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Monday, April 7, 2014
12:04 PM - April 7, 2014. Posted by Curahee.
The MLB 14 The Show team has been looking closely at the online issues in the game and have posted an announcement, as seen below.


11:15 AM - April 7, 2014. Posted by smiley3. Written by Chris Sanner


We just received a new video from Sony of MLB 14 The Show featuring the new and improved stadiums in the game. The video centers around the theme of "The Cathedrals Are Better."

We have also grabbed plenty of screen captures from the video. You can take a look at them in the screenshots section.

Some tidbits:
  • PS4 allows for individual blades of grass to be modeled allowing for more realistic striping of playing surfaces.
  • Up to 1,000 unique character models in the stands. Kids will be amongst the spectators.
  • Bat boys are included.
  • Better color depth and accuracy, especially for night games. Seriously watch the video it looks amazing.
Be sure to check out the video and let us know what you think of the new and improved graphics.

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Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 65 - View All
10:57 AM - April 7, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

If dangerous speeds, challenging rivals, plausible physics and deadly collisions are necessary parts of a functioning motorsport simulation, then MXGP is a stranded machine, stuck at the starting line with a set of flat tires.

Read More - MXGP Review (PC)

Game: MXGP The Official Motocross GameReader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 3 - View All
09:34 AM - April 7, 2014. Posted by dran1984. Written by Steve Noah

The official MLB 14 The Show roster update is available now. Click here to see all of the details.

With assistance from HustlinOwl, registered users can download the offline file here.

Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 65 - View All


As mentioned yesterday, EA Sports UFC will ship on June 17th. Bruce Lee was also revealed as the Mystery Fighter and will be available via pre-order.

Today EA Sports has given more specific details. By pre-ordering the game, you will get instant access to Bruce Lee. Otherwise, all you need to do is complete the career mode on the Pro level.

Check out the EA Sports screenshots featuring Bruce Lee, right here and read the press release below.

Electronic Arts Inc. and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) announced today that Bruce Lee, “The Father of Mixed Martial Arts”, will make his historic first step into the Octagon® in EA SPORTS™ UFC, launching June 17, 2014. Fans can pre-order today to get instant day-one access to Bruce, or they can complete the game’s career mode at Pro difficulty to unlock him. Players can fight with the legend across four different weight classes and test his legacy against the best of the best in the UFC. To see Bruce Lee realized in game, watch the EA SPORTS UFC Gameplay Series: Bruce Lee Reveal, the first cinematic trailer from EA SPORTS UFC that was released today.

“I am so excited about this opportunity to bring my father back to videogames!” said Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, CEO of Bruce Lee, LLC and Chairperson of the Bruce Lee Foundation. “I’m thrilled that fans can now interact with him in a new way. The EA SPORTS UFC development team has been incredible to work with, and they've done a great job capturing the look and feel of my father. I think people will love getting a chance to fulfill a fight fantasy by playing Bruce Lee in the new UFC game.”

“There’s no debate, Bruce Lee is the father of mixed martial arts,” said Dana White, UFC President. “He believed not one style of fighting was the best and that you had to have a little piece of everything to be a complete fighter. He was proven right when the first UFC event took place in 1993.”

“It has always been part of our vision to have Bruce Lee, the most iconic martial artist of all time, in the first ever EA SPORTS UFC,” said Brian Hayes, Creative Director, EA. “The team is very excited and tremendously honored to have the privilege of bringing Bruce Lee to life in our game. We’ve been working closely with the Bruce Lee team to ensure we represent the legend with as much visual and gameplay fidelity as possible.”

Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, EA SPORTS UFC is built from the ground up exclusively for Gen 4 platforms, EA SPORTS UFC captures the human athleticism, physiology and emotion of the athlete like nothing before it. Step into the Octagon® and Feel the Fight with every strike, takedown and submission.

Read more about the Bruce Lee addition below.

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Game: EA Sports UFCHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
Sunday, April 6, 2014

It looks like the "Mystery Fighter" for EA Sports UFC (which was scheduled to release later tonight) has leaked out. According to NeoGAF user Coolade, users will be able to get instant access to him by pre-ordering the game.

Also shown in the picture is the June 17th release date. If and when we get confirmation, we'll update this post.

Game: EA Sports UFCHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
02:27 PM - April 6, 2014. Posted by sportsfan8812. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the official EA Sports UFC cover art, as seen from their Facebook page.

Game: EA Sports UFCHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
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: 16 - View All
10:55 AM - April 6, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

GoodGameBro has released version 5 of their Madden NFL 25 free agency roster update for the Xbox One and PS4. It includes some of the players listed below, as they stay on top of all the free agent moves.
  • DeSean Jackson (Eagles to Redskins)
  • Champ Bailey (Broncos to Saints)
  • Carlos Rogers (49ers to Raiders)
  • Kenny Britt (Titans to Rams)
  • Ryan Clark (Steelers to Redskins)
  • Danieal Manning (Texans to Bengals)
  • Anthony Dixon (49ers to Bills)
  • Mike Williams (Buccaneers to Bills)
  • Nolan Carroll (Dolphins to Eagles)
  • Jacoby Ford (Raiders to Jets)
  • Dimitri Patterson (Dolphins to Jets)
  • Patrick Chung (Eagles to Patriots)
  • Owen Daniels (Texans to Ravens)
  • Darrius Heyward-Bey (Colts to Steelers)
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Please note two unique situations in the file for Version 5.0; the first is the retirement of Jordan Gross from the Carolina Panthers. Because Gross is rated 94 OVR in Madden NFL 25, we dropped his ratings so that he wouldn’t be signed instantly out of the free agent pool in a Connected Franchise Mode playthrough for those of you using these rosters for a new season. Also note that due to a glitch in the game, we have not been able to give newly-signed Redskins defender Ryan Clark his traditional #25; he’ll be #28 until we are able to find a solution or work-around.

