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Monday, December 26, 2016
11:21 AM - December 26, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Fraser Gilbert

It's no secret that PES 2017 was released to great acclaim this year, building upon previous iterations to provide a soccer simulation that not only rivaled its biggest competitor, but arguably surpassed it.

If you've been following PES' progression in recent years, you'll know the markings have been on the wall for years now. The introduction of the Fox engine marked an upward turn in fortunes for the series, and although its sales figures might still be dwindling in certain parts of the world, it's finally being taken seriously by fans of the sport once more.

I'm going to use this year-end opportunity to discuss why PES 2017 is such a dramatic improvement over its predecessor. Like others, I came into 2016 with only a moderate interest in rekindling my love affair with the PES series, but I'm coming out of it with an intense appreciation for the latest release. Here's what PES 2017 got particularly right this year.

Read More - PES 2017: Another Successful Release in the Books

Game: PES 2017Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 10 - View All
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
12:03 PM - December 24, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer
When Trials HD hit last-gen consoles more than seven years ago today, it had a ripple effect on indie sports games everywhere. The wacky physics engine and entertaining failures that resulted from it created a niche genre of video games. Since then, we've seen games that emphasize odd physics in order to have a humorous, if a little frustrating, impact.

Off-Road Paradise: Trial 4x4 attempts to capture that same response, but has a hard time doing so. It's important to note that the game is in Steam's "Early Access" phase and is an evolving product. Some of the issues that existed a week ago are less of a problem now, so it's hard to see where the game might be a month from now. Regardless, here are impressions of how the game plays as it currently stands.


Read More - Off-Road Paradise: Trial 4x4 Early Access Impressions

Game: Off Road Paradise: Trial 4x4Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
Friday, December 23, 2016
04:21 PM - December 23, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The folks at Dynasty League Baseball Online just released their 2016 data into the game with several new features to enjoy.
  • 2016 season data is now included in the game.
  • Updated ballpark charts to reflect the 2016 season.
  • New Nationals Park Images now included in the game.
We reviewed the game in its state in 2013 and gave it an 8.5. Since then, there have been several new features added to the experience. Be sure to check out Dynasty League Baseball Online and get a full features list and a free two-day trial.

Game: Dynasty League Baseball OnlineReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / MacVotes: 11 - View All
04:14 PM - December 23, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you that didn't already know, Christmas uniforms and socks are available in NBA 2K17 for all 30 teams.

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Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
10:32 AM - December 23, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Mike Lowe

It was a good year for The Show as it continues to be the best console baseball game on the market. And as youíre likely aware, itís really the only console simulation baseball game on the market. So letís discuss the most popular modes and what they offered us in 2016, with some hopes for 2017 as well.

Read More - MLB The Show 16's Successful Year, And A Look At An Ideal Roadmap Ahead

Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 22 - View All
Thursday, December 22, 2016
06:03 PM - December 22, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The official Madden NFL 17 roster update for week 16 is available now. These weekly roster updates include changes to player ratings, depth charts, and injuries for all 32 teams.

You can check all of the changes here. We've listed some of the changes below.

