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Monday, April 18, 2016
07:26 AM - April 18, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
The official weekly MLB The Show 16 roster update is available now. The update adds 16 players and includes 104 player movements.

Daddy Leagues have posted the attribute changes for the roster update, some of the changes include Justin Upton -2 (88), Carlos Gomez -3 (86), J.D. Martinez +1 (86), Kevin Jepsen +2 (81), Shin-Soo-Choo -2 (80) and more.

Check out all of the other details below.


Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
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Sunday, April 17, 2016
05:19 PM - April 17, 2016. Posted by RidinDwnKingsley.

Thanks to everyone who helped, going back to last year. Amazing team effort and I hope everyone enjoys them. Thanks as always to Knight for putting this thing together all these years. Thanks to all the face guys led by Willard, Motown, Drsublime, Teeds, and new addition Bigpoppawilly amongst others. Also thanks to WTNY for the work done last year on this set. Everyone involved did a great job.

We will update these reguarly and Willard and his guys will also release a Hybrid version so watch for that. Keep following me here and on twitter for info on updated versions.

Psn-Ridindwnkingsley
#OSFM V1

All errors should be reported in this thread.

Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
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Every Sunday, we will get you caught up on the sports gaming news you might have missed during the week.


Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
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Saturday, April 16, 2016
08:34 PM - April 16, 2016. Posted by Millennium. Written by Millennium

Hey there! It's just me, little ole' Millennium announcing our next

SUPER HUGE TWITCH STREAM NEWS

We will have MLB The Show 16 OSFM Version 1 rosters to show off 4/17 at 5 PM ET on our Twitch channel. That's right, before you can download them yourselves (at 6:00 PM ET) come see them in action, find out how they will affect your franchise strategy and have a little fun with your friendly neighborhood forum admin!

Go to Twitch.Tv/OperationSports and follow the channel so that you will be notified when we go live tomorrow for OSFM Day!!!

Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
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02:00 PM - April 16, 2016. Posted by The_Griphoner. Written by Steve Noah

MLB The Show 16 Patch 1.03 is available now, check out the details below and let us know what you are seeing!
  • FLS traffic reduced and signaling fixes. This should resolve the “Challenge Failed” issue encountered when connecting to any Head to Head Online game mode.
  • Play VS CPU (in Diamond Dynasty) had some pitcher energy issues. Entering conquest mode (3 inning games), then backing out, would negatively affect all Pitchers energy when returning back to Play vs CPU in Diamond Dynasty mode. This is now fixed.
  • Entitlement pending popup fix on boot up. For new users (with entitlements) or for users who purchase on the website. When those users logged in, they were not being alerted that they had entitlements pending. This is now fixed and users will be prompted upon boot up to redeem these products.
  • Within Diamond Dynasty, the PA Announcer would often say the user's location audio as opposed to the opponent who is up to bat. This is now fixed.
  • Within Franchise mode, the title could crash when attempting to navigate the Schedule during the Offseason with a Year-to-Year save file. The game could crash trying to access pitcher stats in the offseason. We added a check to prevent updating the pitcher data during the offseason. This issue is now resolved.
  • We've removed the reward popup from screen flow to speed up services. We still show it on login and when returning from game so this should have no issues
  • The game would crash in defensive positioning quick screen during online head to head games. This is now resolved.
  • Card Rewards in DD had misnamed animations in the post-game reward screen, causing the wrong cards to disappear, which caused user to think he was getting a different card in some situations. This has been fixed.
  • Within Season/Franchise mode, all games on the schedule were said to be starting at 1 PM. This UI visual but has been fixed.
  • Within Conquest mode and Diamond Dynasty-Play vs CPU, there was a crash in the pause menu within the Advanced Pitching options.
  • The Ball Trail was stuck on at all times in RTTS modes, no matter what the option was set to. This should now be fixed.
  • Within Season/Franchise, when progressing with a Year to Year save, the game could crash during the offseason while scrolling through particular parts of the menu. This is now fixed.
  • During online games, if the batter called a timeout (or practice swung) at the same time the pitcher was attempting to pitch, the game would occasionally freeze, and neither user could progress or use their pause menu. One user would have to quit the application. This is now believed to be fixed.
  • Fix for online entry options getting reset before going into an online game. Retractable roofs would not close, night and day, weather options, and month of the year would function. This is now fixed.
  • Sounds of the Show could crash within its menus, if you had certain music files with large amounts of metadata. Rare enough but could affect a number of users. This is now fixed.
  • Please refrain from using Perks as a RTTS pitcher as it will cause the game to crash for the time being. We have a fix and it will be included in our next update.
Source - The Show Nation

Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
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Friday, April 15, 2016
07:32 PM - April 15, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

As mentioned last week, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 is now available as a free add-on for Project CARS on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam.

