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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Madden Senior Game Designer and Lead Designer of Madden NFL CFM, Josh Looman has posted an update on Twitter, mentioning some of the fixes that have already taken place.

Unfortunately, they haven't figured out the online CFM user vs. user issue, but it's good to hear they are looking into the simulated stats issue.

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 13 - View All
10:20 AM - August 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you that are interested in looking at the various control schemes for NHL 15, check out the links below.

Game: NHL 15Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 41 - View All
10:15 AM - August 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest Project CARS gameplay video, featuring almost 4 minutes of 1080p action from Brands Hatch using the new helmet cam.

Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 4 - View All
08:48 AM - August 28, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest PES 2015 gameplay video from WinningElevenBlogEs, featuring just over 13 minutes of direct feed footage between Germany and Italy.

Game: PES 2015Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
05:47 PM - August 27, 2014. Posted by DustinT. Written by Glenn Wigmore
With the announcement of WWE 2K15's rivalry campaigns, developers 2K and Yukes are signalling that the historical single-player content of the last two years will continue. The first of these will be HHH vs. Shawn Michaels, and the other will be John Cena vs. CM Punk. In what 2K is calling the “2K Showcase” mode, these rivalries will weave in videos, highlights, interviews, pictures and text into the selected matches, and the matches themselves will feature all sorts of high spots and cinematic situations, as was done in the Attitude Era and Wrestlemania modes previously.

While these two rivalries will provide a decent arc to play through come October, it's fun to think about what other rivalries might be included as post-launch DLC. There will likely be new wrestlers added to the roster as DLC, but you'd have to believe that only characters on the launch roster will be considered for actual rivalries. Since there is also likely a good deal of effort required to stitch together all of the archival content and context for these modes, it's probable that we'll only see two or three “feuds” available for purchase.

Which rivalries make the most sense?

Read More - Five Possible DLC Rivalries for WWE 2K15

Game: WWE 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 13 - View All
03:36 PM - August 27, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

2K Sports has released this new NBA 2K15 video (Instagram, very short clip), featuring some of the mascots in the game. Ronnie mentioned that he couldn't wait to see OS break it down, so let's hear it!

Game: NBA 2K15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 41 - View All
03:19 PM - August 27, 2014. Posted by Ermolli. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest NBA Live 15 screenshot, featuring the Philips Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks.

Previously released:

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
11:24 AM - August 27, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


EA Sports has released a companion app for Madden NFL 15 owners which allows them to stay connected to their Ultimate Teams and CFM's via a smartphone app.

The app, built for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners, is a gateway to your Madden NFL experience on the go. You can stay up to date with your latest advancements in Connected Franchise and receive Ultimate Team updates as part of the iOS and Android app.

The app also enables CoachGlass for your Xbox One and PlayStation 4 experience.

The app is still listed as coming soon on the EA Sports website, but we'll let you know when it is available for gamers to use.

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Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 13 - View All

It appears there could be a nasty bug right now in Madden NFL 15, with user vs. user game results in online CFM not appearing to register upon completion. Its very possible this is a server side issue and could be fixed rather quickly, but if it's on the software side a patch will have to be developed and then released which could take a couple of weeks.

Thus far, a quick investigation and questionnaire of the community seems to indicate the problem is widespread, with no one actually reporting their results have counted at this point. It is entirely possible some results are being counted, just they appear to be sporadic at this point. For now, it's probably best to hold off on starting user vs. user online CFM's until we get official word the problem is fixed.

UPDATE: Just received official word from EA Sports.

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We're aware that some users’ wins/losses aren’t being recorded for online CFM H2H games and are working to fix it as soon as possible.

We’ll provide you with updates as soon as we have them.

Users can also check the official Madden NFL 15 HELP site for updates on any ongoing issues with the game.

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 13 - View All
09:43 AM - August 27, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

"If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin."

I'm not sure who came up with the quote (a quick bit of research also shows similar confusion on the source), but it seems some within the FIFA 15 Ultimate Team community have taken it completely to heart. This year, EA Sports is hoping to clamp down on the cheating going on in FUT by banning users who employ popular cheating tactics.

"Although they are a minority amongst FIFA fans, cheaters disrupt the gameplay experience and enjoyment for honest FIFA fans in a number of ways," EA said in a recent blog post on their website. "These include things like overloading servers, phishing and compromising other player accounts, and participating in the unauthorised exchange of virtual currency. It’s time for us to draw a clear and strong line against cheaters who negatively impact the FIFA experience for our millions of players online."

It appears as if many of the tactics employed in prior years will be watched and clamped down on this year by EA, which will almost certainly lead to a better experience for everyone...except the cheaters of course.

Be sure to read the full list of changes, and let us know what you think of them in the comments below!

Game: FIFA 15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All
09:33 AM - August 27, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest FIFA 15 video, featuring Etihad Stadium and new player faces.

Game: FIFA 15Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All

The Forza Horizon 2 demo is scheduled to arrive on September 16th for Xbox One gamers. Check out the list of achievements here.

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Explore the beauty of southern Europe in a handful of the world’s most amazing cars in this demo.

No official word on the 360 demo, so odds are there won't be one. The game launches on 360 and Xbox One on September 30th.

Game: Forza Horizon 2Hype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
07:40 AM - August 27, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out this PES 2015 fan-made trailer from WeedensProd and post your thoughts. I love these types of videos.

Game: PES 2015Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
10:33 PM - August 26, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Pure Pool just got a lot better thanks to its Version 1.01 update which adds tons of new features and even a new game mode. Here is what changed:

• New Game Mode - UK Black-Ball added to roster.
• New ‘Master’ difficulty (no aim aids). Removed the circle that appeared on the target ball.
• 9-ball free table - If the player has 9-ball as their default game type, the 9-ball rack will be set up in free play mode rather than the current forced 8-ball.
• General AI Improvements.
• Challenge notification icon - This displays an icon next to the players ‘Games’ option to inform them that they have received a challenge form another player.
• Offline Player Challenge notification - sends a message direct to the player if they are not playing Pure Pool.
• Opponent player card accessible mid-game - Allows the player to see their opponent’s player card at any time during a match.
• Opponent able to view player’s table cam.
• Player online feed only for friends - Removed the constant player online pop-ups. Only displays friend who comes online.
• Diamonds on the table rails to help players when shooting doubles.
• Yellow aim line made more distinct to reduce confusion between the two lines.
• Potting the black from the break now re-racks the balls.
• Player is now asked if they want to play against a DNA opponent or wants to continue searching for another online player.
• DNA now displayed next to the user name to clearly mark it out as an AI Player.
• Server optimization.
• The opponents cue updates will now always be visible as they move it around.
• Removed extended AI Shot times.
• Bug fix for player’s games not timing out and the game being award to the absent player.
• Bug fix to stop the player changing their difficulty mid-challenge and posting their score/time on the incorrect leaderboard.

If you have Pure Pool, download the newest update and let us know what you think!

Game: Pure PoolReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4Votes: 1 - View All
09:31 PM - August 26, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS.

The NHL 15 demo arrived today for PS4 users, and yesterday for Xbox One users. With so much controversey surrounding this year's NHL's release, thanks in part to several key missing modes in the new-gen debut, the game will have to rely upon its presentation and gameplay to deliver an experience worth gamer's hard earned $60.

So with that, here are some extended thoughts from our staff on whether the game is shaping up to do just that.

Read More - NHL 15 Demo: Is the Gameplay Enough? (Roundtable)

Game: NHL 15Hype Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 41 - View All