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Thursday, March 9, 2017
03:19 PM - March 9, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Nine songs from the MLB The Show 17 soundtrack have been revealed and you can listen to them now on Spotify.

There are a few more songs on the soundtrack, but these are the only ones on Spotify.

When the full soundtrack is revealed, we will update this post.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All
03:18 PM - March 9, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Kevin Scott


As we attempt to wait patiently for March 28 to finally get here so we can dive into MLB The Show 17 ourselves and see how this year’s game measures up, we’ve been treated to the usual series of developer streams in the meantime to whet our appetite ahead of its release. While it may be impossible to gauge the game’s components without actually holding a controller in our hands and feeling how things actually play, that’s not going to stop us from making some snap judgments based on everything that we’ve seen so far. Here are the three best and worst things we’ve noticed in our initial impressions of the highly anticipated release.


Read More - The Three Best and Worst Things We Know About MLB The Show 17

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All
02:38 PM - March 9, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Gran Turismo Sport closed beta is scheduled to begin, for selected U.S. PSN IDs on March 17, check out the trailer here, along with more details here.

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Participants will be able to choose from a select rotation of cars and tracks each day to race online against others during the Beta phases. Track and car selections will vary during this period, and we made sure to offer different race class categories and course configurations to properly test our GT fans!

This will also be the first time users will see how the Driver Profile is integrated within GT Sport. The introduction of Sportsmanship Rating (tracks a player’s behavior and manners on-track) and Driver Rating (represents the overall speed of the player and how well they perform in races) will ensure those that race online will be equally matched, naturally creating a balanced group of competitive drivers for every race.

The initial phase of the closed Beta, starting on March 17, will only be open to selected U.S. PSN IDs, so be sure to check your Messages on the PS4 dashboard to see if you’ve been invited.

As with most Beta programs, in order for the development team to capture data in an optimal manner, the sample size needs to be increased gradually and in stages. While we begin to roll out the Beta, we have decided that the time differences across the U.S. are best matched to the development team in Tokyo.

During the initial phase, our servers will be open for users during specific times across the day. We will share these times closer to the Beta launch across our social channels and GT.com.

And for anyone who doesn’t get a chance to participate in the closed Beta, you can sign up for updates here.

Game: Gran Turismo SportHype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 1 - View All
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
04:07 PM - March 8, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

WWE 2K17 patch 1.01 is available for PC users, check out the patch notes below.

GAMEPLAY
  • Fixed an issue with reversals occurring incorrectly for running grapples
  • Addressed issues affecting COM Superstars’ interactions with ladders in ladder matches
  • Fixed an issue in which Superstars could enter the ring before the countdown finished in Royal Rumble matches when running the title at 30 fps
ONLINE
  • Addressed an issue in which a user could disrupt the Team-Up matchmaking of another player in their Steam friends list
  • Fixed an issue with custom logos on arenas not displaying properly for all players in a match
  • Fixed an issue with clients not receiving invites from a host following a Team-Up match under certain conditions
MyCAREER
  • Addressed a flickering issue with a held championship on the MyCareer home screen
VISUAL PRESENTATION
  • Resolved a title stability issue that could occur for users with AMD graphics cards
  • Fixed a display issue with the match rating stars appearing improperly at the beginning of a match
  • Fixed an issue with cinematics not displaying properly when the game is running in Surround mode
  • Multiple replays are now displayed upon completion of an Elimination Chamber match
  • Fixed display and selection issues with the DELETION UTILITY main menu option
WWE CREATIONS – SUPERSTAR
  • Fixed stretching issues with the face outline in the Face Deformation > Facial Region option when running the title at most resolutions
WWE CREATIONS – ENTRANCE
  • Fixed an issue with current video speed and elapsed time information not displaying in Advanced Creation
WWE CREATIONS – VIDEO
  • Addressed an issue with Highlight Reel videos appearing too dim
  • Fixed an issue when applying the “Bad VHS” filter to a video creation
DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT
  • Added support for the “WWE 2K17 Hall of Fame Showcase” downloadable content

Game: WWE 2K17Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
02:58 PM - March 8, 2017. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Caley Roark
Last week, the scientific community focused on the discovery of seven earth-sized planets that orbit the star TRAPPIST 1, three of which may lie in the “Goldilocks Zone.” Alluding to the fabled character, the Goldilocks Zone is the area around a star where conditions are just right -- not too cold or too hot -- to encourage life.

