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Monday, December 8, 2014
01:16 AM - December 8, 2014. Posted by 42. Written by Steve Noah


After quite a few hiccups along the way, Driveclub continues to improve the game with updates. Game update 1.08 has arrived today, weighing in at 1.4 GB, bringing extreme weather for both online and offline play, along with two new tracks. Check out some in-game video footage here.

Currently, you can grab Driveclub for $34.99 (not sure how long the sale will last.)

Check out the full details below.

New Features
  • Adds weather to the game, for online and offline play.
  • Adds two new tracks, both including reverse variants: Atlanterhavsvegen in Norway and Sinclair Pass in Canada.
Improvements
  • Adds the option to configure Throttle/Brake controls onto Up/Down on Right Stick.
  • Adds the ability to access Club Cars when offline.
  • Adds the ability to access Club Paint Jobs when offline.
  • Adds track maps and stats to each track card in Single Event.
  • Adds player statistics to various panels within Single Event and Challenges.
  • Includes more minor bug fixes, performance improvements and usability tweaks.
Add-ons (coming later in December)
  • Adds support for the Mazzanti Evantra, coming to PlayStation®Store as a free download later in December.
  • Adds support for the Redline Expansion Pack, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium download later in December. This Expansion Pack includes the Redline Car Pack and Redline Tour Pack.
  • The Redline Car Pack includes 5 new cars: Mercedes SLS AMG E-Drive, McLaren F1 LM, Renault Alpine A110-50, Ferrari 458 Speciale, and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
  • The Redline Tour Pack includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
  • Adds support for the Elements Tour Pack, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium download later in December.
  • The Elements Tour Pack includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: Vote Now
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

EA Sports simulated the MLS cup between the LA Galaxy and New England Revolution, scheduled to start today at 3:00 PM EST on ESPN. Landon Donovan assisted on the game winner in extra time.

Read the full press release below.

EA SPORTS FIFA 15 PREDICTS LA GALAXY TO WIN MLS CUP WITH 2-1 VICTORY OVER NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION IN NEW SIMULATION ON ESPN.COM

EA SPORTS has predicted the LA Galaxy will be victorious over New England Revolution, securing Landon Donovan a record sixth MLS Cup in his final MLS match. Utilizing the gameplay engine that drives FIFA 15 on next generation consoles, Xbox One and PlayStation®4, EA SPORTS was able to simulate MLS Cup 2014 under the same conditions the teams will face this Sunday, December 7 in Los Angeles, California. It was a nail-biter match, with a heroic showing by Gyasi Zardes, who scored the game-winning goal in Extra Time, breaking the 1-1 tie in the 115th minute, clinching a 2-1 win for LA. Last year, EA SPORTS correctly predicted a Sporting Kansas City win in MLS Cup 2013. Watch all the action unfold in the FIFA 15 MLS Cup simulation video hosted on ESPN.com.

Game Simulation Details

LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez opened the scoring with a header goal in the 14th minute, only to have New England midfielder Jermaine Jones tie it up at the end of the first half. The deadlock was nearly broken in the 86th minute when the Galaxy was shown a Yellow Card for a hard tackle. New England quickly restarted the play, opening up an opportunity for a charging Charlie Davies whose dangerous shot was parried away by LA keeper Jaime Penedo. Finally in Extra Time, at the 115th minute, Donovan sends a through ball to Zardes who nets the game winning goal pass Revolution keeper Bobby Shuttleworth. Zardes is awarded Man of the Match.

Scoring Summary
  • 14’ – Omar Gonzalez (unassisted) – LA Galaxy
  • 45’ – Jermaine Jones (Charlie Davies) – New England Revolution
  • 115’– Gyasi Zardes (Landon Donovan) – LA Galaxy

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
12:12 PM - December 7, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
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: 17 - View All
11:38 AM - December 7, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We have captured a bunch of MLB 15 The Show screenshots from the trailer that was released yesterday. While the quality isn't going to be as good coming from a video, these will have to do until we get actual in-game screenshots.

