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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
12:12 PM - September 13, 2016. Posted by BenVenom. Written by Steve Noah

The FIFA 17 demo is available now. Queue it up from the links below, or search for them on your console:Check out the full details below.

GAME OPTIONS
For the first time ever in FIFA, live your story on and off the pitch as the Premier League’s next rising star, Alex Hunter. You'll have the opportunity to play a select experience in The Journey which will be limited to playing as one of the world's top clubs Manchester United.

Kick-Off

Own Every Moment in FIFA 17 gameplay to experience complete innovation in the way players think and move, physically interact with opponents, and execute in attack to put you in complete control of every moment on the pitch.

Skill Games

As the Kick-Off matches are loading, play brand new Skill Games that are included in the FIFA 17 Demo. You'll be able to enjoy 4 Single Player Skill Games and 3 of the brand new Multiplayer Skill Games that will be available in FIFA 17.

PLAY AS WORLD CLASS CLUBS
12 clubs included that you'll be able to play as in Kick-Off.
  • Manchester United
  • Manchester City
  • Chelsea
  • Real Madrid
  • Juventus
  • Inter
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Olympique Lyonnais
  • Seattle Sounders
  • Bayern München
  • Tigres U.A.N.L. (MX)
  • Gamba Osaka
3 authentic stadiums available to play in Kick-Off.
  • CenturyLink
  • Stamford Bridge
  • Suita City Football Stadium

Game: FIFA 17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
10:00 AM - September 13, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS.

Last December, I took over as the producer for MyTEAM, joining a relatively small team of incredibly dedicated developers. On my first day and throughout my orientation when people found out who I was and what I was going to be doing for the MyTEAM group, they seemed to all say the same thing to me: “You’ve got big shoes to fill.” I started hearing it so much that it became a mantra for me, something that I would internalize, think about as I walked from my car to the hangar each morning and as I lay quietly trying to sleep at night.

Read More - NBA 2K17 My TEAM Blog with Associate Producer Peter Cornforth

Game: NBA 2K17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 23 - View All
09:40 AM - September 13, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has announced the Nike Color Rush uniforms are coming soon for Madden NFL 17. Once we get more details and an official release date, we will update this post.

You will not have to restart your franchise when they become available.

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Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
Monday, September 12, 2016
10:17 PM - September 12, 2016. Posted by Cowboy008. Written by Steve Noah

The WWE 2K17 developers have posted a new video featuring victory scene breakouts. Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: WWE 2K17Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
05:55 PM - September 12, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

With the FIFA 17 demo scheduled to be released tomorrow, EA Sports has just posted a new FIFA 17 authenticity blog, covering the new stadiums in the game, new competition presentation, specific commentary in The Journey mode and much more.

New Stadiums
When FIFA 17 launches on September 27 you'll be able to take to the pitch in three new stadiums. Joining West Ham United’s new home will be Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium, alongside Gamba Osaka's Suita City Football Stadium.

New Competition Presentation

The world's oldest football competition, The FA Cup, will now have its own full and authentic overlay package in FIFA 17. This will reflect the competition's real world broadcast package, meaning you'll be able to feel the magic of the cup in every FA Cup match you play.

On top of this, we're adding a number of pitch props and stadium dressings used before, during, and after games to mirror the real-world match day experience. These include:
  • Tunnel Archways
  • Handshake sponsor boards
  • Ball plinths
  • Pitch flags
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Confetti Cannons
  • Home Team corner flags
  • Goal net stanchion colours based on stadium
New animations have also been captured for pre-game, half time & full time, resulting in smoother animation and more polished camera coverage.

New in match performance analysis

Shot and touch information for key attackers will now be tracked in each match. You’ll see this information displayed on a graphic during matches, with commentators picking up on stories to discuss the narrative of the match and the performance of the players involved.

In match Table Analysis

New in-game commentary analysing key talking points around league tables and cup standings makes the football world deeper and more compelling than ever. Matches will take on an even greater sense of importance as you hear commentators discuss six-pointers, surprise packages, title deciders, groups of death and much more via new in-match overlays and audio.

THE JOURNEY-Specific commentary

Play The Journey, the brand new mode in FIFA 17, and you'll hear new commentary lines tracking various storylines which impact upon Alex Hunter. These include key milestones, matches against rival players, and key loans and transfers which directly affect Hunter’s progression in the game.

Match day atmosphere

Feel that match day experience in FIFA 17 with our most realistic recreation of stadium sounds yet.

