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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
06:57 PM - April 7, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


The Forza Horizon 2 Furious 7 car pack is available sometime today for $5. Check out the trailer here and plenty of screenshots here.

Here is the list of cars available in the pack.
  • 1970 Dodge Charger R/T “Fast & Furious” Edition
  • 1970 Plymouth Cuda “Fast & Furious” Edition
  • 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited “Fast & Furious” Edition
  • 2014 Maserati Ghibli S “Fast & Furious” Edition
  • 1970 Plymouth Road Runner “Fast & Furious” Edition
  • 2015 Dodge Charger R/T “Fast & Furious” Edition
  • 2015 Dodge Challenger “Fast & Furious” Edition
  • 1998 Toyota Supra “Fast & Furious” Edition
The 1998 Toyota Supra “Fast & Furious” Edition is available free to everyone.

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Game: Forza Horizon 2Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
03:42 PM - April 7, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Jim Beglin is scheduled to return this week to be the co-commentator on PES 2016, teaming up once again with Jon Champion. For what it's worth, Jim promises something different this year.

Source - OPE

Game: PES 2016Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
10:54 AM - April 7, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS.

Maybe this is a fitting end for what was simply a rocky existence for 2K Sports' NBA 2K14 on next-gen consoles. As originally reported by Polygon, and discussed in our forums -- 2K Sports shut down their NBA 2K14 servers on March 31, 2015.

This isn't a huge deal on the surface, until you find out that 2K promised this wouldn't result in players losing access to their career mode saves -- and it did.

In a statement to Polygon, a 2K Sports official promised, "Online files will not disappear, but rather they will turn to offline saves and earn skill points as opposed to VC."

In a statement from 2K Support on this issue, they say:

Quote:
"Sadly this may come as an inconvenience to some of you and if so we truly do understand and can feel for how upsetting this may seem as there always is a special bond that occurs between a player and their MyCareer save but all good things must come to an end and rest assured your MyCareer or MyGM went out while on top!" - (Polygon)

This seems to be little consolation after assurances to the contrary. One has to wonder if this is how it's going to be every year with NBA 2K -- and if so, what's the point in spending ANY money on VC if all of that work is going to simply be retired by 2K at their discretion?

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 96 - View All
10:18 AM - April 7, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Guest Post


Guest video poster Douglas Veney checks in today with a look at a couple of the new gameplay mechanics in MLB 15 The Show!

In MLB 15 The Show, the smart decisions are what win you the game. The game features a few new mechanics this year that go a long way in helping you execute a great strategy.

At first glance it might appear that "Timing" hitting is gone, but it's been renamed to "Directional" and features a new twist. Players are now able to influence their swing to a variety of directions to perform sacrifice hits, hit & runs, and other plays with much more accuracy.

Defensive shifts are incredibly easy to call, and deliver a fantastic risk/reward factor. Know that your opponent is preparing to squeeze off a bunt? Shift your infield to give your team a better chance at stopping them.

Follow Doug!

My Twitter: @WhoIsDo
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/goodgamebrocom

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 13 - View All
Monday, April 6, 2015
06:30 PM - April 6, 2015. Posted by MacCLovin. Written by Steve Noah

According to responses on the official Twitter feed for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, the game will not include The Masters, because the Augusta National license has expired. EA Sports will continue to explore opportunities to include it post-launch, but it doesn't sound likely.

The trial version of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will be available on EA Access, up to five days before release date. We will know more about it when the official release date is revealed. The game is scheduled to release sometime in June. For more Rory McIlroy PGA Tour details, check the game page.

Source - PastaPadre

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
02:37 PM - April 6, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer

MLB 15 The Show has the look, sound, and feel of baseball. It doesn't do many things great, something that is hindered by the series' unwillingness to take big risks, but it does just about everything well. And in a world where games are shipping with just about nothing working as it's supposed to, it's a relief to say that MLB 15 The Show is about as rock-solid as it gets.

As it does every year, this year's iteration focuses on how to move forward without taking any steps back. Little things like improved grass patterns and adding swing animations don't stand out too much at first, but it brings the game's replayability to an all time high. The same goes with its game modes, where simple changes should go a long way in keeping players invested in their franchise, or Road to the Show.

