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Thursday, May 14, 2015
01:45 PM - May 14, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


With the first details now out about Madden NFL 16, it appears the passing game is this year's big focus. Everything from passing mechanics to new control mechanics for DBs and WRs to battle for the ball are going to be new and in the game. With the passing game starting to lag much of the rest of the game, it's hardly a surprise Madden is going this direction this year.

What do you think though? Is Madden's newfound focus on the passing game a welcome sign or do you think the direction is wrong? Sound off by voting and leave a comment as well!

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
01:21 PM - May 14, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Another NBA Live 15 roster update has arrived this afternoon. It includes more than 1,400 ratings changes and seven player accessory updates..

Below is a list of some of the changes you will see in the roster update. Download the Excel spreadsheet with all of the changes here.

GOING UP
  • Taj Gibson +1
  • Tristan Thompson +1
  • Clint Capela +1
  • Jordan Adams +1
  • Zach Randolph +1
GOING DOWN
  • Kyle Korver
  • Jeff Teague
  • Paul Millsap
  • Derrick Rose
  • Joakim Noah
  • LeBron James
  • J.R. Smith
  • Draymond Green
  • Stephen Curry
  • Marreese Speights
  • Terrence Jones
  • James Harden
  • Dwight Howard
  • JJ Redick
  • Chris Paul
  • Spencer Hawes
  • Glen Davis
  • Kosta Koufos
  • Marc Gasol
  • Marcin Gortat

Game: NBA Live 15Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All


A new DriveClub Lamborghini Icons trailer has arrived, along with details on game update 1.15.

The game update is scheduled to arrive next week with the The Lamborghini Icons car pack coming a week later. The car pack will include the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, Lamborghini Reventón, Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 Super Veloce and Lamborghini Diablo Super Veloce. See all of the details below.

Details of Game Update 1.15:
  • New Driver Levels: You can now reach Level 55 and each new level has a reward.
  • New menu images to show off some of the best #PS4share pictures created by DRIVECLUB players.
  • A new option to toggle the entire On-Screen Display on and off while you race, without pausing.
  • Statistics have been added for all cars from Expansion Packs and free downloads.
  • Includes general improvements for game performance, stability and usability.
Update 1.15 Add-ons will be available for download from PlayStation®Store on May 26 (Europe, America, Japan) & May 27 (Asia):
  • Adds support for the DS Survolt, coming to PlayStation®Store as a free download.
  • Adds support for the Lamborghini Icons Expansion Pack (coming to PlayStation®Store May 26-27).
  • The Lamborghini Icons Car Pack includes: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, Lamborghini Reventón, Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 Super Veloce and Lamborghini Diablo Super Veloce.
  • The Lamborghini Icons Tour Pack includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
  • Earn every star in the Lamborghini Icons Tour to earn a bonus Livery.
  • Adds support for the Torque Tour Pack which includes 11 new Events and 5 new Trophies.
  • Earn every star in the Torque Tour to earn a bonus Livery.
  • Adds support for 2 new livery packs and each Livery Pack contains 5 new livery patterns to customise your cars with.
Important developments to be aware of (coming after 1.15):
  • More server upgrades: Enhancing connectivity for all players and making the required changes 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 improvements.
  • New Driver levels: More will be added each month with new rewards for every level.
  • Big improvements to challenges: To make them easier to use and to improve server performance further.
  • New Accolades: For Japan & new manufacturers.
  • More Cars & Tours: The Season Pass runs to July and we have more popular cars and manufacturers coming to DRIVECLUB!
  • More Game Updates: With improvements based on your feedback! Please keep sharing your thoughts with us to help the game continue to evolve around you.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
09:38 AM - May 14, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young


Just as in "Moneyball", the marketplace in Diamond Dynasty inflates the value of various players, creating serious bargains for other players with serious skill. Some players can be had for literally pennies and they deliver big impacts. Check out our list and let us know of some bargains you have found!

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: Diamond Dynasty's Best Budget Pitchers

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 20 - View All
06:58 AM - May 14, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

We have just posted 11 new Madden NFL 16 screenshots. Check them out and post your thoughts.

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Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
09:07 PM - May 13, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The initial Madden NFL 16 trailer arrived earlier today, along with the first information on this game which confirms what we first reported — that Madden NFL 16 is going to be focusing heavily on the passing game.

This is all well and good, and the first trailer actually shows a few new add-ons that you might miss if you aren’t paying close enough attention. You can watch the video above or read on below...

Read More - Breaking Down the First Madden NFL 16 Trailer

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
08:15 PM - May 13, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


EA Sports released the first official trailer for Madden NFL 16 featuring the four cover-athlete candidates and showing off some new pass catching and defense animations.

Many of the animations feature what I would suppose are the more spectacular catches which were added into the game. No doubt Odell Beckham Jr. is a great cover choice given the game's emphasis this year.

As was revealed earlier today, the big 'back of the box' features for Madden NFL 16 were released today -- with a particular interest on the passing game being the big focus in this year's title. Those changes are definitely long overdue for the series, and if the same treatment can be given to the passing game that was given to the run game -- Madden looks to have a much improved game of football this year on the field.