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Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 7 - View All
11:25 AM - December 7, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

As many of you noticed in the MLB 15 The Show trailer released yesterday (shown at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...JXNRTXMGOEJALL and GameStop as well), the game will be download only for PlayStation Vita users and cost $19.99, the PlayStation 3 version will be $39.99. Just wanted to point it out, for those that were not aware.
  • Licensed Equipment - For the first time ever, partnerships from various brands will bring accurate bats, gloves, cleats, and batting gloves to the game.
  • Year-to-Year Saves - Users who purchased MLB 14 The Show will be able to continue their Franchise and Road to the Show progress in MLB 15 The Show.
  • Universal Rewards - Simply playing the game earns Stubs that can be spent on licensed equipment, Road to The Show improvements, and virtual baseball cards.
  • Legends - We're introducing 30 Iconic MLB Alumni into our virtual player card pool, 1 representative for each team. These players span every historic baseball era of the last 70 years.
  • And that's just the beginning. A new Radio Show, Directional hitting, improved load times, and a completely overhauled Diamond Dynasty mode help MLB 15 The Show prove that Baseball Is Better.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS VitaVotes: 7 - View All
Saturday, December 6, 2014
06:29 PM - December 6, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA Live 15 roster update has arrived (dated 12-4), which includes changes for 449 players. It also includes changes to some of the depth charts, player movement, injury updates and some accessory updates.

Below is a list of some of the changes you will see in the roster update, click here for a full spreadsheet of all changes.

Going Up
  • Lance Thomas +2
  • Al Horford +1
  • Lance Stephenson +1
  • Joakim Noah +1
  • Monta Ellis +1
  • Draymond Green +1
  • Donald Sloan +1
  • Kobe Bryant +1
  • Marc Gasol +1
  • Paul Pierce +1
Going Down
  • DeMar DeRozan -2
  • Brandon Jennings -1
  • Dwight Howard -1
  • David West -1
  • DeAndre Jordan -1
  • Luol Deng -1
  • Joe Johnson -1
  • Deron Williams -1
  • Tim Duncan -1
  • John Wall -1
  • Bradley Beal -1

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All

A few more MLB 15 The Show details have been revealed at GameStop. The new radio show and improved load times sound good. If you missed the trailer earlier today, click here.

Check out the details below.
  • Licensed Equipment - For the first time ever, partnerships from various brands will bring accurate bats, gloves, cleats, and batting gloves to the game.
  • Year-to-Year Saves - Users who purchased MLB 14 The Show will be able to continue their Franchise and Road to the Show progress in MLB 15 The Show. Saves between the two releases will be forward-compatible, meaning you never have to worry about starting your Franchise or Road to the Show seasons over!
  • Universal Rewards - Simply playing the game earns Stubs that can be spent on licensed equipment, Road to The Show improvements, and virtual baseball cards.
  • Legends - We're introducing 30 Iconic MLB Alumni into our virtual player card pool, 1 representative for each team. These players span every historic baseball era of the last 70 years. Like all of our Universal Rewards, you have a chance of finding a historic virtual player card to add to your collection and utilize throughout MLB 15 The Show.
  • Major Graphical Improvements - Visually, the introduction of real time seasonal sun and shadows, revamped night lighting, and enhanced player personality help make MLB 15 The Show the most authentic baseball experience yet. (PS4 Only)
And that's just the beginning. A new Radio Show, Directional hitting, improved load times, and a completely overhauled Diamond Dynasty mode help MLB 15 The Show prove that Baseball Is Better.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 7 - View All


MLB 15 The Show will feature licensed equipment this year. Check out the trailer here. The trailer also mentions legends coming this year, so you guys can talk about that.

The game ships on March 31, 2015 for PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Below are a few key features that were announced.

The 10th edition of the franchise, MLB 15 The Show is a more immersive and exciting baseball experience than ever before with substantial improvements to both gameplay and graphics.

Licensed Equipment – For the first time ever, partnerships from various brands will bring accurate bats, gloves, cleats, and batting gloves to the game.

Year-to-Year Saves – Users who purchased MLB 14 The Show will be able to continue their Franchise and Road to the Show progress in MLB 15 The Show. Saves between the two releases will be forward-compatible, meaning you never have to worry about starting your Franchise or Road to the Show seasons over!

Universal Rewards – Simply playing the game earns Stubs that can be spent on licensed equipment, Road to The Show improvements, and virtual baseball cards

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 7 - View All
Friday, December 5, 2014
09:33 PM - December 5, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official MLB The Show Twitter account has announced Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, Yasiel Puig as the cover athlete for MLB 15 The Show. Check out the full PlayStation 4 cover here.

