"If this is where Indie Sports Games are heading, then we're on board."
A look at Microsoft's sim racer and its debut on next-gen.
EA Sports does it again, with a great debut of their best-selling soccer franchise on next-gen.
We go in-depth with the XBox One.
Last summer, I found myself in a similar position. Just as I had done in 2002, I made a console purchase based almost entirely on the availability of baseball games. I preordered a PS4.
Now, having spent a weekend with the new console, do I feel that this decision -- regardless of future baseball availability -- was a good one? Should you jump on board the next generation with Sony’s new console? Is the PS4 even a good console as a whole?
The answer, unfortunately, is a resounding “maybe.”
Read More - PlayStation 4 Console Review
By most accounts, NBA Live 14 has failed to meet even our lowest expectations at this point. As of this writing, the game is the lowest rated PS4 game on Metacritic, averaging in the mid-40s.
The question is, are you as a sports gamer willing to ever give EA basketball a chance in the future after this release?
Sound off by voting in our poll to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums!
- It's "guilty by association" for SEC teams Auburn (No. 4) and Mizzou (No. 5) as the rest of the AQ world gets pushed away from the table despite equal records.
- Tom Brady won another face-off against Peyton Manning -- this time a valiant comeback
The final round of voting begins today, as Georges St-Pierre and Alexander Gustafsson battle it out on UFC.com to decide who joins Jon Jones as the second cover athlete on EA Sports UFC.
Voting ends on December 1st.
Who do you think takes home the second cover spot?
Think of the children. Think of the kid who plays for the school basketball team or the weekend Church league.
Think of his parents, or maybe one of his relatives, out at the local shopping mall, stopping by an electronics store and buying that kid NBA Live 14 for Christmas.
Think long and think hard about what you've done, Electronic Arts.
Were the few thousand copies NBA Live 14 will inevitably sell to mom or dad or to aunt Suzy worth the disappointment of a few thousand kids on Christmas Day?
You know the answer. You know what you've done.
And sports gamers will remember. Especially the younger ones.
Read More - NBA Live 14 Review (PS4/XB1)
FIFA Manager founder and designer Gerald Köhler has stated FIFA Manager 14 will be the last game from the series. He took the time to thank all of the fans and explain why the series will have to end.
Over the course of the next couple of weeks, I'm going to be taking an in depth look at some of the features on next-generation consoles that could help shape the future of sports gaming.
About five years ago, when NCAA Football 2010 released on the Xbox 360 and PS3, I was enamored with the idea of being able to play a dynasty online with friends. It was a novel concept - one that is still blossoming ... Read More
- NBA 2K14 Review (PS4/XBox One)
- FIFA Soccer 14: First Impressions (XB1)
- NBA 2K14 on Next-Gen Extended Impressions
- Sean O'Brien Issues Apology for NBA Live's Quality, Promises Improvements
- FIFA 14 Day One Patch Details For Xbox One, Other Next-Gen Issues Being Looked Into
- Mobile Version of Madden NFL 25 Updated - New Features, Improved Gameplay & More
- FIFA 14 Will Reward the Most Loyal Career Mode Players From Current-Gen to Next-Gen
- Kazunori Yamauchi States Best Case Scenario, Gran Turismo 7 to Release Next Year
- NCAA Sues EA and CLC for Breaching Contract
- NBA 2K14 Roster Update Adds Davies, Thompson, Raduljica, Buycks, Stone & Hummel
- NBA 2K14 Knicks Orange Alternates & Spurs Military Uniforms Available Now
- Free PES 2014 Companion App for iOS Available Now, Android Coming Soon
- Your Full Guide to Everything NBA Live 14 - Post Controls, Defense, Gathers & More
- NBA Live 14 Demo Available Now, Post Your Impressions Here
- NCAA Football 14 Uniform Pack 9 Now Available
- NBA Live 14 Reviews From Around the Web
- NBA Live 14 Has Arrived, Post Your Impressions Here
- EA Sports UFC Cover Vote Down to Final Four - GSP vs. Pettis & Gustafsson vs. Sonnen
- NHL 14 Dynamic Ratings Update - Brodeur, Kane, Richards, Sedin and More
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Data Pack 2 Available Now
Reviews, Impressions, Features & Blogs
- Next-Gen Sports Game Mini-Reviews (Madden, FIFA, NBA 2K)
- Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: PS4 Launch Sports Games & More
- Operation Sports - Dual Threat Podcast: Season 2 - Episode #15: Week 13
- The OS Daily Ten - NFL Players Called On to Stop Use of 'N-Word'
- Need for Speed Rivals Review (PS4)
- Madden NFL 25 Next-Gen Review (PS4)
- The OS Daily Ten - Tigers Trade Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler
- NBA Live 14 Next-Gen First Impressions
- Need For Speed: Rivals Next-Gen Extended Impressions
- Madden NFL 25 Next-Gen Extended Impressions
- Operation Sports - Press Row Podcast: PS4 Launch Night Hangout
- The OS Daily Ten - Denver Ends Kansas City's Perfect Season
New Videos and Screenshots
- NBA 2K14 - Next-Gen Extended Momentous Trailer
- Forza Motorsport 5 Videos - Gameplay at Bathurst & Road Atlanta
- Amar'e Stoudemire in real life or videogame?!?!?!?
Next-gen basketball is here, to (mostly) good results.
NBA 2K14, with its flaws, is ushering in a new generation of sports games.
But even more importantly, a sports game – yes, a sports game – is ushering the entire generation with graphics that can truly be considered next-gen. But a game isn’t defined by only what you see, as NBA 2K14 is also quick to let you know.
Read More - NBA 2K14 Review (PS4/XBox One)
I was fortunate enough to play the game back at E3, and I really liked the promise of what I saw. There was a crispness and fluidity in how the action unfolded that created a bit more pace without actually speeding up the action. I think a lot of this has to do with the improved framerate and animation fidelity, but the improved shot release and altered momentum seems to be a benefit as well.
Read More - FIFA Soccer 14: First Impressions (XB1)
At first glance, I fell in love with NBA 2K14. The graphics are golden, the gameplay is near identical to a fantastic current-gen release, and My GM has all of the potential in the world. Safe to say, the hype seems well worth it and necessary for 2K's first next-gen conquest.
I say near identical for a few reasons. During gameplay, a lot of classic 2K bugs have resurfaced. Players are morphing into one another; Ray Allen is standing out of bounds in the corner and won't move; passing turns the ball over more than it should (this may be more of a realism factor than anything, so don't freak out yet).
These issues can be a game-killer, but 2K fixed all of these problems in the past so I fully expect them to fix these in the coming months with a series of patches, especially after they told me they are currently working on the game's second patch. No timetable for the release of the patch as of yet, though.
Read More - NBA 2K14 on Next-Gen Extended Impressions
Let's face it, it's not often you see a gaming company not only apologize for a lackluster release but also vow to make tangible improvements to the product before the next version releases.
NBA Live 14 Executive Producer Sean O'Brien is doing just that, commenting on the rough week the folks at EA have had with the largely hugely negative feedback on NBA Live 14 and vowing to improve the title.
"We hear loud and clear that some of you are disappointed in various aspects of NBA LIVE 14, and I’m sorry if the game doesn’t live up to your expectations," O'Brien said. "Looking at your feedback, we have laid out a plan to make NBA LIVE 14 a better game as quickly as we can."
The plan to improve NBA Live 14 will involve Twitch Live streams to teach the skills that will help make the experience with Live 14 a better one by teaching about the gameplay mechanics within the game as well as blogs on the EA website. Currently there are three new posts on the Live website: a controller guide, perfecting your style, and levels of dribble.
O'Brien is also promising tangible improvements to the game. Graphics and animations will see "drastic and immediate" improvements in the coming weeks and months within the game.
With such a negative reaction thus far to Live 14, it is definitely a good sign that EA is ramping up to improve the product post-launch with so much support. This bodes well for the series' future, but this also puts EA behind the 8-ball to truly improve the Live experience sooner rather than later.
It's here. With the XBox One now also in stores, if you were making a next-gen gaming decision you now likely have your console and have played some of your favorite sports games on the new consoles.
My start with the PS4 was delayed due to prior travel commitments, but I've spent the better part of the last 30 hours or so playing Madden, FIFA, and NBA 2K. Here is what I've observed.
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The 58th episode of the Press Row Podcast features most of our standard crew – and a great special guest – and covers all of the PS4 launch sports games. We go into detail on NBA 2K14, NBA Live, Madden 25, and FIFA 14, and our overall experience launching into the next generation of sports games. In addition, the crew talks a bit about the non-sports games they’ve tried on PS4 as well as their plans for Xbox One.
Joining us this week:
- Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre (@pastapadre)
- Owen Good, Kotaku (@owengood)
- Mike Suszek, Joystiq (@mikesuszek)
- Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@the_katbot)
- Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)
- And your host, Richard Grisham, GamesRadar/OXM/@GAMER (@richgrisham)
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The 2013 college football season is in full swing! Operation Sports’ Dual Threat Podcast is a college football podcast hosted by Matt Cahill, a.k.a. Drab T-Shirt, and Robert Bode, producers at 106.7 The Fan in DC, and they discuss everything college football related with an opinionated and fast-paced show!
In the fifteenth episode of Dual Threat: Season 2, Drab and Bode discuss the crazy, mind-blowing ending to the Auburn-Georgia game, the possible repercussions from the situation involving Florida State QB Jameis Winston, what the USC Trojans should do with Ed Orgeron and their head coaching position and much more! Plus, the guys preview and make their predictions for the biggest games of the weekend between Wisconsin-Minnesota, Missouri-Ole Miss, Texas A&M-LSU, Arizona State-UCLA and Baylor-Oklahoma State!
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