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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
OS Username: MMChrisS
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
04:39 PM - December 17, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

MLB 13: The Show (PS3)

Baseball had a great 2013.

A really, really great in the form of record setting revenues of over $8 billion great 2013.

This is important for a couple of reasons. First off, it shows America's Pastime is healthier than ever, with record revenues from amazingly great TV contracts powering the game's finances. Secondly, it shows the game is on a roll as we head into a future with sports video games where it may not be appearing on Microsoft's consoles for awhile.

While baseball licensing deals are hardly more than a drop in the bucket of the revenue stream -- video games do serve as a publicity and pr wing for the game, perhaps empowering people to be more tuned in than they otherwise would be. With no MLB games expected for Microsoft's consoles in 2014 (as of this writing), one has to wonder what (if any) difference baseball might see to the bottom line without a presence on Microsoft's consoles.

Do you think baseball will see any difference without a game on Microsoft's consoles and secondly, do you think a company is going to step in sometime in the future?

Platform: Xbox 360 / Xbox One
04:11 PM - December 17, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


It's title week for many Fantasy Football leagues, and many of you who are lucky enough to have found themselves in that spot in your leagues are sweating lineup decisions over the next couple of days.

For many more of us, we simply don't know what that feeling is as Fantasy Sports are still something done by other people, not us.

Do you play Fantasy Football? Sound off in our poll to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums. Also, let us know how your team did this year!

01:32 PM - December 17, 2013. Posted by Steve_OS. Written by Chris Sanner


EA Sports today released a brand new very detailed and close-up screenshot of Georges St-Pierre on their website. Just in case you missed them, Jon Jones shots are also in the post.

St-Pierre remained one of the longest reigning title-holders in UFC history prior to his decision to step away from the sport for an indefinite amount of time. At the age of 32, MMA’s premier wrestler has built himself a legacy among the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. GSP was also one of the two finalists in the EA SPORTS UFC Cover vote before being edged out by Alexander Gustafsson.

EA Sports UFC is set to release in Spring of 2014 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 4.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 5 - View All
09:18 AM - December 17, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


The playoffs are coming! The playoffs are coming!

Unfortunately for college football fans, a playoff isn’t quite here for the 2013 season and in real life we have a two team championship game for all of the marbles on January 6.

However, thanks to NCAA Football 14 and a bit of imagination to see how a theoretical selection committee would pick a field of four, we can simulate a theoretical four team slate to see how such a field might play out in real life.

Sounds exciting, no?

Read More - NCAA Football 14: Simulating a Four-Team Playoff

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / Xbox 360Votes: 41 - View All
Monday, December 16, 2013
03:36 PM - December 16, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


With Patch #3 due out literally any day now which will hopefully solve many of the game mode and crashing concerns people are having with NBA 2K14 -- one issue still stands tall as a major concern of 2K fans, Virtual Currency.

Many fans are complaining that you almost have to buy virtual currency to get the most out of your game modes, and that a lot of the game modes is built around accumulating your VC within the game.

But what about you? Are you a fan of VC's expanded uses within the game? Are you a fan of VC at all? Sound off by voting in our poll to your right on the homepage and above you in the forums!

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 93 - View All
03:25 PM - December 16, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Ah yes December. The time of Christmas, Hannakuh, cold weather, and Dallas Cowboy collapses.

While head chief Steve Noah (who is an avid Cowboys fan) probably doesn't approve of this news post -- I think it's important for us to try to figure out if there is a potential Madden rating, real or not, which could sum up how the Cowboys could take a 23 point lead and squander it over a half of football.

Is it some sort of Tony Romo 42ovr clutch rating? Is it a Jason Garrett playcall 44ovr rating? Do we give the Cowboys a special team ability that lowers everyone's ratings by 10-20 points as December hits? Is it simply the defense needs its ratings lowered for the Cowboys?

Sound off with your own ratings ideas to explain away the Cowboys collapse.

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes: 50 - View All
10:43 AM - December 16, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

In the weekly update from Turn 10 about what's going on within the Forza Motorsport 5 community, there are some big announcements hidden within. Here's a summation of the biggest:

  • Two new and significant game modes are being added to Forza 5, drag racing and multiplayer tag. The former an ultimate test of car tuning, reflexes, and power. The latter a multiplayer only mode which comes in three modes: Keep the It, Tag Virus, Pass the It. Basically all are variations on the familiar game of tag but with cars.
  • There are also big economy changes within the game, where credits will be earned at a far higher pace than before. Also, the best cars in the game will see their prices significantly reduced, some by as much as half. Turn 10 estimates it will take a fifth of the time it would have taken to earn the best cars in the game compared to Forza 4.
  • There will be also be improvements for those playing with force feedback wheels. This will include more rotation as well as having the maximim amount of available force feedback tuned.
  • Also, there will be a Halo Themed Spartan Assault car available soon for VIP owners.
What do you think of the changes?

