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Chris Sanner

Home Town: Bethany, OK
Sports: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling
Games: The Show, NCAA Football, NHL, FIFA, NBA 2K
Teams: The Sooners, Rangers, Thunder, Chiefs
OS Username: MMChrisS
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Houston Astros are using data directly derived from MLB 15 The Show as part of their scouting reports this year -- and they say the data is quite realistic.

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"Here's what Astros Coordinator of Advance Information Tom Koch-Weser had to say per a statement provided to Bleacher Report from Sony Entertainment, "the Sony images offer realistic representations of players. We're excited to incorporate these images in our scouting reports."

Also quoted in the article is Chris Gill, who works on MLB 15 The Show and has played in the MLB:

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[/i]""Just like everything else, we try and make the game as realistic as possible," he said. "It’s a true simulation so we need to make sure the game behaves as close to real life as we can make it. We use real-life stats to determine the hitters’ strengths and weaknesses for hot and cold zones, and batters fly ball/ground ball, pull/oppo tendencies to come up with our spray charts in game."[/i]

If Houston keeps their run up through the year, don't be surprised if we hear of more teams using Sony's data in future years.

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 31 - View All
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
03:48 PM - April 28, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The Golf Club Collectors Edition is now available on Steam for PC owners as well as on disk for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.

The Collectors Edition is also available as an upgrade for current owners of The Golf Club's digital edition on PC now, and will be included on consoles later for current digital owners. The biggest included features in the Collector's Edition over the current Golf Club game are:
  • A new season mode featuring five complete tour levels.
  • A new tropical theme to add to the eight existing themes.
For current digital customers, the Collectors Edition upgrade runs $9.99. If you'd like to buy the Collector's Edition on disk, the total cost will be $39.99.

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
01:06 PM - April 28, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


It's true, Josh Hamilton is coming back to Texas.

When Hamilton's move is made official in MLB 15 The Show, he will bolster and already pretty solid Rangers' lineup, with his 81 overall rating being a great fit in the middle of the batting order.

While Hamilton's exact on-field return in the real MLB is up in the air a bit, his return to the diamond in The Show as a Ranger can be had very soon. Hamilton should fit very nicely somewhere in the Rangers' lineup, from third to fifth in the order possibly.

This move doesn't make Texas a playoff contender, they still have a big problem with the pitching staff and injuries, but it'll certainly add some excitement back into the season for Rangers' fans.

What do you think? Where would you put Hamilton on your Ranger's lineup?

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 31 - View All
Monday, April 27, 2015
03:13 PM - April 27, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


PC gaming is dead -- that was the refrain just a few short years ago. But thanks to some creative developers and some helpful platforms (ahem, Steam), PC gaming has witnessed a resurgence.

Are you playing sports games on the PC currently? Which ones? Sound off by voting in the poll, and leaving a comment on which games you are playing!

Platform: PC
Thursday, April 23, 2015
02:25 PM - April 23, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will feature three distinct gameplay styles, ranging from Arcade to Classic as well as new ball physics according to a new blog released by EA Sports today.

The three types of play are arcade, classic, and tour.

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Arcade - This style uses a simple analog swing mechanic that is familiar for to those who have played previous games in the versions of PGA TOUR franchise. The length of your backswing determines the power of your shot, while keeping your swing on plane will affects accuracy.

Additionally, aids like power boost, spin, and an aiming arc will help make this style the most accessible. It’s like slipping right back into a comfortable, broken-in pair of golf spikes.

Classic - Remember how you used to push the “A Button” back in the day to set the power, then tap it again to lock in accuracy? Classic controls bring those days back, using a 3-Click meter to determine how far your shot goes and how accurate you hit it.

However, this isn’t some rookie mode though, you’ve got to get the timing just right to hit the perfect shot. You also can’t add spin after the fact, so if the ball starts veering off-line you’ll just have to be ready to deal with the consequences.

Tour - The true pros will want to try out the Tour control scheme, as it feels the closest to the real thing. The length of your backswing and the speed of the follow-through set the power, while accuracy is determined by how straight a line you make with the analog stick.

There are no assists such as spin, zoom and aiming arc. Just you, the club and the ball.


The blog also goes on to detail other important gameplay changes, as well as explaining how you can customize your gameplay style by combining the three above. Check out all of the changes on EA's website.

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All


The first gameplay trailer for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is here! In the trailer, we learn about the various gameplay styles as well as the enhanced ball physics and how the different types of courses are going to affect your shots in the game.

Also a big piece of news is that the game, while being listed with a June 2015 release for some time is actually going to end up being released in MId-July -- July 14, 2015 specifically.

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
10:28 AM - April 22, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


EA is offering players a chance to boost their teams in Madden Ultimate Team (MUT) with a new bonus player: Barry Sanders.