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11:08 AM - April 15, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Shady has recreated Kobe Bryant's game-winner against the Utah Jazz in NBA 2K16, marking an end to an amazing career. Make sure you check it out!

Game: NBA 2K16Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
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11:00 AM - April 15, 2016. Posted by CM Hooe. Written by Steve Noah

In the coming weeks, EA Sports will release another update for Madden NFL 16, introducing a brand new mode to Madden Ultimate Team - Salary Cap Ranked Beta.

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Salary Cap Ranked Beta is not just a new game mode, it’s a fundamental change that is felt throughout the entire Madden Ultimate Team experience by assigning a Cap Value to every player and redefining how to assemble a lineup. This is being referred to as a “Beta” because of the size of the feature and the timing of when we're releasing it. When we ran the Madden Challenge on Draft Champions Ranked, we heard your voices. It was clear that there was a major appetite to support competitive games in the Madden Ultimate Team structure. We asked our Continuous Development Team if we could develop Salary Cap Ranked in time to release it during the Madden NFL 16 cycle. The answer was a resounding “yes, we can.” The word “Beta” certainly does not reflect the quality of the feature. However we are anxious to hear what you think and what kind of improvements you would like to see in the future.

Before we go any further, I do want to make it clear that the traditional way of playing MUT has not changed or been excluded. You can still play with the full lineups that you are accustomed to in Solo Challenges and Seasons H2H play. Salary Cap Ranked Beta is simply a new test of mastery as you’ll need to be equally as skilled with building your lineup as you are with playing with them on the field.

Read more about the Madden Ultimate Team - Salary Cap Ranked Beta here.

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Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
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09:51 AM - April 15, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


What would it take to build a baseball team that could match the Golden State Warriors in terms of dominance? ESPN decided to give it a test using the baseball text-sim, Diamond Mind Baseball.

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"The Warriors finished with an .890 winning percentage. Of course, that's never been approached in baseball due to the different natures of the sports. The Warriors played in a league where seven teams finished below .400. In 2015, only the Phillies played below .400. The highest MLB winning percentage since 1900 belongs to the 1906 Chicago Cubs, who went 116-36 for a .783 percentage. The 2001 Seattle Mariners matched the Cubs with 116 wins, going 116-46 for a .716 percentage. Including the postseason, the 1998 Yankees went 125-50, a .714 percentage.

In other words, it would be impossible for an MLB team to match the Warriors. Unless: What if we put together a team of all-time greats? How good would that team be? Using the Diamond Mind simulation game, I constructed a 25-man team of greats. Each player is represented by a peak level of performance (not necessarily his single best season). I then placed this team in the 2015 American League and called this team the 'New York Yankees.'"


The results from the sim are certainly impressive, with the team of all-time greats barnstorming through the major league schedule and racking up impressive win totals each season. In one case, the team of all-time greats managed a 153-9 record (that's a .944 winning percentage if you are keeping score at home).

Be sure to check out the full article on ESPN for the full sim results...

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09:33 AM - April 15, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Kevin Groves


Active Soccer DX 2 is by no means a soccer simulation. Instead its focus is on fast paced, arcade action from a top-down view that utilizes the game’s simplistic control scheme. It’s because of this simplistic three-button control scheme that users are able to pick this title up and feel somewhat comfortable within hours and even minutes of play.

The game does provide a seven-step tutorial to help familiarize yourself with these controls, and even allows you to change the control scheme, but custom mapping was somehow excluded as the sprint button is mysteriously mapped to the “Y” button. Once you take the pitch, you’ll notice awkward animations and moments where the rules of soccer are blatantly ignored. As an overall theme, the developers missed out on a lot of bugs that can lead to head-scratching moments.

Read More - Active Soccer 2 DX Review (XB1)

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
08:25 PM - April 14, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS.

The latest fighter update for EA Sports UFC 2 has arrived, which includes stamina tuning changes.

The following notes have been taken from the EA Sports UFC Forums:
  • The biggest change is the new stamina tax on spinning
  • A select group of L1 strikes were touched up
  • No other changes, other than some updated fighter records
UPDATE: (More official details)
  • Increased stamina tax for consecutive spinning and jumping strikes
  • Record updates for Hunt vs Mir
  • Record updates for Rothwell vs dos Santos
  • Attribute updates for Miesha Tate and Holly Holm

Game: EA Sports UFC 2Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All

April 15th, 10 PM EDT - Ridin is going to be take a few minutes out of his time to answer specific questions about the MLB The Show 16 Operation Sports Full Minors 2016 roster! Just use the hashtag #OSFM2016 and ask about specific ratings, who is in and who is out or anything else that you want to know!