Two new PA announcers will bring the game to life, including goal scorers and lineups, while we're adding over 500 new chants, making FIFA 17's crowds the most vibrant and dynamic to date. New additions this year include the Icelandic Huh and many new high quality chants from La Liga, Premier League and Championship clubs, alongside the iconic Hala Madrid anthem. (Listen to it here)

New Player emotions

We’ve added greater variety and quality in reaction animations in FIFA 17. You’ll now see your players respond with even more realistic emotion to the agony of missing a golden chance, or the glory of winning a title.

Authentic Manager Focus

At various times during the FIFA 17 broadcast we will now focus on our authentic managers, who you’ll see reacting to bookings, missed scoring opportunities, great saves, and goals.

Game: FIFA 17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All
03:28 PM - September 12, 2016. Posted by fearwhatnow. Written by Steve Noah

NASCAR Heat Evolution is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Get in a few laps and post your impressions!

Game: NASCAR Heat EvolutionReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
02:54 PM - September 12, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


In case you hadn't heard, Cleveland has put Robert Griffin III on IR after he suffered a shoulder injury in the Browns week one game against the Eagles.

The Browns lost the game 29-10 -- and the long, sordid history of QB failures in Cleveland seems to be well on its way to continuing with RGIII's IR assignment.

Griffin does stand a chance to return mid-season -- but the earliest possible date he can return is November 10.

So where does this put you if you are a Madden gamer (and also a glutton for punishment) who uses the Browns extensively?

Well, hello there Josh McCown.

Compared to RGIII's 75 overall talent, McCown is a 71 overall -- so the drop off isn't that big. Especially considering RG III's speed and throw power are the two differentiatiors between him and McCown.

McCown actually has advantages in throwing accuracy in short (83 vs. 81), medium (78 vs. 77) and deep (78 vs. 75), so it could be a lot worse -- like being an actual Cleveland Browns quarterback.

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
02:02 PM - September 12, 2016. Posted by BenVenom. Written by Steve Noah

The Forza Horizon 3 demo is available now for Xbox One users, weighing in at just over 18 GB.

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The drivable vehicles in the Forza Horizon 3 demo are a “who’s who” of automotive hotness. Of course, you’ll be spending time in one of the game’s cover cars, the Lamborghini Centenario. Along the way you’ll also get to drive more than one dune buggy, a rough-and-ready trophy truck and your choice from cars such as the BMW M4 Coupe, the Ford Shelby GT350R, as well as that Australian legend in the making, the 2014 HSV Limited Edition GEN-F GTS Maloo. And remember: this is just a small sample of the more than 350 cars that will be available for you to collect, customize, and race in the full version of the game.

No official word yet for PC users, but if something is announced, this post will get updated.

UPDATE: Here is the official word for the Forza Horizon 3 PC demo.

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We know fans are curious about the state of a Windows 10 PC demo for Forza Horizon 3. A standalone “Forza Horizon 3” PC demo will be released sometime after launch. We invite all players who are eager to play Forza on PC to try “Forza Motorsport 6: Apex”, available now in the Windows 10 Store for free. The Windows 10 version of “Forza Horizon 3” has been built in lockstep with our learnings from “Forza Motorsport 6: Apex”, which just released out of Beta last week and added wheel support. We’re dedicated to bringing the quality and innovation our fans expect from Forza to the PC, and we’re confident players will have a fantastic experience with “Forza Horizon 3” at launch.

Game: Forza Horizon 3Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
10:45 AM - September 12, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Now this is a funny and completely fun video made by YouTube user YoBoy Pizza which features two completely polar opposite teams to see just how important speed is in the game.

On one sideline are the New York Giants -- a team full of guys rated 10 in speed, acceleration and release but 99 in every other attribute.

On the other sideline are the San Diego Chargers -- a team full of guys rated 99 in speed, acceleration, and release and 10 in every other attribute.

Seriously, this is a fun experiment. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 11 - View All
10:16 AM - September 12, 2016. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Elliott Jenkins

Given the amount of time just one AAA sports title can consume, it is very easy to lose sight of the many indie and alternative sports games released in a year. Furthermore, while I certainly recommend the brutal joys of the ultra-violent, 8-bit fencing game Nidhogg, I understand that it's not for everyone. But I believe plenty other sports games can be enjoyed by all types of gamers, it's just a question of finding the right game.

My goal is to open your eyes by highlighting a handful of sports titles that may have slipped under your radar. Maybe you'll find your new favorite game. Maybe you'll hate every last one of these. But at the very least, you'll be more familiar with some new and different sports games.

Here are four recommended titles slated for release this fall...