What did you think of the trailer? Sound off and let us know!

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
05:52 PM - May 13, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

Odell Beckham Jr. has beat out Rob Gronkowski and will be on the cover of Madden NFL 16.

It's hard to be too shocked by the result. Odell Beckham Jr. had the highlights and the stats in his rookie season. In just 12 games, he had 91 receptions, 1,300 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Oh, and there's this catch.

That being said, Rob Gronkowski would have been a fine selection as well. He's a national treasure, and regardless of Deflategate, I know GRONK is pure and innocent in all of that.

Right now, there's a lot of negative attention around the Patriots though, and so that probably did not help Gronkowski's case. Either way, perhaps Patriots fans will be relieved he's not going to be on the cover. While Gronkowski did get through last year mostly injury free -- and the Madden Curse is not as evil as it once was -- it's probably better not to tempt the football gods.

Looking forward, some news about what folks can expect from Madden NFL 16 has started to come out. Beckham Jr. being on the cover makes buzzwords like "battle for air supremacy" and a focus on fighting for 50/50 balls make a lot of sense as well.

We will be sure to update you with any other updates that trickle out at this point, but until then how is everybody feeling about the selection?

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All


AlexPressPlay on YouTube posted a behind the scenes look at Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown doing some voice work for Madden NFL 16. There is a very brief look at some in-game footage, but generally it's Big Ben and Brown hamming it up for the camera.

Most likely this is work being done for an experience similar to the Seahawks/Panthers experience last year. Both guys seem to be mimicking on-field calls and such -- if it's something else it could be rather exciting.

Last year's experience with the Panthers and Seahawks really was a little too good -- and makes you wonder why we can't have a presentation that alive all the time. Obviously the amount of time it'd take to do that and have it be dynamic is probably impossible, but a guy can dream right? But regardless, watch the video and let us know what you think about what Big Ben and Antonio Brown are working on!

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
04:06 PM - May 13, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Amazon has just released some of the new features for Madden NFL 16. There are some details on Total Control Passing, receiver and defender controls, playmaker broadcast and more.

Check out the details below and let us know what you think.

Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy. New QB mechanics including body-relative throws and touch passes provide unprecedented depth and control while under center. Combined with a new risk/reward catch and pass-defend system, get ready for the biggest WOW moments in franchise history.

KEY FEATURES

New to Madden

Battle for Air Supremacy

Total Control Passing - Place the ball where only your receiver can get it with body-relative throws including high-point, low-point, back-shoulder, and the ever-popular touch pass. Become the ultimate dual-threat and terrorize defenses with new pressure avoidance and QB scramble controls.

Receiver/Defender Controls - Dictate the outcome of each passing play while the ball is in the air for the first time ever in Madden. For receivers, go for the highlight reel with the ‘aggressive’ catch or move the chains with the ‘possession catch’. On defense, disrupt the outcome of each play using the new ‘play ball’ and ‘hit receiver’ mechanics. Receivers and defenders deliver the most authentic exchanges to date with new press and zone-chuck interactions, contextual hand-fighting, and a variety of 2-man interactions at the catch point including pass interference penalties, tip balls, knock outs and simultaneous possession catches.

Playmaker Broadcast

Integrated Broadcast Graphics – Your playmaker highlight reel has arrived with new player spotlights, dynamic goals and achievements, and innovative on-the-field cameras bringing you closer to the game than ever before. Making plays has never been this much fun and rewarding!

GAME MODES

Connected Franchise – Whether playing solo or online with friends, your quest to build an NFL dynasty comes complete with a brand new scouting and draft system as well as all-new dynamic goals throughout each game. Develop players with Game Prep and build your teams’ confidence through performance and front office transactions. Balance keeping players’ confidence up, to increase abilities and build player XP.

Madden Ultimate Team – Build your ultimate team with your favorite NFL players from the past and present while dominating the opposition in head-to-head seasons, solo challenges, and more. Earn coins to buy packs through the online store, where you can trade and auction off items on the road to building the Ultimate Team. Engage with the NFL year round thanks to live content and service updates in the fastest growing mode in Madden.

Skills Trainer – With 60+ tutorials and drills, Skills Trainer focuses on teaching the strategy behind different passing and run concepts, as well as how to play Madden for new users to the series. Fan favorite Gauntlet mode returns with all-new Boss Battles, Extra Life challenges and opportunities to jump or fall levels in a single play.

UPDATE: Pre-order info added based on details posted on EA's site.

"Madden NFL 16 is now available for pre-order at all major retailers, and fans who place their orders now will receive $15 in Ultimate Team content including 10 Pro Packs and a Playmaker Pack for use in Madden Ultimate Team (MUT). The Playmaker Pack grants fans with an Elite player who they can use to give their Ultimate Team an extra boost right out of the gate and start making the huge plays right away.

Those looking for even more content can upgrade to the Deluxe Edition, which ups the ante with 36 Pro Packs and a Playmaker Pack, all for $69.99."

