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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
04:12 PM - January 13, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Having trouble earning particular badges in NBA 2K15? NBA 2K Producer Zach Timmerman has just sent us the requirements for each one of them.

Key Notes
  • Simulating games will not count towards earning badges. You must play the games to meet the requirements.
  • Only one badge can be earned in MyPark / Jordan Rec Center (Swagger).
  • Badges can be earned by playing on any difficulty.
  • Unless specifically noted, any position can earn any badge.
  • Unlike what many believe, having the Cool and Collected or Volume Shooter badges will not prevent you from getting “hot” (which is required to earn Unfazed and Microwave).
  • Getting ejected or fouling out of a game will not impact your ability to earn badges.
  • For the ankle breaker dribble move badges, like Killer Crossover, you’ll generally have better luck earning them if you try the moves when you’re within 25 feet of the basket.
  • When earning a badge requires you to meet the requirements “in a single season”, it means just that. You cannot carry over stats or games played to the next season to earn the badge.
Read More - Earning Badges in NBA 2K15

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03:42 PM - January 13, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

You may think that Ohio State football members, fans, boosters, etc., have to be the happiest group of people on earth today — and you are close to right. They are easily the second happiest people on earth.

However, thanks to a string of record ratings, ESPN is seeing their investment into college football’s postseason pay off in a huge way. ESPN is happy. Very, very happy.

College football is on everyone’s minds. The playoff is a big deal. People are not only watching playoff games in record numbers, but they’re watching the big six bowl games in record numbers.

Read More - Basking in the Playoff's Success, Attention Turns to NCAA Convention

01:15 PM - January 13, 2015. 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 in this thread, 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.

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Hey All!

Hey Everybody!

Here are the notes for today’s update:

Added Tyler Johnson to the Miami Heat. Added Russ Smith to Memphis. Updated all injuries and Rotations

Attribute Updates

Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Timofey Mozgov OVR 77 (+3)- Post Hook +10, Defensive Rebound +4, Offensive Rebound +2, Box Out +7, Post D IQ +9, Block -6
Charlotte Hornets
  • Kemba Walker OVR 82 (+1)- Moving Mid Range +5, Moving Three +4, Shot IQ +4, Defensive Rebound +6, Offensive Consistency +5
Denver Nuggets
  • Ty Lawson OVR 83 (0)- Moving Close -5, Pass Vision +5
  • Arron Afflalo OVR 78 (+1)- Standing Close -3, Moving Mid Range +5, Standing Mid Range +2, Shot IQ +5
  • Wilson Chandler OVR 78 (0)- Moving Close +7, Moving Mid Range -4
  • Jusuf Nurkic OVR 76 (+4)- Offensive Rebound +5, Defensive Rebound +7, Standing Mid Range +20, Box Out +8, Block +22, Post D IQ +5
Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Russell Westbrook OVR 92 (-1)- Moving Three -7, Moving Mid Range -7, Driving Layup -4
Golden St. Warriors
  • Stephen Curry OVR 93 (+1)- Moving Mid Range +4, Moving Close +5, Standing Layup +18
  • Klay Thompson OVR 87 (+2)- Standing Layup +3, Ball Control +5, Pass Accuracy +8, Pass IQ +9, Offensive Consistency +5
  • Draymond Green OVR 83 (+1)- Post D IQ +3, Help D IQ +5, Defensive Rebound +4, Pass Vision +6, Shot Contest +5
Washington Wizards
  • John Wall OVR 88 (+1)- On Ball D IQ +6, Help D IQ +8, Pass Perception +6, Defensive Consistency +5
Hope Everybody has a great day!

-Mike Stauffer (@2Kstauff)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
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11:01 AM - January 13, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Jayson Young

NHL 11 may be most remembered for exposing thousands of hockey fans to the HUT virus. But for players of Be A GM, Be A Pro, Online Versus, and the EA Sports Hockey League, that edition is more likely to be recalled as the last time that Electronic Arts made significant changes to its face-off system. While the simplistic "rock-paper-scissors" interface was considered an improvement by 2010's standards, the mechanics' inherent limitations and pre-scripted nature have started to feel antiquated in recent seasons.

If face-offs are an important enough part of professional hockey that the Nashville Predators would gladly send the Buffalo Sabres their first-round draft pick just to ensure that fourth-line grinder (and face-off expert) Paul Gaustad would take the majority of the team's defensive zone draws every evening, then surely it is worth expanding this neglected area of EA's NHL games.


Read More - Rethinking the Face-Off System For NHL 16

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08:40 AM - January 13, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah


The WWE 2K15 Moves Pack arrives today for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, check out the trailer here. The moves pack is not included for Season Pass subscribers and costs $3.99.

Read the press release below.

Over 30 additions set for in-ring action, including moves from WWE Superstars Bray Wyatt®, Cesaro®, Jimmy Uso® and Jey Uso®, along with WWE Divas Nikki Bella® and Brie Bella®

2K today announced the availability of new downloadable content for WWE® 2K15, the latest release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. The new content features more than 30 new moves, including many made famous by WWE Superstars Bray Wyatt®, Cesaro®, Jimmy Uso® and Jey Uso®, as well as WWE Divas Nikki Bella® and Brie Bella®. The downloadable content offering* via Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, includes the following items:

New Moves Pack
• More than 30 new moves, including an alternate version of Sister Abigail (made popular by Bray Wyatt), the Gutwrench Suplex (made popular by Cesaro), Rack Attack (made popular by Nikki Bella) and Running Knee Smash (made popular by Brie Bella), as well as the Uso Crazy and Spinning Powerbomb (made popular by Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso);
• The New Moves Pack will be available for a suggested price of $3.99.

Additional downloadable content for WWE 2K15 includes the following items:

Accelerator
• Players gain instant access to all unlockable content available in the game (excluding downloadable content);
• The Accelerator is available now for a suggested price of $1.99.

WCW Pack
• Playable WCW Superstars: Bam Bam Bigelow, Diamond Dallas Page, Fit Finlay, Lord Steven Regal and Lex Luger;
• The WCW Pack is available now for a suggested price of $7.99.

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01:59 AM - January 13, 2015. Posted by thaSLAB. Written by Steve Noah


Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios officially announced Forza Motorsport 6 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, exclusively on Xbox One. The new Ford GT will be featured on the cover. Check out the video announcement here.

A release date has not been given. Fans will get to see gameplay footage in June at E3.

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In addition, Ford’s performance vehicle line-up will appear in Forza Motorsport 6. This includes the GT, Shelby GT350 Mustang, and the F-150 Raptor, debuted by Ford earlier today at the auto show. As First in Forza vehicles, Forza fans will have the opportunity to drive these cars when they debut in Forza 6.

“Just as Ford has pushed the boundaries of car technology in GT, Forza Motorsport 6 will embrace that spirit of innovation as our most technically advanced racing simulation to date, offering a fun and realistic automotive experience for both car lovers and gamers,” said Dan Greenawalt, creative director at Turn 10 Studios.

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Monday, January 12, 2015
04:26 PM - January 12, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Unless you live under a rock, and/or chose to boycott the NFL Playoffs this weekend -- you've probably heard about a certain incomplete pass thrown from Tony Romo to Dez Bryant. Bryant caught the pass, took three steps in lunging for the goal line and lost the handle of the football as he hit the ground -- by rule that is an incomplete pass in the NFL.

But yet, that is a rule you won't see enforced in Madden 15. Amongst various penalties which are hardly, if ever called, obscure rules like the Calvin Johnson rule are also not seen within the game. It's understandable given their highly complex nature, and no matter how EA did it they'd have an outcry from gamers in some fashion -- but one wonders if obscure rules should find their way into Madden.

Yes, people would rage quit if the exact same thing that happened to Dez happened in Madden. Yes, others would say it's not sim if you could somehow jump over the line to almost block a field goal like Kam Chancellor.
Clint Oldenburg mentioned specifically that this would not be in the game.

But at the end of the day, these are the things which make football so unique and so unpredictable -- and really, some realistic randomness is one of the biggest things Madden's approach to football desperately needs to liven the experience up a bit.

Should there be more crazy things happening in Madden, like what you saw this weekend? Let us know in the comments.


Operation Sports Podcast #1: Should the Calvin Johnson Rule Be in Madden?



Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
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12:54 PM - January 12, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS.

It's a new year, and Operation Sports is charting some new courses over this calendar year. As such, we're looking to expand our freelance writing team with new members and introduce new video creators to our audience. If this sounds like your cup of tea, read on.

OS is Seeking Basketball, Soccer, All-Around Writers

Currently, Operation Sports has openings for writers specializing in basketball, soccer, and also someone who is a good all-around writer for various sports games. All writing positions are done on a freelance basis, with writers being paid per article.

The ideal candidate for a writer on OS is:
  • Someone who understands their area of expertise and can communicate that to a large audience.
  • Someone who is active in the OS community and understands the needs and expectations.
  • Someone who writes engaging content.
  • Someone who can commit a year to this position.
Video Creators

Operation Sports is launching its own unique video channel here in Operation Sports, covering sports games for our audience in a new way. As such, we are looking for video creators to be a part of our new team of freelancers, who can provide us with exclusive and unique content. We are currently seeking video creators who can create how-to and/or editorial based content which fits within our current strategy. We are not interested in franchise story video series, card openings, etc. at this time.

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who:
  • Can create videos with superb quality both audio and visual.
  • Already creates videos for sports gaming, and who can display a proven track record of consistent quality.
  • Someone who can create how-to video content as well as editorial content.
  • Knows the Operation Sports community, and who is active within it.
  • Can commit a year to this position.
Interested? Here's how to Apply

Now the fun part. If you think you are someone who fits in the positions above, we'd love to hear from you. Simply shoot our editor, Chris Sanner an email at chris@operationsports.com with the following info:
  • Subject Line: Writing Position Application and/or Video Position Application
  • Your Name
  • Your Consoles Owned
  • Your Most Played Sports Game Series ranked in order
  • A short (100 word) bit on why you want to be a part of the OS team.
  • Your OS Forum Name.
  • Your Twitter Handle (if applicable).
  • Two samples of your work, or if you prefer, a link to your YouTube channel or blog.
Please do not send any attachments! Deadline to apply is January 19, 2015 at noon est.



We look forward to hearing from you!


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 in this thread, 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.

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Hey All!

Today’s roster update includes the Boston Celtics trading Jeff Green to the Memphis Grizzlies for Tayshaun Prince and New Orleans Pelicans Austin Rivers headed to Boston. Quincy Pondexter was traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to the New Orleans Pelicans for Russ Smith (Russ is still on the Pelicans roster as of this post, but will be updated tomorrow).

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Austin Rivers could be sent to the Los Angeles Clippers soon. If anything happens, we will update.

-Mike Stauffer (@2Kstauff)

Game: NBA 2K15Reader Score: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
11:07 AM - January 12, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Glenn Wigmore


We’ve seen a bit of everything when it comes to post-release DLC for sports games in the last year or so. There have been games that have maintained the status quo — boosts, Ultimate Team, etc. There have also been games that have doubled down on unpopular free-to-play concepts, such as NBA 2K’s VC system. And further still, there have been games that have tried to innovate in the DLC space by building a dialogue with the community and by releasing free content updates, such as The Golf Club and EA Sports UFC.

What’s aggravating about some of the more blatant free-to-play (F2P) strategies that some companies are using, as well as some of the status quo stuff like Ultimate Team, is that it has a knock-on effect to other products. Games that don’t ordinarily feature DLC hooks and F2P-style microtransactions suddenly become very predatory places for those companies willing to exploit every available dollar that could fill their coffers.


Read More - The Future of DLC in Sports Games

Sunday, January 11, 2015
12:34 PM - January 11, 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
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Saturday, January 10, 2015
11:39 PM - January 10, 2015. Posted by MrNFL_FanIQ. Written by Steve Noah
Here's what Tom Brady's TD to Brandon LaFell would've looked like if it happened in Tecmo Super Bowl. Ian Eagle on the call for Westwood One.



For the young 10-year-old Lions fan named Roman from Amarillo, Texas, the missed calls on the field in the Cowboy's game last Sunday were just the end of a day full of injustices. After entering and winning a musical chairs competition with the prize being a PS4 copy of Madden NFL 15, the Cowboys organizers saw Roman was wearing a Matthew Stafford jersey and re-did the competition which the Cowboys fan won.

Enter EA, who saw the video and decided to do something about this injustice, sending young Roman a PS4, a copy of Madden, and an autographed Lions helmet. A pretty cool gesture and good ending for what was a pretty lame stunt in Dallas last weekend.

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
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12:17 PM - January 10, 2015. 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: 7.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 45 - View All
11:25 AM - January 10, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

HB Studios have released a small patch for The Golf Club on Steam for PC users. They updated the same patch earlier this morning to fix the turn based multiplayer issue.

This patch will be submitted it to Sony and Microsoft early next week for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users, respectively.

Check out the details below.
  • Maximum course size indicator in the Greg Norman Course Designer.
  • Fixed UFO shadow.
  • Minor putting adjustments.
  • Various handicap interface fixes and adjustments.
  • Various Tournament interface fixes and adjustments.
  • Stability improvements (primarily console).
  • Increased max Tour duration to 180 days.
  • Updated the offline course list.
  • Tweaked the wood texture on selected Greg Norman Course Designer assets.
  • Fixed GNCD course testing crash when ball holed out.
  • Fixed local Match Play bug where match ended early.
  • Commentary tweaks and fixes in Tournaments.
  • Fixed removing Tee Furniture console bug which left the bag behind.
  • Various other small bug fixes and general tweaks.

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 3 - View All