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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
09:35 AM - June 24, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Douglas Veney


OS Friend Douglas Veney has posted a new video detailing five things you should absolutely know about Madden NFL 16.

Douglas goes over the big changes to gameplay such as the WR/DB interactions and new penalties system. Also discussed are Ultimate Team, the new Draft Champions mode and more! Also check out the referenced Shopmaster interview on YouTube.

When you are done watching the video, check out Douglas' channel (GoodGameBro) on YouTube and subscribe. And when you are done with that, follow Douglas on Twitter.

Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All
09:12 AM - June 24, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

After numerous delays and releasing it for a short period of time yesterday, Driveclub is scheduled to officially launch the PlayStation Plus edition tomorrow.

UPDATE: The Driveclub PlayStation Plus Edition is available now.

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Starting on Thursday, all PlayStation Plus members can download Driveclub PS Plus Edition and begin playing the offline mode. Also starting Thursday, we will be rolling out online access to the Driveclub PS Plus Edition and will steadily bring more and more players online while continuously ensuring that all game systems are running smoothly. We know that this might be frustrating after your extra wait already, but hope you can understand that we are taking extra precautions to protect your experience when you do get online. We want to make sure we don’t overload the servers as we invite millions of PS Plus members to download the game tomorrow.

DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition includes:
  • Every DRIVECLUB™ feature: from online multiplayer matches and challenges, to offline solo racing, Tour events, customisation, replays, Photo Mode and more.
  • The option to create your own races with full control over the time of day and the weather.
  • Access to all 13 tracks in India, one of six locations in DRIVECLUB™.
  • 15 cars for your garage.
  • A full set of 27 PlayStation® trophies, including the precious Platinum.
Get more:
  • To add an extra 40+ cars, 65 tracks and a vast single player campaign, upgrade to the full game version at PlayStation®Store.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All

2K Sports has just announced the NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Special Edition, exclusively for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It includes some memorabilia and other in-game content for $79.99. By pre-ordering, you will receive the game on Friday, September 25, four days before the official release date.

Here are the items you will receive with the NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Special Edition: Jordan NBA 2K16 poster, Jordan Fathead wall cling, digital Jordan shoes for your MyPLAYER, digital Jordan t-shirt for your MyPLAYER, digital Jordan jersey for your MyPLAYER, 30,000 VC, MyTEAM VIP+: 3 Emerald Packs and a new Special Edition Exclusive Moments Card.

UPDATE: The NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Special Edition is exclusive to Michael Jordan, so it doesn't include inserted covers that you can swap out, like the standard edition.

And then there is this quote from Michael Jordan...

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NBA 2K16 allows gamers young and old to not only experience and re-create some of my greatest moments on the basketball court but also customize their players with Jordan shoes and apparel.

Read the full press release below.

NBA® 2K16 Takes Flight with Special Edition Featuring NBA Legend Michael Jordan

World-renowned basketball icon and past NBA 2K cover athlete to grace the Special Edition cover; fans to receive exclusive memorabilia and in-game content

2K today announced that NBA 2K16 will feature Michael Jordan on the cover of this year’s Special Edition. The next iteration of the NBA video game simulation series that’s been top-rated for the last 15 years*, will celebrate Jordan’s Hall of Fame legacy and give fans even more options to customize their in-game experience.

Gamers that pre-order the Special Edition will receive NBA 2K16 on Friday, September 25, four days before the standard launch, along with memorabilia and other in-game content, including:
  • Jordan NBA 2K16 Poster;
  • Jordan Fathead® Wall Cling;
  • Digital Jordan shoes for your MyPLAYER;
  • Digital Jordan T-shirt for your MyPLAYER;;
  • Digital Jordan jersey for your MyPLAYER;
  • 30,000 Virtual Currency;
  • MyTEAM VIP+:
    • 3 Emerald Packs AND a new Special Edition Exclusive Moments Card.
Jordan’s appearance on NBA 2K16 marks the third NBA 2K cover appearance for the 14-time NBA All-Star, six-time NBA World Champion, five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and NBA Hall of Fame inductee.

“I’m excited about this year’s NBA 2K’s Special Edition,” said Michael Jordan. “NBA 2K16 allows gamers young and old to not only experience and re-create some of my greatest moments on the basketball court but also customize their players with Jordan shoes and apparel.”

The NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Special Edition will be available in both digital and physical formats for $79.99 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One.

2K previously announced that three of the NBA’s top superstars will be making their cover debuts on the standard edition of NBA 2K16: Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Houston Rockets’ James Harden and New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis. The game will also highlight an all-new MyCAREER mode that was written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee.

Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K16 is not yet rated by the ESRB. NBA 2K16 will be available for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One and Xbox 360; and Windows PC platforms on September 29, 2015.

Fans can pre-order NBA 2K16 at participating North American retail and online vendors, ensuring they receive their copy and in-game bonuses ahead of the game’s September 29 release date. While game covers will be distributed at random, each game box includes a foldable insert with all 3 individual cover athletes, ensuring the ability to insert the cover of their choice into the front of box.

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Game: NBA 2K16Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
04:01 PM - June 23, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Konami revealed the PES 2016 features a couple of weeks back, but they also posted more details on some of those features on the official website.

Below are some of those details, along with links to each feature with expanded information.
  • New 1 on 1 Controls

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    The upgraded feint moves will allow for sudden directional changes that can cause defenders to lose their balance. But we have added a new system to the defenders arsenal! With Perfect Defence, players who time their tackles perfectly will be able to powerfully shove their opponent out of the way and instantly secure the ball, allowing to create direct turnarounds and counter opportunities.
  • Intelligent Player AI and Goal Keeper ID

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    Goalkeepers will also see a lot of love in this edition as we introduce our Goal Keeper ID feature in a bid to improve their quality and add unique individuality to each keeper’s performance. New goal keeper parameters have been added that will vary their choice and effectiveness in Catching, Clearance, Collapsing and Deflecting.
  • New Camera Angle and Commentators Revealed

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    Depending on where the ball is on the pitch, the camera will tilt and zoom in or out to make sure the user has the best view possible during the match.

    We would also like you to join us in welcoming Peter Drury and Marco Hagemann to the PES Team as the new commentators for UK and Germany respectively.
  • Human Motion and new Celebration Feature

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    PES 2016 introduces the Human Motion Feature, which adds 3x as many animations. The new animations will not only add a never before seen level of realism to PES 2016‘s game-play but also will bring some personality into the players on the pitch.

    PES 2016 will now allow you, the player, to actually choose your own celebration after scoring a goal! Prompts will appear after you score to trigger either a trademark celebration or unique actions at the press of a button.
  • Revamped Master League and MyClub

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    This year we have completely revamped the famous and hugely popular Master League mode, allowing users to immerse themselves in the managerial world of football.

    Every single element has gone under a complete overhaul, redesigned or reworked, from the vibrant and involving menus to the new and exciting player transfer system.

    myClub will also come with some new and exciting improvements. These enhancements include the introduction of an all new player level system and even players exclusive to this game mode. Through either the use of in-game earned GP or myClub coins you will be able to choose your Manager, consider Coaches and build up your strategy based on what you aim to achieve with your team.

Game: PES 2016Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 8 - View All

The PlayStation Plus Edition for Driveclub has finally arrived on the PlayStation Store, weighing in at 14.7GB.

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You can team up with friends and players you meet online for high-speed showdowns and take on challenges together or you can play solo in a superb series of offline single player events.

DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition includes:
  • Every DRIVECLUB™ feature: from online multiplayer matches and challenges, to offline solo racing, Tour events, customisation, replays, Photo Mode and more.
  • The option to create your own races with full control over the time of day and the weather.
  • Access to all 13 tracks in India, one of six locations in DRIVECLUB™.
  • 15 cars for your garage.
  • A full set of 27 PlayStation® trophies, including the precious Platinum.
Get more:
  • To add an extra 40+ cars, 65 tracks and a vast single player campaign, upgrade to the full game version at PlayStation®Store.
Thanks for the heads up @ZTGD!

UPDATE: It has been taken down. Official comment here.

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We're preparing to launch DRIVECLUB PS+ Edition & will have news for you soon.

The Store update today with the DRIVECLUB PS+ Edition was premature. The servers aren't ready yet, so it's been removed while we get them ready. Apologies on their behalf for any confusion and inconvenience caused.

Game: DriveClubReader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 2 - View All
12:58 PM - June 23, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

If Michael Jordan played in this era, how would he stack up against Lebron James? Shady checks in with a new NBA 2K15 montage with that scenario in mind.

Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 59 - View All
09:40 AM - June 23, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jake Berger


Jake is back with a new episode detailing the analog pitching mechanic in MLB 15 The Show. Jake goes over how analog pitching works, how it's programmed, and then we see how we can use that knowledge to improve our pitching in The Show.

In case you missed them, Jake also has posted several other guides:
After you watch the video be sure to subscribe to Jake on YouTube and give him a follow on Twitter.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 26 - View All
08:46 AM - June 23, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

AppSpy has released a FIFA Mobile gameplay video, along with plenty of details from Line Producer, Alex Grimble. While the game is still FUT based, it is an entirely new game, featuring a next-gen mobile engine, based off of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The free-to-play game will have multiple control options, swipe-screen celebrations and will be available in September, around the same time FIFA 16 is released on consoles and PC.