Game: Forza Motorsport 5Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox OneVotes: 1 - View All
Friday, December 6, 2013
12:53 PM - December 6, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

EA Sports had a clear opening opening with NBA Live 14, and they didn’t even realize it.

NBA 2K14 fumbled its launch about as much as 2K Sports could manage, which is to say — there are still some problems, a few of which are quite serious which consumers are facing, but the game is largely quite good.

Connectivity issues, save file issues with MyCAREER, crashes, and some old legacy gameplay issues are hampering the product at this point. A patch has fixed some issues, but many remain it appears.

In all reality, there is a lot you can find wrong with NBA 2K14 if you look hard enough.

And despite the wasted opportunity this year, it's now clear there have been key areas of mismanagement which plague the NBA Live series, and until each is fixed individually, this series has no future.

Read More - If NBA Live Has a Future, It Has to Look Radically Different

Game: NBA Live 14Reader Score: 4/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 17 - View All
Thursday, December 5, 2013
11:21 AM - December 5, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


With the new NBA 2K14 patch hitting the marketplaces today, the connectivity issues and savefile issues should finally start becoming a thing of the past.

However, let's not speculate and instead talk about what is. How has your next-gen experience with NBA 2K14 been?

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

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 93 - View All
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
10:40 AM - December 4, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

NBA 2K14.

After what seemed like a long and slow build-up to the launch of next-gen consoles, the new era of gaming is finally here. Generally, we didn't see too many games become utter duds in our genre with the new consoles' launch. So was it a successful launch? Read on to find out our thoughts and be sure to provide your own in the comments!

Read More - OS Roundtable: Next-Gen Launch Recap Edition

Platform: PS4 / Xbox One
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
01:42 PM - December 3, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Gran Turismo 6
is releasing this Friday on the PlayStation 3. To get you primed for what's to come, here's a few videos to enjoy, including a 17 minute behemoth showing every car you can drive in the game.

In-Game Features Preview Video:



Every Car in the Game (17 Min Video)


Audi Quattro S1 Race on Gravel


Gran Turismo 6 releases this Friday. You can pre-order the game here.

Game: Gran Turismo 6Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes: 4 - View All
01:31 PM - December 3, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


For some, it's been over two weeks with Madden NFL 25 on next-gen consoles. With prettier visuals and subtle gameplay enhancements which have led to some mixed (but overall positive) reactions from critics and gamers -- so far this next-gen launch stands in stark contrast to the last time Madden made the generational leap.

But what about you? How has your Madden next-gen experience been?

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

Game: Madden NFL 25Reader Score: 5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 50 - View All
Monday, December 2, 2013
01:20 PM - December 2, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner

After downing Florida, the Florida State Seminoles are a lock if they beat Duke.

It appears that all that needs to happen for the SEC's title streak to come to a close is for Ohio State and Florida State to both win this Saturday.

But there is a line of discussion coming mostly from ESPN's direction that suggests perhaps one-loss Auburn, if they were to beat Missouri, would get the shot over undefeated Ohio State, assuming they can beat Michigan State this Saturday.

What do you think? Should a one loss SEC Champion be taken ahead of Ohio State for the BCS Championship game? Sound off by voting in the poll to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums!

Game: NCAA Football 14Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3Votes: 41 - View All
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
10:18 AM - November 27, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


To be truthful, FIFA 14 for next-gen consoles isn't a sports title that's going to instantly make your jaw hit the floor — certainly not in the way that NBA 2K14 has managed to do — but once you start looking at it and playing it on a nice television setup, you start to realize that it's an incredibly versatile and smooth version of the FIFA brand that has satisfied millions for years now. While the new Ignite engine that's powering EA's next-gen efforts is certainly in its early stages here, this is still a strong “launch” sports title, and there's plenty to be happy about when you start playing it.

Don't misunderstand: this FIFA experience on next-gen reveals itself to be quality, but only once you play it. If you own the game on current-gen platforms already, it's probably a tall order to convince you to plunk down a bunch more money to play this version. But if you find yourself in the market for a PS4 or an Xbox One (especially in Europe, where you could get FIFA for free), FIFA 14 on next generation hardware acquits itself rather well.

Read More - FIFA Soccer 14 Review (XB1/PS4)

Game: FIFA Soccer 14Reader Score: 7/10 - Vote Now
Platform: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC / iOS / PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 15 - View All
Monday, November 25, 2013
03:04 PM - November 25, 2013. Posted by MMChrisS. Written by Chris Sanner


Kobe Bryant signed a two year deal worth $48.5 million, which means he will remain the highest paid player in the NBA over the next two seasons. One has to figure this is LA's last chance to get in on winning an NBA Championship with Kobe as part of the mix.

Big name free agents are coming onto the market, plus plenty of second tier talent. If you were playing as the Lakers GM, would you go after a superstar like LeBron to join Kobe or would you seek to upgrade the overall talent of the team with smaller signings with the limited cap space you have going into next year?

Sound off in the comments below!

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes: 93 - View All