A look at seven potential dream matches for Sting in WWE 2K15.
A look at one of the all-time classics applying modern day standards to its elements.
A look back at the history of the 2K series and why you should miss it.
We discuss as a staff, whether the rumored game which never was could have actually been a viable product.
One of the more intriguing projects on Kickstarter right now is Pixel Soccer, which is intended to be a fun and unique way to play the worlds most popular sport. We recently got a chance to talk to the creators about their vision and where the game is heading.
Read More - Pixel Soccer Interview: Why You Should Be Excited
MLB 14 The Show patch 1.12 (PS4) and patch 1.17 (PS3) are available now for their respective consoles. Below are the patch details.
- Online Gameplay stability (a lot of changes and improvements):
- General online synching and stability.
- Play results are now consistent on both users machines.
- Fielder synching issues across two users online now fixed.
- Batter desync when batter calls time.
- Balks or balls in the dirt no longer cause hang.
- Ball deflected collision on defensive players now consistent on both user screens.
- Late fielding dives no longer cause the game to hang online.
- Fielding decisions and throws are now consistent on both player screens.
- Late Bunt (and bunts pulled back) and swing attempts now give the same game result
- Check swing improvements to online gameplay
- Challenge of the Week pitcher settings no longer carrying over from any other game mode.
- Timing issues with pausing the game and guess pitching at the same time no longer cause issues.
- Stealing home while batter takes strike 3 for the 3rd out issue fixed.
- Ball 4 resulting in a walk on a wild pitch and trying to advance the runner on first issue fixed.
- Fixed infrequent end of online game crash at closing on-screen-display graphic.
- Fixed rare instance of on-screen bright color/black corruption affecting stadiums and players.
- Fixed very rare corrupted player faces issue. This would show up as dark splotches and patches. This happened in certain player substitutions in Franchise mode Spring Training.
- In Game Options for Camera changes are now saved when reloading the game.
- Road to the Show crash when loading into Batting practice addressed
- At-bat ambient Organ music addressed (wasn't playing when intended)
- Custom Music applied to all players now properly working.
- First HR in a Franchise game issue no longer stating "First Career HR" every time.
- Umpire balls, strikes and 3rd strike audio calls now playing properly and consistently
- With Music Mode on, stealing a base no longer skips the song track.
- Andrelton Simmons face fixed!
- Home Run Derby can now be entered during the install, once the needed assets are loaded.
- Bernie Brewer now seen after a Home Run in Miller Park.
- Addressed Strike Zone size on PS4 that cause ball/strike calls to appear very wrong.
- Analog throw meter difficulty balanced on all levels.
- Fixed issue with repeated jumping near a pop-up causing the runner to take off for the next base.
- All Vault screens should now default to rating (no longer sorted by user name).
- Diamond Dynasty> My Bids fix to prevent a crash when users have more than 500 transactions.
- Online score posting fix to prevent lost online game scores and data.
- Addressed a Login/Boot-up crash that would sometimes occur when logging in during peak hours.
- Fixed Diamond Dynasty "vs cpu" pre-game line-up crash that could happen before proceeding into the game load.
- The Show Live Double Header games now have crowds for both games.
- Diamond Dynasty and The Show Live issue fixed where some players were showing Headley (PS4) and Jeter (PS3) heads on certain players.
EA Sports UFC is currently on sale for $39.99 on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, at Amazon. Just in case you missed it, check out the Operation Sports review here.
More news, screenshots and videos can be seen on the EA Sports UFC page.
EA Sports posted the newest NHL 15 trailer today (and 4 more screenshots), showing off the new physics in this years game. In the trailer, we see that not only are the players getting a physics overhaul but the puck itself is getting new physics. The game will feature physics which see the puck interacting with the ice in ways we've only dreamed of up until this point.
What do you think of the trailer?
While EA is slowly making it's return to golf with PGA Tour 15, another Canadian studio is trying to make an impression with The Golf Club, coming this summer to Xbox One, PS4 and PC. It's already out through early access on Steam, but I got a chance to try out the Xbox One version of the game at E3 2014 back in June.
The gameplay pitch for this Unity-powered golf simulation is that it's an actual simulation, with a proper learning curve and a reduced number of assists from what you'd usually find in the Tiger Woods games. This means that there are no landing indicators on shots and that the player has to line up an approach with some level of foreknowledge. The Golf Club uses analog swinging, and there is even more room for error than in the Tiger Woods games. This doesn't mean that it's unfair, but each shot will have to be executed carefully to avoid shanking. Your swing is represented by a graphic on the side, and this helps provide useful feedback should things go awry. There is also a grid-like interface for adding spin, draw or fade on the ball.
Read More - The Golf Club Hands-On (Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
The full list of supported wheels, pedals and controllers have been released for Project CARS. The Logitech G27 made the list for PC gamers, however it didn't for the PlayStation 4.
As noted in the blog, the checklist is not final and will be updated with more devices before release.
Is your wheel on the list?
EA Sports plans to release their NHL 15 physics trailer tomorrow. Until then, check out the NHL 15 page for more news, screenshots and trailers you might have missed.
But what if things had happened slightly differently? Perhaps, with a few lucky breaks and bounces, your favorite player is in the MVP discussion and not the trade rumor mill. Or maybe a key injury has limited your team's ascent in the standings.
Using the stellar Out of the Park 15, we’ve simulated this “alternate reality” through July 1st. See how things could have gone, or better yet, report your own version of 2014 in the comments below.
Read More - OOTP Baseball Sims the First Half of the 2014 Season
The Golf Club has teamed up with former world number one golfer, Greg Norman and his course design company, Great White Shark Enterprises. Check out some of the new screenshots here and read the full press release below.
Canadian video game developer, HB Studios, announced a significant endorsement today by Greg Norman Golf Course Design for The Golf Club’s course designer program. This endorsement clearly demonstrates the capability and flexibility of this particular feature in the software. The Golf Club is currently the only game on the market today with this sophisticated of a course design feature, which makes sense why legendary golfer Greg Norman would put his name and brand behind such an endeavor. Norman is known to partner with cutting-edge companies who have the reputation of providing a unique proficiency in an area of business he feels is a good-fit for his company.
Greg Norman Golf Course Design, one of the world’s leading golf course design companies, will apply the extensive features of The Golf Club’s course designer software for some of their real-world golf course design projects and developments. With the ability to instantly deliver virtual draft plans to their clients, Greg Norman and his team will be able to fluidly and almost immediately make modifications throughout the design process while also providing the opportunity to their clients to virtually play each course from the very start of the design process. Through their extensive and intimate knowledge of the industry, the Greg Norman Golf Course Design team will also work closely with HB Studios to contribute invaluable information on how to expand upon the game’s current platform.
“We couldn’t be happier to partner with Greg Norman and his golf course design company,” said Jeremy Wellard, President of HB Studios. “The Greg Norman Course Designer in our game will not only let our players create the golf courses of their wildest dreams and imaginations, but it will now allow Greg Norman and his team to demonstrate their design concepts to their clients, bringing an unparalleled level of access and ability to customize the course to their specificity. This partnership truly shows the power of The Golf Club’s course design feature and we look forward to working closely with the team at Greg Norman Golf Course Design over the coming years.”
”We are excited about our new partnership with HB Studios which will allow my design company to visualize our golf courses before any dirt has been moved onsite,” said Greg Norman. “This new software tool will allow our design clients to play the golf holes on a computer while the project is still in the design phase and construction has yet to start which will provide a significant cost savings as well as a sales and marketing advantage to our clients.”
The Golf Club is a fully featured golfing experience where users can play against friends’ and rivals’ best rounds in turn-based/asynchronous competition modes enhanced by cloud-based technology. The game supports Tours & Tournaments, stroke play, match play, and 4-ball.
The Golf Club’s course designer allows players to build an unlimited number of golf courses, which can then be shared and played with friends online. New courses can be generated in a matter of seconds by selecting a theme, terrain features, number of holes and difficulty. Players can then enjoy a full suite of editing tools from changing the time of day to placing hazards and objects to create the ultimate golf challenge. Players can also discover new courses built by friends and the community by filtering through rank and difficulty, as well as interact with new members of The Golf Club through the Message Center.
The game is due for worldwide release on Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and PC Windows platforms during Summer 2014.
For Steam Early Access visit the store on Steam
Early Access of The Golf Club comes complete with three modes: stroke play, match play and 4-ball, no loading times between holes, and the course designer feature.
2K has announced Pharrell Williams will curate the soundtrack for NBA 2K15. The full soundtrack will be released later this summer. Billboard has stated songs from System of a Down and Strafe would be included and 2K confirmed it will be the largest soundtrack to date for the franchise.
Read the full press release below.
Creative mogul and entertainment visionary to hand-select the most extensive and musically diverse soundtrack in NBA 2K history
2K today announced a new collaboration with internationally-renowned artist and producer Pharrell Williams to curate the most extensive and unique soundtrack compilation in NBA 2K franchise history for NBA® 2K15, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*. The partnership brings together one of music’s most creative minds with one of the most successful entertainment properties of the last decade.
“It was a cool experience. I tried to curate songs that were diverse but yet still proved to be motivational to gamers,” said Pharrell. “It was important to me that the music complemented the on-court action of NBA basketball in NBA 2K15. I hope everyone enjoys it.”
A renowned visionary across music, fashion, and design, Pharrell has served as a pop-culture force since his days as a founding member of N.E.R.D and the Neptunes to his latest venture with multi-media creative collective i am OTHER. His work includes producing tracks for some of the biggest albums of the decade, such as Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” and Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange,” as well as hit singles "Happy," “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke and “Get Lucky” with Daft Punk.
