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03:02 PM - December 4, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

EA Sports has released the Madden NFL 15 week 13 roster update, along with an Excel spreadsheet showing all of the changes. These changes include updated ratings and/or position changes for 703 players.

The update doesn't include a return of Ray Rice, for those wondering.

GOING UP
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick +3 (82)
  • Matthew Stafford +3 (85)
  • Ezekiel Ansah +3 (89)
  • Mark Sanchez +2 (79)
  • Joe Flacco +2 (88)
  • Steven Hauschka +2 (90)
  • Jason Peters +2 (96)
  • Anthony Sherman +2 (95)
  • Justin Forsett +2 (88)
  • Nick Mangold +2 (92)
  • Teddy Bridgewater +1 (80)
  • Blake Bortles +1 (77)
GOING DOWN
  • Kawann Short -3 (82)
  • Nick Folk -2 (83)
  • Colin Kaepernick -2 (86)
  • Justin Smith -2 (91)
  • Tony Romo -2 (91)
  • Maurkice Pouncey -2 (88)
  • Henry Melton -2 (88)
  • Ryan Kalil -2 (88)
  • Stephen Gostkowski -2 (94)
  • Eric Decker -1 (85)
  • Jay Cutler -1 (81)
  • Derek Carr -1 (77)

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 32 - View All
02:17 PM - December 4, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

BANDAI NAMCO has announced a new motorcycle racing simulator called RIDE. It will arrive in the Spring of 2015 for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Check out some screenshots here, along with the official website here.

Read the full press release below.

BANDAI NAMCO GAMES AMERICA UNVEILS RIDE, THE COMPLETE MOTORCYCLE RACING EXPERIENCE COMING TO NORTH AMERICA SPRING 2015

RIDE to Feature More Than 100 Bikes and a High Level of Customization to Become the Perfect Rider

BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. and developer Milestone s.r.l., have announced that RIDE, a complete motorcycle racing simulator, will launch in Spring 2015 on the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and available on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and PC (Steam). RIDE offers an intense and incredibly deep racing experience with more than 100 bikes from the world’s most popular manufacturers, along with a diverse selection of circuits that range from city, country, and historic tracks from the world of motorcycling. The public is invited to be the first to play the game at Sony’s “PlayStation Experience” (PSX) in Las Vegas on December 6th and 7th (http://www.playstation.com/en-us/cam...on-experience/).

From the grease of the garage to the sight of burning rubber on the racetrack, RIDE offers motorcycle enthusiasts and gamers alike a complete racing experience as gamers take to four different categories of racing – Superbikes, Supersports, Naked, and Historical bikes. The title offers extensive vehicle and rider customization, presenting players with a vast array of options to keep gameplay fresh and exhilarating over the long term.

“With RIDE, Milestone has captured the quintessential motorcycle racing experience, with a huge selection of bikes, tracks and customization,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. “With so much content, coupled with true-to-life racing simulation, motorcycle fans will finally have the next-gen racer they’ve been waiting for, and gamers of all stripes can experience the adrenaline rush of the redline.”

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Game: RIDEHype Score: Vote Now
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11:32 AM - December 4, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All
08:45 AM - December 4, 2014. Posted by DustinT. Written by Chris Sanner

There is no disputing NBA 2K15 is one of the best sports games of the year. Despite what was a rocky launch period, the game itself weathered the storm nicely and has emerged with a fairly strong effort.

Heading into next year, NBA 2K needs to ensure the launch period is smoother as well as delivering an overall improved experience. Here are three key places the game has to succeed next year:

1. Don’t rely upon shoddy servers. The NBA 2K series has never had the best server experience, especially near launch. Simply put, some modes need to be decoupled from online servers (MyPlayer/Career) and the servers themselves need to get better to allow for a smoother launch period.

READ MORE - Three Keys: NBA 2K

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All
Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Super Mega Baseball was announced back in September for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Metalhead Studios has revealed today, the game will be available on December 16th for $19.99. If you purchase the PS4 version of the game, you will receive the PS3 version through the cross-buy program.

Below are some of the details on the game:
  • 2-4 player couch co-op/competitive: This can be head-to-head, 2v1, 2v2, or co-op vs the CPU. When you’ve got a teammate, you’ll be alternating batting/running each at-bat, and alternating pitching/fielding each inning. This means everyone’s involved and you’ll have to be on your toes. There’s per-user, sliding difficulty settings, meaning you’ll be able to easily setup a close game between friends of any skill levels.
  • Ultra responsive, blazing fast gameplay: In a nutshell, you’re going to spend most of your time telling your players what to do. All the cinematic stuff is skippable and you’ll be able to cut through 9-innings in 20 minutes. The basic controls are ultra-easy to learn, but you’ll need to master jumping, diving, wall-catches, power-swings, and cut-off plays to properly dominate your friends.
  • Full batting/pitching stats: There’s not much to say here other than that the information you expect to see is all there.
  • Realistic simulation and physics: Don’t be fooled by the light-hearted/comical presentation; the fundamentals of the sport of baseball are here.
  • Leveling System: You’ll tally up Starpoints for hits/strikeouts/catches during each game, Level Up once you have enough, and then hire staff to train and coach your players, boosting their abilities. Use that jacked up team to win at higher difficulties (and post higher leaderboard scores than your friends!).
  • Team customizations: Customize the look of your squad to your hearts delight. You can make as many aesthetic adjustments as you want. Laaaaadies… are in the house (and the game).

Game: Super Mega BaseballReader Score: Vote Now
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01:36 PM - December 3, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


OlliOlli, which is already available for PS Vita, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC is coming to Wii U, 3DS and Xbox One in early 2015. Check out the trailer here.

If you missed our review of the PS Vita version, read it here. OlliOlli 2 is also scheduled to arrive in 2015 for PS Vita and PlayStation 4.

Game: OlliOlliHype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: 3DS / Wii U / PS Vita / Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
11:46 AM - December 3, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update below.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Hey Everybody!

Here are the notes for today’s roster update:

All lineups reflect most recent games played, including the return of the real MVP, Kevin Durant.

Every player in the NBA had their Speed rating re-evaluated based on 2014-15 Player Tracking analytics which included player’s top sprint speed and timing. In the past some athletic big men have felt sluggish at times in the game, and that can be attributed to the fact that their speed rating did not reflect their top end speed. Today’s update should do just that, and give you a more lifelike feel when playing.

Every player also had their Stamina rating re-evaluated as well.

Due to these, in some cases, drastic changes some player’s Overall Rating may have fluctuated a point or two. Tomorrow’s update will see plenty more attribute changes to best reflect player performance.

Accessory Updates
  • Brandon Davies- Add right padded arm sleeve
  • KJ McDaniels- Remove right padded arm sleeve. Remove calf sleeves. Add both knees hex pads
  • Robert Covington- Remove padded calf sleeves. Add compression pants. Add both knees hex pads
  • Vince Carter- Change left padded sleeve to arm sleeve
  • Shabazz Napier-Remove knee straps. Add compression pants. Change to medium double socks
Team Color Adjustments
  • Sixers Home Uniform Red Arm Sleeves
  • Wizards Home Headbands Red
Have a great Wednesday!

-Mike Stauffer (@2Kstauff)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All
08:58 AM - December 3, 2014. Posted by DustinT. Written by Chris Sanner

FIFA 15 is still the best-selling sports game on the planet, and it continues to be an incredible sports gaming experience for all skill levels. Simply put, there’s a lot to love about the FIFA franchise now and into the future.

The best can get better, and as we head into 2015, here are three keys for the FIFA franchise.

1. Make Styles Stand Out More. Teams still feel way too similar. The tactics and styles present in soccer are incredibly diverse, and the one thing FIFA hasn’t quite figured out is how to make teams feel different.

READ MORE - Three Keys: FIFA

Game: FIFA 15Reader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
08:46 AM - December 3, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

To celebrate NBA 2K15 cover athlete Kevin Durant’s return to the court, 2K announced that for 35 hours, you can buy the game on any platform for $35 at Amazon.com.

The sale officially began last night, and concludes at 4am PT on Thursday, December 4. Fans can purchase NBA 2K15 by visiting Amazon.com.

NBA 2K15 is available on PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft; and Windows PC.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
07:11 PM - December 2, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Glenn Wigmore

It's an interesting arrangement that came about today, as the UFC and Reebok announced a massive partnership that looks to homogenize the sponsorship aspects of MMA into one unified front. By establishing a uniform, so to speak, for all of the fighters, the UFC is effectively standardizing the way fighters will look for weigh-ins, press conferences and actual fights. This brings all of the fighters under one banner, as they will all be paid money based on their rankings but also for how well their individual uniform sells. They will be allowed some level of coloring and customization, which explains the varying royalties for unique fighters.

Read More - The UFC and Reebok: What This Deal Means

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 6 - View All
03:59 PM - December 2, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Operations Sports week 14 fantasy league is now open. It's $5 to join this week with a $250 total prize pool. It includes the games on Sunday and Monday night. You can click here to join.

