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Chris Sanner

Home Town: Norman, OK
Sports: Football, Baseball, Basketball
Games: The Show, NCAA Football, NHL, FIFA, NBA 2K
Teams: The Sooners, Rangers, Thunder, Chiefs
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
10:06 AM - September 17, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Bleacher Report has posted new matches showing off the 'new generation' of superstars who take the mantle from the days of Hulkamania. This is a generation which featured HBK, Bret Hart, Razor Ramon, Yokozuna, the Undertaker, and more.

Here are the matches in this year's game from this generation of wrestling:

WM 10:
Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon (Ladder Match)
WM 10: Bret Hart vs. Yokozuna
WM 11: The Undertaker vs. King Kong Bundy
WM 11: Diesel vs. Shawn Michaels
WM 12: The Undertaker vs. Diesel
WM 12: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart (Ironman Match)
WM 13: Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin

This is a very good list of matches from this era, I remember each one pretty well -- so no complaints here. It's a shame Owen Hart can't be in the game because he had some great matches (including the one with Bret at WM 10) during this era. It's also sad Tag Teams have fallen so far, because there were some good matchups there scattered throughout this era.

You can see screenshots from each of the matches here.

Below are the previous match announcements.

WWE 2K14 - 30 Years of WrestleMania Match Reveal (WrestleMania 1 - 9)

Game: WWE 2K14Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All
Monday, September 16, 2013

It appears that NBA Live 14 won't make it to launch for the PlayStation 4 -- but only by a couple of days. EA confirmed today in a tweet that NBA Live 14 will release on November 19 of this year -- which is four days after the PlayStation 4 launch and three days before the Xbox One launch.

So after my speculation today on what the launch window wording meant last week from EA, it appears that it meant the game wasn't going to be out at launch for one console, but will be out for another.

Over 50 NBA players have their signature animations in the game. We should see an NBA Live 14 5 on 5 gameplay trailer this week, featuring 100% gameplay.

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
02:16 PM - September 16, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


FIFA Soccer 14's demo has been on the market for a week now, and our staff has had plenty of time to dig into the demo and share their impressions. Is the current gen version of FIFA 14 a must buy? Read on to find out.

Read More - FIFA Soccer 14 Demo Impressions Roundtable

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 14 - View All
10:40 AM - September 16, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

The creator of Mutant League Football, originally released in 1993 and a cult hit amongst sports gamers has launched a Kickstarter to relaunch the game on both mobile platforms and consoles.

The game's core team includes Michael Mendheim, the original creator of the franchise. Dave Devries and Robomodo will be leading the art direction and design of the game. Dave Elliott, famous amongst comic book circles will be providing character and worlds work while Jay Lender, the original writer of SpongeBob Squarepants, will be providing writing for the game.

The game itself will feature 30 teams featuring a variety of customizable Monster and Mutant characters. The gameplay will be true to the Mutant League tradition, with maximum carnage, crazy stadiums with weapon wielding fans, dirty trick plays, and tons of 'tongue-through-cheek' humor. Simply put, it all sounds like incredibly chaotic fun if the vision is saw through.

The new Mutant Football League game is trying to reach $750,000 a very lofty goal -- but it has a lot of promise for sure. We are working on getting an interview with Michael about the game and it's vision. The possibility of new Mutant League Football is incredibly exciting news for sure!

Be sure to check out the game's Kickstarter page to pledge if you'd like to support the game.

Game: Mutant Football LeagueHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
10:02 AM - September 16, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

We are now just over six months past the releases of the MLB titles which have served gamers through this baseball season.

With the real season winding down and pennant races becoming slightly more clear -- are you still playing your copy of MLB '13: The Show or MLB 2K13?

Sound off by voting in the poll on the frontpage to your right and above you in the forums!

Game: MLB 13 The ShowReader Score: 9/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS VitaVotes: 34 - View All
Friday, September 13, 2013
09:09 AM - September 13, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner

When it comes to the NBA, no matter where you look, LeBron James is there.

NBA 2K14 will feature a new 'Path to Greatness Mode' which will allow players to decide the future of LeBron James' career. The mode is a storyline driven mode, meaning you will be playing out the future of LeBron James' career on the hardwood in some fashion.

You will be able to choose from two very different paths in the future for James. You will play into the future by completing both full and partial games, needing to complete each game to progress onwards -- not unlike a traditional single player experience.

The two paths you can choose from include 'Continue Heat Dynasty' and 'Fantastic Journey', both of which with vastly different outcomes. The former sounds as it is and is likely the simpler of the two, 'Fantastic Journey' involves Lebron taking his talents to New York with the Knicks after this season.

You won't be playing full seasons in the mode though, as some of the paths you can take might have you playing only a couple of key games per season. However, there are interesting scenarios and storylines which might play out, as players move from team to team in the futuristic version of the NBA.

The one catch? It's exclusive only to PS3 and XBox 360. Which answers the question on whether NBA 2K14 will be fully featured on next-gen consoles as well it appears. Sources: Polygon, GamesRadar

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / Wii U / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 86 - View All
Thursday, September 12, 2013
02:49 PM - September 12, 2013. Posted by DocMurphy. Written by Chris Sanner


It appears the achievements have been revealed for WWE 2K14. The folks at Exophase posted the list this morning, here's a few sample achievements:

A once in a lifetime event - 40G

WWE Universe - Complete a WrestleMania match using a Custom Superstar (Single player).

