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Monday, April 14, 2014
01:01 PM - April 14, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

IGN is hosting a livestream of MLB 14 The Show (PS4 version) now.

Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants and Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers will battle it out, while Sony San Diego designer, Ramone Russell talks about the game and answers questions.

UPDATE: For those that missed out, here is the replay.

Here is a direct link to the Yasiel Puig vs. Hunter Pence gameplay.


Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 66 - View All
12:28 PM - April 14, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Glenn Wigmore

While there is Skype, Xbox Fitness, signing in with your face, scanning QR codes or using your voice to navigate, there haven't been any (meaningful) game reasons to use your Kinect 2.0 on the Xbox One. Enter Kinect Sports Rivals, the first substantial foray into motion gaming on the new Xbox. The idea of the game is fairly simple, and it's akin to previous Kinect Sports titles or even Wii Sports Resort. In this entry, you compete in a series of six sports in an island setting, unlocking new chapters of the game's silly story as well as new gear for your character. When you want to take your skills against the world, you do so via the Rivals mode. All of this comes for a $60 asking price, which is too high, but if you can look past that and some other issues, you may have some fun here.

Read More - Kinect Sports Rivals Review (Xbox One)

Game: Kinect Sports RivalsReader Score: Vote Now
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DarkSeas Games have released an alpha video clip from Road Redemption, a motorcycle combat game (very similar to Road Rash) that was successfully funded on KickStarter in May of last year.

The PC version will be available in August, but you can play the alpha version now, for $40. They have plans to release the game for Xbox 360 and Wii U later in the year.

Find out more at the official website.

Features
  • Take your gang on an epic journey across the United States
  • Seamless, procedurally generated world, that's different every time you play
  • Tons of weapons including swords, chains, cattle prods, grenades, shotguns, and many many more
  • Earn money, new gear, and equipment to improve your character
  • Battle enemy gangs, cops, and the military, all with state of the art AI
  • Local splitscreen and online multiplayer play

Game: Road RedemptionHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / Wii U / Xbox 360Votes: 0 - View All
09:16 AM - April 14, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Last month, Roll7 revealed they were working on PS3, PS4 and PC versions of OlliOlli. According to CVG, the team is looking at a July 22nd release date. Still no official word on cross-buy.

If you missed our PS Vita OlliOlli review, check it out right here.

Game: OlliOlliHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 0 - View All
08:45 AM - April 14, 2014. Posted by HustlinOwl. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the latest MLB 14 The Show video showing off the new fielding ball marker.

Here are some screenshot captures from the video.

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Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 66 - View All
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Operation Sports' partner FanDuel is running a one-day fantasy baseball league tonight. It's $2 to play, and the winner takes $2,000. The league starts at 7:05 PM EST and ends after the night's last game. Click here to join. Good luck!

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 17 - View All
Friday, April 11, 2014
10:16 PM - April 11, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


As most of you are aware, the NBA Live team has been getting together with many of the NBA teams during the season and capturing their faces for NBA Live 15.

Marc D'Amico unveils the process the Celtics went through to become real-life characters for NBA Live 15. Check out the video clip that actually has a few facial scans that you will see in the game. We've captured some of them here, but make sure you watch the video to see the technology behind it.

A big thanks to @CelticBoyHooks!!

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Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All


With R.B.I. Baseball 14's release this week, many gamers have been thrown back into a nostalgic frenzy while playing MLB's first foray into console gaming.

After a few days since R.B.I.'s release on old-gen consoles, what do you think about the game at this point? Be sure to vote in our poll and leave a comment about your overall impressions below!

Game: R.B.I. Baseball 14Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / Android / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All
03:10 PM - April 11, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Justin Mikels

What excites you more -- jaw-dropping performances by elite athletes or a group of average players that display the very essence of a great team?

More specifically, do you enjoy the model set forth by the Kentucky men's basketball program? By all appearances, it wouldn't be a stretch to label the Wildcats as a stepping stone, not a destination.

The sports purist and team-builder inside of me loathes this model set forth by Kentucky. But at the same time, if it works (and it has -- two title appearances in three years including a championship) and we still complain, maybe that just makes the rest of us 'haters.'

Sound Off: Do you enjoy teams like Kentucky that load up on and lose elite stars yearly, or side with teams built over a longer period of time?

Sports Headlines for April 11, 2014

Game: NCAA BasketballReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 1 - View All
02:52 PM - April 11, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Ubisoft released another Trials Fusion gameplay trailer today.

Read the full press release below and visit the official website here for more information.

Think you've got what it takes to rule the competition? Go head-to-head-to-head-to-head in intense, local supercross multiplayer, but be sure to make all the right jumps and stick all your landings. Go against the best of the world's best, but be aware that every split-second counts. Whether racing locally against your friends or challenging the top times and scores in the leaderboards, Trials Fusion gives you different ways to take on anyone who dares to attempt stealing your platform-racing crown.

The much-anticipated Trials game for the next-generation will be here on April 16th, 2014 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 and on April 24th, 2014 for the PC. Pre-purchase the standard or deluxe edition of the PC version now and get access into the playable Beta program today. Take on an unlimited array of platform-racing challenges in the unreal world of Trials Fusion!

Trials Frontier Now Available

Ubisoft announced that Trials Frontier, the free-to-play mobile title from RedLynx and its best-selling and award-winning Trials series, is now available only on the App Store. The series’ first appearance on mobile devices, Trials Frontier transports players to the distant future where they find themselves the newcomer in a run-down town desperate for a hero.