Week 13 had some of the highest scoring football games of the year. OS member Meadnaseum took advantage and put up the highest score by anyone in the OS league all year. He hit big at every position, headlined by the minimum-priced Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB, who turned in a 6 touchdown, 358 yard day. He also scored big with the talented young wideout Keenan Allen, who finally turned in a big day after disappointing fantasy owners most of the season.

Mead entered the same lineup into a large tournament, the $5 Rush #11. It was good for 4th place out of 2298 teams and netted him a cool $500. Congratulations to all of the week's winners!

Here's Mead's winning lineup in week 13.


Good luck in week 14! You can join here.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: SportsVotes: 17 - View All

While we wait until this weekend to find out more details about MLB 15 The Show, the team will reveal the cover and cover athlete on Friday, December 5th.

Currently, they are conducting Twitter polls for the best MLB The Show covers that have been released over the years.

Who do you think will grace the cover of MLB 15 The Show?

Game: MLB 15 The ShowHype Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 7 - View All
12:10 PM - December 2, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

NBA 2K15 roster updates arrive much more frequently this year. Whenever one is available, Mike Stauffer (bedwardsroy19) will provide us with the details.

Check out the changes for this mornings roster update here.

NOTE: If you have a roster update request, please post it in this thread (comments will be locked for individual roster updates from now on). The requests should be exclusively in reference to inaccuracies in specific jersey team colors, player accessories, shoes, jersey numbers, player information, rotations, contracts, and missing players. The thread is NOT meant to discuss player attributes/tendencies/badges/art changes.

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 34 - View All
10:58 AM - December 2, 2014. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


The Forza Horizon 2 NAPA Chassis car pack is available today. Check out the trailer here.

If you are a Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass subscriber, you get them with your subscription. Otherwise, it's $5.

Here is the list of cars available in the pack.
  • 2015 McLaren 650S Coupe
  • 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged
  • 1970 Buick GSX
  • 2015 Audi RS 6 Avant
  • 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport
  • 2002 Lotus Esprit V8
The 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 is available free to everyone.

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Game: Forza Horizon 2Reader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All

EA Sports has announced a holiday edition of Madden NFL 15, which is a digital only exclusive. It includes 10 Pro Packs for Madden Ultimate Team, as well as a special Ghosts of Madden Past Pack featuring Dan Marino, Emmitt Smith and Ray Lewis.

UPDATE: To clarify, all 3 players will be included in the Ghosts of Madden Past Pack.

UPDATE #2: The Holiday Edition content is exclusive to new purchases.

This holiday edition of Madden NFL 15 will only be available until January 12, 2015. It costs $59.99 ($53.99 if you are an EA Access subscriber.

Read the full press release below.

GHOSTS OF MADDEN PAST HAUNT NEW HOLIDAY EDITION OF MADDEN NFL 15

Fans Receive Exclusive Legends and Bonus Ultimate Team Packs

Today EA SPORTS™ revealed a new Holiday Edition of Madden NFL 15, featuring over $20 worth of Ultimate Team content. This digital-only edition of the game is available today through January 12, 2015 on Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft and PlayStation Network*. Fans who download the game will receive not only the full version of Madden NFL 15, but will also get 10 Pro Packs for Madden Ultimate Team, as well as a special Ghosts of Madden Past Pack featuring Dan Marino, Emmitt Smith and Ray Lewis.

With Marino at the helm of the offense and Smith running the ball out of the backfield you’ll be well-equipped to pound the ball and set up the big play over the top. Ray Lewis is an intimidating figure on the other side of the ball, and with the defensive enhancements in Madden NFL 15 he’s more dangerous and disruptive than ever. Combine that with 10 Pro Packs with the potential to contain some of the best players in Madden Ultimate Team and fans can quickly find themselves with a dominant squad.

This season, Madden NFL 15 allowed players to transform into their rival’s worst nightmare with a new breed of defense, built to challenge the best offenses in the NFL. A new arsenal of pass rush moves, an intuitive tackling system, improved coverage logic, and immersive new camera angles make defense more exciting and fun than ever. Fans can call plays with confidence thanks to an all-new crowd-sourced recommendation engine built from millions of online games played by the Madden NFL community. Add in all-new NFL Films inspired presentation and it’s not just football, it’s Madden Season.

MADDEN NFL 15 HOLIDAY EDITION IS AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA AND SOUTH AMERICA ON PLAYSTATION NETWORK FOR THE PLAYSTATION 3 AND PLAYSTATION 4 CONSOLES, AND WORLDWIDE ON XBOX LIVE FOR THE XBOX ONE CONSOLE. HOLIDAY EDITION CONTENT AVAILABLE ONLY FOR NEW PURCHASES AND EXPIRES JANUARY 31, 2015.

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 32 - View All