Game: FIFA MobileHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Monday, June 22, 2015
03:50 PM - June 22, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The NHL 16 cover athlete is scheduled to be revealed during the 2015 NHL Awards show on June 24, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Patrice Bergeron was named the cover athlete of NHL 15 last year, during the event.

Who do you predict will be on the cover?

For more information on NHL 16, check out our official page.

Game: NHL 16Hype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 21 - View All

In case you were hoping that the slim chance of old and defunct sports titles coming to the Playstation 4 was going to be a thing, Sony seems intent on not supporting backwards compatibility at the present time.

Shuhei Yoshida, Sony Computer Entertainment's head of world wide studios, told Plygon that there was little chance of the Microsoft announcement changing Sony's approach.

"The announcement didn't change," he said, "I don't think we will change our approach. The PlayStation 4 doesn't have backward compatibility."

In fact, Sony's approach seems to be approaching improving the PS4 with new products and services that aren't backwards compatibility instead.

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'"PlayStation Now works surprisingly well," Yoshida said. "But the primary purpose of that project was to create a new network service that could be used to bring PlayStation games to multiple devices including non-PlayStation devices, like Sony and Samsung televisions.

"That is an example of our adding and creating new services and initiatives."

But why doesn't Sony want to do backward compatibility on the PS4? I asked.

"Backward compatibility is hard," he said. "I won't say we'll never do it, but it's not an easy thing to do.

"If it was easy we would have done that."'

So for now, the dreams of playing old college sports titles on the Playstation 4 is a dead one. But maybe someday, maybe?

Platform: PS4
01:26 PM - June 22, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS.

E3 is now behind us, and we now know a lot more than we did a week ago about many titles. From Joe Montana's status as a mobile game, to NBA LIve looking somewhat impressive, to Madden finally getting serious about many legacy issues -- we've got a lot to cheer about at E3. But also, we have a few concerns which popped up during the show. Check out our lists after the jump!

Read More - The E3 Recap: Biggest Surprises and Disappointments...

01:07 PM - June 22, 2015. Posted by ExtremeGamer. Written by Steve Noah

Out of nowhere, Slightly Mad Studios has just announced Project CARS 2, stating the game will have the largest track roster ever, widest variety of motorsports, co-op career mode and more.

But uh... What about the updates to Project CARS? You know, the game that just released 6 weeks ago?

The official Twitter account mentions Project CARS 2 will be worked on simultaneously, as the team continues to provide updates, features and content throughout 2015 and beyond for the recently released Project CARS.

With that said, some of the features are listed below. More information can be seen on the official website, along with five membership tiers for their crowdfunding platform. Those five tiers start at £50 ($79.14) and go up as high as £10,000 ($15,824.00).

PRO RACING. ANYTIME. ANYWHERE.

Building upon the huge success of Project CARS being one of the highest-rated and fastest-selling racing games of this generation, Project CARS 2 continues to expand, innovate, and dominate with...
  • THE LARGEST TRACK ROSTER EVER - 50 unique locations and 200+ courses including 'loose surface racing' on dirt, gravel, mud, and snow. All will have dynamic time of day and weather allowing you to play anytime, anywhere
  • THE WIDEST VARIETY OF MOTORSPORTS with 8 different disciplines now including Rallycross, Hillclimbs, and Touge. 200+ cars from over 40 different vehicle classes including never-before-seen Concepts and Banned Race Cars
  • CO-OP CAREER - Play as the Teammate Driver, Spotter, Driver Swap, or Co-Pilot. More choices, more opportunities, more strategy, greater risks and greater rewards
  • SEAMLESSLY CONNECTED - Socialize and compete via Online Track Days, have players from around the world take the place of AI-controlled drivers in your solo play, and get news updates on the Driver Network around you
  • PRO ESPORTS RACING - Skill & Behavioural-based matchmaking, create your own Online Racing Seasons, and Live Broadcast and Spectator functionality
  • YOUR HOME FOR RACING - Your own personal, customisable Test Track to tune and test your cars. Invite others to showcase your passion for racing and learn race craft and engineering with the Project CARS Academy

Game: Project CARS 2Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
12:34 PM - June 22, 2015. Posted by ChaseB. Written by Chase Becotte

Players On The Rise


Josh Donaldson joins an elite club this week as his plus-three upgrade got him up to Diamond-level status. A lot of people thought this was long overdue, but it's good to see a guy like Donaldson continue a rise that began last year. He's an elite player with an elite rating now.