As the hype for The Show ramps up, I thought about the Goldilocks Zone and how it might apply to sports games, specifically franchise modes. You see, when trying to play through multiple years of The Show, typically, one of two things happen: I finish one full season right before Madden comes out and then quickly switch sports, or I get antsy to play out the offseason and give in to the “sim temptation.”

Neither of these outcomes are the fault of The Show, which has demonstrated consistent excellence. Instead, it’s an inherent problem when trying to play through the MLB season: simply too many games. In other words, it lies outside the Goldilocks Zone.

Read More - The Franchise Mode 'Goldilocks Zone'

06:55 AM - March 8, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The Out of the Park Baseball 18 development team is hard at work on the game, gearing up for its March 24 release. You can still pre-order it for $34.99, a 10% discount, and receive the Gold Master version of the game on March 20, four days ahead of the worldwide launch.

The OOTP 18 Road to Release series continues with a look at a new feature, Challenge Mode, that takes the previously introduced achievements one step further. Now, as soon as you run OOTP 18 the first time, an option at the top of the start screen prompts you to create an account that will allow you to brag about your achievements to the world and see if you can climb to the top of the high score list.

As with most games that have an online component, you can customize your OOTP online profile, giving yourself an avatar and indicating your favorite team. When you peruse the leader boards, you can click user names to learn more about those players, including the teams they’ve managed, won-loss records, playoff appearances and championships won, and more.

Read More - Out of the Park Baseball 18 Road to Release: Challenge Mode

Game: Out of the Park Baseball 18Reader Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Mac / PCVotes: 3 - View All
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
08:46 PM - March 7, 2017. Posted by knich. Written by Steve Noah

GameSpot has posted their MLB The Show 17 video featuring franchise mode. Check it out and post your thoughts!

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All
07:23 PM - March 7, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The OS Daily is online and ready for viewing. Make sure to take a few minutes out of your day and get caught up on the latest sports gaming news with our host Millennium.

Today he talks about more MLB The Show 17 franchise mode improvements, Project CARS 2 video impressions, free Disc Jam and more.

Check it out here and if it's something you enjoy, please like and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All
05:56 PM - March 7, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Josh Houtz

A new iteration of the popular Fire Pro Wrestling series is set to debut later this year! Developer Spike Chunsoft released a video teaser video on Twitter, confirming the studio’s plans to release Fire Pro Wrestling World.

Although an official release date has not been set, it appears fans of the popular wrestling franchise can expect the game to drop early this summer. Fortunately for PC gamers, they will be able to play the game early through Steam Early Access. The early access will include online gameplay.

"After a 10-year hiatus, director Tomoyuki Matsumoto’s Fire Pro Wresting World brings the hit franchise to Windows PC and PlayStation 4, with Steam Early Access confirmed for this Summer. Building upon the core gameplay, the game will offer improved graphics, updated features and online matchmaking connecting players from around the world."

Customize every aspect of the match, from your wrestler to the ring itself, in your fight for the championship belt.

PLAY ONLINE
Organize exhibition matches, tournaments, leagues, championship bouts and battle royals with players from around the world.

MIX UP THE RULES
Modes include Deathmatch (steel cage, barbed wire or landmines), MMA rules and no-holds barred Gruesome Fighting.

UNLIMITED CUSTOMIZATION
Create your dream wrestler from over a thousand devastating moves and even more body parts to battle for custom championship belts. Personalize the ring, mat logos and even the referee!

REALISTIC SIMULATION
Give your creations personalities with a robust CPU logic system that defines their every action. Does your wrestler play to the crowd, or play dirty? You provide actors for the ringside drama.

How hyped are you for a new installment of Fire Pro Wrestling? Let us know in the comments.

Game: Fire Pro Wrestling WorldHype Score: 10/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4Votes: 1 - View All
04:00 PM - March 7, 2017. Posted by Bochdew. Written by Steve Noah

Game Informer has just posted their MLB The Show 17 video tour of Franchise Mode with Ramone Russell and host, Brian Shea. Make sure to check it out and post your thoughts!

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All
10:42 AM - March 7, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

As mentioned last week, Disc Jam is available now, free for PlayStation Plus subscribers. At the time of this post, it shows as $14.99, but if you place it in your cart, you will see the free pricing for PS+ members.