Follow OS on Twitter here: Twitter.com/OperationSports

Follow RidinDwnKingsely on Twitter here: Twitter.com/SackmanJ

Look forward to seeing all of your questions, and maybe a special nugget or two of info

Q & A Transcript:

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Originally Posted by @alexkrone
Which unsigned international prospects will be represented in the roster release?
Jose Miguel Fernandez amongst many others

Quote:
Originally Posted by @CrazyBruin12
Whats christian vazquez ovr in roster and does Moncada have A potential
Moncada is A and Vazques is a 69 SCEA's ratings

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Originally Posted by @DylanBetts23
Alex Reyes?
https://twitter.com/Sackmanj/status/721157145559965696

Quote:
Originally Posted by @bubbacroft8
who did you go with for Albies stance? Tricky stance imo
Donovan solano

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Originally Posted by @faiffulnate
What is Michael Fulmer's rating in the roster. SP prospect for Tigers
Fulmer is a 68 and A potential and his cap was done by bigpoppawilly and he looks great

Quote:
Originally Posted by @roper1412
From what you have seen, who has the most loaded Farm system?
well the twins look good but I'm a Phillies fan and they have some nice young talent as well

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jordan_DAMato
overall and potential for Aaron Judge?
judge is a 69 and B

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Originally Posted by @VanillaTwist11
how expansive is class A? Is it top guys or as many guys as possible?
A is prospects and injured MLB players as always

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Originally Posted by @kyleveneracion]Kenta Maeda screenshot?[/quote]

https://twitter.com/Sackmanj/status/721158610194198533

[QUOTE="@DaveNox5
how much time is actually put into creating players?
Players can take anywhere from 15 min to an hour depending on the detail, this set takes hundreds of hours

Quote:
Originally Posted by @John_Citta
Carson Fulmer Screenshot? Hes a white soxs prospect
https://twitter.com/Sackmanj/status/721161613445885953

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Originally Posted by @LanceMRinker
How does the team handle rating players who surprise early on in the spring and once the regular season begins, a la Joey Rickard?
Well it's tricky but we take early season success and combine it with historical data, our Trevor Story is lower

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Originally Posted by @jkelso83
How many people do you have working on OSFM? And how many man-hours you think you all will have logged to finish it?
I would say right now 5-6 people but overall probably 20-25 since this is based on last year as well

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Originally Posted by @DaveNox5
Where do you guys get the info to create players windups, stances..ect
Video, pictures, MLB tv and Milb tv

Quote:
Originally Posted by ???
Anthony Alford?
https://twitter.com/Sackmanj/status/721160155304484865

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Originally Posted by @weblink21
O's fan here. Wondering if Trey Mancini made it into the game. Thanks
He's in.

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Originally Posted by @doyle1524
chien-ming Wang will he be in the game?
He's in.
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Originally Posted by @jtsmitty77
do you guys go by AA and AAA opening day rosters and extra prospects for A??
All transactions will be current up to release day including AAA, AA are close but some prospects mixed in like A

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Originally Posted by xrodz12
which team would be a good rebuild for franchise?
Go Phillies!

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Originally Posted by roper1412
Did @KolbyAllard make it in even though he is in extended spring training?
Allard is in and Looks great

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Originally Posted by @AmazingHawaiian
Padres farm system look nice?
Padres have some nice players, Margot looks really good

Quote:
Originally Posted by @Daniel_Dillard
do you guys import the players scea added in the roster update?
We import our guys into Scea's base roster

Quote:
Originally Posted by ???
A. Benintendi?
https://twitter.com/Sackmanj/status/721161727941943297

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Lucas Giolito
https://twitter.com/Sackmanj/status/721162056557338624

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Ozaihno Albies/Dominic Smith
https://twitter.com/Sackmanj/status/721162262166286336

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Originally Posted by @rangersinred"
nomar mazara screenshot? And is Jurikson Profar in AAA?
He (Profar) is in A on our set

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Originally Posted by @jvrkimber
what is the highest overall player you imported and what is jp crawford potential
Crawford is an A potential

Quote:
Originally Posted by @jackwilliamr
are there any international players in the FA pool? Or is there a plan to have any added later?
Some are in, more will probably be added later, FA pool will be all real players

Quote:
Originally Posted by @theCubanDiaz
JOSE BERRIOS potential??
A

Quote:
Originally Posted by @SGThunder82
What do you use as your base set? Do you use the default roster, or the release date update?
We used the first update, not this last one

Quote:
Originally Posted by @masterofarms23
are all contracts fixed as well?
Contracts are adjusted for realistic play

Quote:
Originally Posted by @John_Citta
Whats the hardest part about making the rosters?
Finding the time, juggling it with work, family and everything else as well as coordinating with guys all over

Quote:
Originally Posted by @olaf_carlson
how many players are left to be made?
All players are made, we are working on importing and setting levels as well as testing

Quote:
Originally Posted by @TheBrandwin
Is Jurikson Profar in the Rangers and what is his potential and overall?
He is in.

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Lewis Brinson
https://twitter.com/Sackmanj/status/721164581452804097

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Originally Posted by @SGThunder82
Do y'all go through the trouble of setting up the name audio/birthplace for all of your created players?
Yes we do

Quote:
Originally Posted by @ShaunWolfgang
when there's one spot left on a team and you want player x in the set and another person wants player y how is that decided?
It's always a challenge , we try to be fair and get the truest form of reality in

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Originally Posted by @Doyale1524
will rosters be set to 25 or 40 man?
25 but we will also release a 40 man

Quote:
Julio Urias in?
Yes and he looks great, https://twitter.com/Sackmanj/status/721165684609261568

Quote:
Originally Posted by @Orion523_FSB
How difficult is it to balance out your roster creations with future SCEA fictional draft picks?
This roster balances that well

Quote:
Originally Posted by @SennettDavid
why is iaking longer than ever for release then. Already 6 days longer than last year
More attention to detail and we won't release a bad product

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DelLeon?
He's in

Quote:
Originally Posted by @DaveNox5
90 players per team including scea guys rite? So roughly 50-60 created players per team?
Correct plus almost 200 FA's to sort through

Quote:
Originally Posted by @officialism27
is Jhailyn Ortiz in the roster?
He is in

Quote:
Originally Posted by @tcole_12
how does Dillon Tate look?
Fantastic

Quote:
Originally Posted by @Hades131313
How do you decide potential on guys whose ETA is 2-3 years away yet?
Baseball America and other resources

Quote:
Originally Posted by @samardzija32
How do you know how to adjust each players stats to achieve realistic sims?
Hours and hours of testing

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07:55 PM - April 14, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

It's never too early to take a look ahead at what your team's season in Madden NFL 17 are going to look like, today the NFL announced their 2016 season schedule.

There are a few notable highlights including a Broncos/Panthers Super Bowl rematch to open up the season. Check out your team's schedule at the links below courtesy of FBSSchedules.com:

AFC
NFC



Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
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Rocket League patch 1.16 is available now, check out the details below. Don't forget Hoops, the free basketball mode, is scheduled to be released later this month.

CHANGES AND UPDATES
  • Improved Hitboxes for multiple vehicles to more accurately represent their models; specifically…
  • Fixed Scarab and Grog’s hitboxes, which were not long enough
  • Fixed Breakout and Hotshot’s hitboxes, which were not wide enough
  • Fixed Batmobile and Breakout’s hitboxes, which were abnormally long
  • Fixed Gizmo, Octane, Ripper, and Scarab’s hitboxes, which were too tall
  • Fixed Dominus’ hitbox, which was not long or tall enough
  • Repaired collision issues that resulted in incorrect ball-bounce behavior in some maps.
  • Additionally, the “Wasteland” Arena received collision improvements to eliminate inaccurate bounces
  • ESRB Rating has been lowered to “E” from “E10+” (this should just affect parental control settings)
BUG FIXES
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed Battle-Cars to jump considerably higher than they were supposed to

Game: Rocket LeagueReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
04:54 PM - April 14, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

FiveThirtyEight recently published a great new piece taking a look at the new science of hitting. Given MLB The Show 16's recent inclusion of the information discussed, launch angle and exit velocity, there is a lot to learn about the new science of hitting and the typical outcome of each statistical measurement.

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"Except for those few line drives just before the doughnut hole, more exit velocity is generally better for batters. Although exit velocity most directly affects slugging percentage — harder-hit balls go farther and turn into extra-base hits more often — it is also correlated with almost every other positive indicator of offensive performance. It even affects how pitchers approach a given hitter; it’s positively associated with walk rate, presumably because pitchers fear throwing balls in the zone to high-exit-velocity hitters.

There are many things we can’t know from these two metrics alone, of course. Anyone who’s ever seen Billy Hamilton leg out an infield single knows that speed plays a significant role in what happens after a ball is struck. In fact, we can see the importance of swift base running by looking at ground balls and grouping batters according to their speed score, a Bill James-designed composite of stolen bases, triples and runs scored. The higher the speed score, the faster the runner."

Check out the full article at the link and be sure to talk about how you've been using both metrics in The Show thus far!

Game: MLB The Show 16Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 17 - View All