Read More - Four 'Other' Sports Games for Fall and Winter

Sunday, September 11, 2016
10:25 AM - September 11, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
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
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 19 - View All
Saturday, September 10, 2016
01:42 PM - September 10, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Fraser Gilbert

The transition of EA Sports' NHL series to the current generation of consoles has been a storied tale thus far. We arrive at the third iteration in the cycle with NHL 17, and it finds itself in the fortunate position of being born out of a period of stability. Unlike last year, there are no significant wrongs to be righted, and the outpouring of fan unhappiness stemming back to NHL 15 has all but disappeared. It’s because of this that the shackles of the series have finally been let loose, paving the way for future innovations.

And yet, while NHL 17 is packed with an array of brand-new features and upgrades, it doesn’t feel like a revolutionary moment for the series. Instead, it tinkers with an already successful formula to create a sense of déjà vu, but one that feels more satisfying this time around.

Read More - NHL 17 Review (Written by: Fraser Gilbert)

Game: NHL 17Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 2 - View All
11:52 AM - September 10, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Want Tecmo Super Bowl with updated rosters? Today is your lucky day.

Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 is available now. Click here to get the details on how to get it up and running.

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Tecmo Super Bowl is the greatest sports video game of all time. Now, 25 years after TSB made 8-Bit legends of Bo Jackson and Lawrence Taylor, TecmoBowl.org proudly announces the release of Tecmo Super Bowl 2017. This site's 10th yearly iteration updates Tecmo's NES classic with up-to-date rosters, graphics, schedules and play books for all 32 NFL squads. Additionally, you can now check the defensive conditions of your players.

Playable on multiple platforms and operating systems via NES emulation software, Tecmo Super Bowl 2016 brings Nintendo's bone-crunching classic to today's computers and handheld devices.

Will offenses fear Von Miller like they feared Lawrence Taylor? Who is the more deadly play-caller: Aaron Rodgers or Dan Marino? Will Todd Gurley live up to the hype? Loaded into an NES Emulator, Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 will make legends for the next 25 years.

Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 notes
  • Check Defense condition - In the same location as the time out menu there is now a "CHECK DEF" option which lets you scroll left and right through your players
  • 4-3 Defenses - Several teams employ 4-3 defenses. The "RT" (Right Tackle) will show up as the LILB on the rosters.
  • 32-Team ROM
  • Rosters current as of 9/7/16
  • Adjustable quarter length
  • Playbook editing in-game
  • Player 2 attributes now display correctly
  • Halftime stats
  • Pass Control determines if a pass will be completed. Passing Accuracy determines if the ball will be on target.

10:50 AM - September 10, 2016. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

For those of you still on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, EA has posted the features for FIFA 17 for you.

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There are console limitations so the feature set available for FIFA 17 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 does not include all the same innovations and new modes that are available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or PC.

However, there are still big changes coming to fans playing on those systems with gameplay innovations, audio enhancements and the brand new Squad Building Challenges for our FIFA Ultimate Team fans. In addition, Career Mode sees the edition of Pre-Season Training and Career Mode Training to add more depth to your season.

SQUAD BUILDING CHALLENGES

Complete challenges and earn unique in-game rewards in all-new Squad Building Challenges (SBC). Test your squad-building skills by choosing from Basic, Advanced, or League specific challenges. Check in often, Challenges will be updated throughout the season. FIFA 17 fans who own an Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 will be able to enjoy this brand new feature.

New Attacking Techniques and the Set Piece Rewrite let you Own Every Moment in FIFA 17.

New options in attack including Low Driven Shots give players more ways to create chances and finish in front of goal.

From free kicks to penalties to corner kicks, inject personality and experience control from every dead ball situation.

NEW LEAGUES

The J-League and Brazilian Clubs will be available to FIFA 17 fans who play on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Additionally, the Norway and Netherlands International Women's Teams will be available.

PRESENTATION

Joining West Ham’s new home at the Olympic Stadium will be Middlesborough's Riverside Stadium, alongside Gamba Osaka's Suita City Football Stadium.

We're adding brand new chants, making FIFA 17's crowds the most vibrant and dynamic to date. New additions this year include the Icelandic Clap and the Hala Madrid anthem, alongside many new high quality chants from La Liga clubs.

GAME MODES

Available game modes in FIFA 17 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3:
  • FIFA Ultimate Team including Squad Building Challenges
  • Career Mode
  • Be a Pro Player
  • Be a Pro Goalkeeper
  • Tournament Mode
  • Women's International Cup
  • Online Seasons
  • Online Friendlies
  • Skill Games
  • Kick-Off
  • Play Next Fixture
  • Practice Arena

Game: FIFA 17Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 3 - View All
10:38 AM - September 10, 2016. Posted by RobbieMacc. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest developer diary video to find out what it takes to create an authentic stock car experience in NASCAR Heat Evolution.

Game: NASCAR Heat EvolutionReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All