Disc Jam is an insanely addicting cross between air hockey and tennis. Players scramble to retrieve and throw a glowing disc while unleashing powerful abilities and defending their end zone.

Game: Disc JamHype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 1 - View All
09:07 AM - March 7, 2017. Posted by Bochdew. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest MLB The Show 17 video featuring more details on Franchise Mode.

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If you love games where you can strategize and multitask to build up an empire, you might want to keep an eye on MLB The Show 17 – we’ve found that many gamers, even those who aren’t big sports fans, get a huge kick out of this year’s new Franchise mode.

Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All
08:40 AM - March 7, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest MLB The Show 17 franchise mode details, from the PlayStation.Blog.

This year we added two completely new ways to play the game — let’s start with Critical Situations.

Instead of waiting for the best parts of the game, Critical Situations takes you directly to those nail-biting, game-deciding moments when they naturally occur, breezing past some of the time-consuming baseball details that can get in the way of an action-packed experience. This makes games short, intense experiences that have a huge impact on your team’s record. One of the many possible situations that might pop up: your star player at the plate with a chance to win the game with one swing.

In addition to these intense, game changing moments, you’ll also encounter other important situations, such as keeping long hitting streaks alive or hitting three home runs in a game. In these situations you’ll be “locked” to the player involved, meaning you’ll only play his at-bats or fielding chances (much like Road to the Show, for all the veterans reading this). And this leads us perfectly into our next Franchise feature, Player Lock.

If you’ve ever wanted to see what you could do with your favorite MLB player over a full season, but you’re strapped for time, you’re in luck. Player Lock makes this possible, allowing gamers to play exclusively with their favorite players and help progress through the season faster. With Player Lock you can say goodbye to playing full 9-inning games! And don’t worry — it’s not permanent. Before every game, you can choose a different player to “lock-on,” meaning you can mix it up between your star players or the prospects that are just getting their first taste of The Show.

What about all the simulation-minded Franchise players out there? We haven’t forgotten about you, and we think you’re going to love our next feature: Quick Manage.

Just as if you were calling the shots from the dugout, Quick Manage is a text-based simulation mode that puts you in complete control of all the managerial decisions during a game. Want to bring in the closer an inning early to lock down the game? Think a sacrifice fly will score you the winning run? All of these actions and more are available to you in Quick Manage, so you control your team’s destiny.

If you’re wondering what’s so “Quick” about this mode, it’s the fact that you see the results of your actions instantly with the press of a button. We’ve given you plenty of managerial depth as well, as you can see in the screenshot below with all ways you can pitch to the hitter.

Getting antsy and want to get back into the action? With Quick Manage, you have the ability to enter the game at any point and can jump back-and-forth between managing and playing as many times as you’d like. This means that you can pick and choose when to play, while always being in complete control of your team.

And for all of you stat enthusiasts who want our MLB players to perform even more like they do in real-life, we’ve got one more thing for you, and that’s our newly introduced Player Quirks.

Quirks are very specific traits assigned to a player based on real-life data which give the player a bonus when triggered. As you can see in the screenshot above, Anthony Rizzo has the Breaking Ball Hitter quirk, which means he excels at hitting curves, sliders, and other breaking pitches. When you’re playing as Rizzo, you’ll want to look for breaking pitches to hammer, since you’ll get a hitting bonus when swinging at these types of pitches.

There are tons of different Quirks for both pitchers and position players, and in addition to changing the way you go about at-bats, we think they’ll also change the way you construct your roster.

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Game: MLB The Show 17Hype Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4Votes: 31 - View All
08:17 AM - March 7, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

Check out the latest Project CARS gameplay video, taking an early look at the gameplay running on a high end PC at ultra settings. The game is scheduled to arrive later this year, no official release date has been set.

Game: Project CARS 2Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Monday, March 6, 2017
07:03 PM - March 6, 2017. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Steve Noah

The OS Daily is online and ready for viewing. Make sure to take a few minutes out of your day and get caught up on the latest sports gaming news with our host Millennium.

Today he talks about some of the MLB The Show 17 franchise mode improvements, the Duracell car pack for Forza Horizon 3, congrats to the Mutant Football League team, a reminder that Disc Jam is free for PlayStation Plus subscribers tomorrow and is it time for Madden to look back at the Vision Cone?

Check it out here and if it's something you enjoy, please like and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Game: Operation SportsReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 20 - View All