down
  • Ryan Tannehill -3 (82 Overall)
  • James Harrison -3 (80 Overall)
  • Fletcher Cox -3 (84 Overall)
  • Chris Johnson -2 (78 Overall)
  • Robert Quinn -2 (95 Overall)
  • Eddie Lacy -2 (85 Overall)
  • LeSean McCoy -2 (95 Overall)
  • Andre Johnson -2 (93 Overall)
  • Pat Sims -2 (83 Overall)
  • Russell Wilson -1 (92 Overall)
  • Aaron Rodgers -1 (96 Overall)
  • Tom Brady -1 (92 Overall)
  • Darrelle Revis -1 (96 Overall)

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
10:43 AM - September 25, 2014. Posted by jr2424. Written by Steve Noah

GameInformer has posted 44 details on NBA 2K15's presentation and gameplay, as well as MyCAREER, MyLEAGUE, MyTEAM and 2K Heroes modes. Below are some of the key items of interest, but be sure to read the entire list here.
  • A new create-a-player interface gives you more tools than ever before to create players you can place on NBA rosters. You can tweak everything from forehead and jawline to ears, eyes, and lips. Many of the facial features and hairstyles are pulled from other NBA players, so if you want to rock the Ginobli bald spot with the sharp Artest cheekbones you can.
  • After big plays, Visual Concepts has worked in new camera angles to highlight player reactions.
  • To improve the defense and make A.I. players look more in control, Visual Concepts fixed how they move in small spaces, making it look less frantic. They are much better at avoiding overreactions and react more fluidly when adjusting to offensive movement. Since they stay at home, it's easier to re-orient yourself when you switch to a new defender as well.
  • To help differentiate between teams after a set play breaks down, each one uses their true base set in NBA 2K15. Now when you play the Heat, which Jones jokes doesn't truly have a big (sorry Bosh), they will run a four-out one-in set. The Spurs, on the other hand, will have three-out two-in base set.
  • During your second year, Doc Rivers will take over as the head coach of your team. Players will have a more intense relationship with Rivers than with the coaches from last year, as he has expectations for how he wants you to perform and what you should be focusing on in a particular game situation. These include tutorial-like pre-game meetings with assistant coaches where they go over points of emphasis.

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 72 - View All
09:54 AM - September 25, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

1. Play low-rated National teams

After opening the starter pack, you're going to have a mediocre goaltender and only one decent line on offense and defense, so you'll want to begin your HUT career by playing a few “Solo” games against the computer to build up your puck balance. Beating terrible National teams like Great Britain, France, Italy, et al. on “Superstar” difficulty will guarantee around 1,000 to 1,200 pucks per win.

Users who are skilled enough to consistently beat the computer on “Superstar” should consider building an all-bronze lineup of castaways to continue earning pucks from exhibition games without wasting any contracts on important NHL players.

Read More - A Dozen Tips to Make Your NHL 15 Ultimate Team Experience As Good As It Can Be

Game: NHL 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All