Players will practice their skills, learning how to race, flip and cruise through tracks as they earn new gear for their bikes and complete missions for the townsfolk in order to prepare for a face-off with the town villain, Butch. As players progress through the game they will unlock new maps, tracks, bikes and fine-tune their racing skills.

Trials Frontier will receive regular post-launch updates that include new bikes, missions and the introduction of infinite multiplayer brawls to keep players competing and racing on the newest bikes. Stay connected with friends through time challenges, leaderboard sharing capabilities and social network integration to prove who has the fastest time.

Players can connect with Trials Fusion, coming out April 16 on console and April 24 on Windows PC, to gain access to bonus rider gear and see what some of the tracks looked like in their prime.

Game: Trials FusionReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
12:07 PM - April 11, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

After playing it for two days, Jon Robinson from SI Extra Mustard has posted his hands-on impressions of the PS4 version of MLB 14 The Show and claims it is the best next-gen sports game he has ever seen.

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In terms of the actual gameplay, I was only able to compete head-to-head and against the CPU (online isn’t ready yet), but I have to say, the PS4 version is not only looking better than its PS3 counterpart, it’s playing better as well. Over 200 new fielding animations were added exclusively to the PS4 field, and I saw everything from a ball ricocheting off Matt Cain’s leg only to be barehanded by (a now slimmer-looking) Pablo Sandoval as he gunned the runner out at first, to all new catcher animations showcasing the masked men jumping out from their crouch to pounce on bunts out in front of the plate. Other new animations include helmets flying off sliding runners and the Ichiro slap swing. Says Russell: “We even added lean animations for baserunners so they don’t look so robotic. Everything about the game just looks, feels, and plays more natural.”

Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 66 - View All
09:24 AM - April 11, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Robert Kollars

If you have no favorite Major League team, or happen to be bored playing with your favorite team and are looking to resurrect a franchise from the ashes, than you should keep on reading. Sure, it’s easy to grab a team like the Dodgers, Red Sox, Cardinals, Tigers, or Yankees and all but guarantee yourself a playoff spot on a yearly basis, or you could travel the unconventional route and pick a franchise whose farm system is healthy, and has at least some talent at the Major League level to supplement the upcoming future prospects.

We are going to take a look at five different teams, their farm systems, and what talent they have on the big league level already.

Read More - MLB 14 The Show: Five Teams To Rebuild Today

Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 66 - View All


Ubisoft is launching The Crew this Autumn and it sounds pretty good, according to this write up from IGN. The creative director stated, "This is an MMORPG that just so happens to feature cars."

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The Crew’s ability to let you seamlessly zoom out the camera to a view of the entire country, scroll over to any area you want, and zoom back down to find your car right there is incredible. Dozens of major cities are represented in the game, along with a ton more smaller bergs across the country. Ubisoft claims that it takes a few hours to drive from Los Angeles to New York City, and honestly, I believe them. I also really appreciated that despite the cities obviously being truncated, they still maintained the flavor of their real-world counterparts. From the sun-baked neighborhoods of Miami to the barren industrial yards of Detroit to bombing up and down hills in San Francisco, each city had a unique look, feel, and tone.

Check out the full press release below.

Ubisoft Announces the Crew to Launch in Autumn 2014, Releases Worldwide Premiere Gameplay Trailer

Ubisoft announced that The Crew (see the new screenshots here) will be available this fall for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PC.

The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving game that takes gamers on an exhilarating ride throughout a massive, open-world recreation of the United States, brimming with exciting challenges and populated by other real players.

The Crew’s worldwide premiere gameplay trailer shows four cars, each with different tuning specs and riding in an iconic region of the United States, forming a crew to continue their journey together across the living, breathing open-world.

From April 8th, players will be able to win exclusive rewards through the Golden Plates treasure hunt. Golden Plates are license plates hidden within the game assets (screenshots, trailers, etc.) that have already been revealed or that will be revealed until the launch of The Crew. At launch, submitting the license plate code into the dedicated website hub will unlock in-game rewards, goodies and mystery rewards.

The Crew is now available for pre-order in two different editions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Limited Edition will grant early access to rides that will prepare gamers for any road—and off-road—conditions. Players who pre-order this edition will receive early access to the BMW Z4 sDrive35is, Mini Cooper S, and Dodge Ram SRT-10 and their respective sets of full custom and performance parts. The Muscle Edition, which can only be pre-ordered at GameStop, will include all early unlock content from the Limited Edition and will also grant exclusive early access to the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. Both Editions include 10,000 bonus Crew Credits. Players can pre-order The Crew for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at their local retailers.

For more information on The Crew, please visit thecrewgame.com.

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Game: The CrewHype Score: Vote Now
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
04:10 PM - April 10, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Justin Mikels

When you have a brand to protect and that brand is founded in masculine dominance and ego, it takes a lot to even hint that someone else is more deserving than you when it comes to the top awards in your sport.

But when The King -- and reigning MVP -- was asked who deserves this year's award the most, he may not have shouted it from the rooftops, but even LeBron knows that Kevin Durant has been 'more consistent' throughout this NBA season.

According to ESPN:
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"I would say he's [Durant] the most consistent basketball player as far as the MVP this year, man," James said. "He's put up some great numbers."

Sound Off: Who is this year's NBA MVP?

Sports Headlines for April 10, 2014

Game: NBAReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 1 - View All