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Monday, June 29, 2015

EA Sports has revealed a couple of new mascots which will be in NHL 16 (amongst others yet to be revealed). All of the NHL teams that have official mascots will have them in NHL 16.

Stinger of the Columbus Blue Jackets (pictured above) and Bailey of the Los Angeles Kings (pictured below) have been revealed today.

Mascots will move around the arena to pump up the crowd, react to on-ice action, and they may even join in on post-game celebrations.


As we have already learned, NHL 16 is getting a major facelift in terms of in-arena atmosphere. Be sure to add your own hype score to the NHL 16 page.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
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The NHL 16 team continues to answer questions about the game at their Ask EA page. The Q&A is copied and pasted below for easier reading. Other Q&A sessions have been posted here in the same fashion.

Will there be more customizablity in EASHL? (I.E. More jersey designs, more logos, etc.)

In EASHL 16, you will be able to use the logos and jerseys from the real-world teams for your club. Though this isn't complete customization, the team currently has it on the list of ideas for future iterations and it is something we will continue to look into.

Will HUT still have Collections and rewards for the Collections of teams? And if so, will the rewards be on packs or on HUT-coins?

Yes, HUT 16 will still have collection bonuses in the form of reward packs.

Will Jack Eichel be playable?

Jack Eichel will not be on the disk for when we launch. For him to be in our game he would have to play a shift in an NHL regular season game for us to be allowed to include him in the game.

First off I love the EA Sports nhl franchise and have been playing since the original nhl which I had for Sega. I noticed in be a pro mode in nhl 15 I can have up to 30 or 40 shots on goal but only end up with 1 or 2 goals while I can keep the opposing team down to about 10-15 shots and they will score 3 or 4 times. I guess what I am asking is will the players goalie be as good as the AI goalie ? This is probably the only compliant and question I have. I am very confident that everything else in the game will blow me away.

There isn't one answer to this question as the goalie and players skill vary as you progress through the different difficulty levels (Rookie, Pro, All Star, Superstar). Goalie abilities and shooting even change on different game styles. When you are playing on lower difficulties, your goalie will in some facets play better than the AI goalie whereas on higher difficulties, they play the same but the AI shooters will improve in terms of their shot selection and vision for making passes at the correct times. Game Style (i.e. Simulation vs Hardcore) will change many factors as well that will effect scoring such as how in control you need to be to get an accurate shot or how the angle of your shot and the direction you are skating in relation to your target can effect both your power and accuracy. Beyond finding a difficulty and game style that match your expectations for great competitive play, there are also sliders in the settings for both CPU and Human goalies and shooting to fine tune abilities such as Goalie Reaction Speed and Screen Effect as well as Player shooting accuracy and power that may help you dial them in closer to your expectations.

Is the face-off system being changed at all?

The Face-off system in NHL 16 will be the same as what was in NHL 15.

Are advanced stats going to be in NHL16?

Hey Sean…Advanced stats will not be part of NHL 16.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
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12:24 PM - June 29, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS.

We are now just over two weeks away from the release of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour from EA Sports. As we have outlined previously, the game will feature 12 licensed golfers and 8 licensed courses (9 if you pre-order) along with some new modes.

Are you planning on buying Rory McIlroy PGA Tour? Sound off with what your plan is in the comments!

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURHype Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
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10:51 AM - June 29, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


OS Executive Editor Chris Sanner chats with OS Senior Editor Chase Becotte about NBA Live 16, breaking down what we know so far. We discuss Chase's experiences with Live 16 on the E3 show floor, and we talk about what NBA Live 16 must do to earn 'must buy' status when it releases in late September.

Check out the video and leave a comment!

Game: NBA Live 16Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
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09:36 AM - June 29, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte


Players On The Rise

It was a battle between Albert Pujols and Max Scherzer in terms of who was more rewarding of the big boost this week. Both came out looking good as Scherzer becomes a 97 overall while Pujols gets a plus-three boost and some overdue power increases.

Brett Gardner is another big winner this week as his ratings have fluctuated all year. He's mostly been on the upswing, but a position change had knocked his overall rating down until he got a plus-three boost this week and became a Gold. Jason Hammel also joins Gardner as a Silver that's now turned to Gold.

The biggest boost this week was given to Chaz Roe, who received a mammoth plus-13 boost in overall rating.

Tier Changes

(All thanks go to Daddy Leagues for these numbers! They've been so on the ball I no longer have to sync up before and after roster update video clips to do all the changes myself.)
  • Steve Geltz went from Common to Bronze
  • Logan Forsythe went from Common to Bronze
  • Chaz Roe went from Common to Bronze
  • Brett Gardner went from Silver to Gold
  • Steven Wright went from Common to Bronze
  • Luis Valbuena went from Bronze to Silver
  • Josh Phegley went from Common to Bronze
  • Maikel Franco went from Bronze to Silver
  • Jason Hammel went from Silver to Gold
  • J.J. Hoover went from Bronze to Silver
  • Kristopher Negron went from Common to Bronze
  • Justin Turner went from Bronze to Silver
  • Andrew Chafin went from Common to Bronze
Full List Of Changes

Steve Geltz +11 boost in Overall rating (76 Overall)
Logan Forsythe +3 (71)
Jake Elmore +1 (65)
Enny Romero +4 (59)
Chaz Roe +13 (69)
Brett Gardner +3 (86) -- -7 Con vs. L / +12 Pwr vs. R / +12 Pwr vs. L
Chris B. Young +3 (77)
Todd Redmond +7 (77)
Roberto Osuna +7 (77)
Mookie Betts +3 (82) -- +12 Con vs. R / -13 Con vs. L / +11 Pwr vs. R / +6 Pwr vs. L
Steven Wright +5 (70)
Daniel Nava +1 (68)
J.D. Martinez +2 (81) -- +6 Con vs. R / -4 Con vs. L / +9 Pwr vs. R
Dallas Keuchel +3 (89)
Will Harris +2 (80)
Luis Valbuena +2 (79) -- -7 Con vs. R / -14 Con vs. L / +12 Pwr vs. R / +30 Pwr vs. L
Albert Pujols +3 (89) -- +4 Pwr vs. R / +8 Pwr vs. L
Delino DeShields Jr. +4 (76)
Anthony Ranaudo +5 (68)
Billy Burns +2 (76) -- +3 Con vs. R / +11 Con vs. L
Josh Phegley +9 (75) -- +18 Con vs. R / +19 Con vs. L / +16 Pwr vs. R / +16 Pwr vs. L
Mark Canha +2 (73)
Arnold Leon +4 (67)
Max Scherzer +3 (97)
Jason Grilli +2 (81)
Maikel Franco +4 (81) -- +6 Con vs. L / +2 Pwr vs. R / +7 Pwr vs. L
Trevor Rosenthal +2 (88)
Randal Grichuk +6 (75) -- +4 Pwr vs. R / +10 Pwr vs. L
Jason Hammel +2 (86)
J.J. Hoover +4 (78)
Kristopher Negron +6 (69)
Justin Turner +3 (80) -- -9 Con vs. L / +19 Pwr vs. R
Andrew Chafin +11 (70)
Brandon Maurer +4 (74)

Read More - Pineda and Lucroy Headline List of Declining Stars

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
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09:12 AM - June 29, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports and the Madden team are scheduled to reveal presentation improvements for Madden NFL 16 sometime this week. No official date was given, but what are you hoping to see?

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All

The official weekly MLB 15 The Show roster update is available now. The update adds 16 players and includes 159 player movements.

Daddy Leagues have posted the attribute changes for the roster update, some of the changes include Max Scherzer +3 (97), Albert Pujols +3 (89), Dallas Keuchel +3 (89), Trevor Rosenthal +2 (88), David Robertson -1 (87), Brett Gardner +3 (86), Jason Hammel +2 (86), Jonathan Lucroy -3 (84), Michael Pineda -2 (83), Yan Gomes -2 (82), Mookie Betts +3 (82), Maikel Franco +4 (81), Jason Grilli +2 (81), J.D. Martinez +2 (81).

Check out all of the other details below.


Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 26 - View All
Sunday, June 28, 2015
03:41 PM - June 28, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

We're wrapping up another week in the Diamond Dynasty universe, and the two packs released this weekend were the Small Ball and Silver Loaded Packs. I think fans have really taken to these packs as they seem to have fair value inside them, and they're affordable at 2.5K Stubs and 7.5K stubs. With that being said, it's time to look ahead once again and try to predict who might be getting a ratings boost Monday morning.

I'll be breaking the predictions into tiers based on my own confidence level (also apologies this is going up a bit later on Sunday than usual, had been out of town).

Ratings Boost Probability: High

-Albert Pujols - The power numbers are simply off the charts. He's gotten boosts in the recent past, but nobody will argue if he gets a major one tomorrow.