If you want to try them out, go to Madden Share and download the GGB2014FREEAGENCY roster for Xbox One (search for WhoIsDo) or PS4 (search for Paakaa10). For more details on the roster click here.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 50 - View All
Saturday, April 5, 2014

Polygon spotted an April 9th release date for the 360 version of R.B.I. Baseball 14 on the official Xbox website yesterday. Checking on the website today, it appears the date has been removed.

PSNStores shows a release date for April 8 for the PS3 version (subject to change).

UPDATE: PlayStation.Blog doesn't have it listed.

UPDATE #2: Looks like April 9th for 360, PS3 and iOS, later for Android, X1 and PS4.

We still haven't received any official word on the price, or release date, other than a Darren Rovell tweet, about a month ago, where he stated the game was arriving on April 10th for 360, PS3 and mobile devices with no word on the Xbox One and PS4 versions.

If we hear anything more, we'll update this post.

Game: R.B.I. Baseball 14Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOS / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 9 - View All

Kinect Sports Rivals arrives on April 8th. If you pre-order (or have already pre-ordered through Amazon, you will receive exclusive in-game gear and outfits, which includes 12 outfits (6 per gender for each sport) and 5 props.

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Game: Kinect Sports RivalsReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Friday, April 4, 2014
02:29 PM - April 4, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

In the 78th episode of the Press Row Podcast, our terrific panel dives deeply into as many aspects of the PS3 and Vita version of MLB 14 The Show that they can fit! Over the course of nearly two hours, the team talks about their initial impressions, the new user interface, general gameplay mechanics, how they individually approach hitting, pitching, and fielding, the new Player Lock and Quick Counts features, Road To The Show, and the overall online experience including some early Online Franchise reactions. It’s a jam-packed episode that anyone who loves baseball won’t want to miss.

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: 1 Hour, 48 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: PS3 / PS VitaVotes: 16 - View All
11:47 AM - April 4, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


MLB 14 The Show had a lot riding on a smooth online experience for users this year, with several new online experiences in the offing giving baseball gamers a chance to have connected experiences like never before.

The problem with that is The Show series has consistently in the past been plagued with online server issues and this year seems to be no exception. A quick perusal through Twitter looking for people's comments on the online functionality yields few, if any, positive comments and reports.

Pasta Padre posted a report on his experiences experiences with regards to online play, with quite unflattering results. His experiences do seem to be the norm within the community though:

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"That was an hour spent playing a game to its completion with no apparent problems during or after and it was time wasted. In fact the “Franchise Events” page, which lists pretty much everything going on in the league, is riddled with those messages about the games not processing."

Sports gamers have now witnessed two otherwise stellar games hampered with online issues over the past six months -- with NBA 2K14 having major issues with it's online servers and in-game functionality around the 2013 holiday season and now MLB 14 The Show introducing major new efforts with regards to online play which, at least at launch, do not fully function.

This raises questions on why several titles have chosen to focus on online functionality only to have that functionality be non-functional when the game launches -- thus hampering a major selling point of the title. While it is likely The Show will have its online issues fixed sooner rather than later, you have to wonder if the future where online connectivity is emphasized is truly any better than the days where simply putting the disk in and playing local offline games was the norm.

What have your experiences with MLB 14 The Show online been like on PS3?

Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 65 - View All
11:23 AM - April 4, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Robert Kollars


As the immortal Babe Ruth once said “Baseball is the greatest game in the world, and it deserves the best you can give it.” Over the years, the development group at SCEA San Diego has found a way to do just that. The MLB The Show franchise from SCEA San Diego has widely been recognized as one of the best sports series going, and rightfully so. This year the development team finds themselves for the second time, in a transition period. The team was faced with the task of trying to keep the ball rolling on the PS3 and Vita, and start it on the PS4. The question now is, should you bother grabbing the PS3 version, if you have a PS4 system that is eagerly awaiting the date of May 6th?


Read More - MLB 14 The Show Review (PS3)

Game: MLB 14 The ShowHype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 65 - View All

After releasing NASCAR '14 patch details about a month ago, the team has gone into the final testing phase and added some more details.

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UPDATE: Thank you to all who have contacted us regarding the NASCAR ’14 patch, we have an update and will be keeping you regularly up-to-date with progress from this point onwards.

Our social teams have spent the last few weeks gathering feedback from multiple platforms about NASCAR ’14. Our dev team have worked very hard to address all the issues raised by customers. We will still be contacting some individually about one or two issues all others have been found, fixed and will be included in the upcoming patch.

As well as those already identified we can confirm the planned patch will include fixes for:

• The Joey Logano challenge
• Issue with pitting from turns 3 & 4 at Richmond
• Writing last name on windshields
• Using various wheels with custom paint schemes
• Force feedback from some wheels experienced by some players

The patch has moved into final testing, including some community beta testing of the new format chase and qualifying formats, and we will be making a submission soon. We’ll keep you updated with progress and dates at regular intervals. For those who have experienced issues we apologise and thank you for your patience and continued feedback.

Game: NASCAR '14Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 2 - View All