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Home Town: Bethany, OK
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
05:24 PM - July 14, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


EA Sports first iteration of next-gen golf is here in Rory McIlroy PGA Tour. Iíve only had time to play a couple of rounds at this point, but want to offer up some first impressions just in case you are on the fence on buying the game or not today.


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Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
01:34 PM - July 14, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Players of Dynasty League Baseball Online will get the chance to manage against Brian Jordan during the 64 team Greatest Team bracket tournament on Dynasty League Baseball Online Thursday night starting at 7PM ET.

Jordan, a former Atlanta Brave, will be playing in the tournament as his 1999 Atlanta Braves. If you are new to Dynasty League Baseball Online, you can join this tournament for free by using the coupon code available at the bottom of USA Today's All-Star Game Simulation article.

We rated Dynasty League Baseball Online rather highly in our review of the game a couple of years ago. If you ever wanted to check out the game, this is a perfect chance to do so!

Game: Dynasty League Baseball OnlineReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PC / MacVotes: 11 - View All
Monday, July 13, 2015
03:55 PM - July 13, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


It's All-Star week in Major League Baseball, with the Home Run Derby scheduled for tonight. The All-Star game is tomorrow night, with the A.L. and N.L. facing off in Cincinatti to determine which league gets home field advantage in this year's World Series (still not sure about that one).

You can watch the sim of the game above and if you want to see each league's top players in their All-Star gear, check out the links below:
Who do you have in this year's MLB All-Star Game? Let us know in the comments!

Game: MLB 15 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS Vita / PS4Votes: 31 - View All
10:14 AM - July 13, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


In case you haven't seen the huge collection of videos we're amassing of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour before launch, you need to check out the Rory video page!

We've already shared the Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Prologue intro and some gameplay as well from the prologue sequence. The prologue plays before the game is fully installed, and lets you play a scripted version of the game with an enhanced presentation -- it's quite fabulous in that regard.

Now (spoiler alert) you can watch videos to see what it looks like to win and lose the prologue. If you aren't into having the entire experience ruined as you fire up the game, you probably don't want to watch on...
We're going to have more coverage of Rory this week, as the game launches in stores to everyone tomorrow!

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
Friday, July 10, 2015
03:47 PM - July 10, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Jon Solomon, a prominent College Football writer, weighed in on the latest developments of the O'Bannon Case with a prediction that NCAA Football isn't gone forever.

Quote:
"Many fans and players have clamored for the football video game to return. An EA executive testified at the Ed O'Bannon trial that the company would have paid players to use their image if NCAA rules allowed it. Prediction: The video game will return one day -- either by EA or another company -- once legal cases get sorted out and group licensing for players occurs. There's too much of a demand for the product. Meanwhile, the plaintiffs' lawyers in the EA/NCAA settlement have reopened the claims window for video game money. Claims can be made here. A new deadline has been set until July 15, although there is no guarantee people who make late submissions will be paid."

This is a commonly held view with people who know details of the case and the future of college athletics, including yours truly. The general line of thinking is pretty simple, when group licensing becomes available for college athletes (sooner rather than later) and all legal battles are fully settled -- there is no reason to think a college football video game(s) won't be making a comeback. The economics make too much sense, and the demand will certainly be there.

When it comes to popularity, college football is further along than many other sports which do have yearly video games. With a summit being held in early August to discuss the future of Division I, and with lawsuits slowly being worked through, it's more likely than not we'll see movement towards licensing becoming a thing fairly soon.

11:25 AM - July 10, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Rory McIlroy PGA Tour features four camera views to play through the game's courses with: default (in the video above), top, high, and low.

With many not getting the chance to play the game until Tuesday, we figured we'd give you a chance to see how each looks as you play through the game. Give the videos below a watch and then let us know which is your favorite!
Also in case you've missed it, we've uploaded several videos showing off various aspects of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour. Head on over to the Rory McIlroy video page to check them all out.

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
10:40 AM - July 10, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The folks at Axis Games are excited to bring a new trailer for Axis Football 2015 to you -- in anticipation of the game's upcoming full release on July 15, 2015. We've detailed much of what Axis Football 2015 is bringing to the table in an earlier news post.

The short version is, Axis Football is a 3D American Football simulation game which features a unique aimed passing system with 32 total (fictional) teams. There is a season mode within the game, and there is mod support to edit rosters to your desire.

We are hoping to get an interview lined up with the guys at Axis Games very soon!

Game: Axis Football 2015Reader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PCVotes: 0 - View All
12:16 AM - July 10, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


We are posting Rory McIlroy PGA Tour videos all day today on OS, so be sure to check back frequently to see new videos!

Tour Pro Mode is bringing with it all sorts of features which we'll have to break down in future articles. In case you missed the setup to how the mode works, you should check that out here.

In the video above (click here to see it if you can't see it above) you can see a walkthrough of content on Tour Pro mode and the options you can work with. As advertised, you'll be able to customize equipment (which affects performance) as well as your outfit for each day of the tournaments.

You'll also be able to see your career history, which will include your progress through your career, golfer rankings, stats, and highlights.

