An exciting new sport, a fun new game.
A look at what WWE 2K17 needs to do to succeed this year.
A look at Noodlecake Studios' recent gem...
Will we see Ultimate Team only games? A return of NCAA?
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Saturday, July 2, 2016
09:08 AM - July 2, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
This may be one of the funniest mess ups in the history of roster management. The New Orleans Saints were supposed to e-mail the league office to claim Connor Shaw off waivers but instead sent an e-mail to the other 31 franchises in the league.
Of course, to claim a player on waivers you have to contact the league office and not the other 31 franchises -- which is when the Chicago Bears swooped in and picked up their 4th string QB of the future...
Shaw probably won't factor into the Bears' future plans, but it's a funny story of roster mismanagement -- almost you would hear someone doing while playing Madden.
What's your biggest mistake you've ever made while managing your roster in Madden? Any accidental releases? Bad contracts? Over-signed positions? Sound off with your story in the comments below!
Friday, July 1, 2016
11:22 PM - July 1, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
MBL Network has posted their Madden NFL 17 4 Verts Podcast with the equipment guru himself, Dustin Smith. Lots of great information in here, especially for those of you that don't really understand the process and what happens behind the scenes, to get all of the equipment in the game. He also mentions why some items just don't make the cut (mouth pieces, for example).
Of note, Sean Payton is in (still no Bill Belichick). Patching in equipment isn't an option this year.
05:54 PM - July 1, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
For those of you following the story on MLB The Show 16 bans, SCEA has posted an update on the situation.
If you were one of the "approximately 200 user accounts" that were banned, let us know if your ban was lifted or not. No official word has been given on whether lifted users will receive any sort of compensation.
11:30 AM - July 1, 2016. Posted by jpdavis82. Written by Steve Noah
EA has posted another Madden NFL 17 blog, as they take a behind the scenes look at the new gear and clothing creation process in this years game.
10:18 AM - July 1, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Fraser Gilbert
The hype train for 2K Games' WWE 2K17 got underway after Monday's announcement that 'The Beast Incarnate' Brock Lesnar would be gracing the cover of this year's game. As an added bonus, we were also presented with an October 11 release date on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
So, as we look forward to the release of the game later this year, it's time to start questioning how it might improve upon last year's effort. At a guess, we might be treated to further expansion of the game's substantial roster and suite of creative tools. The series' recent transition to more of an ultra-realistic representation of the action inside the squared-circle will surely evolve for the third year running, too. All of that is good stuff, and it would be enough to convince the hardcore fans like me to invest for another year. That said, if 2K wants to generate an even bigger user base for the series, it needs to work on captivating those current non-believers.
Read More - Unlocking WWE 2K's Online Potential May Be the Key to Its Long Term Success
09:50 AM - July 1, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
EA and Juventus have agreed on a three-year exclusive partnership, starting with FIFA 17. Many players, including Buffon, Pogba, Dybala, and Chiellini have been scanned in already, along with Juventus Stadium. Check out the video here, along with plenty of new screenshots.
Source - Juventus
07:51 AM - July 1, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Sportsnet has posted their hands-on preview of NHL 17, going over customization, franchise mode, EASHL, Be a Pro, gameplay, HUT, visual on-ice training, World Cup of Hockey, Draft Champions and much more.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
04:32 PM - June 30, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
Kevin Love was sporting the Austin 3:16 shirt during interviews, following the Cavs game 7 win over the Warriors in the NBA Finals. Shady has taken it to another level, with WWE 2K16. Check out the video here.
01:50 PM - June 30, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Kevin Groves
Last week EA released a news statement stating the J1 League, Japan’s top flight soccer league, would be featured in FIFA 17. On the surface it’s not surprising seeing as EA has been adding more and more licensed leagues to its FIFA franchise for the past few years. In typical OS fashion, let’s dive a little deeper to see what impact, if any, this has on consumers.
Read More - The Impact of the J1 League in FIFA
Read More - The Impact of the J1 League in FIFA
09:50 AM - June 30, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Kevin Groves
With the Copa America 2016 wrapped up and Euro 2016 in full swing, it’s time to dust off your copy of PES 2016 and play along with the action. When Konami announced its intentions with a downloadable Euro 2016 mode, gamers like myself were initially excited at the prospect of playing along with the real action. What could be more exciting than leading Wales through their first European competition in fifty years, or taking the reigns of Portugal and attempting to finally get Cristiano Ronaldo over the hump? But in what seems to be a trend with Konami, the game released with outdated rosters and unlicensed national sides.
Thankfully the lads over at PES Universe stepped up, as is the case more often than not, and provided PS4 players with a complete file full of all the outstanding teams and managers necessary to make your virtual Euro 2016 experience as authentic as possible. Just take a look at this video created by the one and only Weedens featuring the excellent editing work done by the MidniteKid...
Read More - Maximizing Your Summer Soccer Experience With OS & PES Universe
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
01:26 PM - June 29, 2016. Posted by Brooklynbks4. Written by Steve Noah
A lot of you have been waiting for the Madden NFL 17 team to show off the equipment upgrades this year. Today is the day! The team has added a few helmets and updated some others. They have also brought in new facemasks and updated some more. New gloves, cleats and other accessories were also added this year. Check out the list below and the full blog here.