Mr. Money in the Bank - 30G

WWE Universe - Win Money in the Bank using a Custom Superstar (Single player).

Legend Killer - 30G

Defeat the Streak - Defeat Undertaker.

Epic Match - 50G

Defeat the Streak - Kick out of a Pin from Undertaker 5 times in a single match.

For All Hulkamaniacs - 15G

30 Years of WM - WM 9 - Hogan vs. Yokozuna - Win the match.

You can see the full list of achievements here.

Game: WWE 2K14Hype Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 15 - View All
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
02:20 PM - September 11, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The FIFA Soccer 14 demo dropped yesterday across most markets, with players having the chance to play with several teams in three minute halves.

What do you think of the demo? Has it made you consider buying this year's current gen game?

Let us know by voting in the poll to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums!

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 14 - View All
01:51 PM - September 11, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about Super Goal Run's quest to bring 8-bit football back to life via their Kickstarter campaign.

Today we're checking in with the guys at 8-bitfootball.com to ask some questions on their project, Super Goal Run!

Read More - Super Goal Run Interview

Game: Super Goal RunHype Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / Mac / Android / iOSVotes: 0 - View All
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
04:43 PM - September 10, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

NHL 14 has hit store shelves just about everywhere today, so it's time for us to take your pulse on how you feel about EA's new hockey sim. What do you think of this year's game?

Sound off in our poll to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums!

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 5 - View All
03:24 PM - September 10, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

EA Sports and NFL.com have launched a new project entitled the Madden NFL 25 Rankings Hub, which will be a new destination where fans can rank their favorite players by position for a chance to see their ratings increased within Madden NFL 25.

Each Monday through Wednesday, fans can visiting the Rankings Hub and rate who they believe are the top performers at key positions in the NFL. Fan feedback is sent to EA Sports' Madden Rating Czar Donny Moore, who will take the pulse of the community when deciding which players will be movers and shakers each week within the regular roster updates.

Also, in addition to the rankings on the site, fans can also cast their vote every week for the Madden NFL 25 Next Generation Player of the Year. The nominees for this award are comprised of the most promising young players within the NFL, which the community will decide upon.

All in all, it seems a cool way for fans to interact with EA and get their .02 in on which players should be moving ratings wise. Will you be using the Rankings Hub on NFL.com?

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 50 - View All
Monday, September 9, 2013
04:20 PM - September 9, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The folks over at Out of the Park Developments have pushed out the first title update for Franchise Hockey Manager 2014 with some key fixes for people having issues with the 1.0 version of the game.

From the FHM Forums:

"As I indicated on the forum, the primary purpose of this patch is to resolve major issues that could potentially make 1.0 games unplayable, as well as add fixes that could be made and tested properly in a short amount of time. Things that require more coding and testing, such as complex AI behaviour regarding free agents (e.g., North American players signing in Europe too easily), AI team use of tough players, and Mac interface issues, will take more time and be addressed in the next patch (Multiplayer is still coming in the first major content patch, but these smaller patches with necessary immediate fixes will happen first.)

Thanks to everyone for their patience, that launch was a lot rougher than we hoped for but we're on the road to recovery now. There will be many more improvements to come."

Instructions for the installation of the update can be found here.

Game: Franchise Hockey ManagerReader Score: Vote Now
Platform: PC / MacVotes: 0 - View All
10:48 AM - September 9, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner

CBSsports.com has posted a new interview with NBA Live Executive Producer Sean O'Brien talking about the science which goes into rating players for the game.

NBA Live 14 will be including information from Synergy Sports Technologies, which means EA has what O'Brien calls a, "somewhat unique approach to how ratings work," in the game.

"We are attempting to be the first sports game to only use objective data to drive how the players and teams play within our game," O'Brien said. "There are still some subjective ratings within the game as this is a multi-year process and an enormous amount of work. Physical ratings such as speed and strength are still created and used."

There are other odds and ends in the interview you might find interesting, but no additional information on the game itself outside of ratings was discussed. We're expecting to hear more about the game, including actual gameplay, very soon!

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Friday, September 6, 2013
12:07 PM - September 6, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The NHL 14 early release for season ticket subscribers is available now. Be sure to share your impressions of the full retail version of the game below!

Impressions only! Q&A here.

Our review for NHL 14 is coming up next week!

Game: NHL 14Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 5 - View All
11:03 AM - September 6, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


With today's impending Season Ticket release of NHL 14, we just have to ask the obvious question: why isn't it like this for all game releases?

Think about it: full game releases on Fridays with all weekend to play. You can take a sick day and play a game three full days before having to head back to work. There is so much which makes sense for consumers.

However, there are reasons why games are released on Tuesdays and they all revolve around retail. Everything is released on Tuesdays, from books to movies to music. Not only that but retail is typically slow on Tuesday, so media gives it a boost and outside of that a lot of the business model works better with Tuesday releases.

But we're not here to ask stores what they prefer, we're here to ask you. Would you prefer full version releases of video games were done on Friday rather than Tuesday?

Sound off by voting on our poll to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums.