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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
10:35 AM - February 17, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Codemasters revealed in July 2014 they had plans on launching a new F1 title in 2015, earlier in the Formula One season for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

VirtualR has posted some images of an internal newsletter from Codemasters, showing off some details for the upcoming F1 2015. At the moment, it appears as though they are getting close to the magical 1080p/60FPS.

Game: F1 2015Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Monday, February 16, 2015

NBA Live 15 is currently on sale for $9 on the Xbox Games Store, easily the cheapest the game has been since release.

According to IGN (Thanks swac07!), it looks like NBA Live 15 is also headed to EA Access soon.

For $4.99 a month/$29.99 a year, EA Access gives subscribers access to The Vault, which provides full digital downloadable games for EA Sports UFC, Need for Speed Rivals, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, Peggle 2, Battlefield 4 and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. EA Access subscribers also receive 10% off EA digital purchases and trial versions (typically 6 hours) of EA games before they are released.

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
02:48 PM - February 16, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark
During Thursday's Twitch feed, the MLB 15: The Show team showed off a revamped Diamond Dynasty mode. While there are a lot of things to be excited about with any new version of The Show, improvements to Diamond Dynasty (DD) mode are certainly an intriguing and welcome change.

If you haven't experienced DD before, it's The Show's version of EA's innovative Ultimate Team mode. The gist of these modes is to collect some kind of currency, spend it on packs of virtual cards, and build a competitive team. EA has mastered the art of making Ultimate Team addictive -- and squeezing you for a little extra cash after you've bought the main game.

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: Revamped Diamond Dynasty

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 44 - View All
12:54 PM - February 16, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Milestone has just released another gameplay video from RIDE. This one features the Sportsland Sugo GP track. The game will be available worldwide on March 20th for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. To see more videos, screenshots and news on RIDE, check out our official page.

Read the full press release below.

Milestone s.r.l ., Italy's leading videogame developer for consoles and PC, and the world's foremost motorcycle videogame developer, releases a trailer dedicated to Sportsland Sugo GP included in RIDE, its first exclusive IP - playable from 20 March 2015 - on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox One, Windows PC, Steam, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4.

SPORTSLAND SUGO: is located in a beautiful rural setting, with more than 2.1 million square meters. It offers four specialized racing courses – a road racing course, a motocross course, West course and a trials course. It is owned by Yamaha and the track follows the natural contours of the hill it is built on, with all the variations in height that entails. It’s very popular with circuit fans as the “Holy Site” for Motor Sports in Tohoku. (For further info http://www.sportsland-sugo.jp/en/index.html)

RIDE: Milestone's development studios in Italy are back at work, doing what they do best. The developers are tearing up the rulebook and bringing a raft of new ideas to the table. These are the developers who have become synonymous with the world of virtual racing. Created for the players and building on the experiences of the serried ranks of bike fans, the new IP offers players the chance to ride over 100 bikes, in 4 different categories - Superbikes, Supersports, Naked, and Historical Bikes - and take them hurtling at full speed over a huge variety of city, country and historic circuits from the world of motorcycling. RIDE offers unprecedented levels of vehicle and rider customisation, presenting players with a vast array of options to keep gameplay fresh and exhilarating over the long term. The RIDE experience will accompany players and riders alike on the long road of the true motorcyclist.

RIDE is currently in development at the Milestone studios in Italy. It will be available on 20 th March 2015 published by Milestone for Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows PC®, Steam, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4.

Game: RIDEHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
12:08 PM - February 16, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports continues their FIFA 15 video tutorials this week, teaching users how to score more penalties. This includes tips on placement, power, different penalty types - stutter, chipped - and how you can save them.

If you have missed out on any of the previously released tutorial videos, make sure to click here. While the techniques in these videos might not be new to most of you, it will certainly benefit new players of the game. Who knows, veterans might even learn a few things as well.

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
11:35 AM - February 16, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Driveclub game update 1.11 is available now, weighing in at roughly 750 MB. This update helps set up the Downforce expansion pack, Midnight Tour pack and a few other add-ons scheduled to release between February 24th-26th.