The other biggest winners this week from the upper echelon were Todd Frazier and Manny Machado. Machado becomes one of the best all-around players in the game with his plus-six boost (and you can play him at shortstop due to his very impressive defensive ratings), and Frazier becomes that much more terrifying as a power threat at third base.

One other major thing to note is that with Machado's plus-six boost, you no longer need him to complete the Baltimore Orioles Collection. In other words, a couple guys like Chris Davis may go up in price a bit, but that collection now should be cheaper to complete.

Tier Changes

(All thanks go to Daddy Leagues for these numbers! They've been so on the ball I no longer have to sync up before and after roster update video clips to do all the changes myself.)
  • Chasen Shreve went from Bronze to Silver
  • Josh Donaldson went from Gold to Diamond
  • Joey Butler went from Common to Bronze
  • Chris Young went from Bronze to Silver
  • Joe Blanton went from Common to Bronze
  • Eddie Rosario went from Common to Bronze
  • Cameron Maybin went from Bronze to Silver
  • Ben Revere went from Bronze to Silver
  • Jaime Garcia went from Bronze to Silver
  • Randal Grichuk went from Common to Bronze
  • Francisco Liriano went from Silver to Gold
  • Chris Coghlan went from Common to Bronze
  • Matt Duffy went from Common to Bronze
  • Ben Paulsen went from Common to Bronze
Full List Of Changes

Chasen Shreve +6 boost in Overall rating (80 Overall)
Josh Donaldson +3 (93) -- +7 Con vs. L / +13 Pwr vs. R
Manny Machado +6 (92) -- +11 Pwr vs. R / +15 Pwr vs. L
Matt Barnes +5 (67)
Joey Butler +7 (72)
Chris Young +3 (80)
Joe Blanton +5 (72)
Yohan Pino +6 (68)
Eddie Rosario +9 (71) -- +21 Con vs. R / +23 Con vs. L / +11 Pwr vs. R
Yoenis Cespedes +1 (88) -- +9 Con vs. R / -5 Con vs. L / +8 Pwr vs. R
Alex Wilson +4 (74)
Zach McAllister +4 (75)
Hector Noesi +4 (68)
George Springer +2 (83) -- +14 Con vs. R / +6 Con vs. L / -6 Pwr vs. L
Mitch Moreland +4 (75) -- +11 Con vs. R / +8 Pwr vs. R
Chi Chi Gonzalez +3 (72)
Drew Rucinski +5 (62)
Taylor Hill +4 (63)
Cameron Maybin +3 (78) -- +12 Con vs. R / +9 Pwr vs. L
Adam Conley +5 (67)
Andre Rienzo +4 (63)
Cole Hamels +2 (89)
Ben Revere +6 (80)
Phillippe Aumont +7 (68)
Jhonny Peralta +1 (81)
Jaime Garcia +3 (80)
Randal Grichuk +5 (69) -- +7 Con vs. R / +16 Pwr vs. R
Francisco Liriano +4 (85)
Mark Melancon +3 (82)
Anthony Rizzo +1 (92) -- -7 Con vs. R / +7 Con vs. L / +2 Pwr vs. R
Chris Coghlan +6 (73) -- -10 Con vs. L / +30 Pwr vs. R
Todd Frazier +4 (91) -- +10 Con vs. R / +2 Con vs. L / +11 Pwr vs. R / +6 Pwr vs. L
Tony Cingrani +4 (75)
Joe Panik +3 (81) -- +10 Con vs. L / +8 Pwr vs. R / +4 Pwr vs. L
Matt Duffy +6 (69) -- +18 Con vs. R / +16 Pwr vs. R
David Peralta +1 (73)
Nolan Arenado +2 (89) -- -8 Con vs. R / +16 Pwr vs. R / +6 Pwr vs. L
Ben Paulsen +8 (69) -- +20 Con vs. R / +11 Con vs. L / +8 Pwr vs. R

Read More - Scope Out Who Was Downgraded This Week and How My Predictions Ended Up Shaking Out

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 26 - View All
09:28 AM - June 22, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Robert Kollars


Even though we are still over two months away from Forza 6 hitting retail shelves and digital distribution, the good folks over at Turn 10 did all Forza fans a huge favor with a very expansive and detailed showcase during E3. If you don't have the time to check out the video of all the new features and improvements, don't worry, we have you covered.

Read More - Forza 6: E3 Preview Discussion Breakdown

Game: Forza Motorsport 6Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
08:44 AM - June 22, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah
More Madden NFL 16 gameplay videos continue popping up at various outlets, below are a few of them. Make sure you check out the official Madden NFL 16 E3 video thread, created and updated by jpdavis82 here for more.


Game: Madden NFL 16Hype Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 27 - View All