UPDATE: As mentioned by a few OSers in this thread, Puig is shown on the cover with Nike gloves and Nike bands on his forearms. Could Nike finally make an appearance this year? It definitely looks like a good possibility.

This marks the 10 year anniversary of the franchise and SCEA plans to reveal some more news this weekend, at the PlayStation Experience.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 7 - View All
08:38 PM - December 5, 2014. Posted by DustinT. Written by Chris Sanner

Madden NFL 15 has had a pretty solid year, with many regarding this year as one of its finer efforts in quite some time. More than three months into my time with Madden, I tend to agree.

However, as with all sports games, there are still some areas the game really needs to key in on next year to have a successful season next year. Here are three keys for the Madden NFL series for 2015:

1. Improve the Commentary and Audio: This is a huge sore spot for the series. The camera angles, movements, etc., are actually pretty good this year — but the commentary is just so terribly bad.

READ MORE - Three Keys: Madden NFL

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 32 - View All


The free EA Sports UFC legends update is set to arrive on Wednesday, December 10th. Check out the new trailer which features the four included fighters here.

For those of you that missed out on the details, Brock Lesnar, Mark Coleman, Matt Hughes and Quinton Rampage Jackson will be included.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
04:05 PM - December 5, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The 112th episode of the Press Row Podcast is our annual Year in Review show, featuring our full panel reflecting on the incredibly interesting year that was 2014. From busted launches to compelling experiences, surprising successes to shocking failures, 2014 had a little bit of everything – good and bad – for people who love the genre. Enjoy!

Joining us this week:Be sure to check out Kat Bailey’s piece in US Gamer right here about her FIFA 15 experiences that she describes on the show.

Send us your feedback! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to read your stuff on the air in a future episode. Do it one of these ways:

1) Follow the show on Twitter at @PressRowPodcast and send us some Tweets while you’re there
2) Email the show at PressRowPodcast@gmail.com
3) Respond to this post

Also, the Press Row Podcast is now available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...ow/id563624090) and Stitcher Radio (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/oper...ss-row-podcast), so subscribe to it and rate it too!

Enjoy the show!

Run Time: 1 Hour, 25 Minutes

If you can't view or listen to the embedded player below, please click here.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
12:55 PM - December 5, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Slightly Mad Studios continues to reveal more tracks for Project CARS. Today they have revealed Le Mans, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Donington Park and Snetterton.

Project CARS is set to release on March 17th, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with the Wii U version releasing later in the year.

Read the full press release below.

BANDAI NAMCO GAMES AMERICA INC. AND SLIGHTLY MAD STUDIOS REVEAL NEW TRACKS FOR PROJECT CARS

Already featuring scenic drives along the French Riviera, epic mountain passes down the US west coast, exotic vistas from Australia and Dubai, and iconic motorsports tracks from across the UK, US, and Europe, Project CARS continues to build upon the largest location roster of any recent racing game with yet set of freshly-announced destinations…

Players of Project CARS will get the chance to participate in the world's biggest motor race - the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For over 80 years manufacturers and drivers have been flocking to France each June trying to make their mark on this prestigious event by proving both their speed and stamina - and now it'll be your turn facing off against a full grid of 55 opponents on the track and racing through the night and into the dawn the next day.

Featuring severe elevation changes and the infamous "Corkscrew", Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has hosted a number of Grand Prix for cars, karts, and bikes for over 50 years. Now you can experience this track in unprecedented detail and in all weather conditions.

Home to rock concerts, grand prix, and motorbike championships alike, Donington Park was the first park circuit in England and continues to this day to be a household name with racing fans from around the world.

As a member of the Motorsport Vision group, Snetterton is host to Touring, GT, and Superbike championships and is also a common test track for professional race teams. Featuring three layouts, Snetterton is one of the UK's newest race tracks and is sure to delight players wanting to either compete there themselves or use it as a proving ground for trying out their latest car setups.

And we still haven't finished! We have plenty more locations remaining to be revealed so check back regularly to see which have been announced!

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Game: Project CARSHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Wii U / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
11:10 AM - December 5, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All
Thursday, December 4, 2014
04:17 PM - December 4, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

A couple of weeks ago, EA Sports announced a free legends DLC would be coming to EA Sports UFC.

Today they revealed Brock Lesnar would join previously announced Mark Coleman, Matt Hughes and Quinton Rampage Jackson as the legends that will be included.

It is most likely set to arrive on December 9th, but we will update this post when an official release date has been revealed.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All