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Monday, March 23, 2015
10:55 AM - March 23, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the latest MLB 15 The Show trailer showing off the sights and sounds of Opening Day.

Source - PlayStation.Blog

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 0 - View All
10:09 AM - March 23, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

NBA 2K15's
fourth patch isn't available yet on Xbox One, but PlayStation 4 and PC owners have now had a week and a half to experience its effects.

Developer Visual Concepts hasn't published an official change log (and doesn't plan to, until Xbox One users receive the update), but Gameplay Director Mike Wang has already confirmed a few changes to NBA 2K15's shooting system on the Operation Sports forums...

Read More - NBA 2K15: Fixing Broken Shot Forms Exposes Flaw in Shooting System

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All
Sunday, March 22, 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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Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR screenshot gallery - Click to view Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR screenshot gallery - Click to view
Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Sports / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All

MLB 15 The Show in-store demos are coming to participating Best Buy locations on March 28th, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. To find out if the Best Buy near you will be hosting the event, click here.

UPDATE: The game is at participating stores, but they are only showing off the home run derby.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 0 - View All
Saturday, March 21, 2015
01:10 PM - March 21, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

In the latest NBA 2KTV video, Scott O'Gallagher provides some winning tips in NBA 2K15. It's not too often we see a sim based tutorial make the show, so make sure you check it out and post your thoughts.

The video also features Quincy Acy and his teammate Shane Larkin playing the game, as well as the top plays of the week.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 53 - View All
Friday, March 20, 2015
04:10 PM - March 20, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Sometimes, a week in the world of sports video games can take some interesting turns. The week of March 16th, 2015 was one of those. Multiple games were either rumored to exist or potentially be delayed for extended periods of time. Episode 126 of the Press Row Podcast encapsulates three separate discussions from Sunday through Thursday about these games and much more. This three-part mega-pod contains the full audio from the latest Press Row Hangout, a one-on-one conversation with Owen Good, and a follow-up Hangout. Topics discussed include Joe Montana Football, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Golf, MLB 15 The Show, and much more. Enjoy!

Joining us this week: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: 2 Hours, 5 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 / Sports / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
03:13 PM - March 20, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer

By most standards, Madden NFL 15 was the best game the series had seen in more than five years. It wasn't a giant leap forward, but it cleaned up some legacy issues and didn't introduce more than one or two (user sacks, we're looking at you).

Yet, the game's most noticeable flaw is that we haven't seen that leap forward that Madden so desperately needs. The series fails to take any big chances and the ones it does take aren't particularly loved by consumers.

With that in mind, let's look at Madden NFL 15's big back of the box additions and review what worked and what didn't work for consumers...

Read More - Madden NFL 15: What Worked and What Didn't Work

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 37 - View All
09:21 AM - March 20, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS.


HB Studios floated the idea that they would charge $10 for Season Mode in The Golf Club for existing digital customers -- which created some confusion. In a post on The Golf Club website, the folks at HB Studios worked to clear up the confusion:

Quote:
"I’ve had a lot of questions about the disk version and the differences between the disk “Collectors Edition” and the digital version. So let me try and clear everything up for you.

The “Collector’s Edition” is:
  • Current Digital Version with the March Update applied.
  • Additional Season Mode.
  • Tropical Theme.
  • Collectors E-Book (which I don’t know much about as Maximum are sorting this out, and it’s all very secret).
We will then be releasing the May update for both Digital and Disk based customers. This will be a free update as usual, adding:
  • Drop Balls.
  • Out of Bounds.
  • Improved Commentary for Tours and Tournament.
  • More Commentary Variation.
  • Default Drive Loft Setting.
  • Cart Paths.
  • Wind improvements.
  • Rain Effects.
  • Plus more (Dependent on time).
Also included within that is the option to buy the “Collector’s Edition” content with the exception of the E-Book, which is:
  • Season Mode.
  • Tropical Theme.
  • And a bonus Asian Theme (we don’t have a name for this yet).
This is likely to be available for $10, but we’re still evaluating this at the moment.

The most common question we’ve had about the DLC is why does it take 3 weeks for our long term members to get feature parity with the “Collector’s Edition”? Unfortunately, this decision was out of our hands for a couple of reasons. For one, Sony and Microsoft have a set amount of time you have to wait after passing a new product before you can submit a feature update.

While not was initially expected, this isn't a horrible business plan and practice. Such huge additions to the game being added for free was an unrealistic expectation. The only quibble I'd have is the communication of that fact was not clear from the get-go (and from the latest post it still isn't clear), as I'm sure most customers would not have minded the idea of having to spend some extra money had it been clearly communicated at the onset.

Regardless, what do you think of The Golf Club's decision to charge for Season mode and additional themes in the newest DLC update?