- Riddell Speed Flex
- Schutt Vengeance
- Rawlings Tachyon
- Air XP
- Rawlings NRG
- Riddell RevoSpeed
- Speed Flex 2 Bar
- Speed Flex Robot
- Speed Flex Robot RB
- Speed Flex 3 Bar RB
- Speed Flex 3 Bar LB
- Speed Flex Fullcage
- Vengeance 2 Bar
- Vengeance Robot
- Vengeance Robot RB
- Vengeance 3 Bar RB
- Vengeance Fullcage
- Revospeed Cage
- Revospeed Grid
- Riddell 360 Robot
- Riddell 360 Robot 2
- Riddell 360 3 Bar LB
- Riddell 360 Fullcage
- Standard Halfcage 2
- Standard 3 Bar RB
- Standard 3 Bar RB Single
- Standard 3 Bar RB Jagged
- Standard Bull RB
- Standard Fullcage
- Standard Fullcage 2
- Revo 3 Bar
- Revo 3 Bar RB
- Revo Robot
- Revo Robot 2
- Revo Fullcage
- Revo Fullcage 2
- Revospeed Fullcage 2
- Xenith 2 Bar
- Xenith Robot
- Xenith Robot RB
- Xenith 3 Bar RB
- Xenith Fullcage
- Nike HyperBeast
- Nike Vapor Jet
- Nike Vapor Jet Knit
- Nike SuperBad
- Under Armour Swarm
- Under Armour F5
- Adidas 5 Star 5.0
- Nike Vapor Untouchable
- Nike Vapor Untouchable 2
- Nike Lunar Beast
- Nike Zoom Code Elite
- Nike Alpha Pro 2 ¾ TD
- Nike Vapor Carbon Elite TD
- Under Armour Spotlight
- Under Armour Brawler
- Under Armour Highlight
- Under Armour Player Exclusive
- Player Exclusive Retro
- Adidas Freak X Kevlar
- Adidas AdiZero 5 Star
- One-Arm Sleeves - These will be set on each player that wears this style via the default roster so the players in Madden will match their real-world counterparts; these sleeves can also be customized when editing and creating players.
- Updated Wrist-Tape Options - Black, Team Primary Color and Team Secondary Colored Wrist-Tape
- Updated the Ankle-Tape options and re-named them to 'Half-Spat' and 'Full-Spat'
- All the new sleeves, gloves and shoes are set-up for color-swapping to match each team’s primary and secondary colors, as well as black and white.
- Nike Drifit Touch Fleece Full-Zip
- Nike Elite Coach HZ Sweatshirt
- Nike Elite Coach Polo
- Nike Elite Coach HZ Full-Zip Hoodie
- Nike Elite Hybrid Jacket
- Nike Lockdown Jacket
- Nike NFL 'Property Of' Circuit Crew
- Nike NFL 'Property Of' Circuit Pant
- Nike Performance Practice Hoodie
- Nike Modern Crew
- Nike Hooded Sweatshirt
- Nike Free Trainer 5V6 Shoe
MXGP 2's most enjoyable moments happen when your rider has the whole track to himself, and the only thing he's competing with is the digital stopwatch climbing higher in the corner of the screen. Time Attack is the only mode I've been able to appreciate in Milestone's third attempt at simulating the sport of motocross. Because once I started sharing the courses with 21 computer-controlled bikers, MXGP 2's unrealistic collisions and rudimentary AI ruined my fun.
Read More - MXGP 2 Review (PS4)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
It seems the likeness lawsuit settlements and final judgements continue to roll out against sport game makers -- the last announced today is Jim Brown receiving a $600,000 settlement from EA.
Check out the full press release:
This is obviously just the latest of several lawsuits ongoing against EA for using likenesses within past sports games. The most famous of which was the Ed O'Bannon case which effectively ended the NCAA Football and Basketball series' from EA.
02:05 PM - June 28, 2016. Posted by beau21. Written by Steve Noah
IGN has posted a video interview with the team behind NASCAR Heat Evolution. Plenty more details about the game are revealed, along with some more gameplay.
11:07 AM - June 28, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner
If you've been on Twitter lately, you've no doubt been seeing Ramone Russell answer fans inquiries about why they were banned over the past couple of days.
Over the weekend, Ramone also posted in the SCEA Forums reiterating that breaking the rules and standards of the community could result in a console and PSN ID being banned.
Also of note via TheShowNation (Victor_SDS)
A number of players were banned in the past few days according to Ramone's Twitter Feed:
"We banned a number of users who exploited community market transactions. Bans will not be reversed, fyi flipping cards IS NOT an exploit.
Flipping cards doesn't get you banned, we encourage flipped cards, flipping cards is good for everyone."
Several users were quick to claim innocence but it appears Russell came armed with info, telling at least one user they were in the top 1% of offenders of the glitch. In fact, the SCEA investigation into the matter was three weeks long and involved multiple runs and checks of the same data.
This was a bold move by SCEA to protect the online gaming experience for many MLB The Show users. While bans are nothing new in the online gaming world, it does appear SCEA has taken some pretty dramatic steps in order to safeguard the online experience for gamers. While some of the bans are permanent, others are temporary and will last anywhere from days to weeks to months.
What do you think of the bans? Was SCEA right? Is this a good move?
UPDATE (6-30): via Twitter