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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
10:26 AM - October 14, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Back in the summer, it was hinted by EA in an interview that a NBA Live 15 demo would come much earlier than fans expected.

Now two weeks from release and we have zero news on any demo release date, only a vague promise one is coming on Twitter. With no date yet announced, there is definitely a reason for concern considering the two week window is when most games typically deliver demos for fans to see what a new title is bringing to the table. At this point, we don't have any concrete information on if a pre-release demo will even happen. With no real goodwill with sports gaming fans, especially after last year's release which was our lowest rated AAA game ever, there's very little reason for anyone to consider the game until someone verifies how it is going to play.

The good news is that EA Access users will get a six hour trial of the game before release, and its likely at least some media outlets will also have the game soon. Thus, its likely we'll start to find out more about this year's NBA Game from EA soon enough. It just would have been nice for users to get a chance to play some 5-on-5 action before release to make their minds up that way. Here's to hoping the recent trends of no pre-release sports game demos is an unfortunate series of events that won't be repeated next season!

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All
08:28 AM - October 14, 2014. Posted by Jay Jay. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just revealed the NBA Live 15 soundtrack. You can listen to it on Soundcloud here.
  • Chuck Inglish - Gametime feat. Action Bronson
  • Daytona - Walk Around (Prod. By Harry Fraud)
  • Flatbush Zombies - My Team Supreme 2.0 feat. Bodega Bamz
  • Phantogram - Black Out Days
  • Yonas Michael - Concrete Love (Live at the Velvet Room)
  • A-Trak x Milo & Otis - Out The Speakers feat. Rich Kidz
  • Bas - Charles De Gaulle To JFK
  • Bishop Nehru - You Stressin' (Prod. by Disclosure)
  • 813 - Thank You
  • Federal Reserve - Still Dipset feat. Cam'ron, A-Trak & Juelz Santana
  • Bodega Bamz - Young And Livin
  • Brooke Candy - Opulence
  • Deluka - Black Magic
  • Fashawn - Letter F
  • G-Eazy - Complete
  • Gent & Jawns - Fireball
  • J. Sands feat. L.F. Daze - Five To Get Live (NBA LIVE REMIX)
  • Jeezy - Me Ok
  • Jeremih - Don’t Tell Em feat. YG
  • K CAMP - Money Baby feat. Kwony Ca$h
  • Raz Fresco - Freshest Ever feat. ChillxWill
  • Rustie - Up Down feat. D Double E
  • Sir Sly - Inferno
  • Smif N Wessun - Born and Raised feat. Junior Kelly
  • TeeFLii - 24 Hours feat. 2 Chainz
  • Tuki Carter - Yeah

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All
08:04 AM - October 14, 2014. Posted by nate1986. Written by Steve Noah

2K has released details on their WWE 2K15 DLC and Season Pass program, which includes three new story lines playable in 2K Showcase, along with access to new moves and playable WWE, WCW and NXT Superstars. For those of you that purchase the Season Pass, Paige will be available as an exclusive playable character.

Read the full press release below.

2K Announces WWE® 2K15 Downloadable Content and Season Pass Program

Content to include three new storylines for 2K Showcase, extensive roster
of playable WWE, WCW® and NXT® Superstars, as well as new moves

Season Pass to feature WWE Diva Paige as exclusive playable character

2K today announced details surrounding downloadable content and a Season Pass program for WWE® 2K15, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. The content offering will include three new storylines playable in 2K Showcase, the game’s story-driven, single-player campaign, as well as access to new moves and a wealth of playable WWE, WCW® and NXT® Superstars. In addition, WWE Diva Paige will be available as an exclusive playable character for those who purchase the game’s Season Pass. The individual content packages will begin releasing in late 2014, with some packages releasing in early 2015, for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, as well as Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft.

“Having grown up playing WWE games, it’s an honor to be included in WWE 2K15,” said Paige. “Fans will not want to miss out on my debut, as well as the new stories featured through 2K Showcase.”

“WWE 2K15 will deliver the largest and most comprehensive selection of downloadable content to date for the franchise, including the release of three new storylines for 2K Showcase and a wide variety of playable Superstars from WWE’s past and present,” said Greg Thomas, President of Product Development at 2K Sports. “This year’s offering provides fans an enhanced WWE 2K15 experience at an incredible value.”