GOING UP
  • Khalil Mack +1 (Overall 98)
  • Eric Weddle +1 (Overall 96)
  • Eric Berry +1 (Overall 94)
  • Zach Martin +1 (Overall 94)
  • Travis Frederick +1 (Overall 93)
  • Jimmy Graham +1 (Overall 93)
  • Bobby Wagner +2 (Overall 92)
  • David Bakhtiari +1 (Overall 90)
  • Micheal Bennett +1 (Overall 90)
  • Janoris Jenkins +1 (Overall 90)
  • Sean Lee +1 (Overall 90)
  • Alex Mack +1 (Overall 90)
  • Melvin Ingram +1 (Overall 89)
  • Jordy Nelson +1 (Overall 89)
  • Matt Ryan +1 (Overall 89)
  • Devonta Freeman +1 (Overall 88)
  • Richie Incognito +2 (Overall 88)
  • Tony Jefferson +1 (Overall 88)
  • C.J. Mosley +1 (Overall 88)
  • Olivier Vernon +1 (Overall 88)
  • Brandon Brooks +1 (Overall 87)
  • Brandin Cooks +1 (Overall 87)
  • Julian Edelman +1 (Overall 87)
  • Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie +1 (Overall 87)
  • Joey Bosa +1 (Overall 86)
  • A.J. Bouye +1 (Overall 86)
  • Leonard Williams +1 (Overall 86)
  • Mike Adams +3 (Overall 83)
GOING DOWN
  • Aaron Rodgers -1 (Overall 94)
  • Tyron Smith -1 (Overall 93)
  • Aqib Talib -1 (Overall 93)
  • Greg Olsen -2 (Overall 92)
  • Geno Atkins -1 (Overall 92)
  • Gerald McCoy -2 (Overall 91)
  • Larry Fitzgerald -2 (Overall 90)
  • Adrian Peterson -1 (Overall 89)
  • Justin Pugh -2 (Overall 88)
  • Russell Wilson -1 (Overall 88)
  • Terrell Suggs -1 (Overall 87)
  • K.J. Wright -2 (Overall 87)
  • Cliff Avril -2 (Overall 86)
  • Brian Orakpo -1 (Overall 86)
  • Xavier Rhodes -1 (Overall 86)
  • Brandon Marshall -3 (Overall 85)
  • Tyrann Mathieu -3 (Overall 85)
  • Derek Wolfe -3 (Overall 82)

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
01:37 PM - December 22, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Metalhead Software has just posted their first Super Mega Baseball 2 gameplay video. The in-game footage is pre-alpha, some things may change in the final release.

The game is scheduled to release sometime in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Game: Super Mega Baseball 2Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
12:31 PM - December 22, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Mike Lowe

Mike is back with episode two of the Expansion MyGM vBlog -- this episode talks about how franchise modes can better utilize graphic design and present news in franchises even better.

Beyond that we get a look at the Grackles roster as it comes together in the expansion draft and we debate a few decisions on the roster as they come up in our first stages of our expansion franchise. Also, we dive into the expansion/relocation and team design engines.

There's a lot of good discussion in this one, give it a watch and add your own thoughts on how games could improve graphic design and present in-game news better!

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
10:33 AM - December 22, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you familiar with TapaTalk, we now have an official Operation Sports app for iOS and Android devices. Please try it out, rate it and post your thoughts.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 19 - View All
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
12:41 PM - December 21, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Mike Stauffer (@2KStauff) has sent us the NBA 2K17 roster update details. Check them out here.

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
11:45 AM - December 21, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Joel Smith


Mobile gaming is quickly becoming a platform where you can engage in quality experiences on the go. Because a lot of us are always out and about using our phones, playing a game here and there to pass time has become a thing to do.

One such game to help do exactly that is Hardwood Rivals. Available on both iOS and Android, this basketball trick shot is free to download but does have in-app purchases.

Read More - Hardwood Rivals is a Mobile Experience Worth a Try

Game: Hardwood RivalsReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
03:21 PM - December 20, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Mike Lowe


OS Writer Mike Lowe is starting a new video series on YouTube which is a new take on the dynasty report format.

In this report, Mike talks about getting the most out of franchise modes by talking through his new expansion team the Austin Grackles and the Cincinnati Mallards.

We'll take a look at design, see what Mike's philosophy will be on this series -- and we'll get our first look at our expansion franchises and what we plan to do with them.

Take a look and give this one a watch!

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
10:55 AM - December 20, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Shady has checked in with another NBA 2K17 montage, this one featuring a Christmas Day rematch between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Amazing work, considering the director's cut isn't in the game. Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: NBA 2K17Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
10:55 AM - December 20, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Fraser Gilbert

I've always enjoyed the thrills of NHL's EA Sports Hockey League, but this year's iteration of the ultra-popular mode is my favorite yet. It builds on last year to deliver not only a balanced gameplay experience, but a tailored level of customization unlike anything we've seen before.

Read More - Has Customization Revitalized NHL?

Game: NHL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All