Check out the video here and all of the details below.
  • Adds a new Multiplayer game mode: Team Time Trial.
  • Adds a new track offering 2 variants: Kobago in Japan.
  • All add-on Tours have new progress requirements: You need 8 Stars (previously 12) to progress to the second stage and 22 Stars (previously 27) to open up the final Championship.
  • Adds the ability to choose from a collection of factory Paint Jobs during vehicle selection prior to an Event.
  • Adds the option to enable the Rev Counter in cockpit view.
  • Decreases the threshold on the manumatic downshift limiter to allow players to downshift earlier.
  • Reduces the drying time for rain splatter on the screen when in Chase Cam.
  • Implements ghosting under certain conditions in Multiplayer races to prevent track blocking.
  • Allows the 'Contender' and 'Unbeatable' Trophies to be unlocked even if the challenges expire when you are not online.
  • Includes a number of minor bug fixes, performance improvements and usability tweaks.
Update 1.11 Add-ons (coming to PlayStation®Store Feb 24-26):
  • Adds support for the VUHL 05, coming to PlayStation®Store as a free download.
  • Adds support for the DOWNFORCE Expansion Pack, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium/Season Pass add-on.
  • The Downforce Car Pack includes: Ferrari F50, Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition, SRT Viper GTS, Koenigsegg One:1 and Jaguar F-Type R Coupé.
  • The Downforce Tour Pack includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
  • Adds support for the Midnight Tour Pack, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium/Season Pass add-on.
  • The Midnight Tour Pack includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
  • Adds support for 2 new livery packs, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium/Season Pass add-on. Each Livery Pack contains 5 new livery patterns to customise your cars with.
What else is coming to DRIVECLUB?
  • Server upgrades: to improve stability and performance for all current players and to enable the release of the PS+ Edition and DRIVECLUB companion app.
  • Private lobbies: Development of Private Lobbies for Multiplayer is ongoing alongside development of server upgrades.
  • Replays: are in the final stages of development and testing. It's likely that offline replays will come ahead of Multiplayer replays.
  • Changes to drift scoring: to ensure that you are rewarded for momentum, control and staying on the track in drift zones.
  • Lots more cars: We can't say what's coming just yet, but many of your most commonly requested cars and manufacturers are coming to DRIVECLUB, along with a few surprises.
  • New ranks: because many of you are at Level 50 already.
  • Lots more! Please keep sharing your feedback about DRIVECLUB with us to help the game continue to evolve around you.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
Sunday, February 15, 2015
11:59 AM - February 15, 2015. 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.


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Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 18 - View All
Saturday, February 14, 2015
11:57 AM - February 14, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

From now (it actually started on the 12th) until February 16th, gamers can purchase NBA 2K15 for $29.99 (PC version) or try it out for free on Steam.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 52 - View All
Friday, February 13, 2015
06:13 PM - February 13, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Jayson Young

If you missed yesterday's MLB 15: The Show livestream, and you don't wan't to devote an hour to watching the whole thing, here are some cliff notes detailing everything that was discussed:

Universal Rewards
  • Returning users will receive a "Gold Loyalty Upgrade" pack upon starting the game for the first time, if their PSN profile played MLB 14: The Show. That pack includes one gold Diamond Dynasty card and three gold items. Most items can be used in Road to the Show, Franchise, or Diamond Dynasty.
  • All users will unlock one bonus item every day that they log into MLB 15: The Show. Players can also earn a "standard" pack every nine days that they check in. The standard pack contains six Diamond Dynasty players and two items. The days don't have to be consecutive; the requirement is just nine total days per pack.
  • Simply completing games (in any mode) also gives you a chance to earn bonus items. You can buy and sell these items in an online, user-to-user marketplace.
  • The items that provide attribute boosts will allow you to push a player's ratings beyond 99, for the first time in MLB: The Show.
  • Some items are sponsorships that you can apply to your Franchise team. You can select three sponsors total, and their logos will appear during replays and on various score bugs. Sponsors will bring in extra funds for your Franchise team, based on how well your club performs during games. These sponsorships only apply to the team, and won't override the individual equipment deals for each of your players.
  • The stubs you've earned in MLB 14: The Show will not carry over to MLB 15: The Show.
Gameplay & Graphics
  • It took only 21 seconds to load into a Franchise game after setting the team lineups.
  • New split-screen replays will appear during big moments.
  • Stadiums' flag poles will be hanging the appropriate city and state banners this year.
  • San Francisco's AT&T Park will include the new garden section in its outfield stands.
  • Sony San Diego plans to release a complete walkthrough for every updated uniform and stadium.
Player Accessories
  • Gloves now have seven customizable parts instead of three. Additionally, you can choose from seven different webbing styles.
  • Neon pink, neon yellow, and neon green are the three new equipment colors.
  • Hitters' shin guards are less bulky and more form-fitting, plus you can choose whether or not to use a foot guard.
  • Helmets without ear flaps are now available, which will make the older legends look more accurate to their time period.
  • You can now choose from thin or long eyeblack styles.
  • Necklaces are finally in the game. You can have thick or thin chains, and can also customize the chains' color. Necklaces have to stay tucked underneath your jersey, though, and will only be partially visible.
  • Wrist tape, wrist bands, and arm bands now have multiple lengths.
  • Baserunners can now wear wrist guards.
  • A low stirrups option has been added.
  • The catcher's leg guards and chest protector look more detailed and are now more form-fitting.
Diamond Dynasty
  • All the retired legends' Diamond Dynasty cards will look like their actual baseball cards used to.
  • There won't be any "throwback" versions of current MLB players (e.g. 2004 David Ortiz).
  • None of your Diamond Dynasty cards will ever expire. To compensate for the fact that you'll be able to keep everything forever, gold and diamond players will now be extremely rare. The bronze tier will include some everyday starters, and the silver tier will have some All-Stars.
  • You are now limited to only one fully customizable created player. He can play at any position (though he won't excel at all of them), and you will have to boost his attribute ratings by "feeding" him player cards. Your created player will improve based on the strengths of the players that you "feed" him. Cards that are used as "food" will permanently disappear from your collection.
  • MLB players cannot be trained via feeding. But you can at least edit their equipment, if you like.
  • Whenever you play a Diamond Dynasty game, it will randomly select a starting pitcher from your rotation. You cannot see which pitcher the game has chosen for you until the game has officially started. All of your pitchers' stamina will now be fully restored at the end of each game.
  • Extra Innings matches now reward cards instead of team budget. Budget is a concept that no longer exists in Diamond Dynasty. You odds of obtaining rare cards after a game will increase if you play on higher difficulty settings. The marketplace is now entirely based on stubs, since budget has been removed from the mode.
  • It's unlikely that you'll be able to transfer your existing team logos/jerseys from MLB 14 to MLB 15.
  • The developers were also uncertain whether or not there will be new cards introduced to the mode throughout the year. It was confirmed, however, that all the Diamond Dynasty cards' ratings will be automatically updated alongside The Show's regular roster updates.
Online Play
Sony San Diego's "most talented guys" have been working on improving the series' troublesome online play. Their goal is to achieve one-to-one parity with the input registration for online/offline gameplay. More information will come on this subject during a later stream.

Written by Jayson Young, follow him on Twitter.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 44 - View All
04:08 PM - February 13, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


Check out the latest MLB 15 The Show trailer titled, Summer Wind. To see it in all of its glory, make sure you see the YouTube version at 1080p/60fps.

For those of you that missed the fact sheet, click here for all of the details.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 44 - View All
03:38 PM - February 13, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The first big sports game of the season is landing next month, and the crew making MLB 15 The Show has started to publicize certain aspects of their flagship PS4 title. Operation Sports’ Chris Sanner and PastaPadre’s Bryan Wiedey join host Rich Grisham to analyze the new approach for the development team – long-form live streams, detailed breakdowns of individual features – as well as discussing much of what has been revealed, from new visuals to Diamond Dynasty to licensed equipment.

Enjoy the show!

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, 10 Minutes

If you can't view or listen to the embedded player below, please click here.


Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 44 - View All
10:05 AM - February 13, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

You know your game is doing something right when the Boston Red Sox's principle owner John Henry thoroughly enjoys your game:

Quote:
"“Last year, I explored OOTP 15 and was amazed by the breadth and depth of it. Shocked, actually. To think this is the work of a European is amazing. I’m involved in English football and most Europeans have very little knowledge at all of how baseball works. Markus has become an expert even in the very small nuances of the sport.”"

OOTP Baseball has also posted a new blog post detailing the game's new manager-only mode.

The new manager only mode is a new option within the game, which lets you decide which of three types of gameplay you'd like to experience: Manager only, GM only, or both Manager and GM.