About the WWE 2K15 Downloadable Content Program*

The WWE 2K15 downloadable content program is scheduled to include the following items and be available for purchase on the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 systems, as well as Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft for Xbox One and Xbox 360:

Accelerator
  • Players will gain instant access to all unlockable content available in the game (excluding downloadable content);
  • The Accelerator will be available for a suggested price of $1.99.
2K Showcase: One More Match
  • Story focused on the rivalry between WWE Superstars Randy Orton and Christian in 2011;
  • Playable WWE Superstars: Christian, Randy Orton, Edge, Mark Henry and Sheamus;
  • Playable arenas from 2011: SmackDown®, Extreme Rules®, Over the Limit® and Capitol Punishment®;
  • 2K Showcase: One More Match will be available for a suggested price of $9.99.
2K Showcase: Hall of Pain
  • Story focused on top matches for WWE Superstar Mark Henry;
  • Playable WWE Superstars: Mark Henry, Big Show, Kane, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Sheamus, The Great Khali, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan and Ryback;
  • Playable arenas: SmackDown (2011), Vengeance® (2011) and WrestleMania® 29;
  • 2K Showcase: Hall of Pain will be available for a suggested price of $9.99.
2K Showcase: Path of the Warrior
  • Story focused on the career of WWE Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior;
  • Playable WWE Hall of Famers: Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant and Sgt. Slaughter;
  • Playable WWE Legends: Honky Tonk Man, Rick Rude, Macho King and Colonel Mustafa;
  • Playable WWE Superstars: Undertaker and Hunter Hearst Helmsley;
  • Access to WWE Hall of Fame ring announcer Howard Finkel and WWE managers Jimmy Hart, Bobby Heenan, Paul Bearer, Sherri, Sid Justice and General Adnan;
  • Playable arenas: WrestleMania VI, VII and XII; SummerSlam® (1988, 1990 and 1991); Saturday Night’s Main Event XXIV and Madison Square Garden®;
  • 2K Showcase: Path of the Warrior will be available for a suggested price of $9.99.
WCW Pack
  • Playable WCW Superstars: Fit Finlay, Lord Steven Regal, Bam Bam Bigelow, Diamond Dallas Page and Lex Luger;
  • The WCW Pack will be available for a suggested price of $7.99.
NXT Arrival
  • Playable NXT Superstars: JBL, Adam Rose and The Ascension (Konnor and Victor);
  • Playable NXT Diva: Emma;
  • NXT Arrival will be available for a suggested price of $6.99.
New Moves Pack
  • Moves Pack: More than 30 new moves, including an alternate version of Sister Abigail (performed from the ring corner and made popular by Bray Wyatt) and Multiple Gut Wrenches (made popular by Cesaro);
  • The New Moves Pack will be available for a suggested price of $3.99.
About the WWE 2K15 Season Pass Program

Players may purchase select WWE 2K15 downloadable content at a reduced price point through the game’s Season Pass program. For a one-time suggested purchase price of $24.99, a savings of more than 20 percent versus individual content purchases, players will receive the following items as they become available:
  • Access to exclusive playable WWE Diva Paige;
  • Accelerator (access to all unlockable content available in the game);
  • Access to all three 2K Showcase stories (One More Match, Hall of Pain and Path of the Warrior).
* Xbox Live or PlayStation Network account and Internet connection required. Copy of WWE 2K15 required to play.

Developed collaboratively by Yukes and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K15 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. WWE 2K15 is scheduled for release on the PlayStation®3 system and Xbox 360 on October 28, 2014 in North America and October 31, 2014 internationally. In addition, releases for the PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One are currently scheduled for release on November 18, 2014 in North America and November 21, 2014 internationally. Fans who pre-order WWE 2K15 at any participating retailer will receive two playable Sting characters at no extra cost on launch day.

Game: WWE 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 15 - View All

The FIFA 15 title update that arrived for PC users last week is available now for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The details are about the same for each console, but the team is still investigating the stuttering issues affecting a small percentage of PS4 users.

Xbox One Details
  • Fixed ‘search-by-name’ functionality in Career Mode.
  • Added the latency indicator to FIFA 15 Ultimate Team so fans can view health of connection before entering an online match.
  • Improved set-piece cameras in Online Seasons for Guest players.
  • Corrected home crowds in Match Day Live matches.
  • Fixed occurrences where post-match menus do not appear after a FUT Single Player Season match.
  • Fix to hospitality upgrades in Career Mode and Pro Clubs.
  • Improved stability when players change their set-piece taker.
  • Fixed occurrence where Reserves not brought into Season matches
PlayStation 4 Details
  • Fixed ‘search-by-name’ functionality in Career Mode.
  • Added the latency indicator to FIFA 15 Ultimate Team so fans can view health of connection before entering an online match.
  • Improved set-piece cameras in Online Seasons for Guest players.
  • Corrected home crowds in Match Day Live matches.
  • Fixed occurrences where the player would be unable to progress at the end of a FUT match due to the post-match menus not appearing.
  • Fix to hospitality upgrades in Career Mode and Pro Clubs.
  • Addressed exploit where players could infinitely switch kick-takers on set-pieces
  • Fixed occurrence where changes to the Subs and/or Reserves are not brought into Season matches

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
Monday, October 13, 2014
04:38 PM - October 13, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by James Kerti

“How exactly does someone review a game like NBA 2K15?”