“Pharrell’s passion and reputation as a visionary producer and expertise from working with the NBA will be evident in the largest and most eclectic NBA 2K soundtrack ever,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for 2K. “We really listened to our fans’ feedback on how we could improve their experience from a music standpoint, and we’re confident Pharrell’s collaboration in NBA 2K15 will impress players as much as it’s impressed us.”
Pharrell’s soundtrack selections will be revealed later this summer. Follow @NBA2K on Twitter and use the hashtag #YourTimeHasCome for the latest NBA 2K15 news.
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, NBA 2K15 is not yet rated by the ESRB. NBA 2K15 is scheduled for release on October 7 in North America, and on October 10 internationally for the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft; and Windows PC.
By pre-ordering WWE 2K15, gamers will receive two generations of Sting. Check out the announcement trailer here. Sting has long been a valued get for Vince McMahon, as he is currently one of the few top wrestlers ever to never wrestle a match for a McMahon. There have been rumors that will end soon, but regardless his inclusion in WWE 2K15 with two generations of his likeness will mean we can live some real fantasy matchups in the game at the very least.
UPDATE: Just added images of the two generations you will see of Sting. The baseball bat-wielding icon of the nWo-era with trademark black and white face paint, as well as the flashy, brightly colored Sting with his signature flattop hairstyle.
WWE 2K15 is scheduled to release on October 28th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Read the full press release below.
through exclusive pre-order offer
2K today announced the long-awaited debut of Sting in WWE® 2K15, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. Sting will be available for those who pre-order the game at any participating retailer for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems. WWE 2K15 is currently scheduled for release on October 28, 2014 in North America and October 31, 2014 internationally.
One of the most popular and revered competitors in WCW® history, Sting will be featured in WWE 2K15 through two unique playable characters: the mysterious, ghost-like persona with trademark black and white face paint who was the face of WCW during the “Monday Night War” era, as well as his earlier look, sporting bright colors and a blond, flattop hairstyle. In celebration, a unique promotional trailer highlighting Sting’s WWE 2K15 inclusion.
“The only thing for sure about Sting is nothing’s for sure, except my debut in WWE 2K15,” said Sting. “I’m honored to have my legacy immortalized in a video game. It’s showtime!”
Making his WCW debut in 1991, Sting generated worldwide recognition for his unique presence and in-ring prowess. Across more than a decade, he amassed eight WCW championships and competed against many notable rivals, including “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, the New World Order (nWo), Vader, Rick Rude, The Four Horsemen and Ric Flair.
“We’re eager to introduce fans to Sting in a compelling new way, while debuting the next-generation of gaming in the WWE 2K franchise,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “Pre-ordering WWE 2K15 is the ultimate way to embrace the history and individuality of Sting’s impressive career.”
Developed collaboratively by Yukes and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K15 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K15 is currently scheduled for release on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4™ and PS3™ on October 28, 2014 in North America and October 31, 2014 internationally.
This year's edition seems to offer more promise now that the authenticity driven Visual Concepts - the in-house development team at 2K Sports - is taking direct involvement in the production of the game this year. Yukes will still be involved, but the fact that Visual Concepts is now on board puts a smile on a lot of faces. What exactly will this mean for the franchise? Only time will tell, but if Visual Concepts treats “WWE 2K15” like their other sports titles, I think fans of the series might be in for a treat.
Read More - A New Direction for 2K and WWE?
Check out the latest Madden NFL 15 trailer, featuring the new tackling mechanic and how it could change the way you play defense.
The free agency moves over the weekend did change the basic structure of the Eastern Conference, with more than one team now looking to have an inside track on the possibility of competing for a shot at the NBA Finals.
It looks as if Chicago, Cleveland, and Indiana will all at least be good enough to challenge for an eastern conference title -- and Miami could certainly be in the mix as well if the final few chips fall their way this offseason.
However, the one thing that hasn't changed is that the Western Conference still has the better crop of teams from top to bottom, and the Eastern Conference still has a long way to go before matching the west in power.
Carmelo didn't move west. LeBron didn't either. Pau Gasol is now in the East. It's time we see the Eastern Conference put forth more than one or two serious competitors for the NBA Championship -- and we could finally have that going into this year.
Has the change in balance in the Eastern Conference made it more appealing to play in NBA 2K15? Do you suspect more big changes are coming to the Eastern Conference this offseason?
EA Sports has revealed the official global cover for FIFA 15, featuring Lionel Messi. He has previously been featured on the cover of FIFA Street, FIFA 13, and FIFA 14.
As with previous FIFA releases, EA Sports will also release regional covers featuring local talent with Messi in the next few weeks.
FIFA 15 is scheduled to arrive on September 23rd in North America, September 25th in Europe and September 26th in the UK.
For more news, videos and screenshots of FIFA 15, visit our official page.