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All

2K has posted their 10th Anniversary Publisher Weekend sale on Steam, which includes NBA 2K15 for $19.79. The sale has already started and ends on March 23rd.

The full list of games on sale can be seen here.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 53 - View All
Thursday, March 19, 2015
11:17 PM - March 19, 2015. Posted by Jimmydm90. Written by Steve Noah

Sony Computer Entertainment America has scheduled the MLB 14 The Show online servers to close on June 18, 2015 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems. The game was released just over a year ago for PlayStation 4 users on May 6, 2014, while it released on April 1, 2014 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita users.

For those of you that are curious, SCEA terminated the MLB 13 The Show servers on November 6, 2014.

MLB 15 The Show is scheduled to release on March 31st.

Game: MLB 14 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 9 - View All
04:43 PM - March 19, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Layoffs have hit Evolution Studios, according to Eurogamer, as they continue to focus on the PS Plus edition of Driveclub, which was officially delayed way back in October.

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Evolution Studios will now focus on DriveClub as a service going forward, in particular, the important launch of the PS Plus Edition. We will be restructuring Evolution Studios to ensure that SCE WWS and in particular, Evolution Studios are in the best position to achieve these goals.

Our first party development studios are key to our creative strategy and we are very excited about the future projects being worked on and the role Evolution Studios will play.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 1 - View All
09:14 AM - March 19, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

If there has been a theme to the recent MLB 15: The Show live streams, it's that the development team is focused on the details. From skin tones to lighting, the new additions reinforce the idea that The Show is a series which gets a lot of the "little things" right.

There's a dual danger to this approach though, albeit one mitigated by Sony San Diego's commitment to a deep and transparent marketing strategy: casual users may miss these minute improvements, while long time fans can find plenty of details that are still missing.

Read More - For Better or Worse, The Show is in the Details

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 0 - View All
Wednesday, March 18, 2015


We've done enough reporting on a game we know next to nothing about (including the development studio's name) to make you think we've gone mad.

With that said, we are curious as to what kind of interest even exists for a second football title and under what circumstances would the most hardcore sports gamers be compelled to buy an alternative.

This poll will require a lot of creative assumptions to work, but in the event a theoretical Joe Montana Football game is even a thing for consoles (which isn't a sure thing), would you consider buying it?

Sound off by voting on the poll to your right (or above you in the forums) and give us your must haves in the comments for you to consider buying another football game!!

04:10 PM - March 18, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA Live 15 roster update has arrived today for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users. It includes more than 3,800 ratings changes, along with accessory updates for 24 players with new sleeves, pads, socks, and shoes.

Below is a list of some of the changes you will see in the roster update.

GOING UP
  • Brandan Wright +2
  • Cole Aldrich +2
  • Will Barton +2
  • Tyler Johnson +2
  • Andre Miller +1
  • Kenneth Faried +1
  • Alexey Shved +1
  • Kevin Love +1
  • Langston Galloway +1
  • Nerlens Noel +1
  • Omer Asik +1
  • Wilson Chandler +1
  • Anthony Davis +1
  • Damian Lillard +1
  • Rajon Rondo +1
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope +1
  • Mike Scott +1
  • LaMarcus Aldridge +1
  • Kyrie Irving +1
  • Zach LaVine +1
  • Kyle Lowry +1
  • Jordan Clarkson +1
  • Spencer Dinwiddie +1
  • Louis Williams +1
  • Tony Parker +1
  • Manu Ginobili +1
  • Randy Foye +1
GOING DOWN
  • Amar'e Stoudemire -1
  • Otto Porter Jr. -1
  • Jeff Green -1
  • Evan Turner -1
  • Marreese Speights -1
  • Kemba Walker -1
  • Amir Johnson -1
  • DeAndre Jordan -1
  • Andre Drummond -1
  • Tim Duncan -1
  • Michael Carter-Williams -1
  • Jeremy Lin -1
  • Jordan Hill -1
  • DeMarcus Cousins -1
  • Ersan Ilyasova -1
  • Klay Thompson -1
  • Danilo Gallinari -1
  • Patrick Beverley -1
  • Marco Belinelli -1
  • Ryan Kelly -1
  • Marcus Smart -1
Click here for the Excel spreadsheet containing all of the changes.

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
02:20 PM - March 18, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Phil Varckette

Winning the Cy Young award is the most coveted accolade a pitcher could strive for. Clayton Kershaw, the 2014 N.L. winner, sports a 99 as you would expect from the "best." But what about the A.L. Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber? In MLB 14 The Show, Kluber's rating was a 76. His rating this year got a generous bump to a 90. While this is a great rating, you have to ask yourself if the 90 rating is high enough.

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: How Winning The Cy Young Affects Your Rating

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 0 - View All