I spent almost a week wrestling with this question. I’m still not sure I know the answer, but I’m going to do my best to find it along the way.

NBA 2K15 plays the best basketball on the court of any video game I ever played.

This fact stands in a stark contrast to the experience of actually trying to play a game in many of the modes.

That part ranges from unplayable to — well, playable, but with a decent chance the game will freeze or drop or won’t count and you’ll have to replay it.

Let’s get into the meat of the review, or as I’ve been calling it in my head, “Treatise on Cognitive Dissonance on the Hardwood.”


Read More - NBA 2K15 Review: A Great Game on the Court Marred by Missteps Off Of It

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 21 - View All
04:33 PM - October 13, 2014. Posted by Scarface844. Written by Chris Sanner


EA Sports posted a new article today which discusses how Synergy Sports' technology is going to contribute to the NBA Live 15 experience. In a related tweet, EA took a pot shot at NBA 2K15's server issues declaring that EA's "server stability ensures NBA Live 15 will be seamlessly updated all season long."

Of course, NBA Live 15 had some major issues itself with its online component last year.

Here's a look at how Synergy Sports Promises to work with NBA Live this year:

Quote:
"So how does Synergy Sports Technology work with NBA LIVE? Synergy Sports provides us a direct feed of player scouting DNA and Tendencies. We are then able to take this data and apply it to our game – which dynamically affects player tendencies in-game, as well as modes such as LIVE Seasons and Tonight’s Games.

This information also tells us things that don’t appear in the box score, such as shots off the dribble or if a player was being guarded - which all influence ratings. One of the goals we have for the future of NBA LIVE is to remove subjectivity from player ratings and performance – a true 1:1 representation of each and every player in the league."

Another feature talked about in the article are BIG Moments, which "are key plays or stretches of the game such as a player having a huge quarter or a thrilling game winning buzzer beater. You then can play through these quick scenarios with the exact stats, tendencies, and line-ups on a per minute basis."

It'll certainly be interesting to see how well the online components of NBA Live 15 play out, as EA obviously has a chance to do some cool things with the Synergy Sports technology.

Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All
12:03 PM - October 13, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

John Cena has just revealed the WWE 2K15 soundtrack, which includes a couple of songs with him and Wiz Khalifa.
  • All Day - Wiz Khalifa & John Cena
  • Ready (feat. Future) - B.o.B
  • Free (feat. Emeli Sandé & Nas) - Rudimental
  • We Dem Boyz - Wiz Khalifa
  • Wild Ones (feat. Sia) [WrestleMania 28 Version] - Flo Rida
  • Bonfire - Knife Party
  • Workin (feat. Alexander King) - Big Smo
  • Ghost - Mystery Skulls
  • Come On Over - Royal Blood
  • Breaks - Wiz Khalifa & John Cena

Game: WWE 2K15Hype Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 15 - View All
11:24 AM - October 13, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The multitude of online issues in NBA 2K15 are well documented at this point. Despite a claim that a fix was done -- there are still issues being reported around the community of connectivity issues, although the pace of complaints has definitely lessened.

How much does the initial online performance of NBA 2K15 affect you? Is it something which has affected your enjoyment of the game or not?

Sound off by voting in our poll and leave a comment describing your online experiences thus far and if you are having issues or not still!

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 21 - View All
11:18 AM - October 13, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark

Earlier, I took a look at EA’s mobile version of Madden 15 for iOS devices, and criticized some of its free-to-play mechanics and lack of any real challenge. I’m happy to say that FIFA 15, while not a great game, is a much more enjoyable experience.