When in the manager-only mode, you will have a wealth of options for setting up your lineups to deliver a winner to the GM, who still has to deal with the owner and meet goals. This, of course, means you are having to meet those same goals as the GM won't keep you around too long if you can't produce a winner for him.

The manager-only mode does seem incredibly intriguing, as the prospect of your GM or owner demanding a trade of a player away from you -- and thus ruining the middle part of your lineup is a new challenge in OOTP you've never had to face before. We'll have more on the new manager-only mode as we get nearer to release!!

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 16Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 3 - View All
09:52 AM - February 13, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chase Becotte


When taken out of concept, many things in life can have very different meanings. But sometimes, no matter the context, somebody says something so delightful that it's joyous in every context. With that in mind, I give you the greatest piece of sports commentary I've ever heard in a video game.

If you disagree, come armed with your best counter-example because I think this Martin Tyler line is the be all, end all in commentary double takes.

Created and written by Chase Becotte.

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 7 - View All
08:54 AM - February 13, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS.


Another Driveclub update is scheduled to arrive next week, bringing it up to version 1.11. Other add-ons are scheduled to arrive between February 24th-26th. Check out the video here and all of the details below.
  • Adds a new Multiplayer game mode: Team Time Trial.
  • Adds a new track offering 2 variants: Kobago in Japan.
  • All add-on Tours have new progress requirements: You need 8 Stars (previously 12) to progress to the second stage and 22 Stars (previously 27) to open up the final Championship.
  • Adds the ability to choose from a collection of factory Paint Jobs during vehicle selection prior to an Event.
  • Adds the option to enable the Rev Counter in cockpit view.
  • Decreases the threshold on the manumatic downshift limiter to allow players to downshift earlier.
  • Reduces the drying time for rain splatter on the screen when in Chase Cam.
  • Implements ghosting under certain conditions in Multiplayer races to prevent track blocking.
  • Allows the 'Contender' and 'Unbeatable' Trophies to be unlocked even if the challenges expire when you are not online.
  • Includes a number of minor bug fixes, performance improvements and usability tweaks.
Update 1.11 Add-ons (coming to PlayStation®Store Feb 24-26):
  • Adds support for the VUHL 05, coming to PlayStation®Store as a free download.
  • Adds support for the DOWNFORCE Expansion Pack, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium/Season Pass add-on.
  • The Downforce Car Pack includes: Ferrari F50, Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition, SRT Viper GTS, Koenigsegg One:1 and Jaguar F-Type R Coupé.
  • The Downforce Tour Pack includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
  • Adds support for the Midnight Tour Pack, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium/Season Pass add-on.
  • The Midnight Tour Pack includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
  • Adds support for 2 new livery packs, coming to PlayStation®Store as a premium/Season Pass add-on. Each Livery Pack contains 5 new livery patterns to customise your cars with.
What else is coming to DRIVECLUB?
  • Server upgrades: to improve stability and performance for all current players and to enable the release of the PS+ Edition and DRIVECLUB companion app.
  • Private lobbies: Development of Private Lobbies for Multiplayer is ongoing alongside development of server upgrades.
  • Replays: are in the final stages of development and testing. It's likely that offline replays will come ahead of Multiplayer replays.
  • Changes to drift scoring: to ensure that you are rewarded for momentum, control and staying on the track in drift zones.
  • Lots more cars: We can't say what's coming just yet, but many of your most commonly requested cars and manufacturers are coming to DRIVECLUB, along with a few surprises.
  • New ranks: because many of you are at Level 50 already.
  • Lots more! Please keep sharing your feedback about DRIVECLUB with us to help the game continue to evolve around you.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 0 - View All
Thursday, February 12, 2015
05:09 PM - February 12, 2015. Posted by ExtremeGamer. Written by Steve Noah

The MLB 15 The Show gameplay stream is starting in a few minutes, detailing licensed equipment, universal rewards and Diamond Dynasty. You can click the "Spoiler Show" button below to watch it here at OS, or open a new browser and watch it. For those of you that miss out, we'll update this post with the archive when it is available on Twitch.

UPDATE: If you missed the stream, you can watch the archive here or click the "Spoiler Show" button below (it starts at roughly the 1:45 mark).


Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 44 - View All