At the end of the day, MLB The Show is always going to be about the little things. And for this year, at the very least, that seems perfectly reasonable.


Read More - MLB 15 The Show Review (PS4)

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 13 - View All
12:20 PM - April 6, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS.

While RIDE has already released in other countries, with a current Metacritic score of 63, it will not release for North America until June 23rd. Previously it was scheduled for a May 19th release date. A few OS impressions of the demo can be found here.

UPDATE: As mentioned by @adag_dot_me, the PC version is available on Steam.

Read the full press release below.

BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA’S RIDE
RE-SCHEDULED TO JUNE 23RD

Milestone s.r.l., and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. will be moving the release of RIDE for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 (digital only), PlayStation 3 (digital only) and STEAM to Tuesday, June 23rd.

From the grease of the garage to the sight of burning rubber on the racetrack, RIDE offers motorcycle enthusiasts and gamers alike a complete racing experience as players take on four different categories of racing – more than 100 Superbikes, Supersports, Naked, and Historical bikes. The title offers extensive vehicle and rider customization, presenting gamers with a vast array of options to keep gameplay fresh and exhilarating through a huge selection of circuits that range from city, country, and historic tracks from the world of motorcycling.

Game: RIDEReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
10:49 AM - April 6, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


We are now about a week into your MLB 15 The Show playtime, and (so far) the online play seems to have held up through the busiest part of the year, and it even seems like has been somewhat smooth.

But, in our completely scientific (or unscientific) manner, we want to find out exactly what the community's experiences with online play has been.

Vote in the poll below and leave a comment with your overall online experiences in MLB 15 The Show.


Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 13 - View All
09:05 AM - April 6, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

What once was a strong point of the MLB The Show franchise, the presentation has been a middling aspect of the game which has gone dormant in recent years.

Surprisingly, the lack of innovation charge many will throw at SCEA — no matter how false that really is — could easily be countered with huge advancements in the presentation aspect of the game.

This season, the presentation is getting a couple of new tricks with added lines of commentary as well as a new radio show in the franchise mode.

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: Presentation Recap

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 13 - View All
Sunday, April 5, 2015
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: 19 - View All
09:26 AM - April 5, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Robert Kollars

If you read my first impressions of MLB 15: The Show's online experience, than you have a full understanding that after some very early testing in multiple settings, the reports were generally positive. Early on the only issue that we ran into was on-screen synching of what was being displayed.

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: Online Impressions After A Week of Playing

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 13 - View All
Saturday, April 4, 2015
06:22 PM - April 4, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Brandon Kosal

MLB 15 The Show's
Road to the Show mode is as solid as it’s ever been. If you’ve never been a fan of the mode, there’s nothing new here to win your heart. But longtime fans of RttS will enjoy a more refined experience that comes from an improved overall game.

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: Road to the Show Impressions

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 13 - View All
03:04 PM - April 4, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Glenn Wigmore
Once in a while it seems that a sports franchise will attempt some kind of radio show or halftime show or some other way of enhancing the realism of your season/franchise mode. FIFA World Cup Brazil was a recent example of this, as that game’s radio show would chime in after you played some matches, providing rough detail on the games played. That was one school of thought on this sort of show, as the radio spot there featured informal conversation that sounded natural but didn’t really have a lot of detail. They would talk about the teams who had played, so that was cool, but there never was any player depth or discussion on big plays or things like that.

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: The Radio Show is a Solid Start

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 13 - View All
12:39 PM - April 4, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Guest Post
What does the 2015 Major League Baseball season have in store for us? We simulated it with Out of the Park Baseball 16 to get a glimpse into what we might witness this year. We used the game's default settings and played in commissioner mode, which means we didn't run a team and instead simply watched the season unfold.

Out of the Park Baseball features the most sophisticated simulation engine of any baseball management game available, and it uses Baseball Prospectus's PECOTA projection system to produce the player ratings that feed the engine.

Here's how the season ended...

Read More - Out of the Park Baseball 16 Sims the 2015 MLB Season

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 3 - View All
11:06 AM - April 4, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released this Rory McIlroy PGA Tour screenshot from the 10th hole bunker at Wolf Creek. Screenshots typically look great, hopefully we will see some gameplay video very soon.

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURHype Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All