-Max Scherzer - He had the no-no last weekend, and he's been ready for a boost now for some time.

-Chris Sale - But if Scherzer has needed a boost, Sale has been in even bigger need of one. He's got 63 strikeouts in his last 36 innings pitched.

-Billy Burns - He's just having an awesome rookie campaign. The speed, the defense and the run production have been so good.

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: Diamond Dynasty Ratings Boost Predictions (6/28/15)

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 26 - View All
Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
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Saturday, June 27, 2015
04:02 PM - June 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The trial version of Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR arrives for EA Access subscribers on July 9, but the bigger news is that it will give users 10 hours of gameplay, instead of the 6 hours it had been in previously released sports video games.

Battlefield Hardline also gave users 10 hours of gameplay, when it was released in March. This leads us to believe EA Access trial games going forward, will give users 10 hours of gameplay, instead of 6. For Xbox One users, EA Access continues to be a great value.

We have contacted EA, if we get an official response, we will update this post.

Source - Pastapadre

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURHype Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
11:39 AM - June 27, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 2015 NBA draft has completed and many NBA 2K15 fans are looking to grab a roster update that includes all of the rookies on their respective teams.

Well, look no further. While these rosters will continue getting updates throughout the off-season, you can download them now and make some of those changes yourself.

Updated NBA 2K15 roster with rookies for PlayStation 4
Online ID: EmbraceThaPace (Roster name: 2015-2016 w/ All Rookies) - Contact him on Twitter @EmbraceThaPace

Updated NBA 2K15 roster with rookies for Xbox One
Gamertag: Explicit G4minG (Roster name: NBA 2K16 With Rookies)

NOTE: If you don't see a rookie on a particular team(s), check the free agents and update it yourself. If you notice any corrections that need to be made, feel free to help the creators by commenting in their respective threads.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 59 - View All
03:26 AM - June 27, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

Soccer fans want to believe their sport is the most creative game in the world. Having a moniker like the "beautiful game" sort of touches on that point, but what's hard about living up to that ideal is that it flies in the face of video games and how people play them much of the time.

In short, people have always tried to figure out how to "beat" games. And in the sports world, much of the time that means figuring out what works and then doing that over and over to succeed. In FIFA's world, that means using the fastest players, hitting an elevated through ball behind the backline, swarming on defense while not worrying about fouls, or being really good at right stick dribbling.

Now it would be unfair to say that's all there is to FIFA, but the point is you still see a lot of the same tactics on the field game to game. Personnel, play style and formations are things that perhaps should matter more and could matter more if you made them worthwhile. But that can only happen if you make the ways you currently "beat" the game less successful.

In short, it seems the folks working on FIFA 16 are looking to create more beauty on the pitch while simultaneously uglying the game up by combating some of those well known tactics you use to score and defend. The developers want to create beauty while creating muck.

So after the jump, I’ll talk about the couple hours I spent with FIFA 16 and how the game is coming along at this point.

Read More - FIFA 16 Hands-On Preview

Game: FIFA 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
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Friday, June 26, 2015
08:12 PM - June 26, 2015. Posted by berad88. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the TV spot for F1 2015, which ships on July 21 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. More details about the game can be seen here.

Game: F1 2015Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
04:12 PM - June 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

iPodKingCarter recently sat down with Ronnie Singh, AKA Ronnie2K, to ask him a few questions about NBA 2K16. While most of the interview is Ronnie hyping up the game (it's his job), he mentions a few little details here and there, while side-stepping a few others. The NBA 2K16 hype train will officially kick off in late July.

Some details include the following:
  • What Ronnie does for 2K...
  • Some NBA 2K16 details arrive in late July, but the bulk of it comes in August and September (which is typical)
  • MyPARK news will come in September and they are working on something for all of those 7' 2" "point guards"
  • At this time, he gives no confirmation on Online Association
Listen to the entire interview here.

Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
02:44 PM - June 26, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports revealed the new GameFaceHD companion app for NBA Live 16, during the EA E3 press conference earlier this month. The app, which is scheduled to be available before the launch of NBA Live 16, scans your face and uploads it into the game.

The entire face-scanning process takes roughly 20 seconds, based off of a new video that arrived today, courtesy of the @ThaHoopGawd.

We are still curious how long it takes to transfer into the game, but we should hear more about that and the new mode for NBA Live 16 in the coming weeks.

Game: NBA Live 16Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
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