Be sure to check back frequently, as we update on what all we're experiencing with the EA Access trial of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
Thursday, July 9, 2015
11:32 AM - July 9, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


We are posting Rory McIlroy PGA Tour videos all day today on OS, so be sure to check back frequently to see new videos!

This video shows off the varying gameplay and controller settings within the game. If you are curious about what options you'll have to play the game with, this is a great video to show you everything you need to know!

If you can't see the video above, click here to view it.

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

While those of you who have pre-ordered Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will be getting TPC Scottsdale at launch, it appears everyone else will be getting the course for free on September 14 according to the game's main menu.

It's doubtful this is a date for pre-orders as most outlets, Amazon included, promise the code to unlock the course by launch. It stands to reason what the game is communicating, especially with it being to all users, is that TPC Scottsdale is going to be available for everyone on September 14.

As we've reported on before, Rory will be seeing several content updates post-release, so it's likely there could be other items also released in September.

A big thanks to @WIK2K on Twitter for the heads up!

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
12:56 PM - July 8, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

Yesterday, we learned a bunch about what the Madden Skills trainer is bringing to the table this year. This year, the skills trainer will be really hitting on real world football concepts, breaking down positional assignments as well as run concepts.

As the trainer continues to grow in its usage of real world Xs and Os (and not just a 'how to play the game' type of mode) are you more interested in using it?

Sound off by voting in our poll and leave a comment on what you'd like to see in the Madden NFL 16 Skills Trainer this year!

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 23 - View All
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
04:10 PM - July 7, 2015. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner

EA Sports is seeking to expand the Madden NFL 16 skills trainer by focusing more on real world positions, responsibilities, and concepts.

New this year will be a base level of knowledge focusing on details about each player position on the field and their role of responsibility. After the player positions breakdown, you will then be taught run, pass, and defensive concepts how they are actually taught to players.

Of course, the new passing, catching, and coverage mechanics will be well covered in the skills trainer as well.

Another cool new addition will be a section within skills trainer which teachers players popular run concepts. In this section, the skills trainer will break down the most popular run concepts such as the inside zone, power, and trap plays. You will be taught where you should run based on how the play is evolving.

Also, Gauntlet Mode is making a return, with extra life challenges being introduced to try to give players an extra life to complete a challenge. Less than 200 players completed all 40 levels of Gauntlet mode last year -- so the team is looking to make that more possible this year.

Be sure to check out the new screenshots for the Madden NFL 16 Skills Trainer here.

What do you think of the new additions of Skills trainer and the return of Gauntlet Mode?

For those of you that have missed out on the recent news about the game, we've highlighted some of them below.For more news and media on the game, check out the Madden NFL 16 page.

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 23 - View All
12:09 PM - July 7, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Rory McIlroy PGA Tour has gotten a bit of flak the past couple of weeks for its light (initial) offering of licensed golfers and courses. Of course, many aren't entirely happy with the game to begin with, as the marketing began with a battleship crashing onto the screen back at E3 in 2014.

The marketing for the game, thus far, has been weird and very light compared to other EA Sports offerings. Very few modes have been broken down in depth, and it seems like much of what the game is offering is less than what we had a generation ago. This is not a surprise, but the perception the game is creating, heavily promoting arcade golfing elements, hasn't helped perception that Rory is a stark new direction for EA's golfing franchise.

The reality is that the core golf game, from what we've seen and have been told, seems to be in good shape. Courses will play how they are supposed to on a regional basis, and the open courses will allow for a more realistic experience. And despite the limited number of initial courses, with content updates promised, it's likely the game will see its course offerings rise pretty quickly post release.

It seems that Rory will be a sim, and something else entirely all in the same package. We'll surely know more when we get our hands on the full version later this week.
Do you think these competing interests of trying to market to a more casual audience while maintaining sim elements are compatible? Are you planning on getting Rory McIlroy PGA Tour when it drops next week?

Game: Rory McIlroy PGA TOURReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 12 - View All
Monday, July 6, 2015
10:40 AM - July 6, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


NBA Live 16 had some new screenshots released just before the Holiday weekend, and the game admittedly continues to look better and better. In a new video (above), I talk about the game's improved looks and how it may finally be a viable alternative to NBA 2K.

But until we see gameplay, we can't get too far ahead of ourselves. However, there is the potential for an Online Team Play mode in NBA Live, and our guys were really high on Live coming out of E3.

What do you think? What does NBA Live 16 need to do to earn your business as a customer, and what would you like to see the game accomplish this year? Sound off in the comments!

Game: NBA Live 16Reader Score: 5.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 4 - View All
Friday, July 3, 2015
12:53 PM - July 3, 2015. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Today, we're sitting down with Ben Vollmer to discuss his experiences with Madden NFL 16 at E3. We discuss what Madden is doing right and what we should be most concerned with as the game marches towards release in late August.

If you haven't done so yet, be sure to read Ben's thoughts on Madden from E3, both his initial hands-on impressions and his more fleshed out impressions of the game from the show.

Be sure to watch the video above and also check out the E3 gameplay trailer for the game if you haven't done so already.

Game: Madden NFL 16Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 23 - View All