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
02:51 PM - May 13, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer

With the year's cycle of sports games starting to come in full effect, it's apparent that we'll likely go one more year without the "perfect" sports title. That is perfectly OK, of course. There hasn't been a perfect game up to this point and it's reasonable to assume there won't be one for a while. Collectively, however, there's enough to draw from each individual title to make something great. For instance, what if Madden had a coaching carousel mode similar to College Hoops 2K8 and NCAA Football 2014? Or maybe if Rory Mcllroy PGA Tour had The Golf Club's intricate course design? These are all things that are easy to fantasize about, but just as easy to shove aside as things that will never happen. But why can't they? There is no reason why games should be so afraid to borrow from another series. With that said, here are a few features that games would be shrewd to obtain.

Read More - What Features Should Sports Games Borrow From One Another?

02:48 PM - May 13, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


VooFoo Studios and Ripstone Publishing have announced a brand new snooker DLC is coming soon for Pure Pool on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Check out the trailer here.

The pack will feature online snooker leagues, a full career mode for all difficulty levels; Amateur, Pro and Master, two new snooker challenge modes and DLC specific trophies, achievements and snooker accolades.

No solid release date or pricing has been announced, if we hear more we will update this post.

If you missed our review, check it out right here.

Game: Pure PoolReader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
11:41 AM - May 13, 2015. Posted by Bullit. Written by Steve Noah

MLB 15 The Show patch 1.03 is available now for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, which fixes quite a few offline and online issues with the game. Check out the details below and let us know what you are seeing.
  • Offline/Online - Fixed the issue causing runners to be left on base after a home run. This would happen any time a user runner went half way and was stopped when the ball went over the fence and was a called a HR
  • Offline/Online - CPU or User would attempt to advance after a high infield fly ball was caught. Defender would use a casual throw to the next base, but it would be too slow and the runner would often be safe
  • Intentional walk exploit fixed – Calling for an intentional walk after the baserunner leads off causes the baserunner to take additional steps and getting thrown out easily.
  • Online - New Action shots for 50 players, to be seen on Player cards in Collections and Diamond Dynasty mode.
  • Online - Collections screen now save and load the last page you were on, making buying and selling cards more streamlined.
  • Online - Tuning to Online Gameplay - These fixes are all intended to stabilize online gameplay and eliminate consumer reported blue screen crashes and hangs that lead to standoffs.
  • Offline/Online - Foul/Fair ball detection in CHI White Sox - 3rd base line
  • Online - HBP/avoid and pitcher ejection issue - One user would get a HBP reaction and ejected, the other user would not resulting in a freeze.
  • Online – When defensive shifts would occur in an online game, the OSD’s were inaccurate. Fix for Defensive Positioning drop down to reflect the current defense.
  • Online/Offline - Reduce the success rate of bunts
  • Offline - Fixed retail crash while simulating through Franchise mode. Occurrences described below:
    • Crashes when simulation far in the future
    • Crash when autosaving following very specific injury sequences
    • Crash when simming through certain pinch hit appearances
    • Crash when entering the amateur draft
  • Offline - Fixed a low frequency retail crash in RTTS player editor.
  • Offline - Fenway red seat added in the right field bleachers.
  • Online - Restricting batting views for online games per Design - if user has batting view that is restricted, force batting view to catcher - don't give user restricted views for batting view
  • Online - issues with take it yourself plays at first base online have been resolved.
  • Online – Numerous online gameplay stability checks to eliminate consumer reported blue screen crashes.
  • Online - Resolving guess pitch on defensive machine and forcing offense machine to use data from defense machine
  • Offline – Changed the art of the Injured icon (Franchise/Season)
  • Online - Adding additional entitlements to the show shop, to allow for future promotional packs
  • Online/Offline – AI check that was not allowing for early moving catches
  • Offline - Fix for crowd catching flyball vs. fielder catching robbable balls - don't allow ball to attach to crowd if already attached to a player
  • Online Franchise/Diamond Dynasty – Play by Play audio code has been modified to exclude filling in career stats for Arena mode (DD) and League Mode. They get filled in for MLB season mode only. Online modes career data was incorrect.
  • Online - Adding one more minute to the online Pause menu countdown
Source - The Show Nation

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4Votes: 20 - View All
08:42 AM - May 13, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chase Becotte

As the weeks have gone by, Diamond Dynasty has continued to be something I play on an almost daily basis. It's still popular to chat about among the staff as well, so it seems time to check in with a couple more tips for getting the most out of this popular mode nestled within MLB 15 The Show.

And just to be clear, I will be talking about how to get the most out of the auction house before discussing a couple basic strategies for when you get out on the field.

Let's get to it.

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: Succeeding On and Off the Field in Diamond Dynasty

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 20 - View All
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski are your Madden NFL 16 cover athlete finalists.

Unlike the first round, where voting could only be done through Madden NFL Mobile or Madden Ultimate Team, fans can begin voting on ESPN tomorrow at 9:00 AM ET with the polls closing at 5:00 PM ET. ESPN will then announce the winner during the 6:00 PM ET edition of SportsCenter.

Would you rather see Odell Beckham Jr. or Rob Gronkowski on the Madden NFL 16 cover?

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All