Available through April 29, Sanders features an overall rating of 92 with a speed rating of 92, elusiveness of 94, and a 95 agility. Bonus players' initial ratings are boosted slightly, and they do wear off after a couple of days.

To get Sanders' bonus card, simply log in to MUT from the main menu in Madden NFL 15.

Game: Madden NFL 15Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 42 - View All
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
01:52 PM - April 21, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The tropical theme is coming for The Golf Club in the upcoming Spring update for digital customers, and will be included in the disc-based version of the game.

The tropical theme joins the game's eight other themes, bringing the game's total to nine. The tropical theme's climate will include continually high temperatures, which allows for ideal growing conditions. The vegetation, as such, is extremely varied.

Fairway firmness in the tropical theme is generally medium to hard with the light rough not being very taxing. The heavy rough, on the other hand, is dense and potentially damp. The greens themselves are medium to medium fast in speed and fairly receptive.

Overall the tropical theme is shaping up to be a fairly beautiful new theme for The Golf Club owners to create courses.

What do you think of the new tropical theme?

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
08:56 AM - April 21, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The Golf Club has been a successful title in many ways for HB Studios and for sports gamers, showing a sports game which gives much of the control of the user experience over to the users can be a successful formula if done right. It has also been a prime example of generally excellent post-release support, with several content updates and gameplay patches.

But we haven't heard much about what HB Studios plans for The Golf Club after this Spring's update. In a recent blog post, the company tries to answer that question.

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"This week we’ve really been looking at the future of The Golf Club, things that we can do past the May update in the short term and the long term. Things like Greg Norman Course Designer improvements, more themes, an API to help fan sites, etc. The team have as many ideas as you guys, so imagine how much we have to get through. Every round we play, even every shot we play, we come back with more ideas. It’s a great place to be in though, with so much still to do on our wish list we look like we’ll be busy way into the future."

There's a lot of additions hinted at for the future, including new drop ball functionality as well as new updates to profile screens. This is certainly good news, as those who put in the initial investment into The Golf Club can continue to enjoy the game with new content for month's to come.

What do you think about the future of The Golf Club? What should HB Studios do to spice up the experience?

Game: The Golf ClubReader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 7 - View All
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
01:56 PM - April 15, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


MLB 15 The Show is off to a hot start for sure, with most everything clicking for the series. Now with the OSFM rosters out, many have dived into the Franchise mode for the first time. What do you think about this year's mode?

Better? Worse? Are you even playing it?

Sound off by voting in our poll and let us know in the comments what you are experiencing!

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 31 - View All
10:00 AM - April 15, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Taking classic games and turning them into modern "arcade" titles has been somewhat of a fad the past few years. For the most part -- NBA Jam being the exception -- these efforts have been clear money grabs and the actual games can't measure up to the old efforts if placed side by side.

Unfortunately, R.B.I. Baseball 15 continues that tradition and may be one of the worst sports games of the year.


Read More - R.B.I. Baseball 15 Review

Game: R.B.I. Baseball 15Hype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / Android / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 0 - View All
Thursday, April 9, 2015
11:57 AM - April 9, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The Master's was one of the coolest draws of the last couple of Tiger Woods PGA Tour releases from EA Sports. Now with the news that the course/event are not in this year's game, does that affect your enthusiasm about this year's title at all?

Vote in our poll and leave a comment on what you think!

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
Monday, April 6, 2015
10:49 AM - April 6, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


We are now about a week into your MLB 15 The Show playtime, and (so far) the online play seems to have held up through the busiest part of the year, and it even seems like has been somewhat smooth.

But, in our completely scientific (or unscientific) manner, we want to find out exactly what the community's experiences with online play has been.

Vote in the poll below and leave a comment with your overall online experiences in MLB 15 The Show.


Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 31 - View All
09:05 AM - April 6, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

What once was a strong point of the MLB The Show franchise, the presentation has been a middling aspect of the game which has gone dormant in recent years.

Surprisingly, the lack of innovation charge many will throw at SCEA — no matter how false that really is — could easily be countered with huge advancements in the presentation aspect of the game.

This season, the presentation is getting a couple of new tricks with added lines of commentary as well as a new radio show in the franchise mode.

Read More - MLB 15 The Show: Presentation Recap

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS Vita / PS3 / PS4Votes: 31 - View All
Thursday, April 2, 2015
02:58 PM - April 2, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

EA Sports' official PGA Tour Twitter handle just tweeted a new screenshot of the 15th tee at TPC Sawgrass. It's rather beautiful, showing off the sun at a low angle and all of the course details.

Look for more information on the game as we march towards launch in June. With the Masters Tournament next week, if the course is included in the game -- I would expect some news or confirmation of that then.

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All