Read More - FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Mobile Review: A Decent Option on the Go

Game: FIFA 15 Ultimate Team MobileReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: iPhone / iPad / Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
10:00 AM - October 13, 2014. Posted by Jano. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released NBA Live 15 team ratings for the Central division. Agree or disagree?
  • MILWAUKEE BUCKS - 12TH IN EASTERN CONFERENCE
  • INDIANA PACERS - 11TH IN EASTERN CONFERENCE
  • DETROIT PISTONS - 10TH IN EASTERN CONFERENCE
  • CHICAGO BULLS - 2ND IN EASTERN CONFERENCE
  • CLEVELAND CAVALIERS - 1ST in EASTERN CONFERENCE
Below is the release date schedule for the rest of the ratings and links to those that have already released.
Quote:
Player ratings in NBA LIVE 15 will be updated throughout the regular season; and player tendencies, powered by Synergy Sports Technologies, are updated after each game throughout the NBA season. These updates allow NBA LIVE 15 to provide an experience that is constantly evolving as a player’s performance evolves based on what is happening in the real-world NBA.

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Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All
Sunday, October 12, 2014
12:28 PM - October 12, 2014. 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.


Hot News

Videos and Screenshots

Features & Blogs

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS3 / PS4 / Sports / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Saturday, October 11, 2014

How many people see this message when playing NBA 2K15 in The Park or the Jordan Rec Center? I'm starting to get it almost every single time I play now. This issue hasn't been going on for the last few hours, it seems it has been going on throughout the day.

PlayStation 4 users aren't the only ones getting booted out to the XMB. Xbox One users are also complaining about getting completely kicked out of the game, into the dashboard, while playing in the mode. While playing there are instances where players completely disappear and the only thing you see is the basketball.

On the PlayStation 4, the usual error is a blue screen with the CE-34878-0 error on it.

Let us know what you are seeing.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 21 - View All
12:50 PM - October 11, 2014. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Ben Vollmer

NBA 2K15
's presentation package remains the best to be found in sports gaming, and it's not even close.

Let's start with pre-game and work our way forward. After all, if there is a game that accurately captures the ability to not only immerse viewers in its presentation, but to create a structured narrative from the start of a telecast to the end of one, its the NBA 2K series. At it's very best, the game is a work of art. At its worst, it still makes a really impressive effort.

Read More - NBA 2K15's Presentation Is Still The Best

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 21 - View All
12:06 PM - October 11, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has just released NBA Live 15 team ratings for the Atlantic division. Agree or disagree?
  • PHILADELPHIA 76ERS - 15TH IN EASTERN CONFERENCE
  • BOSTON CELTICS - 13TH IN EASTERN CONFERENCE
  • BROOKLYN NETS - 9TH IN EASTERN CONFERENCE
  • NEW YORK KNICKS - 8TH IN EASTERN CONFERENCE
  • TORONTO RAPTORS - 6TH IN EASTERN CONFERENCE
Below is the release date schedule for the rest of the ratings and links to those that have already released.
  • 9/23 - Top 5 PGs (Released)
  • 9/24 – Top 5 SGs (Released)
  • 9/25 – Top 6 SFs (Released)
  • 9/26 – Top 5 PFs (Released)
  • 9/27 – Top 5 Cs (Released)
  • 9/28 – Top 5 3Pt Shooters (Released)
  • 9/29 – Top 5 Dunkers (Released)
  • 9/30 – Top 5 Ballhandlers (Released)
  • 10/1 – Top 5 Shot Blockers (Released)
  • 10/2 – Top 5 Overall Defenders (Released)
  • 10/3 – Top 5 Scoring Threats (Released)
  • 10/4 – Top 5 Rookies (Released)
  • 10/5 – Top 5 Passers (Released)
  • 10/6 – Top 5 Rebounders (Released)
  • 10/7 – Top 5 Steal Threats (Released)
  • 10/8 – Top 5 Fastest Players (Released)
  • 10/9 – Top 5 Dynamic Duos (Released)
  • 10/10 – Top 5 6th Men (Released)
  • 10/11 – Full Team Ratings (Atlantic Division) (Released)
  • 10/12 – Full Team Ratings (Central Division)
  • 10/13 – Full Team Ratings (Southeast Division)
  • 10/14 – Full Team Ratings (Northwest Division)
  • 10/15 – Full Team Ratings (Pacific Division)
  • 10/16 – Full Team Ratings (Southwest Division)
Quote:
Player ratings in NBA LIVE 15 will be updated throughout the regular season; and player tendencies, powered by Synergy Sports Technologies, are updated after each game throughout the NBA season. These updates allow NBA LIVE 15 to provide an experience that is constantly evolving as a player’s performance evolves based on what is happening in the real-world NBA.

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Game: NBA Live 15Hype Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 43 - View All
10:24 AM - October 11, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Shady checks in with this new NBA 2K15 montage he titles, Diamond Sky. Check it out and post your thoughts.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 21 - View All